Week of May 18 – 20, 2020

Hello Global Citizens and Math Brains!  I am posting links to some learning opportunities that you may like.  All of these are OPTIONAL and will not be turned in or graded, but since I have had a lot of you ask for ideas of things to practice over the summer, I though I would share some ideas with you!

Social Studies:  Here are some links for topics you may find interesting.

Latitude and Longitude  – This video explains with useful animations latitude and longitude, which confuses lots of kiddos.  Understanding how lines of latitude and longitude are used will help you in future social studies and geography classes.

Latitude and Longitude Song

Crash Course Videos – This channel has many videos that cover European and world history, economics, and technology.  The videos are animated, short, and interesting.

Durham Media Center  – Here you will find instructions for logging into the Cobb Digital Library, where you can access multiple resources covering many topics.  These resources are available to you 24/7 as a CCSD student.

National Geographic Channel – National Geographic has a TON of videos, some are short clips and some are full length, that cover a broad range of topics relating to history, current events, environmental issues, science, and culture.

Math: Listed below are links to integer games.  Some of these I have already shared, some are new.  You may need to scroll to the bottom of the page to find the game, and depending on your device you may need to enable Adobe Flash.  On the Jeopardy games, click the picture of the Jeopardy money board to start the game.









Here are some videos for mental math tricks.  If you like impressing people with your big, juicy math brain these are for you!

Trick for the 9 times table

Trick for multiplying by 11

Multiplying numbers in your head

Want to prepare for 7th grade?  Set up a Khan Academy account. https://www.khanacademy.org/. This is free, but you need permission from your parents and you will need to use their email to set it up.  If you struggled with 6th grade math concepts, you should choose the 6th grade math mission.  If you were successful with 6th grade math, you can choose the 7th grade math mission.  Even if you don’t finish this mission, what you practice will help you for the next school year.

Good luck and have fun! Let me know if you need any help.  Have a wonderful summer. 🙂




Thursday, May 14, 2020

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Hey, kiddos.  Happy LAST DAY of school.  It sure has been unconventional, but if you are checking back here and still doing your digital tasks, I am proud of you. Way to finish the year strong.  Here are your last 6th grade assignments:

Social Studies:  Watch this presentation from Mrs. Clark’s father, that explains how decisions you make now can impact your financial stability in the future. Durham Middle School 2020.  When the PPT opens, click on the slide show tab and play it from the beginning.  Then, complete this 10 question survey about personal finance.  Really, I am asking you about some of your thoughts for the future, past experiences as a consumer, and your short and long term financial goals.

Financial Survey

Math: Your last 6th grade math assignments are:

  1. Complete the multiplication and division of integers quizizz.  You have unlimited attempts to earn the grade you would like:
    1. Block 3 – Rudd/Wilford
    2. Block 4 – Rudd/Wilford
    3. Block 5 – Rudd
  2. If you wouldn’t mind, I have a quick little end of the year survey. Your feedback means so much to me, and helps me to improve as a teacher.  Here is the link:

Student Survey

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Hello to my most favorite 6th graders.  Here are your tasks for the day:

Social Studies: Today you are going to flex your budgeting muscles with a little game.  Lights, Camera, Budget!

There is not an assignment other than to play the game, but I do need to let you know that I ended with over $87,500,000 (yes, over 87 MILLION) dollars, so you should definitely aim to beat me. 🙂  Let me know if you do.

Math: Today’s tasks are pretty short.  I want to remind you that all of the concepts from the last couple of weeks will be revisited when you are 7th graders, so please don’t stress if you feel like you need more time to get the hang of it.  Here’s what you need to do today.

  1. Watch this video clip of a catchy little tune that will help you remember the rules for multiplying and dividing integers. Multiplying and Dividing Integers
  2. Complete this assignment.  Multiplying and dividing practice problems. Please take a picture and email it to me.

Check back tomorrow for your LAST assignment. 🙂

Mrs. Rudd

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Hello, kiddos!  Talk about the HOME STRETCH!  You are almost there.  Thanks for coming back to check on your tasks for the day.  Here they are:

Social Studies:  As we continue learning about finance and money, this is a good place to introduce some information about the Stock Market.  There are no forms to fill out or questions to answer, just 3 little videos to watch.  They are all animated, short, and engaging.  The first link is a clip about the stock market – how it started through today.  The second link is how stock exchanges work.  The third video tells you how to read a stock table.  There is a lot of important information on a stock table, and one day if you plan to be a gazillionaire from the stock market, you should know how to read one too. 🙂

The Stock Market

The Stock Exchange

How to Read a Stock Table

Math: Today we are going to learn about multiplying and dividing integers.  Before we dive into the lesson, I want to remind you that ALL of this will be reviewed in 7th grade.  We just want to introduce you to these concepts, you will have plenty of time to gain mastery with integer operations next year.  Here are your tasks for the day:

  1. Watch this video about real life applications of multiplication of negative numbers.  IF THIS VIDEO TELLS YOU TO SIGN IN OR CREATE AN ACCOUNT PLEASE JUST SKIP IT.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO CREATE AN ACCOUNT. Learnzillion
  2. Watch this video about multiplication and division of integers.  The narrator goes through a few examples, so you may want to have something to write on and something to write with so you can work through guided examples. Multiplication and Division of Integers
  3. Use the link below for the class I am your teacher to complete the Microsoft Form for today.
    1. Block 3 – Rudd/Wilford
    2. Block 4 – Rudd/Wilford
    3. Block 5 – Rudd

That is all for today, kiddos.  See you tomorrow! 🙂

Monday, May 11, 2020

Hello kiddos!  We made it to the last week of school.  I must admit, it is a very weird last week of school, but it is the last week nonetheless.  I appreciate you hanging in there for those last few assignments.  Here you go.

Social Studies:  Today we are going to learn about the stock market.  This short video is engaging and a good introduction to the topic.  Stock Market.

Then complete the reading and questions on this Form. Stock Market

Math: Today we are going to review adding and subtracting integers.  Here is are the links you need for the day:

  1. Adding and Subtracting Integers – Khan Academy
  2. Quizizz:
    1. Integer Addition and Subtraction – Block 3 (Rudd/Wilford)
    2. Integer Addition and Subtractions – Block 4 (Rudd/Wilford)
    3. Integer Addition and Subtraction – Block 5 (Rudd)

Remember to sign in with your REAL NAME. 🙂

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Hello, kiddos!  You came back! Yay.  We are winding down the school year, and I do so appreciate you finishing strong.  Here are your tasks for the day.

Social Studies:  The personal finance topic you are going to be examining today is  Investing.  This short video is a great, illustrated explanation to a couple of really basic investment terms: Asset vs. Investment

Then there is a chart with some information about investing. The chart is available on the form, but for me, I found it easier to print this document:  Investing paragraph and chart, then answer the questions on the form.  If it will help you, feel free to print and use the document, otherwise jump right into the form using the link below:

Microsoft Forms – Investments

Math: Today you are going to continue subtracting integers. Here is your “to do” list:

1. If you felt like you had a little trouble yesterday, then start today watching either (or both :)) of these videos before you start the game and the quizizz.

Subtracting with a number line

Subtracting with counters

2. Use this link to play a subtraction integer game. Subtracting Integers Game.  You can start with level 1, then advance to level 2 and 3 once you have the hang of it. If your device does not “play nice” with the game website, you can get a little extra practice here: Additional practice Subtracting Integers

3. Click on the link for the class that I am your teacher and complete the quizizz.  I will be putting that grade in the grade book and you have unlimited attempts to earn the score you like.

Block 3 (Rudd/Wilford) – Subtracting Integers

Block 4 (Rudd/Wilford) – Subtracting Integers

Block 5 (Rudd) – Subtracting Integers

That’s a wrap for the week, kiddos!  Use tomorrow to catch up as needed and I will “see” you back here Monday.

Mrs. Rudd

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Hello, kiddos!  I appreciate you coming back to check on your tasks for the day.  Here they are:

Social Studies:  Today you are going to be reading and answering questions about credit cards.  Before you start, I want to let you know that Microsoft Forms are really picky about the answers you input.  Let’s pretend the answer to a question is interest and you type Interest or intirest, the form will mark it wrong because of the capital letter or spelling error.  I go back and look at the answers.  If I can tell you knew the answer but spelled it wrong or used a capital letter, I give you credit for it in the grade book.  🙂  Here is the link you need for today:

Credit Cards

Math: Today we are going to learn about subtracting integers.

  1. Here is a link to a Math Antics video to get you started.  You are welcome to watch it all the way through, but you don’t need to.  You can stop the video at 3:19 and you will get the big ideas of the rules.  You decide what your math brain needs –  all of it, or just over 3 minutes of it. Math Antics
  2. Watch this video.  It is about 3 1/2 minutes long and gives an excellent strategy that you will find helpful for today’s assignment Subtracting Integers – Keep, Change, Change
  3. Complete today’s assignment. Subtracting Positive and Negative Integers I will do the first 4 problems with you if you need a little help.  Just click here: Assignment Help
  4. Take a picture of your work and email it to me. 🙂

Here is a link to a catchy little math rap that may help you remember the rules for adding and subtracting integers.  Hope you like it! Integer Math Rap

That is all for today, kiddos.  “See” you back here tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Hello, kiddos!  I hope you are well and finding time to go outside and enjoy some of this beautiful sunshine!  Thank you for checking back for your digital tasks for the day.  Here they are:

Social Studies: Today you are going to learn about an element of personal finance – writing a check.  Although writing checks is not nearly as common as it used to be, it is valuable to know how to write one and the important information that is on every check.  Here is the link to the form:

Checks and Checking

Math: Today we are going to continue adding positive and negative integers.  I would love for you to try solving today’s problems without counters or number lines  after watching today’s video.  I know some of you will be able to “see” the problems without those tools, but if you need them today I promise you won’t need them forever.  Concrete connections can help build understanding of new concepts, and whether you use a number line, counters, or nothing depends on you. 🙂

  1. Watch this video for the rules for adding integers. You may want to write down the rules so you can apply them on the game and quizizz. Adding Integers
  2. Use this link to play a practice game with integer addition.  There are 3 different levels so you might want to start at level 1 to get the hang of it, then move to level that gives you a little challenge.  You may need to enable Adobe Flash on your computer, and it is possible that your device may not support it. Integer Addition Math Game
  3. Once you feel comfortable, take the Adding Integers Quizizz.  You can take this as many times as you want to earn the grade you are happy with.  It will be going in the gradebook.
    1. Block 3 – Adding Integers (Rudd/Wilford)
    2. Block 4 – Adding Integers (Rudd/Wilford)
    3. Block 5 – Adding Integers (Rudd)

That is all for today.  Let me know if you need anything. 🙂


Monday, May 4, 2020

Social Studies: We are continuing our understanding of personal finance.  Here is the link for the Microsoft Form with information and questions on this important topic. Banking

Here is a quick video on banking that illustrates how they work. YouTube Video – Banking

Math: Today we are starting unit 8, which is technically the first unit of 7th grade.  We are going to introduce operations with positive and negative numbers, starting with adding positive and negative numbers.  Here we go. 🙂

  1. Watch BOTH of the videos below.  They are about 4 minutes each.  You will find that one of the strategies makes more sense to you.  Some of your brains will “get it” using number lines, and others will “get it” using the counters.  The purpose of having you watch both videos is so you can decide the strategy that makes the most sense to you.
    1. Learn Zillion – Number Line
    2. Learn Zillion – Color Counters
  2. Use the link to print your assignment for today. Adding Positive and Negative Integers
  3. If you are ready to roll, go ahead and complete your assignment.  If you want to work through a couple of problems with me, then choose the strategy that you prefer and we can work through the first few problems on your assignment together.  If you prefer using a number line, you may want to print this to help you solve the problems. Number line Document (no problems)
  4. Video using number line Number Line Integer Addition
  5. Video using colors Color Counter Integer Addition

Take a picture of your assignment and email it to me.  Make sure I can read it, because I am going to check it.  I will reply to your email and let you know if you are on the right track or if you need to try again.