|September 5 – 9||This week, we very briefly reviewed BEDMAS (order of operations). We will continue to look at this next week, and extend this by learning to add and subtract decimals.|
|September 12 – 16||Typing Club login page: https://kingschristianschool.typingclub.com/|
|September 19 – 23||This week we learned how to add and subtract decimal numbers. We also introduced multiplying decimals! Check out some YouTube videos from Math with Mr J if you missed these classes.|
|September 26 – 30||This week we will continue to multiply decimals. We will also learn dividing a decimal number by a whole number on Tuesday.|
Students will have a math test on Thursday, September 30th. They should be able to add and subtract decimal numbers, multiply decimal numbers, and divide a decimal number by a whole number (all without a calculator!)
|October 3 – 7||Integer games:|
|October 11 – 14||Students reviewed adding and subtracting integers on Tuesday by playing a variety of games, and will be introduced to multiplying and dividing integer on Thursday.|
|October 17 – 21||This week, we reviewed integer rules and also did some multi-step order of operation (BEDMAS) integer problems. The grade 7s will write a math test to wrap up the unit on Thursday, October 20.|
|October 24 – 28||Official FSA link:|
|October 31 – November 4||After FINALLY finishing the FSA (woohoooo!) we are moving on to a new unit looking at probability. This week, we are focusing on converting fractions to decimals to percentages.|
|November 7 – 18||Students continued to learn about probability, looking at the probability of two events – both dependent and independent. The grade 7s will write a test on Thursday, November 17.|
|November 28 – December 2||We have moved into our last unit before Christmas break – geometry! Students are learning to apply different formulas in order to find the radius, diameter, circumference, and area of circles.|
|January 2 – February 10||Whoops! I’ve really been slacking on the blog posts… sorry about that! |
In January, we’ve been working on linear relations. Specifically, we’ve learned how linear relations can be represented in tables, expressions, and graphs. We’ve also learned about the cartesian coordinate plane and can successfully graph lines in all four quadrants.
Students will be writing their linear relations unit test on Tuesday, February 14th. We will spend this week doing review on everything we’ve covered over the past few weeks; I will also be available at lunchtimes to assist students in a 1-to-1 setting.
|February 13 – 16||Math games:|
Make a Number
Weigh the Wangdoodle
Break the Code
|March||In March, we completed our Algebra unit. Students learned to solve two-step equations by using inverse operations to isolate the variable. Students wrote their test before Spring Break, and had the opportunity to complete test corrections for part marks when the test was returned.|
|April||We are jumping into one of our last units – circle graphs. Students will learn how to interpret and create pie charts both by hand and on the computer. After this, we will move into a financial literacy unit dealing with sales and taxes. Our final unit for the year will take us back to geometry, looking at transformations.|
My hope is that we will have a few weeks yet at the end of the school year to do some spiral review, and build on the units we studied throughout grade 7. Specifically, review of integers, graphing, and algebra will all be beneficial as these students prepare for high school next year!