## Special Message from the Teacher

**Special Message from the Teacher:**

Welcome to the TabletClass Math Pre-Algebra course! First, I want to say that I’m very excited to have you as a student. My goal is to give you an enjoyable and high quality learning experience. Moreover, I want you to know that you can master this material if you work hard and never give up. __The secret to being successful in mathematics is your approach to studying the topic- i.e. your study habits__. From years of teaching math I can say that those students with the best study habits almost always earn the top grades. As such, parents and teachers must focus on holding students accountable for the quality of their work.

**Below are critical guidelines for students as they take the course**:

1. **Never give up**- especially when a topic is not understood easily or immediately.

2. Strive to be as **neat and organized** as possible.

3. Excellent **note taking** is a must to succeed in math.

4. **Show all steps** when working problems.

5. **Double check** your work as you write your solution steps.

6. Always **go back and review** incorrect problems and discover where the error was made.

7. Master the fundamentals and **don’t move forward unless you understand previous material**.

Remember, the course material builds on itself so you want to ensure that you don’t skip chapters and sections. Furthermore, you want to correct your weak areas before moving onto the next topic. Lastly, I want to stress that you can be great in math if you work hard. Even if you have struggled in math before I want you to look at this course as a fresh start in your mathematics journey- I know in my heart you can ace this course!

Best of luck!

John Zimmerman

TabletClass Math Teacher