Today’s assignment

Solving Equations

Solving Equations

AL01   Solving Equations (form aX = c )

AL02   Solving Equations (form X/a= c )

AL13   Solving Equations (form a/X= c )

AL14   Solving Equations (form ax + b = c )

AL16   Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction 1

AL18   Solving Equations by Addition and Subtraction 2

AL17   Solving Equations by Multiplication and Division 1

AL19   Solving Equations by Multiplication and Division 2

 

Inequalities

Inequalities

 

IQ02       Linear_Inequalities

IQ03       One_Step_Inequalities

IQ04       Two_Step_Inequalities

IQ01       Inequalities_Word Problems

Meet your Teacher

When meeting a new teacher, students are ONLY interested in knowing the answers to questions like:

Who is my teacher?


I teach because I want to make a difference.  I am a teacher who is committed to helping students to succeed in school while nurturing their unconditional self-acceptance, and emotional wellbeing. I believe in teaching with compassion, dedication, and enthusiasm. My mission is to create a caring, and empathetic group of students, that develop a love of learning that will last a lifetime, and I hope that within each one of them, I can ignite a fire that will inspire them to believe, grow, and seek knowledge to figure out what moves them to make a difference in the world.

 

What are the rules in the classroom?

 

Be on time every day

Any student who was absent must attend tutorials the following day in order to receive instruction, so as not to fall behind in his/her missing assignments.

Be on Task

Listen and follow directions. Be prompt, attentive, and participate in class. Try to do your best at all times!

Be responsible

Any student who does not complete the homework will be required to stay for the day the homework was due to complete missing homework to provide content reinforcement needed.

Be safe

Any running or other safety violation will result in after school detention. Time to be determined by the teacher.

Be Courteous

Follow the Golden Rule; treat others as you wish to be treated.

Do not use inflammatory or offensive language, sarcasm, or raised voices.

Be responsible for your own learning.

Come to class prepared in every way to learn and participate. Work quietly.

Always do your best.

Have pride on all you do, and Never give up!

Turn off and put away any personal electronic device.

The learning process requires a distraction-free learning environment.

 

Be Positive, Productive, Polite, Prepared, and ResPectful  (the 5 Ps).

 

Why is this class important to me?

Math is incredibly important in our lives. Math is used in everyday life. mathematics gives us the critical ability to learn and think logically. Math skills are important for all kinds of jobs, from retail cashier to stockbroker. For many jobs, using math is a daily part of the work.

Students will become adults who will use math in their jobs. All kinds of careers use math; for example electronics, civil and structural engineering,  accountants, doctors, bankers, meteorologists, game designers, robotics designers, and even mothers use math.

What are we learning in this class?

The major math strands for seventh-grade curriculum are number sense and operations, arithmetic with negative numbers, algebra basics, proportions, geometry and spatial sense, measurement, and data analysis and probability.

Number sense topics include exponents and scientific notation; prime numbers; factoring; combining like terms; substituting values for variables; simplification of algebraic expressions; and calculating rate, distance, time, and mass.

Students will learn to evaluate expressions, generate equivalent expressions, and efficiently solve equations and inequalities. Also, they will apply the properties of operations to work efficiently with expressions and equations.

Students will investigate proportional relationships and use this understanding to solve real-world problems involving discounts, interest, taxes, and scale drawings.

Geometric topics include the classification of angles and triangles; finding the unknown measurement of a triangle’s side, and determining the slope of a line. Students will study two-dimensional and three-dimensional figures and will learn how to find perimeter, area, angle measures, and volume and surface area of solids.

Students will also learn to use a variety of graphs to represent data and to interpret those graphs, and they will learn to compute odds. Students will be introduced to mean, median, and mode.

Welcome To My Math Class

What you will be learning this year in Mathematics:

Standards
Snapshot
Reference
Sheet
Year at Glance

 

We use technology every day in this class.

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Why should you be learning all of this material? :
1. This material is important because you will be applying it to real life.
2. We will be using examples of real things that you may or may not have already done in your life.
How will you be learning this material? :
1. Through fun lessons that keep you involved.
2. You will have notes to take, but you will also be doing projects, to help you and your fellow students.
3. Daily homework assignments will also be given in order for you to practice those days material and so that you may reflect on what you learned.
4. Some of the projects will be done in groups, as well as some of the in class activities. I want you to be able to figure some things out for yourselves using prior knowledge and knowledge that you have gained in this class.
Optional supplies that you will need for the year:
1.  Two pencils and one red ink pen.
2.  Two-Grid Notebooks for notes and homework.
3.  Two  2 Pocket with Prongs Paper Portfolio for your homework, and other class papers.
4.  Your Mathematics books.
5.  Two dry-erase markers
Grading policy
Grading policy is subject to requirements quoted in the LISD handbooks.

Grading is not about a number; but instead, is an assessment of what the student learned about the curriculum being taught.

Formative Assessments:      50%

The average of all Formative Assessments will be counted as 50% of your six -weeks grade.

  • Formal Assessments: (CBAs, STAAR)
  • Informal Assessments: (Weekly Exams, Pre-Tests, Ongoing Assessments, Cumulative Tests).     

 Tests will fall every Friday.

Summative Assessments: 50%

  • Daily Work: (Participation, Quizzes, Classwork, Warm-Ups, Exit Slips, Drills, Problem of the Day, and other small assignments)
  • Homework

The average of all daily work [Summative Assessments] (Drills/DCR, homework, and assignments) will be counted as 50% of your six- weeks grade.

Make Up/ Late Work will have a 50% of the value of the assignment (unless a legitimate illness).    

Missing Assignments are automatically assessed at a score of 0

Quizzes may be administered at any time and may or may not be announced.
All tests and quizzes must be corrected and placed in your binder by the following Monday. Corrected Math binders will be checked at this time as well.
Homework assignments are posted on Ms. Garcia’s blog and will be turned in at the beginning of the next class.
Your six – weeks Math binder has a weight of a test grade each time that it is checked. It will be checked at the end of every six weeks.
A maximum of 100 pts. may be gained on each daily assignment with regard to percent correct and complete.
A maximum of 100 pts. may be gained on each test assignment.
Any assignment not received at collection but still on that same day will be reduced by 10 points.
Any assignment received the following day will be reduced by 50 points.
All work will be completed satisfactorily at my discretion.
My grading policy is subject to change according to the policy of the School District.
Grading Scale:
A 90-00 Excellent
B 80-89 Very good
C 70-79 Satisfactory
D 60-69 Inconsistent
E 0-59 Unsatisfactory
Attendance Policy:
Regular school attendance is essential for the student to make the most of his/her education-to benefit from teacher-led activities, to build each day’s learning on the previous days, and to grow as an individual.
Attendance is important. You’re in class every day to learn, keep up with class assignments, pass your classes, and prepare for state mandated tests.
A student is required to attend all class meetings. If a class is missed the student is held responsible for the full requirements of the class.
Students lose credit automatically after the 8th absence (excused or unexcused. There is no distinction between an excused and an unexcused absence. Both will be counted equally.
 Please be aware of two very important rules:
* A student absent from school for any reason, upon returning school, must bring a note signed by the parent that describes the reason for the absence. An absence slip will be required to return to class.
* The student has to make up work missed due to any absence within two school days.

 

* The student should be prepared to turn-in the homework and other assignment(s) upon returning to school

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Bathroom Policy:

If you have to go to the bathroom, you must raise your hand and ask to do so. You must sign the Sign In/Sign Out notebook and get a pass before you leave the room (one boy and one girl at a time). You will not be allowed to leave the room during the first 10 minutes or last 10 minutes of a period. You will not be allowed to leave during the 1st and 6th periods.

——– Make your education a top priority.———-

 

I firmly believe that most people can be successful in school and that the amount of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice is what separates those who are successful from those who are not.

      If you are absent, you want to get the assignments and notes as fast as you can. If you can, call your classmates and ask them for the assignments. If you can’t call anyone, you should ask your  classmates for the work in the morning on the day that you get back.
This site is NOT meant to be a replacement for lessons taught or activities done in class. 

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” – Colin Powell

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Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to my Math Blog where you will find some of the different activities we do in class daily.
This year many students of Memorial Middle School are taking their Math lessons with me. This is an exciting experience for all of us and we hope to learn and have fun at the same time.
It is my ultimate goal to help students understand and like the Math subject.
I hope this site helps you understand what we do in class every day. Please do not hesitate to ask me questions or to suggest changes to my blog.
See you around,
Ms. Garcia 
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Do you need help with a topic that is not on this site?
Would you like this site to provide a link that has been helpful to you?
Is there a link that does not work properly?
Do you have other questions/concerns?
If so, please e-mail me at mggarcia042@laredoisd.org
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I want to make a difference

… that’s why I wanted to teach.

Not for fame or fortune or glory, no, that’s not it at all.

I teach because …

I want to make a difference.

I teach because I want to be that one adult in a student’s life that they can look to for advice, for guidance, for praise, for inspiration.

I teach because I care,

and don’t you dare let anyone else convince you otherwise.

Mrs. Garcia

Notice to All Students

no-excuses

 – Leave the excuses at the door.

– If you did not do your homework, just admit it.

– If you did not understand the assignment, ask for help.

– If you did not study for the test, then accept the grade and resolve to do better next time

(with the teacher’s help if necessary).

– If you refuse to follow the class rules, then accept the consequences.

The rules are not open for discussion or debate.
The teacher is here for one reason and one reason only:

TO TEACH YOU

TO INSPIRE YOU

TO HELP YOU GROW

I WILL DO MY PART.
THE REST IS UP TO YOU.

Author Anonymous

believe

Don’t Miss Class!

A quality education can only be obtained through daily student attendance, which will always be enforced.
 
Dr. Sylvia G. Rios
LISD Superintendent of Schools

 

Too many absences excused or unexcused
can keep students from succeeding in school and in life.

A serious attendance problem often begins with a few unexcused absences.

All the research studies carried out show that dropout patterns were linked with poor attendance,

Every day counts!

There is no substitute for being present.

Student Code of Conduct – Laredo Independent School District

“For any class missed, the teacher must assign the student make-up work based on the instructional objectives for the subject or course and the needs of the individual student in mastering the essential knowledge and skills or in meeting subject or course requirements.”

“The student will be responsible for obtaining and completing the make-up work in a satisfactory manner and within the time specified by the teacher.”

“A student who does not make up assigned work within the time allotted by the teacher will receive a grade of zero for the assignment.”

In my teaching blog, you can find the explanations of all the topics of the math 7th program. There are also hundreds of videos with ready-made lessons and more than 1000 interactive quizzes with extensive practice questions to practice the different type problems corresponding to math 7th.

In the winter season, it is common for some students to become ill and miss class. Taking this into account, in October, November, and December, we will cover the theoretical part of all the topics that we will study in the winter season.

If any of you get sick and cannot attend class, please let me know and I will indicate the topics and videos you should study in my blog, and the corresponding the interactive worksheets, drills, and exercises you should do. If you have any additional questions I will gladly answer them via Skype.

Weekly Practice

Expressions

Expressions 1
Expressions 2
Expressions 3
Expressions 4
Expressions 5
Expressions 6
Expressions 7

Scientific notation

Scientific Notation 1
Scientific Notation 2
Scientific Notation 3
Scientific Notation 4

Cone

Cone 1
Cone 2

Sphere

Sphere 1
Sphere 2

Proportions

Proportions 1
Proportions 2

Cube

Cube 1
Cube 2
Cube 3
Cube 4
Cube 5
Cube 6

 

 

I am sorry I could not go to work lately. I hope see you soon.

You can practice solving by yourself the following quizzes.  If you have any doubt about how to solve any question, please ask me.

Rectangular Prism 1
Rectangular Prism 2
Rectangular Prism 3

 

Triangular Prism 1
Triangular Prism 2
Triangular Prism 3
Triangular Prism 4
Triangular Prism 5

 

Sphere 1
Sphere 2

 

Cylinder 1
Cylinder 2

 

Cone 1
Cone 2

 

 

Proportions 1
Proportions 2

 

Equations 1
Equations 2
Equations 3
Equations 4
Equations 5
Equations 6
Equations 7
Equations 8

 

Similar Figures 1
Similar Figures 2
Similar Figures 3
Similar Figures 4
Similar Figures 5
Similar Figures 6
Similar Figures 7
Similar Figures 8
Similar Figures 9

 

Area

 

Scientific Notation 1
Scientific Notation 2
Scientific Notation 3
Scientific Notation 4

 

Overindulgent Parents, Underachieving Children

As a teacher, I have always believed that our mission transcends the task of simply transmitting knowledge, and calls upon us to give children the means to succeed in life. I also believe that we should not limit ourselves to teaching our students the standard curriculum in Math, Science, and English, but should also give them the tools to be effective parents themselves when the time comes.

Regrettably, no one teaches us how to be parents, and when the time comes, we often confront the challenge by improvising and learning on the job from our repeated mistakes. As parents, we often go to one extreme or the other: We become overprotective of our children or give them too little protection. This leads to some kids being shielded from all their responsibilities and being unable to do anything on their own, and others being left to fend for themselves in the absence of any supervision. Good parenting requires us to strike a balance between protecting them and letting them discover the world on their own.

One of the major problems that I have encountered as a teacher is that of overindulgent parents, who—in their desire to protect their children—keep them in their comfort zone; this ends up sabotaging their academic achievement. I know from experience that there are some parents who often do their children’s homework, and other academic work because the youngsters are unable to understand the concepts in the work sent home by the teachers for further study. Worse still, since the teachers are under the impression that the students have already mastered the concepts, they do not schedule any further review of the topic. This does not help our students; it has the opposite effect because it encourages irresponsibility and deceit. These habits will, in the long run, end up hindering the chances of academic success.

Several research studies show that there is a link between overindulgent parents and deviant behaviors such as drug use, underage drinking, pregnant teens and affective disorders.

As teachers, we must contend with the myriad of excuses that parents give to explain why their children did not do their homework; some excuses are very creative, but most are very run-of-the-mill. Parents often make excuses to explain their children’s absence from class—such as medical appointments, family illness, unavoidable social gatherings.  Parents should understand that by doing this they are not helping their children, on the contrary, they are hurting their children’s development. Every kid must learn to take responsibility for his own assignments.

Excuses are for losers

There is a proven recipe for success that I would like to share with you:
Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glasow

 

10 Rules for Raising Delinquent Children

DON’T QUIT

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“The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.”

Nelson Mandela,

Win

During the next days I’ll give advice in math to eighth graders.
Please see my other blog:
Ms Garcia Math 8.edublogs.org 

My goal for the next days is to only address concepts that have not been taught to you and to revise and reinforce your knowledge before taking STAAR 8th Grade Math RETEST.

It is my goal with this review to help you do the best that you can, given the scarce time that you’ve got to work with.

STUDENTS: Please do not make medical or dental appointments during these days. School attendance is essential to academic success.

PARENTS: Lamar students and teachers are continuing to work hard to prepare for STAAR. I know many parents are working with their children in conjunction with the classroom teacher.  Your contribution of time and patience are appreciated.

The way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.

             suma Basic Math Skills Review

 

 

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Question.

Pre Test     and     Math Review

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“I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.'” – Muhammad Ali

Extra tutorial classes-

Bridge the gap to Success

What you want to do with your life?

The only way to get started is to stop talking and begin doing.

 

“If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.”

  1. Snicket

 

If you have suggestions, or notice errors, please let me know. Thanks!   MsGarciaGrades@gmail.com

 

Proportions (Today’s Assignment)

Solve the following questions:   Proportions in Real Life

Lesson Frame
The problem of the Day
Practice

 We will APPLY SIMILARITY in real-world situations.

I will EXPLAIN to my partner in some ways that PROPORTIONS  are used in my home.

SF01       Scale_Drawing

SF02       Scale_Factor

PP05      Proportions word problems and equations

SF04       Shadow

SF05       Similar Figures_Missing Side

PP43      Distance – Rate – Time Word Problems.

PP50      Car_Math

Help Topics

Journal

Spiraling
VIDEOS:
 

 Create and solve your own problem by applying proportions in real life situation.

Word problem Writing Template

My own problem

Problem Solving Format

Assessment
Essential Questions
Vocabulary
Observation, Self-graded quizzes, and Journal
How do I represent and/or solve real-world and mathematical problems using rates, ratios, and/or percents?
Discount, Tax, Percent of change, Proportional rates, cross-products, proportions, equivalent ratios, solving a proportion

Shadows Math from Ms Garcia on Vimeo.
Ratio Tables

Scale