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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 . . .

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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. 

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Middle School Math: Mrs. Shelly Seaton's Google Site

Mrs. Seaton's Google Site

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Big Ideas Math Tutorial

Click to Open Big Ideas Math Resources 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 . . .

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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 . . .

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Intriguing Integers

  Seventh-grade math students are learning how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide integers (a.k.a. introducing negative numbers to their world)!  

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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, . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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It's Rational!

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 . . .

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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. :)

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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 . . .

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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!  

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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 . . .

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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 . . .

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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. . . .

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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 . . .

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