October 26 – 30

This week we will try to cover a lot and review unit 2.

Monday we will review and make test correction for unit 2.

Tuesday we will start unit three with vocab and covering the standards. (hopefully)

Wednesday we will go back over distributive property and factoring (hopefully)

Thursday we will cover more distributive property.

Friday we will have a quiz over distributive property and factoring, we will also cover order of operations.


Math Lit we will be working on posters for drug awareness week and finishing posters on bus safety week.

10/12 – 16

First I would like to thank everyone for a good year, so far. I also would like to ask for your help, I am experiencing a problem getting students to turn in assignments. I allow the students to take assignments home to be completed and turned in the next day, but the assignments are not making there way back. Today I over heard the students joking about not doing the assignments and taking pride in having nothing to turn in for a grade. I will be forced to put zeroes in for these grades. A zero takes three 100 just to pull it up to a manageable C. If you could encourage your child to make sure that they complete all assignments and turn them in in a timely manner. Thanks

We had to change plans this week. We are covering graphing equivalent ratio tables, solving for the percent of a number using ratio, and solving measurements using ratios. We will also take our “Almost there”, which counts as a quiz grade.

Next week we will review for the chapter 2 test, which will be given on Tuesday.

Terms for unit 1

Algorithm: a step-by-step solution to a problem.

• Difference: The amount left after one number is subtracted from another number.

• Distributive Property: The sum of two addends multiplied by a number equals the sum of the product of each addend and that number.

• Dividend: A number that is divided by another number.

• Divisor: A number by which another number is to be divided.

• Factor: When two or more integers are multiplied, each number is a factor of the product. “To factor” means to write the number or term as a product of its factors.

• Greatest Common Factor: The largest factor that two or more numbers have in common.

• Least Common Multiple: The smallest multiple (other than zero) that two or more numbers have in common.

• Measurement Model of Division: When we know the original amount and the size or measure of ONE part, we use measurement division to find the number of parts. Ex: 20 is how many groups of 4?

• Minuend: The number that is to be subtracted from.

• Multiple: The product of a given whole number and an integer.

• Quotient: A number that is the result of division.

• Partitive Model of Division: When we know the original amount and the number of parts, we use partitive division to find the size of each part. Ex: 20 is 4 groups of what unit?

• Reciprocal: Two numbers whose product is 1. The reciprocal of a fraction can be found by inverting that fraction (switching the denominator and numerator).

• Sum: The number you get by adding two or more numbers together.

• Subtrahend: The number that is to be subtracted.

• Product: A number that is the result of multiplication.