• 7th Grade Math

    First, the standard classes can expect to be assessed at the start and middle of the school year by an I-Ready Diagnostic test; this gives very helpful, descriptive data regarding each student's math strengths and weaknesses.  The results are available upon request.

    Quarterly County Quizzes:

    They are called QSMAs, and are assigned and created at the district level. They will be given at the end of each quarter, and will be used as bonus points to assist a student's overall grade.  A list of tested topics: 

    Curriculum List for the Year

    PROJECTS

    We will have in-class and out-of-class projects, one or two a quarter. Projects will be a real-world application of math skills taught. Project scores will exist in the same grading category as tests.

     ABSENCES/MAKE-UP WORK

    Students are required to complete all missed work.  As well, it is the absent student’s responsibility to find out if there was graded class work turned in and/or if there was homework checked; and if so he/she needs to get those papers turned in as soon as possible. All grades from absences will be a 0 until the work has been completed and turned in.  If a quiz or test was missed due to an absence, it would be best for students to make arrangements to stay afterschool to make it up. Please check my website for the day’s assignment when absent. I suggest you go to the PearsonRealize (Digits) online etextbook resource through the student portal and review the day’s lesson/skill.  Afterwards, you should try to complete the class work and homework for the day to prevent falling behind in class.

    MISSING WORK

    If you look on the parent or student portal, and the student has a zero percent for a graded assignment, he/she probably never turned it in. It needs to be completed and turned in within 5 days of the due date, or a zero will be calculated in the final report card grade per quarter.   Late assignments will not receive an A, and the letter grade goes down each day late after the due date (partial credit).

    My email:

    adina.root@marion.k12.fl.us

    Thank you for visiting my website; this is not linked to the Portal.  To be proactive with assignments, parents should first ask to look in your child's planner daily; since all our classes are now "long-blocks", I will only see each class 2 or 3 times per week.   In case their planner isn't clear, simply check this website each evening to stay current with homework.  If a student is not attending school in the building, their assignments will be online through either Teams or their math Etextbook/portal.  One possible method of communication with parents is when I write in a student's agenda planner in RED ink, usually expecting a signature.  If you need to email me, the address is adina.root@marion.k12.fl.us .  If you would like more information about Osceola Middle School events, please click on OMS Homepage

    Math presents challenges for which possible solutions are available on this site.

    Info on grade breakdown/weights:

     3 general categories: Classwork (CW) /Quizzes = 50%; Homework (HW) = 10%; Tests/Projects = 40%

    Class Rules:

    1. Think before acting.
    2. Raise your hand to speak, with respect.
    3. Be aware of and follow O.M.S. and Marion County rules.
    4. Show your work (in pencil); come to class prepared: have paper, pencils, and a Red pen
    5. Follow my bathroom policy (see posters by door).

    Parents:  If you happen to be shopping at Staples, I am registered for their Teacher Rewards program; I would appreciate if you'd mention me when you check out.

    On-line Textbook Resources:

    can be found through the "MCPS Desktop (student) portal", then click on "etextbooks" at the bottom of the screen, then on the brown icon "Course Schedule".  Next, click on the blue link "etextbook" on the left side next to Mathematics. Finally, click on the link for 7th grade PearsonRealize.  What you will see is 3 circles; the one on the left side stating "Programs" in green will take you through standard lessons per Unit/topic (paper packet usually classwork).  Each on-line Unit letter has topic numbers within that match the softcover textbook's (Volume one and two) topic numbers located at the bottom of each page as a footer.  

    To find homework assigned on the computer, you'll want to instead click on the orange "classes" circle in the middle, and then review the list/date to decide what the current work is.  Official HW will be listed in this OMS website under "assignments".

     

    Helpful website links:

    FSA practice problems

    Good practice to brush-up on skills (print):  6th grade math worksheets7th grade math skills worksheets

    Interactive skills practice; any grade level: Math Practice per skill {AdaptedMind}

    Tutorials/HW topic videos (click on): https://www.khanacademy.org/