Subject: Math - Grade(s): 6th Grade, 7th Grade

Dig down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.

Have you seen Finding Dory yet?  Click the Finding Dory tab below to watch an interesting video about how the water special effects were created using math and technology. You can also do some simulations with smooth collisions and hydrodynamics. If you haven't yet created a Khan Academy account, you should.  You can enjoy Khan Academy and all it's features just by using your gmail account too.  

Welcome to Mr. Overboe's class.  Math is all about learning to be better problem solvers. You will be asked to solving problems each day.  In addition to using Big Ideas Math as an important text and online resource, we will also be doing PBL's as an important way to demonstrate learning.  Although you are responsible for your own math understanding, you should also be prepared to work in cooperative teams while learning mathematics.

Key Concepts

The focus in math in 6th grade is on rational numbers, ratios and rates, expressions, and equations.  We will also be learning about geometry and statistics as well as graphs and data displays.  For a more in-depth look at 6th grade math expectations, please open the 6th Grade Math Syllabus.  

In 7th grade the major math concepts are integers, proportions, percents, and algebra.  Other key concepts that students will be studying are scale drawings, circles, and probability.

Big Ideas Online Textbook

Students can log in and view the online textbook.

Contact Mr. Overboe if you need your login information or if you have any questions or concerns.