7th Grade Algebra

7th Algebra Update 10/13/19

I hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend! Last week, we continued to use our knowledge of solving equations to write and solve equations to represent different situations. We also practiced rearranging equations with multiple variables. We then took our Unit 2 Test on Thursday. This week, we will begin by reviewing the two-dimensional coordinate plane before moving on to review transformations. This will preview transforming functions later in the chapter. We will also explore how to extend our knowledge of solving equations to solve absolute value equations and derive the distance formula.

7th Algebra Schedule 10/14-10/18

Monday Columbus Day

NO SCHOOL

Tuesday  

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HW:

Wednesday  

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HW:

Thursday  

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HW:

Friday  

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7th Algebra Schedule 10/7-10/11

Monday               

*Modeling with Equations

 

HW: 1) Complete 1/2 sheet from class

2) "Dinosaur" Worksheet

3) Unit 2 Test on Thursday

Tuesday  

*Literal Equations

*Modeling with Equations Continued

 

HW: 1) Literal Equations Worksheet #1-14

2) Word Problems Worksheet #1-3

3) Unit 2 Test on Thursday

Wednesday  

*Review

 

HW: Use study materials (KEYS at top of page) to prepare for the Unit 2 Test tomorrow

Thursday  

*Unit 2 Test

 

HW: None

Friday Institute Day NO SCHOOL

 

 

Unit 2 Test Review Material KEYS

7th Algebra Update 10/6/19

Last week, we focused on using basic moves to solve different types of equations. We also explored instances where linear equations could have one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solutions. We took a quiz over these topics on Friday. This week, we will extend our knowledge equations by writing equations to model different situations. We will then plan to take our Unit 2 Test.

Quiz 2.09-2.13 Review Material KEYS

Solving Equations Basketball

7th Algebra Update 9/29/19

Last week, we practice writing, evaluating, and simplifying algebraic expressions. We concluded the week by taking a quiz over these topics. This week, we will focus mainly on strategies to solve equations and the meaning of solutions to equations. We will then look to take a quiz over these topics.

Quiz 2.01-2.05 Study Material KEYS

Rags to Riches Game

7th Algebra Update 9/22/19

Last week was an abbreviated week in math class due to Outdoor Ed. I was along for the Thursday-Friday session, and it seemed like students had a great time. This week, we will continue writing, simplifying, and evaluating expressions. We will conclude those topics by taking a quiz.

7th Algebra Update 9/15/19

Last week, we analyzed addition and multiplication algorithms to explain why they work and how we can use them most efficiently. We took our final quiz and then took our first unit test of the year. This week, we will only have one day of normal math class due to Outdoor Ed. I hope everyone has a great time!

Unit 1 Test Study Material KEYS

Unit 1 Review Games

Quiz 1.11-1.15 Study Guide KEY

7th Algebra Update 9/8/19

Last week, we explored representing addition and multiplication in different ways and practiced ways of working with fractions more easily. We took a quiz on these topics on Thursday. We then explored some different algorithms to perform addition and subtraction more efficiently. This week, we will continue to examine addition, subtraction, and multiplication algorithms to gain a better understanding of why they work and how we can use them. We are scheduled to take our last quiz of the unit on Wednesday and then take our first unit test on Friday.

Quiz 1.06-1.10 Study Guide KEY

7th Algebra Update 9/2/19

Last week, we connected the patterns we noticed on the addition and multiplication tables to the basic properties of arithmetic. We then took a quiz over sections 1.01-1.05 on Tuesday. On Wednesday, we began exploring how to work more with rational numbers. We compared and converted between fractions, decimals, and percents. This week, we will continue to work with rational numbers and look at different representations and patterns of addition and multiplication. We will look to take a quiz over these topics on Thursday. Then, we will begin to explore and break down some algorithms of addition and multiplication to see why they work.

Quiz 1.01-1.05 Study Guide KEY

7th Algebra Update 8/25/19

Last week, we use addition and multiplication tables to explore some important underlying patterns of each operation. We extended those patterns into negative integers, as well. This week, we will connect the patterns we noticed to the basic properties of arithmetic and then take a quiz over these topics on Tuesday. Then, we will explore patterns with decimals and fractions.

7th Algebra Update 8/18/19

Hello! Welcome to the 7th Grade Algebra web page. I will post an update like this weekly to summarize what we have done and preview what lies ahead. You will also find a weekly calendar updated daily with homework assignments. We had a great first two days of math class. We began by exploring a challenging problem called the handshake problem. Students also shared their methods for calculating the number of cars in a traffic jam. This week, we will begin to explore patterns of operations such as addition, subtraction, and multiplication. Though these are topics they have seen before, we will explore them more deeply to look for underlying patterns and develop useful strategies. We will then take a quiz over these topics. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at open house this Thursday night!