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 during this short week and next week: the difference between rational and irrational numbers, converting between fractions, decimals, and percents (some of this is review) and ordering fractions and decimals from least to greatest. Quiz H will occur on Friday.

This week we will be learning about the Commutative and Associateive Properties, along with the Distributive Property that we learned about last week. We will then be reviewing what we have learned in Unit 2 in order to be prepared for the Unit 2 Test will either happen at the end of this week or the beginning of next week. In order to prepare at home, students should study their notebooks from Unit 2 (there are 2 sets of notebooks), watch videos and do the optional practice. Videos and practice are found in the Weeks Past section of my website. All concepts between October 7 to the present are fair game for this test. The test is 40% of your grade. It can not be retaken.

Videos that will help with this week's content (this is the same list as last week):

This week we will be learning about the Distributive Property. Quiz G will be on Friday.

The BIG UNIT 2 TEST will happen next week or the following week. In order to prepare, students should study their notebooks from Unit 2 (there are 2 sets of notebooks), watch videos and do the optional practice. Videos and practice are found in the Weeks Past section of my website. All concepts between October 7 to the present 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.

For example, 8-3+4x6

We will also be evaluating algebraic expressions using the Order of Operations.

For example: 4y+5-3z if y=2 and z=6.

Quiz F will happen on Friday. It will cover this week's content as well as last week's content on multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers.

This week we will focus on multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers, including fractions. There will not be a quiz this week due to the end of the quarter and not having school on Friday.

During this short week and regular week, we will be thinking about adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers. We will also be learning about absolute value and plotting points on a 4 quadrant coordinate grid. Quiz E will take place on Friday, Oct. 25.

The quarter is coming to an end soon. All quiz retakes and missing work must be turned in by Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Videos that will be useful for Quiz E (there are a lot, so, as always, just look at the ones that you are uncertain about):

We are now entering Unit 2: 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 this week by learning the vocabulary for different types of numbers, placing and ordering rational numbers on a number line, and then comparing and plotting inequalities on a number line. We will also be practing converting decimals to fractions and vice versa.

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.

Quiz D will happen on Friday.

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

On Monday we will finish FAST testing for those who need it.

On Tuesday there will be a quiz on finding the surface area of a cylinder (a Tuesday quiz is weird and rare for this class, I know, but it's just the way things fall this week). This is also the day that you'll turn your entire Unit 1/Ntbk 1 in. Look at the bottom of this page to see what should be included in that notebook.

On Wednesday we'll be doing a fun review game about circles and cylinders.

On Thursday and Friday will be the unit test. For the unit test, you should review the posted videos from the start of the year until now 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 regular quiz on Friday this week due to the quiz on Tuesday and the unit test at the end of the week.

Sept. 23-27

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

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 Friday there is FAST testing. So, no quiz this week!

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

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 Friday there is FAST testing. So, no quiz this week!

The videos below will be a useful review for this week:

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.

Quiz B will be on Friday.

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

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. 9-13

This week we will be starting our Geometry unit. The first thing that we will be studying is the 2 dimensional circle.

Quiz A will be on Friday.

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