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__New Math Unit: Algebra__

**Linear relations**can be identified and represented in many connected ways (to identify regularities), using expressions with variables and line graphs.

- What is a linear relationship?
- How do linear expressions and line graphs represent linear relations?
- What factors can change or alter a linear relationship?
- In how many ways can linear relationships be represented?
- How do linear relationships differ?

**Grade 6**-

**one-step equations**

**with whole-number coefficients and solutions :**

- preservation of equality (e.g., using a balance, algebra tiles)
- 3
*x*= 12, x + 5 = 11

**increasing and decreasing**

**patterns**, using expressions, tables, and graphs as functional relationships:

- limited to discrete points in the first quadrant
- visual patterning (e.g., colour tiles)
- Take 3 add 2 each time, 2
*n*+ 1, and 1 more than twice a number*all*describe the pattern 3, 5, 7, …

**Grade 7**-

**two-step equations**with whole-number coefficients, constants, and solutions

- solving and verifying 3
*x*+ 4 = 16 - modelling the preservation of equality (e.g., using balance, pictorial representation, algebra tiles)

**discrete linear relations**:

- four quadrants, limited to integral coordinates
- 3n + 2; values increase by 3 starting from
*y*-intercept of 2 - deriving relation from the graph or table of values

Math test on Monday, March 13 - calculating the percent of a number

In the video below, the way that we have been practicing in class starts at 4:00.

In the video below, the way that we have been practicing in class starts at 4:00.

Some students are still having a hard time remembering how to simplify fractions and round numbers. Have a look below:

__February 1, 2017__

The decimal numbers math test will be on Tuesday, February 7th.

Did you know that there's more to Youtube than cat videos? There are MANY math videos as well that can help you if you have forgotten a skill. Have a look below!

(If you don't like the way these people explain it, search for others!)

__January 4, 2017__

Our new Math unit is Financial Literacy (decimal numbers, taxes, percentages, fractions, budgeting.

__December 11, 2016__

The integers unit test will be on December 15th.

__November 24, 2016__

We have now started an integers unit.

**Operations with integers:**

- addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and order of operations
- concretely, pictorially, symbolically
- order of operations includes the use of brackets, excludes exponents
- using two-sided counters
- 9–(–4) = 13 because –4 is 13 away from +9
- extending whole-number strategies to decimals

Nolan found the game Orbit Integers, a game that was pretty popular last year! Try it out:

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

We might also use this number line later on when looking at decimal numbers:

https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/number-line-zoom-flash.html

__November 14, 2016__

We have been practicing the Order of Operations (PEDMAS) in class for the past few weeks. There will be a test on Friday, November 18th.

Visit the sites below for some practice at home:

**PEDMAS Review and Practice**http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/AOP2/orderPrac.htm

https://www.mathsisfun.com/operation-order-pemdas.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-arith-prop/pre-algebra-order-of-operations/e/order_of_operations_2

__Try the PEDMAS Blaster game by clicking on the link below!__

https://www.mangahigh.com/en-us/games/bidmasblaster

__October 3, 2016__

Students are currently working on... multiplication and division facts (developing computational fluency), factors and multiples — greatest common factor and least common multiple, and demonstrating and applying mental math strategies

__September 11, 2016__

Students are currently working on... surveys and graphing data (data analysis).