Vega Weekly Computation Homework
Computation, due EVERY Friday, is a weekly math assignment that reinforces basic computing skills. Each assignment is handed out one week prior to the due date.
Often, there will be two options so you can choose the appropriate level of challenge. Begin work early and come to class with questions when help is needed.
- graded papers are handed back promptly
- revisions are expected on any "D" or "F" grade
- you have until Friday of each week to revise "D" and "F" grades to earn a passing grade
- help sessions are available after school
- grades of "A" and "B" must be earned by the original due date
- extra copies are available on the Vega Homework page
Expectations for Computation Homework:
• label each assignment as shown in class (see "heading" poster)
• write neatly, IN PENCIL, and organize your work
• write out each problem
• show ALL steps and procedures
• CHECK final answers with a calculator
• circle final answers in red
... In other words, high quality work is expected.
Vega Daily A.C.E. Homework
A.C.E. problems can be found at the end of each chapter. We will begin problems in class and you are expected to finish them at home, if needed. We will review notebooks together in class and you are expected to correct your answers.
You will be able to use your notebook for A.C.E. quizzes. For this reason, it is important to use proper headings, pay attention and participate during A.C.E. discussions, and revise problems when we go over them in class.
Expectations for A.C.E. Homework:
- label each assignment (see "notebook heading" on front board each day")
- attempt each problem for a completion grade
- If stuck, write a thoughtful question or comment
- unless otherwise specified, complete A.C.E. questions in math notebook
- write neatly, IN PENCIL, and organize your work
- record ALL calculations and procedures
- circle final answers in red
- make revisions when we check answers in class
A.C.E. questions can be difficult and/or thought provoking. Attempt ALL problems and show some evidence of thought and effort. Here are some suggestions for what to do when you get stuck.
- click on this link for hints....
- would drawing a picture help?
- look at your notebook to reflect on similar questions we've answered in class
- write a specific question down and ask it in class the next day
- call a classmate and ask questions
- restate the question in your own words, then write a complete sentence about a piece you do or do not understand
- tell how you think it may be related to the lesson of the day
- any evidence of thought and effort will earn daily points
Click on this link for more helpful hints....