## tips & tricks

**1. Pay attention in class and ask questions**

* Math builds on itself so if you don't understand the first step, it's easy to get lost. Ms. Kennedy's not very good at reading minds so if you don't know...ask!

**2. Do your homework**

* The best way to study for math is to practice and that's exactly what your homework provides. If you get stuck or have a question while you're doing your homework, write it down so you remember to ask it when you get to class.

**3. Work ahead**

* Every week I will post the topics of study and homework assignments. Try to preview these lessons in DIGITS, watch some videos from some of the resources below and/or try some problems. Write down any questions you have and bring them to class.

**4. Practice!... Practice!... Practice!**

**5. Have Test Anxiety?**

* Feel extra nervous before a quiz or test? Feel sick or that you have butterflies in your stomach? This is normal and a little test anxiety can be helpful! Check out this link for some more tips to help with test anxiety.

**math consultation**

Ms. Kennedy will be available on Wednesdays from 2:30-3:15 for math consultation. This is NOT an extra math class, but a time for students to ask questions if needed. Students need to be prepared with questions and/or math problems they would like to review. If your child would like to stay for consultation, you must email or send a written note before Wed. Please pick your child up at 3:15 in front of the main office.

**request to retest**

Each quarter, students will have the opportunity to take ONE topic retest of their choice to improve their grade. Students must complete a Request to Retest form and turn it into Ms. Kennedy. The retests will be Wednesday after school during consultation and arrangements must be at least 1 day before the retest will be given. There are print outs of the form in the classroom but you can also print from the link below. There will be NO RETESTS THE LAST WEEK OF EACH QUARTER.