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Mr. Hyson - Grade 6-8 Math




Mr. Hyson's 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Math
** FIELD DAY is TUESDAY, the 12th. Students are expected to dress appropriately and be ready to fully participate in the activities.

** The 6th grade is on a field trip Wednesday, the 13th to the Cog Railway. Parents/guardians are reminded that the students will be returning AFTER dismissal and a ride will need to be provided for the student to get home.
** The last day of school is Friday, June 15th. Students will be released at noon this day!

6/11 - 6/15

6A: We finish and test our balsa wood project "do more with less." Students were given two pieces of balsa wood and one sheet of paper which built together need to hold a quarter and have the slowest time from the 3rd floor to the first.

6B: We are creating three-dimensional figures from cardboard this week.
7A & 7B: We will be presenting our quarter four projects this week.
8A: This week we will be looking at some content, such as the quadratic formula, that we didn't get a chance to cover this year.

8B: Beginning of this week we'll finish our test from Thursday due to the field trip on Friday, then take a look at polynomials for the remainder of the week.



* Encourage yo
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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