Thursday, September 27, 2012

September 27th - Class

Today in class students had a review session with two sets of ACE Problems to complete.
Finish a level from the class work as prep for tomorrow's quiz. 
Level one (a bit easier) begins on page 43 and is #s 1, 2, 4, 6, 11, 12, 19, 23. 
Level two begins on page 46 an is #s 4, 6, 7, 11, 12, 17, 21, 23. 
The most important problems are the ones each level has in common (#s 4, 6, 11, 12 & 23). 
Complete as many problems as you need to feel secure and confident with the content. 

The following is a link to the answers to the ACE Questions.

Friday morning Mr. Cuthbert will hold a final review session in Room 210 starting at 7:15.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Wednesday September 26th

Today I introduced the following Study Guide to the students.
They will have their Quiz over Investigations 1 and 2 this Friday.
A study session will be held in Mr. Cuthbert's Room (210) starting at 7:15.
All 7th Graders are welcome!

Today we covered Problem 2.3 where students will:
  • Predict the pattern in a graph of a relationship between two variables
  • Tell a "story" shown in a graph.
Tomorrow will be a review day leading up to Friday's Quiz.

Tuesday September 25th

We started class with some work with an Organic Number Line.
Students were given a flash card with a fraction on it.  In groups they had to create the deciaml, percent, area model and set model of the provided fraction.  Then they had to discuss where on the number line the fraction should go in reference to the benchmark fraction 1/2.

Here are some photos of them in action

For classwork we worked through Problem 2.2 in their text.

The goals of today were for:
  • Students to graph two sets of data on one coordinate grid.
  • Students had to use tables and graphs to analyze data, uncover patterns and make decisions.
The following link takes you to an example of the graphs they created.

Monday, September 24, 2012

September 24th - Class

Today in class students received Skill Sheet #3.

We completed most of Investigation 2.1 - Analyzing Tables and Graphs. 
The goals of this lesson were to:
1. Graphing two sets of data on one graph and compare the data sets.
2. Identify and use patterns in data to make accurate predictions about values. 

Students are to finish Problem 2.1 for homework, specifically Questions D 1, 2  and E 1, 2.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19th - Class

As a class we reviewed Skill Sheet #2 and questions on it.  Students had specific questions around area of a circle and the formula for circumference.  Questions also were brought up on percents of a number, order of operations and division of fractions. Please see the Math Skills Help Site for some more assistance on this.

After Skills were discussed we moved into the Investigation 1 "mock" Quiz. This will be graded as a class to allow students to see what the format of a Quiz is like. 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

September 18th - Class

Today in class we completed a Vocabulary Check-in as a warm-up.

We then reviewed the class homework and moved right into Investigation 1.5.
We spent a lot of time reading and extracting information from text to create a table and a sketch of a graph.

Tonight's homework is to complete the Reflection at the end of the Investigation.
Page 37 #1-3

Monday, September 17, 2012

September 17th - Monday's Class

Today the students performed some mental math as a warm-up.  For example "What is 1/2 of 700?"

Then they learned how to enter in their Skill Scores to a spreadsheet to track their progress. Any student that scored below 7 out of 9 on their Skill Sheet needs to redo the missed problems and check them with me.
I also handed out Skill Sheet #2 which is to be completed by Friday the 21st.

We started to work through Problem 1.4 on pages 12 and 13, which focuses on discrete and continuous data.  See the following notes from class.

Classwork was to complete A-F in Problem 1.4
Homework is to complete ACE #6-9 pages 24-27.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 13th and 14th - How to Create a Coordinate Graph?

 In class today we reviewed how to create a coordinate graph on the program Interactivate Graphit.

Here is a link to the program:

The following is a YouTube video we created to walk you through the steps.  Tomorrow we will test your ability to perform this task and assist you if you still have questions.

Homework questions for tonight are ACE #4 on page 20 and ACE #26 on page 34.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

September 12th - Class

We had a great class today discussing questions students had on Skill Sheet #1.  We also reviewed the format of how homework pages should be set up and expectations around complete answers and sentences.

See below for set up of the homework

Investigation 1.1 and 1.2 ACE Problems                                       NAME: _______________
ACE # 1 - 3 p. 16 and 19                                                                Date:




In the homework for tonight we see the first set of "Worked Problems."  These problems can be identified because they placed in purple boxes.  Answers are given and the students are asked to explain the mathematical thinking. 

ACE #1-3 on pages 16-19 are homework for tonight.

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10th - Class

Students completed the Mathematics Diagnostic Testing Project (MDTP) online assessment.  This will capture a baseline of the student's knowledge.

The students also received Skill Sheet Practice #1.  These weekly worksheets focus on computation skills that students need to master to be successful this year and future years, some of these skills are review form years past and some are current skills needed to be learned.  The sheets will be handed out Mondays and need to be completed by Friday. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

September 6th - Inv 1.1 and 1.2 V and P

Today we started the first investigation in the CMP Book, Variables and Patterns.
The following link will take you to the notes that we took in class.

Investigation 1.1 and 1.2 Notes

The homework was to complete the graph, Question 1b, on the provided worksheet.
Be sure to include the major components on the graph.
The top 5 we charted in class were:
1. Title
2. X and Y -axis (coordinate grid lines)
3. Axis Labeled (X and Y- variables)
4. Scale - consistent increments
5. plotted data points (coordinate pairs),  (x, y) format

Good luck, we hope the notes provide some good review!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 4th Math Class

Welcome Back!

Today you were introduced to the weekly routines in math class as well as how to set up your binders.

Weekly routines are 5-8 minute starting activities that preview math class and are as follows:

Monday - Mental Math
Tuesday - Fraction Work
Wednesday - Skills help/questions
Thursday - Other
Friday - Skills Correction

Your binder should be set up by Friday and contain the following sections:
1. Current Unit (this should be kept in order Inv 1.1, Inv 1.2, Inv 1.3)
2. Other Section: skills, crate work, fraction sheets, mental math...