Monthly Archives: September 2013

Day 24 – Prime Factorization

Day 24 – Out sick ! Not fun. Luckily, I had everything ready to go and I already heard from the sub that things were going well and the students were catching on quickly.  Students (should have) worked on Prime … Continue reading

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Day 22 and Day 23

Day 22: Short day because of a delayed opening.  After a quick warm-up, we reviewed for our integer test. Day 23: Test day Friday….

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Day 21 – Multiplying and Dividing Integers

I always look through Smart Exchange before I set up my own Smart Board lesson.  For this particular lesson, I instead came across a neat video that compared multiplying and dividing integers to a husband and wife in a marriage!  … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Math Islands

Since I was out on Thursday and Friday, I wanted my students to take a day to review and practice what was learned.   I set up the class into stations, called “Islands”.  There were 4 islands (2 of each for … Continue reading

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Day 18 and 19 – Adding and Subtracting Integers

I’m out today and Friday for a conference called “The Power of Two”.  It’s focused on working and co-teaching in a collaborative setting.  I left notes with my sub for adding and subtracting integers.  I made an interactive Smartboard lesson … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Intro to Integers

“What are integers?” I had this image up on the Smartboard and posed this question for my students.  In most classes, the same dialogue took place… “They are numbers”… Yes, but more specific.  “They are negative and positive”  Yes, but … Continue reading

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Day 16 – Test

Test today! That was all.

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Day 15 – Review and Number Properties Extra Credit

Today was a basic day of reviewing for the first chapter test.  Students worked on about 25 problems and will finish those for homework.  Before getting to that, we took an AIMS Web assessment.  I had not heard of this … Continue reading

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Day 14 – Socrative Quiz

On Friday my class and I tried a first attempt at using Socrative student clicker for the weekly warm-up quiz. Setting up a Socrative quiz was easy. You have to use two devices to set it up. Using my iPad, I … Continue reading

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Day 13

I like the beginning of the 7th grade math curriculum because it really is the BASICS of Algebra. We worked on one step equations using addition and subtraction. I showed them a balance with an “apple + 2 (sticking to … Continue reading

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