Doing Your Part

Hard work and honest effort are the keys to success in math as well as in life. This site is not perfect, but if you work hard and work honestly, you will find that you understand the concepts and can do much more than you ever thought you could. Consider the following as you work hard to learn math.

  • Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. -Thomas Jefferson

  • With integrity, nothing else matters. Without integrity, nothing else matters. - Alan Simpson

  • The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary. - Vince Lombardi

  • The road to "the next level" is always uphill. - John Maxwell

  • I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. - Thomas Jefferson

  • No legacy is so rich as honesty. - William Shakespeare

  • Hard work beats talent if talent doesn’t work hard. - Tim Notke

  • I'd rather be honest than impressive. - Unknown

  • What you are really saying when you cheat in school is: I care about my grade more than I care if I learn. - J. Lawes

  • There are no traffic jams on the extra mile. - Zig Ziglar

  • I am who I am today because of the choices I made yesterday. - Eleanor Roosevelt

Giving an honest effort in a math class includes:

  • Completing the notes, videos, practice assignments in the order and the way you are supposed to.

  • Asking for help when you don't understand the concepts.

  • Doing the work on your own unless you are told to work in groups.

  • Collaborating with your teacher, classmates, peer tutors, friends, and trusted adults to help you understand the math.

  • Doing things on time and avoiding procrastination.

  • Submitting only things that represent your own work and learning.

Giving an honest effort in a math class does NOT include:

  • Copying answers.

  • Using a calculator when you are not supposed to.

  • Submitting things that represent someone else's work.

  • Using an app, your phone, a computer, or any other technology in a way or at a time when you are not supposed to.

  • Sharing answers with another student. (Helping them understand how to figure out the answer is totally okay!)

  • Doing anything where your goal is just to get the answer rather than to learn and understand.

Before you get started, you may also want to check out Important Policies & Procedures and About MathLawes.

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