Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Wednesday 8/31

Today we worked on MATHia in class. We use MATHia to practice concepts we have already learned and to explore new concepts in a fun, interactive way!

Homework: Chapter 4 packet pages 212-214 #10, 11, 13

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Tuesday 8/30

Today we worked on Dividing Positive and Negative Integers. Most of us finished in class so we worked on MATHia for the remainder of the class period.

Homework: Finish Dividing Positive and Negative Integers Worksheet

Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday 8/29

Today we finished our last day of Multiplying Integers. We learned our last rule and now we are familiar with all of the multiplying integer rules!

Homework: Finish Multiplying Positive and Negative Integers Worksheet

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friday 8/26

Today we continued with multiplying integers but now with positive AND negative integers! We completed Multiplying Integers Day 2 and Multiplying Integers Day 3.

Have a great weekend!

Homework: Finish worksheets from class

Thursday 8/25

Today we worked on Multiplying Positive Integers and used pictures to help us solve our equations. 

Homework: Multiplying Integers Day 1 Homework

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Wednesday 8/24

Today we worked more with adding and subtracting positive and negative integers. We will start looking at multiplying positive and negative integers tomorrow!

Homework: Finish Integers Addition Worksheet and Integers Subtraction Worksheet 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tuesday 8/23

Today we worked in Desmos and practice adding positive and negative numbers. Great job everyone!

Homework: Integers Addition Worksheet and Integers Subtraction Worksheet (You only do the problems I marked on your paper)

Monday, August 22, 2016

Monday 8/22

Today we were working with our MATHia X software in class. We are all now familiar with the basics and prepared to begin working on our own at our own pace.
For those already familiar with MATHia, we have upgraded to the newer MATHia X software this year, which has a much improved user interface and will also be easier to get running at home. It no longer requires java and will run  in most major web browsers! Check out the links below to get you going at home if you need help or are curious about more details.

MATHia X Student Guide
MATHia X Support
MATHia X Device/System Requirements

MATHia X will be assigned for homework so if you cannot access a computer or the Internet at home, please let me know. 

Homework: none

Friday 8/19

Today we finished our hot air balloon activity. We transitioned from solving problems with adding/removing balloons and sandbags to solving problems with just numbers. Great job everyone!!

Here are the classwork/homework worksheets from all of this week's activity: Hot Air Balloon Activity Worksheets

Homework: none

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Thursday 8/18

Today we continued with the hot air balloon activity. We learned how to solve equations and fill in parts that were missing. We are doing so awesome that we were able to complete two days in one! Great job everyone!!

Homework: Equations Worksheet

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday 8/17

Today we continued with the hot air balloon activity but we added equations to the mix. We had to create an equation for each problem/situation. Everyone was able to do this on their own!
Great job class!!

Homework: hot air balloon worksheet

Tuesday 8/16

Today we continued with our hot air balloon activity. We came up different ways to solve the same problem. Great job everyone!

Homework: none

Monday, August 15, 2016

Monday 8/15

Today we played a hot air balloon game! Our goal was to reach a height of 10 feet in our hot air balloon before our opponent. The catch was we had to add/remove balloons and sandbags. Balloons made our hot air balloon go up and sandbags made it go down. We will continue with this activity for the rest of the week! Great job everyone!

Homework: none

Friday, August 12, 2016

Friday 8/12

Today we reflected on our group work from yesterday and made awesome posters. We made posters that will remind us of how we should be working while we are in groups. They all came out great!

Homework: none

Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Thursday 8/11

Today we took on the deck of cards challenge! Students worked in groups to build a tower using only a deck of cards, one yard of masking tape, and one rubber band. Prizes will awarded to the groups with the "Best Design" as voted by the class and "Tallest Tower". Great job everyone and this is the start of a great year!

Homework: none