Mr. Fischbach's Class - Room 404 @ LBMS
Mr. Fischbach's Class - Room 404 @ LBMS

Welcome to Room 404

2019-2020 School Year!


Welcome! Before you do anything else you should go to the resources page and use the information there to register with Google Classroom (our online community), CPM (our digital textbooks), Khan Academy, and either Class Dojo (our communication and feedback site) or Classcraft (our classroom gamification site). 

 

You should also familiarize yourself with the resources offered by CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics). This is the math program that we will be using this year.

 

 

General information - www.cpm.org

 

Homework Help - 6th 7th 8th

 

Parent Guide w/ Extra Practice - 6th 7th 8th

 

After you have looked around a bit, go to the contact page and send me an email with your contact information, your name, your students name, etc.

 

My Teaching Philosophy

 

Teaching math is not about the numbers but about the students. I am teaching you how to be successful in life and I am using math to help you learn lessons that will benefit you for a lifetime. You may or may not use the specific skills that I teach you on a daily basis. If you are hoping to have a career in management, engineering, investment, science, programming, etc. then math knowledge is essential! Some math is all around you, no matter what you end up doing, and other math is more obscure.

 

I know that math can be hard or scary. First, you must be willing to learn language of math. Then it is just about hard work, practice, and the willingness to make and learn from mistakes. Everyone who has been successful in any field has made mistakes, failed, and felt lost at some point. The people who rely on themselves, remain determined, and use the resources around them are the ones that have the best chance of reaching their goals. I will always try hard to help you understand any concepts or skills that I teach and I expect you to be an active and thoughtful learner who asks questions but also takes advice.

 

Regardless, the mental ability to think logically, plan ahead, proceed carefully, communicate clearly, take safe risks, and problem solve are essential life skills that will help you succeed in all that you do! Math can teach these to you and I can help.

 

In the words of Jerry Maguire, "Help me, help you!" (I love movies and sports so I thought this was a fitting quote). By the way, if you have never seen this move then you should check it out.

 

DON'T FORGET TO EMAIL ME YOUR THOUGHTS WHEN YOU ARE DONE LOOKING AROUND THE SITE!

 

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed Mindset

 

What is the key to achieving our goals?

 

Common Core Standards

 

Here is a link to the California Common Core Standards...

 

Don't Forget!

 

Once you have looked around the site, make sure to go to the Contact page and send me an email with...

 

  • Your full name (first and last).
  • What period your are in.
  • Your email.
  • Your parents names.
  • Your parent's email address.
  • Any thoughts or questions you may have.

 

Online Resources...

 

Luther Student/Parent Portal

 

You should have been given your parent portal information by the office or perhaps at registration. I will begin posting grades to the portal within the first two weeks and it is usually updated weekly (or bi-weekly) on a regular basis.

 

 

You should also familiarize yourself with the resources offered by CPM (College Preparatory Mathematics). This is the math program that we will be using this year.

 

General information - www.cpm.org

 

Homework Help - 6th 7th 8th

 

Parent Guide w/ Extra Practice - 6th 7th 8th

Office Hours: Tuesday at Lunch

Use this time for...

  • Tutoring
  • Questions
  • Make-ups
  • Etc.
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