#### Jan 17th January 17

Today, we started multiplying decimals.  We also continued working on evaluating expressions, which is what tonight’s homework assignment is on.  Tonight’s homework is the back of last night’s homework.

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#### Jan 16th January 16

Today, we took an assessment on adding and subtracting decimals.  Students also continued working on evaluating expressions.  This is the skill their homework will be on tonight.  They only have to do side A.  As always, I attached it to this blog.

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#### Jan 11th January 11

Today, we continued working on parts of an algebraic expression.  We also continued our work on evaluating algebraic expressions through substitution.  Students have a quiz on adding and subtracting decimals tomorrow.

Tonight’s homework is on evaluating algebraic expressions.  Students should make sure they show their work on a DIFFERENT sheet of paper, as there isn’t enough room on the page for students to show all the work.

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#### Jan 10th January 10

Today, we continued working with parts of an algebraic expression.  Students also worked in solving expressions when given the values for variables.  There will be a quiz tomorrow on the parts of algebraic expressions.  The quiz will look exactly Monday’s homework.

Tonight’s homework will be on adding/subtracting decimals.  I am planning a brief quiz on this skill on Friday.  Students were also given a study guide that many finished in class.  However, some students need to finish it tonight to be ready for tomorrow’s quiz.  I will post it on the blog.

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#### Jan 9th January 9

Today, we continued our work with parts of algebraic expressions.  Students are doing a good job identifying the coefficients and the constants.  We will have a short quiz on the parts of algebraic expressions Thursday.  The quiz will look very similar to last night’s homework.  We also continued our work adding and subtracting decimals.  This is the skill that students will practice on tonight and tomorrow night’s homework.  As always the homework will be posted on the blog.

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#### Jan 8th January 8

Welcome back everyone.  I hope you had a relaxing vacation and were able to stay out of that cold!  Today, we started two new units.  We will be reviewing decimal operations for the next couple weeks.  We are also starting our algebra vocabulary.  Today, we took notes on expressions and equations, terms, coefficients and constants.  Tonight’s homework will be identifying these terms from algebraic expressions.  If students are confused, ask them to take out their Interactive Student Notebooks, which I encouraged them to bring tonight.   As always,  I will be posting this homework on the blog.

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the Order of Operations test re-take after school!

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#### Dec 21st December 21

Today, students did a matching activity involving order of operations.  Students also got their tests back today.  Because of the break, we will not have the re-take until Tuesday January 9, after school.  We will not have any homework tonight.  Happy Holidays Everyone!

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#### Dec 20th December 20

Today, we did an assignment on drawing diagrams to represent fractional division.  Homework tonight is the back of last night’s homework.  As always, I will post it on the blog.

I am almost finished grading the order of operation tests, and students should be bringing them home tomorrow.  As a heads up, I am not planning on giving students homework tomorrow night.

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#### Dec 19th December 19

Today, we took our order of operations test.  Last night, I posted the wrong homework on the blog.  This seemed to effect about 4 students, and they were not penalized for not having the correct homework done.  The mistake has been corrected.  Tonight’s homework is more practice with order of operation.

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#### Dec 18th December 18

We are finally having our test tomorrow on order of operation and exponents.  We played a review game today that went very well.  Our homework tonight is more practice with order of operation.  Remember that last week we had practice tests for homework.  I would have students to take some time and review those practice tests.  You can print them off my blog as well.

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