Posted: September 7, 2017
No class today L We do not have Math on Thursdays
Today we did a “discover our book” activity.
We started module 2 on integers. We reviewed previous knowledge from grade 6 and made notes as needed. We took time to talk about how we will organize our math notes this year. We will write notes in pen and do our practice questions in pencil. We will use a highlighter to highlight new terms we should know. We will include examples in our definitions to help deepen our understanding of new vocabulary. We will keep our notebook (Hilroy type) and worksheets in the binder. We are using a notebook as loose leaf tend to break and fall out.
Notes are attached below.
We learnt about the different parts of our text and how we will use them as a resource this year.
We spent some time discussion the importance of communication during group activities. We also talked about how we need to problem solve when working on projects.
We did a group marshmallow challenge. Students in groups of three had to create something to get their marshmallow the highest distance possible off the ground using 12 spaghetti and one arm length of tape. Please take a look at the photos. We had a lot of fun. Students worked together through problems in order to be successful. Lexus, Max and Erica were our winners with a result of 48cm off the ground. http://gretnagreen.nbed.nb.ca/mrs-mcquaid-murphy/gallery/science-7fi-marshmallow-challenge
Today we had an assembly for the first part of class.
We reviewed our new terms from yesterday, finished our folded paper activity and learnt that it is important to understand the “French” in the question to be successful.
We created a human number line as a class.
We practiced our understanding of numbers by playing a modified version of the game <<war>>. Red cards were negative and black cards were positive. During the year we will be using games, group activities, worksheets and questions from the book to practice the grade 6 concepts. See photos from today’s class in the photo gallery. http://gretnagreen.nbed.nb.ca/mrs-mcquaid-murphy/gallery/understanding-positive-and-negative-integers
Notes posted below. Today we talked about science drawings. We looked at rubrics for prototypes.