# Middle School Math

## Family Resources:Curriculum Materialshttps://access.openupresources.org/curricula/our6-8math/en/ccss/index.htmlOther Resourceshttps://www.khanacademy.org/math/illustrative-math https://www.youcubed.org https://www.prodigygame.com/pages/parents/ http://solveme.edc.org/ Monthly Check-in: November

6th:  Students are exploring ratios this month.  They explored equivalent ratios through tasting punch and color mixtures.  They are now learning how to represent ratio relationships through double number lines and tables.  Soon they will get to solve all sorts of ratio equivalence problems as an introduction to proportions.  Some problems include helping Nana make chocolate milk and the perfect paint color (http://threeacts.mrmeyer.com/nana/)

7th: Students have been working on solving all sorts of different equations.  They reviewed solving one and two step equations, and now are working on more complicated equations that involve variables on both sides of the equal sign.  They find hangers (solveme.edc.org)  and tape diagrams to be useful visual aids when solving these tricky problems!

8th: Students exploring linear relationships!  They started off by looking at visual patterns and representing these patterns with tables, equations, and graphs.  Now, with the help of Desmos activities, they are diving deep into the characterisitcs of linear functions.  They also get to meet their new best friend: y = mx + b!

## Monthly Check-in: September

6th:  Students are using previous knowledge of area to discover the formulas for areas of parrallelograms, triangles, and other polygons.  Later we hope to use this knowledge to calculate the Surface Area of 3-D figures as well as reason through how to calculate the volume of prisms.

7th: Students are reviewing how to operate with positive and negative numbers.  They are learning what mathematical proofs are and using proofs to better understand the "rules" for operating with negative numbers.

8th: Students are reviewing how to solve a variety of equations by using strategies like drawing tape diagrams, mobile/hanger diagrams, and algebra.  Some activities include scavenger hunts, "speed dating," and finding errors in Mrs. DeFrancia's work.