7th Grade Mathematics
Extra-Credit Memorial Day project, which is due on May 26th. It will replace a missed assignment or add points to previous assignments. There is also a bonus for an additional credit which requires you to graph on an online platform (which you can take a screenshot of) or on paper (take a picture of the graph) and email it to district and me.
In this lesson, students use an Internet-based tool (provided) or graphing software to create graphs showing our nation's "history of sacrifice." The graphs serve as visual reminders of those who fought for our country so we might enjoy the freedom we have today, and of the reasons we pause each year on Memorial Day to remember those who gave their lives.
Use the website: https://www.infoplease.com/us/american-wars/americas-wars-us-casualties-and-veterans to view America’s Wars: U.S. Casualties and Veterans. Look over the notes and talk to your friends and family about the number of conflicts from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom. In how many of those conflicts have more than 10,000 American lives been sacrificed? In how many of those conflicts have more than 100,000 American lives been lost? Students will use that website to answer the questions that are posted on Microsoft teams. The questions are below:
- How many Americans were killed in the Vietnam War?
- Were more American lives sacrificed in the Civil War or in World War II?
- In which war did almost 117,000 Americans lose their lives?
- How many more lives were lost in the Vietnam War than were lost in the Korean War?
- In how many wars on the chart did 100,000 or more Americans die?
For Double Bonus Points:
Create a graph that will illustrate all the conflicts in which 10,000 or more lives were lost. Students can create the graphs using art supplies. Since the numbers of casualties are so large for some wars you may round to the thousands place value. The best way to illustrate the graphs, however, is to use graphing software such as https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/. You may use the software then take a screen shot of it and upload it.
If you are emailing the graph to Yonkers Schools district include the 5 questions above.
My email: Kgojani@yonkerspublicschools.org
District Email: E-Learning@yonkerspublicschools.org
Graphing Software: https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Kushtrim Gojani
Hope everyone is doing well!
My hours online will be from 9 am to 1 pm Monday through Friday.
I will be using Edmodo and Microsoft Teams to post assignments and communicate with students. On Microsoft Teams, students will need to submit the assignments electronically through the app. Students will also complete assignments on khan academy. Parents can contact me through class dojo, Microsoft Teams, or reach me at my email: Kgojani@yonkerspublicschools.org.
What is TEAMS and Why Use It?
MS Teams is an online collaboration software platform that allows teachers and students, and students and students, to communicate and review/complete assignments online. MS Teams is the district approved platform for posting assignments and communication with students. Teams is also a free app and teachers can run the program from the app and students can review assignments, communicate with each other or the teacher, and best of all do their work online and submit it.
Teams is where I post information and assignments for my classes. While we are doing Distance Learning (DL) students will be submitting their work electronically through MS Word and other Microsoft programs and apps. Please do not send pictures of the work unless I specifically request it. Everything must be submitted directly through the assignments posted on Teams.
Teams is NOT for communication between teacher and parent, for that I use Class Dojo (see below).
How to Log into Microsoft Teams and Other Programs? (Computer/Cellphone)
See attached file at the top of this page (Microsoft Instructions).
On a computer/tablet/laptop etc. Go to www.office.com
Sign in using your school credentials (school computer username and password).
When you are in will see an array of programs including (Outlook for email, OneDrive for cloud file storage, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams).
If you are using the free Teams app on your cellphone, use your school computer credentials to log in.
How Do Parents and Teacher Communicate
I use Class Dojo as a way to communicate with parents. Parents can log into www.classdojo.com and search for me (Mr. Gojani) or Class Dojo is a free app you can download on your smartphone. Most parents should already be connected to my class. However, if you are not, just download the app and request to join the class.
How Do Parents Check Grades?
I use the district program PowerSchool for my grades. At the beginning of the year, letters were sent home with each’s student’s specific code for PowerSchool. Many parents don’t know this and this is something I do not have, you would need to call Central Office and request it. A loop hole is you can down load the PowerSchool app and have your child login with their school computer username and password, just like for Teams.
Thank You for Your Involvement
I hope you found this information helpful. We all need to adjust to online learning and patience is required. Please feel free to reach out and ask questions and keep up with what your children are doing in their classes.