Helpful Websites

1) Khan Academy -
    • Students can make use of the extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
    • Algebra Page
    • Pre-Algebra Page

2) Regents Exam Prep Center - Algebra Page:
    • Interactive Lessons & Practice for each topic in the Algebra curriculum
3) Brightstorm - Algebra Videos -
4) Algebra Basics
5) - Mini Lessons & Practice by Topic
6) 10 Steps to Improving Your Study Skills
7) Suggestions to Students for Improving Math Study Skills
8) XP Math - XP Math features free math games by grade level that engage students in practicing math skills.

Oceanside School Information

Oceanside School District
Oceanside Middle School
OMS Teacher Web Pages
Team 7-1 Web Page

Information for Parents

2) Helpful Strategies for Struggling Math Students
3) Internet Safety Tips for Parents
4) Cyberbullying -
5) How come the math my child brings home doesn't look like the math I remember?

Some ways parents can help their children succeed in school
  1. Create a positive attitude toward learning. Support your child's school and all adults in the school who deal with children.
  2. Talk about what happens in school on a regular basis. A family dinner may be the ideal setting for these discussions.
  3. If your child is employed during the school year, limit the hours of work. Research shows student achievement is affected negatively when students work more than about 15 hours each week.
  4. Read aloud to your children when they are young. Encourage them to read as they get older. Read together. Take your children to the library.
  5. See that your children do their homework. Set aside a special place for homework (not in front of the television set) and make sure homework is done before recreational activities are permitted.
  6. Get involved in your child's homework. Assist your child, but don't do the homework.
  7. Establish high expectations for your child. Remind your child that success in school is mostly due to hard work. Success is not a matter of luck or "being born smart."
  8. Help your children pursue interesting topics outside school.
  9. Limit television viewing and don't allow children to have a television set (or telephone) in their rooms. Research shows that U.S. children watch more television than children in nearly all other countries. And, students who watch a lot of television don't do as well in school.
  10. Model appropriate behavior for your child. Limit your own television viewing. Read every evening.
  11. Celebrate the successes of your child. Use failures as opportunities to learn, rather than as evidence that the child is not capable of being successful.
  12. Attend parent-teacher conferences; visit your child's school; if possible, volunteer to help.
  13. See to it that your child starts each day with a good breakfast. Make sure that your child arrives at school on time and is never truant.
  14. Computers can be a useful tool for learning. If there is a computer in your home, monitor both the time and use of the computer.
  15. Research shows that certain activities, beginning at birth, promote better learning in children. Parents should learn all they can about child development, including brain development.
  16. Become knowledgeable about the school program and, whenever possible, become involved in the school in order to make it a better place for children.

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