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Alex M. Martino
Junior High School
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Mrs. Barger
7th and 8th Grade Math - Martino
and Liberty Jr. Highs

Welcome to Junior High Math!

Contact me via email: abarger@nlsd122.org

Contact me via phone: Liberty Junior High 815-462-7951 (7:55-8:20 am)

                                                          Martino Junior High 815-485-2169 (2:50-3:15 pm)

Materials Needed for Class

Materials students will need each day

Spiral Notebook or 3-ring Binder
(all worksheets will be hole punched just in case)
Math Folder
Assignment Notebook
Dry Erase Marker
Student Companion Workbook
Important Documents

Digits Work Mat (all of the work for your homework should be shown on this paper)

Late Slip (any time you hand any work past the due date or redo an assignment, fill one of these out to let me know)

In order to retake a test you must complete BOTH of the papers below.

Test Reflection Sheet (correct all of the questions that you got wrong on your original test and show your new work on this paper)

Test Retake Form (this is a checklist of things that you need to do before you retake your test)

Strategies for Success and Useful Links


~Come to class prepared. This includes:

  • Homework completion.
  • Having questions ready from the homework.
  • Materials (calculator, pencil, notebook, folder, assignment notebook)

~ Fill out assignment notebook daily. (Assignments are on the back board)

~ Participate in class and ask good questions.

~ Check grades on PowerSchool.

~ Check Mrs. Barger's webpage.

~ Be responsible for any absent work.

Homework (20% of grade)

~ Utilize “Question Help” on Digits. This includes:

  • View an Example
  • Help Me Solve This

~ Do a “Similar Question” if it is a question that was difficult.

~ Show work so it can be referred back to later.

~ Circle problems on work page to go over in class.

~ Retry homework assignments that are less than 80%.

Skills Checks (30% of grade)

~ Review homework and lessons that will be on the skills check the night before. (Usually every 2 lessons)

~ Make sure homework assignments that are on the skills check are completed BEFORE the day of the skills check.

~ Take advantage of resources during skills checks (student companion, homework, notes)

Tests (50% of grade)

~ Make sure all homework assignments from the topic are completed.

~ Retry homework assignments that were difficult.

~ Complete practice tests assigned, and the optional practice test if additional practice is needed.

~ Review the questions missed on the practice test and utilize “Question Help” in order to correct the mistakes for the test.

~ See Mrs. Barger PRIOR to the day of the test if you need additional help with a lesson. Do not wait till the last minute.


Here are some good interactive math websites.  They will give you some good practice with basic math facts.

www.sheppardsoftware.com (go to Math Games – Quick Calculations)

www.playkidsgames.com (go to Math Games – Math Fact Practice)

www.mathplayground.com ( go to Computation or Just The Facts)

www.ixl.com/math/grade-7 (IXL Math)

Pearson Digits Information

How to Access “Digits Pearson Realize” Online:

 1.Go to the New Lenox School District Webpage


2.Click on Parents and Students at the top of the page 

3.Choose the “Student Technology Portal” link.

4. Choose the Pearson Realize icon to get to Digits

4.To access extra examples and the examples we do in class, click on “Programs”

5.To access homework assignments, click on “Classes”