7th Grade Math

Stacie Powers
Hello!  My name is Stacie Powers and I am the 7th Grade Math Teacher here at CCA.


While my background didn't begin in math, I have always loved numbers and solving problems.  I bring to the classroom a unique perspective on how math and numbers play into our daily lives.  My career began in the corporate business world, working with businesses to build their companies, launch new divisions and provide a full spectrum of marketing channels for their sales teams to venture into.  With each new adventure, that I helped drive, we always utilized math.  Yes, I am one person who can truly say that I have used my algebra, calculus and geometry classes beyond the classroom!

I am married to one amazing gentleman and we have three amazing children (yes, I might be a little biased).  As my time with my family brought me home from the corporate world - I began to spend time in my children's classrooms, which soon lead me to substitute teaching.  Spending time in the classroom has become my passion!  I love working along side the students and seeing them succeed!  I have a calling to work with each student, to understand what drives them, and to see how I can help them become more!

This year we will be focusing on some pretty challenging math tasks - but nothing our students cannot handle.  I believe in the Power of "Yet"...  we may not have it today, not yet, but we will keep trying and we will work to succeed!Math Teachers
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Powers - On Point December 3, 2019


7th Grade Math - Wow, it feels as if December has really came quickly! With all this snow it is hard for me to not be in the Holiday Spirit! I hope you and your families enjoyed Thanksgiving and some time to rest! I know my family and I did. As we have three weeks of school remaining in this semester, the students should have time to complete any missing assignments that were noted on the progress reports sent home before break; as well as, schedule time with me to retake any Learning Targets to improve their grades - if they would like. Please encourage your students to schedule time with me either before school, after school, or during one of work days that we will have the week of December 10th and December 16th. I will post work days in our classroom next week. The Week of December 10th we will have one more MAPSkills test - this test helps us measure student growth throughout the year. To prepare for their test, all daily warm ups will be review problems covering expressions, equations, integers and some scientific notation. Our Week Ahead: Tuesday, December 3rd: Group Lesson on calculating Simple Interest - the students will be provided a packet from a previous 7th grade book (Red 6 Packet) Homework (if not finished in class): Lesson 6.6 Self Assessment Page 268 Wednesday, December 4th: Small Group and Individual Practice

Emerging (Blue)

Part 1 of 2: 2, 5, 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23

Part 2 of 2: 12, 18, 22, 24, 25, 27, 30, 32, 34, 36


Proficient (Black)

Part 1 of 2: 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23

Part 2 of 2: 12, 24, 25, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 39


Advanced

Part 1 of 2: 2, 5,7, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23

Part 2 of 2: 24, 28, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40 Thursday, December 5th: Whole Class Lesson on Distance, Rate and Time formula - the students will be provided a packet from a previous BigIdeas Book (Green 6 Packet) Small Group and Individual Practice Problems (56, 57, 58, 59, 60, 66, 67) will be assigned in class. Homework: any problems not finished in class Friday, December 6th: Whole Class Activity - Measuring Distance and Time - calculating for Rate (Speed)

 


Upcoming :

Next week we will finish our airplane calculations, and graph the rates of our planes - tying in lesson on Distance, Rate and Time formula with our Linear Equations Unit. We will have MapSkills testing, and some in class work time for catching up.

Below, I have added links to some fun games to help the students practice integers and fractions!!  Great way to practice and have a little fun! If at anytime you have questions - please let me know.  Thanks! Mrs. Powers



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Math Intervention (Math Support)


As we progress through the school year, many of our students are seeing that they could use some help with correcting some incorrect problems and/or catch up on assignments they may be falling behind on.  Because we not only want to help increase their math skills and understanding, we also want to help them succeed in class , we took some additional time last week to review assignments and sit down to work through them.

The students are continuing to do really well with their individual work on MapSkills, I am seeing lots of improvement and mastery when they take small quizzes.  I know that they do not always LOVE them - but they do well, and with each mastery I can see their confidence levels SOAR!


 

Have a great week!

Mrs. Powers




You weren’t bad at maths you just weren’t looking at it right | Junaid Mubeen | TEDxNorwichED

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In need of some extra practice? 
Try out these links to fun games!!!


Integers Games:

https://www.arcademics.com/games/orbit-integers
https://www.arcademics.com/games/integer-warp

Fractions Games:
https://www.arcademics.com/games/dirt-bike-proportions
https://www.arcademics.com/games/pizza-pandas


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