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Core Connections 3
Instructor: Mrs. Neuerburg   
Core Connections 3 is our eighth grade math curriculum through CPM. Students will learn about solving multi-step equations, graphing linear equations, finding rules for linear equations, and many other concepts. While working together in groups, students will gain a deeper understanding of mathematics by engaging in challenging problems and asking mathematical questions. 
Announcements
May 2nd to May 6th
First and Second Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
May 2nd
Students will create board games specific to a concept they have learned in eighth grade to become masters of those concepts and teach other students about them. Complete Brainstorm
Rough Draft of “how to” cards
Classwork if not completed in class.
Tuesday May 3rd Complete Brainstorm and rough draft of instructions. Classwork if not completed in class.
Wednesday May 4th Complete instructions and begin working on board and game cards Classwork if not completed in class.
Thursday May 5th MAPS TESTING!! Classwork if not completed in class.
Friday
May 6th
Work Day Classwork if not completed in class.

Third Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
May 2nd
Students will be using basic mathematic skills to work on mental math activities. Long multiplication Classwork if not completed in class.
Tuesday May 3rd Long division Classwork if not completed in class.
Wednesday May 4th Long multiplication and long division review Classwork if not completed in class.
Thursday May 5th MAPS TESTING!! Classwork if not completed in class.
Friday
May 6th
Basic math quiz Classwork if not completed in class.
April 25th to 29th
First and Second Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday April 25th Students will use their knowledge about scientific notation to write numbers in standard form, estimate the length of items using scientific notation, and determine how much bigger one item is than another. Size it up Get plenty of sleep for testing tomorrow!
Tuesday April 26th Scientific notation poster Get plenty of sleep for testing tomorrow!
Wednesday April 27th Classwork if not completed in class.
Thursday April 28th Students will create board games specific to a concept they have learned in eighth grade to become masters of those concepts and teach other students about them. Introduction to game
Complete six questions for game
Classwork if not completed in class.
Friday
April 29th
Solve your team’s questions
Complete brainstorm
Classwork if not completed in class.

Third Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday April 25th Students will use their knowledge about scientific notation to write numbers in standard form. Be Kind Get plenty of sleep for testing tomorrow!
Tuesday April 26th Size it up Get plenty of sleep for testing tomorrow!
Wednesday April 27th Complete size it up Classwork if not completed in class.
Thursday April 28th Students will practice integer operations and using mental math. Integer operation riddle Classwork if not completed in class.
Friday
April 29th
Integer multiplication riddle Classwork if not completed in class.
April 18th to 22nd



First and Second Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday April 18th Students will use their knowledge of solving equations to begin solving inequalities. Inequalities Worksheet Kuta Classwork if not completed in class.
Tuesday April 19th Inequalities Riddle Classwork if not completed in class.
Wednesday April 20th Inequalities IXL Get plenty of sleep for testing tomorrow!
Thursday April 21st Inequalities Quiz Get plenty of sleep for testing tomorrow!
Friday
April 22nd
Be Kind None

Third Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday April 18th Students will use their knowledge of formulas to find the surface area of cylinders. Surface area introduction Classwork if not completed in class.
Tuesday April 19th Classwork if not completed in class.
Wednesday April 20th Surface area riddle Get plenty of sleep for testing tomorrow!
Thursday April 21st Get plenty of sleep for testing tomorrow!
Friday
April 22nd
Late work day None


April 11 to 15
First and Second Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
4/11/16
Students will practice finding simple and compound interest. Simple and Compound Interest IXL Interest Practice
Tuesday
4/12/16
Students will determine how interest and time can change a total balance. Interest Game Surface area of a cylinder Practice
Wednesday
4/13/16
Students will investigate area and volume of similar figures. Similar solids review

Workheet
Chapter 8 Closure Problems
Thursday
4/14/16
Students will review concepts from chapter eight including interest and surface area. Chapter 8 Scavenger Hunt Chapter 8 Closure Problems cont.
Friday
4/15/16
Students will show mastery of chapter 8 material by completing a chapter test. Chapter 8 Test None





















































Third Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
4/11/16
Students will review their chapter seven tests and make corrections where needed. Test Corrections Complete test corrections
Tuesday
4/12/16
Students will begin to understand simple interest and surface area. H.Q. 8.1.1 A and 8.1.1 B
H.H. Volume and Surface area of a Cube
S.T. Volume of a cylinder
Simple Interest Practice
Wednesday
4/13/16
Students will work with compound interest and investigate how the rate changes. H.Q. 8.1.2
H.H. Simple Interest IXL
S.T. Volume of a cylinder continued
8-24
Thursday
4/14/16
Students will continue to work with compound and simple interest. Interest Game Compound Interest Practice
Friday
4/15/16
Students will start determining how to find the surface area of a cylinder Surface area of a cylinder None

April 4 to 8
First and Second Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
4/4/16
Students will begin their investigation into simple interest and review angle relationships. H.Q. 8.1.1 A and 8.1.1B
H.H. Slope shading WS
S.T. 10-1 to 10-9
B.L. Angle Relationship WS
8-7, 8, 9, 10
Tuesday
4/5/16
8-12, 18, 19, 20
Wednesday
4/6/16
Students will continue their investigation of interest by learning about compound interest. H.Q. 8.1.2
H.H. Surface area of a cube
S.T. Surface area of a cylinder
B.L. Volume and Area of similar figures
8-21, 22, 23, 34
Thursday
4/7/16
8-30, 31, 32, 33
Friday
4/8/16

Students will play a game to determine who can make the most money using compound and simple interest. Interest Game
Test Corrections
None








Third Block:


Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
4/4/16
Students will learn how to use two points from a line to find the equation of the line. H.Q. Equation WS
H.H. Integer Game
S.T. Slope from two points
Slope from two points maze
Tuesday
4/5/16
Students will practice integer operations so they can calculation slope easier. Integer Operations Integer operations practice
Wednesday
4/6/16
Students will practice finding slope. Slope Bingo None
Thursday
4/7/16
Students will review chapter seven concepts. Scavenger Hunt
Friday
4/8/16

Students will show mastery of chapter seven concepts. Chapter Seven Test None
March 21 to 25
First and Second Block:

Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
3/21/16
Students will continue to build their understanding of lines of best fit by using them to find an equation for a scatter plot. 7.3.1
7-87 to 89
7-91, 92, 93, 94
Tuesday
3/22/16
Students will show their understanding of volume by completing a volume quiz. Volume Quiz
Equations from two points practice.
7-102, 103, 105, 106
Wednesday
3/23/16
Students will review chapter seven material using IXL. IXL Review Chapter 7 Closure Problems:
7-116 to 123
Thursday
3/24/16
Students will review chapter seven materials by completing a scavenger hunt review. Scavenger hunt Complete review
Friday
3/25/16
Students will show their understanding of chapter seven material by completing a chapter test Chapter Seven Test None



Third Block:


Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
3/21/16
Students will learn how to find the slope of a line from two points. Slope from two points 7-38, 40, 41, 42
Tuesday
3/22/16
Students will continue to work on slopes by finding the slope of a line of best fit. H.Q. 7.2.4
H.H.
Exponent Puzzle
S.T. Slope practice
7-49, 50, 51, 52
Wednesday
3/23/16
Students will work with a line of best fit to find the equation of the line of best fit. H.Q. 7.3.1
H.H. Integer Game
S.T. Finding an equation
7-61, 62, 64, 66
Thursday
3/24/16
Same a Wednesday H.Q. 7.3.1
H.H. Integer Game
S.T Find an equation
7-81, 82, 85, 89
Friday
3/25/16
Students will show their understanding of exponent operations by completing an exponent quiz. Exponent Quiz None





March 14 to 18
First and Second Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
3/14
Students are going to use real life data from the Greeley Tribune to better understand scatter plots. Whooping Cough Article
Is There a Correlation Worksheet
Data from the article
7-49, 50, 51, 52
Tuesday
3/15
Students will investigate graphs to determine the slope of a line using a slope triangle. 7- 55 to 59
7.2.3 Resource Page
7-54, 61, 62, 65
Wednesday
3/16
Students will continue growing their understanding of slope using rise over run as a fraction to find the slope of a graph. H.Q. 7-67 to 70

H.H. Systems of Equations

B.L. Slope from two points

S.T. Volume of a Cone
7-66, 71, 72, 73
Thursday 3/17 7-74, 81, 82, 85
Friday
3/18
Students will use their understanding of finding slope from two points to determine the equation of a line using only two points. Linear Equation from Two Points No Practice


Volume of a Cylinder
Volume of a triangular Prism
Evaluating Functions


Third Block:
Objective Schedule Practice
Monday
3/14
Students are going to use real life data from the Greeley Tribune to better understand scatter plots. Whooping Cough Article
Is There a Correlation Worksheet
Data from the article
Finish letter.
Tuesday
3/15
Students will review what they know about pie charts and use data to create a pie chart. H.Q. 7-13 to 16

H.H. System of Equations

S.T. Dividing Exponents
7-7, 8, 9, 10
Wednesday
3/16
Students will start focusing on using scatter plots to determine relationships between two variables. H.Q. 7-23 to 27

H.H. Review Systems

S.T. Dividing Exponents Continued
7-11, 12, 21, 22
Thursday 3/17 Students will determine if there is a relationship between different scenarios and plant height. 7-23 to 27 7-17, 18, 19, 20
Friday
3/18
Students will begin to better understand the slope of a line by using a slope triangle to determine the rise vs. run ratio. H.Q 7-55 to 58

H.H. 7-26

S.T. Exponent Properties
None
March 7 to 11
First and Second Block:
This week students are jumping into chapter seven. Throughout this chapter, students will gain a deeper understanding of slope and scatter plots. Students will be able to graph data and determine if there is a relationship between the independent and dependent variable.

Third Block:
Students are finishing chapter six this week. They will take their chapter six test on Thursday. Students will spend the week reviewing for their test. On Friday, students will complete test corrections.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT ALL LATE WORK IS DUE FRIDAY!
February 29 to March 4th
First and Second Block:

This week students are wrapping up chapter six. We are going to spend a few days working on IXL for students to get more practice on transformations, exponents, and scientific notation. We will be reviewing for the chapter six test on Thursday and take the test on Friday. Students are more than welcome to come in before school, after school, or during lunch to get some extra review for the test.

Third Block:

Students are continuing to work through chapter six. This week students will begin investigating dilation on a coordinate grid. Students will also be exploring scientific notation and exponents.
February 21 to 25
First and Second Block:

This week students will be taking a pop quiz on transformations and exponents. Students will also be expanding their knowledge of similar shapes. We will be completing chapter six this week and students will be taking their chapter six test on Friday, March 4.

Third Block:

Students are beginning their investigation into transformations. Chapter six is a geometry unit which includes some hands on manipulation. I think the students are really going to enjoy this unit! We are also going to focus on solving equations with infinite solutions, one solution, and no solution.
February 16 to 19
First and Second Block:
This week students will continue their investigation into dilation of figures by determining if two figures are similar. Students will also be reviewing the Pythagorean Theorem.

Third Block:
Students are wrapping up chapter five this week. As of right now the test is scheduled for Friday, February 19. Depending on review, the test might be pushed back to next week.
February 8 to 12
This week is parent/teacher conference week! I am looking forward to meeting with each of you!

First and Second Block:

Students have started their investigation into transformation. They have learned how to translate, rotate, and reflect figures on a coordinate grid. This following week, students will focus on dilation of a figure. Students will also be focusing on exponents and the scientific notation.

Third Block: .

Last week we focused on solving an equation with two variables. This week we are going to be solving equations with fractions. As I said last week, if your student does not understand the concepts in class, please have them come in before or after school for some help!
February 1 to 5
First and Second Block:
This week students will begin their investigation into geometry concepts. Students will begin to investigate transformations. They will be using a computer to translate and rotate figures from one spot to another. This unit is a great unit for my artistic students to shine!

Third Block:
Students will be taking a quiz on compound areas on Monday. We worked on these both Thursday and Friday of last week. The students were doing a great job showing each of their steps which will help make them successful on the quiz. On Tuesday, students will begin chapter five materials which will bring together everything they have learned about linear equations. This chapter can be difficult for students who have not yet mastered solving equations. Please encourage your student to come in and get help if they need it!
January 25 to 29
First and Second Block:

Due to my absences last week, we are running a bit behind schedule. Students will be finishing rotation on solving for the point of intersection this week. They will be taking their chapter five test this Thursday, January 28.

Third Block:

Students were not given a proper review for their test due to my absences last week so we are pushing the test to Tuesday, January 26. Students will begin chapter five on Wednesday where they will focus on solving equations with fractions and decimals.
January 19 to 22
First and Second Blocks:

This week, students will be working on finding the point of intersection algebraically instead of by graphing. Students will learn three different methods of solving systems of equations depending on what form the linear equation is in. We will be completing our chapter five exam on Tuesday, January 26.

Third Block:

Students are working through the different representations of linear equations. They have learned how to find the rule from a graph, table, and tile patterns. They have also learned how to graph using only the rule. Students will finish their understanding of these concepts and take their chapter four exam on Friday.
January 11 to 15
First and Second Blocks:
Students will start working with system of equations this week! They will come to understand that a point of intersection is where two lines on a graph intercept. Students will begin investigating this by through graphing and work their way towards solving for a point of intersection algebraically.

Third Block:
Students are continuing working on their multiplication facts and they all are improving! We are looking at the relationships between different representations of a linear equation this week. Students will be focusing on creating a graph from an equation without first having to make a table. We will be taking the chapter four test on Friday, January 22.
January 4th to the 8th
Welcome back from break! I hope you all had a great two week vacation. We are going to hit the ground running this week.

First and Second Block

Students will be diving into chapter five material which will grow their understanding of equations with challenging problems. Students will be learning how to solve equations with two variables and equations with fractions.


Third Block

Students will begin chapter four. Within this chapter, students will grow their understanding of linear equations. Students will also continue to work on Moby Max throughout the week.


December 14 to 18
Students are studying for their finals this week. We will be playing review games and completing study guides. All blocks will be taking a first semester final on Friday, December 18. MAPs testing will be completed on Wednesday, December 16.

I hope you all have a great Christmas break! Enjoy the time with your family!

December 7th
First and Second Block:

Students are reviewing area of triangles, rectangles, and circles this week. They are using their understanding of area to find the area of composite figures. Students will be taking a quiz on compound areas this Friday.

Third Block:

Students will be taking their chapter three assessment on Wednesday this week. Students will review chapter three materials on Monday. Students are working hard on completing their multiplication facts. We have had two students complete them within the last two weeks with one more even closer. I believe that students are starting to see how much easier math is when they know their math facts.
November 16 to 20
First and Second Block:
This week students are completing chapter four. They will take their chapter four assessment on Friday, November 20. Students will spend this week completing the relationships between the four representations of linear equations which include graphs, tables, tile patterns, and functions.

Third Block:
Students are continuing to work on finding functions from tables and creating graphs using functions and tables. Students are also working on mastering solving equations. We have been working very hard to master our math facts and I am pleased to report that half of the students have been able to complete 100 problems in five minutes! Students will have some tables to practice over the Thanksgiving break.

November 2 to Novermber 6
Students will be taking the chapter three assessment this Wednesday, November 4, 2015. We will spend Monday and Tuesday preparing for the assessment. On Thursday we will dive into chapter four. Students will begin to create relationships between tile patterns, rules, tables, and graphs.
October 27 to 30
This week students are building upon their understanding about function tables and graphs. Students are practicing creating graphs from functions by first creating a function table. Next week students will complete the chapter three assessment on function and function tables. Please remember that you can complete extra credit on Khan Academy to prepare for the test.
Happy Halloween!
October 19 to 22
This week students are diving into chapter three. Students will be building their understanding of functions, graphs, tables and patterns. We are focusing on where we see the growth and the base of a function within the other representations. Students will be taking a quiz on Monday over creating a table using a function and finding the function of a table.
October 5 to October 9
Students are going to finish mastering the concepts they have learned in chapter two. This week we are specifically focusing on solving algebraic equations. Students will investigate what makes an equation have one solution, no solution, or infinite solutions. On Thursday, first and second block will be reviewing for their chapter two test they will take on Friday. Third block will continue focusing on combining like terms.
September 28 to October 2
We had a great time at the corn maze on Friday! It was fun being able to spend time with the students outside of the classroom.

This week students are going to be focusing on simplifying algebraic expressions to determine which expression is greater. By learning this step, students are closer to solving algebraic equations with the distributive property. Students will also continue growing their understanding of angle relationships. There will be a quiz on angle relationships on Monday, October 5th. The chapter two assessment is scheduled for Friday, October 9th.

****************Please remember that tutoring is available*****************
September 21 to 25
This week students are going to expand their understanding of algebraic expressions and equations. We are going to be working with the distributive property when it has a negative sign before the parenthesis. By the end of this week, students should understand that the negative sign before the parenthesis changes all signs within the parenthesis. Students will also begin their investigation of angle relationships between parallel lines and transversal lines. There will be a quiz on the Pythagorean Theorem on Thursday. Homework will be due on Thursday this week.
September 14 to 18
This week students will be diving into chapter two and building upon their knowledge of algebraic expressions. Students will continue to practice combining like terms to simplify algebraic expressions. This week, we will begin using the distributive property to help us combine like terms. There will be a quiz on exponents on Wednesday, September 16.

This week is also spirit week! Here are the themes for each day this week:
Monday is western day.
Tuesday is twin day.
Wednesday is breast cancer awareness day.
Thursday is crazy hat day.

Friday is spirit day.
September 8 to 11
Students are wrapping up chapter one this week. They will finish chapter one by looking at how to solve proportions. Students will review chapter one by completing a scavenger hunt on Thursday. The chapter one test will be administered on Friday. Students can use the links under extra credit to help them practice for the test.

Please remember that you have a chance to do extra credit that will help prepare you for our test!!! Don't forget to log into Khan Academy.
August 31 to September 4
This week students will be investigating functions, rules, and graphs. They will start to understand what a function is and how to create a table using a function. Students will also do an activity where they will measure themselves and create a scatter plot to determine if a roller coaster is safe. Please remember that all homework is due on Friday.

TUTORING: Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30 to 4:00

Please see the link labeled multiplication. This file has links to multiplication games that students can use to master their multiplication math facts!
August 24 to 28
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This week students will review decimals, fractions, and percents. We are also jumping into our eighth grade content by working with tile patterns, functions, and graphing. Students will be completing MAP testing on Friday. If students are absent, missed work can be found by clicking on the calendar. I am really enjoying getting to know your students!
Welcome
Welcome to Highland Middle School! This week students will be bringing home their syllabus' to be signed. Please read over the class expectations with your student. Throughout the year, weekly updates and any other announcement can be found here on my class page. Please join my class page to receive emails notifying you when the page has been updated. To join my class page, click on the Join This Fusion Page on the top right of my page. I am looking forward to an exciting year of math!
Schedule
Extra Credit
No "Extra Credit" exist(s)
Files
 Chapter 2 Review.pdf
Chapter 2 Review
 Chapter one Review.pdf
Here is the study guide we did today in class.
 Core Connections 3.pdf
Core Connections 3 Class Expecatations

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