Week of November 6, 2017

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Here are the plans for this week.

6th Grade
MONDAY – Equivalent ratios using cross-multiplication
TUESDAY – No School for Students
WEDNESDAY – Finding percents
THURSDAY – Continue with finding percents
FRIDAY – Students will work on their pre-determined MobyMax math lessons

7th Grade
MONDAY – Solving 2-step equations
TUESDAY – No School for Students
WEDNESDAY – Working with inequalities
THURSDAY – Continue working with inequalities
FRIDAY – Students will work on their pre-determined MobyMax math lessons

8th Grade
MONDAY – Solving equations involving perimeter, area, and volume
TUESDAY – No School for Students
WEDNESDAY – Continue working on solving equations involving perimeter, area, and volume
THURSDAY – Review of unit topics
FRIDAY – Students will work on their pre-determined MobyMax math lessons

Week of October 23, 2017

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Here are the plans for this week.

6th Grade
MONDAY – Equivalent rates
TUESDAY – Determining if ratios are proportional
WEDNESDAY – Finding missing numbers to make ratios proportional
THURSDAY – Unit rates and how they are used
FRIDAY – Students will work on their pre-determined MobyMax math lessons

7th Grade
MONDAY – Solving 1-step addition/subtraction equations with negative numbers
TUESDAY – Solving 1-step multiplication/division equations with negative numbers
WEDNESDAY – Evaluating algebraic expressions
THURSDAY – Solving 2-step equations
FRIDAY – Students will work on their pre-determined MobyMax math lessons

8th Grade
MONDAY – Adding/Subtracting numbers in scientific notation
TUESDAY – Practical application of scientific notation
WEDNESDAY – Solving mixed operations of numbers written in scientific notation
THURSDAY – Estimating square roots of numbers
FRIDAY – Students will work on their pre-determined MobyMax math lessons

 

Week of August 28, 2017

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My plans for this week are as follows:

6th Grade
MONDAY – Students will continue their work on dividing fractions.
TUESDAY – Quiz – dividing fractions.
WEDNESDAY – Students will continue working on their MobyMax-generated  lessons.
THURSDAY – Students will review Unit 1 through a team-oriented game.
FRIDAY – Students will complete their Unit 1 review from Thursday.

7th Grade
MONDAY – Students will review Unit 1 through a team-oriented game.
TUESDAY – Students will complete their Unit 1 review from Thursday.
WEDNESDAY – Students will continue working on their MobyMax-generated  lessons.
THURSDAY – Students will participate in a Kahoot game covering Unit 1 material.
FRIDAY – Quiz on mixed integer operations and other Unit 1 material

8th Grade
MONDAY – Students will participate in a review of angles and triangles through a Kahoot game.
TUESDAY – Students will be exposed to angle relationships in advance of their core math classes.
WEDNESDAY – Students will continue working on their MobyMax-generated  lessons.
THURSDAY – Students will use their knowledge of solving equations to determine the measurement of a triangle’s interior and exterior angles.
FRIDAY – Students will used Plickers to respond to questions on angles and triangles.

Week of August 21, 2017

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6th Grade
MONDAY – Review GCF, LCM, and factoring numerical expressions
TUESDAY – Quiz on GCF, LCM, and factoring
WEDNESDAY – Adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions
THURSDAY – Dividing fractions
FRIDAY – Students will continue working on their MobyMax-generated  lessons.

7th Grade
MONDAY – Multiplying and dividing with positive and negative integers
TUESDAY – Multiplying and dividing positive and negative integer word problems
WEDNESDAY – Mixed integer practice involving positive and negative integers
THURSDAY – Quiz on mixed integer operations.
FRIDAY – Students will continue working on their MobyMax-generated  lessons.

8th Grade
MONDAY – Review solving 2-step equations
TUESDAY – Solving multi-step equations involving the distributive property
WEDNESDAY – Solving equations with variable on both sides
THURSDAY – Solving equations involving angles and triangles.
FRIDAY – Quiz – Angles/Triangles/Equations

Week of August 14, 2017

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Open House – Thursday 6:00pm – 7:30pm

We are already entering our 3rd week of school. By now students should be well versed in the expectations established by each of their teachers and begun to develop a consistent pattern of completing assigned work.

All students will take their Math Inventory assessment on Thursday and Friday of this week during their core math classes.

Here are my plans for this week.

6th Grade
MONDAY – Students who have not completed their MobyMax assessment will complete it today following a short quiz on GCF and LCM.
TUESDAY – Students will learn how to factor numerical expressions using the GCF and previously taught SLED method for finding the GCF.
WEDNESDAY– We will review all topics covered to-date in their core math classes.
THURSDAY – Students will work on MobyMax-assigned lessons.
FRIDAY – Students will work on MobyMax-assigned lessons.

7th Grade
MONDAY – Students who have not completed their MobyMax assessment will complete it today. We will then work on subtracting integers using 2-color counters
TUESDAY – Students will continue working on subtracting integers.
WEDNESDAY– Following a short quiz on adding and subtracting integers, we will review all topics covered to-date in their core math classes.
THURSDAY – Students will work on MobyMax-assigned lessons.
FRIDAY – Students will work on MobyMax-assigned lessons.

8th Grade
MONDAY – Students who have not completed their MobyMax assessment will complete it today while other students work on pre-assigned MobyMax lessons.
TUESDAY – Students will work on solidifying their understanding of transformations(translations, reflections and rotations).
WEDNESDAY– Students will work on dilations on the coordinate plane.
THURSDAY – Students will be given a transformation quiz.
FRIDAY – Students will work on MobyMax-assigned lessons.

 

Week of August 7, 2018

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Here is what I anticipate covering this week. Please understand that these lessons can change depending upon what their core math classes are covering and how they are developing an understanding in Math Support.

6th Grade:
MONDAY: I will be absent today, but have assigned a 5th grade, year-end assessment to determine the current strengths and weaknesses of each student.
TUESDAY: Students will work in pairs to determine all the factors of given integers in preparation for determining the Greatest Common Factor (GCF)
WEDNESDAY: Students will work to find the GCF and LCM (Least Common Multiple) given two integers.
THURSDAY: Students will be working on their MobyMax assessment.
FRIDAY: Students will complete their MobyMax assessment. Students who complete the assessment prior to the end of class will begin the lessons automatically assigned by MobyMax.

7th Grade:
MONDAY: I will be absent today, but have assigned a 5th grade, year-end assessment to determine the current strengths and weaknesses of each student.
TUESDAY: After discussing the vocabulary necessary to know, students will work with 2-color counters to understand the meaning of “zero pairs” and how to find the sum of two numbers, either or both of which might be negative.
WEDNESDAY: Students will have an opportunity to discuss/clarify information presented in their core math class covering the addition of positive and negative numbers.
THURSDAY: Students will be working on their MobyMax assessment.
FRIDAY: Students will complete their MobyMax assessment. Students who complete the assessment prior to the end of class will begin the lessons automatically assigned by MobyMax.

 

8th Grade:
MONDAY:  Students will work with transformations – specifically translations – and use their knowledge of integer operations to determine the end position of translated objects on a coordinate plane.
TUESDAY: Students will continue to work with translations.
WEDNESDAY: Students will work on finding the coordinates of objects reflected across the x and y axes on a coordinate plane.
THURSDAY: Students will be working on their MobyMax assessment.
FRIDAY: Students will complete their MobyMax assessment. Students who complete the assessment prior to the end of class will begin the lessons automatically assigned by MobyMax.

 

Week of April 24, 2017

All grade levels will be taking the math Milestone test on Monday and Tuesday. Because of this, only one period from each grade level will be meeting on Monday, while the other periods meet on Tuesday. Here are my plans for the week.

MONDAY – All grades will be shown the 1st half of the movie STAND AND DELIVER – the true story of Jaime Escalante, a mathematics teacher in a school in a Hispanic California neighborhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods help gang members and no-hopers pass the rigorous Advanced Placement exam in calculus.
TUESDAYAll grades will be shown the 1st half of the movie STAND AND DELIVER – the true story of Jaime Escalante, a mathematics teacher in a school in a Hispanic California neighborhood. Convinced that his students have potential, he adopts unconventional teaching methods help gang members and no-hopers pass the rigorous Advanced Placement exam in calculus.
WEDNESDAY – All periods will watch the 2nd half of Stand and Deliver.
THURSDAY – Students in all grade levels will participate in a hands-on Solar System lesson focusing on the relative size of the Earth compared to other celestial bodies. This modified lesson was taken from the NASA workshop I attended at the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics conference during spring break.
FRIDAY – Students in all grade levels will participate in a hands-on Solar System lesson focusing on the relative distances between the planets in the Solar System. This modified lesson was taken from the same NASA workshop I attended at the National Council for Teachers of Mathematics conference during spring break.

Week of April 17, 2017

Milestone testing is here! All students will be tested on ELA Wednesday and Thursday. Eight grade students will be tested on Social Studies on Friday.  The math portion of the Milestone will be on Monday and Tuesday of next week.

It is extremely important that students get a good night’s sleep and eat a good breakfast prior to testing. Make sure students bring several #2 pencils on testing days.

This week will be devoted exclusively to review of unit concepts for each grade level. Students will work in pairs after being given problems. All problems will be reviewed prior to the end of class.

Week of April 10, 2017

It’s back to work after a nice Spring break. The majority of this week will be spent reviewing various units in preparation for the math Milestone testing.

6th Grade
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, students will answer 20-question multiple-choice assessments. These will not count as a grade, but will serve as reviews. On Tuesday and Thursday, we will review each question to help enhance student understanding. Next week will be spent doing the same thing for the other units.

7th Grade
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be spent on “probability”. Monday students will use coin tosses to compare experimental probability with theoretical probability. Tuesday students will calculate the various probabilities when using a spinner or a pair of dice. Wednesday will be spent learning about tree diagrams. Thursday and Friday will be used to review units 1 and 2.

8th Grade
On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, students will answer 20-question multiple-choice assessments. These will not count as a grade, but will serve as reviews. On Tuesday and Thursday, we will review each question to help enhance student understanding. Next week will be spent doing the same thing for the other units.

 

Week of March 27, 2017

Here are the plans for this week.

6th Grade 
MONDAY – We will review Friday’s quiz on measures of center and measures of variation.
TUESDAY – In preparation for the Milestone testing, Students will review unit 2 materials through a team-oriented game.
WEDNESDAY – Students will complete their review of unit 2 and begin reviewing unit 3 in preparation for the Milestone testing.
THURSDAY – Students will complete their review of unit 3 and begin reviewing unit 4 in preparation for the Milestone testing.
FRIDAY –
Students will work on the MobyMax lessons automatically assigned based on their Placement Test results.

7th Grade
MONDAY
– In preparation for the Unit 4 Post Test in their core math class, students will review the results of Friday’s quiz, then work specific problems from unit 4.
TUESDAY – Students will continue to work on unit 4 problems to help solidify their understanding in preparation for the unit 4 Post Test in their core math class.
WEDNESDAY – The class will participate in a general review session covering multiple topics from unit 2 using a pre-designed team game. This game was started last week and will be completed today. Time permitting, a review for unit 3 will begin.
THURSDAY – The class will participate in a general review session covering multiple topics from unit 3 using a pre-designed team game. This game was started the previous day and will be completed today. Time permitting, a review for unit 4 will begin.
FRIDAY – Students will work on the MobyMax lessons automatically assigned based on their Placement Test results.

8th Grade
MONDAY – Students will review the results of Friday’s Systems of Equations quiz. This will help students understand their mistakes and better prepare them for their core math unit test.
TUESDAY – The class will participate in a general review session covering multiple topics from unit 2 using a pre-designed team game. This game was started last week and will complete today. If finished early enough, we will begin review of unit 3 using the same game format.
WEDNESDAY – The class will participate in a general review session covering multiple topics from unit 3 using a pre-designed team game. This game was started last week and will complete today. If finished early enough, we will begin review of unit 4 using the same game format.
THURSDAY – The class will participate in a general review session covering multiple topics from unit 4 using a pre-designed team game. This game was started last week and will complete today. If finished early enough, we will begin review of unit 5 using the same game format.
FRIDAY –
Students will work on the MobyMax lessons automatically assigned based on their Placement Test results.