This week we are learning about finding and naming the slope of a graphed line using a computer program called Desmos. We are also learning how to graph a line if an equation in the slope intercept form (y=mx+b) is provided. Quiz P will take place on Friday. Our final big test of the year will take place on the last week of school. The three notebooks that you've labelled Unit 4/6 will be covered on the final test.

This week we are learning about finding and naming the slope of a graphed line. We are also learning how to graph a line if an equation in the slope intercept form (y=mx+b) is provided. Quiz P will happen next Friday. Our final big test of the year will take place on the last week of school. The three notebooks that you've labelled Unit 4/6 will be covered on the final test.

May 6-10

This week we will be learning about linear vs. proportional when looking at graphs, equations, and tables. How can you tell if a graph, equation, or table is linear? How can you tell if it's proportional? Both? Neither? Quiz O will happen on Friday. We will be doing math right up until the penultimate day of school. Our final big test of the year is scheduled for May 4-6. It should only take 2 days, but I am scheduling 3 days for studnets who are in the triathalon or miss class for some other reason.

The following videos might help as you prepare for quiz O:

Camp St. Croix M-W. Thursday and Friday will be spent reviewing linear equations. No quiz this week.

April 22-26

This week we are finishing our MCA review packet (all 3 packets are due on Tuesday). The math MCA will happen on during the rest of the week.

April 8-19

Math MCA testing for 6th graders will begin on April 23. You are taking Math 7, which means that what you are being tested on covers last year's content (Math 6, which you took as a 5th grader). You are going to be tested on standards that you have not practiced since you were in 5th grade. Therefore, we will be doing a 2 week review of math that you were expected to learn last year in order to prepare for the MCAs. Each day I will be reviewing standards with you and then giving you similar problems to practice on your own.

All 3 packets are due on Tuesday, April 23rd. No late work will be accepted on these packets, since they are review for the MCA which happen on Tuesday. Doing them AFTER the MCA does not make sense. Get them done on time, before the MCA. On Tuesday you will turn in what you have and be graded for what you have accomplished.

There will not be a quiz on this material--the MCA will serve as your assessment.

March 25-28

During this 4 day week we will begin looking at equality and solving linear equations. For example, solve for x if 14=6x+2. There will not be a quiz this week, but Quiz O will happen after we finish MCA testing.

This week we'll be describing patterns of change between independent and dependent variables for linear relationships that are represented in graphs. We will be constructing and translating tables, graphs, and equations to represent linear patterns of change. We'll also begin to explore the y-intercept. Quiz N will occur on Friday. Notebook 3 is due on Friday.

Also look at past videos from Quiz M...this week is quite similar.

Optional practice that may help with Quiz N:

MSA starting at page 12: #3-9

March 11-15

Unit 4 is all about proportional relationships. We'll start the unit by learning about linear relationships/linear functions (relationships that are presented by a straight line on a graph). Students will be finding out their walking rate and the walking rates of other people. They will then create tables, graphs, and equations that show linear relationships between distance and time. We will be working out of a text book entitled Moving Straight Ahead, which I usually refer to as MSA. Quiz M will happen on Friday.

This is our final week working on Unit 3. We have one more thing to learn about: finding the area and arc length of a circle's sector. The BIG unit test will be on Thursday and Friday. The Unit 3 test covers everythign from Quiz J to Quiz L. This test is a major portion of your grade and retakes are not an option.

Feb. 25-March 1

This week we will ask the following questions:

How can we apply scale factors to determine side lengths and areas of similar figures?

Quiz L will occur on Friday.

The following videos may help you prepare for Quiz L:

This week we'll be studing proportions as they relate to similar figures. There will not be a quiz this week due to Monday off and having a snow day.

What characteristics do shapes need to be classified as being similar? 1) same shape but different size 2) sides are proportionate 3) angles are congruent

How can we determine missing side lengths and missing angles of similar shapes?

Feb. 11-14

This week we will be learning about simple and complex interest. We have not had a quiz for a really long time due to an unprecidented amount of short and disrupted weeks. Quiz K will occur this Thursday (no school on Friday).

This week we will be learning about ratios that compare more than 2 numbers, percent proportions, rates, and unit rates. These concepts will be assessed on Quiz K.

Jan. 28-Feb. 1

4 days of school cancelled due to the cold.

Jan. 22-23

During this short week we'll be learning about ratios and proportions. There will not be a quiz this week, but this will be covered on our next quiz (Quiz K).

Jan. 16-18

During this short week we'll be focused on ordering rational and irrational numbers. There will not be a quiz this week, but this will be covered on our next quiz (Quiz K).

Jan. 7-11

We are starting our 3rd unit of the year. It is called Ratios and Proportional Reasoning. To begin this unit, we will be learning about the following this week: the difference between rational and irrational numbers, converting between fractions, decimals, and percents (some of this is review) and ordering them from least to greatest. Quiz J will occur on Friday.

The BIG UNIT 2 TEST will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. In order to prepare, students should study their notes from Unit 2 (there are 3 sets of notes), watch videos and do the optional practice. Videos and practice are found in the Weeks Past section of my website. All concepts between October 8 and Dec. 14 are fair game for this test, but students and parents have been given a list of what will be on the test. The test is 40% of your grade. It can not be retaken. On Thursday and Friday of this week we will be preparing for our upcoming Unit. There will not be a quiz on Friday.

Week of Dec. 10-14

This week we will be learning about the Distributive, Commutative, and Associative Properties. The FAST test will be on Thursday and Friday. There will not be a quiz this week.

The BIG UNIT 2 TEST will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week (Dec. 18 and 19). In order to prepare, students should study their notes from Unit 2 (there are 3 sets of notes), watch videos and do the optional practice. Videos and practice are found in the Weeks Past section of my website. All concepts between October 8 and Dec. 14 are fair game for this test. The test is 40% of your grade. It can not be retaken.

This week we will be studying the Order of Operations (many students are already very familiar with this) and finding the value of numerical expressions using the Order of Operations. There will be a worksheet on this on Tuesday.

For example, 8-3+4x6

We will also be evaluating algebraic expressions using the Order of Operations. There will be a worksheet on this on Wednesday.

For this short week and regular week we will be focusing on multiplying and dividng positive and negative rational numbers. Quiz H will occur on Friday, Nov. 30.

This week we will be focusing on adding and subtracting rational numbers. Numbers will be positive and negative. There will be an emphasis on fractions and decimals. Quiz G will occur on Friday.

Videos that will help on Quiz G:

There are so many videos on these topics that I'm just going to direct you to a list of videos already provided.

At the top of Math's main page there is a link to a book for reviewing prior skills. The following pages from that book pertain to these topics. These pages will let you practice how to do the procedures of the operations, but keep in mind that we are now thinking about positive and negative numbers, as well.

adding fractions: p. 55, 56

adding decimals: p. 21,22

subtracting fractions: p. 59, 60

subtracting decimals: 23, 24

Nov. 5-9

This week we'll be learning about absolute value as well as ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. Quiz F will happen on Friday.

This week we will be learning about how to add and subtract positive and negative numbers. There will be classwork each day that will become homework if not finished in class.

Quiz E will be given on Friday.

Videos that will be useful for Quiz E. Some of these are repeats from past weeks, but it is all on quiz E. I realize this is a looooot of videos. Pick and choose the ones that you know you are needing more time with.:

During this very short week we will be practing converting decimals to fractions and vice versa, as well as ordering rational numbers on a number line and plotting inequalities on a number line. Students will be recieving 3 worksheets to do in class, but whatever is not finished by the allotted time in class will become homework. There will not be a quiz this week, but in case you would like a refresher on what we are studying this week:

The videos below will be a useful review for Quiz E (taken next week) and what we learned this week:

On Monday and Tuesday we'll have our final day of review for Unit 1. The Unit 1 test will begin on either Tuesday or Wednesday, depending on the length of time needed for review. You should review the previously posted videos in order to make sure that you understand and can demonstrate each concept. Unit tests are worth 30% of the final grade and there are no retakes.

After the Unit 1 test is finished we'll be starting Unit 2 on Integers and Rational Numbers. In this unit, students will extend their knowledge of the number system to include positive numbers nd their opposites (negative numbers). Students will develop methods to perform arithmetic operations with positive and negative numbers, as well as exploring order of operations and the Distributive Property. Students will also graph positive and negative numbers on a number line and plot ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.

We'll begin by learning the vocabulary for different types of numbers, placing numbers on a number line, and then comparing inequalities.

Students will create a new notebook for Unit 2. The Unit 1 notebook on Geometry should be kept in your binder until the end of Qtr. 1.

There will not be a quiz on Friday this week due to the large test midweek.

The videos below will be a useful review for Quiz E (in 2 weeks) and are what we learned this week:

We have finished all new learning for unit 1. This week will be spent reviewing content in order to prepare for the unit test next week. You should review the posted videos in order to make sure that you understand and can demonstrate each concept. Unit tests are worth 30% of the final grade and there are no retakes. There will not be a quiz on Friday this week.

Sept. 24-28

This week we'll be learing how to find the surface area of a cylinder.

On Tuesday, please bring in a cylinder that is large enough to be measured. It needs to have both bases. You will get your cylinder back, but it will be handled by many people.

On Thursday there is FAST testing.

On Friday there is, like always, a quiz.

The videos below will be a useful review for Quiz D:

This week we'll be expanding our study of circles to include cylinders. We'll be studing the nets of cylinders as well as how to find the volume of a cylinder.

The videos below will be a useful review for Quiz C:

These are word problems. Try to figure out how to get to the answers which are provided. Please note that the answers should be labeled with a unit and cubed.

Sept. 10-14

This week we will be continuing our study of circles.

What is the relationship between the diameter and the circumference? What is Pi? How do you find the area of a circle?

Quiz B will be on Friday.

The videos below will be a useful review for Quiz B: