Online Classes


Meeting nickname:


Joining info:


For today’s meeting

Thursday, April 30  at 1 PM

Continue using the nickname:   msgarciamath 
but if you have trouble to go through, please use: yoh-kori-hsw
Today’s Lesson:

Online Classes (Google Meet)







Take Google to meet class, every Thursday, at 1 PM with me.

Please stay connected five minutes before class starts.

  1. To take Google Meet class:

  2. a)   Go to
  3. b)   When Google meet ask for the code or nickname, you will type this nickname: msgarciamath

That’s all, you are in. you MUST use LISD account, if you don’t, it will not let you meet the class.


  1. To view the videos:

On the Home page, just click on the link that is over the laptop that says, “Educational videos” and you can view all the Benchmark videos.

  1. To input your answers:

Click on the links below the videos; for example:

Benchmark Review 1 Questions

That’s all you need to do guys!

Thank you for working hard, and I’ll see you in our virtual classroom every Thursday at 1 PM.

Hasta la vista Guys!

I really miss you!    (video)


Distance Learning

Our schools may be closed, but using online classes, teachers can continue educating our students while they are in a safe place at home with their families.

Click the link to have easy access to my pre-recorded class videos. You will be able to control your schedule, and rewind and rewatch the lectures whenever and as many times as you want.




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:

Year at Glance

We use technology every day in this class.

Math 6th Year at Glance
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


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 

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


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


 – 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:





Author Anonymous


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 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 1
Cone 2


Sphere 1
Sphere 2


Proportions 1
Proportions 2


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




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