Thursday, February 24, 2011

February 24th, 2010

The students are solving linear equations.  We are working on lesson 3.5 in the "moving straight ahead" book.  We are reviewing old concepts for the CRCT test.  We have a quiz tomorrow. 

HW- any unfinished work, Skill 5 handout

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

February 23rd, 2010

We are currently working on lessons 3.2, 3.3,3.4, and 3.5 this week.  We have a quiz on Friday over investigation 2.  I regret to inform you that the students need to bring their own calculator to school for their math assignments.  The calculators I provide have been abused (batteries taken out, dropped, tossed)  and three cannot be used.  I have never had this happen and I don't have any calculators to replace the missing ones.  Thank you.

Mrs. Ross

Sunday, February 13, 2011

February 11th, 2010

There is ACE homework this week-end.  The students had to write it down in their agenda before they left my room.
We are working on:

Algebraic expressions 
Linear equations in one 
Relationships between two 

February 14th, 2010

This week we will be covering new investigations 1.3, 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 in "Moving Straight Ahead".  We will also be reviewing concepts from the beginning of the year using our CRCT Coach book.
M7A3. Students will understand relationships between two variables.                                                                                                                 a. Plot points on a coordinate plane. 
b. Represent, describe, and analyze relations from tables, graphs, and formulas.                                                                                              c. Describe how change in one variable affects the other variable.  
d. Describe patterns in the graphs of proportional relationships, both direct (y=kx) and inverse (y=k/x)  

Vocabulary Words:
linear relationship-      relationships that are represented by straight lines on a graph
independent variable- located on the y-axis, time is the independent variable in the distant/time graph
dependent variable-    located on the x-axis, distance is dependent on time, so it's the dependent variable
x-intercept                   the point where the graph of an equation intersects the x-axis
y-intercept-                  the point where the line crosses the y-axis, or when x=0
coefficient-                  the number that multiplies a variable in an equation
properties of equality- to maintain an equality, you can add, subtract, multiply, or divide both sides of the                
                                         equality by the same number
point of intersection-  where two lines intersect on a graph
slope-                          steepness of a line is the ratio rise to run, or vertical change to horizontal change
Vocabulary test on Friday.
There will be a project next week.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feb. 4th, 2011

The students worked on investigation 4.3
Homework:  ACE 6-14

Please check out my web site.
You can go to the Woodland web site and go to 7th grade.  Then, click on Timmerman's team (paw print). Click on my name and it will take you to my web page.

I have added useful sites that you can use.  I'm also looking at using the calendar instead of the blog for next year.  Please let me know what you think.

The 7th grade math site has changed. If you need the textbook online, you can get it on Mrs. Garlin's web site until I can get it on mine.

Jan.31, 2011

I was absent on Monday and had a substitute.  He had taught the same lesson on Friday for another math teacher, so it worked out well.  The students worked on investigation 1.3 and a practice worksheet on coordinate graphing.

Feb.3rd, 2011

We are finishing our unit with investigations 4.2 and 4.3 Friday.
I just received my classroom computer after being without it for a week.  I will have more grades to put in the computer.

HW-  ACE problems #18-#23 (They are in the ACE section after investigation 4)

We will have a unit test Tuesday, Feb.8th.  

Parent teacher conferences are Tuesday, Feb. 8th.

What's next?   Unit 6 - Moving Straight Ahead (4 weeks)

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

February 2nd, 2011

     We are working on lessons 1.3,3.1,3.2,3.3,4.1, and 4.2 this week.

The homework tonight is to finish the ACE problems #24-#26, and #34.  These problems are on pages 44-46 in the comparing and scaling workbook.

We have a unit test on Tuesday, February 8th.  There will be a study guide given on Monday during class.