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Greetings! I will be teaching 7th grade math and 8th grade algebra. I look forward to working with all of you, learning who you are, and teaching you how to work with the tools of mathematical concepts and procedures, in order to solve problems that you may have thought were impossible to solve!I can be contacted at bgarelick@cayucosschool.org Education B.A. in Mathematics from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.;Single-Subject Mathematics Credential MATH 7If you are reading this, you are a curious student who wants to know what you will be learning in our class. Here are some things to think about before the school year starts. 2 ^{5} = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2. It equals 32. So if I were to ask you what would be the one's digit in the number equal to 2^{6} you might answer the question by multiplying 2 by itself six times. You'll get 64 so the number in the one's digit is "4". But what if I asked you what the one's digit is in the number equal to 2^{1761}? Would you be surprised to learn that you can find the answer by not multiplying it out, and not knowing what 2^{1761} equals? Would you also be surprised to know that you'll learn and be able to solve such a problem? Are you smarter than a 7th grader?Here are some problems the 7th grade class is working on now: John and Peter shared $280 in the ratio 7:3. How much more money did John receive than Peter? There are three apples and two oranges for each plum at a fruit stand. There are 420 fruits altogether. How many of each fruit are there? Fred has 3 nickels for every 5 pennies. He has $1.00 in nickels and pennies. How many nickels and how many pennies does he have? | Check the Bat Calendar daily for your homework assignment:Math 7Week of Sep 18-22
Week of Sep 11-15
Week of Sep 5-8
Week of Aug 28- Sep 1
Week of Aug 21-25
Algebra 1Week of Sep 18-Sep 22
Week of Sep 11-Sep 15
Week of Sep 5-Sep 8
Week of Aug 28- Sep 1
Week of Aug 21-25
ALGEBRA 1In anticipation of starting your algebra course, see if you can solve these problems:A girl bought a jacket and a skirt for $150. The jacket cost 1.5 times as much as the skirt. How much did each cost?Mr. Gomez is 213 miles on his way when his secretary starts out to overtake him in a plane going 320 miles an hour. How fast is Mr. Gomez traveling if the plane overtakes him in three-quarters of an hour? (Do not get distracted by why his secretary would need to overtake him by flying in a plane to do so, nor why she has access to a plane in the first place. The context of a math problem need not make sense as long as the math works out! ) This next one seems complicated, but it's actually easier than it looks. When reading through the problem, try to find information that allows you to figure out what the total distance is that the ship has to travel. Once you know that, the problem becomes a lot easier: A ship must average 22 miles per hour
to make its ten-hour run on time. During
the first four hours, bad weather
caused it to reduce speed to 16 miles
per hour. What should its speed be for
the rest of the trip to keep the ship to
its schedule? |