• Week 17 (1/4/2021) Happy New Year!

    I hope break was safe, enjoyable, and restful and I look forward to beginning 2021 with a fresh start!

    Honors

    We will be continuing on with chapter 5: Ratios and Proportions.  For Monday and Wednesday we will be wrapping up rates and unit rates, then moving onto proportions.  We will focus on how rates can be used to make important decisions in real life scenarios, and how proportions can also help us as well.  Homework will be out of the text book on Monday and Wednesday (5.1 exercises, pg 167-168) and there will be an end of week assignment.

    Regents

    We will start chapter 5 this week and completely focus on rates, unit rates in the form of graphs, tables and verbal descriptions.  Students will be using rates to describe and analyze real life scenarios.  Homework will be assignments where they need to show their work and submit a picture, some textbook work, and an end of week assignment.

    All students should continue to monitor google classroom for late/missing work and complete it for credit before the end of the quarter (January 31st).

    Please reach out via email (nicholas.orlando@wcsdny.org) with any questions or concerns.

     

    Week 16 (12/21/2020)

    Honors

    We wrapped up our inequalities unit with an assessment last week Friday. This week we will introduce chapter 5 on rates and ratios so we can hit the ground running when school picks back up on January 4th.  There will be no homework this week as an early holiday gift to students, but they will need to participate in class and submit some work for participation points.  Those assignments will be started as classwork and can be found in google classroom. 

    Regents

    This week we will finish reviewing inequalities and have our unit 3 assessment assigned.  It is due Wednesday at 8am BEFORE remote learning starts that day.  Students must submit their assessment before break. 

     

    All late/missing work is due by Monday at 2pm.  Mid-Quarter Progress Reports for all classes will be available on Wednesday.  Please reach out via email (nicholas.orlando@wcsdny.org) with any questions or concerns.

    Have a fantastic and restful holiday break.  See you January 4th!

     

    Week 15 (12/14/2020)

    Honors

    This week wraps up the inequality unit and takes into Unit 4, which is ratios and proportions.  There will be a review of inequalities, graphing, and word problems, then an introduction into rations and proportions.  There will be an assessment given out on Wednesday after remote instruction for students to complete by Friday.  The mid-quarter progress reports are coming due before the holiday break, so if students are missing any assignments they should be getting those handed in ASAP.  The homework this week will be on word problems/review, an assessment, and an assignment on the introduction of the new unit.

    Regents

    This week we will still be on our inequalities unit.  Students were introduced to multi-step inequalities last week and will be doing more of them along with graphing and then start to learn about word problems with inequalities.  Next week on Monday we will review the unit and then they will have a unit 3 assessment that is due before break. The mid-quarter progress reports are coming due before the holiday break, so if students are missing any assignments they should be getting those handed in ASAP.

    Please reach out with any questions via email nicholas.orlando@wcsdny.org

     

    Week 14 (12/7/2020)

    Honors 

    This week we are still working with inequalities.  We are moving through two- and multi-step inequalities to inequality word problems.  This is the last full week of this unit, as it ends with inequality word problems. This week we will be doing two-step inequalities, multi-step inequalities, and word problems, students will also be creating their own inequalities based on graphs.  Homework will be a 'show your work' assignments, and an end of week assignment via google forms.  

    Regents

    This week we are still going to be working on inequalities.  Students will be doing two-step inequalities and be introduced to multi-step inequalities  This unit will take us into the holiday break.  Homework will be 'show your work' assignments, an async writing and graphing assignment, and an end of week assignment via google forms.  

     

    Week 13 (11/30/2020)

    Honors 

    This week we move onto unit 3.  We transition from working with Equations to working with Inequalities.  Luckily, most of the rules for inequalities are similar to rules equations, so it won't be something completely new to students.  This will be a quick unit, and there will be an assessment on or around December 16th, in order to give us time to start unit 4 before the holiday break. This week we will cover writing and graphing inequalities, one-step inequalities, and two-step inequalities.  Homework will be a 'show your work' assignment, an edpuzzle assignment, and an end of week assignment via google forms.  

    Regents

    This week we move onto unit 3.  We transition from working with Equations to working with Inequalities.  Luckily, most of the rules for inequalities are similar to rules equations, so it won't be something completely new to students.  This unit will take us into the holiday break, with maybe a chance to dip into unit 4 for a day or two. This week we will cover writing and graphing inequalities and one-step inequalities.  Homework will be a 'show your work' assignment, an async writing and graphing assignment, and an end of week assignment via google forms.  

    Week 12 (11/23/2020)

    Honors and Regents

    Both honors and regents classes will be reviewing their respective Unit 2.  The Unit Assessment has been posted to google classroom for completion by Tuesday Night (11/24/2020).

    Have a great break.  Reach out via email with any questions.

     

    Week 11 (11/16/2020)

    Honors 

    We are still in our Expressions and Equations unit.  We will continue to look at different types of possible solutions to eqations (No Solutions, One solution, or infinitely many solutions).  Students will use their knowledge from solving equations to help them with this content.  We will also be looking at word problems that have us use two-step equations to solve. There will be assignments on google forms, and another where students have to insert photos of their math work into a doc. Topics that will be covered this week are: Two-Step Equation word problems with rational numbers, and more multi-step equations.

    Regents 

    Students will continue to look at more equations.   We will be still be applying the rules and steps we learned last week to continue learning how to use equations to solve word problems, as well as use mathematical operations to solve multi-step equations. For Asynchronous homework, there will be google forms, and an edpuzzle video.  Topics that will be covered this week are:  Two-step equations with rational numbers and word problems.

    Homework will be posted on our team 7 green page as well as google classroom. 

    Please contact me via email if you have any questions.

     

    Week 10 (11/9/2020)

    Honors 

    We are still in our Expressions and Equations unit. We will be solving more equations, specifically ones with multiple steps, and variables on both sides.  We will also start to look at different types of possible solutions to eqations (No Solutions, One solution, or infinitely many solutions).  Students will use their knowledge from solving equations to help them with this content.  There will be assignments on google forms, an edpuzzle video and an end of week assignment. Topics that will be covered this week are: Solving Multi-step Equations with variables on both sides and different types of solutions to equations

    Regents 

    Unit 2 is in full swing and students have been beginning to look at more equations.   We will be still be applying the rules for mathematical operations to these topics and future topics. For Asynchronous homework, there will be google forms, an edpuzzle video, and an end of week assignment.  Topics that will be covered this week are:  Two-step equations with rational numbers and word problems.

    Homework will be posted on our team 7 green page as well as google classroom. 

    Please contact me via email if you have any questions.

     

    Week 9 (11/2/2020)

    **This is the last week of the marking period.  Students have been told to check their google classroom and reach out if they want to re-submit any work**

    Honors 

    As unit 2 moves forward, we will be solving more equations, specifically ones with multiple steps, and variables on both sides.  Students will use what they learned from simplifying expressions to help them solving equations.  The workload will be lighter this week as we move into hybrid, but there will be an assignment on google forms, another where students have to insert photos of their math work into a doc, and an end of week assignment. Topics that will be covered this week are: Solving Multi-step Equations

    Regents 

    Unit 2 is in full swing and students have been beginning to look at more equations.   We will be still be applying the rules for mathematical operations to these topics and future topics. For Asynchronous work, there will be edpuzzle videos and an end of week assignment.  Topics that will be covered this week are: one-and two-step equations.

    Homework will be posted on our team 7 green page as well as google classroom. 

    Please contact me via email if you have any questions.

     

    Week 8 (10/26/2020)

    Honors 

    We are 2 weeks into unit 2 and have been looking into more conceptual types of mathematics.  Students have learned how to simplify expressions, and are now moving onto solving equations.  We will be still be applying the rules for mathematical operations to these topics and future topics. For Asynchronous work, there will be edpuzzle videos on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and then an end of week assignment on solving equations.  Topics that will be covered this week are: Solving one- and two-step equations.

    Regents 

    We are 2 weeks into unit 2 and have been looking into more conceptual types of mathematics.  Students learned how to use the distributive property and combine like terms last week, and will be using that information to move onto equations by the end of this week.  We will be still be applying the rules for mathematical operations to these topics and future topics. For Asynchronous work, there will be edpuzzle videos on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, and then an end of week assignment on the topics we learned this week.  Topics that will be covered this week are: Adding and subtracting expressions, and one-step equations.

    Homework will be posted on our team 7 green page as well as google classroom. 

    Please contact me via email if you have any questions.

     

    Week 7 (10/19/2020)

    Honors and Regents Classes:

    Last week ended unit 1, so this week we will be getting into unit 2 where we will begin to look into more conceptual types of mathematics.  Students will begin to learn about algebra now, and beginning to manipulate algebraic expressions as they prepare to get into algebraic equations.  We will start the week by debriefing the unit 1 assessment, then moving into working with algebraic expressions, including combining like terms and using the distributive property.  We will be touching on why the rules and knowledge we learned about the mathematical operations are essential to these topics and future topics. For Asynchronous work, there will be edpuzzle videos and an end of week assignment .  Topics that will be covered this week are: Algebraic expressions, combining like terms, and distributive property.

    Homework will be posted on our team 7 green page as well as google classroom. 

    Please contact me via email if you have any questions.

     

    Week 6 (10/13/2020)

    Honors and Regents Classes:

    This week we will be looking at word problems and go back to order of operations, but this time with rational numbers.  We will also begin to wrap up our first unit, so there will be some review as well this week.  We will be learning how to apply to all the rules and knowledge we learned about the mathematical operations to these topics. For Asynchronous work, there will be an edpuzzle video on Tuesday and Wednesday and google form assignments on Thursday and Friday.  Topics that will be covered this week are: Rational number word problems and order of operations.

    Homework will be posted on our team 7 green page as well as google classroom. 

    Please contact me via email if you have any questions.

     

    Week 5 (10/5/2020)

    Honors and Regents Classes:

    This week we will move from subtracting rational numbers to multiplying and dividing rational numbers.  We will be learning new rules and how they apply to those mathematical operations. There will be a closing assignment for adding and subtrracting on Monday, then edpuzzle videos on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night, then there will be another end of week assignment assigned on Friday.  Topics that will be covered this week are: Multiplying and dividing integers, decimals, and fractions, along with word problems. Please see google classroom for links and additional information.  

    Homework will be posted on our team 7 green page as well as google classroom. 

    Please contact me via email if you have any questions.

     

    Week 4 (9/29/2020)

    Honors and Regents Classes:

    This week we will move from adding rational numbers to subtracting rational numbers.  We will be learning how to apply the rules from addition to our subtraction problems. There will be edpuzzle videos assigned each night as asynchronous learning opportunites and the questions embedded in the videos will be used as homework practice.  There will be another end of week assignment assigned on Friday again this week.  Topics that will be covered this week are: Subtracting integers, decimals, and fractions, along with word problems. Please see google classroom for links and additional information.  

    Homework will be posted on our team 7 green page as well as google classroom. 

    Please contact me via email if you have any questions.

     

    Week 3 (9/21/2020)

    Honors and Regents Classes:

    This week we start new 7th grade material.  Classes will run with new information presented to students as well as information that students will need to obtain during asynchronous time through the use of assignments and video resources. Topics that will be covered this week are: Absolute Value and Opposites, Repeating and Termination Decimals, and Adding Rational Numbers. Please see google classroom for additional information and let me know if you have any questions.