November 16th 2017 Class & HW

Today we worked on writing equations from word problems. Students struggled at first with how to distinguish between writing a multiplication versus division equation. We talking about solving the problem first and then using the inverse to write the original equation.

Students used Socrative to access their learning on the spot I order to look out for mistakes with decimals and writing the wrong operations.

Yall worked hard today, you are going to do great on the test, remember one word…INVERSE!

HW:  Read the following carefully…..follow the directions please

If you worked on Shoot Your Shoot, remember you have 18pts you need to get, I have possible combinations listed below.

 

If you worked on Equation Stories, your “Story” Poster will just go on the back of the your paper that you wrote your 4 word problems on

Also, I am checking for the study guide tomorrow

Students need to finish their activities from class which I have included below

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November 15th Class & HW

Today we working on solving equations multiplication and division equations. Although the operations changed the steps did not. We always solve using our inverse operation and we always check our work by plugging it in to check.

I am finding this year is that students are understanding the steps needed to solve the equation but are making silly mistakes in borrowing and long division. I have attached links to help practice those skills. Tomorrow I will post some quiz specific practice links.

Long Division Step by Step Practice

Adding/Subt/Mult Decimals Practice

Students then worked on a group activity that allowed them to practice their skill and check each others work to ensure they were all on the same page.

If I already talk to you about finishing ‘circled’ problems on your test please come see me tomorrow morning. Try to be in the cafeteria by 8:15 and they will send you down at 8:20

For those who received less than a 70 on the Unit 3 test, I will have a re-teach, test corrections opportunity tomorrow morning before school so be in the cafeteria tomorrow at 8:20

For those who want to raise your math grade in general, we have an upcoming in-class assignment worth a Quiz grade when we get back from break.

 

Here are the notes for today:

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HW: Finish your study guide work on a separate sheet of paper. I will be checking for work tomorrow. Having just the answers will not get you credit.

Here are the study guide answers:

November 14th Class & HW

Today we wrapped up solving equations with addition and subtraction. Students really seem to have the steps down.

Tomorrow we are moving onto Multiplication & Division equations and will have a quiz on all 4 operations on Friday.

HW:  Study Guide #s1, 4-5, 8-9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21-22. Instructions say to show all work on a separate sheet of paper, be sure to include your work space 🙂

 

November 13th Class & HW

Updates!!!

-Parents, thank you, thank you, and thank you again!!! These past few weeks have been really tough health wise and you all have been so patient. Last week being out, as well as going to Urgent Care for the second time over the weekend, I am glad to announce, today has been much better!

The new meds are working, the students were totally understanding and I will be working hard to get the Gradebook up to date for Progress Reports (November 16th). Thank you for understanding, you are awesome and have raised some really caring kids who make it easy for me to show up and teach.

Be in the cafeteria at 8:20 if you need to finish your test.

Today, we modeled addition and subtraction equations and showed how that related to negatives and inverse operations. We also took a look at some word problems represented by equations.

 

HW: Watch the video first ! The very last slide has the directions for your HW. If you do not follow directions, you will not get full credit. After watching the short video, you may click the hw picture to enlarge (below the video) and show all work on a separate sheet of paper. And write your name!

 

CLICK TO ENLARGE

 

 

November 7th HW for tomorrow

Hope you all enjoyed Tuesday so far.

Some reminders:

-If you have 4 or less problems to finish on your Unit 3 Test please come see me during Homeroom to finish.

-If you have more than 4 problems to finish on your Unit 3 Test please come before school @ 8:15. Must report to the cafeteria first

-If you have not logged into EdPuzzle, we will going over the material tomorrow so please do not worry. However you do need to have your Unit 4 pocket made using pages 95-97 as we will not be using class time for this

 

November 6th Class & HW

Happy Monday…

Today in class we took our Unit 3 Test, students have moved through this test a lot faster, although some students had more time than others due to our new bathroom breaks schedule. Anyone who has more than 4 problems to finish needs to come in Wednesday morning at 8:20 to finish. Anyone with 4 or less problems can come see me during Homeroom on Wednesday, finish up and head back to class.

 

Remember Wednesday is DMS Challenge so our schedule will switch up a bit.

 

Please read everything below TWICE…

HW: Copy of Unit 4 Intro video on EdPuzzle (there are 10 questions throughout) and create your Unit 4 pocket using pages 95-97. Login to EdPuzzle using the account login info you wrote down in your agenda. Please access the video on a laptop or computer because most devices prompt you to download the app and I do not want you to have to download the app.

If you do not have access to the internet, you need to go to the library during HR time to access the video and complete the assignment.

If you login and do not see the Unit 4 Intro video you are probably signed into your old account and not your new account with the info written down on February 24th.

If you have not created an EdPuzzle account yet please see the Nov 3rd blogpost for instructions.

 

Enjoy your Tuesday and see you on Wednesday. IF you get bored tomorrow, number the rest of the pages in your MSG 🙂

 

 

Unit 3 Review and Extra Credit

Hope you all have enjoyed your weekend thus far.

If you did not read Friday’s (Nov 3) post, I provided the answers to the study guide.

I also attached a study sheet which is also included here:

CLICK TO ENLARGE

Extra Credit – EdPuzzle Video:

-You do not have to participate in this assignment, it will not count against you.

-I will not use the score from the EdPuzzle questions, this is a completion grade.

If you have your login info in your agenda on Feb 24 (ms.berry’s birthday) then you just go straight to EdPuzzle and login, click Unit 3 Practice. If you did not create a new account in Oct and write down the login info please  follow the instructions below for YOUR CLASS PERIOD only.

I have provided the instructions below for those who did not create an account in October:

Period 1 ONLY Go to EdPuzzle.com and create a new account. Please put your First and Last Name in the correct boxes and make sure your username is school appropriate. Once you create your username and password, please right this information down in your agenda on the February 24th 2018 page, this is Ms Berry’s birthday Enter my class code for Period 1 which is : nefutod . Click the Unit 3 Practice

Period 2 ONLY Go to EdPuzzle.com and create a new account. Please put your First and Last Name in the correct boxes and make sure your username is school appropriate. Once you create your username and password, please right this information down in your agenda on the February 24th 2018 page, this is Ms Berry’s birthday Enter my class code for Period 2 which is : figebne . Click the Unit 3 Practice

Period 3 ONLY Go to EdPuzzle.com and create a new account. Please put your First and Last Name in the correct boxes and make sure your username is school appropriate. Once you create your username and password, please right this information down in your agenda on the February 24th 2018 page, this is Ms Berry’s birthday Enter my class code for Period 3 which is : birmuul. Click the Unit 3 Practice

Period 4 ONLY Go to EdPuzzle.com and create a new account. Please put your First and Last Name in the correct boxes and make sure your username is school appropriate. Once you create your username and password, please right this information down in your agenda on the February 24th 2018 page, this is Ms Berry’s birthday Enter my class code for Period 4 which is : capemli. Click the Unit 3 Practice

Period 5 ONLY Go to EdPuzzle.com and create a new account. Please put your First and Last Name in the correct boxes and make sure your username is school appropriate. Once you create your username and password, please right this information down in your agenda on the February 24th 2018 page, this is Ms Berry’s birthday Enter my class code for Period 5 which is : diapbab. Click the Unit 3 Practice

November 3rd Class & HW

Today we reviewed for our Unit 3 Test. We went over the Unit 3 Quiz and we also went over all of the odds on the Study Guide. I noticed some students erasing answers and putting the correct answers without writing down the work. I informed them that the answer doesn’t help them study, practice does.

There will be a review session on Monday morning at 8:20.

There will be an extra credit assignment posted over the weekend so please subscribe to the blog so you can get the notification when posted.

Also here is a helpful hints “cheat sheet” I created last year…it reviews all of the topics

Helpful Hints and Reminders for Unit 3-1yat4ri

HW: Study Guide evens skip #s 32, 36 and 38

November 2nd Class & HW

Today we worked in groups on a review activity. The review activity was separated into 6 tasks with practice problems from students to choose and work out. The tasks were based on the 6 main concepts learned in Unit 3:

-Solving exponents

-Reading and writing expressions

-Identifying parts of the expressions

-Evaluating expressions

-Algebraic properties

-Simplifying expressions

Students will continue tomorrow, as well as review the Unit 3 Quiz and some key problems that will appear on Monday’s test. Also we will check study guide answers.

 

HW: Unit 3 Study Guide odds only. Show work on separate sheet of paper (neatly in rows or columns and label).

 

November 1st Class & HW

Today in class we learned how to combine like terms in order to simplify an expression. Sometimes we can take really long expressions, combine (+ or -) to make them shorter but still equivalent expressions. I found a great Khan Academy video that explains with Chuck Norris (who doesn’t love Chuck Norris)

If you were absent or need to better understand what we covered in class today please click the link below:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/introduction-to-algebra/alg1-manipulating-expressions/v/combining-like-terms’

 

HW: Complete the 5 problems below, SHOW you work the same way we learned in class. First, draw shapes around all of the like terms, rewrite the expression with all the like terms next to each there (in abc order) and combine all the like terms that you can. NO work, no credit.