Tuesday, March 20th & BIG GOLD TEST

Students were given study guides today in class for tomorrow’s BIG GOLD TEST! The skills that will be on tomorrow’s assessment are:

*converting fractions, decimals, and percents

*accurately applying the Percent Proportion formula to a given situation

We worked the entire first page of the study guide together in class today to ensure everybody understands how to convert fractions, decimals, and percents. We also worked the first two problems on the back side. Here are the examples we worked together:

In addition to actually working the first two problems together, we also setup the rest of the Percent Proportion problems up in an effort to help everyone as they worked independently. Here are the setups for the rest of the problems:

Students were given PLENTY of time to complete the entire study guide in class! If the study guide was not completed in class, the student will have to complete it at home for homework. I will be taking this study guide up as a silver grade before the test tomorrow so please help your student remember to bring it back to class. Finally, remember your student’s math journal is an excellent resource as you all prepare for tomorrow’s test!


Study Guide for Fractions Decimals Percents HW for 3-20-2018


Thursday, March 15th & BIG GOLD TEST next week

I am so proud of how hard my students have worked this week on calculating the Percent Proportion! We are even beginning to apply this skill to everyday situations! We worked a big word problem today in class about students in a PE class who picked certain activities to participate in. We calculated percents of students and actual numbers of students for each activity!

We are looking to have a Big Gold Test on converting fractions, decimals, and percents as well as The Percent Proportion next Tuesday, March 20th. Please help your student begin reviewing for this assessment!

Homework for tonight is again practicing the Percent Proportion. Here are the procedures again for you to review with your student as you practice at home tonight:


The Percent Proportion Worksheet HW for 3-15-2018


Wednesday, March 14th

We are continuing our practice with the Percent Proportion each day in class!

The following picture is an example of some of the problems we worked together as a whole class to make sure everyone understands the procedure to solve a percent proportion. These are #9 and #11 from our classwork:

Homework is from the same worksheet, but only the even ones! Students are to complete only the even #s for homework! Remember to show your work!!!!!


HW for Wednesday night 3-14-2018

Tuesday, March 13th

Students participated in Pi Day activities today during class. Students from the 8th grade came and led students in activities centered around the concept of Pi.

In an effort to continue with our current skill, students refreshed their skills on converting fractions, decimals, and percents during their warmup time! Here’s the warmup we did together in class today:

Use these notes to help you complete homework tonight! If you need additional notes, please refer back to my post on March 7th which gives detailed procedures to make these conversions!


HW for Tuesday night 3-13-2018




Monday, March 12th

Students began their study of The Percent Proportion in class today! This is such a great skill for them to know as they begin to calculate how much things cost or what percentage they may be saving at a sale! These are the notes we took down today in class:

The Percent Proportion will allow students to calculate not only percentages, but parts of the whole and vice versa. We will refer to these notes OFTEN over the next several days as we work through this skill together!

No homework tonight! Enjoy the beautiful weather outside!


Wednesday, March 7th

Students continued with converting fractions, decimals and percents. We were able to get all our notes completed and practiced a few together in class. Your student’s math journal would be a great resource as you work through tonight’s homework. Here are the notes we’ve taken on conversions:


Converting Fractions Decimals Percents HW for 3-7-2018

Tuesday, March 6th & Big Notebook TEST



We began our unit on converting Fractions, Decimals, and Percents today in class. The notes were in the form of a foldable and were glued into your students math journal. Here are the conversion notes we took down today:

BIG NOTEBOOK TEST ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7TH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Students will have a Notebook Test on Wednesday, March 7th. Entries to be considered will range from January 1 – March 6th, 2018. Students who have been out have been encouraged to come into my classroom before school to catch up their missing entries. Many students have taken advantage of this opportunity and their notebooks should be in tip-top shape for our test!

No homework for Tuesday night!!  Enjoy your evening!




Monday, March 5th & BIG NOTEBOOK TEST

I have been preparing students for an entire week to make sure their notebooks are ready for a BIG NOTEBOOK TEST on Wednesday, March 7th. The Notebook Test will cover items from January 1, 2018 until March 6th, 2018. Many students have come before school to sit down with my master copy to make sure their notebook is a mirror image of my notebook. Students who have been absent have been encouraged to come in and get their notebooks all caught up. Some students have done this, some students have not.

No homework on Monday, March 5th! Enjoy your evening!


Tuesday, February 27th & BIG GOLD TEST TOMORROW

Our students did an excellent job completing The Best Buy worksheet from Monday night! The scores were really good and I believe students enjoyed working on some math that has real world applications!

Wednesday, February 28th, is our Big Gold Test on the following:

-setting up a ratio (with labels)

-writing a rate per the information given in a problem

-calculating a Unit Rate (denominator has to be a 1) from the given rate

-determining which Unit Rate is the better deal or answers the question being asked

A study guide was given in class today and we worked several problems from each section together. Students were given anywhere from 15/20 minutes in class to finish the study guide on their own with the opportunity for me to clarify any questions they may have while working on the guide. Your students math journal is also an excellent resource as they are preparing for tomorrow’s assessment!


Study Guide for Ratios Rates & Unit Rates Feb 2018