Scott M. Shirey
I am a 7th grade Math teacher entering my 3rd year
at Parkside and 3rd overall year of teaching. I enjoy using technology
and manipulatives in my classroom to help students better understand
mathematical concepts. I am very excited about this upcoming school year!
Homework Policy: Students will be given homework once a week on IXL. For more information regarding the IXL assignments, go to the "Homework" tab, open the weekly folder, and open the attached Word document. Additional homework may be given to students
who request extra help in any particular topic, just come see me for help!
will stay after school on Wednesdays until 5:30 for additional math tutoring
every week (unless otherwise noted).
Students can use this time for completing classwork, homework, getting
extra help on difficult topics, or retaking tests (PIP). Parents should pick their children up by 5:25
or they will be sent home on an activity bus that will drop them off near their
Week of 3/6/17:
Students will continue work on their Geometric Transformations. Monday will conclude Dilations, and we will begin learning Translations on Tuesday. Translations involve sliding a plane figure to a new location with a given set of coordinates. IXL homework for this section will be X.3 and X.4 in 7th grade. We will have a short quick check quiz on Thursday on Translations, and will begin Rotations (the hardest of the transformations) on Friday. IXL assignments for Rotations include X.7 and X.8
I have been noticing that several students are struggling with plotting points on a coordinate plane. It is imperative that students know how to do this!!! If you do not know how to plot points on a coordinate plane, please work on P.1: Coordinate Plane Review
Week of 2/27/17:
Students will begin learning the last standard of the Unit 7: Geometry unit on Transformations. This involves Reflections, Dilations, Translations, and Rotations. We will begin with Reflections, and the IXL assignments to assist with this is X.5 and X.6. After Reflections we will learn Dilations. Unfortunately, there are no IXL assignments to help wit this Transformation, but it is one of the easiest Transformations we will learn.
Week of 1/31/17:
Students will be calculating percentages in a variety of practical problems involving tax, tip, and discounts. There are several IXL assignments that can help students practice finding these percentages. Click on the "Homework" tab and select the week of 1/31/17 to see the assignments.
Week of 1/23/17:
Students will be working on Unit Rates, Scale Drawings, and Mentally calculating simple percentages such as 5%, 10%, 15%, and 20%. IXL Homework is J.5 and J.7, but J.10 and J. 11 are still good exercises for the entire unit.
Week of 1/17/17:
Students will be taking a short quiz on solving proportions on Wednesday. Unit 5: Inequalities tests have been graded and entered into the gradebook for you to review your child's updated grades. We will be retaking (PIPing) the Unit 5 tests on Thursday of this week. STUDENTS MUST COMPLETE UNIT 5 PACKET OR COMPLETE OVER AN HOUR OF WORK ON IXL in order to PIP their Unit 5 Tests. You cannot expect to achieve a higher grade without putting in the extra effort! The IXL assignments are T.1, t.2, T.3, T.4, and T.5. T.5 would be the most beneficial since it applies everything we learned in Unit 5, but you may use T.1-4 to help you get ready for T.5 if you're not sure what to do yet.
PLEASE BE PREPARED FOR YOUR PIPs!
Week of 12/19/16:
Students will be given an opportunity to fix their Unit 3 test grades on Monday, the 19th, and their Unit 4 test grades on Tuesday, the 20th, while this information is still fresh on their minds. Wednesday is our school's "zero day", in which students will participate in fun holiday activities and a pep assembly. I hope everyone has a peaceful, relaxing holiday and is ready to come back to school in 2017 refreshed and ready to learn!
Week of 12/12/16:
Students will review on Monday for Tuesday's Unit 4: Equations test. The rest of the week will be spent beginning Unit 5: Inequalities. We will not have time to finish this Unit before the Holiday Break.
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