September 17

Unit 2: Equations and Expressions

This week we are beginning unit 2. Students will learn the following algebra vocabulary words:

  • Algebraic expression
  • Coefficient
  • Constant
  • Equation
  • Inequality
  • Term
  • Numerical expression
  • Variable

We will practice using the School Yourself website. Students will need to use their username and password from class.

1)  What is a variable? (A number we don’t know)   – Go to Algebra, then Solving Equations, and Solving for unknowns – or

2) How do we solve expressions? (Substitute a number for a variable)

3) What is a coefficient? (The number in front of a variable)

4) How do we simplify expressions? (Combine like terms)

August 27

Week of August 26

This week we will apply what we have learned about adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers to completing problems with fractions. Any classwork that is not finished in class is homework.

Monday: Simplifying Fractions

(Review finding prime factors if you forgot!)

Tuesday: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Wednesday/Thursday: Adding and Subtracting Fractions 

Here are two ways to find common denominators: Easy common denominator (ECD)

or Least Common Multiple (LCD).

Friday: Fractions Assessments – Use your notes, classwork and videos above to review.


August 20

Week of August 20

This week we are learning to use the order of operations with absolute values and to multiply and divide integers. Here are some video resources:

Order of Operations

Multiplying and Dividing Integers

Students who make less than an 80% our last assessment should  watch the adding and subtracting video and complete my recovery packet. Next they should come in for tutoring and re-take the quiz. Students can always come to tutoring if they need help with classwork/homework or feel they don’t understand a topic. My tutoring is on Tuesday afternoons until 5 pm and Thursday mornings from 8:15 to 8:45.


August 14

Week of 8/13/2018

This week we are reviewing positive and negative integers and absolute value. We are learning to add and subtract integers on a number line and with rules. Here are some of the resources we are using this week:

Additive Inverses / Zero Pair Video

School Yourself Log in:   first name.Last [email protected]      Use your lunch number for your password

School Yourself – Number Line 

School Yourself – Absolute Value

School Yourself – Adding on the Number Line

School Yourself – Subtracting on the Number Line

School Yourself – Adding a Negative Number

School Yourself – Subtracting a Negative Number




August 9

Teacher contact information and tutoring times

Welcome to seventh grade math! I am excited about our classes as we begin the  new school year. I will give out a syllabus with more information soon, but for now I want to make sure you have my contact information:

Mrs. Jibilian – email: [email protected]     phone:  770-222-3758  Extension 1709

I provide tutoring for students on Tuesday afternoons between 4:30 and 5:30 and Thursday mornings between 8:15 and 8:45. Students are encouraged to attend tutoring if they are struggling on assessments or don’t understand the material.


May 9

Week of May 7

This week we are continuing with skills practice to get ready for eighth grade. Here are links to the all the instructional videos we have been using to review and practice:

Types of Fractions

Fractions and Decimal Numbers


Prime Factorization

Using Prime Factorization to Simplify Fractions

Multiplying Fractions (use prime factorization)

Dividing Fractions (use prime factorization)

Intro to Exponents (if needed)

Exponents and square roots

Graphing on the Coordinate Plane