Please refer to the "Handouts" page for your class handouts.
Tuesday, Jun 20th: Today we had a quick science lesson, so please refer to the science tab.
Monday, Jun 19th: Today, we reviewed probability, Cartesian planes, and transformations.
Thursday, Jun 15th: We revisited the correct way to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. After students had some time to work through some fraction questions, we went over rules with percents and conversion. Remember, Monday and Wednesday will be switched from science to math classes so we can review the rest of the concepts in math. (2 Handouts available).
Tuesday, Jun 13th: For today's review, we revisited the rules related to order of operations, discussed how to compare and order fractions, and convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions. The class was also given a detailed course summary to help with studying and we spent the majority of the period practising with the review packages. (Handout attached)
Friday, Jun 9th: We stared the period by wrapping up chapter 10 with the practice test. When everyone was done and had checked their answers we began reviewing for the math final. We reviewed the rules related to integers and the different operations as a class before everyone had time to practise these skills with a review package. (Handout available)
Wednesday, Jun 7th: The quiz from Monday's class was handed back and we went over the answers together. We reviewed several questions from 10.4 and students were given time to work on more questions from this section as well as the chapter review.
Monday, Jun 5th: The class had some time to scan their notes before we reviewed the topics covered so far in this chapter. We then had a little quiz, went over linear relations and graphs, and the students had some time to work on their homework.
(All previous math tests were handed back today. Remember, these are great resources to help you study/review for the final)
Thursday, Jun 1st: We revisited the concepts we learned about last week and went through a couple of questions from the homework at the beginning of class. For today's lesson, we looked at solving expressions when given values for different variables. We also had an introduction to graphing linear relations. (Handout available)
Tuesday, May 30th: No math today as you were jumping, throwing, and running at the track meet.
Friday, May 26th: My apologies, with the Gloria set up I completely forgot to update the class blog.
During Friday's short lesson we had a combination of science and math. We started with science, where we completed the model of the Geological Time to get a visual sense of how old our Earth is and how short of a time humans have been around. In math, the class was given back their circle tests and we went over the answers.
Wednesday, May 24th: We started our next chapter on Patterns today. We discussed topics like variables and expressions and had some practice before students had some work time. (handout available)
Friday, May 19th: After the class worked through a quick set of "Word Problems" at their table pairs, students wrote their Chapter 8 test on circles. When everyone was finished, students organized their notes from the first unit we studied and we revisited the concept of integers. We ended with some integer card games for review.
Wednesday, May 17th: After some review, the class had a short quiz on the topics studied. We spent the rest of the day on review in preparations for Friday's Circle Test, (as discussed, it's just a big quiz). (Handout available)
Monday, May 15th: The class handed in their signed math tests and we reviewed what we covered on circles. There was some more notes and practice as we learned about the area of circles. (Handout available)
Thursday, May 11th: The class was given back their chapter 1 test on transformations and Cartesian coordinates. After some time for corrections, we went over the answers as a group. We spent the remainder of the period practicing with circumference given either the diameter or the ratio of a circle. (Handout available)
Tuesday, May 9th: The class was introduced to the next topic on circles today. We reviewed terms like circumference, radius, and diameter. Students then used circumference and diameter to calculate pi. Even with our crude tools, (yarn and scratchy rulers), some students were able to get 3.14! (Handout available).
Tuesday, May 2nd: After reviewing each of three types of transformations we learned this year, the class wrote their chapter 1 test.
Friday, Apr 28th: We started with a short quiz on rotations and used the rest of the class to practice for the upcoming test on Cartesian planes and transformations. The class worked on a handout as well as questions from the textbook. (Handout with answers available)
Wednesday, Apr 26th: After a little quiz on reflections, we reviewed rotations. The class practiced rotations as well as reflections and transformations. We are now finished the material for Cartesian planes. We will spend one more day on review before the test on Tuesday. (3 Handouts available)
Monday, Apr 24th: We went over the answers of the quiz from the last day and reviewed reflections. The class was then introduced to the last type of transformation: rotations before spending time on homework.
Wednesday, Apr 19th: The class has took some time to review the concepts from the past chapter before they took a very short quiz. We reviewed translations and learned about reflections. There was time in class to work on a worksheet related to this topic. (Handout available)
Thursday, Apr 13th: We took some time at the beginning of the period to review transformations; specifically translations. Students then practiced translating figures with a worksheet before having some Community Time.
Tuesday, Apr 11th: After marking homework and going over several of the questions, the class was introduced to transformations. We had time to write some notes and practice several questions on translations.
Friday, Apr 7th: The class had a quick recap of what we have been working on with coordinate grids and ordered pairs. The rest of the period was time for work or quiet free time.
Wednesday, Apr 5th: With the majority of the class gone for a choir festival, the remaining students had a little more practice with Cartesian planes. Students drew each other's diagrams from instructions and completed some connect-the-dots using ordered pairs. There was time at the end of the period for community time.
Monday, Apr 3rd: We reviewed what we have learned about Cartesian coordinates at the start of class and followed by a quick quiz. We marked these as a class and students were given a chance to work in pairs on an activity. We finished with notes and practice drawing and creating designs using the Cartesian plane. (Handout available)
Thursday, Mar 30th: We started with a little warm up that covered some of the ideas we learned about Cartesian planes. We then continued on with notes and practice before students were given time to work on homework. If practicing on Math IXL, R1 and R2 are good activities for review.
Tuesday, Mar 28th: After a quick "word" problem, the class reviewed the main topics from chapter 5 and probability. Tests were handed back and we went over the answers together. We had a quick look at our new topic on Cartesian planes. (Handout available)
Thursday, Mar 2nd: The class started the period going over several of the questions from yesterday's homework. After looking over the notes and practice sheets on probability, students prepared for tomorrow's test by completing the chapter review as well as the practice test.
Wednesday, Mar 1st: The class reviewed the probability concepts we studied in class. There was some more notes and practice before we looked at 5.4 and using materials with repeated values. A reminder that we will be having a quiz on our short section on probability Friday.
Tuesday, Feb 28th: After some review of the homework from last class, we had a short quiz probability. The rest of the time was spent completing homework.
Monday, Feb 27th: With a new note sheet, we reviewed the concepts we studied so far in math including what probability is and ways to organize outcomes. Students had a chance to practice some examples before starting their homework.
Thursday, Feb 23rd: With a special presentation at the end of the day, 7A missed math class. 7B had some review on the concept of probability and we looked at different methods to organize outcomes. We spent the rest of the period playing Yahtzee, something that was missed at the beginning of the unit for 7B due to snow days. It all worked out in the end.
Tuesday, Feb 21st: We began the day with a quick quiz on what we have learned about probability. The class then reviewed organizing outcomes with tables before looking at organizing with tree diagrams.
Friday, Feb 17th: We had a science class today so that we could finish our lab. Look under the science 7 tab for details.
Wednesday, Feb 15th: We reviewed how to calculate the probability of a single event and, after some work time, the class was introduced to organizing outcomes. We ended with some more work time.
Friday, Feb 10th: We revisited the idea of probability and how to calculate the probability of certain events. After some notes and practice, the class was assigned several questions for homework.
Wednesday, Feb 8th: We had a quick recap of our Tuesday's discussion about probability. After some notes and information the class broke out in group for several games of Yahtzee. We ended the class with some practice questions on probability and a little homework.
Tuesday, Feb 7th: Another switch with schedule today. With completing the problem solving portion of the FSA, we have now completed all of the Math FSAs. Old textbooks were taken in and new ones were distributed. Students had a look at their new textbooks and considered the next topic: Probability. Remember, tomorrow is also going to be a math class.
Thursday, Feb 2nd: The period was spent on the math numeracy FSA today.
Tuesday, Jan 31st: The class took the period to write their percent chapter quiz and, with a shorter block, we did not have any time for "community time". We will take some time during tomorrow's science class for board games, card games, and finding Waldo.
Monday, Jan 30th: The class had their last practice for the FSA looking at problem solving. We discussed strategies to apply while taking a test and, when the test was over, we looked at examples of answers that had different scores. Remember to bring to next class a calculator, a book, and (if you can) a board game for some community time.
Wednesday, Jan 25th: Following some test prep, the class reviewed the different skills we have learned about percents. The rest of the period was spent working through practice questions. (For more percent practice on Math IXL, try N5, N6, and N8, along with the previously suggested N1, N2, and N3)
Monday, Jan 23rd: The class started with some more practice problem solving. We continued the lesson with percent review. There will be a quiz on percents and percent, decimal, fraction conversion on Tuesday. (This was originally said to be Monday; however, Monday the 30th will actually be Day 2)
Thursday, Jan 19th: After some more problem solving review, the class had a quick quiz on percents. We continued class by looking at calculating the percents of numbers. There were a lot of questions for practice, but the class was hard at work to complete them.
Tuesday, Jan 17th: We started the day with some practice problem solving questions. After some review of the concepts we have covered on percents, students had time for more practice on these types of questions.
Friday, Jan 13th: We began with a quick review on the concept of percent and progressed by looking at how to convert percents to fractions and decimals. (For percent practice, try N1 and N2 in Math IXL)
Wednesday, Jan 11th: Today's class was dedicated to online test practice.
Monday, Jan 9th: We began the class with a review of fractions. Our next topic of the year is percents. We considered the meaning of percents and how we can use it to determine the percent of fractions with certain denominators. (For fraction practice on Math IXL, try G5, G6, H8, and I5)
Thursday, Jan 5th: Although we had the fraction test before the break, I still wanted to take some time to review operations with fractions. We looked over this concept together with some practice before some time to work.
Thursday, Dec 15th: To finish off our last class before the Christmas holidays, we had a mixture of both math and science. For science, we reviewed density and students completed a short activity to practice calculating density. In math, the fractions tests were handed back. We went over the correct answers as a group, but the tests were recollected. I will send them home to have signed when we return from vacation. The remainder of the period was spent on "word" puzzles, including Chrismas Carol themed puzzles. I was very impressed with how well the class did :)
Friday, Dec 9th: With a shortened block, the class was given the whole period to complete the chapter 4 test on fractions. Any remaining time was reserved for DEAR.
Wednesday, Dec 7th: After taking some time, as a class, to review examples of each of the fraction skills we learned in chapter 4, students spent the period working through practice questions to prepare for Friday's test.
Thursday, Dec 1st: Following a review of the topics we covered last class, we had another daily quiz on fractions. The class was then introduced to their last topic dealing with fractions: converting decimals to fractions.
Tuesday, Nov 29th: Today marked the second last day of new material regarding fractions. The class looked at how fractions are converted to decimals using equivalent fractions and division.
Tuesday, Nov 22nd: We began with a quick review of the concepts we have looked at relating to fractions. The class had a quick daily quiz before considering strategies to compare fractions.
Friday, Nov 18th: After a review of equivalent fractions and reducing fractions to lowest terms, the class moved onto improper fractions and mixed numbers.
Wednesday, Nov 16th: After a quick quiz on representing fractions with pictures, the class went over equivalent fractions and writing a fraction in lowest terms. There were some notes and time for some practice before starting homework.
Monday, Nov 14th: After a group math activity, we continued on with our chapter on fractions today. Students are showing good memory in this topic so far, which is great to see.
Tuesday, Nov 8th: After a short "Word Problem" group activity, the Order of Operations test was handed back. We addressed some common errors by going over several questions from the test before moving onto our next topic: fractions. It was great to see how much students remembered from last year.
Friday, Nov 4th: The grade 7s spent half of class completing their Order of Operations test. When they were all complete, we took some time to spend together in community games and activities. It was a nice way to end the week.
Wednesday, Nov 2nd: Today was all about review. We started the day by reviewing the homework on integers and order of operations. We followed this with a short quiz and more practice on the same topic. Next class, we will have a large quiz on order of operations with integers.
Monday, Oct 31st: We spent the day backtracking a bit to review integer rules again. The class practiced addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division with both positive and negative numbers in a variety of ways including a card game and Math IXL.
Thursday, Oct 27th: The students started today with a math activity done in small groups. It was great to see everyone engaged, having fun, and cooperating in their groups. We reviewed order of operations again before getting started on the next page of practice.
Tuesday, Oct 25th: We started the class with review of the major points in Order of Operations. Students then took a short quiz on the concepts before continuing on with page 135.
Thursday, Oct 20th: The class reviewed Order of Operations and the acronym BEDMAS. The students then had some time to practice some questions in pairs before working on their homework.
Tuesday, Oct 18th: Now that the class is familiar with integers, we started looking at order of operation questions that include both positive and negative numbers.
Friday, Oct 14th: After practicing with integers with several, (long), games of Integer BINGO, the class had their first chapter test.
Wednesday, Oct 12th: We started with a quiz on division after our homework check. The rest of the class was completing and marking a integer review package followed by a long game of Integer BINGO. We have now finished a section in math, and so will be having a test next class.
Wednesday, Oct 5th: After a homework check and some review, the class worked on figuring out some pictogram puzzles. We then began looking at dividing integers, wrote some notes, and had time to practice.
Monday, Oct 3rd: We started the day reviewing all that we have learned so far with integers. This included the different rules/strategies we use to help us solve both addition and subtraction questions. The class was then introduced to integers and multiplication.
Thursday, Sept 29th: After our daily review quiz, the class reviewed the rule for subtracting integers. We paused for a science video related to a topic that came up in yesterday's class before spending time on more subtraction practice.
Tuesday, Sept 27th: We started the day with several pictogram puzzles before taking a closer look at subtracting integers.
Friday, Sept 23rd: Today, we used diagrams to represent what happens when we subtract integers. After going over a number of practice examples, students had some time to practice on their own. They also learned that subtracting an integer is the same thing as adding its opposite.
Wednesday, Sept 21st: The class reviewed the rules for adding integers today before spending time on addition practice.
Monday, Sept 19th: The class took some time to review the concept of integers. Then, using drawings to help, the students practiced identifying, adding, and subtracting integers with an introductory activity.
Wednesday, Sept 14th: My apologies for the lateness of this entry. Yesterday, we began the lesson with some mental math exercises. The class was then introduced to integers.
Monday, Sept 12th: We started the lesson by looking at a model for Problem Solving that considers different strategies and steps to apply when solving word problems. The class was then introduced to Chapter 4 the concept of integers. In pairs, students worked on two different problems.
Tuesday, Sept 6th: Today was a very quick introduction to math. We looked through the course outline and textbooks were handed out.
Wednesday, Jun 21st: Please complete the odd numbers of pages 3-6 on probability as well as all of pages 7-9 on transformations. As always, remember to check your work.
Monday, Jun 19th: Please complete three questions on each of the different operations with fractions: (+, -, x, /). Please also complete the two pages related to percents.
Remember to periodically check your answers to ensure you're on the right track.
Please start reviewing your past notes and quizzes to prepare for the final exam.
Thursday, Jun 15th: From the integer package, please complete pages 3 and 4 on order of operations as well as questions #25-47 of pages 5 and 6.
To review fractions, please complete the first five questions of pages 1 and 2 of the fraction package, the left hand side of page 3 converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions as well as all of pages 4 and 5.
Tuesday, Jun 13th: From the review package, please complete pages 1 and 2 on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers. Continue with pages 5 and 6 (Remember, you only need to do #1-24 on these two pages). Finally, (For 7B), complete pages 7 and 8 on representing and finding missing integers.
Friday, Jun 9th: Please complete p. 379 #9 – 13 and p. 382 #6, 9 – 16.
If you haven't already, hand in your signed test on circles ASAP.
Wednesday, Jun 7th: Please complete p. 378 #2-8.
Monday, Jun 5th: Please complete #9-18 on page 369.
Tuesday, Jun 1st (extension): Please complete questions #3, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11 from page 354 along with #4, 6,7, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 15 on page 361.
Please have your math tests signed and corrected for next class.
Friday, May 26th: Please complete questions #3, 5, 6, 9, 10, and 11 from page 354 along with #4, 6,7, 8, 12, 13, 14, and 15 on page 361.
Friday, May 19th: If you weren't able to in class, please finish the circle review booklet and page 298 #1-5, and 11-18.
If you haven't, please have your chapter 1 test signed and turned in ASAP.
Wednesday, May 17th: Please complete #1-16 and 19 on page 284 of your textbook for next class.
Monday, May 15th: Complete #1-17 on page 277.
Tuesday, May 2nd: Please complete the review package and complete #1-17 on page 36 of your textbook to practice for Tuesday's test.
Friday, Apr 28th: Please finish the worksheets on reflections and rotations for homework. As always, remember to mark and correct your work.
Wednesday, Apr 26th: Please complete questions # 13-18 on page 27 of your textbook.
Monday, Apr 24th: Complete the worksheet on reflections for next class. (7B - because we had more time in class today, you must also finish questions #7, 9, and 11 on page 25 of your textbook).
Thursday, Apr 13th: Please complete questions #3 and 5 on page 24 and 25 of your textbook.
Tuesday, Apr 11th: Please complete #2-7 and 9-11 on page 14 of your text
If you were at the choir festival on Wednesday, you will also need to finish the Cartesian connect-the-dots activity.
Friday, Apr 5th: Please complete the practice connect-the-dots using ordered pairs for next class.
Wednesday, Apr 3rd: If you weren't able to in class, please draw out a design, plot the coordinates, and provide instructions so a peer can make the design next class. (Do avoid over simplified shapes like a basic square)
Friday, Mar 31st: Complete #2-18 on pages 8-11 of your textbook. Please have your math test corrected and signed ASAP. It is due on Friday.
Friday, Mar 3rd: To prepare for tomorrow's probability test, please complete #5-12 on p. 190 as well as #1-9 (omit #5) on p. 192.
Thursday, Mar 2nd: Please complete #3-11 on page 181-182.
Look over your notes and practice pages to review what probability means and how to organize outcomes.
As stated at the beginning of the week, we will have a small quiz on probability this Friday.
Wednesday, Mar 1st: If you weren't able to in class, please complete the rest of the questions from 5.3 (#8-15 on pages 175/176).
Tuesday, Feb 27th: Please finish questions #1-7 on page 174.
Thursday, Feb 23rd: Please complete questions #6-10 (7B) or #6-12 (7A).
Tuesday, Feb 21st: Please complete #5-12 on page 163 as well as #1-5 on page 168, (Don't forget that number 2 should be a table, not a tree diagram).Please return your signed math test ASAP.
Tuesday, Feb 14th: Complete questions #1-4 on pages 162/163.
Tuesday, Jan 31st: (extended) Please finish all the assigned review questions to help practice for Tuesday's percent test: p 166 #7-65, 66, 68, 69, and 71)
Please practice and review your notes on percentage to prepare for Tuesday's quiz.
Wednesday, Jan 25th: Please complete the review questions on percent on page 161 (#1-43 odds for 7B/ or the numbers in the first column - as stated in class 7A)
Monday, Jan 23rd: If you weren't able to in class, please finish #1-51 on page 157.
Thursday, Jan 19th: Please complete #2, 10, 14, 18, 24, 26, and 32 on page 153. # 1, 5, 9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 41 (all), 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 (all). (Sorry for the odd numbering, I would like you to have practice with all skills).
Tuesday, Jan 17th: Please complete # 1-37 (odds), 38, 39, and 40 on page 153.
Friday, Jan 13th: (Extention) If you weren't able to in class, please complete questions 1-23 and 27-33 on page 151 of your text.
Please also have your parents sign your fraction tests ASAP. Thank you for all those who have already brought these in.
Monday, Jan 9th: Finish the assigned fraction questions for Monday's class. 7A - please do 5 questions from each page, 7B - please do 6 questions from each page. The difference is only 5 questions and is due to a difference in work time.
Friday, Dec 9th: Please complete half of the questions on each page of the math review. Remember to check your answers as you go. (After every page is a good idea)
As you begin reviewing for Friday's fraction test, the following Math IXL skills will be helpful (F.1, F.2, F.4, F.5, F.8)
Monday, Dec 5th: Please finish all the questions from #1-25 on page 55 of your text.
Thursday, Dec 1st: Please complete #1-49, (odds only),from page 53 of your textbook. Remember, you must do #1-33 by hand (with 10-33 done with equivalent fractions). Questions 35-49 can be done using a calculator. (These directions are all on your note sheet)
Tuesday, Nov 29th: From the textbook, please complete page 51 (#2-42 evens, 43, 44, and 53)
Tuesday, Nov 22nd: Please complete the assigned questions from page 49.
7A- Please do the odd questions from #1-27
7B - Please complete all of #1-28
You do not have to show work on this assignment but, as always, you must check and complete your work. Remember, doing this periodically, (every section,) is most beneficial.
Monday, Nov 21st: Return your Progress Reports signed by your parents.
Friday, Nov 18th: Finish off page 47 on Equivalent Fractions. Please make sure you show your steps for questions #8-15, (which means listing the factors of both the numerator and denominator). You also need to explain what you multiplied or divided by on questions #23-31.
Wednesday: Nov 16th: Complete questions #1-29 of page 43 from you textbook. Don't forget to mark and check your work.
Monday, Nov 14th: Your Order of Operations tests are due back signed and corrected.
Friday, Nov 4th: Please complete all of the "Test Two" worksheet. Again, you can answer #1-24 right on the handout, but you must answer #26-47 on a separate sheet of lined paper to show your work
Wednesday, Nov 2nd: Please complete the entire "Test One" worksheet. Remember, you can put your answers for #1-28 right on the sheet, but you must write #29-47 out on another piece of paper so you can show your work.
Monday, Oct 31st: Finish questions 1-30 on the 4.7 Worksheet on order of operations. Please don't forget to show your work!
Thursday, Oct 27th: Please complete page 135 by finishing questions #16-30, 35, and 36.
Tuesday, Oct 25th: Complete the first 15 questions of page 135. Remember to show your work as well as check and correct your answers.
Wednesday, Oct 12th: Complete the division questions on page 131. Please do #1-37 and 39. Other than the word problems, which need answers in a sentence, just write down the answers for each question
Wednesday, Oct 5th: Finish questions 1-25 on page 129. Remember to mark and correct your work. You only need to write down the answers for this section, (except for the word problem, which must have a sentence answer).
Tuesday, Oct 3rd: Please complete all the questions on worksheet 4.3. As stated in class, don't forget to write out the equations for questions 25-38.
Thursday, Sept 29th: Complete questions #1-36 on page 201. (Again, please remember to write out the equations for the questions specified in class. You must also remember to mark and correct your work!!)
Friday, Sept 23rd: Complete questions #1-37 on page 119. (Please remember to mark your work.
Friday, Sept 15th: Complete the Mental Math questions on page 113. (Don't forget, you only have to do the even numbers.) Please mark your work with the answers in the back of the text.