August 10

Welcome Back Spartans!

Welcome to a new and exciting school year at Campbell Middle School!

We’re beginning to settle into routines and learn about expectations and guidelines for class. This year, Math Connections is really focusing in on building community and getting to know each other. We are also exploring growth mindset to help overcome barriers of math confidence and/or anxiety.

Your student has been placed in math connections based on their math Milestone Score. In previous years, a proficient score on the MI (Math Inventory), an adaptive computer math test which students take several times during the course of the year,  was the criteria for students to be able to exit Math Connections and be enrolled in a different connections class. As of now, whether this will be used or some form of alternate assessment or data as a means of exit criteria has not yet been definitively decided. As that information becomes available I will communicate it to you and to the students.

In math connections, our curriculum has a dual focus. Part or our efforts go toward review and remediation, filling in gap areas, missing skills, etc. The other portion of our curriculum attempts to parallel or if possible preview regular math classroom content in order to help students become more successful overall.

I am so excited to be back and working with the students. I can’t wait to see how much they grow!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Email is the best way to reach me – [email protected]

Thanks,

Mrs. Moyer

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April 30

Homestretch of the Dreambox Pizza Challenge!

 

Hi everyone,

We’re down to the LAST WEEK on the Dreambox Pizza Challenge! As mentioned earlier, the winning class is based on average number of lessons per week for each class. Here are the current standings:

1st – 8B   6.0

2nd – 7B  3.9

3rd – 6B  3.3

4th – 6A  2.9

5th – 8A  2.8

6th – 7A  1.9

 

But remember – YOU can make a difference for your class! Now is the time to get in that extra practice at home! The last day that will be counted is May 5th!

Good luck!

 

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April 24

Week of April 21st to 25th

Hi everyone!

Not too much to report this week – we are continuing to cover the same topics from last week (see below)

6th – Solving problems involving order of operations, extended practice on coordinate graphing

7th – Area and circumference of circles, converting between fractions, decimals, and percent

8th – Graphing linear functions using y-intercept and slope

One quick reminder: THERE WILL BE NO MORE TUESDAY MORNING TUTORING AFTER THIS WEEK!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Moyer

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April 20

Week of April 16th to 20th

This week we have finally finished with standardized testing! As with the previous week, adjustments were made based on the schedule. Topics covered are as follows:

6th – Solving problems involving order of operations, extended practice on coordinate graphing

7th – Area and circumference of circles, converting between fractions, decimals, and percent

8th – Graphing linear functions using y-intercept and slope

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April 13

Week of April 9th-13th

It’s that time again – testing! Due to testing, our schedule is a bit different this week and we have taken this into consideration as we’ve planned our lessons. We will still be covering content and proceeding normally with 7th grade – since they do not have testing this week, but 6th and 8th will have more “low key” activities due to the stresses of testing and cessation of some normal procedures (like Bell ringers) due to shortened class times.

Topics being covered….

7th – Circumference/area of circles and converting between decimal, percent, and fractions. Students will also brush up on their coordinate graphing skills, practice on Dreambox with decimal (integer) computation and integer addition/subtraction automaticity

8th – Review of pythagorean theorem, practice on Dreambox with a focus on functions and shape congruence (transformations, translations, etc.)

6th  – Continued practice with coordinate graphing, practice on Dreambox with a focus on fraction division and solving inequalities

 

Have a great week!

Mrs. Moyer

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March 26

Dreambox Pizza Challenge Update!

Here’s an update on how the classes are doing as far as the Dreambox Pizza Challenge. As you can see, the number of lessons vary quite a bit class to class, but the race is tight in terms of average number of lessons – which is what will be used to determine the overall winner. Currently our leader is 8B with 6A, 6B, and 8A tied for second place. 7B is in third. Where will the rankings be after this week? Only time will tell!

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March 26

Week of March 19th to March 23rd

Happy Monday all!

In addition to our weekly Dreambox practice, here is what we will be accomplishing in Math Foundations:

6th grade: Students will continue their work with finding volume of rectangular solids and the area of squares, rectangles, and triangles. We will also review our coordinate graphing skills!

7th grade: Students will pick up where they left off on Pi day with more in-depth practice with Circles. Please see the video in the last blog to review how to find the circumference and area of circles.

8th grade: Students will continue their March Madness brackets and review solving two-step equations. Towards the latter portion of the week will begin reviewing Functions– a major 8th grade concept.

Have a wonderful week!

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