## Days 23 – 27, September 26-30

Algebra – Here are some of the pictures I was trying to upload last week of our Concept Map and Gallery Walk. The  Post-it notes are the comments the kids wrote.

Monday we reviewed a little – discussing what makes a function and naming the domain and range. Tuesday was the unit test, I was at UCSB for the Math Leadership Cadre meeting. Wednesday we started chapter 2, with Seeing Growth in Linear Representations. Thursday I gave back the tests, with comments and items marked, either for discussion or correction. There weren’t any scores on the test. The kids worked a while doing corrections together, helping each other with things they’d missed. I helped some too. They wanted to know how many points on the test, how much the questions were worth and other things to figure out their grade – I just said “I don’t know” to all of the questions. They passed the tests back to me and I put the grades on them in the afternoon to pass back on Friday. Then we began working on finding slope from looking at the graph. Friday we had a lot of questions on homework so I think spending time helped to clarify some thinking. We finished the lesson on finding slope (it was supposed to be one day but with returning the test it ended up taking 2 days) and… I forgot to pass back the tests to one class. I am having the kids that got 70% or lower come in and work with me at lunch – I’ll give them a few problems to do (correctly!) and raise their grade a little.

Math 7CP – We continued to work on Integers – telling stories for the expressions and finding the solution. On Monday we did a number talk with dots. Here’s the picture and the different ways the kids saw them. I was so happily surprised at all of the ways seen!

We had a white board review on Wednesday – the kids were at the big white boards on the walls and we mainly worked on graphing and reading inequalities. I thought they ALL had it – and some messed it up on the test we had on Thursday. I wonder how many times we’ll have to do it writing the variable on the left until everyone gets it!!! I corrected the tests by just circling the problem number if something was wrong (and putting in negatives if they were left off, so they didn’t magically appear…) and I’m going to pass them back today. We’ll do group corrections like we did in algebra, then go to the computer lab for Desmos! We’re going to do the Fractions on a Number Line activity.