A happy, happy place to learn math...
Well this is going to be different!!
Who would have thought, a mere year ago, that school would look like THIS! Quarter system. Masks. Online classes. Lots and lot of handwashing.
It's not optimal but we can do this, People. I wish the circumstances were different but I am excited for another great year at King George. I feel so lucky to be teaching here!
A silver lining to the current pandemic: LOTS more wadgemath videos! The entire Workplace 11 course is now done and I will get the Math 9 (by December) and Math 8 (by Spring Break) ones done by Spring Break. I'm also planning on adding more Calculus videos (covering Integration). I am sure that you are all celebrating this great news!
Hopefully, you will find this website and the videos helpful this year. But remember, in spite of all the stellar content on this site, the key to your success in Math class this year is… YOU!
Your recipe for success in math class is - SURPRISE! - the same as the recipe for success in all areas of your life. And good news! It's only a two-step process (soooo easy to remember)!!!
- Work hard / try. Incredible how this step seems to improve your chances for success! Who would have guessed?! Basically, I am asking you to do your homework (and do it on time). In fact, if you work hard IN class, you may have very little homework at all! And we all know what less homework means: more time for our amazing bottle-cap collections!!
- Be responsible. Although it may seem like it is my fault (or your parent's, friend's, gerbil's, etc.) that you are failing math / falling behind on your homework / having no success in your love-life, you will have a lot more power in your life if you take responsibility for what is going on in it. You will move from the passive / helpless / victim world to the "at-cause" / "in-charge" / "taking-action" realm. This is a lovely place to reside! So... when you are having difficulties in Math, get assistance as soon as possible!! "Assistance" might mean asking a friend, re-watching a video, using the forum, or even asking ME! Although I may look like a snooty world-class fashion model I am actually very approachable (a very approachable dork, in fact). Come and talk to me about your concerns / ideas / complaints and we can work together to figure something out.
I'm not saying that it will always be easy, but your plan for success in Math class is THAT simple.