# Patricia Hale

## 6th Grade Religion Test

Go to https://quizlet.com/75841459/test?matching=on&prompt-with=1&limit=18 for your test.

## 8th grade Religion Test

Go to https://quizlet.com/57712751/test?mult_choice=on&prompt-with=1&limit=30 for your Religion test.

## ATTENTION: PARENT MEETING

There will be a 7th grade parents meeting on Wednesday, May 6th at 6 pm in the cafeteria to discuss 8th grade year.

If you have any quiestions please contact Ms. Criscuolo at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

## Math Joke

##
Q: Why didn't the Romans find algebra very challenging?

## A: Because X was always 10

## April 23, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions take home quiz due Monday. Stock Market research due May 5, 2015.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions take home quiz due Friday. Stock Market research due May 5, 2015.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions take home quiz due Friday. Stock Market research due May 5, 2015.

**RELIGION** - 8th grade - Test on Friday. 6th grade - test on Thursday.

## April 22, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions take home quiz due Monday.

**PRE-ALGEBRA **- Simple Solutions take home quiz due Friday.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions take home quiz due Friday.

**RELIGION** - 8th grade - Test on Friday. 6th grade - test on Thursday.

## April 21, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #116

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #116

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #116

**RELIGION** - 8th grade - test Friday. Go to https://quizlet.com/57712751/test?mult_choice=on&prompt-with=1&limit=30 to study.

6th grade test Thursday.

**Class trip forms are due today.**

## April 20, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A **- Simple Solutions #115

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #115

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #115

**RELIGION** - 8th grade - Test Friday. 6th grade test Thursday. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.

## STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTION PROCEDURES

If you are interested in running for a Student Council Officer position, please take the form Ms. Criscuolo handed out today. You need to include your name, the position you are running for (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, or Charity Chairperson) and why. You also need a parent signature, Mr. Sorci's signature and the signature of your homeroom teacher. All forms are due to Ms. Criscuolo by Friday May 1st. Campaigning will begin on May 4th and conclude on May 13th. Speeches will be delivered on May 13 to the middle school student body and upcoming 6th grade class. If you are going to campaign, there is a $15 maximum spending limit on supplies, and all receipts need to be handed in to Ms. Criscuolo before you can start your campaign on May 4th.

## MATH JOKES

## April 16, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Go to http://www.quia.com/cb/79603.html to review polynomials.

Test today. Go to http://testmoz.com/485489 for your test.

**PRE - ALGEBRA** - Go to http://www.quia.com/rr/195164.html to review linear equations.

Test today. Go to http://testmoz.com/486311 for your test.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Go to http://www.quia.com/quiz/1651461.html to review angles. Test today.

**RELIGION**** - 8th grade - **Study the Marks of the Church, Gifts and Fruits of the Spirit and the Nicene Creed. Test tomorrow.

All 8th grade girls who wish to crown Mary at the May Crowning on May 8th must write an essay. Your essay should be a reflection on the virtues of Mary and how your devotion to Mary reflects in your life. The essay is due to Ms. Criscuolo no later than May 1st.

**6th grade - **Study chapters 7 & 8. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.

## April 15, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #111.

Go to http://www.quia.com/cb/79603.html and

to review polynomials. Test on April 16, 2015.

**PRE - ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #111.

Go to http://www.quia.com/rr/195164.html and

to review linear equations. Test on April 16, 2015.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #111.

Go to http://www.quia.com/quiz/1651461.html and

to review angles. Test on April 16, 2015.

**RELIGION**** - 8th grade - **Study the Marks of the Church, Gifts & Fruits of the Spirit and the Nicene Creed.

**6th grade - **Study chapters 7 & 8. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.

## April 14, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions # 110.

Go to http://www.quia.com/cb/79603.html to review polynomials. Test on April 16, 2015.

**PRE - ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #110.

Go to http://www.quia.com/rr/195164.html to review linear equations. Test on April 16, 2015.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions 110.

Go to http://www.quia.com/quiz/1651461.html to review angles. Test on April 16, 2015.

**RELIGION**** - 8th grade - **Study the Marks of the Church, Fruits & Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the Nicene Creed.

Go to http://www.armoredpenguin.com/crossword/index2.html to make a crossword puzzle study guide.

**6th grade - **Study chapters 7 & 8. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.

## April 13, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Go to http://www.quia.com/cb/79603.html and https://quizlet.com/66215592/flashcards to review polynomials.

Test on April 16, 2015.

**PRE - ALGEBRA** - Go to http://www.quia.com/rr/195164.html and https://quizlet.com/78601218/flashcards to review linear equations.

Test on April 16, 2015.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Go to http://www.quia.com/quiz/1651461.html and https://quizlet.com/78646535/flashcards to review angles.

Test on April 16, 2015.

**RELIGION**** - 8th grade - **Study the Marks of the Church, Gifts & Fruits of the Spirit and the Nicene Creed.

Go to https://quizlet.com/57712751/test?mult_choice=on&prompt-with=1&limit=30 to study.

**6th grade - **Study chapters 7 & 8. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.

## Happy Easter

## March 30, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Go to http://www.quia.com/cb/79603.html to review polynomials. Test on April 16, 2015.

**PRE - ALGEBRA** - Go to http://www.quia.com/rr/195164.html to review linear equations. Test on April 16, 2015.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Go to http://www.quia.com/quiz/1651461.html to review angles. Test on April 16, 2015.

**RELIGION**** - 8th grade - **Study the Marks of the Church and the Nicene Creed.

**6th grade - **Study chapters 7 & 8. Go to http://quizlet.com/75841459/flashcards for flashcards.

## March 26, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A - **Quiz Friday on dividing polynomials.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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 2015-16 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

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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 2015-16 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

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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 2015-16 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 18, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Essay due Friday. See below.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Essay due Friday. See below.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Essay due Friday. See below.

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__STOCK MARKET PROJECT – Due March 20, 2015__

__STOCK MARKET PROJECT – Due March 20, 2015__

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**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 2015-16 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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 2015-16 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #101. Essay due Friday.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #101. Essay due Friday.

**RELIGION** - 8th grade-Prezi Presentation on the Apostles due 3/20/15.

**8th grade - Real Faith TV auditions for the 2015-16 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #100. Essay due Friday.

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #100. Essay due Friday.

**RELIGION** - 8th grade-Prezi Presentation on the Apostles due 3/20/15.

**8th grade - Real Faith TV auditions for the 2015-16 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.

## 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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 2015-16 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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.

## February 26, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Complete the Study Island quiz

**PRE-ALGEBRA **- 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 2015-16 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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

**PRE-ALGEBRA **- 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

**PRE-ALGEBRA **- 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 community-building 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.**

**PRE-ALGEBRA - Check your stock portfolio.**

**6TH GRADE MATH - Check your stock portfolio.**

**RELIGION - ****8th grade - Real Faith TV auditions for the 2015-16 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**

**PRE-ALGEBRA - ****Simple Solutions #85**

**6TH GRADE MATH - ****Simple Solutions #85**

**RELIGION - ****8th grade - Real Faith TV auditions for the 2015-16 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.**

**PRE-ALGEBRA - Complete Study Island review quiz.**

**6TH GRADE MATH - Complete Study Island review quiz.**

**RELIGION - ****8th grade - Real Faith TV auditions for the 2015-16 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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 - 250-300 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - Simple Solutions #87

**6TH GRADE MATH** - Simple Solutions #87

**RELIGION **- Study for test.

## February 9, 2015

**ALGEBRA PART A** - Simple Solutions #86

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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&prompt-with=1&limit=20

## Attention 8th Grade Students

*Catholic Daughters of the Americas National Scholarship*

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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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/algebra-basics/quadratics-polynomials-topic/polynomial-basics-core-algebra/v/terms-coefficients-and-exponents-in-a-polynomial for a movie on polynomials.

**PRE-ALGEBRA** - 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 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?

#
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. Poly-no-mial

Q. What do you call an empty bird cage?

A. Poly-gon

## 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 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 12th, 2014**

Student Name _________________________________________________________________________

Class Representative Grade ______________________________________________________________

Reason for Running _____________________________________________________________________

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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 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.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__