Week of May 21-24

posted May 21, 2019, 6:11 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated May 22, 2019, 10:20 AM ]

         
TUESDAY    
7A MATH - Students worked on describing probability and calculating probability.  Some students were out of class to finish track and field events from Thursday.    
* Remainder of the day involved finishing track and field events and handing out awards.

WEDNESDAY    
7C MATH - Students worked on a year-end practice test (https://docs.google.com/a/mringram.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6ZTA2OTczMTc2OTc3MmRk) and they used a review sheet for all topics this year (https://docs.google.com/a/mringram.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6NjA5MTA2NDFkZGY0NWE0NA).  We will be having a year-end test (board wide) in the first week of June.    
7B MATH - Students worked on a year-end practice test (https://docs.google.com/a/mringram.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6ZTA2OTczMTc2OTc3MmRk) and they used a review sheet for all topics this year (https://docs.google.com/a/mringram.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6NjA5MTA2NDFkZGY0NWE0NA).  We will be having a year-end test (board wide) in the first week of June.    
7A MATH - Students worked on a year-end practice test (https://docs.google.com/a/mringram.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6ZTA2OTczMTc2OTc3MmRk) and they used a review sheet for all topics this year (https://docs.google.com/a/mringram.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6NjA5MTA2NDFkZGY0NWE0NA).  We will be having a year-end test (board wide) in the first week of June.    


Week of May 13-16

posted May 14, 2019, 6:25 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated May 17, 2019, 5:33 AM ]

         
MONDAY    
8C SCIENCE - Students wrote their online tests for Cells today in class.    
7B MATH - Students were introduced to probability and the likelihood of events.  We watch a video about possible outcomes and how probability is often written in fraction form.    
7C MATH - Students were introduced to probability and the likelihood of events.  We watch a video about possible outcomes and how probability is often written in fraction form.    
7A MATH - Students were introduced to probability and the likelihood of events.  We watch a video about possible outcomes and how probability is often written in fraction form.    

TUESDAY    
Students started the day watching our school production of "It's Not You It's Me."
7C MATH - Students worked on 12.1 Exploring Probability.  We looked at the likelihood of events and how to list possible outcomes and write them in fraction form.    
7B MATH - Students worked on 12.1 Exploring Probability.  We looked at the likelihood of events and how to list possible outcomes and write them in fraction form.    
7A MATH - Students worked on 12.1 Exploring Probability.  We looked at the likelihood of events and how to list possible outcomes and write them in fraction form.    
7C SCIENCE - Students learned about how the particle theory relates to heat transfer and worked in partners to find information regarding heat, temperature, and how temperature is measured.    

WEDNESDAY    
7B MATH - Students worked on the "Do You Remember?" section in our unit on Probability.  We focused on converting between decimals, fractions, and percent and how to create tree diagrams to represent all possible outcomes/combinations.     
7C MATH - Students worked on the "Do You Remember?" section in our unit on Probability.  We focused on converting between decimals, fractions, and percent and how to create tree diagrams to represent all possible outcomes/combinations.     
7C SCIENCE - We corrected our worksheets on heat and started investigating heat transfer (specifically conduction).    

THURSDAY    
In the morning we had Track and Field (until the rain).
In the afternoon, Grade 7s reviewed concepts of Probability and we practiced finding probability with online activities.    

Week of May 6-10

posted May 8, 2019, 10:37 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated May 10, 2019, 8:54 AM ]

          
MONDAY    
7B MATH - Students are reviewing fractions for a unit test on Thursday.  Review booklets have been handed out and can be found under uploaded files on this site.    
7B MATH - Students are reviewing fractions for a unit test on Thursday.  Review booklets have been handed out and can be found under uploaded files on this site.    
8C SCIENCE - Students corrected work about diffusion and the cell membrane.  We talked about human body systems and the hierarchy in the body from cells to organ systems.    

TUESDAY    
7B MATH - Students worked on practice sheets about changing improper <--> mixed and adding and subtracting.    
7C MATH - Students are reviewing fractions for a unit test on Thursday.  Review booklets have been handed out and can be found under uploaded files on this site.    
8C SCIENCE -  We took up the sheets on body systems and learned about how the individual systems function and are interconnected.  Students will be having a unit test on Monday, May 13.    

WEDNESDAY    
* All grade 7 students received a review package for fractions and we took up a practice test together.  All information is also uploaded on this site (uner "Uploaded Files").  Test is tomorrow ....

THURSDAY    
*  All grade 7 students wrote their Fractions Unit Test today in class. 

FRIDAY    
8C SCIENCE - As a class, we reviewed all topics from our Cells unit and we practiced using some online multiple choice quizzes.  All students have received a study booklet with all material they need for the test.  The study booklet is also uploaded on my website (under "Uploaded Files").
7B MATH - As a class, we debriefed about the test from yesterday.  I showed students answers under the Elmo and they did corrections if they got questions wrong or if they had any incomplete.    
7A MATH - As a class, we debriefed about the test from yesterday.  I showed students answers under the Elmo and they did corrections if they got questions wrong or if they had any incomplete.    

Week of April 29 - May 3

posted Apr 29, 2019, 9:24 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated May 1, 2019, 9:12 AM ]

         
MONDAY    
7B MATH - Students finished a worksheet on reducing fractions to lowest terms and we took it up together in class.  Students also reviewed how to add and subtract mixed numbers.    
7B MATH - Students finished a worksheet on reducing fractions to lowest terms and we took it up together in class.  Students also reviewed how to add and subtract mixed numbers.    
8C SCIENCE - Students reviewed osmosis and diffusion.  We corrected our worksheets together that were completed in partners from the previous class.  Students had a brief online multiple choice quiz to review cell membranes and the movement of materials across them.

TUESDAY    
7C MATH - We reviewed the steps for adding and subtracting mixed numbers and then students wrote an online practice quiz to self assess their learning.    
7A MATH - We reviewed the steps for adding and subtracting mixed numbers and then students wrote an online practice quiz to self assess their learning.    
7B MATH - We reviewed the steps for adding and subtracting mixed numbers and then students wrote an online practice quiz to self assess their learning.    

WEDNESDAY   
7A MATH - Students worked on adding and subtracting mixed numbers and then worked on some "Problems of the Week" from the University of Waterloo.    
7B MATH - Students worked on adding and subtracting mixed numbers and then worked on some "Problems of the Week" from the University of Waterloo.    
7C MATH - Students worked on adding and subtracting mixed numbers and then worked on some "Problems of the Week" from the University of Waterloo.    

Week of April 23-26

posted Apr 23, 2019, 9:09 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Apr 29, 2019, 9:17 AM ]

         
TUESDAY    
7A MATH - Students learned how to add and subtract fractions.  We emphasized changing any mixed numbers into improper, finding common denominators, only adding or subtracting numerators, and then writing the final answer in lowest terms.    
7B MATH - Students finished some practice questions on adding and subtracting fractions.  We then took up the answers together and focused on showing all the steps (changing any mixed numbers into improper, finding common denominators, only adding or subtracting numerators, and then writing the final answer in lowest terms).    
7C MATH - Students finished some practice questions on adding and subtracting fractions.  We then took up the answers together and focused on showing all the steps (changing any mixed numbers into improper, finding common denominators, only adding or subtracting numerators, and then writing the final answer in lowest terms).    

WEDNESDAY    
8C SCIENCE - Students reviewed the characteristics of living things and the cell theory.  We also looked at organelles in plant and animal cells and their functions.  Students had a practice online multiple choice quiz to review material.    
7B MATH - We finished reviewing adding and subtracting fractions using common denominators.  Students wrote a review multiple choice quiz online to check on their understanding.    
7A MATH - We finished reviewing adding and subtracting fractions using common denominators.  Students wrote a review multiple choice quiz online to check on their understanding.    

THURSDAY    
8C SCIENCE - Students learned about diffusion and osmosis in today's class.  They worked with partners to find information in the textbook.  We also learned about the cell membrane and how materials are transported across it.    
7B MATH - Students worked in partners to review all the steps involved with adding and subtracting integers.  More specifically ... 1)  Change any mixed into improper, 2) Find common denominators, 3) Add or subtract numerators only,  4)  Simplify into a mixed number (or lowest terms)    
7C MATH - Students worked in partners to review all the steps involved with adding and subtracting integers.  More specifically ... 1)  Change any mixed into improper, 2) Find common denominators, 3) Add or subtract numerators only,  4)  Simplify into a mixed number (or lowest terms)    
7A MATH - Students worked in partners to review all the steps involved with adding and subtracting integers.  More specifically ... 1)  Change any mixed into improper, 2) Find common denominators, 3) Add or subtract numerators only,  4)  Simplify into a mixed number (or lowest terms)    

FRIDAY    
* All Grade 7 classes had review today for finding lowest terms (for fractions) and we practiced adding and subtracting mixed numbers once again (see above sheet).    
8C SCIENCE - In today's class we looked at diffusion and osmosis.  At the end of this class we had a "Smartie Pants" assembly which recognizes positive student attitude and achievement.    

Week of April 15-18

posted Apr 15, 2019, 6:13 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Apr 23, 2019, 6:40 AM ]

         
MONDAY    
8C SCIENCE - Students continued working on their Cell City.  They drew a model of an animal cell and used the parts of a city to reflect the parts of a cell and their functions.    
7B MATH - Students worked on creating and finding equivalent fractions.  We looked at using online manipulatives such as fraction strips.    
7C MATH - Students worked in partners and small groups to correct integer work from Thursday.  We reviewed concepts and reinforced the importance of understanding process and not just the final answers.     
7A MATH - Students worked on creating and finding equivalent fractions.  We looked at using online manipulatives such as fraction strips.   

TUESDAY    
7C MATH - Students worked on finding the common denominator of two fractions, they also worked on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed into improper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Y0Kvcnw8g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggYdPef3Nuk
7B MATH - Students worked on finding the common denominator of two fractions, they also worked on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed into improper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Y0Kvcnw8g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggYdPef3Nuk
7A MATH - Students worked on finding the common denominator of two fractions, they also worked on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and mixed into improper.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-Y0Kvcnw8g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggYdPef3Nuk
8C SCIENCE - Students continued working on their Cell City.  This was the last class to finish, so students may have to come in during break to finish.    

WEDNESDAY    
7B MATH - Students worked on finding common denominators and converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions.    
7C MATH - Students worked on finding common denominators and converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions.    
8C SCIENCE - Students had a chance to practice parts of the cell and their functions.    

THURSDAY    
7C MATH - Students learned how to add and subtract integers (finding a common denominator first).  They practiced on worksheets while collaborating with partners.    
7A MATH - Students worked on finding common denominators and converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions.    
7B MATH - Students learned how to add and subtract integers (finding a common denominator first).  They practiced on worksheets while collaborating with partners.    

Week of April 8-11

posted Apr 8, 2019, 7:06 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Apr 12, 2019, 6:47 AM ]

         
MONDAY    
7B MATH - Students corrected their practice tests with me in class and were asked to bring them home for studying tonight and tomorrow night.  We will be having an Integers Test on Wednesday.    
7C MATH - Students corrected their practice tests with me in class and were asked to bring them home for studying tonight and tomorrow night.  We will be having an Integers Test on Wednesday.    
8C SCIENCE - Students corrected their worksheets on Characteristics of Life and the Cell Theory.  We looked at the composition of plant and animal cells and learned what the various organelles do.  A great website for reference is Cells Alive:  https://www.cellsalive.com/cells/cell_model.htm

TUESDAY
* All Math classes (7A, 7B, 7C) have an Integers Test tomorrow!
We spent class today reviewing for the test, doing some online practice quizzes, and practicing using BEDMAS when solving multi-step integer questions.  All students have a practice test and a review booklet to help them study.    

WEDNESDAY   
* All students had an integer test today in class. 

THURSDAY    
8C SCIENCE - Students started working on creating a model "city" that acts like an animal cell.  The nucleus will be like City Hall, etc.  I was very happy to see how engaged everyone was!    
7A MATH - Students worked in partners and small groups to correct integer work from yesterday.  We reviewed concepts and reinforced the importance of understanding process and not just the final answers.    

Week of April 1-5

posted Apr 2, 2019, 8:50 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Apr 5, 2019, 11:16 AM ]

         
MONDAY    
7C SCIENCE - Some students struggled with their unit tests ... They have an opportunity to do a rewrite in the next couple of days, BUT they have to find me and come in during break.  The test takes, at most, 20 min.
I want them to succeed.  The questions will be the same as before, so they know what to expect.  Everyone received review booklets, and they can also be found online on my website:
http://www.mringram.com/uploaded-files/gr-7-science-files
http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6MTU0NzU5MjA1YjMzNWJjMQ

7C MATH -- Students focused on the basics of adding and subtracting integers.
ADDING: Same signs? Combine!
Different signs? What Do you have more of? How many more?
SUBTRACTING:  Change to a related addition!
ATO (add the opposite)
7B MATH - Students focused on the basics of adding and subtracting integers.
ADDING: Same signs? Combine!
Different signs? What Do you have more of? How many more?
SUBTRACTING:  Change to a related addition!
ATO (add the opposite)
7A MATH - Students focused on the basics of adding and subtracting integers.
ADDING: Same signs? Combine!
Different signs? What Do you have more of? How many more?
SUBTRACTING:  Change to a related addition!
ATO (add the opposite)

TUESDAY    
7A MATH - Students reviewed how to add integers and how to change subtracting integers into related additions (ATO).  We also worked on solving questions by working backwards;  they were given the answer and had to work backwards with integers to find the starting point.    
7B MATH - Students reviewed how to add integers and how to change subtracting integers into related additions (ATO).  We also worked on solving questions by working backwards;  they were given the answer and had to work backwards with integers to find the starting point.    
7C MATH - Students reviewed how to add integers and how to change subtracting integers into related additions (ATO).  We also worked on solving questions by working backwards;  they were given the answer and had to work backwards with integers to find the starting point.    

WEDNESDAY    
7C SCIENCE - Students worked on constructing their bridges for the Sault College Bridge Building Competition.    
7B MATH - Student received review booklets and worked on a Test Yourself handout with classmates.    
7A MATH - Student received review booklets and worked on a Test Yourself handout with classmates.    

THURSDAY    
7C SCIENCE - Students have hopefully completed one side of their bridges, and they should be making a mirror image of it so they have a perfectly symmetrical bridges (distribute forces better).    
7B MATH - Students finished their review on the Test Yourself Worksheet.  We reviewed the rules for adding integers, subtracting integers, AND how to use BEDMAS to solve multi-step problems.    
7C MATH - Students finished their review on the Test Yourself Worksheet.  We reviewed the rules for adding integers, subtracting integers, AND how to use BEDMAS to solve multi-step problems.    
7A MATH - Students finished their review on the Test Yourself Worksheet.  We reviewed the rules for adding integers, subtracting integers, AND how to use BEDMAS to solve multi-step problems.    

FRIDAY    
7C MATH - Students received a review booklet and a practice test today in class.  Both of these can be found on my "Uploaded Files" page on this website.    
7B MATH - Students received a review booklet and a practice test today in class.  Both of these can be found on my "Uploaded Files" page on this website.    
7A MATH - Students received a review booklet and a practice test today in class.  Both of these can be found on my "Uploaded Files" page on this website.    
8C SCIENCE - Students were introduced to our new unit on "Cells".  We focused on characteristics of living things and the differences between plant and animal cells.    

Week of Mar. 18-22

posted Mar 19, 2019, 5:24 AM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Mar 22, 2019, 8:38 AM ]

         
MONDAY    
7C SCIENCE - Students did a review quiz on particle theory (not for marks).  We reviewed mixtures and solutions and how to separate them.    
7B MATH - Students learned about similarity and congruence (with respect to triangles).  We learned about the three proofs for congruence (SSS, SAS, ASA) and that similar triangles have all angles the same and a common ratio of sides (larger or smaller).    
7A MATH - Students learned about similarity and congruence (with respect to triangles).  We learned about the three proofs for congruence (SSS, SAS, ASA) and that similar triangles have all angles the same and a common ratio of sides (larger or smaller).    

TUESDAY    
7C SCIENCE - Students worked in partners to finish their worksheets (some were away before the break).  We reviewed how to calculate concentration and solubility.  Students also learned separation techniques for wheat, uranium, and petroleum.   
7B MATH - Students practiced proving congruence and similarity in various triangles.  
7C MATH - Students learned about similarity and congruence (with respect to triangles).  We learned about the three proofs for congruence (SSS, SAS, ASA) and that similar triangles have all angles the same and a common ratio of sides (larger or smaller).    
7A MATH - Students practiced proving congruence and similarity in various triangles.   

WEDNESDAY    
7C MATH - Students practiced identifying similarity and finding the ratios of corresponding sides.  We reviewed what congruence meant and identified pairs of congruent triangles using the rules SSS, SAS, and ASA.    
7B MATH - Students practiced identifying similarity and finding the ratios of corresponding sides.  We reviewed what congruence meant and identified pairs of congruent triangles using the rules SSS, SAS, and ASA.    
7A MATH - Students practiced identifying similarity and finding the ratios of corresponding sides.  We reviewed what congruence meant and identified pairs of congruent triangles using the rules SSS, SAS, and ASA.    
7C SCIENCE - We reviewed how separation techniques are used in industry.  Distillation is a common practice.    

THURSDAY    
7B MATH - Students started working on a practice test for our unit.  All of the answers are online here:  http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6MWIyMWU3YTFmN2E2Zjk
7B MATH - Students started working on a practice test for our unit.  All of the answers are online here:  http://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=bXJpbmdyYW0uY29tfGNsYXNzZXN8Z3g6MWIyMWU3YTFmN2E2Zjk
7C SCIENCE - We started taking up our worksheets for the unit.  Students struggled somewhat with calculating concentration and solubility.  We will continue on Day 5.

FRIDAY    
7C MATH - Students spent the period reviewing how to create and bisect angles using compasses.  They all received review booklets for our unit.  We will be having a Geometry Test on Monday. March 25.  This is a tricky unit, so students are strongly encouraged to review material.    
7A MATH - Students spent the period reviewing how to create and bisect angles using compasses.  They all received review booklets for our unit.  We will be having a Geometry Test on Monday. March 25.  This is a tricky unit, so students are strongly encouraged to review material.    
7B MATH - Students spent the period reviewing how to create and bisect angles using compasses.  They all received review booklets for our unit.  We will be having a Geometry Test on Monday. March 25.  This is a tricky unit, so students are strongly encouraged to review material.    

Week of Mar. 4-8

posted Mar 4, 2019, 12:07 PM by Mr. Ingram   [ updated Mar 5, 2019, 12:02 PM ]

           
MONDAY    
7C SCIENCE - Today, students looked at how substances dissolve.  We looked at concentration and how to calculate the solubility of substances.    
7B MATH - Students learned how to use compasses and rulers to create and bisect angles.  They also practiced creating angles using protractors.    
7C MATH - Students learned how to use compasses and rulers to create and bisect angles.  They also practiced creating angles using protractors.    
7A MATH - Students learned how to use compasses and rulers to create and bisect angles.  They also practiced creating angles using protractors.    

TUESDAY    
7C MATH - Students worked on classifying triangles and and quadrilaterals.  They watched videos (from this website) on how to describe various polygons.    
7B MATH - Students worked on classifying triangles and and quadrilaterals.  They watched videos (from this website) on how to describe various polygons.    
7A MATH - Students worked on classifying triangles and and quadrilaterals.  They watched videos (from this website) on how to describe various polygons.    
7C SCIENCE - Students learned various methods of separating mixtures.  We discussed how to use sieves, filters, magnets, floating and settling, and evaporation to separate mixtures.    

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