Mrs. Henry's Happenings- 8th Math/7th Advanced Math

The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple. ~S. Gudder

Lesson Plans for September 18-22, 2017

Monday: Simplifying Algebraic Expressions- Combining like terms; HOMEWORK– Watch One-Step Equations video lesson.

Tuesday: Solving one-step equations; We will discuss prior knowledge of solving one and two-step equations, including vocabulary including inverse operations, additive inverses, and multiplicative inverses. HOMEWORK- Worksheet

Wednesday: Quiz over One-step equations;  Today’s objective is for students to model and solve two-step equations with algebra tiles.  Entry activity- watch the video on how to use algebra tiles.  HOMEWORK-Watch video on Using Algebra tiles to Solve Equations and place the notes sheet in your journal.  This assignment is due TOMORROW. This is homework if not finished in class.  See me in the morning at 7:30am if you need help.  

Thursday: Today’s objective is for students solve two-step equations algebraically without tiles. Students will work task cards in groups to practice solving two-step equations.  Task cards will include the use of multiplicative inverses as opposed to division in order to “undo” multiplication by a fraction.

Friday:   Students, you will practice skills from Wednesday and Thursday by completing Punchline worksheet pg. 44- Solving Two-Step Equations.

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Lesson Plans for September 11-15, 2017

TEKS for the Week: 8.2D, 6th and 7th grade TEKS over Order of Operations and Number Properties

Monday: Converting from scientific notation into standard form; HOMEWORK- worksheet

Tuesday: Converting from standard form into scientific notation; HOMEWORK- worksheet

Wednesday: Review all concepts from this unit using Quizizz and task cards; HOMEWORK- Complete the Test REVIEW

Thursday: Review; HOMEWORK- STUDY!!!

Friday: TEST over Number Properties, Order of Operations and Scientific Notation

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Lesson Plans for September 4-8, 2017

TEKS for the Week: Reviewing 6th and 7th grade TEKS concerning number properties and Order of Operations

Monday: No school- Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday: Distributive property-  real world application;  Demonstrate the Distributive Property using the fast food combo meal ideas; HOMEWORK- Complete front side of Punchline worksheet.

Wednesday:  Students will watch the video Properties Rap.  Students will be using the Distributive Property in an area model and with negative integers and multiple variables; HOMEWORK- Complete back side of Punchline worksheet and study for the Quiz we will have tomorrow over Number Properties.

Thursday: QUIZ over Number Properties; Lesson- Order of Operations- place hopscotch notes in journal.  Watch video Exponents Song (All About the Base) and PEMDAS/BEDMAS (Order of Operations); HOMEWORK- Left side of Punchline worksheet

Friday: Continue with PEMDAS practice; HOMEWORK- Right side of Punchline worksheet.

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Lesson Plans for Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 2017

TEKS for the Week: 6.7D, 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2D

Monday: The Real Number System- Students will order a set of real numbers and then complete a Rational and Irrational Number sort and place it in their journals. Students will then work in groups to classify real numbers in the following categories: natural, whole, integer, rational, irrational, and real.  HOMEWORK- Complete the Rational and Irrational Numbers Independent Practice worksheet. 

Tuesday: Students will complete application problems with square roots and review the Real Number System; HOMEWORK- STUDY your journal and complete your Real Number Review !!! 

Reference videos are linked below to help you prepare for the test:

Classifying Real Numbers

Ordering and Classifying Real Numbers

Wednesday: TEST over the Real Number System

Thursday:  Real Number Properties- Students will review and extend what they have learned in previous courses about the commutative, associative, identity, inverse, and zero properties (TEK 6.7D); HOMEWORK- Punchline worksheet

Friday:  Real Number Properties- Students will review and extend what they have previously learned about the distributive property of multiplication over addition to applications in the real world (fast food examples).  HOMEWORK-  Punchline worksheet 


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Lesson Plans for August 21-25, 2017

TEKS for the Week:  8.1A-G. 8.2A, 8.2B, 8.2D

Monday: Problem Solving – Students will use George Polya’s four-step problem solving process while exploring effective problem strategies including, but not limited to, drawing a diagram, guessing and checking, and acting it out.

Tuesday:  Universal Screener

Wednesday: Universal Screener

Thursday:  Lesson- The Real Number System-   Students will explore how to divide a number line into smaller pieces between 0 and 1, and plot given values.  Students will also build square numbers using tiles and connect this to the vocabulary of perfect squares.  Students will work in groups to order a set of real numbers.

Friday:  Lesson- Rational Numbers-  Students will watch a video on Rational Numbers.  Students will explore a nesting box model of the Real Number System and then place a copy of the Real Number Diagram in their ISN (Interactive Student Notebooks) and label the Natural Numbers, Whole Numbers, Integers, and Rational Numbers and Irrational Numbers.

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The essence of mathematics is not to make simple things complicated, but to make complicated things simple.  ~S. Gudder

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