__May 10,2016__

There will be a geometry test on Friday for both grade 6 and grade 7 students.

__May 2, 2016__

We are still working on our geometry unit. Here are the additional expected student learning outcomes.

construct and compare triangles, including:

- scalene
- isosceles
- equilateral
- right
- obtuse
- acute

demonstrate an understanding of angles by identifying examples of angles in the environment

- classifying angles according to their measure

- estimating the measure of angles using 45°, 90°, and 180° as reference angles
- determining angle measures in degrees
- drawing and labelling angles when the measure is specified

- develop and apply a formula for determining the perimeter of polygons
- area of rectangles
- volume of right rectangular prisms

__perform geometric constructions, including:__

- perpendicular line segments
- parallel line segments
- perpendicular bisectors
- angle bisectors

- demonstrate an understanding of circles by describing the relationships among radius, diameter, and circumference of circles
- relating circumference to pi
- constructing circles with a given radius or diameter
- solving problems involving the radii, diameters, and circumferences of circles

- develop and apply a formula for determining the area of triangles, parallelograms, and circles

__April 12, 2016__

We have finished learning all the fraction skills necessary, so the unit test will be this Friday, April 15th. Every day before the test students will work on practice questions as preparation, and some will bring them home to complete.

Try the fractions games on the following websites to improve your fractions skills:

http://www.maths-games.org/fraction-games.html

http://www.math-play.com/math-fractions-games.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_fractions.html

http://www.maths-games.org/fraction-games.html

http://www.math-play.com/math-fractions-games.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/index_fractions.html

March 6, 2016

March 6, 2016

Both grade 6 and 7 students are now working with fractions. Here is what the students are expected to know after the unit:

**Grade 6**- relate improper fractions to mixed numbers

- express improper fractions as mixed numbers

- express mixed numbers as improper fractions

- place a given set of fractions, including mixed numbers and improper fractions, on a number line and explain strategies used to determine position

- demonstrate an understanding of percent (limited to whole numbers) concretely, pictorially, and symbolically

- express a given percent as a fraction and a decimal

- solve a given problem involving percent

**Grade 7**- demonstrate an understanding of adding and subtracting positive fractions and mixed numbers, with like and unlike denominators

- determine a common denominator for a given set of positive fractions or mixed numbers

- simplify a given positive fraction or mixed number by identifying the common factor between the numerator and denominator

- solve a given problem involving the addition or subtraction of positive fractions or mixed numbers and determine if the solution is reasonable

- match a given set of fractions to their decimal representations

- express a given percent as a decimal or fraction

- solve a given problem that involves finding a percent

- determine the answer to a given percent problem where the answer requires rounding and explain why an approximate answer is needed (e.g., total cost including taxes)

- compare and order positive fractions, positive decimals (to thousandths) and whole numbers by using benchmarks, place value, equivalent fractions and/or decimals

Visit these websites for help with fractions:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/fractions-pre-alg

https://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/fractions-pre-alg

__February 11, 2016__

**Grade 6 students are working on the following outcome:**

-demonstrate an understanding of multiplication and division of decimal numbers

Grade 7 students are working on the FSA this week.

__February 1, 2016__

Math test for both Grade 6 and 7 students on Friday, February 5th.

__January 21, 2016__

**Current Grade 6 focus in Math:**

- demonstrate and explain the meaning of preservation of equality, concretely, pictorially, and symbolically

**Current Grade 7 focus in Math:**

-demonstrate an understanding of preservation of equality by modelling it concretely, pictorially, and symbolically

-model and solve problems that can be represented by one-step linear equations of the form x + a = b

-model and solve problems that can be represented by linear equations of the form

ax + b = c

ax = b

x/a = b

__January 11, 2016__

**Current Grade 6 outcomes in Math:**

-demonstrate an understanding of the relationships within tables of values to solve problems

-represent and describe patterns and relationships using graphs and tables

**Current Grade 7 Math outcomes :**

-demonstrate an understanding of oral and written patterns and their equivalent linear relations

-create a table of values from a linear relation, graph the table of values, and analyze the graph to draw conclusions and solve problems

Test this Friday!

__December 3, 2015__

Grade 6 students are focusing on prime and composite numbers, multiples and factors.

Grade 7 students have completed the integers unit and our next focus will be Data Analysis (central tendency - mean, median, mode, range) and constructing, labeling, and interpreting circle graphs to solve problems.

__November 19, 2015__

Try these games and activities to practice your integers skills:

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?ID1=AB.MATH.JR.NUMB&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.NUMB.INTE&lesson=html/video_interactives/integers/integersSmall.html

http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_OrbitIntegers.html

__November 13, 2015__

Both grade 6 and grade 7 students are learning about integers (

*nombres entiers*) in math. The learning outcomes are:

**- demonstrate an understanding of integers (concretely, pictorially and symbolically)**

__Grade 6____- demonstrate an understanding of the addition and subtraction of integers (concretely, pictorially and symbolically)__

**Grade 7**__November 3, 2015__

Because students have grasped the topics being studied so quickly, there is a math test tomorrow for both grade 6 and grade 7 students.

**Order of Operations (PEDMAS) Practice and Game:**

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?ID1=AB.MATH.JR.NUMB&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.NUMB.INTE&lesson=html/object_interactives/order_of_operations/use_it.html

October 22, 2015

October 22, 2015

Grade 6 students are now working on the Order of Operations and Grade 7 students are practicing Divisibility Rules in class.

Students who did not do well on last week's test have the chance to do a re-test this week.

**Grade 7 students have a math test on Friday, October 16th.**

Grade 6 students have a math test on Monday, October 19th.

Grade 6 students have a math test on Monday, October 19th.

__October 7, 2015__

Grade 6 and 7 students have been working on a review of and new ways to work with decimal numbers in class.

Please visit the

for practice working with decimal numbers:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/decimals

**Kahn Academy**websitefor practice working with decimal numbers:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/decimals

Some grade 7 students are having a hard time remembering the order of operations (PEDMAS). Maybe the image and the video below will help.

__September 15, 2015__

We're going to do a review of place value concepts this week. In French, it's called

**la valeur de position**. I found a website that has direct English to French translations of the vocabulary the students need to know.

Click below to have a look (it's very important to notice that decimal numbers are written in a different way in French than in English! Sometimes when parents try to help with homework using large numbers and decimal numbers in French, they end up confusing rather than helping).

FSL Homework Toolbox

http://www.fslhomeworktoolbox.ca/lookandlisten/mathematics/number_sense_numeration/place_value.php