Tuesday January 16, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

 

Dear Dickerson Parents,

Due to inclement weather, CCSD is cancelling ALL after school and evening activities except for ASP for today, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.  However, although ASP will remain open, parents are strongly encouraged to pick up their children as soon as possible.  In addition, the district and superintendents office will be monitoring the weather situation and they hope to make a decision regarding tomorrow by 10 pm this evening.  Please stay tuned.

Sincerely,

Dr. Carole Brink

Principal, Dickerson Middle School

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Math 6: Students had an answer question session to go over area of triangles and quadrilaterals. After the session students were given a learning check to assess their level of understanding. These were turned in and will used as a grade.

Homework: Students need to set up a Khan Academy account. I will attach the link. Click on the link and follow the instructions to set up an account. Do this with your parents sitting next to you as they will have to verify through email that you can create the account. The account is free forever , you never have to pay a dime and it is a GREAT resource! When finished signing up add me as a coach using the appropriate code below depending on your class period. Use your real name when creating your account. Otherwise I don’t know who to give credit to when I am grading. Now search 6th grade math and start exploring the site a little. Spend about 15 minutes at least on this investigation.

Khan Academy link:

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Group codes:

6th period: FSKTWBA9

7th period: DMV97H3M

This needs to be complete before Friday! I will check on Friday and give you a completion grade for signing up.

Math 67: Students were given the class period to complete unit 5 test and the constructed response. There were several people out today. If you missed today and have an excused absence you may make it up on Thursday morning at 8:15.

Homework: Complete and learn Unit 6 vocabulary

Go to the site Bamzooki to learn about mean, median and mode

Attached: Vocabulary

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Bamzooki link: This can also be found under “additional resources” on my blog under Unit 6

https://mathslinks.net/links/bamzooki-mode-median-mean-range

Have a good night! Stay warm!

Ms. Flint

Sunday January 14, 2018

From the Administration of Dickerson Middle School:

Current report cards are online via PVUE.  See the progress report grades on PVUE Feb. 9.

If you are having trouble logging onto Parentvue or need assistance of any kind please call the front office and they will help you if they are able or direct you to the resource you need.

Dickerson Middle School: 770-578-2710

Thank you!!!

Friday January 12, 2018

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Math 6: I only saw 6th period today. We took guided notes in our MSG on area of quadrilaterals and triangles as some reinforcement of these concepts. Students worked on their favorite mistakes and then broke in to groups to work on any misconceptions.

Homework: Area of parallelograms

Attached:Area of parallelograms

Unit 5 study guide that can be given at the beginning of the unit-1w3sanm

Solutions

Unit 5 practice sheets to be used during the unit answers-19u2wh0

Guided notes

2018 area notes-1188i2j

Math 67: Students worked on unit 5 test today. They will be given additional time on Tuesday.

Homework: No homework but would encourage them to use the practice pages given if needed before Tuesday.

Attached:

Unit 5 study guide answers that can be given at the beginning of the unit-20id4ca

Solutions:Unit 5 practice sheets to be used during the unit answers-19u2wh0

Have a great 3 day weekend!

Ms. Flint

 

Thursday January 11, 2018

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Math 6: Students practiced area of quadrilaterals and triangles. This is a reinforcement of this week’s lessons.

Homework: Area of parallelograms and area of triangles practice sheets.

Period 7 needs to have completed both by Tuesday since I won’t see you tomorrow

Period 6 will need to have completed area of triangles and I will see you tomorrow.

Attached: Unit 5 study guide that can be given at the beginning of the unit-1w3sanm

I have attached all the pages .. you are only responsible for either area of parallelograms or area of triangles depending on your class period. These are the first two in the packet.

I am also attaching the answers… please check as you are working the problems. Don’t forget to write the formula, substitute the values, and solve.

Math 67: Question and Answer session tomorrow at 8:15. Students reviewed in class for unit 5 Geometry. Test tomorrow.

Homework: Go through the practice packet and work the problems you need reinforcement with and check your answers.

Attached: Practice packet

Unit 5 study guide that can be given at the beginning of the unit-1w3sanm

Answers:

Unit 5 practice sheets to be used during the unit answers-19u2wh0

Have a great night!
Ms. Flint

Wednesday January 10, 2018

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Math 6: Please bring glue sticks. Ms. Flint cannot continue to buy these out of her own pocket. They were on the supply list and you should have one in your pencil pouch at all times.

Students worked on area of quadrilaterals and triangles. They took guided notes and worked some examples that were checked so students could move on when ready.

Homework: 6th period- practice sheet on area of parallelograms

7th period- Page 133 on the practice packet

Attached: Area of parallelograms is attached on yesterday’s blog since I didn’t see 6th period yesterday.

practice Packet

Unit 5 study guide that can be given at the beginning of the unit-1w3sads

 

Don’t forget Unit 5 test tomorrow. I won’t see 5th period due to field testing but you will still have the unit 5 assessment.

Please bring glue sticks

I will attach the solutions to the study guide so work on the problems you need reinforcement with and check your work.

I will have a question and answer session Friday morning at 8:15

Math 67: Students took guided notes on nets, triangular pyramids, and surface area in the real world. Students were assigned problems to be checked upon completion.

Homework: Finish the problems from the MSG

Attached: Study guide practice sheets

Unit 5 practice sheets to be used during the unit answers-19u2wh0

Study guide practice sheet answers

Unit 5 study guide answers that can be given at the beginning of the unit-20id4ca

Have a great night!
Ms. Flint

Tuesday January 9, 2018

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Math 6: Please remember to start bringing in an empty cereal box for a task we will work on in Surface Area.

Students went over the Inquiry lab that was assigned for homework on Friday. This was on pages 571-574 in the math book. Students took guided notes in their MSG on finding area of quadrilaterals as well as triangles. Practice problems were given for homework. Students were instructed to write the formula for each figure, substitute the values, and then solve. Students will be allowed to use a 4 function calculator to assist in the calculation only of area and volume. This is not a substitute for writing the formula and showing your work. I will attach the guided notes on area of quadrilaterals and triangles.

Homework: Practice sheet on finding the area of quadrilaterals.

Attached: Homework sheet

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Guided notes from the MSG

Area Notes from Class-r6h2xs

Math 67: Students were shown how I see their Khan Academy results. Those who are not doing the assignments were made aware and those who had trouble with their account were able to see what they needed to do. Please let me know if you have any further questions/trouble with this site. Students took guided notes on surface area and worked some you try problems to address any misconceptions. Students should remember to make a table and use the process from class to find surface area.

Homework: Surface Area of rectangular prisms from the study guide

Attached: Guided notes on surface area and examples

2018 Surface Area of Rectangular prisms and cubes-1e0kkfp

2017 you try surface area-2bg1tdz

Have a great night!

Ms. Flint

Friday January 5, 2018

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Of course it’s not 63 it’s 6 times 3 which is 18.

Math 6: Students were checked to see if they completed test corrections and given a grade for completion. I stressed to them to reach out to me by email, come by during homeroom, and ask questions in class about any misconceptions that are still happening. We then moved on to unit 5 which is Geometry. Today we investigated how to find area of a parallelogram by manipulating a rectangle by cutting it in half and moving the slanted edge to the opposite side to form a straight edge rectangle. Students discovered that this did not change the area of the figure. Nothing was added or removed. Students continued on with their investigation on pages 571-574 in the math book.

Homework: Pages 571-574 in the math book.

Unit 5 test on Friday. Even if school is called on Monday for icy rain we will still have the Unit 5 test on Monday the 12th. Check the blog for updates.

Math 67: Students went over their homework on volume. A learning check was given to address any misconceptions. Students also updated their MSG. In the table of contents you should have page 163 Finding surface area of rectangular prisms and cubes and 165 You try! Surface Area. Students were allowed to finish their learning check at home and turn it in on Monday if they needed additional time. Also, check your Khan Academy account for some assignments on surface area.

Homework: Learning Check and Khan Academy

Attached: IF you did not get the MSG pages to glue in they are attached under the tab “MSG pages” at the top of the blog.

Have a great night and weekend!

Ms. Flint

 

Thursday January 4, 2018

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Math 6: Students received their Unit 4 tests back. They were tasked with writing the problems on a separate sheet of paper, re-working and checking their new answer and then providing an explanation on where their favorite mistakes happened. Students will be allowed to take home the test so they can finish their corrections. They need to make sure they bring the copy of the test back and turn it in tomorrow since it is policy that they cannot keep a copy of the unit tests. They do get to keep their answer sheets as well as their corrections. Those who have finished test corrections during class moved on to filling out the vocabulary for unit 5. Unit 5 vocabulary is lengthy so do at least the first and second page.

Homework: Test corrections. If you have a lot of test corrections complete those first. If you finished test corrections do at least the first two pages of Unit 5 vocabulary. Remember there is a quizlet on my blog for unit 5. It is at the top of the blog under the heading “quizlets”.

Here are the instructions for the test corrections in case you need to see them again:

Test Corrections Power point to be followed for all test corrections-10f21gp

Math 67: Students were given back the learning check they took before break. They should fix their favorite mistakes as part of their homework tonight. We then looked at volume of rectangular prisms and volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edge lengths. Students took guided notes in their MSG.

Homework: Math book page

Attached: 2016 Volume of rectangular prisms-12oqpgj

Volume with Fractional Edges-2kg1tv9

Have a great night!

Welcome back!

Ms. Flint