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## …it’s baaaaaack…

The infamous … which (quickly and without fail) turns quite famous;  1, 4, 8, 9 Math Assignment has officially begun in Grade 7!

100 equations, 100 solutions,  100 proofs, and with only 4 numbers. Students in Grade 7 are using their advanced Order of Operations skills to find solutions that equal 1-100 by only using four numbers, 1, 4, 8 and 9.

Along their learning journey, they have explored and are now applying BEDMAS rules, along with laws of exponents, roots, summations, and factorials. Some students this year even learned and incorporated floors, ceilings and logs! Impressive!

They’re pretty much half way through, with due date fast approaching (before the Winter Break), and the groans and complaints are now ever so lovely changing to ” I need only one more!”, and “can I stay in at Study Hall to work on it?”, and the always heartwarming “YEEESSS! GOT IT!” heard from the back of the class.

Students then work on their paper and pencil organization to show proof, yes (that’s showing all of your steps) in proper form, for….you guessed it…every, single, equation.

To conclude; this assignment always ends with a reflection portion, where students share and reflect, on what they learned during this assignment, how they handled struggles or challenges,, where and when they found and patterns or connections with their equations etc etc. As SEL, is so much a part of the Math Curriculum, having students so happy, enthused and proud of their math struggle to success is what it’s all about!

….as excited as I am, hearing and seeing the pride and smiles at the end of this assignment- it just means that the day becomes closer to when I correct 100 equations from each assignment (yes, I correct each one…) so..this year,…21 kids and a potential 100 equations each…well… I’ll let YOU do the math on that one!

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As we say so long to another year (and a different one for sure) we look ahead to summer and next year’s learning!

As always, I curate and place workbooks for summer practice and review of math skills on my blog for those students and parents interested.

which can also be found under the Hybrid Learning menu at the top of the page.

Thank you for such a great, supportive and positive year, we all leaned on each other, and we all came out better on the other end knowing and feeling supported every step of the way!

Wishing you all a safe, wonderful, and healthy summer!

Best,

Mrs. Cleveland

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## Homework April 20th – 24th

Happy Monday Middle School!

Here is your math homework for the week.

Items that are due on Wednesday are assigned on Mondays

Items due on Friday are assigned on Wednesdays.

2. KnowledgeHook- for Wednesday
3. EdPuzzle – for Friday
4. Quizziz – for Friday
5. ***GROUP 2 ONLY- Waterloo Ratio Lessons 1 & 2 – For NEXT Thursday

2. KnowledgeHook- for Wednesday
3. EdPuzzle – for Friday
4. Quizziz – for Friday
6. ***GROUP 2 ONLY- Waterloo Probability Lessons 5 & 6 for NEXT Tuesday

2. KnowledgeHook- for Wednesday
3. Google Doc  for Waterloo coursework
4. EdPuzzle – for Friday
5. Quizziz – for Friday
6. Pool Project Part 4 Due Friday (re-paving costs and missing measurements)
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## Homework March 30th – April 3rd

Happy Monday Middle School!

You will find here, the same information found on your schedule and on your “To-Do” Lists.

Please make sure that you have completed and submitted your items to me on time. This is all of your homework AND IN-CLASS work!

E-mail me or let me know at anytime, if you have a problem or concern 🙂 We’re almost to Passover Break!  Here is your work that you are accountable for, for this week!

• Do You Remember – Due Wednesday
• Quizizz #1 – Due Wednesday
• Video (1) – Due End of Class Tuesday
• EdPuzzle (2) – Due End of Class Tuesday
• Knowledgehook Missions (3) – Due End of Class Tuesday
• Khan Academy – Due Friday
• Quizziz #2 – Due Friday

• Chapter Self Test Due Friday
• Group 1 (#1-5)
• Group 2 (# 6-11)
• Waterloo: videos and summaries due to Tuesday)
• Waterloo: Lesson 1 completed in full for NEXT MONDAY, April 6th
• EdPuzzle (2 Videos)- Due End of Class Wednesday
• Knowledgehook (2 Missions) – Due End of Class Wednesday
• Khan Academy (1 Activity) -Due End of Class Wednesday
• Word Problem Question – Due Friday

• Complete Chapter Self-Test Due Friday
• #1 (a,b,f) #4, #5, #8, #12, #14, #16
• Quizizz (Order of Operations and Fractions) Wednesday
• Activity #1 Edpuzzle Activity – Due End of Class Tuesday
• Class Code:  refbort
• Activity #2 : Khan Academy -Due by End of Class Tuesday
• Activity #3 Knowledgehook -Due by End of Class Tuesday
• Pool Project Part #3 – Due by Monday, April 6th

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## Distance Learning Homework: March 23rd

Hi Middle School! Happy Monday!

We’re back to a full week of learning! Here is your Homework this week!

First section is Due WEDNESDAY

Second section is DUE FRIDAY

First. Due Wednesday

1. Complete KnowledgeHook Assignment (constructing triangles)
2. Complete Triangles Quiz on Quizzizz.

Second Due Friday

First. Due Wednesday

1. Complete KnowledgeHook Assignment (Fractions Adding/Subtracting)
2. Complete Fractions Quiz on Quizzizz.

Second Due Friday

First. Due Wednesday

1. Complete KnowledgeHook Assignment (Fractions Adding/Subtraction)
2. Complete Fractions Quiz on Quizzizz.

Second Due Friday

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## Distance Learning and Distance Homework: March 18th

Hi Middle School!

So… tomorrow will be a new day for all of us! We are prepared and ready!

If you haven’t already, please make sure you take a look at your Virtual Schedule. You can find the direct links to them (and updated each week) on my blog menu page here.

Also within the “Distance Learning” tab on my blog (i.e. next to where Exam Central is) you can find virtual learning expectations in Middle School, some F.A.Q.’s and some information around Math for all parents and students K-8

So what does that mean to you for tomorrow?

Log in tomorrow morning at 8:45 for Homeroom …and we go from there.

• on “meet.google.com” (this will display all your LIVE Meets for the day)

…you will find the method that works best for you as we go along. Make sure you are logged into your OJCS GOOGLE ACCOUNT.

I will be moderating homeroom in Grade 6 each morning, Mrs. Bertrend for Grade 7, and Mr. Washerstein for Grade 8.

You will notice “Independent work periods” in your schedule. They are times to work on items that you would have had for homework, or in school assignments and in-class work. This week, you are responsible to do the following for Friday in math (YES, everything is on the calendar for me, as well as here, just like normal )

1. For Friday: Complete and Post your blog post about your First Math Exam Reflection. (If you need pictures and your tutorials- let me know)

1. Go to the “Riddle me This…?” post (should be right before this one) and complete 3 riddles that are NOT your riddles.
2. Do the work to answer the questions, and take a picture of your work and email it to me for Friday.
3. Yes you can do riddles from another grade, but remember, if you were not in the extended groups working with me on multiplying and dividing, the grade 8 riddles may be more challenging for you to answer.
4. If you are NOT completed your riddle, please do so FOR Thursday, so I can upload it for others to do.

1. Go to the “Riddle me This…?” post (should be right before this one) and complete 3 riddles that are NOT your riddles.
2. Kind of hard, when a lot are missing: SO if you are NOT completed your riddle, please do so FOR Thursday, so I can upload it for others to do!
3. Do the work to answer the questions, and take a picture of your work and email it to me for Friday.
4. Yes you can do riddles from another grade, but do AT LEAST 2 from grade 8, that have multiplying and dividing. (take a look at grade 7- some of them challenged themselves to learn it in extended classes with me)

See you all on the other side of the screen!

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## Homework: March 2nd 2020

### Hi There Middle School!

#### Here’s what’s going on for homework this week in math!

• complete the 3 assigned “Missions” on Knowledgehook for Friday. (Topic Angles and Polygons)
• Quiz on Angles on Monday, March 9th
• how to classify angles (obtuse, acute, straight, right)
• how to measure angles (using a protractor- you have 2 degrees of grace accuracy)
• how to find missing angles in a triangle and polygon (internal angles adding up to combined total)
• (i.e. triangle = 180 degrees,  quadrilateral  = 360 degrees)

• complete the 3 assigned “Missions” on Knowledgehook for Friday. (Topic Integers)
• Quiz on Integers on Monday, March 9th
• how to add/subtract Integers (no calculators)
• integer terminology
• decrease, increase, positive, negative etc.
• Integer principles (what makes a (-) or a (+)
• Use of a number line and counters as an aid to calculate sums and differences

• complete the 3 assigned “Missions” on Knowledgehook for Friday. (Topic Integers multiplication and division)
• Quiz on Integers on Monday, March 9th
• how to add/subtract, multiply/divide Integers (no calculators)
• integer terminology
• decrease, increase, positive, negative etc.
• Integer principles (what makes a (-) or a (+)
• zero principle

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## Welcome Back Middle School!

Hope you all enjoyed a wonderful break, here and/or away.

This week there are a few things to note:

1. Homework this week is due Wednesday (unless it gets moved depending on what we compete during class; (keep an eye out- it would only be moved later, not earlier.)
2. Exams: Grade 6 will receive their exams back this week, after the class has completed reflection #2 (no bias from mark of exam) Grade 7 and 8 Exams will be returned next week.
3. As we get back into routine, please expect a little more homework practice being posted.This will help build fluency and mastery of concepts, as focus deeply into problem solving and operational use and practice in all grade 6, 7, and 8.

## Homework this week:

• Add to your Exam Reflection Google Doc (which you began before your exam, ie. the one you already shared with me) Remember this will help support your upcoming blog post with experiences and thoughts around your first exam experience.

Respond the following questions: (with explanations and some detail)

1. How did you study/prepare for the exam?
2. How did writing the exam making you feel? (you can speak to anything about the night before the exam, while writing the exam, or after the exam was complete)
3. Did you feel prepared for the exam and the content on the exam?
• Colour/decorate your Problem Solving sheet that you will use as we create a Problem Solving Folder for your personal use and reference.

Our next unit is: Integers

Complete the following questions on page 185 as a warm-up of this unit. WITHOUT a calculator.

# 1, 3, 4, 5, 6

If you needed or used a calculator for any part of this practice, please let me know beside your work, so I can have a conference with you, for success in this unit.

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PARENT INFO for at home support for work with Integers

news), in which negative numbers are used.
• Discuss how negative and positive numbers are added in sporting events (for example,
gains and losses in football, plus-minus scores in hockey, and above and below par
in golf).
• Discuss scoring in games such as shuffleboard, curling, or crokinole, where two
different team markers in the same area cancel each other out. (This is an application
of the “zero principle” in mathematics.)

Our next unit is Integers, and we will be taking a step further to combine Fractions within this unit, with and without polynomials! (what, yes!, we’re doing that!)

Complete the following questions on page 181 as a warm-up of this unit. WITHOUT a calculator.

(you do not need to use or draw counters) #2, 3, 5, 6, 9

If you needed or used a calculator for any part of this practice, please let me know beside your work, so I can have a conference with you, for success in this unit.

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## Homework: January 13th

Happy Monday Mathletes!

Here is your homework for this week. You will notice that it is all due on Wednesday January 15th.

Grade 6: You are responsible to pass in your rough copy of your hi/low double line graphs to me by Wednesday. I will give feedback and suggestions before you make your final copy. Our next lesson will be Stem and Leaf Plots with your temperatures and finding central tendencies in a data set.

Grade 7: Please complete the following questions from the text, as practice finding rates and equivalent ratios.

• Page 55 # 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, and 11.
• If you didn’t bring your text book home, you can find the questions here.

Grade 8: Please complete the following questions from the text, as practice finding percentages and interest/taxes on purchases.

• Page 77-78 #4, 5, 8, 9, and 10
• If you didn’t bring your text book home, you can find the questions here.

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