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Ms. Debbie Chiganos: Mathematics

Welcome to the World of Mathematics! This is going to be an exciting year for you! I know you will enjoy math class.  
Be prepared to solve real world problems, draw inferences, and explain solutions! 
You will learn all about Rational Numbers, Linear Relationships, Statistics and Geometry. 
Bring your personal best to class!  
Mrs. Chiganos  :)


What do you think of Math Common Core?

Solving problems that haven't been solved before, finding proofs, puzzling, understanding patterns and finding meaning in statistics all require critical thinking, creativity, innovation and information literacy"

 Common Core

The '11' trick! It works! Your student knows how.

Multiplying by 11 is one of the easiest tricks to learn because you don't have to do any multiplication. You just have to know how to add.

This trick will work for any number multiplied by 11 even really large numbers.

Look at the math problem 11 X 3247 = ? Let's see how the trick works.

  • Write down the one's digit: 7
  • Add the one's and ten's digits together 7 + 4 = 11 so carry a 1 and write down 1.
  • Add the next two numbers 4 + 2 = 6 and add the 1 we carried which is 7. Write down 7.
  • Add the next two numbers 2 + 3 = 5 and no numbers carried over. Write down 5.
  • Add the last number 3 to any numbers you just carried over. We carried over 0 so write down 3

ANSWER is 35717.

Learn to Take Effective Notes? Harvard Study explains:

Note-making Styles/Formats:
Here are some suggestions for different note-making styles. The key is for students to find their
own method that often includes a combination of formats adapted to the particular purpose at
hand and the material.
• SPLIT PAGE FORMAT: A good format for keeping track of your own ideas. On one
side of the page, you write the notes on the material of the lecture, reading, etc. Draw a
line down the page and, on the other side of the page, you can write your ideas,
questions, comments, notes on what you’ve missed and indicate for which material you
might need clarification.
• DIAGRAM FORMAT: This format is helpful in making connections between parts of the
material and is also good for providing easy, at-a-glance reference. Some students find
this very helpful for math and science notes. If you are more visually oriented, you might
benefit by organizing material into a graphic presentation, using circles, connecting lines,
• OUTLINE FORMAT: Use this format for highly structured material or to impose
organization on messy material. Many students are most familiar with this format from
high school classes.
• QUESTION/PROMPT FORMAT: In this format you would pose a question about the
material and then answer it. Through this format, you can locate the structure in a text
and keep track of the main point. It also helps you to keep track of your own questions
about the material.

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Dimetra Chiganos
Mathematics Instructor
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