Friday, May 22, 2015

Math: Week 34

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.5-7.8 Measurement & Geometry
Math Packet:  SOL Review Folder
Upcoming Assessments:  Math 7 SOL Test(Block 1/2 Fri. 5/29/15; Block 7/8 6/2/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.6-8.11 Measurement & Geometry
Math Packet:  SOL Review Folder
Upcoming Assessments:  Math 8 SOL Test (Mon. 6/1/15)

It's been another busy week of SOL review and I'm kind of warn out!  I'm going to try to keep things on the short side (yes, I know I keep saying that and then most of the time give you an essay!) since I'm sure you all want to start your holiday weekend as well!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Math: Week 33

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.1-7.4 Numbers, Number Sense, Computation, & Estimation
Math Packet:  SOL Review Folder
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #4 (Fri. 5/22/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.1-8.5 Numbers, Number Sense, Computation, & Estimation
Math Packet:  SOL Review Folder
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #5 (Fri. 5/22/15)

As the kids can tell you, it's been a little bit of a crazy week what with the start of SOL testing and the varying schedules each day, so I'm just plain beat and ready to call it a day.  I'll therefore be keeping this on the short side (at least that's the plan, but you know how I get carried away sometimes).

Friday, May 08, 2015

Math: Week 32

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.11 & 8.13 Data Analysis
Math Packet:  #23 Data Analysis
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #3 (Mon. 5/11/15); CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #4 (Fri. 5/15/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.14/16/17 Relations & Functions
Math Packet:  #22 Functions
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #3 (Mon. 5/11/15); CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #4 (Fri. 5/15/15)

This will be a quick WCS since I have my niece's dance recital this evening while the other one is standing here all impatient and ready to leave for the day.  The MSM2 classes started and completed their data analysis unit, with major emphasis on the histogram.  We added quite a bit of extra detail to the notes for this section, since there are a ton of little things that can make assessment questions difficult.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Math: Week 31

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.9/10 & 8.12 Probability
Math Packet:  #22 Probability
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #2 (Mon. 5/4/15); Statistics Quiz (Fri. 5/8/15); CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #3 (Mon. 5/11/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.14/16/17 Relations & Functions
Math Packet:  #22 Functions
Upcoming Assessments:  Functions Test (Thurs. 5/7/15 & Fri. 5/8/15 if needed); CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #3 (Fri. 5/8/15)

It's been a busy week and things will continue to be busy up through SOLs.  I'm sending this later than my self-appointed deadline of Friday because I'm busy working on things for our SOL review that will go into full swing after we finish up just one more unit in both the MSM2 classes as well as the 7H class.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Math: Week 30

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.9/10 & 8.12 Probability
Math Packet:  #22 Probability
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #1 (Mon. 4/27/15); Probability Quiz (Wed. 4/29/15 @ Home); Sequences & Probability Test (Fri. 5/1/15); CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #2 (Mon. 5/4/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.12 Probability
Math Packet:  #21 Probability
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #1 (Mon. 4/27/15); Probability & Functions Quiz Part 1 (Thurs. 4/30/15 @ Home); CCPS Mini-SOL Quiz #2 (Fri. 5/1/15)

My apologies for this being a day late.  My allergies have been wrecking havoc, so I finished up at school as quickly as possible on Friday and headed home.  I'm still feeling a bit under the weather, so I'll get straight to the point and end things fairly quickly this week.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Math: Week 29

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.2 Sequences
Math Packet:  Functions Study Guide; #21 Sequences
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS Quiz #6 (Mon. 4/20/15); Sequences Quiz (Tues. 4/21/15 @ Home); VA ARDT Test (Not for a grade) (Thurs. 4/23/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.13 Statistics; SOL 8.12 Probability
Math Packet:  #20 Statistics Representing & Analyzing Data; #21 Probability
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS Quiz #6 (Mon. 4/20/15); Probability & Statistics Test (Thurs. 4/23/15-Fri. 4/24/15)

Let me start off by thanking everyone who sent kind thoughts and prayers my way since my last posting.  Your emails were much appreciated during this hard time.  My family is coping as best we can, but it's still difficult as I'm sure you can imagine.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Math: Week 28

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.12 & 8.14 Relations & Functions
Math Packet:  #20 Relations & Functions
Upcoming Assessments:  Functions Test (Tues. 4/14/15-Wed. 4/15/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.7 Surface Area & Volume
Math Packet:  Study Guide
Upcoming Assessments:  Probability & Statistics Test (Thurs. 4/23/15-Fri. 4/24/15)

I learned Friday afternoon of my grandfather's passing, so I'm not really feeling up to writing this at the moment.  If there are any questions about the weekly happenings in any of my math classes, please feel free to email/message me at any time.  I likely will not respond as quickly as some of you are used to, I will get back to you when I'm able.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Math: Week 27

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.12 & 8.14 Relations & Functions
Math Packet:  #20 Relations & Functions
Upcoming Assessments:  CCPS SGA#2 (County Post-test) (Wed. 4/1/15-Fri. 4/3/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.7 Surface Area & Volume
Math Packet:  #19.1 Surface Area & Volume, Part 2: Prisms, Pyramids, Cylinders & Cones,
Upcoming Assessments:  SA & Volume Test (Wed. 4/1/15);  CCPS SGA#2 (County Post-test) (Thurs. 4/2/15-Fri. 4/3/15)

So it's a little late, but here's our weekly update for math class!  Before getting into class happenings, I'd like to give the reminder that I'm still currently tapped for jury duty on Monday (3/30) and Tuesday (3/31).  As long as this doesn't change, there will be a substitute in class and I'd like to remind the kids to be on their best behavior.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Math: Week 26

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.6 Similar Figures
Math Packet:  #19 Similar Figures
Upcoming Assessments:  Relations & Functions Quiz (Fri. 3/27/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.7 Surface Area & Volume
Math Packet:  #19.1 Surface Area & Volume, Part 1: Prisms & Cylinders
Upcoming Assessments:  SA & Vol. Quiz (Part 2: Prisms, Pyramids, Cylinders, & Cones) (Fri. 3/27/15)

It's been an extremely busy week for me both inside and outside of school, so I fell a bit behind with my personal work goals.  The kids are used to getting their grades updated every day or two for my class and their papers back just as quickly, but it's taken a bit longer than that this time, not by much but still noticeable for the kids.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Math: Week 25

MSM2 Blocks 1/2 & 7/8
SOLs Covered:  SOL 7.8 & 8.8 Geomteric Transformations
Math Packet:  #18 Geometric Transformations
Upcoming Assessments:  Geo. Test #3 (Geo. Trans. & Sim. Figs.) (Fri. 3/20/15)

7H Block 5/6
SOLs Covered:  SOL 8.11 Composite Figures
Math Packet:  #17 Composite Figures
Upcoming Assessments:  SA & Volume Quiz (Part 1: Rect. Prisms & Cylinders) (Wed. 3/11/15)

I'm going to try to keep things on the shorter side for awhile since I've got a few plans I want to start working on in preparation of our SOL review that will start in May.  I also have a few new sites I want to check out in more detail to see if they'd work in our math classes.  If I am actually able to keep these on the shorter side (I've said that often and then still end up with an quite a bit), I still welcome anyone who needs clarification or has questions to feel free to email or message me at anytime.