Thursday, February 20th

Students began creating equivalent ratios today through the use of ratio tables! Lots of new ways to look at ratios, specifically by creating and populating a ratio table. I have attached the notes students took down today in their math notebooks. I have also attached all the examples we worked together as a whole group to make sure everyone understands the procedures to populating the ratio table. Loved how hard my students worked on this rainy Thursday!

Homework was assigned. It is attached below. We worked the first two in each section together to ensure everyone understood the problems!

Tuesday, February 12th & GOLD TEST ON WEDNESDAY!!!!!


Students checked over their study guide today in class. Additional instruction was given concerning writing an inequality from viewing the graph of an inequality as well as writing an inequality from key words & phrases.

I have attached Study Guide #11 below in case you need to print a copy of it at home tonight. I have also attached an answer key in case you get stuck working on a specific problem.

Don’t forget!!!! Your 4-square picture with four inequalities is due tomorrow with your study guide!

Monday, February 10th & GOLD TEST ON WEDNESDAY!!!!!!


Students were given Study Guide #11 today in class as we begin preparing for a quick gold assessment on Inequalities. We worked together in class, completing #1-5 on page 1, we worked ALL of page 2 together to ensure students understand the procedure, and a couple of problems on page 3 of the study guide. I have attached a copy of the study guide below in case you need to print a new one.

Please use the chart we created in your math journal as you work on your study guide! The chart gives the definition of each symbol as well as key words & phrases that we can use to determine how to write the inequality.

We will go over Study Guide #11 on Tuesday during class. Study Guide #11 will be taken up for a silver grade before the test on Wednesday.

Thursday, February 6th

Students practiced identifying key words & phrases that will help them create Algebraic Inequalities today in class. I have attached a copy of the chart we made together and recorded in their math journals. Remember, we always want to make the inequality TRUE!

Homework was assigned to practice this new skill. We completed #1-5 together to make sure everyone understood the way to tackle these problems. This one takes students a good bit of practice to understand. Use the chart to help you tonight!

Tuesday, February 4th

Students learned how to graph Inequalities today in class. We created a chart that helped us remember which way the arrow is supposed to go on the number line and if the circle should be open or closed. The chart and several examples are attached below.

Homework was assigned to practice correctly graphing some inequality problems. The homework sheet is also attached below!

Thursday, January 30th & GOLD TEST ON FRIDAY !!!!!!!!


Students went over their study guide today in class, THE ENTIRE STUDY GUIDE, and everyone seemed to know exactly what they were doing! That’s a win in this teacher’s book!

Skills to be assessed include:

*The Distributive Property
*Combining Like Terms
*Factoring Out
*Properties of Addition & Multiplication

I have attached all the notes you need to review for your gold test tomorrow! Don’t forget to bring your completed study guide with you to class!!!

Wednesday, January 29th & GOLD TEST !!!!!!!

GOLD TEST this FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Students were given their study guide on Tuesday, January 28th. I have attached a copy of the study guide below. We have been working on this unit “Creating Equivalent Expressions” since the 2nd week of January! Most students can demonstrate that they are fluent with which strategy to use to create an equivalent expression. The strategies students will be assessed on include:

*The Distributive Property
*Combining Like Terms
*Factoring Out

I have attached procedures for all three strategies below. These are the notes students took down in class each day along with working a multitude of practice problems!

We will also be assessing students knowledge about the Properties of Addition and Multiplication. I have included the chart we created in our math journals that describe and give examples of each property. Please know these properties!

We will be covering the study guide in class on Thursday!