•  Welcome to 6th-8th Grade Math - Mrs. Meersman! 
     
    Name: Mrs. Meersman
    Email Address:  smeersman@union81.com
    Phone number: 815-726-5218
     
    Here's What We're Learning This Week
     
    Following is a brief description of this week's studies by grade.  If you have any questions about any of your student's Math homework please contact me at school.  
     
     
    8th Grade Math
     
    Topic:  Topic 5  - Analyze and Solve Systems of Linear Equations.  Students will learn to solve systems of linear equations using one of the four methods being taught:  estimate solutions, graphing, substitution and elimination.  This topic expands on the previously learned lessons on linear equations from the last two topics.  This is a short topic with only four lessons.
    Assessments:  Students take a lesson quiz after each section to assess their knowledge as we move through the topic.  The mid assessment topic for this topic will mid week of 1/22/18 and the test will be prior to our Enrichment and Remediation break in February.
     
    7th Grade Math
     
    Topic: Topic 4 - Generate Equivalent Expressions.  This topic takes our knowledge of equations and expands it to understand how to work with the equations to expand expressions, factor expressions, add and subtract expressions and generate equivalent expressions using several models.  This is the beginning of a concept that is used throughout algebra.
    Assessments:  Students take a lesson quiz after each section to assess their knowledge as we move through the topic. We will finish this topic before our Enrichment and Remediation break in February.
     
    6th Grade Math
     
    Topic:  Topic 4 - Represent and Solve Equations and Inequalities.  This topic has 10 lessons and is the basic building block of solving equations that the students will use throughout their math careers.  We will learn to understand equations and apply them to the real world.  We will learn to solve both equations and inequalities through our use of properties of equations.  This topic will not be completed until the end of January.
    Assessment:  Students take a lesson quiz after each section to assess their knowledge as we move through the topic.  We hope to finish this topic before the Enrichment and Remediation break in February.