12/18/2014

6th and 7th periods took their final today. Tomorrow the only materials students need to bring to math class are pencil and a sheet of paper. Notebooks and textbooks are not needed.

12/17/2014

Students in 1st and 3rd periods took their math final.

6th and 7th periods need to study for their final tomorrow.

12/16/2014

In class students reviewed for the final. We worked on the problems from the 6 pages of study guide provided for them below.

Some students retook their unit test over equations, inequalities, and functions.

Tomorrow’s final is for 1st and 3rd periods

answer key to study guide semester 1 review

12/15/2014

Students got back their test from last week. Tomorrow any student that scored a 70 or lower will retake this test for a better score. You may use the study guide you completed for me last week to prepare. Those that scored 75 or higher worked on a review sheet for their Final this week. There are two home work assignments:

For those retaking the test: Study the study guide we went over last week before the test.

All the rest: Complete the problems from the two study guide pages I given you. If you need a copy please print out the attachment below.

12/12/2014

Students finished the equation, function test today.

12/11/2014

Students checked home work. Students will finish their unit test tomorrow. Please study.

12/10/2014

(Number 16 on the study guide’s answer key should be letter “B”) I apologize for the mistake.

Today we went over student’s home work from last night. I handed students back Monday night’s home work.

Our lesson today focused on two things. Writing an inequality from a written statement and solving a 1 step inequality.

Students finished 1-6 from last night’s work sheet. I then gave students another worksheet of 1 step inequalities and they had to find the solution for problems 1-4 in class. We checked these in class too.

Home work: Finish and check unit test study guide. Complete word problems 1-6 on worksheet 130. Be ready to turn in your copy of the study guide before you start the test tomorrow. I will not accept the answer key.

answer key to study guide for test on equations and inequalitie

12/9/2014

Attached is the answer key for the study guide for our test over equations, functions, and inequalities.(Number 16 on the study guide’s answer key should be letter “B”)

answer key to study guide for test on equations and inequalitie

Test on Thursday over equations, inequalities, and functions. Study guide attached.

Unit 4 Study Guide equations functions and inequalitites

Study guide due on Thursday before the start of the test.

Today we started inequalities. I gave students notes on the symbols, and we practiced a few examples from textbook pages 534-535. I then showed students how to graph an inequality for the 3rd, 6th, and 7th periods.

1st period home work: Complete worksheet page 126

3rd, 6th, and 7th periods need to complete the following:

worksheet page 126 problems 2-16 even

worksheet page 128 problems 7-15 all.

Tomorrow tutoring session is for students who want to retake the expressions unit test.

12/8/2014

Unit test on Thursday. It might be moved to Friday if we don’t get through everything so we can go over the study guide on Wednesday. I will post it here if it changes for sure.

Unit 4 Study Guide equations functions and inequalitites

Our lesson today focused on functions, function tables and how to graph a function. Students work in stations. Two of the stations required them to fill in a table and graph the function. The 3rd station required them to write the function or equation for the function table I provided for them. There were 12 different tables.

function table leading to equations

Home work: 1st, 3rd and 7th periods must finish the 2 centers that had function tables and graph the functions of the tables they completed. Then I want them to complete the sheet of 2 problems I provided for them.

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Problem_Solving_Practice_Functions_and_Equations

6th period needs to finish the sheet of 2 problems I gave them at the end of class.

Wednesday tutoring session this week will provide an opportunity for students to retake the expressions unit test. Students who made below a 70 are eligible to participate. Also any student who has missed a quiz the last week or two may come in for the quiz make up.

12/5/2014

A reminder that there is a unit test on Thursday. Study guide will be due on Thursday.

Unit 4 Study Guide equations functions and inequalitites

Today we worked on functions, function tables and graphing functions. Read over pages 511-513. Look at the examples.

1st and 3rd periods must finish the graph for home work over the weekend. Also 1st and 3rd periods turned in their notebook for me to check the centers work from Monday’s class work.

12/4/2014

Today we checked home work from page 489.

We also went over yesterday’s classwork sheet that was turned in for a grade.

We started functions today. Students need to know what the following words mean:

function

function rule

function table

Home work for 1st, 3rd and 7th period is to complete problems 1-4 on textbook page 499.

6th period needs to finish finding the definitions for :

function

function rule

function table

Unit test is a week from today. Print out study guide and start working on it.

Unit 4 Study Guide equations functions and inequalitites

12/3/2014

Today I had students check last night’s home work. After this I had them work on 10 equations in class. They had to turn them into me before they left.

solving equation decimal and fraction using multiplication property of equality

Home work tonight for periods 1,3, and 6 must work problems 1-7 on textbook page 489.

Home work for 7th period must finish the 10 problem worksheet then complete problems 1-7 on textbook page 489.

Test next Thursday,(December 11) over equations, functions, and inequalities. Study guide below.

Unit 4 Study Guide equations functions and inequalitites

12/2/2014

Today we worked on using the multiplication property of equality. I gave them notes and examples that should be in their notebook. For home work they are to complete worksheet page 114. I need them to complete all the problems.

Unit test over equations, functions and inequalities will be on Thursday November 11. Please study a little bit at a time.

Unit 4 Study Guide equations functions and inequalitites

12/1/2014

Today we spent time reviewing solving and writing equations. Students worked in groups on worksheets that had them solve equations and one station had them set up the equation and solve for the solution. If any student did not finish any of the worksheets then I want them to finish it for home work and put it inside their notebook. I will check for it later this week.

As of now I am going to schedule a unit test next Thursday, December 11th. It will cover equations, functions, and inequalities.

I am going to schedule a unit test retake for expressions for next Wednesday morning if any student is interested please let me know.

11/21/2014

Today students checked home work sheet of 20 problems from last night.

Students took their quiz over equations today. Grades have been put into the grade book.

After the quiz students worked on a sheet about equations. Some students did not finish this sheet so they will need to finish it over next week. It will not take long to finish.

Enjoy the week off. You deserve it! See you on December 1.

11/20/2014

Students checked last night’s home work.

Our lesson today focused on using the division property of equality. I showed students a few models of equations that involved multiplying a variable by a number. Then I modeled how to find the solutions to a few of the models. Students then wrote the definition of the Division Property of Equality into their notebook.

Home work is to complete worksheet page 112 problems 1-20. Make sure you show you work using the division property of equality.

Quiz tomorrow over items we did this week.

11/19/2014

Today students checked the home work problems from last night. I introduced the Addition property of equality. Students wrote the definition into their notebook and copied the examples I gave them in class.

Home work: complete the worksheet of 20 equations. Make sure you set up the equations before solving in problems 19 and 20.

11/18/2014

Students learned how to use the Subtraction Property of Equality today. We used an equation mat and counters to show the property then we used equations given by mr. parris to copy into their notebook. Students worked on a worksheet of 20 equations that was turned in at the end of each period.

Home work tonight is to use the subtraction property of Equality to solve each of the 10 problems on your sheet.

solving equations decimals and fractions

11/17/2014

Today we started our equations unit. We defined equation, algebraic equation, and solution. I showed students examples of finding the solutions of the variables and how to use their mental math.

Home work is to finish the 14 problems given to them in class. Make sure you show all work for problems 1-12 when finding your solutions.

Students will not need their textbook this week. The can keep it at home.

11/14/2014

Students got their test back today. The grade book should be up to date tomorrow, so you can see how they did and how it effected their grade. No home work.

Parents when you look at their grades for the test , I realize I made a mistake on the answer key for problem 15. The correct answer is choice B. I did ajust their score in the grade book if they were counted off. I am sorry for my mistake.

11/13/2014

Students turned in their study guides for the Expression test. Students took the expressions test. There is no home work tonight.

Progress reports went home yesterday. Please look at the report and sign the envelope and have your student return it to their teacher.

11/12/2014

Today we checked our home work consisting of the 13 problems given to them yesterday. We spent the rest of the time going over parts of the study guide. Study guide is due tomorrow. It must be completed.

answer key to study guide expressions

Unit test tomorrow over expressions. Please be prepared

Progress reports went home today and academic contracts went home for students who are failing. Please sign the contract and return it to student’s teacher.

11/11/2014

Today we checked home work from last night.

We started combining like terms. I introduced terms such as coefficient, constant, and term. I showed examples of each which students should have in their notebook. We took these concepts and used them to combine like terms. I showed students expressions that could be simplified using a variety of properties we have been studying. For home work students will finish problems 1-13 from the sheet I gave them.

Unit test over expressions is Thursday. We’ll go over study guide tomorrow. Study guide will be turned in on Thursday. Please be prepared.

answer key to study guide expressions

11/10/2014

Today I moved the math test to Thursday. We still need another day to get ready for the unit test. Study guide will be turned in on Thursday.

Today in class we worked on using the distributive property to find the product, use the distributive property to rewrite an expression, and use the distributive property to factor an expression

1st and 3rd period were able to complete problems 1-15 on a class work sheet. Home work is textbook page 403, problems 1-13.

6th and 7th periods home work is the worksheet of 15 problems.

Test is on Thursday. Attached is study guides and Study guide answer key.

answer key to study guide expressions

11/7/2014

Today we checked last night’s home work. Students completed a quiz over changing written phrases to algebraic expressions and identifying properties.

Unit test on Wednesday over Expressions and Properties.

11/6/2014

Today we learned about 3 properties. We discussed and gave examples of Commutative Property of multiplication and Addition, Associative property of multiplication and division, and the Identity property of multiplication.

Students got to practice rewriting problems using the one or more of the properties. Home work is to finish problems 1-29 on textbook pages 391-393.

Test next Wednesday over expressions, verbal phrases changed to algebraic expressions, and order of operations. Study guides are below.

11/5/2014

Today we checked Monday’s home work. We practiced translating verbal phrases to algebraic expressions by playing a relay game in class. Each person on the team had to translate a verbal phrase to an algebraic expression correctly to get their team a point.

Next Wednesday is our next unit test. It covers expressions, order of operations, math properties, combining like terms, and algebraic expression.

Study guide is attached.

11/4/2014

Here is the answer key to the study guide for the test retake.

answer key to study guide rates retest

11/3/2014

Today we learned how to take a verbal phrase of words and translate it to an algebraic expression. We text coded key words in the phrase to help us. Students completed problems 1-5 from textbook page 378 in class. Home work:

Convert the 20 verbal phrases I gave you on a sheet to an algebraic expression . If you have lost the sheet I’ve attached it below.

translating from words to expression

Reminder the ratio and rates retake is on Wednesday. I will put the answer key to the study guide on tomorrow.

10/31/2014

Today students took their division skills evaluation. Afterwards students took their quiz over exponents and algebraic expressions.

Students saw their quiz scores.

Next week we will discuss how to translate a phrase to an algebraic expression. Enjoy your weekend.

Turn clocks back 1 hour Sat. night when you go to bed.

10/30/2014

Today we checked our home work from the textbook. Afterwards I had students in centers practicing with algebraic expressions and evaluating them. Students turned in their work to me at the end of the period.

Students have a quiz tomorrow over exponents, order of operations, and algebraic expressions.

10/29/2014

I apologize for not having an updated page yesterday. I did try to send an email blast to parents to let them know of the home work.

On Tuesday we checked student’s home work and went over the 8 terms from Monday’s discussion. Student then took a pop quiz over some of the 8 terms. This grade has been put into the gradebook.

Today we checked last night’s home work which was:

1st academic: problems 1-12 from pages 359-360.

2nd,3rd,and 4th academic had problems 16-28 from pages 361-362.

For our lesson today we started working with algebraic expressions. Students had to evaluate an algebraic expression by:

- Substituting the variable with a given value.
- Use PEMDAS (order of operations) to evaluate the expression with that value.

I gave students many examples. For home work all classes must complete problems 1-9 on textbook page 367.

10/27/2014

Today I gave students back their test. We went over the test and checked for any mistakes they made.

This Wednesday’s tutoring session will be used for reteaching ratio tables, finding ratios, and finding percent of numbers.

Our lesson today focused on the 8 words students had to define last Thursday. We discussed and gave examples of numerical expression and algebraic expression. We identified what a coefficient, term, and exponent consist of. We also explained what sum, product, and evaluate mean.

Tonight’s home work is over exponents. Students must complete problems 1-10 on page 351 of their book.

10/24/2014

Parents I have not finished grading the test, but students will get them back on Monday.

Today we reviewed adding and subtracting fractions and decimals by playing math bingo.

No home work this weekend.

10/23/2014

Students took their unit test today. They were required to turn in their completed study guide for this test too. A completed study guide consist of not only answers but the work they did to get that answer.

Home work : If you did not finish finish writing the 8 definitions of your vocabulary terms then finish this tonight. It should be recorded in your notebook.

beginning terms to know for the unit 3

10/22/2014

Today we reviewed for our test tomorrow. First we checked our conversion problems we had for home work. Next we got out our study guide and went over the problems the students did not understand. If time was available when we finished then we set up review stations and practice on some problems that might be on the summer guide.

Here are the answers to the study guide.

answer key to study guide rates0001

Completed study guide is due tomorrow. You must have answers and work on the study guide to get credit.

Unit test over ratios and rates, percents, ratio tables, and conversions will take place tomorrow. STUDY!

10/21/2014

Unit Test has been moved to Thursday. We are not ready to take it.

Today we learned how to convert metric unit measurements. I shared how the prefixes used help us determine the relationship of meters, liters, and grams. I shared:

- 10 milli- = 1 centi-
- 10 centi- = 1 deci-
- 10 deci- = 1 meter/1 liter/1 gram
- 10 meters/10 liters/10 grams = 1 deka-
- 10 deka- = 1 hecta-
- 10 hecta- = 1 kilo-

Here is a graphic organizer for metric conversion.

graphic organizer for metric conversion

For home work I had students work a sheet of metric conversion problems.

Test is on Thursday. Study guide is now due on Thursday.

10/20/2014

Today we took notes on the Customary units of measurement. We used these notes to help us set up proportions so that we could convert one unit to another unit of measurement. In class we completed 5 problems for independent work.

Home work: Complete the handout Mr. Parris gave you of 19 customary conversion problems.

Unit test is still scheduled for Wednesday. Study guide is due on Wednesday.

answer key to study guide rates0001

10/17/2014

We checked page 319 from last night’s home work.

Our lesson focused on how to find the whole number of a percent. We worked a little on a problems like this: 60 students went to the dance. That is 20% of the number of students in that grade level. How many students are on the grade level?

We did not finish practicing so we will do this on Monday.

Test on Wednesday over ratio, rate, percents, and unit conversions. Work on your study guide over the weekend.

Here are the answers to the study guide.

answer key to study guide rates0001

10/16/2014

Today we checked the 3 pages of home work given to them last night. Most students did very well with this work.

Our lesson today focused on how to find the percent of a number. I showed students a video from youtube over how to find the percent of a number. I’ve created a link to this site on the margin of this page if you want to watch it again.

Home work: Page 319, problems 1-10.

Test next Wednesday, October 22 over ratios, rates, percents and conversions. Study guide is below.

10/15/2014

Today we checked last night’s home work over solving proportions. Next students were given a graphic organizer that tells them how to convert a decimal to fraction, decimal to percent, percent to fraction, percent to decimal, fraction to decimal and fraction to percent.

Home work tonight: Page 260, problems 1-7; Page 272, problems 1-7; and Page 280, problems 1-7

Unit test a week from today. Study guide is below.

graphic organizer for conversions

10/14/2014

Today is the 1st day of the 2nd 9 weeks. Our focus today was how to solve proportions. We showed students how to solve the missing part of a proportion by using cross products: They should follow these steps:

- Multiply 2 numbers on the diagonal.
- Divide by the other number.

I gave students 8 problems to solve from the board. If they did not finish in class then they should finish the 8 problems for home work.

Students will have a unit test over ratios and rates next Wednesday, October 22. Attached below is the study guide.

10/10/2014

All classes checked their home work assigned from Wednesday or Thursday. We used the rest of the class time to review what we’ve been learning by completing work centers. Students spent 10 minutes in each station completing problems. After 10 minutes students rotated to the next station and worked on some other problems. There were 3 total stations. Period 3 did not get to finish the 3rd station. Students turned their paper in at the end of class for a grade. Their grade will be based on how many correct out of how many they did.

10/8/2014

Today periods 1 and 3 took their interim. After the interim each class went over last night’s home work from page 230.

We discussed and worked out some problems that involved using equivalent ratios. When you have two ratios equal to each other they make a proportion. We set up proportions to help us predict outcomes.

Home work for periods 1 and 3 :

Page 243, problems 1-6.

10/7/2014

For those students retaking the multiplication and division test tomorrow here is the answer key to the practice problems from last Wednesday’s tutoring session.

Tutoring session tomorrow will be used for the multiplication and division of fractions test retake.

Today we finished checking the study guide for interim 1. Periods 1 and 3 went over home work from page 218. They started page 219 problems 1-7, 10, and 11 but did not finish all the work.

For home work periods 1 and 3 need to work problems 2-4 from textbook page 230.

Periods 6 and 7 turned in page 211 to be graded. Our lesson today covered graphing ratio tables. We went over the parts of the coordinate system such as origin, x-axis, y-axis, coordinates, and order pair.

Home work: Students must finish problems 1-3 on page 218, then complete problems 1-7 found on page 219-220.

mult and divide test retake study guide answers

10/6/2014

Today we went over study guide problems 9-16 for the interim. We also worked with a few ratio tables.

Periods 1 and 3 were introduced to the coordinate system. We reviewed parts of the coordinate system. Period 3 completed problems 1-3 from textbook page 218.

Periods 6 and 7 worked on problems 1-4 from page 211. Students were suppose to bring the completed problems to me for a grade.

Home work:

Period 1: Finish study guide; finish problems 1-3 from textbook page 218.

Period 3: Finish study guide; finish problems 1-4 from textbook page 211

Period 6 and 7. Finish study guide and complete problems 1-4 from textbook page 211. Be ready to turn in for a grade.

10/3/2014

We checked problems 1-8 from the study guide I gave them yesterday. Remember this is just practice and review for the interim that will take place next week.

All periods worked on ratio tables today. We used problems 1-4 from textbook page 211 to practice making the tables. When students finished they turned the page into me to be graded. Not everyone finished so we complete it on Monday.

Home work. Work problems 9-16 from the study guide.

10/2/2014

Periods 1 and 3 went over home work and I worked any problems out they had trouble with. Then we started discussing ratio tables using pages 207-208.

Periods 6 and 7 checked last night’s homework and I worked any problem out they had trouble with. Then I had them complete #6 from page 203. Afterwards we discussed ratio tables from pages 207-208. Try these examples if you were absent.

Home work: Since Interims are next week, I gave students a basic study guide for it. It has problems we have done so far this year and some problems we are suppose to complete by this time of the school year on it. Tonight I want them to finish problems 1-8.

10/1/2014

Today for class we checked our home work from yesterday.

In our notebooks we defined rate and unit rate.

Rate: a ratio that compares two different units of measurement.

unit rate: when you compare a number to a unit of 1.

Home work:

Period 1 and 3: Complete problems 2, 4, 6, 7, and 9 from textbook page 203.

Periods 6 and 7: Complete problems 1-4 from page 202. Don’t let number 4 confuse you. It’s o.k. to have a fraction or a decimal for the top number of your ratio.

9/30/2014

Today all classes checked last night’s home work. We continued working with ratios. We completed 1-4 on page 190, then started 1-5 on page 191.

Home work:

Periods 1 and 3 need to finish problems 7,9,10,11,12, and 14 from textbook pages 192-193.

Periods 6 and periods 7 must finish problems 1-5 on textbook page 191.

Tomorrow’s tutoring session will cover word problems involving multiplying and dividing fractions. If you do not attend you will not be allowed to retake the last unit test on October 8th.

9/29/2014

Today students got back their unit 1 part 2 test over multiplying and dividing fractions. This wednesday’s reteach tutoring session will focus on working on word problems that involve multiplying or dividing fractions to solve. You must attend if you wish to retake the unit test.

All classes defined the word ratio. It should be in their notebook along with two examples we did together.

Home work

Periods 1, 3, and 7 must complete investigations 2 and 3 found on textbook page 184.

Period 6 must complete investigations 1, 2, and 3 from textbook pages 183 -184.

9/26/2014

Today all classes completed a BIG 20 math sheet that has problems from what we will be doing over the school year.

Periods 1 and 3 went over the recipe home work assignment. Students got their paper back.

Period 6 students that needed to finish their unit test had time to finish. Afterwards students turned in their worksheet for home work last night.

We also worked on a recipe sheet. I had the students decrease the recipe ingredients from a recipe of 30 cookies to a recipe of 15 cookies. Students that finish finding how much of each ingredient I needed turned in their worksheet. Those that did not finish should finish it over the weekend and turn in on Monday.

Period 7 must finish their worksheet page 54 this weekend and turn it in on Monday. It is over multiplying fractions.

9/25/2014

Math periods 1 and 3 make sure your recipe worksheet is complete. You were to find out how much ingredients you would need to make 45 cookies.

Period 6 took test today but some students did not finish the 15 problems.

Period 7 worked on the recipe sheet and finished it. No home work for them.

Picture day tomorrow.

9/23/2014

Parents, I was not at school today, but students in periods 1,3, and 7 took their unit test. Period 6 will take their test on Thursday. Today period 6 went over their study guide that was due today. None of the classes have home work unless Mrs. Pappanduros assigned 7th period home work.

I hope to be back tomorrow. Not feeling well at this moment, but I hope tomorrow morning I will improve.

9/22/2014

Periods 1, 3, and 7 will take their unit test. Attached below are the answers to the study guide, but problems 5,6, and 10 have incorrect answers.

For 5 the answer is 7

For 6 the answer is the mixed number **1** 8/25.

The answer to 10 is** 6(15 + 1)**. Six is the GCF and when you factor it out of the addends *90 + 6* you are left with 15 + 1.

Here is the study guide answer sheet. Sorry for my mistakes.

unit 1 part 2 study guide answers

Period 6 went over the word problems they were suppose to finish over the weekend. Not many students finished.

Students worked on how to find the sum of two numbers by factoring out the GCF of the two addends. I gave them a sheet to practice and review. They must finish it for home work . Students also must finish their study guide for home work. We will check it tomorrow. Your unit test is on Thursday.

Study guide for Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Distributive Property

9/19/2014

Study guide for Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Distributive Propertypdf

Study guide for Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Distributive Property

Period 1 checked the word problems from yesterday. We went over them and corrected any mistakes. Their home work is to finish the study guide and be prepared to hand it in on Monday.

Period 3 checked last night’s home work and corrected any mistakes that were made. We also reviewed finding the sum of two numbers using the distributive property to factor out the GCF. I started them on a worksheet of 20 problems. They must finish them for the weekend. They also must complete their study guide that will be checked on Monday.

Use distributive Property to factor out GCF to find the sum

Period 6 checked their models from last night’s problem. Students then worked on word problems in class that involved multiplying and dividing fractions, mixed numbers, and whole numbers. They must finish this sheet over the weekend for home work. I have moved their unit test back to Thursday due to the fact they are not ready to take it on Tuesday. Please continue to work on your study guide.

Period 7 checked yesterday’s word problems they finished for home work. Students then reviewed how to find the sum of two numbers using the distributive property to factor out the GCF. The must finish this sheet for the weekend. They must also have a completed study guide by Monday’s class. It will be turned in and checked.

Here is today’s class work to be finished.

Use distributive Property to factor out GCF to find the sum

9/18/2014

Today periods 1,3, and 7 checked their model of the home work problem. We then started into solving word problems that involved multiplying or dividing fractions. We did some of the problems from both sides of the sheet I gave to them.

Home work for these periods need to finish problems 5,6,7, and 8 from both sides of the sheet.

Period 6 worked on modeling and diagramming a division problem that involves fractions, mixed numbers, and whole numbers.

We used pages 143 -145 from our textbook to work examples out. For home work I want them to model the problem: 3/4 divided by 3/8.

Unit test is planned for Tuesday, September 23. Study guides are due on Monday, September 22.

Study guide for Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Distributive Property pdf

Study guide for Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Distributive Property

9/17/2014

Periods 1,3,and 7 learned how to model (diagram) a division problem involving fractions. We completed pages 143-144 then we worked on problems 1, 3,4, and 5 on page 145.

Period 6 checked home work. Then I assigned them 15 division problems to solve. They handed their papers into me and I will grade their accuracy.

Home work for period 6 is to study for Tuesday’s unit test.

Attached is the study guide for Tuesday’s unit test. One is a word document and the other is a PDF document.

Study guide for Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Distributive Property

Study guide for Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Distributive Property pdf

Their home work is to diagram the problem 3/4 divided by 3/8.

9/16/2014

Today we checked our home work from yesterday. We continued to work on dividing fractions with whole numbers, other fractions and mixed numbers. Students practiced solving about 15 problems for class work. If you were absent please get these problems from Mr. Parris

Home work:

Periods 1, 3, and 7 do not have home work.

Period 6 needs to finish problems 11-19 from page 161.

Tomorrow’s tutoring session will cover modeling multiplication problems and dividing fractions, whole numbers and mixed numbers.

I am planning a summative assessment on Tuesday, September 23. Attached below is the study guide. This study guide is due on Monday, September 22.

Study guide for Multiplication and Division of Fractions and Distributive Property

9/15/2014

Today we worked on dividing fractions involving proper fractions, whole numbers and mixed numbers. If you were absent please work on problems 4-9 on textbook page 139. Then try problems 1-6 on textbook page 151.

Home work: Period 1. Check board problems 4 and 5. Then complete Page 158, problems 1-3.

Period 3: Complete problems 1-3 on textbook page 158.

Period 6: Problems 1-6, on textbook page 151.

Period 7: Page 158, problems 1-5.

Notes given today involved how to divide using fractions, whole numbers and mixed numbers:

1) Change any mixed number to an improper fraction.

2) Keep the first term. (Dividend)

3)Change the division to multiplication.

4)Flip the 2nd term. (divisor)

5) Multiply the numerator.

6) Multiply the denominator.

7)Simplify if needed by changing improper fraction to mixed number, reduce numerator and denominator if needed , or do both.

I am going to schedule our next unit test over multiplying and dividing fractions for Tuesday, September 23.

9/12/2014

Today I gave students back their retest. We went over the retest. In all classes our lesson focused on what is a reciprocal which led to our examples of how to divide a whole number by a fraction.

To divide any number by a fraction just multiply that number by the divisor’s reciprocal.

Period 3, and 6 need to finish problems 4-9 on textbook page 139.

Period 7 needs to finish 4-6 on page 138.

9/11/2014

Today we spent most of the period checking home work from Tuesday night and Wednesday night. This covered modeling multiplying fractions. This work should be taped into their notebook.

We started learning about reciprocal today.

Home work:

1st period page 138, problems 1-3 and page 139, problems 1-3.

3rd, 6th, and 7th periods need to define what the word reciprocal means.

Students will get their graded test retakes tomorrow. Be sure to check parent portal for the grades.

9/10/2014

Please returned unit 1 test , with study guide attached and a parent signature to me as soon as possible.

Today students took their unit 1 retake test. I hope to have them graded by Friday.

For home work all classes need to finish the fraction illustration sheet front and back. On one side you are to find the math sentence that the model represents. The other side wants to to solve the math sentence then find the model that matches that math sentence.

If you would like to sign up for remind101 then text @mrparris1 to the number 404 620 2228

9/9/2014

I am still missing a lot of unit 1 test and study guides that have not been returned with a parent signature. Please take care of this as soon as you can.

Today students took a quiz over multiplying fractions.

Our lesson today focused on how to model a multiplication of fraction problem. I showed students a few examples and they were to copy this on their paper I provided.

Home Work for all classes to prepare for the test retake for unit one. There are 10 questions. 7 multiple choice and 3 open ended.

Also Periods 1 and 3 need to mode the following multiplication problem: 1/2 x 3/5

Period 6 needs to model the multiplication problem 2 x 1/3

Tomorrow tutoring session will cover working LCM and GCF word problems.

9/8/2014

I am still missing a lot of signed test and study guides from many students. These need to be turned in as soon as possible.

Test retake will be Wednesday, September 10th. Use study guide and 1st test to help prepare.

Today students worked on 10 multiplication problems. The will have a quiz tomorrow over how to multiply mixed numbers.

Curriculum night is Tomorrow night starting at 6:30. I hope you will be able to make it.

9/5/2014

I still am missing a lot of unit one test that have been signed by parents and have a completed attached study guide.

Today students checked home work page 115 problems 1-10. Students took their subtraction timed assignment.

Students also worked on 15 multiplication problems. This work was turned in to Mr. Parris

Unit 1 test retake is next Wednesday.

Curriculum night is September 9 at 6:30. Please plan on attending.

9/4/2014

Students turned in their signed test from 1st and 3rd periods. All classes got back page 80 homework and were instructed to put it in their notebook. All classes checked pages 99 – 101, problems 1-21. I answered any questions they may have had over this material.

Our lesson today covered how to multiply mixed numbers. I showed them the following check list to go by:

- Change the mixed numbers to an improper fraction.
- Multiply your numerators.
- Multiply your denominators
- Simplify if needed.

Home work for periods 3,6, and 7. Page 115, problems 1 – 10

Home work for period 1. Page 115 problems 7-10.

Periods 6 and 7 got unit one test back today. They need to staple study guide to their test and get parent to sign test. We will have a test retake on Wednesday, September 10th.

9/3/2014

Today students spent the 1st half of the period listening to our counselor, Mrs. Palmer, discuss how students can sign up to see them and Mrs. Palmer explained how the counselors help Lanier Middle School students.

The 2nd half of the period students went over notes on how to multiply fractions. Today we focused on multiplying a fraction by a whole number. I showed an example that the student should have in their notebook.

Home work : pages 99 – 101, problems 1-21.

Periods 1 and 3 were given back their unit test. They must have parents sign the test and they must attach their study guide to the test. All students will retake this test next Wednesday during class time. I will put the higher of the two grades in the grade book.

9/2/2014

Today I gave students who had not finished Friday’s test some of the class period to finish the test. Students who finished the test completed problems 1-7 on page 86. I took the last 15 minutes of class to go over the problems on page 86.

Home work for all classes is to complete the crossnumber puzzle found on the bottom of page 80.

Here is a copy of it.

8/29/2014

Students took their unit test today. Some did not finish, so I will give them part of Tuesday’s math class to complete it. If they do not complete it then they will be expected to show up for Wednesday tutoring session to finish the test.

There is no home work tonight. Please have a wonderful and safe weekend.

8/28/2014

Today we checked our home work problems. I also asked students if they had any questions about the study guide. Below are answers to the study guide questions. I hope it helps.

Students that struggled with Distributed Property for home work were given some more practice in class with my assistance. If students did not need more practice they worked on a prime factorization sheet.

Home work- Study for your unit test tomorrow.

Answer Key for Unit 1 Study Guide

8/27/2014

We checked front and back of the home work sheet over GCF and LCM.

The lesson today covered finding the sum of two whole numbers by using the distributive property to factor out the GCF of the whole numbers then using the order of operations to evaluate.

Step 1: Find the GCF of each whole number.

Step 2: Factor the GCF from each addend, and put your quotients in

parenthesis as an addition problem. Place the GCF outside the parenthesis.

Step 3: Use order of operations to evaluate.

The five home work problems are:

- 24 + 30
- 36 + 54
- 7 + 28
- 33 + 44
- 64 +72

Students have a unit test on Friday. Attached is the study guide.

Unit 1 Study Guide for decimals and GCF.LCM

Unit 1 Study Guide for decimals and GCF.LCM

8/26/2014

Today we checked our home work for completion and accuracy. A grade was taken on completion of all 16 problems.

During class we focused on solving word problems that involve Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple.

Home work for all classes:

Complete the front and back of the blue sheet using GCF and LCM.

7th period must complete the blue sheet and finish number 5 from the class work problems.

Unit test this Friday. Below are study guides. One is a word document and the other is a pdf form.

Unit 1 Study Guide for decimals and GCF.LCM

Unit 1 Study Guide for decimals and GCF.LCM

8/25/2014

Today we worked on finding the Greatest common Factor and the Least Common Multiple of a set of numbers. I showed students 2 strategies:

1. Ladder method

2. Prime factorization method

Students worked on a practice sheet for the rest of the class time. Students must finish problems 1-16 on the sheet for home work tonight.

Friday is our first unit test. Students will be tested over dividing numbers, adding,subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimal numbers, Greatest Common Factor, Least Common Multiple, and the Distributive Property. Attached is a study guide for students to print out and use.

Unit 1 Study Guide for decimals and GCF.LCM

Also attached is the home work sheet for tonight.

8/22/2014

Today we checked our home work from last night. Then I split the students into groups of 2 and had them complete some activity centers where they had to find prime numbers, composite numbers, the greatest common factor, the least common multiple, and prime factorization of composite numbers. Students did not get to finish all four centers, but I want them to bring back their worksheet packet from the centers to class on Monday. There is no home work for the weekend.

I am still planning on unit 1 test over dividing by multidigits, decimal operations, Greatest Common Factor, Least Common Multiple, and Using the Distributive Property. This will be given on Friday of next week.

8/21/2014

Today students took a quiz over the four operations using decimal numbers.

After the test our lesson focused on knowing the following terms:

- Prime Number
- Composite Number
- Prime Factorization

I gave examples of each word and students wrote their definitions down into the notebook. Attached below is a copy of the definitions:

notes on prime and composite numbers_prime factorization

Home work tonight :

Periods 1,6,and 7 need to find the prime factorization of the following:

- 100
- 78
- 54

Period 3 needs to find the prime factorization of the following:

- 100
- 78
- 50

There will be a unit test next Friday. It will cover Prime numbers, dividing by a multi-digit divisor, the four operations of math using decimal numbers, prime factorization, LCM, GCF, and using the distributive Property.

8/20/2014

Today we checked home work from textbook page 75. Many students are not showing their work nor are they doing the assigned work. Parents please follow through and make sure they are completing the work.

During class students worked on different type of division problems that involved decimals. Students were paired in groups to finish a sheet. When they were done they were to check their answers with an answer key that I provided. When that was complete they had to come to me and tell me how many they missed. IF they missed any , I gave them another chance to improve their score. If they scored a one hundred they were given a sheet of word problems to work on with their partner.

Home work tonight is to prepare for a quiz tomorrow. I will attach a sheet students may use for a study guide.

8/19/2014

Today we checked home work. I handed back student worksheets from last week. These grades have been recorded. Our lesson today was over dividing decimal numbers.

Students worked in groups practicing finding the quotient to problems using decimal numbers.

Home work tonight is page 75, problems 15 -24.

8/18/2014

Today we continued working with decimal operations. I first introduced dividing a decimal number by a whole number. This is lesson 7 from Chapter one of the textbook. Then we I showed students steps on how to divide a decimal number by a decimal divisor. We did about 3 examples that should be in their notebook.

The notes I shared with them are attached below.

notes for adding_sub_mult_Divid decimal numbers

8/15/2014

Students took a timed arithmetic skills drill for an accuracy grade today. I should have the scores in the grade book by Monday.

We checked last night’s home work. I answered any questions the students over problems 1-15.

Academic classes 2 and 4 have home work over the weekend. Page 40, problems 1-10 that are in their textbook.

8/14/2014

Students turned in last night’s home work over adding and subtracting decimal numbers.

Today’s lesson was over multiplying decimal numbers. I went over how to determine where to put the decimal in the product. We completed problems A – C on the bottom of page 32 and problems D – F on the bottom of page 33.

Students home work is textbook pages 35-36 problems 1-15.

8/13/2014

Today students add and subtracted decimal numbers. They must finish the blue sheet tonight for home work.

8/12/2014

Today all math classes took the county 1st semester pretest. There is not any home work for tonight unless you did not complete Monday night’s home work.

8/11/14

Today we practice using our divisibility rules with some group work.

Our lesson today covered dividing by a multidigit number. I gave them notes to tape into their notebook. Then I worked some examples of how to divide.

Home work: textbook page 6, problems 1-7. Do not use a calculator.

Parents, tomorrow students will be taking their county pretest for our math class. Talk to your students and let them understand they may not know everything that is on the test, but we are using the results to help plan our instruction. They just need to relax and do their best. There is no pressure.

8/8/2014

Today we checked our home work sheet over divisibility rules. We used the rest of class time to work in pairs and use their divisibility rules to identify if list of numbers were divisible by 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9, and 10. We were not able to finish in class so we will finish some of it on Monday.

All students will complete the county math pretest on Tuesday, August 12th in math class. I want them to try and do their best.

Any student wanting to be in chorus, band, or orchestra needs to bring permission slip on Monday, August 11.

8/7/2014

Our lesson today focused on why we use divisibility rules. I gave students notes over divisibility. Please make sure you get these notes when you return to school. We went over each of the rules and I gave examples for each one and students were to write the examples down into their notebook.

Home work tonight is to finish the chart asking you to see if the numbers on the vertical column are divisible by the numbers on the top row of the chart. You are to only put the answer “yes” or “no” in the blank.

8/6/2014

Today we took our first addition drill practice of 100 problems. I expect students to be fluent and accurate with these types of problems by the end of next week when I take a grade on it.

I showed students how to set up the pocket folder of their notebook. If they did not have their notebook yet they can catch up with this later. Students will leave 4 blank pages after the pocket notebook, then they can start numbering their pages front and back. The blank pages will be used for the table of contents pages.

Students took their pre unit test today. Tomorrow we start dividing my multidigit divisors.

There is no math home work tonight except for filling out the student information sheet if you have not done so yet. It is below.

8/5/2014

Today was a great first day. We discussed how to get assignments when a student is absent from class either because they are sick or they have been checked out of school.

I explained how I want them to enter the class room and how to fill out a pass if they need to go use the rest room, clinic, or administrator.

First assignment was to fill out a Vocabulary Knowledge Rating Organizer. Periods 1 and 3 turned theirs in to me. Periods 6 and 7 will keep it and turn it in tomorrow.

Home work for all classes:

I need the student information sheet filled out and returned to me when you get the chance. Also start going over all the material given to you in home room with your parents.

This is the page I will post assignments, study guides, and answers to the study guides.