Course Syllabus

Advanced Math 7 / Honors Math 7-8

Mrs. Snipes

Digital Learning Plan

Monday-Friday

5/11-5/15

HONORS STUDENTS…WOULD YOU LIKE TO EARN 250 HOUSE POINTS???

 

If you would like an opportunity to propel your house into possible championship status, consider completing the attached challenges on systems of equations. I have also placed these on google classroom. We are developing a plan to celebrate the house champions now. You have until Friday at 5:00 pm to submit your work.

 

WORTH 250 TOTAL HOUSE POINTS!!!

(50 house points for each challenge completed)

  1. Solving Linear Systems: Scavenger Hunt (50 house points)
  • Each card has a system to solve.
  • Start with problem number 1.
  • The solution in the top right corner is the solution to ANOTHER card.
  • After solving the system given, find the card that has that solution on it in the upper right corner and do that problem next.
  • There is only one correct order to complete the problems.
  • The goal is to get all 10 cards in the correct order.
  • Do this correctly and receive 50 HOUSE POINTS!
  1. Solving Linear Systems – graphing (correct maze with work = 50 house points)
  2. Solving Linear Systems – substitution (correct maze with work = 50 house points)
  3. Solving Linear Systems – elimination (correct maze with work = 50 house points)
  4. Solving Linear Systems – word problems (correct maze with work = 50 house points)

Directions for #2-5…

  • Show work.
  • Complete through Kami and submit, or you may email me a pic of each completed maze.

 

Let’s do this Bulldogs!!

 

Friday, 5/8

LAST ASSIGNMENT:

I would like to see how well you can apply the concepts that you have learned in regards to solving systems of equations. Complete the Unit 7 Test that has been posted on Google Classroom.

Thursday, 5/7

Last day of practice from 8th grade IXL:

Systems of Equations (focus on 2 new “starred” concepts)

Wednesday, 5/6

Finish all practice from 8th grade IXL:

AA. Systems of Equations

Tuesday, 5/5

Google Classroom: Solving Linear Systems using Elimination – option 3 – add, sub, mult first (Google Form)

Monday, 5/4

Systems of Equations (Elimination) – digging deeper into the elimination process - Option 2 (option 1 was assigned on 4/28)

--Google Classroom: Solving Linear Systems using Elimination – multiply first (Google Form)

 

Friday, 5/1

Google Classroom QUIZ: Solving Systems of Linear Equations

Quiz and graph paper are both posted already.

Thursday, 4/30

Google Form: Determining Solutions to Linear Systems (choose method)

--Choose the method that works best (graphing, substitution, or elimination) to find the solution to the systems.

Remember:

1- If both x and y cancel (or are eliminated) and the values are two numbers that cannot possibly be equal, then there is no solution indicating no point of intersection (parallel lines).
2- If both x and y cancel (or are eliminated) and the values are two numbers that are the same, then there is infinitely many solutions indicating that they are graphed as the same line, sharing all of the same points (coinciding lines). Since lines go on forever, so do those common points.
3- If you get an exact answer for x and y, then that is the point of intersection so there is one solution.

 

Wednesday, 4/29

Google Form: Systems of Equations (all methods)

Tuesday, 4/28

Google Classroom: Solving Linear Systems using Elimination (Google Form Assessment) - REVIEW USING THE LINK THAT I SENT YOU OF ME TEACHING BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS ASSESSMENT

Monday, 4/27

Google Classroom: Practice Worksheet on GC (pdf)

Use this to practice systems by elimination. Practice the odd problems only. You do not have to do them all. I just want you to do enough to be confident in the process. The answer key is included on pages 3-4. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

Friday, 4/24

Google Classroom: Practice Worksheet (pdf) - Solving Linear Systems by Elimination (tutorial at top of page to help guide) – instructions given on GC

 

Thursday, 4/23

Video: YouTube 

Practice: 8th grade IXL AA.11

 

Wednesday, 4/22

Systems of Equations - Solve a system algebraically using elimination (zero pairs):

Video: Why U – YouTube

Practice: 8th grade IXL AA.10

 

Tuesday, 4/21

Google Classroom: Solving Linear Systems using Substitution Assessment

Monday, 4/20

Google Classroom: Solving Systems by Substitution worksheet & key

Friday, 4/17

Systems of Equations

(Solve through Substitution – word problems)

Practice: 8th grade IXL AA.9 

Thursday, 4/16

Systems of Equations (Solve through Substitution)

Practice: 8th grade IXL AA.8

Wednesday, 4/15

Solve a system algebraically using substitution (both equations set in slope-intercept form):

Video: YouTube

(pause video to work along with examples)

 

Tuesday, 4/14

Google Classroom: Solving Linear Systems using Graphing (Google Form Assessment)

Monday, 4/13

Finding the number of solutions to a system:

Practice: 8th grade IXL AA.4

Friday, 4/10

Graphing Word Problems:

Practice: 8th grade IXL AA.3

Thursday, 4/9

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines on a graph:

- Videos to Review (links): Parallel, Perpendicular, System

- Practice: 8th grade IXL AA.2

 

Wednesday, 4/8

Graphing Linear Equations in Slope-Intercept & Standard Forms

- Video Review: YouTube

- Practice: IXL Y.6 and Y.12

 

Tuesday, 4/7

Systems of Equations intro (What does a solution represent?)

- Review: Look on Google Classroom for examples

- Practice: IXL AA.1

 

Monday, 4/6

Systems of Equations intro (What does a solution represent?)

Test a point in both equations (x & y values must balance both equations):

- VideosYouTube, Khan Academy

- Practice: Khan Academy

Friday, 3/27

Honors Lesson – Friday, 3/27:

  • Complete Inferences Assessment on Google Classroom.
    • Show your work on printout or on “Day 15” in your folder.
    • Mark weak standards on your checklist.
    • Review weak standards on IXL.

Thursday, 3/26

First…Let me say how very proud of you I am of you kids! Most of you are doing an amazing job with your lessons and communication with me. Your determination and commitment is what makes true future leaders. I am so blessed to be your teacher!! Parents, thank you so much for all you are doing to support your child and me at home. This is not an easy time, but we together we are rocking this quarantine!! :)

 

Honors Lesson – Thursday, 3/26:

  1. Today’s assignment… Statistics and Probability from IXL (see below). Label your next sheet of notebook paper in your folder “Day 14” and show your work here. Please email me with any questions. (There are no problems on the review sheet for this domain. Please only use IXL and use “day 14” page in your folder as your workspace.)

 

**There are no problems from the review sheet to complete. Only IXL today.

 

  1. If you are finished with all of these concepts in IXL, please review concepts from earlier in the year from the 8th grade curriculum in IXL.
  2. If you are behind, please try your best to catch up so we can enjoy spring break without any late assignments looming.

 

IXL Statistics and Probability Concepts (Inferences):

7TH Grade CC. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 assigned

Wednesday, 3/25

Honors Lesson – Wednesday, 3/25:

Today’s assignment… Statistics and Probability from IXL (see below). Label your next sheet of notebook paper in your folder “Day 13” and show your work here. Please email me with any questions. (There are no problems on the review sheet for this domain. Please only use IXL and use “day 13” page in your folder as your workspace.)

 

**There are no problems from the review sheet to complete. Only IXL today.

 

IXL Statistics and Probability Concepts (Inferences):

7TH Grade CC. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 assigned

Tuesday, 3/23

Honors Lesson – Tuesday, 3/24:

The Geometry assessment on Google Classroom has just posted. Please complete it today and submit. You may either print it and show your work on the printout and put in your folder or you may use your notebook paper, labeled “Day 12.” Make note on your standards checklist at the front of your folder of any weak standards of problems missed from today’s assessment so that you may review those on IXL and ask me any questions that you need to.

 

We will be moving on to a review of Statistics and Probability (Inferences) tomorrow. Please go ahead and spend time on Geometry review through IXL after you finish your assessment if needed, or you may look ahead to Statistics and Probability (Inferences) concepts that have already been assigned.

 

IXL Statistics and Probability Concepts (Inferences):

7TH Grade CC. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 assigned

Monday, 3/22

Students,

I know this time at home has been an adjustment. It is for me as well. I ask that you try your best to still push forward to continue to learn during these days. Let me know what I can do for you. If you need help, don’t hesitate to let me know. I am here! I miss you all!!

 

Honors Lesson – Monday, 3/23:

Today’s assignment…Finish Geometry portion of the 7th grade review if you haven’t already. Label your next sheet of notebook paper in your folder “Day 11” and show your work here. Use pages 9-10 from the 7th grade review packet posted on GC. Also you should use the IXL concepts listed below as you review Geometry today and Monday. The assessment will be tomorrow on GC. You should have practice minutes and smart scores of 80 or above of these concepts in your activity in IXL.

 

IXL Geometry Concepts Assigned:

  1. 4, 8, 16, 17, 22
  2. 4
  3. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 17, 19

 

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Resources for Schools & Family During COVID-19:

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Virtual Counseling:

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Friday, 3/20

Honors Lesson – Friday, 3/20:

You should have completed and submitted the Ratios and Proportions assessment on Google Classroom yesterday. I will be posting those grades in Infinite Campus and alerting anyone who has not done this by marking the assignment as “missing.”

 

Today’s assignment…Start Geometry review. Label your next sheet of notebook paper in your folder “Day 10” and show your work here. Use pages 9-10 from the 7th grade review packet posted on GC. Also you should use the IXL concepts listed below as you review Geometry today and Monday. The assessment will be on Tuesday. I should see practice minutes and smart scores of 80 or above of these concepts when I check your activity in IXL.

 

IXL Geometry Concepts Assigned:

W.4, 8, 16, 17, 22

Z.4

AA.2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 17, 19

Thursday, 3/19

Honors Lesson – Thursday, 3/19:

The assessment on Google Classroom has just posted. Please complete it and submit. You may either print it and show your work on the printout or you may use your notebook paper, labeled “Day 9.” Make note on your standards checklist at the front of your folder of any weak standards of problems missed from today’s assessment so that you may review those and ask me any questions that you need to. I will upload those grades tomorrow morning.

 

We will be moving on to a review of Geometry tomorrow. Please go ahead and spend time on review through IXL after you finish your assessment. You may use this review time for missed problems on ratios and proportions from missed problems today or looking ahead to Geometry. You should plan to spend at least one hour doing math each day.

 

IXL Geometry Concepts Assigned:

W. 4, 8, 16, 17, 22

Z. 4

AA. 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 11, 17, 19

Wednesday, 3/18

Honors Lesson of the Day (3/18):

  • Students should check their email daily and communicate accordingly.
  • Finish the problems on Google Classroom from the 7th grade review document (Ratios & Proportions, p7-8, #85-92) - also attached to this email – (problems #77-84 assigned yesterday). Make sure all #77-92 are completed today. Check your answers using the answer key.
  • Also, you should use IXL to work toward mastery of the concepts (80 smart score or better) before the assessment on Thursday using the concepts assigned to you and listed below. There should be at least 15 minutes or more per day of IXL of these starred assignment.
  • You should work approximately 1 hour on math today.

 

7th Grade Review -

Google Classroom:

-Ratios & Proportions (GC)

-Label paper in folder “Day 8 – Ratios & Proportions”

-Practice problems on GC

-Practice IXL concepts “starred” for you.  – put this work on “Day 8” of your folder

 

-IXL for Ratios & Proportions (RP) practice to prepare for assessment have been starred for you. These are…

7th grade:

  1. J. 2, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13
  2. K. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11
  3. L. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  4. M. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12

 

 

UPDATE...

IG Account info:

"snipes_honors7.8_acms"

**If you do not have an instagram account, please do not worry. This will just be another avenue to stay connected with my students. I will also be posting any videos for the entire class on Canvas.

Tuesday, 3/17

Honors Lesson of the Day (3/17):

  • Warm up: Complete 10 minutes of IXL diagnostics (“step into the arena”)
  • Complete the problems on Google Classroom from the 7th grade review for Ratios & Proportions – problems #77-84 (#85-92 will be assigned tomorrow). Check your answers using the answer key.
  • Also, you should use IXL to work toward mastery of the concepts (80 smart score or better) before the assessment on Thursday using the concepts assigned to you. There should be at least 15 minutes or more per day of IXL of these starred assignment.
  • You should work approximately 1 hour on math today.

 

7th Grade Review -

Google Classroom:

-Ratios & Proportions (GC)

-Label paper in folder “Day 7 – Ratios & Proportions”

-Practice problems on GC

-Practice IXL concepts “starred” for you. (at least 15 minutes)

-IXL for Ratios & Proportions (RP) practice to prepare for assessment have been starred for you. These are…

7th grade:

  1. J. 2, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13
  2. K. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11
  3. L. 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
  4. M. 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12
Post Monday, 3/16

Students will be preparing for the GMAS through Google Classroom using assignments that are posted there and links for IXL until April 7th. They will continue assessing their learning at the end of each domain practice. I am attaching my next 2 weeks of lesson plans to this email to ensure that you know what our schedule is and how to best go about supporting your child. During the time we are out of school, students should continue to work as normal on the assignments day by day using Google Classroom at home. They should also use the IXL link posted on my lesson plans to practice each domain before each assessment. (Steps of how to access the IXL standards are screenshot below.)  I will be closely monitoring their progress.

IXL1.jpg

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Thank you for your support! Let me know if you have any questions. Also, if you need to ask me a question directly and would like to speak with me, please email me your phone number and I will call you as soon as I can.

 

 

This year is going to be FANTASTIC! I am beginning my 27th year of teaching and love middle school!! Developing relationships is of utmost importance as I strive to create a classroom climate of respect in order to foster open communication. It is my personal goal for students to be able to find their individual voices to appropriately express themselves so that they may maximize their potential by taking ownership of their learning. Through a partnership with parents, we can help students achieve in ways they did not even know they could. I will observe and assess your student and strive to give individual feedback daily. I believe that students should begin to advocate for themselves and realize that their individual voices are important. I encourage students to email me or speak with me to communicate their academic needs/concerns. Confidence building is key is preparing students for a successful high school experience! It is imperative for parents to know what to expect so that they can support their child at home. Grades need to be checked weekly at the very least to keep informed of any grade concerns. Please check here for a weekly overview of my lessons.

 

Date: Topics:
March 9-13, 2020

Review of 7th grade curriculum:

  • Number Systems
    • Monday - collaborative
    • Tuesday - independent
    • Wednesday - assessment
  • Expressions & Equations
    • Thursday - collaborative
    • Friday - independent
March 2-6, 2020
  • Monday - Compound Probability & Tree Diagrams; The Fundamental Counting Principle
  • Tuesday - Probability Mini-Mystery activity
  • Wednesday - Probability Scavenger Hunt; Probability & Statistics Practice Test
  • Thursday - Probability & Statistics TEST
  • Friday - QBA (Quarterly Benchmark Assessment)
February 24-28, 2020
  • Monday – Probability intro

  • Tuesday – Theoretical/Experimental Probabilities investigations with simulator

  • Wednesday – Probability of Compound Events

     

  • Thursday – Experimental Probability Lab; Independent Probability Practice

     

  • Friday – Probability with spinners; Independent/Dependent Compound Events Practice

February 17-21, 2020
  • Monday - Holiday
  • Point-slope form
  • slopes and equations of lines
  • Linear Functions Practice test  Thursday
  • Test Friday
February 10-14, 2020
  • Standard to Slope-Intercept
  • Quiz Tuesday - writing equations of lines
  • Analyzing linear functions - slope, y-intercepts, quadrants, etc
  • Point-slope form of an equation
  • Classifying linear functions as ALWAYS true, NEVER true, or SOMETIMES true
February 3-7, 2020

Continued...

  • Linear Functions
    • Equations
    • Graphs
    • Tables
    • Slope
    • y-intercept
January 27-31, 2020
  • Linear Functions
    • Equations
    • Graphs
    • Tables
    • Slope
    • y-intercept
January 20-24, 2020
  • Monday - MLK, Jr. holiday
  • Linear Functions
  • Slope
  • Linear Equations
January 13-17, 2020
  • Functions/relations
  • Proportional relationships
  • Direct Variation
January 8-10, 2020
  • Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem
  • Distance between points
  • Distance formula
December 16-20, 2019
  • Pythagorean Theorem
December 9-13, 2019
  • Classification of Equations (one solution, no solution, or infinite)
  • Equations with Distributive Property
  • Thursday - Exponents Test 
  • Friday - QBA 2
December 2-6, 2019
  • Exponents
  • Scientific Notation
  • Operations with Scientific Notation
  • Multi-step Equations (one solution, no solution, infinite solutions)
November 18-22, 2019
  • Properties of Exponents
  • Scientific Notation
November 11-15, 2019
  • Monday - Veterans Day Holiday
  • Estimating Square Roots
  • Simplifying Square Roots
  • Properties of Exponents
November 4-8, 2019
  • Squares/Square Roots
  • Cubes/Cube Roots
  • Sets of Real Numbers
  • Estimating Square Roots
October 28-November 1, 2019
  • Dilations
  • Algebraic Representations of Transformations
  • TEST - Friday (All Geometric Transformations)
October 21-25, 2019
  • Proportional relationships
  • Similar Figures
  • Dilations
October 14-18, 2019
  • Rotations
  • Algebraic Representations of Transformations
October 7-11, 2019
  • Geometric Transformations
    • Translations
    • Reflections
September 30-October 4, 2019
  • Dot Plots
  • Box Plots
  • Statistics to compare populations
  • Practice Test Thursday
  • TEST Friday
September 23-27,2019
  • Mean, median, mode, range
  • Samples (random, representative)
  • Population
September 16-20, 2019
  • Volume of spheres
  • Quiz (Tues) - Volume of...
    • rectangular prisms
    • triangular prisms
    • cylinders
    • cones
    • spheres
  • Practice test Wednesday
  • Test Thursday (over all Geometry)...
    • Angles of triangles and parallel lines
    • Circumference and Area of Circles
    • Composite Area, Surface Area
    • Volume of prisms, cylinders, cones, & spheres
  • Mean, Median, Mode Range
September 9-13, 2019
  • Area
    • Surface (rectangular/triangular prisms)
    • Composite (irregular shapes)
  • Volume
    • prisms
    • cylinders
    • cones
September 3-6, 2019
  • Monday - LABOR DAY HOLIDAY
  • Circles:
    • Area
    • Circumference
    • Quiz on Friday
  • Surface area of prisms
August 26-30, 2019
  • Geometry
    • Angle relationships (triangles, parallel lines & transversals)
    • Area & circumference (circles)
August 19-23, 2019
  • Geometry
    • triangle sum theorem
    • triangle inequality theorem
    • cross sections of 3D shapes
August 12-16, 2019
  • Review of 7th grade, units 1-3
    • operating with rational numbers
    • expressions
    • equations (one and two-step)
    • ratios and proportional relationships
August 8-9, 2019
  • Procedures
  • Expectations
  • Questions?

 

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