LTF Middle School Math Teachers Newsletter
Happy New Year!
Looking ahead, this 9-weeks is packed pacing-wise for all courses. With three possible snow days, a half-day, and MLK Day, it is a tight 9-weeks. Please let me know if you need help making a 9-weeks plan or pacing out your standards. I'd be happy to sit down with you and plan.
Vertical Team Meeting
Thursday, Jan. 21st, 3:30-5pm
107 Sanders Road Southwest
*You will want to enter on Martin Road to avoid car line!
January 13th – Geometry at Merts in the Community Room
January 14th – Math 6/7 at McNair Junior High
January 19th – Algebra I at Merts in the Blue Room
Let me know if you have questions!
Literacy Strategy: Process Logs
Using a Math Process Log, students describe their understanding of a problem, and the steps they use to solve it. Their worksheet guides them through the problem solving process, without prescribing a particular method or order. This activity helps students to solve problems with metacognition and understanding, while still scaffolding them enough to allow success. By explaining their thought processes in writing, students are able to clarify their thinking, avoid potential errors, and arrive at deeper levels of interpretation.
I'd be happy to plan a lesson with you using Process logs or send you more info!
Upcoming LTF Lessons
6th Grade: Alien Invasion (Digits Topic 9)
6th Grade Honors: Arithmetic Sequences (7th Grade Digits Topic 5)
7th Grade: Angles of a Regular Polygon (Digits Topic 10)
7th Grade Honors: Angles of a Regular Polygon (Accellerated Digits Topic 19 &25)
8th Grade: Introduction to Related Rates using Volume (Digits Topic 8)
Algebra 1: Discovery of Patterns of Postive and Negative Exponents (Unit 7)
Geometry: Coordinate Geometry and Proofs (Unit 6) * I just started this today and it is wonderful!