August 14, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed subtracting integers, our last Skills Check, and our Practice/HW before our Check for Understanding (non-graded).  After the Check for Understanding, students worked on the Elevator Arithmetic mini task and started Around the World in Word Problems to apply their addition and subtraction skills with rational numbers.

Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers – Fractions – KEY:

Practice(Homework):  1) Textbook pg. 37, #32 – 34; 2) Textbook page 113, #22, 24, 25; and 3) Unit 1a Test Study Guide – #1-5.

Please be sure to turn in your 4 dry erase markers to me as soon as possible.  These are for student use in class with our 360 degree whiteboards.  Thanks!

Upcoming Events:

  1. Morning Extra Help at 8:15am on Thursday, 8/16.  Report to Theater and I will get you.
  2. Skills Check over Subtraction – Thursday, 8/16.
  3. Morning Extra Help at 8:15am on Monday, 8/20 – Test Review.
  4. Unit 1a Test – Monday, 8/20.
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August 13, 2018

Today in class…with our warm-up, we found we needed to review the procedure for adding and subtracting fractions.  We practiced adding/subtracting fractions following the rules for adding and subtracting with positive and negative numbers.  We also watched a PBS Math Club on Subtracting Integers.

Notes on Adding & Subtracting Fractions:

Additional Resources for Adding & Subtracting Fractions:

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8975-add-fractions-with-different-denominators-using-fraction-bars/

https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/8178-add-and-subtract-fractions-with-unlike-denominators/

http://www.virtualnerd.com/middle-math/adding-subtracting-fractions/unlike-denominators/add-fractions-different-denominator

Virtual Nerd has a variety of lessons on the concepts associated with adding and subtracting fractions that can be reviewed as well.

Practice(Homework):  1) Adding & Subtracting Rational Numbers – Fractions WS – choose 3 with like denominators & 3 with unlike denominators.  Remember, you cannot count any that we did together in class.  2) Review the subtraction rules for our CFU tomorrow.

Please be sure to turn in your 4 dry erase markers to me as soon as possible.  These are for student use in class with our 360 degree whiteboards.  Thanks!

Upcoming Events:

  1. Check for Understanding over Subtraction – Tuesday, 8/14.
  2. Skills Check over Subtraction – Thursday, 8/16.
  3. Unit 1a Test – Monday, 8/20.

This Week At A Glance:

MGSE.7.NS.1:  Apply and extend previous understanding of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.

MGSE.7.NS.3:  Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

Assessments:  Check for Understanding on Tueday (not graded) and Skills Check/Formative on Thursday (graded).  There will also be a graded Learning Lab this week.

Resources:  Resources are available in the daily blog posts or under the Math 7 Resources & Homework Help tab at the top of the blog.

Note:  Dates for graded assignments and assessments are subject to change to meet the needs of the students.

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August 10, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed adding integers with our warm-up and checked last night’s practice.  Students completed the Skills Check for Adding Integers.  Afterwards, students continued working on the Debits and Credits Task.  After completion of that task, they had a choice of 3 options for extension, and an intervention option.

Collected:  Skills Check – Adding Integers

Practice(Homework):  None.

Please be sure to turn in your 4 dry erase markers to me as soon as possible.  These are for student use in class with our 360 degree whiteboards.  Thanks!

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August 9, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed the Check for Understanding over Adding Integers, and looked at common errors.  From the Debits and Credits Task we started yesterday, we launched into the lesson on Subtracting Integers, and practiced our new skill by turning two minus signs in a row into a plus sign, and then color coding our positive/pluses and our negative/minuses.  We followed the same rules for addition by focusing on the signs in front of each number.

Subtracting Integers GO:

We also participated in a restorative circle in periods 3 – 6, and we’ll catch up 7 tomorrow.

Practice(Homework):  Periods 3 – 5 > Subtracting Integers Practice, all problems on the number line side only.  Periods 6 & 7 > Subtracting Integers Practice, #1-8 only.

Skills Check (graded) on Adding Integers tomorrow!

Please be sure to turn in your 4 dry erase markers to me as soon as possible.  Thanks!

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August 8, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed with our warm-up and checked the practice assignment.  Students then took their first Check for Understanding.  This does not count towards the overall grade.  We will take a Check for Understanding prior to a Skills Check to provide the student with feedback, and help them with misunderstandings so they are better prepared for the graded Skills Check on Friday.

We started working on the Debits and Credits Learning Lab, and will continue tomorrow.

Collected:  Check for Understanding on Adding Integers

Practice(Homework):  1) Adding Integers A – all problems.

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Please be sure to turn in your 4 dry erase markers to me as soon as possible.  Thanks!

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August 7, 2018

Today in class…we practiced solving various levels of integer addition problems through the Addition Tornado game.  Students rotated around the room by completing one step of the problem solving process before moving to the next board.

We have our first Check for Understanding tomorrow.  The CFU does not count as a grade in the gradebook, but it is an opportunity for students to check their understanding of integer addition, get feedback on their errors, and correct their errors before the graded Skills Check (formative) on Friday.

Practice(Homework):  1) Review the Math 7 Syllabus posted to the blog and sign-up for the Remind Text.  Let me know if any questions.  2)  Textbook pg. 25, all problems.

Please be sure to turn in your 4 dry erase markers to me as soon as possible.  Thanks!

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August 6, 2018

Today in class…we started our Math 7 MSG, and caught up with a couple of graphic organizers:  1) What is an integer? and 2) Addition Rules for integers.  After learning how to add integers following the rules and using color coding (red for negative and green/another color for positive), students practiced applying the rules consistently and accurately.

What is an integer? GO:

Addition of Integers Rules GO:

Homework:  1) Review the Math 7 Syllabus posted to the blog and sign-up for the Remind Text.  Let me know if any questions.  2)  Textbook pg. 11, #1-6, and Textbook pg. 23, #1-6 – use color coding.

Please be sure to turn in your 4 dry erase markers to me as soon as possible.  Thanks!

This Week At A Glance:

MGSE.7.NS.1:  Apply and extend previous understanding of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.

MGSE.7.NS.3:  Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.

Assessments:  Check for Understanding on Wednesday (not graded) and Skills Check/Formative on Friday (graded).

Resources:  Resources are available in the daily blog posts or under the Math 7 Resources & Homework Help tab at the top of the blog.

Note:  Dates for graded assignments and assessments are subject to change to meet the needs of the students.

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Math 7 Syllabus & Remind Text

The Math 7 Syllabus is now posted under the Math 7 Information tab at the top of my blog; second item from top.

Sign-up for the Remind Text following the directions in the syllabus.

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August 3, 2018

Today in class…we modeled the addition of positive and negative numbers using the number line from words and number sentences.  Students practiced this skill independently.  Student work was reviewed individually and those ready played Integer War using playing cards.

Homework:  Please get all math supplies (see attached list) by next Monday, 8/6.  Turn in the dry erase markers to me.  We will begin creating our MSG (Math Survival Guide) for Math 7 on Monday.

Homeroom>> Please turn in your Clinic Card and Receipt of the Family Information Guide AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  A new Clinic Card is required each year.

Math 7 Supplies:  Math 7 Supplies-1ccrit2

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August 2, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed absolute value with our warm-up.  A common student misconception is that absolute value bars make the number its opposite.  Absolute value is a number’s distance from zero on the number line, and distance is always positive.  Ex:  |3| = 3, |-3| = 3.  We then made a human number line and identified real world phrases on the number line like “I deposited $5 in my bank account.”  Students then worked with a partner to make a Venn Diagram on our whiteboards with what they knew about negative and positive numbers.  We discussed and then students started working on the Meet the Number Line learning lab at their whiteboards.

Homework:  Please get all math supplies (see attached list) by next Monday, 8/6.  Turn in the dry erase markers to me.

Homeroom>> Please turn in your Clinic Card and Receipt of the Family Information Guide by the end of the week.  Thanks.

Math 7 Supplies:  Math 7 Supplies-1ccrit2

 

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