Patricia Hale
MATH HUMOR
Math. The only place people buy 60 pumpkins and nobody wonders why.
October 23, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Complete the take home quiz. It is due on Friday
PREALGEBRA  Complete the take home quiz. It is due on Friday
6TH GRADE MATH  Complete the take home quiz. It is due on Friday.
RELIGION  6th & 8th grade  Project due November 12.
Rosary prayer service is Friday. Please bring your rosary beads to the prayer service.
October 22, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Complete the take home quiz. It is due on Friday
PREALGEBRA  Complete the take home quiz. It is due on Friday
6TH GRADE MATH  Complete the take home quiz. It is due on Friday.
RELIGION  6th & 8th grade  Project due November 12.
Rosary prayer service is Friday. Please bring your rosary beads to the prayer service.
October 21, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #35
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #35
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #35
RELIGION  6th & 8th grade  Project due November 12.
Every Tuesday a representative from The Barn For The Poorest Of The Poor stops at our school to collect lunches for those in need. If possible, please send your child in with an extra lunch on Tuesdays to be donated.
October 20, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #34
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #34
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #34
RELIGION  6th & 8th grade  Project due November 12.
Every Tuesday a representative from The Barn For The Poorest Of The Poor stops at our school to collect lunches for those in need. If possible, please send your child in with an extra lunch on Tuesdays to be donated.
INTEGER REVIEW
INTEGER FLASHCARDS http://quizlet.com/15455160/flashcards
INTEGER JEOPARDY http://www.mathplay.com/IntegersJeopardy/IntegersJeopardy.html
Halloween Humor
Q: What's it called when a zombie has trouble with his math homework?
October 16, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Beat my score on Study Island
PRE  ALGEBRA  Beat my score on Study Island
6TH GRADE MATH  Beat my score on Study Island
RELIGION  8th grade  Study the Fruits of the Spirit notes. Test on Friday.
Fruits of the Spirit notes: http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/12 fruits of the Holy Spirit.docx
Flash cards: http://quizlet.com/54034172/flashcards
8th grade & 6th grade Religion  Religion/Library project due November 12. Information given in library class
Friday October 17 will be a mismatch dress down for $1.
October 15, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions # 30
PRE  ALGEBRA  Simple Solutions # 30
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions # 30
RELIGION  8th grade & 6th grade Religion  Religion/Library project due November 12. Information given in library class
October 14, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions # 29
PRE  ALGEBRA  Simple Solutions # 29
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions # 29
RELIGION  6th grade Chapter 2 open book test today. Organize and study your notes.
8th grade & 6th grade Religion  Religion/Library project due November 12. Information given in library class
8th grade project: http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/8th grade Religion Saint Project.docx
6th grade project: http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/6th grade Religion Old Testament Project.docx
Pumpkin Pi
October 9, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Complete Study Island quiz. Test tomorrow. Go to http://www.jeopardyapp.com/play/graphinglinearequationsfor a jeopardy review game.
PREALGEBRA  Complete Study Island quiz. Test tomorrow. Go to http://quizlet.com/52783409/test?written=on&promptwith=0&limit=5 for a practice test.
6TH GRADE MATH  Complete online quiz. Go here http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/studytools/cgibin/msgQuiz.php4?isbn=157039850X&chapter=3&lesson=3to take the quiz.
RELIGION  6th grade chapter test is Tuesday. Go to http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/Alive in Christ Chapter 2 Notes Sixth Grade.docx for a chapter review.
October 8, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Study for test on graphing linear equations. Test is on Friday.
Go to http://www.quia.com/rr/79713.html?AP_rand=1089807138 &
(Rags to Riches find the slope) and
http://quizlet.com/52691249/graphinglinearequationsvocabularyflashcards/
(vocabulary flash cards) to review for the test.
PREALGEBRA  Study for test algebraic equations with fractions. Test on Friday. Go to http://quizlet.com/52691895/solvingalgebraicequationsvocabularyflashcards/ (vocabulary flash cards) to review for the test.
6TH GRADE MATH  Study for test on dividing by decimals. Test on Friday.
Go to http://www.quia.com/cb/827574.html?AP_rand=1966409934 (math jeopardy) & http://quizlet.com/52684986/flashcards (vocabulary flash cards) to review for the test.
October 7, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #26
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #26
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #26
RELIGION  Pray the rosary. October 7 is the feast day of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Tradition tells us, the mother of God appeared to St. Dominic and asked him to propagate devotion of the Holy Rosary.
The decisive victory of the Christians at the Battle of Lepanto in 1571 prompted Pope Pius V to institute this feast and decree that the blessed Virgin Mary be invoked as “Help of Christians” as she is today.
October 6, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #25
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #25
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #25
RELIGION  Please make sandwiches for the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor.
8TH GRADE  Test tomorrow on the Gifts of the Holy Spirit. Use the study guides given in class to help you prepare for the test.
MATH JOKE
Q: Why did the obtuse angle go to the beach?
A: Because it was over 90 degrees.
October 3, 2014
NO HOMEWORK
GRANDPARENTS' TEA  Noon Dismissal
October 2, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Take home quiz due Monday.
PRE ALGEBRA  Take home quiz due Monday.
6TH GRADE MATH  Take home quiz due Monday.
October 1, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions due tomorrow.
PRE ALGEBRA  Simple Solutions due tomorrow.
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions due tomorrow.
September 30, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #21
PRE ALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #21
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #21
RELIGION  8th grade  study the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
Go to http://www.studystack.com/quiz1685020 and http://www.studystack.com/hangman1685020 to review.
6th grade  remember to wear your scapular.
September 29, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #20
PRE ALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #20
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #20
RELIGION  Please make a lunch for the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor.
8th grade  Saint report is due tomorrow.
BOOK FAIR  The book fair will be available during school hours on Tuesday during each student's library period, after school Tuesday at the Princesses and Wizards party, after school Thursday, and during Grandparents' Tea.
Order of operations
September 25, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Complete Study Island quiz. Go to http://www.studyisland.com
Test tomorrow. Study.
PREALGEBRA  Complete Study Island quiz. Go to http://www.studyisland.com
Test tomorrow. Study.
6TH GRADE MATH  Complete Study Island quiz. Go to http://www.studyisland.com
Test tomorrow. Study.
Go to http://www.mathsisfun.com/subtractingdecimals.html and http://www.mathsisfun.com/multiplyingdecimals.html
to review subtracting and multiplying decimals.
RELIGION  8THSaint Report is due September 30.
September 24, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Study. Test on linear equations on Friday.
PREALGEBRA  Study. Test on order of operations & fractions on Friday.
6TH GRADE MATH  Study. Test on order of operations and decimals on Friday.
RELIGION  8TH Letter to your Pastor is due tomorrow. Saint report is due September 30.
 Thursday, 9/25 is school picture day. Students must wear their PROPER school uniform as outlined in the Family Handbook. Boys should wear ties and button down shirts.

Any parents who would like to donate hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes and tissues to classrooms it would be most appreciated as we enter the cold and flu season.
September 23, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #16
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #16
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #16
RELIGION  6TH Complete questions #110 at the end of chapter 1 (page 79). It will be graded.
September 22, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #15. Study for test on Friday.
Go to http://quizlet.com/36068040/flashcards and http://quizlet.com/49814229/flashcards to review.
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #15. Study for test on Friday.
Go to http://quizlet.com/49812679/flashcards and http://quizlet.com/49808893/flashcards to review.
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #15. Study for test on Friday.
Go to http://quizlet.com/32562860/flashcards and http://quizlet.com/50036951/flashcards and http://quizlet.com/20021640/flashcardsto review.
RELIGION  8THTest today on Sacraments of initiation.
Go to http://www.studystack.com/flashcard106872 for flash cards.
Make sandwiches for the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor,
Math Humor
INTEGER REVIEW
7TH & 8TH GRADE MATH  Review your integer facts.
Go to http://www.quia.com/cb/250454.html for integer review game.
Go to http://quizlet.com/6952820/flashcards for integer flash cards
September 18, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Take home quiz
PREALGEBRA  Take home quiz
6TH GRADE MATH  Take home quiz
September 17, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #11
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #11
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #11
RELIGION  8TH GRADE  Sacraments of initiation test on Monday. Go to http://www.studystack.com/flashcard106872 for flash cards.
September 16, 2014
No homework ... Back to school night
September 15, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #10
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #10
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #10
RELIGION  Make a sandwich for the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor.
Math Humor
Q: How do you make seven an even number?
A: Take the s out!
September 11, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Quiz tomorrow. Go to http://quizlet.com/47876228/flashcards for study guide.
PREALGEBRA  Quiz tomorrow. Go to http://quizlet.com/1321870/flashcards and http://quizlet.com/47642931/flashcards
for study guide.
6TH GRADE MATH  Quiz tomorrow. Go to http://quizlet.com/47642931/flashcards for study guide.
September 10, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Review order of operations for Friday's quiz.
Go to http://quizlet.com/34584571/test?matching=on&promptwith=1&limit=20 to practice.
PREALGEBRA  Review integers for Friday's quiz.
Go to http://quizlet.com/1321870/test?matching=on&promptwith=1&limit=20 to practice.
6TH GRADE MATH  Review order of operations for Friday's quiz.
Go to http://quizlet.com/47642931/test?matching=on&promptwith=1&limit=15 to practice.
September 9, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #6
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #6
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #6
September 8, 2014
ALGEBRA PART A  Simple Solutions #5
PREALGEBRA  Simple Solutions #5
6TH GRADE MATH  Simple Solutions #5
RELIGION  Make a sandwich for the Barn for the Poorest of the Poor.
September 3rd 5th
Go to http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/201406241036_3.pdf for list of Middle School supplies. Please bring all supplies to school this week.
Friday is First Friday Mass. K8 gentlemen should must wear shirt and tie and ladies must wear either jumper or skirt and a button down shirt. Uniform shorts (not gym shorts) are permitted due to weather.
Go to http://www.mtregional.com/images/uploads/Middle School Electives for the First Trimester(1).docx for Middle School Electives.
All class and school rules fall under these three guidelines:
1. Respect People
2. Respect Property
3. Follow Directions
Our MTRS community will benefit from your great behavior!
September 2, 2014
WELCOME BACK
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Summer Math and Religion Practice
ALGEBRA  Go to jeopardylabs.com/play/7thgradefinaltestreview2 to review PreAlgebra
PREALGEBRA  Go to http://jeopardylabs.com/play/6thgradefinaltestreview to review 6th grade Math.
6TH GRADE MATH  Go to http://www.quia.com/quiz/439164.html and
http://www.quia.com/cb/270911.html?AP_rand=1500143190 to review 5th grade Math.
6TH GRADE RELIGION  Go to http://quizlet.com/43481601/flashcards to review.
8TH GRADE RELIGION  Go to http://quizlet.com/43305743/flashcards to review.
20142015 8th grade privileges
20142015 8^{th} Grade Privileges
· Students may use the soda vending machine on Mondays and Fridays only. Soda is not permitted outside of the cafeteria and all bottles must be discarded at the end of lunch.
· Boys are permitted to wear non uniform ties when wearing the oxford collared dress shirts.
· Girls are permitted to wear MTRS sweatpants only underneath their school jumper during the winter when the weather is chilly in place of the navy blue tights.
· Students are permitted to wear different color matching socks on gym days. The socks must be a set and may not be knee socks.
· Students are permitted to wear their high school sweatshirts on Thursdays only during the school day once ALL students in the class have been accepted into their high school of choice.
· Students are permitted to wear their MTRS fleece year round.
· Students are permitted to wear either Uggs or Vans as their choice of school uniform shoes.
· Students will be allowed to order out for lunch once a month.
· Girls are permitted to wear minimal makeup.
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
WELCOME BACK! Class Representative Form
Intent to Run for Student Council Class Representative
Due Friday, September 12th, 2014
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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
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