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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!

January 27 - January 31

Posted on Jan 27, 2020

Happy Catholic Schools Week!

Thank you to all who visited during the open house on Sunday. 

**Ski trip forms should be returned by Friday, January 31st.

 

8th Grade

We continue this week working with non proportional relationships represented by tables, graphs and equations.  We will then learn how to determine slope using the x and y-intercepts.

 

7th Grade

Today we start our next unit, Expressions and Equations.  We will learn about variables, coefficients, and constants. We will learn how to use substitution to evaluate expressions. We will finish the week learning how to solve one step equations.

 

January 20 - January 24

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

REMINDERS:

Forms for the 8th grade class ski trip should be returned to homerooms by January 31st. 

Confirmation will be celebrated Sunday, February 9th. Confirmation forms should be returned to homeroom teachers as well. 

 

8th  Grade

No School Monday. On Tuesday, we work with interpreting unit rate as slope.   We then begin working with nonproprtional situations. We will learn how to use a table, equation, or graph to represent linear nonproportional relationships.  

 

7th Grade

No School Monday.  On Tuesday, we will use the proportion method to solve percent problems.  This is the last topic in our unit on percents. Our unit test will be Friday, January 24th.  We will complete a study guide in class to help prepare for the test. Additional practice problems will be available on our Google classroom as well. 

 

January 13 - January 17

Posted on Jan 13, 2020

8th  Grade

Monday is Accelerated Math. We continue working with proportional relationships this week.  On Wednesday, January 15th we will have a quiz on identifying a proportional relationship from a table, graph, or equation. We then work on finding the rate of change or slope. We will learn that the slope of a line is the ratio of the change in y-vaules on the graph to the corresponding change in x-values on the graph. We will also be relating the unit rate to the slope of a graph.

 

7th Grade

Monday is Accelerated Math.  On Tuesday, we have a quiz on percent increase and percent decrease focusing on mark-up and mark-down (discount). We will spend the remainder of the week working on other percent concepts such as sales tax, commission, and simple interest.  We will also be working with situations that require applying more than one percent to a problem. Our Unit 5 test on Proportions and Percents is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, January 22nd. We will have a study guide in class to help us prepare for the test. 

 

 

January 06 - January 10

Posted on Jan 06, 2020

Happy New Year!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the break.  A quick reminder about homework as we start the new year. The math homework assigned is designed to help students practice what was covered in class.  There are a number of resources that students can use while completing assignments. Notes and problems from class, our Go Math! Book, and the “Resource” section of our Google classroom are all tools that students can use to guide them through problems and assignments. Finally, I am available before and after school for any additional help needed. 

 

8th Grade

We start the new year with a brief review of the topics learned in 1st trimester.  We will review rational numbers, scientific notation, proportional relationships and unit rates.  We will review how we can represent proportional relationships with tables, equations, and graphs.  Next, we will learn how to calculate the slope of a line using a graph or points from the line. We will finish the week relating unit rates and slope.

 

7th Grade

We start 2020 with a brief review of the topics learned in 1st trimester including operations with integers and converting fractions to decimals to percents.  We then continue working with percent increase and decrease focusing on mark-up, discounts and sales tax. We will also learn how to calculate simple interest. We will finish the week working with problems that have multiple percent concepts. 

 
 
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