7th Grade Algebra

7th Algebra Update 12/8/19

Last week, we reviewed slope and rate of change. This week, we will explore collinearity before reviewing and taking a quiz over these topics. On Thursday, we will review for our final exam and we will take our first semester final exam this Friday, 12/13. Students have a study guide and instructions on how they can be preparing for the final exam.

7th Algebra Schedule 12/9-12/13

Monday                         

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HW:

Tuesday  

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Wednesday  

*Quiz 4.01-4.04

 

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Thursday  

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HW:

Friday  

*Semester 1 Final Exam

 

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7th Algebra Schedule 12/2-12/6

Monday               

*4.01 Intro to Slope and Rate of Change

 

HW: 1) Complete worksheet (need book)

2) Study for the final exam (Friday, 12/13)

Tuesday  

*4.02 Slope

 

HW: 1) Complete worksheet

2) Study for the final exam (Friday, 12/13)

Wednesday  

*4.03 Rate of Change

 

HW: 1) p.339 #6, 7, 10-13

2) Study for the final exam (Friday, 12/13)

Thursday  

*4.03 Continued

 

HW: 1) Worksheet (assume point A on the first graph is the origin)

2) Study for the final exam (Friday, 12/13)

Friday  

*4.03 Continued

 

HW: 1) Use packet and other resources to study for the final exam on 12/13

2) Quiz 12/11

 

 

Semester 1 Final Exam Study Guide KEY

7th Algebra Update 12/1/19

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! In the shortened week before break, we reviewed and took our unit 3 end-of-chapter test. This week, we will begin a short section reviewing slope and rate of change. Students should also be preparing for their semester 1 final exam. The date is still being finalized, but it is likely the final will either be the end of the week of 12/9 or the beginning of the week of 12/16. We discussed in class ways students can begin to study.

Unit 3 End-of-Chapter Test Review Material KEYS

7th Algebra Update 11/24/19

Last week, we explored direct and inverse variation, were introduced to a handful of new types of function families, and learned how to translate those different functions. We took a quiz over those topics on Friday. This week, we will review and then take our unit 3 end-of-chapter test on Tuesday. I hope everyone has a fantastic break!

Quiz 3.15-3.18 Review Material KEYS

7th Algebra Update 11/17/19

Last week, we explored the relationship between equations, solutions, points, and lines. We also looked into what happens when multiple lines are graphed and there are intersections. We took a quiz over these topics on Friday. This week, we will begin to explore the difference between direct and inverse variation as well as other nonlinear function families such as quadratic, cubic, linear absolute value, and square root functions. We will then look to take a quiz over these topics.

Quiz 3.11-3.14 Review Material KEYS

7th Algebra Update 11/10/19

Last week, we reviewed plotting data using scatter plots and analyzed positive and negative association. We also explored the very important difference between correlation and causation. We then took our second quiz of the unit and our unit 3 mid-chapter test on Friday. This week, we will begin the our next unit, which will cover the second half of chapter 3. We will begin by exploring the relationship between equations, points, lines, and solutions. We will then review graphing by plotting points and look to take a quiz over these topics.

Unit 3 Mid-Chapter Test Study Guide KEY

Quiz 3.05-3.10 Study Material KEYS

7th Algebra Update 11/3/19

Last week, we explored different representations of statistical data and practiced creating and interpreting those representations. We worked with mean, median, and mode as measures of average, frequency tables, dot plots, histograms, stem-and-leaf plots, box-and-whisker plots, and two-way tables. This week, we will explore scatter plots and correlation, and discuss the important difference between causation and correlation. We will then look to take a quiz over these topics on Wednesday and take our unit test on Friday.

7th Algebra Update 10/27/19

It was great to see everyone at parent-teacher conferences! Last week, we practiced graphing related quantities to represent different situations. We also looked at graphs to determine the mean of each part and piece together what was happening. We then reviewed and took our quiz on Thursday. This week, we will begin exploring statistics and graphical statistical representations. We will review mean, median, and mode, dot plots, histograms, and box-and-whisker plots. We will also look into categorical data and interpret two-way frequency tables. Finally, we will look to explore scatter plots before taking a quiz over these topics.

Quiz 3.01-3.04 Study Material KEYS

7th Algebra Update 10/20/19

Last week, we began the first part of our third unit by exploring transformations and coordinate notation, solving absolute value equations, and deriving the distance formula through the Pythagorean Theorem. This week, we will continue practicing those topics as well as creating qualitative graphs to represent different situations. We will then look to take a quiz over those topics. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at parent/teacher conferences at the end of the week!

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.

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!