Tuesday, September 4

MATH 6:  We will have a Unit 1 test next Monday so start preparing now by reading through your MSG and re-working example problems from notes, quizzes, and or study guides.  Look at past blog posts and review videos.  You can also practice operations with decimals by playing the following game on QUIZIZZ.  The game works good through Chrome browser.  The game will be active until Friday. You will need paper and pencil to solve the problems!

mixed decimal practice

Thursday, August 30

MATH 6:  Finish the fraction division classwork for homework.  You will have a quiz tomorrow over GCF, LCM, and fraction division.  You will be able to use your MSG notes on the quiz so make sure you bring it to class tomorrow.  Review the videos on dividing fractions if you have questions.

Khan Academy dividing fractions

dividing fractions

If you are struggling with the difference between a mixed number and an improper fraction and how to change from one to the other, then you may want to watch the following video.

mixed numbers and improper fractions

Tuesday, August 28

Wednesday will be an early release day.  Students will be dismissed at 1:30 pm.

MATH 6:  Today we showed how modeling a fraction division problem relates to multiplying by the reciprocal of the fraction.

HW:  p. 139, #1-12.  Remember to use your MSG for help or look on pages 136-138 for helpful examples.  Watch the Mathantics video on dividing fractions.                          Dividing Fractions Video

Monday, August 27

MATH 6:  Today we worked on modeling the division of fractions.  I’m sure some of you felt very comfortable with what we were doing and others of you were feeling a bit of panic.  Rest assured we will make sure to do enough examples that you will all be feeling ok about it by the end of the day tomorrow.  With the Color Battle Kickoff some classes did not get as much covered as others.  Mathantics has some great videos on fractions if some of you need some reminders about working with fractions.  I have attached the one on adding and subtracting fractions, but feel free to watch some of the others once you are done with this one.

 

Adding and subtracting fractions

HW for 2nd, 3rd, and 5th periods:  Finish the GCF and LCM word problem worksheet from last Friday.

HW for 1st period:  Problems 5, 6 and 7 on the Fraction division worksheet.

 

 

August 22

MATH 6:  Today we saw the relationship between using the “cake” method to find GCF and LCM and how it can take less time when you this method.  HW:  p. 169, all problems.  Solve using “cake,”  “sled” or “ladder” as the following video calls it.  This video will tie into tomorrow’s lesson on reducing fractions.

Tuesday, August 21

MATH 6:  Today we took MSG notes on factors and multiples.  We learned how to use the “upside down cake” method to find common factors of two or more numbers.

HW:  Be sure to watch the attached video to see more examples done for you.  Complete #1-4, on page 167.

Monday, August 20

Happy Monday!

Today we covered divisibility rules and prime numbers. We will use those to prepare for LCM, GCF, and reducing fractions.  I hope looking at your multiplication table, the divisibility rules and the prime numbers chart helped you see some of the relationships between numbers.

HW:  Find what numbers your Student ID number is divisible by.  Use the Divisibility Rules to check.

Your McGraw Hill textbook is now available online.  Visit the attached link and follow the instructions below.     McGraw Hill online math textbook

Students will click on the link, and when prompted to login, use:

·       SCH\Student ID number and the same computer password used at school, OR

Click on the link and use Office 365 credentials (available in StudentVue)