Category: Math

Play-Doh for Dividing Fractions

Dear Parents,

Good Sunday morning to you! In about a week, our Gnomes will begin learning about dividing fractions and will need cans of Play-Doh for modeling. I would like to have one complete classroom set to use with all of my cores (32 cans). If you are able, please send some Play-Doh with your student this week. The cans need to be standard size and can be any brand. Thank you in advance!

Math Update

Topics for the Week:

Monday: Histograms I
Tuesday: Histograms II, Review for Quiz
Wednesday: QUIZ ON DATA ANALYSIS
Thursday: Unit Review, Study Guide
Friday: UNIT TEST ON DATA ANALYSIS

Here is the link to the Unit Resource Site to study and practice.

*I am also attaching a copy of the Released version of the 6th grade EOG Test for math. Students will be taking this practice eog test in Spartan Time this week and we will review it in math class starting next week. After the quiz and unit test this week we will be finished covering new material. The next few weeks of EOG Review will be VERY IMPORTANT to prepare for the Math EOG on June 17th.

Thanks.

Adam Love

6th Grade Released EOG.docx

Math Update and Candy!?

*I am currently running low on my candy supply. Thanks to everyone who donated after Halloween. If anyone else has some extra candy lying around at home or would like to donate some candy I would greatly appreciate it. PLEASE HELP ME BRIBE YOUR CHILDREN!!!!

Schedule for the week:

Monday: Triangles and Angles Quiz
Tuesday: Field Trip
Wednesday: Review Day 1
Thursday: Review Day 2
Friday: Unit Test on 2-Dimensional Geometry

Unit Resource Site

* The students have been working on a Study Guide this week and we have been reviewing in class to prepare for the upcoming unit test on Friday. After the test on Friday there will only be 2 more units of new material. That means only 2 more quizzes and 2 more tests for the quarter. With EOG review and testing, there are fewer overall grades in the 4th quarter.

Thanks. Have a wonderful week!

Adam Love

Math Update

Welcome back to the 4th and final quarter of 6th Grade! Here are the topics for the week and the link to the Unit Resource Site:

Wednesday: Properties of Angles and Triangles
Thursday: Measuring and Finding Missing Angles
Friday: Review of 2-D Geometry

***Quiz on Monday!!! ***

https://adamlovemath.wikispaces.com/2D+Geometry

Thanks.

Adam Love

Math Update

Topics for the week:

Monday: Percent Quiz / Benchmark Review

Tuesday: Simple Interest

Wednesday: Percent Change

Thursday: Percent Error

Friday: Review Percent Unit

Percent Unit Resources Site : Remediation Tutorial Videos, Enrichment, Online Games, Class Resources

Today in class we discussed the topic of interest and how it applies to borrowing and saving money. It is a relatively new concept for most of the students mathematically so feel free to discuss at home how interest plays a part in your everyday lives. The more the students understand the concept of interest and how it works, the better they will be at solving application problems in class. Anything from mortgages to car loans to bank balances to credit cards are all good conversations to have at home with your student.

I will send home a study guide at the end of this week and the next unit test will be early next week.

Thanks,

Mr. Love

Math Benchmark Results / Reflection

Most of the Benchmark scores are in (except for make-up testing). We spent some time this week in math class looking at our scores and analyzing the data. Each student should have completed an item analysis sheet that helps them see strengths and weaknesses on the different types of math questions. I also conferenced individually with each student to discuss their benchmark scores and compare it to how they have performed in the past. Please ask your student at home about their benchmark score and how it compared with their past performance in math. I think it is worthwhile to analyze and reflect on these things to gauge whether the students are on the right track or need to make some changes before the end of the year.

Thanks.

Adam Love

Math Update

Parents/Guardians:

Welcome to the Third Quarter! In math class, this quarter will involve topics such as Ratios, Unit Rates, Proportions, Percent Applications, and 2-Dimensional Geometry. Specifically, here are the topics for this week:

Tuesday: Ratios and Unit Rates
Wednesday: Ratio Tables
Thursday: Better Buy / Unit Rates
Friday: Double Number Lines
Saturday: Quiz on Ratios and Rates

Here is the link to the Unit Resources Site

Half way through this school year I would to remind students and parents of the importance of ambition and resiliency. My expectations for the students will grow in relation to their academic growth in the classroom. Please communicate with your child the importance of staying focused and present in the classroom. In addition, making corrections on assessments and peer tutoring are important pieces to overcoming difficult topics and being successful in the math classroom. Enrichment activities are available for each unit of study and tutorial videos are available with guided notes on nearly every math lesson covered in class. All of these can be found on the Unit Resource Site. We also receive monthly math magazines that show the real world application and relevance of the concepts we are learning this year. The articles relate to current topics and trends that are popular with middle school students. Finally, the online game Prodigy will continue to be a practice resource that students should utilize in replacement of traditional math homework. I update the game with each new unit so students will have appropriate practice material.

I look forward to a renewed effort as we move into the second half of the year.

Thanks.

Adam Love

Math Update – Quiz Tuesday

Topics for the Week:

Monday: Solving Equations with Fractions

Tuesday: Quiz on Expressions, Equations, Inequalities

Wednesday: Graphing Inequalities

Thursday: Solving Inequalities

Friday: Career Day

* Quiz Tuesday on Expressions, Equations, and Inequalities
* Reminder: Grades close on Friday for the 2nd Quarter
* Unit Test next Wednesday (3rd Quarter Grade)
* Field Trip next Monday
* Awards Assembly next Friday
* Early Release next Friday

Unit Resource Web Page

Kahoot Links for Review:

Term, Expression, Equation, or Inequality

Solving One-step Equations

Translating Expressions, Equations, Inequalities

Thanks.

Adam Love

Math Update

Here are the topics for the week:

Monday: Order of Operations Word Problems
Tuesday: Review Exponents and Order of Operations, Study Guide
Wednesday: Practice Exponents and Order of Operations, Study Guide
Thursday: Unit Test on Exponent Rules and Order of Operations
Friday: Computer Lab, PathDriver Assessment, Google Classroom

Here is the link to the unit resources page: https://adamlovemath.wikispaces.com/Order+of+Operations+and+Exponents
-watching the videos and playing the games are a great way to prepare for the upcoming Unit Test!!!!

Thanks.

Adam Love

Math Update and Kahoot Links

Parents/Guardians:

Topics for the Week:

Tuesday: Order of Operations
Wednesday: Substitution into Algebraic Expressions
Thursday: Practice with substitution and Order of Operations
Friday: Order of Operations Quiz

Unit Resources: https://adamlovemath.wikispaces.com/Order+of+Operations+and+Exponents

Exponent Kahoot Links:

Properties of Exponents:
https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=3dceddf3-7710-43bc-89b8-05f8fedd9daf&gameMode=ghost&startTime=1441300409767

Exponent Laws:
https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=1fad9544-b098-41b0-b2ba-3cb5396086ac&gameMode=ghost&startTime=1441208550254

Practice- Properties of Exponents:

https://play.kahoot.it/#/?quizId=f46f223c-2c0b-4628-9235-15b49f29ed32&gameMode=ghost&startTime=1441121816967

Thanks.

Adam Love