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Mr. Hyson - Grade 6-8 Math

Mr. Hyson's 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Math
** There is no school Wednesday, November 22nd to Friday, November 24th for Thanksgiving break.
11/20 & 11/21:
6A: We'll start chapter 5 this week which focuses on ratios, but stay with 5.1.
6B: This week we'll be working with section 3.6, the Distributive Property, with variables as we factor in and factor out.
7A: We continue with chapter 4 as we discuss multiplication and division of exponents.
7B: This week we will be continuing with chapter 3 which focuses on inequalities.
8A: For this short week and part of the week when we return we'll be reviewing angles and interior angles of polygons to refresh our memory by working with transversal puzzles.
8B: After working with finding the slope, this week will be spent discussing slope-intercept form which allows us to graph lines by finding the y-intercept then plotting points based off the slope, rise over run.

* Encourage yo
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2017-2018 Math



 Study Island: There is a new Study Island assignment posted for grades 6-8th. There are two assignments per grade level, and they are both due by 12/3. It is an extended time due to Thanksgiving break, and it is 10% of their grade. Students should start working on these as soon as possible, and their best session (group of 10 questions) is what is counted towards their grade.


What is Study Island?

     Study Island is a computer-based program that all students at the CES are using throughout the school year to help increase their curriculum skills. This program started at the CES in the middle school grade levels focusing on students' mathematics before becoming a part of the Language Arts. This program is now being used in all grades to reinforce what is being taught in the classroom, and in some classes it also allows students the option to self-teach themselves on topics not covered yet. Each student has their own unique log-in and password that can be accessed anywhere that has internet, no disks or software is needed. The assignments may vary per teacher, but as far as my own classroom students tend to have two topics assigned with a two-week window for completion.

Student incentives?
     As students become proficient in one of the many topics regarding middle school mathematics, the students will earn a blue ribbon for that content. Students will record these blue ribbons on their own progress map which provides them with a reward that can be used in math class to help with their individual grades. These rewards consists of bonus points, free 100 on a quiz, drop your lowest grade, and to our ultimate goal of a pizza party at the end of the year for those that complete the blue ribbon map. This year there is also an overall incentive that is taking place with all students at the CES with progress charts showing the blue ribbons being earned by each grade level.
 
 

 
Extra Resources
  •      The National Council of Teaching Mathematics (NCTM) has a really good website with puzzles, brainteasers, and grade level content at http://illuminations.nctm.org/
  •      A good interactive site that allows students to review concepts they would see in the classroom can be found at https://www.buzzmath.com/
 
 
     If you have any questions about anything, please feel free to contact me. mhyson@csd.sau7.org