Wednesday, October 18th
1st, 6th, & 7th period:
Today students learned all about Variables & Evaluating expressions using substitution. We watched a very catchy "Flocabulary" video about Algebraic Expressions and then took notes. Once we got started students were surprised at how easy it is to sub in values for variables. Tomorrow students will practice "evaluating expressions" with Mrs. Gonzales. I will be attending a Math Technology training here at FCMS. Those who don't stay on task and finish in class tomorrow may come home with additional homework. Hopefully not though. 
4th period:
Today students turned in their leaves from yesterday & then we went over tonight's homework. Afterwards, we learned what variables and Algebraic Expressions are. Mr. Queen worked through an interactive powerpoint and students got to come to the board and solve problems. We had a friendly competition going on at the end of class. We ended the class with 3 additional problems written on the board for homework. This is NOT mandatory homework, but those that were paying attention and got them written down can complete them, showing all their steps, and turn them in tomorrow to get a "No homework pass". We shall see how many do this. Tomorrow, I, Jodi Morgan, will be attending a Math Training here at FCMS. Mr. Queen will be doing notes over "Evaluating Expressions" with the class. Mrs. Gonzales will be here to assist.

Tuesday, October 17th
Today students worked on their Order of Operations leaves. They had almost the entire class to complete them and turn them in. Those who did not finish must finish for homework tonight.
Then, we moved on to learning all about Algebraic Expressions & variables. Tomorrow we'll expand on Algebraic Expressions and learn how to Evaluate them when given a value for a variable.
Then, we moved on to learning all about Algebraic Expressions & variables. Tomorrow we'll expand on Algebraic Expressions and learn how to Evaluate them when given a value for a variable.
Monday, October 16th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today everyone received their copy of this weeks homework sheet. We're trying a new design this week. Students will have the problems and then the work space below the problem instead of on the back of the paper.
Then, we reviewed Order of Operations quickly. Afterwards, students received their practice paper...a "Maple Leaf" of problems. Students began working and completed as much as they could in what little time they had. Time of limited today due to S.T.E.M. festivities beginning at 1:00 pm.
Homework: Complete Monday night's problem set.
Today everyone received their copy of this weeks homework sheet. We're trying a new design this week. Students will have the problems and then the work space below the problem instead of on the back of the paper.
Then, we reviewed Order of Operations quickly. Afterwards, students received their practice paper...a "Maple Leaf" of problems. Students began working and completed as much as they could in what little time they had. Time of limited today due to S.T.E.M. festivities beginning at 1:00 pm.
Homework: Complete Monday night's problem set.
Friday, October 13th
1st, 6th, & 7th
Today we continued learning about the Order of Operations. We finished our notes and then worked through a practice Sheet. 
4th Period
Today we learned all about the order of operations. Today it was mandatory to show all the steps. If we don't show all our steps on the order of operations we'll get lost along the way. Many students really struggled with this because it was a bit too much work for them. However, if they can't do it this year then they'll struggle even more the next two years. 
Thursday, October 12th
Today students recalled the "Order of Operations". We finished up our "Exponents" practice sheet and then moved on. I do not use "Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally" to help students remember. Instead I simply use PEMDAS. I have them make a special note that "MD" are on the same level because they're worked LEFT TO RIGHT, and "AS" are on the same level because they're also worked LEFT to RIGHT.


Wednesday, October 11th
Today students learned all about Exponents. Many remembered these from Prime Factorization in Elementary School and from our cool Ladder Method. We watched a brainpop video, worked through a quick flipchart, and then took notes. After notes students worked on a practice sheet. The sheet needs to be finished for homework tonight!


Friday, October 6th
Today students turned in their homework sheets and then took their Coordinate Plane Quiz.
We learned what Exponents were today! Many students were able to tell me what an exponent was before I explained it! Great Job guys. Next week we'll begin our next Unit...Expressions!
We learned what Exponents were today! Many students were able to tell me what an exponent was before I explained it! Great Job guys. Next week we'll begin our next Unit...Expressions!
Thursday, October 5th
Today students completed a "Socrative.com" review over "Coordinate Planes" in preparation for their Quiz tomorrow.
Homework is due tomorrow!
Homework is due tomorrow!
Wednesday, October 4th
Today we continued learning about reflections in the coordinate plane. Students did pretty well with this concept. We also used a mirror to illustrate the reflections and their locations on the whiteboard.
Tuesday, October 3rd
Today we reviewed Tuesday night's homework. Then, we completed the practice paper over distance and polygon's in the coordinate plane from yesterday.
Afterwards, we moved on to Reflections...reflections in the coordinate plane. In 1st period we whizzed through and finished our notes, but in 4th, 6th, & 7th we only briefly got started. Tomorrow we'll finish. Coordinate Plane Quiz is on Friday! 

Monday, October 2nd
Today students received their weekly homework sheet & turned in their character graphs if they did not finish on Friday. Afterwards, we learned how to find distance on the Coordinate Plane and graph polygons. See notes.
Coordinate Plane Quiz > Friday, October 6th
Coordinate Plane Quiz > Friday, October 6th
Friday, September 29th
Today students used class time to complete their character graphs and turn them in. Those who did not finish must finish over the weekend and turn in on Monday.


Thursday, September 26th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students continued plotting in the coordinate plane. They all received their Character Graphs today and got to work on them in class. In 1st, 6th, & 7th periods, students got to choose between Mickey Mouse, Tigger, or a Maple Leaf. In 4th period, most students had to graph the Maple Leaf. Tomorrow we'll complete and color our graphs and move on to distance in the coordinate plane.
Today students continued plotting in the coordinate plane. They all received their Character Graphs today and got to work on them in class. In 1st, 6th, & 7th periods, students got to choose between Mickey Mouse, Tigger, or a Maple Leaf. In 4th period, most students had to graph the Maple Leaf. Tomorrow we'll complete and color our graphs and move on to distance in the coordinate plane.
Wednesday, September 27th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today we began learning all about the Coordinate Plane. The Coordinate plane isn't a new concept to students. Last year, they graphed within the first Quadrant of the Cartesian Coordinate Plane. This year they will graph in all four quadrants.
Today we glued in a Coordinate foldable in our notebooks. Tomorrow well practice graphing.
Today we began learning all about the Coordinate Plane. The Coordinate plane isn't a new concept to students. Last year, they graphed within the first Quadrant of the Cartesian Coordinate Plane. This year they will graph in all four quadrants.
Today we glued in a Coordinate foldable in our notebooks. Tomorrow well practice graphing.
Tuesday, September 26th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students took their Quiz over Integers. Then, they received their homework sheet for the week and began working on it. Most students were finished with Monday and Tuesday night's homework prior to leaving class.
Today students took their Quiz over Integers. Then, they received their homework sheet for the week and began working on it. Most students were finished with Monday and Tuesday night's homework prior to leaving class.
Monday, September 25th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students took a brief "Math Probe" through Google Docs. Then, they completed their Study Guide for tomorrow's Quiz. Homework sheets did NOT go home today! They will go home tomorrow! Everyone should be studying for their Integer's Quiz!!
Today students took a brief "Math Probe" through Google Docs. Then, they completed their Study Guide for tomorrow's Quiz. Homework sheets did NOT go home today! They will go home tomorrow! Everyone should be studying for their Integer's Quiz!!
Friday, September 22nd
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today we checked our Weekly Homework sheet. Then, students learned all about Absolute Value. It was introduced through a cool "Flea jumping on a number line" task. Then, we watched a Shmoop video and took notes.
Have a great weekend!
Today we checked our Weekly Homework sheet. Then, students learned all about Absolute Value. It was introduced through a cool "Flea jumping on a number line" task. Then, we watched a Shmoop video and took notes.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 21st
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th period:
Today we continued learning about integers and their locations on numbers lines. We took it a step further and learned how to compare them and order them. Students completed notes and then an independent practice paper. 

Wednesday, September 20th
1st period:
Today students continued working with the number line. We learned to locate rational numbers on the number line today. Then, we moved on to comparing and ordering integers. We'll wrap up with comparing and ordering integers tomorrow. 
4th & 6th period:
Today students learned how to locate rational numbers on a number line. They used FRUIT LOOPS to locate the numbers, then they got to eat their fruit Loops. 
7th period:
Today students learned how to locate rational numbers on a number line. Then, they began working on a practice sheet where they labeled decimals on a number line. 
Tuesday, September 19th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students finished their notes over "Integer's in the real world & their opposites". Then, they completed an independent practice sheet that we used as a formative assessment.
Afterwards, we moved on to discussing the number line. Many students are unfamiliar with negative numbers being on the number line. They glued a small number line into their notebooks that I made for them. While they were pasting these into their notebook I played a cool Flocabulary "Number Line" video for them. Once the video was over each student received their own number. The whole class had to place themselves in order on an imaginary number line based upon the number they were given. The trick was that they had 3 minutes to complete this task with out speaking. Some couldn't do it without talking and didn't get to finish the activity. Overall, students did very well with this. 4th period will work more on number lines tomorrow!
Today students finished their notes over "Integer's in the real world & their opposites". Then, they completed an independent practice sheet that we used as a formative assessment.
Afterwards, we moved on to discussing the number line. Many students are unfamiliar with negative numbers being on the number line. They glued a small number line into their notebooks that I made for them. While they were pasting these into their notebook I played a cool Flocabulary "Number Line" video for them. Once the video was over each student received their own number. The whole class had to place themselves in order on an imaginary number line based upon the number they were given. The trick was that they had 3 minutes to complete this task with out speaking. Some couldn't do it without talking and didn't get to finish the activity. Overall, students did very well with this. 4th period will work more on number lines tomorrow!
Monday, September 18th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th Periods:
Today students were introduced to Integers!! We'll be learning all about integers in this unit. We watched the videos below. Then, students filled in notes as we worked through an interactive flipchart over integers in the real world and their opposites.
Today students were introduced to Integers!! We'll be learning all about integers in this unit. We watched the videos below. Then, students filled in notes as we worked through an interactive flipchart over integers in the real world and their opposites.
Friday, September 15th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students finished their Unit 1 Test. Then, in a few classes we got to play a game called, "Around the Room".
All students received a copy of next weeks homework sheet today!
Today students finished their Unit 1 Test. Then, in a few classes we got to play a game called, "Around the Room".
All students received a copy of next weeks homework sheet today!
Thursday, September 14th
1st & 7th period:
Today we reviewed our study guide and then began the unit test. We'll finish the test tomorrow. 
6th period:
Today students worked through their unit study guide. See below for Answer Key! Test Tomorrow! 
4th period:
Today students reviewed for their unit test and then began the test. We'll finish tomorrow. 
Wednesday, September 13th
1st & 7th period:
Today we finished our Dividing Fractions word problems. Then, students received the hard copy of their study guides. Tomorrow 1st & 7th period will have their Unit 1 test. 
6th period:
Today students learned all about solving Dividing Fractions Word problems. Tomorrow we'll complete our study guide. We'll test on Friday! 
4th period:
Today we continued reviewing Dividing Fractions. Then, we split into small groups to work on our study guide for our Unit Test. We will finish the study guide tomorrow. If time allows we'll begin our test tomorrow if not, then we'll have it on Friday. 
Friday, September 8th
1st & 7th periods:
Today students finished and turned in their Dividing Fractions practice sheet after we graded our homework. Then, we pasted "Dividing Fractions word problems" into our notebooks. We only got through 3 problems today. We'll finish up on Monday and then complete our Study Guide for Tuesday's Test. 
6th period:
Today we took a bit longer grading homework in this class. Several students needed problems worked out to see their errors. Then, we reviewed long multiplication. Afterwards, students were allowed to work with a partner to finish their Dividing fractions practice sheet. We will have our Unit Test on Wednesday in this class. 
4th period:
Today students were given about 7 minutes to finish up and turn in their weekly homework sheet. Then, we split into small groups and finished our "Dividing fractions" practice paper. Monday we'll move on to working through our Study Guide for the test. 
Thursday, September 7th
1st, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students took their notes check quiz after working on their homework for 5 full minutes. Then, we continued learning how to divide fractions. Students worked through a dividing fractions practice paper in class today. Tomorrow we'll finish the paper and discuss real world division of fraction problems. 
4th period:
Today students took the first 5 minutes of class to work on their homework sheet & ask questions. Then, they completed their first "Notes Check" quiz. Afterwards we reviewed dividing fractions on the whiteboard. Then, we split into small groups and began working through a "Dividing Fractions" Practice sheet. 
Wednesday, September 6th
1st, 6th, & 7th periods
Today students learned how to divide fractions using models and through the "Keep, Change, Flip" method. We'll continue dividing fractions tomorrow. Also, tomorrow is our brief Notes check. 
4th period
Today students learned how to divide simple fractions through models and the "Keep Change Flip" method. Then, they worked on completing their "multiplying fractions" puzzle. Students were told if they finished the back of the sheet and got it all correct they'd receive extra credit. Several chose to take it home and work on it. 
Tuesday, September 5th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students received their Decimal quizzes back along with several other papers. We spent the entire class period learning how to correct mistakes on tests/quizzes properly & turn them back in to earn half credit back.
Then, students received their weekly homework paper.
Today students received their Decimal quizzes back along with several other papers. We spent the entire class period learning how to correct mistakes on tests/quizzes properly & turn them back in to earn half credit back.
Then, students received their weekly homework paper.
Friday, September 1st
1st, 6th, & 7th period:
Today students continued practicing Multiplying Fractions. We finished our notes today & completed a practice paper. We'll finish up and move on to Dividing fractions next week. 
4th period:
Today students practiced multiplying fractions in small groups. 
Thursday, August 31st
1st, 6th, & 7th period:
Today students were given 4 minutes to work on homework and ask questions. Homework sheet is due TOMORROW!! Then, we watched a video about Multiplying Fractions. Afterwards, we took notes over Multiplying fractions. In 6th & 7th periods we'll need to finish our notes tomorrow! 

4th period:
Today students were given 5 minutes to work on homework. Homework Sheet is DUE TOMORROW! Then, we continued practicing changing mixed numbers into improper fractions and changing improper fractions into mixed numbers. Afterwards we watched a video about multiplying fractions and began taking simple notes. 
WEdnesday, August 30th
1st, 6th, & 7th period:
Today students recalled how to change mixed numbers into improper fractions and turn improper fractions into mixed numbers. Then, we reviewed multiplying simple fractions on the white board. In 1st period we began taking notes on simple fractions, but in 6th & 7th we only got to review on the whiteboard. Make sure Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday night's homework is completed! 
4th period:
Today students that didn't quite finish their test went with Mr. Queen to finish. The rest of us worked on Wednesday night's homework problems for about 5 minutes. Then, we took notes over Mixed Numbers & Improper fractions. Then, students were asked to complete 5 problems on a sheet containing mixed and improper fractions. 
Tuesday, August 29th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students turned in their study guide and took their Decimals quiz. Tomorrow we'll begin reviewing mixed numbers & improper fractions. 

Monday, August 28th
1st, 4th, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students received this weeks copy of their homework sheet. The homework sheet is a GREEN piece of paper. It is due in class on Friday. Students worked through a mini study guide today over all operations with decimals. Tomorrow we'll have a brief quiz over decimals. Then, we'll move on to reviewing how to changed mixed numbers into improper fractions and how to change improper fractions into mixed numbers. 

Friday, August 25th
Thursday, August 24th
1st, 6th, & 7th period:
Today students finished their practice sheet over multiplying decimals and dividing decimals. Tomorrow we'll move on to Long division. 
4th period:
Today students checked their addition and subtraction practice problems in small group. Then, we moved on to learning how to multiply decimals. After notes we completed #15 on a practice paper. 
Wednesday, August 23rd
1st, 6th, & 7th period:
Today we checked #16 on the adding & subtracting decimals practice sheet students had to have completed. Those who had their assignment completed were surprised by a "gift". I gave them a "no homework pass" for being responsible and completing their work. Good job guys!! Then, we reviewed multiplying decimals. After working through a flipchart students had class time to complete #15 on the back of the paper from yesterday. We'll check these 5 problems at the start of class tomorrow. 

4th period:
Today students practiced adding & subtracting decimals in small groups. We even worked through a few word problems. Then, we glued our notes for multiplying decimals into our notebook. We'll finish our notes tomorrow. 
Tuesday, August 22nd
1st, 6th, & 7th period:
Today students received this weekends homework sheet (on green paper) and then we took notes in a "Decimal Foldable". Then, students began practice on one side of a decimal operations sheet. Students are to have #17 completed by class tomorrow. 

4th Period:
Today students received their homework sheet for this week (green paper). Then, they took notes over adding and subtracting decimals. Afterwards, those who needed to finish their quiz from Friday were able to complete that and the other worked on a decimal practice sheet. 
Friday, August 18th
Today we checked this weeks homework in class. Then, students took their quiz over GCF and LCM.
Have a great 3 day weekend!
Have a great 3 day weekend!
Thursday, August 17th
1st, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students turned in their GCF/LCM practice paper they finished for homework last night. Then, they learned how to pick apart word problems. We worked through GCF/LCM real world applications (word problems). Quiz over GCF/LCM tomorrow! Study your notes. Also, green homework sheet is due tomorrow! 
4th period:
Today students finished practicing finding LCM and multiples. Brief 10 question quiz over GCF and LCM tomorrow. Also, homework sheet is due tomorrow. 
Wednesday, August 16th
1st & 7th period: Today students learned how to illustrate the sum of two numbers by factoring out the GCF and using the distributive property. See notes below.
Also, students worked through a practice paper on GCF and LCM. Those who did not finish in class need to finish tonight for homework. 
6th period: Today students finished their LCM notes and worked on a GCF/LCM practice paper.
Those who did not finish the practice paper in class will need to complete tonight for homework. Several students were NOT prepared for class today! This has put this class period an entire day behind 1st & 7th period. 
4th period: Today students finished their factor and GCF practice in small groups.
Then, we learned how to find the Least Common Multiple of two numbers. We'll finish our multiple notes tomorrow in class. 
Tuesday, August 15th
1st, 6th, & 7th period:
Today we reviewed GCF and moved on to finding the LCM of 2 or more numbers. Homework: Be sure to have Tuesday night's problems completed. 
4th Period:
Today students learned how to apply their understanding of factors to finding the biggest factor two or more numbers share...the GCF! After a quick video clip, we took notes, and then students worked #110 on a practice paper. 
Monday, August 14th
1st, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today we reviewed factors & multiples from last week. Students also received their very first weekly homework sheet. This sheet is GREEN and is due on FRIDAY, AUGUST 18th! Students will have about 34 minutes in class each day to work through it and ask questions. Students also learned how to find the Greatest Common Factor of two numbers today. We watched a brief video & then took notes. We'll finish notes tomorrow and learn how to find the Least Common Multiple. 
4th period:
Today students received their very first weekly homework sheet. This sheet is GREEN and is due on Friday, August 18th. Students will receive 4 minutes in class each day to work on this and ask questions. Then, students worked through an interactive flipchart with Mr. Queen. Afterwards, we glued in some slotted notes into our notebooks and answered the problems in the notes together. 
Friday, August 11th
1st, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today we reviewed what we learned yesterday about factors and discussed multiples. Students completed 2 practice papers over factors & multiples. Monday we'll move on to the GCF, 
4th period:
Today we finished our practice sheet over Place Value & Rounding. We seem to be having several interruptions in class that have put us a day behind. 
Thursday, August 10th
1st, 6th, & 7th periods:
Today students reviewed Place Value & Rounding notes from yesterday. Then, we moved on to review Factors & Multiples. Many students remembered what a factor and a multiple is, but tend to get them jumbled at times. After a brief class discussion we worked through an interactive flipchart. The flipchart was designed so students can come to the board and interact by dragging or placing certain objects/Numbers in their appropriate locations. Students did VERY well with the flipchart. Tomorrow, we'll practice what we learned about factors & multiples today. 
4th Period
Today we continued reviewing Place Value & Rounding. After we finished our notes students worked through a practice sheet. We didn't quite finish the practice sheet, but we'll finish tomorrow. We'll also move on to Factors & Multiples tomorrow. 
Wednesday, August 9th
Today students completed their first Warmup in the math class. Warmups are completed when students enter the classroom. These are recorded in the composition book they leave in the classroom.
Then, students set their math notebook up. We made the first 2 pages the "Table of Contents" pages. Then, we began our first page of notes on page 5.
Today students reviewed "Place Value & Rounding". This is an Elementary standard that students often forget. We watched a brief BrainPop video and then took the notes pictured below. Tomorrow we'll discuss Factors!
Then, students set their math notebook up. We made the first 2 pages the "Table of Contents" pages. Then, we began our first page of notes on page 5.
Today students reviewed "Place Value & Rounding". This is an Elementary standard that students often forget. We watched a brief BrainPop video and then took the notes pictured below. Tomorrow we'll discuss Factors!
Tuesday, August 8th
Today students took a preassessment over 6th grade math standards. We will use this assessment to monitor and record student growth throughout the school year.
Please have your composition books in class tomorrow!!
Please have your composition books in class tomorrow!!
Monday, August 7th
Today we reviewed the class rules and procedures powerpoint. You can view at the link below...
Google Docs
Students will need 2 composition books for math class by Wednesday! We will be using BOTH in class on Wednesday!
Google Docs
Students will need 2 composition books for math class by Wednesday! We will be using BOTH in class on Wednesday!
Friday, August 4th
Today was a great first day of school. Today we had several items to discuss in each class. Students received their Agenda's and a packet of paperwork in 1st period today. Students also read the Student Handbook throughout each class today.
All colored papers in each packet are due back Monday!
Please try to have 2 composition books for Math Class by Tuesday, August 8th.
All colored papers in each packet are due back Monday!
Please try to have 2 composition books for Math Class by Tuesday, August 8th.