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Teresa Gallagher

Rm. 211 CLASS: 6th-8th Grade Mathematics

SCHOOL PHONE: 651-768-3057

EMAIL: tgallagher@saintambroseschool.org

Current Families: For your child’s grades, go to Sycamore Education. https://app.sycamoreeducation.com/index.php

Math Texts: Pearson enVision2.0 (Gr. 6, Gr. 7, Gr. 8), 2017 www.pearsonrealize.com

In 6th grade we live the mission of Saint Ambrose through…

Faith – Students have many opportunities to put their faith in action by praying daily as a community and through weekly Mass. Special activities include worship with the entire Archdiocese at the Mass of the Holy Spirit at the CHS Field in downtown Saint Paul.

Academics – Students are able to take the knowledge and skills they develop in the classroom and apply them to real life situations during a business simulation at Biztown. Students learn about Financial Literacy and use this knowledge to help them track deposits and expenditures on their Biztown accounts.

Service – In conjunction with our SAINTS program, students complete service projects through the year such as Feed My Starving Children and assembling Blessing Bags for those experiencing homelessness.

Saint Ambrose Math Philosophy Statement

The Saint Ambrose of Woodbury Catholic School math curriculum provides a strong foundation of mathematical computation, analytical skills, and logical reasoning which are necessary to perform real world problem solving. We are committed to maintaining high standards and challenging students so that they are prepared for higher-level mathematics, beyond Saint Ambrose.

Course Information:

Course 1 - 6th Grade Math

Course 1 emphasizes:

- developing and understanding of and fluency in operations with rational numbers (fractions, decimals, integers)

- understanding rates, ratios and proportional relationships

- writing, interpreting, and using numeric and algebraic expressions and equations

- using properties (commutative, associative, and distributive)

- understanding geometric relationships and building geometry skills; applying geometry skills to measurement; using formulas

- interpreting and displaying data

- understanding and using percent

Online Access - www.pearsonrealize.com

Username: (each student has their unique ID)

Password: "stambrose21"

Course 2 - 7th Grade Math

Course 2 emphasizes:

- extending understanding of operations and their properties to all rational numbers, including negative integers

- using algebraic reasoning to simplify and solve multi-step equations and inequalities

- analyzing and using proportional relationships in various contexts

-continued work and application of percents

-using mathematical properties to generate equivalent expressions

- using formulas to determine surface area and volume of three-dimensional shapes

- introducing functions, especially linear functions; understanding slope and solving linear equations

- analyzing data, understanding samples and populations to make predictions and decisions

-- understanding experimental and theoretical probability; using formulas to find permutations and combination; finding probability of single and compound events

Online Access - www.pearsonrealize.com

Username: (each student has their unique ID)

Password: "stambrose20" (for 7th graders in Course 2); "stambrose21" (for 6th graders in Course 2)

Pre-algebra - 8th Grade Math

Pre-algebra focuses on:

- furthering development of working with equations and inequalities with rational numbers

- classifying and understanding real numbers

-understanding squares/square roots; applying the Pythagorean Theorem

- investigate and interpreting bivariate data (variability; scatter plots)

- applying integer operations, exponential properties, scientific notation

- graphing linear equations (slope-intercept, point-slope, slope formula, direct variation)

- exploring methods of solving systems of linear equations

-using functions to model relationships between quantities

-solving problems involving congruence and similarity; surface area and volume

Online Access - www.pearsonrealize.com

Username: (each student has their unique ID)

Password: "stambrose19" (for 8th graders in Pre-algebra)

All students will receive an outline for each chapter/topic in their course, as we get to that particular unit (see front page of each Topic section in student's binder). The calendars will allow for flexibility, but students will know when to expect quizzes and tests. An online Spiral Review program, IXL, will also be a part of their math class as well, where students will work throughout the year to master objectives that review essential math concepts and skills from previous years and/or align with current lessons. It will be expected that students complete a specified number of objectives each trimester.