7 Math Assignments
- Jason Stevens
- 2021-2022 School Year
- Classes ~ K-7th Grade
Syllabus: See syllabus attached under "Files" on the right side of this page.
Link: Online MH Textbook Videos and Resources Username: appleo Password: orchard 1
Welcome to Math 7! Our class is a comprehensive math class for the 7th grade; if you participate in our homework and assignments, you will not need to do extra independent study work with your supervising teacher. You will find it a fun-filled and challenging educational experience!
1. To build a general set of skills and thinking skills students can use for the rest of their lives. Students will practice how to be effective communicators, analytical and creative thinkers, adept navigators of technology, inquisitive and persistent problem solvers, and reflective explorers of ideas. We will strive to make many mistakes and see them as opportunities for growing our brains. Students will build flexibility with numbers and sharpen their estimation skills.
2. To build mathematical proficiency around the most important 7th grade math topics. Students will work with ratios, proportions, and fraction operations. They will refine arithmetic skills related to integers and decimals. They will get exposure to basic algebra concepts and deepen their knowledge of geometry. Finally, they will explore concepts related to probability and statistics. Emphasis is always given to topics that are repeatedly used in middle and high school math courses or are commonly relevant to our lives.
Class on 12/2
Ticket Out “Quiz” with fraction operations
Quiz – decimal of fractions 1/n where 1<n<10 and n is an integer and other common fractions
Class on 11/30
4-5 Add and Subtract Mixed Numbers
Discuss memorizing decimal of fractions 1/n where 1<n<10 and n is an integer, excluding n=7.
Start HW in class
HW #20: Lesson 4-5: #1-9odd, 10-12, 16, 27, 28, 33, 34. Extension #18.
Class on 11/18
Start Desmos Task: Adding and Subtracting Fractions.
HW #18B: Complete Desmos Activity: Adding & Subtracting Fractions (Access in Google Classroom.)
HW #18C: Lesson 4-3: #14, 22, 25, 29-36. Extension #12. Lesson 4-4 #10, 14, 19-27odd, 30-35. Extension #16.
Class on 11/16
4-3 Adding Subtracting Like Fractions
If necessary: Finish discussion/debate: Should students master long division (by hand without a calculator)?
“On the Line” Fraction Game – How can we estimate and compare fractions without relying on common denominators?
Class on 11/9
Activity: Random Fraction Generator (https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/133412592/fullscreen/) Simplify in head or use calculator?
Discuss/Debate: Should students master long division (by hand without a calculator)?
HW #17: Lesson 4-1 #1-15odd (use a calculator when the denominator is not easy to work with), 19, 29-31, 35, 38-44. Extensions #20, 22.
Class on 11/4
Finish expressions -1 to -50 task (Jamboard or Desmos Activity)
Silent Arrows Game with Negatives
3-4 & 3-5 Multiplying & Dividing Integers
Ticket Out – Unit 3 Practice Quiz
HW #16: Complete Unit 3 Review Handout.
HW #16B: Spend some time working on the Jamboard/Desmos Task to try to create any missing expressions from -1 to -50 and/or making corrections. (Access Desmos Activity link in Google Classroom.)
Class on 11/2
Lesson 3-2 & 3-3: Adding and Subtracting Integers. Why does subtracting a negative turn in to a positive?
Weights Challenge Task
Videos: Khan Academy, Youtube, Sesame Street
Desmos Task: Adding and Subtracting Integers
If Time: Silent Arrows Game with Negatives
Class on 10/28
Class Activity: Creating expressions -1 through -50
HW: Lesson 3-2 (chapter 3, lesson2): #1-9odd, 28-31. This short homework will only take a few minutes so you can focus on your test corrections.
Class on 10/26
Class on 10/21
Class on 10/19
Use Chromebooks and Spreadsheets: Linear (Simple Interest) vs Exponential (Compound Interest) Growth
Hand out Unit 2 Project
Class on 10/14
2-7 Percent Discount. How can we quickly determine the discount price? How can we work backwards to find the original price if we know the sale price and the discount percentage?
Class on 10/12
Desmos Activity: Tax & Tip [Jason Edit]
Class on 10/7
Desmos Activity: (More or Less, Percent Machine)
Class on 10/5
2-4 Percent Using an Equation: How can we translate a percent problem from English to math?
Class on 9/30
PPT – Estimating Percent
Desmos Activity: Estimating With Percents,
Desmos Activity: Battery – Percents, Decimals & Fractions
Lesson 2-2 #1-15odd, 31-36. Extension #18.
Class on 9/28
Teacher-Led Quick Desmos Activity: Turtle Time Trials (Slides 7-8). How does a graph tell a story about a race?
Check in individually about project.
2-1 Percent of a Number. What is percent? Why is it useful? How can percent problems be approached in different ways? How can we use 1% and 10% to quickly do percent problems in our head? How can we translate among fractions, decimals, and percents?
Desmos Activity: Mosaics (if time)
HW: Final draft of Unit 1 Project
Class on 9/23
Discuss: Creating a Math Report or Project
Discuss Unit 1 Project – (Video of Backyard Marathon and Preview of Unit 1 Task Options. Also Introduce Merlin’s Driveway problem.)
Desmos Activity: Proportional Relationships & Equations.
HW: Unit 1 Project (rough draft of at least one of the projects)
Class on 9/21
Pattern Growth – Is it a constant rate of change?
1-8 Slope. What does slope have to do with constant rate of change?
PPT – Real-world representations of slope
If time: Slope Challenge
HW#5: 1-7 (Ch1 - Les7) #1-5, 7, 11, 13. 1-8 (Ch1 – Les8) #1, 2, 15, 16. Extension #8.
Class on 9/16
1-6 Solving Proportions: Partner Practice Problems
Using a shadow to determine the height of a tree
Class on 9/14
Ratio and Rates Review: Sugary Drinks Exploration, Which drink is the sweetest?
Get Syllabus & Discuss, Course Overview PPT
Start Desmos Activity for HW #3: Exploring Proportional Relationships
HW#3: Handout on Proportions & Finish Desmos Activity (accessed in Google Classroom)
Class on 9/9
1-1 (chapter 1 lesson 1) Rates & Unit Rates
Desmos Activity: Balloon Float
Get Books. Go over how to use the book
HW#2: 1-1 (Ch 1 - Lesson 1) #1-8, 25-27. If you use a calculator for #s 1-8, show or write what you did or “typed in.” Reminder: all problems listed start with the “Independent Practice” section of the lesson unless otherwise noted.
Class on 9/7
CW: variety of problems, seeing math from multiple perspectives, review (including Number Talk: 18 * 5)
Desmos Activity: Voting on Bottle Problem solutions and sharing findings from HW #0 – Part 2
Introduce NIM game on one of the HW problems
Class on 9/2
HW Review: Bottle solutions on whiteboard & August review and tasks.
Video: Making Mistakes and Seeing Things Differently
Introduce HW assignment
HW #0 – Part 2: Explore the bottle problem with different box dimensions than the 4x3 box.
Class on 8/31
Bottle Problem: Working on open-ended math problems. Sharing our own creative thinking.
Video: Sean’s Numbers. (2nd grade math classroom.) Discuss what a productive math class looks and sounds like.
HW #0: work more possible solutions for the bottle problem and decide on your “best” or “favorite” one or two arrangements for each number of bottles, 1 through 12.
HW: finish the August review/tasks (if necessary)