## Monday, February 12, 2018

### CCSS.Math.7.4(Alg.2a,2b) Solving INEQUALITIES by Addition and Subtraction

Dear Girls and Boys,
We have covered several steps in solving EQUATIONS, but this lesson is about " Inequations" or really, INEQUALITIES!  In equations, you have both sides of the equal sign equal to each other.  But in Inequalities, both sides are NOT EQUAL- But I bet you will recall working with greater and less than signs ( <  > ) right?  So there is not one solution as in equalities, but a great deal of solutions..... There are several PROPERTIES associated with inequalities - Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division Properties of Inequalities- very similar to the Equations properties.  So, watch the videos and ask questions as you need them.....
This is Brady and he broke his arm!  Poor puppy.  He is 16 weeks and needs this cast on until his next cast next week.  Oh my achy heart!

As always in MATH,
Mrs M

## Thursday, February 1, 2018

### CCSS.Math.7.EE.4(Alg.2a,2b) MORE 2 Step Equations

Dear Girls and Boys,
This lesson is about solving more types of 2 - Step Equations.  Not only do you have to solve, but you must check the answer as well.  Make certain that you can do both- solve and check - these problems.  If after doing the practice sheets and you still need practice, jump into your textbook and do a few more until you are comfortable.

This is Isaac and he is fishing at Wassamski Springs Campground.  Have you been there?

As always in MATH,
Mrs M

## Wednesday, January 31, 2018

### CCSS.Math.7.EE.4(Alg.2a,2b) Solving 2 Step Equations

Dear Girls and Boys,
So, I hope that you found solving 1-step equations understandable, as we are building on from this to 2-step equations.  A 2 step equation has 2 operations to solve, therefor, the name.  The catch is that you solve them in REVERSE order of Order of Operations!  This is tricky, so pay attention to the videos and ask questions.

Another stunning picture capture by Brady.  He snapped this on our field trip to Fort Williams.  Can you identify the light house?

As always in MATH,
Mrs M

### CCSS.Math.7.EE.4(Alg.2b) Solving Equations with Rational Coefficients

Dear Girls and Boys,
Wow! What a mouthful the title is!  Are you familiar with all the terms? I hope so and if not, please go back and look them up.  This lesson seems a tad harder, but hopefully, as you do each step, this becomes understandable.  Remember, coefficients are the number part of a term and a rational coefficient will mean whole numbers, fractions and decimals both positive and negative! This ups the anty from solving with whole numbers!  YOU GOT THIS, right?
This is Amy and her older brother, Micheal.
This was a few years ago. They look close.

As always in MATH,
Mrs M

## Tuesday, January 30, 2018

### CCSS.Math.7.EE.4a(Alg.2a,2b) Solving ONE Step Equations - Multiply and Divide

Good morning Girls and Boys,
Building on from the last lesson of adding and subtracting to balance an equation, this lesson is on solving one step equations using multiplication and division.  These are a tad more complicated, but I do believe you will catch on quickly.  Vocabulary for this lesson is COEFFICIENT- the number part of the term ( and the number takes the sign); Plus the 2 properties - Property of Division of Equality and Property of Multiplication of Equality - both of these properties( laws of math) are used to solve 1 step equation by balancing each side.  YOUR JOB is to always keep in balance when you are solving equations.
Be still my heart..... meet Brady.  He is Whitney's new puppy.  What a snuggle bun he is.

As always in MATH,
Mrs M

### CCSS.Math.7.EE.3, 4(Alg.2a,2b) Equations and Inequalities

Dear Girls and Boys,
We are finally learning about EQUATIONS!  Yay, we are Really into Algebra! First and for most, vocabulary: Algebra is a sentence where the quantities are equal to each other.  They are balanced! And it is your job to keep them balanced as you solve them! Subtraction and Addition Properties are minor voc terms.  They undo the equation to solve.  We will go over this in class, but don't panic! We will be using all the NEGATIVE RULES, RATIONAL RULES and EXPRESSION Rules!  So remember, this is the putting all your skills together so far!  Are you ready?  I believe you are.
Ask questions and have fun with this!

This is Jax, he is the sweet bunny of Jasper! Look at those cheeks!
As always in MATH,
Mrs M

## Wednesday, January 24, 2018

### CCSS.Math.7.EE.1,2(ALg.1b) Factoring Linear Expressions

Good Morning Girls and Boys,
I hope you have all mastered the adding and subtracting linear expressions - because today we will be moving on to something new.   The new thing is Factoring - you have done factoring when you simplify fractions.  For instance: If you have 3/6 - you can simplify it by taking a factor of 3 from both the numerator and the denominator.    The word FACTOR means to write a number as a product of factors - bet this is as clear as mud!  After a few examples, I am sure you will get the hang of it.
THIS IS THE END OF THE UNIT!!!!

This is Hailee in her dance makeup and costume!  I hardly recognized her!  Hailee sure is talented !

As always in MATH,
Mrs M