Nov. 25-26, Dec. 2-6

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. 

Videos that may be helpful for Quiz H:

What's a percent?

How do you turn a decimal into a percent?

How do you turn a percent into a fraction?

How do you turn a fraction into a percent?

How do you write a fraction as a decimal?

What is a rational number?

What is an irrational number?

Optional practice for Quiz H:

Conversions Dunk Tank

Conversions IXL

Conversions Millionaire

Conversions 

Rational vs. Irrational 

Rational vs. Irrational classification

Week of Nov. 18-22

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): 

What is the Distributive Property?

How do you use the Distributive Property to simplify an expression?

What is the Commutative Property of Addition?

What is the Commutative Property of Multiplication?

What are the Commutative Properties of Addition and Multiplication?

What is the Associative Property of Addition?

What is the Associative Property of Multiplication?

What are the Associative Properties of Addition and Multiplication?

Optional Practice (this is the same list as last week)

Distributive property IXL

Multiply using the distributive property IXL

Distributive property quiz 

Distributive property Study Jams

Commutative Property

Associative Properties of Multiplication 

Week of Nov. 11-15

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. 

Videos that will help with Quiz G: 

What is the Distributive Property?

How do you use the Distributive Property to simplify an expression?

 

Optional Practice for Quiz G:

Distributive property IXL

Multiply using the distributive property IXL

Distributive property quiz 

Distributive property Study Jams

 

Week of Nov. 4-8

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. 
 
Videos to prepare for Quiz F
 

go here for multiplying and dividing fractions

go here for multiplying decimals

go here for dividing decimals

How do you use the order of operations?

What is a variable?

What are numerical and algebraic expressions?

How do you evaluate an algebraic expression?

How do you evaluate an algebraic expression with one variable?

How do you evaluate an algebraic expression with two variables?

How do you evaluate an algebraic expression by plugging in variables?

Optional Practice for Quiz F:

multiplying negative numbers

multiply and divide integers

negative number muliplication/division quiz

Order of Operations Millionare Game

Order of operations Khan Academy Practice

Order of operations Math Playground

Order of operations IXL

Evaluating Algebraic Expressions Basketball

Evaluating Algebraic Expressions with multiple variables

Evaluating Algebraic Expressions 

Evaluate multi variable expressions IXL

Oct. 28-31

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. 

Videos that may help with this week's content:

How do you multiply and divide numbers with different signs?

go here for multiplying and dividing fractions

go here for multiplying decimals

go here for dividing decimals

Practice that may help with this week's content:

multiplying negative numbers

multiply and divide integers

 

negative number muliplication/division quiz

Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-25

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):

How do you subtract a positive number from a negative number?

How do you add two negative numbers?

How do you add a negative number to a positive number?

How do you subtract integers using a number line?

What does absolute value mean in the real world?

How do you find the absolute value of positive and negative numbers?

What is the coordinate plane?

What are quadrants in the coordinate plane?

How do you plot points in the coordinate plane?

What are the coordinate axes?

What is the X-Axis?

What is the Y-axis?

What is the origin?

What is an ordered pair?

Would you like more practice?

Finding absolute value

Absolute value game

Absolute value 

Hit the coordinate (choose "All 4 Quadrants" from the drop down menu)

Quadrants on the coordinate plaine

Oct. 7-11

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: 

What are Positive and Negative Numbers?

What is the Opposite,or Additive Inverse, of a Number?

How Do You Put Integers in Order Using a Number Line?

How Do You Compare Integers Using a Number Line?

 
 
 
 
Would you like extra practice?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sept. 30-Oct. 4

We have finished all new learning for unit 1.

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! 

The videos below will be a useful for Quiz C:

How Do You Find the Lateral and Surface Areas of a Cylinder?

What is the Formula for the Surface Area of a Cylinder?

Would you like more practice?

online quiz with multiple choice

IXL surface area of cylinders

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! 

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

How Do You Find the Lateral and Surface Areas of a Cylinder?

What is the Formula for the Surface Area of a Cylinder?

Would you like more practice?

online quiz with multiple choice

IXL surface area of cylinders

Sept. 16-20

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:

What is a Net?

What is the Formula For the Volume of a Cylinder?

How Do You Find the Volume of a Cylinder?

Would you like more practice?

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:

What is a Circle?

What is Circumference?

What is Pi?

How Do You Find the Circumference of a Circle if You Know the Diameter?

How Do You Find the Circumference of a Circle if You Know the Radius?

How Do You Find the Radius of a Circle if You Know the Circumference?

Circles: Radius, Diameter, Circumference and Pi

How Do You Find the Area of a Circle if You Know the Diameter?

What is the Formula For the Area of a Circle?

Would you like more practice?

IXL Calculate Radius, Diameter and Circumference

IXL Calculate Area, Circumference, Radius and Diameter

Calculating Area of a Circle