March 23

Population – Videos From Class

Today we read pages 61-71 in our SS tetbook.  You can find a scan of that on Teams if you were absent.  Then we watched this chort video below which does a summary of what we had read about.  IN particular this discusses and illustrates the “Demographic Transition”.

Then we watched this Ted Talk about some of the different views about population.  Studetns were encouraged to take notes to have for thier desk on Friday.  Any notes taken may be used when writing their short in-class essay on the topic.

On Thursday we are watching the following video.  We have an HD copy without ads to watch in class.  For those that may be absent, here is a link where you can watch it online.

https://topdocumentaryfilms.com/how-many-people-can-live-on-planet-earth/

March 21

Order of Operations

Today we are going to review the order of operations.  We will start with Mth antics and then move on to the level 1-4 pages shared below (and provided in class).

21.03.16 math antics Worksheets_OrderOfOperations

21.03.16 order_of_operations_no_divide – level 1

21.03.16 order_of_operations_no_divide – level 2

21.03.16 order_of_operations_no_divide – level 3

21.03.16 order_of_operations_no_divide level 4

Once students have mastered the basics using the materials above they are to move on to the assignments below.

Grade 7: Assignment is 3.6 – all questions

19.10.30 -gr-7-order-of-operations-with-decimals-3.6

Grade 8’s are doing assignment 2.5 on Order of Operations and will work on #’s 3 – 10, and 12 – 14

19.10.16 gr 8 order of operations with integers 2.5 p90

March 14

Quick Write – March 18

Choose one of the options below to write about.

1. You wake up to find yourself in your five-year-old body and back in time. How do you spend your first 24 hours in this situation?
2. All of a sudden, the entire world can hear each other’s thoughts. How does the planet cope?
3. Everybody in the world has disappeared except for you. Describe your next 24 hours.
March 13

Integers Review

We have been doing our MRLC tests and have found that a review of integers is necessary (after all, it WAS about 6 moths ago that we were studying them).  So, here it is, the integers review.  Watch the Math Antics video below to review your work prior to completing the assigned pages.  Both grade 7 and 8 are doing the smae work this week as both skills are needed.  Plus, it is very apparent that many students need to remember the difference between + and – versus mult. and div. as some students rely too heavily on algorythms, thus making them have mistakes they clearly see in review.  So for this week, both grade 7s and 8s are adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.

Remember: for each instructional video there is full access to the “Exercises” video at mathantics.com where you can log in using my user name and password (in the am message from Teams).

Worksheets will be provided in class (and are available when you log in to Math Antics online – see above paragraph)

Multiplying and Dividing integers

March 10

U15 is not playing anymore/my hockey right now

Unfortunately the  u15 Arborg hockey team is out of the season in regular games.

Even though the team that i get called up to play for is done we still have are team and are playoffs haven’t even started yet cause the teams are going to provincials and we have to wait until provincials is over to start playoffs probably versing  teams such as warren, stony, lakeside, stonewall are the teams that are going to try to beat us to go to the banner. The u15 Arborg team got kicked out of playoffs by Fair Ford they lost their first game in Arborg then they went into fair ford and lost in fair ford so they are out for the season and will only be going to practices and playing Exhibition games for the rest of the season.

I am pretty excited cause I am heading of to Brandon to spend the weekend in a hotel for  our provincials which is going to be really fun and I hope we do pretty good this weekend and hope fully come back with some sort of medal. If we win gold we would be one of the only teams in Arborg to bring back a banner to hang up in the home town arena. Most of our team thinks we are going to go into provincials and wipe all the teams but I have been to several different provincials and it is going to be harder than they expect there are going to be some insane kids in provincials that we are going up against.

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March 8

Order of Operations Games

Today we are reviewing the Order of Operations.  To do this we watched the video from Math Antics below, completed some related worksheets (provided in class and accessible on Mathantics.com if you log in) and did some fun activities too (links below).

Click the links below to access the Order of Operations games

http://www.math-play.com/Order-of-Operations-Millionaire/division-millionaire.html

http://mrnussbaum.com/orderops/

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?ID1=AB.MATH.JR.NUMB&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.NUMB.INTE&lesson=html/object_interactives/order_of_operations/use_it.html

http://www.softschools.com/math/order_of_operations/games/