Today, an announcement was made to let you know I've accepted a promotion to the school board office. While my duties as a science instructional specialist will take me to many schools, I will always consider my Yeates students, faculty, and staff my other

Mrs. Gardner, a long-term substitute teacher with whom I have worked for many years, will work with your class until a permanent teacher is hired. Mrs. Gardner will utilize my plans and resources, working with Mrs. Pettit and the rest of the math faculty to give you the best experience possible. As a trusted member of our faculty at Yeates for several years as our Algebra Readiness teacher, she has my utmost confidence as someone who will work hard to serve all students.

Please use the following resources to prepare for the upcoming SOL test, in the near future. I wish you the best of luck. If I can provide any support, advice, or feedback about your studies, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. I have also emailed all students a set of review resources that can be used for all math topics; it will be helpful especially during the springtime as SOL testing nears.

Note: This email has been sent to student Google mail address. See a library media specialist for assistance in accessing your account for the first time (firstnamelastname+last four digits of student ID@spsk12.net).

Pre-Algebra:

http://star.spsk12.net/

http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/HCPSCourse3/

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/released_tests/archive.shtml

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/mathematics/

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/practice_items/testnav8.shtml

Math 6:

http://star.spsk12.net/

http://teachers.henrico.k12.va.us/math/HCPSCourse1/

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_docs/mathematics/

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/practice_items/testnav8.shtml

https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/index.php?level=7.00 (Choose Virginia, then click on the green textbook...other resources are available as well!)

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News: The 2nd benchmark test will be given on January 10th. It is 35 questions (all classes).

M6:

Check out the resources below...two videos, a few links, and IXL has some great FREE practice!

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/algebra-tools/number-properties/commutative-associative-identity-properties/identity-definition

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/algebra-tools/number-properties/commutative-associative-identity-properties/commutative-property-definition

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/algebra-tools/number-properties/commutative-associative-identity-properties/associative-property-definition

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/algebra-tools/number-properties/commutative-associative-identity-properties/multiplication-properties-of-zero-and-negative-one

PA-

http://www.virtualnerd.com/geometry/length-area/composite-figure-definition.php

http://www.virtualnerd.com/geometry/length-area/composite-figure-area.php

Please also check out the YouTube page at https://goo.gl/O22Rmw to find videos on circumference, area, perimeter, volume, and surface area.

Formula Sheet (distributed in class)-

http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/test_administration/ancilliary_materials/mathematics/2009/2009_sol_formula_sheet_math_8.pdf

Thanks for stopping by! We've been really busy lately, with holidays, days off, and lots of math to learn in a short(er) time! See below for class-specific topics. See the main page for homework listings via Google Calendar, and if you have any questions, concerns, or want to schedule a conference to discuss progress, simply call or email. And thanks!

Math 6:

Currently finishing up (correcting assessments; arranging remediation) on SOL 6.5- Exponents. Our quiz (blue sheet; double-sided) was reviewed in class, and I am encouraging folks daily to see me for help, should it be needed. New content this week includes sequences (arithmetic, geometric, and special sequences. See the videos below for more information.

PA:

Currently working on the Pythagorean Theorem (SOL 8.10). See below for resources.

Some other video resources:

http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=ayp&wcsuffix=0852

http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=ayp&wcsuffix=0888

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/real-numbers-right-triangles/pythagoream-theorem/right-triangles-pythagorean-theorem/pythagorean-theorem-definition

M6:

http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=ayp&wcsuffix=0852

http://www.phschool.com/webcodes10/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.gotoWebCode&wcprefix=ayp&wcsuffix=0888

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/real-numbers-right-triangles/pythagoream-theorem/right-triangles-pythagorean-theorem/pythagorean-theorem-definition

M6:

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/inequalities-multi-step-equations/equations-variables-both-sides/identity-or-no-solution-equations/no-solution-equation-example

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/inequalities-multi-step-equations/equations-variables-both-sides/identity-or-no-solution-equations/identity-equation-example

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/inequalities-multi-step-equations/equations-variables-both-sides/identity-or-no-solution-equations/identity-equation-definition

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/inequalities-multi-step-equations/equations-variables-both-sides/identity-or-no-solution-equations/no-solution-definition

In addition, we've used the following clips IN CLASS recently. Feel free to refer back to them, as needed, as we continue our conversations about solving equations (it's all about the algebra!).

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/inequalities-multi-step-equations/equations-variables-both-sides/solve-equations-variables-both-sides/variables-both-sides-equations-example

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/inequalities-multi-step-equations/equations/solve-multiple-step-equations/order-of-operations-in-reverse

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/one-two-step-equations/two-step/two-step-solution/practice-solve-two-step-equation]]>

Pardon the pun...as I teach many different classes, they sometimes run together! Though we're nearing the end of the first term, we're full steam ahead in learning new skills, connecting to older ones learned in 5th grade, and we're learning how to better understand how we learn best (thinking about our thinking!).

By tomorrow, all students will have taken their first benchmark test- a district-created assessment used to determine promotion. There are three of them..we won't see another until the beginning of January. We're beginning to learn how to review these questions, using data, scratch work, and a little teamwork- to get BETTER than we were yesterday. It's the only way we can!

M6:

No quizzes this week.

Currently working on- SOL 6.16 (probability; see videos below). VIdeo notes are due Friday, 10/28.

Thanks for bearing with having no update last week- as I've been working on some technical issues on the website, I hope you've been following along closely in class, and if you're a parent, I hope you've been asking questions of your child...it is the best way to keep them honest and accountable!

1. Progress reports- went out on October 5th. I have made some calls home to inquire about some students, to ensure that students are working hard, getting the help needed, and to offer my help in any way possible. Remember: Mr. K is available EVERY DAY for EXTRA HELP!

2. Students will be taking their first benchmark test on 10/20 (Block 1, 3) or 10/25 (Block 2). The test taken will cover all material learned thus far (Block 2's test will cover everything up to Order of Operations- SOL 8.1).

3.

4. BYOD Fridays- I'm wondering if we might try to use Fridays as a BYOD day. What do you think?

6. ANOTHER Extra Credit Opportunity- WIll not be announced in class. Go to http://nlvm.usu.edu and find an app that matches what we've done in class. Do a one-page writeup explaining the app, how it works, the good parts and bad parts, why we should use it in class and at home. Then, PRESENT IT TO THE CLASS on a Friday. THIS WILL COUNT AS A QUIZ GRADE SWAP (I will award a 95 that can be swapped for a low grade). This opportunity is available until the end of the semester.

PA News:

Students are currently working on evaluating algebraic expressions (8.4), and translating expressions (7.13). This is a great transition from Order of Operations (SOL 8.1, 6.8, etc), which was completed last week with a quiz. We move on to solving equations next week, which will see us moving quickly through various facets of equation solving techniques.

Check out the video clips below from Virtual Nerd that will help students prepare for future assessments and provide valuable examples and notes:

www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/algebra-tools/expressions-variables/evaluate-expressions/numerical-algebraic-expressions

http://www.virtualnerd.com/middle-math/number-algebraic-sense/variables-expressions/evaluate-algebraic-expression-example

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/algebra-tools/expressions-variables/evaluate-expressions/plugging-variables-into-expressions

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/algebra-tools/expressions-variables/evaluate-expressions/evaluate-algebraic-expression-two-variables-example

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-intro-to-algebra/alg-writing-expressions/v/writing-expressions-with-variables-examples

M6 News:

Currently reviewing SOL 6.6a, 6.6b, as well as all previously-learned material (6.1, 6.2, 6.4)

Packet review (in-class; homework)

Video notes- see the post below. No new videos have been posted. I highly recommend checking out Virtual Nerd for additional resources- it's great!

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Hey everyone!

Just wanted to post a few good resources and reminders- here we go!

1. Check the homework calendar (on the main website) for announcements, and, well, homework! Students should be writing their homework in agendas daily as well.

2. See below for information regarding the STUDENT ONLINE TEXTBOOK! It contains great resources that are not in the textbook. If you find a great resource, come see me- it's a great way to earn some

3. The Content Review Notes (blue books) we discussed in class are not being printed for you. However, I will ask Mr. Green if they can be made for us. No guarantees! BUT, I am posting last year's Math 6 and Math 8 books below, if you'd like to take a look. When the new versions are published online, I will post that here too.

4. There are a few videos that need to be posted here- check them out!

(Pre-Algebra folks: check these VirtualNerd links as well- SOL 8.2, Real Numbers):

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/real-numbers-right-triangles/real-and-irrational/compare-classify-numbers/number-category-comparison

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/real-numbers-right-triangles/real-and-irrational/define-real-numbers/real-number-definition

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/real-numbers-right-triangles/real-and-irrational/define-real-numbers/irrational-number-definition

student_access_to_big_ideas_math_textbook_online_guide.pdf |

6m_1stnwstudentnotes.pdf |

8m_1stnwstudentnotes.pdf |

Guess what? I'm not here today (in school, that is)! Mr. Shableski will be there to take care of your needs, and to ensure a safe environment. Be nice to him, and he'll be nice to you. He will let me know if I need to talk to a parent about an issue.

While I'm gone, watch and take note of the videos below, according to what class you're in (M6 or PA). Remember to write down questions to ask me in class, math that you see, definitions, weird things I say, etc., so we can continue our conversation tomorrow.

Do your best- help others- follow the KINDERGARTEN RULE!

TK

The videos below are a great introduction to SOL 6.2, conversions between fractions, decimals, and percents. There are lots of tricks that can be learned, but as long as you can complete a PDF Chart (first video), then you'll do GREAT! The videos below it give details to little tricks and skills that you might learn to help. Later, we'll learn how to ORDER and COMPARE fractions, decimals, and percents.

Pre-Algebra (Block 2)

Please find your videos by clicking on the links below (from VirtualNerd). These videos do a good job of explaining SCIENTIFIC NOTATION, which we began yesterday (9/13).

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/factors-fractions-exponents/scientific-notation/scientific-notation-examples/scientific-notation-definition

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/factors-fractions-exponents/scientific-notation/scientific-notation-examples/scientific-to-decimal-notation-conversion

http://www.virtualnerd.com/algebra-1/exponents-exponential-functions/scientific-notation/scientific-notation-examples/decimal-to-scientific-notation-conversion

http://www.virtualnerd.com/algebra-1/exponents-exponential-functions/scientific-notation/scientific-notation-examples/order-scientific-notation-example

The last two videos are a review of what we've already discussed- square roots of non-perfect squares. I was able to find the video I was describing in class that shows estimation (using a calculator), and I put the factoring video with it as a reference, from class.

http://www.virtualnerd.com/algebra-1/algebra-foundations/powers-square-roots/square-roots/square-root-estimation

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/real-numbers-right-triangles/squares-square-roots/square-root-examples/square-root-non-perfect-square-simplification

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http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/factors-fractions-exponents/scientific-notation/scientific-notation-examples/scientific-to-decimal-notation-conversion

http://www.virtualnerd.com/algebra-1/exponents-exponential-functions/scientific-notation/scientific-notation-examples/decimal-to-scientific-notation-conversion

http://www.virtualnerd.com/algebra-1/exponents-exponential-functions/scientific-notation/scientific-notation-examples/order-scientific-notation-example

The last two videos are a review of what we've already discussed- square roots of non-perfect squares. I was able to find the video I was describing in class that shows estimation (using a calculator), and I put the factoring video with it as a reference, from class.

http://www.virtualnerd.com/algebra-1/algebra-foundations/powers-square-roots/square-roots/square-root-estimation

http://www.virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/real-numbers-right-triangles/squares-square-roots/square-root-examples/square-root-non-perfect-square-simplification

Hey everyone!

Congratulations, students AND parents! The first week of school is the most hectic time of year- new schedules, routines, procedures, and expectations...and YOU'VE MADE IT! Thanks for your help in making it a great success.

This next week, we will work on building positive routines in learning, conduct, and assessment, so that the rest of the year can be spent engaged in math content. I look forward to developing a plan of study that brings in technology, high expectations, and collaboration- with your child's needs and interests in mind!

M6 Students should watch the following videos for their class (SOL 6.1- Ratios). Take notes, show them to me in class (or, by end of day). IF STUDENTS CANNOT WATCH VIDEOS, THEY MAY SEE ME ON MONDAY FOR MY IN-SCHOOL VIDEO SESSION, HELD IN MY ROOM AT LUNCHTIME. This is done to accommodate students without access at home and/or cannot get access elsewhere.

Upcoming Events:

SOL 6.1 Quiz- Wednesday, 9/14

Multiplication Quizzes: Fridays in September (Advice: use flash cards, play games, etc to improve math fluency!!!)

Math 6 Pre-Test- Sept 20th

PA (Pre-Algebra) Folks: Students should watch the following videos for their class (SOL 6.5, Exponents). Take notes, show them to me in class (or, by end of day). IF STUDENTS CANNOT WATCH VIDEOS, THEY MAY SEE ME ON MONDAY FOR MY IN-SCHOOL VIDEO SESSION, HELD IN MY ROOM AT LUNCHTIME. This is done to accommodate students without access at home and/or cannot get access elsewhere. I am also recommending students to check out Virtual Nerd (www.virtualnerd.com) for some relevant videos- she's great!

Upcoming Events:

SOL 8.1/8.5 Quiz- Friday, 9/16

Multiplication Quizzes: Fridays in September (Advice: use flash cards, play games, etc to improve math fluency!!!)

Math 6 Pre-Test- Sept 20th

Upcoming Events:

SOL 8.1/8.5 Quiz- Friday, 9/16

Multiplication Quizzes: Fridays in September (Advice: use flash cards, play games, etc to improve math fluency!!!)

Math 6 Pre-Test- Sept 20th