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# Ms. Cathy Browne, Junior High Math

Welcome to Jr. High Math! My name is Cathy Browne and this is my 7th year at St. John Fisher. I am excited to be working with your child in 7th and 8th grade math. We are going to have a terrific year!

## October 29 - November 2

Posted on Oct 29, 2018

Reminders:  Thursday: High School Options – Single Gender Schools

Monday is Accelerated Math. On Tuesday, we continue working with angle relationships in parallel lines and triangles. We will learn a number of angle theorems for triangles. First, we will work with the Triangle Sum Theorem.  Next, we will work with the Exterior Angle Theorem and learn the relationship between interior and exterior angles.  We will also continue reviewing how to solve one and two-step equations.  On Friday, November 2nd, we will have a quiz on solving one and two-step equations. Practice problems can be found on our Google classroom to help prepare for the quiz.

Monday is Accelerated Math. On Tuesday, we begin our unit on Rates and Proportionality.  We start by working with ratios. Next, we will use rates and unit rates to simplify complicated ratios.  We will finish the week learning how to identify and represent proportional relationships.

## October 22 - October 26

Posted on Oct 22, 2018

Reminders:

Wednesday, October 24th -  8th Grade Retreat

Friday, October 26th – Out of Uniform - Chicago Diabetes Project (\$1 donation)

We learn this week about the different angles formed when a transversal intersects two lines. We will also learn how to find any unknown angle measure when two lines are cut by a transversal and we are given at least one angle measure. Finally, we will spend time reviewing the steps to solve one and two-step equations.

We conclude our unit on rational numbers this week.  We have solved problems using all operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division) and using positive and negative fractions and decimals. We will finish the unit solving problems that involve two or more of these forms. Our unit test on rational numbers will be Friday, October 26th. We will complete a study guide in class to help review for the test. Additional practice problems will be available on our Google classroom.

## October 15 - October 19

Posted on Oct 15, 2018

Reminders:

Tuesday, October 16:  School Pictures

Wednesday, October 17:  High School Options - Co-ed Schools

Friday, October 19:  All School Mass - Prayer Partners

Monday is Accelerated Math.   Groups 2 & 3 will take their unit test on exponents and scientific notation Thursday, October 14th.  Students will receive a study guide and additional practice problems are available on our Goggle classroom.  Group 1 will begin our unit on measurement geometry this week.  We begin by learning about the angles created when parallel lines are cut by a transversal.

Monday is Accelerated Math.  We continue working on Tuesday with rational numbers.  First, we will work with multiplying rational numbers. We will also work with multiplying more than two rational numbers. Next, we will work with dividing rational numbers. We will finish the week solving word problems with rational numbers.

## October 8 - October 12

Posted on Oct 08, 2018

No School Monday, October 8 – Columbus Day

This week, we conclude our unit on exponents and scientific notation. We will finish the unit adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using scientific notation. Students will have a study guide to prepare for the test.  Additional practice problems will be available on our Google classroom. Group 1 will take their unit test Friday, October 12. Groups 2 & 3 will take their unit test Tuesday, October 16th

This week we begin our unit on rational numbers. We will begin by turning rational numbers into decimals.  We will work with rational numbers that terminate or repeat. Next, we will add and subtract rational numbers.

## October 1 - October 5

Posted on Oct 01, 2018

Reminders: Picture Day is Tuesday, October 2nd.

We continue this week writing numbers in scientific notation and converting numbers from scientific notation to standard notation. Next, we will learn how to add and subtract using scientific notation. Numbers in scientific notation can be added and subtracted either directly or rewriting in standard form. We will finish the week multiplying and dividing using scientific notation.

This week we conclude our unit on multiplying and dividing integers. We will solve problems using the order of operations with integers and use integers to solve “real-world” problems. Our test on Unit 2 will be Friday, October 5th. Additional practice problems will be available on our Google classroom to help prepare for the test.

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