Week of May 14, 2018

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This week will be focused on grade recovery for all grade levels.

One assignment students will not be allowed to make up is the project that was due April 30. Projects were assigned April 16, and are counted as a quiz grade. Eighth grade students were given a choice between two projects, both involving systems of equations.  Sixth and seventh grade students were given a choice among three projects involving proportions, sports statistics, and positive/negative integers. Projects that were submitted have been graded. However, I have not yet put zeroes in for those students who failed to turn their project in to me. Unfortunately, you (parents and students) will likely see a large drop in grades once the zeroes are recorded. Except for 6th period, most students in each class decided not to submit a project.

Week of April 16, 2018

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Here are my plans for this week.

6th Grade: (subject to change depending on testing schedule)

Monday and part of Tuesday – Finish watch “Hidden Figures”, an inspiration story of three black women mathematicians who worked at NASA and were instrumental in the success of the US space program from the early 60’s on.

Tuesday – Thursday – Students will be given a choice of two projects (Who’s the Best and I Need a Larger Recipe) to complete by April 30. Students will be able to work on their project of choice during class. Each project will count as two quiz grades.

Friday – MobyMax (depending on availability of a computer lab). Otherwise, students can work on their project.

 

7th Grade: (subject to change depending on testing schedule)

The schedule and activities will be the same as for 6th grade, although their projects include additional requirements. They will also have a 3rd option – Time Line – from which to choose, although it will only count as a single quiz grade.

 

8th Grade:

Monday and part of Tuesday (if necessary) – Finish watch “Hidden Figures”, an inspiration story of three black women mathematicians who worked at NASA and were instrumental in the success of the US space program from the early 60’s on.

Tuesday – Thursday – Students will be given a choice of two projects (Which Airline Is Best and I Need New Flooring) to complete by April 30. Students will be able to work on their project of choice during class. Each project will count as a quiz grade.

Friday – MobyMax (depending on availability of a computer lab). Otherwise, students can work on their project.

Week of April 9, 2018

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Milestone testing begins this week for 6th and 8th grade students. 7th grade begins testing next Monday. Please have your child get a good night’s rest each night and have them come prepared to do their best.

Here are my plans for this week.

6th Grade

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – Review for Milestone using Kahoot and Plickers activities.
Thursday – graphing or puzzle activity
FridayMobyMax

7th Grade

Monday – Thursday– Review for Milestone using a Kahoot, Plickers, and Quizzes activities.
Friday – MobyMax

8th Grade

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday – Review for Milestone using Kahoot and Plickers activities
Thursday –puzzle activity
Friday – MobyMax

Week of March 19, 2018

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Below are the plans for this week – subject to change.

6th Grade

MONDAY – Unit 3 Review (Expressions)
TUESDAY – Working with Measures of Central Tendency and Variation
WEDNESDAY – Building and Interpreting Box-and-Whisker Plots
THURSDAY – Quiz (Measures of Central Tendency and Variation)
FRIDAY – MobyMax

 

7th Grade

MONDAY – Unit 3 Review (Ratios and Proportional Relationships)
TUESDAY – Analyzing the Concentration and Spread of Data
WEDNESDAY – Analyzing Double Box-and-Whisker Plots
THURSDAY – Introduction to Simple Probability
FRIDAY – MobyMax

 

8th Grade

MONDAY – Unit 3 Review (Geometric Applications of Exponents)
TUESDAY – Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution
WEDNESDAY – Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination
THURSDAY – Continue practicing with solving systems of equations
FRIDAY – MobyMax

Week of January 29, 2018

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Here are my plans for the week.

6th grade:
MONDAY-TUESDAY – Solving 1-Step Equations (all operations)
WEDNESDAY – Quiz
(solving 1-step equations)
THURSDAY –
Solving 1-Step Equations (with fractions and decimals)
FRIDAY –
MobyMax (individualized online lessons)

7th grade:
MONDAY – WEDNESDAY – Using percent to determine amount of markups, discounts, taxes, gratuities, and interest
THURSDAY – Quiz
(percent)
FRIDAY – 
MobyMax (individualized online lessons)

8th grade:
MONDAY – TUESDAY – Determining the slope using 2 points on a coordinate plane
WEDNESDAY – Quiz
(finding the slope on a coordinate plane)
THURSDAY –
Slope and the y-intercept form
FRIDAY – 
MobyMax (individualized online lessons)

Week of January 22, 2018

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Since several rosters have changed for this semester in Math Support, I’d like to take an opportunity to outline several of the policies and expectations for students in all grade levels.

Grades will be based on classwork (45%) and quizzes (55%). Classwork grades will include assignments worked on in class, MobyMax (focus and percent correct), and weekly warm-up sheets. I do not give homework, but expect students to complete unfinished classwork at home.

Students are expected to turn in unfinished assignments the next school day. No penalties will be given. However, a 15-point deduction will be given for each of the next 2 days work is turned in late. Students will receive a zero on any graded assignment turned in after that time period.

For example,
Monday’s classwork can be turned in on Tuesday with no penalty.
Monday’s classwork turned in Wednesday will receive a 15-point deduction.
Monday’s classwork turned in Thursday will receive a 30-point deduction.
Monday’s classwork turned in after Thursday will not be accepted and will receive a zero.
NOTE: Students with excused absences will be given extra time to complete assignments based on District policies.

Students are expected to come prepared with paper and pencils. Pens are not allowed for math classwork. Students who do not come prepared will receive an infraction on their Warrior Way Card.

 

EXTRA CREDIT – Students can receive 10 bonus quiz points for every 60 minutes they spend on MobyMax math “lessons” while at home. There is no limitations on the number of minutes or the amount of bonus points.

I have also provided all students with my personal cell phone number, so they can call for math help while not in school. I will accept calls seven days a week until 9:00pm nightly. My cell phone number is (678) 591-4472. Parents, I welcome your calls as well.

Here are the plans for this week.

6th Grade
MONDAY – Solving 1-Step Addition Problems
TUESDAYSolving 1-Step Subtraction Problems
WEDNESDAYSolving 1-Step Multiplication Problems
THURSDAYSolving 1-Step Division Problems
FRIDAY – Students will work on their pre-determined MobyMax math lessons

7th Grade
MONDAY – Using percents to solve mark-ups, markdowns, and gratuities
TUESDAY – Finding percent of change
WEDNESDAYWorking with percents
THURSDAY – 1) Quiz and 2) review for core math class unit test
FRIDAY – Students will work on their pre-determined MobyMax math lessons

8th Grade
MONDAY – Review for Unit 4 test in core math class
TUESDAYReview for Unit 4 test in core math class
WEDNESDAY – Quiz on functions and relations
THURSDAY – to be determined
FRIDAY – Students will work on their pre-determined MobyMax math lessons

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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Three weeks are already in the books.

Here are my plans for this solar eclipse week.

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.