Mathletes — 10/19/2016

Daily Review Quiz 1-7 on 10/20
Benchmark Exam on 10/21 and 10/24
Sign-up for Google Classroom …

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Mathletes 10/6/2016

It was a great day for math …. check out the date 10/6/16 (10 + 6 = 16) … homework Magic Square 54 using PEMDAS … Quiz 10/7 for Daily Review 1-5.

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Mathletes – 10/5/16

Extra credit projects are rarely given in my class. Instead I allow students to correct problems that were missed on previous graded assignments. I highly encourage students to seek me out for remediation to recover learning lost in the classroom and to go over concepts that are giving them trouble. Spending additional time in preparation for the next assessment, using class time wisely when beginning assignments, and listening carefully in class will be the right investment for this course and will likely lead to improved grades.

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Mathletes – 9/27/2016

Complete Day 2 and Day 3 of the Daily Review 1-4 …
MAP test on 9/29

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Mathletes — 9/19/2016

Packets of CORN … finish what we started from page 19 to 22 … PTA meeting tomorrow night 6:30 with special staff presentations … MAP test for math next week …

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Mathletes 9/15/2016

Big Blue textbook, pages 464 – 466 (examples), then page 467 #3-27 for homework. Daily Review Week One Quiz tomorrow.

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Mathletes 9/13/2016

Estimate Square Roots by finding two consecutive whole numbers between which the square root lies. A number line is a great tool to visualize this concept. Class work exercises included a question/answer puzzler and a Color by Numbers activity. Please turn in assigned work on Wednesday, Sept 14. Math About Me Project now past due.

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(1) Project due 9/13
(2) Check to see if your Google Account works — test your credentials and report status by 9/13.
(3) Check out this video …. how powerful is the Power of Ten?

We’ll talk about this in class!

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9/6/2016 (17 – 001)

Check out your block’s Google Classroom and sign-in using the code provided at the site. Figure out your age in days (up to Sept 7) and be prepared to share with us the computations used to figure it out. Looking for a number between 3,000 and 5,000.

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Welcome Back Chargers!

Welcome to 7th grade Pre-Algebra. Don’t Worry!! You’re in good hands. I am an experienced teacher, a veteran of the U.S. armed forces, a father of four daughters, and “Poppy” of three grandchildren.

This is my 19th year in the Suffolk Public Schools system, all here at John Yeates Middle School. Before teaching, I worked as a broadcast journalist in the U.S. Navy. After retiring as a Chief Petty Officer in 1993, I returned to the college classroom at Norfolk State University, and eventually earned a Master Of Education degree in middle grades education from Old Dominion University.

I hope we will be communicating with each other a lot this school year. In addition to this blog, I will be using GOOGLE CLASSROOM for weekly activities. A class code for joining will be issued shortly after school begins. I also use REMIND to keep YOU informed of what’s happening in class. I will post the REMIND join notice for each of my three blocks at Open House. By joining REMIND, you will receive messages via push notifications, SMS, or email. My home phone is 757-619-1025. My email is

My #1 school rule: Come on-time and “prepared” every day. Let’s make this a great school year of growth, learning and success!

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