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Liberty
Junior High School
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Ms. Kollross
7th Grade Math - Liberty Jr. High
ckollross@nlsd122.org

Week of 5/21/18

 Monday, May 21, 2018:  We started class with Minute Math.  I reminded the kids that all redo/make-up/late/incomplete work is due by this Friday, May 25th.  The kids and I then discussed any questions they had from Puzzle 4.16 (assigned Thursday of last week; due for today’s class. We then discussed any questions they had from #1-7 of the Topic 8 Topic Review.  I asked them to please try #8-14 for our next class.  This Topic 8 Review should be done to the best of their abilities by Wednesday’s class. The Topic 8 Test is scheduled for this Thursday, May 24th. I then gave each of the kids the Topic 8 Extra Credit Opportunity Slip, due by test day.  We went over the Launch, Reflection, Part One, and Part Two of Lesson 8-4: Solving Equations Using the Distributive Property.    I asked them to try #1-7 of this lesson's assignment for tomorrow's class.  They were given time in class to work today and will have further time tomorrow.

Week of 5/14/18

Friday, May 18, 2018:  After Minute Math today, the kids completed the Spring AIMS Benchmark tests.  A report of their scores will be sent home within these next two weeks to see their progression through the year.  As the kids finished, they could choose to work with a partner or not on Puzzle 4.16, exploring solving equations containing the Distributive Property.  They could also have chosen to work on the Topic 8 Review.  I am encouraging them to complete #1-7 of this for Monday's class.  Reminder:  the Topic 8 Test is Thursday, May 24th and retake tests will not be available for this test.  Please feel free to bring a study card to this test.

Thursday, May 17, 2018:  After the Team Problem of the Day, we went over the kids' questions over the Lesson 8-3 Assignment.  They then completed the Lesson 8-3 In-Class Assignment.  We discussed the concept being introduced in our next lesson (8-4) which brings the distributive property into their equations.  We practiced for a bit so the kids could have a basic understanding of this.  They partner to work on Puzzle 4.16 "What is...Backward?"  Reminder:  the Topic 8 Test is Thursday, May 24th and retake tests will not be available for this test.  Please feel free to bring a study card to this test.