Wednesday, October 17th
Today we reviewed our study guide for tomorrow's Expressions quiz. Then, students got into groups of 56 and competed in a friendly game of Battle Royale that worked through all of the standards covered on the quiz. Congrats to the Pink Princesses in 1st Period and the Purple Pirates in 4th period!
Tomorrow is the Expressions Quiz!!! See key to study guide below
Also, no weekly homework sheet this week!
Tomorrow is the Expressions Quiz!!! See key to study guide below
Also, no weekly homework sheet this week!
Key to the Expressions Study guide
Friday, October 12th
Today we learned how to apply our current understanding of the distributive property and factoring to expressions involving variables. Students have been using the distributive property in combination with the GCF to factor and rewrite addition problems for the last month on their weekly spiral homework. Today they got to see how these problems have impacted what we're currently learning. Students were amazed at how easy today's lesson came to them based on their previous knowledge.
We finished our notes and then students worked independently through a distributive property maze. They were able to ask 3 students that surrounded them for assistance if needed. Then, after 13 minutes we went over all the answers to the maze. We have a 98% success rate in both Advanced classes!
Students also received their Study Guide for the Expressions Test that will be given next Thursday! Next week students will not receive a weekly homework sheet due to the shortness of the week. Instead they'll focus on their Test and any other additional assignments they may accumulate.
We finished our notes and then students worked independently through a distributive property maze. They were able to ask 3 students that surrounded them for assistance if needed. Then, after 13 minutes we went over all the answers to the maze. We have a 98% success rate in both Advanced classes!
Students also received their Study Guide for the Expressions Test that will be given next Thursday! Next week students will not receive a weekly homework sheet due to the shortness of the week. Instead they'll focus on their Test and any other additional assignments they may accumulate.
Thursday, October 11th
Today we continued working with combining like terms and creating equivalent expressions. We finally mastered Quizlet Live!! It took us 2 days, but we got there! :)
Students worked in small groups to compete in solving equivalent expressions through Quizlet live. Then, we reviewed equivalent expressions through use of distributing and factoring. 

Wednesday, October 10th
Today we continued combining like terms. Students finished notes and we began an interactive Quizlet Live. We'll continue with Quizlet live tomorrow.
Tuesday, October 9th
Today we reviewed Properties from yesterday and then moved on to learning about "Like Terms". We've already covered the meaning of "Term" in math, but haven't covered the topic of Like terms. We watched a humorous video about a gentleman placing an insane order in a fast food restaurant to get us hooked into the topic. Then, we discussed how the order could be simplified. Afterwards, students were given their own term and asked to group themselves together according to those within the room that had the same "type" of term they did.
After we discussed our grouping of terms we began notes.
After we discussed our grouping of terms we began notes.
Monday, October 8th
Today we finished Evaluating Expressions. Then, reviewed Mathematical Properties through whiteboard problems. Then, we took notes.


Friday, October 5th
Today we practiced evaluating with partners using more complicated expressions. We'll finish our partner evaluations on Monday.
Thursday, October 4th
Today we finished our Evaluating Expressions notes and then began practicing.
Wednesday, October 3rd
Today we had our 2nd notebook check. Then, we continued practicing translating algebraic expressions for about 10 minutes.
Afterwards, we moved on to learning about Evaluating Expressions. In order to evaluate expressions you're given the value of each variable within the expression and then you're fully set up to simplify the expression.
Afterwards, we moved on to learning about Evaluating Expressions. In order to evaluate expressions you're given the value of each variable within the expression and then you're fully set up to simplify the expression.
Tuesday, October 2nd
Today we continued learning how to translate phrases in to algebraic expressions. We finished our notes which included a few complex translations. Then, students completed a cut/paste/match activity with a partner or independently (student choice) for a grade.
Monday, October 1st
Today students received their weekly homework sheets and then they had time to finish their PEMDAS Leaf in class. They finished, we checked, glued them in, and colored them. Then, we began learning all about variables in math and algebraic expressions!!
Friday, September 28th
Today we practiced Order of Operations. Students participated in a fun and interactive Scavenger hunt. 4th period got pretty competitive!!
Thursday, September 27th
Today we continued working through Order of Operations. We finished our notes and students had the rest of class to work with a partner to complete 24 problems on a Fall Leaf. The leaf will go in our notebooks on the next page. This is NOT additional homework. We'll finish it in class tomorrow.
Wednesday, September 26th
Today we quickly reviewed tonight's homework column. Then, we reviewed Exponents from yesterday as well and went over an exponent of zero.
Afterwards, we began Order of Operations. Today was the first full day in our 4th Unit (Expressions). We are now entering the world of ALGEBRA! I know many people have their fears of algebra and a slight hatred towards it, but I hope to change minds! I LOVE algebra!!! Hopefully some of my love for the material will rub off on my students.
Afterwards, we began Order of Operations. Today was the first full day in our 4th Unit (Expressions). We are now entering the world of ALGEBRA! I know many people have their fears of algebra and a slight hatred towards it, but I hope to change minds! I LOVE algebra!!! Hopefully some of my love for the material will rub off on my students.
Tuesday, September 25th
Today I was absent. I sure did miss everyone!
Students took their Open Notebook Quiz over the Coordinate Plane. Then, they received their Exponent Doodle notes. Tomorrow we'll review the Doodle Notes. 

Monday, September 24th
Today we wrapped up our Lesson over Reflections in the Coordinate Plane. We finished notes and students worked with a partner to complete a Reflection packet. After about 1015 minutes we reviewed the packet together.
Tomorrow is our Open Notebook Quiz over the Coordinate Plane.
Tomorrow is our Open Notebook Quiz over the Coordinate Plane.
Friday, September 21st
Today students began learning about Reflections in the Coordinate plane. In 1st period we ALMOST finished our notes, but in 4th period we didn't get started with them. 4th period is just a tad behind schedule. No worries though!!
REMEMBER, your Character Graph is DUE on MONDAY!!! It must be colored and is a TEST GRADE!!! 

Thursday, September 20th
Today we continued working with distance on the coordinate plane. Students were able to get a good grasp of finding distance through 1) identifying whether or not ordered pairs were in the same quadrant, and 2) either finding the difference of their absolute values or the sum of their absolute values.
Tomorrow we'll look over character graphs one last time and then begin Reflections!
Tomorrow we'll look over character graphs one last time and then begin Reflections!
Wednesday, September 19th
Today students got to see the character graphs completed. Then, they had about 10 minutes to ask me questions over their Character Graphs. We won't work on character graphs in class tomorrow, but we will on Friday.
Then, in 1st period students completed notes over Distance & Polygon's in the Coordinate Plane and began a Nearpod lesson over using distance and maps in the coordinate plane.
In 4th period, we're a bit behind. SEVERAL kiddos had multiple clarification questions on their Character graphs. They will need to finish the last two segments of today's notes for homework. See photo below. Tomorrow in 4th period I'll be canceling our warmup to offset our schedule.
Then, in 1st period students completed notes over Distance & Polygon's in the Coordinate Plane and began a Nearpod lesson over using distance and maps in the coordinate plane.
In 4th period, we're a bit behind. SEVERAL kiddos had multiple clarification questions on their Character graphs. They will need to finish the last two segments of today's notes for homework. See photo below. Tomorrow in 4th period I'll be canceling our warmup to offset our schedule.
Tuesday, September 18th
Today we quickly reviewed tonight's column of homework problems on the weekly sheet. Then, students had 5 minutes of class time to ask me questions over their Character Graphs and work on them.
Then, we moved on to learning about Polygon's in the Coordinate plane. One of the standards in this unit (MGSE6.G.3) covers graphing polygon's on a coordinate plane. Students must be able to graph the polygon, label it, identify it, and complete various investigations about it.
We cut/pasted notes and then students worked through a brief Nearpod lesson. The code to the Nearpod lesson is : VCKGQ
Then, we moved on to learning about Polygon's in the Coordinate plane. One of the standards in this unit (MGSE6.G.3) covers graphing polygon's on a coordinate plane. Students must be able to graph the polygon, label it, identify it, and complete various investigations about it.
We cut/pasted notes and then students worked through a brief Nearpod lesson. The code to the Nearpod lesson is : VCKGQ
Monday, September 17th
Today students received their weekly homework sheet and had class time to complete the entire column for tonight. Then, students received their Character graph. Graphs are due on Monday, September 24th. They must be colored!!!
After reviewing how to graph each Shape 1 on all graphs except for Darth Vader, students completed a "selfpaced" Nearpod lesson (Code = TYEGX). Then, they had to complete a Coordinate plane practice sheet to "show what they know". This sheet is NOT for a grade. We'll be going over it in class tomorrow and then moving on to Polygon's in the coordinate plane.
After reviewing how to graph each Shape 1 on all graphs except for Darth Vader, students completed a "selfpaced" Nearpod lesson (Code = TYEGX). Then, they had to complete a Coordinate plane practice sheet to "show what they know". This sheet is NOT for a grade. We'll be going over it in class tomorrow and then moving on to Polygon's in the coordinate plane.
Friday, September 14th
Today we finished our notes over the Coordinate plane foldable and then students chose their Character Graph they want to complete for their next project.
They'll receive Character Graphs on Monday.
They'll receive Character Graphs on Monday.
Thursday, September 13th
Today students took their quiz over Integers and turned in their study guides. After each student finished their quiz, they cut/paste a foldable about graphing ordered pairs in the coordinate plane into their notebook.
Wednesday, September 12th
Today we quickly reviewed our homework sheet. Then, students worked with a partner on a review of our Integer's unit. This unit is quite small and fairly easy compared to Unit 1. Tomorrow they'll quiz over the unit and then we'll move on to the Coordinate Plane.
Tuesday, September 11th
Monday, September 10th
Today students received their weekly homework sheet. We're still keeping it short and sweet throughout the first 9 weeks. Then, we finished notes over Conversions between fractions and decimals. Then, students completed a Studentpaced Nearpod lesson as a Ticket Out the Door.
Friday, September 7th
Today we graded the weekly homework sheet in class. Then, students took their first notebook check (basically an easy 100%). Afterwards, students had time to turn in any corrections and work on missing assignments. We'll pick back up with conversions on Monday and then move on to Absolute Value.


Thursday, September 6th
Today students finished notes over Rational numbers. Then, they worked with a partner for 10 minutes to complete a paper over locating, comparing, and ordering rational numbers. Afterwards, we graded the paper in class. Tomorrow we'll learn how to convert fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions.
Weekly homework sheet, corrections to failing assignments, and missing work are due TOMORROW!!!! 

Wednesday, September 5th
Today students in 1st period finished their Nearpod lesson. Then, they completed the Integers in the real world assignment.
Afterwards, we moved on to discussing what we already know about the number line and the position of numbers on the number line. This led us into Rational Numbers. Rational numbers include integers, whole numbers, and counting numbers. We glued a number line to use as a reference in our notebooks and then began our notes over Rational numbers.
Afterwards, we moved on to discussing what we already know about the number line and the position of numbers on the number line. This led us into Rational Numbers. Rational numbers include integers, whole numbers, and counting numbers. We glued a number line to use as a reference in our notebooks and then began our notes over Rational numbers.


Tuesday, September 4th
Today students received their week 5 homework sheet. This week is the half way mark of the 1st 9 weeks. Any and all missing assignments along with corrections are due by Friday!!
Students worked through a studentpaced Nearpod lesson over Integers today. Then, they received a practice sheet to illustrate their understanding.
1st period got behind due to pictures so we'll finish tomorrow.
Students worked through a studentpaced Nearpod lesson over Integers today. Then, they received a practice sheet to illustrate their understanding.
1st period got behind due to pictures so we'll finish tomorrow.
Thursday, August 30th
Today students turned in their weekly homework sheets for me to grade (yay me). Then, I provided them with time to ask questions about the study guide before the test. After questions I took up all the study guides. Students had the remainder of class to complete their Unit 1 Test. Once they finished they logged in to USATestPrep using their Password cards I gave them today. There are 3 assignments on USATestPrep. They were able to work on any of the three or all three.
Have a great long weekend!! 
Wednesday, August 29th
Today we quickly reviewed tonight's column of homework problems. Then, I went over each of the study guide problems with the kids. I gave them all the answers to the study guide. Tomorrow is the test so they really need to study hard!
Then, we took the rest of class time to keep working on the Number Systems review that was a "breakout". 
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Tuesday, August 28th
Today students turned in their Recipe Challenge Projects. Then, we reviewed Monday and Tuesday night's column of homework problems. Afterwards, students were given their Unit Study Guide to help them study for the exam on Thursday. I'll go over the key to the study guide tomorrow in class.
Then, students worked with a partner on a Digital Number Systems Review Breakout! They only had about 20  28 minutes in class today to work through it. Therefore, they'll receive about 1725 minutes to finish tomorrow. 
Feel free to print off as many copies of the study guide as needed.

Recipe Challenge Project is Due on Tuesday, August 28th!!!
If you decided to take advantage of the Extra Credit opportunity, you may: 1.) share with me via Google Drive (jmorgan@fannin.k12.ga.us) 2.) email it to me @ jmorgan@fannin.k12.ga.us 3.) place it on a thumb/flash drive and bring it with you Tuesday 
Monday, August 27th
Today students learned how to solve Dividing fraction word problems through real world applications. We worked through 5 problems in class that we broke down together and worked out. Then, students worked with a partner to finish up with their two dividing fractions practice papers from Friday. Afterwards, they had about 7 minutes of independent work time to work on this weeks weekly homework sheet and finish any items they may owe me.
Remember, your projects are due tomorrow!!!!
Remember, your projects are due tomorrow!!!!
Friday, August 24th
Today we graded our weekly homework sheet in class. Those that have been absent and returned today sat in the hallway and worked on their sheet while we graded.
Then, students received several graded paper. We reviewed each paper students received and they were given an opportunity to ask questions about problems they missed. If anyone made a score below 70% they may correct all the problems they missed on a separate paper and turn the corrections and the original in to me on Monday. I'll review the corrections and bump their grade up to a 70%.
Afterwards, students worked with a partner on the two dividing fractions sheets. Many still are not finished. We'll take time to finish in class on Monday! Please use the weekend to complete your project!!
Then, students received several graded paper. We reviewed each paper students received and they were given an opportunity to ask questions about problems they missed. If anyone made a score below 70% they may correct all the problems they missed on a separate paper and turn the corrections and the original in to me on Monday. I'll review the corrections and bump their grade up to a 70%.
Afterwards, students worked with a partner on the two dividing fractions sheets. Many still are not finished. We'll take time to finish in class on Monday! Please use the weekend to complete your project!!
Thursday, August 23rd
Today we reviewed Thursday night's column of homework problems. Then, we finished our notes over dividing fractions. We learned how to divide mixed numbers by mixed numbers today. Then, students worked with a partner on two practice sheets. We'll finish the practice in class tomorrow and then learn how to solve dividing fractions word problems.
Wednesday, August 22nd
Today we reviewed Wednesday night's column of homework problems. Then, students were given a change to ask questions on the project that's due next Tuesday. Afterwards, I reworked the first two problems on the "Cross Them Out" multiplying fractions sheet. The sheet is due in class tomorrow.
Then, we moved on to dividing fractions. Dividing fractions is simple if you know how to multiply fractions. Students learned a catchy song about dividing fractions on www.flocabulary.com, then we took notes over how to use models when dividing, and then they learned the standard way to divide fractions. We'll continue dividing fractions and mixed numbers for the remainder of the week.
Then, we moved on to dividing fractions. Dividing fractions is simple if you know how to multiply fractions. Students learned a catchy song about dividing fractions on www.flocabulary.com, then we took notes over how to use models when dividing, and then they learned the standard way to divide fractions. We'll continue dividing fractions and mixed numbers for the remainder of the week.
Tuesday, August 21st
Today we reviewed Tuesday night's column of homework problems. Then, students received their mini project for our first Unit! The project is due on Tuesday, August 28th! I'll provide time for questions each day in class.
Then, students reviewed multiplying mixed numbers on the whiteboard. We also went over word problems involving multiplying fractions. Afterwards, students completed a Quizizz on Multiplying Fractions and then received a practice sheet. The practice sheet is due on Thursday.
Then, students reviewed multiplying mixed numbers on the whiteboard. We also went over word problems involving multiplying fractions. Afterwards, students completed a Quizizz on Multiplying Fractions and then received a practice sheet. The practice sheet is due on Thursday.
Monday, August 20th
Today students received their weekly homework sheet. Then, we reviewed Monday night's column of problems. Afterwards, we worked through a Multiplying fractions flipchart to review from 5th grade. Throughout the flipchart students were able to come to the panel and work out problems to illustrate their understanding.
Then, students used an IPad to complete a Quizizz over mixed numbers and improper fractions.
Tomorrow we'll complete a Quizizz over multiplying fractions.
Then, students used an IPad to complete a Quizizz over mixed numbers and improper fractions.
Tomorrow we'll complete a Quizizz over multiplying fractions.


Friday, August 17th
1st Period: Students turned in their homework and had to endure the MAPS testing for the next several hours.
4th Period: I missed seeing you all today. Lucky for you guys you have the weekend to make sure your homework is completed. I'll take it up on Monday.
4th Period: I missed seeing you all today. Lucky for you guys you have the weekend to make sure your homework is completed. I'll take it up on Monday.
Thursday, August 16th
Today we reviewed Thursday night's column of homework problems and I answered any questions students had over any of the other days. Weekly sheet is due tomorrow.
Then, students turned in their Decimal Operations practice sheet they had to complete for additional homework last night.
Then, students completed the Long division problems we glued into our notebooks from yesterday.
Then, students turned in their Decimal Operations practice sheet they had to complete for additional homework last night.
Then, students completed the Long division problems we glued into our notebooks from yesterday.
Wednesday, August 15th
Today we reviewed Wednesday night's column of homework problems over Long division. Then, we watched the Math Antics video located to the right of the screen. Next, we took notes over Long division. Students remembered the 5 simple steps from elementary school. However, we needed to add in how to turn the remainder into a fraction and how to add a decimal and a zero to keep going. We worked 4 examples out together in our notebooks. Then, students glued in 9 additional examples on the back of today's notes page. We'll complete the 9 additional examples in class tomorrow.
Additional Homework: Finish the Decimal Practice paper from yesterday. It's due tomorrow. 

Tuesday, August 14th
Today we quickly reviewed Tuesday night's column of homework problems. Then, we finished notes in our Decimal foldable. Afterwards, students received a practice sheet over finding the sum and difference of decimals. The last two problems on the sheet are word problems. In 1st period, we didn't finish and will check over tomorrow.
Monday, August 13th
Today students received their weekly homework sheet. Then, we finished our GCF/LCM Real world applications with partners. After working on it with partners we went over it and students checked their answers. Then, we pasted it into the next page of our notebooks.
Then, students glued in a decimal foldable. Tomorrow we'll complete our foldable and work on Adding, Subtracting, and Multiplying decimals. 

Friday, August 10th, 2018
Today we checked our weekly homework sheet and turned it in. Then, we finished notes over Distributing and GCF. Afterwards, we pulled the sheet from yesterday where we completed #115 back out and worked through the word problems together. Then, students used their knowledge of the word problems we completed together to work with a partner on a series of real life applications that used GCF and LCM.
We'll finish the real life applications on Monday and check them together. They'll get glued into our notebooks after we check over them.
We'll finish the real life applications on Monday and check them together. They'll get glued into our notebooks after we check over them.
Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Today we finished going over our weekly homework sheet. The weekly sheet is DUE TOMORROW!!!
Then, we finished notes over LCM. Afterwards, students had 12 minutes of class time to complete #115 on a LCM practice sheet. Those who did not finish #115 need to finish tonight. Next, students began notes over The Distributive Property & GCF. This is where we use the distributive property in combination with factoring to rewrite the sum of two numbers. This concept can be a bit complex at first, but students should catch on quickly. We'll finish up the steps tomorrow and then they'll get to work with a partner on some real life applications. 

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018
Today we quickly went over Wednesday night's problems on the weekly sheet. Then, we finished our notes over GCF from yesterday. Students learned a new way to find GCF and it's called the Ladder Method.
After we finished notes, students had 10 minutes to work on a practice sheet over factors and GCF. Many finished in class and turned it in to the class tray. Those who did not finish must finish for additional homework tonight. It's due tomorrow. Then, we moved on to LCM. We barely got to hit on the concept of LCM before the bell. We'll finish up with multiples and LCM tomorrow and talk about using the Distributive property with factors and multiples. 

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
Today we quickly finished up the Class slide show from yesterday. Students also had a chance to finish up the Monday night homework column and work on Tuesday night's homework column. Remember, the weekly sheet isn't due til Friday.
Next, students set up their Spiral Notebook. We created a Table of Contents page and they had 3 minutes to number as many pages as possible. Then, we reviewed Factors and how to find the Greatest Common Factor by using the list method, or rainbow method. Tomorrow, they'll learn how to use the Ladder Method (a lifesaver). 

What do I need to know to get started??
Welcome to 6th Grade Advanced Mathematics! Listed below you'll find the class syllabus along with a google slides presentation about math class in general. The syllabus contains EVERYTHING you need to know in order to be successful in Advanced Math. The presentation is more of a general overview of the math class and procedures.
