Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.

May 18, 2020

This week we will review two-step equations.  I have assigned lessons in Study Island, DreamBox, and Prodigy.  It is optional, but I would encourage you do some of the activities this week!  I am available on Teams and by email Tuesdays 9-10:30 and Wednesdays 12-1:30.  I hope to see you there!  I would love to hear how you are doing!

May 11, 2020

Happy Monday! 

This week we will continue evaluating expressions that contain more terms and different math skills (absolute value, squares, etc.)  We will also practice combing like terms and using the distributive property.  I have assigned lessons on Study Island, DreamBox, and Prodigy.  It is optional, but I would really recommend you spend some time practicing this week!  I am available on Teams and by email Tuesdays from 9-10:30 and Wednesdays 12-1:30.  Hope to see you there!  I would love to know how you are all doing!

May 4, 2020

Happy May!  I have added a lesson on evaluating expressions to Study Island as well as a lesson and practice on DreamBox.  Of course, you can always log into Prodigy if you are bored!  I will be online Tuesday from 9-10:30 and Wednesday from 12-1:30. I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy!

April 27, 2020

Happy last week of April!

This week we will review 8.2, the Real Number System.

Here are some activities you can work on this week.  Choose the ones that interest you the most!

  • Study Island – lesson and practice
  • Prodigy – Irrational and rational number review
  • NearPod lesson - ( rational and irrational fractions and decimals
  • Dreambox – more lesson and practice

Study Island, Prodigy, Dreambox, and NearPod can all be accessed through Clever. 

Remember, I will be on Teams from 9-10:30 on Tuesday and 12-1:30 on Wednesday.  I am also available through email!

Stay safe and have a wonderful week!

April 20, 2020

I have posted a lesson for you on Study Island.  Remember to log into Clever and then click on Study Island.  You can email me if you have any questions!  I’ll be sitting in front of my computer from 9-10:30, so feel free to reach out to me during that time!

April 13, 2020

Starting tomorrow, I will send you optional review assignments.  The work I assign is all review.  I want to let you practice what you have already learned this year. 

Our schedule will look as follows:

Tuesday –9:00 – 10:30 a.m.:  I will assign a review topic and accompanying assignment.  I will be available through email at this point in time.  (If you need to share a computer and have to do the work later, that is okay.  Remember: the work is optional.)

Wednesday- 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.:  I will be available for office hours for any math/assignment questions.  Send me an email if you have a question about the math.

Finally, the third marking period now ends April 24th.  If you have an assignment you would like to improve, please email me and I will email you work to complete to replace the grade.  

Please stay healthy and remember to take care of you and your family!  You are truly missed!

March 23, 2020

I hope you are enjoying your time at home. During this time, I would like you to keep practicing math on Prodigy ( You can use this program on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. If you have forgotten your username or password, let me know and I will send it to you. Also, email me with any questions you may have.

Espero que están disfrutando su tiempo en casa. Durante este tiempo, quisiera que siguen practicando matemáticas en la programa de Prodigy ( Se pueden usar esta programa en una computadora, tablet or teléfono celular que tiene internet. Si han olvidado su nombre de usuario (username) o contraseña, avísame y puedo mandarles un email con esta información. También, pueden mandarme un email con algunas preguntas que tienen. 

March 24, 2020
If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit the Home Learning page that Prince William County has provided, please do so. It has some optional schedules for students as well as links/suggestions for academics.  

This week, please go to Study Island and complete the pretest.  It is 30 questions.  This will allow me to better prepare review material for you.  You can access Study Island through Clever.  Please see the video under Files and Documents if you do not know how to access Clever.

Also DreamBox is offering a free 90 day trial to enable you to continue practicing and learning material at home when you sign up by April 30th.  While I personally do not have any experience with DreamBox, I have a friend who is a math coach and loves it.  She uses it with her own child as well as her students.  

Finally, please play Prodigy.  I am working on assigning content for the next few weeks.  Everything assigned in Prodigy will be from units we have already covered.  

Units covered so far this year:

Review 7.1d Squares and Square Roots

Quarter 1 (September-October)

8.3a – Estimate and determine the two consecutive integers between which a square root lies.

Quarter 1 (September-October)

8.3b – Determine both positive and negative square roots of a given perfect square

Quarter 1 (September-October)

Review 7.1e and 7.1a - Absolute Value and Powers of Ten

Quarter 1 (September-October)

8.1 - Compare and Order Rational Numbers

Quarter 1 (September-October)

8.2 – Real Number System

Quarter 1 (September-October)

Review 6.6c and 7.11 Order of Operations and Evaluating Expression

Quarter 2 (November – January)

8.14 a– Evaluate algebraic expressions for given replacement values of the variables

Quarter 2 (November – January)

8.14b – Simplify algebraic expressions in one variable

Quarter 2 (November – January)

Review 6.13 and 7.12 – One-step and Two-step Equations

Quarter 2 (November – January)

8.17 – Solve multistep linear equations with variables on one or both sides of the equation

Quarter 3 (January – March)

Review 7.13 Solve and Graph One-Step and Two-Step Inequalities

Quarter 3 (January – March)


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