Advanced Math: 4th & 7th Period
Update on Mrs. Morgan
Hi everyone!
I'm not sure if you are all aware, but I have been absent from school for almost a full 3 weeks now. On the morning of Saturday, April 15th, my husband, Thomas, fell off the roof of our house while cleaning. He was immediately flown to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He shattered his elbow and forearm and broke the left side of his pelvis in 3 places. After a week in the hospital we were released to come home. However, he isn't able to apply any weight on his left side. Therefore, he is confined to a wheel chair for approximately 3 months. We have a physical therapist and occupational therapist come to our house 4 days out of the week and we go to Gainesville for his doctor's appointment once a week. As for now, I am his sole caretaker.
I wanted you all to be aware of the situation so that you knew I wasn't just sitting around eating bon bon's. :)
I miss you all something terrible!!!!!!! Thankfully, everyone on and off 6th grade hall has pulled together and taken care of subs, lesson plans, and all the daytoday things that I am typically responsible for. I wanted you all to know that I am aware of some very disturbing math grades that went out on many Progress Reports today. I have been all consumed here at home caring for my husband that I wasn't able to adjust any grades until yesterday. Please know that the Progress Report grade you are seeing may or may not be a true reflection of your current math status. If you have access to Parent Portal you should be able to see the accurate grade. If not, then feel free to email me at jmorgan@fannin.k12.ga.us and I'll get back to you with your grade in a timely fashion.
As for the next few weeks, Mrs. Richardson is taking care of my lesson plans and Mrs. Collis is helping her with items that may require grading. We will all try our best to get a few more grades entered into the system very soon. I'm asking that you all be patient. I'll also try my very best to post videos and a few notes of my own (if I can managed to find the time) over 7th grade Unit 3 concepts.
I hope to get back to the school before the last day is upon us. I can't imagine not getting to tell all of you goodbye for the summer. Feel free to email me...I do see them. It may take me quite a bit of time to respond, but I do see them.
Thank you all for your patience during this trying time.
J. Morgan
I'm not sure if you are all aware, but I have been absent from school for almost a full 3 weeks now. On the morning of Saturday, April 15th, my husband, Thomas, fell off the roof of our house while cleaning. He was immediately flown to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. He shattered his elbow and forearm and broke the left side of his pelvis in 3 places. After a week in the hospital we were released to come home. However, he isn't able to apply any weight on his left side. Therefore, he is confined to a wheel chair for approximately 3 months. We have a physical therapist and occupational therapist come to our house 4 days out of the week and we go to Gainesville for his doctor's appointment once a week. As for now, I am his sole caretaker.
I wanted you all to be aware of the situation so that you knew I wasn't just sitting around eating bon bon's. :)
I miss you all something terrible!!!!!!! Thankfully, everyone on and off 6th grade hall has pulled together and taken care of subs, lesson plans, and all the daytoday things that I am typically responsible for. I wanted you all to know that I am aware of some very disturbing math grades that went out on many Progress Reports today. I have been all consumed here at home caring for my husband that I wasn't able to adjust any grades until yesterday. Please know that the Progress Report grade you are seeing may or may not be a true reflection of your current math status. If you have access to Parent Portal you should be able to see the accurate grade. If not, then feel free to email me at jmorgan@fannin.k12.ga.us and I'll get back to you with your grade in a timely fashion.
As for the next few weeks, Mrs. Richardson is taking care of my lesson plans and Mrs. Collis is helping her with items that may require grading. We will all try our best to get a few more grades entered into the system very soon. I'm asking that you all be patient. I'll also try my very best to post videos and a few notes of my own (if I can managed to find the time) over 7th grade Unit 3 concepts.
I hope to get back to the school before the last day is upon us. I can't imagine not getting to tell all of you goodbye for the summer. Feel free to email me...I do see them. It may take me quite a bit of time to respond, but I do see them.
Thank you all for your patience during this trying time.
J. Morgan
Wednesday, April 12th
Today students were able to ask questions over any of the problems on the number systems section of their Booklets. Then, they picked partners or chose to work by themselves to solve a Math Mystery called the Case of the Rotten Eggs!
Homework: Sheet due tomorrow!!
Homework: Sheet due tomorrow!!
Tuesday, April 11th
Today students got to finish the QR code scavenger hunt. In 7th period we had some technical difficulties and will need to finish tomorrow...no biggie though. Then, we worked through the multiple choice section of the Booklet on Number Systems...page 16.
Number Systemspage 16
1. D, 2. D, 3. B, 4. C, 5. D, 6. D, 7. A, 8. C, 9. C, 10. B, 11. B, 12. B, 13. C, 14. C, 15. A, 16. C, 17. B, 18. A, 19. A, 20. B, 21. B, 22. D, 23. B, 24. A, 25. C
Number Systemspage 16
1. D, 2. D, 3. B, 4. C, 5. D, 6. D, 7. A, 8. C, 9. C, 10. B, 11. B, 12. B, 13. C, 14. C, 15. A, 16. C, 17. B, 18. A, 19. A, 20. B, 21. B, 22. D, 23. B, 24. A, 25. C
Monday, April 10th
Today students got to partake in Prep Day 1. Students practiced items from the number systems standards today by working through a QR code scavenger hunt.
Homework: Monday night's problems & #110 on Number Systems topics from the Milestone's booklet...begins on page 16.
Homework: Monday night's problems & #110 on Number Systems topics from the Milestone's booklet...begins on page 16.
Friday, March 31st
Today we worked through and graded our weekly homework sheet. Then, I briefly discussed the nature of the "Study Booklet" that students received yesterday and today. The booklet many of them are bringing home is theirs to keep. This booklet will help them better prepare for the End of Grade assessment (Milestone's Exam). We'll be working through this booklet over the next week and a half of school. I highly encourage students to look over and work a few of the problems in the "Number Systems" section. That will be the first section we cover.
Have a great Spring Break!!
Have a great Spring Break!!
Thursday, March 30th
Today students took their Statistics test. Then, they had class time to complete their homework and missing assignments.
Homework: Homework sheet due tomorrow!!!
Homework: Homework sheet due tomorrow!!!
Wednesday, March 29th
Today we reviewed notes from yesterday and then we worked through our study guide for tomorrow's test.
See answers below.
Homework: Study for test...you'll have time after the test to get your Wednesday night's homework problems done.
See answers below.
Homework: Study for test...you'll have time after the test to get your Wednesday night's homework problems done.
Tuesday, March 28th
Today we finished our last 6th grade Unit!!! YAY!!!! Students received a print out of the flipchart over "Analyzing Data" that we worked through in class. Students took notes as we worked through the flipchart. Then, they pasted the slides into their notebook as the next page of notes.
Tomorrow well work through the study guide for Thursday's test!
Homework: Tuesday night's problems
Tomorrow well work through the study guide for Thursday's test!
Homework: Tuesday night's problems
Monday, March 27th
Today we finished notes over Histograms. Students also received their weekly homework sheet.
Friday, March 24th
Today we went through our weekly homework sheet and graded it. Since this week was an introductory week to their new homework sheet students received participation grades. If they had it completed and turned it in they received a 100%!! Next week will be an actual grade.
Then, we resumed notes over "Histograms".
Then, we resumed notes over "Histograms".
Thursday, March 23rd
Today we reviewed line and dot plots. These are the easiest of the graphs we'll learn in 6th grade. We worked through a "notes" packet I had put together over both types of plots. Then, students pasted these into their notebooks as the next page.
We began taking notes over Histograms, but only got the definition down. I'll post the photo tomorrow after we finish the notes. So, my 7th period leave early people...no worries. You can get it in class tomorrow.
Homework Be sure to have your homework sheet finished. We'll be grading it in class tomorrow. Also, the "Box plot" sheet is due tomorrow!!
We began taking notes over Histograms, but only got the definition down. I'll post the photo tomorrow after we finish the notes. So, my 7th period leave early people...no worries. You can get it in class tomorrow.
Homework Be sure to have your homework sheet finished. We'll be grading it in class tomorrow. Also, the "Box plot" sheet is due tomorrow!!
Wednesday, March 22nd
Today we worked through the entire Box Plot packet that I left for students on Monday. This packet will stay in students notebooks. The very last sheet of the packet is a "Creating Box Plots" worksheet that I will be taking for a grade. It is due by the end of class on Friday.
Homework: Be sure to complete Wednesday night's problems
Homework: Be sure to complete Wednesday night's problems
Tuesday, March 21st
I will be absent again today. However, I'm on the mend and plan to return to school tomorrow.
Today students will continue to practice box plots. I've also left dot and line plots to practice today. Students have already had mini lessons involving line and dot plots. Therefore, I'm not concerned about leaving it as practice. When I return tomorrow I'll review everything you've been doing the past two days and then we'll move on to creating Histograms. We'll plan to have our Statistics Unit Test next week.
Also, be sure you're working through your weekly homework. I did your homework different this week in order to incorporate benchmark remediation. I'll be sure to go over your homework sheet tomorrow as well.
Today students will continue to practice box plots. I've also left dot and line plots to practice today. Students have already had mini lessons involving line and dot plots. Therefore, I'm not concerned about leaving it as practice. When I return tomorrow I'll review everything you've been doing the past two days and then we'll move on to creating Histograms. We'll plan to have our Statistics Unit Test next week.
Also, be sure you're working through your weekly homework. I did your homework different this week in order to incorporate benchmark remediation. I'll be sure to go over your homework sheet tomorrow as well.



Monday, March 20th
I will absent today due to the flu. Students will be taking notes over Box Plots. We discussed Box plots on Friday the 10th and then reviewed them on Tuesday the 14th. After notes, students will be working through a box plot packet. Those who do not finish will be given class time on Tuesday.


Friday, March 10th
Today students learned how to find Quartiles. We also reviewed the 5 points of a box plot using those quartiles.
See notes below.
See notes below.
Thursday, March 9th
Today students had an opportunity to finish their benchmark. Then, we took notes over Measures of Center. I added mode & range to the notes even though they are not measures of the center of the data. Then, students received a puzzle, twisters, and teasers practice sheet. We managed to work through the first two problems before they left class. Most students finished the paper. I'll give them about 10 minutes to finish tomorrow & then we'll check it.
Wednesday, March 8th
Today students took their math benchmark over all 6th grade standards.
Tuesday, March 7th
Today students learned all about Statistical Questions. We entered into our statistics unit!! Yay!! The last unit in 6th grade math!! We're almost there!! Students have already been introduced to statistical questions throughout their homework, but today we really focused on them. We worked through a flipchart in class and polled each other over statistical questions.
No homework!
No homework!
Monday, March 6th
Today students took their quiz over Volume and Surface Area.
No homework.
No homework.
Friday, March 3rd
Today students finished notes over volume of triangular prisms. Then, they took time in class to complete the rest of the practice paper they received yesterday. After completing the paper we checked them and turned them in for a grade. Students also received their study guides for Monday's volume and surface area quiz. We worked through the entire study guide together. Students were able to get with their groups for the last 68 minutes of class and turn their projects in.
Monday is the volume and surface area quiz! Please don't forget to study!!
Monday is the volume and surface area quiz! Please don't forget to study!!
Thursday, March 2nd
Today students took notes over finding volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths. Then, I gave them one that was...normal. We also found the volume of one triangular prism. Tomorrow we'll complete the packet they received today and focus a bit more on triangular prisms.
Homework: Cereal Box project is due tomorrow!!!!!!!!!
Homework: Cereal Box project is due tomorrow!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, March 1st
Today students worked on their Cereal Box Projects for 30 minutes. Today was the last day in class they had to work on them. They will need to finish working on them at home. Projects are due on Friday, March 3rd!!
Then, we went over #1 & #2 from the Surface Area homework sheet. Tomorrow we'll work through each problem on the paper together.
We ended class by watching a BrainPop video over Volume of Prisms and beginning notes over Volume of Prisms.
Then, we went over #1 & #2 from the Surface Area homework sheet. Tomorrow we'll work through each problem on the paper together.
We ended class by watching a BrainPop video over Volume of Prisms and beginning notes over Volume of Prisms.
Tuesday, February 28th
Today students worked on their Cereal Box Projects. Prior to allowing them to get with groups we quickly reviewed finding surface area and volume of their cereal boxes. Then, after students got with their groups each group told me the surface area and volume of their box. We area recording each groups findings in order to compare them all. Most groups in 4th period received their butcher paper and quickly began to cover and decorate their boxes. In 7th period, a few groups decided to use their time to socialize more than work. Only 4 groups received their butcher paper in 7th period. Tomorrow each class will have approximately 30 minutes to work on their projects in class. We will NOT have a warmup in order for them to fully utilize all of their 30 minutes. Groups that do not finish tomorrow will need to finish the rest of their projects at home. Projects are DUE ON FRIDAY, MARCH 3rd!!
Homework: SA sheet #610
Homework: SA sheet #610
Monday, February 27th
Today students worked independently, with a partner, or in a small group on their Cereal Box Project. Students received their packet for the project today. Students completed Lab Sheet 1 & Lab Sheet 2 today. Lab Sheet 1 required students to take note of items that are on the cereal box. They also had to chose one of those items and sketch it and describe what it was or meant. :Lab sheet 2 required them to find the height, depth, and width of the box. Once all dimensions were found they had to calculate the volume and the surface area of their box using the guide. Some students were able to move on to Lab Sheet 3 today. Tomorrow we'll be covering our boxes with butcher paper and designing them.
Homework: SA sheet #15
Homework: SA sheet #15
Friday, February 24th
Today students brought in their Cereal boxes in preparation for Monday's project! We will begin our Cereal Box project on Monday. We'll also work on it in class Tuesday. Students will not receive a weekly homework sheet next week due to the project and having to complete some Surface Area and Volume practice at home.
Today students learned how to find the surface area of a squarebased pyramid and a triangular pyramid. That was after we did real world examples of surface are of prisms in our notes.
Have a great weekend!
Today students learned how to find the surface area of a squarebased pyramid and a triangular pyramid. That was after we did real world examples of surface are of prisms in our notes.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 23rd
Today students finished learning how to find the surface area of prisms. Then, they completed a practice sheet over surface area of rectangular prisms in particular. We'll grade this sheet after the warmup tomorrow.
7th period Homework: Complete the Surface Area of rectangular prisms practice paper.
7th period Homework: Complete the Surface Area of rectangular prisms practice paper.
Wednesday, February 22nd
Today students reviewed 3D shapes and their nets. We passed around the nets of rectangular prisms, triangular prisms, squarebased pyramids, triangular pyramid, and a cube. Then, students learned how to find the surface area of a rectangular prism. We'll continue surface area tomorrow.
Homework: Bring in an empty cereal box by Friday!
Homework: Bring in an empty cereal box by Friday!
Tuesday, February 21st
4th period: Today students had class time to work on their Area Choice Boards. The boards are due tomorrow! Many students will need to finish for homework due to spending time socializing. Then, we moved on to reviewing 3D shapes & their nets.
Homework: Finish Area Choice board if you haven't already. 
7th period: Today students had a chance to ask questions prior to their test. Then, students took their Area Quiz.
After the quiz students had the remainder of class time to work on their Area Choice boards. Boards are due tomorrow. Homework: Finish Area Choice board if you haven't already!! 
Friday, February 17th
4th period: Today students were given the opportunity to ask questions prior to their quiz. I actually ended up pretty much working out the study guide again, but it really helped. Then, students took their Area Quiz. A few were absent so I'll begin grading when I have all of them completed. Students didn't really get time to work on their Area Choice board so we can finish it on Tuesday.
Have a great weekend! 
7th period: Today students were given the key to the study guide. I also gave them an opportunity to ask any questions they had concerning any of the problems on the study guide. No one seemed to have any. Then, they used the remainder of class time to work on their Area Choice Boards.
Area Quiz will be on Tuesday!!! Please study!!! The key to the study guide is below! 
Thursday, February 16th
4th period: Today students received their study guides and worked through them. Then, we went over each problem and students had time to ask any questions they had concerning tomorrow's test. Afterward, students got with their partner and worked on their "Area Choice" board activity.
Tomorrow is the Area Test! 
7th period: Today students were given the option to either take the area quiz tomorrow or hold off until Tuesday. The majority voted for Tuesday. Therefore, this class will take their Area Quiz on Tuesday, February 21st.
Students spent class time correcting their Area of Triangles sheets. Many students within this class have a very bad habit of rushing. When we rush, often times, we make careless mistakes that lead to failure. Students were given the opportunity to correct their Area of triangle sheets and turn them back in to earn back half credit. Those who did not finish will need to finish tonight and turn it in tomorrow! Students also received their study guides. Tomorrow we'll go over and complete the study guide and work through our Choice boards. 
Wednesday, February 15th
Today students completed their notes over finding area of composite figures. Then, students received an Area Choice board. Tomorrow they'll work on their choice board with a partner and complete a few more practice problems.
Area Quiz is Friday!!
Homework: Finish the weekly sheet if you haven't already.
Area Quiz is Friday!!
Homework: Finish the weekly sheet if you haven't already.
Tuesday, February 14th "happy valentine's"!!!!!!!
Today students applied their understanding of area of triangles and area of rectangles to finding the area of trapezoids. Then, we only had time for one composite figure. They found the area of the composite figure on their own for a challenge. The majority of students in 4th period got it right!! About 5 in 7th period got it right! Way to go guys! Tomorrow we'll finish notes over area of composite figures!
homework: Finish any and all area of triangle sheets...they were due today! Then, work on this weeks homework paper.
homework: Finish any and all area of triangle sheets...they were due today! Then, work on this weeks homework paper.
Monday, February 13th
Today students continued working through finding area of triangles & using the given area to find the missing base or height. Students who did not finish both practice sheets in class need to complete them for homework tonight. We will be checking them in class tomorrow after our warmup.
Thursday, February 9th
Today we continued to work through Area of triangles. 4th period received their triangle practice sheets. 7th period will finish taking notes on Monday.
Wednesday, February 8th
Today we went over Workbook page 267  268 from yesterday. I reviewed each problem with the students then gave them about 10 minutes to work on it in class. Those who didn't finish will need to finish for homework tonight. Then, we reviewed all the types of triangles named according to their angles and then types of triangles named according to their sides. Then, learned how to find area of a triangle.
Tuesday, February 7th
Today students took their test over percents. Then, they had an opportunity to work on and turn in any missing assignments. Several students have missing assignments. It is the responsibility of the student to turn assignments in on the day in which they are due. Every day after the due date is 10 points off of the grade. Once an assignment is late a week or more it is graded out of a possible 50 points. In Advanced math there are several assignments which means several due dates, please adhere to the due dates.
Once students finished their test they were to work through Workbook pages 267268. Both pages reviewed finding area of quadrilaterals. Tomorrow we'll go over Workbook page 268 and grade 267. Students will receive 15 minutes in class to finish 267 prior to grading.
Homework: Continue working through this weeks weekly sheet.
Once students finished their test they were to work through Workbook pages 267268. Both pages reviewed finding area of quadrilaterals. Tomorrow we'll go over Workbook page 268 and grade 267. Students will receive 15 minutes in class to finish 267 prior to grading.
Homework: Continue working through this weeks weekly sheet.
Monday, February 6th
Today we went over all the material that will be covered on tomorrow's Percent Test. Then, we moved on to GEOMETRY!! We focused on Quadrilaterals today. However, I did find it necessary to review polygon's due to the excessive amount of students who have been mislabeling polygons on their homework. Therefore, we went over the polygons ranging from Triangle to Decagon. Then, students learned how to find the area of rectangles, parallelograms, squares, & a rhombus.
Tomorrow we'll have our Percent test and Practice area of quadrilaterals.
Homework: Complete Monday night's problems & study your notes!
Tomorrow we'll have our Percent test and Practice area of quadrilaterals.
Homework: Complete Monday night's problems & study your notes!
Friday, February 3rd
Today students took their notes test. Afterwards, everyone received a copy of next weeks homework sheet. Then, we went over what to look for on the Percent test. Monday we'll be moving on to Polygons & Area of Quadrilaterals.
Thursday, February 2nd
Today students continued to work through solving percent problems. We focused on more complicated word problems today. See paper below. We ended the class with students "Showing what they know" by completing a series of problems around the room.
Wednesday, February 1st
Today students continued to work through solving percent problems. Our main focus was percent word problems today. Percent word problems can be extremely tricky! However, we're gonna master those little tricksters! Tonight students need to complete one side of the worksheet that we read over in class. Then, tomorrow we'll check over that side together and work through the other side.
Homework sheet is due on Friday, February 3rd!
We also have a notes check on Friday!
Homework sheet is due on Friday, February 3rd!
We also have a notes check on Friday!
Tuesday, January 31st
Today students learned how to solve percent problems using the proportion equation that goes with percents. Then, students were given class time to make sure they've turned all assignments in to me.
Friday, January 27th
Today students learned how to find percent of a number. We learned how to solve simple percents through "mental math" and then how to use a proportion to solve.
Students were able to use the remainder of class time to finish a textbook page from yesterday. Then, they had Textbook page 115 #27  46 ODD to complete and turn in.
Students were able to use the remainder of class time to finish a textbook page from yesterday. Then, they had Textbook page 115 #27  46 ODD to complete and turn in.
Thursday, January 26th
Today we finished Textbook page 111 #3448 and students turned it in. Then, we went on to talk about "percent of a number".
Homework: Weekly sheet due tomorrow!
Homework: Weekly sheet due tomorrow!


Wednesday, January 25th
Today we began learning about percents. Yesterday at the end of class I gave students a glimpse into Percents and how easily they can be converted into decimals and fractions. At the start of class today I tested their comprehension and attention to detail over what I had said. Students had to work independently to match up percents with their decimal and fraction equals and create a model representation of the match they had chosen. I told them they were able to use any resource they had except for me...their math Google. After 610 minutes, their creativity was apparent in the models they were able to create and share with their classmates. Many students were able to match up all three (fraction, decimal, and percent) with little to no instruction. I was so proud of their investigative abilities!
Afterwards, I taught them how to convert percents to fractions and to decimals. Then, we went backwards...fractions to decimals and decimals to percents.
Tomorrow we'll practice to make sure we've got it down pat and move on to finding percent of a number.
Homework: Continue working through the weekly homework sheet!
Afterwards, I taught them how to convert percents to fractions and to decimals. Then, we went backwards...fractions to decimals and decimals to percents.
Tomorrow we'll practice to make sure we've got it down pat and move on to finding percent of a number.
Homework: Continue working through the weekly homework sheet!
Tuesday, January 24th
Today we took about 3 minutes for questions over the study guide. Then, students took their Unit test. Afterwards, they were able to utilize class time to finish or work on their weekly homework sheet.
Tomorrow we'll begin our Unit over Percents!!
Tomorrow we'll begin our Unit over Percents!!
Monday, January 23rd
Today students reviewed for their Unit test tomorrow! They received a hard copy of their Study Guide, worked through it for 15 minutes, and then we went over all the answers (see below).
Homework: Unit Test tomorrow. Also, Weekly homework sheet is due Friday. Students may work on it after their Unit test tomorrow!
Homework: Unit Test tomorrow. Also, Weekly homework sheet is due Friday. Students may work on it after their Unit test tomorrow!
Friday, January 20th
Today students worked with a partner to solve ratio, rate, and unit rate word problems through the use of proportions.
Then, we went over the entire task and students placed it in their notebooks.
Have a great weekend!
Then, we went over the entire task and students placed it in their notebooks.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, January 19th
Today students practiced determining which was the better buy when faced with two different amounts. They worked with partners to complete a practice task.
Wednesday, January 18th
Today in class we continued working through rates and unit rates. We completed a fun practice sheet that we glued into our notes. See below. Then, we moved on to learning how to determine the better buy. Be sure to help out next time you're considering getting the 2, 4, 6, or 12 pack of paper towels. Which one is really the better buy??
Homework: Continue working through this weeks (week 8) homework...Due Friday!!
Homework: Continue working through this weeks (week 8) homework...Due Friday!!
Tuesday, January 17th
Today in class we continued working through Proportions from Thursday & Friday. Students finished their Kuta practice sheet in class and turned it in to me. Then, we moved on to Rates & Unit Rates. We finished notes in 4th period and are half way finished in 7th period.
Homework: Work through weekly homework sheet "Week 8'...DUE FRIDAY!!!
Homework: Work through weekly homework sheet "Week 8'...DUE FRIDAY!!!
Friday, January 13th
Today in class students learned all about solving proportions through the use of cross products. We watched a brief Brainpop video introductory and then took notes. See notes below. Afterwards, students practiced proportions by completing a practice paper.
7th period: Homework sheet due on Tuesday!!!
7th period: Homework sheet due on Tuesday!!!
Thursday, January 12th
4th period: Today students were given approximately 9 minutes in class to complete Workbook pages 8384 that we began yesterday. Then, they had to carefully tear those pages out and turn them into me.
Then, we began learning about proportions. Students have already been working with proportions briefly they just didn't know that's what they're called. We began by watching a short video and then work through a flipchart. We started notes, but only got the definition down. We'll finish notes tomorrow and I'll post a photo. Homework: Weekly sheet is due tomorrow!!! 
7th period: Today we finished our graphing equivalent ratio notes from yesterday. Then, students were given approximately 10 minutes to complete Workbook pages 8384 after we went through each problem verbally. Those who did not finish will need to finish tonight for homework!
Then, we barely had to time start talking about proportions, so I showed the class two short videos. Tomorrow we'll work through a flipchart and take notes. Homework: Finish Workbook pages 8384 if you didn't complete in class today. Weekly sheet due on Tuesday, January 17th 
Wednesday, January 11th
Welcome back everyone!!
4th period: We were able to quickly review equivalent ratios through the aid of a quick video. Then, students took notes over "Graphing Equivalent Ratios". Most did just fine with this concept since it closely relates to functions. Then, students began working throught Workbook pages 8384. We'll finish 83 & 84 in class tomorrow. Homework: Weekly homework sheet will be due Friday, January 13th. (You guys received this last friday!) 
Welcome back everyone!!!
7th period: Today we reviewed equivalent ratios through the aid of completing Workbook page 79 #1, 6, 9, & 10. These were simply whole class review. Then, students watched a quick equivalent ratios video while cutting/pasting their notes into their notebook. We were able to complete page one of the notes below due to discussing the May field trip during 7th period. Letters went home about the field trip. Homework: Students received their weekly homework sheet, but it is not due until 1/17/17!!! 
Monday, January 9th & Tuesday, January 10th
SNOW DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I sure hope you've all enjoyed your additional time off. I know I have!
Unfortunately, time off = behind schedule. Therefore, below you'll find a very informative www.youtube.com video about "graphing equivalent ratios". If you'll all recall, Thursday & Friday (4th period) we discussed ratios and equivalent ratios (through the use of tables). On Friday (7th period) & Monday we were going to be graphing those equivalent ratios. This concept builds upon our knowledge of functions and rates. Basically, we'll be working real world applications of ratios/rates in which a graph will help us better understand the concept at hand. The video is rather lengthy, but provides excellent insight into graphing the ratios. We'll discuss the video and practice graphing when school resumes.
Unfortunately, time off = behind schedule. Therefore, below you'll find a very informative www.youtube.com video about "graphing equivalent ratios". If you'll all recall, Thursday & Friday (4th period) we discussed ratios and equivalent ratios (through the use of tables). On Friday (7th period) & Monday we were going to be graphing those equivalent ratios. This concept builds upon our knowledge of functions and rates. Basically, we'll be working real world applications of ratios/rates in which a graph will help us better understand the concept at hand. The video is rather lengthy, but provides excellent insight into graphing the ratios. We'll discuss the video and practice graphing when school resumes.
Friday, January 6th
Today we released parent pickup at 11:30 and Buses at 12:00 due to inclement weather in the forecast. Therefore, the only class that received any lesson was 4th period.
4th period checked and went over W79 #9 and #10, then we completed #17 together as a class. Afterward, we went to lunch and then watched about 15 minutes of Math Nets, The Trial of George Frankly.
Enjoy your snowy weekend!!!
4th period checked and went over W79 #9 and #10, then we completed #17 together as a class. Afterward, we went to lunch and then watched about 15 minutes of Math Nets, The Trial of George Frankly.
Enjoy your snowy weekend!!!
Thursday, January 5th
Merry Christmas to you all & a very happy new year!!
Tuesday, December 20th & Wednesday, December 21st
Tuesday's Schedule for exams:
1st period 8:00  9:00 4th period: 9:15  10:15 5th period: 10:30  11:30 Lunch: 11:30  12:30 Students will remain with connections teachers from 12:30  3:00 
Wednesday's Schedule for exams:
1st period 8:00  8:15 (attendance) 6th period 8:15  9:15 7th period 9:30  10:30 Movie in Mrs. Wood's Room 10:30  11:30 Lunch: 11:30  12:30 Students will remain with connections teachers from 12:30  3:00 
Monday, December 19th
Today students that must take the exam received their copy of the study guide. See below for a blank copy. All students have the answer key. They received all the answers before the end of class.
semester_one_study_guide.docx  
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Friday, December 16th
Today we had a Pep Rally & then students were in each class for about 40 minutes. Students used this time to finish up their graphs & math mystery.
Thursday, December 15th
Today students worked through a math mystery. We'll continue working through it tomorrow.
Also, check your child's agenda for their exemption status!
Also, check your child's agenda for their exemption status!
Wednesday, December 14th
Today students worked on completing their Gingerbread Man graphs and then some were able to move on to earning blue ribbons on Study Island.
graphing_characters.pdf  
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Tuesday, December 13th
Today we went to the Blairsville Cinema for our Field Trip.
7th period received Gingerbread men graphs and worked on them.
7th period received Gingerbread men graphs and worked on them.
Monday, December 12th
Today was the math benchmark! Hip Hip Hooray!! Both classes did amazing!!! I am super proud of you guys! Plus, a big shout out to my two 100%'s from 4th period! Way to go you guys!!
Friday, December 9th
Today students completed their Functions Quiz.
My gift to them was the only quiz that is identical to their study guide this semester! I think most of them weren't quite sure what to think. You're welcome guys!!
Have a great weekend! Remember, Monday is the math benchmark!
My gift to them was the only quiz that is identical to their study guide this semester! I think most of them weren't quite sure what to think. You're welcome guys!!
Have a great weekend! Remember, Monday is the math benchmark!
During NBI: see below
Thursday, December 8th
Today students received their Study Guides for the quiz tomorrow. They were given about 10 minutes to work independently on them in class and then we worked through each problem together. See key below.
Wednesday, December 7th
Today students practiced what they've learned. They first completed Workbook page 239 (and 240 for 4th period students), then they worked through a practice packet over real world function tables.
Homework: Make sure you have Tuesday & Wednesday night's problems in class tomorrow.
Homework: Make sure you have Tuesday & Wednesday night's problems in class tomorrow.
Tuesday, December 6th
Today students learned how to derive equations from given points on a linear graph. We first placed all the ordered pairs in ascending order in the ttable. From the ttable we were able to develop a rule from how we got from x to y. The rule led us to create our equations.
Homework: Tuesday & Wednesday night's problems will be checked on Thursday. I will have a sub tomorrow.
Also, Functions Quiz on Friday.
Homework: Tuesday & Wednesday night's problems will be checked on Thursday. I will have a sub tomorrow.
Also, Functions Quiz on Friday.
Monday, December 5th
Today students continued learning how to graph functions they'd derived from given values in a table. In 4th period, students worked along side partners to complete their task from Friday. In 7th period, we finished our notes over tables. Then, both classes began working through a practice packet.
Friday, December 2nd
4th period: Today we wrapped up deriving functions from tables. We reviewed several examples and then students learned how to graph the functions based upon the table.
Then, students worked independly on a few problems of their choice. 
7th period: Today students learned about functions and how input and output are related. They were able to determine a sequence in the x and y values of a given table to derive the function for that table. We took notes over Tables and their functions. Monday we'll learn how to graph functions based on the given values in the table.

Thursday, December 1st
Today we reviewed inequalities and then students took their quiz over inequalities. Then, we began notes over Tables & Their functions.
Wednesday, November 30th
Today we reviewed inequalities in the real world and finished notes from yesterday. Then, students began working through Workbook page 248 #610 and Workbook page 249 (the whole page). We were able to check both pages before the bell rang in 4th period, but not 7th.
7th period homework: W249 #18
Inequalities Quiz tomorrow...study this weeks notes! (btw, it's multiple choice)
7th period homework: W249 #18
Inequalities Quiz tomorrow...study this weeks notes! (btw, it's multiple choice)
Tuesday, November 29th
Today students completed the graphing inequalities practice sheet from yesterday. Then, we checked it and students stapled it into their notebooks. Then, students completed a task title, "When is it not equal?". The task went over real world applications of inequalities, graphing inequalities, and writing inequalities from graphs. We wrapped our class up by beginning notes over solutions to inequalities and compound inequalities. We'll finish the notes tomorrow.
Homework: Tuesday night's 5 problems & the task packet if you did not finish in class.
Homework: Tuesday night's 5 problems & the task packet if you did not finish in class.
Monday, november 28th
Today students learned how to graph inequalities and write inequalities from graphs. They also received a "graphing inequalities" practice sheet. The sheet will be completed in class tomorrow.
Homework: Monday night's 5 problems
Homework: Monday night's 5 problems
Friday, November 18th
Today in class students got to participate in Fun Math Friday.
In 4th period everyone played an intense Jeopardy game!! Congrats Red team for their big win against the Black team.
In 7th period the 5 who chose to "Code" sat in the back and got to code at their own pace on the IPad while everyone else played Jeopardy. Congrats to the Green team for their interesting win over the Purple team!
In 4th period everyone played an intense Jeopardy game!! Congrats Red team for their big win against the Black team.
In 7th period the 5 who chose to "Code" sat in the back and got to code at their own pace on the IPad while everyone else played Jeopardy. Congrats to the Green team for their interesting win over the Purple team!
Thursday, November 17th
Today we checked Wednesday night's homework & reviewed tonight's 5 problems. Then, students took their Equations Quiz! After the quiz they got to vote on what they'd like to do for Fun Math Friday tomorrow!!
4th period decided to play a Jeopardy game! Get ready 4th period....I put a "Just for Fun" column!!
7th period decided to "Code" through www.studio.code.org
Homework: Thursday night's 5 problems. Homework sheet is due tomorrow!
4th period decided to play a Jeopardy game! Get ready 4th period....I put a "Just for Fun" column!!
7th period decided to "Code" through www.studio.code.org
Homework: Thursday night's 5 problems. Homework sheet is due tomorrow!
Wednesday, November 16th
Today we checked Monday & Tuesday night's homework. Then, we checked and went over both textbook pages from Monday and yesterday. Afterwards, students learned how to solve multiplication and division equations with fractions.
Students all voted to take their Equations Quiz tomorrow. I agree...I think they're all prepared. So, please study your textbook pages tonight!!!!
Students all voted to take their Equations Quiz tomorrow. I agree...I think they're all prepared. So, please study your textbook pages tonight!!!!
Tuesday, November 15th
Today all classes went to the computer lab and took their "Prebenchmark Assessment I" on www.studyisland.com .
If you were absent or did not finish please complete.
Go to www.studyisland.com
Click on our class (should be on the screen once you login)
Click "Prebenchmark Assessment I"
There are 30 questions. The calculator is active...click "tools" in the right hand corner to find it.
You may use your notes!
Homework: Tuesday night's 5 problems...please make sure you have Monday & Tuesday both completed. We'll be checking them both!!
If you were absent or did not finish please complete.
Go to www.studyisland.com
Click on our class (should be on the screen once you login)
Click "Prebenchmark Assessment I"
There are 30 questions. The calculator is active...click "tools" in the right hand corner to find it.
You may use your notes!
Homework: Tuesday night's 5 problems...please make sure you have Monday & Tuesday both completed. We'll be checking them both!!
monday, November 14th
Today we quickly reviewed solving onestep addition and subtraction equations from last week. Then, students watched the second video posted below. Afterwards, they learned how to solve simple onestep multiplication and division problems.
I also wrote down the two textbook pages we'll complete in our notebooks. Tomorrow we'll be going to the computer lab to complete a "prebenchmark" assessment. Once students finish they can work on their textbook pages.
Homework: Monday night's 5 problems (we will not check this until Wednesday)
I also wrote down the two textbook pages we'll complete in our notebooks. Tomorrow we'll be going to the computer lab to complete a "prebenchmark" assessment. Once students finish they can work on their textbook pages.
Homework: Monday night's 5 problems (we will not check this until Wednesday)
Friday, November 11th
Today we finished notes over adding and subtracting equations. Then, students completed Textbook pages 184 #16, P. 187 #16, & p. 206 #16. We checked them once everyone was finished. I worked through T206 with them to make sure everyone was good on adding and subtracting with mixed numbers.
Thursday, November 10th
Today we watched the last half of the video posted on the left below. Then, students learned how to solve equations when addition and subtraction are involved. We worked through solving equations with regular whole numbers, decimals, and fractions/mixed numbers.
No Homework!
No Homework!
Wednesday, November 9th
Today students learned about Equations and how they must stay balanced. We watched part of the video on the left that I posted yesterday. Please take the time to watch the remainder of the video. It's not very entertaining but it is helpful. Then, we began notes over "OneStep addition and subtraction Equations". In 7th period, we didn't quite get to the notes...sorry.
Homework: Wednesday night's 5 problems.
Homework: Wednesday night's 5 problems.
Tuesday, November 8th
Today students took their Unit Test over Expressions. Tomorrow we'll begin class by checking Monday and Tuesday night's homework problems. Then, we'll move on to EQUATIONS!! Please see videos below for an intro!
Homework: Make sure Monday & Tuesday night's problems are completed!
Homework: Make sure Monday & Tuesday night's problems are completed!


Monday, November 7th
Today students finished the "Evaluating Expressions" Around the room task with partners or in small groups. Then, we worked through the study guide together. Test is tomorrow.
Friday, November 4th
Today students were given 15 minutes to finish Textbook page 91 #1122. Then, we checked the answers and I worked through any they had difficulty solving. Afterward, students received a hard copy of their Study Guide for Tuesday's test & they received their homework sheet for next week. Please pay close attention to the note I wrote on the homework sheet. Due to a test Tuesday and needing to study Monday & Tuesday's homework assignments will not be checked until Wednesday.
We ended our class with students working in small groups or with a partner to evaluate expressions posted around the room. Monday we'll finish solving those problems, go over them, and students will receive answers to the study guide.
Have a great weekend!
We ended our class with students working in small groups or with a partner to evaluate expressions posted around the room. Monday we'll finish solving those problems, go over them, and students will receive answers to the study guide.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, November 3rd
Today students learned how to evaluate expressions when given a value for the variable. They evaluated each expression by substituting the value given for each variable. See notes below.
We also began working through Textbook page 91 #1122. This will be completed IN CLASS and in our notebooks. It will be included as part of the next notebook check.
Homework: Thursday night's 5 problems on the homework sheet (we went through each one of them in class and students made notes on their homework about #3, #4, & #5. They may use a calculator)
We also began working through Textbook page 91 #1122. This will be completed IN CLASS and in our notebooks. It will be included as part of the next notebook check.
Homework: Thursday night's 5 problems on the homework sheet (we went through each one of them in class and students made notes on their homework about #3, #4, & #5. They may use a calculator)
Wednesday, November 2nd
Today we continued creating equivalent expressions. We practiced what we've been learning today with partners. After students had been given ample time to complete their practice with a partner they were given a POP QUIZ!! Students in 4th period seemed to do magnificent with this, however my 7th period will need to work through another day of equivalent expressions. No worries though!
Homework: Just Wednesday night's 5 problems (many should have finished in class today as we previewed the material)
Homework: Just Wednesday night's 5 problems (many should have finished in class today as we previewed the material)
Tuesday, November 1st
Today we checked Monday night's homework. I reminded students of the intention of the weekly sheets. The only way a student will NOT make a 100% is if they do not have it completed the day we check it (10 points deducted for that day), they do not show their work when the directions asked for it (2 points deducted), or they skip a problem (2 points deducted).
The homework is a review and a preview. It is meant to help students be successful throughout the school year. Plus, we preview each night the day they have to complete it.
In class today, we finished continued working through Equivalent Expressions. See notes below.
Homework: Tuesday night's 5 problems (most problems should already be solved...I went through each in class and did part of #3 and #5 with them)
The homework is a review and a preview. It is meant to help students be successful throughout the school year. Plus, we preview each night the day they have to complete it.
In class today, we finished continued working through Equivalent Expressions. See notes below.
Homework: Tuesday night's 5 problems (most problems should already be solved...I went through each in class and did part of #3 and #5 with them)
Monday, October 31st
Today students received their weekly homework sheets. Those in 4th period actually received theirs on Friday of last week. Congrats...you guys had a head start.
Unfortunately, I had to be absent today due to a death in the family. Therefore, students practiced using simplifying expressions. They also received class time to complete tonight's 5 homework problems.
Homework: Monday night's 5 problems (it should already be complete since they had class time)
Unfortunately, I had to be absent today due to a death in the family. Therefore, students practiced using simplifying expressions. They also received class time to complete tonight's 5 homework problems.
Homework: Monday night's 5 problems (it should already be complete since they had class time)
Friday, October 28th
Today students turned in their weekly homework sheet. We began notes over the distributive property & factoring. See below.
Thursday, October 27th
Today students finished notes over simplifying expressions. They even got a preview of "Factoring" through the use of GCF. Students also got a practice sheet and began working through it. We'll finish it tomorrow.
Homework: Thursday night's assignment.
Homework: Thursday night's assignment.
Wednesday, October 26th
Today students learned how to combine Like terms...also known as simplifying expressions. This is a rather complicated lesson at first due to all the variables and numbers all being together. However, students will eventually get it and do very well with the concept.
Homework: Complete Wednesday night's page if you haven't already!
Homework: Complete Wednesday night's page if you haven't already!
Tuesday, October 25th
Today we continued translating words into expressions. However, we concentrated on 2 step expressions. See notes below.
Homework: Complete Tuesday night's assignment.
Homework: Complete Tuesday night's assignment.
Monday, October 24th
Today we reviewed words we use in math that mean the same as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Then we translated mathematical phrases into algebraic & numerical expressions. We completed workbook page 163 in class together. Students also received a weekly homework sheet today. You'll need to have Monday nights assignment completed before class tomorrow or 10 points will automatically be deducted from your overall homework grade.
Thursday, October 20th
Today students were given an opportunity to ask any questions they had about the study guide. Then, they took their quiz over Exponents & PEMDAS. Afterwards, we cut/pasted the "Using Variables" foldable into our notebooks.
If you didn't quite finish the layout is below. Tomorrow we'll take notes & learn all about variables in math!
All grades were finalized at 3:00 pm this afternoon. Any missing assignments became ZEROS! Students were notified of all missing assignments on October 3rd, 7th, 14th, 17th, 18th, & 19th.
If you didn't quite finish the layout is below. Tomorrow we'll take notes & learn all about variables in math!
All grades were finalized at 3:00 pm this afternoon. Any missing assignments became ZEROS! Students were notified of all missing assignments on October 3rd, 7th, 14th, 17th, 18th, & 19th.
Wednesday, October 19th
Today students got 1520 minutes to work on their Order of Operations Leaves. Those who did not finish must finish for homework tonight.
Then, we played "I have, who has" and recorded it in our notebooks.
Students also received a Study Guide for their quiz tomorrow.
Then, we played "I have, who has" and recorded it in our notebooks.
Students also received a Study Guide for their quiz tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 18th
Today students finished notes over the Order of Operations and received their "Leaf" (practice sheet).
Homework: Begin working on the Leaf problems (I'll only give you 1015 minutes in class tomorrow to work on it) 

Monday, October 17th
Today students reviewed the order of operations with PEMDAS. I told them to forget about old Aunt Sally. Ask them the story.
Homework: Workbook pages 145146 (review of exponents)
Homework: Workbook pages 145146 (review of exponents)
Friday, October 14th
Today students learned how to solve negative exponents. They totally rocked it!!!
Thursday, October 13th
Today we began our unit over Expressions. We started by calling out the differences between Expressions & Equations, because our next set of standards are "EE" standards. "EE" stands for Expressions & Equations. Then, students watched a short BrainPop video over Exponents and we took notes using an interactive foldable.
homework: Please finish solving the expressions in your notes.
homework: Please finish solving the expressions in your notes.
Friday, October 7th
Today students who had turned all their assignments in to me and didn't owe anything got to "CODE" on www.studio.code.org. Those who owed me assignments worked on completing them.
Have a great Fall break!!
Have a great Fall break!!
Thursday, October 6th
Today students turned in their completed Character Graphs. Then, they worked solo, with a partner, or in a small group of three to complete a performance task over our unit of the Coordinate Plane. The performance Task can be found on Workbook pages 387390. Once they completed the task they turned it in to me. If you did not finish the task in class please finish it tonight for homework!!
Wednesday, October 5th
Today we recapped Reflections in the Coordinate Plane & Coordinate Geometry. Together we reviewed Workbook pages 381 and 385. Then, students were given class time to work on their Character graphs.
Tuesday, October 4th
Today students turned in workbook pages 372374. I was saddened to find out that some did not finish for homework last night, therefore theirs should be turned in tomorrow and it will be late!! Then, we finished our notes over "Coordinate Geometry". Tomorrow we'll practice what we've learned through two interactive flipcharts and I'll allow about 1015 minutes of class time to work on Character Graphs. Character graphs are due Thursday!!
Monday, October 3rd
Today students took their very first Notes Test! Once they finished they were instructed to finish Workbook pages 372374 from Friday and turn them in. Those who did not finish MUST finish tonight for HOMEWORK!!!
Then, we moved on to "Coordinate Geometry". We were able to get through 3 examples in 4th period (please finish the 4th one at home) and only 1.5 examples in 7th period. Tomorrow we'll finish our notes over "Coordinate Geometry" and practice what we've learned!
Then, we moved on to "Coordinate Geometry". We were able to get through 3 examples in 4th period (please finish the 4th one at home) and only 1.5 examples in 7th period. Tomorrow we'll finish our notes over "Coordinate Geometry" and practice what we've learned!
Friday, September 30th
Today we continued practicing reflections in the coordinate plane. Then, students completed Workbook pages 372374. We'll check them together on Monday. Please remember, Monday is your first Notes Check!!!
Practice subtracing integers at this cool website: Fruit Shoot
Practice subtracing integers at this cool website: Fruit Shoot
Thursday, September 29th
Today students learned all about Reflections in the Coordinate plane after a brief lecture over leaving your materials behind in class!! See notes below. Students also wrote the due date for their Character graphs down in their Agenda's.
Character graph due date posted above! It must be colored!
Character graph due date posted above! It must be colored!
Wednesday, September 28th
Today students took their Operations of Integer's test. Then, they each received their personal character graph. Each student picked one of four character graphs on Monday. I made exact copies. If you happen to mess yours up or lose it you'll need to pay me 3 Rebel passes for a new one and wait one school day for the copy.
Character Graphs are DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th!!!!!!!! If you know you will not be here that day or the next you need to turn yours in prior to that! These will be taken as a quiz grade.
Character Graphs are DUE ON THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th!!!!!!!! If you know you will not be here that day or the next you need to turn yours in prior to that! These will be taken as a quiz grade.
Tuesday, September 27th
Today students participated in a fun, competitive, and interactive www.socrative.com review using the questions from their study guides. Each student received the correct answers to the study guide by participating in the review game. The winning team will receive 5 bonus points on Wednesday's test!
Homework: Study for tomorrow's test!!
Homework: Study for tomorrow's test!!
Monday, September 26th
Today we moved on to Coordinate Planes!! Students learned about all 4 quadrants of the coordinate plane & how to graph the points in each. They also learned how to graph points like (6, 3.5).
Students also received their study guides for Wednesday's test over operations of Integer's!!
Students also received their study guides for Wednesday's test over operations of Integer's!!
Friday, September 23rd
Today we quickly reviewed what we learned yesterday about multiplying & dividing integers with an 8minute partner activity. Then, we went over all of our answers. Since it's Friday I thought I'd give everyone something fun to do, so we practiced multiplying & dividing integers with a "colorbynumbers" activity. MANY students didn't finish. I'm pretty confident they didn't finish because they could work with a partner or a small group which meant...socialize.
Homework: If you didn't finish your "Parrot" you must finish it this weekend! 



Thursday, September 22nd
Today students took a short quiz over adding & subtracting integers after we thoroughly went through the study guide from last night. Then, we took notes over multiplying & dividing integers. I'm hoping they will all catch on to the rules pretty quick.
Wednesday, September 21st
Today students continued exploring the wonderful world of adding and subtracting integers with a fun station rotation. Students worked in small groups to rotate through 4 stations that explored ways to add and subtract integers.
Homework: 12 question study guide for your 12 question quiz tomorrow.
Homework: 12 question study guide for your 12 question quiz tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 20th
Today students continue practicing adding and subtracting integers. I want to make certain we get this down pat!! This is a concept that they'll use from now on! We did a Hot Air Balloon task with partners. This task comes from the state frameworks. Its meant to help students full grasp the concept of what happens when we subtract a negative number and why it's like we're really adding something. Many students did well with the concept of adding or taking away sand bags or gas bags from the balloons. Students also worked independently, with a partner, or in a small group of three. This was not meant to be a graded assessment, but a formative one (it provided me with the information I needed to move on).
Homework: Enjoy your evening!
Homework: Enjoy your evening!
Monday, September 19th
Today students continued learning how to add and subtract integers. We learned how to use a number line to illustrate adding and subtracting equations. See notes below.
Homework: Subtraction of Integers Practice sheet (12 problems)
Homework: Subtraction of Integers Practice sheet (12 problems)
Friday, September 16th
Today students illustrated their understanding of addition of integers by completing two practice sheets. Then, we watched the super cool, yet hilarious, video below. After the video we took notes over "Subtracting Integers"...SUBTRACTION IS A LIE!! (watch the video)
Have a great weekend!!
Have a great weekend!!
Thursday, September 15th
Today students worked through a really cool Flipchart over addition of integers using 2colored counters. After using 2colored counters we then took notes and students turned in a quick "Ticket out the Door" before they left for the day!
Homework: Have a great afternoon!
Homework: Have a great afternoon!
Wednesday, September 14th
Today students took their quiz over "Integer's". Then, they learned what a "zero pair" is and worked through adding integers with twocolored counters.
Tuesday, September 13th
Today we continued learning all about Absolute Value! We finished our notes. Then, I wanted to review a few concepts of ordering rational numbers from least to greatest, so we looked over Workbook page 367 together (just looked at it!). Then, students had class time to complete Workbook pages 361 and 362. Students also received a hard copy of their Study Guide for tomorrow's quiz!
Homework: Workbook pages 361362 if you didn't finish in class & STUDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Homework: Workbook pages 361362 if you didn't finish in class & STUDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Monday, September 12th
Today we checked our Textbook 334 homework from Friday. Then, students worked through Workbook page 355 #112 while watching the video below over "Comparing Fractions". This was a simple review from Friday's lesson. Everyone did awesome! Then, we moved on to Absolute Value. We were able to glue in our foldable, but that was about it. Tomorrow we'll continue Absolute Value.
Homework: No homework unless you never turned in Textbook page 334 #16, 1119.
Homework: No homework unless you never turned in Textbook page 334 #16, 1119.
Friday, September 9th
Today we expanded our knowledge of integers to rational numbers!! You guys blew me out of the park with comparing and ordering today!!! Way to go 4th & 7th period!!!
We took notes (see below), then students were each given a rational number. Without speaking students had to order themselves in the room from least to greatest. Then, we quietly walked outside under the awning to plot ourselves on an extremely large number line! It was way cool. Everyone got it correct!!! You people amaze me!! Now, if you can just retain those fabulous skills for our Integer's quiz on Wednesday we'll be in good shape!!
Have a great weekend!!
We took notes (see below), then students were each given a rational number. Without speaking students had to order themselves in the room from least to greatest. Then, we quietly walked outside under the awning to plot ourselves on an extremely large number line! It was way cool. Everyone got it correct!!! You people amaze me!! Now, if you can just retain those fabulous skills for our Integer's quiz on Wednesday we'll be in good shape!!
Have a great weekend!!
Thursday, September 8th
Today students learned what integers in the real world look like! Then, we learned all about opposites!! I'll post a picture of the flipchart tomorrow morning.
Homework: See photo below
Homework: See photo below
Wednesday, September 7th
Today students were given a second day to finish their test! I'm beginning to believe I put too many problems on there. Students also received an intro sheet to "Integers in Our World". I gave them this to try and work through so I could see what they know and don't know about Integers. I told them to please take the paper home and try to finish it the best they could. It is NOT for a grade!!
Friday, September 2nd
Today students took their Unit 1 Exam. SEVERAL students DID NOT FINISH!!!! I fear they didn't study hard enough and that's why they didn't quite finish today. For all those who did not finish...PLEASE take the weekend to study and be prepared to finish on Wednesday!!!!
Thursday, September 1st
Today we worked through our Study Guide with a friendly competition using www.socrative.com
The winning teams from each class get 5 Bonus points on their test tomorrow!!! Way to go you Awesome people!!
The winning teams from each class get 5 Bonus points on their test tomorrow!!! Way to go you Awesome people!!
Wednesday, August 31st
Today we wrapped up our Unit 1 lessons! Yay!!!
We learned how to pick apart division of fraction word problems and solve those bad boys!! It's all about what you have...that's what you're starting with. All students now possess a hard copy of the Study Guide. Tomorrow in class we'll be working through the study guide with a friendly competition. Might I suggest you work through your study guide tonight in order to get a head start.
Notes check will also be tomorrow!!
We learned how to pick apart division of fraction word problems and solve those bad boys!! It's all about what you have...that's what you're starting with. All students now possess a hard copy of the Study Guide. Tomorrow in class we'll be working through the study guide with a friendly competition. Might I suggest you work through your study guide tonight in order to get a head start.
Notes check will also be tomorrow!!
Tuesday, August 30th
Today we completed our dividing fractions & mixed numbers notes! I decided to push our test to Friday instead of Thursday. One extra day will do everyone some good. However, feel free to download the Study Guide above.
Homework: Workbook page 53. (Please use your notes when working through homework!)
Homework: Workbook page 53. (Please use your notes when working through homework!)
Monday, August 29th
Today we recapped multiplying fractions. Then we watched the super cool video below about dividing fractions. WARNING: It will get stuck in your head!! Then, we moved on to notes...See below. We'll continue dividing fractions tomorrow.
Friday, August 26th
Today we finished notes over multiplying fractions. This was just a simple review from elementary. However, I did feel it necessary to keep in our notebooks!! In 7th period, we were able to solve 10 problems that were posted around the room...and under the desks. Sorry if your child came home dusty. :(
< Improper fraction (real world visual)
Cracks me up every time I look at it!
< Improper fraction (real world visual)
Cracks me up every time I look at it!
Thursday, August 25th
Today we finished working through our decimal word problems sheet. Then, we moved on to review how to change mixed numbers into Improper Fractions & how to change Improper Fractions back into Mixed Numbers. This is simply a review from elementary school. Tomorrow we'll multiply fractions.
WEdnesday, August 24th
Today we checked homework and then worked through the word problems from yesterday. I anticipated students struggling with the word problems and I was right. However, today was an eye opening experience. Tomorrow we'll finish the sheet and move on to remembering mixed numbers and improper fractions!
Tuesday, August 23rd
Homework will be gone over tomorrow, but not checked!
Monday, August 22nd
Hi to all my kiddos!!! I apologize...I'll be absent today. :( I've had a family emergency. However, I've left you in good hands. Mrs. Angel will be taking good care of you. I've left VERY detailed plans. You'll be finishing the Long Division notes from Friday (4th period) and then taking notes over dividing decimals. ALL of this is just a review from Elementary school so you should be just fine. I left a video of me giving you notes over "dividing decimals". You'll also see the notes below.
You're homework will not be checked until Wednesday of this week!! However, when we check it on Wednesday it'll only be 1 punch in the card. (sorry)
You're homework will not be checked until Wednesday of this week!! However, when we check it on Wednesday it'll only be 1 punch in the card. (sorry)
Friday, August 19th
Today we continued reviewing multiplying decimals. Students finished Workbook 25. They learned what "8x" meant on the directions for #'s 13  18. 8 and "x" are "side by side", therefore they're being multiplied together. "X" is called a variable. Variables are letter we use in math to represent numbers that may change. On #'s 13  18 there are several different values for "x". We worked number #13 together and got an answer of "4.0", then we worked #14 out together and got an answer of "18.4".
On page 25: students had to do
Have a GREAT weekend!!!
On page 25: students had to do
 #112 (your choice...any 6 problems)
 #1518 (your choice...any 2 problems)
 #18 and #19
Have a GREAT weekend!!!
Thursday, August 18th
Today we reviewed how to multiply decimals! Students pasted notes into their notebooks from a handout. Then, we worked through it together. Students also worked through Workbook page 25. They had to do ANY 6 problems (#112)...their choice.
REMEMBER: Homework sheet is due tomorrow!!
REMEMBER: Homework sheet is due tomorrow!!
Wednesday, August 17th
Today we checked our homework paper. Then, students were allowed to ask any questions they had prior to the quiz. Students took their quiz and then worked on multiplying decimals. Tomorrow we'll be multiplying decimals and then move on to Long Division.
Tuesday, August 16th
Today we finished example 5 from our word problems yesterday, students turned in Workbook page 47 #115 and then we reviewed homework from last night. Students also worked with a partner to play a quick review game over LCM and GCF. Our QUIZ is tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What DO I STUDY????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In your notes....look over
What DO I STUDY????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In your notes....look over
 GCF notes (pay attention to examples)
 LCM notes (pay attention to examples)
 Word problems (from yesterday...2 quiz questions came from here!!)
 Homework problems from last night. (2 quiz questions came from here!!)
Monday, August 15th
Today we worked through GCF/LCM word problems. We still have one more to complete. Also, students did NOT get time in class to finish Workbook page 47 #115 so they'll need to finish at home tonight.
Homework sheet: Monday night's problems due tomorrow (there are only 4 problems so it should be super easy)
Homework sheet: Monday night's problems due tomorrow (there are only 4 problems so it should be super easy)
Friday, August 12th
Today students learned how to find the LCM of a set of numbers. See notes below. Then, they proved their understanding by completing workbook page 47 #115. Those who didn't finish will be given 5 minutes Monday to finish up!
Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 11th
Today students learned how to find the GCF by using the Sled/Ladder method and proved their understanding by completing workbook page 43 #115.
Homework tonight!!
Homework tonight!!
Wednesday, August 10th
Today we reviewed students previous understanding of GCF (Greatest Common Factor). Many students were able to recall what factors were and how to find the greatest one that two or more share. We checked homework and then took notes over "GCF". Students also began working through Workbook page 43. We'll finish page 43 tomorrow in class.
Please be sure to complete your Wednesday night's homework problems if you haven't already.
Please be sure to complete your Wednesday night's homework problems if you haven't already.
Tuesday, August 9th
Today we checked last nights homework problem and then set up our notebooks. SEVERAL students did not have their necessary materials for class. They will need to set their notebook up at home.
Front cover: first and last name, "Math Notes", Class period/Morgan
Inside front cover: We cut out our spreadsheet for our Table of Contents. Please glue it into the front cover.
Page 1: students were given a Constructed Response (real world word problem) that they glued on the page, then solved.
Page 2: Beginning of tomorrow's notes (divisibility rules)
Please be sure and complete tonight's homework.
Front cover: first and last name, "Math Notes", Class period/Morgan
Inside front cover: We cut out our spreadsheet for our Table of Contents. Please glue it into the front cover.
Page 1: students were given a Constructed Response (real world word problem) that they glued on the page, then solved.
Page 2: Beginning of tomorrow's notes (divisibility rules)
Please be sure and complete tonight's homework.
Monday, August 8th
Today we reviewed the Class Introductory powerpoint. Students also received the Syllabus for Advanced mathematics.
Homework sheets went home with students for the week. Please keep in mind, homework will be a review for the first few weeks. Don't get too used to easy peasy problems.
Homework sheets went home with students for the week. Please keep in mind, homework will be a review for the first few weeks. Don't get too used to easy peasy problems.
Please look over the curriculum map below and familiarize yourself with what lies ahead...
Mrs. Morgan's Class Supply Wish List
 5Star 3Subject Spiral notebook
 1 composition book
 No. 2 pencils
 Highlighters
 Colored Pencils
 OPTIONAL> Papermate colored felttip marker pens (assorted pack)
 I use these to write notes for the students. In the past, I've found most students prefer to take notes using the same pens and same colors. However, it's simply a student preference.