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Chris Sieling
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7th Grade Math in MN: Days 13-17
Week 4 Day 13: White Board Game & Histograms Day 14: Intro to Mean as Fair Share Day 15: Interactive Notebook Notes & Mean as Balance Point Day 16: WoDB and Median Activity Day 17: Prodigy Intro (hearing & vision screening) This week our goal was to get thr...

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7th Grade Math in MN: Days 10,11,12
Week 3 Day 10: Lesson 5 - Dot Plots & Stat Questions Day 11: Lesson 5 & 6 - Histograms Day 12: Lesson 6 - Histograms & Desmos Polygraph It was a great week of discussions about data. Day 10:  We started with a review of what makes a "good statistical questi...

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7th Grade Math in MN: Day 9
Week 3 Day 9: White Board Game & 6.8.2 - Statistical Questions We started the day with a White Board Game, since it is the first day of the week. Since we started with that game, we skipped the warm up and jumped right into Activity 1. The students had grea...

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7th Grade Math in MN: Days 7-8
Week 1 Day 7: Lesson 6.8.1 - Got Data Day 8: Lesson 6.8.1 - Got Data We actually got to use our first problems from Illustrative Math this week.  We started with a sixth grade unit about Data.  In MN, 7th graders are expected to study data distributions, an...

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7th Math in MN: Week 2 - Days 4-6
Week 2: Day 4: White Board Game & Multiple Intelligences Presentation & Assignment Day 5: Noah's Ark Problem (sub plans) Day 6: Start Interactive Notebooks & Work time for Multiple Intelligences Assignment We are still not to the Illustrative Math curriculu...

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7th Grade Math in MN: Week 1
During the first week, Wed, Thur & Fri, in our district I really try to focus on a couple points.  None of them are using any curriculum except some of YouCubed's Week of Inspirational math tasks. My Goals of the First Week: 1.  Class Expectations and Routi...

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Illustrative Math in Minnesota
This year I am implementing a brand new curriculum, Illustrative Mathematics .  I am really excited as they always have had great mathematical tasks on their site. This summer they released their full 6th-8th curriculum.  Understandably so, it was based aro...

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Bottle Flipping & Probability
Like most students, my 7th graders are obsessed with bottle-flipping.  So I thought for a long time on how to use this to my advantage with the 7th grade standards.  I came up with a probability lesson.  The lesson combines experimental probability, writing...

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Support Math Class: Update
It has been a while since I got to post anything.  It has been really busy.  Math team has started (I coach JH and HS).  Robotics is in full swing (I coach HS and JH).  Add in lots of other family commitments and I have barely been able to keep up with teac...

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Support Math Class: Days 12-13
Friday, Sept 9th 1. Circle Talk        We just did a quick couple questions about reflecting on the week.  These are their least favorite questions.  I need to figure out how to phrase them differently.  I am still getting mostly 1 word answers.  I know I n...
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