June 13 (D)
Learning Objective: My apologies for my absence but I will be back tomorrow. Today, you have the extremely rare opportunity to make a cheat sheet for your assessment on next Monday (G). It is on exponents and your cheat sheet can be...
1. Single sheet of A4 paper or blank graph paper
2. You may use both sides of this and only in pen
3. You may write whatever you want related to exponents
Homework: When you are done with your cheat sheet, try solving some of the problems on the pdf below. You assessment questions will be the medium level questions. I have included some crazy horse problems in this practice just for fun if you really want to challenge yourself! This won't be collected and you can do as many as you'd like.
Exponentially Fun Practice.pdf
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June 11 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will start off by doing a math challenge and then we will continue to focus on division and multiplication of exponents. FUN!!!
Homework: Make sure to have the 4 pdf files completed by next class and then we will have a mini summative on exponents on Friday.
June 9 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will present our languages and then we will try and decipher my code from June 6. Afterwards, we will have a Korean Math Day!
Homework: Please complete Sejun's Math Practice by our next class.
June 6 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will try to crack each others math languages and then I have a special challenge where I have invented my own language. I challenge you to try and decipher my language.
Homework: Attempt to decipher my math language. Even if you cannot, I would like a 1 page summary of your efforts in figuring it out!
June 5 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will assess our mastery of linear and systems of equations. Afterwards, we will continue our work on exponents.
Homework: Please have your language papers completed and then create an exponent assessment with 4 easy, 4 medium, and 4 difficult questions. Thanks!
May 30 (C)
May 29 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we are going to correct our last assessment to make sure we have a full understanding of the material and then we will do a review of Systems of Equations which was the unit we collectively need the most work on!
Homework: Please finish the Systems of Equations Review
May 24 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will explore the conceptual side of geometry by talking about the geometry of different dimensions in spacetime. If today's lesson interests you, I suggest you read the novel Flatland -->
"Was math invented to explain the Universe or was math discovered by exploring the Universe?" -The Greeks
Homework: Enjoy the weekend!
May 14 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will begin our presentations on trigonometry as it applies to geometry. You will have the first half of class to practice and prepare. I have made this Desmos graph if you want to incorporate it as a visual guide.
Homework: Geometry Review to be completed by beginning of our next class.
May 9 (D) & May 11 (G)
Learning Objective: Over the course of the next two days, you will put together a lesson for the class that explains the concepts of basic trigonometry as a...wait for it...tangential learning goal of our geometry unit. Make sure to cover these topics
(also, check out why its impossible to divide by 0 and why we call it 'undefined')
1. The Unit Circle
Homework: Make sure you have the Geometry Practice in the Google Drive done by next week. Also, we will begin our trigonometry presentations on Monday!!!
May 7 (C)
Homework: Create a Google Slide explaining tangent, cosine, and sine
May 4 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will learn how to calculate the surface area and volume of various three-dimensional shapes. The packets for this work are on the podium by my desk and a guide to complete this can be found below pdf below
Surface Area and Volume Fact Sheet.pdf
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Homework: Complete the surface area and volume work if you didn't finish in class by Monday (C).
May 2 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will engage in the creative process of creating some origami and then we will measure all of the interior angles of the designs!
Homework: Try to make the most complex origami design you can possibly make by our first class of next week.
April 26 (E)
Learning Objective: Today we will learn how to calculate the area of irregular shapes and circles. If you finish early you may do the homework or work more on your linear equation work from Tuesday.
Homework: Complete the practice below. This marks the halfway point of our Geometry Unit. After this we will move on to surface area and volume work.
Area Practice Assessment.pdf
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April 23 (C)
Homework: Please continue to work on your science fair projects at home!!!
April 20 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will learn how to calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles.
Homework: If you finish early, why not start learning some basic trigonometry!
April 18 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will continue our geometry work from Friday and then we will begin learning angle measures. This unit is very heavy on vocabulary so make sure you know all of the terms that we cover!
Homework: Finish the classwork/homework.
April 13 (E)
Learning Objective: Today we will review our area challenge from yesterday, see how the mathematics of origami is progressing society, and then engage in another area challenge that is of a greater difficulty than the one we did last class
Here is a hint that will help you to solve this problem...Area of a Sector Tutorial
Homework: As an option, you can try to continue working on the area problem.
April 11 (C)
Homework: Finish calculating the area and filling in the Google Doc
March 30 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will play our last round of blackjack, discuss any remaining questions on the Drake Equation, and take a practice summative. We are also going to discuss the force of Gravity as expressed as a mathematical equation.
Homework: Prep for your assessment and enjoy your break.
March 27 (E)
Homework: Complete the practice test uploaded in the Google Drive. We will have our summative assessment on Thursday. Lets get our 82 average
March 22 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will read Chapter 12 of Cosmos and I want you to reflect on the following questions from the reading that we will discuss tomorrow...
1. How are modern humans similar to the early interpreters of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics?
2. What properties of science and mathematics make them the Universal language?
3. Why are radio-waves so important for interstellar communication?
4. How do the f values in the Drake Equation connect to our current unit?
5. What is your opinion on the probability of technologically advanced civilizations existing elsewhere in the Universe?
Homework: Prepare for a discussion tomorrow on the Drake Equation.
March 20 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will do a comprehensive review of our unit thus far and then we will end the day with some probability games.
Homework: Continue reading Chapter XII of "Cosmos" for Friday's discussion.
March 19 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will review our assessment and then we will learn about dependent and independent events. I have a reading to supplement the podcast regarding the probability of extraterrestrial life and our encountering them
Homework: To be announced
March 15 (E)
Learning Objective: Today we will assess our knowledge on theoretical and experimental probability. Before that we will do some probability games. YEAH!
Homework: Take notes on the Radiolab Podcast "Its Not About You" and prepare for a class discussion on Monday regarding the probability of there being other life in the Universe and the odds that we might encounter that life in the future!
March 13 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will review our probability questions from the other day and then continue to place probability bets on our blackjack game. Afterward I would like you to complete the problem sets posted below due at the beginning of next class. Please note that you will have a formative on this next class. COOL!
Homework: Have all of the work done from today and March 12 and prep for formative next class (Thursday).
March 12 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will learn about experimental probability which involves using data trails to calculate the probability of future events.
Homework: Complete the following exercises by our next class (Monday)
Lesson 2 Homework.pdf
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March 8 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will have a bit of fun by calculating the hypothetical probability of cards drawn from a deck. We will fill out this google sheet in order to help us keep track of the data and then we will place bets for "Schantz Bucks"
Homework: Enjoy your weekend.
March 7 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will being our Probability Unit by learning how to calculate the probable outcome of a single event.
Homework: Complete the following pdfs in addition to your point reclaim sheet
March 5 (F)
Learning Objective: Today we will review our Systems of Equations assessment from last week and then we will learn how to better use excel to analyze the data.
Homework: Point reclaim sheet due next class period.
February 28 - March 1 (B/C)
Learning Objective: Today we will assess our skills at Systems of Equations. YAY!
Homework: Learn how to play Texas-Hold-Em and Blackjack for our upcoming unit on Probability and Statistics.
February 16 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will start our class by reviewing the big homework assignment for this week and then we will begin a test entry ticket for our return from White Week. We will be spelling out MATH 7 ACC on Desmos.
Homework: Complete your graphing please and have a great break!
February 14 V(E)-DAY
Learning Objective: Today we will start class with a fun* graphing challenge. You will also have time to work and and review your answers from our last assignment
*terms and conditions may apply
Homework: Please have your assignment from Monday completed by our next class (which Friday).
February 12 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will learn how to solve Systems of Equations word problems. You have a summative assessment this Friday. More like Friyay! Ha Ha.
Homework: Check out this incredibly beautiful website on how to find the equation of a line given only one ordered pair and the slope of a given line.
Please complete the document below by the beginning of class this Wednesday
Grade 8 Systems of Equations Word Problems.docx
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February 9 (B)
Learning Objective: We will start the class by a student presentation on how to solve systems of equations using the elimination method and the graphing method. Afterwards, we will grade our formative assessment and practice more!
Solving Systems of Equations.pdf
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Homework: Enjoy your weekend...a bit suspicious I've not assigned homework for two consecutive classes. I wonder what that means...probably nothing...
February 7 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will take a brief formative assessment on the three primary ways to solve a system of equations and then give our presentations!
Homework: None. Enjoy it.
February 6 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will continue working on our presentations and will add a slide on solving word problems that relate to systems of equations. You should try to explain one equation from this document (answers on page 2)...
Homework: Tomorrow we will have a very shortformative assessment on the 3 methods describe above and then we will share out our presentations!
SPIRIT DAY (February 2)
Learning Objective: Today we will continue working on our Google Slides, with some groups making their videos. Please remain quiet during the filming process
Homework: Please have your Slides completed by next Tuesday.
FORMAL DAY (January 31)
Learning Objective: Today we will embark upon a project of epic proportions where we will be creating a presentation for next years 7th grade adv. math!!!
Homework: Your Google Slides are due next Tuesday. I will be doing a random selection to review each slide. I expect your work to be thorough and impressive!
RETRO DAY (January 30)
Learning Objective: Today we will grade our Summative Assessment from Friday and then we will review how to do the bonus questions as an introduction to the second half of this unit which will deal with Systems of Equations. Its super fun!!!
Homework: Watch this Khan Academy video on solving systems of equations using the substitution method. Afterwards, I would like you to solve this...
x - 2y = -2
3x - 2y = 2
January 25 (F)
Learning Objective: Today we will review how to take a linear graph and convert it into a linear equation. To check our work, we will use the Desmos Graphing Calculator which you can have a lot of fun with by making your own equations!
Homework: Study for your mid-unit summative assessment tomorrow.
January 23 (E)
Learning Objective: Today we will take a practice assessment and when you have completed it, please take notes on this resource on making equations from graphs
January 19 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will practice how to find the slope of a linear line and see how we can use graphs for real world application. See image below...
Homework: You will have a small Summative Assessment at the end of next week on what we have learned thus far in class. It is meant to help give you a final grade boost for this semester.
January 18 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will look at how to construct graphs of linear equations using a table of values and then we will look at how to find the slope of a linear equation's graph.
Homework: Please complete the problem set below. Answers on the last page. No homework this weekend!
Slope and Graph of Linear Equation.pdf
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January 16 (H)
Learning Objective: I will be out of the building today but still have a lot of work to accomplish. Please follow this agenda...
1. Check your work from last night with my answer keys in the Drive. You guys can come to a consensus on the appropriate answer for Graph #6
2. Complete the Graphing Linear Functions practice located on my desk. In order to answer the last 4, please use this resource.
3. If you finish early, please transfer the notes from yesterday to your Google Doc on Linear Equations and commit that information to memory.
Homework: Make sure that you know this material. I highly recommend browsing this page within that resource posted in agenda item #2.
January 15 (G)
Learning Objective: During out last class we accomplished goals #1 and 2 and today we will accomplish the other two goals. Please see below for the goals...
Homework: For each of the following standard form equations, convert to slope-intercept form and then find the x and y-intercept, the slope, and graph the line.
1. 2x - 3y = -12
2. -2x + 3y = 12
3. 2x + 3y = 12
4. -6x + 8y = 24
5. 50x - 100y = 100
6. 5x + 10y = 0
January 11 (E)
Learning Objective: Today we will review our diagnostic and in the process, accomplish the following goals...
1. How to make a graph using intercepts
2. Learn what different variables mean
3. Construct a graph using a table of values
3. Calculate slope of a graph
Homework: Please type out your notes that we took today and upload them into your Google Drive. Have a great weekend and enjoy the Saturday sunshine!
January 9 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will have our SA/V topic presentations and then we will take our Linear Equations Diagnostic.
Homework: Look at the problem posted on December 19 and solve for y.
In this unit, you will learn how to...
1. Solve real word problems using by making linear equations and graphs
2. Convert linear equations into graphs and graphs into linear equations
3. Solve systems of equations (its like solving two linear equations in one process)
January 8 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will ease back into the new year by presenting our Surface Area to Volume ratio assignments and infographics. If time permits, we will begin our diagnostic for our upcoming unit on Linear Equations. Very exciting!
Homework: None. This is my Christmas and New Years gift to you! (celebration emoji)
December 19 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will review our assessment from yesterday and then we will embark on a timed crazy horse as depicted below. Try for 15 minutes
Homework: Enjoy your winter break! When we return....LINEAR EQUATIONS!!!!!!!!!!
December 18 (G)
Learning Objective: Today will we assess our knowledge of ratios. After you finish you may work on anything academic that will help you successfully transition into the break. I know that many of you have other assessments this week and I think this would be a good time to study for saidassessments. Tomorrow we will grade
December 14 (E)
Learning Objective: Ms. Shelby will be doing a presentation on Study Skills that I am sure you will help you manage your time better and reduce overall stress levels
Homework: Make sure you are prepared for the Summative Assessment next class
December 12 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will continue the work that we began yesterday. If you need an answer key, I have posted them in the slides below.
Homework: As an option, you can complete the Practice Test in this pdf...
Chapter Test (Ratios).pdf
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Practice Test Answer Key.pdf
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December 5 (H)
Homework: Please spend 20 minutes tonight working on your infographic. Thanks
December 4 (G)
Learning Objective: Today I will review the surface area to volume ratio tasks 1-6 and then we will break out into our individual groups for the real world connection.
The elephant, while much larger than the mouse, has a much smaller surface area to volume ratio. What are the benefits of each design?
Homework: Please research 'infographic' to familiarize yourself with what they are. Tomorrow, we will be making infographics from the research conducted today
November 30 (E)
Learning Objective: Today we will continue to look at how the surface area to volume ratio affects biological structures and processes in nature. When you have completed Step 6 (graphs), you will be given your group assignment...
If you finish before your partners, please watch this video on SA/V ratio and size
Group 1: Cat, Benedetta, Jerry
Group 2: Ella, Teruya, Woods
Group 3: Ivan, Lucas, Hein
Group 4: Shea, Sejun, Eduardo
Group 5: Allesandro, Arianne, Gabe
Group 6: Paula, Federico, Juan
November 28 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will be investigating how mathematical ratios influences the design of biological organisms and processes. In specific, we will be looking the surface area to volume ratio. Click here for the instructions sheet.
Homework: Complete the brief Unit Rate Review in the Google Drive
November 27 (B)
Learning Objective: Welcome back from break! We will start with a review of the Formative Assessment we took last class and then we will learn how to calculate corresponding sides on polygons by setting up equivalent rations. See below...
Homework: Complete the two similar figure pdfs posted in the class Google Drive
November 21 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will take a formative assessment that covers everything that we have learned, and even some things that we will learn... those questions (43-50) will serve as the diagnostic for a later unit this year
Homework: Finish assessment please!
November 20 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will review unit rate word problems and then we will review our next topic of proportions...I saw review because we already learned this! In light of this, we will do some crazy horse proportion problems for fun!
Homework: Please come up with one proportion crazy horse that doesn't require a calculator and where the answer is a whole number...good luck!
November 16 (E)
Learning Objective: Today I will give instruction on how to calculate rates and unit rates and we will see how what I teach aligns to what you self-taught on Tuesday. Afterwards we will practice more of the material covered in Lessons 1 and 2
Lesson #1 Practice: Ratios
Simple Ratios Worksheet (with answers).pdf
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Equivalent Ratios (with answers).pdf
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Lesson #2 Practice: Unit Rates
Unit Rate Worksheet (with answers).pdf
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Unit Rate Word Problems Worksheet (with answers).pdf
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Homework: Complete the pdf files posted above by Monday and if you want to check out a genre called Math-Rock, Elephant Gym is a great band led by a rocking bassist and composed of 3 kids that were still in University.
November 13 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will start our new unit by learning how to create ratios and the different ways they can be expressed algebraically and numerically
November 6 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will review our Summative Assessment and then begin filling out our Math Skills Self-Report that will be used for conferencing.
Homework: Math Skills Self-Report will be due Thursday for parentconferences
November 2 (E)
Learning Objective: Today we will assess our knowledge of Unit #2 by taking a Summative Assessment. We will review it in class during our next meeting (G).
If you finish early, you can try this gravity simulator to learn more about the interplay between mass, velocity, and gravity.
Homework: Enjoy your weekend!
October 30 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will do a comprehensive review of the Unit #2 Skills Review and then get back to the basics with some timed practice problem sets.
Homework: To be announced...
October 27 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will review how to solve word problems by setting up algebraic expressions and then we will conduct our Unit #2 Skills Review. The Summative Assessment for Unit #2 will be held on next Thursday.
Homework: The Skills Review is not mandatory but...it sure looks a lot like the Summative Assessment. Due to its length I will give you class time on Tuesday. Those who finish will have a special challenge to complete during that time.
October 25 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will review our homework on solving two-step equations and then we will investigate the following two items:
1. Solving multi-step equations involving ratios
Multi-Step Equations Involving Ratios.pdf
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2. Solving word problems using algebraic equations
One-Step Equation Word Problems.pdf
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Homework: Complete whatever you do not accomplish in class. On Friday I will provide you with a pre-assessment review and the answer key.
October 24 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will self-correct the formative assessment we took on October 20 and then we will explore how to solve two-step equations involving variables. This is very similar to the work on expressions we have been doing...
Homework: Complete #5-29 in the slide above. Show both steps and highlight your answer please. We will review these answers at the start of class tomorrow
October 20 (E)
Learning Objective: Today we will test our skills on evaluating and simplifying algebraic expressions. There is also a review section that involves evaluating mixed numbers using order of operations. I hope you are as excited as I am!!!
Homework: Complete Mr. Kaufman's Formative Assessment. See Google Drive.
October 18 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will accomplish two things which are 1) solving word problems by setting up algebraic expressions and 2) evaluating algebraic expressions using the distributive property and combining like terms. Such fun!
Before we do any of this, we will review our homework from last night.
Homework: Please complete the following assignment by Friday (E). On Friday you will have a formative assessment on this material after a review of this pdf.
Evaluating and Simplifying Expressions (ES).pdf
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October 17 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will review our homework on evaluating algebraic expressions and then we will evaluate and simplify some more expressions. Yes!
October 17 Classwork:Homework.pdf
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Homework: Complete the pdf from today if you didn't get a chance to finish during our class period. I uploaded a new pdf (above) without the answer key
October 13 (H)
Learning Objective: Today you will have the option to fill out a Point Claim Sheet to earn back points on your Summative Assessment and then we will begin work on on how to write and evaluate algebraic expressions as shown in the images below
Homework: Have the work in the three slides posted above completed by our next class which is Tuesday (B). Enjoy the sunshine this weekend,
October 12 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will grade Summative Assessments after solving this real world problem:
Homework: Check your Decimals Revisited for understanding and if you have any questions please email me at email@example.com and I will answer next class period. All questions will remain anonymous (nobody will know who asked)
Decimals Revisited (Answer Key).pdf
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October 10 (E)
Homework: Complete the 'Decimals Revisited' sheet below by Thursday (G). You must show all of your work in the vertical form.
Decimals Revisited .pdf
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1. How to recognize patterns and demonstrate their relationship graphically
2. How to write and evaluate algebraic expressions.
3. How to solve word problems that lead to one and two step equations.
4. How to solve real world problems involving variables.
September 28 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will take our Unit 1 Summative Assessment.
Please refer to the specific formatting for how you should complete each of the problems and how to write your answers. Show all of your work!!!
When you are done, please remain quiet and refer to the Homework.
Homework: You can sharpen your math logic skills with this Sudoku Puzzle once you have finished your summative assessment. Alternatively, can do other academic work for other classes.
September 25 (H)
Learning Objective: Today we will do a comprehensive review of the formative assessment from Friday's class and then use an Islamic Art Tile Generator. We will post the art on this website after doing a gallery tour during our next meeting.
Homework: Study for the summative assessment on Thursday (C) and if you want, check out the art of El Seed's artwork.
September 22 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will review the concepts we have learned thus far, and then take a formative assessment from Math 7 to see how we compare
Homework: Make sure the Math 7 formative assessment is complete by Monday.
September 20 (E)
Learning Objective: Today you will create your own Google Drawing based on the geometric principles of Islamic Art. Please follow the steps listed below...
1. Watch this Ted Talk, "The complex geometry of Islamic design"
2. Using Google Drawing, make your own Islamic Art using only circles and lines
Last year I found this wall mural in the small town of Sao Carlos, Brasil. The left side of the wall is made of tile and where it had eroded on the right side a local artist made a connection between the tile geometry and Islamic art and created this image of a woman using matching geometric patterns.
1. Copy one classmates CRAZY HORSE problems and try solving on your own.
2. Make sure to complete your Islamic Art design by the next class period.
September 18 (C)
Learning Objective: Today we will start with a mini lesson on why we multiply by the reciprocal of the second term in a division problem involving fractions. Afterwards, you will teach me one of the three conversion methods from our last class and how to do an addition, subtraction, or multiplication problem involving fractions.
Homework: Come up with a CRAZY HORSE problem of your own that combines the four basic operations (+, -, x, and /), fractions, and order of operations. It should have at least 8 terms and you will have to provide a solution given step by step. Due by the next class.
September 15 (B)
Learning Objective: Today we will take a Formative Assessment on what we have learned involving integers and then we will investigate how to convert between decimals, fractions, and percents.
Task #1: Review the following links and complete the "Your Turn" for each please.
Task #2: Complete this review and we will review during our next class meeting
Homework: Complete whatever you did not finish in class by our next meeting time
September 13 (H)
Learning Objective: Review the rules for evaluating basic operations (+, -, x, and / ) and then discuss the order of operations. See images below for answers to yesterdays in class work.
Lesson 2 (Evaluating Expression).pdf
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September 12 (G)
Learning Objective: Today we will learn the basics of ordering integers and then review how to add and subtract integers. Feel free to use this number line.
Adding and Subtracting Integers.pdf
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Adding and Subtracting Integers (Answer Key).pdf
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Homework: Complete 30 minutes of timed practice from the assignment today.
September 8 (E)
Homework: Enjoy the weekend and try to see if you can find the math in the world around you.
September 6 (C)
Learning Objective: Take a diagnostic assessment on basic operations involving integers. Afterwards, I will share out my World of Math presentation on musicso you can get a more clear sense of what I am looking for in your presentation.
Homework: Make sure to have your World of Math assignment completed and prepared for presentation on Friday (E).
September 5 (B)
Learning Objective: Discuss our classroom culture and set up our Google Drive. We will also investigate why we learn math by looking at the Fibonacci Sequence
Homework: Your task is to find an example of math as it exists in nature, music, art, or architecture. I have provided a Google Slides template called World of Math that you should completed by Friday (E). Volunteers will be able to share out!