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.