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Contact Information:               

PHONE:  625-6600  Ext. 1068     E-Mail: petruccim@hamiltonschools.org  

Ten Marks Math Challenge
Stock Market Game   


Overview of Curriculum:  Throughout the year, students will study statistics; place value; addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals; fact review; problem solving strategies; algebra concepts; ratio, proportion, & percents; integers.   

School supplies:  Notebook and Pencil (Optional: dry erase marker, crayons/colored pencils)

Please note:  There is no need to purchase a calculator unless you want one for home use.  A calculator will be provided for classroom use.

Weekly Family Math Activity (and Extra Credit Points): Totaling One   (reviews adding decimals) January Folder Due by Friday, January 30th!


Periods 1-2:  Students are currently studying integers, comparing integers, and absolute value - Topics 1-3 at back of text

Periods 6-7: Students are currently working on ordering integers and absolute value---  Topic 1-3 in green book.

Periods 8-9:  Students are currently studying integers, comparing integers, and absolute value - Topics 1-3 at back of text
















POW Due!

Marking Period 2 Ends on Jan. 29th!

Coordinate Grid Due!

Weekly Review Due

January WFMA Due

Next Week:


Upcoming Dates:
February WFMA Due 2-27-15




Study for Test on 8.1 - 8.4 Test on 8.1 - 8.4
* In case of a snow day, test will be given the day we return!
 POW Due!

Marking Period 2 Ends on Jan. 29th!

Coordinate Grid Due!

Weekly Review Due

January WFMA Due

Next Week:


Upcoming Dates:
February WFMA Due 2-27-15


8 - 9

     POW Due!

Marking Period 2 Ends on Jan. 29th!

Coordinate Grid Due!

Weekly Review Due

January WFMA Due

Next Week:
Marking Period 2 Ends on Jan. 29th!

Upcoming Dates:
February WFMA Due 2-27-15

This week's POW:  POW Due Wed., January 28th:

You can buy a 3-pound bag of apples for $3.39 or you can buy apples for $1.29 a pound.

  1. How much do apples cost per pound if you buy the bag?

  2. How much do you save if you buy 2 bags of apples than if you buy 6 pounds of apples?


POW Due Wed., January 21st:

The table shows the average price of gold (in dollars per ounce) for several years.







Average price (dollars per ounce)







1. Find the quotient of the averages prices of gold in 2010 and 1970. What does the quotient mean?

    2.  A miner found three pieces of gold in an underground mine in 1970. The pieces weighed 0.080 ounce, 0.122 ounce, and 0.096 ounce.

         a.   Find the total weight of the gold.

         b.   Find the total value of the gold when it was mined.

         c.   About how much more was the gold worth in 2010 than in 1970?

         d.   The miner sold 0.1 ounce of the gold in 2011 for $186.05. How much should the miner have received for the remaining gold?

POW Due Wed., January 14th: Julie is swimming in an ocean race and needs to reach the buoy 60 yards from shore.   She already swam 3/10 of the distance.  How many yards does she need to still swim to reach the buoy?


No POW Due Wed., January 7th!

POW Due Wed., December 17th:   You are buying fruit to make fruit baskets. Apples come in bags of 20. Oranges come in bags of 16, and bananas come in bags of 32.
1. You have one bag of each fruit. Each fruit basket must be identical.
a. What is the greatest number of fruit baskets that you can make using all of the fruit?
b. How many of each type of fruit are in each fruit basket in part (a)?
2. You decide that not only must the fruit baskets be identical, but each one must have the same numbers of apples, oranges, and bananas.
a. What is the least number of bags of each fruit you need to have the same number of apples, oranges, and bananas?
b. How many of each type of fruit do you have?
c. There must be at least 5 but no more than 10 of each type of fruit in each basket. How many different ways can you arrange the fruit baskets when using all of the fruit? Explain your reasoning.

POW Due Wed., December 10th:  A school band has 75 members. The band enters a band competition at a rival school.

    1.  There is a $200 entrance fee for each band plus a $25 entrance fee for each drill team. The competition has a total of 32 bands and 25 drill teams. Write and evaluate an expression for the total amount of money collected from entrance fees.

    2.  For the competition, each band member needs $12 for food. To get to the competition, the school rents 3 buses that cost $580 each. Write and evaluate an expression for these costs.

    3.  The food and bus costs will be split evenly among the band members. Write and evaluate an expression for the total cost per band member.

Write and evaluate an expression to find the number of band members in each formation.

    4.  One part of the formation has eight rows with five band members per row. The other part has four rows with seven members in each row.

    5.  One part of the formation has three rows with thirteen band members per row. The other part has six rows with six members in each row.

    6.  One part of the formation has seven rows with seven band members per row. Another part of the formation has four rows with four members in each row. The last part has three rows with three members in each row.


No POW Due Wed., December 3rd:    

Due Wed., November 26th:  The school has raised $1,200.00 over the last 2 years at the Spring Fling.  This year the school raised $200.00 more than last year.  How much money did the school raise last year?

Due Wed., November 19th:  Jackson lent his friend one-half of his CD collection.  Of those, 3/5 were missing covers.  Jackson has 50 CDs.  How many were missing covers?

NO POW Due Wed., November 12th:

Due Wed., November 5th:   The sum of Mary’s age and her Mother’s age is 36. Mary’s mother is 5 times older than Mary. How old is each person?


Books:  Big Ideas  -----Remember to Choose "Common Core" from the pull-down menu!

                                  Periods  1-2 and 8-9     

Text: Big Ideas - Green Book  - 6th Grade Remember to Choose "Common Core" from the pull-down menu!

                            Student Link: http://www.bigideasmath.com/students/?level=7.00

Parent Link:  http://www.bigideasmath.com/parents/

Periods  6-7

Text: Big Ideas - Remember to Choose "Common Core" from the pull-down menu!

Green Book  - 6th Grade

                            Student Link: http://www.bigideasmath.com/students/?level=7.00

Parent Link:  http://www.bigideasmath.com/parents/

Red Book - 7th Grade Remember to Choose "Common Core" from the pull-down menu!

                                                           Student  Link:  http://www.bigideasmath.com/students/?level=8.50

                        Parent Link:  http://www.bigideasmath.com/parents/

Math Sites:  

PARCC Math Games

Common Core Practice

Multiplication Fact Quiz

Another  Fact Quiz Site

Xtra Math



Flashcard Maker

Math Fact Quizzes

More Math Fact Quizzes

Fact Games

Manga High

PBS Kids Cyberchase

Math Olympics

Decention Game

Lesson Review Site for all Math Topics

Math Video Review - all topics

Math Tutorials - Khan Academy

Mixed Math Review Site

Math Power Points on All Topics

Math Videos

Skill Builder  This site is great--click on grade level then skill and it will provide a list of resources!

20 Great Math Sites/Apps for Students and Teachers

20 Great YouTube Videos on Math

Problem-Solving Games

Coordinate Grid Activities

Measurement Converter

Metric Conversions


    Rounding Decimals

    Adding Decimals

    Subtracting Decimals

    Ordering Decimals

    Add/Sub/Mult/Div Decimals

   Caribbean Decimals

   Decimal Place Value

    Scooter Place Value

Algebra Balance Scale    

Scientific Notation



    Coordinate Plane/Ordered Pairs

    Mixed Review:  Lines, angles, shapes, area formulas


    Measuring Angles

    Angle Matching

     Sums of Polygon Angles

    Geometry Quiz

    Shape Quiz

Quad Rap- Mrs. Christman

    Pythagorean Theorem Intro

    Pythagorean Theorem Practice

    Pythagorean Theorem Simulator

    Area of Triangles

    Area of Parallelograms and Trapezoids

    Circumference and Area of Circles/Mixed Geometry Review


     Area of a Circle


    Pi Book

    Line Symmetry

    Symmetry Designs




    Surface Area and Volume

Surface Area Video Tutorial

3D Figures


Math Properties -  Click on type then scroll down past lesson for activity

Order of Operations

Order of Operations Graded Review

Ordering Rational Numbers Video Clip

Prime Factorization

Divisibility Rules - Practice

Divisibility Rules - Flashcards

Divisibility Rules 3 and 9 Song

Divisibility Rules Song


Reading Graphs

Graphs and Data Analysis

Graph Making

Box and Whisker Plots

Box-and-Whisker Generator

Venn Diagram Maker

Venn Diagram Shape Sorter

Stock Market Sites





Solve for Variables

Combining Like Terms

More Combining Like Terms

Algebra One-Step Equations

Another Algebra One-Step Equations  - Scroll down page for activity menu

Two-Step Equations


Comparing Integers

More Comparing Integers




    Jeopardy with Integers


Absolute Value

Absolute Value Millionaire


    Equivalent Fractions

    Equivalent Fractions 2

    Equivalent/Lowest Terms

    Comparing and Ordering Fractions - lessons, games, practice

    Fraction to Decimal Conversion

Fraction, Decimals, Percents

    Fraction Practice Site - Mixed Review of skills

    Factors, GCF, LCM and Fractions

    Mixed Review- Woodlands

    All Types of Fractions

    Another Mixed Review

Ratio, Rate, Proportion and Percents:


   Equivalent Ratios

    Unit Rate

    Cross Multiplying Proportions

    Find the Better Buy!

    Scale Drawing

   Percent/Fraction Comparisons

    Challenge Game For 1 or 2 Players


    Equivalent Fraction/Decimals/Percents

    Mixed Review of Fractions/Decimals/Percents

    Golden Ratio

    Scale Factor

    Scale Factor Video Clip


    Percent Shopping

    Percentage Game

Square Root Flashcards

Tangrams:  Woodlands

Math Olympics


























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