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Mr. Hyson - Grade 6-8 Math

Mr. Hyson's 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Math
*    The sixth grade is currently running a class fundraiser to raise enough money for possibly two field trips, one of which is the https://thecog.com/ . Information, or ways in which you can help, can be found at http://www.pizzakit.com/fundraising-products?shop=1&f=338705&s=262306 Our fundraiser ID# is 338705. Our fundraiser will end on Monday, September 18th, and orders should be in by the end of the month. Thank you!
9/18 - 9/22 in Math:
6A: This week we'll be working on multiplying and dividing decimals, and a chapter 1 test is planned for Friday.
6B: This week we'll be working with adding and subtracting decimals.
7A: We will be discussing inductive reasoning and a brief introduction to the coordinate plane before a chapter 1 test on Wednesday.
7B: We'll finish discussing integers involving multiplication and division before getting into fractions and decimals.
8A: Discussion continues on multiplication and division of real numbers, as well as the distributive property and the coordinate plane.
8B: Discussions continue on rational numbers as we discuss multiplication and division.

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2017-2018 Math

 Study Island: There is an assignment with two topics that is due on October 2nd. Students will have had two weeks to work on this assignment which also counts as 10% of their overall grade. Please make sure that students click on "my class" to view the assignment that has been assigned.

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 student

s' 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 allow students the option to self-teach themselves as well on other topics. 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 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