November 12

Ratios and Rates

This week we will begin unit 3. We are learning that a ratio is a comparison or relationship between two numbers with division. Ratios look like fractions.  Rates are ratios in which the two numbers have different units. When we express a rate with a denominator of one, the rate is also called a unit rate. For example, we use unit rates tell us a cost per item at the store or miles per hour of a road trip.  Here are some resources we will use in class:

Math Antics Ratios and Rate

Ratios and Rates homework video

November 4

Unit 2 Test Review

This week we will review for the unit 2 test which will be on Thursday, November 8th. Since Tuesday is a student holiday, we only have Monday and Wednesday to review.  Students should review their old quizzes and practice problems from the study guide. They should also complete these two homework quizzes:

Directions: Go to  and put in the game code. Sign in with your first name and first letter of your last name. If you want to try the quiz a second time, use the same sign in name followed by #2.

One and two step equations:  Game Code – 609408  (This quiz ends on Wednesday night.)

Inequality concepts and equations: Game Code – 094761  (This quiz ends on Thursday night.)

October 8

One Step Equations

This week we will learn to solve one step equations with integers. We will practice using a balance simulation on the computer. To use the activities, you must put in the password we used in class:

One step equations with positive numbers only

One step equations with positive and negative numbers

One step equations with algebra tiles – Explore – Put your own equations in the activity.

Hooda math activity with multiple step equations


September 30

Week Eight

This week we will practice a little more with combining like terms and we will learn to use the distributive property to go between an expanded form and grouped form of algebraic expressions.

Combining Like Terms practice

Expression Exchange

Distributive Property Practice 




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Videos Lessons:

What is Algebra?

Simplifying Algebraic Expressions (Polynomials)

The Distributive Property – (Only watch the first 6 minutes and 45 seconds)

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