Math News!

Well, I don’t know what happened to January and February but they sped by so fast apparently I didn’t post anything about them. Oops! Life gets so busy. I have lots of news.

First of all Congratulations to Katelyn for being January’s DWP Student of the Month!

Congratulations to Ryan for being February’s DWP Student of the Month!

Congratulations to Maddie for being March’s DWP Student of the Month!

The last couple of months have passed by so quickly. Students in 7th grade are now working on Geometry as is 8th grade Pre-Algebra. Algebra 1 students have just finished polynomials and will be working on quadratics next. What Fun! More news later.

The end of 2016 is near. So far this has been a great school year. In counting my blessings this year, I consider my students to be among them.

Congratulations Amy and Tati for passing Math Mania

Congratulations Bennet! December Student of the Month

The time really does fly especially at this time of year. I can’t believe we are close to the end of our second quarter. A special reminder to check your EngradePro on Wednesday, the 30th, it’s Progress Report time. It has been very busy. I want to say thank you to all the parents that worked on the Thanksgiving Feast. It is one of my favorite times for our school family. Our 7th graders really enjoyed having preschool buddies to sit with and they did a good job of taking care of them. It was so cute seeing them together.

Math is going really well. We could use donations of favorite soda, tea, lemonade, or whatever is your student’s favorite beverage for our Math Mania. Donations are very much appreciated. We are starting slope in Algebra 1, fractions and decimals in both Pre-algebra classes, and we are introducing algebraic expressions, equations, and inequalities in Math 2.

Congratulations to Nick and Danika, our most recent Math Maniacs that have passed the first 26 tests of Math Mania. Nick took the $10 and Danika chose 10 bonus points.

Congratulations Emily for being November’s DWP Student of the Month. She has received a dress down pass, homework pass, and a soda. Emily is very good at asking pertinent questions and is very determined to finish any tasks she is given. Great Job Emily!

Live well and Love Math,

Mrs. Guymon

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Well, I’m a little late on my October post. I guess time just got away from me. It’s been a fast and fun month. Thank you to all the parents that came out for parent/teacher conferences. All classes are doing well in math, we are past review and building on prior math knowledge. We are introducing more technology in the classroom. Students are practicing their math on Prodigy and Kahoots. I recently went to a teacher’s conference where I learned a lot of new technology that is for math. Finally! I am just starting to utilize Edpuzzle and Nearpod. Check those out if you have the time.

Math Mania is going well. We could use more donations of canned soda, lemonade, tea, or whatever is your student’s favorite beverage.

Congratulations to Patrick for passing the first Math Mania (26 various math skills tests).

Congratulations to Max! He is my DWP student of the month. Max has shown me that he is a very responsible student. He also has demonstrated the DWP skill Number 2 of following instructions whether they are verbal or written.

Thanks again to all the parents that helped with the Halloween Party. As you can see, all of us had a great time.

All so angelic on the first day! I have been blessed again this year with a wonderful group of students. We started off the year well. We’ve been busy this month. We have learned all about integers this month. We know how to add, subtract, multiply and divide them. We played a fun game to learn them. We played Integer War!

Congratulations to Brentleigh for being my DWP star for September. She is always respectful and does a good job of using skills 1-5.

**Seventh Grade Mathematics**

Seventh grade students will be in one of two math classes.

In *Pre-Algebra* (Prentice Hall), students will begin making a more formal transition from concrete mathematics into algebra and geometry. They will study topics that include: algebraic expressions and integers, solving one-step equations and inequalities, decimals, factors, fractions, exponents, operations with fractions, ratios, proportions, percents, solving multiple step equations and inequalities, linear functions and graphing, spatial thinking, area, volume, and right triangles in algebra.

In *Mathematics Course 2 *(Prentice Hall), we will study the following topics in more depth: decimals, integers, exponents, factors, fractions, ratios, rates, proportions, percents, measurement, geometry, and beginning algebra concepts.

**Eighth Grade Mathematics**

Eighth grade students will be in one of two math classes. These classes move faster than the seventh grade classes and tests and quizzes are weighted more than homework.

In *Pre-Algebra *(Prentice Hall), students will be making a more formal transition from concrete mathematics into algebra and geometry. They will study topics that include: algebraic expressions and integers, solving one-step equations and inequalities, decimals, factors, fractions, exponents, operations with fractions, ratios, proportions, percents, solving multiple step equations and inequalities, linear functions and graphing, spatial thinking, area, volume, and right triangles in algebra.

In *Algebra 1* (Prentice Hall), we will study the following topics: variables, rational numbers, solving equations, solving inequalities, graphs, functions, linear equations and their graphs, systems of equations and inequalities, exponents, exponential functions, polynomials and factoring, and quadratic equations.