This week we are continuing with skills practice to get ready for eighth grade. Here are links to the all the instructional videos we have been using to review and practice:
Types of Fractions
Fractions and Decimal Numbers
Using Prime Factorization to Simplify Fractions
Multiplying Fractions (use prime factorization)
Dividing Fractions (use prime factorization)
Intro to Exponents (if needed)
Exponents and square roots
Graphing on the Coordinate Plane
Monday – Students continued with basic skills practice. They are moving at their own rate. As they pass one skill, they move on.
Tuesday and Wednesday – Math Inventory Testing
Thursday – Using Prime Factorization to Simplify Fractions
Here is the Milestone practice page. You can become familiar with the online testing environment and practice using the online tools.
Click on “Online Tools Training” below the green End of Grade – EOG – heading.
Click EOG test practice and chose the second option. Next chose the 6-8 test. Sign in as instructed and follow the directions.
MILESTONE Math Formula Sheet
Here are some things you need to know about triangles:
Three Triangle Sides: #1. The sum of the 2 shorter sides of a triangle must be more than the longest side.
#2. If you know 2 side lengths of a triangle, the third side must be between the difference (subtract) and sum (add) of those 2 sides.
The three angles of a triangles ALWAYS add up to 180 degrees.
Know the 6 types of triangles and how to find the measure of a missing angle.
This Monday we will have a test over the first half of the geometry unit. The test will include:
- Naming the 2-D horizontal and vertical cross-sections 3-D figures.
- Finding the volume of cubes, rectangular and triangular prisms.
- Finding the surface area of cubes, rectangular and triangular prisms.
Here are a few resources to help you review:
Cross section practice
More cross section practice
Area and Volume (Don’t need to know circle info yet!)
Practice Volume – Rectangula prism
Volume of triangular prism
Surface area definition
Surface area practice
We are starting the unit on Geometry. Here is a link we used in class to explore cross sections:
CROSS SECTION GeoGebra
We have the Unit 2 test this week. To prepare for the test, students will complete the study guide. They will work on the study guide in class, but will also have part of it for homework each night. The study guide is due on Thursday.
Reminder: Next Tuesday, November 7th, is a teacher work day. Students will not have school.
I have updated my resource pages. Please explore the resources under the Unit 2 tab!
In math class, we are continuing with Unit 2: Equations and Expressions. This week we are studying 2-step equations and inequalities. Students in my 2nd period and 6th period math classes have a blue packet of math problems that will be completed in class and for homework. Assigned problems will be due Friday. The Unit 2 test will be the week of October 22nd.