# Patricia Hale

## HAPPY PI APPROXIMATION DAY

## Pi approximation day is celebratedon July 22 since the fraction 22/7 is a common approximation for pi.

## Study Island

Go to http://www.studyisland.com to practice, review and reinforce key academic concepts throughout the summer.

to read the **ENCYCLICAL LETTER ****LAUDATO SI’**** OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME**

## Math Humor

## MATH JOKE

Q: Why did the 30-60-90 triangle marry the 45-45-90 triangle?

**right**for each other

## BE THANKFUL

## INTEGER REVIEW

**INTEGER FLASHCARDS http://quizlet.com/15455160/flashcards**

**INTEGER JEOPARDY http://www.math-play.com/Integers-Jeopardy/Integers-Jeopardy.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?

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A: They’ll add a N to the end of it!

IN THE NEWS

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**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. Poly-no-mial

Q. What do you call an empty bird cage?

A. Poly-gon

## Where do math teachers eat dinner?

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**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 di-vison!

## MATH IS FUN

Go here for Think-a-Gram 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.math-play.com/Pythagorean-Theorem-Jeopardy/Pythagorean-Theorem-Jeopardy.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 13th, 2015**

Student Name _________________________________________________________________________

Class Representative Grade ______________________________________________________________

Reason for Running _____________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

_____________________________________________________________________________________

Approval of Homeroom Teacher __________________________________________________________

Approval of Principal __________________________________________________________________

Approval of Parent/Guardian _____________________________________________________________

I understand that seeking an office is an indication of willingness to serve the school students of Mother Teresa Regional School in a leadership capacity. I understand that this is an honor and a privilege and can be revoked for inappropriate conduct or poor academic performance. By signing below, I indicate my willingness to take on this responsibility and position of service.

Student Signature _____________________________________________________________________

## September 2015 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.meta-calculator.com/online/

**Pre Algebra **students visit http://glencoe.mcgraw-hill.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.mcgraw-hill.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.

*may or may not be announced.*

**Quizzes**

**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 K-12 __

__ N.J. Certification - Elementary K-8 __

__Student Personnel Services __

University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN

__Catechist Certification__