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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!

Grade 6

  • 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

Group 2 (Grade 6)

  1. Do you have your Lesson 1 videos, summaries, exercises completed for Thursday and are they uploaded on your google doc?

Grade 7

  • 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

Grade 8

  • 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

 

Grade 6

First. Due Wednesday

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

Second Due Friday

 

Grade 7

First. Due Wednesday

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

Second Due Friday

Grade 8

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.

How do you log in? You have a link that you can find in 3 places:

  • an email link sent to you already (click on the link)
  • in your google calendar (click on the link in the activity)
  • 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 )

Grade 6:

  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)

Grade 7:

  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.

Grade 8:

  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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riddle me this…?

Grade 7 and 8 have been working on integer relationships and computations.

They have been investigating concepts around (at various levels); addition and subtraction principles, multiplication and division principles and the zero principle, and integers in Order of Operations.

To solidify their learning, students created riddle puzzles where users have to correctly answer questions involving integers to solve/find the answer to the riddle.

Here’s a small sample of all their riddles. Can you figure them out?

Grade 7 (Adding and Subtracting Integers)

Grade 8 (Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Integers)

 

 

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Grade Six from a Different “angle”

What’s Grade 6 up to these days in math?

Learning and investigating angles!

This week and next, students have been able to “choose their own angle adventures” in math class as a form to personalize their learning opportunities and abilities.

Some are measuring, classifying, and sketching, while others are investigating concepts and properties of complementary, supplementary, vertical, and opposite angles.

Who needs a textbook anymore in math? Not this class! Smiles, work, and engagement all around!

Well done grade Six!

 

 

 

 

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Homework: March 2nd 2020

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Hi There Middle School!

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

Grade 6

  • 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)

Grade 7

  • 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

Grade 8

  • 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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Homework: February 24th

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:

Grade 6: DUE WEDNESDAY

  • 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.

 

Grade 7: DUE WEDNESDAY

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.

PARENT INFO for at home support for work with Integers

• Help your child identify real-life situations (for example, situations described in the
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.)

 

Grade 8: DUE WEDNESDAY

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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when you give a kid a challenge…

Who doesn’t love a challenge!…?

The grade 7 and 8 students were given the 2020 Challenge in my math classes, (courtesy of Dave Martin) this week.

Students were given two levels of challenge to choose from:

  • Use all or some of the numbers from 1-10 to create an equation that equals 2020

OR

  • Use all the numbers 1-10, only once, to create an equation that equals 2020

So what happens when you open up learning as a “challenge? They go for it, they work through it, and they feel good when they succeed! (even outside of the classroom!)

Here are some of their successful submissions, which of course we shared with Dave Martin on Twitter, with his High School students (Yep, his High School Students!)

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Here’s to a 2020 that is full of thoughtful and struggle worthy challenges and genuine and proud successes!

#dontstealthestruggle

 

 

 

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Dear 2019, before you go…

 

…let’s recap on our last few weeks from Middle School math classes and learning, as we wish everyone and their families and friends, a wonderful and safe break!

From Mrs. Cleveland:

If you don’t already know, November was a month of learning for me! I participated in three PD opportunities. That’s right, 3! One in Toronto, one at the school, and one virtually from the comfort of my own home. To read more about my learning, check out my blog post!

As a math leader in the school, I also have been working hard on my in-house learning this year. I’m focusing upon Personalizing math learning. After the break, I will be trying new ideas and activities that will be implemented into my teaching with the grade seven class; to prototype how personalization in math classes and learning can occur at the OJCS and in the middle school. Where am I at? Check out my post on my progress and thoughts so far!

From The Students:

Grade Seven has given me some extra homework for over the break, as I will be happily grading over 1400+ equations! Yep! 1, 4, 8, 9 was a huge hit! Everyone was engaged in learning and applying BEDMAS and Order of Operations, learning some fun concepts like summation and factorials to solve and evaluate 100+ answers!

Grade 8: This year’s graduating class took it upon themselves to organize and carry out a Mystery Maccabee celebration after they mastered a “two in one”unit on circles, circumference, surface area, and volume. The students took great thought and pride into choosing their gifts for each other. There may even be a future famous rapper in the group!

Grade 6’s and 7’s and 8’s: Math class the final week before the break, middle school students have been learning about circles and how to use the radius and points of intersection along the circumference to make a perfect equilateral triangle. Students learned how to use a ”mmArc” style compass, using radius arcs, to make six perfectly spaced points of intersection along the circumference. Thus creating a wonderful Math Chanukah Math Craft: a Magen David! Grade 6’s led the way with creativity!

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

See you all next year…make that next decade!
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