# Mrs. Grooms' 8th Grade Math Class

## What's Happening at Moses!

DLD Day: Friday, October 6th

Conference: October 9th and 10th--2 hour early release

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CLASSROOM NEWS!!!

Tutoring has started on Thursday mornings at 7:45.

I must know Wednesday if your child will attend so I can meet them at the side door on the 700 hall.

PLEASE REMEMBER: Students do need to come to class with laptops charged and updated!!

Please encourage students to complete their online assignments on Digital Days.

Moses Motto: Together--We can make a difference

Our Classroom Motto for the year: Be Kind, Be Flexible and Be Positive

We have also stressed that it is okay to make mistakes. Making mistakes means you are learning!!

We are using our new digital textbook lessons--Illustrative Math

There are review websites if you scroll down for students to do in this newsletter as well as Modules on Canvas.

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Plans for the WEEK---Unit 2 Inequalities

Monday: Interpreting Expressions/Variables--Vocabulary: Term, Coefficient, Constant--

Some students will be finishing up a few test problems from before break.

Tuesday: Introduction to Inequalities/Representing Situations with Inequalities

Wednesday: Solving Inequalities

Thursday: Solving and Graphing Inequalities

Friday: DLD---Inequalities Quiz

WE ARE USING CALCULATORS CURRENTLY. If you want to purchase one for you child, we suggest TI 30 or TI36 Pro. They can also use desmos.com

There are lots of resources on my Canvas Page for students to reference and links below where students can do some additional review if they choose.

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Click below for assistive technology resources

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR DIGITAL LEARNING AND CANVAS

Computer/Network, Infinite Campus and Canvas Log-in:

User: Lunch Number

Moses + (4 digit birthday--month and day)

If at home:

User: Lunch Number@ paulding.k12.ga.us

Password: Moses + (4 digit birthday)

Supplies: 1 inch binder, paper, and pronged folder, earbuds

Homework: Homework will be assigned periodically. Please check with your child to make sure he or she is completing the work to be checked the next day.

Tutoring: Tutoring will start in September on Thursdays at 7:45. Your child must let me know by Wednesday so I can meet at the front of the building.

Digital Textbook: Illustrative Classroom---Students will access the text through Clever.

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## Contact Information

Please feel free to contact me at any time. I will try to respond as soon as possible. My planning time is 2:05-3:25.

Since this is the first issue of the newsletter, I’d like to take a few lines to introduce myself to you. My name is Laura Grooms. I have been teaching in Paulding County for 28 years. I taught at Herschel Jones for my first 10 years and have been at Moses for 18 years(This is my 19th). I am a certified math teacher and love the subject!! On a personal level, I am married and have a 15 year old son, Brantley, who is a 10th grader in Cobb County. I am a dog lover, especially pugs. We have a black pug, Trixie Bell, and a fawn pug, Tugboat "Tug." I enjoy exercising, reading, traveling and spending time with family and friends. My husband and I love watching sports, especially baseball, football and soccer.

WEBSITES TO PRACTICE Math Fluency

Xtra Math: Kids can get help with basic operations with this program. Let's fill some gaps!!!

Basic Fact Practice with flashcards and games:

Multiplication Practice: Fact Monster

Multiplication Flashcards

Helpingwithmath.com

Resources for Equations

Websites for Integer Practice:

http://www.math-play.com/integer-games.html (Links to an external site.) This is a website that has practice over integers.

http://www.math-play.com/Integers-Jeopardy/Integers-Jeopardy.html (Links to an external site.)

One and Two Step Equations:

Here are some games/websites to practice.

More Equation Practice:

http://www.math-play.com/equation-games.html (Ignore the systems of equations section. Everything else is good.)

http://www.xpmath.com/forums/arcade.php?do=play&gameid=64 Game that will keep track of how many problems you have correct

http://www.math-videos-online.com/solving-equations-games.html A lot of interactive games with more practice with solving equations

Instruction on all types of equations. Videos and practice

https://www.mathgames.com/skill/8.40-solve-multi-step-equations

Multi-Step Math Games

Linear EQUATIONS

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/linear-equations.html