October 4

Math for Oct. 4th – Adding and Subtracting Decimals (gr.7) – Calculating Percents (gr.8)

This week the grade 7’s are working on adding and subtracting decimals while the grade 8’s are working on calculating percent.  Check out the assignments and videos below.

Grade 7’s complete #’s 1- 7 and 9 – 11 in the assignment below.

19.10.08 grade 7 – adding and subtracting decimals – 3.3

Grade 8’s are working on assignment 5.2 on calculating percent and will work on #’s 4 – 15

19.10.08 grade 8 -calculating percent- 5.2

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September 27

Math – Grade 7 Fractions to Decimals – Grade 8 – Mult. Integers

Here is a link to the assignments for this upcoming week.  Click on them to download and then watch the videos of the lessons that accompany these assignments.

Grade 7 assignment: on assignment 3.1 complete #’s 1-10 and 13

18.09.25 grade 7 – fractions to decimals and ordering – 3.1 3.2-2n43hzg


Grade 8 – Assignment 5.1.  Complete #’s 6-18

19.09.27 gr 8 fraction decimals percent – 5.1

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September 12

Math Lessons on Integers

This week we are introducing integers for Grade 7 and 8 with the Grade 7’s learning to add and subtract integers and the Grade 8’s going into multiplication of integers.  Below you will find scans of the textbook assignment and videos of a lesson from class.

Grade 7’s – Your assignment is # 2.1 and 2.2 in the textbook.  You are to complete 2.1, #’s 1-7, and 2.2, #’s  1-6, and 8.

19.09.11 grade 7 – representing integers – 2.1

19.09.11 grade 7 – adding integers with tiles – 2.2

The video lesson for 2.2 will is TBA

Grade 8’s – Your assignment is #2.1 in the textbook.  You are to complete #’s 5-14, and 16-19

19.09.11 grade 8 – models to multiply integers – 2.1


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June 10

Sketchup Training

Today we are getting into 3d modelling with software.  To help us get acquainted with CAD software we will be training with Sketchup through our educational licenses.  Observe the videos below.

Mr. Ewert’s video on how to get a basic floor plan to walls, measurements, floors and paint.

Mr. Ewert’s video on paint and buying furniture to putting it into the model.

Link to Ikea to buy stuff


Link to Ikea furniture to put into your model


Mr. Ewert’s video on how to make videos of your model.

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June 8

You Life Budget

Image result for personal budgetToday you will start to plan an actual life budget.  The year is 2027, you are an entry level employee in a store.  You make minimum wage and you need to make ends meet.  How will you do it?


Use these links below to help you.

Links to help you find your expenses

How to figure out what you will actually make annually on a minimum wage job.


Finding out what the actual net income you will get (we will just use the Ontario 2018 one)


Bus passes



total cost of owning a car  http://www.edmunds.com/tco.html

Finding an apartments

Finding Cell Phone Prices

-Rogers cell phone plan http://www.rogers.com/consumer/wireless?ecid=ps|aorcwrlsaq|omdrg0101163&gclid=Cj0KEQiAq920BRC8-efn57XrotYBEiQAlVlMQ9D4zdq_SdGbNBA6Bf1OY44l3XcV5HlDzIF8IPePEu8aArki8P8HAQ

-Bell mobility cell plans



http://shop.shaw.ca/bestwifi/get-wifi-451K-137V6.html?#Plans ( this is shaw plans)

https://www.mts.ca/mts/personal/internet (MTS internet)

http://www.rogers.com/consumer/internet (rogers)

How much will my pet cost?

This website shares annual costs of owning a dog https://www.petfinder.com/pet-adoption/dog-adoption/annual-dog-care-costs/

the cost of owning a cat for a year


mortgage estimation (how much you will need to pay per month to buy a house

use this calculator to help you https://www.cibc.com/ca/mortgages/calculator/mortgage-payment.html?WT.mc_id=ExtPAID*Google*CIBC-Mortgages*G-E-Mortgage+Calculator+Exact*Mortgage+Rate+Calculator-Exact*mortgage+calculator

Heating and water for a house (finding average costs based on square footage of the house you’re buying.

Check out this chart for average cost s of heating your place http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/energy/publications/efficiency/heating-heat-pump/6835#table2

Hydro-electricity bill estimate for apartment (per person)


Heating costs chart to look at


vacation savings (find a vacation and divide by 12 for a monthly saving estimate)




how much the average Manitoban household spends


the average number of persons per household in Manitoba



Clothing and other various costs

What the average household (remember the ave. household has 2.5 people) spends on various costs



This guy did a budget much like ours.  Check out his numbers



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June 7

Year End Essential Outcomes Review

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.


Review materials

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Gr. 7 5.2 quiz answer key – adding decimals


gr 7 adding and sub decimals answer key


Gr 7 adding and subtracting integers mid year review answer key



Gr. 8 squares and square roots review answer key


Gr 8 mult and div of integers answer key


gr 8 mult fractionws review answer key


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May 26

MRLC Study Quizzes

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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.

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April 12

Math – April 12

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

20.04.20 – grade 8 dividing whole numbers and fraction – 3.5

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March 22

Math Review – Fractions and More

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

19.04.08 grade 7 – unit review fractions decimals percents – p.120-10o50qu

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.

19.04.15 grade 8 – surface area of right cylinder – 4.7-shwdlk


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