7th Grade Math

Probability Review

Posted: September 21, 2017

Homework: Probability Study Guide and study for your probability assessment.

Today in class, we did experimental probability 'Head or Tails' to assess our understanding of yesterday's material on compound probability.  Students were then given a scenario similar to the experimental and had to determine the probability of each event.  Students were also given a study guide for homework.  The study guide is very similar to the assessment on probability the students will have tomorrow, 9.22.17.

Compound Probability

Posted: September 20, 2017

Today, 9.20.17, for homework the students were given a handout 'Fair Game?'

Today in class we revisited 'Find Someone Who...' (Math) reviewing the answers.  After reviewing the answers, we analyzed and discussed compound probability and how it relates with experimental and theoretical probability.  The student shared out similarities, differences, and the effectiveness of the area model.  We also reviewed compound probability with an example for our textbook: Jose's Party.  For homework, students received a probability handout: Fair Game?

Making Purple

Posted: September 19, 2017

Student will have a quiz and performance assessment this week on experimental and theoretical probability.

Today in class, the students worked with a partner determining the experimental and theoretical probability for the game 'Making Purple'.  For the theoretical probability, the focus/expectation was to create/design the area method.  Students had follow-up questions to go along with each probability.  

'Blue & Red' Carnival Game Revisited

Posted: September 18, 2017

Today in class, we revisited and examined the solutions from Friday, 9.14.17, when I was not in attendance.  We determined our understanding of the material, with emphasis on the difference between experimental v. theoretical and the tree method.  We also introduced the area method and compared it to the tree method.  Students discussed which method they preferred when trying to determine the theoretical probability and answering questions based off the theoretical probability.  

Blue & Red Carnival Game

Posted: September 14, 2017

Today in class I was not in attendance.  With the substitute, the student were the find the theoretical probability for the carnival game 'Blue & Red' and answer the questions related to the game on P. 8 of their textbook.  For homework, enjoy the weekend, especially, Independence Celebration and Canelo v. GGG.

Multiplication Game

Posted: September 13, 2017

Today in class, we discussed the difference between experimental probability v. theoretical probability and gave examples to justify the meanings.  After discussion, the students began to collect data for the 'Multiplication Game' to determine the experimental probability.  Tomorrow, the students will have to take the data collected to answer various probability questions, as well as, determine if the game is fair or unfair.

Match/No-Match

Posted: September 12, 2017

Reminder: Homework - 'How You Are Smart?' handout is due tomorrow, 9.13.17

Today in class, the students played the probability game 'Match/No-Match'.  While playing the game, the students recorded the data(results) for each event and had to come to the conclusion whether the game is fair or unfair.  The students needed to explain their reasoning.  If a child deemed the game unfair, they had to come up with a solution to make the game fair.  For homework, student are to fill out and graph a survey, 'How You Are Smart'.  The handout determines the best fit learning style for them.  This survey is vital, so I can make proper adjustments and accommodations to achieve success this year in 7th grade.

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Posted: September 11, 2017

Reminder: Students are to bring their calculators to class tomorrow, 9.12.17.

Today in class we determined the probability of 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' by collecting data, so that we could determine and come to the decision on if the game is fair or unfair.  For homework, students are to bring a calculator to class tomorrow, Tuesday, 9.12.17.

Find Someone Who... (Math)

Posted: September 8, 2017

Today in class, we introduced probability by playing 'Heads or Tails' and did a 'Probability' wordle.  Today in class, the students also did another version of 'Find Someone Who'.  This time however, the students had to find individuals to solve/answer math questions.  The expectations for the students were to go around and question their classmate to see if he/she could solve any of the questions.  The goal was to try to complete as many boxes as possible during the class time.

Find Someone Who...

Posted: September 7, 2017

Reminder: The 'By the Numbers' assignment is due tomorrow, Friday, September 8th.

Today in class, we continued to learn about our classmates interest and backgrounds so that we could continue to build classroom community and create a fun and safe environment.  The student were given a handout, Find Someone Who..., and had to ask their classmates questions to identify if he/she fits the category (box).  Student were assessed on their ability to be vulnerable and communicating with their classmates.  The goal was to see, if he/she could complete the entire handout. 

'By the Numbers' Assignment

Posted: September 5, 2017

This assignment is due, Friday, September 8th.

Today I introduced myself to the students and went over various expectations for their 7th grade math class.  The students were then given an assignment so that I could better learn about them as an individual.  The students were asked to create a 'By the Numbers' pamphlet/poster.  Attached is the rubric on the expectations of the assignment and how it will be graded.

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