## Welcome to the Mr. Davenport's Math Laboratory, Where Learning is Fun!©

Welcome to the online resource for our class!

We will be learning ALGEBRA 1 and GEOMETRY, and meeting in

I emphasize the Georgia Standards of Excellence's SMP's (Standards for Mathematical Practice) as a foundation for the content standards; my goal is to guide (and sometimes push) my students grow as thinkers, increasing their ability to analyze, problem solve, and apply math to their lives outside of the classroom. As I often say,

We will be learning ALGEBRA 1 and GEOMETRY, and meeting in

__on a daily basis.__**Room 225**I emphasize the Georgia Standards of Excellence's SMP's (Standards for Mathematical Practice) as a foundation for the content standards; my goal is to guide (and sometimes push) my students grow as thinkers, increasing their ability to analyze, problem solve, and apply math to their lives outside of the classroom. As I often say,

**. We will do a lot of nontraditional learning inside and outside of class; however, I will frequently pose questions that do not have a single, correct answer, or the correct answer is unknown (maybe even on tests).**__the "why" is more important than the "how"__
## Geometry Open House Video |
## Algebra 1 Open House Video |

Tutorial

Simple Steps to succeed in school

I'm sure that you want to succeed in my class (and hopefully all of your classes), so I decided to make a very brief list of hints that I've learned in my 10 years as a teachers, and almost 20 years of being a student:

- It's hard to learn if you're not present
- Actively participate (taking notes, asking and answering questions)
- Focus on learning, and not just the grade
- Practice makes permanent
- Learn from your mistakes
- Be assertive and proactive about your classes (they are YOUR classes)