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Donna Bergonzi
Math Teacher
CCMS Room 121
 
 

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ACC Math 6 - Preparing for the Unit 1 Test

Our first GRADED assessment on Unit 1: Ratios, Rates, and Conversions, will be on Tues, Sept 26 (Per 1) and Wed, Sept 27 (Per 4).

Start preparing now by:

GO TO https://sites.google.com/ccusd.org/accmath6 to find helpful practice related to Unit 1. (You must sign in with your CCUSD gmail account.)

1) Go over Goal Problems and Homework assignments from this unit, fixing any errors that you made the first time around.

2) Complete extra practice problems from the Active Practice tab..

3) Work on the Unit 1 Review Sheets (posted in the HW area) and check your answers with the Answer Keys.

4) Go to the "Online Resources" tab and link to sites like BuzzMath.com for more practice.  

OR ... 

Do some practice from the Ratios chapter of the math textbook (Chapter 1). Be sure to check your answers to the odd numbered problems in the back of your textbook.

 

 

ACC Math 6 - Goal Problems #2

This week we completed our second formative assessment in math class related to solving ratio problems. This is NOT part of a student's math grade, but scores will be entered on Aeries to show students and parents how well the student is performing on this specific learning target. The assessment will be returned to students on Thurs/Fri and can be used as a study guide for improvement. 

Scores:

4: Student work shows a solid understanding of ratio concepts.

3: Student work shows a good understanding of ratio concepts. The student may have made minor errors, or needs practice in working on problems that have fractional parts.

2:  Student work shows some understanding of ratio concepts. The student needs more practice (See online options below and/or come to PAWs on Thursday)

1: Student work shows little understanding of ratio concepts. The student needs help and more practice (See online options below and come to PAWs on Thursday)

Students who have earned scores below a “3” could build their understanding of ratios by:

1) View the short videos below and try the practice problems.

Visualize Ratios on Khan Academy: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-ratios-rates/pre-algebra-visualize-ratios/e/ratios-with-double-number-lines

2) Retry Goal Problems #2 by clicking on the link above and reprinting the handout.

3) Come to PAWs on Thursday, September 14th.

Math Textbooks

This week, students received their math textbooks. These books come in TWO volumes and are paperback, consumable texts.  
 
 
Students are to KEEP these books and write directly in them. We will not be using the books during class time, so books should remain at home.
 
Students should feel free to use the books at ANY TIME for extra practice and review of skills. The problems in the textbook can be used as a nice supplement to our daily homework assignments.

Welcome!

 

Welcome!

My name is Mrs. Bergonzi and I am looking forward to a fun and productive year working with my new 6th grade students and parents!

I teach both Accelerated Math 6 (Period 1 and Period 4) and Math 6 (Period 3 and Period 6).

First Week School Schedule:

Monday, Aug 28 – Panther Prep (Day 1) Students will attend workshops throughout the day to learn about Culver City Middle School and make new friends.

Tuesday, Aug 29 – Panther Prep (Day 2) Students will attend workshops throughout the day to learn about Culver City Middle School and make new friends.

Wednesday, Aug 30 – Stack Day  Students will attend all Periods 1-6, following their class schedule. They will meet their new teachers and classmates. School dismissal is 1:35pm.

Thursday, Aug 31 – Block Day  Students will attend Periods 1, 3, and 5 and will be released from school at 2:20pm.

Friday, Sept 1 – Block Day  Students will attend Periods 2, 4, and 6 and will be released from school at 2:20pm.

 

Recommended Materials

To be prepared for math class, it is recommended that students bring the following items to math class everyday:

  • One large 3-ring binder that can be used for all academic classes. Using a divider, one section in the binder should be labeled “Math”
  • Spiral notebook (specifically for math class) to take notes, to write reflections, and to use for active class practice.
  • Pencils with eraser (at least 2 sharpened or mechanical)
  • Handheld pencil sharpener or pencil lead
  • Pens (one red and one blue or black)
  • Whiteboard marker
  • Highlighter
  • Time tracker (this will be given to students during the first week of school)

If you are unable to purchase the above listed supplies, please email me so that I can help arrange them for you. 

I look forward to seeing you on August 30!

Mrs. Bergonzi, CCMS Math Teacher (Room 121)

Final Defense Opportunity for the School Year

Students will not have math homework assigned during state testing (May 9-19). This is the perfect time to prepare for the final math Defense of the school year!

Final Defense Date: Tues/Wed, May 30 or 31 (Defenses will be taken during math class time.)

Preparing for the Defense:

□ Attend at least one Thursday PAWs session in the next few weeks (MANDATORY) to pick up a Defense form and make a plan for practicing.

□ Go over your original test and identify mistakes that were made.  Ask for help on problems that you are still unsure about.

□ Practice the types of problems that you missed on the original test.  Do this by:

- re-doing old homework handouts that you can print from this website.

- Asking Mrs. B. to print you another copy of the original test so you can try it again.

- doing a lot of online practice like the problems on the Khan Academy site below. Choose the section(s) that relate to the concepts you are studying.

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math

NOTE: Students may choose which concept category to defend based on their test scores from this semester (CC5 through CC9). Students may only take one Defense on Tues/Wed, May 30 or 31 and this will be the only day that CC9 will be offered.

If a student wants to take a second Defense (other than CC9) before the end of the school year, then they should reach out to me and request another date for the second Defense. This second Defense will likely be scheduled to be taken after school during the week of May 22-25.

 

CC7 & CC8 Defenses will be on Monday, April 24

Practice! Practice! Practice!
 
Preparing for the Defense Checklist:

Go over the original test and identify mistakes that were made.  Ask for help on problems that you are still unsure about.

Practice the types of problems that you missed on the original test.  Do this by:

- re-doing old homework handouts that you can print from this website.

- doing a lot of online practice like the problems on the Khan Academy site below. Choose the section(s) that relate to the concepts you are studying.

CC8 Unit Assessment is coming this week!

Test Dates:
Period 1 - Thursday, March 23
Periods 2 & 6 - Friday, March 24

If you are planning on leaving early for Spring Break and you will miss the test date, you should take the test BEFORE the break starts. This may mean taking it during PAWs time, lunch time or before/after school earlier in the week. Please talk to Mrs. Bergonzi and make a plan.

Here are some extra practice resources to prepare:

Writing Expressions from Word Problems
- https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-equations-expressions/pre-algebra-alg-expression-word-problems/e/writing-expressions-with-variables-word-problems
- https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-equations-expressions/pre-algebra-alg-expression-word-problems/e/writing-basic-algebraic-expressions-word-problems-2

Evaluating Expressions Quia Game Click "PLAY THIS GAME"!
https://www.quia.com/rr/195129.html?AP_rand=1040705629

Evaluating Expressions
- https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/introduction-to-algebra/alg1-intro-to-variables/e/evaluating_expressions_1
- https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/introduction-to-algebra/alg1-substitution/e/evaluating-expressions-in-two-variables-2
- https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/introduction-to-algebra/alg1-evaluating-expressions-word-problems/e/evaluating-expressions-3

Equivalent Expressions with Negatives and Distribution
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-variables-expressions/cc-7th-factoring/e/equiv-expressions-w-neg-and-dist

Basic Distributive Property Practice
https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-7/multiply-using-the-distributive-property

Combining Like Terms Quia Game Click "PLAY THIS GAME"!
https://www.quia.com/rr/195128.html?AP_rand=1508486733
 

CC5 and CC6 Defense Practice

CC5 Extra Practice

Multiplying Decimals: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-arithmetic-operations/cc-6th-multiplying-decimals/e/multiplying_decimals_1

Dividing Decimals:  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/arith-decimals/arith-review-dividing-decimals/e/dividing_decimals_2

Word Problems: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-neg-word-problems/e/negative-number-word-problems-1

 

CC6  Extra Practice

Dividing Mixed Numbers: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-fractions-2/e/dividing-mixed-numbers

Working with Challenging Fractions: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-negative-numbers-multiply-and-divide/cc-7th-mult-div-fractions-2/e/complex-fractions

Word Problems: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fraction-arithmetic/arith-review-div-fractions-word-problems/e/dividing-fractions-by-fractions-word-problems

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/arithmetic/fraction-arithmetic/arith-review-mult-frac-word-probs/e/multiplying-fractions-by-fractions-word-problems

 

 

CC5 and CC6 Defenses are coming!

Defenses will be offered on the following dates.  These will count toward 3rd quarter grades.
  • After school Monday, Feb 27  with mandatory PAWs practice on Thurs, Feb 23.
  • After school Tuesday, March 7 with mandatory PAWs practice on Thurs, March 2. (This is meant for students going on the GATE field trip next week and cannot attend PAWs on Feb 23).

To qualify for the Defense, you must

□  Fill out the Defense form completely and turn it in to Mrs. B. during PAWs on Thursday, Feb 27 or Thursday, March 2.  Forms can be found in Mrs. Bergonzi's classroom, or attached here. Get your parent signature on the form, and adjust the dates if you will be on the GATE field trip next week.

□  For each incorrect problem you made on your test, mark the type of error in red pen directly on the testYou will need to turn in your original test on the day of the Defense.

□  PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!  Go over the original test thoroughly and ask questions about the problems that you still find to be difficult.  If needed, make an appointment to meet with Mrs. B. for additional support.

Feb 13th Beach Field Trip (Period 1 students only)

The beach field trip is almost here!

A few reminders:

- Students must turn in the new parent signature slip to verify that permission has been given for them to go on the new date.

- Students will meet Mrs. Bergonzi in Room 121 on Monday morning at our usual time (8:20am).

- Students should wear their bathing suits under their clothes, and dress in layers, as it may be cold in the morning.

- Unless you have already ordered a CCMS lunch, bring a bag lunch and water.

- Sunscreen, hat, beach towel and a bag to carry your stuff.

Looking forward to a FUN day!!