• Students have been solving unit rate problems involving complex fractions in lesson 9, which began the before break. Complex fractions have a fraction in the numerator, or denominator, or both. (example: Mrs. Furlow biked 3 1/4 miles in a 1/2 hour) The lesson 9 math menu was given to students Thursday before break if they wanted to get a jump start on it and students had time to work on it last night for homework and during class today. Answer keys for all assigned problems were posted in the room so kids could self-check their work. Also, students could meet with me (or Ms. Beydoun in 2nd and 4th hours) if they had questions or needed help or clarification with anything . Students that were not able to finish the math menu by the end of class today were asked to finish it tonight.

• Lesson 9 QUIZ tomorrow!

• Students were reminded yesterday that anyone that would like to retake one of their quizzes from marking period 2 can do so after school any day this week. Students need to pick up their quiz from me if they didn’t already keep it in order to complete quiz corrections. Corrections should be done on looseleaf. Students may work on the corrections on their own or with someone at home OR can come after school to get help from me. Once corrections are completed, a retake may be done (after school this week by Friday).

• IXL Extra Credit for Unit 1 is due this Friday, 1/10

• Khan Academy “Summer Learning” minutes are due next Tuesday, 1/14. Per the district, this is a summative grade. 480 non-video minutes to get an A….I will basically take the student minutes and divide by 480 to assign points based on the percentage completed. Some examples: 350 minutes completed would earn a 73%….350 divided by 480 is 0.729 then x100 to get the percent or 288 minutes divided by 480 is 0.6 then x100 is 60%. There was a delay in entering the grade during marking period 1 due to Khan Academy doing an update and changing the algorithm for calculating minutes of practice on their site. When the update was finally completed in the fall, many students noticed they didn’t have as many minutes as they thought they did. Basically it’s harder to earn the minutes because only “active” practice doing problems is now counted, not any time between questions, looking around for topics, etc. Therefore, the 7th grade teachers decided to extend the “summer” Khan time to January 14. (This decision was made by us in early December, after discussion with the other Bryant math teachers at our December department meeting. So…I discussed it with all classes and have had it posted in the classroom since then.) I have been updating students in class 1-2 times a week as to how many minutes they have. The time period is from June 1 2019 to January 14 2020…students should be sure to adust the “custom range” for the dates if checking their minutes at home. I believe they need to click the word “Progress” on the left side of their screen.

**Homework**

1) Finish Lesson 9 math menu

2) Review for Lesson 9 Quiz

3) Khan Academy- due 1/14

4) Catch up on any missing homework! – due 1/14

**Important Dates:**

Friday, January 17 — 1/2 Day AM (end of MP2/semester 1)

Monday, January 20 — NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)

Tuesday, January 21 — 1/2 Day AM (beginning of MP3/semester 2)

Wednesday, January 22 — 1/2 Day AM (PM- Professional Development for Teachers)