It is that time of year when we are testing for all the essential Math outcomes. Students are to use the study materials below to help prepare them for the upcoming Quiz. More materials will be given out prior to the end of the week to assist in student preparation. Be sure to use the videos below to help you with answering questions in the review that are giving you problems.
We are doing our final MRLC practice quiz prior to our formal end-of-year quiz in two weeks. To help students prepare they are to look at their last 3 mrlc quizzes to find what outcomes they were formerly struggling with. Each one of them is identified (such as N6 or PR2 and so on). Students are to then use the quiz folder to find quizzes that test them on those concepts. You can access those quizzes here. Any students that got a higher mark on the MRLC quizzes are to identify the outcomes they are most likely to make a smart mistake on and go from there.
Today the grade 7’s and 8’s are working on a common assignment dealing with dividing fractions. Fractions are one of the largest hills to cross when it comes to Math in the middle years. Certain assignments are shared across grade 7-8 so students gain additional exposure over the 2 years in class. This allows them greater opportunity for mastery of concepts over a two year period.
Grade 7-8 will complete assignment 3.5 covering questions 3-14. Students will adjusted work will complete #’s 3-9
This week we are spiraling back to fractions. Grade 7’s are reviewing fractions, decimals and percents where Gr. 8s are dividing decimals. Whilst students are reviewing these past concepts we will also be doing interventions based on our current MRLC results to ensure students are growing past their “sticking points” in math.
Grade 7 are working on questions 1-4, 6-8, 11-15, and 18 with Grade 7 adapted option being 3’s 1-4, 6-8, 12-15
The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s are working on 3d geometry. They will be completing #’s 4-15 in assignment 4.7.
Grade 8 assignment is Surface Area of Right Cylinder (4.7) #’s 4-17. Grade 8’s may recall that we started a bit of this prior to Spring Break but now we are reviewing and consolidating our prior learning. Be sure to watch the video lesson accompanying this assignment. We will have a conference on Microsoft Teams regarding this content on Tues. April 14th.
Each year we identify 3 key outcomes for each grade that greatly represent the foundational outcomes at each level. The outcomes identified are shown below. To help review these concepts the students have been provided with study packages that consist of previous quizzes from class as well as practice review work from the text. We are going over all of these materials in class and video will be supplied of these review. This will allow students a way to review independently using the provided materials on paper, the videos online, and help within the classroom.
In addition: students are being assigned further review materials from the text to help ensure they are prepared for the test next Friday.
The Outcomes Being Represented and
The Textbook Review Materials Suggested
Grade 7 Essential Outcomes
7.N.2. Demonstrate an understanding of the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of decimals to solve problems (for more than 1-digit divisors or 2-digit multipliers, technology could be used).
7.N.5. Demonstrate an understanding of adding and subtracting positive fractions and mixed numbers, with like and unlike denominators, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically (limited to positive sums and differences).