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## eMATH March 2023 Newsletter

Spring has finally arrived, at least on the calendar. Of course, we hope you all had a great Pi Day on March 14th (check out these fun pi facts that may just blow your mind). We’re excited to be moving through the second half of the school year and can see the end approaching. We’ve got a few more new resources to post before the year is over, so let’s get right into our new additions.

### NEW MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS

Here are the new teacher tools to use in the classroom for each of our courses:

• Unit 9 (Area) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 10 (Solids) – Practice with Surface Area. This is a great set of problems to give students practice on drawing surface area nets and calculating the surface area of prisms.
• Unit 9 (The Geometry of Angles and Triangles) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 9 (The Geometry of Angles and Triangles) – Practice with Supplementary and Complementary Angle Pairs. In this worksheet, students get a chance to reinforce their understanding of supplementary and complementary angle pairs through both numerical work and some algebraic work.
• Unit 7 (Exponents and Roots) – Solving Equations Using Square Roots and Cube Roots (Enrichment). This worksheets gives your students who need more of a challenge a chance to solve multistep equations where they must take either a square root or cube root to solve.
• Unit 8 (The Pythagorean Theorem) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 9 (Volume and Surface Area of Solids) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 9 (Volume and Surface Area of Solids) – Basic Volume Practice. In this worksheet, students get practice calculating the volume of all of the solids they saw in Unit 9, including leaving some answers in terms of pi.
• Unit 9 (Roots and Irrational Numbers) – Form A Unit Assessment
• Unit 9 (Roots and Irrational Numbers) – Exit Tickets
• Unit 9 (Roots and Irrational Number) – Designing a Fenced in Area – Modeling Problem. In this extended modeling problem, students determine the dimensions of a fenced in area based on the amount of fencing and the area enclosed. Solutions are irrational and force the students to use the quadratic formula or completing the square.
• Unit 8 (Right Triangle Trigonometry) – Form D Mid-Unit Quiz
• Unit 8 (Right Triangle Trigonometry) – Multistep Right Triangle Trigonometry Practice. In this worksheet, students are given the chance to solve trigonometry problems that require more than one trigonometric ratio.
• Unit 10 (Polynomial and Rational Functions) – Practice Finding the Zeros of a Polynomial Algebraically. In this lesson, students find the zeros of quadratic, cubic, and quartic polynomials by factoring, including factoring by grouping.
• Unit 11 (The Circular Functions) – Form D Mid-Unit Quiz

### THE PEN(CIL) IS MIGHTIER THAN THE SCREEN

In case you missed our latest blog post, read HERE about why it’s so important for math to be written out. Hint: it’s not just because Good Will Hunting wouldn’t have won an Oscar if Matt Damon had done his calculations on a smartphone.

### Have You Heard of Any of These Mathematicians?

Well, you should have! They’re some of the most important mathematicians in the history of math, and not just because they’re women. Learn more about Hypatia, Ada Lovelace, Mary Cartwright, Katherine Johnson, and more HERE. Happy Women’s History Month, y’all!

Oh, and by the way, Regents Reviews are coming in June!

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## eMATH February 2023 Newsletter

Here in New York, we roll into the second semester now that February is here. And, of course, many schools are far past the mid-point now. Unlike the groundhog, we are predicting an early spring where we have new courses and new resources. Let’s first get into our new additions this month.

### NEW MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS

Here are the new teacher tools to use in the classroom for each of our courses:

N-Gen Math 6:

• Unit 8 (Percent) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 8 (Percent) – Practice with Percent Word Problems: This is a great worksheet to let your 6th graders work on identifying the part, the percentage, and the whole in word problems.
• Unit 9 (Area) – Area Practice Problem Set: In this worksheet, students practice finding the areas of rectangles, triangles, parallelograms, and trapezoids. Work includes use of the coordinate plane.

N-Gen Math 7:

• Unit 8cc (Probability – Common Core Aligned) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 8cc (Probability – Common Core Aligned) – Practice with Compound Probability: In this worksheet, students get a chance to work with finding the probability of compound events using organized lists, sample trees, and tables.

N-Gen Math 8:

• Unit 6cc (Functions – Common Core Aligned) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 7 (Exponents and Roots) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 8 (Pythagorean Theorem) – Practice with the Pythagorean Theorem and Its Converse: This is a nice worksheet to give students practice in solving for the missing side of a right triangle and in identifying sets of triples that could be the sides of a right triangle.

N-Gen Math Algebra I:

• Unit 8 (Quadratic Functions) – Form A Unit Assessment
• Unit 8 (Quadratic Functions) – Exit Tickets
• Unit 8 (Quadratic Functions) – Power Functions Versus Exponential Functions – Exploration: This is an activity where students explore how an exponential function will always outgrow a power function, no matter how great is exponent.

Common Core Geometry:

• Unit 7 (Tools of Coordinate Geometry) – Form D Mid-Unit Quiz
• Unit 7 (Tools of Coordinate Geometry) – Practice with Similarity Transformations: In this practice set, students work to identify/describe the transformations that would be needed to map one figure onto another when the two figures are similar. Work is done both in the Euclidean and coordinate planes.

Common Core Algebra II:

• Unit 9 (Complex Numbers) – Practice Solving Quadratics with Complex Roots: This worksheet gives students opportunities to solve quadratic equations both by inspection and using the quadratic formula that have non-real solutions.
• Unit 10 (Polynomial and Rational Functions) – Form D Mid-Unit Quiz

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### HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH!

Visit our Facebook or Instagram pages to learn more about famous African-American mathematicians throughout history, like Euphemia Haynes (pictured here), the first Black woman to earn a Ph.D in mathematics in the United States! Or Elbert Frank Cox, the first Black man to earn a Ph.D in mathematics in the world!

Thank you so much for checking out our February 2023 Newsletter!

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## eMATH January 2023 Newsletter

Happy New Year to all of the students, teachers, and parents out there! With a new year comes new possibilities and new resolutions. Here at eMATHinstruction, our resolution is what it’s always been: to create new, ever more dynamic materials that help students learn math better and help make teaching math easier. To that end, we have for you a number of new teacher tools (what we like to call “add-ons”) this month for each of our courses…

### NEWLY ADDED TOOLS FOR TEACHERS

• Unit 7 (Ratios and Rates) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 7 (Ratios and Rates) – Practice with Ratios. This practice sheet is full of problems where students work with equivalent ratios and the various tools that we use to solve ratio problems, such as tables and double number lines.
• Unit 7cc (Statistics – Common Core Aligned) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 8 (Probability) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 8 (Probability) – Compound Probability Practice. This practice sheet has a variety of problems that allow students to gain valuable practice with compound probability problems. Students use organized lists and tree diagrams to list outcomes in the sample space and then answer probability questions.
• Unit 6 (Functions) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 6cc (Functions – Common Core Aligned) – Practice with Average Rate of Change. In this practice set of problems, students get practice calculating the average rate of change of a function. Functions are represented using equations, tables, and graphs. Emphasis is placed on applied problems and proper use of units.
• Unit 7 (Polynomials) – Form A Unit Assessment
• Unit 7 (Polynomials) – Exit Tickets
• Unit 7 (Polynomials) – Optimizing the Volume of an Open Box. In this extended modeling problem, students develop functions to model the volume of an open box with a square bottom if the material for the box is cut from a square sheet.
• Unit 6 (Quadrilaterals) – Form D Mid-Unit Quiz
• Unit 6 (Quadrilaterals) – Sufficient Conditions Practice. In this resource, students get valuable practice in working with the conditions necessary to prove that a particular quadrilateral is a trapezoid, a parallelogram, a rhombus, a rectangle, or a square.
• Unit 8 (Radicals and the Quadratic Formula) – Form D Mid-Unit Quiz
• Unit 8 (Radicals and the Quadratic Formula) – Quadratic Formula Practice. In this set of problems, students get routine practice working with the quadratic formula. Problems are both abstract and applied and ask students to express their answers both as decimals and in simplest radical form.
• Unit 9 (Complex Numbers) – Form D Mid-Unit Quiz

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## eMATH December 2022 Newsletter

We can’t believe 2022 is almost over! This year, as in years past, we were delighted to make the WeAreTeacher.com’s annual list of The 75 Best Math Websites for Teaching and Learning Math” in the subcategory “Best Comprehensive Math Programs” (listed in alphabetical order). The end of the year means that, for many of us, the ground is white and the nights are long. Just a few more days until the second longest vacation of the year! Some much-needed rest — and perhaps a few presents? — are on the way. We have some gifts to give in terms of new resources on our site, so let’s dig into our new add-ons.

### NEW MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS

Here are the new teacher tools to use in the classroom for each of our courses:

• Unit 6 (Equations and Inequalities) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 6 (Equations and Inequalities) – Practice with Modeling World Problems with One-Step Equations. This is a nice resource to allow students to model and solve simple word problems using one-step equations.
• Unit 7 (Statistics) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 7 (Statistics) – Practice Set of Problems on Box Plots. Here we offer up a worksheet that gives students a chance to practice interpreting premade box plots and also creating ones of their own.
• Unit 7cc (Statistics – Common Core Aligned) – Practice Set of Problems on the Mean Absolute Deviation. For those who are still teaching the mean absolute deviation, this is a great problem set to give kids extra practice on calculating the MAD and also interpreting its meaning.
• Unit 5 (Equations of Lines) – Form B Unit Assessment
• Unit 5 (Equations of Lines) – Practice Set of Problems on Graphing Lines. Who can’t use more practice graphing lines that are in slope-intercept form? This worksheet provides that essential extra practice.
• Unit 6 (Functions) – Practice Set of Problems on Average Rate of Change. The concept of average rate of change can be challenging. This worksheet gives kids practice both with applied and abstract functions and forces them to also use proper units in their work.
• Unit 6 (Exponential Algebra and Functions) – Form A Unit Assessment
• Unit 6 (Exponential Algebra and Functions) – Exit Tickets
• Unit 6 (Exponential Algebra and Functions) – Investment Options Extended Problem. In this extended modeling problem, students look at the difference between simple and compound interest.
• Unit 5 (Tools of Coordinate Geometry) – Form D Mid-Unit Quiz
• Unit 5 (Tools of Coordinate Geometry) – Practice Set of Problems on Sequences of Rigid Motions. This worksheet challenges students to find multiple sequences of transformation that map one figure onto another in the coordinate plane.
• Unit 7 (Transformations of Functions) – Form D Mid-Unit Quiz
• Unit 7 (Transformations of Functions) – Practice Set of Problems on Even and Odd Functions. Even and odd functions are a new concept for students in Algebra II. This worksheet gives them practice on recognizing when a function is even or odd and in using that knowledge to solve a variety of problems.

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### HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM eMATH!

As 2022 turns to 2023, we wish all of the teachers, students, and parents out there a restful break. We hope that the New Year brings a sense of possibility for good things to come. In the spirit of multiplying joy, please enjoy our silly rendition of a holiday classic: The Twelve Days of eMATH

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## eMATH November 2022 Newsletter

Autumn is beginning to feel far too much like winter here in New York. The leaves are gone from the trees and the weather has turned colder, but here at eMATHinstruction we are heating up with new additions to our materials AND new courses on the way…

### NEW MATERIALS FOR TEACHERS

First, here are the new teacher tools to use in the classroom for each of our courses. A note about our unit assessments: We design all forms of any given unit assessment to test the same standards at the same difficulty level so that teachers can use them as make-up tests or remediation tests:

• Unit 5 (Algebraic Expressions) Form B Unit Assessment
• A Unit 5 practice sheet of problems on evaluating algebraic expressions through substitution. This worksheet gives students a good chance to evaluate simple expressions using order of operations.
• Unit 6 (Linear Equations and Inequalities) Form B Unit Assessment
• A Unit 6 practice set of problems on solving two-step equations — these have integer solutions as well as solutions that are fractional or decimal.
• Unit 4 (Similarity and Dilations) Form B Unit Assessment
• A Unit 4 practice set of problems on dilations in the coordinate plane. In this worksheet, students get practice with plotting dilated figures in the coordinate plane and in identifying/calculating the scaling constant for a particular dilation.
• Unit 5 (Linear Systems) Exit Tickets
• Unit 5 Form A Unit Assessment
• A Unit 5 add-on where students create and then use linear models for populations that are changing at constant rates. We love these longer modeling problems as they give kids a chance to explore and use their math skills in ways that the standard lesson format cannot.
• Unit 4 (Constructions) Mid-Unit Quiz Form D
• A practice set of problems on the circumscribed and inscribed circles of a triangle. These are challenging constructions for students and extra practice is always helpful.
• Unit 5 (Sequences and Series) practice set of problems on arithmetic and geometric series . This is a great set of problems that challenges students to not just use the summation formulas, but to also determine the number of terms in a given series.
• Unit 6 (Quadratic Functions and Their Algebra) Mid-Unit Quiz Form D
• A Unit 6 practice set of problems on solving quadratic systems algebraically. These systems include lines and parabolas, lines and circles, and parabolas and circles. This is a great set of problems to practice some quadratic equation solving.

### N-GEN MATH GEOMETRY IS COMING!

As we move into the winter and out of conference season, we are in the process of finalizing our new N-Gen Math Geometry course. Videos are over half done for the course and the text is in its final editing phase. Just as with N-Gen Math Algebra I, we feel that this course will be an improvement of our Common Core Geometry course. Once it is finished, our full attention will turn to the final book in the series, N-Gen Math Algebra II. The N-Gen Math Geometry book will be available to order next summer for the 2023/2024 school year.

### OUR STANDARDS ALIGNMENT TOOL NOW INCLUDES N-GEN MATH ALGEBRA I!

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Finally, we want to wish everyone a happy and restful Thanksgiving break. Enjoy time with good family, good food and good math.

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## eMATH August 2022 Newsletter

Welcome back!!! It’s August 22nd, or as some of us math teachers like to call it, July 53rd. As the summer starts to wane, we here at eMATHinstruction are getting ready for the new school year to begin (of course, school has already started in many parts of the country). We are excited to have a brand new course for this year — N-Gen Math Algebra I — as well as many new additions to all of our current courses! Keep reading for details…

N-GEN MATH 6
In N-Gen Math 6 this month we are bringing three new items. First, we have the Form B assessment for Unit 1 (The Whole Numbers). We also have a practice set of problems for Unit 1 on prime factoring whole numbers and finding the greatest common factor of two whole numbers. We also have a practice set of problems for Unit 2 (Fractions) on basic operations with fractions (simplifying, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing).

N-GEN MATH 7
For N-Gen Math 7, we also have three new resources. First, we have the Form B assessment for Unit 1 (Essential Review). We also bring you a Unit 1 practice set of problems on evaluating numerical expressions using the scientific calculator. We also have a practice set of problems for Unit 2 (Operations with Signed Numbers) on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing signed integers.

N-GEN MATH 8
We have two new additions for N-Gen Math 8 this month. First, we have the Form B assessment for Unit 1 (The Algebra of One Variables). We also bring you a practice set of problems for Unit 1 on solving linear equations that have variables on both sides.

*NEW* N-GEN MATH ALGEBRA I
This new course is an update of our Common Core Algebra I curriculum. And we are publishing a number of new resources for this text this month. We wanted to make sure that teachers who were going to use N-Gen Math Algebra I for the current school year could start off the year with resources for both Unit 1 (The Building Blocks of Algebra) and Unit 2 (Linear Equations and Inequalities).

For both of these units we bring you the Form A Unit Assessment, the exit tickets for each lesson, SMART Notebook files for each lesson, and an extended modeling problem for each unit. These extended modeling problems are a new addition for our courses, and we plan to have them for each unit of N-Gen Math Algebra I. For Unit 1, students use algebra to model the area of a back yard patio that is changing from a square to a different sized rectangle. For Unit 2, students use linear inequalities to try to determine under what conditions it makes sense to drive a farther distance in order to fill up a car with gas at a station where it is less expensive.

PLUS! We also now have a Spanish-language version of the N-Gen Math Algebra I Workbook for your ELL students, just as we do for all our middle school workbooks (N-Gen Math 6, 7 & 8 ) and our Common Core Algebra I workbook! When ordering workbooks, just choose the Spanish option in the Binding dropdown menu.

COMMON CORE GEOMETRY
For Common Core Geometry this month we have new resources for Unit 1 (Essential Geometric Tools and Concepts). First, we have the Form D mid-unit quiz. We also bring you a practice set of problems on copying a triangle using a compass and ruler. This is an essential skill and the most basic of all constructions, so we want students to feel comfortable with this early in the course.

COMMON CORE ALGEBRA II
Finally, in Common Core Algebra II this month we bring you three new items. First, we have the Form D mid-unit quiz for Unit 1 (Algebraic Essentials Review). We also have a practice set of problems from Unit 1 on evaluating fairly complex expressions using a graphing calculator. Often, we feel that students lack many of the basic calculator tools that need to be automatic for them at this level. We also bring you the Unit 2 (Functions as the Cornerstone of Algebra II), Form D mid-unit quiz.

In other news, we are excited about the new books we’re continuing to create. Our forthcoming N-Gen Math Geometry book is in its first editing stages, with video recording to begin in the fall. Just as with N-Gen Math Algebra I, we feel that this version will represent a significant improvement over the current Common Core version. Also, we will have a presence at the AMTNYS (New York), AMTNJ (New Jersey) and MCTM (Mississippi) fall conferences, with more news to come about those events.

For now, enjoy the rest of August and stay cool!

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## eMATH May 2022 Newsletter

We’ve finally made it to May and the school year is hitting its final stages. Many teachers are wrapping up curricula and reviewing for final exams. As we start to close the books on this school year we have one final round of new additions, so let’s get right to them.

## Middle School Updates

To begin, in N-Gen Math 6 we have added new resources for Unit 12 (Probability). First, are the Unit 12 Exit Tickets. We also have added a Unit 12 Mid-Unit Quiz, Form A. Finally, we have posted the Spanish language versions of the Unit 12 Assessment and Unit 12 Review.

Similarly, in N-Gen Math 7 we have posted new materials for Unit 10 (Geometric Measurement). For Unit 10, we have added the Exit Tickets and the Mid-Unit Quiz. We also have posted the Spanish language versions of the Unit 10 Assessment and Unit 10 Review

Rounding out our middle school courses, we have new additions for two units in N-Gen Math 8. First, forUnit 11 (Systems of Equations) we have added Exit Tickets, a Mid-Unit Quiz, and Spanish language versions of the Unit 11 Assessment and Review. We also bring you the Unit 12cc (Statistics of Two Variables) Exit Tickets, Mid-Unit Quiz, and Spanish language resources.

## High School Updates

In Common Core Algebra I this month, we bring you the Unit 11 (A Final Look at Functions and Modeling) Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C.

For Common Core Geometry, we have two new additions to Unit 10 (Geometric Measurement and Modeling). First, we have added a Unit 10 Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C. We also have added a practice set of problems on volume and density. This is a good sheet of problems to give kids practice with the use of various formulas along with solidifying the ideas of density based on volume.

In Common Core Algebra II we have added new resources for Unit 13 (Statistics). First, is the Unit 13 Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C. We also have included a practice sheet of problems on the normal distribution. This set of problems gives students a good chance to work with their calculators to find probabilities given the mean and standard deviation of a normally distributed population.

Finally, for Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, this month we bring you the Unit 13 (Sequences and Series), Mid-Unit Quiz.

## Live Regents Reviews

In other news, June is quickly approaching, and the New York State Regents exams are back! eMATHinstruction will once again be doing reviews for each of the major high school tests the night before each exam. For Algebra I, we will have our review on the night of June 15th, from 6 to 9 p.m. For Geometry, the review will be on the night of June 20th, from 6 to 9 p.m. Finally, the Algebra II review will be the night of June 21st, from 6 to 9 p.m. Each review will be streamed live on the eMATHinstruction YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe so that it’s easy to find the live stream.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC40vRlHuBm0z9gneNmhSsdw

On each night, we will be going through a single previous Regents exam. For Algebra I, it will be the June 2021 Regents exam. For Geometry, it will be the June 2019 Regents exam, and for Algebra II, it will also be the June 2019 Regents exam. You can find those exams on the New York State Regents website. We recommend that you print out the exam you need and have it in front of you for the review session to follow along.

We will give further information about the review sessions as we get closer. For now, have a great rest of May and end of the school year.

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## eMATH April 2022 Newsletter

Happy April to all. Hopefully you all are enjoying some warmer weather along with a chance at some needed rest during spring break. The school year is moving into its final phase, and we are preparing our final materials for the year. With the end of the year coming up, we will again be hosting our New York State Regents Review sessions for each of the major high school exams, i.e. Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II. In these review sessions, we will go through a single Regents exams from a previous year from the first problem to the last. Each session will be the night before the exam is to take place and will be from 6 to 9 p.m. In our May newsletter, we will let everyone know which exam we will be covering and more details about how to watch the review. For now lets get to the details of our new resources for April.

## Middle School Updates

In N-Gen Math 6 this month we have resources for both Unit 11 and Unit 11cc (Statistics for both units). In both units we have the Unit 11/11cc Exit Tickets and the Unit 11/11cc Mid-Unit Quiz Form A. We have also published the Spanish language versions of the Unit Review and Unit Assessment in each unit.

In N-Gen Math 7 we have added resources for Unit 9 (The Geometry of Angles and Triangles). For this unit we have published the Exit Tickets and the Mid-Unit Quiz Form A. We also bring you the Spanish language versions of the Unit Review and Unit Assessment.

Finally in N-Gen Math 8 this month we have new materials for Unit 10 (Scientific Notation). True to form, we have the Exit Tickets for this unit along with the Mid-Unit Quiz, Form A. We also have published the Spanish language versions of the Unit Assessment and Unit Review.

## High School Updates

Our Common Core Algebra I additions for this month come from Unit 10 (Statistics). We have added a Unit 10 Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C. We also bring you a set of practice problems on Linear Regression. This practice sheet gives students a chance to work more with their calculator to produce equations for the line of best fit and r-values.

In Common Core Geometry this month, we bring you new materials for Unit 9 (Circle Geometry). First, we have added a Unit 9 Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C. We have also published a set of practice problems on Circle Segment Theorems. This is a good set of problems to give students more practice with the various theorems relating the lengths of chords, secants, and tangents of circles.

Our Common Core Algebra II additions for this month come in Unit 12 (Statistics). First, we have the Unit 12 Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C. We also have a practice set of problems on Independence of events. This set of problems gives students many different scenarios to test if two events are independent.

Finally, for Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, this month we have added the Unit 12 (Statistics) Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C.

## Regents Review Details

For now, enjoy the warmer weather and the positive energy that comes from the year entering its homestretch. As a reminder, please subscribe to the eMATHinstruction YouTube channel so you can easily access the live Regents review sessions. Be sure to let your students know about the sessions and encourage them to watch. They are great for clearing up any last-minute confusion that students may experience before the exams.

• Algebra I Regents Review: Wednesday, June 15th 6:00-9:00 PM
• Geometry Regents Review: Monday, June 20th 6:00-9:00 PM
• Algebra II Regents Review: Tuesday, June 21st 6:00-9:00 PM
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## eMATH March 2022 Newsletter

Happy Pi Day!!! On this most important (and perhaps only) math holiday, we give a huge shoutout to all of the teachers out there that inspire and uplift our students on a daily basis. We’ve seen so many innovative ways teachers celebrate Pi day with their students. If you’re doing something special with your students we’d love to hear about it. Before we get into the details of Add-ons there are a few announcements we have.

## YouTube Live Regents Reviews are Back

Join us for our annual YouTube Live Regents Reviews. Each review will take place the night before each NYS Regents math exam. During each review session Kirk Weiler will be going through past Regents exam questions. Each review session is roughly 3 hours long. Please share these dates with your students and subscribe to the eMATHinstruction YouTube Channel. More details to come on timing.

## Middle School Books Added to Shop DOE

For those of you in New York City our middle school books in English and Spanish are now available on Shop DOE and are NYSTL approved. When logged into Shop DOE search Emath Instruction Inc. to see all of our available books.

## New Middle School Resources

This month we have new material for Unit 10 (Solids) in our N-Gen Math 6 course. We bring you the Unit 10 Exit Tickets, the Unit 10 Mid-Unit Quiz, and the Unit 10 Spanish language editions of the unit assessment and unit review.

In N-Gen Math 7 this month we have resources for both our Unit 8 and Unit 8cc (both Statistics). In both units we have the Unit 8 Exit Tickets, the Unit 8 Mid-Unit Quizzes, and the Spanish Language editions of the unit reviews and unit assessments.

Our N-Gen Math 8 add-ons for this month include resources for Unit 9 (Surface Area and Volume of Solids). For Unit 9 we bring you the Unit 9 Exit Tickets, the Unit 9 Mid-Unit Quiz, and the Unit 9 Spanish language versions of the review and assessment.

## New High School Resources

For Common Core Algebra I this month we have new additions for Unit 9 (Roots and Irrational Numbers). First, we have the Unit 9 Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C. We also have added a practice set of problems on the Quadratic Formula. This practice set has students solving equations using the quadratic formula where they express their final answers in both simplest radical form and rounded to a particular degree of accuracy.

In Common Core Geometry, you will see the Unit 8 (Right Triangle Trigonometry) Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C along with a practice set of problem from Unit 9 (Circle Geometry) on Circle Angle Theorems.

Common Core Algebra II add-ons for this month come from Unit 11 (The Circular Functions). First, we have the Unit 11 Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C. We also have a practice set of problems on Sinusoidal Models where students work with midline, amplitude, period, and frequency.

Finally, in Algebra 2 with Trigonometry this month we have added the Unit 11 (Probability) Mid-Unit Quiz, Form C.

## In Other News

We are now in the final editing stages of our N-Gen Math Algebra I curriculum and workbook. We are excited about this update to our popular Common Core Algebra I course and will be offering it for the 2022-2023 school year. We are also well on our way with the rewrite of Common Core Geometry. More news on that as the course develops.

Before long, the last of the snow will melt. Hopefully, this time it will be for good. We want to wish all teachers, students, and parents out there a great start to spring and a good ending to the third quarter of the year.

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## eMATH February 2022 Newsletter

Happy February everyone. We have now (just) made it past mid-winter. Hopefully the groundhog does not know what he is talking about, and spring comes early. We’ve been busy creating more resources, including putting the finishing touches on our new N-Gen Math Algebra I course as well as starting to plan for our June YouTube Live Regents reviews for New York State high school students. We’ve missed doing the full series of reviews the past two years and are eager to get back to it. More details about the reviews to come in the coming months. February seems to be packed with learning opportunities. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to see some of the phenomenal mathematicians and scientists we have featured for black history month. This year we get a real treat with “Twosday” 2/22/22 which falls on a Tuesday. For now, here are the details of our new add-ons for the month.

## Middle School Updates

In N-Gen Math 6 this month, we bring you the Unit 9 (Area) mid-unit quiz and exit tickets. For N-Gen Math 7, we have the Unit 7 and Unit 7cc, both on Statistics, mid-unit quizzes and exit tickets. If you’re confused about the “cc” units in our middle school courses, we wrote a blog post here that explains their purpose. In short, the CC units are aligned to Common Core instead of the Next Generation Learning Standards. Finally, in N-Gen Math 8, we bring you the Unit 8 (Pythagorean Theorem) exit tickets and mid-unit quiz.

## High School Updates

For Common Core Algebra I this month, we bring you two resources for Unit 8 (Quadratic Functions and Their Algebra). First, we have the Unit 8 Mid-Unit Quiz Form C. We also have posted a practice set of problems on graphing parabolas.

In Common Core Geometry this month, we have the Unit 7 (Similarity and Dilations) Mid-Unit Quiz Form C and a Unit 7 practice sets of problems on altitude to hypotenuse problems.

For Common Core Algebra II, we have posted the Unit 10 (Polynomial and Rational Functions) Mid-Unit Quiz Form C and a Unit 10 practice set of problems on the Remainder Theorem.

Finally, in Algebra 2 with Trigonometry, we have posted the Unit 10 (Exponential and Logarithmic Functions) Mid-Unit Quiz Form C.

## In Other News

As I mentioned earlier, we are in the final stages of creating our new N-Gen Math Algebra I course. We are excited about this update to our Common Core Algebra I course and hope to have sample workbooks available later in the spring. We will begin posting the new lessons this spring as well so schools can decide which Algebra course best fills their needs.

As indicated earlier, stay tuned for more information about our YouTube Live reveiws. These are specifically for Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II.

March will soon be with us and, with it, spring and warmer weather. If your school has a mid-winter break, we wish you a relaxing time off.