## For students in Mrs. Teasdale's TA class:

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shannon Teasdale and I am your son or daughter’s TA teacher. I am their point of contact for their entire time at Mount Royal School. Should you have any general concerns, feel free to email me at smteasdale@cbe.ab.ca

For students on IPPs, I will be coordinating with all your son or daughter’s teachers regarding the development of this document. If you have any questions pertaining to needs and/or accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you have specific questions about academics, please check the subject teacher’s Teacher Page on the school website. There you will find all the information you need regarding that particular class and the contact information for that teacher. Daily updates and homework details will be posted there.

The CBE has transitioned from HomeLogic to PowerSchool. This is the program that will be used for attendance, grades, and student behaviours. Please see the school website for information regarding parent access.

Here’s to a great start to the school year!

*A reminder to students in Mrs. Teasdale's TA class, every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. is designated silent reading time for the whole school. All students are expected to have a reading book with them. Please feel free to visit the school Learning Commons to sign out a book or visit the Calgary Public Library.*

## Grade 7 & 9 Math

This year I am excited to be teaching Grades 7 and 9 Math.

*STUDENTS WILL FIND ALL NOTES, ASSIGNMENTS, RESOURCES & TEXTBOOK INFORMATION THROUGH THE LINK: D2L*

## Math

The grade 7 and 9 Math courses focus on four strands:

1. Number Sense

2. Patterns and Relations

3. Statistics and Probability

4. Shape and Space

**Grade 7 Units Grade 9 Units**

Coordinates and Design Number Theory

Operations with Decimals Powers & Exponents

Geometry & Measurement Polynomials

Fractions/Decimals/Percent Expressions & Equations

Circles Inequalities

Integers Linear Relations

Probability Surface Area

Fraction Operations Symmetry

Patterns & Expressions Circle Geometry

Solving Equations

Working with Data

**In Math 7, students will use a variety of resources to assist in their learning. The students will be engaged in practical problems and skills, collaborating with peers as well as activities to expand their understanding. The students will also be using technologies to enhance and communicate their mathematical knowledge. **

**Math 9 is a foundational math course for all junior high school students. This is a very busy course with many learning outcomes and is critical for success in all future math courses. Students are expected to stay on top of homework and review concepts daily in order to ensure maximum success. **

** September 2018**

**Students will start the year with a variety of review and diagnostic assessments to refresh and reinforce essential core math concepts that will be revisited frequently and incorporated regularly throughout the year across units of study.**

**Important Upcoming Dates:**

September 14 (Friday) - Duane Peace Presentation

September 20 (Thursday) - Meet the Teacher Night (6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

September 21 (Friday) - PD Day - no classes

September 26 (Wednesday) - Terry Fox Run

**Friday September 7, 2018**

*7C Math*

The review stations completed in class have been posted on my D2L shell. Feel free to go through them at home for extra practice and review.

**Monday September 10, 2018**

*7C Math*

- today we finished working through the review stations from last week
- as mentioned earlier, students can access the stations on the 7C shell in D2L

*9C Math*

- today students were given back their grade 8 review assessment from last week
- we spend the class reviewing and going over all of the questions that were on the assessment
- students were encouraged to make any corrections, as these concepts are important foundational building blocks for grade 9 math
- tomorrow we will be starting our first unit, Rational Numbers

**Week of September 17-21, 2018**

- Thursday September 20th is our Meet the Teacher evening from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- We encourage all parents and students to attend.
- Please meet in the gym at 6:30
- Friday
**Sept. 21st is a PD Day**. There are**no classes for students.**

*7C Math*

- We will continue our review of basic foundational skills
- Please check D2L daily for updates and any needed notes and worksheets

*9C Math*

- We will continue working through our Rational Number unit
- This week we will focus on the operations (add/subtract/multiply/divide) with rational numbers, as well as Order of Operations (BEDMAS) with rational numbers
- Please check D2L daily for updates and any needed notes and worksheets
*Rational Numbers Quiz - Wednesday September 19 - please check D2L for review material*

**October 15-19**

*I will be away from Wednesday Oct. 15 through Friday Oct. 17 for the school sailing trip. My TA, and math classes (7C & 9C) will be well taken care of by my subtitute teacher :) I will be back on Monday Oct. 22.*

*7C Math*

**We will be continuing with our Operations with Decimals unit this week.**

Last week we looked at the following introductory concepts using whiteboards and classroom discussions and activities:

- estimating with decimals
- using place value and graph paper to introduce adding and subtracting decimal numbers
- all necessary notes and worksheets can be found on D2L

This week will start with a review of adding and subtracting, then move into multiplication.

*9C Math*

This week we will be finishing our short unit on Squares and Square Roots. Students will be writing their final test on **Tuesday October 16.**

- please check D2L for all necessary notes and review material
- our next unit will be Powers and Roots - notes will be posted later in the week following the unit test on Squares and Square Roots

*October 29 - November 2*

*7C Math*

Our goal this week is to work towards finishing our unit on Operations with Decimals.

Through a variety of learning opportunities, students have had an opportunity to look at adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals. Our focus in the coming classes will be:

- dividing decimals using long division
- word problems and application questions using decimals
- Order of Operations (BEDMAS) with decimals

Our unit final test can be expected by the end of this week or start of next week. A confirmed date will be given later this week.

Any necessary resources can be accessed on D2L.

*9C Math*

This week we will be continuing with our Powers and Roots unit. Students have been exposed to:

- what a power, base and exponent are
- negative bases
- how to express a power as repeated multiplication and in standard form
- what an exponent of "zero" means

Starting this week, students can expect **NIGHTLY HOMEWORK** assignments. In order to help prepare students for their transition into high school next year, nightly practice and review is expected. The pace and material will be significantly more challenging in grade 10, so we want to help get students into the regular habit of doing nightly review. Homework sent home will be checked at the start of each class. All homework assignments will be available to students on D2L. As a reminder, students and parents are reminded to check D2L regularly for updates on assignments, notes and resources.

*November 5 - 9*

*7C Math*

We have come to the end of our Decimals Unit. Monday will be our final day of Order of Operations with decimals, and our unit final test will be Tuesday November 6. Students completed a foldable that outlines the topics covered in the unit, and they are more than welcome to bring it with them to the test. As a review, these are the topics covered in the unit:

- adding and subtracting with decimals
- multiplying decimals and dividing decimals using long division
- word problems and application questions using decimals
- Order of Operations (BEDMAS) with decimals

Any necessary resources can be accessed on D2L.

On Wednesday, we will begin our unit on Integers.

*9C Math*

This week we will be completing our Powers and Roots unit. Students have been exposed to:

- what a power, base and exponent are
- Zero exponent
- multiplying and dividing using power laws
- evaluating a power to a power
- Students can expect
**NIGHTLY HOMEWORK**assignments.- The homework assignments for this week (Monday through Wednesday) have been posted on D2L.

- students will be completing a foldable to review the topics completed in the unit
- Thursday will be a final review day.
- All necessary homework assignments, notes, reviews and resources can be found on D2L.

**The unit final test will be Monday November 12. **

*November 12-16*

*7C Math*

It's a new week, and a new unit!

This week we'll be starting our Integers unit - positive and negative numbers. Topics in this unit will include:

- determine what an integer is
- where we see integers in real life
- using number lines to explore integer values
- using number lines to add and subtract integers
- using tiles to add and subtract integers
- adding and subtracting integers mathematically
- application/word problems using integers

**Textbook Resources have been updated as well. In the MathLinks 7 and Extra Textbook Resources section, the Integers chapters have been uploaded.**

Students are reminded to check D2L regularly for updates, notes, assignments and resources.

*9C*

This week we will be finishing our Powers and Exponents unit with the final test being written on Monday November 12. We will do some cumulative review of concepts covered since September before starting our next unit, Polynomials. Here is an outline of what the week will look like:

**Monday November 12:**

- Powers & Exponents Unit Final Test
- self-evaluation (if time permits)

**Tuesday November 13:**

- Powers & Exponents "Show What You Know" post-assessment
- self-evaluation if not completed in class yesterday

**Wednesday November 14:**

- cumulative review of all topics covered since September

**Thursday November 15:**

- Mathletics (if possible)

**Homework Assignments for this week:**

- Students will
receive daily homework assignments this week. A Mathletics assignment has been created for students. The start date is**NOT**and it will be active/open until**November 12 @ 8:30 a.m.****November 19 @ 9:00 p.m.** - Students will receive their Mathletics login cards in class from Mrs. Teasdale on Monday, as well as an emailed copy to their student email accounts
- Students are to work
**INDEPENDENTLY**through this. There may be an opportunity for the students to have class time on Thursday to work on this during class time, but it is not guaranteed, so it is highly recommended that students use their evenings to work through the assigned tasks. - School computers are available in the Learning Commons in the mornings before school and at lunch, and students may also access computers at the Calgary Public Library.

*November 19-23*

**This is a short week of classes! **

*Thursday November 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m**no classes for students*

*Friday November 23rd - Professional Development Day**no classes for students*

*7C Math*

This week we'll be continuing our Integers unit - positive and negative numbers.

Student have:

- determined what an integer is
- where we see integers in real life
- using number lines to explore integer values

This week we will continue to:

- use algebra tiles to represent and add integers
- use number lines to add integers

**Textbook Resources have been updated as well. In the MathLinks 7 and Extra Textbook Resources section, the Integers chapters have been uploaded.**

Students are reminded to check D2L regularly for updates, notes, assignments and resources.

*9C*

Today we started our new unit - Polynomials. Here is how the week (as short as it may be) will look:

Monday November 19

- "Show What You Know" pre-assessment

Tuesday November 20 & Wednesday November 21

- Introductory notes and practice with polynomials

*November 26 - 30*

*7C Math*

This week we'll be continuing our Integers unit - positive and negative numbers.

Student have:

- determined what an integer is
- where we see integers in real life
- using number lines to explore integer values
- used algebra tiles to add tiles
- learned rules and strategies to add integers mathematically

This week we will continue to:

- review adding integers mathematically
- introduce subtracting integers with tiles

**Textbook Resources have been updated as well. In the MathLinks 7 and Extra Textbook Resources section, the Integers chapters have been uploaded.**

Students are reminded to check D2L regularly for updates, notes, assignments and resources.

*9C Math*

We're continuing with our **Polynomials** unit this week. Here is what students can expect this week:

**HOMEWORK**

- The homework links that are posted on D2L will be due on
**WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28.** *Pages 179-181 -->***#'s 5, 8-13, 23**- Pages 187-189 -->
**#'s 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 21, 22**

**Monday November 26**

- review Algebra tiles and simplifying expressions by collecting like terms
- Polynomial stations (start)
- students will work in pairs to work through stations that review polynomial concepts

**Tuesday November 27**

- students will be given time to complete the stations that were started on Tuesday

**Wednesday November 28**

- homework check (assignment links and the answer key are posted on D2L)
- review stations (algebra tiles and perimeter stations)
- introductory notes on adding and subtracting polynomials

**Thursday November 29**

- grade 9 students will be away at Central Memorial High School for the day

*December 3 - 7*

*7C*

This week we will be finishing our Integers unit. The last topic we need to cover is applying the concepts of adding and subtracting integers to work through and solve word problems. We will review all of the main concepts prior to the final test. **The final test is tentatively scheduled for Thursday December 6**. I will confirm with students when the date is within the next couple of days.

Following Integers, we will continue with the Coordinate Design unit.

*9C*

**** A reminder - Friday is a PD Day - there are no classes for students ****

This week we will be continuing with our Polynomials unit.

We have covered the following:

- What is a Polynomial?
- What are the different types of polynomials?
- Like terms and combining like terms

Monday we introduced Adding and Subtracting polynomials. As a class, we reviewed like terms and combining like terms, and then moved into adding and subtracting polynomials. We will continue the week with multiplying and dividing polynomials.

**January 21 - January 25**

*7 C Math*

We are finishing our Coordinate Graphing unit with the unit final test on **Monday January 21st.** Students have spent a great deal of time in class exploring and plotting coordinate points, and working with the 3 transformations --> Translations (slides), Reflections (mirror images) and Rotations (turns).

We will be moving right in to our next unit, Algebra --> Patterns, Equations and Solving Equations. Here are some introductory notes and topics that we will use in class to introduce the concepts of algebra.

***** ****FRIDAY JANUARY 25th IS A PD DAY - NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS**** *****

*9C Math*

We are continuing to work through our Equations unit in math. All necessary notes and homework assignments are included in this post. Students are encouraged to look ahead at Tuesday and Wednesday's homework assignments. Try to complete the questions you KNOW how to do and go back to the others after our daily lessons. This will reduce the amount of homework you have on the assigned date.

Here's what the week will look like:

**Monday Jan. 21:**

- quick review of solving one and two-step algebraic equations
- solving algebraic equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign

**Tuesday Jan. 22:**

- using the Distributive Property to simplify, then solve algebraic equations

**Wednesday Jan. 23:**

- homework check on last night's assignment
be completed**WILL** - solving equations using fractions

**Thursday Jan. 24:**

- homework check for textbook assignment
- the rest of the class will be given as an independent working class
- the assignment will be due on
**MONDAY JAN. 28**

***** ****FRIDAY JANUARY 25th IS A PD DAY - NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS**** *****

**February 11th - 15th**

*9C Math*

We have finished our Equations unit, and will be moving on to our Inequalities unit next week (after the Family Day long weekend). Students will receive their marks for the Equations unit final this week as well.

As this upcoming week is a particularly short week, we will be focusing on some mid-year assessment. This will not be used as a grading tool, but as an indicator of student progress since the beginning of the year.

**Monday February 11th**

- mid-year assessment
- Equations post-assessment to close out the unit

**Tuesday February 12th**

- complete the post-assessment for Equations
- start pre-assessment/"Show What You Know" for the Inequalities unit

**Wednesday February 13th**

- complete the pre-assessment/"Show What You Know" for Inequalities

**Thursday February 14th** - Teachers' Convention - No Classes

**Friday February 15th** - Teachers' Convention - No Classes

**Monday February 18th** - Family Day Holiday - No Classes

*7C Math*

We are continuing to work through our Solving Algebraic Equations unit. Students completed an assessment on one-step-equation last week.

As this upcoming week is a particularly short week, we will be focusing on some mid-year assessment. This will not be used as a grading tool, but as an indicator of student progress since the beginning of the year. We will also continue our Solving Equations unit with two-step equations.

**Monday February 11th**

- mid-year assessment

**Tuesday February 12th & Wednesday February 13th**

- introduce and practice working with two-step equations

**Thursday February 14th** - Teachers' Convention - No Classes

**Friday February 15th** - Teachers' Convention - No Classes

**Monday February 18th** - Family Day Holiday - No Classes

**February Finale in 7C & 9C Math - Feb. 22 - March 1**

*9C Math*

**As we head towards the last week of February (not sure how that happened so fast!!) we are working through our Inequalities unit. Students will be looking at the following concepts:**

- what an Inequality is and how inequalities can be experienced in the real world
- demonstrating an understanding of inequalities by explaining what they mean in words
- demonstrating a concrete understanding of inequalities by expressing them in expressions using appropriate signs
- graphing inequalities on a number line
- solving inequalities and graphing the answer on a number line
- using word problems and application questions to create and determine an inequality, then solve the inequality to prove that it can represented properly in the word problem or application

*** On Tuesday February 26**, students will be writing a short QUIZ that reviews the introductory concepts on Inequalities *

*REMINDER THAT FRIDAY MARCH 1st IS A SYSTEM WIDE PD DAY - NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS*

*7C Math*

**As we head into the last week of February (I don't know how that happened so fast!!), we are finishing up our Solving Equations unit. Students have been working on the following:**

- understanding and applying the "language of algebra" - key vocabulary terms (variable, constant, expression, equation, coefficient)
- representing expressions and equations concretely / pictorally
- representing expressions and equations algebraically
- solving one and two-step algebraic equations
- using the real-life situations and scenarios to create and solve algebraic expressions and equations

**** As we work through the last section of the unit, the final test will be early next week, Tuesday Feb. 26 or Wednesday Feb. 27. Final date will be determined on Monday Feb. 25 ****

*REMINDER THAT FRIDAY MARCH 1st IS A SYSTEM WIDE PD DAY - NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS*

**March 4 - 8**

*9C Math*

**We are finishing our Inequalities unit. Students have covered the following topics:**

- the definition of an Inequality
- graphing Inequalities based on the sign given
- determining an Inequality by interpreting a graph
- solving Inequalities and graphing them
- applying the concept of Inequalities to real-life situations through word problems and application questions

**Monday March 4:**

- Inequalities / Word Problems

**Tuesday March 5:**

- Review for test (tomorrow)

**Wednesday March 6:**

**INEQUALITIES UNIT FINAL TEST**

*7C Math*

**We are continuing our unit on Patterns and Equations. Students have covered the following concepts:**

- determining expressions from diagrams and word problems
- completing a table of values, using substitution, from a given equation, that represents a pattern
- interpreting information in a table of values in order to determine a pattern

The next topic will be graphing linear equations.

**April 1-5**

Welcome back! I hope you had a restful week off!

*All students are reminded that the new cell phone policy starts today. Cell phones are NOT permitted to be used on during school hours. While students are in the building, cell phones are to be in their lockers.*

*7C Math*

We are starting our **Geometry unit**. Topics will include:

- parallel & perpendicular line segments
- perpendicular bisectors
- angle bisectors
- area of a parallelogram
- area of a triangle

**Students are required to have a geometry set for this unit. They must have their geometry set with them in class by Wednesday April 3rd.**

*9C Math*

We have started our Linear Relations unit. Topics will include:

- representing patterns
- creating tables of values to properly represent patterns
- determining algebraic expressions and equations from given patterns
- interpreting graphs
- graphing linear relations

**All necessary student notes and assignments are posted on D2L.**

**May 21 - May 24**

*7C Math*

We have started our Fractions unit. Students have foldables that they have created in class to organize their notes and record examples. They are encouraged to use the foldables for any assignments.

**Topics in the Fractions unit are:**

- changing a mixed number to an improper fraction
- changing an improper fraction to a mixed number
- reducing fractions to lowest terms
- adding & subtracting fractions with common denominators
- adding & subtracting fractions with different denominators
- adding & subtracting mixed numbers
- word problems & application questions

**Homework assigned on Thursday in class is due on TUESDAY MAY 21st**(assignment can be found on D2L)- some students completed the assignment in class and handed it in
- those who did not complete the assignment in class have been asked to finish it for Tuesday

*9C Math*

We have finished our unit on Surface Area, and are moving on to Symmetry & Similarity. Topics in this unit will be:

- Scale Diagrams & Enlargements
- Scale Diagrams & Reductions
- Similar Polygons
- Similar Triangles
- Reflections & Lines of Symmetry
- Rotations & Rotational Symmetry
- Symmetry on the Cartesian Plane

**Homework assignment - Extra Practice Sheets 1-3 is due on TUESDAY MAY 21st**(assignment can be found on D2L)*There will be a quiz on WEDNESDAY MAY 22nd on the first 3 topics*

**All necessary student notes and assignments are posted on D2L.**

*The weekly ***Mental Math** problems have been uploaded to the **Content Browser **section of D2L **(scroll down to the bottom to find the Mental Math section).**

This is a great resource to develop and increase your mental math skills, as well as help prepare for Part A of your Math PAT.

**Mathletics**

- all students at Mount Royal have a Mathletics account
- Mathletics is a great online resource to develop and practice foundational skills, as well as review current topics and material
- Mathletics can be accessed through the following link: http://ca.mathletics.com/

# Mrs. Shannon Teasdale

## For students in Mrs. Teasdale's TA class:

I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Shannon Teasdale and I am your son or daughter’s TA teacher. I am their point of contact for their entire time at Mount Royal School. Should you have any general concerns, feel free to email me at smteasdale@cbe.ab.ca

For students on IPPs, I will be coordinating with all your son or daughter’s teachers regarding the development of this document. If you have any questions pertaining to needs and/or accommodations, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you have specific questions about academics, please check the subject teacher’s Teacher Page on the school website. There you will find all the information you need regarding that particular class and the contact information for that teacher. Daily updates and homework details will be posted there.

The CBE has transitioned from HomeLogic to PowerSchool. This is the program that will be used for attendance, grades, and student behaviours. Please see the school website for information regarding parent access.

Here’s to a great start to the school year!

*A reminder to students in Mrs. Teasdale's TA class, every Friday morning from 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. is designated silent reading time for the whole school. All students are expected to have a reading book with them. Please feel free to visit the school Learning Commons to sign out a book or visit the Calgary Public Library.*

## Grade 7 & 9 Math

This year I am excited to be teaching Grades 7 and 9 Math.

*STUDENTS WILL FIND ALL NOTES, ASSIGNMENTS, RESOURCES & TEXTBOOK INFORMATION THROUGH THE LINK: D2L*

## Math

The grade 7 and 9 Math courses focus on four strands:

1. Number Sense

2. Patterns and Relations

3. Statistics and Probability

4. Shape and Space

**Grade 7 Units Grade 9 Units**

Coordinates and Design Number Theory

Operations with Decimals Powers & Exponents

Geometry & Measurement Polynomials

Fractions/Decimals/Percent Expressions & Equations

Circles Inequalities

Integers Linear Relations

Probability Surface Area

Fraction Operations Symmetry

Patterns & Expressions Circle Geometry

Solving Equations

Working with Data

**In Math 7, students will use a variety of resources to assist in their learning. The students will be engaged in practical problems and skills, collaborating with peers as well as activities to expand their understanding. The students will also be using technologies to enhance and communicate their mathematical knowledge. **

**Math 9 is a foundational math course for all junior high school students. This is a very busy course with many learning outcomes and is critical for success in all future math courses. Students are expected to stay on top of homework and review concepts daily in order to ensure maximum success. **

** September 2018**

**Students will start the year with a variety of review and diagnostic assessments to refresh and reinforce essential core math concepts that will be revisited frequently and incorporated regularly throughout the year across units of study.**

**Important Upcoming Dates:**

September 14 (Friday) - Duane Peace Presentation

September 20 (Thursday) - Meet the Teacher Night (6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.)

September 21 (Friday) - PD Day - no classes

September 26 (Wednesday) - Terry Fox Run

**Friday September 7, 2018**

*7C Math*

The review stations completed in class have been posted on my D2L shell. Feel free to go through them at home for extra practice and review.

**Monday September 10, 2018**

*7C Math*

- today we finished working through the review stations from last week
- as mentioned earlier, students can access the stations on the 7C shell in D2L

*9C Math*

- today students were given back their grade 8 review assessment from last week
- we spend the class reviewing and going over all of the questions that were on the assessment
- students were encouraged to make any corrections, as these concepts are important foundational building blocks for grade 9 math
- tomorrow we will be starting our first unit, Rational Numbers

**Week of September 17-21, 2018**

- Thursday September 20th is our Meet the Teacher evening from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
- We encourage all parents and students to attend.
- Please meet in the gym at 6:30
- Friday
**Sept. 21st is a PD Day**. There are**no classes for students.**

*7C Math*

- We will continue our review of basic foundational skills
- Please check D2L daily for updates and any needed notes and worksheets

*9C Math*

- We will continue working through our Rational Number unit
- This week we will focus on the operations (add/subtract/multiply/divide) with rational numbers, as well as Order of Operations (BEDMAS) with rational numbers
- Please check D2L daily for updates and any needed notes and worksheets
*Rational Numbers Quiz - Wednesday September 19 - please check D2L for review material*

**October 15-19**

*I will be away from Wednesday Oct. 15 through Friday Oct. 17 for the school sailing trip. My TA, and math classes (7C & 9C) will be well taken care of by my subtitute teacher :) I will be back on Monday Oct. 22.*

*7C Math*

**We will be continuing with our Operations with Decimals unit this week.**

Last week we looked at the following introductory concepts using whiteboards and classroom discussions and activities:

- estimating with decimals
- using place value and graph paper to introduce adding and subtracting decimal numbers
- all necessary notes and worksheets can be found on D2L

This week will start with a review of adding and subtracting, then move into multiplication.

*9C Math*

This week we will be finishing our short unit on Squares and Square Roots. Students will be writing their final test on **Tuesday October 16.**

- please check D2L for all necessary notes and review material
- our next unit will be Powers and Roots - notes will be posted later in the week following the unit test on Squares and Square Roots

*October 29 - November 2*

*7C Math*

Our goal this week is to work towards finishing our unit on Operations with Decimals.

Through a variety of learning opportunities, students have had an opportunity to look at adding, subtracting and multiplying decimals. Our focus in the coming classes will be:

- dividing decimals using long division
- word problems and application questions using decimals
- Order of Operations (BEDMAS) with decimals

Our unit final test can be expected by the end of this week or start of next week. A confirmed date will be given later this week.

Any necessary resources can be accessed on D2L.

*9C Math*

This week we will be continuing with our Powers and Roots unit. Students have been exposed to:

- what a power, base and exponent are
- negative bases
- how to express a power as repeated multiplication and in standard form
- what an exponent of "zero" means

Starting this week, students can expect **NIGHTLY HOMEWORK** assignments. In order to help prepare students for their transition into high school next year, nightly practice and review is expected. The pace and material will be significantly more challenging in grade 10, so we want to help get students into the regular habit of doing nightly review. Homework sent home will be checked at the start of each class. All homework assignments will be available to students on D2L. As a reminder, students and parents are reminded to check D2L regularly for updates on assignments, notes and resources.

*November 5 - 9*

*7C Math*

We have come to the end of our Decimals Unit. Monday will be our final day of Order of Operations with decimals, and our unit final test will be Tuesday November 6. Students completed a foldable that outlines the topics covered in the unit, and they are more than welcome to bring it with them to the test. As a review, these are the topics covered in the unit:

- adding and subtracting with decimals
- multiplying decimals and dividing decimals using long division
- word problems and application questions using decimals
- Order of Operations (BEDMAS) with decimals

Any necessary resources can be accessed on D2L.

On Wednesday, we will begin our unit on Integers.

*9C Math*

This week we will be completing our Powers and Roots unit. Students have been exposed to:

- what a power, base and exponent are
- Zero exponent
- multiplying and dividing using power laws
- evaluating a power to a power
- Students can expect
**NIGHTLY HOMEWORK**assignments.- The homework assignments for this week (Monday through Wednesday) have been posted on D2L.

- students will be completing a foldable to review the topics completed in the unit
- Thursday will be a final review day.
- All necessary homework assignments, notes, reviews and resources can be found on D2L.

**The unit final test will be Monday November 12. **

*November 12-16*

*7C Math*

It's a new week, and a new unit!

This week we'll be starting our Integers unit - positive and negative numbers. Topics in this unit will include:

- determine what an integer is
- where we see integers in real life
- using number lines to explore integer values
- using number lines to add and subtract integers
- using tiles to add and subtract integers
- adding and subtracting integers mathematically
- application/word problems using integers

Students are reminded to check D2L regularly for updates, notes, assignments and resources.

*9C*

This week we will be finishing our Powers and Exponents unit with the final test being written on Monday November 12. We will do some cumulative review of concepts covered since September before starting our next unit, Polynomials. Here is an outline of what the week will look like:

**Monday November 12:**

- Powers & Exponents Unit Final Test
- self-evaluation (if time permits)

**Tuesday November 13:**

- Powers & Exponents "Show What You Know" post-assessment
- self-evaluation if not completed in class yesterday

**Wednesday November 14:**

- cumulative review of all topics covered since September

**Thursday November 15:**

- Mathletics (if possible)

**Homework Assignments for this week:**

- Students will
receive daily homework assignments this week. A Mathletics assignment has been created for students. The start date is**NOT**and it will be active/open until**November 12 @ 8:30 a.m.****November 19 @ 9:00 p.m.** - Students will receive their Mathletics login cards in class from Mrs. Teasdale on Monday, as well as an emailed copy to their student email accounts
- Students are to work
**INDEPENDENTLY**through this. There may be an opportunity for the students to have class time on Thursday to work on this during class time, but it is not guaranteed, so it is highly recommended that students use their evenings to work through the assigned tasks. - School computers are available in the Learning Commons in the mornings before school and at lunch, and students may also access computers at the Calgary Public Library.

*November 19-23*

**This is a short week of classes! **

*Thursday November 22nd - Parent/Teacher Conferences from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m**no classes for students*

*Friday November 23rd - Professional Development Day**no classes for students*

*7C Math*

This week we'll be continuing our Integers unit - positive and negative numbers.

Student have:

- determined what an integer is
- where we see integers in real life
- using number lines to explore integer values

This week we will continue to:

- use algebra tiles to represent and add integers
- use number lines to add integers

Students are reminded to check D2L regularly for updates, notes, assignments and resources.

*9C*

Today we started our new unit - Polynomials. Here is how the week (as short as it may be) will look:

Monday November 19

- "Show What You Know" pre-assessment

Tuesday November 20 & Wednesday November 21

- Introductory notes and practice with polynomials

*November 26 - 30*

*7C Math*

This week we'll be continuing our Integers unit - positive and negative numbers.

Student have:

- determined what an integer is
- where we see integers in real life
- using number lines to explore integer values
- used algebra tiles to add tiles
- learned rules and strategies to add integers mathematically

This week we will continue to:

- review adding integers mathematically
- introduce subtracting integers with tiles

Students are reminded to check D2L regularly for updates, notes, assignments and resources.

*9C Math*

We're continuing with our **Polynomials** unit this week. Here is what students can expect this week:

**HOMEWORK**

- The homework links that are posted on D2L will be due on
**WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 28.** *Pages 179-181 -->***#'s 5, 8-13, 23**- Pages 187-189 -->
**#'s 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 21, 22**

**Monday November 26**

- review Algebra tiles and simplifying expressions by collecting like terms
- Polynomial stations (start)
- students will work in pairs to work through stations that review polynomial concepts

**Tuesday November 27**

- students will be given time to complete the stations that were started on Tuesday

**Wednesday November 28**

- homework check (assignment links and the answer key are posted on D2L)
- review stations (algebra tiles and perimeter stations)
- introductory notes on adding and subtracting polynomials

**Thursday November 29**

- grade 9 students will be away at Central Memorial High School for the day

*December 3 - 7*

*7C*

This week we will be finishing our Integers unit. The last topic we need to cover is applying the concepts of adding and subtracting integers to work through and solve word problems. We will review all of the main concepts prior to the final test. **The final test is tentatively scheduled for Thursday December 6**. I will confirm with students when the date is within the next couple of days.

Following Integers, we will continue with the Coordinate Design unit.

*9C*

**** A reminder - Friday is a PD Day - there are no classes for students ****

This week we will be continuing with our Polynomials unit.

We have covered the following:

- What is a Polynomial?
- What are the different types of polynomials?
- Like terms and combining like terms

Monday we introduced Adding and Subtracting polynomials. As a class, we reviewed like terms and combining like terms, and then moved into adding and subtracting polynomials. We will continue the week with multiplying and dividing polynomials.

**January 21 - January 25**

*7 C Math*

We are finishing our Coordinate Graphing unit with the unit final test on **Monday January 21st.** Students have spent a great deal of time in class exploring and plotting coordinate points, and working with the 3 transformations --> Translations (slides), Reflections (mirror images) and Rotations (turns).

We will be moving right in to our next unit, Algebra --> Patterns, Equations and Solving Equations. Here are some introductory notes and topics that we will use in class to introduce the concepts of algebra.

***** ****FRIDAY JANUARY 25th IS A PD DAY - NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS**** *****

*9C Math*

We are continuing to work through our Equations unit in math. All necessary notes and homework assignments are included in this post. Students are encouraged to look ahead at Tuesday and Wednesday's homework assignments. Try to complete the questions you KNOW how to do and go back to the others after our daily lessons. This will reduce the amount of homework you have on the assigned date.

Here's what the week will look like:

**Monday Jan. 21:**

- quick review of solving one and two-step algebraic equations
- solving algebraic equations with variables on both sides of the equal sign

**Tuesday Jan. 22:**

- using the Distributive Property to simplify, then solve algebraic equations

**Wednesday Jan. 23:**

- homework check on last night's assignment
be completed**WILL** - solving equations using fractions

**Thursday Jan. 24:**

- homework check for textbook assignment
- the rest of the class will be given as an independent working class
- the assignment will be due on
**MONDAY JAN. 28**

***** ****FRIDAY JANUARY 25th IS A PD DAY - NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS**** *****

**February 11th - 15th**

*9C Math*

We have finished our Equations unit, and will be moving on to our Inequalities unit next week (after the Family Day long weekend). Students will receive their marks for the Equations unit final this week as well.

As this upcoming week is a particularly short week, we will be focusing on some mid-year assessment. This will not be used as a grading tool, but as an indicator of student progress since the beginning of the year.

**Monday February 11th**

- mid-year assessment
- Equations post-assessment to close out the unit

**Tuesday February 12th**

- complete the post-assessment for Equations
- start pre-assessment/"Show What You Know" for the Inequalities unit

**Wednesday February 13th**

- complete the pre-assessment/"Show What You Know" for Inequalities

**Thursday February 14th** - Teachers' Convention - No Classes

**Friday February 15th** - Teachers' Convention - No Classes

**Monday February 18th** - Family Day Holiday - No Classes

*7C Math*

We are continuing to work through our Solving Algebraic Equations unit. Students completed an assessment on one-step-equation last week.

As this upcoming week is a particularly short week, we will be focusing on some mid-year assessment. This will not be used as a grading tool, but as an indicator of student progress since the beginning of the year. We will also continue our Solving Equations unit with two-step equations.

**Monday February 11th**

- mid-year assessment

**Tuesday February 12th & Wednesday February 13th**

- introduce and practice working with two-step equations

**Thursday February 14th** - Teachers' Convention - No Classes

**Friday February 15th** - Teachers' Convention - No Classes

**Monday February 18th** - Family Day Holiday - No Classes

**February Finale in 7C & 9C Math - Feb. 22 - March 1**

*9C Math*

**As we head towards the last week of February (not sure how that happened so fast!!) we are working through our Inequalities unit. Students will be looking at the following concepts:**

- what an Inequality is and how inequalities can be experienced in the real world
- demonstrating an understanding of inequalities by explaining what they mean in words
- demonstrating a concrete understanding of inequalities by expressing them in expressions using appropriate signs
- graphing inequalities on a number line
- solving inequalities and graphing the answer on a number line
- using word problems and application questions to create and determine an inequality, then solve the inequality to prove that it can represented properly in the word problem or application

*** On Tuesday February 26**, students will be writing a short QUIZ that reviews the introductory concepts on Inequalities *

*REMINDER THAT FRIDAY MARCH 1st IS A SYSTEM WIDE PD DAY - NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS*

*7C Math*

**As we head into the last week of February (I don't know how that happened so fast!!), we are finishing up our Solving Equations unit. Students have been working on the following:**

- understanding and applying the "language of algebra" - key vocabulary terms (variable, constant, expression, equation, coefficient)
- representing expressions and equations concretely / pictorally
- representing expressions and equations algebraically
- solving one and two-step algebraic equations
- using the real-life situations and scenarios to create and solve algebraic expressions and equations

**** As we work through the last section of the unit, the final test will be early next week, Tuesday Feb. 26 or Wednesday Feb. 27. Final date will be determined on Monday Feb. 25 ****

*REMINDER THAT FRIDAY MARCH 1st IS A SYSTEM WIDE PD DAY - NO CLASSES FOR STUDENTS*

**March 4 - 8**

*9C Math*

**We are finishing our Inequalities unit. Students have covered the following topics:**

- the definition of an Inequality
- graphing Inequalities based on the sign given
- determining an Inequality by interpreting a graph
- solving Inequalities and graphing them
- applying the concept of Inequalities to real-life situations through word problems and application questions

**Monday March 4:**

- Inequalities / Word Problems

**Tuesday March 5:**

- Review for test (tomorrow)

**Wednesday March 6:**

**INEQUALITIES UNIT FINAL TEST**

*7C Math*

**We are continuing our unit on Patterns and Equations. Students have covered the following concepts:**

- determining expressions from diagrams and word problems
- completing a table of values, using substitution, from a given equation, that represents a pattern
- interpreting information in a table of values in order to determine a pattern

The next topic will be graphing linear equations.

**April 1-5**

Welcome back! I hope you had a restful week off!

*All students are reminded that the new cell phone policy starts today. Cell phones are NOT permitted to be used on during school hours. While students are in the building, cell phones are to be in their lockers.*

*7C Math*

We are starting our **Geometry unit**. Topics will include:

- parallel & perpendicular line segments
- perpendicular bisectors
- angle bisectors
- area of a parallelogram
- area of a triangle

**Students are required to have a geometry set for this unit. They must have their geometry set with them in class by Wednesday April 3rd.**

*9C Math*

We have started our Linear Relations unit. Topics will include:

- representing patterns
- creating tables of values to properly represent patterns
- determining algebraic expressions and equations from given patterns
- interpreting graphs
- graphing linear relations

**All necessary student notes and assignments are posted on D2L.**

**May 21 - May 24**

*7C Math*

We have started our Fractions unit. Students have foldables that they have created in class to organize their notes and record examples. They are encouraged to use the foldables for any assignments.

**Topics in the Fractions unit are:**

- changing a mixed number to an improper fraction
- changing an improper fraction to a mixed number
- reducing fractions to lowest terms
- adding & subtracting fractions with common denominators
- adding & subtracting fractions with different denominators
- adding & subtracting mixed numbers
- word problems & application questions

**Homework assigned on Thursday in class is due on TUESDAY MAY 21st**(assignment can be found on D2L)- some students completed the assignment in class and handed it in
- those who did not complete the assignment in class have been asked to finish it for Tuesday

*9C Math*

We have finished our unit on Surface Area, and are moving on to Symmetry & Similarity. Topics in this unit will be:

- Scale Diagrams & Enlargements
- Scale Diagrams & Reductions
- Similar Polygons
- Similar Triangles
- Reflections & Lines of Symmetry
- Rotations & Rotational Symmetry
- Symmetry on the Cartesian Plane

**Homework assignment - Extra Practice Sheets 1-3 is due on TUESDAY MAY 21st**(assignment can be found on D2L)*There will be a quiz on WEDNESDAY MAY 22nd on the first 3 topics*

**All necessary student notes and assignments are posted on D2L.**

*The weekly ***Mental Math** problems have been uploaded to the **Content Browser **section of D2L **(scroll down to the bottom to find the Mental Math section).**

This is a great resource to develop and increase your mental math skills, as well as help prepare for Part A of your Math PAT.

**Mathletics**

- all students at Mount Royal have a Mathletics account
- Mathletics is a great online resource to develop and practice foundational skills, as well as review current topics and material
- Mathletics can be accessed through the following link: http://ca.mathletics.com/