Sunday, June 13, 2010


Girls and Boys,
Have a great summer and make sure to be SAFE! You can always come back for a visit...


Miss Ellis

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Subtracting Integers

For my girls and boys who need extra practice Subtracting Integers:

This website helps you practice using the Integer Chips: please click HERE

Here are the RULES TO REMEMBER for Subtraction:

(+) - (+) = (+) + (-)= ? (subtract the absolute values)
(-) - (-) = (-) + (+)= ? (subtract the absolute values)
(+) - (-) = (+) + (+)= (+) (add the absolute values)
(-) - (+) = (-) + (-)= (-) (add the absolute values)

And HERE is a review VIDEO:

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Hey Math Genius'!

Here is a webquest to help you understand PROBABILITY! Make sure to read through ALL of the website. You will have to have the following written in your diary:

  1. A TITLE!

  2. Definitions of EXPERIMENT, OUTCOME, EVENT, and PROBABILITY (Create a chart like the one on the website.)

  3. Show the "formula" for the probability of an event (in the box with the BLUE headline)

  4. Choose ONE of the examples to be copied into your diary.

  5. Draw a picture to go with the example you choose. (example: Draw the spinner and include the different colors.)

You must also complete the 5 exercise problems at the bottom of the page. On a separate piece of paper write the question as well as the correct answer. This paper will be your ticket out. Work HARD! Be PROUD!

Your Teacher,

Miss Ellis

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Juvenile Diabetes

Hey Kiddos!

Remember my nephew Evan! We are trying to collect money to help find a cure for Diabetes! Many of you know someone like I do, who has this condition. CLICK HERE to donate money to help find the cure! Thanks for all of your good work.

Miss Ellis

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Multiplying Fractions

Alrighty then,

You are all so lucky! Multiplying fractions is WAY easier than Adding or Subtracting fractions. Have a go at this Glog below to get started:

Post Questions or Comments at any time just below:

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Elapsed Time

Alright Ladies and Gents its time for the last section of Chapter 6. This means you will have a test next week!

Please click here:

And as always, any questions should be posted below this entry of the blog. Good Luck and Rock out!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Subtracting Mixed Numbers

We are almost finished Chapter 6! Get ready for a test VERY SOON!

BUT WAIT! Let's learn about Subtracting Mixed Numbers. Please get your journals out and a scrap piece of paper. You are about to work with your groups to learn with the help of the following webpage: Miss Ellis' Glog

At the end if you have any questions please post them as a comment below!


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Diary of a Math Genius!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I want to congratulate you on a wonderful job on your Diary entries for the Second Quarter. Here are a selection of pages I thought were particularly wonderful.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Good Morning Section 4!

This Monday meeting we will be talking about our goals for the upcoming third quarter. We want you to post some ACTION you will do to improve yourself academically.

Post your goal as a comment below. Some things to remember:

1. Make sure that you are honest with yourself. You will be the one effected by accomplishing this goal.

2. Make sure you are specific!

3. Make sure you are writing down an ACTION.

Here is an example of a goal that is acceptable:

"My goal is to ask two questions a week in math class so I can make sure I understand what we are learning."

Here is an example of a goal that is NOT acceptable:

"My goal is to study hard."

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Chapter 6: Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Please watch the following video and complete the worksheet.

Adding and Subtracting Fractions!

Any questions you have should be posted as a comment below.

Chapter 5 Review Websites

Ladies and Gentle Blue Team Members:
If you need extra practice for Chapter 5, here are a few websites to help you:

2. (you must click on "math jeopardy" and then choose "factors and multiples game"

Please help yourself to succeed....PRACTICE!


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

We are a Fabulous Class!

Greetings Blue Team (we rock!):
Today for advisory we are going to use this blog, which is a wonderful invention, to share some good things we have seen each other do so far this week. When you post a compliment on our compliment page you should write one of the following possible comments:

  1. Something that one of your classmates did to help you stay on task.
  2. Something that another classmate did to help you understand a new topic in class.
  3. Something that another classmate did to make sure you were prepared.
  4. Something that another classmate did to make you feel better that day.
  5. Something a classmate did academically that was AWESOME!

Remember to be specific about the action and also remember NO LAST NAMES! If you need to specify you may use a last initial (example: Brian F. or Bryan D.)

Compliment away! : )

Monday, January 11, 2010

Welcome Class!

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am glad you are taking the next step to being technologically saavy. Please remember that when you post things on the internet, EVERYONE that is connected to the world wide web can read it. This means, NO LAST NAMES or PERSONAL INFORMATION. I will be reviewing your posts before allowing them to be seen on the internet. This is for your safety! Please use your best grammar and writing skills. Let's get started!