Mrs. Russell

Mrs. Russell

Posted: June 8, 2020

 

Home Learning 2020

Grade 7 FI

 

It’s here! The last week of home learning! For your final learning opportunity, we are going to the Khan Academy site to test your knowledge of grade 7 math skills. This course challenge is a great way to show you have mastered the Grade 7 Math Outcomes. You will find the challenge here https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math

Just click on the course challenge, and you are set to go.  The test should take 30- 45 minutes and as long as you are logged in, you can spread the challenge out over a few days. The PDF attachment below shows an illustration of the site with the course challenge circled.

You also can retake the challenge to try to beat your score.

It would be a good idea to keep working on your Math over the summer using any of the resources from our Home Learning.

 I’d love to hear how you scored on the challenge.  Just send me an email.

 Have a great summer! Stay healthy and keep smiling!  We’ll see you in September!

 Cynthia Russell

Cynthia.russell@nbed.nb.ca

  

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: June 1, 2020

 

 

CRUNCH TIME!  I must admit, I miss seeing your faces every day!  I can’t believe we are moving into the full year Math review.  The set up of our regular personalized Math program is awesome because if you had trouble with some of these grade 7 outcomes, we will be able to look at them together as you move through the progressions next year in grade 8. You won’t fall behind or “miss” anything! 

 Last week you were given the Khan Academy site to use as a resource for a review.  It is perfect for a review of grade 6, test of grade 7 and a tiny taste of grade 8 outcomes for New Brunswick.  How many points did you get? Keep going with that and below you will find ANOTHER resource that you can also use to continue your review.

 NetMath:  https://activities.scolab.com/ready-set-math-confirmed/#!/curriculum/NBRVO104/grade/grade-7-(nb)/subject/all-subjects

 Once you follow the above link, make sure that you have New Brunswick selected as your province and select Grade 7 (NB).  It seems to always want to default to Quebec and Grade 3.  I can’t figure out a way to avoid that with the link.  This site is broken down by the same four strands the NB Curriculum is: Numbers, Patterns & Relations, Shape & Space, and Statistics & Probability.  Check the PDF below to see this note with the image of the web site.

You are also encouraged to send some of your work to us for feedback. I would love to see how you are doing with your Math. Take a picture of your work, send it, and I’ll gladly look it over and offer some feedback.

 

I hope you are all doing well and looking after each other. 

 

Take care and keep 6 feet apart!

 

 Cynthia Russell

cynthia.russell@nbed.nb.ca

Posted: May 25, 2020

 

 

It’s Week 8.  Our time is flying by!  This week we are going to begin our review of our grade 7 Math.  Even though our District Assessment is cancelled it is important to review our Math skills, so we are ready for Grade 8 in September.

This week we are going to review through the Khan Academy Math site which covers all of our Grade 7 outcomes.  It’s interactive and lets you keep track of your points.  I like it too because there are usually only about 7 questions in each section so you can work through them quickly. I would suggest that you sign up for a free account so that you can keep track of your progress. All you need is an email address.  The attachment below provides the link and a step by step guide for getting started.  We’d love to hear how you are doing, so let us know how many points you were able to collect through the week. https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math

 Remember, contact me at ANYTIME and do what YOU can do at YOUR own pace.  You can still continue with the Waterloo site for Geometry, DreamBox, or Brain Genie! 

Enjoy the sun and warmer days and keep your washing your paws!

 Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Silliker & Mrs. Foran

 Cynthia.russell@nbed.nb.ca

Posted: May 19, 2020

 

Week 7!  Here we go, it’s getting down to the crunch now!  If we were in the classroom we would be gearing up to write the District Assessment!  How crazy is that!  In the coming weeks we will be providing you with several sites and learning opportunities to review all curriculum outcomes for grade 7.  But for this week, Geometry! 

This progression covers all of the Shape and Space outcomes for grade 7.  Some people do struggle with Geometry, trying to visualize and configure different shapes and spaces, while others LOVE this kind of Math!  Remember you can always fire me off an email and I will help you through it the best way I can! (email/phone/video/picture/Morse code)

 

Follow this link:  https://courseware.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/27 , (University of Waterloo – Grade 7 & 8 Mathematics). On the left-hand side there will be three different units. We will look at certain lessons in each of these.  They should be completed in this order:

                 Unit –             Bisectors & Properties of Shapes– lessons 1-10

                                      Area, Volume & Angles– lessons 1, 2, 4, 6 and 9

                                      Transformations of Shapes – lessons 1 – 6

 These lessons review the grade 6 outcomes then transition nicely into the grade 7 outcomes.  Complete the lesson videos, exercises and practice questions at your own pace. Please reach out if you need any clarification.  This site works best if used on the Google Chrome web browser. If you prefer to print this note the PDF file is attached below. The STEAM Ideas for this week from the District are also attached as they also offer some numeracy activities..

 Here are some additional resources that you may use for Geometry: 

  • Braingenie – there is a progression already set up for more practice with Geometry. 
  • The “Word Problems” have a whole section for Geometry.  Give them a shot! 
  • Continue using DreamBox 

I would love to see how you are doing with your Math. Take a picture of your work, send it, and I’ll gladly look it over and offer some feedback.

 I hope you are all doing well and looking after each other. 

Take care and remember, sneeze into your elbows!!

 Mrs. Russell 

Cynthia.russell@nbed.nb.ca

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: May 11, 2020

Here we are again, Math Word Problem time!! Remember, do what you can and DON’T STRESS OVER IT!  These are only opportunities/suggestions for you to work on while we are away from our regular Math class.  There is no formal assessment, but I am always available (phone, email, video) for help or guidance.

        Again, this week I put together some Math Word Problems from all different stages of the grade 6 & 7 curriculum.  I have  broken them down by curriculum strand and have hints in italics after each question.  DO NOT THINK YOU HAVE TO DO ALL OF THESE! I wanted to have a variety of questions available for the various levels we are all at in our Math learning.  So, I repeat, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO EVERY QUESTION…unless you want to.  I have also included an answer sheet and answer key for these problems so that you can keep track of your questions and check your answers.  Feel free to send me a snap shot or email of your answers.

          ***Remember to follow CUBES and read each question carefully! The Cubes image is attached below.

       Remember, contact me at ANYTIME and do what YOU can do at YOUR own pace.  Continue with the Waterloo site for Statistics & Probablity, DreamBox, Brain Genie and give some of those word problems a T-R-Y! 

 Have a great week! Miss seeing your faces!

 Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Silliker & Mrs. Foran

 Cynthia.russell@nbed.nb.ca

Posted: May 4, 2020

 

Wow!  It’s May already!  I hope you are taking advantage of some of these Home Learning Opportunities to help sharpen and solidify your awesome Math skills. 

 The next progression we will look at together will be “Statistics and Probability”.  This one can be pretty fun and hands on if you want it to be!  The courseware below covers all applicable outcomes from the Grade 7 curriculum and reviews a lot from previous years. I have also included a few additional resources you can use to help along the way and for extra practice. Remember you can always fire me off an email and I will help you through it the best way I can! (email/phone/video/pictures)

 

Follow this link:  https://courseware.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/27 , (University of Waterloo – Grade 7 & 8 Mathematics). On the left-hand side there will be three different units. We will look at certain lessons in each of these units  They should be completed in this order: 

                        Data Collection and Graphs – lessons 1-5

                         Data Analysis – lessons 1 and 4 only

                         Probability – lessons 1 – 8

 These lessons start with the basics, give a good background overview and then move into the different strategies and experiments.  Complete the lesson videos, exercises and practice questions at your own pace and please reach out if you would like more clarification on something.  This site works best if used on the Google Chrome web browser.

 Go at your OWN PACE and don’t rush or become overwhelmed.  Some of this will be a review from Grade 6 and some of it may be new.  If you need dice or cards to do an experiment, you can always go online and find an interactive deck, spinner or die.  Try the links attached below for some interactive manipulatives:  

Remember, if you get stuck or have no idea how to answer a question, drop me a line and I will do everything I can to help you through it. 

 There are some additional resources on the link below that you may also use for Statistics and Probability:

 Continue using DreamBox and Brain Genie for Math practice.

  Remember reach out to me if you are struggling in any way.  

 I hope you are all doing well and that you are looking after each other. 

Take care and remember to keep those paws washed!!

 Mrs Russell

 Cynthia.russell@nbed.nb.ca

  

Posted: April 27, 2020

Gr 7 Math- French Immersion  Week 4

Here is another Math Learning Opportunity for you to try at home. 

 DreamBox! DreamBox Learning is a K-8 digital Math program that independent studies have found to raise student achievement and better prepare children for future success.  You can access DreamBox Learning from any computer, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  All you need is a high-speed connection.  It is also available for installation on an iPad.

 Follow the link below and create an account for a free trial.  The free trial is good for 90 days but needs to be created by April 30th.  Parents can see progress as students go through the levels and keep track of their learning accomplishments.  This is much more animated and interactive than BrainGenie. See the attachment below for an image of the registration site.

  https://store.dreambox.com/register

 Continue with the Algebra on the Waterloo site, word problems and Braingenie if you like and keep me posted with your progress and problems you encounter.  If there is anything else you have been doing Math related, let me know! I Have also attached the STEAM Ideas for this week that you might like to try.  I would love to see what you have been up to. 

 Hope you are all doing well and washing your hands!!

 Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Foran & Mrs. Silliker 

Posted: April 19, 2020

Home Learning 2020

Grade 7 Math- French Immersion

Week 3

 Another week, another Math Home Learning opportunity!  Remember, do what you can do and DON’T STRESS OVER IT!  These are only opportunities/suggestions for you to work on while we are away from our regular Math class.  There is no formal assessment but I am always available (phone, email, video) to give some help and guidance.

 This week I put together some Math Word Problems from all different stages of the curriculum.  They are broken down by curriculum strand and have hints in italics after each question.  DO NOT THINK YOU HAVE TO DO ALL OF THESE! I wanted to have a variety of questions available for the various levels we are all at in our Math learning.  So, I repeat, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO EVERY QUESTION…unless you want to.   I have also included an answer sheet and answer key for these problems so that you can keep track of your questions and check your answers.  

 Remember to follow CUBES (attached) and read each question carefully!

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Math Games – This site is good for practice of your algebra skills! Especially when it comes to creating and solving equations and expressions.  You should look and play around with this site to have fun with some of your mad Math skills. No username or passwords are needed.  There is also an option to print worksheets and the option to practice only the concepts you need the practice with. 

 https://ab.mathgames.com/algebra

 

Remember, contact me at ANYTIME and do what YOU can do at YOUR own pace.  Continue with the Waterloo site for Algebra and give some of those word problems a T-R-Y!  Braingenie is still an option too.

 Have a great week! Miss seeing your faces!

 Mrs. Russell, Mrs. Foran & Mrs. Silliker

 Cynthia.Russell@nbed.nb.ca

 

 

Posted: April 13, 2020

Our Math this week will be a little different than the progressions we have been following all year, but it will help you achieve the majority of the grade 7 outcomes without falling behind for next year.

 No matter where you left off when we were last together, we will all start at the beginning of this new journey together.  I will be posting a new concept/Progression every so often but remember, you can still go at your own pace, do what you can do and move along and seek help when needed.  I’m just an email away!

 Our first progression will be Algebra, which I know some of you have already completed but Algebra is an important Math concept that we use every day, even if we don’t realize it! If you do breeze through these lessons, try lessons 9 and 10 which cover the Grade 8 outcomes for Algebra.   I have also included a few additional resources you can use to help you along the way.

 Algebra – follow this link, https://courseware.cemc.uwaterloo.ca/27?gid=76  , (University of Waterloo – Grade 7 & 8 Mathematics – Equations and Pythagorean Theorem)  and follow through lessons 1-8 only, in order.  These modules start with the very basics of algebra and increasingly get increasingly harder.  Complete the lessons, exercises and seek extra help if needed.   Once complete, send me an email that you are done and with any questions you may have. 

 This site is pretty user friendly and covers the outcomes for Grade 7 Algebra perfectly! The only thing that I would caution you on is that when you go to click to the next “slide” after the video is complete, click the big BLUE NEXT button on the lower right side, not the “Next Unit Item”.  I have attached an image of the site to illustrate the correct button.

 Also, remember to use Google Chrome or any browser other than Microsoft Explorer, as it will not support it.

 Here are a few other useful sites you can use for help with explanations or for extra practice:

 Learn Alberta is another great tool for video explanations.  (No password or username required) Follow these links to watch videos and switch to “Interactive” to play a few games with the information from the video.

 http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0&ID1=AB.MATH.JR.PATT&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.PATT.ALG&lesson=html/video_interactives/algebra/algebraSmall.html

 

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0&ID1=AB.MATH.JR.PATT&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.PATT.ALG&lesson=html/object_interactives/algebra/use_it.html

 

http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mejhm/index.html?l=0&ID1=AB.MATH.JR.PATT&ID2=AB.MATH.JR.PATT.LINE&lesson=html/video_interactives/linearequations/linearEquationsSmall.html

 Braingenie!! https://braingenie.ck12.org/  Keep using Braingenie for extra practice and even to go back and solidify some of those concepts you started already! Remember we ALL need some practice with word problems!

Your user name is your last name and your first name and the password is Password1

     ~ If you need your password reset email me and I will do it so as soon as I get the message!

Example:                        ForanMax     Password1

 Spy Guys - http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/index.html?page=lessons&lesson=m6lessonshell11.swf

 Math Games – This site is good for practice however it does not follow strictly along with NB Curriculum outcomes for Grade 7 but covers a variety of grade levels.  No username or passwords are needed.  There is also an option to print worksheets and the option to practice only the concepts you need to work on. 

 https://ab.mathgames.com/algebra 

 You may want to find some fun sites on your own too!  Just google and play around with the different sites you find.  If you find a good one, share it!

 Parents, please reach out at any time. I will post some new suggestions each week to try to build some variety.  Aim for 20- 30 minutes of Math each school day.  I’m also attaching the Stem Learning suggestions which also have some Math activities which you may find useful.  I’m here for your child’s learning and want to make this transition to home learning as “easy” as possible!

Cynthia.Russell@nbed.nb.ca

Have a great week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted: April 6, 2020

 

I hope you are all safe and enjoying some family time at home.  These last few weeks have certainly been an adjustment for all of us, but we will get through this! Learning at home is different for all of us so remember, just do your best, and reach out to me any time you are struggling.  Cynthia.russell@nbed.nb.ca

 

We are going to ease into our Math learning at home this week by working on Braingenie.  Try to work on Math for 20-30 minutes each day. Your user name is different from the one you might have used in October. Your user name is now your last name and your first name and the password is Password1

 

Braingenie!! https://braingenie.ck12.org/  Use Braingenie to practice and even to go back and solidify some of those concepts you have started or completed already! Remember we ALL need some practice with word problems!

     ~ If you need your password reset email me at Cynthia.russell@nbed.nb.ca, and I will do it so as soon as I get the message!

 Example:

                        ForanMax    

                        Password1

 

 

 

Have a great week and just do your best!  Remember to get outside each day.  Stay healthy and safe!