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The last week of the semester we will be doing a project that involves

I am very excited about this project. I know it will be fun for the students and a great way to review important math concepts.

I need your help to make this project possible. We need

Thank you for all of your help and support.

Miss Dees

Pre-Algebra: 5-5 Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities

Pre-Algebra: ISteep Testing

Pre-Algebra: Test Review

Pre-Algebra: Test Review

Pre-Algebra: Chapter 5 Test

39 missing in 2nd Hour

11 missing in 8th Hour

All assignments must be turned in by Friday to be counted for this contest.

Class party will be given to the class with the least amount of missing assignments OR every class with ZERO missing assignments.

9 students have passed a Literacy Skills test -- THIS IS A MUST!

4 students have their AR goals --- that means 17 who have not!

If you want breakfast on Thurs, Dec 20th you'd better be READING!!!

Pre-Algebra classes just wrapped up their chapter 4 projects! This project had them producing and budgeting plays! Ask your child which play they created. Here's a look at the display currently outside Mr. Johnson's room of all of their hard work. If you're at school during the next few weeks, stop by and take a look!

I've heard a lot about people winning millions at Powerball this week...SO I devided to have a few contests in the classroom!

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Homeroom:

At the end of the quarter, if everyone in homeroom has earned their AR goal, I'll cook breakfast!!

Remember, AR goals include 100% points, 85 percent correct, 2 Vocab tests, 2 Non-Fiction tests, and 1 Literacy Skills test. AR goals are due on Dec 18th.

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Math Classes:

I've counted up the missing assignments! The class with the LEAST number of missing assignments on December 17th with win a lunch party!

Yes, if every class ends up with zero missing assignments, I'll be okay having 4 parties!

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Current Standings:

*Keep working hard on those assignments!! If you're ever wondering what you're missing, email or Facebook me!*

Remember, AR goals include 100% points, 85 percent correct, 2 Vocab tests, 2 Non-Fiction tests, and 1 Literacy Skills test. AR goals are due on Dec 18th.

Yes, if every class ends up with zero missing assignments, I'll be okay having 4 parties!

It is exactly 10:17 as I start this post. I have been grading I left school, with the exception of dinner and a quick trip to the grocery store. Why so much grading, you ask? Check out how many papers were turned in today!

Yep, that's a TON of corrections and missing work. I'm very glad so many were hard workers over your weekend! I have graded about 75% of these papers, and they are posted on Power School. I will finish them up tomorrow and hope to get everyone new missing assignment print outs by Wednesday.

On a different note, all quizzes have been graded as well. Check Power School for your grade. I will be giving these back tomorrow along with a slip telling you how to correct them. I still have about 10 of you who need to complete your quiz! Come see me in Homeroom!!

Now that it's 10:21, it's time for this teacher to hit the hay; she has quite a few 7th graders who will be awaiting her bright and early! :)

Yep, that's a TON of corrections and missing work. I'm very glad so many were hard workers over your weekend! I have graded about 75% of these papers, and they are posted on Power School. I will finish them up tomorrow and hope to get everyone new missing assignment print outs by Wednesday.

On a different note, all quizzes have been graded as well. Check Power School for your grade. I will be giving these back tomorrow along with a slip telling you how to correct them. I still have about 10 of you who need to complete your quiz! Come see me in Homeroom!!

Now that it's 10:21, it's time for this teacher to hit the hay; she has quite a few 7th graders who will be awaiting her bright and early! :)

After your test, work on finishing your poster to advertise your play.

Remember to include:

- Title
- Dates
- Place
- Ticket Price
- Actors
- Anything you think would make someone attend your play!

Here are some examples:

The
Kingston Parks and Recreation Department is planning a new park that will be 100
yards long and 85 yards wide. The
department recommended that trees be planted along the perimeter of the park at
equal distances from each other and as far apart as possible. How far apart can the trees be planted?

Pre-Algebra: Chapter 5 PreTest; Finish Chapter 4 Projects

Pre-Algebra: 5-1 Perimeter & Area

Pre-Algebra: 5-2: Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Pre-Algebra: 5-2: Day 2

Pre-Algebra: Sprial Review

(Your grade will be refigured including corrections.)

If your score is a

If your score is

If your score is

Remember, always use the inverse operation to solve an equation. The inverse operations undo each other (multiplication/division).

Here's the video from our lesson in class today:

Wednesday November 7th

Review Distributive Property and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.

Helpful videos from the textbook. (they will ask you to log in using your ConnectEd user name and password from your planner).

New Assignment:

Pg EP8 (Back of book) 4-1 #7-21 odd; 4-2 #2-24 even

Review Distributive Property and Simplifying Algebraic Expressions.

Helpful videos from the textbook. (they will ask you to log in using your ConnectEd user name and password from your planner).

New Assignment:

Pg EP8 (Back of book) 4-1 #7-21 odd; 4-2 #2-24 even

Click here to go to your mid-chapter quiz. **http://www.quia.com/quiz/3913451.html**

Remember to show all work and take your time. I know you will do great!

Remember to show all work and take your time. I know you will do great!

equation - a math sentence that contains an equals sign (=), showing that two expressions are equal.

solution - the value of the variable that makes an equation true

inverse operations - operations that "undo" each other --addition/subtraction and multiplication/division

equivalent equations - equations that have the same solution

Remember to always use the inverse operation to solve!!

Video of lesson in class:

Term- each part of expression

Coefficient - numerical part of term, number in front of variable

Like terms - terms with same variable

Constant - terms without a variable, number only

Want to watch Today's lesson from class over Simplifying Algebraic Expressions? Here it is! Enjoy!!!

Use this link to access the **PRE-TEST**: **http://www.quia.com/quiz/3907698.html**

If you're not finished with the**TEST**, use this link: **http://www.quia.com/quiz/3866091.html**

__After__ you complete your __test and glossary__, try one of these vocabulary activities:

Hangman

Jumbled Words

Word Search, Flash Cards, Matching Concentration

If you're not finished with the

Hangman

Jumbled Words

Word Search, Flash Cards, Matching Concentration

Today we talked about the **Distributive Property**. Do you need a little more explanation?

**Well, Here's a quick review!**

The Distributive Property is a property of numbers that ties the operation of addition (or subtraction) and multiplication together.

It says that for ANY numbers a, b and c, . For those used to multiplications without the multiplication sign, .

The same property applies when there is subtraction instead of addition: a*(b-c) = a*b - a*c.

**How it is used:** The distributive property is used when something in parentheses ( ) is multiplied by something, or, in reverse, when you need to take some common multiplier OUT of the parentheses.

Example:

Taking x INTO parentheses:

Taking a OUT of parentheses: .

**You've read it, now how about some Khan Academy help!?!**

The Distributive Property is a property of numbers that ties the operation of addition (or subtraction) and multiplication together.

It says that for ANY numbers a, b and c, . For those used to multiplications without the multiplication sign, .

The same property applies when there is subtraction instead of addition: a*(b-c) = a*b - a*c.

Example:

Taking x INTO parentheses:

Taking a OUT of parentheses: .

Homework: Study!

Homework: Glossary

Homework: Corrections/Missing Work

Homework: Pg 176 #10-30 even

Homework: Finish Worksheet

Homework: Pg 183 #16-42 even

Homework: Glossary

Homework: Pg 189 #12-48 even

Homework: Worksheet

Homework: Corrections

Please show these videos to Course 2 classes in this order.

Making the foldable. Everyone will need a piece of construction paper.

Filling in the rules for the Foldable.

Making the foldable. Everyone will need a piece of construction paper.

Filling in the rules for the Foldable.

Today in class we learned about monomials.

Remember a**monomial** is an expression with multiplication. It can have numbers and or variables and may contain exponents.

We worked with monomials that had exponents today in class.

Remember these tricks?

When you have**exponents** with the same base (same big number) being **multiplied** together, you can just **add** their exponents to get your answer.

When you have**exponents** with the same base (same big number) being **divided**, you can just **subtract** their exponents to get your answer.

Watch this video from one of my classes.

Remember a

We worked with monomials that had exponents today in class.

Remember these tricks?

When you have

When you have

Watch this video from one of my classes.

Homework: Pg 179 #12-36 even

Homework:

Homework: Fraction Rules Foldable; EP8 Part BC #2,4,6,8; Part D #2,4,6,8; Part A #2,4,6,8; EP9 Part D #2,4,6,8

Homework:

Homework: Pg 183 #14-42 even

Homework: Study for Test

Homework: Pg 187 #14-38 even

Homework:

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Remember you do NOT need common denominators for this!

You just simply multiply across, then simplify.

Here's a video from the lesson 7th hour...enjoy!

You MUST have common denominators. I like the "spelling book" method; this was learned in 6th grade.

You then just add or subtract the numerators and simplify.

Here's a video of our lesson in class; this was the first one I'd ever done this way. It's very hard to hear the class, however it still shows our entire lesson (and you can hear my wonderful voice!) :)

Use these links to go directly to the Mid-Chapter quiz.

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Course 2: http://www.quia.com/quiz/3880136.html

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Pre-Algebra: http://www.quia.com/quiz/3866015.html

Here's a quick review for adding and subtracting fractions.

Remember you have to have a

Let Khan Academy help you review:

And, today's lesson! It may be about mixed numbers, however the process is the same. Add or subtract the whole numbers, then the fractions (with common denominators) and simplify. Remember, just like when subtracting whole numbers, you may need to borrow!

Again, hear it from Mr. Khan!

Remember Thursday's lesson on multiplying fractions. It was simple, **multiply straight across**. Numerator x Numerator and Denominator x Denominator.

Review Video from Khan Academy:

Today's lesson is on dividing fractions. This is a lot like multiplying, only you have to remember

K-Keep the first fractions

F-Flip the second fraction (or find the reciprocal)

C- Change operation to multiplication

So....you're going to be

Perhaps you'd like to hear it straight from Mr. Khan!?

Your first quarter AR goals are due on Tuesday, October 16th.

Remember you need 100% of your points, 85% correct on tests, 2 nonfiction, 1 literacy skills, and 2 vocab!

I will be available after school on Monday if you want to stay and read/test after school. Please notify me if you plan on staying.

Remember you need 100% of your points, 85% correct on tests, 2 nonfiction, 1 literacy skills, and 2 vocab!

I will be available after school on Monday if you want to stay and read/test after school. Please notify me if you plan on staying.

On Friday, October 12, students received notice of missing assignments.

**Everyone with a missing assignment has been assigned a lunch detention in my room until all work is completed and turned in.**

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Dees.

If you have any questions, please contact Miss Dees.

Homework: Pg 155 #10-26 even

Homework: Pg

Homework: Corrections/Missing Work

Homework: Corrections/Missing Work

Homework: Pg 163 #8-20 all

Homework: Pg

Homework: Pg 171 #11-20 all

Homework: Chapter Project Due Tomorrow!

Homework: Missing Work/Corrections

Homework:

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Use the following link to take your Mid Chapter Quiz. Good Luck!

**http://www.quia.com/quiz/3866015.html**

Homework: Glossary

Homework: Glossary

Homework: Pg 131 #14-36 even

Homework: Pg 127 #16-40 even

Homework: Pg 136 #8-22 even

Homework: Pg 133 #12-36 even

Homework: Pg 142 #10-30 even

Homework: Pg 139 #16-42 even

Homework: Pg 149 #11-23 all

Homework: Corrctions, Missing work, Enrichment

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Use these links to reach YOUR Chapter 3 pretests on Quia. Please make sure you're clicking on the correct class.

Course 2:**http://www.quia.com/quiz/3864226.html**

Pre-Algebra:**http://www.quia.com/quiz/3864772.html**

Course 2:

Pre-Algebra:

I have entered extra credit for Parent Teacher Conferences! Please check PowerSchool to make sure you received credit if you came!

Students who brought their parents received 25 points extra credit.

Parents who came without students earned their student 10 points extra credit.

If you were unable to come to conferences, and would like to set up a time to talk please let me know, or we can conduct conferences over email.

Thank you!

Students who brought their parents received 25 points extra credit.

Parents who came without students earned their student 10 points extra credit.

If you were unable to come to conferences, and would like to set up a time to talk please let me know, or we can conduct conferences over email.

Thank you!

I can't wait to see how much you've learned this chapter, I know there will be a lot of celebrating!

Use your study guide from class, and remember the extra credit assignment given in class is a helpful way to study!

Today in class we are learning about a career as a space **weather forecaster**. Someone in this career uses spacecraft, telescopes, radar, and supercomputers to monitor the sun, solar winds, and the space environment in order to forecast the weather in space.

A**space weather forecaster** has to take many math and science courses. If you are interested in this career, you may want to take some of these classes in high school: astronomy, earth science, calculus, physics, and chemistry.

Did you know? Magnetic storms in space can distort aircraft radio signals and navigation devices, pump extra electricity into power lines and pipelines causing blackouts and fuel leaks, and disrupt the work of satellites. In 1997, a communications satellite went dead after a*coronal mass ejection*, or an explosion of solar particles from the sun. As a result, television signals, telephone calls, and part of a U.S. earth-quake monitoring system were all disrupted.

Here are some interesting videos about space weather and space storms.

**Monitoring Solar Storms Activity at the National Space Weather Center**
*(Video from Discovery Education and United Streaming)*

**Flare-Up: Solar Storms Caus Problems on Earth**
*(Video from NBC Learn)*

**Martian Dust Devils Orbiter Sees Stormy Weather on Mars**
*(Video from NBC Learn)*

**Lose your worksheet? Print a new one!**
*(They are .jpeg pictures, the only way I can link them on the blog)*

A

Did you know? Magnetic storms in space can distort aircraft radio signals and navigation devices, pump extra electricity into power lines and pipelines causing blackouts and fuel leaks, and disrupt the work of satellites. In 1997, a communications satellite went dead after a

Here are some interesting videos about space weather and space storms.

Here's this week's challenge problem! Solve this problem with family or friends and bring your answer to class. Remember to turn it in (with your **NAME**) to the clear box in the classroom. All answers are due by the end of the school day on Friday. Good Luck and Happy Solving!!

HW: Finish Worksheets

HW: Finish Worksheets

HW: Finish Worksheet

HW: Pg

HW: Corrections and Missing Work

HW:

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To practice operations with integers, try some of these games.

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Adding

Math Racing

Fill the Basket!

Integer Football

Integer Tilt

Orbit Integers

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Subtracting

Math Racing

Walk the Plank

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Multiplying

Grade or No Grade?

Integer Warp

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Dividing

Grade or No Grade?

XP Math

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Challenge - All Operations

Integers Jeopardy

Math Fighter

Fill the Basket!

Integer Football

Integer Tilt

Orbit Integers

Walk the Plank

Integer Warp

XP Math

Math Fighter

Here's this week's
challenge problem! Solve this problem with family or friends and bring your
answer to class. Remember to turn it in (with your **NAME**)
to the clear box in the classroom. All answers are due by the end of the school
day on Friday. Good Luck and Happy Solving!!

HW: Pg EP6 Part BC #2-20 even, Part D #2-16 even

HW: Corrections and Missing Work

Labels:
Course 2,
Homework Schedule,
Pre-Algebra,
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