The 6th and 7th Grade Math24 Tournament will be held at Washington on Friday, February 9, 2018. The tournament will take place from 9-noon. I am looking for a couple of parent volunteers to help proctor tables. The students do the math, so don’t worry about that part of the tournament. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me as soon as possible.
Sixth Grade Math- In the upcoming week, the students will finish their work with fractions. We will practice multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers. Then students will use those skills to solve equations containing fractions. Students will write equations from application problems and then solve them. Solving equations is the last skill of the chapter so students should begin preparing for the chapter assessment.
7A Math— Students will finish the unit on inequalities. Students will write, solve and graph inequalities. Students will focus on vocabulary, details of application problems and understanding how inequalities and equations are similar and different.
7B Math— Students have begun their unit on Geometry. This unit has a significant number of vocabulary words that students will need to be able to identify, draw, describe and use in problems presented to them. Students have a vocabulary chart and have created a Quizlet to help them learn the vocabulary in this unit. Students should be practicing their vocabulary for 10-15 minutes per day so they are ready when the assessment comes.
Algebra-- Students have begun chapter 8. In this chapter students will begin their work with polynomials. This chapter begins the journey into material the students may never have seen before. Students may need to put in more time reviewing their notes and practicing skills to become proficient at them.
Eighth Grade Math- Students are working with coordinate grids in this unit. Students will graph, interpret graphs, and relate graphs to functions. Students will need to use logic and problem-solving skills to be successful in this unit.
Announcement- I will be attending professional development at the Brookhill Institute of Mathematics on Wednesday, January 17. I will check email, but will not be able to be reached at school on this day.
Sixth Grade Math- The sixth graders will end the quarter with a mid-chapter test. Students have just finished the unit on addition and subtraction of fractions and mixed numbers. This unit included application problems and solving equations containing fractions. Students will take the test on Tuesday. On Wednesday, there will be a shortened class due to the Geography Bee and there is no school on Friday.
7A Math— Equations have been the focus since returning from break. This class will end the quarter with a test on equations. Next week is a bust week. On Monday, the class will meet with their Math Buddies, on Wednesday, the Geography Bee will take place, and there is no school on Friday. This leaves us Tuesday to review and Thursday to take the test. Students should prepare by practicing. They can use previous assignments to help them study.
7B Math— With second quarter ending next week, students will finish their unit on percent. We will spend the beginning of the week reviewing the concepts and formulas of chapter 6. Then we will end the week with a test on Thursday. Students should not wait until the last minute to prepare for the test. The test will be the last assessment grade of the quarter.
Algebra-- The next week will be spent ending the first semester. We will cover the last concepts needed for the semester exam. Students were given notecards that they may use on the exam. They may put any important information on the notecards they wish. The exam will take place on Thursday morning. It will take 90 minutes, containing concepts from chapters 1-7.
Eighth Grade Math- Equations have been the focus since returning from break. This class will end the quarter with a test on equations on Thursday. Students should use their notes to prepare for the chapter 7 test. Students can also use previous assignments to help them study.