Monday, 1/22 – will be available at 8am & other updates

I will be available beginning at 8am on Monday, 1/22, to assist with completion of the Simple Interest Math Lib Task for periods 1, 2, 4, & 5.*  I will also be available to help with questions about finding missing values using the percent proportion, and calculating tax, tip, discounts, markups, commissions, and simple interest before our Quiz on Monday.

I posted a Quizziz to the blog on Wednesday, 1/17, to practice on some of the concepts on the Quiz.

Please make sure you have completed the Unit 3b Test Study Guide, all 20 problems – due Monday, 1/22 – and have checked your work with the answer key prior to coming to school on Monday.  Write down any questions you have so you do not forget them.

The Percent Proportion Skills Check Retakes will be available through Tuesday, 1/23 – extended due to weather days.  Please correct your original Skills Check to be eligible for the retake.

*Note:  Period 3 has an extra 10 minutes each class period and finished in class on Tuesday, 1/16 (i.e., they already had extended time).  If you were absent either Wednesday, 1/10, when we started this task, or on Tuesday, 1/16, when we finished it, you may also come in early to finish the task.

PARENTS:  Please make sure you have a valid email address in Synergy so you receive my group emails.

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January 17, 2018

Snow Day Practice on Tax, Tips, & Discounts via Quizziz:

 

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January 16, 2018

Today in class . . . we reviewed finding the percentages of totals, like in tax, discounts, etc. and calculating the simple interest.  We checked practice and students had the opportunity to ask questions about the study guide.  Students then finished the Simple Interest Math Lib Task from last Wednesday’s class – due today.  For students desiring more time to work on the Math Lib, they may come in at 8am on Wednesday or during homeroom.

Collected:  Simple Interest Math Lib Task – due today, end of class.

Practice:  Quiz Tomorrow over tax, tip, discount, commission, markups, and simple interest.  Review by completing the Unit 3b Test Study Guide problems and checking with the answer key below.  DO NOT copy the answer key – work the problems FIRST!  Also, review MSG notes/graphic organizers and Textbook assignments.  Practice is the best way to prepare for a Math Quiz.

Unit 3b Test Study Guide – Page 1 & 2:  Unit 3b Test StudyGuide-1sx8h6y

Unit 3b Test Study Guide – Key:  Unit 3b Test Study Guide – KEY pg. 1 & 2-22nuuzc

Upcoming Events:

  1. Unit 3b Test – Wednesday, 1/24 tentatively.

Georgia Standards of Excellence for Math 7 for this week: 

MGSE7.RP.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems.  (Examples:  simple interest, tax, markups, markdowns, gratuities, commissions, etc.

MGSE7.G.1  Solve problems involving scale drawing of geometric figures, including computng actual lengths and areas from a scale drawing and reproducing a scale drawing at a different scale.

Graded Items for this week:

  1. Quiz over the Percent Proportion and Simple Interest
  2. Simple Interst Math Lib
  3. Shrinking Figures Art Task

Textbook Resources for this week:  Chapter 6, Lesson 8 & Lesson 9.

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January 11 & January 12

Today in class . . . we are in the Media Center taking the second round of the Math Inventory.  As students finish, they will work on task on the Math Playground website, finish the Simple Interest Math Lib, and work on page 1 and 2 of the Unit 3b Test Study Guide.

Practice:  Textbook page 535, #1, 2, 4, 5, & 6  due Tuesday, January 16.  Also, page 1 and 2 of the Unit 3b Test Study Guide should be started  – due Monday, January 22 (a little more than a week away).

Unit 3b Test Study Guide – Page 1 & 2:  Unit 3b Test StudyGuide-1sx8h6y

Upcoming Events:

  1. Quiz over Tax, Tip, Discount, Markup, Commission, & Simple Interest on Wednesday, 1/17 (updated date).
  2. Thursday, 1/11, and Friday, 1/12 – Math Inventory in Media Center.
  3. Unit 3b Test – Tuesday, 1/23 tentatively.
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January 10, 2018

Today in class . . . we worked together through more challenging problems with our warm-up today.  After checking the Practice, students worked on a Simple Interest Math Lib Task.  We will continue this task in the next regular class period.

Collected:  Simple Interest Math Lib Task (in process)

Practice:  Textbook page 535, #1-6 (may omit #3).

Upcoming Events:

  1. Quiz over Tax, Tip, Discount, Markup, Commission, & Simple Interest on Wednesday, 1/17 (updated date).
  2. Thursday, 1/11, and Friday, 1/12 – Math Inventory in Media Center.
  3. Unit 3b Test – Tuesday, 1/23 tentatively.
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January 9, 2018

Today in class . . . we reviewed finding a percent of a number with the warm-up and by checking our homework.  Students then completed the Skills Check over the Percent Proportion.  Then, we learned about Simple Interest and how to calculate simple interest using the formula I = prt (Interest = principal * rate* time in years).  We practiced finding the interest with several practice problems.  The Simple Interest notes in the Graphic Organizer for Percent Proportions (purple one) are provided below:

Collected:  Skills Check on the Percent Proportion

Practice:  Textbook page 513, #15 – 22.

Upcoming Events:

  1. Quiz over Tax, Tip, Discount, Markup, Commission, & Simple Interest on Tuesday, 1/16 (pushed back one day due to weather day on 1/8).
  2. Thursday, 1/11, and Friday, 1/12 – Math Inventory in Media Center.
  3. Unit 3b Test – Tuesday, 1/23 tentatively.

Georgia Standards of Excellence for Math 7 for this week: 

MGSE7.RP.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems.  (Examples:  simple interest, tax, markups, markdowns, gratuities, commissions, etc.)

Graded Items for this week:

  1. Skills Check over the Percent Proportion.
  2. Simple Interest Math Lib Task – start in class on Wednesday, 1/10, and due Friday, 1/12.

Textbook Resources for this week:  Chapter 6, Lesson 8.

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January 5, 2018

Today in class . . . we continued our Snowstorm game from yesterday.  Most snowflakes = winning team.  We are reviewing how to find tax, tip, discounts, and adding in mini lessons on markups and commissions with this game.  The graphic organizer notes for Markups and Commissions is below:

Practice:  Finish or choose 4 problems from the remaining  problems on the Problem-Solving Practice:  Sales Tax, Tips, Markups, Discounts/Markdowns, & Commissions sheet used in class with the Snowstorm game.

Upcoming Events:

  1. Expect a Skills Check over tax, tip, discount, markup, & commission on Monday, 1/8.
  2. Quiz over Tax, Tip, Discount, Markup, Commission, & Simple Interest on Wednesday, 1/10.
  3. Unit 3b Test – Tuesday, 1/23 tentatively.
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January 4, 2018

Today in class . . . we reviewed how to find the percent of a number with a BrainPop video and our opening problems.  Students were then divided into groups for the Snowstorm practice game.  Students worked cooperatively to determine the answer for each problem. Correct answers earned each team a snowflake to add to the sky over their LMS building.  Most snowflakes = winner when we finish the game tomorrow.  We are reviewing how to find tax, tip, discounts, and adding in mini lessons on markups and commissions with this game.

Practice (formerly known as Homework):  Textbook pg. 495, #1, 3, & 5; pg. 503, #1, 3, & 5; and pg. 467, #19-22.  Use your MSG or look back a page or two for help in the textbook.  Remember, for the problem numbers with houses around them there is a step-by-step solution in the online textbook.  (Hint:  Use the percent proportion for pg. 503, #5, and pg. 467 >> %/100 = is/of)

Upcoming Events:

  1. Expect a Skills Check over tax, tip, discount, markup, & commission on Monday, 1/8.
  2. Quiz over Tax, Tip, Discount, Markup, Commission, & Simple Interest on Wednesday, 1/10.
  3. Unit 3b Test – Tuesday, 1/23 tentatively.

Georgia Standards of Excellence for Math 7 for this week: 

MGSE7.RP.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multi-step ratio and percent problems.  (Examples:  simple interest, tax, markups, markdowns, gratuities, commissions, etc.)

Graded Items for this week:

  1. None.

Textbook Resources for this week:  Chapter 6, Lessons 3, 4, 6, and 7.

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December 20, 2017

Today in class . . . some students finished the Unit 3a Retest (optional).  The rest of the students worked on the Holiday Shopping Task.  They used sale advertisements to calculate the sale price of various items.  In part 2 of this task, they will also calculate sales tax.  Part 3 had them choose options from a restaurant menu and calculate the tax and tip.

Homework:  None.  Moby Max can be used to work on math skills over the break.  See the Math 7 Resources & Homework Help tab at the top of the blog for access information.  Happy and safe Winter Break to all!

Upcoming Events:

  1. Winter Break – Thursday, 12/21, through Wednesday, 1/3, for students.
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