Eighth Grade Maths Teacher

Phone: 719-495-1149 ext: 4125

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Secondary (6-12) Math Education (Working on) MA in Curriculum and Instruction (K-8 Math)

Mr. David Jung

I graduated from Wichita State University with my Bachelor's and UCCS with my Master's. After my bachelors, I taught for three years in Topeka, KS. I joined the Horizon team in the summer of 2014 and am excited to be working in Colorado. I'm recently finished my Masters at UCCS in curriculum and intruction, K-8 maths. 
  
When I have downtime I enjoy playing saxophone, guitar, and any other instruments I can find. I also like to spend time on the disc golf course. It's hard to squeeze all of that in while fishing and hiking, though!

Algebra

  • To access student materials:

    We are in chapter 4, solving systems of equations. Our focus will be: solving systems of linear equations by: graphing, substitution, and elimination.  

    Homework is assigned on Tuesday(pages from workbook) and is due the last day of the week. Copies of old/missing homework can be found in the classroom in a clearly marked area. Students should be studying colorful sheets or practicing skills on Khan Academy or Prodigy three nights or more per week. They will need to have a study sheet signed by parents to receive study credits for the week. AFTER SCHOOL STUDY LAB WITH MATH HELP IS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAYS, 3:20-4:20.


8th Math

  • To access student materials:

    We are in chapter 4, linear functions. Our focus will be: graphing linear equations in slope intercept and standard form, identifying and comparing slope, and writing equations from word problems. 

    Homework is assigned on Tuesday(pages from workbook) and is due the last day of the week. Copies of old/missing homework can be found in the classroom in a clearly marked area. Students should be studying colorful sheets or practicing skills on Khan Academy or Prodigy three nights or more per week. They will need to have a study sheet signed by parents to receive study credits for the week. AFTER SCHOOL STUDY LAB WITH MATH HELP IS AVAILABLE TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, AND THURSDAYS, 3:20-4:20.

     



FAQ's

  • Prodigy Class Code: 754F1D

    Khan Academy Class Code: CV479GPP

    Algebra Khan Academy Class Code: D8GNJHCF

    Homework Slips:

    The homework slips are a record that students turn in to indicate that they had either practiced skills on Khan Academy, Prodigy, studied their colorful sheets (the notes we fill out in class), or any other practicing of math they do outside of class/homework. I gladly accept pictures or even just an email from parents indicating that their student has done the required studying. The expectation is that students will study or practice three times a week. My goal for this is that students are getting in the habit of studying regularly. I do not expect them to study for a long time each day, just 10 minutes to refresh their memory of the days/weeks lessons.

    To make up missing homework slips, students will need to study extra! For instance, if they study/practice for 20 minutes on Tuesday, a student could write 10 minutes on Tuesday on two different sheets. Students can also come to study lab to work on their math skills. 1 day of study lab counts as 2 days of study. 

    Homework: 

    Homework is assigned along with the content we are learning in class. Students are given 7-20 problems to complete each week. The assignments are given on Tuesdays and then they are due the last day of the week. In accordance with school policy, 10% is deducted from the final score if it is turned in within one week of the due date, and 20% is deducted after that until the end of the unit. After the unit, practice assignments can be completed for 50% credit. A student must attempt the problems to recieve full credit. Should a student not be able to find the solution or if they are confused on a specific problem, they are expected to write a question around their point of confusion. If they write their question and ask it in class, they still recieve full credit. If a student needs a new copy of the homework, they can either find it in the extra copies area in the back of class, or they can simply ask for a new copy. 

    Skill Based Grading: 

    Rather than put tests/quizzes in as Test 1, or quiz 1/30, they are labeled by their standard/skill (solving equations, graphing equations, sequences of transformations, etc). These are in line with the language used on Khan Academy as well as other online resources. Since students have the opportunity to continually improve and retest on these skills to get the highest score they possibly can, I have the due date as the last day that we accept work for the quarter. These are all scored on our IB scale, with a 0 score indicating a student is not getting any answers correct, a 1/2 indicates a student solving basic problems, a 3/4 indicates a student correctly solving intermediate level problems, a 5/6 would be students correctly answering all grade level expected typed problems, and a 7/8 would indicate that the student is scoring above grade level and extending their knowledge to new situations. Should a student score lower than expected, or if they just want to improve their score, they are encouraged to practice the skill and then ask to retest on the specific skill.

    Updating of scores. If a student scores higher on the new assessment, their score is replaced with the higher score. For example, if a student scored a 2, then retested and scored a 5, their new score is a 5. However, if a student scores lower when retesting, their score becomes of the average of their previous score and their new score. For example, if a student scored a 2, then retested and scored a 0, their new score is a 1. 

     


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