Ms. Bergquist (Math)

Last year I moved to Denver from Des Moines, Iowa where I have taught middle school math for the past 5 years. This is my second year at Merrill. My goal is to help your student understand the "whys" of math and know how to explain their thinking, not just rush to an answer! 
Contact 
Name: Sarah Bergquist
Email: Sarah_bergquist@dpsk12.org
Phone: 720-424-0601





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Textbook Parent Letter
See the pdfs attached at the bottom.



Current Unit

We will wrap up the year reviewing expressions, equations, ratios, measures of center and some students will get to explore data collection in our Samples and Population book.

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

Resources
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

Approved Math Games Websites




Homework

Week
 Homework will be assigned nightly, Monday -Thursday.

Worksheet
Students will be have a worksheet to complete.
Complete each section per night

BOOK WORK - 
period 1
Monday: Angles worksheet due by Friday 
Tuesday: 
Wednesday: 
Thursday: 
Continue to work on math XL, prodigy and/or khan academy. 

period 4/5 and 7/8
Monday: proportions worksheet due by Friday 
Tuesday: 
Wednesday: 
Thursday: 
Continue to work on math XL, prodigy and/or khan academy. 

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
7th grade has a quiz Friday 

               Our Week
All classes
Monday: review measures of center
Tuesday: year review 
Wednesday: samples
Thursday: quiz
Friday: samples

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