Advice to Next Year’s Students

I give my students an end of course survey every year.  One of my favorite questions is advice my students would give to next years students.  I love their responses!  I make a word cloud that I show my new students at the beginning of the next year.

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I also sort their advice by topic, and then print them out for my new students at the beginning of the year.  I let the groups spend some quiet time reading them, and then discuss as a group. Here is what this year’s class said.

Advice for Success in Alg2T: (from last year’s students)

 Summer Delta Math Assignment

  • Do summer work and homework. Go in for help

Delta Math / Homework

  • Always check delta math. There is probably an assignment that you forgot about.
  • Check every day if you have homework or delta math to do.
  • Make sure to do homework so you understand what we are doing in the class!!
  • ALWAYS DO HOMEWORK! It is extremely important and even if you do grasp concepts, go to the help sessions.
  • Do your homework, make one-sheets, do the delta math (this will definitely help!!), and do not be afraid to ASK QUESTIONS!
  • Do your homework, study for tests, don’t stress, one-sheets are your friend, and be nice to Mrs. Reulbach. Good luck!
  • DO THE HOMEWORK AND TALK TO HER AFTER CLASS! it will help a lot! and do not wait until right before the test to seek for help.
  • do your work
  • Make sure you always do your homework, and never fall behind.
  • DO DELTA MATH and homework so you can come into class with questions.
  • Always do your homework and try to keep up with the speed of the class
  • Always do homework.
  • Always do your homework
  • Try hard and do your homework!
  • Do your homework
  • Do your homework
  • Do your homework
  • Do your homework
  • do your homework
  • Do your homework.
  • do your homework kiddos
  • Lots of practice problems

One Sheets

  • Seriously, do your one sheets well and in detail. I told myself I would remember everything and come exam time I forgot so much.
  • Do one sheets thoroughly!
  • Do one sheets!!
  • DO THE ONE SHEETS and do them well!!! They REALLY help with reviewing for the midterm/final exam.
  • Do your one sheets!!
  • Do your one-sheet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Don’t forget one sheets! Even if it isn’t assigned as homework, it will help you for the final exam!
  • Make good one sheets because you want to be able to look back when you don’t remember anything related to the topic and learn how to do it.
  • Use review guides

Keep Up!

  • Don’t get behind
  • Don’t get behind. Ask for help. Actually do the homework.
  • Stay on top of your work
  • Don’t bomb the mini quizzes bc they add up quickly

Math Help

  • Make sure you attend Mrs. Reulbach’s help sessions! They are super helpful!
  • Go to math help and always ask questions if you are confused.
  • go to the teacher when you need help. if you do your homework then that will help you a lot in the class. Never be scared to ask something even if you think it is stupid
  • I guess go to absolutely all the help sessions if you even think for a second that you are struggling and always ask people who understand the material what is going on.
  • If you don’t understand something, ask!
  • Always review and do your work, study and you will be successful.
  • Ask for help. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
  • Come in with a positive attitude, listen, and have fun. GO TO MRS. REULBACH FOR HELP!!!!!
  • Come to all of the extra help sessions, even if you’re a little late they go a long way.

Pay Attention / Participate in class

  • Make sure you pay attention in class
  • Participate
  • pay attention
  • Pay attention
  • Speak up if you don’t understand something. Ms. Reulbach won’t know if you don’t say you’re struggling
  • Take good notes

 Last Thoughts…

  • Keep everything organized
  • To trust Mrs. Reulbach and trust that you will understand the material she is teaching you.
  • Try to understand not only what, but why this math exists.
  • Do not stress. This class can be challenging sometimes but you just have to give it your best effort. Go see Mrs. Reulbach, do your delta math and don’t overthink anything – think smarter not harder.
  • Its fun, good luck.

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