What Is Happening Friday, May 20th

Today we will review your assignment on perimeter, circumference and area. We will begin to look at a variety of complex figures. Complex figures are figures that are made up of more than one geometric figure. We will practice in class with an example, take some notes and then you will begin to explore two tasks. The tasks are Kitchen Counter Top and First Floor New Carpet.

For practice with area, perimeter and circumference please try IXL, Grade 7, X.20 and X.23.

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Yellow Mountain Survey

Traveling to Yellow Mountain.  Take this survey please:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FBDD5QM

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What Is Happening Thursday, May 19th

Today we will review your assignment on perimeter, circumference and area.  We will begin to look at a variety of complex figures.  Complex figures are figures that are made up of more than one geometric figure. We will practice in class with an example, take some notes and then you will begin to explore two tasks.  The tasks are Kitchen Counter Top and First Floor New Carpet.

For practice with area, perimeter and circumference please try IXL, Grade 7, X.20 and X.23.

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What Is Happening Wednesday, May 18th

Today we will begin class with a warm-up to review percent applications.  What would make a good China Alive Snack Mix?

We will begin some geometry work today.  We will review area, perimeter and circumference for rectangles, circles, parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids.  Please pull out the formula sheet from the outbox for this work.  It will be very handy!

In our first activity we will review the properties of circles and understand how the formula for the area of a circle is derived.  Important terms to know and understand are:

Perimeter:  the distance around a geometric figure.  For a circle this is referred to as the circumference.

Area:  the area of a figure is the number of square units needed to cover the figure.  Area is measured in units of length squared, or square units.

Diameter:  the distance across a circle

Radius:  the distance from the center of a circle to the side

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Your assignment is to complete “Discovering the Properties of Circles”.  Please also have “Geometry – Review of Area, Perimeter, and Circumference” completed.  You should complete the assignment with the following:

  1.  name the shape
  2. show the formula and substitution for area
  3. show the formula and substitution for perimeter
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What Is Happening Tuesday, May 17th

Today we will begin class with a warm-up to review percent applications.  What would make a good China Alive Snack Mix?

We will begin some geometry work today.  We will review area, perimeter and circumference for rectangles, circles, parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids.  Please pull out the formula sheet from the outbox for this work.  It will be very handy!

In our first activity we will review the properties of circles and understand how the formula for the area of a circle is derived.  Important terms to know and understand are:

Perimeter:  the distance around a geometric figure.  For a circle this is referred to as the circumference.

Area:  the area of a figure is the number of square units needed to cover the figure.  Area is measured in units of length squared, or square units.

Diameter:  the distance across a circle

Radius:  the distance from the center of a circle to the side

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Your assignment is to complete “Discovering the Properties of Circles”.  Please also have “Geometry – Review of Area, Perimeter, and Circumference” completed.  You should complete the assignment with the following:

  1.  name the shape
  2. show the formula and substitution for area
  3. show the formula and substitution for perimeter

 

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What Is Happening On Monday, May 16th

Today we will review Assignment #2 (three questions from the blog) and look at different ways to solve percent application problems.  Some are more efficient than others.  Such as:

Maggie wants to buy a shirt that costs $55.00.  Sales tax is 5%.  What is the total cost of the shirt?

Ask yourself, what is my unknown.  Think about how to find total cost.

Total Cost = Original Cost + Sales Tax

Total Cost = Original Cost + (Original Cost x Tax Rate)

You can use a proportion to solve this question or an equation.  An efficient equation is:

Total Cost = 55 (1.05)

Why does this equation work?  This equation works because of the distributive property.  55 x 1 + 55 x 0.05.

Your assignment which is due on Wednesday, May 18th is from the e-text, chapter 6:

Page 354 – 355 #31, 32, 33, 34 and #39

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What Is Happening Friday, May 13th

Today we will review Assignment #2 (three questions from the blog) and look at different ways to solve percent application problems.  Some are more efficient than others.  Such as:

Maggie wants to buy a shirt that costs $55.00.  Sales tax is 5%.  What is the total cost of the shirt?

Ask yourself, what is my unknown.  Think about how to find total cost.

Total Cost = Original Cost + Sales Tax

Total Cost = Original Cost + (Original Cost x Tax Rate)

You can use a proportion to solve this question or an equation.  An efficient equation is:

Total Cost = 55 (1.05)

Why does this equation work?  This equation works because of the distributive property.  55 x 1 + 55 x 0.05.

Your assignment which is due on Tuesday, May 17th is from the e-text, chapter 6:

Page 354 – 355 #31, 32, 33, 34 and #39

 

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What Is Happening On Thursday, May 12th

Have you completed the following?

  • Assignment #1 – Percent Applications
  • IXL, Grade 7, M.8
  • Summative corrections and parent signature

Your Assignment – Percent Assignment #2:

  1.  Mrs. Hill bought a new calculator on sale and paid $65.00.  What was the original price of the calculator if the sale was 30% off the original price?
  2. The cost of a new bike, include sales tax of 5.5%, is $1235.00.  What was the original cost of the bike before tax?
  3. A sandwich in the cafeteria cost 12RMB in August.  The same sandwich is now 15RMB.  What is the percent increase?
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What Is Happening on Wednesday, May 11th

Have you completed the following?

  • Assignment #1 – Percent Applications
  • IXL, Grade 7, M.8
  • Summative corrections and parent signature

Your Assignment – Percent Assignment #2:

  1.  Mrs. Hill bought a new calculator on sale and paid $65.00.  What was the original price of the calculator if the sale was 30% off the original price?
  2. The cost of a new bike, include sales tax of 5.5%, is $1235.00.  What was the original cost of the bike before tax?
  3. A sandwich in the cafeteria cost 12RMB in August.  The same sandwich is now 15RMB.  What is the percent increase?
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What Is Happening Tuesday, May 10th

Today in class we will review our first lesson on percent using a Kahoot! Quiz. After the quiz we will review Assignment #1 and the Unit 5 Summative, Part B – Proportional Relationships.

If you have not completed Assignment #1 you will be required to do so in class. Although the end of grade 7 is in sight I would like to gently remind you all to come to class with your assignments completed.

In class we will:

  • Complete assignment #1 if necessary
  • Complete summative corrections for understanding
  • Work on percent stations #1 – 10

Your assignment is to complete IXL, Grade 7, M.8. This section will give you needed practice in using percent equations to calculate sale prices.

 

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