- This week you will need to complete 4.09 and 4.11 practice by Friday, 1/9/15. You will do 4.09 quiz together with Ms. Finley in ClassConnect, and you will complete the 4.11 quiz with me at the Learning Center.
- As of today, you should have ALL lessons caught up from 4.01 through 4.10. Reach out to Ms. Finley IMMEDIATELY if you are not caught up.
- The Unit 4 test will be taken the week of January 19th at the Learning Center.
- The first semester ends on Thursday, January 30th. Your math grade will be calculated based on grades entered into Jupiter and LMS, work samples, Study Island, and Moby Max.
- You must complete 150 minutes of Moby Max a day. How many hours is that per day?
- Remember that you need to do a Study Island Pathway each week! When you have completed 10 questions, you have fulfilled the requirement for that pathway. YOU CAN DO THIS!!
Last week, this week, and next week we are working with WORD PROBLEMS!!! Whoo HOOOOOOOO! Come excited and ready to put your knowledge of math to work!
This week at the Learning Center, students reviewed for and took the Unit 2 Test. Grades have been posted in the LMS.
This week at the Learning Center, we began working on Unit 2 in the LMS. This unit covers Data, Measurement, and Geometry.
We began with a short review of the topics covered in the Unit 1 test. This was done in the form of a Do Now. All students had the opportunity last week to earn some extra credit by going over the test together, and completing the problems together.
After the Do Now, we completed this week's Multiplication Challenge. This week's challenge covered facts 2-8. Next week, we will cover facts 2-9. I encourage you to prepare ahead of time for next week's challenge by studying the 2-9 facts. :)
Once we finished with the Do Now and the Multiplication Challenge, we began working on today's lesson. The students took notes in note packets designed for them, taking from the material covered in Lessons 2.06 - Plane Geometry and 2.07 - Polygons.
Taking notes is an important skill to have, so please encourage and support your student's learning of this skill by asking to see the notes that they are taking in class - both at the Learning Center and on ClassConnects.
After the note-taking, we put our new found knowledge to work by completing two activities.
In the first activity, "Drawing Geometric Figures," students drew points, line segments, lines, rays, angles (acute, right, and obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. The students were given directions to follow as they drew the above elements.
This week at the Learning Center, we went over the Unit 1 test, problem by problem. Students discussed how to solve each problem and reworked the problems on their own test. Extra Credit points will be awarded to those students who put in an appropriate amount of effort into going through the Unit 1 test.
This week at the Learning Center we:
* For the time being, we are going to take a break from the Interactive Math Journals. I will let you know if/when we begin with those again. Thanks!
This week, we are slowly easing ourselves back into the routine of meeting at the LC.
We took care of some housekeeping matters: discussed the Lunch & Dismissal Permission Form (parents should have received this from their student), went through the Class Syllabus (also sent home with the student), and went through classroom expectations.
Below, you will find links to all three of the documents that we went through together in class:
We also got started on our first two topics in Math. We learned about and practiced rounding numbers to the nearest ten, hundred, thousand, ten-thousand, as well as to the nearest tenth and hundredth. This was our first Do Now activity. Usually you/your student will be bringing home the Do Now that we worked on together in class; this week I have kept it because I want to set up Math Binders for the students - I will have them ready for next week. Routinely, I will scan the Do Nows before students leave and pass them back, they will put them into their binders, and home they will go. I scan them so that I can share them with the virtual math teacher, Ms. Finley. This is one way that Ms. Finley and I communicate about what our students are doing in the classroom.
The second topic that we reviewed and practiced is the order of operations. We did an activity where students worked individually to solve an expression. Once students solved their expression, they were to seek out another student that had the same answer that they had. Those two students then worked together to solve a second expression in which they had to figure out where to put parentheses in the expression in order to make it equal the answer to their first expression. (Tuesday math students needed to do the last part as homework - time got away from us.)
We set up our Interactive Math Journals (JAMs - Journal About Math). We worked on our first entry in these journals: Order of Operations. Tuesday's class didn't finish, so we will be building in time next Tuesday to finish the entry.
We had a great session this week! I am very excited to be working with you this year!
Welcome Back to School! We are going to have a FABULOUS year this year! I am glad you are here!
So, this blog is here to inform students and parents of what is going on @ the Learning Center regarding MS ASP Math. Feel free to check here BEFORE you or your student comes to class to see what I have planned, and be sure to check here at the end of the week to see if you or your student has any homework assignments due next week. I will only assign homework to you or your student while you or your student is with me in class. I will never request you to do something for homework that I did not assign to you while we were in class together. :)
Also, if you or your student misses a Learning Center session, it will be your responsibility to come here to this web page to see what was missed and what you need to do to come to class prepared the following week, especially in regards to the interactive math notebooks that we will be working on in class.
As always, feel free to Kmail me with any questions or concerns that you may have regarding anything posted here or discussed @ the LC. :)
Come here to find out what we are doing @ the Learning Center each week. Especially if you are absent ... come here to see what you missed and any assignments that you may need to complete before the next session.