UPDATES for the COVID-19 Break

Hi All!!!  I hope and pray that you and yours are well.

I have added this section to the class page to provide practice, encouragement, and updates while we are physically unable to attend school for the remainder of the school year.

Informational posts are included below the following table of links.


Click the pictures/icons to access the links for each topic.

Hi All!!!  I hope and pray that you and yours are well.  Link to Math 7  course topic list with notes about which topics were covered before the coronavirus break  	 	 Link to Puzzle of the Week	 	 Link to Study Guide Assignment, Last major homework assignment before the closure	 	 Link to online class  Listing of Math 7 Course Topics  (inc which ones were taught before the closure)	 	Puzzle / Problem of the Week (I'll post problem on Mon, answers due by Fri, 1 pm...correct answers will be entered into a drawing)	 	  Benchmark Study Guide Assignment I extended due date to Apr 14, 2020  (You still have an opportunity to  complete it and submit it for a grade)	 	 ONLINE Math Session and Share Space (hopefully coming soon)  	 	 	 	 	 	   Link to PWCS Home Learning Site	 	 Link to PWCS-endorsed math tasks and sites	 	 Link to Class Useful Links page	 	 link to "contact me"  PWCS Home Learning Site	 	  PWCS Math Department- recommended Tasks and Links	 	 Mr. Coleman's  Useful Links	 	 Contact me   I have added this section to the class page to provide practice, encouragement and updates while we are out on this unexpected break in school due to coronavirus concerns.     Email me at colematd@pwcs.edu if you have questions.  Thur, Mar 26 - Schools will be closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, but learning continues.  AT PRESENT, we are still not assigning new topics or work.      - If you did not create and submit your Benchmark 2 study guide, you can still do so and I will grade it.  You need to submit it to me by Apr 14.      - Please continue to practice math daily.  You can use IXL (see the incentive in the Mar 19 post) or other sites (see links in the graphics above or on the page below).  You can also access the electronic textbook (and its interactive resources) using your CLEVER Login (access it through "Student Links.")      -  As you are working on items, questions, problems...you may run into struggles and get stuck.  That's OK!!!  Take a picture (or screenshot) of the problem (and directions), your neatly organized "work or thought process" and also your actual question (be as specific as you can) and send it to me.  I'll review and give you feedback.      -  I am looking into a few ways for us to virtually get together and work on stuff collaboratively.   I'll update you on that as soon as I can make sure my plan meets PWCS guidance.      - LASTLY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES AND BE SMART AND SAFE!!!!!  KEEP YOURSELF BUSY WITH PRODUCTIVE THINGS AND HAVE FUN!!!!

 
   Link to Puzzle of the Week    Link to Study Guide Assignment, Last major homework assignment before the closure    Link to online class
 Listing of 7th Extended Math Course Topics 
(inc which ones were taught before the closure)
  Puzzle / Problem of the Week

(I'll post problem on Mon, answers due by Fri, 1 pm...correct answers will be entered into a drawing)
   
Benchmark Study Guide Assignment
I extended due date to Apr 14, 2020
 (You still have an opportunity to  complete it and submit it for a grade)
   REMOTE/VIRTUAL LEARNING
Math Session and Share Space

(Virtual class is conducted via Microsoft Teams...student login is required)
             
 Link to PWCS Home Learning Site    Link to PWCS-endorsed math tasks and sites    Link to Class Useful Links page    link to "contact me"
 PWCS Home Learning Site  
 PWCS Math Department- recommended Tasks and Links
   Mr. Coleman's 
Useful Links
   Contact me



Email me at colematd@pwcs.edu if you have questions.


INFORMATIONAL POSTS from Mr. Coleman


Jun 1 - Jun 5:  
Online class on Wed, Jun 3 from 10:00 - 11:30 am using Microsoft TEAMS.  We will complete a problem-solving practical challenge to again see math at work in real world situations.  E-mail with particulars was sent to parents and students.  Optional office hours will again be Thurs from 12 - 1:30 pm.

May 25 - May 29:  
Online class on Wed, May 27 from 10:00 - 11:30 am.  We will complete a diagnostic so that students can see their current levels of performance.  Optional office hours will again be Thurs from 12 - 1:30 pm.

May 18 - May 22:  
Online class on Wed, May 20 from 10:00 - 11:30 am.  We will have a class competition on functions and will also review topics from early in the year.  Students will have options to choose which topics to work on depending on their particular needs.  Optional office hours will again be Thurs from 12 - 1:30 pm.  Check PWCS and parent e-mail for info on topics and update on end of year grading.  Info will also be posted on TEAMS page.

May 11 - May 15:  
Online class on Wed from 10:00 - 11:30 am.  Focus is a review of SOL 8.15 and 8.16 (Functions) and will be a class activity.  Please check e-mail for details.

May 4 - 8:  
Online class on Wed from 10:00 - 11:30 am.  We will continue to explore linear relationships and proportions review.  Intro to other resources available to you to practice and reinforce math skills. Slides and practice assignment are posted to our Microsoft Team files page.  Also, I'll still have office hours (optional attendance) on Thursday from noon-1:30pm

Mon, Apr 20 - 
We will meet online on Wed, Apr 22 (10:00-11:30 am).  Email with details was sent to email accounts listed in ParentVue/StudentVue on Fri, Apr 17.  If you did not receive, this please send me an email with a good email address that has your name and your student's name. 
    - A New Challenge puzzle was posted today (see link in the table above).
    - I will have optional "Office Hours" on Thursdays from 12-1:30pm.  Students can join the meeting (use your Office 365 calendar) or send me a note in the TEAM chat if they have questions about math problems or need to discuss class issues.


Mon, Apr 13 - 
We will have our first online class meeting using Microsoft TEAMS on Wednesday, Apr 15 from 10:00 - 11:30 am.  An info E-mail was sent to students and parents e-mail accounts listed in the hub (aka ParentVue/StudentVue).  

Students will need to log in to Microsoft 365 using their school e-mail address (your standard school logonID/username followed by @pwcs-edu.org) ex. lastnaFM@pwcs-edu.org.
The easiest ways to get to the online meeting are to login to Office 365, then 1) use the link in the e-mail OR 2) go to your calendar, then click on the event in the calendar. You'll need to join the meeting and it will take you into the virtual meeting room.

We'll focus on checking in, catching up and outlining next steps.  We'll also revisit our functions topic a little.  PLEASE E-MAIL ME (colematd@pwcs.edu) IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS or run into issues.  THANKS AND HOPE TO SEE YOU ON WEDNESDAY!!



Thur, Mar 26
 - Schools will be closed for the rest of the 2019-20 school year, but learning continues.  AT PRESENT, we are still not assigning new topics or work.
     - If you did not create and submit your Benchmark 2 study guide, you can still do so and I will grade it.  You need to submit it to me by Apr 14.
     - Please continue to practice math daily.  You can use IXL (see the incentive in the Mar 19 post) or other sites (see links in the graphics above or on the page below from our previous studies).  You can also access the electronic textbook (and its interactive resources) using your CLEVER Login (access it through "Student Links.")
     -  As you are working on items, questions, problems...you may run into struggles and get stuck.  That's OK!!!  Take a picture (or screenshot) of the problem (and directions), your neatly organized "work or thought process" and also your actual question (be as specific as you can) and send it to me.  I'll review and give you feedback.
     -  I am looking into a few ways for us to virtually get together and work on stuff collaboratively.   I'll update you on that as soon as I can make sure my plan meets PWCS guidance.
     - LASTLY AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES AND BE SMART AND SAFE!!!!!  KEEP YOURSELF BUSY WITH PRODUCTIVE THINGS AND HAVE FUN!!!!


 

THE ITEMS BELOW ARE FROM THE TIME PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURE...
The links and references are still useful as you continue to work to become better at "understanding and doing math.
"




IMPORTANT DATES

MAY 12, 2020 (Tuesday) - SOL Date for Math 7 and 7th Extended classes

Feb 18, 2020 (Tues) - Benchmark 2 Study Guide is due
             - Students are creating their own study guide of at least 5 topics.   Benchmark 2 Study Guide Assignment ; Topics [Note: Similar figures (SOL 7.5) will NOT be tested on Benchmark 2]
- To also help them prepare, I am providing the following:
-- 7th Ext Benchmark 1 study guide/practice problems (blank for students to answer) ;  Benchmark 1 Study Guide ANSWER KEY  
-- NEW Topics since Benchmark 1:  Equations, Inequalities Practice Problems KEY and our current topic (proportional reasoning)


Wed/Thurs (Feb 19/20, 2020) - BENCHMARK 2 TEST
     - A cumulative test of topics covered this year, including equations, inequalities, and proportional reasoning.


CURRENT TOPIC:

Linear FUNCTIONS  (SOL 7.10a and 7.10b):  Please see the main class page for info and practice links for these two topics.


PROPORTIONAL REASONING (equivalency of ratios based on multiplicative relations) and solving practical problems, inc consumer math, using this reasoning is our current topic.  [SOLs 7.3 & 8.4]

IXL Practice
Converting between measurements 
Determining if ratios are equivalent  ; Do ratios form a proportion
Finding "unit rates"  
Solving proportional scale drawing/map problems  
SOLVING PROPORTION WORD PROBLEMS    
Percent Proportions:  Finding the PART
Percent Proportions:  Finding the PERCENT
Percent Proportions:  Finding the WHOLE

PERCENT PROPORTION Word Problems
TAX, TIP, DISCOUNT Problems ; Tax, Tip, Discount, Mark up, with Sales Price and Total Price Problems
SIMPLE INTEREST
Percent of Change Problems


SOL 8.18.  Solving multi-step inequalities: 

TRANSUM.ORG Practice site

IXL PRACTICE: INEQUALITIES
Identifying solutions to inequalities
Two-step inequalities IXL practice:
Solve Multi-step inequalities
       Graphing solutions to multi-step inequalities
UPDATED:  SOLVING INEQUALITIES WITH VARIABLES ON BOTH SIDES 
UPDATED:  GRAPHING INEQUALITIES WITH VARIABLES ON BOTH SIDES


SOL 8.17.  Solving multi-step equations:  PRACTICE LINK    (remember the password)

TRANSUM.ORG : EQUATIONS PRACTICE

IXL practice (You can also Log in through student links using IXL link there or through your Clever login using your school email address):
Solving two-step equations
Solving multi-step equations with like terms    Solving more advanced linear equations
Solving multi-step equations with variables on both sides of the equals sign
Solving equations with step by step process to complete the solution  
Solving multi-step equation word problems  

SOL 8.14b.  SIMPLIFYING EXPRESSIONS BY COMBINING LIKE TERMS AND USING THE DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTY
IXL Practice
Simplifying Expressions Practice 
Distributive property practice 

PREVIOUS TOPICS

Our first benchmark is Thurs and Friday (Nov 7/8)
Click here for the BENCHMARK 1 STUDY GUIDE ANSWER KEY


REAL NUMBER SYSTEM PRACTICE: 
 RNS Always, Sometimes, Never
  
  RNS: SORT

 


THE ITEMS BELOW ARE FROM THE TIME PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURE...
The links and references are still useful as you continue to work to become better at "understanding and doing math.
"


THE ITEMS BELOW ARE FROM THE TIME PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURE...
The links and references are still useful as you continue to work to become better at "understanding and doing math.
"


THE ITEMS BELOW ARE FROM THE TIME PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURE...
The links and references are still useful as you continue to work to become better at "understanding and doing math.
"


THE ITEMS BELOW ARE FROM THE TIME PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURE...
The links and references are still useful as you continue to work to become better at "understanding and doing math.
"