Mansfield Middle School
Ms. Poller
Homework Page

Homework is a vital part of a student's growth.  I encourage students to try their best and to ask for help when needed.

Please contact me at polleres@mansfieldct.org or at 860-429-9341 ext 7308 if you have any questions.

 

Mathematics  

We want to develop confident practitioners. 

  • Students: Need some help?  HW hints are available online  
    • Learning Logs are a critical tool for checking understanding.  They can be written on this or on paper to be passed in.
  • Here is the math Open House presentation 
  • Parents:  Are you looking for ways to help your child with his/her math homework?  A parent guide is available online.  This link also provides access to additional problems for practice. There is a helpful introduction as well.
  • Homework is assigned every night and checked every class. Students' assignment sheets are stamped to indicate completion.  
    • Late homework is accepted, with a lower grade.
    • Students must come prepared to each class with a pencil, textbook, graph paper, toolkit, and a willingness to work (and even struggle a bit!).

NOTE:  Nightly homework is listed on students' weekly assignment sheet that is distributed and collected on Mondays (unless it's a holiday).


Social Studies

The 7th grade social studies websitehas many interesting sites for students to explore and will also have links to assignments and review resources.  

Click on the unit to research interesting topics about the culture / time period we are currently studying.

See below for specific assignments.

We also encourage students to be aware of current events around the world.

Please consider participating in HISTORY DAY!  It is an awesome opportunity!   

 

 

There is lighter load of HW these days; students should be spending time catching up on OWED work so zeros go away!!

6/14: Chapter 4 Review sheet - ODDS (due 6/15)

6/12: Chapter 4 Review sheet - EVENS (due 6/14)

6/11: Unit Rate and Proportions WS (due 6/12)

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6/8: Histogram and Box Plot worksheet (due 6/11)

6/7: Circle worksheet (due 6/8)

6/5: 7-100 to 7-105 (due 6/7)

6/4: Percents worksheet (due 6/5)

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5/31: Fair is Fair WS (due 6/4)

5/29: Fractional Coefficient WS (due 5/31)

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5/25: Honor those who have served our country

5/24: 8-23 (b+c only) to 8-28 (due 5/25)

5/22: 8-8 to 8-12; 8-13 to 8-18 (due 5/24)

5/21: 8-35 to 8-38, 8-40 (due 5/22)

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5/18: 9-37 to 9-40, 9-45 (due 5/21)

5/16 or 5/17: CL 9-96 to 9-101 (due 5/18)

5/15:  CL 8-110 to CL 8-115, CL 8-118 (due 5/16 or 5/17)

5/14: Area/Interest/Circles WS (due 5/15)

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5/4: 9-34, Angle Pair WS (due 5/4 for class 1 and 5/7 for class 3)

5/2: 9-31, 32 area (due 5/3).  Class 1: also 9-84

5/1: 9-87 to 9-92 (due 5/2)

4/30: 9-77 to 9-82 (due 5/1)

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4/27: 9-54 (LL), 9- 42,55,56,59 (due 4/30)

4/26: 7-112, 9- 31,32,35,36,41 (due 4/27)

4/24: 7- 80,81,102,104 / 7-113 to 7-116 / 7-117C (only): create histogram and box plot and find IQR) (due 4/26)

4/23: 7-56 (LL), 7-90 to 7-95 (due 4/24)

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4/12: 7-70 to 7-75 (due 4/13)

4/10: 7-45 to 7-50 / 7-57 to 7-62 (due 4/12)

4/9: 7-82 to 7-85 (due 4/10)

START OF FOURTH QUARTER (above)

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END OF THIRD QUARTER!

 4/6: 7-32 (LL) to 7-38 (due 4/9)

4/5: 7-21 to 7-26 (due 4/6)

4/3: MultiStep Equations WS (EVENS) / Subtracting Integers WS (due 4/5)

4/2: 7-10 to 7-15 (due 4/3)

3/16: 6-97 (LL) to 6-102 (due 3/19)

3/15: 6-80 (LL), 6-87 to 6-92 (due 3/16)

 3/12: 6-81 to 6-86 (due 3/15 3/13)

3/9: 6-87 to 6-92 (due 3/12)

3/8: 6-81 to 6-86 (due 3/9)

3/9: NO NEW HOMEWORK (get caught up!)

3/6:  Simple Probability WS ; 6-65 to 6-70 (due 3/8 3/12)

3/5: Graphing Inequalities WS (due 3/6)

Ch 5 INDIVIDUAL TEST Friday,  3/2  Come in for help, if needed!

3/2: NO HOMEWORK DUE 3/5!

3/1: 6-41 (LL), 6-54 to 6-59

2/27: 6-29 to 6-34; 6-42 to 6-47 (due 3/1)

2/26: 6-16 (LL), Order of Operations I WS, #1-10 (due 2/27)

2/23 6-17 to 6-22 (due 2/26)

2/22 6-6 to 6-11 (due 2/23)

2/20 Compound Probability WS (due 2/22)

Ch 5 TEAM TEST Thursday,  2/22. Come in for help, if needed!

2/13: 5-144 to 5-148 (due 2/14)

2/12: 5-138 to 5-142 (due 2/13)

2/9: 5-123 to 5-127 (due 2/12)

2/8: 5-110 to 5-114 (due 2/9)

2/6: 5-99 to 5-103 (due 2/8)

2/5: 5-88 to 5-92 (due 2/6)

1/30: 5-83 to 5-87 (due 2/1 2/5)

1/29: 5-70 (LL) to 5-75 (due 1/30 2/1)

 

1/26: Order of Ops EVENS (due 1/29)

1/25: 5-60 to 5-64 (due 1/26)

1/23: 5-48 (LL) to 5-53 / Order of Ops WS ODDS ONLY

1/22: Percent Linear Model WS (due 1/23)

Ch 4 INDIVIDUAL TEST will be on Mon, 1/22

1/19:  LL 5-48, 5-29 to 5-53 (due 1/22)

1/18:  LL 5-28, 5-38 to 5-42 (due 1/19)

1/16:  Scaling and Distributive Property WS (due 1/18)

 

1/12:  Live out MLK's dream (due 1/16 and for the rest of your lives!)
1/11:  5-29 to 5-33 (due 1/12)
1/9: Multiplication of Fractions/Decimals WS and 5-18 to 5-22 (due 1/11)

 Due to snow days, homework due dates have changed.  Please see below:

 1/5:  5-10, CL 4-127 to CL 4-130 (and whatever closure Qs NOT completed during class "closure stroll") (due Tues, 1/6)

1/2:  4-117 to 4-121 / 5-9, 5-11 to 5-13 (due Mon, 1/5)

12/22:  There is no NEW homework over break.  Students who owe work (including Learning Logs) should try to find some time to get caught up. (I have updated PowerSchool!) I hope ALL students (and their families) have a relaxing, fun break.  See you in 2018!
 

Ch 4 TEAM TEST ON FRIDAY, 1/5

12/15:  4-92 (LL) to 4-97 (due 12/18)

12/14:  4-75, 4-80 to 4-83 (due 12/15)

12/12:  4-60 to 4-64 / 4-76 to 4-79, 4-84 (due 12/14)

12/11:  4-65 to 4-69 (due 12/12)

 

 

CHAPTER 3 INDIVIDUAL TEST ON TUES, 12/5

12/8: 4-41, 4-50 to 4-52

12/7: 4-40 (LL), 4-42 to 4-43, 4-45 / 4-53 to 4-54 (due 12/8)

12/5: Decimal WS (due 12/7)

12/4: 4-28 (LL); Multiple Representations of Portions WS (due 12/5)

 CHAPTER 3 TEAM TEST ON TUES, 11/28

12/1: 4/29, 4-31 to 4-33 (due 12/4)

11/30:  4-16 to 4-20 (due 12/1)

11/28:  Fraction/Decimal WS; 4-6 to 4-10 (due 11/30)

11/27: Integer and Order of Ops WS (due 11/28)

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11/20: Eat the right amount of turkey and cranberries - and be thankful!

11/17: 3-125 to 3-129 (due 11/20)

11/16: 3-120 to 3-124 (due 11/17)

11/14: 3-93 to 3-97; 3-106 (LL) to 3-111 (due 11/16)

11/13: 3-82 to 3-86 (due 11/14)

** Learning Logs should be written directly into Toolkits during my leave. **

 **ANY OVERDUE WORK FROM THE FIRST QUARTER SHOULD BE SUBMITTED NO LATER THAN MONDAY, 11/6 FOR CREDIT.**

CHAPTER 2 INDIVIDUAL TEST ON THURSDAY, 11/2.  

11/2: 3-34 to 3-38 (due 11/3)

11/3:  3-45 (LL) to 3-50 (due 11/6)

**New Marking Period starts 11/13.  The homework above will be the first set of grades for the 2nd marking period.

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CHAPTER 2 TEAM TEST ON FRIDAY, 10/27

10/27: 3-18 (LL) to 3-23 (due 10/30)

10/26: 3-7 to 3-11 (due 10/27)

10/24: 3-6 (LL); CL 2-130 to CL 2-139 (due 10/26)

10/23: 2-124 to 2-129 (due 10/24)

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10/20: 2-115 to 2-120 (due 10/23)

10/19: 2-101 to 2-105 (due 1/20)

10/17: 2-90 to 2-94 (due 10/19)

10/16: 2-78 (LL) to 2-84 (due 10/17)

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 10/13: 2-62 to 2-66; 2-50 (LL)  (due 10/16)

10/12: 2-50 (LL); 2-51 to 2-55 (due 10/13)

Ch 1 INDIVIDUAL TEST 10/5

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10/6: Do something kind anonymously (due 10/11)

10/5: 2-36 to 2-41 (due 10/6)

10/3: 1-137 to 1-141 and 2-25 (LL) to 2-30 (due 10/5)

10/2: Simple Probability WS (due 10/3)

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9/29: 2-13 to 2-17 (due 10/2)

9/28: 2-8 to 2-12 (due 9/29) - Ch 1 TEAM TEST 9/28

9/25: Area/Perimeter WS & CL1-142 to CL 1-150* (*complete 1 bullet point) 
                         (all due 9/28; no HW for Tues b/c of Archaeology Day)

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9/22: 1-124 to 1-129 (due 9/25)

9/21: 1-114 to 1-118 (due 9/22)

9/19: 1-102 (Learning Log (LL)), 1-103 to 1-107 (due 9/21)

9/18: 1-45 to 1-49 (due 9/19)

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9/15: 1-90 to 1-94 (due 9/18)
 
9/14: 1-56 (LL), 1-70, 1-81 to 1-82 (due 9/15)
 
9/12: 1-71 to 1-74 and 1-82 to 1-84 (due 9/14)
 
9/11: 1-57 to 1-62 (due 9/12)

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Sept 8: 1-35 to 1-39 (due, Mon, 9/11)

Sept 7: 1-18 to 1-22 (due Fri, 9/8)

Sept 5:  1-4 to 1-6, 1-11 to 1-15 (due Thurs, 9/7)

Sept 1: Enjoy the long weekend! (due Tues)

August 31:Cover text and Mathography (in Classroom)

Aug 30: Mathography (in Classroom) - due Fri, 9/1

Welcome to 7th grade!  We look forward to a great year.

           

 

6/8:  Please bring in textbooks and faire costumes ASAP.

Thank you for your contributions at the Medieval Faire!  We raised $664 for charity.

The 7th grade will be visiting the Voices of Hope Hero Center at the University of Hartford on Monday, June 18.  We have not visited there before, but expect it will be a profound experience for all.  It will serve as a culminating visit after the many activities that taken place around the play, "I Never Saw Another Butterfly".  Permission slips are due no later than June 11 (and would be appreciated before then!).

MIDDLE AGES 

Classes are fully devoted to preparations for the 6/7 Medieval Faire!  Students' work in class and at the faire itself is graded.  We hope families and friends will attend!

NOTE: Our SS final will be held on Friday, 5/24 (essays) and Tuesday, 5/29 (multiple choice).  We will start reviewing on 5/17 in class, but students should be doing a little studying each day as well.  There are study tools linked to Google Classroom and the Jeopardy review games are linked to the SS webpage.  Kids should also be continuing to plan for the faire (discussing specifics with partners, etc.)

5/4:  Preparations are underway for our June 7th Medieval and Renaissance Faire!  See details on the permission slip.

5/1: Finish Shogunate worksheet; answer comparison question on the back.

4/27:  Students have received a list of choices (topics and project types) for their medieval assignment, including an option "just" to answer the questions related to chapter 26 in the textbook.  These are individual projects that will be due on Friday, 5/11.  No class time will be given.  SIGN UP on TUES, 5/1.

4/6:  We have begun our review of the world during the Middle Ages (~1000 to ~1500 AD).  We started with the Aztecs, moved to the Incas and will be visiting the western African trading kingdoms of Mali and Songhai next week.

In order to create background information on the African kingdoms, students have a short article to read and some questions to answer.  This assignment is due Wed, 4/11 (classes 4+5) or 4/12 (class 2).

 

ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP

Students have read at least 2 (maybe 3) NEWSELA articles about school safety.  They are to draft a letter to a government official with their opinion and suggestions for next steps.  A draft was started in class on Wed/Thur and is due on Mon, 3/19.

Early Middle Ages

Due Monday, 3/12: 3/7 (classes 4+5) or 3/8 (class 2):  Each student has been assigned ONE culture / chapter to read about. Take notes onto the worksheet distributed, choosing ONLY 1-2 facts from each section.  These notes will be used to create a presentation (with group members) for the class.   

Rome Project 

2/8: Students are being given their choice for topics to research about ancient Rome.  They will create an exhibit for a museum on Rome.  The project will be worked on in class and is due at the end of class on Friday, 2/23.  Monday, 2/26

Midterm Exam

2/2:  Thanks to Mother Nature you have an extra day to prepare for your SS midterm!  Take advantage of the gift.  The essay portion will be on Monday and the multiple choice (m/c) portion will be on Tuesday.  This will give you more time to memorize.  Don't forget your index card is due on Monday (template is on Google Classroom)!  Use it to mark down items for both your essays and the m/c part.  Enjoy the long weekend!  Stay warm.

HISTORY DAY SCHOLARS:  Remember Thursday (2/8) is your "dress rehearsal".  Your project will be reviewed by judges - come prepared (project, process paper and annotated bibliography), be on time, and take advantage of the event.  Take time to look at others' projects and think what questions you have for the judges.  Get psyched for feedback that will help you use the next 3 weeks to make your project even stronger!  Be proud and work hard.

Midterm Exam

Exam will be on Friday, 2/2 (essays) and Monday, 2/5 (multiple choice).  Guide is attached.  The week before will be spent organizing and reviewing in class. Jeopardy and review exams available online.

Ancient Persia

Answer two final questions on Cyrus Cylinder worksheet

Ancient Greece

Due to snow days, Greece unit quiz will be on Wed, 1/7 (classes 4+5) or Thur, 1/8 (class 2)

PowerSchool is up to date, so any owed work should be completed.  otherwise, just relax and enjoy your break!  All the best for 2018.

Greece Unit Quiz will be on Monday, 1/5.

12/18:  Short (1-2 minute) presentation on the famous Greek assigned to you should be ready for Wednesday, 12/20.

Ch 11 guided reading sheet due Mon, 12/18 (postponed due to Science quiz).  Due Tuesday, 12/19 (History Day scholars submit to Ms. Poller during trip.)

Ancient India

Study for 12/11 test.  Use Study Guide to focus review of materials.

12/5:  Complete comparisons between Hinduism and Chinese philosophies / religions.  Due 12/8

11/29 or 11/30:  Finish maps if not completed in class.

11/28:  Complete annotation and worksheet for article on Mohenjo-Daro or Harappa.  Due 12/1

Ancient China

11/15 or 11/16: Write letter to Qin Shi Huangdi's parents about his leadership skills (based on research in class).  Due 11/17

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Ancient Egypt Unit

Students will be completing a project to teach each other about ancient Egypt.  Most work (research and construction) will be completed in class, but students may need to do some work outside of class as well.  Note check on Friday, 10/6; project is due at the end of class on Wednesday, 10/18.  Presentations on Thursday, 10/19 and Friday, 10/20.

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Archaeology Day Tuesday, 9/26!

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Prehistory and Mesopotamia Unit

Ch 3 reading guide due on Monday, 9/25 including one of 6 choice options on front page.  (Copy available in Google Classroom, but must be printed off to hand in.)

Prehistory and Mesopotamia unit test on Friday, 9/29.  Study Guide outlines what to focus on for each document.

9/20 - Hammurabi similarities / differences and final two questions due next class.

Complete timeline according to you if not completed in class.

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Sept 8: Complete individual responses to Confederate Monument Controversy discussion (in Classroom).  Due Friday, 9/15 (or Wed for German Exchange folks).

Welcome to 7th grade!  We look forward to an exciting year.