Friday, December 8, 2017

math tasks

Grade 7
We have been working with scale factors, equations for proportional relationships, computing scale factor and determining the lengths for scale drawings. Lessons 16 & 17 along with a handout about a garden behind the farmhouse have been used for practice.
The standards are: 7.RP.A.2b and 7.G.A.1.  You can find practice by googling the Khan Academy and the standard.
Grade 8
We have been working with slope calculating using counts of the rise and run when given the graph and computing it from two points. We have been using the property of equality as transform the standard form of the linear equation to the slope intercept form.  We have used Lessons 16 & 17 from our packets along with online resources.

The standards are: 8.EE.B.5 and 8.EE.B.6.   You can find practice by googling the Khan Academy and the standard.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

math tasks

Grade 7
Scale drawings and similarity are the focus for the last few lessons prior to the End-of-Module assessment. Similar figures has the same shape, not necessarily the same size, and are proportional.
Eureka Lessons 15-17 are the focus.
The standards for this last section are: 7.RP.A.2b and 7.G.A.1 if you google Khan Academy and the standard you can find more practice.

Grade 8
Slope , the standard form, and the slope intercept form are the focus of the current section.  We will find slope using the co-ordinate plane and moving from one point to another then counting and using two points and computing the value.  Transforming the standard form into the slope intercept form using the property of equality and using both forms to determine slope is the focus.
The standards are: 8.EE.B.5 and 8.EE.B.6 if you google Khan Academy and the standard you can find more practice.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

math tasks

Grade 7
Lesson 14 Multiple Step Ratio Problems was revisited yesterday and today.  Lesson 15 the Gourmet Cooking and Problem Set #4 with blackberries with the focus being the relationship (story/context), unit rate as it is part of a table, graph, equation, and the story.
Grade 8
Slope is the focus.  Lesson 15 is a step by step up and over on a grid and counts are taken.  Slope is a number that represents how steep a line is.  Lesson 16 builds finding slope from two points on the line.  We used Khan Academy to build the formula as the packet uses different variables.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

math tasks

Grade 7
Lesson 14 Multi-step Ratio Problems using real world situation such as baking, biking, and buying cars are the focus.  Mark-ups, discounts, original price, and sales price are common words.
Lesson 15 Equations of Graphs of Proportional Relationships Involving Fractions also uses word problems such as Gourmet Cooking where we deal with the cost of mushrooms and also making juice from berries.  Unit rates, tables, graphs, equations, and the context of the stories have many connections as we examine the proportional relationships.
The standards are :  7.RP.A.1, 7.RP.A.3, 7.EE.B.4a, 7.RP.A.2b and 7.G.A.1
Grade 8
Slope is the focus of our exploration.  Just prior to break vertical and horizontal line and their equations were the focus for Lesson 14.  Lesson 15 The Slope of a Non-Vertical Line established the counting method the steps between two points to determine number representing slope.  Lesson 16 delves a little further and the goal is to be able to find the slope using two points.
The standards are: 8.EE.B.5 and 8.EE.B.6

Khan Academy and the standard put in the search bar will lead you to resources for more practice.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

T1 Science Reflection

Students had time (25minutes) in today's class to work on their T1 science reflections.  I've asked that students who haven't completed their reflection, do so for homework.

Students can choose at least one of the below to reflect about:
1) Science Notebook
2) Electromagnet Lab2
3) Egg Drop Project
4) Science Class in general

Students should answer both of these prompts:
A) What is working really well?
B) What do you need to work on to become an even stronger student
(suggestions include but are not limited: avoid socializing, meet with teacher more frequently, make corrections on graded work, ask more questions, try to participate more, change my seat, etc...)  Reflections should be posted on student PLP blogs.

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Book Fair Thank You

To the Mystery Person(s) who purchased the 3 books on my science wish list at the book fair.  Many thanks to you!  I look forward to using them in lessons and with students!  Thank you for helping build our  science library!

Thursday, November 16, 2017