• Last Zoom Meetings

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 5/26/2020

    Sorry about the late notice.  Here are the links for the final zoom meetings of the year.  AS always, show up if you have any questions, it is not mandatory.

     

    Tuesday: 7th Grade

     

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr Pi's 7th Grade Zoom Meeting
    Time: May 26, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    7th grade zoom

    Meeting ID: 723 5925 1465
    Password: 405hill7

     

    Wednesday:  6th grade

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Jason Pisano's Zoom Meeting
    Time: May 27, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    6th grade zoom

    Meeting ID: 783 6826 2643
    Password: 405hill6

     

    Thursday:  7th grade accelerated

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr. Pi 7th accelerated meeting
    Time: May 28, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    7th Grade Accelerated

    Meeting ID: 768 0298 3222
    Password: 405hill7a

     

    That is all

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  • 6th Grade Final Project

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 5/22/2020

    We are down to the last assignment of the 2019-2020 School year, kind of hard to believe what we have all gone through since August, but that is all coming to a close.

     

    In order to best help our students get a jump on what they need to know for next year, the 7th grade math teachers have decided to assign some lessons from earlier in the year that tie in directly with what they will need to know for 8th grade.

     

    Each student will choose 3 of the following Lessons to do in order to review key concepts from this school year. For students who no longer have their books from first semester, their complete text book can be found online through the McGraw-Hill app on Clever.

     

    These assignments are due no later than June 2 although you can (and should) turn them in earlier.  There will be a turn in page where students normally turn in their homework.  Please make sure the chapter and lesson are included in the file name, for example if a student decides to do Chapter 3, lesson 2 then they should name the file something like CH3L2 for clarity and to ensure grading is done accurately.  Below are the lessons to choose from, remember, each student needs to choose 3 from the list below:

     

    6th Grade

     

    Chapter 1 - Ratios and Rates

    Lesson 3: 37-38

    Lesson 6:  65-66

     

    Chapter 2 - Fractions, Decimals and Percents

    Lesson 1:  95-96

    Lesson 2:  107-108

    Lesson 3: 115-116

    Lesson 5:  135-136

    Lesson 7:  153-154

    Lesson 8:  161-162

     

    Chapter 3

    Lesson 1:  183-184

    Lesson 3:  199-200

    Lesson 4:  207-208

    Lesson 7:  237-238

    Lesson 8:  245-246

     

     

     

    If there are any questions please let us know. Good luck.

     

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  • 7th Grade Final Project

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 5/22/2020

    We are down to the last assignment of the 2019-2020 School year, kind of hard to believe what we have all gone through since August, but that is all coming to a close.

     

    In order to best help our students get a jump on what they need to know for next year, the 7th grade math teachers have decided to assign some lessons from earlier in the year that tie in directly with what they will need to know for 8th grade.

     

    Each student will choose 3 of the following Lessons to do in order to review key concepts from this school year. For students who no longer have their books from first semester, their complete text book can be found online through the McGraw-Hill app on Clever.

     

    These assignments are due no later than June 2 although you can (and should) turn them in earlier.  There will be a turn in page where students normally turn in their homework.  Please make sure the chapter and lesson are included in the file name, for example if a student decides to do Chapter 3, lesson 2 then they should name the file something like CH3L2 for clarity and to ensure grading is done accurately.  Below are the lessons to choose from, remember, each student needs to choose 3 from the list below:

     

     

    7th Grade

     

    Chapter 3 - Integers

    Lesson 2: 209-210

    Lesson 3:  221-222

    Lesson 4:  239-240

    Lesson 5:  249-250

     

    Chapter 4 - Rational Numbers

    Lesson 3: 289-290

    Lesson 4:  297-298

    Lesson 5:  305-306

    Lesson 6:  317-318

    Lesson 8:  333-334

     

    Chapter 5 - Expressions

    Lesson 3:  373-374

    Lesson 4:  381-382

    Lesson 5:  393-394

    Lesson 7:  421-422

     

    If there are any questions please let us know. Good luck.

     

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  • 7th Grade Accelerated Final Project

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 5/22/2020

    We are down to the last assignment of the 2019-2020 School year, kind of hard to believe what we have all gone through since August, but that is all coming to a close.

     

    In order to best help our students get a jump on what they need to know for next year, the 7th grade math teachers have decided to assign some lessons from earlier in the year that tie in directly with what they will need to know for 8th grade.

     

    Each student will choose 3 of the following Lessons to do in order to review key concepts from this school year. Students will go into the McGraw-Hill app to the selected chapter and do the Extra Practice and Homework Practice sheets from the resources tab.  A video on how to do this will be posted on Mr. Pi’s website here:

     

    https://www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/Page/10219

     

    These assignments are due no later than June 2 although you can (and should) turn them in earlier.  There will be a turn in page where students normally turn in their homework.  Please make sure the chapter and lesson are included in the file name,to ensure grading is done accurately.  Below are the lessons to choose from, remember, each student needs to choose 3 from the list below:

     

    7th Grade Accelerated

     

    Chapter 3

    Lesson 3: 

    Lesson 4: 

    Lesson 5:  

    Lesson 6:  

     

    Chapter 4

    Lesson 2:  

    Lesson 3:  

     

    Chapter 7:

    Lesson 1:  

    Lesson 2:  

    Lesson 3:  

    Lesson 4:  

    Lesson 5:  

     

    Thank you all, it has been a great year getting to know you and we just wish we would have had some more time to finish this semester in person.

     

    Good Luck

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  • Week Ending 5/22

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 5/17/2020

    Alright we are rapidly approaching the finish of this very bizarre year.  

    As always I hope everyone is doing well and ready to finish out this school year strong.

    Please remember to always put the students name and period number in the subject line of any email.  I have gotten several emails with no subject line and those are sent directly into quarantine by the schools servers and I cannot access them.

     

    This is the last week of new material for all of my classes.  All of 7th grade shall be finished with their books at this point and, while 6th grade did not finish, what they didn't finish will be covered again next year.

    The Final new work and zoom meeting invites:

    6th Grade:

    10-4:Surface Area of Triangular Prisms

    10-5: Surface are of Pyramids

     

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr Pi 6th Grade meeting
    Time: May 20, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    6th Grade meeting
    Meeting ID: 755 0794 8921
    Password: 405hill6

     

     

    7th Grade:

    10-4:  Comparing Populations

    10-5:  Selecting an Appropriate Display

     

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr. Pi 7th Grade Meeting
    Time: May 19, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    7th Grade Meeting
    Meeting ID: 792 0176 7457
    Password: 405hill7

     

    7th Grade Accelerated:

    12-5:  Volume of Prisms

    12-6:  Volume of Cylinders

    12-7:  Volume of Pyramids, Cones and Spheres

     

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr. Pi 7th Grade Accelerated meeting
    Time: May 21, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    7th Grade accelerated meeting

    Meeting ID: 710 7027 6929
    Password: 405hill7a

     

    Lastly.  Due to most classes only having 2 assignments to do this week I will be putting out the final assignment by Thursday of this week so that students can get a jump on it to finish it and be done with the year as soon as possible.  The assignment will be students choosing between a set of assignments designed around helping them further understand a topic that will be very important to the next year's math classes.  It will be the same amount of work they do on a normal basis (about 4-6 pages) but they will have some choice about what they do it on.  I will be posting a video on how best to find their work and do it.

     

    As always, be safe, be well and be sane,

     

    Jason "Mr. Pi" Pisano

    7th Grade Math Teacher

    Rm 405

    Hillview Jr. High School

    https://www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/Domain/2364

    925-526-0122

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  • Update week ending 5/15

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 5/10/2020

    Hello all,

    Hope you are doing as well as possible today and everyday.

    This will be a quick email just to keep everyone in the loop.

    Please remember if you are emailing me to put the student name and period number in the subject line.  I have a lot of students and this will allow me to get you the best information quickly.  If you send me an email with a blank subject line it will be quarantined from my mailbox and I will not get it, so please make sure you have the proper formatting.

    Assignments for this week and zoom meetings

    6th grade

    10-1:  Volume of Rectangular Prisms

    10-2:  Volume of Triangular Prisms

    10-3:  Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr. Pi's 6th Grade Zoom Meeting
    Time: May 13, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Mr Pi 6th Grade zoom meeting

    Meeting ID: 799 6435 3841
    Password: 405hill6

    7th Grade

    10-1:  Make Predictions

    10-2:  Biased and Unbiased Data

    10-3:  Misleading Graphs and Statistics

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr. Pi's 7th Grade Zoom Meeting
    Time: May 12, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    Mr. Pi 7th Grade Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 743 8405 9573
    Password: 405hill7

    7th Grade Accelerated

    12-1:  Circles and Circumference

    12-2:  Area of Circles

    12-3:  Area of Composite Shapes

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr. Pi's Accelerated Zoom Meeting
    Time: May 14, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    7th grade Accelerated Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 765 9118 1964
    Password: 405hillA

     

    That is all for this week so as always, be safe, be well and be sane,

     

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  • Weekly communication Week ending 5/8

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 5/3/2020

    Weekly Communication from Mr. Pi week ending 5/8/2020

     

    Good afternoon everyone,

     

    I hope you are all finding some way to keep yourself well during this hectic time.  A couple of quick announcements:

     

    If you are going to email me with concerns, work etc, please make sure to include the student name and period in the subject line.  I am currently getting between 30 and 50 emails a day and it is very difficult to keep straight what needs to be communicated.  By doing this you can guarantee I will respond with the information that is most relevant to you.

     

    I have posted a new video to my Hill view webpage that goes into more detail on how to upload homework to the McGraw Hill app.  Uploading your work here is the only guaranteed way for me to see it and get your work graded promptly without you having to remind me that you emailed me stuff.  With the sheer number of emails I'm getting things are definitely going to get lost.  If you don’t want to have the hassle of emailing me about missing work please make sure everything is uploaded to the app.  There are now two videos on how to do so, so hopefully that helps.

     

    A note on Zoom meetings.  I will be hosting 3 Zoom Meetings this week and the invites will be below this.  Zoom meetings are for checking in with questions or concerns.  There is no new material that is covered there and it is exclusively a place to request help.  If you do not need any help or have no questions you do not need to come to the meeting.  At this time they are not mandatory.  If you are checking in weekly and doing your homework then you are good.

     You will not be admitted into the meeting unless your screen name matches your name

    7th Grade Regular: 

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr Pi's 7th Grade Regular

    Time: May 5, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    7th grade zoom meeting

    Meeting ID: 725 6698 4827

    Password: 405hill7

     

    6th grade

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr. Pi's 6th Grade Meeting

    Time: May 6, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

     

    6th Grade zoom meeting

    Meeting ID: 739 0508 3416

    Password: 405hill6

     

    7th Grade Accelerated

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: Mr. Pi's Accelerated Meeting

    Time: May 7, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting

    7th Grade accelerated zoom meeting

    Meeting ID: 747 6378 9694

    Password: 405hilla

     

     

    Finally the assignments for the week ( all assignments are the Reteach and Skills Practice unless otherwise noted):

     

    6th Grade:

    9-4:  Changing Dimensions

    9-5  Polygons on the Coordinate Plane

    9-6:  Area of Composite Figures

     

    7th Grade Regular

    9-7:  Independent and Dependent Events

    Math Project 1

     

    7th Grade Accelerated

    11-8:  Similarity and Transformations

    Math Project 1

     

    About Math Project 1

    Directions:  You will use the textbook to complete a math project at home this week.  You can do this project as: a google slide presentation, a small poster, or a video.

    You must choose from one of the Inquiry lab  assignments from the textbook. The project does not have to be from the current chapter but it does have to be from this semester. (7th Grade Regular: chapter 5 and up or 7th Grade Accelerated: Chapter 7 and up)

    Here are some suggested pages to look at for the Inquiry labs:

    • 7th grade

      • pg. 749 - 752

      • pg. 661 - 664

      • pg. 571 - 574

    • 7th grade accelerated 

      • pg. 592 - 594

      • pg. 519 - 520

    You must include the topic of the project, found on the top right corner under the title Inquiry lab​.  If none of these topics work, please look through your book to find others that are more interesting to you.

     

    The Project will be due by 8pm on Sunday May 10th and is in the place of a test on the chapter.  There will be an assignment on the McGraw Hill App for you to turn in any materials you have.  If it is a google slide or a video please send a link that we can go to view it.  If it is a poster, take a picture and upload it like normal

     

    As always, any questions feel free to email or call.

     

    Be safe, be well be sane,

     

    Jason "Mr. Pi" Pisano

    7th Grade Math Teacher

    Rm 405

    Hillview Jr. High School

    https://www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/Domain/2364

    925-526-0122

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  • Change to 7th Grade Regular assignments for 5/1

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 4/29/2020

    After looking over the assignments more thoroughly and discussing with the other 7th Grade math teacher we have both decided that lesson 9-4 is a bit too vague to be useful to the students and therefore I am cancelling that assignment.  If you have already done it awesome, if you turned it in already I will count it, if you haven't turned it in, turn it in with one of the other assignments and you will be good.

     

    Remember, you don't need to print out the assignments to do them.  You can just do them on a separate piece of paper.  Then scan them (if available) or take a picture of them and email them to yourself so you can access them on the computer for uploading.  If you are going to do them on paper it is even more important to label them properly.  For example if I was working on 9-5 Skills Practice I would name the file before I upload it as:  SP9-5.

     

    Hope that helps everyone.

     

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  • Weekly communication Week ending 5/1

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 4/26/2020

    Good Morning, Afternoon, Evening,

     

    This email will hopefully be much shorter and the only one that is needed for this week. 

     

    The big thing is I am going to hold Zoom meetings this week for each of my classes.  Here is the schedule and the invites:

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    Tuesday 2pm - Period 1:

     

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

     

    Topic: Mr. Pi Period 1

    Time: Apr 28, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/72194876332?pwd=ZFN1Y1d5L1VzazJjNjlTVnpKTzY1dz09

     

    Meeting ID: 721 9487 6332

    Password: 405hill01

     

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    Tuesday 2:30pm - Period 2

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

     

    Topic: My Meeting

    Time: Apr 28, 2020 02:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79897917309?pwd=ck9VWklZazh0bG84R25uUEpJZmF5UT09

     

    Meeting ID: 798 9791 7309

    Password: 405hill2

     

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    Wednesday 2pm - Period 3

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

     

    Topic: Mr Pi period 3

    Time: Apr 29, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76189806594?pwd=QnlxdzFWMXdqaUU0M3ZRdUwzTnJoQT09

     

    Meeting ID: 761 8980 6594

    Password: 405hill3

     

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    Wednesday 2:30 pm - Period 4

     

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

     

    Topic: Mr Pi Period 4

    Time: Apr 29, 2020 02:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71589428729?pwd=MzBHVXVsSCtmRkVXaFRKUDF3Yytqdz09

     

    Meeting ID: 715 8942 8729

    Password: 405hill4

     

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    Thursday 2pm - Period 5

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

     

    Topic: Mr Pi period 5

    Time: Apr 30, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/73986477757?pwd=a2Z3d3h6eTByWmxmMlc5VHRkNFdMQT09

     

    Meeting ID: 739 8647 7757

    Password: 0MqPHc

     

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    Thursday 2:30pm - period 6

    Jason Pisano is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

     

    Topic: Mr Pi Period 6

    Time: Apr 30, 2020 02:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

     

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://us04web.zoom.us/j/76536950733?pwd=Y2J0WjcydTdVL3oxeVhxSFZFMTdDdz09

     

    Meeting ID: 765 3695 0733

    Password: 405hill6

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    For now we will be having a meeting per class.  If there is not a big turn out I may consolidate them down further.  Make sure you come with questions.  This is a quick check in and to get a chance to get some questions answered.

     

    You can keep up with what your grades are on Aeries as they are currently up to date.  In order to get credit for the class you need to have at least a 60 by the end of the semester.  Keep your eyes open and keep on working.

     

    Remember:  

     

    If you are going to email me, please put the student name and period in the subject line so that I can better address any questions you might have.



    Finally here is the schedule of assignments for the week ending 5/1

     

    6th Grade - period 3

    9-1:  Area of Parallelograms

    9-2:  Area of Triangles

    9-3:  Area of Trapezoids

     

    7th Grade Regular - Periods 1,2,4,6

    9-4:  Simulations

    9-5:  Fundamental Counting Principle

    9-6:  Permutations

     

    7th Grade Accelerated - Period 5

    11-5:  Rotations on the Coordinate Plane

    11-6:  Congruence and Transformations

    11-7:  Dilations on the Coordinate Plane

     

    I will continue to post Video Notes on my Hillview Website so keep checking there for help.  Remember to check Clever and the McGraw Hill app for the assignments you need to do.  This week each class has 3 lessons with 2 written assignments bringing the total of uploads you need to turn in to 6.  All assignments are due on Friday.  

     

    Be Safe, be Well and be sane

     

    Jason "Mr. Pi" Pisano

    7th Grade Math Teacher

    Rm 405

    Hillview Jr. High School

    https://www.pittsburg.k12.ca.us/Domain/2364

    925-526-0122






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  • Accessing homework and a request

    Posted by Jason Pisano on 4/23/2020

    First a quick request.  In this dismissal time i am getting tons of emails each day from students and parents as there are several legitimate concerns that need to be addressed as we all try to figure out this new normal. 

     

    I ask that if you email me, can you please put the students name and period in the subject line so I can more easily find any information that you are asking for me. 

    Its a small thing but it will help me get back to you all more quickly.

     

    So I have had a lot of parents and students confused about how to access their work from the McGraw-Hill app and how to turn it in.  In order to make it as easy as possible I created a quick video to help with that.  It can be found on my Hill View webpage under video notes or here is the link for quick reference:

    https://youtu.be/THfdsPMRASQ

    Hopefully this helps you figure out what you need to do.  Unfortunately if you only have internet access via phone you cannot upload your files here.  Instead it would be easiest to just create a folder in your google drive with your homework and share it with me that way.  If you have a gmail account, you have a google drive.  You can find a wide variety of videos online to help[ with that but if enough people need help I can create one for people to see.

     

    Thank you and unless I have to make a new video about setting up a shared google folder, i will talk to you all next week.

    Be safe, be sane, be well

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