Week of November 13: solving expressions with substitution

Standards for the week:

MCC6.EE.2:  Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

MCC6.EE.2c:  Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations).  For example, use the formulas V = s³ and A = 6s² to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = ½.

TO GET A HEAD START:  pages 364-366 in the textbook (there is an online version!)

Resources for help:

https://www.shmoop.com/algebraic-expressions/evaluating-expressions-substitution.html

 

Plan for the week:

Monday:  Students will be introduced to the concept of substitution in order to evaluate an expression.

Homework:  page 367 #1-8 and 368 #12-14

homework answers:

Tuesday:  Students will practice solving various algebraic expressions with a partner.

Homework:  none

Wednesday:  Students will learn how substitution is used to solve problems involving formulas.

Homework:  page 367, #9 and Page 369, #27, 28 and 32

Thursday:  Students will complete a scavenger hunt to practice substitution in expressions and formulas to prepare for the quiz on Friday.

Homework:  Prepare for your quiz tomorrow using USA Test Prep assignment

Friday:  Students will take a quiz.

Homework:  none

Week of November 6: Expressions

Standards for the week:

MCC6.EE.1: Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.

MCC6.EE.2:  Write, read, and evaluate expressions in which letters stand for numbers.

MCC6.EE.2a:  Write expressions that record operations with numbers and with letters standing for numbers. For example, express the calculation “Subtract y from 5” as 5-y.

MCC6.EE.2b:  Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient); view one or more parts of an expression as a single entity.  For example, describe the expression 2(8 + 7) as a product of two factors; view (8 + 7) as both a single entity and a sum of two terms.

Plan for the week:

Monday:  Students will learn the parts of an expression and be able to identify them.

Homework:  USA Test prep worksheet

Tuesday:  No School

Wednesday:  Students will learn how  to translate between verbal and algebraic expressions.

Homework:  Zip Away worksheet

Thursday:  Students will practice translating of phrases to expressions using a puzzle.

Homework:  7 questions on translating found in the MSG.  There will also be USA Test Prep for extra practice.

Friday:  Quiz over translation.

 

Answers for the Retake Packet

Students who did not pass the Unit 2 test were invited to retake the test on Wednesday of next week.

There are two sessions for extra help:

  1. Friday (tomorrow) morning at 8:15 a.m. with Mrs. Moreland (Please bring your packet with you)
  2. Monday morning at 8:15 a.m. with Ms. Winter.  (Please bring your packet with you)

Here are the answers to the packet students were given to help them review:

Week of October 30: Test and Exponents

Standards for the week:

MGSE6.RP.3b Solve unit rate problems including those involving unit pricing and constant speed.

6.RP.3c.  Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.

MGSE6.RP.3d Given a conversion factor, use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units within one system of measurement and between two systems of measurements (customary and metric); manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.  For example, given 1 in. = 2.54 cm, how many centimeters are in 6 inches?

EE.1. Write and evaluate numerical expressions involving whole-number exponents.

**New Cobb County Math webpage:  http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/

**Great Site to find help!

http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedMSMath6.aspx

***************Getting your student involved in Unit 3********************* http://cms.gavirtualschool.org/Shared/Math/MSMath6_13/03_Expressions/index.html

Plan for the week:

Monday:  Students will discuss the study guide in preparation for the unit test taking place tomorrow.

Homework:  review for test.  USA Test prep and the Jeopardy game are a good resource!

Other useful sites:

https://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/percent/proportions

http://www.onlinemath4all.com/finding-the-whole-given-a-part-and-a-percent-worksheet.html

http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/percentage-base.html

Tuesday:  Students will take the unit test on percents, conversions and unit rate.

Homework:  complete the Unit 3 vocabulary page and finish setting up your MSG for Unit 3

Wednesday:  students will finish the unit test if needed and then learn what an exponent is and how to write them.

Notes from class:  Exponents-2ab09uo

Homework:  

Page 350 #s 3-5, Page 351 #s 1-9, Page 352 #s 11-1, Page 353 #s 24-26

Thursday:  Students are learning how to simplify numerical expressions using the order of operations.

Homework:  Don’t Lose your Head Puzzle

Friday:  Students will practice what they have learned this week using Pick A Ride.

Homework:  none

 

Week of October 23: Percents

Standard for the Week:

6.RP.3c.  Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100 (e.g., 30% of a quantity means 30/100 times the quantity); solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.

New Cobb County Math webpage:  http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/

Great Site to find help!

http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedMSMath6.aspx

Video Link to Preview Percents:

Plan for the Week:

Monday:  Students will learn to convert between decimals and fractions and back again.  Notes and practice will be done in class.  They will then learn to convert a fraction to a percent.

Skills Review #2:  Skills Review #2-1o8n1v5

Homework:  page 273, #5-8, page 274, #17 and page 281, #1-8; review your notes for a quiz on Friday! Continue to work on skills review that is due Friday.

Tuesday:  Students will learn to find the percent when given the whole.  Practice will be done in class to improve understanding.

Homework:  page 318 #1-4 and page 319 #5-10; review your notes for a quiz on Friday!  Continue to work on skills review that is due Friday.

Notes from today:

Wednesday:  students will learn to find the whole when given a percent and a part.  Practice will be done in class to improve understanding.

Notes from today: Pages 58 and 59 in MSG

Homework:  page 327, #3-6, page 328, #14 and 15, page 329, #18 and 19; review your notes for a quiz on Friday!  Continue to work on skills review that is due Friday.

Thursday:  Students will solve 12 real-world percent problems to put together all that was learned this week.

Homework:  prepare for quiz by using notes, homework and USA Test Prep.  Continue to work on skills review that is due Friday.

Answers from class work today:

Friday:  Students will take a quiz on solving percent problems.

Homework:  Finish your study guide for the test Tuesday.

Week of October 16: Proportion Problem Solving

This week is conference week.  Students will be on an early release schedule all week.

New Cobb County Math webpage:  http://academics.cobbk12.org/index.php/ad/tl/iandi/math/

Great Site to find help!  

http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedMSMath6.aspx

Standards for the week:

MGSE6.RP.3 Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems utilizing strategies such as tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams (bar models), double number line diagrams, and/or equations.

MGSE6.RP.3b Solve unit rate problems including those involving unit pricing and constant speed.

MGSE6.RP.3d Given a conversion factor, use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units within one system of measurement and between two systems of measurements (customary and metric); manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.  For example, given 1 in. = 2.54 cm, how many centimeters are in 6 inches?

Plan for the week:

Monday:  Students will complete problems on pages 236 and 237 in the textbook to solve problems with proportions.  Remember:  take the rate given, change it to a unit rate and then find the rate for which they are asking.

Homework:  page 243 #2 and #4 and page 245. #14

Examples from class:

Tuesday:  Teacher will guide class through example 2 on page 240 about Lucas and his sister, example 2 on page 242 and example 3 on page 243.  This will allow students to improve their understanding of the lesson from yesterday.

Homework:  page 243 #1 and #3 and page 245. #16 and #17

Wednesday:  Students will work with a partner to solve 8 ratio and rate problem solving questions.  Students will choose whether they will use a ratio or a rate to solve each problem.

Homework:  complete the 8 class problems if not done. There is also a USATestPrep assignment to help you prepare for Friday’s quiz!

Thursday:  Students will learn converting measurements with proportions given the conversion factor.

Notes from class:

Homework:  Proportions 7 question homework sheet.  There is also a USATestPrep assignment to help you prepare for Friday’s quiz!

Homework Answers:

Friday:  Students will take a quiz over using proportions to solve problems.

Homework:  None

Week of Ocotober 9: Ratio tables and the coordinate plane

Parent Teacher Conference Sign- up:  I will be conferencing with my first period class only.  If you have a student in my first period class and wish to have a conference, please click on the link below to sign up for a conference.  

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4CAEA9229-mswinters

This Weeks Standards:

RP3:  Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world problems using a rate table and graphing on the coordinate plane.

The weeks plan:

Monday:  using the textbook, students will learn to make ratio tables and graph on the coordinate plane.

NOTES:

Homework:  page 219, #1-5 and page 220, #9 and 1o

Tuesday:  students will complete the ratey the math cat task; if they finish before class ends, they should complete pages 221-222, #11-17 in the textbook.

Homework:  finish pages 221-222, #11-17 in the textbook if not done in class.

Wednesday:  Students will work in teams of 3 to answer the touchstone mini RP.3a questions.  After 25 minutes, they will then decide the final answers and put them in iRespond for a grade.

Homework:  none

Thursday:  Students will complete the summative task Ratios on Coordinate Plane:  Graphing Lab

Homework:  none

Friday:  Students will complete the task from yesterday and then Students will work on the Ada proportion practice sheet once they complete the Graphing Task

Homework:  finish the Ada proportion practice sheet

 

Rates and Unit Rates (week of October 2)

Parent Teacher Conference Sign- up:  I will be conferencing with my first period class only.  If you have a student in my first period class and wish to have a conference, please click on the link below to sign up for a conference.  Please note:  there are a few students who will not be conferencing with me, and I will let them know where to sign up.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/10C0A4CAEA9229-mswinters

 

Standards for the week:

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

6.RP.2. Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.

Plan for the week:

Monday:  Students will learn the definition of a rate and a unit rate.  Notes will be taken in class and students will practice.  Remember the key word for unit rate is per!

Homework:  Please complete the MSG notes problem on page 45 of your MSG and page 203 #5 and 205 #16 and #17

extra practice:  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/ratios/MatchingRates.htm

Notes from class:

Homework Answers

Tuesday:  Students will practice using unit rate by finding the best buy with a class activity.

Homework:  Complete Unit Rate Practice B worksheet in  MSG.

Practice Problems for Better Buy Activity

Homework Answers:

Wednesday:  Students will complete task cards as further practice on unit rates.  This will help them prepare for the quiz tomorrow.

Homework:  Complete USA test prep RP.2 to review for your quiz tomorrow.

Thursday:  Students will take a quiz on unit rate.

Homework:  Funky Fruit coloring sheet

Friday:  Students will complete a graded ratio and rates state task in class as the final summative grade for this marking period.

Homework:  Coordinate Plane review in textbook on pages 215-217.

 

 

What are rates and how do we use them?

Students will be studying rates upon their return from the break.  Attached find some very good lessons to help students prepare to grasp this concept.  Please complete all five assignments.

http://brainingcamp.com/lessons/rates/

NOTE:  You will have to copy and paste the link in to a new window to gain access.

Unit 2: ratios and proportional reasoning

Standards to be covered:

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

6.RP.2. Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship.

Unit 1 Retest:  If you are not satisfied with your grade on the Unit 1 test, you may retake it Friday.  Please complete the assignments that are on USA Test Prep for Unit 1 and get a remediation packet from me.  Also, please plan to attend tutoring on Tuesday morning or Friday morning with your packet in hand to guide our tutoring session.  Please use the packet each night to guide your study times.  Also, the first test that you have in your possession as of Monday is another excellent tool to help you study.  ANSWERS TO THE REMEDIATION PACKET ARE AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST!!

Head Start Assignment:  Students who would like a head start to understanding the information we will learn next week should print this page and watch the videos.  This is very helpful!  All video links are listed at the bottom of the notes page.

RatiosNotesfrom LearnZillion videos-1pv65sq

Students will be able to use calculators from this point forward.  Please bring a calculator like the picture below to class daily.

Game Plan for the week:

Monday:  students who need to will complete the Unit 1 test.  Students will be given back their tests at the end of the period and answers will be discussed.

Homework:  Complete Unit 2 vocabulary page if not completed in class. 

Tuesday:  students will learn what a ratio is and how to write them.  HINT:  the order of the numbers matters!

Homework:  Page 193 #13, 14, 15 and 17; Page 194 #20 and finish notes from class

Notes:

Wednesday:  students will learn what an equivalent ratio is and how to write them.  HINT:  this is just like equivalent fractions!

Homework:  Complete Equivalent Ratios HW sheet in MSG; Complete USA test prep activity for RP1 to help study for tomorrow’s quiz.

Homework Answers:

Thursday:  students will take a quiz over ratios and equivalent ratios.

Homework:  Those that are taking the retest over Unit 1 should study and be prepared to take the retest in class tomorrow.  If you are not taking the retest, please have headphones with you.

Friday:  Unit 1 test retake; those that are not retaking the test will complete the activities at Braincamp.com.

Homework:  Those that didn’t complete the Braincamp.com activities should do so over the break.  (students that retook the test especially!)

Answers to Remediation Packet:

Activity Link:  http://brainingcamp.com/lessons/rates/