## November 13, 2018

Today in class…after the warm-up, students continued working on the three Inequalities Stations set-up in class.  Small groups of students also worked with me at the whiteboards on solving 2-step inequalities to practice their skills and to ensure their questions were answered.  Students are encouraged to retake the 1-and 2-Step Inequalities Skills Check this week by Friday, if needed.

Practice (HW):  Textbook pg. 333, #22-24.  Also, see the Quizziz game codes below for extra practice before our quiz on Thursday.

22)  h > 7 hours to make a profit

23)  n greater than or equal to 10 sales

24)  a < \$7.50 is the amount each person spent on snacks

Quizziz Games:  Inequalities and Inequalities Word Problems (left to right)

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  Extra Morning Help Session on Thursday, 11/15, at 8:15am.

3.)  Unit 2c Inequalities Quiz on Thursday, 11/15 (UPDATED DATE).

4.)  Unit 2 MSG due on Thursday, 11/15.

5.)  May retake 1- and 2-Step Inequalities Skills Check with #correctandretake form by Friday, 11/16.

Unit 2b Retest Procedure:

1.)  The Unit 2b Test Study Guide must have been fully completed (shows as a 2 for this assignment in Synergy) prior to taking the original test.

2.)  Correct any missed Unit 2b Test questions by correctly showing all work on notebook paper.  Then, write down what error you made on the original test.  This is due by Tuesday, 11/13, to make an appointment for the retest.  Help is available for this on Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

3.) The retest will be offered on Thursday, 11/15, at 8:00am and 4:30pm.

## November 12, 2018

Today in class…students were given a copy of a graphic organizer to help with writing 2-step inequalities for word problems, which includes the inequality symbol decision-making 3 questions we used in class on Friday.  We reviewed the Inequalities from Words homework practice.  Then, the directions for our Inequalities Stations were given and students started to work.

Inequalities from Words homework key:

Collected:  Checked the blue 1-step and 2-step inequalities graphic organizer.  We did several problems together in class last Thursday and then students were to finish the problems for homework.  Students were able to check their own work in class last Friday before our Skills Check.

Practice (HW):  Textbook pg. 331, #1-7.

1.) x greater than or equal to 1

2.)  x < 6

3.)  x > 12

4.)  x greater than or equal to 13

5.)  7x + 30 greater than or equal to 205, and x greater than or equal to 25 hours

6.)  3x + 4 < -62;   x < -22

7.)  n/-5 + 1 less than or equal to 7;  n greater than or equal to -30

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  Unit 2c Inequalities Quiz on 11/14.

3.)  Unit 2 MSG due on Thursday, 11/15.

Unit 2b Retest Procedure:

1.)  The Unit 2b Test Study Guide must have been fully completed (shows as a 2 for this assignment in Synergy) prior to taking the original test.

2.)  Correct any missed Unit 2b Test questions by correctly showing all work on notebook paper.  Then, write down what error you made on the original test.  This is due by Tuesday, 11/13, to make an appointment for the retest.  Help is available for this on Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

3.) The retest will be offered on Thursday, 11/15, at 8:00am and 4:30pm.

This Week at a Glance

MGSE.7.EE.3:  Solve multistep real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (integers, fractions, and decimals) by applying properties of operations as strategies to calculate with numbers, converting between forms as appropriate, and assessing reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.

MGSE.7.EE.4:  Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

Assessments:  2-Step Inequalities Quiz and Stations Work – TV Times & Video Games task, VersaTiles, and Inequality Word Problems with QR Codes.

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

## November 9, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed with our warm-up and homework check.  Then, students completed the Skills Check on 1 & 2-Step Inequalities.  After the skills check, students worked on writing inequalities from words.  See the examples below.  We also used 3 questions to help us make a decision about which inequality symbol to use:

1.)  Can I have more than the number?  Yes, then use >.

2.)  Can I have less than the number?  Yes, then use <.

3.)  Can I have exactly the number?  Yes, then add the equal line underneath the symbol chosen above.

Unit 2b Retest Procedure:

1.)  The Unit 2b Test Study Guide must have been fully completed (shows as a 2 for this assignment in Synergy) prior to taking the original test.

2.)  Correct any missed Unit 2b Test questions by correctly showing all work on notebook paper.  Then, write down what error you made on the original test.  This is due by Tuesday, 11/13, to make an appointment for the retest.  Help is available for this on Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

3.) The retest will be offered on Thursday, 11/15, at 8:00am and 4:30pm.

Collected:  Skills Check:  1 & 2-Step Inequalities

Practice (HW):  Inequalities from Words (front side only) – see example and questions to help above.

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  Unit 2c Inequalities Quiz on 11/14.

3.)  Unit 2 MSG due on Thursday, 11/15.

## November 8, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed the Unit 2b Test answers and the retest procedure (see below).  Then, we practiced solving 1-Step and 2-Step equations moving from guided to independent practice, and comparing and contrasting between equations and inequalities.

Unit 2b Retest Procedure:

1.)  The Unit 2b Test Study Guide must have been fully completed (shows as a 2 for this assignment in Synergy) prior to taking the original test.

2.)  Correct any missed Unit 2b Test questions by correctly showing all work on notebook paper.  Then, write down what error you made on the original test.  This is due by Tuesday, 11/13, to make an appointment for the retest.  Help is available for this on Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

3.) The retest will be offered on Thursday, 11/15, at 8:00am and 4:30pm.

Practice (HW):  Finish any remaining 1-Step & 2-Step Inequalities from the blue graphic organizer used in class.

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  Skills Check:  1 or 2-Step Equations Retakes by Friday, 11/9, with #Correct&Retake form.

3.)  Skills Check:  2-Step Inequalities on Friday, 11/9.

4.)  Unit 2c Inequalities Quiz on 11/14.

5.)  Unit 2 MSG due on Thursday, 11/15.

## November 7, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed how to solve and graph 1-step inequalities.  Students also completed an investigation to discover what happens when both sides of an inequality are multiplied or divided by a negative number, and that the inequality symbol has to be reversed to keep the inequality true.  See the graphic organizers below for notes and an example:

Writing & Graphing Inequalities GO:            Solving 1-Step Inequalities GO:

Practice (HW):  Textbook pg. 325, #22, 25, and 27-30.  The answers are provided below:

22.)  y > -5

25.)  t < -70

27.)  w > 13

28.)  h less than or equal to -60

29.)  t less than or equal to -20

30.)  x > 3.75

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  Skills Check:  1 or 2-Step Equations Retakes by Friday, 11/9, with #Correct&Retake form.

3.)  Skills Check:  2-Step Inequalities on Friday, 11/9.

4.)  Unit 2c Inequalities Quiz on 11/14.

5.)  Unit 2 MSG due on Thursday, 11/15.

## November 5, 2018

Today in class…students worked on Desmos online to review inequalities from 6th grade.  They completed the Inequalities on the Number Line and Point Collector Tasks, and some also completed the Polygraph: Points task.

Practice (HW):  None.

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  Skills Check:  2-Step Equations Retakes by Friday, 11/9.  #Correct&Retake

3.)  Unit 2c Inequalities Quiz on 11/14.

This Week at a Glance

MGSE.7.EE.3:  Solve multistep real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (integers, fractions, and decimals) by applying properties of operations as strategies to calculate with numbers, converting between forms as appropriate, and assessing reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies.

MGSE.7.EE.4:  Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problem, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

Assessments:  2-Step Inequalities Skills Check and TV Times & Video Games learning task.

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

## November 2, 2018

Today in class…students completed the Unit 2b Test over 2-step equations and word problems.  After the test, students had a choice of tasks.

Collected:  Unit 2b Test

Practice (HW):  Enjoy your extra hour on Sunday!

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  Skills Check:  2-Step Equations Retakes by Friday, 11/9.  #Correct&Retake

3.)  Unit 2c Inequalities Quiz on 11/14.

## November 1, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed the 2-Step Equations Skills Check taken yesterday in class.  We also discussed a new opportunity to retake the Skills Check with the #Correct&Retake form and corrections going forward.  This is motivation to correct errors and ensure understanding, and improve the Skills Check grade.  For details please look under the Math 7 Grade Improvement Opportunities Information tab at the top of the blog.

Students then finished the Where in the World? word problems learning task, and some students went on to the extension task or CSI Whodunnit for 2-Step Equations.

Collected:  Where in the World? student answer sheets (final day).

Practice (HW):  Review notes, rework problems, check your student guide with my answer key below, and do the Quizziz games below to prepare for the Unit 2b Test on 2-step equations.

Unit 2b Test Study Guide:  GSEm7u2bStudyGuide_2018-2019-2o1cnex

Unit 2b Test Study Guide – Answer Key:  Unit 2b Test SG – Key 2018-101wp0u

Quizziz Codes:

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  Added 8:15am Tutoring on Thursday, 11/1, and Friday, 11/2, for test review.

3.)  Unit 2b Test – Friday, November 2.

4.)  Skills Check:  2-Step Equations Retakes by Friday, 11/9.

## October 31, 2018

Today in class…we reviewed with our warm-up and 2-Step Equation Word Problem Writing template GO (below).  Students then completed the 2-Step Equations Skills Check.  Afterwards, they continued working on the Where in the World? word problem scavenger hunt.  Some students also started the Writing Word Problems from Equations extension task.

2-Step Equation Word Problem Writing template GO:  Writing Two-step Equations Graphic Organizer – 4 Boxes-1qbeufc

Collected:  Skills Check:  2-Step Equations, and Where in the World? student answer sheets.

Practice (HW):  Unit 2b Test Study Guide, #12-15 and #22-24, i.e., FINISH the study guide.  The answers to selected problems are below but you must show the algebraic steps.  (REMEMBER:  To be eligible to retest, you must now complete the study guide in its entirely showing all work and steps to the solutions, as appropriate.)

12.)  n = 1

14.)  g = 9 games

15.)  w = 8 weeks

22.)  x = -11                 23.)  x = -12                      24.)  y = 8

Unit 2b Test Study Guide*:  GSEm7u2bStudyGuide_2018-2019-2o1cnex

*Lots of resources are listed on pages 3 and 4 of the study guide.

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  Added 8:15am Tutoring on Thursday, 11/1, and Friday, 11/2, for test review.

3.)  Unit 2b Test – Friday, November 2.

## October 30, 2018

Today in class…we continued practicing defining the variable, and writing and solving 2-step equations from word problems.  Students worked on the Where in the World? word problem scavenger hunt where there answer helps them find the next city in the world and its associated problem.

Collected:  Where in the World? student answer sheets.

Practice (HW):  2-Step Equations Skills Check tomorrow!  Unit 2b Test Study Guide, #8-11 and #19-21.  The answers to selected problems are below but you must show the algebraic steps.  (REMEMBER:  To be eligible to retest, you must now complete the study guide in its entirely showing all work and steps to the solutions, as appropriate.)

10.)  \$1.17 per pen

11.)  Jason rode 24 miles.

19.)  b = 40                   20.)  x = 17                      21.)  x = 6

Unit 2b Test Study Guide*:  GSEm7u2bStudyGuide_2018-2019-2o1cnex

*Lots of resources are listed on pages 3 and 4 of the study guide.

Upcoming Events:

1.)  Morning Extra Help Sessions are available each Tuesday morning at 8:15am.

2.)  2-Step Equations Skills Check – Wednesday, 10/31

3.)  Added 8:15am Tutoring on Thursday, 11/1, and Friday, 11/2, for test review.

4.)  Unit 2b Test – Friday, November 2.