Wednesday, October 18th
Today we reviewed tonight's homework problems and then students had a chance to ask me questions over tomorrow night's problems as well. I will be attending a Math Training tomorrow here at FCMS and Mrs. Gonzales will be my sub.
After going over homework problems, students had to complete an "Evaluating Expressions" practice with a partner or by themselves (their choice). They also got to choose the problems they did... Options 1) Side A, 2) Side B, 3) All Odd problems on both sides, or 4) all even problems on both sides.
Once they finished they turned their practice paper in to me and then worked through their study guide for tomorrow's test. Students received answers to the Study Guide prior to the end of class. The key is also posted below.
Happy Studying!! Good luck tomorrow!!
After going over homework problems, students had to complete an "Evaluating Expressions" practice with a partner or by themselves (their choice). They also got to choose the problems they did... Options 1) Side A, 2) Side B, 3) All Odd problems on both sides, or 4) all even problems on both sides.
Once they finished they turned their practice paper in to me and then worked through their study guide for tomorrow's test. Students received answers to the Study Guide prior to the end of class. The key is also posted below.
Happy Studying!! Good luck tomorrow!!
Tuesday, October 17th
Today students were given a bit of class time to work on homework and finish up their Equivalent Expressions sheet. Then, they turned in the equivalent Expressions sheet.
Then, we moved on to "Evaluating Expressions". Students learned how to sub in values for variables and simplify algebraic expressions accordingly. Students were also given their Unit 3 Study Guide for Thursday's Test.
Then, we moved on to "Evaluating Expressions". Students learned how to sub in values for variables and simplify algebraic expressions accordingly. Students were also given their Unit 3 Study Guide for Thursday's Test.
Monday, October 16th
Today students received their weekly homework sheet. This weeks is a bit different. The work space is located underneath each problem set instead of on the back of the paper. We'll see if this helps some of us. I have high hopes.
Then, we quickly reviewed Equivalent Expressions from Friday's lesson. Students received a practice paper over Equivalent Expressions on Friday and they had to keep up with it for today's lesson. Today they had the rest of the class period to finish it after I walked them through it for clarity. Those who did not finish and turn it in during class must finish for additional homework tonight.
Tomorrow we'll move on to Evaluating Expressions. Students will also receive their study guides tomorrow for Thursday's Unit Test.
Then, we quickly reviewed Equivalent Expressions from Friday's lesson. Students received a practice paper over Equivalent Expressions on Friday and they had to keep up with it for today's lesson. Today they had the rest of the class period to finish it after I walked them through it for clarity. Those who did not finish and turn it in during class must finish for additional homework tonight.
Tomorrow we'll move on to Evaluating Expressions. Students will also receive their study guides tomorrow for Thursday's Unit Test.
Friday, October 13th
Today we finished our notes over Equivalent Expressions & then students worked with partners on a matching game.
Thursday, October 12th
Today students learned how to use the distributive property with expressions to create equivalent expressions. We also discussed factoring. We'll finish notes tomorrow & play a matching game with partners.


Wednesday, October 11th
Today we continued practicing and learning about Combining Like Terms. We finished our notes after a quick kinesthetic activity. Then, students received a practice paper over "Simplifying" or combining like terms. We completed a few problems together and then students had about 5 minutes to work alone and ask questions. The sheet is to be completed for homework tonight.


Friday, October 6th
Today students turned their weekly homework sheets in and we learned about "Terms, Coefficients, & Like Terms". We began our notes before the bell rang.
Thursday, October 5th
Today we finished our notes over Properties. Then, students worked through a multiplechoice properties sheet.
Homework sheets are due tomorrow!!
Homework sheets are due tomorrow!!
Wednesday, October 4th
Today we reviewed Wednesday night's homework problems. Then, we reviewed translating algebraic expressions such as "x squared" and "the product of a number and 2". Then, we moved on to reviewing mathematical properties. We worked through and interactive flipchart where students used the promethean pen to drag "commutive", "associative", and "identity" to their numerical counterparts. Then, we cut/pasted notes into our notebooks. We didn't quite finish our notes; therefore, we'll finish up tomorrow.


Tuesday, October 3rd
Today we reviewed Tuesday night's homework problems. Then, we continued learning about algebraic expressions and words we use to describe them in math. Students finished their notes and then worked on a practice paper with a partner. Many did not finish. Those who did not finish must finish for homework tonight.
Monday, October 2nd
Today we check the leaves and students cut/pasted them into their notebooks. Then, we moved on to learning what a variable is and how it's used in math. We also discussed words we use in math to create expressions.
Students also received this weeks homework sheet today! 

Friday, September 29th
Today students spent the entire class working on their Order of Operations leaves and coloring them with a partner. The work for the leaves should be completed within the next few pages of the notebook.
We'll check them and go over them on Monday.
We'll check them and go over them on Monday.
Thursday, September 28th
Today students took notes over Order of Operations. Then, they completed 10 practice problems. Those who did not finish must finish for homework tonight!
Wednesday, September 27th
Today students had 10 minutes to finish up their Coordinate Character Graph. Then, we finished our notes over Exponents. Afterwards, students completed a practice over Exponents and then we graded them in class. We also began talking about the Order of Operations.
Tuesday, September 26th
Today students had 10 minutes of class to work on their Character Graphs. Then, we had 5 minutes to take a quick Math Probe for Mr. Young. Afterwards, we watched a brief Flocabulary video about Exponents, and then took notes over exponents.
Character Graphs are DUE IN CLASS TOMORROW!
Character Graphs are DUE IN CLASS TOMORROW!
Monday, September 25th
Today students received their Character Graphs. They got to choose their graph from Mario, Sponge Bob, or Tweety Bird. I graphed the first 4  5 ordered pairs of each graph with the students. Then, they worked on them for the remainder of class today. These are to be completed for homework tonight & tomorrow night. They are DUE ON WEDNESDAY!! These will be counted as a test grade and must be colored.
No weekly homework Sheet this week.
No weekly homework Sheet this week.
Friday, September 22nd
Today we graded our homework sheets in class. Then, we finished our Reflection notes and students worked on a practice paper over reflections in the coordinate plane. These are DUE on Monday! They will need to work on them over the weekend. Class time will be limited on Monday.
Have a great weekend!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 21st
Today we graded our Polygon's practice sheet from last night in class. There were only 2 kiddos who did not have their finished. Please finish tonight and have them turned in by tomorrow!
Then, we moved on to learning about Reflections in the coordinate plane. We didn't quite finish our notes, but so far it is going VERY well!! Homework Sheet is due tomorrow! 

Wednesday, September 20th
Today students continued learning about polygon's in the coordinate plane. Today we graphed more polygon's and found the distance between points along with the area and perimeter of those polygon's. After notes, students worked independently on a practice paper. Many did not finish in the allotted class time. These papers are due in class tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 19th
Today students glued in the "Coordinate Plane Review" sheet from yesterday into their notebooks on the back of the page with the "Coordinate Plane" on it. Then, students had some class time to work on their homework sheets. Afterwards, we watched the video below and glued in our next page of notes, "Polygon's in the Coordinate Plane". We began notes and only finished the first two problems. We'll finish these tomorrow.
Monday, September 18th
Today students finished their Coordinate Plane foldable. Then, they did a front/back independent practice sheet for 15 minutes of class time. After students finished we checked the paper in class and completed a more indepth sheet. We'll glue in the more indepth sheet in our notes tomorrow!
Friday, September 15th
Today students finished their Integer's quiz. Then, we moved on to learning about the Coordinate Plane. Students learned that Rene Descartes was the one who invented the coordinate plane. Then, we glued in a foldable and began working through it.
Students received their homework sheet for next week today! 

Thursday, september 14th
Today we worked through our study guide together. Students received a copy of their study guides at the end of class yesterday. I was EXTREMELY pleased to find out that many students went home and began working through them last night!! My cup runneth over!
Students did so well working through this study guide and so well with integers that we went ahead and began our Quiz in class today. A few students didn't finish so they'll be given class time tomorrow to finish up.
Students did so well working through this study guide and so well with integers that we went ahead and began our Quiz in class today. A few students didn't finish so they'll be given class time tomorrow to finish up.
Wednesday, September 13th
Today students continued learning all about Absolute Value. We expanded what we learned on Friday to include solving problems with Absolute Value. Students learned what to do when adding the negative absolute value of a number to the absolute value of another number. See notes below. Afterwards, students were able to work alone, with a partner, or in a small group of 3 to illustrate their understanding of absolute value through their work on a GADOE performance task paper. The paper allows me to obtain insight into their depth of understanding on the content.
No weekly homework sheet this week! YAY!
Students were sent home with a Study Guide for their Integer's Quiz on Friday. We will work through the study guide in class tomorrow.
No weekly homework sheet this week! YAY!
Students were sent home with a Study Guide for their Integer's Quiz on Friday. We will work through the study guide in class tomorrow.
FRiday, September 8th
Today students were given about 5 minutes to finish up their weekly homework sheet. Then, we checked our homework sheet in class. Afterwards, students completed a "Comparing & Ordering" integers practice sheet. It only took about 10 minutes for them to whiz through the sheet. I just wanted to double check for understanding.
Then, we moved on to "Absolute Value". Students cut and pasted a neat foldable into their notebooks. Then, we took notes over absolute value and learned all about it. Monday we'll continue learning about absolute value. 

Thursday, September 7th
Today students worked on their homework sheet for the first 5 minutes of class. Then, they took their very first notes check quiz. Afterwards, we finished our notes over "Rational Numbers: Comparing & Ordering".
Wednesday, September 6th
Today students completed Textbook page 334 #1119 in class. Then, we moved on to learning how and where to place rational numbers on a number line. After working through an interactive flipchart students began notes over "Comparing & Ordering Rational numbers".
Tuesday, September 5th
Today students received their weekly homework papers. Then, we moved on to our next unit over "Rational Numbers", also known as "integers" unit. Today we learned all about Integers in the real world & their opposites. Students took notes from a Flipchart.


FRiday, September 1st
Today students turned in their homework and their study guides. Then, they took their first Unit Test. I still have 3 students to take their test. Once they all finish I'll get them graded and returned.
Have a great weekend!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 31st
Today we wrapped up our Unit 1 with Dividing fraction word problems. Then, we went over our Study Guide.
Homework Sheet is due tomorrow!!! 

Wednesday, August 30th
Today we finished our Dividing Fraction notes and then students worked through several practice problems with a partner for 10 minutes. Then, we went over the first 3 problems at the top of the paper together. Students need to TRY their best to finish this paper at home tonight. It WILL NOT be for a grade.
Then, we moved on to Dividing fraction word problems.
Then, we moved on to Dividing fraction word problems.
Tuesday, August 29th
Today we checked and went over #16 from Multiplying Mixed number & fractions. Then, we trimmed and pasted it into our notebooks. Then, we moved on to learning how to divide fractions.
Monday, August 28th
Today students received this weeks copy of their homework paper. The homework paper is on Blue this week. I wasn't able to access the purple paper today. However, I found out VERY QUICKLY that everyone preferred BLUE. Therefore, we will now use blue paper for homework sheets. :)
Then, we reviewed multiplying fractions and mixed numbers. Many seemed to recall this from elementary. After notes, students received a practice sheet to complete. We only had about 5 minutes left of class to get 6 problems finished. Therefore, students need to complete #16 at home tonight.
Then, we reviewed multiplying fractions and mixed numbers. Many seemed to recall this from elementary. After notes, students received a practice sheet to complete. We only had about 5 minutes left of class to get 6 problems finished. Therefore, students need to complete #16 at home tonight.


Friday, August 25th
Today we spend a rather lengthy time checking over this weeks homework. However, it is better to ask questions and fully understand than not to ask questions and be lost.
Then, we went over all the answers to the 4 Real world decimal word problems. Students did a phenomenal job with these!!
Have a great weekend!
Then, we went over all the answers to the 4 Real world decimal word problems. Students did a phenomenal job with these!!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 24th
Today students finished their long division practice and we went through and checked every problem. Then, we pasted tomorrow's notes over REAL WORLD DECIMALS into our notebooks.
Students are to complete the 4 real world decimal problems tonight.
Students are to complete the 4 real world decimal problems tonight.
Wednesday, August 23rd
Today students continued practicing long division. They began working through several REAL world long division problems with a partner. We'll finish these tomorrow & check them. Then, we'll move on to Real World Decimals.
Tuesday, August 22nd
Today students received their homework paper for this week (purple paper). Then, we quickly reviewed the decimal foldable from last week. Afterwards, we moved on to long division. We'll practice decimals and long division for the next few days.
Students should have the decimal practice sheet from class today completed when they come in tomorrow. 

Friday, August 18th
Thursday, August 17th
Today students took a brief quiz over GCF and LCM. Then, they glued in a "Decimals foldable" into their notebook.
My field trip people are to turn their homework in first thing in the morning. Many turned it in today.
As for the 5 that will be in class tomorrow....homework is due tomorrow!
My field trip people are to turn their homework in first thing in the morning. Many turned it in today.
As for the 5 that will be in class tomorrow....homework is due tomorrow!
Wednesday, August 16th
Today we went over and checked our Word problems sheet in class. Then, students learned how to illustrate the sum of two numbers through GCF and the distributive property.
Tomorrow we'll have a brief 10 question quiz over GCF, LCM, and the distributive property notes.
Tomorrow we'll have a brief 10 question quiz over GCF, LCM, and the distributive property notes.
Tuesday, August 15th
Today we took about 3 minutes to work on tonight's homework assignment. A few people still have not turned in their GCF/LCM practice paper from Friday. It was officially late today!
Then, we finished our last "Real World Applications" problem from yesterday. Afterwards, students were able to get with a partner to complete the word problem practice over GCF and LCM. It's a tough one. Many did not finish and will need to complete the rest of this at home tonight. See a picture of the paper below.
Tomorrow, we'll go over how to use GCF and the distributive property together.
Brief 10 question QUIZ on Thursday over GCF and LCM. Study your notes!!!
Then, we finished our last "Real World Applications" problem from yesterday. Afterwards, students were able to get with a partner to complete the word problem practice over GCF and LCM. It's a tough one. Many did not finish and will need to complete the rest of this at home tonight. See a picture of the paper below.
Tomorrow, we'll go over how to use GCF and the distributive property together.
Brief 10 question QUIZ on Thursday over GCF and LCM. Study your notes!!!
Monday, August 14th
Today students received their very first weekly homework sheet. We went over how to complete it and how to use our class time wisely.
Then, students worked through several GCF/LCM Real World Applications. We have one more example to finish tomorrow. Then, we'll practice what we've learned.
Then, students worked through several GCF/LCM Real World Applications. We have one more example to finish tomorrow. Then, we'll practice what we've learned.
Friday, August 11th
Today students finished notes over LCM. Then, we completed the front of the handout from Wednesday over GCF. Then, students were given the remainder of class to complete the back side of the handout over LCM. There were a few who did not finish...I'll give about 10 minutes of class time on Monday to finish up.
Have a great weekend!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 10th
Today we continued learning how to find GCF through the use of the Ladder method. We added 2 more examples to our notebook on page 4. Then, students were given 10 minutes of class time to work through some GCF practice problems. They need to have 8 of the GCF problems completed by the start of class tomorrow. We'll finish the remainder of the paper in class tomorrow.
Then, we moved on to LCM. After we watched the video posted to the side students began notes over LCM. We'll finish these tomorrow as well. 

Wednesday, August 9th
Today students completed their first day of Math warmups!! They complete these in the composition book that is housed in the math classroom. A warmup is a problem or series of problems students solve as they enter the class. These help students get focused on math!
Then, we set up our Math notebooks! We made the first page of our notebooks the "Table of Contents". Then, we began our taking notes on page 3. Students learned how to find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) using two different methods. The first method is a simple "list method"...many may know this as the "rainbow method". Then, they learned my favorite method, the "Ladder method". We'll continue practicing with both of these methods tomorrow and learn how to find the Least Common Multiple.
Then, we set up our Math notebooks! We made the first page of our notebooks the "Table of Contents". Then, we began our taking notes on page 3. Students learned how to find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) using two different methods. The first method is a simple "list method"...many may know this as the "rainbow method". Then, they learned my favorite method, the "Ladder method". We'll continue practicing with both of these methods tomorrow and learn how to find the Least Common Multiple.
Tuesday, August 8th
Today students took a preassessment over 6th grade math materials. We'll use this assessment to record student growth throughout the school year.
Monday, August 7th
Today students learned all the rules and procedures for the math classroom. If you'd like to view the powerpoint, click the Google link below...
Google Slides
Please have your spiral math notebook & your composition warmup book by Wednesday. We will use BOTH in class on Wednesday!!!
Google Slides
Please have your spiral math notebook & your composition warmup book by Wednesday. We will use BOTH in class on Wednesday!!!
Friday, August 4th
Today students reviewed the student handbook and lunch procedures.
Materials for Math Class: Please try to have a Spiral notebook (if possible) and a composition book.
Materials for Math Class: Please try to have a Spiral notebook (if possible) and a composition book.
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