With less than 2 weeks to go, I can't believe how fast the school year has gone by. The students have learned a great deal of math and I am so proud of them! I told them in class today that learning will continue through the end of school and I expect good attendance and behaviors from them. We finished our solids unit and I know some of it was difficult for them, but they are shining so far as they learn about ratios and proportions. They are practicing practical applications of proportions and doing very well. We continue this week (except Thursday - field day). by covering the metric system and doing conversions. After this we will touch on customary unit such as cups, pints, quarts, gallons etc. Next weewk we will look at scale drawings. There will still be HW's a quiz and one more test. We will stay focused and I'm sure they will all do well.

posted on: May 16, 2007

THIS WEEK WE'VE BEEN STUDYING POLYGONS. OUR PROJECT HAS BEEN TO CREATE A 'POLYGON MONSTER' USING ALL OUR SHAPES. STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE DIFFERENT POLYGONS ACCORDING TO THE NUMBER OF THEIR SIDES, AND ANGLES. WE WILL THEN WORK ON FINDING THE PERIMETER. HAVE A FUN AND SAFE LONG WEEKEND!

posted on: February 16, 2007

we began a fun unit last week. In addition to our regular goals, we are studying geometry terms, specifically lines and angles. Students are working on a project where they identify and create different types of angles (acute, right, straight and obtuse) and lines such as (intersecting,perpendicular and parallel). We will be having a test on these concepts on Friday.

posted on: January 23, 2007

Students are doing well with percents and decimals. We will finish the conversions today and then begin learning how to find a % of a number (very handy when figuring tips and sale prices!) Mostly they need to remember that (% of) means multiply!!! There will be a quiz on Thursday on changing fractions (that don't have a denominator as a factor of 100) into percents. Fridays we will continue to reinforce the weeks concepts and work on our accelerated math. Monday, the 29th we will find a % of a number and have a sort quiz. A unit test will be on Thursday, Feb 1. Then we will begin learning 'order of operations' and exponents.

posted on: January 23, 2007

the students have been working very hard on math facts, especially subtraction. Our goal is to become proficient and work our way, beginning next week, into money skills. We will continue to follow the 7th grade curriculum as we tie in fractions and decimals with money. We also had a great time tis week "creating the centerpieces' for the holidays. The girls did a fabulous job and received many, many compliments!

posted on: December 07, 2006

We have finally completed adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. This is difficult but they all hung in there. We will continue next week, beginning with multiplying decimals and then review long division before we begin dividing decimals. We'll take this slowly and in chunks. This can get tricky when we have to estimate quotients and round the quotients to place values. Adding zero's to find the quotient can sometimes get confusing. We'll work on this for several days! We will have quizzes along the way and then have a test the week before we leave for vacation. * Steps for long division can be found in the study guide section of the workbooks, section 4.

On Friday's we have begun an accelerated math program where we review math facts at the students pace. This is a supplement to and review of our regular math instruction. The students really seem to enjoy it and get immediate feedback on their strengths and weaknesses.

posted on: December 07, 2006

7th grade will be having a cumulative test next Tuesday. The test will cover fact families, word problems, parentheses, subtraction with remainders, 1/2,1/4,1/10 fractions and factors. We have been reviewing these daily and will continue through Monday.

On Tuesday, Oct 24, we will be taking several of our math concepts and put them to use in a class project. We will be preparing and baking brownies. Together will will alter the recipe so that we can feed more or less people. This way we will have to change our fractions. We will also be using our measurement skills and basic math facts. Yummy, I can't wait!

posted on: October 11, 2006

improper fractions

Class notes...

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posted on: October 06, 2006