Ms. Minner's Classroom

A Louisville Middle School Classroom

In our first unit of study, students will develop their knowledge of the Real Number System. Integers and order of operations concepts will be reviewed, and students will be introduced to rational and irrational numbers. We will complete several pretests this week including the IXL diagnostic test, the STAR math test, and the GoMath placement and diagnostic tests. We will continue to learn the classroom and school rules, to practice the classroom routines, and to become acquainted with each other.

Monday, August 28

Common Core Standards and Extended Standards
n/a

Student Objectives
Students will complete assessments over 7th and 8th grade math concepts and skills.
Students will participate in get acquainted activities.
Students will follow classroom rules and routines.

Bellwork
Students will complete the “Math Attitudes Survey.”

Lesson (Pre-Assessments & Chromebook Routines)
1. If Chromebooks have been located: Schoology course sign-up and tour; teacher website guided tour;  IXL passwords/usernames, tour, module 1 To-Do list; XtraMath passwords/usernames and practice session
2. Introduce and demonstrate bellwork routine with Math Minute 1 from Middle School Math Minutes.
3. GoMath Beginning of the Year Diagnostic Test
4. STAR Math Test
5. IXL Diagnostic Test

Closing

Homework
If students received Chromebooks, complete the “Student Information Form” in the “Basic Information” folder of our Schoology math course.

Other
Return signed technology agreements and code of conduct forms.
There is no school on Thursday or Friday.
There is no school next Monday.

Tuesday, August 29

Common Core Standards and Extended Standards
8.NS.1 Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.
Extended Standard: Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
NS.68.4a Solve real-world problems involving positive and negative numbers (e.g., temperatures, elevations, distance from a fixed point (map reading)).
NS.68.5a Recognize the effects of multiplying and dividing with negative numbers (e.g., -2 × -4 = 8).
NS.68.4b Solve problems involving positive and negative numbers using a number line (e.g., temperatures, distances from a fixed point).
NS.68.5b Recognize that the absolute value of a rational number is how far it is from 0 on the number line (i.e., plot a number and its opposite on a number line and recognize that they are equidistant from zero).
NS.68.4c Locate a given positive or negative number on a number line.
NS.68.5c Recognize that addition means move to the right and subtraction means move to the left on a number line.

Student Objectives
I can add and subtract integers.

Bellwork
Students will complete Math Minute 2 from Middle School Math Minutes.

Lesson (GoMath Beginning of the Year Diagnostic Test/Adding and Subtracting Integers)
1. Finish Beginning of the Year Diagnostic from GoMath resources.
2. Students will engage in Roll the Die get acquainted activity.
3. Integers preassessment: integers anticipation guide

4. Video to introduce adding and subtracting integers

5. Journal entry/foldable with direct instruction using integer chips and a number line: adding and subtracting integers

virtual integer chips
integers number line
6. Guided practice: sample problems from the adding and subtracting integers homework paper

7. Cooperative practice::
-adding integers war with a partner
-adding integers footloose game in teams
-subtracting integers war with a partner

-extra practice with teacher using dry erase boards, markers, integer chips, and number lines
-integers links on teacher webpage as anchor station

-homework with a partner

Closing
Exit ticket:

Homework
Students will complete the adding and subtracting side of the “Integers” worksheet.

Wednesday, August 30

Common Core Standards and Extended Standards
8.NS.1 Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers.
Extended Standard: Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers.
NS.68.4a Solve real-world problems involving positive and negative numbers (e.g., temperatures, elevations, distance from a fixed point (map reading)).
NS.68.5a Recognize the effects of multiplying and dividing with negative numbers (e.g., -2 × -4 = 8).
NS.68.4b Solve problems involving positive and negative numbers using a number line (e.g., temperatures, distances from a fixed point).
NS.68.5b Recognize that the absolute value of a rational number is how far it is from 0 on the number line (i.e., plot a number and its opposite on a number line and recognize that they are equidistant from zero).
NS.68.4c Locate a given positive or negative number on a number line.
NS.68.5c Recognize that addition means move to the right and subtraction means move to the left on a number line.

Student Objectives
I can add and subtract integers.

Bellwork
Students will complete Math Minute 3 from Middle School Math Minutes.

Lesson (Multiplying & Dividing Integers)