Tenmarks is a website where Ms. Corral can assign work for you and you get a change to practice. Watch videos for clues or combine the problems with Wolfram Alpha if you still can't figure out how to do the work.

Go to www.tenmarks.com/login/user User name and password First initial + Lunch code Finish early and year for more? Take a look around.

Questions: Access to the test and answer to the group questions.

Topics Covered on this exam depend on approach to solving the problem. This doe not guarantee that they will be on next year's exam.

Solving for unknown numbers Rates Ratios Converting decimals to percents Percentages Adding decimals and whole numbers Fractional Comparisons Multiplying and dividing fractions Adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators Rounding Discounts Unnecessary information Multi-digit addition and subtraction Double digit division Area and perimeter relationships Averaging Time: minute to hour conversion Word problems with duration of time involved

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Challenging Work

Gifted students need to be challenged in math. GATE designation does not give a student an automatic, "I get it" ticket however, gifted students tend to understand the content more quickly than other students. GATE students are in danger of a "fixed mind set" but it is best if all students have a "growth mindset" instead. http://giftedkids.about.com/od/glossary/g/mathgifted.htm

From Avid Academics for Gifted Youth: Here is what they do... Let's think about it. "CurriculumThe purpose of this camp is to develop pre-algebra concepts and skills. You will learn how to use the following problem solving strategies:

Look for patterns

Simplify a problem

Use mathematical properties

Guess and check

Identify different cases

Consinder a simpler case

Make a picture model

Draw a diagram

Work backwards

You will also learn important pre-algebra topics such as

Arithmetic sequences

Sum of patterns

Exponents

Prime factorization

Modular arithmetics

Unit fractions

Counting

Proportional reasoning

Solving algebra equations

Fun ActivitiesYou will also learn math games and participate in fun math activities such as:

24!

Rubik's cube

Constructing tetrahedrons

KenKen tournament

Sudoku tournament

Math Magic!

Math Competitions In addition, you will experience mock math competitions such as