April 26, 2018

Today in class . . . we learned about designing simulations to act out a given real-world situation.  We practiced first identifying the outcomes and number of outcomes to help us choose a model for the simulations (e.g., die, spinner, cards, etc.), and then carefully writing down the details of the simulation, including what each outcome in the simulation means and what a trial looks like for several scenarios.  Then, students worked with a partner to design a simulation for their choices out of 5 different situations.

Simulations GO:  

Unit 5 Test Retakes were today before and after school.

Practice:  1) Textbook page 803, all problems.  2) Start working on the Unit 6 Test Study Guide, #1-5 (except P3).

Unit 6 Test Study Guide:  U6 Test Study Guide_2017-2018-2d2le8v

Upcoming Events:  

  1. Unit 6, Probability, Test Review Session – Wednesday, 5/2, at 8:15am
  2. Unit 6, Probability, Test – Thursday, 5/3.
  3. Morning tutoring will only be available by appointment after 5/4/18.
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April 25, 2018

Today in class . . . students finished the Spin Class Task or Free Throw Task and we reviewed the results together.  Students then worked on the Probability Task Card Rotation moving around the room and choosing from 48 different cards with various probability scenarios on them.

Students were also asked to let me know if they were planning on retaking the Unit 5, Inferences, Test tomorrow and if so, what time – 8:00am or 4:30pm.  I also reminded them that all work from Unit 5, and the test corrections were due prior to taking the Test Retake.

Collected:  1) Tree Diagrams Practice – homework check, and 2) Probability Task Card Rotation work.

Practice:  Textbook pages 818 and 819, all problems.

Upcoming Events:  

  1. Unit 5 Test Retakes on Thursday, 4/26, at 8am and 4:30pm with the following:  1) Test corrections done on a separate sheet of notebook paper for the Unit 5 Test.  2)  All practice/homework assignments from Unit 5.  See attached for a complete listing:  Practice Assignments for Unit 5 2018-2gvk7nh
  2. Unit 6, Probability, Test – Thursday, 5/3.
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April 24, 2018

Today in class . . . we reviewed compound probability with tree diagrams and the fundamental counting principle, and practiced making tree diagrams for 3-4 different scenarios.  Students then worked on their choice of the Spin Class Task or the Free Throws Task (options varied by class), or they had the opportunity to RETAKE the Theoretical and Experimental Probability Skills Check in class.

Collected:  Theoretical and Experimental Probability RETAKE (optional)

Practice:  1) Tree Diagrams Practice – all 5 problems.

Upcoming Events:  

  1. Unit 5 Test Retakes on Thursday, 4/26, at 8am and 4:30pm with the following:  1) Test corrections done on a separate sheet of notebook paper for the Unit 5 Test.  2)  All practice/homework assignments from Unit 5.  See attached for a complete listing:  Practice Assignments for Unit 5 2018-2gvk7nh
  2. Unit 6, Probability, Test – Thursday, 5/3.
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April 23, 2018

Today in class . . . we reviewed compound probability and practiced together in class.  Students then continued working on the What Are My Chances? Task from Friday.  Students actually conducted probability experiments and compared the results to theoretical probability.  This task was due at the end of class today (except Period 5).

Collected:  What Are My Chances? Task

Practice:  1) Dependent & Independent Compound Events Practice, #2, 5, and 6 only.  2)  Review/practice for the RETAKE on the Theoretical & Experimental Probability Skills Check tomorrow in class.

Upcoming Events:  

  1. Unit 5 Test Retakes on Thursday, 4/26, at 8am and 4:30pm with the following:  1) Test corrections done on a separate sheet of notebook paper for the Unit 5 Test.  2)  All practice/homework assignments from Unit 5.  See attached for a complete listing:  Practice Assignments for Unit 5 2018-2gvk7nh

Georgia Standards of Excellence for Math 7 for this week: 

MGSE7.SP.5  Understand that the probability of a chance event is a number between 0 and 1 that expresses the likelihood of the event occurring.  Larger numbers indicate greater likelihood.  A probability near 0 indicates an unlikely event, a probability around ½ indicates an event that is neither unlikely nor likely, and a probability near 1 indicates a likely event.

MGSE7.SP.6  Approximate the probability of a chance event by collecting data on the chance process that produces it and observing its long-run relative frequency.  Predict the approximate relative frequency given the probability.

MGSE7.SP.7  Develop a probability model and use it to find probabilities of events.  Compare experimental and theoretical probabilities of events.  If the probabilities are not close, explain possible sources of the discrepancy.

MGSE7.SP.8  Find probabilities of compound events using organized lists, tables, tree diagrams, and simulation.


Graded Items for this week:
 

  1. What Are My Chances? Task
  2. Theoretical & Experimental Probability Skills Check RETAKE
  3. Compound Probability, Tree Diagrams, Fundamental Counting Principle, & Designing Simulations Skills Check

Textbook Resources for this week:  Chapter 10, Lessons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, & 7.

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April 20, 2018

Today in class . . . we reviewed the answers to the Unit 5, Inferences, Test.  If interested in retaking this test, please see the information under Upcoming Events.

We worked on the What Are My Chances? Task.  Students chose their “favorable” or most frequent outcome, and then experimented with a coin, die, spinner, and cards to compare theoretical to experimental probability.  We will finish this graded task in class on Monday.

The answers to the Textbook practice during Milestones testing are attached below:

Textbook pages 782, 783, & 785:

Textbook pages 794, 795, & 797:

Practice:  None.

Upcoming Events:  

  1. Unit 5 Test Retakes on Thursday, 4/26, at 8am and 4:30pm with the following:  1) Test corrections done on a separate sheet of notebook paper for the Unit 5 Test.  2)  All practice/homework assignments from Unit 5.  See attached for a complete listing:  Practice Assignments for Unit 5 2018-2gvk7nh
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April 16 – 19, 2018

Monday through Thursday this week . . . we are completing Georgia Milestones Testing in the morning.  In the afternoon, students are working independently on their assignments for all classes.  The following assignments are for Math 7 on Monday and Wednesday.

Assignment 1

  • Review your MSG notes for each unit.
  • Use your MSG notes to help you complete the review and practice problems in the Math 7 Milestones Review & Practice (given on 4/13 in class). See me during homeroom if you have any questions.  Each teacher has an Answer Key and I am also posting here:  Math 7 Milestones Review & Practice – Answer Key-276i8qb

Assignment 2

  • Complete the Introduction to Probability graphic organizer (half sheet) and glue in MSG (given on 4/13 in class).
  • In your Textbook, read Chapter 10, Lesson 2, on pages 780 through 782, and complete the Guided Practice problems on page 782. If you have not already done so, complete the problems on pages 783 and 785.
  • In your Textbook, read Chapter 10, Lesson 3, on pages 792 through 794, and complete the Guided Practice problems on page 794. If you have not already done so, complete problems 1- 4 on page 795.  Also, complete problem 12 and 13 on page 797.

Practice:  None – all practice is to be done in class this week.  Be sure to bring the following Math Supplies to your homeroom/1st period class next week:  1) MSG, 2) Math Assignments Packet, 3) Math Textbook/Workbook, and 4) Calculator with your NAME on it.

Upcoming Events:

  1. Math Milestones Testing – 4/18 & 4/19.
  2. Unit 5 Test Retakes on Thursday, 4/26, at 8am and 4:30pm with the following:  1) Test corrections done on a separate sheet of notebook paper for the Unit 5 Test.  2)  All practice/homework assignments from Unit 5.  See attached for a complete listing:  Practice Assignments for Unit 5 2018-2gvk7nh
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April 12, 2018

Today in class…we checked our practice and reviewed for the Skills Check over theoretical and experimental probability.  After the Skills Check, we worked on making tree diagrams to show the possible outcomes and sample space when more than one event occurs (compound probability), and used the Fundamental Counting Principle to determine the total number of possible outcomes when two or more events occur.  Students also received a copy of Probability Notes for their MSG, which contains a summary of what students need to know about probability.

Collected:  Skills Check: Theoretical and Experimental Probability

Practice:  1)Read and highlight the Probability Notes sheet and glue in MSG.  2) Finish the Probability of Compound Events and Fundamental Counting Principle graphic organizer/problems and glue in MSG.

Upcoming Events:

  1. 7th Grade Milestones Testing – 4/16 through 4/19.
  2. Unit 5 Test Retakes on Thursday, 4/26, at 8am and 4:30pm with the following:  1) Test corrections done on a separate sheet of notebook paper for the Unit 5 Test.  2)  All practice/homework assignments from Unit 5.  See attached for a complete listing:  Practice Assignments for Unit 5 2018-2gvk7nh
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