Mrs. Morgan's 1st, 5th, & 6th Period math classes!!!!!!
Current update on Mrs. Morgan5/2/2017
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 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 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
Thursday, April 13th
1st & 5th period: Today students worked through their line & dot plot practice paper. Then, we learned what histograms are and how to interpret them.

6th period: Today we finished our practice paper over interpreting Box Plots. Then, students learned how to interpret and read line and dot plots after a watching a short video.
Then, students received a sheet over Histograms, but we didn't quite get to it. Have a great weekend! 


Wednesday, April 12th
1st & 5th period: Today students learned all about line and dot plots. We took notes and then began working through a practice sheet.
Homework: Sheet is due tomorrow!! 
6th period: Today students took notes over Box Plots. See the post from yesterday for full detailed notes. Then, we began working through a practice sheet over analyzing box plots. We'll finish the sheet tomorrow after checking the homework.
Homework: Sheet is due tomorrow! 
Tuesday, April 11th
1st & 5th period: Today students finished notes over Box Plots. Then, we worked through a Box Plot practice sheet that focused on analyzing box plots. The questions on the sheet are really geared toward the types of statistics questions students will face on the math Milestone's.
Homework: Complete Tuesday night's problems 
6th period: Today we finished the Quartiles Worksheet from yesterday in class and then glued it into the next page of our notebook. Then, students received their Box Plots notes & glued them in as well. We worked through and went over the first page of the notes. Tomorrow we'll complete the two examples on the back of the packet. Students will be handwriting questions onto the two examples.
Homework: Complete Tuesday night's problems. 
Monday, April 10th
1st & 5th period: Today we finished notes over quartiles from the week prior to Spring Break. Then, students had approximately 10 minutes to complete 4 problems on a quartiles practice sheet. Those who did not finish in class must finish tonight for homework. These are due in class tomorrow!! Then, students received a copy of the "Box Plots" notes. Many were able to cut and paste these into their notebooks. Those who didn't will have time to do so tomorrow!
Homework: Monday night's homework & finish Quartile sheet! 
6th period: Today students quickly reviewed measures of center. Then, we learned all about quartiles. Students cut/pasted notes into their notebooks and then we worked through the first 2 problems of their practice sheet together. I'd really like for students to have #3 on the practice sheet finished when they come into class tomorrow.
Homework: Monday night's Problems. 
Friday, March 31st
Today we graded and worked through our homework sheets in class. A few students did not have theirs finished and were unable to turn them in. Please get them and all other missing assignments completed over Spring Break!!
Have a great Spring Break!!
Have a great Spring Break!!
Thursday, March 30th
1st & 5th period: Today students had time in class to work on their mean, median, mode, and range practice sheet from the previous day. Then, we moved on to learning about box plots & quartiles. Those who did not finish the mean, median, mode, and range sheet will need to finish at home tonight.
Homework sheet is due tomorrow!!! 
6th period: Today students had time in class to finish the mean and median practice sheet. Some did not finish and will need to finish tonight.
Then, we took notes over mode & range. Homework sheet is due tomorrow!!! 
Wednesday, March 29th
1st & 5th period: Today students practiced finding Mean, Median, Mode, & Range with a fun cup stacking game! Then, they had class time to work through their Puzzles, Teasers, & Twisters practice sheet.
Homework: Wednesday night's problems 
6th period: Today we practiced finding mean and median with a fun cup stacking game. I believe students enjoyed this game. We'll try to find time to play again tomorrow or Friday. Then, students spent the rest of class working through a mean and median practice sheet. We'll take about 6 minutes to finish the sheet tomorrow.
Homework: Wednesday night's problems 
Tuesday, March 28th
1st & 5th period: Today students took notes over Measures of Center. I also included mode & range. Then, students in 1st period received their practice sheet. We'll work through it in class tomorrow.
Homework: Complete Tuesday night's problems 
6th period: Today students received their Geometry tests back. Mr. Queen and I split students into small groups and spent 18 minutes reviewing the entire test. Students who received a blue sheet attached to the front of their test may correct all the problems they missed and turn the test back in to receive half credit.
Then, we continued learning about mean and median from yesterday. We found the mean of our test scores and the mean of the data students gathered in class yesterday. Then, students glued a copy of notes into their notebooks. Homework: Tuesday night's problems. 
Monday, March 27th
Today students learned all about Statistical Questions. Then, they got to create their own statistical question and ask their classmates their question. We used the data gathered from our classmates to find the two measures of center: mean and median. Tomorrow we'll take notes over measures of center.
Friday, March 24th
Today students took their Geometry Test. Students in 1st & 5th period took notes over Statistical Questions after the test.

6th period: Today students took their Geometry Test.

Thursday, March 23rd
1st & 5th period: Today we worked through our study guide together. Tomorrow we'll have our Geometry Test.
Also, the weekly homework sheet will be graded in class tomorrow. Please be sure to have it finished! 
6th period:Today students worked through the study guide in class. Then, we worked on our weekly homework sheet for the last 8 minutes of class.
Students should have their homework sheet completed tomorrow. We'll grade in class! 
Wednesday, March 22nd
Today we reviewed Volume from Monday & Tuesday. I worked through each problem on the "Volume Day 2" sheet. Then, students stapled this paper into their notebook as the next page of notes.
Students also received their study guide for the Geometry Test. The test will be Friday.
Students also received their study guide for the Geometry Test. The test will be Friday.
Tuesday, March 21st
Today students will continue to practice finding volume of prisms. I am still at home recovering from the flu, but plan to be back tomorrow! I sure hope you've all missed me. I'm hoping you've all been working really hard on your volume practice. We need to have our Geometry test this week. Above you'll find the Study Guide for the test. I'll probe each class tomorrow to see if you're ready for your test or not. If you seem to be ready we'll test on Thursday. If not, then the test will be Friday.
See you tomorrow!
See you tomorrow!
Monday, March 20th
Today I will be absent. I have the flu.
Students will take notes over Volume of Prisms. Then, they'll work through a Volume of prisms packet.
Students will take notes over Volume of Prisms. Then, they'll work through a Volume of prisms packet.
Friday, March 10th
1st & 5th period: Today students reviewed finding surface area of prisms. Then they learned how to find surface area of pyramids. Monday they will apply what they've learned to a GaDOE packet.

6th period: Today students learned how to find the surface area of a rectangular prism.
Monday they will practice what they've learned. 
Thursday, March 9th
1st & 5th period: Today students finished their benchmark, finish the rest of their notes over surface area of prisms, and worked through a "Notes Surface Area" sheet. We'll finish the sheet tomorrow and put it in our notebooks.
Homework: All missing assignments and corrections to failing assignments are due TOMORROW!!!!!! 
6th period: Today students finished their benchmark and then completed two practice sheets over polyhedrons (3D shapes) and their nets.
Tomorrow we'll begin surface area! Homework: All missing assignments & corrections to failing assignments are due TOMORROW!!! 
Wednesday, March 8th
Today all students took their Math Benchmark that covers all 6th grade math standards.
Tuesday, March 7th
1st & 5th period: Today students applied their understanding of 3D shapes and their nets to finding the surface area of rectangular prisms. The surface area is like the wrapping paper on a box. It covers the entire surface of the figure. Therefore, to find the surface area we need to find the area of each face and add them all together.
Homework: Finish Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms sheet if you didn't finish in class. 
6th period: Today we went over the notes we glued in yesterday. Students got to see the nets of 3D shapes and pass them around. Then, we worked through an interactive flipchart over 3D shapes and their nets. Afterwards, we worked through a practice sheet labeling shapes, their number of faces, edges, and vertices.
No Homework! 
Monday, March 6th
1st & 5th period: Today students learned all about 3D shapes and their nets. They were able to pass around the nets of each of the following:

6th period: Today students took their quiz over Area. Then, we had time at the end of class to glue our notes over 3D shapes & their nets into our notebooks. Tomorrow we'll review them.

Friday, March 3rd
1st & 5th period: Today students took their area quiz. Then, they started their notes over 3D shapes & nets.

6th period: Today students turned in and we checked their homework together. Then, we split into small groups and worked through the study guide for Monday's quiz.
See study guide answers on yesterday's post. 
Thursday, March 2nd
1st & 5th period: Today students worked through a Riddle Sheet over area of composite figures. We went through each together and then students worked on the rest with a partner. Afterwards, students received their study guides for tomorrow's area quiz. The quiz should be quite simple.
Homework: Study for your area quiz!!! 
6th period: Today students continued practicing with finding area. Our main focus was area of composite shapes. Students really seem to be struggling with these. Below you'll find the practice sheet we went through together in class. It really helps when they can use colors to break apart the shapes.
Homework: Remember, your homework sheet is due tomorrow!! 
Wednesday, March 1st
1st & 5th period: Today students learned how to find the area of composite figures. Tomorrow we'll practice.

6th period: Today students got to work on their homework in class for about 5 minutes. Then, we learned what a composite figure is and how to break it down into polygon's. We took notes over composite figures. Tomorrow we'll practice what we learned today.

Tuesday, February 28th
1st & 5th period: Today students reviewed finding area of triangles and then learned how to find the area of a trapezoid. Students learned how a trapezoid can be duplicated and flipped to form a parallelogram, which is where it gets it's formula. After taking notes, students received a practice sheet. We will finish our practice in class tomorrow.
Homework: Complete Tuesday night's problems 
6th period: Today students received their weekly homework sheet. They also received 10 full minutes in class to work on the sheet and ask questions. Afterwards, we quickly reviewed the 6 types of triangles and then finding area of triangles. Students completed a practice sheet to prove their understanding of finding area of triangles. We began notes over "Area of Composite Figures" with about 2 minutes of class time to spare. Tomorrow we'll finish learning all about finding area of composite figures.
Homework: Complete Tuesday night's assignments. 
Monday, February 27th
1st & 5th period: Today students continued learning how to find the area of a triangle. We finished our notes and then students practiced by completing workbook pages 270271.
Homework: Students received their weekly homework sheet today. Please complete Monday night's 4 problems. 
6th period: Today students reviewed how to find the area of a rectangle, a parallelogram, & a square. Then, they learned how to find the area of a triangle.
Homework: NONE! We were so busy solving to find the area of triangles that I completely forgot to pass out the homework sheet. We'll do Monday night's 4 problems in class tomorrow. 
Friday, February 24th
1st & 5th period: Today students practiced and illustrated their understanding of finding area of rectangles and parallelograms by completing workbook page 267 and then checking over it in class. Then, we reviewed the 6 types of triangles they learned from Elementary school. Most students remembered the types of triangles. We watched a "triangle" video located under the "Math videos & stuff" button at the top of the page. Then, we took notes over how to find the area of a triangle. We'll finish our notes on Monday.
Have a great weekend!!! 
6th period: Today students learned how to find the area of a rectangle, a parallelogram, and a square. Most students recognized each shape and remembered finding the area of a rectangle and a square last year in 5th grade and the year before in 4th grade. However, some did not. But, no worries...we went back over it thoroughly!! Then, students practiced what they'd just learned by finding the area of 9 different parallelograms.
Have a great weekend!! 
Thursday, February 23rd
1st & 5th period: Today students finished notes over Area of Quadrilaterals such as rectangles, parallelograms, & squares. We also did a hands on activity with construction paper. Students took their rectangular piece of construction paper and derived the formula for the area of a triangle based on the area of the rectangle.

6th period: Today students took their test over Percents.

Wednesday, February 22nd
1st & 5th period: Today students took their Percent Test. After the test students copied down the start of tomorrow's notes. Students who are missing assignments also had time to work on some of them.

6th period: Today students were grouped in two separate groups. Those who scored 100% on their ticket out the door yesterday got to go with Mr. Queen. While with Mr. Queen they worked through their Study Guide for tomorrow's test & then got to play math games on the Ipad as a reward! Good Job!
Those who scored 50% or 0% on their ticket out the door yesterday stayed in the classroom with me, Mrs. Morgan. We worked through both ticket out the door problems thoroughly. Then, students had 5 minutes to work independently on their Study Guide. After 5 minutes, we worked through each problems on the study guide together. Homework: Study for tomorrow's Percent Test. 
Tuesday, February 21st
1st & 5th period: Today students worked on their Study Guide. Then, we went over all the problems and students received the answers.
Homework: Study for Percent Test tomorrow!! 
6th period: Today students finished their Cipher activity. Then, we went over each problem and worked them together.
Students did a ticket out the door to check for understanding. Percent Test on Thursday!!! 
Friday, February 17th
1st & 5th period: Today in class students worked through a review over percents on www.socrative.com. Then, they had class time to finish their homework, any missing assignments, or work on study island blue ribbons.
Percent Test is on Wednesday! 
6th period: Today students finished notes over "Solving Percent problems". Most of them did very well. Then, we started our task using a Cipher wheel.
Percent Test on Thursday of next week! 
Thursday, February 16th
1st & 5th period: Today students continued learning how to solve percent problems. Today's main focus was Percent WORD PROBLEMS. We finished the back of a paper they received on Monday and then stapled it into our notebooks.
Homework: Green homework paper is DUE TOMORROW! 
6th period: Today students completed a paper over Percent of a Number word problems. They did amazing with the word problems. They even did great with writing their answers in complete sentences!! Then, we began learning how to solve percent problems when the percent or the whole number is missing. We'll continue notes tomorrow.
Homework: Finish Weekly homework sheet! 
Wednesday, February 15th
1st & 5th period: Today students learned how to apply their proportion equation for finding percent of a number to finding the missing percent or the missing part. In 1st period we only had time to introduce the "Cipher activity". In 5th period we finished the Cipher activity and many students need to complete Workbook page 123 (either even or odd problems...their choice) for homework. Some students did manage to finish in class and turn it in.
Percent Test on Wednesday, February 22nd. Homework: Continue working on weekly sheet. 
6th period: Today students finished notes over finding percent of a number. Mr. Queen and I were absolutely blown away at their ability to find the part that was missing. After notes, students proved their understanding by completing Workbook page 123 #128. A few students worked in a small group with Mr. Queen on this for additional assistance.
Homework: Finish homework sheet for the week if you haven't already. 
Tuesday, February 14th "Happy valentine's"
1st & 5th period: Today students reviewed how to find percent of a number. We worked through an interactive Flipchart and then students in 1st period completed Workbook page 123 Odd or EVEN problems...their choice. In 5th period, students worked through a fun activity using cipher wheels.
homework: Be sure to finish Monday & Tuesday night's homework 
6th period: Today students got approximately 6 minutes to complete and turn in their Percent Mosaics from yesterday. They were supposed to finish them for homework last night but many did not do that.
Then, they learned how to use a proportion equation to find percent of a number. They totally rocked this concept. We'll practice more tomorrow! 
Monday, February 13th
1st & 5th period: Today students learned how to find percent of a number using a proportion equation. Then, they received a copy of this weeks homework paper.

6th period: Today students continued working through their "Create a design" percent mosaic. A few students had to start over due to messing up on Thursday.
A small group went with Mr. Queen to get all of their missing assignments caught up. 
Thursday, February 9th
1st & 5th period: Today students were able to utilize 20 minutes of class time to finish their Mosaics. Many did not get finished with their calculations and will need to finish at home tonight. Mosaics are due tomorrow!!
Then, we moved on to learning all about percent of a number. We only had time to watch a brief "Math Antics" video and talk about solving easy percents mentally...like 10% of 20. 
6th period: Today students took their notes test. I was saddened to see that many did not have all their notes. Notes tests cannot be made up. You either have the notes or you don't have the notes.
After the notes test, students worked on creating a percent mosaic. We'll continue working on our mosaics in class tomorrow. Homework: Complete The remaining problems on your sheet.

Wednesday, February 8th
1st & 5th period: Today students were able to spend a bit more class time finishing up with both workbook pages...111 & 117 and turn them both in. Then, students got a copy of a percent mosaic paper. They will be working on a Percent Mosaic for the next few days in class where we'll incorporate art & math to make a great design.
Homework: Continue working through your weekly sheet. 
6th period: Today we finished our notes over converting fractions to decimals and decimals to percents. Then, we split into small groups and worked on our homework.
Notes Test tomorrow!! Make sure you're prepared! 
Tuesday, February 7th
1st & 5th period: Today students learned how to change fractions into decimals and then decimals into percents. Students picked up fairly quickly on this concept. It still amazing them how when changing a fraction to a decimal the numerator (top number) goes inside the house.
Then, students completed Workbook page 117 in class and turned it in. If for some reason students did not finish in class they must finish at home. Homework: Complete Tuesday night's problems. 
6th period: Today students proved their mastery of changing percents to fractions and to decimals by completing Workbook page 111 in small groups. A few that were in the group with me did not get finished. If you did not finish you must finish for homework tonight.
Then, we learned how to change a fraction into a decimal and then a decimal into a percent. We began taking notes, but did not finish. We'll finish tomorrow. HomeworK: Complete Tuesday night's problems. 
Monday, February 6th
1st & 5th period: Today students learned how to represent percents as decimals and fractions. They also learned that all percents are out of 100. We worked through an interactive flipchart and then glued notes into our notebooks. Students also worked independently on Workbook pages 111  112.
Homework: Complete Monday night's problems & finish Workbook pages if you didn't in class. 
6th period: Today students learned all about what a percent is and how to represent it as a fraction and a decimal. We worked through an interactive flipchart in class and then pasted notes into our notebooks.
Homework: Complete Monday night's problems. We did Monday #1 in class! 
Friday, February 3rd "Rise Up"
Today students took their Notes Test (Quick 10 question quiz with fill in the blank answers out of their notebooks).
Then, we learned what percents look like and how to simply write them as a fraction and a decimal. Students also received a copy of next weeks homework. 
Today students finished their Unit Test. Then, we previewed our next unit....Percents.
Students also received a copy of next weeks homework. 
Thursday, February 2nd
Today students had time to ask questions about their study guide and then they took their Unit test. Afterwards, they were able to utilize the remainder of class time to complete this weeks homework.
HomeworK: Sheet is due tomorrow!
HomeworK: Sheet is due tomorrow!
Wednesday, February 1st
1st & 5th period: Today students worked through their study guide for tomorrow's Unit test. Then, we went over all the study guide questions. See key below.

6th period: Today students worked through a study guide for their upcoming Unit Test. Their test was scheduled for tomorrow. However, we did not get finished with both sides of the study guide. We'll finish the study guide tomorrow and then hopefully begin their test.

Tuesday, January 31st
1st & 5th period: Today students finished their Unit rate sheet from yesterday. Then, we compared better buy.
Unit Test is Thursday! Homework: Keep working through homework sheet. 
6th period: Today students finished working through their Unit rates sheets in a small group and then we went over Monday and Tuesday's homework problems.
Unit Test is Thursday! Homework: Keep working through homework sheet. 
Friday, January 27th
1st & 5th period: Today students finished their "Grocery" shopping project. Then, we began practicing unit rates & better buy.

6th period: Today students finished their partner task from yesterday. Then, we checked and went over it. Afterwards, students got their homework back from Week 2 and were allowed to make corrections.

Thursday, January 26th
1st & 5th period: Today students applied their knowledge of rates & unit rates from yesterday's lesson to a group task today. Students worked in groups to go "Grocery shopping". They had to take their "grocery list" and use sales papers to find the best deals and document each location, unit price, and total price for the amount of each item they needed.
HomeworK: Finish the weekly sheet...it's due tomorrow!! 
6th period: Today students finished notes over how to find unit rates and use them to work through real world problems. Then they got with a partner and worked through some real world examples using Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, & Twilight. We didn't quite finish so we'll finish tomorrow!
Homework: Finish this weeks homework sheet...it's due tomorrow! 
Wednesday, January 25th
1st period: Today students practiced finding unit rates and using them to determine the better buy or deal when approached with multiple options.
5th period: Today students learned how to find unit rates when given the rate and then use the unit rate to determine the rate. Homework: Continue working through the weekly homework sheet. 
6th period: Today students applied their knowledge of Proportions to find unit rates and solve rate problems. We watched a very catchy video called "Ratey the math cat" and then proceeded to take notes.
Homework: Continue working through the weekly homework sheet. 
Tuesday, January 24th
1st period: Today students learned a little bit about rates. Many of them already knew what a rate was I just needed to remind them. We did take notes. I will post a photo of the notes tomorrow.
5th period: Today we finished working through Proportionville and stapled it into our notebooks. Homework: Continue to work through the weekly homework sheet. Focus on Tuesday night's problems. 
6th period: Today we reviewed homework for this week. Then, we split into small groups and worked through the rest of Proportionville.
Homework: Continue working through the weekly homework sheet! 
Monday, January 23rd
1st period: Today students practiced proportions through completing 10 practice problems. Then, they received their weekly homework sheet and we took 5 minutes to work on it and answer questions. Afterwards, we began talking about RATES!!
5th period: Today we began working through Proportionville. See document below. Tomorrow we'll finish our journey through Proportionville and move on to Rates. Homework: Work through Monday night's 4 problems! 
6th period: Today students received 5 minutes to finish their homework sheet from last week and turn it in. If you were absent today please be sure to turn the sheet in tomorrow!!
Then, students received their homework sheet for this week. It is due on Friday, January 27th! We worked on it and went over the entire front page. Students then split into small group where be barely had time to visit Proportionville. Tomorrow we'll finish working through Proportionville problems. Homework: Work through Monday night's 4 problems! 
Thursday, January 19th
1st & 5th period: Today students continued learning about proportions. In 1st period we worked through and completed Workbook page95 #19. Then, students got to work on their homework paper.
Homework is due TOMORROW!!! 
6th period: Today students had approximately 5 minutes to work on their homework in class and ask questions. Then, we learned how to solve proportions. See notes below.
Homework paper is DUE MONDAY!! 
Wednesday, January 18th
1st & 5th period: Today we spent the entire class period go over last weeks "week 1" homework paper. I was severely disappointed in my kiddos. Students received 35 minutes of class time each day to work on their homework paper and ask me questions concerning problems they do not understand. After grading week 1 homework yesterday only 23% of students in 1st period passed. Only 16% passed in 5th period. Now, about 5 students in 1st period turned their papers in not even half way finished and about the same amount turned theirs in half way finished or not completed AT ALL in 5th. Therefore, we took class time today to REDO the homework paper!!! Every single student redid every problem they missed on a separate sheet, stapled it, and then turned it back in to me. In 5th period, we didn't quite finish our corrections so we'll finish tomorrow.
PLEASE DO YOUR HOMEWORK! It isn't hurting me that you're not doing it...it's hurting you!!! I only want the best for each of my kids, but I can't do it all for you. Homework tonight: Work through "week 2" and get done what you can. Use your notebook...it's your greatest resource! 
6th period: Today in class students received approximately 10 minutes to work on this weeks homework paper and ask questions. Then, we finished notes from yesterday over Equivalent ratios from tables and graphs. Afterwards, students used their workbook page 82 to work through real life applications of equivalent ratios.
Homework: Continue working through Week 2 homework sheet due on Monday, January 23rd! 
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Tuesday, January 17th
1st & 5th period: Today students turned in their Week 1 Homework sheet. Then, we took 5 minutes of class to work on this weeks, week 2, homework sheet & I answered any questions they had.
We then quickly reviewed equivalent ratios. Students learned that a proportion is an equation that shows two equivalent ratios. They also used cross products to solve for missing values in proportions. Most found it interesting that proportions are considered mathematical analogies.... 1 is to 2, as 3 is to 6. Homework: Work on Week 2 Homework sheet!! Due Friday, January 20th! 
6th period: After our warmup today students reviewed equivalent ratios by simplifying a few. They worked independently to simplify 10 different ratios. Then, we checked their work in class. Afterwards, we moved on to learning how to graph ratios from tables. We began our notes, but did not get finished. I'll post a picture tomorrow.
Also, students had 5 minutes of class time today to finish up their week 1 homework sheet that was due today! Students should be working on their homework each night! Mr. Queen and I were very disappointed to find there were a few students who did not have ANY of this completed! Homework: Work on Week 2 homework sheet (green paper)...due Monday, January 23rd! 
Friday, January 13th
1st & 5th period: Today students practiced real world ratios through completing a partner task. Students in 1st period also received a copy of next weeks week 2 homework sheet.
Homework: Weekly homework sheet due on Tuesday, January 17th! (week 1) 
6th period: Today students finished working through their equivalent ratios packet in small groups.
Then, we started notes over graphing equivalent ratios from tables. Homework: Weekly Week 1 Homework sheet is Due on Tuesday, January 17th! 
Thursday, January 12th
1st & 5th period: Today students applied their knowledge of creating equivalent ratios with tables to graphing equivalent ratios from tables. See notes below.
Homework: Students should be working through their weekly homework packet. Paper due Tuesday, January 17th 
6th period: Today students learned how to create equivalent ratios using tables. We began practicing what we learned, but didn't quite finish. We'll finish our practice tomorrow.
Homework: Students should be working throught their weekly homework sheet. Sheet is due Tuesday, January 17th 
Wednesday, January 11th
Welcome back everyone!!
1st & 5th period: Today we reviewed ratios and practiced making equivalent ratios with the use of tables. Students also received their Weekly homework sheet. This sheet will be due on Tuesday, January 17th! 
6th period: Today we reviewed ratios from last Thursday. Then students worked with a partner to complete a Fruit Loop Ratios task. Then, we watched a brief Brainpop video and everyone received their weekly homework sheet.
Homework: Homework sheet...due 1/17/17 
Monday, January 9th & Tuesday, January 10th
SNOW DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!! I sure hope you are all enjoying your two additional days off. I have uploaded this weeks homework sheet for you. Please go ahead and be working many of these problems out. These can all be found on www.studyisland.com . We've worked almost all of these problems this school year throughout our warmups.
Hopefully, we'll have school on Wednesday and I'll give you the hard copy. The sheet will be due next Tuesday, January 17th. 
1st & 5th period:
6th Period:

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 1st period.
1st period completed a "Fruit Loop" ratios activity and then began to learn about Equivalent Ratios. I did NOT rush through the lesson because I knew all the other classes would not get to begin Equivalent Ratios today. Therefore, 1st period will continue with Equivalent Ratios on Monday.
Enjoy your snowy weekend!!!
1st period completed a "Fruit Loop" ratios activity and then began to learn about Equivalent Ratios. I did NOT rush through the lesson because I knew all the other classes would not get to begin Equivalent Ratios today. Therefore, 1st period will continue with Equivalent Ratios on Monday.
Enjoy your snowy weekend!!!
Thursday, January 5th
Welcome back to school!!! I sure hope you all enjoyed your break and are ready to get back in the swing of things!!
Today in class we're learning all about RATIOS!!! Many of you have already encountered ratios in your daily lives and other classes yet you didn't even know what they were. Today we're going to bring it down, define ratios, learn the three ways in which to write them, and practice our knowledge of them. We'll begin with a short "hook", a video located under the "Math videos and stuff" tab at the top, covering Dodgeball and one on a date night (hilariously true).
We may not have time to do our Fruit Loop ratios activity...so if not, we'll begin with it tomorrow.
Homework: Exploring Ratios sheet (we'll go over this and begin working on it in class)
Today in class we're learning all about RATIOS!!! Many of you have already encountered ratios in your daily lives and other classes yet you didn't even know what they were. Today we're going to bring it down, define ratios, learn the three ways in which to write them, and practice our knowledge of them. We'll begin with a short "hook", a video located under the "Math videos and stuff" tab at the top, covering Dodgeball and one on a date night (hilariously true).
We may not have time to do our Fruit Loop ratios activity...so if not, we'll begin with it tomorrow.
Homework: Exploring Ratios sheet (we'll go over this and begin working on it in class)
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  
File Size:  21 kb 
File Type:  docx 
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
1st & 5th period: Today students who still owe me work got a chance to work on it. Any missing assignments will become zeros at 3:30 today.
Then, they worked through a gingerbread man graph. See attachment below. 
6th period: Today students took their quiz over Functions. Then, those who did not owe any assignments began working on a festive holiday graph.

graphing_characters.pdf  
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File Type: 
Tuesday, December 13th
1st & 5th period: Today we went on our Field trip to the Blairsville Cinema.

6th period: Today students completed their study guide (see key posted last Thursday), then we played Jeopardy.

Monday, December 12th
Benchmark Day!! Hip Hip Hooray! Out of all the wonderful students that completed theirs today...4 scored 100%!! Way to go you guys!! You rocked that math!
Friday, December 9th
1st & 5th period: Today we reviewed our study guide thoroughly then students took their functions quiz. Monday is our Math benchmark!

6th period: Today in class we continued working through our graphing functions packet from yesterday. I'm not sure if it was just me, but the entire class was in a trance. We managed to finish the packet...barely.
Monday is our math benchmark. Tuesday we'll complete our Study guide (students already have this) once we return from the field trip. Wednesday we'll have our Functions quiz! 
Thursday, December 8th
1st & 5th period: Today students received their study guides for tomorrow's quiz. Students were given about 1015 minutes to work independently on the study guide and then we worked through each problem together. We also went over Workbook page 239 from yesterday. I wanted to be sure students understood #12 & #13.
Study Guide for Quiz below. 
6th period: Today we continued learning how to take points on a graph, write them in a ttable, and then derive the equation based upon both.
Students worked through a practice packet, which we'll finish tomorrow. They also received a copy of their study guide for the functions quiz. Their quiz will be next Tuesday after the field trip OR next Wednesday. It depends on when they get prepared enough. 
Wednesday, December 7th
1st & 5th period: Today students reviewed functions by completing Workbook page 239 and then worked through some simple equations from tables practice with a sub.
Quiz on Friday over Function notes. 
6th period: Today students took notes over writing equations and filling in tables from a given graph. Mr. Queen worked through these with them. Then, they worked through a practice packet in class.

Tuesday, December 6th
1st & 5th period: Today we continued learning all about functions. Students learned how to take points on a linear graph, record them in a ttable, figure out the rule, and then derive the equation based upon the rule. Students rocked this concept!! I was super proud as their teacher!! Way to go guys!!

6th period: Today students learned how to graph the ordered pairs in the ttables. Then, we derived the equations based upon the rule.

Monday, December 5th
1st & 5th period: Today students learned how to take tables & their equations and graph them using the ordered pairs provided. We also focused on which variable is the independent and which is the dependent.
Homework: Times Tables. 
6th period: Today students continued learning how to derive equations based on given values in a table. We reviewed notes from Friday and then completed a practice sheet.
Homework: Times Tables 
Friday, December 2nd
1st & 5th period: Today we learned all about functions and how input and output are related. We took tables of given variables and determined the rule, or function, based upon the relationship of x and y in the table. From the equation we derived we were able to find the missing value(s).

6th period: Today students learned what a function is and how input and output are related. We reviewed our knowledge of patterns and sequences from elementary school and applied them to functions. Students derived equations from tables based on a sequence they noticed between each x and y value. Then, we were able to use the equation to find the missing value in each table.

Thursday, December 1st
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students reviewed their Inequalities and then took their quiz. We began notes in 1st & 5th period over Functions.
Wednesday, November 30th
1st & 5th period: Today we continued learning all about inequalities. Students finished notes from yesterday and then worked through Workbook 249 independently and we checked it in class.
1st period: No homework unless you did not finish your packet from Tuesday...then, you have it due tomorrow. 5th period: Finish your Inequality packet if you didn't finish in class. Quiz tomorrow!! 
6th period: Today we checked #8  14 from last night's homework. Those who did their homework last night received Rebel Passes!! :)
Then, we took notes over solutions to inequalities. We'll have our multiple choice quiz over inequalities tomorrow. Homework: Please study your notes from this week for your quiz tomorrow. 
Tuesday, November 29th
1st & 5th period: Today students finished up their graphing inequalities sheet from yesterday and stapled it into their notebooks after we checked it. Then, in 1st period students worked through a packed over inequalities with a partner and turned it in. They'll get these back tomorrow and we'll go over the first 7 problems together. Then, students began taking notes over solutions to inequalities and compound inequalities.
No Homework! 
6th period: Today students finished the graphing inequalities practice sheet from yesterday. After we checked them together they stapled them into their notebooks. Then, we took notes over how to write inequalities from graphs. After notes, students received a Task packet. We worked through #15 together. We were cut short for time, so students have homework tonight.
Homework: #814 of the packet titled, "Task: when is it not equal" 
Monday, November 28th
1st & 5th period: Today students began learning all about inequalities. We did a quick Brainpop intro to inequalities and then learned how to graph inequalities. Students also learned how to write inequalities from graphs. Then, students received a "graphing inequalities" practice sheet that we'll finish in class tomorrow.
Homework: Write Times Tables!! 
6th period: Today students began learning about Inequalities. An inequality is a mathematical statement that two quantities are NOT equal. Students watched a short Brainpop video and then took notes over graphing inequalities. They also received a "graphing inequalities" practice sheet. We only had time to briefly begin working through the sheet. We'll finish in class tomorrow.
Homework: Write Times Tables. 
Friday, November 18th
1st period: Today students got to partake in "Fun Math Friday". The class split and some got to "Code" on the IPads, while others played an intense game of Jeopardy! Way to go Girls for your big win against the boys!!
5th period: Today we quickly reviewed and students took their Equations Quiz. Those who missed will be responsible for taking theirs the Tuesday we return! 
6th period: Today in class we checked last night's homework and then finished the paper together. Then, students took their Equations Quiz. Those who were absent will be required to take theirs the Tuesday after we return from break!

Thursday, November 17th
1st period: Today they took their quiz and tomorrow they get to partake in Fun Math Friday!! Whoop whoop!!
5th period: Tomorrow is quiz day!!! Today we reviewed and many students turned in missing assignments!! (See yesterday's post for a copy of the Study Guide) 
6th period: Today we checked over last night's 6 problems for homework. Then, we finished the rest of the practice sheet together.
Students also learned how to solve division equations...these equations can be quite tricky, but I think they conquered them. Tonight they have 10 problems for homework. Many got half way finished in class. Homework: Complete #110 on sheet below! 
Wednesday, November 16th
1st & 5th period: Today we continued working through equations. 1st period is ready for their quiz and voted to take it tomorrow. 5th period isn't quite ready. So, tomorrow we'll review another day and then quiz on Friday. However, we did a little study guide in class today.

6th period: Today students reviewed addition and subtraction equations. Then, we moved on to learning how to solve multiplication equations. They totally rocked this!!! Mr. Queen and I was so proud of them! We didn't quite get to division equations, but we will tomorrow. Students were given a practice sheet toward the end of class. They were able to work on it for 5 minutes before the bell rang.
homework: Finish "Pink" homework sheet #16 ONLY!! 
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!
1st period homework: Workbook page 211 #19
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!
1st period homework: Workbook page 211 #19
Monday, November 14th
1st & 5th period: Today we watched the second video posted below. Then, students took notes and learned how to solve simple multiplication and division onestep equations. Tomorrow we'll be going to the computer lab to complete a "PreBenchmark Assessment".
Homework: Times Tables...many still owe last weeks!! 
6th period: Today students reviewed how to solve addition equations. Then, they learned how to solve simple onestep subtraction equations. As long as everyone remembers to DO THE OPPOSITE they'll be fine!
Homework: Times Tables 
Friday, November 11th
1st & 5th period: Today students learned how to solve addition and subtraction equations. We took notes and began working on Workbook pages 199 & 205
Thursday, November 10th
1st & 5th period: Today we continued talking about how equations must maintain balance. In 1st period students learned how to solve simple onestep addition equations.
No Homework 
6th period: Today students continued learning about how equations must maintain a balance. They learned how to figure out if given values of variables are or are not solutions to equations. After notes we completed Workbook page 193 and then checked it.
Some had to pull out for small group and did not finish. Those who did not finish will need to complete for homework tonight. 
Wednesday, November 9th
1st period: Today students were introduced to Equations!! They learned all about how equations must stay balanced unlike expressions. An equation is a mathematical statement that two expressions are EQUAL. We watched the video posted from yesterday as an introduction and then began learning about "Equations & their solutions".
No Homework
5th period: Our class today was cut short by an early lunch and then having to change classes for Veteran's Day. However, students were able to watch a brief piece of the video posted from yesterday.
No Homework
6th period: Today students were introduced to Equations after our wonderful Veteran's Day program! Then, they watched a good bit of the video from yesterday and began taking notes over "Equations & Their solutions".
No Homework
No Homework
5th period: Our class today was cut short by an early lunch and then having to change classes for Veteran's Day. However, students were able to watch a brief piece of the video posted from yesterday.
No Homework
6th period: Today students were introduced to Equations after our wonderful Veteran's Day program! Then, they watched a good bit of the video from yesterday and began taking notes over "Equations & Their solutions".
No Homework
Tuesday, November 8th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students were given approximately 10 minutes to ask any questions they had over the study guide & prior to the test. Then, students were given the remainder of class to complete their test. Everyone finished! I will try to get them graded before the end of the week.
Tomorrow we'll begin our next unit over EQUATIONS!!
Tomorrow we'll begin our next unit over EQUATIONS!!


Monday, November 7th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today we wrapped up with our Unit over expressions. Students received answers to their study guides. Tomorrow we'll review study guides again prior to the test!
Friday, November 4th
1st & 5th period: Today in class we continued working through Evaluating Expressions. Students completed a Practice sheet (see below) with partners and then we worked through each together. Students glued these in their notebooks. Then, all students received a copy of their Study guide for Tuesday's test!! It's on a bright green piece of paper.
Have a great weekend!! 
6th period: Today we learned all about Evaluating expressions! Students totally rocked this concept! As a teacher it just warmed my heart!
We worked through a powerpoint together as students filled in notes. Then, we worked through several practice problems.

Thursday, November 3rd
1st & 5th period: Today we completed equivalent expressions with a partner sheet. Then, we moved on to Evaluating Expressions. We worked through a series of powerpoint slides and then took notes.
No homework! 
6th period: Today students were split into small groups to complete Workbook page 175 #112. After students were given ample time to finish they checked their own papers as we went over each problem in class. This was NOT for a grade but gave them a good look at what they were missing.
Then, we ended our class with a preview of "Evaluating Expressions". No Homework! 
Wednesday, November 2nd
1st & 5th period:Today we continued practicing creating equivalent expressions. Students learned how to illustrate the sum of two numbers by using the GCF. Then, they began working through practice problems with partners. Tomorrow we'll finish our practice problems with partners.
NO HOMEWORK! 
6th period: Today in class we continued learning all about equivalent expressions. Students also learned how to use the GCF to illustrate the sum of two numbers. So far students are totally rocking equivalent expressions!! Way to go you guys!!
We also began working on W175 #112. We'll finish in small groups tomorrow. 
Tuesday, November 1st
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students learned all about the distributive property and factoring.
See notes below.
Homework: None!
See notes below.
Homework: None!
Monday, October 31st
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students practiced what we've learned in our expressions unit. I apologize but I had to miss half a day due to a death in the family.
Homework: Times Tables
Homework: Times Tables
Friday, October 28th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today we continued combining like terms and simplifying expressions.
Thursday, October 27th
1st period: Today students began learning how to combine like terms (a.k.a. simplifying expressions). Today we took notes and did some interactive activities.
5th Period: Today we finished up our notes over Simplifying Expressions & students received a practice sheet over Simplifying. We worked 4 problems together on Side A. Homework: Complete the rest of Side A. 
6th period: Today students completed some interactive "Combining Like terms" activities and then finish their notes.

Wednesday, October 26th
1st period: I was not here during 1st period this morning due to a scheduled doctors appointment. However, students continued reviewing Translating expressions.
5th & 6th period: Learned about "Like Terms" today. We began with a super annoying video that can be found under the "Math Videos & Stuff" button above. Then, we talked about how things can be much much simpler if we just group the things that are alike together.
5th & 6th period: Learned about "Like Terms" today. We began with a super annoying video that can be found under the "Math Videos & Stuff" button above. Then, we talked about how things can be much much simpler if we just group the things that are alike together.
Tuesday, October 25th
1st & 5th period: Today in class we continued to work through translating expressions. Students completed workbook page 163 and then we checked it together. This was not for a grade. Then, students received a translating sheet for homework...it is front & back. This will be due at the start of class tomorrow!\
Homework: Translating practice sheet 
6th period: Today in class we took notes over translating words into math. Students rocked this concept!! See notes below.
Homework: SIDE (B) on the translating practice sheet 
Monday, October 24th
1st & 5th period: Today we reviewed words we use in math. Students learned how to translate words (phrases) into mathematical expressions. See notes below.
Homework: Times Tables 
6th Period: Today students reviewed words we use in math that mean addition, subtraction, multiplication, & division. We worked through an interactive Flipchart in class and then glued a helpful sheet into our notebooks.

Thursday, October 20th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today we finished our "Footloose" activity. In 1st period students received a review sheet over order of operations without parentheses and began working through it.
In 5th period students completed Workbook page 151 #112...those who did not finish must finish for homework tonight.
In 6th period students received a review sheet over order of Operations. Those who did not finish in class must finish for homework tonight.
Quiz over Exponents & Order of Operations is TOMORROW!!!
In 5th period students completed Workbook page 151 #112...those who did not finish must finish for homework tonight.
In 6th period students received a review sheet over order of Operations. Those who did not finish in class must finish for homework tonight.
Quiz over Exponents & Order of Operations is TOMORROW!!!
Wednesday, October 19th
1st & 5th period: Today we continued reviewing PEMDAS (order of Operations). In 1st period we checked Workbook page 151 #112 and then played an Around the Room "Footloose" game in which students solved exponents & expressions posted around the room.
Quiz over exponents & PEMDAS on Friday, October 21st. In 5th period we finished our notes from yesterday and then solved problems posted around the room with partners. 5th period did amazing at this!!! They were super quiet. I'll allow a few minutes tomorrow to finish the activity & even play music! 
6th period: Today we finished our notes over Order of Operations (PEMDAS). Then, we split into small groups. Those who were still struggling with the order and working through exponents went out with Mr. Queen. The rest stayed in the room and solved problems posted around the classroom.
Homework: Complete any and all missing assignment...deadline is TOMORROW!! 
Tuesday, October 18th
1st Period: Today we had our 6th grade Hearing & Vision Screening. Therefore, 1st period stayed with me through 1st period and NBI. We finished our Order of Operations notes and students began Workbook page 151 #112.
Homework: Finish Workbook page 151 #112 5th Period: Today students took notes over the Order of Operations. We were a bit late getting class started because we checked Workbook page 145146 in class today. Homework: NONE!!! If you didn't turn your times tables or Workbook page 145146 in today then you should do it for homework tonight...it's a day late (10 points deducted). 
6th period: Today we began taking notes over the Order of Operations after spending at least 10 minutes giving each student a print out of their current grades & missing assignments.
Please ask your child for their itemized list of grades!!! Homework: Please complete any missing assignments you have and turn them in A.S.A.P!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Monday, October 17th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students began notes over the Order of Operations after we watched a quick video. The video can be found on the "Math videos & stuff".
Homework: Times Tables & finish Workbook pages 145146 if you didn't finish in class.
Homework: Times Tables & finish Workbook pages 145146 if you didn't finish in class.
Friday, October 14th
Thursday, October 13th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students learned the difference between "Expressions" and "Equations". We began our next unit "EXPRESSIONS".
1st Period: We watched a quick BrainPop video about exponents and then worked through an interactive Flipchart.
5th Period: We watched a quick brainPop video about exponents & then students glued in their "exponents" foldable and we began notes over exponents.
6th period: We watched a quick BrainPop video about exponents and then worked through an interactive Flipchart. We ended by watching the "Super Base" video below.
1st Period: We watched a quick BrainPop video about exponents and then worked through an interactive Flipchart.
5th Period: We watched a quick brainPop video about exponents & then students glued in their "exponents" foldable and we began notes over exponents.
6th period: We watched a quick BrainPop video about exponents and then worked through an interactive Flipchart. We ended by watching the "Super Base" video below.
Friday, October 7th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students who had completed all their assignments and didn't owe me any work got to participate in an Integer Jeopardy Game!!! In 1st period, we played "Boys v. Girls". Shockingly, the boys won by 100 points. They each received a +5 points card to apply to their next test or quiz. Congrats boys!! In 5th period, we didn't quite get finished with the game because of having to answer a bazillion questions over assignments. So, 5th period will finish their game next Friday. In 6th period, we barely even got to play due to organizing those who owed work and those who didn't. Plus, we took 6th period to lunch today and my class was first!
Have a GREAT FALL BREAK!!!
Remember, ALL grades are due on 10/14/2016, so if you owe anything the deadline is Thursday, October 13th
Have a GREAT FALL BREAK!!!
Remember, ALL grades are due on 10/14/2016, so if you owe anything the deadline is Thursday, October 13th
Thursday, October 6th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students learned all about Coordinate Geometry. They learned how to find the distance between two points in the coordinate plane by using Absolute Value. They also learned how to find the perimeter and area of polygon's in the coordinate plane. See notes below.
Then, they turned in character graphs. I was saddened to see that not everyone was finished with their character graph after they had 1 week and 1 day to complete it! :(
Then, they turned in character graphs. I was saddened to see that not everyone was finished with their character graph after they had 1 week and 1 day to complete it! :(
Wednesday, October 5th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students learned about Reflections in the Coordinate Plane! We began with an interactive Flipchart that reviewed plotting points and then guided students into reflections across the xaxis and then the yaxis. After working through the flipchart we finished our 6 examples in our notebooks from yesterday.
Homework: Any and ALL missing assignments are due by this Friday, October 7th!!
Homework: Any and ALL missing assignments are due by this Friday, October 7th!!
Tuesday, October 4th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students turned in their times tables and then worked to complete Workbook pages 373374. Some did not get finished before we had to move on. If you did not finish please finish for homework. Classes were VERY short today due to our S.T.E.M day schedule. Therefore, students received their page of examples for notes but we didn't quite get finished working them all. We'll finish tomorrow and I'll post a photo.
Homework: Finish Workbook pages 373374 if you didn't finish in class.
Homework: Finish Workbook pages 373374 if you didn't finish in class.
Monday, October 3rd
1st & 5th period: Today students took their second Notes Test. Then, they completed Workbook pages 373374 in class. If for some reason students did not finish the workbook pages then they must finish for homework tonight!
Those who did finish in class go to work on their Character Graphs. Homework: Times Tables 
6th period: Today students took their second Notes Test. Once everyone was finished we began working on Workbook page 373 together. We will finish the page tomorrow and talk about Reflections in the coordinate plane if time allows.
Homework: Times tables!! 
Friday, September 30th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today we continued graphing in the coordinate plane. Students in 1st & 6th period received character graphs to work on. Students must have graphs completed by October 6th!! We'll work on them in class some, but not much so please work on them at home!!
Have a great weekend!
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 29th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students learned all about the inventor of the Coordinate Plane, Mr. Rene Descartes. Then, we watched a super weird video about the Coordinate Plane. Students glued a cool foldable into their notebooks and learned how to graph in all 4 quadrants of the coordinate plane. They also learned that there are 4 quadrants, where they're located, where the x and y axes are and what in the world the origin is. Overall, it was a very informative day!
No Homework tonight...enjoy your free time!!
No Homework tonight...enjoy your free time!!
Wednesday, September 28th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students took their Integer's Test. Then, they received a fun quadrant I character graph. This graph does not have a set due date. We'll finish them in class tomorrow after students learn about all 4 quadrants of the coordinate plane.
Homework: Enjoy your evening!!
Homework: Enjoy your evening!!
Tuesday, September 27th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students received their Study Guide answers through a fun, competitive, and interactive www.socrative.com review game. The winning team from each class receives 5 bonus points on their tests!! Wahoo!!
Homework: Study for test tomorrow!!
Homework: Study for test tomorrow!!
Monday, September 26th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today we reviewed what we'd previously learned about real world integers, opposites, and absolute value. Students worked hard to complete Workbook pages 361361, then we graded them in class.
Students also received their Study Guides for Wednesday's test today!!
Homework: Times Tables!!!
Students also received their Study Guides for Wednesday's test today!!
Homework: Times Tables!!!
Friday, September 23rd
1st & 5th period: Today students learned how to find the absolute value of a number. They all agreed when I told them it was the easiest thing ever!! See notes below & watch the cool video via Shmoop!

6th Period: Today students reviewed what we've already learned about integers with a quick verbal questionnaire. A few students went out with Mr. Queen for about 1520 minutes to finish their test corrections.
Then, we watched the video below over "Absolute Value". Students learned how to find the absolute value of a number and practice with notes below. 
Thursday, September 22nd
1st & 5th period: Today students expanded what they had learned about rational numbers and focused more on fractions. We learned how to compare and order fractions. Fraction can be tricky little boogers!! I showed the students a few tricks that can help us when comparing them. See notes & video.


Wednesday, September 21st
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today we finished our notes over "locating, ordering, & comparing rational numbers". Then, I challenged the class to make a human number line. Each student received a rational number on a piece of copy paper. Without talking students had to line themselves up from least to greatest. This was a HUGE challenge, because they had to communicate without talking. Once they were satisfied with their order we marched out to the sidewalk where they placed themselves on a number line I had created out of chalk. The only issue was the number line only had 3 numbers on it! Needless, to say each class completed the challenge and totally wowed me!!! Great job guys!!
Tuesday, September 20th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today we began locating rational numbers on a number line. See notes below.
No homework.
No homework.
Monday, September 19th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students began working through the world of Integers! We began Unit 2 (Integers). Today we covered how we see and use integers in the real world! See Notes below. Tomorrow we'll continue reviewing how we see and use them in the real world, cover opposites, and look at integers on a number line.
Homework: Times tables!!
Homework: Times tables!!


Friday, September 16th
1st, 5th, & 6th Period: Today students took their Unit 1 Test. I sure hope everyone studied!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Thursday, September 15th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today in class we worked through our study guide in order to prepare for our Unit Test tomorrow. In a few classes we were able to play part of a Jeopardy game.
Homework: Study for tomorrow's test!
Homework: Study for tomorrow's test!
Wednesday, September 14th
1st & 5th period: Today we finished working through all the division of fraction word problems from yesterday. Then, students were given class time to complete Workbook page 53. Once they finished they had to turn it in. Then, every student received a hard copy of the Study Guide for Friday's test. Tomorrow we'll review the answers for the Study Guide.
Homework: Finish Workbook page 53 if you didn't finish in class. 
6th period: Today in class we finished working through all the division of fraction word problems. Then, students were given a copy of a practice sheet over "reciprocals & dividing fractions". Students were split into a small group with Mr. Queen, a small group with me (Mrs. Morgan), and individually working. Then, each student received a Study Guide for Friday's Test to work through. We'll work through the Study Guide tomorrow and solve all the problems.
Homework: Finish the practice sheet from class if you didn't finish in class. 
Tuesday, September 13th
1st & 5th period: Today students turned in their Times Tables homework from last night. Then, we finished learning how to divide mixed numbers by mixed numbers (those things sure can be tricky!). Then, we all worked through several slides of a really cool flipchart over division of fraction word problems. Remember, it's all about what you have...that's what you start with!
Homework: Work through the next few problems in your notes. Be prepared to finish up tomorrow and work through your study guide! 
6th period: Today students turned in their Times Tables homework from last night. Then, we finished learning how to divide fractions by looking at some mixed numbers divided by mixed numbers (those things sure can be tricky!). Then, we all worked through several slides of a really cool flipchart over division of fraction word problems. Remember, it's all about what you have...that's what you start with!
Homework: Work through the next few problems in your notes. 
Monday, September 12th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today we continued learning how to divide fractions. We began by working with a partner to solve several division of fraction model problems. Students did an awesome job with this!! Then, we watched the really cool Flocabulary video again and took notes.
Homework: Times Tables!! 

Friday, September 9th
1st, 5th, & 6th Period: Today we moved on to learning how to divide fractions using visual models. We cut/paste a foldable into our notebooks to help us and then we worked through the problems.
Have a great weekend!!
Have a great weekend!!
Thursday, September 8th
1st & 5th Period: Today we continued working with multiplying fractions. We worked out word problems today.
Homework: Multiplying Fractions practice sheet!! 
6th period: Today we interactively worked through a flipchart over multiplying fractions and fractions with whole numbers.
We completed a practice sheet in class. Those that did not finish must finish for homework. 
Wednesday, September 7th
1st & 5th Period: Today we quickly reviewed changing Mixed Numbers to Improper Fraction and Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers. Then, we moved on to Multiplying fractions. We took notes and worked a few problems.
Homework: Work the independent problems in notebook. 
6th Period: Today we continued working with Mixed Numbers & Improper Fractions. We finished notes and then split into small groups to practice.
Homework: Finish practice sheet if you didn't finish in class. 
Friday, September 2nd
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today students completed their warmup and then did their very first NOTES TEST!! The notes test is basically an open note test. If they have all their notes they make an easy 100. Then, students glued in the Mixed to Improper ad Improper to Mixed foldable. In 6th period we'll finish our notes on Wednesday. In 1st and 5th we'll move on to Multiplying Fractions on Monday. Our goal is to complete this Unit by September 16th.
Thursday, September 1st
1st & 5th period: Today we checked the two word problems everyone did for homework. Then, we pasted them into our notebook. Afterward, we moved on to recalling how to change Mixed Numbers into Improper Fractions & Improper Fractions back to Mixed Numbers.
Homework: Be prepared for your Notes Check tomorrow!!!! It's a TEST GRADE! 
6th Period: Hopefully today was the last official full class day of division. Everyone did AMAZING with dividing decimals by decimals. I think we're finally getting the hang of it!! Way to go guys! We'll continue dividing throughout our warmups, but we're ready to move on.
Homework: Be prepared for your Notes Check tomorrow!! It's a TEST GRADE!! 
Wednesday, August 31st
1st & 5th period: Today we worked through decimal word problems. Students were able to work with a partner or individually. After working for an allotted amount of time we went over 3 out of 5 problems. Students are to try to solve #4 and #5 for homework.
Homework: #4 & #5 on Decimal Word Problems sheet. 
6th Period: Today we continued dividing. Students were separated into 3 different groups. We worked through 8 division problems. Those who did not finish must complete for homework.
Homework: Finish division paper. 
Tuesday, August 30th
1st & 5th period: Today we continued dividing. We divided decimals by decimals. Most students were able to recall this from Elementary. However, many were not!
No Homework! 
6th period: Today we continued dividing. Many students are really struggling with division. Once we learn our times tables I think it will help!
Homework: Solve Examples #3 and #4 in your notes! 
Monday, August 29th
1st & 6th period: Today we learned how to divide decimals by whole numbers. Students also learned what to do with a remainder. They learned how to make a mixed number using the quotient, remainder, and divisor.
Classwork: Workbook page 9 #710 (scratch work in notebook) Homework: Write your times tables once each...1x1=1 all the way to 12 x 12 =144 
6th Period: Today students worked through long division problems.
Homework: Write your times tables once each!!! 
Friday, August 26th
1st & 5th: Today we finished working through our Long Division problems. It took the entire class to finish this. 1st period is a bit behind due to pictures!

6th period: Today we went off grid and passed back the GCF/LCM quiz. Mr. Queen and I split the entire class. Those who passed got to sit in the back of the room and play Math games on the Ipads. Six students who scored the lowest went out with Mr. Queen to work through all the problems they missed. The remaining seven stayed with me and worked through the problems they missed. Everyone who corrected all their missed problems will have their grade automatically become a 70.

Thursday, August 25th
wednesday, August 24th
1st and 5th period: Today we REVIEWED factors, multiples, LCM, and GCF. Students retook the quiz from Friday. However we did it outloud. I gave them questions and they wrote down answers. I plan to grade what they did today and use it as a substitute for the quiz last week. Those who scored an A+ on the quiz originally will keep their original score.
Homework tonight!! 
6th period: Today we checked homework and began talking about MULTIPLYING DECIMALs. We barely even began notes. So, I'll put a picture up tomorrow.
Homework tonight!! 
Tuesday, August 23rd
Monday, August 22nd
Hi everyone! I apologize but I will be absent today. I've had a family emergency. Have not fear...I've left you in good hands. Mrs. Angel will be delivering your lesson for the day. Just in case...I've put a copy of your notes on here. She'll be giving you your "foldable" and walking you through the notes. I'll clarify EVERYTHING when I return.
Your homework will not be checked until Wednesday of this week...don't delay on getting it done!
Your homework will not be checked until Wednesday of this week...don't delay on getting it done!
Friday, August 19th
Today students took their very first quiz! We quizzed over GCF, LCM, and our homework from the past 2 weeks. I will grade all quizzes once everyone has taken theirs. Several students did not finish today. I worry many did not study last night!! Please study over the weekend and be prepared to finish on Monday!
Have a great weekend!!!
Have a great weekend!!!
Thursday, August 18th
1st, 5th, & 6th period: Today we worked through GCF/LCM word problems. I also told students what to study for tomorrow's quiz.
QUIZ TOMORROW:
Look over NOTES
QUIZ TOMORROW:
Look over NOTES
 Factors & Multiples (4 examples from these notes will be on quiz)
 GCF (examples from these notes will be on quiz)
 LCM (examples from these notes will be on quiz)
 GCF/LCM word probs (examples from these notes will be on quiz)
 Last week's homework (rounding)
 Monday night's homework
Wednesday, August 17th
1st & 5th period: Today in class we worked through several word problems that used LCM and GCF. See notes.

6th period: Today we continued working through LCM. Students reviewed LCM examples as a whole group. Then, we split up into small groups, partners, and individual to work through Workbook page 47 #19

Tuesday, August 16th
1st & 5th period: Today in class we continued working on LCM using the SLED method. Then, students completed Workbook page 47 #115.
REMEMBER...HOMEWORK TONIGHT!!! 
6th Period: Today we talked about multiples and learned how to find the least common multiple of two numbers using the SLED method.
REMEMBER...HOMEWORK TONIGHT!!! 
Monday, August 15th
Today we solved a constructed response question over multiplying decimals. Then, we finished workbook page 43 and turned it in. 1st period & 5th period took notes over LCM.;
6th period began notes & will finish them tomorrow. Please complete your homework for tonight!!! Quiz over LCM/GCF/ & homework will be FRIDAY!! 
Today students received their homework punch cards.

Friday, August 12th
Today we continued GCF. We learned how to use the SLED method and then worked through Workbook page 43.
Homework sheets were due TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Homework sheets were due TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thursday, August 11th
Today students expanded their knowledge of Factors to find the greatest factor that two or more numbers share. See notes.
Wednesday, August 10th
Today students recalled their previous understanding of factors & multiples. We checked homework and took notes over "factors & multiples".
Please complete Wednesday night's homework problems if you haven't already!
Please complete 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.
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.
Please be sure and complete tonight's homework.
Monday, August 8th
Today we did the Class Introductory Powerpoint. Students also received their homework paper for the entire WEEK!!! I'll post the powerpoint when I get back to school tomorrow. Have a great evening!!
Monday night's ONE problem is due at the start of class tomorrow!!
Monday night's ONE problem is due at the start of class tomorrow!!