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Mrs. Worth (Bergquist) (Math)

I moved to Denver from Des Moines, Iowa where I have taught middle school math for 5 years. This is my third year at Merrill. My big life event of the summer was getting married! You may see my maiden or married name - Ms. Bergquist or Mrs. Worth. 
My goal is to help your student understand the "whys" of math and know how to explain their thinking verbally and in writing, not just rush to an answer! 

Name: Sarah Worth (Bergquist)
Email: Sarah_bergquist@dpsk12.org
Email: sarah_worth@dpsk12.org
Phone: 720-424-0601
Website: http://tinyurl.com/mrsworth

I will be using the Remind app to communicate reminders throughout the school year. 

***Please join the appropriate group based on your childs class so that I can easily send you and them reminders.  Students can also join and text me questions if needed: 

Period 1/2: Text @sbergqui to 81010

Period 4/5:   Text @sbergquis to 81010

Period 8/9:   Text @sbergquist to 81010


Textbook Parent Letter
See the pdfs attached at the bottom.

topics covered

Ratios and Proportional Relationships

·Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world \and mathematical problems.

The Number System

·Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions to add, subtract, multiply, and divide rational numbers.

Expressions and Equations

·Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions.
·Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations.


·Draw, construct and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them.
·Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume.

Statistics and Probability

·Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population.
·Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations.
·Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models.

Current Unit

We are currently working on our math standard of Ratio and Proportions in our book Comparing and Scaling. Please see Schoology for a calendar of events.

We use the Standards of Mathematical Practice to support student learning.  These 8 skills are used throughout lessons to help students develop their understanding of math.  Our focus this year are practices three and four. 

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
 2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
 4. Model with mathematics. 
5. Use appropriately tools strategically. 
6. Attend to precision. 
7. Look for and make use of structure. 
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

PARCC resources - we will access this link occasionally in class so students can have guided practice time using the PARCC online system.
Textbook resource: http://pearsonsso.dpsk12.org/
Students log on with their DPS username and password. 

Math is fun: great website for home. Gives examples and then includes practice. http://www.mathsisfun.com/links/core-grade-7.html

Illuminate - This is where students will take Interim assessments, Unit Tests, and weekly quizzes.
Website: Illuminate

Prodigy Game -Students created accounts that are free. I have assigned tasks that they will work on as they battle monsters. 
Username: (Whatever the site gave you, look at where you wrote it down.)
Password: bergquist

Khan Academy - A great website that contains excellent video lessons and quick quizzes for extra practice. The link below will direct you to the 7th grade page. Search concepts like probability, ratios, rates, proportions, solving equations and graphing.
 **It is recommended to use the PDF's below to practice specific skills.
Website: Khan Academy
Username: bID# (the letter "b" plus your lunch number)
Password: bergquist

EasyBridge - Students can go here to access the math books and resources online. - This is also the link for Math XL
Website: Easy Bridge
Username: lunch #
Password: 8-digit birthday

Mymathuniverse - A site directly related to our curriculum. You can access homework help, grade level concepts, and math background videos.  It also includes a separate website, Manga High, with math based games.
Website: mymathuniverse
Username: lunch #
Password: 8-digit birthday

IXL - Another website that can be used for additional quick practice problems.
Website: IXL
Current Sections to Practice:
1. Integers
2. Rational Numbers

Click the link to read our CMP3 parent letters and learn about our units - CMP3 Parent Letters

Approved Math Games Websites

 Homework will be assigned nightly, Monday -Thursday.

Please ask your student to Check Schoology for their math homework 
Or they should have their homework written in their planner. 

Students should also practice on khan academy via the PDF that is linked at the bottom of the page or prodigy.com for at least 20 minutes per week. 

          Quizzes and Tests

               Our Week
All classes
Monday: Comparing and Scaling 1.1
Tuesday: Comparing and Scaling 1.2
Wednesday: Practice
Thursday: Comparing and Scaling 1.3
Friday: No School