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Week at a Glance

Math 8

Monday- Repeating Decimals to Fractions

Tuesday- Repeating Decimals to Fractions(Multi-Digit)

Wednesday-NO SCHOOL

Thursday-MAPS/Repeating Decimals

Friday- MAPS/Understand Irrational Numbers

Algebra 1

Monday- Sets, Subsets and Real Numbers

Tuesday- Operations with Real Numbers

Wednesday-NO SCHOOL

Thursday- MAPS/Linear Equations

Friday-MAPS/Linear Equations

Check out some of the resources we will be using in class!

For the 2018-19 school year the Math department will be piloting two different Math programs. The 8W team will be using the Pearson enVision 2.0 program and the Pearson enVision Algebra 1 program. Both programs are aligned to the New Jersey State Learning Standards (NJSLS) and are equipped with a textbook and online component. We will be utilizing both resources in our class this year!

KHAN ACADEMY

A resource that we had heavily used in class was Khan Academy. It is a personalized education program that allows students to practice skills at their own pace, work on an assigned mission or learn new material through an extensive library of video tutorials. This year it will take on a smaller role in our class, but I still recommend it for anyone who needs help or just wants to learn!

From a teaching perspective Khan Academy allows me to formatively assess students progress, differentiate instruction, and assist students who are struggling in a more efficient way.


DESMOS.COM

Another one of the main resources that we use in class is Desmos. The creators at Desmos have an interesting approach to teaching Math skills. They believe that students need to develop a need for the tool/skill before they are taught how to use it. The activities that students use are engaging, interactive and fun. It helps them arrive at their own understandings and need for Math instead of having it forced upon them.


Click the link to the right to check out some of the fun activities we are doing!

GoFormative

GoFormative is an online resource that allows students to work on class assignments using their iPads. The teacher can observe and assess all students work in real time and offer immediate feedback. Allowing students to receive assistance and guidance in a more efficient manner.

The results have been EXCELLENT!

How to take effective notes in Math

The link below outlines a really smart and effective way to keep notes and complete homework for Math class.

Check it out!

http://www.purplemath.com/guidline.htm

Notability

One of the most popular apps in the app store, Notability has become a staple in the classroom! Students are able to create a divider/subject for all of their classes and backup their notes to their Google Drive. They can import and edit many types of files, color coordinate notes and record their work.



A notability tutorial video is coming soon...