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MAPPING THE ROAD TO COLLEGE 
 
Want to see how your MAP scores stack up against students admitted to various colleges and universities throughout the United States?  Check out Mapping the Road to College!  Simply enter your most recent MAP reading and math scores, set other filters accordingly, and see where your current abilities forecast you being able to go!    
 
 
SIGN UP FOR THE REMIND APP TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT NOTIFICATIONS!
 
Students: want to receive notifications that remind you of upcoming math quizzes and outcome assessments?  Parents: want to receive notifications that let you know when your child has an upcoming quiz or test?  If so, sign up for Mr. Wollenzien's Remind app!  Click on the appropriate link below for more information! 
 

 
STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL PRACTICE 
 
The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students.  These practices rest on important "processes and proficiencies" with longstanding importance in mathematics education. Learn more about the Standards for Mathematical Practice at http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Practice/. 
 
 
CHECK OUT VISUWORDS, WORDSMYTH, AND THE ONLINE ETYMOLOGY DICTIONARY!
 
Using visuwords.com (the "online graphic dictionary"), wordsmyth.net (the online "glossary maker"), and etymonline.com (the "online etymology dictionary") are excellent ways to study your WordMasters and WordlyWise words!  Check them out at https://www.visuwords.com/, http://www.wordsmyth.net/?mode=gm, and http://www.etymonline.com/.  
 
 
WORDMASTERS CHALLENGE 
 
In early October, students in Leman Middle School's sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade talent, gifted, and cluster language arts classes received word lists for the first round of the 2017 - 2018 WordMasters Challenge, a national competition in which students complete analogies based on relationships among words they have learned (in order to improve their vocabularies and verbal reasoning abilities).  Please encourage your child to study his/her WordMasters words!  Links to information concerning the WordMasters Challenge, its merits, and how it works are provided below.  A link to sample test analogies is also provided (students in Leman Middle School's sixth- and seventh-grade talent and gifted language arts classes and eighth-grade cluster language arts classes compete in the demanding Gold Division of the WordMasters Challenge). 
 
 
 
MATH IN REAL LIFE 
 
Two of the most common questions students ask about mathematics are "Why do we need to know this?" and "When will we ever use this?"  The following websites help answer these questions by highlighting some of the numerous real-life applications of mathematics, especially those that students may use in their future careers. 
 
 
Contact Information
 
Mr. Wollenzien
(630) 293 - 6060 Ext. 2066
Word of the Day
Current Homework Assignments
CLASS-RELATED RESOURCES
Student Resources/ Games
Parent/ Family Resources
Decode the Common Core Standards with explanations and examples of learning outcomes (intended for parents of students in algebra and/or geometry classes)
Growth Mindset
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