Seventh Grade Math
It has been an extremely busy year in math this year. We have worked on developing math concepts and procedures through projects, songs and MOST importantly, by using Accountable talk to develop mutual respect for one another and increase their communication skills.
With such a busy year, the students have successfully challenged one another to think about math on a higher level and across the curriculum.
One song the students enjoyed was learning the concept of multiplying and dividing integers:
(Tune – When Your Ears Hang Low)
When you multiply/divide as long as you live
If the signs are the same, then it’s positive.
When they’re opposite, then it’s negative
When you multiply or divide.
Students worked cooperatively to develop the ratio between the circumference and diameter of a circle by using hands-on instruction: