## Math with Ms. Rountos

Email: mrountos@hczpromise.org

Greetings 6th Grade Mathematicians!!!

Congratulations on completing the New York State Math Test this past week (Apr 25 - 27). Now that we have the State Test behind us, we will move forward into preparing for the 7th grade mathematics curriculum. Our first project will be an interdisciplinary project, called the "Virtual Vacation Project". We will discuss the project in class on Monday April 30th.

Enjoy your weekend ... and congratulations, again!!!

Sincerely,

Ms. Rountos

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Welcome back from the weekend, 6th Grade Mathematicians/Travelers!!!

Below are the due dates for our Virtual Vacation Project. Please adhere to all of the instructions on the front page of your Paris & Rio travel packets. Remember, please write in your packets using PENCIL ONLY!!!

The packet is due on Monday, May 7th.

The Reflection Worksheet is due on Wednesday, May 9th.

The

The final draft of the brochure is due on Friday, May 11th.

If all goes well, we will have a

If you would like to re-watch the travel videos that we viewed in class, please visit the websites below:

Paris --- Top 10 Attractions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z07WMDPY1o

Rio --- Top 5 Attractions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz5pQWzrFA4

Here are two of the websites you will need to use to complete your packet:

www.orbitz.com (to look up flights)

www.hotels.com (to look up hotels)

If you made a mistake on your map, you can re-print the map off of the website:

City map of Paris: www.planetware.com/i/map/F/paris-map.jpg

City map of Rio: www.carnaval.com/cityguides/brazil/rio/MapRiodeJaneiro.jpg

Good luck & safe travels!!!

-Ms. Rountos

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**VIRTUAL VACATION PROJECT**

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Tonight's Homework:

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Tonight's Homework:

1. WHERE are you going?

2. WHAT is your budget?

3. WHO are your travel companions?

4. WHAT places will you visit?

5. WHAT math skills will you use to complete this project?

Jovannah:

I think the packet is a lot of fun. I think that a lot of people are going to learn how to plan a vacation based on the packet. I think that maybe this packet can makes things better. I am going to Rio De Janiero. My budget is 10,000 dollars. I am traveling with Lashay and Ashley A. The five places I will go to is Copacabana Beach, Cristo Redentor, Parque National de Tijuca, Maracana Soccer Stadium and Pao de Acucar. I will use my math skills and work with proportions, unit rates, distances, percentages, etc.

Dijon:

I think this project is very creative. I’m going to paris, france and I have to stay on a budget. I feel like my mom. My budget is 7,500. I am traveling with my cousin.

Aminata:

For the virtual vacation project I am going to Magnificient Paris, France. I picked out of the jar and my budget is standard 7,500. I think I am going with Nazia so we could make the crepes together. I will visit the Eiffel tower, the sandboat, the muesum, The Arc of Triumph and the theater garden. Well the Math skills I need is tallying up my money and figuring out if I’m on my budget which includes proportions. That’s my virtual vacation.

Kei:

I am going to Paris, France. My budget is 10,000 dollars. I am on a Luxury Vacation. I am traveling with 3 friends. I’m going with Nazia, Shoniqua and Shelby. The attractions I’m going to are the Arc of Triumph and the Eiffel Tower. Also I’m going to Le tour Eiffel. The other two I’m going to are Notre Dame and Le Centre Pompidou. I would need to use unit rates and conversions to travel to these places.

Wynter:

In my virtual vacation I am going to Paris, France. I got $7,500 so thats standard rate. I’m bringing my best friend, so I’m only paying for me & her. I’m going to see l’Arc de Triomphe, Le Tour Eiffle, Notre Dame, Le Centre pompidou and Le Moulin Rouge. I will be using many math skills which are proportions unit rates conversions central tendencies, points, coordinate planes, the Pythagorean Theorem, distance and percentages.

Jaylen:

I am going to Vamos à Rio!!! My budget is 10,000. Jovannah and Brianna will be traveling with me during my trip. I will be visiting Copacabana beach, Sugar loaf mountain, Christ the redeemer Statue, and Soccer stadium. I will use measuring and multiplication.

Brianna:

I am going to Rio, and my budget is 5,000. I am traveling with Ashley and Justyn. I am visiting Copacabana, Pao de Acucar, Cristo Redentor, Maracana, Parque National de Tijuca. I will be doing proportions, unit rates, conversions, central tendencies, points & coordinate planes, the pythagorean theorem, distances, and percentages.

Theo:

I am going to Paris, France. I am on a $5,000 budget. I am traveling with my mom. I am going to the Eiffel Tower. I am going to Arc of Triumph and Notre Dame. I’m also going to Pompidou Museum and Moulin Rouge. I need all math skills. Some are coordinate plane, unit rates, distances & percentages.

Aisha:

I am going to Rio de Janaro, Brazil. My Buget is 15,000. I am traveling with 1. Some attractions are Copacabana Beach, Sugar Loaf mountain and that’s it. I will use proportions, unit rates and I will use conversions. Also I will use central tendencies, points and coordinate plans and more.

Jayden:

I am going to Paris. I have a standard vacation. I have a 7,500 budget. I am traveling with 2 friends. I am going to Arc of Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Pompidou Museum and Moulin Rounge. I will use proportions, unit rates, conversions, points & coordinate planes, distances and percentages.

Malachi:

For the virtual vacation project I’m going to Rio de Janeiro. My budget for the trip was about a maximum of $8,000. I am traveling with my mom, my dad, and my older cousin. The five attractions I would go see is the Christ the Redeemer Statue. The Maracana Stadium is another attraction. I will also visit the Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The last thing that I will see is the Tijuca National Park. The math skills I would use to complete the packet is proportions, unit rates, conversions, central tendencies, points & coordinate planes, the Pythagorean Theorem, distance, and percentages.

Nazia:

Im going to rio de Janeiro. I am going with Aminata. 10000 is my budget. My attractions are Copacabana, Maracanã, Parque National de Tijuca, Cristo Redentor, Pão de Açúcar.

Binta:

I’m going to Rio and I have a budget of $7,500. I am take my best friend. The 5 attractions I will vist is Copacabana beach, Sugar loaf mountain, Cristo Redentor, Maracana, and Parque National. The math skills I will use is porpotions and rates. -Binta

Ashley KD:

I am going to Rio. My budget is 7,500. I am traveling with my mom and my brother. I will be visiting: Copacabana Beach, Pao de Augear, Cristo Redentor, Maracana, Parque National.

Justyn:

I am traveling to Rio. I am traveling with my older cousins. I am on a economy budget. I will travel to 5 attractions. I will need to use algebraic skills. Carnival, statue of Christ, Pão de Súcar, Maracana, Copacana.

Jerry:

The Virtual Package is not very hard. I am going to Paris. No budget. Traveling with Jayden. Nothing. Everything I know.

Tonight's Homework:

For those of you who have already finished the packet, please hand it in early & begin working on the rough draft of your brochure, or the extra credit assignment of creating a postcard (and earn up to 3 extra credit points added to your final grade on the project).

Tonight's Homework:

***Your Virtual Vacation Packet is due at the beginning of class today.***

Tonight's Homework:

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Tue May 8, 2012

***The rough draft of your brochure is due at the beginning of class today.***

Tonight's Homework: Do the REFLECTION Worksheet and work on the final draft of your brochure.

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Wed May 9, 2012

Tonight's Homework: Work on the final draft of your brochure. ***If you hand in the final draft of your brochure by 4pm today (Wednesday), you will receive 2 extra credit points added to your final grade on the brochure. If you are a participant in this weekend's Chess Tournament in Tennessee, or will be attending the Orchestra Field Trip to Six Flags on Friday, please hand in your brochure before leaving for your trip. If you do not hand it in until Monday, it will be considered late!! (subtract 1pt for each day it is late)

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Thur May 10, 2012

Tonight's Homework: Finish the final draft of your brochure (if you haven't already).

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Fri May 11, 2012

***The final draft of your brochure is due at the beginning of class today.***

Tonight's Homework: Bring French or Brazilian food/drinks to our FESTIVAL on Monday!!!

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Mon May 14, 2012

***FRENCH/BRAZILIAN FESTIVAL DAY***

Tonight's Homework: None

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Tue May 15, 2012

***7th Grade Pre-Assessment***

***Finish the movie "Rio" (if we finish the Pre-Assessment with time to spare)***

Tonight's Homework: None

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Wed May 16, 2012

TBD

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Thu May 17, 2012

6th Grade Science Field Trip to Turkey Mountain in Westchester --- No Math Class

Tonight's Homework: None

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***ALGEBRA UNIT (CLT)***

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Greetings 6th Grade Mathematicians!!!

We are starting a "7th Grade Math Prep" Algebra Unit tomorrow. The first part of the unit is all about "COMBINING LIKE TERMS". It should take ~10 school days to complete our "CLT" unit. We will have three quizzes (one every Friday).

The unit is aligned with the 7th Grade Textbook: Section 11-1, and the 8th Grade Textbook: Sections 7-1, 7-3 & 7-2, respectively.

Please purchase a new notebook & bring it to class by Monday. Please title the notebook "7th Grade Math Prep".

Thank you, 6th Grade Blue Group!!!

Sincerely,

Ms. Rountos

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Fri May 18, 2012

Today's Standards:

6.EE.2 Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

6.EE.2b Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient).

***Skittles Activity***

***Weekly Quiz Today***

Tonight's Homework:

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Mon May 21, 2012

Today's Standards: Review of Exponential Notation & Continuation of Combining Like Terms (i.e. more complex expressions, including exponents)

6.EE.1 Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.

7.EE.1 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.

Tonight's Homework:

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Tue May 22, 2012

***Continuation of yesterday's lesson on Combining Like Terms with Exponents***

Tonight's Homework:

Revise HW 2

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Wed May 23, 2012

Today's Standards:

6.EE.2c Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems.

6.EE.7 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p , q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.

7.EE.4 Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problems, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

Tonight's Homework:

HW 3_Combining Like Terms_Expressions_Cumulative Practice

AND

HW 4_Using Combining Like Terms to Write & Solve Word Problem Equations

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Thu May 24, 2012

***Continuation of yesterday's lesson on Using Combining Like Terms to Write & Solve Equations****

Today's Standards:

8.EE.7 Solve linear equations in one variable.

Tonight's Homework:

HW 5_Using Combining Like Terms_to help Solve Equations

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Fri May 25, 2012

"Fleet Week" Field Trip --- No Math Class for students going on this trip

For the students who will be in class, we will be doing the following activities:

***Olympic Medal Activity***

***Paper Strip Equations Activity***

Tonight's Homework:

Finish HW 5 over the weekend and bring it to class on Tuesday.

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Mon May 28, 2012

***MEMORIAL DAY --- NO SCHOOL***

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Tue May 29, 2012

***Weekly Quiz Today***

Today's (new) Standards:

8.EE.7 Solve linear equations in one variable.

Tonight's Homework:

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Wed May 30, 2012

Continuation of yesterday's lesson on Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides.

***Mystery Bags of Rubas Activity***

Tonight's Homework:

HW 6B

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Thu May 31, 2012

Review of Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides.

***Equation Round Robin Activity***

Tonight's Homework:

HW 6C, trifold word problems & s

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Fri Jun 1, 2012

***Weekly Quiz Today***

Quiz 3_Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Tonight's Homework:

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Mon Jun 4, 2012

Today's Standards:

6.EE.3

Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For

example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to

produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to

the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y);

apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent

expression 3y.

Tonight's Homework:

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Tue Jun 5, 2012

Today's Standards:

8.EE.7b Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

Tonight's Homework:

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Wed Jun 6, 2012

Today's Standards:

Using the Distributive Property when writing & solving Word Problem equations.

Tonight's Homework:

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Thu Jun 7, 2012

Tonight's Homework:

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Fri Jun 8, 2012

***Weekly Quiz Today***

Quiz 4_Distributive Property

Tonight's Homework:

HW 11_Algebra Review

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Mon Jun 11, 2012

Iowa State Test (8:15 - 9:00am)

Regular Math Class the rest of the period

Tonight's Homework:

***Bring your textbook & old math notebooks to class tomorrow.***

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Tue Jun 12, 2012

Introduction to our "Advanced 6th Grade Math for Scholars" class book project.

Tonight's Homework:

Work on your Chapter Outline Worksheet. The worksheet is due at the beginning of class on Thursday.

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Wed Jun 13, 2012

Iowa State Test (8:15 - 9:40am)

Tonight's Homework:

Finish your chapter Outline worksheet. The Outline is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

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Thu Jun 14, 2012

Iowa State Test (8:15 - 9:40am)

Tonight's Homework:

Pages 1-6 of your Rough Draft.

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Fri Jun 15, 2012

***Say our goodbyes to Ms. Grove & hand out class award certificates!***

Tonight's Homework:

Pages 7-9 of your Rough Draft.

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Mon Jun 18, 2012

***Review Lesson on Probability***

Tonight's Homework:

-Pages 1-3 of your Final Draft.

-Finish the Probability Review Worksheet (if you did not finish it during class).

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Tue Jun 19, 2012

***Pop-Quiz on Probability***

***Review Lesson on Bar Graphs***

***Ms. Rountos will be at Common Core training today with the other math teachers. Ms. Long & Mr. Knight will be in charge.***

Tonight's Homework:

-Pages 4-6 of your Final Draft.

-Finish the Bar Graphs Packet (if you did not finish it during class).

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Wed Jun 20, 2012

***Review yesterday's Pop-Quiz

***Play AROUND THE WORLD (using Probability Questions taken from previous 7th Grade NYS Math Tests)***

Tonight's Homework:

-Catch up on your project (if you are behind). Otherwise, no homework!!!

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Thu Jun 21, 2012

***Watch a Math Movie ("The Perfect Score" or "An Invisible Sign") while quietly working on projects***

Tonight's Homework:

-Pages 7-9 of your Final Draft.

-Make the finishing touches to your chapter so it is PERFECT!!! :)))

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Fri Jun 22, 2012

***THE CHAPTER PROJECT IS DUE TODAY!!!*** (Remember to turn in your Rough Drafts ALONG WITH your final drafts, otherwise you will receive an automatic 10 point deduction from your project grade.)

***Each student (or pair of students) will present their Chapter to the entire class today!!!***

Tonight's Homework: NONE

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Mon Jun 25, 2012

***Last Day of School***

***See you on Thursday July 5th for Summer Session!!!***

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Congratulations on completing the New York State Math Test this past week (Apr 25 - 27). Now that we have the State Test behind us, we will move forward into preparing for the 7th grade mathematics curriculum. Our first project will be an interdisciplinary project, called the "Virtual Vacation Project". We will discuss the project in class on Monday April 30th.

Enjoy your weekend ... and congratulations, again!!!

Sincerely,

Ms. Rountos

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Welcome back from the weekend, 6th Grade Mathematicians/Travelers!!!

Below are the due dates for our Virtual Vacation Project. Please adhere to all of the instructions on the front page of your Paris & Rio travel packets. Remember, please write in your packets using PENCIL ONLY!!!

The packet is due on Monday, May 7th.

The Reflection Worksheet is due on Wednesday, May 9th.

The

__of the__**rough draft**__is due on__**brochure****.**__Wednesday, May 9th__The final draft of the brochure is due on Friday, May 11th.

If all goes well, we will have a

**on Friday, May 11th. Please bring cultural food & music!!!**__French/Brazilian Festival__If you would like to re-watch the travel videos that we viewed in class, please visit the websites below:

Paris --- Top 10 Attractions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Z07WMDPY1o

Rio --- Top 5 Attractions: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz5pQWzrFA4

Here are two of the websites you will need to use to complete your packet:

www.orbitz.com (to look up flights)

www.hotels.com (to look up hotels)

If you made a mistake on your map, you can re-print the map off of the website:

City map of Paris: www.planetware.com/i/map/F/paris-map.jpg

City map of Rio: www.carnaval.com/cityguides/brazil/rio/MapRiodeJaneiro.jpg

Good luck & safe travels!!!

-Ms. Rountos

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**VIRTUAL VACATION PROJECT**

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**Tue May 1, 2012:**Tonight's Homework:

**p. 3 of the packet**------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

**Wed May 2, 2012:**Tonight's Homework:

**pp. 4-9 of the packet**

The "Do Now" for today was to write a few short sentences describing the Virtual Vacation Project. You were asked to answer the following five questions:1. WHERE are you going?

2. WHAT is your budget?

3. WHO are your travel companions?

4. WHAT places will you visit?

5. WHAT math skills will you use to complete this project?

**(verbatim/literatim)**__Below is what your fellow 6th grade travelers had to say!!__

Jovannah:

I think the packet is a lot of fun. I think that a lot of people are going to learn how to plan a vacation based on the packet. I think that maybe this packet can makes things better. I am going to Rio De Janiero. My budget is 10,000 dollars. I am traveling with Lashay and Ashley A. The five places I will go to is Copacabana Beach, Cristo Redentor, Parque National de Tijuca, Maracana Soccer Stadium and Pao de Acucar. I will use my math skills and work with proportions, unit rates, distances, percentages, etc.

Dijon:

I think this project is very creative. I’m going to paris, france and I have to stay on a budget. I feel like my mom. My budget is 7,500. I am traveling with my cousin.

Aminata:

For the virtual vacation project I am going to Magnificient Paris, France. I picked out of the jar and my budget is standard 7,500. I think I am going with Nazia so we could make the crepes together. I will visit the Eiffel tower, the sandboat, the muesum, The Arc of Triumph and the theater garden. Well the Math skills I need is tallying up my money and figuring out if I’m on my budget which includes proportions. That’s my virtual vacation.

Kei:

I am going to Paris, France. My budget is 10,000 dollars. I am on a Luxury Vacation. I am traveling with 3 friends. I’m going with Nazia, Shoniqua and Shelby. The attractions I’m going to are the Arc of Triumph and the Eiffel Tower. Also I’m going to Le tour Eiffel. The other two I’m going to are Notre Dame and Le Centre Pompidou. I would need to use unit rates and conversions to travel to these places.

Wynter:

In my virtual vacation I am going to Paris, France. I got $7,500 so thats standard rate. I’m bringing my best friend, so I’m only paying for me & her. I’m going to see l’Arc de Triomphe, Le Tour Eiffle, Notre Dame, Le Centre pompidou and Le Moulin Rouge. I will be using many math skills which are proportions unit rates conversions central tendencies, points, coordinate planes, the Pythagorean Theorem, distance and percentages.

Jaylen:

I am going to Vamos à Rio!!! My budget is 10,000. Jovannah and Brianna will be traveling with me during my trip. I will be visiting Copacabana beach, Sugar loaf mountain, Christ the redeemer Statue, and Soccer stadium. I will use measuring and multiplication.

Brianna:

I am going to Rio, and my budget is 5,000. I am traveling with Ashley and Justyn. I am visiting Copacabana, Pao de Acucar, Cristo Redentor, Maracana, Parque National de Tijuca. I will be doing proportions, unit rates, conversions, central tendencies, points & coordinate planes, the pythagorean theorem, distances, and percentages.

Theo:

I am going to Paris, France. I am on a $5,000 budget. I am traveling with my mom. I am going to the Eiffel Tower. I am going to Arc of Triumph and Notre Dame. I’m also going to Pompidou Museum and Moulin Rouge. I need all math skills. Some are coordinate plane, unit rates, distances & percentages.

Aisha:

I am going to Rio de Janaro, Brazil. My Buget is 15,000. I am traveling with 1. Some attractions are Copacabana Beach, Sugar Loaf mountain and that’s it. I will use proportions, unit rates and I will use conversions. Also I will use central tendencies, points and coordinate plans and more.

Jayden:

I am going to Paris. I have a standard vacation. I have a 7,500 budget. I am traveling with 2 friends. I am going to Arc of Triumph, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Pompidou Museum and Moulin Rounge. I will use proportions, unit rates, conversions, points & coordinate planes, distances and percentages.

Malachi:

For the virtual vacation project I’m going to Rio de Janeiro. My budget for the trip was about a maximum of $8,000. I am traveling with my mom, my dad, and my older cousin. The five attractions I would go see is the Christ the Redeemer Statue. The Maracana Stadium is another attraction. I will also visit the Copacabana Beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain. The last thing that I will see is the Tijuca National Park. The math skills I would use to complete the packet is proportions, unit rates, conversions, central tendencies, points & coordinate planes, the Pythagorean Theorem, distance, and percentages.

Nazia:

Im going to rio de Janeiro. I am going with Aminata. 10000 is my budget. My attractions are Copacabana, Maracanã, Parque National de Tijuca, Cristo Redentor, Pão de Açúcar.

Binta:

I’m going to Rio and I have a budget of $7,500. I am take my best friend. The 5 attractions I will vist is Copacabana beach, Sugar loaf mountain, Cristo Redentor, Maracana, and Parque National. The math skills I will use is porpotions and rates. -Binta

Ashley KD:

I am going to Rio. My budget is 7,500. I am traveling with my mom and my brother. I will be visiting: Copacabana Beach, Pao de Augear, Cristo Redentor, Maracana, Parque National.

Justyn:

I am traveling to Rio. I am traveling with my older cousins. I am on a economy budget. I will travel to 5 attractions. I will need to use algebraic skills. Carnival, statue of Christ, Pão de Súcar, Maracana, Copacana.

Jerry:

The Virtual Package is not very hard. I am going to Paris. No budget. Traveling with Jayden. Nothing. Everything I know.

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Thu May 3, 2012Thu May 3, 2012

Tonight's Homework:

**pp. 10-13 of the Virtual Vacation Packet**For those of you who have already finished the packet, please hand it in early & begin working on the rough draft of your brochure, or the extra credit assignment of creating a postcard (and earn up to 3 extra credit points added to your final grade on the project).

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Fri May 4, 2012Fri May 4, 2012

Tonight's Homework:

__Finish your Virtual Vacation Packet__over the weekend**!!**

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Mon May 7, 2012

***Your Virtual Vacation Packet is due at the beginning of class today.***

Tonight's Homework:

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Tue May 8, 2012

***The rough draft of your brochure is due at the beginning of class today.***

Tonight's Homework: Do the REFLECTION Worksheet and work on the final draft of your brochure.

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Wed May 9, 2012

Tonight's Homework: Work on the final draft of your brochure. ***If you hand in the final draft of your brochure by 4pm today (Wednesday), you will receive 2 extra credit points added to your final grade on the brochure. If you are a participant in this weekend's Chess Tournament in Tennessee, or will be attending the Orchestra Field Trip to Six Flags on Friday, please hand in your brochure before leaving for your trip. If you do not hand it in until Monday, it will be considered late!! (subtract 1pt for each day it is late)

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Thur May 10, 2012

Tonight's Homework: Finish the final draft of your brochure (if you haven't already).

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Fri May 11, 2012

***The final draft of your brochure is due at the beginning of class today.***

Tonight's Homework: Bring French or Brazilian food/drinks to our FESTIVAL on Monday!!!

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Mon May 14, 2012

***FRENCH/BRAZILIAN FESTIVAL DAY***

Tonight's Homework: None

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Tue May 15, 2012

***7th Grade Pre-Assessment***

***Finish the movie "Rio" (if we finish the Pre-Assessment with time to spare)***

Tonight's Homework: None

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Wed May 16, 2012

TBD

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Thu May 17, 2012

6th Grade Science Field Trip to Turkey Mountain in Westchester --- No Math Class

Tonight's Homework: None

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***ALGEBRA UNIT (CLT)***

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Greetings 6th Grade Mathematicians!!!

We are starting a "7th Grade Math Prep" Algebra Unit tomorrow. The first part of the unit is all about "COMBINING LIKE TERMS". It should take ~10 school days to complete our "CLT" unit. We will have three quizzes (one every Friday).

The unit is aligned with the 7th Grade Textbook: Section 11-1, and the 8th Grade Textbook: Sections 7-1, 7-3 & 7-2, respectively.

Please purchase a new notebook & bring it to class by Monday. Please title the notebook "7th Grade Math Prep".

Thank you, 6th Grade Blue Group!!!

Sincerely,

Ms. Rountos

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Fri May 18, 2012

Today's Standards:

6.EE.2 Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

6.EE.2b Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient).

***Skittles Activity***

***Weekly Quiz Today***

*Quiz 1_Combining Like Terms_Expressions (10pts)*Tonight's Homework:

*HW 1_Combining Like Terms_Expressions*------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Mon May 21, 2012

Today's Standards: Review of Exponential Notation & Continuation of Combining Like Terms (i.e. more complex expressions, including exponents)

6.EE.1 Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.

7.EE.1 Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.

Tonight's Homework:

*HW 2_Combining Like Terms_Expressions including Exponents*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tue May 22, 2012

***Continuation of yesterday's lesson on Combining Like Terms with Exponents***

Tonight's Homework:

Revise HW 2

*_Combining Like Terms_Expressions including Exponents*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wed May 23, 2012

Today's Standards:

6.EE.2c Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems.

6.EE.7 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by writing and solving equations of the form x + p = q and px = q for cases in which p , q and x are all nonnegative rational numbers.

7.EE.4 Use variables to represent quantities in a real-world or mathematical problems, and construct simple equations and inequalities to solve problems by reasoning about the quantities.

Tonight's Homework:

HW 3_Combining Like Terms_Expressions_Cumulative Practice

AND

HW 4_Using Combining Like Terms to Write & Solve Word Problem Equations

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Thu May 24, 2012

***Continuation of yesterday's lesson on Using Combining Like Terms to Write & Solve Equations****

Today's Standards:

8.EE.7 Solve linear equations in one variable.

Tonight's Homework:

HW 5_Using Combining Like Terms_to help Solve Equations

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Fri May 25, 2012

"Fleet Week" Field Trip --- No Math Class for students going on this trip

For the students who will be in class, we will be doing the following activities:

***Olympic Medal Activity***

***Paper Strip Equations Activity***

Tonight's Homework:

Finish HW 5 over the weekend and bring it to class on Tuesday.

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Mon May 28, 2012

***MEMORIAL DAY --- NO SCHOOL***

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Tue May 29, 2012

***Weekly Quiz Today***

*Quiz 2_*Simplifying Expressions with Exponents AND Writing & Solving Equations (20pts)Today's (new) Standards:

8.EE.7 Solve linear equations in one variable.

Tonight's Homework:

*HW 6_Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wed May 30, 2012

Continuation of yesterday's lesson on Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides.

***Mystery Bags of Rubas Activity***

Tonight's Homework:

HW 6B

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Thu May 31, 2012

Review of Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides.

***Equation Round Robin Activity***

Tonight's Homework:

HW 6C, trifold word problems & s

*tudy for tomorrow's quiz on Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides!!!*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fri Jun 1, 2012

***Weekly Quiz Today***

Quiz 3_Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Tonight's Homework:

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Mon Jun 4, 2012

Today's Standards:

6.EE.3

Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For

example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + x) to

produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3x; apply the distributive property to

the expression 24x + 18y to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4x + 3y);

apply properties of operations to y + y + y to produce the equivalent

expression 3y.

Tonight's Homework:

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Tue Jun 5, 2012

Today's Standards:

8.EE.7b Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

Tonight's Homework:

*HW 8_Distributive Property: Solving Equations*-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Wed Jun 6, 2012

Today's Standards:

Using the Distributive Property when writing & solving Word Problem equations.

Tonight's Homework:

*HW 9_Distributive Property: Word Problems*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thu Jun 7, 2012

Tonight's Homework:

*HW 10_Distributive Property: Mixed Review*-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Fri Jun 8, 2012

***Weekly Quiz Today***

Quiz 4_Distributive Property

Tonight's Homework:

HW 11_Algebra Review

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Mon Jun 11, 2012

Iowa State Test (8:15 - 9:00am)

Regular Math Class the rest of the period

Tonight's Homework:

***Bring your textbook & old math notebooks to class tomorrow.***

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Tue Jun 12, 2012

Introduction to our "Advanced 6th Grade Math for Scholars" class book project.

Tonight's Homework:

Work on your Chapter Outline Worksheet. The worksheet is due at the beginning of class on Thursday.

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Wed Jun 13, 2012

Iowa State Test (8:15 - 9:40am)

Tonight's Homework:

Finish your chapter Outline worksheet. The Outline is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

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Thu Jun 14, 2012

Iowa State Test (8:15 - 9:40am)

Tonight's Homework:

Pages 1-6 of your Rough Draft.

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Fri Jun 15, 2012

***Say our goodbyes to Ms. Grove & hand out class award certificates!***

Tonight's Homework:

Pages 7-9 of your Rough Draft.

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Mon Jun 18, 2012

***Review Lesson on Probability***

Tonight's Homework:

-Pages 1-3 of your Final Draft.

-Finish the Probability Review Worksheet (if you did not finish it during class).

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Tue Jun 19, 2012

***Pop-Quiz on Probability***

***Review Lesson on Bar Graphs***

***Ms. Rountos will be at Common Core training today with the other math teachers. Ms. Long & Mr. Knight will be in charge.***

Tonight's Homework:

-Pages 4-6 of your Final Draft.

-Finish the Bar Graphs Packet (if you did not finish it during class).

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Wed Jun 20, 2012

***Review yesterday's Pop-Quiz

***Play AROUND THE WORLD (using Probability Questions taken from previous 7th Grade NYS Math Tests)***

Tonight's Homework:

-Catch up on your project (if you are behind). Otherwise, no homework!!!

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Thu Jun 21, 2012

***Watch a Math Movie ("The Perfect Score" or "An Invisible Sign") while quietly working on projects***

Tonight's Homework:

-Pages 7-9 of your Final Draft.

-Make the finishing touches to your chapter so it is PERFECT!!! :)))

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Fri Jun 22, 2012

***THE CHAPTER PROJECT IS DUE TODAY!!!*** (Remember to turn in your Rough Drafts ALONG WITH your final drafts, otherwise you will receive an automatic 10 point deduction from your project grade.)

***Each student (or pair of students) will present their Chapter to the entire class today!!!***

Tonight's Homework: NONE

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Mon Jun 25, 2012

***Last Day of School***

***See you on Thursday July 5th for Summer Session!!!***

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