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Mr. Hyson - Grade 6-8 Math

Mr. Hyson's 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Math
** Spring vacation is April 23rd to the 27th.

4/17 - 4/20

6A: We continue with chapter 9 this week on data collection and graphs.

6B Our unit on the coordinate plane continues this week as we discuss polygons and graphing polygons on the coordinate plane.
7A: On Tuesday we'll be having a review day for chapter 8 and on Wednesday a chapter 8 test. The remainder of the week will be spent discussing and an introduction to chapter 9 on geometry.

7B: We continue our geometry unit this week as we focus on volume and surface area.

8A: This week we finish chapter 8 on exponential growth and decay, a test is scheduled before the end of the week.

8B: Last two weeks we've been discussing translations, reflections, and rotations. This week we'll look at similarity and congruency with a possibility to finish this chapter before the spring break.


     We will be taking the NH State Wide Assessment Test for ELA on Wednesday, April 11th and the MATH will take place on Wednesday, May 9th. Please support your child during this testing by using the tips below! Thank you for your continued support to CES schools and your child/children!!


  1. Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep the night before testing.

  2. Provide your child with a health meal the morning of testing.

  3. Talk with your child about trying their best on testing! Let them know that trying, taking their time, and reading questions completely will lead to the best scores they can get!

  4. Let your child know that if they have nerves or are worried about testing they can talk to one of the counselors.

* Encourage yo
ur stu
dent to use the videos that are being posted on Google Classroom to help further their understanding on the classroom discussions be
yond what is being instructed or in the textbook.

2017-2018 Math

 Study Island: The Study Island is no longer a quarter percentage of the student's grade in the fourth quarter. However, students are encouraged to continue to work on Study Island over the course of the 4th quarter to help improve their math skills. Assignments posted count as 10% of their grade so 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