Math News January 14

Dear Parents/Guardians,


This is the last newsletter for the quarter. The last day of the quarter is Wednesday, January 23.

We have a math department meeting all day on January 17. I will not be to be in school on January 22nd and there will be no school on Monday 21st for MLK holiday.  For those reasons, I will finalize this quarter’s grade this Tuesday night to give a chance for students to fix their grades. I will accept any missing assignments or retakes up until Wednesday, January 23rd for a full grade.


Homework: I know the end of the quarter is a stressful time for many middle school students, which is due to many assignments as well as the fact that they are still learning to organize their time. To lessen this stress on my students, I will not give any homework for the rest of this quarter.


Nice video to watch for the end of the quarter about confidence:


In Intermediate Algebra

This week we will finish Unit 5: Transformations.

This unit project’s grade will be included in next quarter’s grade.


Unit 3 and 5 materials




In Geometry

This week we will finish trigonometry by learning the law of cosines and finding the area of triangles using trig.




Volunteer opportunity:


I am looking for classroom volunteers to help empower students working in math to build skills and cultivate confidence in themselves.  I am looking for volunteers in 1st, 3rd, or 4th hour’s classes for the third quarter.

1st hour from 10:00-11:00

3rd hour from 11:45-12:45

4th hour from 12:45-1:35


Math support class: We have math support class this Monday before school.



Mathematics of Mandala Class


Wednesday morning from 8:15 AM

Thursday after school will finish by 5:15 PM.

We will have classes this week on 1/16 and 1/17, and there will be no classes next week.


I am available this week:

Monday, and Friday before school

Everyday during Lunch B except Friday

And after school except Thursday


Thank you very much,

Abir Ismail