Remember…next week we will not have school “Fall Break” September 24-28th

This week we will begin Unit 2: Ratio, Rate, and Proportions. Our first standard covered is RP.1 and RP.3 which talk about ratios and ratio language in solving real-world math problems. First we want to discuss what is a ratio and what types of ratios we have in our everyday life.

Standards:

RP.1 Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities.

RP.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems utilizing strategies

This week we will finish Unit 1 with the distributive property and the Summative Assessment. We will review the Unit 1 study guide and do some practice with the distributive property. The summative assessment will take two days to complete.

This week in Small group Math we will be finishing up our Fraction Division (SOaR) and moving into our last standard for Unit 1. NS.4 Find the greatest common factor of two whole numbers and the least common multiple of two whole numbers. Study Guide for Unit 1 will be handed out in class on Wednesday and should be worked on little by little to review and prepare for the Unit 1 test : September 12th.

Standards: Please refer to your child’s MSG Unit 1 Standards page: Concept Map.

This week we finish our decimal operations and talk about multiplying & dividing fractions in small group math. Long division Quiz handed back with corrections and we reviewed the quiz in class Friday. Quiz Monday on decimal operations (all four orders of operations + – x / ). Wednesday is an early release day @ 1:30, which marks the first 4.5 weeks of school. Please continue to work on previous skills taught and check off what you/your student can do on the Unit 1 concept map. Blog posts are there all year and you can go back and watch videos and practice.

Standard: NS.3 decimal operations & NS. 1 dividing fractions

The online textbook is now working!!! Click on the online textbook link above, then enter:
• sch\Student ID number (ex. sch\123456) and the same computer password used at school, OR
• Click on the link and use Office 365 credentials (available in StudentVue)

This week in small group math we will be working with decimal operations. We will review adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. No calculators will be used in the classroom. We need to practice looking up our facts, plus this will get us prepared for the Milestones assessment at the end of the course. (First 10 questions are non-calculator calculations). We also want to learn skills to help us when we do not have access to a calculator.

Standard:NS.3 Fluently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multi-digit decimals using the standard algorithm for each operation. (look in MSG unit 1 page)

Tutoring: Thursdays @ 8:15 am. Students are picked up in the theater.

Quizzes/Tests: None (next Monday on NS.3)

Retakes: None

Homework:

Remember to try problems and come to class with questions!!!

8/20: p. 11 #3 and #5

8/21: p. 35 #3 and #7

8/22: p.75 #16

8/23: p.75 #18 & #19; p. 76 #25 (if you want to try)

Turtle page is due Tomorrow!!

8/24: Study for Decimal Quiz Monday on Standard NS. 3 (USA test prep practice Quiz)

In Small Group Math, we will be learning about long division the way your parents were taught long division.

Standard: NS.2 Fluently divide multi-digit numbers using the standard algorithm.

Tests/Quizes: Vocabulary Quiz Friday, August 10th

Retake: NONE

Tutoring: Starts next week on Thursdays @ 8:15 am (Mrs. Calhoun will come to get tutoring students from the Theater.

Please bring your MSG (math survival guide: Composition notebook) EVERYDAY to class.

Remember, homework is to practice and prepare for class. It helps you to determine your strengths and your weaknesses. It may not be graded now, but it surely impacts your grade later!

We made it to the last week of school. Remember…we are dismissing students @ 1:30 pm on Tuesday, May 22nd and Wednesday, May 23rd.

This week in small group math we will be showing the movie Wall-E and looking for mathematics scenarios answering questions as we watch the film. Please email if you have questions.

Enjoy your summer and do not forget to review your math standards. It will make things less painful in the fall. Your brain is a muscle and if you don’t use it you will loose it!