Q1, W1: August 13-17

TeacherKristin Andreason
Subject Area7th Grade Intensive Math
Grade Level7
Week #1
Unit of InstructionUnit 0: Getting to Know You, Procedures, Review Prior Knowledge
Standard(s) Taught

Get to know students

Review Fractions

MAFS.7.NS.1.1:  Apply and extend previous understandings of addition and subtraction to add and subtract rational numbers; represent addition and subtraction on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram.

Learning Targets and Learning Criteria
  • Students will learn basic classroom procedures such as entering the classroom, what to do when they enter class, procedures for using the restroom, and the attention signal.
  • Students will create a “meet the student” brochure to help me get to know them.
  • Students will review fractions and understand that a fraction is a ratio of a part to the whole.
  • Students will be able to add positive and negative integers.  They will understand that when the signs are the same, they will add the numbers and keep the same sign.  When the signs of the two numbers are different, they will subtract the larger number minus the smaller and keep the sign of the larger number (larger absolute value).
Classroom Activities

Monday:

  • Students will write their name on index card and write a word that starts with each letter of their first name that tells about them.
  • I will introduce myself to the students and tell them about my “philosophy” of education.
  • The students will create a “Meet the Student” brochure to tell me about themselves.
  • We will go over the class rules and why they are important.
  • We will play a couple of games such as “Would You Rather?” and “Two Truths and a Lie.”
  • Students will work in groups to brainstorm what it means to do their best everyday.

Wednesday:

  • We will explore fractions and talk about fractions as ratios, numerators and denominators, etc.
  • We will review how to compare fractions.
  • Students will do an assignment on IXL in which they compare fractions.

Thursday:

  • We will use a human number line to look at how we add positive and negative integers.
  • We will do a number of practice examples together using the human number line.
  • Students will then go through three rotations:  IXL (sixth grade N.2), a card game (in which they will add two cards–black cards are positive and red cards are negative), and an activity in which they use counters to solve problems that they create for each other.

 

Assignments Due
  • “Meet the Student” brochure due August 13
  • IXL (sixth grade N.2) due August 17
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