Sam Hochhauser
Room: B1502
Algebra 1/Adv. Algebra 1
Assistant Golf Coach

 

Contact Me:
    Email:  samuel.hochhauser@misd.org
    Phone:  (936) 276-2001 ext. 84784

 

Conference:

7th Period (1:04- 1:49 pm) 

 

Tutoring:

I am available on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 6:45-7:15 AM.

 

 

Coach Hochhauser

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***UPDATE 5/13/2020***

Hello Everyone!

We finally made it. Today is the start of the last week of remote learning. Y’all have been absolutely rocking it! I am very proud of each and every one of you. You are awesome.

These will be the last two assignments so the sooner you’re done with these, the sooner you’re done with my class!

If you need anything, please let me know. Let’s finish strong!

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***UPDATE 5/5/2020***

Hey Everyone!

Wow! I can’t believe it is already May. Y’all are doing a great job with your weekly assignments. Keep it up! If y’all need anything at all, please let me know. I am happy to help in any way that I can.

I hope all is well with you and your families. Let’s have another great week!
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***UPDATE 4/29/2020***

Hey Guys!

I hope all is well! Y’all are doing an awesome job of getting your assignments completed. I know it is difficult keeping up with all of your classes in this new online format. You are going through something that is very difficult, but you are all handling it all so well. I am very proud of each of you.

Today starts a new week of lessons and assignments. Don’t forget, you have two assignments on two separate forms. You can find both forms on the Instructional Calendar tab.

Y’all stay strong and be safe. In the words of Mr. Eaton, “It’s a great day to be a Lake Creek Lion!”

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***Update 4/22/2020***


Hi Guys!

Don’t forget, you have to complete two assignments on two separate forms each week.

You can find both forms on the Instructional Calendar tab on my website. One is found on Wednesday, 4/22 and the other is found on Thursday, 4/23. BOTH of these assignments are due the following Tuesday, 4/28 at 11:30 PM.

Please make sure you hit SUBMIT at the bottom of the form and get the “Thank You” message. If you are having trouble accessing the form, you can always send me a picture of your work for credit.


Stay well and let's have another great week!!

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***UPDATE 4/15/2020***

Hey Everyone!

I hope all is well. Today begins a new week of remote learning. We are continuing with the game plan that we implemented last week. Remember, there are now two assignments per week that you need to complete. One is assigned today (Wednesday, April 15th) and one is assigned tomorrow, (Thursday, April 16th). THEY ARE BOTH DUE ON TUESDAY, APRIL 21ST AT 11:30 PM. Please make sure that both assignments are completed and submitted via the Microsoft Form by this deadline. I had many of you that only completed one assignment or did not complete either assignment. Remember, these remote learning assignments are contributing to whether or not you earn credit for this class!

As always, please reach out to me if you have any questions or concerns. Stay well, stay safe, and let’s have a great week!

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*** UPDATE 4/6/2020***

Hey guys!!

Today starts the LAST six weeks of school.  We will be simplifying how we learn remotely in Algebra 1.  We hope this alleviates some of the stress and anxiety some of you are feeling.  Here's the new game plan.

WE ARE STILL USING OUR TEACHER WEBSITES!!!  Our week will run from Wednesday to Tuesday.  You will have only 2 assignments per week.  One will be posted to the INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR on Wednesday, and the other will be posted on Thursday.  BOTH WILL BE TURNED IN VIA THE MICROSOFT FORM!!!  Your deadline to SUBMIT these two assignments will be on the following Tuesday night.  Here is an example: Lesson 1 and the Microsoft form will be posted on Wednesday, April 8th. Lesson 2 and the Microsoft Form will be posted on Thursday, April 9th. They are both due on the following Tuesday, April 14th.

Please keep in mind that we are tracking who turns in these assignments.  If you are not submitting the Microsoft Forms, you are not receiving credit.  WE WANT EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU TO RECEIVE CREDIT!!!  This is very important.  Please email if you are needing help.

Keep going to the HOME page of our websites for information, updates, and reminders.  The INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR contains all assignments.  Take care of yourselves and check on your friends.

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***UPDATE 4/3/2020***

Hello!!

Since today is Friday, remember that you need to fill out the Microsoft Form for the week.  After you go to the INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR click on today’s date, YOU MUST CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE MICROSOFT FORM, FILL IT OUT, AND HIT SUBMIT!!!  This is the only electronic form that comes to me for the week, and this is how I track your participation.  You have until Sunday, April 5, at 11:30 pm to submit this assignment.  If the graphics are not loading for you, I provided a blank copy to use as well. 

Stay tuned for DIFFERENT instructions starting next week.  Next week technically starts the last six weeks of school, and we are simplifying our remote learning for Algebra 1.  We hope it will alleviate some of the confusion and stress you might be experiencing.

***Just to prepare you, there will NOT BE A VIDEO OR ASSIGNMENT FOR MONDAY OR TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.  All new videos and assignments will begin on Wednesday, April 8th.  Look for an email and an update to my HOME page early next week with these new instructions.***

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***UPDATE 3/29/2020***

Hey, everybody!  I just wanted to reach out as we begin a new week of remote learning.  On Monday and Tuesday of this week, we will review the last few concepts we learned before Spring Break.  There will be new information starting Wednesday. 

Just as a reminder...

Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday:  Watch the videos.  There is a blank copy of the notes for you to use to follow along with the videos.  A worked out copy of the notes is also posted for you to use, if needed.  You can either print the practice problems or do them on your own sheet of paper.  REMEMBER TO KEEP THESE ASSIGNMENTS.  YOU WILL CHECK YOUR ANSWERS ON THURSDAY.


Thursday:  Watch the video to check your work on the practice problems from Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.


Friday:  You will complete the weekly assignment on the Microsoft Form.  This comes directly to me so that I am able to see who is participating or not. I AM KEEPING UP WITH WHO IS AND WHO IS NOT PARTICIPATING!!!  A hard copy of the assignment is also posted in case the graphics on the Microsoft Form are slow to load.  You can also use this hard copy to work out the problems, BUT YOU MUST COMPLETE THE MICROSOFT FORM!!!


I still have not heard from everybody.  Please reach out to all of your Algebra 1 friends to let them know to check this webpage for any and all information regarding my class.  Keep checking this HOME page for information and updates.


I hope that all you and your families are doing well. Please email me and let me know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns. I miss all of you and hope to see y'all again soon!

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***UPDATE 3/24/2020***

Hi Everyone!


I just wanted to make you aware of our plan as we all dive into remote learning. This is a new experience for all of us, so I ask for your patience and flexibility. As an Algebra 1 team, we want to make this transition as easy as possible for you by continuing to use our teacher websites. We will provide updates on the Home Page and will continue to provide lessons with video links through the Instructional Calendar.


As of right now, we will put lessons on the INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR for Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of each week.  This will include a copy of notes, a video, and practice problems.  Use your own sheet of paper to follow along with the video, and complete the practice problems right after watching while the information is fresh on your mind.  You will keep these three days of practice problems because on Thursdays we will post a video that explains them.  The week will conclude on Friday by you completing the Weekly Assignment using a Microsoft Form.  This will provide us proof of your participation for the week.  You must complete the form by Sunday at 11:30 pm.  A hard copy will be provided, but YOU MUST COMPLETE THE FORM DURING THIS TIME FRAME.

This week is the exception. We will do short review lessons on Wednesday and Thursday with a Microsoft Form on Friday.


We understand some of you will be concerned because you do not have access to the calculator we use in class. Click here to download a free version of the TI Nspire CX calculator for your computer or click here to download the app for iPad and iPhone. Keep in mind that most mathematical computations can be done with the calculator on a phone.


This is the current plan for Algebra 1, and we understand that it may need to be amended during this ever-changing situation. We will continue to provide updates via email and the Home page of our websites. Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns that you may have. We are here to help!

Also, please keep Mr. Eaton in your thoughts and prayers. He needs them now more than ever.

Thank you so much. I hope you and your family stay well.

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Howdy! My name is Sam Hochhauser. I will be teaching Advanced Algebra 1 and Regular Algebra 1, as well as coaching Golf. The 2019-2020 school year will be my 4th year teaching. I am so excited to be apart of the Lake Creek High School family. I grew up in Montgomery, so I know what a great school and community this is. I attended Montgomery High School and graduated in 2011. Following my graduation from high school, I attended Texas A&M University and graduated in 2015 with a BBA in Finance. To the left is a picture of and my fiancé and me. She is a Kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Elementary. We are getting married at the end of November and I couldn't be more excited!

Believe it or not, math is a common tool that is used daily. I like to show my students real life examples and applications that will benefit them in the future. The critical thinking skills they will develop when faced with these types of problems will be a vital asset going forward. My ultimate goal is to equip my students with the necessary tools to be successful beyond high school.

I am so excited to be apart of the Pride of Montgomery! Let's make this the best 2nd year ever at LCHS. Go Lions!!


My Schedule is as follows:

Period

Start

Subject

First

7:20 AM - 8:05 AM

Algebra 1

Second

8:11 AM -8:56 AM

Algebra 1

Third

9:02 AM - 9:53 AM

Algebra 1

Fourth

9:59 AM - 10:44 AM

Algebra 1

A Lunch

10:44 AM - 11:09 AM

 

Fifth

11:13 AM - 12:07 PM

Algebra 1

Sixth

12:13 PM - 12:58 PM

Adv. Algebra 1

Seventh

1:04 PM -1:49 PM

Conference

Eighth 1:54 PM -2:40 PM Golf

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Both Regular and ADV. Algebra 1 will follow the same schedule for the time being. Please use the gold tabs to find the information you need for each day. As always, you can always email me with any questions, comments, or concerns.

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For more information on the topics that will be covered in this class, please view the Advanced Algebra 1 Syllabus

We will have at least 2 major grades and 3 quizzes each six weeks. 

 The following is the grade breakdown for Advanced Algebra I.

     Major 70%

     Quiz   20%

     Daily  10%

Retesting is a privilege, not a right!  If you score below a 75 on a test, you may retest as long as you meet the following requirements.

  • The test review must be completed prior to the initial test.  This means every question!
  • Attempt all assignments leading up to the initial test.
  • You must go over and correct the original test with me.

Just as the word suggests, you can only retake a test.  Look at retesting as a second chance!

NOTE:  Students in Advanced Algebra I are only allowed to retest once per six weeks.

For more information on the topics that will be covered in this class, please view the Algebra 1 Syllabus.

We will have at least 2 major grades and 3 quizzes each six weeks. 

The following is the grade breakdown for regular Algebra I.

     Major 60%

     Quiz   30%

     Daily  10%

 

Retesting is a privilege, not a right!  If you score below a 75 on a test, you may retest as long as you meet the following requirements.

  • The test review must be completed prior to the initial test.  This means every question!
  • Attempt all assignments leading up to the initial test.
  • You must go over and correct the original test with me.

Just as the word suggests, you can only retake a test

HAVING TROUBLE IN MATH?
1.  ALWAYS use the online resources first.
2.  Ask a friend for help.
3.  Search the Internet for help.
4.  Use the Solution Station posted in my room and on this webpage to assist you. 
5.  Come to tutorials!

I will be uploading a blank copy of the notes and assignment for each day on the calendar tab of my website. There is no excuse for not turning in your assignments. In addition to the blank copies, I will also upload a completed copy of notes, and a worked out copy of each assignment. Please use these resources to help you complete your assignments and answer any questions you may have,


LCHS Late Work and Make-Up Work Policy and LCHS Retest Policy.
These school-wide policies are strictly enforced. Please make sure you are familiar with all three.

Please remember that the Internet in general is a resource for you to use in Algebra I.  You can always google topics, search YouTube, FaceTime with friends, etc. for math help.


Khan Academy is a library of helpful videos.  You can use the online version or download the app for your phone.  Since there are so many videos, you will need to read each description carefully. I strongly suggest watching videos that cover our current topic if you are having trouble with a particular concept.


If you are absent, please be sure to collect your make-up work from the Absent Wall in my classroom. You will be provided with a blank copy of the notes and assignment for the day that you missed. It is YOUR responsibility to fill in the notes from either my website, or a neighbor. You may also come in for tutorials before and after school. You will also be responsible for completing and turning in your make-up work.

Please avoid being absent, if at all possible. You will learn much more from being in class.

Algebra I Textbook
Please click on the link above to access our textbook program.


HOW DO I USE THE ONLINE TEXTBOOK?

1.  Log in.  If your student ID is 12345, then your username is s12345.  The s must be lowercase.  The password is password1.  This is case-sensitive as well.

2.  If this is your first time to log in, then you will need to set up your account.  It's very quick and easy!!!

3.  Click the Pearson Realize tab on the right.

4.  Click the Classes tab at the top.

5.  Click the Homework Helper Accessible Edition on the bottom right.  You might need to scroll down to see it.

6.  Type in the page number at the top.  Either press enter or the Go button.

7.  Click the show/hide TOC (table of contents) if you like.

***This seems a little complicated, but you will quickly get the hang of it!***

A great resource for assistance in math is Khan Academy. I highly recommend this website to all students who need a better understanding of the material we cover in class. There are in-depth videos and practice assignments to help you hone in your skills so that you can be successful in the classroom.

We are scheduled to take the Algebra I STAAR (also called the End of Course exam) at the beginning of May.  Please do not worry about this test.  You will be more than prepared for the day of the test!  If you should want additional STAAR information and/or resources, please visit the MISD homepage and/or TEA STAAR Resources.