This week we are finishing up the unit on rational numbers and the coordinate plane. The unit test is on Friday. Expect homework every day this week as we finish and review for the test. |

There is a mid-unit quiz on Monday. We will spend the rest of the week looking at locating points on the coordinate plane. The unit test will be Friday, January 30. Keep up the good work on homework completion! |

This week we will be ordering rational numbers on both horizontal and vertical number lines. We will also be exploring the concept of absolute value. Expect homework problems every night. This is an important part of the learning process. We will complete the unit on rational numbers before Outdoor Ed. Assessment dates are scheduled as follows: Quiz - Monday, January 19; Test - Friday, January 30. |

This week we will be reviewing the unit on Number Sense. This will cover the following concepts: Greatest Common Factor, Least Common Multiple, Division of Fractions, Multi-digit multiplication, long division, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions, and positive & negative integers. Each student will choose one concept to review for the class. The Unit Test will be next Monday. Homework for the week will be to prepare for the review presentation as well as completing the review worksheet and studying for the unit test. |

This week in math we are exploring positive and negative integers and their opposites. We are using both vertical and horizontal number lines to model real-life examples. We will also be looking at rational numbers (numbers that can be represented as a fraction), locating them on a number line, and using rational numbers to represent real-life situations. Homework: The Problem Set for each lesson will be assigned as homework each day. Please keep up with this practice at home as it will help you better understand the work we are doing in class. |

This week we will be working on strategies for solving division of larger numbers. Students are expected to know and use the standard "long division" algorithm, which we will be working on in class. For review and practice of long division, check out this tutorial at cool math 4 Kids or this video lesson on Khan Academy which also explains the partial quotient method of long division. Later in the week we will be practicing addition and subtraction of decimals. Homework: There is one sheet of homework for the week, divided up into 3 -5 problems a night. |

This week we continue to focus on using visual models to represent division problems. We will be exploring division of a fraction by a fraction and creating division stories to represent division problems. Modeling division visually is an important step in understanding computation strategies. Our focus this week is on visualizing and modeling division. Next week we will make the connection to equations and procedures that simplify computation, such as "invert and multiply." All students should be using some kind of planner to record their homework and other assignments. I will continue to check that homework is written down and initial each day that it is recorded correctly. If work is finished in class, then the assignment can be checked as complete. Expect some math homework (1-5 problems) daily. |

This week we will be exploring multiplication and division concepts and relating those concepts to multiplying and dividing fractions. We will be using models, words and equations to represent and solve problems and help us understand the standard algorithms for multiplying and dividing fractions. In addition to working on problems in class, students may have 2 or 3 problems to finish at home each night. Independent Math Logs are due on Thursday. Students should log a total of at least 60 minutes for the period from September 26 - October 15. Any time spent on homework may be counted towards the 60 minutes. |

Because school was cancelled Friday, we will be taking the Ratio Unit test on Monday, September 22. We will be wrapping up the unit with the Portfolio Project. All pages of the project will be due on Thursday, September 25. This week in class we will be exploring division concepts and talking about factors and multiples. |

This week we are finishing up the unit on Ratio by exploring the concept of percent as an equivalent ratio. We will also be reviewing the strategies we've used to solve ratio and rate problems. The Unit Test has been moved to Friday. I will be available at lunch every day this week for any students who would like extra help in preparing for the test. Homework: Two or three percent problems each night. You can count the time you work on them towards your 60 minute goal. ALL Portfolio Project Sheets will be due Monday, September 22. |

This week in math we are continuing to use a variety of strategies to solve problems involving ratios. There will be a quiz on Thursday. The unit test on Ratios is scheduled for Thursday, September 18. I am trying something different for homework this week. Instead of one worksheet due on Thursday, I am assigning two problems per night. You are to solve those problems in your math journals. You may count the time you spend on them for your independent math logs. This means that there is math homework due every day this week. If you forget your journals, you can find the questions for each day here: Weekly Homework Problems. If you want to submit your independent math log electronically, go to your Google Drive and find the folder for math class. Click on the Independent Math Log document for this week. (Be sure to check the dates, so you fill out the correct document.) You can write directly on the document, which is already shared with me. At the end of the week, leave me a note in your journal that you filled out the log electronically and I will check it there. |

This week in math we are learning how to use a graph to solve ratio problems. We will also begin our Portfolio Project, Using Mentos to Show What We've Learned About Ratios. Homework this week is a worksheet on ratios. This is due on Thursday, along with your Independent Math Log. You my count the time spent on the worksheet towards your 60 minutes of math. |

This week we are exploring several different strategies and models for solving problems involving ratios and unit rate, including using a double number line, ratio table, tape diagram and more! Independent Math Logs are due on Thursday. Please record at least 60 minutes of mathematical activity for the week. (Aug. 21 - 27) There will be a quiz on Friday on Ratio, Rate, and Unit Rate. |

This week in math we will continue learning about ratios and unit rate. We will be working through pages 10 - 15 in the math workbook as well as exploring the concepts through a variety of different activities and models. Homework for the week - All homework is due on Thursday, August 211. Independent Math Log - minimum 60 minutes of math activities practicing your math facts or other goal areas.2. Write a review for one of the online math games. Fill out and submit the Peer Review Form. (Make sure you are logged into your Faith Academy account to access the form.)3. Ratio Worksheet - This worksheet has 11 different problems written by your classmates. |

This week in math, we will be exploring the concepts of ratio and unit rate. Homework: In your math journal, write down 5 specific real-life examples of ratios. This is due Thursday along with your first Independent Math Log |