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Daily Communication
I communicate the scheduling of homework assignments, quizzes, presentations, class events, and web resources that need review under Homework.

Math Resources – besides the Math Makes Sense textbook, four additional resources are used: (1) websites; (2) Notebook files made for SMARTboards; (3) Mathletics; (4) MathUP: 

(1) Websites
All math resources are organized by strand under Math on the home page. These links allow you to access a tailored set of resources that mirror concepts explored in class. There are no advertisements, all are free, and none require signing in or the sharing of personal information. These sites are intended to re-enforce key math concepts in a visual way.

(2) Notebook files made for SMARTboards
In addition to the above math websites organized by strand, the Notebook files used in class are also posted. You can download these files to review or reach ahead. Everything—-helpful problem-solving tips, worksheets, Ministry expectations, MathUP problems, questions from the text—are embedded.

(3) Mathletics 
Accessible through the student portal, this impressive resource allows you to practise drill exercises that directly relate to the unit we are studying.

(4) MathUP 
Helps assess current understanding of specific strands, along with consolidating central math ideas. 

English Resources
While written English assignments are completed in class, my English SMARTboard files—including anchor charts and exemplars—are accessible for student reference in three locations. They are: (1) available in PDF for download while working on assignments; (2) printed in your English duotang for easy reference; and (3) displayed on the SMARTboard while students are engaged in writing.


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