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## Thursday, December 17, 2015

### Friday 12-18-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Equivalent Expressions

- Extra Practice

Scale of the Solar System

- Building Distance Models

**Homework:**

No homework. Enjoy winter break!

### Thursday 12-17-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Equivalent Expressions

- Problem 2.2

Scale of the Solar System

- Model #1: 1 cm = 1063 km

- Model #2: 1 cm = 1 million km

**Homework:**

#55

Pg. 9

- Problems 2-7, 11

## Wednesday, December 16, 2015

### Wednesday 12-16-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Quiz

Equivalent Expressions

- Problem 2.1

Scale of the Solar System

**Homework:**

#54

Pg. 9

Problems 1, 9, and 10

## Tuesday, December 15, 2015

### Tuesday 12-15-15

**Math quiz tomorrow on repeating decimals**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions

Finish Hubble’s Amazing Universe

Scale of Astronomical Units and Light-years

Tides

**Homework:**

#53

Pg. 39

- Problems 1-6

### Monday 12-14-15

**In-Class:**

Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions

Hubble’s Amazing Universe

**Homework:**

#52

Worksheet

- Problems 1-24

### Friday 12-11-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Converting Repeating Decimals to Fractions

Moon Origins

**Homework:**

#51

Pg. S.54

Exercises 3 and 4

## Thursday, December 10, 2015

### Thursday 12-10-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Approximations of Repeating Decimals

Solar System Origins

**Homework:**

#50

Pg. S.47

Example 2-4

## Wednesday, December 9, 2015

### Wednesday 12-9-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Decimal Expansions of Fractions

Solar System Poster

**Homework:**

#49

Pg. S.31

Problems 1-10

## Tuesday, December 8, 2015

### Tuesday 12-8-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Using Equivalent Fractions to Find Non-repeating Decimals

Science Quiz

Solar System Poster

**Homework:**

#48

Pg. S.29

Example 3 and Example 4

### Monday 12-7-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Decimal Expansions of Fractions

Cosmos Card Sort

- Create three lists based on distance from the Sun

**Homework:**

#47

Pg. S.27

Example 1 and Example 2

## Thursday, December 3, 2015

### Thursday 12-3-15

**Mini Test tomorrow**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Menu – Due Today

Science Tasks – Due Today

**Homework:**

#46

Pg. 73

Problems 33, 44, and 45

## Wednesday, December 2, 2015

### Wednesday 12-2-15

Early Release - Teacher Collaboration

PM Only

Number Talk

Strategic Thinking - Game Theory

- NIM

- Tetra Puzzle

No homework.

PM Only

**In-Class:**Number Talk

Strategic Thinking - Game Theory

- NIM

- Tetra Puzzle

**Homework:**No homework.

## Tuesday, December 1, 2015

## Monday, November 30, 2015

### Monday 11-30-15

**Mini-Test on Friday (12/4)**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Menu (Due Thursday)

- math tasks

- science tasks

**Homework:**

#44

Pg. 70

Problems 8-25

## Wednesday, November 25, 2015

### Wednesday 11-25-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Science Quiz

Dealing Down

**Homework:**

No homework. Enjoy the long weekend.

## Tuesday, November 24, 2015

### Tuesday 11-24-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Accentuate the Negative

- Problem 4.3

Asteroids: Deadly Impact

**Homework:**

#43

pg. 70

problems 6 and 7

## Monday, November 23, 2015

### Monday 11-23-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Accentuate the Negative

- Problem 4.2

Asteroids: Deadly Impact

**Homework:**

#42

Pg. 69

Problems 3 and 4

## Friday, November 20, 2015

### Friday 11-20-15

**Reminder: Science Quiz on Wednesday**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Quiz

Assignment Check

Accentuate the Negative

- Problem 4.1

EXTINCT

**Homework:**

#41

pg. 69

problems 1 and 2

## Thursday, November 19, 2015

### Thursday 11-19-15

**Science Quiz next Wednesday (11/25) over experimental procedures and craters**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Accentuate the Negative

- Problem 3.4

Crater Discussion and Modeling

**Homework:**

#40

Pg. 52

Problem 18

## Wednesday, November 18, 2015

### Wednesday 11-18-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Accentuate the Negative

- Problem 3.3

Crater Frequency

PM Only

Crater Focus Questions

Size of Asteroids

**Homework:**

#39

Pg. 52

Problems 8 and 9

## Tuesday, November 17, 2015

### Tuesday 11-17-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Accentuate the Negative

- Problem 3.2

Finish "Claims-Evidence-Reasoning"

AM Only

Crater Focus Questions

Size of Asteroids

PM Only

Game- EXTINCT

**Homework:**

#38

Pg. 51

Problems 4 and 5

## Monday, November 16, 2015

### Monday 11-16-15

Start of 2nd Quarter

Math Quiz on Friday (Operations with Integers)

New Quarter Changes

- Homework Record

Number Talk

Accentuate the Negative

- Problem 3.1

Patterns in Multiplying Integers

CER for article "The Impact that Ended the Reign of Dinosaurs" - Due Tuesday (11/17)

PM Only

Robotics Presentation

#37

Pg. 50

Problem 1

Math Quiz on Friday (Operations with Integers)

**In-Class:**New Quarter Changes

- Homework Record

Number Talk

Accentuate the Negative

- Problem 3.1

Patterns in Multiplying Integers

CER for article "The Impact that Ended the Reign of Dinosaurs" - Due Tuesday (11/17)

PM Only

Robotics Presentation

**Homework:**#37

Pg. 50

Problem 1

## Friday, November 13, 2015

### Friday 11-13-15

**PM Only**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Strategic Thinking - Game Theory

- NIM

- Tetra Puzzle

**Homework:**

No homework.

## Thursday, November 12, 2015

### Thursday 11-12-15

**In-Class:**

AM

Number Talk

Crater Lab and Write-Up

PM

Number Talk

Lab Write-Up

Problem 2.4 and 2.5

**Homework:**

Finish Lab Report (Due Monday)

## Tuesday, November 10, 2015

### Tuesday 11-10-15

**In-Class:**

AM

Review Homework

Number Talk

Problem 2.4

PM

Review Homework

Number Talk

Crater Lab

**Homework:**

#36

Pg. 35

Problems 15 and 16

## Monday, November 9, 2015

### Monday 11-9-15

**In-Class:**

Problem 2.3

Begin Crater Lab Write-Up

- title

- purpose

- hypothesis

- materials

- procedure

**Homework:**

#35

Pg. 33

Problems 7, 8, and 10

## Friday, November 6, 2015

### Friday 11-6-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Problem 2.2

Crater Simulation and Notes

Review of lab procedure

**Homework:**

#34

Pg. 33, problem 6

Pg. 39, problem 39

## Thursday, November 5, 2015

### Thursday 11-5-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Pre-test and goal setting on negative numbers

Accentuate the Negative Problem 2.1

Writing procedures for a task

Writing procedures for a lab

**Homework:**

#33

Pg. 32

Problems 1, 2, and 3

## Wednesday, November 4, 2015

### Science Book Summaries

**Reminder for those who did not take notes:**

We will be writing a summary of each book we read over the course of the year.

Summaries need to include at least three thoughts (paragraphs).

1. What was the book about?

- This typically should be the largest section of the paper

2. Did the book live up to its:

- Cover

- Table of Contents

- Pictures/Graphs

- Or any other reason you choose the book

3. Would you recommend this book to a classmate? Why?

Summaries should be typed and be between ½ and 1 page long, single spaced. If you choose to double space your paper, it should be between 1 and 2 pages.

I've been getting a lot of questions in class about formatting. In response, you must use your best judgement. In the professional world, no one will tell you what size or type of font to use, you must make a judgement call. So, you may use whatever font you like, as long as it is a professional looking academic font (no comic sans, cursive fonts, decorative fonts, or symbolic fonts). Samples are below.

**The first summary is due on November 6th**

### Wednesday 11-4-15

Teacher Collaboration Day - Early Release

PM Only:

Poster Problem

AM Only - Finish Poster

**In-Class:**PM Only:

Poster Problem

**Homework:**AM Only - Finish Poster

## Tuesday, November 3, 2015

### Tuesday 11-3-15

**In-Class:**

Math and Science Quiz (15 min each)

Planning a lab

Work time for book summaries

**Homework:**

Finish book summary

Finish lab planning questions

### Monday 11-2-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Proportional Relationships Practice

Constant of Proportionality Notes

Review CER for article “Earth’s moon”

Craters Article

**Homework:**

#32

Worksheet - Record Sales

## Thursday, October 29, 2015

### Friday 10-30-15

**PM Only**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Graphing Proportional Relationships Practice

CER write up for article “Earth’s moon” (Due 11/2)

Discuss response question from Wednesday

Directions for science book summary (Due 11/6)

**Homework:**

#31

Worksheet

### Thursday 10-29-15

**AM Only**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Graphing Proportional Relationships Practice

CER write up for article “Earth’s moon” (Due 11/2)

Discuss response question from Tuesday

Directions for science book summary (Due 11/6)

**Homework:**

#31

Worksheet

## Wednesday, October 28, 2015

### Wednesday 10-28-15

**In-Class:**

PM Only

Number Talk

Graphing Proportional Relationships

- Problem 1.3

Finish “Looking at the Moon”

Read “Measuring Time with Calendars” and “Calculating the Observance of Ramadan”

**Homework:**

PM Only

#30

In New Packet

Pg. 5

Problems 13, 14, and 15

## Tuesday, October 27, 2015

### Tuesday 10-27-15

**In-Class:**

AM Only

Number Talk

Graphing Proportional Relationships

- Problem 1.3

Finish “Looking at the Moon”

Read “Measuring Time with Calendars” and “Calculating the Observance of Ramadan”

**Homework:**

AM Only

#30

In New Packet

Pg. 5

Problems 13, 14, and 15

## Monday, October 26, 2015

### Monday 10-26-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Graphing Proportional Relationships

- Problem 1.2

Science Quiz

Looking at the Moon

**Homework:**

#29

In Graphing Proportional Relationships Packet

Pg. 4

Problems 8, 9, and 10

## Friday, October 23, 2015

### Friday 10-23-15

**Reminder: Science Quiz on Monday 10/26**

**- seasons, how does tilt affect the Earth**

**- beam spreading and solar angle**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Graphing Proportional Relationships - Problem 1.1

Grade Beam Spreading Questions

Talk about science books and requirements

**Homework:**

#28

Pg. 4 (In New Packet)

Problem 1

## Thursday, October 22, 2015

### Wednesday 10-21-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Return Stretching and Shrinking books

Menu

Beam Spreading Demo

**Homework:**

#26

Worksheet

Pick any 6 problems from the “Proportions Word Problems” side

Problems 5-10 on the back

### Thursday 10-22-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Quiz

Menu

Beam Spreading Questions

Seasons Explanations

**Homework:**

#27

Choose 8 more word problems from last nights packet

(must be solved by writing a proportion first)

## Tuesday, October 20, 2015

### Tuesday 10-20-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Menu - Ratios, Rates, Percents, and Proportions

Small Group Science Demo and Discussion

**Homework:**

#25

Worksheet

## Monday, October 19, 2015

### Monday 10-19-15

**Reminder: Proportions Quiz on Thursday 10/22**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Comparing and Scaling Problem 4.3

Time Zones

**Homework:**

#24

pg. 54

Continue working on "Problem 4.3" Parts C and D

## Thursday, October 15, 2015

### Thursday 10-15-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Comparing and Scaling Problem 4.2

Library for science books

**Homework:**

#23

Pg. 57

Problems 18, 24, and 25

## Wednesday, October 14, 2015

### Wednesday 10-14-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Finish Poster Problem

Finish Sunrise/Sunset Data

Open/Closed Questions

**Homework:**

#22

pg. 57

problems 16, 17, and 20

## Tuesday, October 13, 2015

## Monday, October 12, 2015

### Monday 10-12-15

**In-Class:**

Returned signed progress reports

Math Test

Continue working on Sunrise/Sunset data

**Homework:**

#20

pg. 56 (in packet)

problem 5

## Friday, October 9, 2015

### Friday 10-9-15

**Reminder: Test on Monday (covering Stretching and Shrinking Investigations 1-5)**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Comparing and Scaling 4.1

Sunrise/Sunset Data

Progress Reports

Take home models

**Homework:**

#19

pg. 55 (in take-home packet, NOT the book)

problems 1-4

## Thursday, October 8, 2015

### Thursday 10-8-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Quiz

Day/Night Think Questions

- Small group discussion

**Homework:**

No homework due to quiz. Remember to study for test on Monday.

## Wednesday, October 7, 2015

### Wednesday 10-7-15

Teacher Collaboration Day - Early Release

AM Only:

Number Talk

Poster Problem

AM Only - Finish Poster

**In-Class:**AM Only:

Number Talk

Poster Problem

**Homework:**AM Only - Finish Poster

## Tuesday, October 6, 2015

### Tuesday 10-6-15

**Quiz will be on:**

- applications of similar triangles

- finding missing measurements on similar figures

- evidence for round Earth

- cause of day/night

- orbit/rotation/revolution of Earth

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Stretching and Shrinking - Extra Practice

Vocab

Readings

Day and Night Questions

**Homework:**

#18 - Worksheet

## Monday, October 5, 2015

### Monday 10-5-15

**Be ready for a quiz on Thursday and a test next Monday.**

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Stretching and Shrinking 5.3

Earth/Moon Scale Project Due - Presenting to Class

Day and Night Discussions and Activity

**Homework:**

#17

pg. 85

problems 5, 33, and 34

## Friday, October 2, 2015

### Friday 10-2-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Stretching and Shrinking 5.2

Round Earth, Flat Earth

Shared Earth/Moon Models

Moon Log check-in

**Homework:**

#16

pg. 84

problems 3 and 4

## Thursday, October 1, 2015

### Scale Project

Reminder:

Scale project is due on Monday (10/5).

Using the procedure and notes written on Tuesday, create a three-dimensional scale model of the Earth and Moon. There needs to be a calculation sheet to show how you followed the procedure to create your model. You may use any spherical objects that you like for your model as long as they are correctly proportioned. Your model may be any size as long as it is correctly proportioned.

You may bring your model in on Friday (10/2) or on Monday (10/5).

Scale project is due on Monday (10/5).

Using the procedure and notes written on Tuesday, create a three-dimensional scale model of the Earth and Moon. There needs to be a calculation sheet to show how you followed the procedure to create your model. You may use any spherical objects that you like for your model as long as they are correctly proportioned. Your model may be any size as long as it is correctly proportioned.

You may bring your model in on Friday (10/2) or on Monday (10/5).

### Thursday 10-1-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Stretching and Shrinking 5.1

Scale of the Universe Video

Scaling Practice

**Homework:**

#15

pg. 84

problems 1-2

## Wednesday, September 30, 2015

### Wednesday 9-30-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Stretching and Shrinking 4.3

Scaling Practice

**Homework:**

#14

pg. 68

problems 5-8

## Tuesday, September 29, 2015

### Tuesday 9-29-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Stretching and Shrinking

Video - Moon Landing

Scaling Practice/Introduce Project

**Homework:**

#13

pg. 66

problems 2 and 4

## Monday, September 28, 2015

### Monday 9-28-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Stretching and Shrinking

Moon Phases

Science Packet Due

**Homework:**

#12

Pg. 66

Problems 1 and 3

## Friday, September 25, 2015

### Friday 9-25-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Quiz

Science Packet

Moon Poster

Eclipse Video

**Homework:**

#11

pg. 46

problem 6 (parts a and b)

## Thursday, September 24, 2015

### Thursday 9-24-15

In-Class:

Number Talk

Stretching and Shrinking Problem 3.3

Map of the Moon

Science Packet

Lunar Phases

Homework:

#10

pg. 48

problem 8

Number Talk

Stretching and Shrinking Problem 3.3

Map of the Moon

Science Packet

Lunar Phases

Homework:

#10

pg. 48

problem 8

## Wednesday, September 23, 2015

### Wednesday 9-23-15

**In-class:**

Finished Similarity Notes

MAP Testing

**Homework:**

#9 - worksheet (graphing proportional relationships)

## Tuesday, September 22, 2015

### Tuesday 9-22-15

**In-Class:**

MAP Testing

**Homework:**

None. Get a good night's sleep and eat some breakfast!

## Monday, September 21, 2015

### Monday 9-21-15

**In-class:**

Number Talk

Finish Menu

Moon Myths/Facts Check

Moon Watch Updates

**Homework:**

No homework tonight. Be sure to get a good night's sleep for the MAP test.

## Friday, September 18, 2015

### Quiz and MAP Testing

Reminder: There will be a quiz next week on scale factor, writing rules for similar figures, and facts about the moon.

We will be MAP testing on Tuesday 9/22. Be sure to get good sleep and eat breakfast before school.

We will be MAP testing on Tuesday 9/22. Be sure to get good sleep and eat breakfast before school.

### Friday 9-18-15

**In-Class:**

Number Talk

Menu

Moon Myths/Facts

Moon Watch

**Homework:**

#8 - Worksheet (scaling Washington Park)

## Thursday, September 17, 2015

### Thursday 9-17-15

**In-class:**

Problem 2.3 – Mouthing Off

Moon Myths/Facts

Moon Watch

**Homework:**

#7

Pg. 30

Problems 7 and 8

## Wednesday, September 16, 2015

### Grading

Homework is always out of 4 points. Students who score between 75% and 100% correct on their work will earn a 4. Scores between 50% and 74% will earn a 3. Scores between 25% and 49% will earn a 2. Scores less than a 2 should really be reworked for understanding and completion. Missing assignments earn a 0.

Homework that is turned in late, even due to an absence, will be graded after all other assignments have been graded. This means that the assignment may be marked as 0 and missing in Skyward until I have time to correct it. This may take up to two weeks.

Quizzes will usually be worth 10 points. Quizzes may or may not be announced in advance. There are no quiz retakes.

Tests will be worth 50-100 points. Tests will always be announced in advance. There are no test retakes.

I do not offer extra credit. Students need to come to class prepared every day with all assigned work completed. Fully studying for tests and quizzes needs to occur before the test as this is an essential skill for your education.

Homework that is turned in late, even due to an absence, will be graded after all other assignments have been graded. This means that the assignment may be marked as 0 and missing in Skyward until I have time to correct it. This may take up to two weeks.

Quizzes will usually be worth 10 points. Quizzes may or may not be announced in advance. There are no quiz retakes.

Tests will be worth 50-100 points. Tests will always be announced in advance. There are no test retakes.

I do not offer extra credit. Students need to come to class prepared every day with all assigned work completed. Fully studying for tests and quizzes needs to occur before the test as this is an essential skill for your education.

Students are always welcome in my classroom after school to get any extra
support they may need or to have a quiet place to work.

### Wednesday 9-16-15

In-Class:

Finish Problem 2.2

Similarity Notes

Where am I? Reflection

What is Visible on the Moon? Observation and Vocab

Moon Myths - Rona

Introduce Moon Watch

Homework:

#6 Page 36, problem 31 (a and b) and 32

Finish Problem 2.2

Similarity Notes

Where am I? Reflection

What is Visible on the Moon? Observation and Vocab

Moon Myths - Rona

Introduce Moon Watch

Homework:

#6 Page 36, problem 31 (a and b) and 32

## Tuesday, September 15, 2015

### Tuesday 9-15-15

In-Class:

Stretching and Shrinking Problem 2.2

Where am I?

Journal Entry

Homework:

#5 Page 29, problem 4 and page 35 problem 30

Stretching and Shrinking Problem 2.2

Where am I?

Journal Entry

Homework:

#5 Page 29, problem 4 and page 35 problem 30

## Monday, September 14, 2015

### Monday 9-14-15

In-Class:

Finished Stretching and Shrinking Problem 2.1

AM Only: Met in Library with Mr. Cimino

PM Only: Where Am I? and Vocab

Homework:

#4 Page 28, problem 1

Finished Stretching and Shrinking Problem 2.1

AM Only: Met in Library with Mr. Cimino

PM Only: Where Am I? and Vocab

Homework:

#4 Page 28, problem 1

## Friday, September 11, 2015

### Friday 9-11-15

**In-Class:**

**Coordinate Plane Practice**

**Started Stretching and Shrinking Problem 2.1**

**Finished Earth and Moon Mini-Lab**

**Homework:**

**#3 Page 29, problem 3**

## Thursday, September 10, 2015

### Thursday 9-10-15

**In-Class:**

Stretching and Shrinking Problem 1.3

Earth and Moon Activity

**Homework:**

#2 - Pg. 13 Problems 5, 9, 10, and 12 (copied from book)

## Wednesday, September 9, 2015

### Wednesday 9-9-15

**In-Class:**

Syllabus/Procedures

Stretching and Shrinking Problem 1.1

Solar System Pre-Test

**Homework:**

#1 - Getting to Know You Handout

Please bring back the two purple papers from the Students Rights and Responsibilities Manual, the signed Lab Safety form, and the signed Classroom Expectations sheet by Friday 9-11-15.

## Friday, August 14, 2015

### Welcome

**Welcome to 7th grade JAMS**

JAMS Orientation - September 3rd @ 6pm

Curriculum Night - September 8th @ 5pm

First Day of School - September 9th

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