## 7th grade math

May 23 and 27, 2014: Geometer's Sketchpad Project - dueling pinwheels; first in math

May 22, 2014: Geometer's Sketchpad project - construct a square, then do curve stitching optical illusion.

May 20 and 21, 2014: Geometer's Sketchpad project - construct an equilateral triangle and then create a Sierpinkski fractal.

May 19, 2014: Learning the Triangle Inequality Theorem. The lesson slideshow is attached for you to get your notes. The assignment is an exit ticket that you are to email to me. The directions for this are on the last page of the slideshow

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May 16, 2014: First in Math

May 15, 2014: Using the Pythagorean Theorem. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. The assignment is a handwritten exit ticket. See the last page of the slideshow for this information.

May 15, 2014: Using the Pythagorean Theorem. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. The assignment is a handwritten exit ticket. See the last page of the slideshow for this information.

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May 14, 2014: Paper/pencil benchmarking test

May 13, 2014: Plato Common Core benchmarking test

May 13, 2014: Plato Common Core benchmarking test

May 12, 2014: First in Math

May 9, 2014: Introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem. The lesson slideshow has many notes, and it is available for download here.

May 9, 2014: Introduction to the Pythagorean Theorem. The lesson slideshow has many notes, and it is available for download here.

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May 7 and 8, 2014: Finish up TenMarks assignments, then move on to BigHugeLab trading card assignment. You will be given usernames and passwords for this website. You are to create two separate trading cards. One on scientific notation (positive) and one on scientific notation (negative). Use a copyright violation free image to show both scientific notations (google advanced image search), and on each card define what scientific notation (positive) or scientific notation (negative) means and give an example of going from standard form to scientific form. Share your URLs of each trading card in the google form awaiting you in your gmail.

May 6, 2014: Day two of scientific notation. The lesson slideshow has notes to gather, then there are two assignments awaiting you in tenmarks, These both need to be completed by Thursday.

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May 5, 2014: Learning to write numbers in both scientific notation and standard form. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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scientificnotationreteachingworksheetpositive.pdf | |

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May 2, 2014: First in math

My 1, 2014: test

My 1, 2014: test

April 30, 2014: Review for tomorrow's test.

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April 29, 2014: Students will design and use simulations to estimate the probability of compound events. The lesson slideshow is attached. The last sheet is a labsheet where students will work through problems 1 - 7 to simulate the event. In your email is a link for your convenience with a customizable spinner that will work for your trials.

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April 28, 2014: Learning about independent and dependent probabilities in today's lesson on Compound Events. The lesson slideshow is attached. There is an assignment worksheet, due tomorrow.

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April 25, 2014: First in Math day. Skillsets 4 and 5 are due today. May goal is What Do You Know 5/6completed to a minimum of 90% proficient. Due May 23rd.

April 24, 2014; Sample spaces lesson slideshow attached, and worksheet assignment.

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samplespacesguidedproblemsolvingworksheet.pdf | |

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April 23, 2014: Theoretical and experimental probability lab today. Lab sheet is attached for your information.

whataremychances-as.pdf | |

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April 22, 2014; Welcome back after Easter Break! Test today. No assignment

Thursday, April 17, 2014: First in Math

Wednesday, April 16, 2014: Went over the data test recently taken and corrected misunderstandings. There will be a re-test on Tuesday.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014: Went over the data test recently taken and corrected misunderstandings. There will be a re-test on Tuesday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014: Lesson on experimental probability. The lesson slideshow is attached. Capture the vocabulary word and key concept box in your evernote notes. The last sheet is the lab we did together in class. No assignment.

experimental_probability_9-2_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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Monday, April 14, 2014: Lesson on theoretical probability.

probability_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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probability_worksheet.pdf | |

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Friday, April 11, 2014: test

Thursday, April 10, 2014: First in Math

Thursday, April 10, 2014: First in Math

April 9, 2014: Review for tomorrow's test. The review is available here.

chapter_8_review_for_7th_grade_slideshow.pdf | |

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April 8, 2014: Today students learned about mean absolute deviations and interquartile ranges as they were with measures of center and measures of variability. The lesson slideshow is attached. We worked through a lab sheet together (the last page of the slideshow).

Test review tomorrow; test Thursday.

Test review tomorrow; test Thursday.

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April 7, 2014: Today's statistics lesson is on Inferences. Students will use data from random samples to draw inferences about populations. The lesson slideshow has notes that you need to capture into your Evernote. The slideshow can be downloaded here. The assignment is a guided problem worksheet; it too is available for download here.

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inferencesguidedproblemsolvingworksheet.pdf | |

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April 4, 2014: First in Math

April 3, 2014: Estimating population size using proportions was the focus of today's lesson. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. The assignment is awaiting you in your email - a google form. Feel free to use your notes and calculator as you work through the google form. Remember, round to the nearest whole.

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April 2, 2014; Beginning our studies on statistics and probability with our focus today on random samples and populations. The lesson slideshow is available for download here, and the assignment in on socrative. If you were absent, get the notes from the slideshow, and then make a time to see Mrs. Royer to make up the socrative assignment.

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April 1, 2014: Volume of pyramids and cones was today's topic. Gather the notes from the slideshow below, then log into tenmarks and complete the assignment called Finding Volume.

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March 31, 2014: Surface area of pyramids and cones. There are many notes to gather into your Evernote from this lesson. No assignment as there are clicker question embedded in the lesson which will count as today's grade.

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March 28, 2014: First in Math

March 27, 2014: Working on volume simulations. Check your email for the work.

March 26, 2014: First in Math work day

March 25, 2014: Working through two simulations on surface area of prisms and cylinders today. Your email has the link for these simulations, or you can click the links below. On the first link, you need to do the questions and show me your answers. On the second link (do n not join, just use the free guess pass) and try to earn at least 3 badges. You will be able to answer 20 or 21 questions a day on the free guess pass.

http://www.brainingcamp.com/legacy/content/concepts/surface-area/lesson.php

http://www.adaptedmind.com/p.php?tagId=1232#

http://www.brainingcamp.com/legacy/content/concepts/surface-area/lesson.php

http://www.adaptedmind.com/p.php?tagId=1232#

March 24, 2014: First in Math (day owed to students from last week)

March 21, 2014: First in Math

March 20, 2014: Test

March 20, 2014: Test

March 19, 2014: Review for tomorrow's test. Slideshow is available here.

chapter_7_review_surface_area_and_volume_unit_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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March 18, 2014: Learning to describe cross sections that result from slicing three-dimensional figures. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. Be sure and capture your notes from the lesson into your Evernote. Groups worked together in a guided problem solving assignment. If you were absent, you can download the assignment here as well.

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cross_sections_gps_worksheet.pdf | |

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March 17, 2014: Learning to find volume of prisms and cylinders today. The lesson slideshow is attached. Be sure and get the notes from the lesson. The assignment is a socrative assignment, so if you are absent, be sure to make a time to see Mrs. Royer to make this assignment up.

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March 14, 2014: Happy Pi Day! First in Math today.

March 13, 2014: Present your glog or scratch on surface area to the class today.

March 13, 2014: Present your glog or scratch on surface area to the class today.

March 12, 2014: Work day - student choice of working on surface area presentation or in First In Math on Just The Facts

March 11, 2014: Welcome back from break. Today we did a surface area lab in class on rectangular prisms, triangular prisms and cylinders. Next, you have a choice on what to create for your presentation - either a Scratch or a Glog. You are to:

1. define surface area,

2. describe how to find surface area of prisms and cylinder in detail,

3. Give an example of a rectangular prism with dimensions and find its surface area (include your picture), and

4. Give an example of a cylinder with its dimensions and find its surface area (include your picture).

DUE Thursday - you will present your creation in class.

1. define surface area,

2. describe how to find surface area of prisms and cylinder in detail,

3. Give an example of a rectangular prism with dimensions and find its surface area (include your picture), and

4. Give an example of a cylinder with its dimensions and find its surface area (include your picture).

DUE Thursday - you will present your creation in class.

March 6, 2014: First in Math

March 5, 2014: Students created triangular prisms and cylinders from nets today. We are using these 3-D shapes to work with surface area and later on, volume.

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March 4, 2014: Students learned to compute surface area of rectangular prisms and cylinders today. If you were absent, be sure and capture the notes into your Evernote from the slideshow available below, then see Mrs. Royer to schedule a time to take the socrative assignment.

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March 3, 2014: Working with three-dimensional figures. Students learned to draw and classify three-dimensional figures today. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. Graph paper lab in class, no assignment.

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February 28, 2014: First in Math

February 27, 2014: Working on digital portfolios for parent-teacher conferences. No assignment.

February 26, 2014: Re-testing today.

February 25, 2014: Recap of yesterday's test; test was not as successful as we wanted, so we watched a series of videos today to reinforce our understanding. We will re-test tomorrow.

February 24, 2014: Test today. No assignment.

February 21, 2014: Review for Monday's test. Here is the review sheet with answers. You will need to memorize the area and circumference formulas.

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February 20, 2014: Snow day!

February 19, 2014: Learning to find circumference and area of circles. The lesson slideshow is attached. Get the notes from the slideshow, and if you were absent, you need to see Mrs. Royer for a time to make up your socrative assignment.

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February 18, 2014: First in Math

February 17, 2014: Snow Day

February 17, 2014: Snow Day

February 14, 2014: First in math decimal gym. Be end of today, half of the gym should be completed. If yours is not that far, you have homework to get at least two sections completely done.

February 13, 2014: Learning to find area of trapezoids and irregular shapes today. The lesson slideshow is attached. There is a worksheet assignment - please do odd numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, & 9.

areas_of_trapezoids_and_other_figures_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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areas_of_other_figures_practice_worksheet.pdf | |

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February 12, 2014: Working with area of triangles today, where students learned the formula A=1/2bh. The lesson slideshow is attached, and the homework again was on socrative. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to take this online assignment.

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February 11, 2014: Working with perimeter and are of parallelograms today. The lesson slideshow is attached. The assignment was on socrative. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for time to take this online assignment.

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February 10, 2014: Review on angles, and then a quiz, on socrative. No assignment. If you were absent, you need to make a time to see Mrs. Royer to take this online quiz.

February 7, 2014: First in Math, decimals gym. (day 1, due February 28)

February 6, 2014: Finish Scratch unit by showing your level game. Begin geometry unit with lesson on various angle measures. The lesson slideshow has 10 new vocabulary words; be sure you get them into your notes. No assignment.

February 5, 2014: No school

February 6, 2014: Finish Scratch unit by showing your level game. Begin geometry unit with lesson on various angle measures. The lesson slideshow has 10 new vocabulary words; be sure you get them into your notes. No assignment.

February 5, 2014: No school

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February 4, 2014: Add animations to your level two in your game.

February 3, 2014: Learning to make leveled/platform games in scratch today. No assignment. Scratch quiz tomorrow.

January 29 - 31, 2014: Learn how to make a game that keeps score on Wednesday. Create your own game on Thursday. Play each other's scratch games on Friday and make suggestions as to how games could be improved. Directions for making a basic game can be found here.

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January 28, 2014: Learn how to use the pen tool to draw polygons with rotational symmetry today. Assignment is to draw a polygonal flower with more than four sides using the pen tool. See the pdf below for further directions. Make interesting designs to adding flair to your pen size and color.

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January 27, 2014: Learn how to create costume changes for sprites, and how to import sound into Scratch. We used soundzabound through www.iowaaeaonline.org. The school username and password will let you into soundzabound - if you do not remember the password, see Mrs. Royer, or Mrs. Long in the Library. The pdf below will show you how to create costumes, and how to import sound.

Assignment: create a concert scene with at least one sprite who changes costumes, and import sound for your sprite. Add a background.

Assignment: create a concert scene with at least one sprite who changes costumes, and import sound for your sprite. Add a background.

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January 24, 2014;

Create a scratch animation that includes:

a school appropriate knock knock joke (see your gmail account for a link to over 300 jokes)

all 5 animal sprites you removed backgrounds from yesterday must be in the animation

two of your animal sprites must talk - the other three must watch

Joke dialogue must be timed

laughter must be included at the end

appropriate background

DUE MONDAY

Create a scratch animation that includes:

a school appropriate knock knock joke (see your gmail account for a link to over 300 jokes)

all 5 animal sprites you removed backgrounds from yesterday must be in the animation

two of your animal sprites must talk - the other three must watch

Joke dialogue must be timed

laughter must be included at the end

appropriate background

DUE MONDAY

January 23, 2014: Today, we are editing the images retrieved yesterday, removing backgrounds, and exporting them into Scratch in preparation for tomorrow's sequencing project.

January 22, 20114: After our gallery walk to view one another's animations, we learned to import modifiable images from the Internet, import them properly into Scratch, and edit out the unnecessary backgrounds. No assignment. If you were absent, the pdf below walks you through these steps.

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January 21, 2014: Today's learning focused on the XY Coordinate Plane and Degrees in a Circle. The pdf below gives all of the directions for today's activities. The homework is to create an animation of at least 2 sprites on an appropriate stage. Both sprites must turn, glide and at least one other motion from yeterday (move left, right, up, or down). Save your project as "Flying Objects"

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January 20, 2014: Beginning our unit on computer coding using the application Scratch. Today, we will learn to create an animation incorporating movement and images, problem solving and math skills of the x and y coordinate. If you were absent today, click on the pdf below and follow the steps.

ASSIGNMENT: Create an animation saved as "Under the Stars" using one or more sprites that move left, right, up and down, with an appropriate stage.

The video below gives a nice overview about what Scratch is all about.

ASSIGNMENT: Create an animation saved as "Under the Stars" using one or more sprites that move left, right, up and down, with an appropriate stage.

The video below gives a nice overview about what Scratch is all about.

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January 16 and 17: Evernote - setting up accounts, learning the tool, practicing the skills.

January 15: Adding math apps and extensions to Chrome, learning how to use the online Desmos Graphing Calculator, and learning a few Macbook Air keyboard shortcuts.

January 15: Adding math apps and extensions to Chrome, learning how to use the online Desmos Graphing Calculator, and learning a few Macbook Air keyboard shortcuts.

January 8 through January 14, 2014: Glogster Project comparing two song cards. See details below.

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January 7, 2014: Review of simple interest and learning compound interest. Notes were taken in class today and we practiced these computations in class and with the clickers. No assignment.

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December 20, 2013: First in Math

December 18 and 19, 2013: Finding percents of change (increase and decrease) and mark-ups and discounts. The lesson slideshow is attached (there are vocabulary terms and formulas to copy into your notebook. We will go through the lesson on Wednesday, and then on Thursday we will practice it in Manga High with a prodigy called Finding Percent of Change (required to pass with at least a bronze level).

December 17, 2013: First in Math

December 16, 2013: Learning to find simple interest and final balances computed with simple interest today using the formula Interest equals principal times interest rate, times time in years. The lesson slideshow with notes, and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

December 16, 2013: Learning to find simple interest and final balances computed with simple interest today using the formula Interest equals principal times interest rate, times time in years. The lesson slideshow with notes, and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

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simple_interest_practice_worksheet_5-5.pdf | |

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December 13, 2013: First in Math.

December 12, 2013: Practicing solving problems with percents (proportions, equations, sales/discounts). Today's lab can be accessed here. When finished, bonus minutes in first in math.

December 12, 2013: Practicing solving problems with percents (proportions, equations, sales/discounts). Today's lab can be accessed here. When finished, bonus minutes in first in math.

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December 11, 2013: Benchmark testing, then first in math bonus minutes

December 10, 2013: Plato benchmark testing, then first in math bonus minutes

December 9, 2013: Application of percents (sales tax, commissions, tips). The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet (1-9 only) are attached.

December 10, 2013: Plato benchmark testing, then first in math bonus minutes

December 9, 2013: Application of percents (sales tax, commissions, tips). The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet (1-9 only) are attached.

applications_of_percent_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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applications_of_percents_practice_worksheet_5-4.pdf | |

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December 6, 2013: First in math, fraction gym, work day 2 of 4.

December 5, 2013: Learning to use equations to solve percent problems. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are attached.

December 5, 2013: Learning to use equations to solve percent problems. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are attached.

solving_percent_problems_using_equations_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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solving_percent_problems_using_equations_practice_worksheet_5-3.pdf | |

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December 4, 2013: Learning to use proportions to solve problems involving percent. The lesson slideshow, with notes and examples, and the assignment practice worksheet can be downloaded here.

solving_percent_problems_with_proportions_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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solving_percent_problems_using_proportions_practice_worksheet_5-2.pdf | |

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December 3, 2013: First in Math, day 1 of 4, on Fraction Gym.

December 2, 2013: Converting between fractions, decimals and percents, and ordering rational numbers were today's topics. The lesson slideshow and the assignment practice worksheet (numbers 1 through 21 only) are available for download here.

percents_fractions_and_decimals_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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November 27, 2013: First in Math, Just the Facts, Whole Numbers, to gold.

November 26, 2013: Jeopardy review over all things ratio and proportion. Here is the powerpoint of the jeopardy game if you want to play it again.

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November 25, 2013: Students learned to identify proportional relationships and constants of proportionality as well as relating the constants of proportionality to unit rates. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet (last page of the slideshow) can be downloaded here.

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November 22, 2013: First in Math

November 19 - 21, 2013: Scale drawing project. Students will be instructed on the scale for their original comic, and the scale for their enlargement. Due Thursday, end of class.

November 19 - 21, 2013: Scale drawing project. Students will be instructed on the scale for their original comic, and the scale for their enlargement. Due Thursday, end of class.

November 18, 2013: Learning to use proportions to solve problems involving scale. The lesson slideshow and the assignment practice worksheet are available for download here.

scale_models_and_maps_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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scalemodelsworksheet.pdf | |

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November 15, 2013: First in Math

November 14, 2013: Students taking practice tests in preparation for next week's Iowa Assessments. No assignment.

November 13, 2013: Google Form with branched logic preparing for next week's Iowa Assessments. If you were absent today, this form needs to be completed. It is in your email.

November 14, 2013: Students taking practice tests in preparation for next week's Iowa Assessments. No assignment.

November 13, 2013: Google Form with branched logic preparing for next week's Iowa Assessments. If you were absent today, this form needs to be completed. It is in your email.

November 12, 2013: Students used proportions to find missing lengths in similar figures today. The lesson slideshow and practice worksheet assignment can be downloaded here.

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similar_figures_4-5_practice_worksheet.pdf | |

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November 11, 2013: Google form (check your email) to practice for Iowa Assessment. If you were absent, you need to complete this form.

November 7, 2013: First in Math. Integer gym is November goal; Fraction gym is December goal.

November 6, 2013: Google Form checking for understanding of ratios, rates, and proportions. No outside assignment.

November 5, 2013: Students were learning to solve for unknowns in proportions today using unit rates, mental math, and cross products. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

solving_proportions_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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solving_proportions_worksheet.pdf | |

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November 4, 2013: Students were learning about proportions today and testing whether ratios form a proportion by using equivalent ratios and cross products. The assignment in on TenMarks entitled Identifying Proportional Relationships.

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November 1, 2013: First in Math

October 31, 2013: First quarter reflections and artifact gathering for parent-teacher conferences. No assignment.

October 31, 2013: First quarter reflections and artifact gathering for parent-teacher conferences. No assignment.

October 30, 2013: No school

October 29, 2013: Learning about unit rates and proportional reasoning today. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

October 29, 2013: Learning about unit rates and proportional reasoning today. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

unit_rates_and_proportional_reasoning_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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unit_rates_worksheet.pdf | |

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October 28, 2013: Students were working with ratios today, identifying ratios, making equivalent ratios, and comparing ratios. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be found here.

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ratios_worksheet.pdf | |

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October 25, 2013: First in Math

October 24, 2013: Manga High practicing skills needed for next months Iowa Assessment tests. No assignment.

October 24, 2013: Manga High practicing skills needed for next months Iowa Assessment tests. No assignment.

October 23, 2013: Test

October 22, 2013: Practice Test

October 21, 2013: Review for Wednesday's test. The lesson slideshow is attached.

October 22, 2013: Practice Test

October 21, 2013: Review for Wednesday's test. The lesson slideshow is attached.

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October 18, 2013: First in Math

October 17, 2013; Manga High - two assignments: Inequalities (earn a silver medal) and Inequalities on a number line (earn a bronze medal)

October 17, 2013; Manga High - two assignments: Inequalities (earn a silver medal) and Inequalities on a number line (earn a bronze medal)

October 16, 2013: Students were solving two-step inequalities today. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

solving_two_step_inequalities_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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solving_two_step_inequalities_worksheet.pdf | |

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October 15, 2013: Pop quiz. It won't be a surprise if you are in the habit of checking my webpage.

October 14, 2013: Mrs. Royer is out of the building today. The substitute teacher will re-teach lesson 303 on solving inequalities by multiplying and dividing as most students did not perform as well as I wanted on their homework on this concept. There are two worksheets that are to be completed as homework. See me if you were absent.

October 11, 2013: First in Math

October 10, 2013: Solving inequalities by multiplying or dividing and graphing solutions today, including the new concept of reversing the direction of the inequality of you undo a problem with a negative number. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be accessed here.

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solving_inequalities_by_multiplying_or_dividing_worksheet.pdf | |

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October 9, 2013: Students learned to solve one-step inequalities by adding or subtracting and to graph their solutions today. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

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solving_inequalities_by_adding_or_subtracting_worksheet.pdf | |

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October 8, 2013: Begin chapter 3 on inequalities. Today, students learned to graph and write algebraic inequalities. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

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graphing_and_writing_inequalities_worksheet_3-1.pdf | |

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October 7, 2013: Test today. No assignment.

October 4, 2013: First in Math

October 3, 2013: Review day for Monday's test. Students completed a cumulative review packet in class. (Download it here.)

October 3, 2013: Review day for Monday's test. Students completed a cumulative review packet in class. (Download it here.)

cumulative_review_chapters_1_and_2.pdf | |

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October 2, 2013: Day one of two review days for Monday's test. The review slideshow is available here. No written assignment.

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October 1, 2013: Working with the distributive property today. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here. The assignment worksheet is the last page of the slideshow.

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September 30, 2013: Now that we have reviewed solving one-step equations, today's lesson advanced students' knowledge to solving two-step equations with one variable. Students learned to undo the equation using the inverse of the order of operations. The acronym we use for order of operations is PEMDAS so the inverse, or opposite is SADMEP. The lesson slideshow attached describes this process, and the assignment worksheet is attached.

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two_step_equation_worksheet_2-5_7th_grade.pdf | |

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September 27, 2013: First in Math.

September 26, 2013: quiz today, no assignment.

September 26, 2013: quiz today, no assignment.

September 25, 2013: Exploring two-step equations today. Students will write and evaluate expressions with two operations and solve two-step equations using number sense. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here (the worksheet is the last page of the slideshow). Also remember, we are having a quiz tomorrow.

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September 24, 2013: Solving one-step equations with addition, subtraction, multiplication or division. Lesson slideshow is available here. Assignment in on Manga High

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September 23, 2013 Continuing our work writing, simplifying, factoring and evaluating expressions. The review lesson slideshow and two page puzzle worksheet assignment can be downloaded here.

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review_puzzles_worksheet_assignment_two_pages.pdf | |

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September 20, 2013: First in Math

September 19, 2013: Learning about coefficients, like terms and constants today as we simplify expressions. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

September 19, 2013: Learning about coefficients, like terms and constants today as we simplify expressions. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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simplifying_expressions_worksheet.pdf | |

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September 18, 2013: Today, students were writing and evaluating algebraic expressions. The lesson slideshow contains vocabulary notes that you need, and the assignment is available here as well.

evaluating_and_writing_algebraic_expressions_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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evaluating_and_writing_algebraic_expressions_reteaching_worksheet.pdf | |

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September 17, 2013: Test today. No assignment.

September 16, 2013: Review rational number division. Re-testing tomorrow.

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September 13, 2013: We went over the test results and discovered many of us need additional work on dividing rational numbers. We will work further on this concept on Monday, and retest on Tuesday. Today, we worked on two math skills through gaming. in my blog (ipodmath.blogspot.com) students were asked to practice problem solving and geometry through Hooda Math rotate and roll, and work on comparing rational numbers and working with a number line in Hooda Math math defense. No written assignment today.

September 12, 2013: Test today. No assignment.

September 11, 2013: Chapter review for tomorrow's test. The review slideshow is available for you here, or you can log onto you online textbook and review.

chapter_1_review_7th_grade_slideshow.pdf | |

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September 10, 2013: Rational number review using computer program TenMarks. Online assignment in class.

September 9, 2013: Lesson today on dividing rational numbers (fractions/decimals/mixed numbers). The assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

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September 6, 2013: Practicing math skills from this week on Manga High. No assignment.

September 5, 2013: Multiplication of rational numbers in various forms was the topic for today. Students reviewed the answers and then learned new ways to explain why their answers were sensible. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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multiplying_rational_numbers_worksheet.pdf | |

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September 4, 2013: Paper/pencil benchmarking test today. No assignment.

September 3, 2013: Learning to add and subtract rational numbers today. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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adding_and_subtracting_rational_numbers_worksheet.pdf | |

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August 30, 2013: Students were introduced to the Sifteo Cubes today, a new technology in Mrs. Royer's room (received through a grant Mrs. Royer wrote through the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics). Students made sense of problems and persevered in solving them through a task called Chroma Splash. No assignment.

August 29, 2013: Rational numbers and comparing and ordering rational numbers were the focus of today's lesson. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

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rationalnumbersreteachingworksheet.pdf | |

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August 28, 2013: Repeating decimals lab. Students learned a process today to turn repeating decimals into their rational, fraction form. If you were absent, you need to record the example in today's lesson slideshow into your notebook. Download the lesson slideshow from here.

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August 27, 2013 Students were learning to convert between fractions and decimals today. The lesson slideshow is attached. The last slide contains the assignment - two problems to work out and show all of your thinking. The two problems are due tomorrow.

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August 26, 2013: Multiplying and dividing integers was the topic for today. Students added the rules for working with integers into their notebooks, worked with table partners to improve their fluency in these new skills, and then demonstrated proficiency through 9 clicker questions. There is no additional assignment. The lesson slideshow is available for download here.

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August 23, 2013: Students were working with algebra tiles and numbers lines to add and subtract integers today. The rules for these processes were recorded in their notebooks. An assignment worksheet was given where students added and subtracted integers, and collaborated with table partners about their answers. This worksheet is due Monday. Both the lesson and the worksheet are available for download here. (The worksheet is found on the last page of the slideshow.)

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August 22, 2013: Students were working with comparing and ordering integers today. Notes were taken on three vocabulary words (integers, opposites, and additive inverses). Students demonstrated proficiency in comparing and ordering integers and finding/adding opposites using clickers. The lesson slideshow is attached if you were absent so you can get the vocabulary words in your notebook.

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August 21, 2013: Whiteboard readiness check of skills from last year as we begin our studies on rational and irrational numbers. No assignment.

August 20, 2013: Welcome back. Today we will learn the success criteria for math, then build a wondersay and finish up with a gallery walk.