Nov. 29, 2016
Today in Class:
January 12, 2017
Today we handed out all assessments for student reflection and correction. Students have until January 20th to correct and conference with me. They may earn back half credit per problem.
We also spent some time setting goals, reviewing study skills and options for studying at their disposal. We are midway through Chapter 2.
Today we also introduced decimals. Before I teach the algorithms, I plan to spend a week on bridging some foundational skills that fractions and decimals share. I also want to practice changing fractions to decimals and decimals to fractions as well as learning some common and fractions and their decimal equivalents.
Extra credit is always an option, come see me!
Happy New Year!
Midway in Chapter 2!
Happiest of holidays to each and every one of you! May this new year be the best ever...
Today we practiced multiplying fractions and focused on collaborating and teaching others as we completed task cards in class.
Tomorrow we begin division of fractions! Please read ahead to section 2.2 to get a head start.
There's no homework tonight, so please help your parents during this very busy time of the year! Happy, happy holidays!
Today in class:
Today we practiced all learned concepts by attempting a cumulative assessment. We did great! We also discussed test taking strategies and put together a plan to prepare tonight.
Chapter test: Wednesday Nov. 30th!
Study guide due: Wednesday Nov. 30th!
Need extra practice?
Pg. 45 - Green Text "Big Ideas" ( online too!)
Chapter 1 Review
Excellent review of concepts and four practice problems.
Also try the Chapter 1 test on page 48. Awesome practice!
Today in Class: Nov. 22, 2016
Today we finished our quiz through section 1.6. Next week we will start preparing for our Chapter One exam on Friday, Dec. 2nd.
Many students are having trouble with adding and subtracting fractions (concept from 5th grade!). Please refer to page 42 in the Big Ideas text for review!
Happiest of Thanksgivings to all!
Today we worked solely on problem solving and figuring out when to use GCF to solve crazy scenarios or LCM. I was very impressed!
Tomorrow we have a quiz on:
Record & Practice Journals Pgs. 19-22
Read and study Pgs. 36 - 39.
Practice problems: Pg. 40 #3-#17
Want to push ahead? Need More?
#29 - #35
Want an extra credit project?
Pg. A2(appendix) in the back of the book.
Worth one test grade. Please come talk to me about details.
Also you could build one of the awesome models we viewed on Youtube!
________________________________________________________We talk daily about the need for more perseverance and/or grit in problem solving and especially in solving long division problems. It is hard for everybody, but if you can push the "hard" part and start the work of "guess and check", you'll find yourself in the middle of a problem anxious to find the solution instead of stuck at the beginning trying to start.
Check out cool video games to practice prime factorization!
1. BBC KS3 Bitesize Games ( My favorite!)
*State of Debate
This site rocks because you use math, english and science to solve problems!
4. Mathnook.com - Bike racing
5. Shepard Software.com - Fruit Shoot
Students had the opportunity to hear Chris Herren speak about drugs and alcohol. Take a moment and talk about any questions that your son or daughter may have.
Very powerful presentation.
Please watch the following youtube video in preparation for class on Monday Sept. 26th.