This page is where I keep my daily math lesson plans. This is a flexible plan, a working document!

I've decided to close this page down as I've been incorporating math plans into day plans! Mrs J. March 20, 2016


solve equations
work on math skits/video creations

solve equations
work on videos

watch videos on solving equations and try it out!!!
start real life algebra and math skits/video creation

Term 1 QR Code Treasure Hunt review
Start Term 2: algebra: watch videos and try it out!!!

Take up last bit of text book work on linear patterns

Speeches no math


  1. Finish vids, do textbook practice re: patterns with algebraic expressions, find the terms


  1. Continue making math vids


  1. Quick peek back at one of the linear pattern vids! Review how to turn a pattern into an equation.
  2. Continue making math vids


  1. Math: linear patterns mix and match: 
    1. match up the pictorial representation, the graphic representation and the algebraic equation for each pattern and paste in order. 
    2. Everyone lists 6 random numbers above ten on a stickee and I will randomly handout. 
    3. Use each number a the nth term to test out the equation/pattern and find the nth term. 
    5. Hand in
  2. Review math video criteria. Get started!

01/29 PD DAY

Start algebra
view what is algebra, take notes (how it is used in real life)
practice a few simple 'solve for x' questions
 (linear pattern equations) using the OAME Clips step by step lessons
Discuss final assignment DUE FRIDAY Feb 5: a video using whatever manipulatives you want demonstrating a linear pattern, showing the equation, and using the equation to find the nth term, and also graphing the equation

QUIZ on measurement

  1. review for quiz on Monday (conversions, circle measurements, cylinder)

  1. Watch cylinder video
    1. evaluate video as effective media piece
    2. create list to show what is considered effective media!
  2. Calculate the volume of the cylinders provided and post on wall
  3. review for quiz on Monday (conversions, circle measurements, cylinder)

01/20 (fieled trip day)
  1. Use 4 numbers as radii and practice the formulas
  2. If time, further practice of conversions and circle measurement


  1. Watch math antics
    1. evaluate video as effective media piece
  2. Obtain 4 numbers from each students on stickees to use a radii in practice

  1. Watch video
    1. evaluate video as an effective media piece
  2. create a diagram showing all relevant parts of a circle
  3. more practice of formulas

01/08 (Supply)
  1. what is a circle? your own idea: write in your work books
  2. watch circle vids to get the definition
  3. also discuss pi
Part 2
  1. Define radius, diameter, circumference,
  2. List the calculations/formulas for finding out each.
  3. Practice with some examples. 

  1. use homework questions as examples for practice

  1. New unit: measurement
  2. watch metric vids, create ladders in workbooks, conversion practice 
  3. HOMEWORK: come to class with 4 conversion questions ready to share *Not optional. I will be tracking who does this and who doesn't!

Math #1 last graphing story: *hand in
brainstorm video ideas for our own graphing stories

Math #2
spreadsheet of your survey data: turn into a graph: written analysis *hand in

Math #1 compare all the graphs from graphing stories so far: observations
graphing stories individual

Math #1
Create your own, individual response to the graphic story. *hand in
Brainstorm ideas for filming a graphic story. List on chart paper. (Mrs. Boate will be returning on Dec 14 to film so we need to be ready)

Cancelled to make holiday decorations needed soon for holiday lunch

Math #1
Use the MK data to complete mean, median, mode and range plus answer the question: Interpret the data. What does this data tell you? *hand in

Math #2
Finish creating your google forms survey


Math #1
  1. Show second page on math blog re: data management & discuss survey google forms project & graphing stories videos (to be done before the holidays). Mrs. Boate to return Dec 14 for filming!
  2. View graphing story #2 to remind ourselves what it was about
  3. Hand out and finish
  4. Discuss questions that came up and how solved
  5. Present solution on video 

Math #2

1. Data collection using Mario Kart and/or Wii Bowling. Then using the data to complete mean, median, mode, range assignment.

  1. Graphing stories #2 activity: view another one, create graph to correspond, 

  1. Review content from far did you get?
  2. Finish text book questions

11/25 *supply teacher*

  1. Data management definitions
    1. watch videos on math blog: mean, median, mode, range and outlier
    2. with seat partner, use textbooks and what you have seen to create a definition for the wall
    3. hand in, Mrs. J will review and post the best ones
    4. text book work: page 213 Q 1 a-d


  1. Mrs. Boate guest teacher: starting data management
    1. Using graphing stories video (tree swing) to engage inquiry process.
      1. first, a bar graph with just bars: 
        1. what could this be about? discussion
        2. what is missing? discussion
      2. second, view graphing stories video
        1. with seating partner, and chart paper, create a graph for time/height
        2. teacher to circle an aspect for you to present
        3. presentation & discussion
      3. STICKEE for parking lot: one thing you could graph


  1. Quiz

Math #1
  1. Similar review as yesterday.
  2. Word Problems and real life applications: A square garden has an area of 151m squared . What are the approximate dimensions of the garden?  (Discuss math communication skills)


  1. Review: 
    1. connection between exponents and perfect squares
    2. square roots of perfect squares and multiplication tables
    3.  circle the non perfect squares. Explain how you know they are NOT perfect squares.
  2. More practice: write the two whole numbers that are closest to each of the following square roots.

  1. Review perfect squares.
  2. Discuss Gr. 8 goal (distinguish between whole numbers that have whole number square roots and those that do not) 
  3. questions to solve (estimate, identify) re: square roots that don't have whole numbers vs those that do (ie: Write the two whole numbers that are closest to each of the following square roots.)
  4. possible quiz on Friday?
Short Math #2: more practice

Math #1
  1. Math as thinking, math as problem solving: 101 questions link
  2. Review list of perfect squares/ numbers. What about the numbers BETWEEN these numbers?
  3. View videos on math blog (also: evaluate their effectiveness as media)
  4. Discuss prior knowledge needed, and new definitions
  5. Questions to solve re: whole number square roots  (pg 331, pg 51)
Math #2 postponed to finish Movie CASI so the assignment could go home over the weekend

No math today due to assembly

Math #1
  1. Math as thinking, math as problem solving: 101 questions link
  2. Also check out WHAT IF? math and science answers to wacky questions linked on the side bar of blog
  3. New unit: square roots, 
    1. solve this problem on the board with square tiles (use to build squares. What numbers are possible (up to 150, if tiles amounts allow)? What do you notice about the list of numbers?
Math #2
  1. Cancelled due to remembrance day wreath creation



Part 1

  1.  Review: 
    1. solving simple exponents, putting into expanded and standard form
    2. solving simple base  ten exponents, putting into expanded and standard form
  2. Using base ten exponents to create whole numbers in expanded form
  3. Now reversing the process: a number like 456 000 can be represented as base ten exponents multiplied and added...
    1. watch video explanation
      1. is it an effective video? Discuss
    2. practice in workbooks

Part 2:

  1. Practice test

  1. Solving base ten expornents. Using simple place value to determine the exponent for an base ten (10 000 = 10 to the power of...)
  2. representing simple, whole numbers in expanded form using powers of 10 (10 to the power of 5 Then multiplied by 5 = 50 0000)
  3. Review of BEDMAS as it pertains to this process
  4. practice in workbooks

Part 1: Exponents review:

  1. Thinking question on the board
  2. videos on math blog (also, analyze: effective media? yes? no?)
  3. various review questions on whiteboards, using exponential, expanded and standard form

Part 2: Power of 10 & representing numbers in expanded form using base 10

  1. exponents of power of 10 in work books
  2. video 'power of 10': real life applications
  3. quiz set for Friday?

Next set of baseline questions: lets try to get to #15
If time:
  1. Based on last class, we need to further review:
    1. conversion of fractions to decimals to percents, all variations
    2. negative numbers
  2. Starting with conversion as our focus
    1. Do 4 corners responses as a review of fractions, percents, decimals
  3. Get into 'mixing it up' groups for 'teach the teacher' re: conversions
    1. you will be assigned a topic
    2. research it and write a procedural HOW TO
    3. present it
    4. discuss any math terms that come up
    5. post the HOW TO's
  4. Text book questions: if stuck, use the procedures posted to help you!
    1. percents:  page 72 Q1a-f, Q2 a
    2. fraction: page 167 Q1a-v, Q2 a-d

First period: Baseline assessments of ONAP
Second period: library

Focus: comparing numbers (positive and negative numbers, fractions and decimals to thousandths) and translating fractions to decimals and percents
  1. Group reviews. Define with picture, number words): 
    1. positive numbers
    2. negative numbers
    3. fractions 
    4. decimals
    5. percents
  2. white board and markers activity: mrs J wants to know... you write the answer and show it
  3. If time, in pairs create a similar question for another pair to solve
    1. solve
  4. If time, individually, create a similar question for another pair to solve
    1. solve
    2. put in portfolio
no math today, first day of school activities instead

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