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Mr. Phil has been teaching in the Twin Cities for eight years. He loves working with middle school students because of their creativity and energy, qualities he believes are essential to being a good mathematician.

Mr. Phil grew up in Northfield, MN, lived abroad in Portoviejo, Ecuador as a Rotary Youth Exchange Student, and studied anthropology and mathematics at Grinnell College and the University of MN.

When he is not teaching Mr. Phil loves to spend time with his family. He also like biking, reading, playing games, and listening to music.

Primary texts: CMP3 (classwork & homework), Digits (homework)

Major topics this year:

Representation, Conversion & Use of Decimals, Percents, & Fractions

Intro to Variables, Equations, & Inequalities

Basic Properties of 2- and 3-Dimensional Objects

Intro to Probability

Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice:

1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.

2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively.

3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.

4. Model with mathematics.

5. Use appropriate tools strategically.

6. Attend to precision.

7. Look for and make use of structure.

8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.

Standards This Week:

Define GCF, LCM, prime factorization. Use Prime Factorization to determine the GCF and LCM of two numbers up to 100.

 
Day Assignment
Mon
09/11
Complete Factor Table, Sign SBG form
Tue
09/12
Multiples: Practice problems (handout)
Wed
09/13
Square Numbers: Practice problems (handout)
Thu
09/14
LCM, GCF: Practice problems (handout)
Fri
09/15
Quiz
Calendar
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Minnesota International Middle School277 12th Ave North

Minneapolis, MN  55401612-465-8465

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