Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year at Cumberland Regional High School. I am excited to have your student in my math class, and look forward to sharing the school year together with him/her. As a teacher, I will endeavor to create an educational partnership with you and your student that will foster courage, determination, and passion for knowledge. In addition to this, my commitment as an educators will be to provide your student with a nurturing and challenging educational environment that will ensure his/her academic success in mathematics.
Since the Common Core standards are very diverse and challenging, homework will be an integral tool to help students achieve mastery with the standards. Homework will be assigned to your son/daughter regularly, and assignments can be found on my school webpage. It will reinforce concepts already discussed in class and always be a natural extension of their class coursework. Throughout the school year, your son/daughter will also be responsible for various assignments that may require a commitment of time on his/her weekend to complete, however, these occasions will be limited and you will be given advanced notice of when they will be assigned and when they will be due to the classroom.
Since attendance and appropriate behavior are crucial to the learning process, it is imperative that your son/daughter attends class every day as a mature and responsible student. During the first week of school, we will discuss the set of classroom rules, routines and consequences. Instruction will begin promptly every day at the start of the bell. If an absence or tardy is unavoidable, your son/daughter will have the opportunity to complete their missed assignments, but nothing can recreate the classroom environment filled with student-teacher interaction when a student is late or absent.
Through our strong partnership, I will work my hardest to ensure that our common goal to have your son/daughter reach his/her full potential with the standards will be realized. Please look for future communications from me regarding behavior, classroom participation, consequences and grades. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank each one of you in advance for both your support and partnership for the upcoming school year. I look forward to meeting you soon.
Mr. Andrew Chung
Where can you get a graphing calculator, and what is allowed for use on the SAT?
You can buy calculators from any retail shop. The standard is a TI-84.
If you'd like a cheap but used version, try https://www.shopgoodwill.com/ which is an auctioning site with cheap calculators.
You can use any of the following calculators for SAT:
- TI-30 (including multiview)
- TI-84 (including the new color models)
- TI-89 (including Titanium)
- TI-Nspire (all models)
- TI-Nspire CAS (all models)
You’re NOT going to be allowed to use the following due to their QWERTY keyboards on SAT: