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Mr. Hyson - Grade 6-8 Math




Mr. Hyson's 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Math
** There is no school on Monday, February 19th due to President's Day.

5/12 - 2/16

6A: We'll finish with chapter 7 on the coordinate plane and test by the end of the week.

6B: We begin chapter 6 on integers which will take us a little while as the importance of number sense is reinforced once again.

7A: This week we'll continue with chapter 7 as we write equations and solve equations with variables on both sides.

7B: This week we continue with chapter 5 on percents as we discuss solving percent problems using proportions and equations.

8A: We continue with our unit on solving a system of linear equations. A start of review on graphing, but an emphasis on substitution for the remainder of the week.

8B: We'll be starting our Geometry unit that will take us well into March.

* 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: There is a new Study Island assignment posted for grades 6-8th; the new assignment is due on 2/18. These assignments 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