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Weekly Math Work

January 26 - 30

posted Jan 25, 2015, 5:06 PM by Kristen MacKay

This week we are finishing up the unit on rational numbers and the coordinate plane. The unit test is on Friday. Expect homework every day this week as we finish and review for the test. 

January 19 - 23

posted Jan 18, 2015, 5:14 PM by Kristen MacKay

There is a mid-unit quiz on Monday. We will spend the rest of the week looking at locating points on the coordinate plane. The unit test will be Friday, January 30.  Keep up the good work on homework completion! 

January 12 - 16

posted Jan 11, 2015, 5:10 PM by Kristen MacKay

This week we will be ordering rational numbers on both horizontal and vertical number lines. We will also be exploring the concept of absolute value. Expect homework problems every night. This is an important part of the learning process. We will complete the unit on rational numbers before Outdoor Ed. Assessment dates are scheduled as follows: Quiz - Monday, January 19; Test - Friday, January 30. 

December 8 - 12

posted Dec 9, 2014, 2:46 AM by Kristen MacKay

This week we will be reviewing the unit on Number Sense. This will cover the following concepts: Greatest Common Factor, Least Common Multiple, Division of Fractions, Multi-digit multiplication, long division, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of fractions, and positive & negative integers. Each student will choose one concept to review for the class. The Unit Test will be next Monday.

Homework for the week will be to prepare for the review presentation as well as completing the review worksheet and studying for the unit test. 

December 2 - 5

posted Dec 1, 2014, 10:38 PM by Kristen MacKay

This week in math we are exploring positive and negative integers and their opposites. We are using both vertical and horizontal number lines to model real-life examples. We will also be looking at rational numbers (numbers that can be represented as a fraction), locating them on  a number line, and using rational numbers to represent real-life situations. 

Homework: The Problem Set for each lesson will be assigned as homework each day. Please keep up with this practice at home as it will help you better understand the work we are doing in class.

November 3 - 7

posted Nov 3, 2014, 4:09 AM by Kristen MacKay

This week we will be working on strategies for solving division of larger numbers. Students are expected to know and use the standard "long division" algorithm, which we will be working on in class. For review and practice of long division, check out this tutorial at cool math 4 Kids or this video lesson on Khan Academy which also explains the partial quotient method of long division.  Later in the week we will be practicing addition and subtraction of decimals. 

Homework: There is one sheet of homework for the week, divided up into 3 -5 problems a night. 

October 27 - 31

posted Oct 27, 2014, 6:05 AM by Kristen MacKay

This week we are reviewing what we have learned about dividing fractions with models, equations and stories. Here is a link to the review worksheet/study guide which is due on Wednesday. The quiz will be on Thursday. 

October 20 - 24

posted Oct 19, 2014, 11:07 PM by Kristen MacKay

This week we continue to focus on using visual models to represent division problems. We will be exploring division of a fraction by a fraction and creating division stories to represent division problems. Modeling division visually is an important step in understanding computation strategies. Our focus this week is on visualizing and modeling division. Next week we will make the connection to equations and procedures that simplify computation, such as "invert and multiply."

All students should be using some kind of planner to record their homework and other assignments. I will continue to check that homework is written down and initial each day that it is recorded correctly. If work is finished in class, then the assignment can be checked as complete. Expect some math homework (1-5 problems) daily. 

October 14 - 17

posted Oct 14, 2014, 4:44 AM by Kristen MacKay

This week we will be exploring multiplication and division concepts and relating those concepts to multiplying and dividing fractions. We will be using models, words and equations to represent and solve problems and help us understand the standard algorithms for multiplying and dividing fractions. 

In addition to working on problems in class, students may have 2 or 3 problems to finish at home each night. Independent Math Logs are due on Thursday. Students should log a total of at least 60 minutes for the period from September 26 - October 15.  Any time spent on homework may be counted towards the 60 minutes. 

September 22 - 26

posted Sep 20, 2014, 6:08 AM by Kristen MacKay

Because school was cancelled Friday, we will be taking the Ratio Unit test on Monday, September 22.  We will be wrapping up the unit with the Portfolio Project. All pages of the project will be due on Thursday, September 25.  This week in class we will be exploring division concepts and talking about factors and multiples.  

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