Monday, June 6, 2016

MSA - Study Guide for Unit Assessment - 2016

Preparation Guide for
Moving Straight Ahead Unit Test

Essential Learnings - students should know how to:
• Translate information about linear relationships given a table, a graph, or an equation to one of the other forms.
• Solve problems and make decisions about linear relationships using information given in tables, graphs, and equations.

Additionally students should be able to:
  • Construct tables, graphs and symbolic equations.
  • Recognize linear relationships
  • Solve an equation for an unknown.
  • Find x or y when you substitute in the other value in an equation.
  • Find the slope of a line given two points on a line or given an equation.
  • Find point of intersection of two lines given a graph, a table or two equations.
  • Find y-intercept when given an equation.
  • Be able to use and understand the vocabulary terms we have learned in class such as linear relationship, point of intersection, y-intercept, slope, coefficient, rise, run, horizontal, vertical, coordinate pair, etc.

Focus questions/ problems - students should study by reviewing & redoing the following:
  • The packet with 20 practice problems solving for x.
  • These specific sections from the Moving Straight Ahead book; Problem 1.2, Problem 1.3, Problem 3.4, Problem 3.5 & Problem 4.2.
The test prep practice sheets from class, Click here to access

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Linear Equation Extra Practice.

Here is a 20 problem work packet on solving linear equations.  Students should work their way through this and complete it by Friday June 3rd  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Online Set Game


The object of the game is to identify a 'Set' of three cards from 12 cards laid out on the table. Each card has a variation of the following four features:
1) COLOR: Each card is red, green, or blue.
2) SYMBOL: Each card contains ovals, squiggles, or diamonds.
3) NUMBER: Each card has one, two, or three symbols.
4) SHADING: Each card is solid, open, or striped. 
A 'Set' consists of three cards in which each feature is EITHER the same on each card OR is different on each card. That is to say, any feature in the 'Set' of three cards is either common to all three cards or is different on each card.

Examples of sets:

1) color: different on each card, symbol: the same on each card (oval), number: the same on each (two),shading: the same on each card (solid)
oval solid blue 2
oval solid blue 2  
oval solid red 2
oval solid red 2  
oval solid green 2
oval solid green 2  
2) color: different on each card, symbol: different on each card, number: different on each card, shading: different on each card
diamond striped blue 2
diamond striped blue 2  
squiggle solid red 1  oval open green 3
oval open green 3
oval open green 3  
3) color: the same on each card (green), symbol: the same on each card (diamond), number: different on each card, shading: different on each card
diamond solid green 2
diamond solid green 2  
diamond striped green 3
diamond striped green 3
diamond striped green 3  
diamond open green 1  

New Unit - Moving Straight Ahead

The primary goal of this Unit is for students to develop an understanding of linear relationships. Students recognize linear relationships by the constant rate of change between two variables in a contextual situation, a table, a graph, or an equation.

Skills #1-20 Review Answers

Here is the Practice #1-20 Skills Answer Key

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

New Unit - Comparing and Scaling

Welcome to our new unit focusing on ratios, rates, percents and proportions.

Investigation 1: Ways of Comparing: Ratios and Proportions
Investigation 1 focuses on different strategies for comparing quantities—using ratios, fractions, percents. Students learn what different types of comparative statements say about data given. They are asked to write comparative statements using ratios and differences that describe data. 

We have completed Investigation 1.1 -1.2 in the new Comparing and Scaling Book.
We focused on the ability to make comparisons of quantitative data. 
We focused on making comparisons through:
1. ratios
2. differences
3. percents
4. simplified ratios

Further we stressed the importance of making comparisons between part-to-part or part-to-whole. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Study Guide for Stretching & Shrinking Unit Test

Study Guide for Stretching & Shrinking Unit Test
Assessment will be on Wednesday, March 2nd

Essential Learnings:
  • Apply coordinate rules to stretch or shrink shapes and then plot them.
  • Understand ways that stretching or shrinking a figure affects lengths, angle measures, perimeter and area.

Specific Skills:
  • Draw shapes on coordinate grids and use coordinate rules to stretch (x, y), shrink and move the shapes.
  • Determine the way that stretching and shrinking a figure affects lengths, angle measures, perimeters, and areas.
  • Identify similar polygons and use scale factor and side length ratios to prove similarity between polygons.
  • Calculate scale factor of two similar shapes and find measures of angles in similar polygons.
  • Apply relationship of scale factor to perimeter and area.
  • Use the properties of similarity to find distances and heights that you can’t measure.
  • Use specific vocabulary appropriately, use the terms we have learned and discussed in class - specific vocabulary is posted in the classrooms as well as on the Math Blog.

Material to Review:
  1. Review and redo problems from the unit Check-ins, Checks for Understanding, warm up problems, in-class practice sheets.
  2. Problems from the text: Problem 2.2 (pages 30 & 31), page 32 the definition of similar (the two bullet points under the bold word), Problem 2.3 (pages 34 & 35), Problem 3.1 (page 52), Problem 41. B (page 83), Problem 4.2 (page 84), Problem 4.4 D (page 89).  
  3. Unit Review in your book (pgs. 108-110) specifically #s 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Study Sessions:
Study sessions will be held on Monday, February 29th in room 210, Tuesday, March 1st in room 207 and Wednesday, March 2nd in room 214, all starting at 7:10 a.m.  Come with questions or to work through some final problems that will solidify your knowledge and increase your confidence. Teachers will also be available during study halls each day and after school by appointment.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

New Unit - Stretching and Shrinking

Common Core Standards for this Unit:
  • 7.RP.A.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
  • 7.RP.A.2a Decide whether two quantities are in a proportional relationship, e.g., by testing for equivalent ratios in a table or graphing on a coordinate plane and observing whether the graph is a straight line through the origin.
  • 7.RP.A.2b Identify the constant of proportionality (unit rate) in tables, graphs, equations, diagrams, and verbal descriptions of proportional relationships.
  • 7.RP.A.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems.

Goals for this Unit:
  • Similar Figures Understand what it means for figures to be similar

- Identify similar figures by comparing corresponding sides and angles
- Use scale factors and ratios to describe relationships among the side lengths, perimeters, and areas of similar figures          
- Use algebraic rules to produce similar figures
- Recognize when a rule shrinks or enlarges a figure
  • Reasoning With Similar Figures Develop strategies for using similar figures to solve problems
- Predict the ways that stretching or shrinking a figure will affect side lengths, angle measures, perimeters, and areas
- Use scale factors or ratios to find missing side lengths in a pair of similar figures
- Use similarity to solve real-world problems

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Answer Key for Today's Review Packet

Study for ATN Unit Test by trying problems from the packet you got in class today. You are not expected to complete the whole packet. Try some of the problems, check them using the key posted on the Math Blog. If you're getting them right, move on to another type of problem, otherwise, try to find your mistake and try again. 

Monday, January 4, 2016

Unit Assessment Study Guide and Packet.

Your Unit Assessment will be on Friday 8th.

Here is the Study Guide

Here is the Study Packet

Here are the answers to the study packet.

Have fun reviewing!