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  1. Welcome! Matt Gromlich GED 100 – Math Monday-Thursday 5:30-8:30

  2. Agenda • About Me • About You • Break • Goals and Objectives of the Course • Responsibilities and Expectations • Lesson 1

  3. About Me (Education) • North Carolina Native • NC State • Math Minor • Science Education Major • Getting my Master’s in Agriculture Education

  4. About Me (Teaching Experience) • Tutor at NC State • Reading, writing, calculus, chemistry, biology • After school science program to 3rd graders (2010-2012) • High school chemistry (Fall 2011) • Middle school science (Spring 2012) • 6th grade math/science (2012-2013)

  5. What about you? • One of the most important aspects of learning is working together with other members from your class. • Think about the following questions. You will have one minute to formulate an answer, two minutes to share your answer with someone from the class, and two minutes to hear their answer (5 minutes total per question). • For each question, you must find a different partner.

  6. What is your favorite childhood memory? Why?

  7. What is your favorite hobby outside of work? Why?

  8. If you could do anything in life without worrying about logistics or consequences, what would it be? Why?

  9. Where do you see yourself in five years?

  10. I am (a)… • You will have ten minutes to compile a list of words or phrases that describe you. Each one has to begin with “I am…” or “I am a…” Be creative! • Some of My Examples • I am a son • I am a country music lover • I am left-handed • I am hard-working • I am inquisitive • I am a swimmer

  11. I am (a)…continued • Now find someone else in the class that you have not met. Read off all (or part) of your list to them. • Then, listen while they read off their list (or part of their list) to you.

  12. I am (a)…continued • Now I want to know a little bit about you! • Read some or all of your list out loud. Make sure to say your name before you start reading off your list.

  13. Break! • 15 minutes

  14. Course Information • This course will meet Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30-8:30 • This is one of many GED prep courses offered at CSN to help you get ready to take the GED exam. • There will be two 15-minute breaks during the 3-hour class. Sometimes, one of these breaks will be used so that class ends at 8:15. The lessons will dictate when we take these breaks. • The last day of the course will be Thursday, October 3, 2013.

  15. Other Information • The GED is going to change on January 1, 2014. Therefore, if you want to take the GED before the new one comes out, you must register ASAP. • On the GED, there are two math sections. One will allow you to use a calculator. The other will not.

  16. Expectations • This course only runs for 10 weeks. Therefore, it is imperative that you attend every lesson. • Sometimes, emergencies come up. If you are unable to make it to class, please email me. • If you miss three classes, you will be referred to the GED coordinator. • If you need to transfer to another section because of a change in job schedule or any other reason, please let me know.

  17. Expectations (continued) • You have a series of workbooks provided by CSN. I will be assigning homework from your workbooks. You must do work at home to prepare for the GED. Class alone will not be enough to prepare you.

  18. Expectations (continued) • You must have a pencil, paper, and your workbook with you at all times. You will have to take notes and work on practice problems during classroom instruction time.

  19. Rules • Respect is the most important rule when working in the classroom environment. Respect yourself and respect others. Everyone wants to learn. We all have the same goal here. • Be prepared.

  20. Class Website • •

  21. Mad Minute

  22. Unit 1: Whole Numbers