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The Last 3 Days of 6th Grade

You’re almost to the end of 6th grade! You’ve almost made it through your first year of middle school!

Please read all of this post!

From Mrs. Jean – Zoom Meeting and Next Year

This week, your only job is to make sure that you have all of your assignments done as they are due tomorrow (Tuesday, May 19th) by 8 p.m. I will enter any final grades right after that time. I will be unavailable via email on Tuesday morning since I will be reporting to school.

We will not have a Zoom meeting today (Monday). Instead, please join me for a farewell Zoom on Wednesday at 12:30! The Zoom Meeting ID is 513 261 4395. The password will be posted in Seesaw and will be sent to parents on Tuesday evening!

On another note (but a similar one), I will be moving on to another endeavor next school year. I will be moving to another CCSD school to teach elementary. As many of you know, this is what I did for 13 years before coming to Griffin. This will be a better fit for my family (schedule-wise). Thank you for this year: for sharing your children, for your kindness, and most of all for your support. Griffin’s Admin team is amazing and so helpful. I will surely miss their support and the hearts that they have for our students. I hope our paths cross again. Congratulations on finishing this year and have a great summer!

From Mrs. Seibert – Dear Class of 2026

I hope you have a great summer class of 2026!  Thank you for an excellent school year.  I want to encourage you to stay connected to your teachers and learning. 

When COVID19 hit our area, Ms. Robinson and a group of teachers started the Empty Bowls Project to make an impact by supporting families in need.  If you would like to help over the summer, we would encourage you to participate!

Here is our wish list:

  • Coloring books – All ages
  • Art supplies – All ages
  • Books – All ages
  • Used Bikes/Helmets – All ages
  • Stuffed animals and toys – All ages
  • Bubble solution – Great for All ages

If you have questions, please contact me at Cathie.Seibert@cobbk12.org

We are working to ensure every student has opportunities to stay active and healthy this summer!

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Reminder – Item Pickup @ GMS this week!!!!

The Signup Genius link is closed! If absolutely need to go to the school to pick up items, email Ms. Seibert to see if she can help.

Wildcat Nation: There are several upcoming alpha-specific days where GMS students will be permitted to come to the school to retrieve and return items. On 

  • Monday, May 11: students with last names A-G,
  • Tuesday, May 12: students with last names H-O, and
  • Wednesday, May 13: students with last names P-Z,

students will be permitted to come to the school to:

  • return any textbooks, library books, or instruments,
  • clean out lockers, and/or
  • pick up medicine (parent is required).

Only students who need to return or pick up items* should come.

he only entry point will be at the bus port near the cafeteria. Only students can check-in with staff and enter the building. All other family members should wait in their parked vehicles, unless a parent needs to retrieve medicine from the nurse. Students will be allotted 20 minutes to enter the building, return any materials, pick up their belongings, and exit the building to their waiting vehicles. 

Students should practice social distancing and are encouraged to wear masks.

Please review the available slots in the Sign-Up Genius (link below) and click on the button to sign up for one time slot per student on your alpha-specific day.

Once a time slot is filled, nobody else will be allowed to enter the building at that time. Thank you!

*Due to a Covid-19 publishing delay, pre-purchased yearbooks will be distributed at a later date.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090849a9af2ca20-gmsstudent

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Final Grades Due

HI all! I hope that you’re having a good day so far! Update on grades:

Administration is asking for all grades to be submitted by teachers by Wednesday, May 20th, the last day of school. Since I have this deadline, I am asking that all assignments be done and turned in no later than Tuesday, May 19th at 8:00 p.m. I will update grades for the last time after all assignments are submitted. No late assignments will be taken after this time. Please prepare to make sure that you are able to get everything in within the next week. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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Week 8 Digital Learning – We’re almost there!

Wow! I can’t believe that this marks the last full week of school. In just a few days, you’ll be done with your first year of middle school! Our last day of school is on Wednesday, May 20th!

Here are your last couple of math assignments for 6th grade!!!

Day 1 – Students will watch a Brainpop Video in Seesaw that explains surface area and how to calculate it (Part 1). Students will then watch the video of Mrs. Jean given instruction on how to calculate surface area. Students have 3 problems to try on their own (Part 2).

Day 2 – Students will complete the 8-question Quizizz on Surface Area. Students should have a pencil and paper handy to solve the problems. Please try this until you earn an 80% or better. The highest grade will be entered in the gradebook. The link can be found in Seesaw. View this video if needed:

Day 3 – Please make sure that all of your assignments are completed. Mrs. Jean will check them on Friday.

There will NOT be a Zoom meeting on this Monday. Please email me if you have any questions. My office hours are 9:45 – 2:45 pm.

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Wellness Wednesday…Kahoot Challenge

Our second to last Wellness Wednesday lesson is a Kahoot Quiz on recognizing Emoji Emotions. It’s a fun challenge for anyone who participates. See if you can beat Mrs. Jean – nicknamed the “CaringSable”! She’s in first place! You can play straight from the computer without any extra devices.

https://kahoot.it/challenge/09386054?challenge-id=ffc4c597-5046-458e-8c51-b28e9042114b_1588621697622

Wishing everyone the best

Brady McCaffrey

Griffin School Counselor

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Week 7 – Digital Learning 5.4.2020

Time to check in, everyone! We only have 13 more school days left! How are you doing on the assignments that you’ve been given already?

Day 1: Here’s what your Day 1 Task is for this week:

Ask yourself:

  1. Have I gotten all of my Quizizz assessments and the Volume of Rectangular Prisms task done?
  2. Were my grades on those assignments my best? (Check ParentVue or Student View).

If you say “no” to either of these things, please complete or re-do any of the graded assignments by using the links below. These are also in Seesaw, but I wanted to link them here to make sure that you can find them easily. The names of the assignments are just as they are in the gradebook. Please take your Day 1 of math to make sure that you are caught up.

Week 2 – Area of Triangle Quizziz (new link here – the other expired)

Week 3 – Area of Parallelogram Quizziz

Week 5 – Area of Composite Figures Quizizz

Week 6 – Volume of Rectangular Prisms (Forms Link)

Day 2 – Students learn how to look at nets and decide if they will make a particular three-dimensional solid.

Watch the nets TWO videos linked on this task. When you are done, please complete the NETS MATCH in Seesaw*.

Please use the “T tool to type your explanation. *

Directions for the nets activity – Four three-dimensional figures are given, along with nets that match three of them. Match each net to its corresponding 3-D figure, and explain your reasoning for matching them. Then draw a net to represent
the three-dimensional figure that DOES NOT have a match. Submit it when you are done.

Video 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVlFsmpZe6o
Video 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MwB0XzhqRQ

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NEXT WEEK: Students will also start to learn about surface area. Here’s a Surface Area/Net video to help you prepare. Remember: The key is to be organized! “Unfold” it first to create a net, then find the area of all the surfaces using the formulas that you know. Your Day 2 Task will be listed here soon and assigned in Seesaw.

Day 3 – Make sure all of your assignments are completed.

***Our Zoom meeting for math will be MONDAY at 11:30-12:00. We’ll talk about how to do the math for this week. The Zoom Meeting ID is: 513-261-4395. The password to enter the meeting will be posted in SeeSaw. Mrs. Jean will only let in those with familiar student/parent names from the waiting room.ve a Zoom meeting on Monday.

As a reminder, my office hours are 9:45-2:45. I will not be available on Thursday of this week, however, since I have to go and pack up my classroom for the end of the year.

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Week 6 – Digital Learning (4.27.2020)

Knock it Out of the Park

Hello! Welcome to Week 6! You’re on the home stretch! Do you reallize that you’ve only got 3.5 weeks of school left? I want to encourage you to keep up the good work, keep strong, and finish strong! You’re almost to the finish line! You’ve almost got your home run!

Here’s what you’re working on this week:

Day 1: Welcome to Week 6! Today you will work on finding the VOLUME of 3D figures including rectangular prisms (shaped like a shipment box) or cubes. Please, please, please watch the entire video attached to the assignment in Seesaw that shows you how to find the volume before trying the riddle.

Day 2: Students will review the video from Day 1 and complete an assignment on the link provided in Seesaw. Please make sure to have a pencil and paper to work out the answers to the problems. Students scores will be posted in ParentVue.

Day 3: Please make sure that both of your assignments are done for this week. Please double-check in Seesaw to make sure that Mrs. Jean has not sent back an assignment for you to complete properly.

***Our Zoom meeting for math will be MONDAY at 11:30-12:00. We’ll talk about how to do the math for this week. The Zoom Meeting ID is: 513-261-4395. The password to enter the meeting will be posted in SeeSaw. Mrs. Jean will only let in those with familiar student/parent names from the waiting room.

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!!!!Area of Triangles (Week 2 Retake Opportunity)!!!!

If your child took the Quizizz on Area of Triangles for week 2 and did not score at least an 80%, here is a link to the quiz again in order to score a better grade. This may be taken as many times as your child needs. The highest score will be recorded in the gradebook. This quiz closes on Friday, May 1st at 10:00 pm. If you are unsure of your child’s grade, please check ParentVue. If there is nothing there, either the student did not do it or they used a fake name and the score was deleted. Please make sure he/she uses their first and last names to receive credit.

Area Quizizz Retake

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Week 5 Digital Learning … WE. CAN. DO. THIS!

I hope that you’ve enjoyed a marvelous weekend! I can’t believe that we’re already on week 5 of digital learning! Only a few more weeks of officially being a sixth grader! We can do this!

Help sessions are avaible in small groups of 3 kids per time slot each Tuesday through Thursday. Please sign up for one slot per day to give others a chance to get assistance.

Please sign up using the Signup Genius link sent to parents’ emails this past weekend. Make sure you have Zoom downloaded on your phone or computer to be able to join.

We’re working on the same standard that we worked on last week! Here is what you will find in Seesaw this week:

Week 5 (DAY 1) – Area of Irregular Figures/Polygons

Watch the review video on how to find the area of irregular/compound polygons.

Complete the 5 problems attached here. Please show your work for each problems and put a circle or square around your final answer. You may write or type your work into Seesaw.

WEEK 5 (DAY 2) – QUIZIZZ – Calculating the Area of Composite Figures

Watch the video that was REPOSTED today if you need a refresher on how to find the area of composite figures.

Click on the link to complete the Quizizz. You may retake it until you earn an 80% or higher. Please make sure to use your real name to receive credit for your work.

WEEK 5 (Day 3) – Check to make sure all of your work is complete.

Please make sure that both of your assignments are done for this week. Please double-check in Synergy to make sure that Mrs. Jean has not sent back an assignment for you to complete properly. Remember, Quizizz should have your real name on it in order to me to assign you a grade in the grade book. Thanks!

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Wellness Wednesday – Griffin Counselors 4.15.2020

Wellness Wednesday this week will be a zoom video with the counselors. We discuss the importance of wellness and feelings associated with “loss” during this time. We also guide the students through the emotions they might be experiencing along with the importance of staying motivated.

Attached is a worksheet that you are free to use at home with your child.

Thank you for your support!

Brady McCaffrey

Griffin School Counselor

Google Voice: 404-532-9717

Blog: http://www.cobblearning.net/griffincounselors2/

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Week 4 of Digital Learning – 4.13.2020

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope that you enjoyed some time off! As you may have already been notified from the County, digital learning will take place on Monday-Thursday of each week. Here is a snapshot of that info from the CCSD website.

4-Day a Week Digital Learning Schedule

Beginning Monday, April 13, 2020, for all Cobb County students, and for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, digital learning will occur on a Monday through Thursday schedule. Each Friday will be an opportunity for students to independently review their progress from the previous week and to catch-up on assignments as needed. No new work or assignments will be presented to students on Fridays.

I hope that this provides your family with some time to catch up as needed. Please remember that I am only posting two days of assignments for the week. I will post an additional day of assignments for those that need or want extra practice. THIS IS OPTIONAL.

Standard:

MGSE6.G.1
Find area of right triangles, other triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

Day 1 – Students will find an assignment in Seesaw called Area of Composite Figures – Video and Task. This task will include a video and practice problems. Please make sure to view the video attached first, then complete the 3 problems. Please show your work.

Day 2 – Students will find an assignment in Seesaw called Independent Practice of Irregular Figures – Video and Task. Students should also watch the review video attached and complete the problems attached for practice.

Day 3 (OPTIONAL) – Students will see an assignment in Seesaw called Area of Composite Polygons 6.G1. There will be notes on the first few pages with examples. Students may use these to help them. There are ample problems for additional practice on this assignment. Since it is OPTIONAL, it does not have to be completed in Seesaw. You may print the sheets, if desired.

****I will continue my Zoom meeting on Friday at 11:30 or anyone needing assistance or just wanting to check in and chat with everyone. Zoom Meeting ID is: 513-261-4395. The password to enter the meeting will be posted in SeeSaw. Mrs. Jean will only let in those with familiar student/parent names from the waiting room.

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Week 3 – Days 2 and 3 – Finish by the end of the week (Sunday)

Today you will have your second day of practicing the area of paralleograms! Please check Seesaw for the following tasks. Your last day is catch up or enjoying some math fun on the linked websites below (see Day 3). These can be done anytime before Sunday.

Day 2 – Area of Parallelogram Practice

Step 1: Do the “Practice Finding the Base and Height” assignment first. Please see the posted example to help you understand what to do.

Step 2: Do the “Quizizz – Area of a PARALLELOGRAM” game. Please make sure that you listen to the directions on the task and view the short video before beginning Quizizz. Let’s aim for an 80% or better!

Day 3 – Catch up or Play Math Games on ABCYA or Math Playground

These games are not linked to Seesaw. You may click on the links above and play any games you’d like

At 11:30 on Friday, please join the optional Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/5132614395 . We’ll spend a few minutes asking/answering math questions and then we’ll just hang out and catch up for a bit. We’ll end at 12:00.

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Week 3 – Online Learning Day 1

I hope that you had an amazing, restful weekend! Welcome to your 3rd week of digital learning! Can you believe it! Only a few more days and you get to have Spring Break! While I know we can’t get out and about, this is a amazing opportunity to spend extra time playing games with your family, talking to friends on the phone, or just relaxing! We all need a little time to just relax!

This week, we’re going to try to make things a little bit easier for you. This is what your week in math will look like. You’ll have two days of lessons. I hope this eases your work a bit! You choose when to get the assignments done. Please try to get them done by no later than Sunday, April 4th.

Day 1 – Work on Seesaw lesson/task – Area of Parallelograms (see below)

Day 2 – Work on Seesaw lesson/task for Day 2

Day 3 – Catch up or Play Math Games on ABCYA or Math Playground

On Friday at 11:30, please join the optional Zoom meeting at https://zoom.us/j/5132614395 . We’ll spend a few minutes asking/answering math questions and then we’ll just hang out and catch up for a bit.

Please feel free to email me to ask any questions or to get your Seesaw login!

Standard: MGSE6.G.1:  Find area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

Day 1 – Work on assignment posted in Seesaw

Step 1: Watch the “Area of a Parallelogram” Introduction video.

Step 2: Watch the Instructional video called “Area of a Parallelogram – Try It” with Mrs. Jean.

Step 3. Try a few problems on your own that are loaded into Seesaw – “Area of a Parallelogram Practice Task“. Show your work and submit.

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Week 2 – Online Learning Day 3 (6th Math)

CCSD COVID 19 UPDATE 5/26/2020 – In accordance with Governor Kemp’s guidance and to best prioritize student and staff safety, Cobb Schools are closed until further notice.  Per executive order from Governor Kemp on March 26th, all public schools and colleges in the state of Georgia will be closed through at least Friday, April 24th. An update will be provided by the Governor’s Office and the District prior to April 24th.

Digital learning will not occur over spring break.

Food distribution will continue over spring break at all sites across Cobb County.

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Hey there, Griffin Grovers! I hope that you’ve had a better week getting online and learning digitally! It’s been a bit easier for me. Thank you so much for checking in and getting assignments done! You’ve made it to your last day of math for this week!

Standard:

MGSE6.G.1:  Find area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

The following tasks are for:

Thursday, March 26th – Periods 1 and 2

Friday, March 27th – Periods 3, 4, and 5

Step 1: Students should complete the Area of a Triangle Day 3 Assignment in Seesaw. Please show your work. If you are unsure of the ways to do that, please use the “Explain Your Thinking” post to help you out with that. I will be available for questions, if you need help after you’ve tried it.

Step 2: It’s Friday! Enjoy some of the games links I posted in Seesaw! Of course…they involve math! THESE ARE NOT REQUIRED!

Have a great weekend! See you for Digital Learning on Week 3!

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Week 2 – Online Learning Day 2 – 6th Grade Math

Standard:

MGSE6.G.1:  Find area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

The following tasks are for:

Tuesday, March 24th – Period 1

Wednesday, March 25th – Periods 2, 3, and 4

Thursday, March 26th – Period 5

Today you will log back into Seesaw. You will see the following assignments available for you to view or work on:

Step 1: If you did not complete the assignments from Day 1 of this week, please complete those tasks in this order: YouTube video, Study Jams, and then Flocabulary last). These assignments are all loaded into Seesaw. If you haven’t been to Seesaw yet, please email Mrs. Jean at zandre.jean@cobbk12.org .

Step 2 : If you’re all done with those assignments, great! Please log into Seesaw and do the following tasks:

  • Watch the “How to find the area of a triangle” video to review finding the area of a triangle.
  • Complete the Quizizz that you’ll see in Seesaw.

Step 3: If you finished step 1 and 2, you’re done! If you didn’t do both steps, please make sure all steps are completed by Wednesday (tomorrow) by 9 pm.

Happy Tuesday!

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Week 2 – Online Learning Day 1 – 6th Grade Math

Welcome back! I hope you had an amazing weekend! Last week was pretty wild having to work from home while also having to make sure my own kids got their work done! We made it through – and if you’re reading this, so did you! That’s an accomplishment! Here’s a quote that summarizes what I’ve been thinking about lately:

This time is definitely difficult, but….the only thing we can do is allow it to make us better and stronger! We’ve got this!

Now onto learning! This week, we will be working on a new concept…finding the area of triangles. Here are the things that you need to do in order to be successful today.

Standard:

MGSE6.G.1:  Find area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems

  • Find the area of a polygon (regular or irregular) by dividing it into squares, rectangles, and/or triangles and find the sum of the areas of those shapes

The following tasks are for:

Monday, March 23rd – Periods 1, 2, and 3

Tuesday, Mach 24th – Periods 4 and 5

Today you will log back into Seesaw. You will see the following assignments available for you to view or work on.

1. Watch the short video in the announcements (inbox)!

2. Watch the video titled “How to Find the Area of a Triangle”.

3. Work your way through the Study Jams tutorial.

4. Lastly, watch the Flocabulary assigned to you. You’ll have to go to the link and put in the class code that will be provided to you in Seesaw. There is a video and a vocab cards activity. Please work through both of these.

Reach out to me or Mrs. Seibert should you need any help! Remember, my office hours are from 9:45 a.m. until 2:45 p.m. each day. Email me at zandre.jean@cobbk12.org or call Mrs. Seibert at 678-842-6917 ext. 027. We’re here to help!

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Online Learning Day 3 – 6th Grade Math (Introduction to Seesaw)

The following assignments are for:

Thursday – March 19th (Periods 1 and 2)

Friday – March 20th (Periods 3, 4, and 5)

As we try to figure out this online learning, I am trying to figure out ways in which I can make math more engaging from where I am. So…I am introducing a new platform that my help students a little more. We’ll be using Seesaw.

In Seesaw, students can post to their journal, respond to activities (with words, videos, by sending a picture of their work, or typing into the platform), and view class announcements! Students do not see the work of any other student in the class. Please follow these steps today to get used to using the platform.

Step 1: Send Mrs. Jean and email to get your personal log in. Make sure the student’s first and last name are on the email, please. Her email address is zandre.jean@cobbk12.org.

Step 2: Sign up using the directions emailed back to you with the access code given you. I should get back to you within 5 minutes. Sign up will work on a computer or a mobile device (if using the app).

Step 3 : Complete the two assignments in Seesaw. I promise they’re easy. They’re to help you get used to using it. Make sure to show it to an adult (if possible), send me a message to say hello, and explore some.

Let me know if you need any help! Next week we work on area of triangles! Yesssssss!!!!!

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Online Day 2 – 6th Grade Math

The following assignments are for:

Tuesday 3/17 (Periods 1)

Wednesday 3/18 (Periods 2, 3, and 4)

Thursday 3/19 (Period 5)

Standard: MGSE6.EE.9 Students should be able to use variables to represent two quantities; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable, and analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation.

Before your start: You should have practiced dependent and independent variables the last time you “came to class”. Please make sure you understand this before moving on to this lesson. Today you will watch a video about linear functions (with x and y variables) and how to graph them and represent them in function tables. Today you will be learning about direct variation (how x and y change together). and the constant of proportionality (k). This is related to dependent and independent variables, so pay close attention. We’ll work on this for the rest of the week to make sure you’ve got it!

Step 1: Watch the video on Linear Relationship (graphing in a line) below. Please make sure to watch the video and have a sheet of paper ready. You’ll need to try problems with the video.

Step 2: Study the direct variation notes until you understand them. They are linked above.

Step 3: Try the two of the Quizizz games below.

Review from 5th Grade Function Tables

Function Tables – 6th Grade Practice

Challenge – Functions, Tables, and Graphs

Challenge – Constant of Variation

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Online Day 1 – 6th Grade Math

Good morning! Welcome to the first day of online learning! I know that this is new for all of us! We’ll start off easy and get ourselves used to doing this for the next couple of weeks. Please only do work for the day that you have my class so that you will not spend all day doing work for every class. If you look below, you will see what days your class will need to do this assignment. Please work through things in the order that they are listed. If you have any question about how to log on or don’t understand something, I will be available for you to email between the hours of 9:45 and 2:45 during the school week. If you email me after those hours, I will get back to you the next school day.

The following assignments are for Monday 3/16 and Tuesday 3/17: (Periods 1, 2, and 3 – Monday) and (Periods 4 and 5 – Tuesday)

Standard: MGSE6.EE.9 Students should be able to use variables to represent two quantities; write an equation to express one quantity, thought of as the dependent variable, in terms of the other quantity, thought of as the independent variable, and analyze the relationship between the dependent and independent variables using graphs and tables, and relate these to the equation.

Step 1: Watch the following videos to review what we have learned in class about dependent and independent variables. Remember: If someone is independent they usually do things without waiting on someone else. If they are dependent, they usually wait for someone to make the first move before they will do anything. This is the same in math! Independent variables are always first (x-axis) and dependent variables are always second (y-axis).

Watch this video reviewing what dependent and independent variables are.
Watch this video reviewing what dependent and independent variables are.

Step 2: Practice determining the dependent and independent variable using the Quizlet link below. Please do the following sections (flashcards, learn, and test). You may do additional sections for practice, but make sure to do these three sections on the left of the screen.

Quizlet Flashcards and More!

Step 3: Take this quiz on Quizizz to show what you know about dependent and independent variables. There is an additional one listed for those wanting extra practice.

Quizizz Review

Extra Practice on Quizizz

Additional Videos are available on the “Unit Resources” Tab for Unit 4, if you need more help.