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#### Sep

Unfortunately, I do not have enough textbooks to allow my 7th grade students to take them home. There is, however, a public version on-line. Here are the instructions to access the free version:

- Google Big Ideas Math
- Locate the “Free Easy Access Student Edition” website– DO NOT click on the Big Ideas official site.
- On the student edition home page, click on the “Choose your program” button and scroll down to “Common Core”. Click on that.
- The math textbook for Math 7 is the first red one, Big Ideas Math. Be sure NOT to click on the “Accelerated” version. The textbook for Secondary Math I is the black and green one, Integrated Mathematics.

If you have further questions, please let me know.

#### Apr

Parents, these questions may help you and your child work through homework. Too often parents (and their teacher–I do it, too) do the work for the students. These will help them gain a better *understanding* of the lessons they may be required to do, and a sense of relief for you, now that *your* math skills are not put on the spot!

Question prompts for Parents When Helping with Math Homework

#### Apr

Many basic word problems follow common set-ups, depending on the story line:

Combining (Adding): a + b + c =d

Separating Information (Subtracting): c – a = b, or c – b = a

Comparing Information (later times – earlier times, larger – smaller, etc.): Subtraction

Solving through Multiplication/Division: (number of groups) x (number in group) = total

(For example: In the auditorium the chairs were arranged in rows with 15 chairs in each row. If there were 360 chairs, how many rows were there? 15r = 360

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#### Oct

The most common reference pages– those for Properties, Formulas, and Measurements– are pp. 884-888.

#### Feb

Need a little more assistance on a certain concept or want to play some fun math/puzzle games? Her are a few options:

Good resource and tutorial websites for students

Click here for Math Is Fun

Click here for Cool Math