Some things to think about, for guidelines or expectations: what do we expect from all the RMHS math students?
- In final answers, fractions are simplified.
- Rounding, when implied or specified, is the last step.
- Units are always included.
- To solve equations, work down one equation at a time, with equal signs vertically stacked. Do not mix arithmetic into this sequence. (E.g., putting long division right in the middle of the series of equivalent equations.)
- Use equal signs to show that two expressions are equivalent, not to mean “and here comes my next step.”
What tools could we tell them to bring?
- Two sharp pencils.
- One dark-ink pen.
- Lined paper.
- Multiplication facts (up to 12×12).
- Addition and subtraction facts.
- Memorize perfect squares up to 202.
- Memorize perfect cubes up to 103.
- Know how to multiply and divide by powers of ten.