Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

As a proud Rippon Raider for the past 23 years, I still get excited as each new school year begins.  My goal is to help every one of my students reach their potential academically, socially, and emotionally. As a life long learner, I know the importance of setting goals, working hard, being responsible, respectful, and proud. I am honored to have your child in my class and I look forward to working with you as we guide our students towards success!

INDEPENDENT PRACTICE
STUDENTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN A WORKBOOK TO KEEP AT HOME.
THE PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE INDEPENDENT PRACTICE AND STRENGTHEN SKILLS.


NEW INFORMATION BEGINNING APRIL 14, 2020

BIG IDEAS MATH TEXTBOOK!
STUDENTS CAN ACCESS THE 7TH GRADE MATH BOOK THROUGH CLEVER AND AT https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/. SELECT VIRGINIA 2019 AND CHOOSE COURSE 2. THERE IS A READ ALOUD OPTION FOR STUDENTS WHO BENEFIT FROM READ ALOUD.

DESMOS ONLINE SCIENTIFIC CALCULATOR
https://www.desmos.com/testing/virginia/scientific.

IN "FILES AND DOCUMENTS" YOU WILL FIND THE BENCHMARK III ASSESSMENT.
STUDENTS CAN WORK ON THE ASSESSMENT AT THEIR OWN PACE. 
THE PURPOSE OF THIS ASSESSMENT IS TO GIVE STUDENTS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE THE OBJECTIVES WE HAVE ALREADY COVERED IN CLASS.
PLEASE NOTE, THE ASSESSMENT WILL NOT BE GRADED

Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optimal 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.

PARENTS, PLEASE NOTE A NEW DOCUMENT INCLUDED IN MY "FILES & DOCUMENTS" LINK FROM THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION

BEGINNING APRIL 14 UNTIL JUNE 12,  I WILL BE AVAILABLE 
TUESDAYS FROM 9:00-10:30 FOR INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT
WEDNESDAYS FROM 12:00-1:30 OFFICE HOURS VIA EMAIL


WEEKLY MATH PRACTICE FROM COURSE 2 TEXTBOOK
https://bim.easyaccessmaterials.com/
Select Virginia 2019 Course 2

   
Week of April 14 
Page 6
 Section 1, 11-18 Convert Fractions to Decimals
Section 4, Find Absolute Values

Week of April 20
Page 6
Section 3, 27-32
Order Numbers Least to Greatest

Week of April 27
Page 211 1-6
Page 212 6-12
Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms

Week of May 4
Volume of Rectangular Prisms
Page 224 4 - 12

Week of May 11
Volume of Cylinders
Page 228 Examples and Formula
Page 230 Practice 3-8

Week of May 25
Proportional Reasoning
Examples on Page 115-116
Practice on page 117, 3-6
and page 118, 4-15

Rippon Middle School Math 7 2019-2020 Pacing Guide
 Dates May Vary

QUARTER I

7.1e Squares and Square Roots
7.1d Absolute Value
7.1a Powers of Ten
7.1b Scientific Notation
7.1c Compare & Order
7.11 Expressions
7.4ab Surface Area & Volume
7.2 Rational Number Operations

QUARTER II

7.14 Equations
7.13 Inequalities
7.3 Proportions

QUARTER III
7.10 Functions
7.7 Transformations

PRACTICE MATH SKILLS!
STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO GO TO  "USEFUL LINKS" ON MY PAGE.
 YOU WILL FIND MATH PRACTICE ACTIVITIES FOR ALL GRADE LEVELS. THESE ACTIVITIES HELP STUDENTS STRENGTHEN  MATH SKILLS THEY WILL USE IN EACH GRADE LEVEL.

PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY GRADE POLICY
Students will be graded using the Standards Based Grading method and will be graded on a 100% point scale. This method of grading breaks down each assignment and is given for each individual objective.
Report Card Grades are weighed in the following manner:
Formative Assessments 20% - Classwork, Homework, Activities, Warm-ups
Summative Assessments 80% - Quizzes, Tests, Quarterly Benchmarks

First Week of School
Students will work on a "Who I Am" activity as well as reviewing basic skills.

September 9-13
Students are learning about Absolute Value, Squares/Square Roots, and Powers of 10
A copy of our class notes and worksheets are included on my "links and document page."

September 16-20
Students are learning to write numbers in scientific notation, converting scientific notation to standard form, and ordering and comparing numbers written in scientific notation.

September 23 - 27
This week we are taking notes, converting fractions and percents to decimals, and ordering and comparing.
Students will play a review game and  work on a study guide.

October 1-9
Students will review order of operations and operations with integers to solve expressions.
We will practice and learn to solve expressions using hands-on activities, manipulatives, and group activities.

October 7-11
We will continue replacing variables with values and solving expressions using the order of operations. We will complete a Study Guide on Thursday and take the Unit Test on Friday, October 11
The Study Guide is attached in "Files and Documents."

October 15-24
We begin our new unit, 7.4 Surface Area and Volume 
Given a graphic organizer, students will learn the vocabulary, use the formulas, and solve to find surface area and volume of rectangular prisms and cylinders.

BENCHMARK I ASSESSMENT OCTOBER 30
We have played Jeopardy, Completed Walk-About Activities, Inquiry-Based Learning, and a Benchmark Review to prepare for the First Quarter Benchmark. A copy of the Benchmark Review is on my documents page.

November 6 - 22
We have just begun our new unit on Equations.
Students will be solving one and two-step equations with one variable and setting up equations given practical word problems. We will use manipulatives, alge-tiles, and pictures/symbols.

EQUATIONS UNIT TEST will be Thursday, November 21
A copy of the Study Guide is included on my documents page.

December 2 - 13
Students will be working on solving one and two-step inequalities,  graphing solutions, and writing inequalities from word problems.
Students will  take notes and practice using an inequalities note book.

December 13
INEQUALITIES UNIT TEST

January 6-10
We continue to work on the proportions unit, with a focus on setting up proportions using unit rates, scale models, and percent proportions.
Proportions Unit Test Part I
January 13

January 13-16
We will be reviewing all skills for the benchmark assessment
BENCHMARK II ASSESSMENT
January 17

January  21-24
CONSUMER MATH
Students will work on setting up proportions to solve for Tax, Tip, & Discount

February 3-7
SIMILAR FIGURES
Students will write and solve proportions for similar figures as well as find congruent sides and angles.

February 10-14
We begin our unit on Functions. Students will spend the week working in stations, practicing graphing, solving ratio tables, finding missing values, and learning about function tables.

February 18-21
Students will be using graphs, tables, and rules to  represent relationships.

March 9-13
 Transformations
Students will learn to translate and reflect geometric figures on the coordinate grid.

INDEPENDENT SKILLS REVIEW
In the Student Workbook, Page 99 ab are due Friday, March 13

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PRACTICE SKILLS IN THEIR STUDENT WORKBOOK  AS WELL AS WEBSITES NOTED ON "USEFUL LINKS" ON MY SCHOOL PAGE, IN "FILES & DOCUMENTS" , "PRODIGY", AND "CLEVER".