Although PWCS is unable to provide instruction or class assignments to students while schools remain closed, our School Division hopes that the suggestions for optional learning activities posted here will help parents support student learning until schools re-open. Please remember that use of these materials and participation in these activities are optional and neither grades nor course credit will be awarded.

May 18, 2020

This week we will review one-step equations.  I have assigned lessons in Study Island, DreamBox, and Prodigy.  It is optional, but I would encourage you do some of the activities this week!  I am available on Teams and by email Tuesdays 9-10:30 and Wednesdays 12-1:30.  I hope to see you there!  I would love to hear how you are doing!

Stay well!


May 11, 2020

Happy Monday!

This week we will start reviewing Surface Area and Volume.  If you need help reviewing, it can be found in the Big Ideas Textbook, Chapter 7.  You can access the textbook through Clever.  I have assigned lessons in Study Island, DreamBox, and Prodigy.  It is optional, but I would encourage you do some of the activities this week!  I am available on Teams and by email Tuesdays 9-10:30 and Wednesdays 12-1:30.  I hope to see you there!  I would love to hear how you are doing!

Stay well!

May 4, 2020

Happy May!  I have added a lesson on evaluating expressions to Study Island as well as a lesson and practice on DreamBox.  Of course, you can always log into Prodigy if you are bored!  I will be online Tuesday from 9-10:30 and Wednesday from 12-1:30. I hope you are all doing well and staying healthy!

April 27, 2020

This week I would like for you to practice Comparing and Ordering Integers.
Here are the activities you can work on this week:
     - Study Island - lesson and practice
     - Prodigy - games
     - Nearpod (access through Clever.  The code is VSIWP.  use your first             name, no nicknames!
     - Dreambox (access through Clever)

 If you need practice and a lesson for comparing and ordering integers you can access videos from your textbook. To access these videos go to Clever, then go to Big Ideas Videos, then select Course 1, select Chapter 1, select section 1.2 and view all examples.  

Please email me if you have any questions. I will also be on Teams between 9 and 10:30 Tuesday and 12 and 1:30 on Wednesday.  I miss you all and hope you are doing well and working hard! 


April 20, 2020

 I have posted a lesson for you on Study Island.  Remember to log into Clever and then click on Study Island.  You can email me if you have any questions!  I’ll be sitting in front of my computer from 9-10:30, so feel free to reach out to me during that time!

April 13, 2020

Starting tomorrow, I will send you optional review assignments.  The work I assign is all review.  I want to let you practice what you have already learned this year. 

Our schedule will look as follows:

Tuesday –9:00 – 10:30 a.m.:  I will assign a review topic and accompanying assignment.  I will be available through email at this point in time.  (If you need to share a computer and have to do the work later, that is okay.  Remember: the work is optional.)

Wednesday- 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.:  I will be available for office hours for any math/assignment questions.  Send me an email if you have a question about the math.

Finally, the third marking period now ends April 24th.  If you have an assignment you would like to improve, please email me and I will email you work to complete to replace the grade.  

Please stay healthy and remember to take care of you and your family!  You are truly missed!



March 22, 2020

I hope you are enjoying your time at home. During this time, I would like you to keep practicing math on Prodigy (https://play.prodigygame.com/). You can use this program on a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. If you have forgotten your username or password, let me know and I will send it to you. Also, email me with any questions you may have.

Espero que están disfrutando su tiempo en casa. Durante este tiempo, quisiera que siguen practicando matemáticas en la programa de Prodigy (https://play.prodigygame.com/). Se pueden usar esta programa en una computadora, tablet or teléfono celular que tiene internet. Si han olvidado su nombre de usuario (username) o contraseña, avísame y puedo mandarles un email con esta información. También, pueden mandarme un email con algunas preguntas que tienen. 

March 24, 2020

If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit the Home Learning page that Prince William County has provided, please do so. It has some optional schedules for students as well as links/suggestions for academics.  

This week, please go to Study Island and complete the pretest.  It is 30 questions.  This will allow me to better prepare review material for you.  You can access Study Island through Clever.  Please see the video under Files and Documents if you do not know how to access Clever.

Also DreamBox is offering a free 90 day trial to enable you to continue practicing and learning material at home when you sign up by April 30th.  While I personally do not have any experience with DreamBox, I have a friend who is a math coach and loves it.  She uses it with her own child as well as her students.  

Finally, please play Prodigy.  I am working on assigning content for the next few weeks.  Everything assigned in Prodigy will be from units we have already covered.  

Units covered so far this year:

7.1 d – Square Roots and Perfect Squares

Quarter 1 (September-October)

7.1 e – Absolute Value

Quarter 1 (September-October)

7.1b – Compare and Order Scientific Notation

Quarter 1 (September-October)

Review 6.4 – Exponents

Quarter 1 (September-October)

7.1 a – Negative Exponents/Power of Ten

Quarter 1 (September-October)

Review 6.6c – Order of Operations

Quarter 1 (September-October)

7.11 Evaluating Expressions

Quarter 2 (November – January)

Review 6.7c – Area of rectangles

Quarter 2 (November – January)

7.4 a – Describe and determine the surface area and volume of cylinders and rectangular prisms

Quarter 2 (November – January)

7.4b – Solve problems (including practical problems) involving surface area and volume of cylinders and rectangular prisms

Quarter 2 (November – January)

Review 6.13 – One Step equations

Quarter 3 (January – March)

7.12 – Two-Step Equations

Quarter 3 (January – March)



 





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