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Grade 7 Homeroom 11 Mr. Nikkel

Mr. Nikkel teaches Grade 7, 8 and 9 Supportive Math and Grade 7 Science. Mr. Nikkel can be reached by email: snikkel@wsd1.org
 

Grade 7 Math Supportive

Course Description:

The grade 7 Math Program explores 4 main topics. During the "Number" unit Students will work to solve a variety of problems involving decimal numbers, percent and fractions. They will also explore the adding and subtracting of positive and negative numbers. The "Patterns" unit focuses on representing a pattern with numbers, words, charts and graphs. Students will be introduced to simple algebra problems where letters represent unknown values. In the "Shape and Space" unit students will learn how to calculate the areas of triangles, rectangles and circles. The final unit looks at finding the average of a group of numbers as well as the drawing of circle graphs.

Class Expectations:

Students are expected to actively participate in a variety of learning activities. All students will be shown the big ideas to be covered at the beginning of each unit. As they achieve understanding of each of these concepts they will move on to the next idea. Students will be able to gain this understanding through open-ended investigations, in-class assignments to be completed individually, group problem solving, activity centres where students will investigate various topics through video, non-fiction books, hands on activities, and the use of technology and through direct teacher instruction. Students will also participate in daily drill practice of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts and will be given flash cards to practice with at home.

Assessment and Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated in the following three areas:

  • 60% achievement of outcomes
  • 20% improvement of drill results
  • 20% participation and completion of centres

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Grade 8 Math Supportive

Course Description:

The grade 8 Math Program explores 4 main topics. During the "Number" unit Students will work to solve a variety of problems involving ratios, square roots, percent and fractions. They will also explore the multiplying and dividing of fractions. The "Patterns" unit focuses on representing a pattern with numbers, words and graphs. Students will explore algebra problems with more than one letter representing unknown values. In the "Shape and Space" unit students will learn about the characteristics of right triangles and how to find the surface areas of 3D shapes. The final unit looks at the different types of graphs and their uses.

Class Expectations: 

Students are expected to actively participate in a variety of learning activities. All students will be shown the big ideas to be covered at the beginning of each unit. As they achieve understanding of each of these concepts, they will move on to the next idea. Students will be able to gain this understanding through open-ended investigations, in-class assignments to be completed individually, group problem solving, activity centres where students will investigate various topics through video, non-fiction books, hands on activities, and the use of technology and through direct teacher instruction. Students will also participate in daily drill practice of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts and will be given flash cards to practice with at home.

Assessment and Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated in the following 3 areas:

  • 60% achievement of outcomes
  • 20% improvement of drill results
  • 20% participation and completion of centres

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Grade 9 Math Supportive

Course Description:

The grade 9 Math Program explores 4 main topics. During the "Number" unit Students will work to solve a variety of problems where they complete problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and exponents. They will also explore how powers relate to multiplying. The "Patterns" unit focuses on extending a pattern with numbers, words and graphs. Students will explore algebra problems with three letters representing unknown values. In the "Shape and Space" unit students will learn how to find the total surface areas of connected 3D shapes. The final unit looks at how data can be misunderstood, and explores the role of probability in every day life.

Class Expectations:

Students are expected to actively participate in a variety of learning activities. All students will be shown the big ideas to be covered at the beginning of each unit. As they achieve understanding of each of these concepts they will move on to the next idea. Students will be able to gain this understanding through open-ended investigations, in-class assignments to be completed individually, group problem solving, activity centres where students will investigate various topics through video, non-fiction books, hands on activities, and the use of technology and through direct teacher instruction. Students will also participate in daily drill practice of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts and will be given flash cards to practice with at home.

Assessment and Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated in the following three areas:

  • 60% achievement of outcomes
  • 20% improvement of drill results
  • 20% participation and completion of centres

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Grade 7 Science

Course Description:

The grade 7 Science Program explores 4 main topics. Students will first learn about a variety of different structures and the forces that act on them. The second unit will explore the various parts of the Earth's Crust and see how rocks and minerals are formed and used by humans. In the next unit students will learn about solids, liquids and gases and will investigate pure substances and mixtures. The final unit will look at some of the many ecosystems in our world and how the various members interact inside these environments.

Class Expectations:

Students are expected to participate in a variety of learning activities. There will be investigations where students will explore a variety of questions related to the unit of study in hands on activities and then be required to draw conclusions from their observations. This will involve group work where all students are expected to participate actively in all aspects of the activity. There will also be a variety of in-class assignments to be completed individually or in groups. Students will be introduced to a textbook and explore how this tool can be used to gather information. A variety of activity centres will also be explored where students will investigate various topics through video, non-fiction books, hands on activities, and the use of technology.

Assessment and Evaluation:

Students will be evaluated in the following four areas:

  • 25% content of notebook
  • 25% participation and completion of investigations
  • 25% participation and completion of centres
  • 25% quizzes and unit test

 


 

 

 

 

 

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