Today and tomorrow the students will be taking the first unit test. They have had a week to study the actual test questions and ask me questions during class. They were given a 4x6 index card to write notes on. This index card was allowed as a resource during the test. I am allowing 2 class periods to finish the test today and tomorrow.
Sunshine Math will be handed out tomorrow so that those students who finish the test early will have something to work on during class.
I will be giving students the work that they owe along with additional copies of the papers. All work must be completed and turned in by next Friday. Any work not finished or handed in will receive a grade of 0.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Today's class was spent reviewing for tomorrows test and making sure the correct information was put on the index cards. Students will be allowed to use the index cards during the test as well as calculators. Remember showing all work is the only way to get complete credit for a problem.
- Word Problem 9 is due tomorrow
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Students were given a review of all concepts dealing with fractions and decimals so far in this unit. They had class time to work on it and were encouraged to finish it at home. Our unit test is coming up next week. Students should be using their study questions to help them prepare for the test. Students should also be preparing their 4 by 6 index cards for the test.
- Word Problem #9 due Oct. 23
- Fraction and Decimal Review
- Test Review questions and index cards
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Today's lessons were packed with lots of information. We first took a look at decimal place value up to the thousandths place then we used this knowledge to compare decimals of different sizes. Mrs. Roys homeroom had a little catch up to do from yesterday so all of their homework assignments for tonight were cut in half.
- Word Problem #9 due October 23rd
- ws#9 Magic Show (Decimal Place Value)
- ws #26 Comparing and Ordering Decimals
- ws#25 Converting fractions to decimals (Roy Only)
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Today's class was very busy. We are nearing the end of our unit so I gave the students copies of the test questions. They are allowed to do them and study them prior to the test next Thursday. We went over each question and came up with strategies on how to solve the problems. The teaching topic for today was converting fractions and decimals. After a brief mini-lesson students were aloud to start their homework in class and get help from me. Mrs. Roy's homeroom did not get the homework assignmnt tonight due to limited class time so they will have it tomorrow evening.
- Sunshine Math IV due tomorrow
- Fractions and Decimal ws#25
Friday, October 10, 2008
Comparing and Ordering Fractions can be a lot of fun. Today students learned 2 different methods. The first method is the traditional--creating equivalent fractions using the least common multiple. The second method was cross multiplication. Students tend to prefer the second method because it requires a lot less work.
- Sunshine Math IV due Oct. 16
- ws#21 comparing and ordering fractions
Thursday, October 9, 2008
We took notes and discussed several ways of making equivalent fractions. Worksheet 83 was completed during class. At the end of the period we went over the answers as a group.
- Sunshine Math IV due Oct. 16th
- Famous Words worksheet
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Today's classes were very short. We had 30 minute classes so that we could see all core content areas. This only allowed time to collect homework , attach portfolio slips to the prompts and complete a Math Minute 6.
- Word Problem #6 due tomorrow
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers. Students took notes which explained both of these processes. These notes should be in their math binders, cmp section, notebooks.
- Word Problem #6 due Oct. 9
- ws#22 Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Monday, October 6, 2008
We started taking a look at decimals, fractions and percents today by discussing common fractions, decimals and percents. We used these common figures to create a conversion table and discuss benchmarks. Students created a conversion table for future references during class.
- Sunshine Math IV due Thursday, October 16
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Since I have all classes at different locations I am using this day to catch up on some of the class work which is needed. Students in Taylor or Roys' homerooms finished the multiple choice quiz from last friday. Those who are already finished had class time to work on Word Problem 6. Kreider's homeroom will spend class finishing the prompt. Tomorrow all 3 classes will be back on the same page again.
- Word Problem 6 due October 9th