Tuesday, November 15, 2011

November 14th

Math is advancing quickly into fractions!!  We are starting chapter 5 where we will be doing computation with fractions.  I hope you remember that fractions are our friends!!!

Here are the assignments for the week:

Monday - TEST
     Improper and Mixed Fractions - Worksheet

Tuesday - Lesson 5-2
     All classes - pages 239-241:  #11-26, 31-35

Wednesday - Lesson 5-3A
     All classes - worksheet

Thursday - Lesson 5-3B
     All classes - worksheet

Friday - Review!!!

Monday, November 7, 2011

November 7

I want to thank all of you for your prayers and sympathy during my mom's surgery and death.  I was very appreciative of your cooperation with subs for the past two weeks.  It has been a difficult time for me but knew that you were all doing your best job of focusing on math and working hard for the subs.  We will slowly get caught up and back to the business of math.  I am going to be gone on Wednesday but trust that you will stay on task!  Here are the plans for this week:

Monday - Lesson 4-6
     Regular Math - pages 204-205:  #10-33, 45, 46
     Advanced Math - pages 204-205:  #10-40, 45, 46

Tuesday - Lesson 4-7
     Regular Math - page 209:  #9-34
     Advanced Math - page 209:  #9-34, 44, 55, 56

Wednesday - Lesson 4-9
     Regular Math - pages 218-220:  #8-17, 26, 27, 30, 31, 40-42, 48-50
     Advanced Math - pages 218-220  #8-19, 26, 27, 30, 31, 40-42, 48-50

Thursday - Quiz on Fractions - Decimals - Percents

Friday - Review


Monday, October 17, 2011

October 17 - 21

You should all be excited about this week - it is short!!  No school on Monday for you guys (don't be too sad).  I am here at school working hard, making sure your grades are ready to go for the first nine weeks.  You guys have done an awesome job so far and I am looking forward to a wonderful second quarter of school.  Just make sure you have your homework ready to be graded on Tuesday - it was a gold colored worksheet on writing algebraic equations.

I will be gone on Friday but you will have two reviews.  One will be for the chapter 3 test and one will be for our first common assessment!!


Tuesday - lesson 3-2  worksheet

Wednesday - lesson 3-3  worksheet

Thursday - lesson 3-5  worksheet

Friday-  review for chapter 3 test and for common assessment

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I apologize for posting this so late this week.  Because of the International Fair and band practice, I wasn't quite sure how the week lessons were going to work out for math.  I have finally figured it out (I hope!) and will try to get the assignments on here.  I know that some of you will be missing class because of the interruptions but we will do the best that we can with the lessons and assignments so we don't fall too far behind!!

Monday - Review
Tuesday - Test
Wednesday -
     Hours 6, 7, and 8
          Lesson 3-1A Writing Expressions - worksheet
Thursday -
     Hours 6, 7, and 8
          Lesson 3-1B  Writing Equations - worksheet
     Hours 1 and 4
          Lesson 3-1A Writing Expressions - worksheet
Friday -
     Hours 1 and 4  (band students will miss the lesson but still need to do the homework!)
          Lesson 3-1B Writing Equations - worksheet
     Hours 6, 7, and 8
          Review for Common Assessment


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October 3-7

I am very rarely sick but it happened to me over the weekend.  That means plans will be changed a little bit for the rest of this week.  However, I think we are still on target for having our test next Tuesday, October 11!

Here is what is going to be assigned this week:

Monday - all classes
     pg. 100:  #1-25 and pgs. 119-121:  #1-32

Tuesday - 2-5 Subtracting Integers
     regular math - pgs. 105-106:  #13-28, 48, 49
     advanced math - pgs. 105-106:  #17-40, 48, 49

Wednesday - 2-5B a practice worksheet

Thursday - 2-6  Multiplying Integers
     regular math - pgs.  110-111:  #14 - 33, 38, 39
     advanced math - pgs. 110-111:  #14-28 even, 30-37, 40-44, 54, 55

Friday - 2-8  Dividing Integers
     regular math - pgs. 117-118:  #10-33, 45, 46
     advanced math - pgs. 117-118:  #10-38, 42, 45, 46

Monday, September 26, 2011

Life never slows down for a middle school student!  There are so many activities going on and you are all so involved - that is absolutely wonderful.  However, math continues to be another important part of your life here at PHMS!!  We are starting a chapter on integers and I hope you are ready for a challenge!  This is a short week because of parent-teacher conferences and I am going to a TRC meeting on Thursday........don't miss me too much!!

Here are the assignments for the week.....make sure you check if the assignment is for advanced or regular math.

Monday -  Lesson 2-2
     Regular Math - pgs. 86-87:  #7-19, 21-24, 35
     Advanced Math - pgs. 86-87:  #7-24, 32, 33, 35

Tuesday - Lesson 2-3
     Regular Math - pgs. 91-92:  #11-34, 50, 51
     Advanced Math - pgs. 91-92:  #11-34, 44-46, 50, 51

Wednesday - Lesson 2-4
     Regular Math - pgs. 98-99:  #10-27, 30, 45, 46
     Advanced Math - pgs. 98-99:  #10-31, 45, 46

Thursday - Lesson 2-3B
     Regular Math - coordinate plane picture
     Advanced Math - coordinate plane picture

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September 19-23

I didn't get my blog updated last week...too busy with the Fair Connection.  I have spent most of my weekend looking at your projects and have seen some really nice ones - great job!  We can hopefully get all the loose ends wrapped up on the Fair Connection this week, especially since the Fair ends on Sunday.

We are going to finish up Chapter 1 on Monday which means reviews and a test this week.  We are also going to have an unusual schedule on Wednesday because we are traveling to the high school for an assembly.  This is what I have scheduled for this week:

Monday - Lesson 1-10
     Regular Math - pgs. 65-67:  #6-16, 29-31
     Advanced Math - pgs. 65-67:  #6-18, 24-26, 29-31

Tuesday - Review
Wednesday - Review
Thursday - TEST
Friday - begin chapter 2!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Welcome to PHMS!

Welcome 7th graders to PHMS.  I am expecting a very exciting year working with you and learning math!  I enjoyed meeting many of your parents last Monday evening and look forward to learning names, faces, and personalities as the year progresses.  We have a lot to do and a lot of planning for the upcoming State Fair Connection in math!!

I will be posting assignments each week in my blog....no excuses for homework not being done.  Also, did you know you can access your book online???  Here's how:
  • Google:  glencoe.com
  • The Access Code you need is:  E1F93C224B
  • Connect to online resources by using the Quick Pass code MC0466c1 (this code gets you to chapter 1.  For chapter 2, place a 2 at the end of the code, etc!!!)
I will also attempt to place the QR codes for assignments.  This is new to me so please be patient while I attempt this technology piece!!!  Isn't it fun to learn!?!?
  • Advanced Math - Lesson 1-6, pgs. 46-47:  #14-31, 35, 36, 42, 43
  • Regular Math - Lesson 1-6, pgs. 46-47:  #14-31, 42, 43
Tuesday - ALL - review
Wednesday - ALL - Skype and squares and square roots quiz
Thursday - ALL - review
Friday - ALL TEST

Monday, April 18, 2011

April 18 - 21

Oh my!! I have not written on my blog for quite some time....but none of you have asked about my lapse!!  I keep forgetting to write and have been so busy it keeps getting moved to the bottom of my list of things to do!! 

Hold on for a crazy few weeks before school it out!  This week is going to include combined chorus schedules, shadows from BGS, track meets, band festival, tennis meets, and no school on Friday.  Anything else that can be included?

We are going to continue working on probability this week.  Monday will be independent compound probability, Tuesday will be dependent compound probability, Wednesday will be a review (with a sub because I will be gone) and Thursday we will be working on theoretical probability.

All I can say is hold on to your hat because this is going to be a hectic few weeks but we will keep working on learning math.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

March 14 - 18

This is March Madness....in more ways than just basketball.  We are on the block schedule this week again for reading assessments.  Do Your Best!!!  I know you will have amazing scores on the reading tests and I expect the same thing the first of April for math!!

This week we will be learning a variety of concepts in preparation for math assessments.  Remember, because of block schedule there will be one day this week that you won't have math class.

Surface Area - lesson 12-4.  Pages 651-653:  #1, 2, 5-10, 16, 17, 22, 23 and page 703 (still lesson 12-4): #1-8

Volume - lesson 11-9.  Pages 616-618:  #1, 2, 5-9, 15, 16, 18, 24 (advanced math), 25, 29 and page 700 (still lesson 11-9): #1-4, 9-12

Sunday, March 6, 2011

March 7 - 11

Just a reminder that this week is an unusual schedule because of the reading assessments.  Make sure you have a copy of the block schedule to follow.....and you know where you are going!!

There will be three days that I see you this week.....depending on the schedule.  The lessons/activities on those three days will be:

Day #1 - composite figures and review
Day #2 - review
Day #3 - TEST

No school on Friday - it is the end of the nine weeks!!  Hope your grades are where they should be!!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

State Assessments Coming Soon - April 4 - 7!!!!

Yes, the state assessments are headed to the math department soon.  They are schedule for the week of April 4 - 7 and I know how much you are ready for the tests.  We still have a few items to cover and hopefully will have some review time!!

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE practice on IXL - especially the areas of decimals and fractions - add, subtract, multiply, and divide - with NO calculator.  There are many other topics to be found on IXL so practice other concepts you are not sure about but try to hit decimals and fractions - BIG TIME!!!!

February 28 - March 4

This week sure got away from me!  I was talking to a parent about my blog and being able to find the homework assignments on here when I realized I had not posted the assignments for the week.  You all know how hectic my life has been because of the issues with my mom's health.  Yes, she is still in the hospital be we are hoping she gets moved to Dillon Living Center soon!!

Here are the assignments for the week, just in case you have missed some of them!

Monday - area of parallelograms worksheet
Tuesday - area of triangles worksheet
Wednesday - area of trapezoids worksheet
Thursday - circumference of circles worksheet
Friday - area of circles worksheet

I know how much you love worksheets - just get them done!!

Monday, February 21, 2011

February 21

Welcome to a new week!  I'm sitting here at the hospital with my mother, knowing that you are all cooperating and working hard for my substitute.  I really appreciate your patience as I help my mother through this tough period, knowing that she will be here for a long time....

There are a lot of you that have been absent (I'm assuming out sick) and have a lot of catching up to get done.  Remember, you can always look for your homework assignments on this blog and/or on PowerSchool in order to stay caught up with your work.

Monday - review
Tuesday -test on chapter 10
Wednesday - begin chapter 11 on perimeter
Thursday - area of squares and rectangles
Friday - area of parallelograms

Most of the assignments in chapter 11 are going to be worksheets.....I know how much you enjoy worksheets rather than assignments out of the book.  Just something to look forward too!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

February 14

Happy Valentine's Day.  I'm ready to get another week started and we are going to be spending some time on Geometry!!  Many of these concepts you will already know, we just need to review and refresh.  Just you wait....some more difficult concepts are coming your way, soon!

Please, please, please - if you get on the computers, work on add, subtract, multiply, and divide both decimals and fractions!!!  Lots of practice - IXL!
Regular Math
  10-1  pgs. 512-513:  4-22, skip #20
  10-4  pgs. 527-529:  11-24, 31-36, 44, 45, 47, 48
  10-8  worksheet
  10-6A  pgs. 535-537:  1-4, 9-14, 32-34, 40-44
  10-6B  pgs. 535-538:  5-8, 15-22, 25-28, 46-48

Advanced Math
  10-1  pgs. 512-513:  4-22, skip #20
  10-4  pgs. 527-529:  11-24, 31-42, 44, 45, 47, 48
  10-8  worksheet
  10-6A  535-537:  1-4, 9-14, 32-34, 40-44
  10-6B  pgs. 535-538:  5-8, 15-22, 24-28, 46-48

Monday, February 7, 2011

February 7

Are you ready to move on to geometry?  We will be ending chapter 8 this week and will be starting a lot of work on geometry concepts.  Make sure you have your calculator with you at all times!

We should have a fairly smooth week, unless another storm comes in as predicted.  Snow day????

Monday is a review followed by a test on Tuesday of chapter 8 - statistics!!
Wednesday is a review followed by the third Common Assessment on Thursday and Friday.

Hope you are prepared for tests this week.  Please come see me for extra help if you need it on any of the material we are covering.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24

Okay, so it has been a couple of weeks since I posted something on here.  I figured I better hurry up and get some information on here about assignments for this week and where we are headed.  Last week was so short with no school on Monday and then an "ice" day on Thursday.  I'm not complaining!!!

We are starting to work on Statistics (chapter 8) in our book.  We are going to be looking at a variety of ways to organize data and also ways to interpret data.  Some of the information you will probably already know and be able to do....however, there will be some new ways of displaying data for you to learn!!

Regular Math:
      Monday - 8-1 pgs. 398-401:  #1, 3, 5-8, 10, 13-22
      Tuesday - 8-2 pgs. 405-408:  #6-12, 17-19
      Wednesday - Box & Whiskers pgs. LA 23 - LA 25:  #8-14 even, 16-23
      Thursday - 8-3 pgs. 412-414:  #2-6, 8, 10-19, 27, 28
      Friday - 8-4 pgs. 418-421:  #1-26, 31 skipping #12 and 23.  Tell what kind of graph to make do      NOT make the graphs

Advanced Math:
      Monday:  8-1 pgs. 398-401:  #1, 3-9, 13-25, 35, 36
      Tuesday:  8-2 pgs. 405-408:  #6-13, 17-19, 30-32
      Wednesday - Box & Whiskers pgs. LA 23 - LA 25:  #8-14 even, 16-23
      Thursday - 8-3 pgs. 412-414:  #2-6, 8, 10-19, 27, 28

      Friday - 8-4 pgs. 418-421:  #1-26, 31 skipping #12 and 23.  Tell what kind of graph to make do      NOT make the graphs

Monday, January 3, 2011

January 3

I hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year and are ready to get back to school!!  I know it is going to be difficult when that alarm clock starts ringing in the morning, but jump out of bed and show up ready to learn!  Did you get your resolutions made?  Have you kept them so far?

We are going to spend the next week continuing our exploration of proportions in the form of scale factor and scale drawings.  You will be using your structure project that you completed "last year" on a famous structure.  Believe it or not, we will also have a "test" his week!!

Jan. 4 - Scale Factor
Jan. 5 - Scale Drawing
Jan. 6 - Review and story problems
Jan. 7 - "Test"