Monday, May 8th

We began our unit on Inequalities today! Most students picked up on this concept very quickly while others seemed to still be unclear of what an inequality is and the symbols we use to write them. We will continue on with inequalities on Tuesday and with a little different approach, hopefully everybody will be on board with this new skill by the end of class!

No homework! Enjoy your evening!

Wednesday, May 3rd

Our 3D Figure Projects are really coming together! As I looked through all the projects after school today, I loved seeing all the creativity and imagination that has been put into these projects! Our students have really been working hard over the last two weeks and it shows!

Our 3D Figure Project will come to a close tomorrow, Thursday, May 4th. Students will present their projects and paragraphs in class on Friday, May 5th. Remember, this is a gold grade so encourage your students to work hard during class on Thursday and finish strong!

As it has been for the entire week, my classroom will be open at 7am for students to get some extra time to work on their projects!  This is especially intended for students who were out last week at Disney, but anyone is welcome to come and work!

Here are the project guidelines for your review should you need them:

3D Figure Project April 2017

Have a great Wednesday evening!



Tuesday, April 25th & 3D Figure Project

ASPIRE testing….check!  Area & Perimeter Gold Test…..check!   Now let’s get down to some fun stuff!

Students began their 3D Figure Project on Monday, April 24th. Students placed themselves into partner groups and collaborated on what scene they would build, what type of 3D shapes it would require, and how many of them it will take!  We discussed the guidelines for the project, which I have posted below. Please take a moment to review the project guidelines and discuss them with your student! Everyone is so excited about this project and I can’t wait to see their creativity come to life!

3D Figure Project April 2017

This in-class project will run this entire week and the first few days of next week. If you have a student on the Disney Trip with Mr. Andrews, I will have my classroom open at 7:00am Monday (5-1-2017) and Tuesday (5-2-2017) for those students to work on their projects to make up missed class time!


Thursday, April 20th and BIG GOLD TEST!!!!!

So by now you’ve figured out I bumped the Big Gold Test one day! We will officially take our test on Friday, April 21st!!  I told my kids I just kept getting this “teacher feeling” (they know what I mean!) that we needed one more day on these skills! And I think the one extra day of practice with me in class is going to pay off BIG!!

Remember, the skills being assessed on tomorrow’s test are:

identifying nets and their corresponding 3-D shapes

-determining perimeter of a figure

-calculating the area of a figure (everyone should have their formulas memorized!)

Thursday night’s homework on Total Surface Area

HW for Thursday 4-20-2017

Tuesday, April 17th and BIG GOLD TEST on Thursday!!!!!!

Today’s focus of study was on calculating Total Surface Area of a Net. A net is the “blueprint” for constructing a 3-D figure. A net is laid out on a flat surface and each portion of the net must be calculated in order to find the surface area of the total figure. We worked extensively today in class to ensure everybody understands how to identify the different shapes in a net, how to calculate their individual areas, and then add everything together to find Total Surface Area. These are the examples we worked together in class:

Classwork examples on Total Surface Area 4-18-2017

For homework, students are to work three total surface area problems. The sheet I gave them displays the solid 3-D shape and it’s net. Students are to use the NET to calculate the total surface area. Please see both attachments:

Total Surface Area of Nets HW for 4-18-2017

Notes on homework sheet 4-18-2017

All our hard work will pay off as students are preparing for a BIG GOLD TEST on Thursday, April 20th! Skills that will be assessed are as follows:

-identifying nets and their corresponding 3-D shapes

-determining perimeter of a figure

-calculating the area of a figure (everyone should have their formulas memorized!)


Monday, April 17th and BIG GOLD TEST on Thursday!!!!

We are looking to a big gold test this Thursday on several skills:

-identifying nets

-determining perimeter of a figure

-calculating the area of a figure

This week we will be reviewing each of these skills in depth to ensure all students have a very concrete understanding of these concepts. Please review your student’s homework and our blogs each evening!

Area worksheet (front & back) HW for 4-17-2017

Tuesday, April 11th

Our first day of ACT ASPIRE was a success! Everyone was in the correct place at the correct time and testing went off without a hitch!! Our students worked consistently throughout their testing session! What a pleasure it was to see them working so hard!

Our second day of Math ASPIRE testing will be tomorrow, Wednesday, April 12th. My 2nd and 6th period classes (and a few from 7th period) will test in the morning. Please make sure your student gets a good night’s rest and has a good breakfast on Wednesday morning!

No homework! Enjoy your evening!

Monday, April 10th & ASPIRE TESTING!!!!!!!

It’s finally here!  The ACT ASPIRE test will be administered this week in math & ELA classes! Here is a schedule of testing for my math classes:

Tuesday: 5th period & 3rd period  (part of 7th period students)

Wednesday: 2nd period & 6th period  (part of 7th period students)

Our math students have worked incredibly hard over the last few weeks preparing for the ASPIRE and they are thoroughly prepared for this assessment!  Please ensure your students are well rested each evening this week as testing will extend for the next 4 days!

An ACT ASPIRE Review Packet was given to each student on Friday, April 7th, in an effort to help students recall skills from the fall semester and 3rd nine weeks. The Review packet is an in-class assignment and will be taken for a Silver Grade.  Students have been and will be given ample time in class to complete this assignment. Please encourage your student to work diligently during our class time as extended time will not be given for this assignment.

Have a restful evening!