Welcome Heronfield Academy

Oct. 24, 2011

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Review the proof worksheet

Tuesday:  Review proofs and work on Project!

Wednesday:  Retest on Chapter 2

Thursday:  Project Due today!  Review the test

Friday:  Sections 3.1 Identify Lines and Angles

Have a great week!

Oct. 23, 2011

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Section 3.5 Geometric Formulas

Tuesday:  Section 3.5 Geometric Formulas

Wednesday:  Section 3.6 Solving Inequalities with Addition and Subtraction and Quiz on 3.1 to 3.5

Thursday:  Section 3.6 Solving Inequalities with Addition and Subtraction

Friday:  Section 3.7 Solving Inequalities with Multiplication and Division

Have a great week!

Oct. 23, 2011

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

The students are collecting Data Displays this week:  They need 10 examples of graphs from magazines, newspapers, online, or business.

Monday: Section 3.3 Stem and Leaf Plots

Tuesday:  Section 3.3 Stem and Leaf Plots and a Quiz on Sections 3.1 to 3.3

Wednesday:  Section 3.4 Box and Whisker Graph

Thursday: Seciton 3.4 Box and Whisker Graph

Friday:  Section 3.5 Histograms

Have a great week!

Oct. 23, 2011

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Section 3.5 Applying Geometric Formulas

Tuesday:  Section 3.5 Applying Geometric Formulas

Wednesday:  Section 3.6 Solving Inequalites with Addition and Subtraction and Quiz on Section 3.1 to 3.5

Thursday:  Seciton 3.6 Solving Inequalities with Addition and Subtraction

Friday:  Section 3.7 Solving Inequalites with Multiplication and Division

Have a great week!

Oct. 23, 2011

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Continue to work on the fraction packet project.  Due Thursday, November 3rd or sooner.

Monday:  Section 3.6 Solving Proportions with Cross Products

Tuesday:  Section 3.7 Solving Percent Equations

Wednesday:  Section 3.7 Solving Percent Equations and Quiz on Section 3.1 to 3.7

Thursday:  Section 3.8 Rewrite Equations and Formulas

Friday:  Review the Chapter for Test.

Monday:  Test

Tuesday and Wednesday:  Review chapters 1 through 3

Thursday:  Unit #1 Test!

Have a great few weeks!

Oct. 17, 2011

Week Plan for October 17

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

Monday and Tuesday: Hot and Cold Lab

Wednesday: Quiz on Chapter 2

Thursday and Friday: Start Chapter 3: Elements, Compounds, Mixtures; Introduction to Adopt an Element project, 

Oct. 17, 2011

Week plan for October 17

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Monday: 3.5 Ratios and Proportions

Tuesday: Quiz on 3.1 - 3.4, 3.5 continued

Wednesday: 3.6 Solving proportions using cross products

Thursday: 8th grade away on field trip

Friday: Extension: proportions in geometric figures

Upcoming: Test on Chapter 3 on October 27th (Thursday)

 

Oct. 16, 2011

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Section 3.1 Add and Subtract to solve equations

Tuesday: Section 3.2 Multiply or Divide to solve equations

Wednesday:  Section 3.2 Multiply or Divide to solve equations and Sections 3.3 Solving 2-step equations

Thursday:  Section 3.3 Solving 2-step equations

Friday:  Section 3.4 Writing 2-step equations

Have a great week!  I will be slowly correcting the coordinate plane project.  I will have them done by next week.

Oct. 16, 2011

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Review Chapter 2

Tuesday:  Test on Chapter 2

Wednesday:  Review the test and do Section 3.1 Mean, Median, and Mode

Thursday:  Section 3.1 Mean, Median, and Mode and Section 3.2 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

Friday:  Section 3.2 Bar Graphs and Line Graphs

Have a great week!  We will be starting a new Project - Data Display.  Students will need to find different forms of data representation in magazines and newspapers. 

 

Oct. 16, 2011

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Section 3.2 Multiply or divide to solve equations

Tuesday:  Section 3.3 Solving 2-step equations

Wednesday:  Section 3.3 Solving 2-step equations and Section 3.4 Writing 2-step equations

Thursday:  Section 3.4 Writing 2-step equation

Friday:  Quiz 3.1 on Sections 3.1 through 3.4

Have a great week!  I will be slowly correcting the coordinate plane project.  I will have them done by next week.

Oct. 16, 2011

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Section 3.3 Solving Multi-step equations

Tuesday:  Section 3.3 Solving Multi-step equations and Quiz 3.1 on Sections 3.1 through 3.3

Wednesday:  Section 3.4 Variables on both sides

Thursday:  Section 3.4 Variables on both sides

Friday:  Seciton 3.5 Ratios and Proportions

Have a great week!

Oct. 16, 2011

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Review the proofs from Friday.  I have a handout that shows the proofs. 

Tuesday:  Review the chapter for the test and begin the Coordinate Plane Project

Wednesday:  Test on Chapter 2

Thursday:  No Class!  Field Trip for the 8th grade to the Peabody Essex Museum

Friday:  Section 3.1 Identify pairs of lines and angles

Have a great week!  Continue to work on the project.  Due October 27th!!

Oct. 11, 2011

Week Plan for October 10

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

Tuesday:  2.1  Three States of Matter; Vanishing Act pg 31.
HW: read 2.1 pages 31-35, Section Review, pg 35, 1-7

Wednesday:  2.2 Behavior of gases; how temperature and pressure affect how gases behave.  Activity: changes in gas volume, page 37. 
HW: read 2.2 pages 36-39, Section Review pg 39 1-7

Thursday:  2.3 Changes of State; Changing water worksheet/activity
HW: read 2.3 pages 40-45, Section Review pg 45 3-10

Friday:  Begin Hot and Cool Lab
HW: Chapter Review, page 48, 1-14

Oct. 11, 2011

Green Math Updates - Revised

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:All Students

HI Parents,

I just wanted to let you know that I have extended the Coordinate Plane Project until Thursday.

They must hand it in at the start of the class.

Mrs. Hobbs

Oct. 11, 2011

Yellow Math Updates - Revised

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents,

I just wanted to let you know that I have extended the coordinate plane project to Thursday!

It must be handed in as they walk in.

Mrs. Hobbs

Oct. 10, 2011

Plan for Week of October 10

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

10/10: No school

10/11: Go over test from Chapter 2; 3.1 Solving one-step equations

10/12: 3.2 Solving two-step equations

10/13: 3.3 Solving multi-step equations

10/14: 3.4 Solving equations with variables on both sides

As always, students may email me if they forget to write down the homework. Parents, students saw their grade so far last week - I am happy to send you an update if you like, just email me.  

 

Oct. 07, 2011

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  No School - Columbus Day!

Tuesday:  Review Chapter 2 and Finish Coordinate plane project!

Wednesday:  No Class - field trip to library - Coordinate PLane Project Due!

Thursday: Test on Chapter 2

Friday:  Section 3.1 Solving Addition and Subtraction Equations

Have a great long weekend!

Oct. 07, 2011

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our update for the week:

Monday:  NO school Columbus Day!

Tuesday:  Notebook check!  I am looking for their homework, tests, quizzes, and notes for the year.  We have had 1 test and 3 quizzes.  We will also be working on our Measurement Lab

Wednesday:  No Class because they are off to the library!

Thursday:  Finish the measurement lab and do section 2.7 Converting Metric Units

Friday:  Section 2.7 Converting Metric Units

 

Oct. 07, 2011

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is the overview for the week:

Monday:  No school - Columbus Day!

Tuesday: Work on the coordinate plane project that is due Wednesday!  Review Chapter 2

Wednesday:  Coordinate Plane Project due and Test on Chapter 2

Thursday:  Section 3.1 Solving equations with Addition and Subtraction

Friday:  Section 3.1 Solving Equations with Addition and Subtraction

Have a great long weekend.

Oct. 07, 2011

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  No School - Columbus Day!

Tuesday: Review Chapter 2

Wednesday: Test on Chapter 2

Thursday:  Section 3.1 One step equations and review the test

Friday: Section 3.2 Two-step equations!

Have a great long weekend!

Oct. 07, 2011

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents and Students,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  No School - Columbus Day!

Tuesday: Section 2.6 Prove Statements about Segments and Angles

Wednesday:  Section 2.6 Prove statements about segments and angles and Section 2.7 Prove Angle Pair relationships

Thursday:  Section 2.7 Prove Angle Pair Relationships

Friday:  Review the Chapter

Monday:  Test on Chapter 2!

Have a great long weekend.

Oct. 05, 2011

Humanities 6-7-8

from:Clark, Mr.

to:All Students

Oct. 03, 2011

Week plan for October 3

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Science 6, B

Monday: White Before their Eyes Lab   HW: Conclusion Questions

Tuesday: Finish White Before their Eyes lab   HW: Test Review notes: vocabulary

Wednesday: Review for Test     HW: Study for Test

Thursday: Test on Chapter 1      HW: no homework 

Friday: States of Matter

Oct. 03, 2011

Week of October 3

from:Nelson, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Algebra 1, A

Note: I have compiled grades to this point, and will be showing them to students on Monday. If there are missing assignments, they will have a chance to make them up this week to add to their overall grade. Parents can check in with them about this.  Feel free to email me, as well, if you would like a grade update.  lnelson@heronfield.org

10/3: 2.6 Dividing real numbers

10/4: 2.7 Finding Square roots, comparing real numbers

10/5: Review Chapter 2

10/6: Test on Chapter 2

10/7: Visiting day for 8th graders, no class

 

Oct. 02, 2011

Green Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Hi Parents,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Section 2.7 Distributive Property and sketch for Coordinate Plane Project is due

Tuesday:  Section 2.7 Distributive Property

Wednesday:  Section 2.8 Coordinate Plane - Rubric handed out for the Coordinate Plane Project

The project is due on Tuesday, October 12th!

Thursday:  Section 2.8 Coordinate Plane

Friday:  Section 2.8 Coordinate Plane and Review the Chapter for the test on Tuesday!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Hobbs

 

Oct. 02, 2011

Blue Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, A

Hi Parents,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Quiz on Sections 2.1 to 2.4  Long division

Tuesday:  Section 2.5 Scientific Notation

Wednesday:  Section 2.5 Scientific Notation

Thursday:  Section 2.6 Measuring Metric Units

Friday:  Section 2.6 Measuring Metric Units and Section 2.7 Converting Metric Units

Have a great week!

Mrs. Hobbs

Oct. 02, 2011

Yellow Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7, A

Hi Parents,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Section 2.7 Distributive Property and sketch due for Coordinate PLane Project

Tuesday:  Section 2.7 Distributive Property 

Wednesday:  Rubric for Coordinate Plane Project will be handed out.  The project is due on Tuesday, October 12th .  Section 2.8 Coordinate Plane

Thursday:  Section 2.8 Coordinate Plane

Friday:  Section 2.8 Coordinate Plane and Review for chapter test on Tuesday!

Have a great week!

Mrs. Hobbs

 

Oct. 02, 2011

Orange Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 7 - Algebra 1, B

Hi Parents,

Here is our overview:

Monday:  Section 2.5 Applying the Distributive Property

Tuesday:  Section 2.6 Dividing Real Numbers

Wednesday:  Section 2.6 Dividing Real Numbers and Quiz on Sections 2.1 to 2.6

Thursday:  Section 2.7 Square Roots and Reducing Radicals

Friday:  Section 2.7 Square Roots and Reducing Radicals

Have a great week!

Mrs. Hobbs

Oct. 02, 2011

Red Math Updates

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 8 - Geometry, B

Hi Parents,

Here is our overview for the week:

Monday:  Section 2.4 Using Postulates and Diagrams

Tuesday:  Quiz on Section 2.1 through 2.4

Wednesday:  Section 2.5 Reason using Properties from Algebra

Thursday:  Section 2.5 Reason using Properties from Algebra

Friday:  High School Visitation Day! No Class

Have a great week!

Mrs. Hobbs

Sept. 27, 2011

Course Description - Course 3

from:Hobbs, Ms.

to:Math 6, B

Honesty      Respect   Diligence   Celebration  Caring

Heronfield Academy
Green and Yellow Mathematics

The topic of the Green and Yellow Mathematics curriculum will encompass pre-algebra concepts.   Through the study of integers, rational numbers, algebra, equation solving, geometry, measurement, and advanced algebra topics the students will have a strong foundation in mathematics to build upon.  Students will use their mathematical talents to explore strategies/topics such as: creative problem solving, logical reasoning, and mathematical communication.  We will be using scientific calculators as well as other forms of technology to help us analyze and interpret data, and develop problem solving skills that will apply to real life applications.

My goals for this class will be to develop problem solving skills to promote mathematical thinking in order to describe, analyze, evaluate, and make reasonable decisions using the power of mathematics.  We will learn problem solving strategies, including algebraic equations and inequalities, using sets, graphing, sketching diagrams, using patterns, interpreting data, modeling, analyzing numerical relationships, as well as estimation techniques.

My expectations for students:
• To be honest and ethical, and practice strong moral values
• To treat all members of the school community and all visitors with politeness and respect
• To honor the ideas of others
• To offer help
• To be responsible with property and belongings
• To ask for help

Student responsibilities:
• Arrive to class on time and prepared with all necessary material
• Be a polite and positive participant in class discussions
• Turn in all assignments on time - NO HOMEWORK IN TEXTBOOKS!
• Take thorough notes and participate during class
• Find out what you missed if you were absent
• Learn to use and apply the technology tools to solve problems

Materials:
• 3-ring binder with 3 dividers (1. Class notes, 2. Homework, 3. Quizzes/ Test or Labs/Projects)
• Lined paper in binder
• Pencil and eraser
• Ruler, protractor, compass (provided in class)
• Scientific calculator

 

Evaluation:
• Tests
• Quizzes
• Homework
• Labs/Projects/Notebook
• Academic Behavior (%) - Similar to a Final Exam

Make-up policies:
• All work is expected to be turned in on the assigned due date! Points will be deducted for all late work unless student is absent.
• If a student is absent, all work must be turned in upon return to school.
• All missed quizzes, tests, and lab activities must be made-up within a week of student’s return to school.

Contact info:
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns throughout the school year. I am looking forward to working with the students of Heronfield Academy and their families!

Debbie Hobbs

Email: dhobbs@heronfield.org