## Math Class Supplies

7th & 8th grade Math supplies

Heavy-duty plastic folder

Graphing Composition notebooks (3)

Pencils (sharpened)

Soft pencil pouch (NO pencil boxes)

Erasers

Colored pencils

Markers

Highlighters

Ruler

Scientific Calculator

Post-it Notes

Loose-leaf notebook paper

## What’s Happening In Math – Week of 5/31/16

8th Grade – While those traveling to DC are on the trip, 8th graders who are not attending will begin a Geometry Project.

7th Pre A (2nd Period) – We are moving onto Lesson 8-2 Sequences. Students will take a quiz on this on Friday.

7th Pre A (4th Period) – We are moving onto Lesson 6-7 Similar Figures. Students will take a quiz on this on Friday.

## What’s Happening in Math – Week of 3/28/16

Algebra – Students will wrap up their projects, take post assessment, and then move onto Lesson 6-1 Graphing Systems of Equations.

7th Pre A (2nd Period) – This week students will learn about Scale and Scale Models from Lesson 6-6. No quiz this week.

8th Pre A – Students will learn about writing and solving proportions in Lesson 6-5. Students will take a quiz on Thursday on this lesson.

7th Pre A (4th period) – Students will begin a mini project this week on solving equations.

## What’s Happening in Math – Week of 3/14/16

8th Algebra – This week we are working on Graphing Inequalities on a Coordinate Plane (Lesson 5-6). Students will take a quiz on Friday.

7th Pre A (2nd Period) – This week we will work on Solving Proportions – Lesson 6-5. Students will take a quiz on Friday.

8th Pre A – We will work on Converting Rates in lesson 6-3. Students will take a quiz on Friday on lessons 6-1 to 6-3.

7th Pre A (4th Period) – This week we are working on Solving Inequalities – Lesson 5-4. Students will take a quiz on Friday.

## What’s Happening In Math – Week of 3/7/16

Algebra – This week we will spend time doing a Chapter Review on Chapter 4. Students will take the Mid Chapter 4 test on Thursday. Skills they should master are: writing equations with one point and the slope, or two points, writing equations in slope intercept form, point slope form and standard form, writing and graphing equations of lines that are parallel and perpendicular to a given line.

7th Pre A (2nd period) – We are moving onto Lesson 6-4 Proportional and Non Proportional Relationships. Students will take a quiz on Thursday.

8th Pre A II – We are finally done with our Unit on Geometry and are moving onto our unit on Proportionality. We will begin with lesson 6-1 Ratios, and lesson 6-2 Unit Rates.

7th Pre A (4th Period) – We are finally done with our unit on Expressions and Equations. We are beginning a very short unit on Inequalities this month, beginning with Lesson 5-3. Students will take a quiz on Thursday.

## What’s Happening in Math – Week of 2.29.16

Algebra – Since students learned about Point Slope Form while learning about Slope Intercept Form, we are skipping lesson 4-3 and moving forward. Lesson 4-4 is about writing equations of lines that are parallel and perpendicular to each other. Students will take a quiz on Friday on this lesson.

7th Pre A (2nd Period) – We were unable to learn about lesson 6-3 last week, so that is our focus this week. Students will learn about dimensional analysis and converting units within systems of measurements. Students will take a quiz on Friday on this lesson.

8th Pre A – This week we will learn about Lesson 12-4, the Volume of Cones, Spheres, and Pyramids. Students have their Mid Chapter 12 test on Friday. We will be studying and reviewing the Volume of Prisms, Cylinders, Cones, Spheres, and Pyramids for this test.

7th Pre A (4th period) –  On Monday and Tuesday, students will learn about how to write equations in lesson 4-6. We will spend Wednesday reviewing for the Chapter 4 test which will take place over two days (if necessary – on Thursday and Friday).

## What’s Happening in Math – Week of 2/22/16

Algebra – This week we will work on lesson 4-2 Writing Equations in Slope Intercept Form, where students will learn how to write an equation of a line when given two points, or a single point and the slope of a line. Students will have a quiz on Friday.

7th Pre A (2nd Period) – We will work on lessons 6-2 Unit Rates and 6-3 Converting Measurements this week. Students will take a quiz on Friday on lessons 6-1, 6-2, and 6-3.

8th Pre A – This week we will work on lesson 12-3 and 12-4 Volume of Cylinders, Cones, Spheres, and Pyramids. Students will take a quiz on Friday.

7th Pre A (4th Period) – We will continue to work on Two Step Equations (lesson 4-5) and student will take a quiz on this lesson on Wednesday. Then we will begin Writing Equations (lesson 4-6). We are at the end of Chapter 4 and students will take the Chapter 4 Test on Tuesday, March 1st.

## What’s Happening in Math – Week of 2/15/16

Algebra – Moving on to Chapter 4, students will learn more about slope intercept form and how to graph equations by using the slope and y-intercept. Students will take a quiz on Friday.

7th Pre Algebra (2nd period) – Students will take their Chapter 5 test on Tuesday. We will then begin Chapter 6 and spend the remainder of the week learning about Rates and Ratios.

8th Pre Algebra – Students will learn about the volume of rectangular and triangular prisms in lesson 12-2 and take a quiz on Friday.

7th Pre Algebra (4th period) – Students will take a quiz on Tuesday on solving one-step equations (lesson 4-3 and 4-4). We will then spend the rest of the week learning about two step equations in lesson 4-5.

## What’s Happening in Math – Week of 2/1/16

REMINDER: There is no school for students on Friday, February 5th due to a Teacher Institute Day.

Algebra – This week we are learning about the Zero of a Graph and about finding the Rate of Change of Linear Functions (lessons 3-2 and 3-3). Students should expect a quiz during the week of 2/8/16.

7th Pre Algebra (2nd Period) – This week we will focus on writing, solving, and graphing inequalities from lessons 5-2 and 5-3. Students should expect a quiz during the week of 2/8/16.

8th Pre-Algebra – This week we are working on Congruent Triangles (lesson 11-2) and Quadrilaterals (lesson 11-4).Students should expect a quiz during the week of 2/8/16.

7th Pre- Algebra (4th Period) – This week we will take a break from the text book and work on a four day project on Interpreting Algebraic Expressions. Students will be working with a partner to create matches for verbal expressions, algebraic expressions, and tables. Homework will be given from other sources for the week.

## What’s Happening in Math – Week of 1/25/16

NWEA Testing!! All classes will take the math NWEA test on Monday, and Reading NWEA on Tuesday.

We will spend the rest of the week working on the same concepts as last week. Homework will be reduced due to testing.

## What’s Happening in Math – Week of 1/18/16

Algebra – This week we are starting Chapter 3-1, Graphing Linear Functions. Students will learn how to graph linear equations using the x and y intercepts, interpret x and y intercepts, and learn how to convert equations from standard form to slope intercept form.

7th Pre-Algebra (2nd period) – This week we are starting Chapter 5-1 Perimeter and Area and Chapter 5-2 Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides. Students will use equations to solve area and perimeter problems.

8th Pre-Algebra – Continuing with our Geometry unit, we are moving to lesson 11-1 about Angle and Line Relationships. Students will learn about different angles with parallel lines and a transversal, as well as write equations to solve for missing angles. Students will take a quiz on Friday on 11-1 and will also see a few problems about dilations on this quiz from lesson 6-8.

7th Pre-Algebra (4th period) – As of last week, too many students still struggled with the concepts in 4-1 and 4-2 (the distributive property and simplifying algebraic expressions). Encourage your child to study at home. We are spending 3 more days working on these concepts this week. Students will be quizzed on Thursday.

## What’s Happening in Math – Week of 1/11/16

Algebra – This week we are wrapping up Chapter 2 with finishing up Absolute Value Equations, completing a two day mini project which is a review for the test, and the Chapter 2 test slated on Thursday (this is subject to change to Friday depending on the duration of mini project).

7th Pre Algebra (2nd Period) – We will wrap up Chapter 4 this week with finishing up lesson 4-6 and reviewing for the test which will happen on Thursday. Friday we will work on a Mars Task that assess students’ ability to write and solve equations.

8th Pre Algebra – Although students took a test on Friday (1/8) on Translations, Rotations, and Reflections, and were able to use the foldable they created for the review, it appears that the majority of the class needs a bit more time to master these concepts since more than half of the class received a score of 70 or below. Therefore, this week we will come back to Transformations by learning about Dilations (lesson 6-8) and reviewing Translations and Rotations (lesson 2-7) and Rotations (11-3) and retake the test including Dilations on Friday.

7th Pre Algebra (4th Period) – Using what we learned about the distributive property, this week we are going to focus on lesson 4-2 Simplifying Algebraic Expressions. Students will take a quiz on Friday.

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