MC2 STEM High School
Student and Parent Weekly Notes: 08/28/2017
OUR MISSION: INNOVATING EDUCATION TO ENGAGE & ENRICH STUDENTS
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” -Albert Einstein
MC2 STEM High School Communication
Mastery Recovery Website and Instructions
Thanks to our Digital Learning Coordinator, Ms. Howard, this week, the website for Mastery Recovery gets launched on http://www.mc2stemhighschool.org/mastery-recovery Students have many different ways to continue to work on Mastery. Students will be able to access in-depth recovery projects by going to our website for all courses (except math). Ms. Howard is going to explain the process in classrooms this week, so students (and teachers) understand the Mastery Recovery Process and all students can be on the same page. A blast will go out on the website this Wednesday after students have been informed of the process!
Helping Your Child With Today's Math
Math looks different these days. Teachers are now using activities that are connected to students’ real lives. Like mathematicians, students are now solving problems that may take them an hour, or perhaps, several hours to solve. There may be many ways to solve the problem.
Children think about mathematics in different ways depending on their prior experiences at home and school. Teachers want your children to understand how important math is and how it helps them solve every-day problems. By allowing students to think flexibly about numbers teachers encourage them to “own” the mathematics forever, instead of “borrowing” until class is over.
Parents can help out by showing their children when they use math. That may be as simple as: