Patricia Hale
Manna House Easter Basket Items

On March 27th, during Faith in Action, students will assemble Easter baskets for the children of Manna House.

Please send in donations for the Easter basket.
March 26, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Quiz Friday on dividing polynomials.
PREALGEBRA  Quiz Friday on solving one step linear equations.
6TH GRADE MATH  Quiz Friday on angles.
RELIGION  8th grade  Study the Marks of the Church and the Nicene Creed.
Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
6th grade  Study chapters 7 & 8. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.
March 25, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #106
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #106
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #106
RELIGION  8th grade  Study the Marks of the Church and the Nicene Creed.
Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
6th grade  Study chapters 7 & 8. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.
March 24, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #105
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #105
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #105
RELIGION  8th grade  Study the Marks of the Church and the Nicene Creed.
Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
6th grade  Study chapters 7 & 8. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.
Manna House Easter Basket Items
March 18, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Essay due Friday. See below.
PREALGEBRA  Essay due Friday. See below.
6TH GRADE MATH  Essay due Friday. See below.
STOCK MARKET PROJECT – Due March 20, 2015
Essay Question: Imagine you are a time traveler. Your mission is to travel back in time to January 1, 2005. You must invest money in a stock that is in your Stock Market Game portfolio. Now travel back to 2015. Would you have earned money by now if you had invested in it then? Would you have earned money if you had sold it one year later on January 1, 2006? Five years later on January 1, 2010?
Identify a stock from your Stock Market Game team portfolio. Describe the stock’s movement over the course of time. What factors influenced its price? Explain whether you think the stock is a good investment or not. You can be as creative as you want to be but take care to cite your sources where appropriate.
RELIGION  8th grade  Prezi presentation on Apostles due Friday.
8th grade  Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
6th grade  Study notes on the Judges.
March 19, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Essay due Friday.
PREALGEBRA  Essay due Friday.
6TH GRADE MATH  Essay due Friday.
RELIGION  8th grade  Prezi presentation on Apostles due Friday.
8th grade  Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
6th grade  Study notes on the Judges. Study chapters 7 & 8. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.
March 17, 2015
Happy St. Patrick's Day
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #101. Essay due Friday.
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #101. Essay due Friday.
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #101. Essay due Friday.
RELIGION  8th gradePrezi Presentation on the Apostles due 3/20/15.
8th grade  Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
6th grade  Study notes on the Judges.
March 16, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #100. Essay due Friday.
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #100. Essay due Friday.
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #100. Essay due Friday.
RELIGION  8th gradePrezi Presentation on the Apostles due 3/20/15.
8th grade  Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
6th grade  Study notes on the Judges.
HOW MANY DIGITS OF PI DID YOU MEMORIZE???
Digits of Pi contest on Monday during Math class.
PI SEARCH
You can search for your birthday, phone number etc. in the digits of pi. Go to http://www.angio.net/pi/ for your Pi Search.
DID YOU KNOW????
Pi Day was first celebrated in 1988 at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, California. Larry Shaw, a physicist, was the organizer and founder of the first Pi Day celebration.
Terra Nova testing March 9th  13th
Terra Nova Testing
Bring in several sharpened #2 pencils and a calculator.
Get a good night's sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.
Get ready for the Pi Day Challenge.
π (Pi) is a famous irrational number, decimal goes on forever without repeating.
How many digits of pi can you memorize? Contest on March 16 during Math class.
Go to http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/FIRST 500 DIGITS OF PI.docx for the first 500 digits of Pi.
GET READY FOR SUPER PI DAY!!!
March 05, 2015
Study the digits of Pi http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/FIRST 500 DIGITS OF PI.docx
ALGEBRA PART 1  Go to http://www.studyisland.com for a review for the terra nova test. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencils for the Terra Nova test.
PREALGEBRA  Go to http://www.studyisland.com for a review for the terra nova. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencils for the Terra Nova test.
6TH GRADE MATH  Go to http://www.studyisland.com for a review for the terra nova. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencil for the Terra Nova test.
RELIGION  8th grade  your Apostle Prezi presentation is due next week.
8th grade  Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
March 04, 2015
ALGEBRA PART 1  Study the digits to pi. The Pi Day contest will be on March 16. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencils for the Terra Nova test.
PREALGEBRA  Study the digits to pi. The Pi Day contest will be on March 16. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencils for the Terra Nova test.
6TH GRADE MATH  Study the digits to pi. The Pi Day contest will be on March 16. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencil for the Terra Nova test.
RELIGION  8th grade  your Apostle Prezi presentation is due next week.
March 03, 2015
ALGEBRA PART 1  Simple Solutions #97. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencils for the Terra Nova test.
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #97. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencils for the Terra Nova test.
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #97. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencil for the Terra Nova test.
RELIGION  8th grade  your Apostle Prezi presentation is due next week.
March 02, 2015
ALGEBRA PART 1  Simple Solutions #96. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencils for the Terra Nova test.
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #96. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencils for the Terra Nova test.
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #96. You will need a calculator and sharpened number 2 pencil for the Terra Nova test.
RELIGION  8th grade  your Apostle research is due today.
Math Pun
When the statistics teacher and the math teacher wrote a cookbook together, they called it 'Pi A La Mode.'
February 26, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Complete the Study Island quiz
PREALGEBRA  Complete the Study Island quiz.
6TH GRADE MATH  Complete the Study Island quiz
RELIGION  8th grade  Apostle Prezi Project. Apostle research due March 2nd.
8th grade  Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
February 25, 2015
MUTUAL FUNDS
When you contribute money to a fund, you get a stake in all its investments.
That's a big deal: Since most funds allow you to begin investing with as little as a couple thousand dollars, you can attain a diversified portfolio for much less than you could buying individual stocks and bonds. Plus, you don't have to worry about keeping track of dozens of holdings  that's the fund manager's job.(CNN Money)
Go to http://finance.yahoo.com/funds/ for a list of mutual funds.
ALGEBRA PART A  Go to http://www.stockmarketgame.org and view your portfolio with your family.
PREALGEBRA  Go to http://www.stockmarketgame.org and view your portfolio with your family.
6TH GRADE MATH  Go to http://www.stockmarketgame.org and view your portfolio with your family.
RELIGION  8th grade  Apostle Prezi Project. Apostle research due March 2nd.
February 24, 2015
Representatives from Mater Dei came by today to thank us for our support in helping to #SavetheSeraphs.
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #92
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #92
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #92
RELIGION  8th grade  Apostle Prezi Project. Apostle research due March 2nd.
February23, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #91
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #91
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #91
RELIGION  8th grade  Apostle Prezi Project. Apostle research due March 2nd.
MIDDLE SCHOOL ELECTIVES
THIRD TRIMESTER ELECTIVES
DANCE  Offers excellence in training and in character. This elective puts Jesus first in every aspect of the dance.
YEARBOOK  The yearbook elective will be responsible for producing the annual MTRS yearbook. Students will have the opportunity to study basic photography, the interview process, layout and design, and distribution.
ADVERTISING AND MARKETING  Students will have an overview of advertising and marketing, studying some successful and not so successful advertising campaigns. We will then use what we have learned to create a marketing plan and materials for MTRS. A perfect opportunity to learn more about the exciting world of advertising and show our school pride!
BOOK CLUB  Book clubs have come back as a popular way to allow readers to discuss books in an informal setting. Students can enjoy the same kind of communitybuilding experience by meeting with friends to choose, read, and discuss books together.
Please fill out the form given to you by your homeroom teacher and return it by Tuesday.
STOCK MARKET GAME  Lesson in short selling
Do your research! This week you will be given a virtual $100,000 to invest in the stock market.
Go to http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/nasdaq/for a list of the 2569 companies listed on NASDAQ
Go to http://money.cnn.com/data/dow30/ for a list of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Go to http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ for a list of the 500 companies listed in the S & P 500.
Go to http://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/03/060303.asp to learn about short selling stocks.
February 20, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Check your stock portfolio.
PREALGEBRA  Check your stock portfolio.
6TH GRADE MATH  Check your stock portfolio.
RELIGION  8th grade  Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
February 19, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #85
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #85
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #85
RELIGION  8th grade  Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
February 18, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Complete Study Island review quiz.
PREALGEBRA  Complete Study Island review quiz.
6TH GRADE MATH  Complete Study Island review quiz.
RELIGION  8th grade  Real Faith TV auditions for the 201516 season are March 26, 2015.
Contact Marianne Hartman 609 406 7402 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.
STOCK MARKET GAME
Do your research! Next week you will be given a virtual $100,000 to invest in the stock market.
Go to http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/nasdaq/for a list of the 2569 companies listed on NASDAQ
Go to http://money.cnn.com/data/dow30/ for a list of the 30 companies in the Dow Jones Industrial Average
Go to http://money.cnn.com/data/markets/sandp/ for a list of the 500 companies listed in the S & P 500.
Try this
Q. If an electric train is going east at 60 miles an hour and there is a strong westerly wind, which way does the smoke from the train drift.
A. That is silly....electric trains do not produce smoke.
February 12, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Study Island  beat my score.
PREALGEBRA  Study Island  beat my score.
6TH GRADE MATH  Study Island  beat my score.
RELIGION  Study for test.
Attention 8th Grade Students
Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Scholarship
You must be Catholic. You May be male or female. You do not have to have a relative who is a CDA member. You must be attending a Public or Private (not home setting) High School in the Fall. An essay of approximately  250300 words typed and double spaced entitled, Just Be a Blessing. What virtues and qualities will I need during high school to be a blessing to others? All entires must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2015 and mailed to Letty Calvetti, National Chairman of Youth/JCDA Indiana PA 15701
Get the application at http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/2015_Youth_and_JCDA_Scholarship_Applications.doc
February 11 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Review polynomials. Quiz Thursday.
PREALGEBRA  Review scientific notation and stem & leaf plots. Quiz Thursday.
6TH GRADE MATH  Review reflections. Quiz Thursday.
RELIGION  6th grade test Thursday.
8th grade test Friday.
Go to http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family/interactive_reviews to study.
February 10, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #87
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #87
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #87
RELIGION  Study for test.
February 9, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #86
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #86
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #86
RELIGION  6th grade  Test on Thursday. Study chapters 5 & 6
8th grade test on Friday. Study chapter 3. Take home quiz on chapter 3 due Tuesday.
Both classes go to http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family/interactive_reviews to review.
Math Humor
February 5, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Complete the Simple Solution quiz. Test link http://testmoz.com/442140
PREALGEBRA  Complete the Simple Solution quiz
6TH GRADE MATH  Complete the Simple Solution quiz
RELIGION  6th grade study chapters 5 & 6. Test on Thursday 2/12/2015.
8th grade  Study chapter 3. Test on Friday 2/13/2015. Gaurdian angel booklet is due tomorrow.
http://quizlet.com/66217373/test?matching=on&promptwith=1&limit=20
Attention 8th Grade Students
Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Scholarship
You must be Catholic. You May be male or female. You do not have to have a relative who is a CDA member. You must be attending a Public or Private (not home setting) High School in the Fall. An essay of approximately  250300 words typed and double spaced entitled, Just Be a Blessing. What virtues and qualities will I need during high school to be a blessing to others? All entires must be postmarked no later than May 1, 2015 and mailed to Letty Calvetti, National Chairman of Youth/JCDA Indiana PA 15701
Get the application at http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/2015_Youth_and_JCDA_Scholarship_Applications.doc
February 4, 2015
ALGEBRA PART A  Study polynomials  putting in degree order, factoring and multiplying binomials (F.O.I.L).
Test tomorrow.
Complete Simple Solutions take home quiz. Due Friday.
PREALGEBRA  Study proportions and drawing to scale. Test tomorrow.
Complete Simple Solutions take home quiz. Due Friday.
6TH GRADE MATH  Study proportions and similar figures. Test tomorrow.
Complete Simple Solutions take home quiz. Due Friday.
RELIGION  6th grade study chapters 5 & 6
8th grade  Study chapter 3
February 3, 2013
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #82. Test on Thursday.
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #82. Test on Thursday.
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #82. Test on Thursday.
RELIGION  6th grade study chapters 5 & 6
8th grade  Study chapter 3
February 2, 2013
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #81. Complete mathchbook organizer on polynomials. Go to https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebrabasics/quadraticspolynomialstopic/polynomialbasicscorealgebra/v/termscoefficientsandexponentsinapolynomial for a movie on polynomials.
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #81. Graphic organizer is due tomorrow.
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Soultions # 81. Graphic organizer is due tomorrow.
RELIGION  6th grade  Study chapters 5 & 6. Go to http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family/interactive_reviews to study.
8th grade  Study chapter 3. Go to http://aliveinchrist.osv.com/family/interactive_reviews to study.
MATH JOKE
Q: Why did the 306090 triangle marry the 454590 triangle?
BE THANKFUL
INTEGER REVIEW
INTEGER FLASHCARDS http://quizlet.com/15455160/flashcards
INTEGER JEOPARDY http://www.mathplay.com/IntegersJeopardy/IntegersJeopardy.html
MATH TIP
Q: What does the zero say to the eight?
A: Nice belt!
Cool Math
What kind of roots do the plants in the Math classroom grow?
Square roots!
Blessed Mother Teresa
Stock Market Humor
Q: What will happen if the DOW average falls any further?
A: They’ll add a N to the end of it!
IN THE NEWS
With the stock market in the news, here is a brief guide to todays activity...
"Helium was up"
"Feathers were down"
"Beef steered into a bull market"
"Paper was stationary"
"Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading"
"Pencils lost a few points"
"Hiking equipment was trailing"
"Elevators rose"
"Escalators continued their slow decline"
"Weights were up in heavy trading"
"Light switches were off"
"Mining equipment hit rock bottom"
"The market for raisins dried up"
"Coca Cola fizzled"
"Caterpillar stock inched up a bit"
"Balloon prices were inflated"
"Sun stocks peaked at midday"
...and the best one...
"Diapers remain unchanged"
MATH JOKES
Polly wants a cracker.
Q. What did the math student say when she realized she forgot to feed her bird?
A. Polynomial
Q. What do you call an empty bird cage?
A. Polygon
Where do math teachers eat dinner?
At the times table.
What kind of math do Snowy Owls like?
A: Owlgebra
Math Humor
Q. What makes arithmetic hard work ?
A. All those numerals you have to carry.
What kind of tree does a math teacher decorate at christmas?
A Geometry
Why isn’t safe for turkeys to do math?
If they add 3 and 5, they get ate!
Q. What US state has the most math teachers?
Write the expression for the volume of a thick crust pizza with height “a” and radius “z”.
ANSWER: The formula for volume is π·(radius) x (radius) x (height). In this case, pi·z·z·a.
Why did the vampire stay up all night?
He was studying for his blood test.
What do you get when you divide the circumference of a pumpkin by its diameter?
Pumpkin pi!!!
Why did the student wear glasses during math class?
Because it improves divison!
MATH IS FUN
Go here for ThinkaGram puzzles https://teacher.ocps.net/darcy.lessel/page77.html
What's the best dessert in the Math Teacher's Café?
A slice of chocolate pi.
How many calories are there in that slice of chocolate pi?
Approximately 3.14
What do you get when you cross geometry with McDonalds?
A plane cheeseburger.
What shape is usually waiting for you at Wendy's?
A line.
What do your eyes do when you see a tough geometry problem?
They dilate.
TRY THIS
Pick a number 1 to 9, I plea,
Then multiply by 15,873.
And again times seven,
The product to leaven;
Your number will repeat six times — you’ll see.
Practice the Pythagorean Theorem
http://www.mathplay.com/PythagoreanTheoremJeopardy/PythagoreanTheoremJeopardy.html
Can you figure this out???
Four pigs named Hal, Herb, Helga and Helena wore different colored jackets. Their jackets were red, blue, green and yellow. They also had different nicknames. Their nicknames were Snookums, Snortums, Tiny and Cuddles. Each of the pigs played a different sport. One liked bowling; one liked to pole vault; one liked to high jump; and one liked basketball. Based on the clues, match the pigs with their jacket colors, their nicknames and their favorite sport.
Clues;
1. Helga and the pig in the red jacket played sports that did not use a ball.
2. Hal and the pig nicknamed Snortums played sports that did use a ball.
3. Herb did not pole vault or high jump.
4. The pig in the yellow jacket was nickednamed Tiny and enjoyed the high jump.
5. Cuddles wore a blue jacket and loved bowling.
ANSWER Helga yellow jacket, Tiny, high jump
Helena red jacket, Snookums, pole vault
Hal, blue jacket, Cuddles, bowling
Herb, green jacket, Snortums, basketball
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September 2014 Important websites for homework help
Visit www.aplusmath.com and www.aaamath.com now and throughout the year to improve your math skills.
Free online graphing calculator http://www.metacalculator.com/online/
Pre Algebra students visit http://glencoe.mcgrawhill.com/sites/0078738180/student_view0/ for homework help.
Algebra IA students visit http:http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/mac/mac01/course1/ for homework help.
6th Grade students visit //glencoe.mcgrawhill.com/sites/0078738229/student_view0/ for homework help.
Class Rules, Procedures, and Grading
Respect, Responsibility and Follow Directions . In order to ensure a safe learning environment, we have to follow a classroom policy for the benefit of all.
1.)Our primary class rule is RESPECT . All students should have respect for their teacher, their classmates and themselves.
2.) All students are expected to come to class prepared with their textbook, a notebook, assignment pad, pencils with erasers, calculator and completed homework assignments.
3.)All students are required to bring their assignment pads to class daily and write down the homework assignments when they are given.
4.) Homework is given in Math to reinforce the skills that are taught, and each assignment will be posted on the eboard.
5.) Homework will be graded using the rubric.
If your child is not able to complete an assignment because they truly do not understand the concept, please send in a note.
6.) Homework missed due to absences will be made up in accordance with school policy as outlined in the school handbook.
7.)All math work must be done in pencil .
8.)All chapter tests will be reviewed for and announced. Quizzes may or may not be announced.
Grading Percentages
25% Tests
20% Quizzes
20% Chapter Projects / Class work
10% Current Events / Notebook
15% Homework
10% Class Participation
Math Rubric http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/GRADING RUBRIC.docx
Patricia Hale, Seventh Grade and Middle School Math
Mrs. Hale's Credentials
Education
Undergraduate Studies
Mathematics Major & Education Major
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, N. J.
Graduate Studies
M.A. Education
Georgian Court University, Lakewood, N. J.
Certifications
N. J. Certification  Mathematics K12
N.J. Certification  Elementary K8
Student Personnel Services
University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Catechist Certification