This year I will be teaching a Math Support class again.
This time it is Math Support for Algebra 2, as I have previous done it before for Algebra 1. The purpose of Math Support of course is to help those kids
who would otherwise struggle in Algebra 2, brush up on pre-requisite skills
and get extra practice.

The best way I plan to do this is by having everyday as a
theme. For example, the first unit we teach in Integrated Algebra 2 is System
Of Equations.

The way I am teaching the class it will be easier to understand
if I work backwards.

**Friday- Lab Day/Study for Quiz or Test Day**

The students will go to the lab and work on the internet primarily
at www.mangahigh.com if you have never been to this website, I
encourage to you go now and sign up your school and your class. It is an
interactive game based math site. That allows the students to play games and
practice problems from easy to hard based of CCSS and you get to set what each student works
on. The best part about this is that is

**FREE.**(I plan on blogging on this site itself later) Those students who need extra help preparing for a quiz or test that day can come have group time with me. I have these kids 1^{st}Period so it works out perfectly. Any child in this class who has me for a Regular Algebra 2 teacher and has not scored 7.5 or higher on SBG quizzes will get extra work.**Thursday – Quiz Day.**

On Thursday they will partner up, partner’s will be selected
at random, and take a 20-25 question multiple choice quiz (Level 1 questions make up the majority). What I will do is select
one student’s from each pair to grade and circle the wrong answers, I will give
them there quizzes back on Monday for 15 minutes for a chance to correct those
answers.

**Wednesday – Activity Day**

On Wednesday, we will do sometime of practice day. Ala,
Relay Races which can be found here, or Trashketball, etc… This is a way for
the students to review the main topic of the week in a fun like matter.

**Tuesday – Graphic Organizer - Note Day**

Today the students will use their Interactive Notebook’s
which I plan on using for this class, to take notes, do practice problems,
complete a graphic organizer/foldable on the weeks main topic. So for the first
unit, it will be all three ways to solve a System Of Equations.

**Monday – Pre-Requisite Day**

Students will start of class with an eight quiz (Do you
remember quiz), on other topics that you need to know to be successful doing the
week’s main topic. I will be able to do this using clickers. While I tally up
the data, I will give the students their quizzes back from Friday and give them
up to 15 minutes to make corrections and changes. After that we will review and
discuss the answers to the do you remember quiz and they will complete a ticket
out the door to leave class.

This is my process of Math Support class, if you have any
questions or comments to help make it better, please feel free to let me know.

## 2 comments:

I'm teaching algebra 1 support for 8th grade this year and I have no idea what to do (I'm a history teacher!!!)! I'm so glad I found your blog. This post was SUPER helpful!

Morgan,

Let me know if there is anything you need help with. Another great website is buzzmath.com, I would have them do as many foldables or graphic organizethe as you can to see the steps.

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