Last modified Aug 22

Math

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
I am a graduate of St. Norbert College. I studied elementary/middle education and math. The vast majority of my teaching was in St. Paul Public Schools where I taught math in grades 6, 7, and 8. I have a Masters in School Counseling from UW-River Falls and an additional English as a Second Language license from Hamline University. I'm excited for my first year as Middle School Math Teacher at Holy Cross!
Tina Johnson

Classroom Expectations

November – December Content:

Grade 6  –  We will:  

  • Find percent of a given number 
  • form equivalent division problems.
  • Compare and order decimal numbers
  • Divide decimal numbers (“over-over-up” rule)
  • write decimal numbers in expanded form. 
  • use Pi (the number of diameters that can fit along a circumference) as a special constant
  • divide by a fraction (multiply by reciprocal)
  •  round decimal numbers
  •  simplify fractions using cancellation
  •  find least common denominator
  •  divide by 10 and 100 (shift decimal left one or two places)

Grade 7  –  We will:

  • investigate data, making box & whiskers plots, stem and leaf plots, and finding the mean, median, quartiles and range.
  • apply the distributive property [ a(b+c) = ab + ac ]
  • find quotients with repeating decimal parts
  • review changing from fraction form to decimal to percent and vice-versa
  • review over-over-up rule for division of decimal numbers
  • find unit rates and sales tax, extend to unit conversions
  • review exponents and work with powers of 10, extend to scientific notation
  • add and subtract mixed measures

Pre Algebra  –  We will:

  • Study data, graphical representations, central tendancies
  • Study geometric shapes, points, lines, planes, angles, perpendicular, parallel, special angle relationships, simple polygon names and diagonals
  • Work with fractions (add, subtract, multiply, divide, greatest common factor (GCF), least common multiple (LCM)
  • extend to simplifying algebraic fractions (those with a variable)

Algebra  –  We will:

  • continue simplifying rational expressions (have variables in the denominator) using the power of power rule along with the other rules of exponents.  
  • work with ratios and percents along with the cross product rule to simplify/ solve
  • cancel out GCF to solve ratio problems
  • using cross products,
  • use slope formula, slope intercept form and point slope form to graph and write equations
  • review data tendencies (mean, median, mode and range) and misleading graphical representations