Sixth Grade Math- When returning from break, the students will begin a new unit on understanding numbers and fractions. The students will begin by working with factors and number relationships. Students will also work with equivalent expressions by learning to convert fractions, decimals and percent.
7A Math— In December the focus will be on percent. We will begin with converting to percent, estimating percent and working on application problems that use percent. These will include earnings, equations, and shopping. Students will need a calculator they understand how to use for this unit.
7B Math-- Ratios and proportions will be the focus of the next unit. In this unit students will go beyond procedure and process to understanding. Students will work with application problems and develop many strategies to solve problems involving ratios and proportions. Thinking outside of the box and stepping out of their comfort zone will be vital to success in this unit. We will begin next week with rates, unit rates and setting up proportions.
Algebra--Students have been given their exam notecards. They should begin filling them with information that they can use on the mid-term exam that will take place in January. The notecard can include formulas, example, rules and graphs. It must be in the student’s own handwriting and they must be responsible and have it for the exam. Students must have their own calculator and notecard on the day of the exam. Please encourage responsibility and preparedness. After the Thanksgiving break we will begin working through chapter 5. The focus of this chapter will be slope, forms of equations, and graphing.
Eighth Grade Math- Geometry will be the next unit for the eighth graders. Students will explore 2-dimesional and 3-dimensional figures. In this unit, the students will rely on their ability to solve equations using substitution. They will also use their knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to help identify figures. Students will need a scientific calculator they are comfortable using for this unit.