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Email:  kgallo@ctsdnj.org

Plan and Expectations for Distance Learning

Hello 7th/8th grade students and families,

• Everyday a daily agenda will be posted in Google Classroom to outline the math lesson for that day.

• All of your work will be posted daily in Google Classroom.  You will have a daily items posted to complete such as:

• 1.  Warm Up - thatquiz, math puzzle, Google form, or Google question

• 2.  Math Review Video and Guided Notes

• 3.  Homework - one lesson to complete

• Assigned work should be “turned in” each day, as I will check for completion.

• I will continue to communicate with you through Google Classroom or email as work progresses.

My email is
kgallo@cstdnj.org and is always accessible.

# Middle School Math

Middle school is one of the best times to begin exploring mathematics: this subject for many middle school kids is scary. Trying to get rid of this fear of middle school math from the students can be a tough job for the teachers.   Middle school math contains topics such as: fractions, geometry, formulas, conversions and general math. Mathematics at middle school level should teach students to intelligently logic out the formulas and apply math in their daily life.

Teaching math at middle school level can be very challenging. Teaching concepts, which are applicable in real life, is a tough job, but with the collection of resources and questions to practice, the fear of math in students can be tackled.  Learning mathematics at any level can be fun provided proper concepts are embedded in the minds of those who teach and in those who study them.

Cool Middle School Math Web Sites

• http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivitySearch.aspx

Fun and interesting activities for all ages. Utilizes Java Applications to create a way to look at different mathematical concepts. Some are more for fun, but most are useful.

http://www.explorelearning.com/

Very good site for a variety of middle school math topics.

http://www.funbrain.com/match2/

A middle school game with fractions, decimals and other school stuff.

http://www.aplusmath.com/games/index.html

Large list of math sites.