PCR-I Welcomes Mrs. Andi Ryals Foster!
Help us welcome our next #HometownHero , Mrs. Andi Ryals Foster! Andi was born and raised in Putnam County. After graduating from PCR-I, she attended Northwest Missouri State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree . . .
Area of Life Size Composite Figure
Sixth-grade math students have been learning how to find the areas of composite figures. They ended the section by creating life size composite figures. The students found the area of each shape used and then compiled their data for the final . . .
Sixth-Grade Math Stars
The sixth-grade math students recently finished their unit over algebraic expressions. Our current topic of learning is area of polygons. For fun, ask your student what a nine sided polygon is called. (Or any number of sides!)
7th Grade Math Students Learn to Add, Subtract, Multiply and Divide with Integers
Seventh-grade math students are learning to use integers with the four operations of math (add, subtract, multiply, and divide). We have different sayings and graphics to help students memorize the rules. Here are a couple of videos that . . .
Sixth Grade Math Students Learn About the "Powers" in Math!
When the sixth-grade math students return to the classroom after taking a little break, they will be working with power! Students will write expressions as powers, find values of powers, and evaluate numerical expressions with whole-number . . .
It's "Grow Time" in Middle School Math!!
It's "Grow Time" in Middle School Math!! My name is Shelly Seaton, and I am super excited to be teaching 6th and 7th-grade math again this year at Putnam County R-1! I am enjoying meeting and working with the . . .
Digital Coordinate Plane Graphing
Seventh-grade math students have been sharpening their coordinate plane graphing and technology skills with digital graphs. Check out the photo gallery to view the creative touches they added to their graphs! Who knew math could be so fun?
Rubber Band Helicopters
Sixth-grade math elective students built rubber band helicopters. During the experiment, they learned the rubber band releases energy by unwinding, which turns the propeller. Through trial and error, they discovered the size of the helicopter . . .
Student Designed Math Board Games
Sixth-grade math elective students recently designed their own board games. They had a lot of fun and used a ton of creativity! Once they played their games with classmates, they evaluated the games and compared what they liked and what they . . .
Student Designed Math Board Games
Sixth-grade math elective students recently designed their own math board games. They had a lot of fun and used a ton of creativity. Once they played their games with classmates, they evaluated the games and compared what they liked and what . . .
6th Grade Math
Sixth-grade math students are finishing their numerical expression and factors unit. They are now beginning to tackle decimals and fractions. Students created posters on the order of operations. Check out our photo gallery to see some of . . .
Stretch the Brain
Math elective students are stretching their brains by building water bottle balloon rockets! The design began as a vision and then became reality with common household items. Check out the first attempt from one student.
Middle School Math: Mrs. Shelly Seaton's Google Site
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Big Ideas Math Tutorial
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Order of Operations!
Sixth-grade math students have been learning the "Order of Operations". I'm convinced if you break out in song starting with "paren-the-sis" they will follow with the rest! :) The song we have been singing is in . . .
6th Elective - Money Mondays!
During 6th elective, we have been working on real-life math skills. We decided to have Money Mondays where we will continue practicing counting change back from purchases as well as calculating purchase costs. There are online . . .
Seventh-grade math students are learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers (a.k.a. introducing negative numbers to their world)!
7th Grade Students Work to Find Missing Angles
The seventh-grade students are investigating triangles and their angles. Topics in this unit include vertical, adjacent, complementary, supplementary angles, classifying triangles, and finding missing angle measurements. They had a . . .
6th Grade Math Students Work with Ratios and Rates
Ask your sixth-grade students about ratios and rates. For example, what is the ratio of minutes they spend at school to the number of minutes they spend watching Netflix? At the grocery store, ask them to help find the unit rate of 10 . . .
7th Grade Math Students Investigate New Vocabulary Words
Seventh-grade math students jumped into their new unit learning new vocabulary words. What kind of vocab words will they be using during this unit? Examples include ratio, rate, unit rate, complex fraction, proportion, proportional, . . .
Senior Student and Cadet Teacher Creates
Mrs. Seaton's cadet teacher, Whitney N, created an informational and hands-on bulletin board for her math classes. Students may use one of the manipulatives and physically move the bead along the number line as they master adding positive . . .
Memorization of Multiplication Facts Decreases Time Spent on Assignments
What are the benefits of your student memorizing math facts? When a student memorizes math facts, they build fluency in math and have a higher confidence level in their academic performance. They are stronger (and quicker) with . . .
Rational Seventh Grade
Seventh-grade math students have recently finished their rational numbers unit. In this unit, they worked the four operations with rational numbers. They should be masters of adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers and . . .
The seventh-grade math students have recently concluded their integers unit and are embracing rational numbers. If you are curious about what rational numbers are, check out the video they watched as an introduction to this unit. ( Click . . .
6th Grade Students Master the Order of Operations!
"It's the Order of Operations - Say What?" The sixth-grade math students have been working hard at mastering the order of operations. Click here to listen to the song they have been singing in class. :)
6th & 7th Math
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! My name is Mrs. Shelly Seaton, and I am super excited to be teaching 6th and 7th-grade math again this year at Putnam County R-1! I am enjoying meeting the students and . . .
Balloon Car STEM Experiment
Students in Mrs. Seaton's Middle School STEM classes created water bottle balloon cars earlier this month using water bottles, lids, straws, pencils/dowels, and balloons. Way to make learning fun, Mrs. Seaton!
Students Explore String Telephone Communication in STEAM
Mrs. Seaton's Middle School students investigated how sound travels through string and air this week. Students analyzed sound waves with a cup attached to a string. They combined the cup and the string with a partner to model a string . . .
Sixth Grade Math Stars
The sixth-grade students have been expanding their knowledge on whole number operations. They have been working on different tasks such as writing expressions as powers, finding values of powers, and evaluating numerical . . .
The Great Desert Island STEM Challenge
The seventh grade STEM students have been completing activities built around the story of a shipwrecked traveler stranded on a deserted island. For the first step, students constructed a hut for the traveler to stay safely in. . . .
Middle School Math - "That's How We Roll!"
Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! My name is Shelly Irelan, and I am super excited to be teaching 6th and 7th-grade math again this year at Putnam County R-1! This year I also have the privilege of teaching the 7th-grade . . .