## 6th grade math

May 23 and 27, 2014: Algebraic functions with ALF, First in Math, Manga High, and Calculation Nation

May 22, 2014: Learning about clusters, gaps, peaks, and symmetry in data distributions today. The lesson slideshow is attached.

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May 21, 2014: Learning about measures of variability. The lesson helped us understand mean absolute deviation and interquartile ranges. The lesson slideshow is attached. No assignment.

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May 20, 2014: Bonus day in first in math

May 19, 2014: Learning to interpret histograms today. No assignment. Lesson slideshow is attached for your information.

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May 16, 2014: First in math

May 15, 2014: FIELD TRIP

May 15, 2014: FIELD TRIP

May 14, 2014: Paper/pencil benchmarking test

May 13, 2014 Plato Common Core benchmarking test

May 13, 2014 Plato Common Core benchmarking test

May 12, 2014: Quiz over frequecy tables, dot plots, mean, median, mode and range.

May 9, 2014: First in Math

May 8, 2014: Learning to analyze a set of data by creating a box and whisker plot. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

May 9, 2014: First in Math

May 8, 2014: Learning to analyze a set of data by creating a box and whisker plot. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

box_and_whisker_plots_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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box_and_whisker_plots_worksheet_9-4.pdf | |

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May 7, 2014: Learning to analyze a set of data by finding the rnge and by using frequency tables. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. The assignment is on Manga High, due with a minimum of a bronze medal.

frequency_tables_and_dot_plots_lesson_slideshow_9-3.pdf | |

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May 6, 2014: Learning to find and analyze the median and mode of a data set today. The lesson slideshow is attached as well as the assignment worksheet.

finding_the_median_and_mode_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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median_and_mode_worksheet_9-2.pdf | |

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May 5, 2014: Learning to find and analyze the mean of a data set using models and calculators. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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finding_the_mean_worksheet_9-1.pdf | |

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May 2, 2014: First in Math

May 1, 2014: Test today, no assignment.

May 1, 2014: Test today, no assignment.

April 30, 2014 Review for tomorrow test

chapter_7_review.pdf | |

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April 29, 2014: Students were using equations, tables, and graphs to represent real-world situations. The assignment worksheet and lesson slideshow are attached.

functions_in_the_real_world_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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functionsintherealworldguidedproblemsolvingworksheet7-5.pdf | |

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April 28, 2014: No math classes today due to music rehearsals for Thursday's concert.

April 25, 2014: First in Math day. Integer Gym is due today. May goal is What Do You Know 5/6 completed to a minimum of 85% proficient. Due May 23rd.

April 24, 2014: Quiz today, no assignment.

April 23, 2014: Learned today about linear functions and graphing functions. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are attached. NOTE: QUIZ TOMORROW.

graphing_functions_lesson_7-4_slideshow.pdf | |

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graphing_functions_worksheet.pdf | |

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April 22, 2014: Welcome back after Easter break! Today, we had bonus time to work on the integer gym in First in Math. Remember it is due FRIDAY!

April 17, 2014: First in Math

April 16, 2014: Working with functions in ALF, the algebraic function machine today. No assignment.

April 16, 2014: Working with functions in ALF, the algebraic function machine today. No assignment.

April 15, 2014: Reviewed polygons in the coordinate plane and functions today. Students will finish their worksheet and turn it in tomorrow.

April 14, 2014: Functions.

functions_lesson_7-3_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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functions_7-3_worksheet.pdf | |

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April 11, 2014: Polygons in the coordinate plane.

polygons_in_the_coordinate_plane_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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April 10, 2014: First in Math

April 7, 8 and 9, 2014: Graphing project. Students will be able to graph ordered pairs on the coordinate plane. The picture is to be set up on graph paper with the x-axis numbered from -20 to 20, and the y-axis numbered from -16 to 16. Due at the beginning of class on Wednesday. This is a large project, worth 89 points. Extra credit can be earned (up to 5 points) for appropriately coloring this graphed picture. See Mrs. Royer for your materials. When finished, work on first in math

April 4, 2014: First in Math

April 3, 2014: Learning about points and ordered pairs in the coordinate plane today. The lesson slideshow is available for download here - be sure to gather the notes from this lesson. The assignment is on socrative. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to make up this assignment.

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April 2, 2014: Test today. No assignment.

April 1, 2014: Review for tomorrow's test. The review slideshow is available below.

chapter_6_review_on_integers_and_inequalities_slideshow.pdf | |

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March 31, 2014: Learning to solve one step inequalities today. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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solvingonestepinequalitiesworksheet.pdf | |

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March 28, 2014: First in Math

March 27, 2014: Learning about inequalities today. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

inequalities_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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inequalitiesworksheet.pdf | |

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March 26, 2014: First in math work day

March 25, 2014: Learning to compare and order rational numbers (with and without numberlines). The lesson slideshow is available for download here. The assignment is on socrative, so if you were absent, you need to find a time to make it up with Mrs. Royer.

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March 24, 2014: Learning about rational numbers today. Students practiced identifying numbers and re-writing numbers into a rational form. We did an in-class Lab together working step-by-step through this process. If you were absent, the lesson slideshow is available for download here; it contains the notes you need to capture into your Evernote. No assisgnment.

rational_numbers_6th_grade_lesson_6-3_slideshow.pdf | |

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March 21, 2014: Share name glogs and look at high and low values. Remaining time spent in First in Math

March 19 and 20, 2014; Begin two day glogster project placing a value to each letter of the alphabent, and finding the value of student names by adding, subtracting, and multiplying integers.

March 18, 2014: First in math work day today.

March 17, 2014: Today students learned how to divide integers. The lesson slideshow is attached. If you were absent, be sure and get the notes from the lesson into your Evernote. The assignment was on socrative, so if you were not in class, see Mrs. Royer for a time to make up this assignment.

dividing_integers_lesson_slideshow_.pdf | |

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March 14, 2014: Happy Pi Day! First in math today

March 13, 2014: Learning how to multiply integers today. The lesson slideshow includes notes for your Evernote. We did a socrative assignment as well. The lesson slideshow is available for download below. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to take your socrative assignment.

March 13, 2014: Learning how to multiply integers today. The lesson slideshow includes notes for your Evernote. We did a socrative assignment as well. The lesson slideshow is available for download below. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to take your socrative assignment.

multiplying_integers_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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March 12, 2014: First In Math - working on numberline recognition for positive and negative numbers through the Skip Game.

March 11, 2014: Welcome back from break. Today we will learn how to subtract integers. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

subtracting_integers_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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subtracting_integers_worksheet.pdf | |

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March 6, 2014: First in Math

March 5, 2014: Students created numberlines and stick people to "walk" the numberline as we learn the rules for adding integers. The lesson slideshow is attached.

adding_integers_with_numberline_and_stickman_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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numberlinewithstickmanpattern.pdf | |

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March 4, 2014: Students learned to compare, combine and order integers today. In had an algebra tile lab in class to reinforce our understanding of zero pairs and absolute value. No assignment. If you were absent, read through today's lesson; it is available below.

comparing_and_ordering_integers_with_algebra_tile_lab_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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March 3, 2014: We are beginning our integer unit today, exploring integers, opposites and absolute value first. The lesson slideshow is attached. No assignment.

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February 28, 2014: First in Math

February 27, 2014: Working on digital portfolios for parent-teacher conferences. No assignment.

February 26, 2014: First in Math, decimal gym work day.

February 25, 2014: Angry birds meet volume.

February 24, 2014: Working with volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edges. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be found below.

volumeofrectangularprisms_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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volume_of_rectangular_prism_gps_worksheet.pdf | |

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February 21, 2014: Working with our rectangular prism from Wednesday, and working through volume formula understandings. We practiced with several more examples on the paper as well as reading through a comic strip to strengthen our understanding.

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February 20, 2014: Snow day!

February 19, 2014: Making connections between nets, surface area, and volume. We made a rectangular prism out of transparencies, and computed its surface area, and then related those computations to volume.

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02boxbuildingcomicslrg.pdf | |

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February 18, 2014: First in Math

February 17, 2014: Snow Day

February 17, 2014: Snow Day

February 14, 2014: First in math decimal gym. Be end of today, half of the gym should be completed. If yours is not that far, you have homework to get at least two sections completely done.

February 13, 2014: Students were beginning their studies on volume today. We quickly discovered that they were unaware of what the concept volume meant, so we abandoned our lesson, and worked with some manipulatives to understand the formula V=lwh. No assignment.

February 12, 2014: Final day of the Angry Bird unit. Students completed a google form (in your email) detailing how to find surface area of their last bird.

February 11, 2014: Angry bird unit continues with trapezoidal prisms and a cube today.

February 10, 2014: We are continuing our studies of nets and three-dimensional shapes with the Angry Bird unit. Today we made a net into a cube, and computed its surface area, and then made a triangular pyramid, and computed its surface area. If you were absent, you need to construct the next two shapes in the packet.

February 7, 2014: First in Math, decimal gyms (Day 1, due February 28)

February 6, 2014: Finish scratch coding unit by showing our level games. Begin Angry Birds net, three-dimensional, surface area project. Make the first net (the pig). Compute surface area for this net. No assignment.

February 6, 2014: Finish scratch coding unit by showing our level games. Begin Angry Birds net, three-dimensional, surface area project. Make the first net (the pig). Compute surface area for this net. No assignment.

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February 4, 2014: Add animations to your level two in your game.

February 3, 2014: Learning to make leveled/platform games in scratch today. No assignment. Scratch quiz tomorrow.

January 29 - 31, 2014: Learn how to make a game that keeps score on Wednesday. Create your own game on Thursday. Play each other's scratch games on Friday and make suggestions as to how games could be improved. Directions for making a basic game can be found here.

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January 28, 2014: Learn how to use the pen tool to draw polygons with rotational symmetry today. Assignment is to draw a polygonal flower with more than four sides using the pen tool. See the pdf below for further directions. Make interesting designs to adding flair to your pen size and color.

scratch_animation__use_pen_to_draw_a_polygonal_flower.pdf | |

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January 27, 2014: Learn how to create costume changes for sprites, and how to import sound into Scratch. We used soundzabound through www.iowaaeaonline.org. The school username and password will let you into soundzabound - if you do not remember the password, see Mrs. Royer, or Mrs. Long in the Library. The pdf below will show you how to create costumes, and how to import sound.

Assignment: create a concert scene with at least one sprite who changes costumes, and import sound for your sprite. Add a background.

Assignment: create a concert scene with at least one sprite who changes costumes, and import sound for your sprite. Add a background.

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January 24, 2014:

Create a scratch animation that includes:

a school appropriate knock knock joke (see your gmail account for a link to over 300 jokes)

all 5 animal sprites you removed backgrounds from yesterday must be in the animation

two of your animal sprites must talk - the other three must watch

Joke dialogue must be timed

laughter must be included at the end

appropriate background

DUE MONDAY

Create a scratch animation that includes:

a school appropriate knock knock joke (see your gmail account for a link to over 300 jokes)

all 5 animal sprites you removed backgrounds from yesterday must be in the animation

two of your animal sprites must talk - the other three must watch

Joke dialogue must be timed

laughter must be included at the end

appropriate background

DUE MONDAY

January 23, 2014: Today, we are editing the images retrieved yesterday, removing backgrounds, and exporting them into Scratch in preparation for tomorrow's sequencing project.

January 22, 20114: After our gallery walk to view one another's animations, we learned to import modifiable images from the Internet, import them properly into Scratch, and edit out the unnecessary backgrounds. No assignment. If you were absent, the pdf below walks you through these steps.

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January 21, 2014: Today's learning focused on the XY Coordinate Plane and Degrees in a Circle. The pdf below gives all of the directions for today's activities. The homework is to create an animation of at least 2 sprites on an appropriate stage. Both sprites must turn, glide and at least one other motion from yeterday (move left, right, up, or down). Save your project as "Flying Objects"

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January 20, 2014: Beginning our unit on computer coding using the application Scratch. Today, we will learn to create an animation incorporating movement and images, problem solving and math skills of the x and y coordinate. If you were absent today, click on the pdf below and follow the steps.

ASSIGNMENT: Create an animation saved as "Under the Stars" using one or more sprites that move left, right, up and down, with an appropriate stage.

The video below gives a nice overview of what Scratch is all about.

ASSIGNMENT: Create an animation saved as "Under the Stars" using one or more sprites that move left, right, up and down, with an appropriate stage.

The video below gives a nice overview of what Scratch is all about.

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January 16 and 17: Evernote - setting up accounts, learning the tool, practicing the skills.

January 15: Finished our Glogster project and sent in the URL of the glog through the google form in your email. Next we adding math apps and extensions to Chrome and learned how to use the online Desmos Graphing Calculator.

January 15: Finished our Glogster project and sent in the URL of the glog through the google form in your email. Next we adding math apps and extensions to Chrome and learned how to use the online Desmos Graphing Calculator.

January 9, 2014 through January 15, 2014: Glogster Pizza Box surface area project. See attached for details.

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January 8, 2014: Learning about surface area or prisms and pyramids and using nets to compute the surface area. The lesson slideshow is attached. No written assignment was given. Here is a link to the net game we played in class: http://illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3544

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January 7, 2014: Spatial reasoning and 3-D shapes were the topics for today, including prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones, faces, edges, and vertices. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are attached.

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three_dimensional_shapes_and_spatial_reasoning_practice_worksheet.pdf | |

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December 20, 2013: First in Math Need help dividing? Watch this video

December 19, 2013: Working on congruent polygons, parallel and perpendicular lines, identifying polygons and 90 degree and 45 degree angles today. Used this knowledge to create origami picture frames for our tree. Then we practiced our knowledge of angles on Calculation Nation playing Slam Ball.

December 19, 2013: Working on congruent polygons, parallel and perpendicular lines, identifying polygons and 90 degree and 45 degree angles today. Used this knowledge to create origami picture frames for our tree. Then we practiced our knowledge of angles on Calculation Nation playing Slam Ball.

December 18, 2013: Students created a circle with a 8cm diameter with a compass, then fold two intersecting diameters, marking their intersection, then folding the circle into an equilateral triangle, then a trapezoid, then a rhombus, and finally a tetrahedron. Place the tetrahedrons on the tree. Students will then create a second tetrahedron on their own and place it on the tree. No written assignment.

December 17, 2013: First in Math

December 16, 2013: Two dimensional shapes morph into three-dimensional shapes via origami. Students are visualizing the concepts of congruency as well as recognizing squares, rectangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms. Six squares are folded into a hexahedron, one of the five Platonic Solids. The folding directions are attached here.

December 16, 2013: Two dimensional shapes morph into three-dimensional shapes via origami. Students are visualizing the concepts of congruency as well as recognizing squares, rectangles, trapezoids, and parallelograms. Six squares are folded into a hexahedron, one of the five Platonic Solids. The folding directions are attached here.

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December 13, 2013: First in Math

December 12, 2013: Finding area of complex polygons by composing and decomposing shapes into manageable parts. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

December 12, 2013: Finding area of complex polygons by composing and decomposing shapes into manageable parts. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

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aareas_of_polygons_worksheet_8-2.pdf | |

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December 11, 2013: Benchmark testing.

December 10, 2013: Plato Benchmark testing

Decemer 9, 2013: Working with areas of parallelograms, triangles, and complex figures. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are attached. (Do 1 - 9 only on the worksheet)

December 10, 2013: Plato Benchmark testing

Decemer 9, 2013: Working with areas of parallelograms, triangles, and complex figures. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are attached. (Do 1 - 9 only on the worksheet)

areas_of_parallelograms_and_triangles_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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areas_of_parallelograms_and_triangles_practice_worksheet_8-1.pdf | |

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December 6, 2013: First in Math, fraction gym, work day.

December 5, 2013: Using knowledge of circles, degrees, and rotational symmetry, we crafted rotational symmetry snowflakes for our geomet-tree.

December 5, 2013: Using knowledge of circles, degrees, and rotational symmetry, we crafted rotational symmetry snowflakes for our geomet-tree.

December 4, 2013: Hang up our chains to form our Geomet-tree, then work on fractions in first in math. No written assignment.

December 2 and 3, 2013: Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! We are going to begin our Geomet-tree Unit next. Today, our focus is on measuring and reading rulers accurately. Students are creating the old-fashioned paper chains measuring 7 1/8 inch by 3/4 inch for the basis of our geomet-tree unit. While it takes time, measuring and reading rulers accurately are important skills as we move into rotational symmetry, area, surface area and volume.

November 27, 2013: First in Math, Just the Facts, Whole Numbers, trying for gold.

November 26, 2013: Working with dividing fractions today. If you were absent, there are notes to copy. No written assignment.

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Friday, November 22, 2013: First in Math

November 19 - 21 and 25, 2013: Voki project on fractions. All three voki's due at end of class on Monday.

November 19 - 21 and 25, 2013: Voki project on fractions. All three voki's due at end of class on Monday.

November 18, 2013: Learning to solve problems by multiplying fractions and mixed numbers today. The lesson slideshow and the assignment practice worksheet can be downloaded here.

multiplying_fracations_and_mixed_numbers_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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multiplying_fractions_and_mixed_numbers_practice_worksheet_4-1.pdf | |

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November 15, 2013: First in Math

November 14, 2013: Students taking practice tests in preparation for next week's Iowa Assessments. No assignment.

November 13, 2013: Google Form with branched logic preparing for next week's Iowa Assessments. If you were absent today, this form needs to be completed. It is in your email.

November 14, 2013: Students taking practice tests in preparation for next week's Iowa Assessments. No assignment.

November 13, 2013: Google Form with branched logic preparing for next week's Iowa Assessments. If you were absent today, this form needs to be completed. It is in your email.

November 12, 2013: Learned/reviewed how to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators today, including simplifying all answers. The lesson slideshow and practice worksheet assignment can be downloaded here.

addandsubtractfractionswithunlikedenominators_lesson_sideshow.pdf | |

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addandsubtractfractionswithunlikedenominators_worksheet.pdf | |

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November 11, 2013: Reviewing adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. Assignment: practice worksheet (numbers 9 through 12 are not assigned). 2nd hour class did not get completely through this, so their assignment will not be given until Tuesday.

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addandsubtractfractionswithlikedenominatorsworksheet.pdf | |

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November 7, 2013: First in Math. Know & Show 3/4 is the November goal. December goal will be the fraction gym.

November 6, 2013: Checking for understanding of adding and subtraction fractions today. No assignment.

November 5, 2013: Chapter 3 Test today

November 4, 2013: Review for chapter 3 test.

November 4, 2013: Review for chapter 3 test.

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November 1, 2013: First in Math

October 31, 2013: First quarter reflections and artifact gathering for parent-teacher conferences. No assignment.

October 31, 2013: First quarter reflections and artifact gathering for parent-teacher conferences. No assignment.

October 30, 2013: No school.

October 29, 2013: Practicing our skills of like terms, coefficients and constants in a game called Ker-Splash on the math site Calculation Nation. (Students have their own usernames and passwords). Also practiced our factor skills in a game called Factor Dazzle. No written assignment.

October 28, 2013: Learning to simplify algebraic expressions today, and learned the meaning of terms, like terms, coefficients and constants. Students were able to combine like terms and constants to simplify algebraic expressions. The lesson slideshow is attached for your information. No written assignment.

October 29, 2013: Practicing our skills of like terms, coefficients and constants in a game called Ker-Splash on the math site Calculation Nation. (Students have their own usernames and passwords). Also practiced our factor skills in a game called Factor Dazzle. No written assignment.

October 28, 2013: Learning to simplify algebraic expressions today, and learned the meaning of terms, like terms, coefficients and constants. Students were able to combine like terms and constants to simplify algebraic expressions. The lesson slideshow is attached for your information. No written assignment.

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October 25, 2013; First in Math (last day to compete Whole Numbers gyms, all four operations to gold star status).

October 24, 2013: Students learned to use a Venn Diagram to organize their thinking for prime factorization, greatest common factors and least common multiples. No assignment.

October 24, 2013: Students learned to use a Venn Diagram to organize their thinking for prime factorization, greatest common factors and least common multiples. No assignment.

October 23, 2013: Skills practicing on First in Math or Manga High today. No assignment.

October 22, 2013: Practicing on the interactive whiteboard on primes, composites, divisibility rules, multiples, factors, greatest common factor, least common multiple, distributive property and factoring. No assignment.

October 21, 2013: Review day on the first six lessons from chapter three. No assignment. The review lesson slideshow is attached for your information.

October 21, 2013: Review day on the first six lessons from chapter three. No assignment. The review lesson slideshow is attached for your information.

chapter_3-1_through_3-6_lesson_review.pdf | |

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October 18, 2013: First in Math

October 17, 2013: Learning to use the distributive property and to factor expressions. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded from here.

October 17, 2013: Learning to use the distributive property and to factor expressions. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded from here.

the_distributive_property_and_factoring_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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the_distributive_property_worksheet.pdf | |

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October 16, 2013: Students practiced their skills of primes, composites, least common multiples, greatest common factors, and factor pairs in their online accounts on Manga High. All students must pass Prime Numbers with at least a bronze medal, AND factors and multiples with at least a bronze medal.

October 15, 2013: Mrs. Royer is out of the building today. The substitute teacher will teach a lesson on least common multiples. You need to be sure to get the vocabulary terms copied into your notebook. There is an assignment worksheet due. See Mrs. Royer upon your return.

October 14, 2013: First in Math

October 10 and 11, 2013: Two days to work on the greatest common factor lesson. Today, we reviewed prime and composite numbers, as well as prime factorization of numbers and began the lesson on greatest common factors. We will complete the lesson on Friday, and on Friday, students will complete a Google Form assignment. No assignment for Thursday. The lesson slideshow can be downloaded here, and the google form will be emailed to the students. They will do the google form in class on Friday.

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October 9, 2013: Students learned to factor numbers and to find the prime factorization of numbers. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

prime_numbers_and_prime_factorization_3-3_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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prime_numbers_and_prime_factorization_worksheet.pdf | |

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October 8, 2013: Exponents, bases and powers were to focus of today's lesson. Students will use exponents in the order of operations and simplify expressions with exponents. The lesson slideshow and homework can be downloaded here.

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October 7, 2013: Improving our number sense by learning about divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. In class, we made an eight-page book with these rules, then we used the book in our lesson to decide if numbers could be divisible by these common numbers. Finally, students showed what they learned by completing a Google Form (which was e-mailed to them) as the assignment. The assignment was done in class so there is no outside of class homework. The lesson slideshow and the 8 page book can be downloaded here.

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October 4, 2013 First in Math working on whole number practice gym, all four operations, to gold star status.

October 3, 2013: chapter 2 test

October 2, 2013: Cumulative review of first two chapters. Study for tomorrow's test using your notebook.

October 3, 2013: chapter 2 test

October 2, 2013: Cumulative review of first two chapters. Study for tomorrow's test using your notebook.

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October 1, 2013: Reviewing the concepts of chapter two for Thursday's test. The review slideshow is available here. No assignment.

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September 30, 2013: Students practiced solving equations on the site Manga High (your student has a username and password for this site). First, students had to pass the prodigy called Introducing Equations, and then they could try their skills at the scientist game. This site is excellent for practicing skills at all levels, advancing from easy to quite complex. No written assignment today.

September 27, 2013: First in Math, finish skillsets 1, 2, and 3 by midnight tonight. Next goal is whole number gyms, all four operations, earning a gold star on each part. Due October 25, 2013 at midnight.

September 26, 2013: Quiz today, no assignment.

September 26, 2013: Quiz today, no assignment.

September 24 and 25, 2013: Learning to solve one-step equations with multiplication or division. We will use two days for this lesson, working out questions together in class and on the clickers. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. Quiz on Thursday

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September 23, 2013: Learning to solve one-step subtraction equations by using the inverse property of addition. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

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September 20, 2013: First in Math

September 19, 2013: Learning to use inverse operations to solve one-step addition equations. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

September 19, 2013: Learning to use inverse operations to solve one-step addition equations. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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September 18, 2013: Students were introduced to solving one-step equations using mental math today. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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September 17, 2013: Writing algebraic expressions is the focus of today's lesson. Students used clickers again to remember lessons learned yesterday, and to practice today's concepts. After working through the lesson slideshow, we worked out a guided problem solving worksheet together. No assignment. If you were absent, you will need to read through the lesson and understand how words can translate into algebraic expressions.

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September 16, 2013: Learning about algebraic expressions and variables today. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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September 13, 2013: Reviewed yesterday's test and handed them back to students. Next, students were introduced to the Sifteo Cubes and collaborated on how to solve numerous puzzles in the challenge called Chroma Splash.

September 12, 2013: Test today. No assignment.

September 11, 2013: Chapter review for tomorrow's test. The review slideshow is available for you here, or you can log onto you online textbook and review.

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September 10, 2013: Review working with decimals in all four operations on a computer program called TenMarks. Students were given their usernames and passwords. Students can correct any items they answered incorrectly. Reteaching videos and hints are available to assist students.

September 9, 2013: Lesson today on dividing decimals and knowing what to do with the decimal point in the quotient. The assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

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September 6, 2013: Practicing math skills from this week on Manga High, a web 2.0 math gaming site tied to our Common Core Standards. Students were given user names and passwords. This site can be used at school or at home. No assignment.

September 5, 2013: Learning to multiply decimal numbers today, to solve problems involving decimals and to know where to place the decimal point in the products. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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September 4, 2013: Paper/pencil benchmarking test today. No assignment.

September 3, 2013: Learning to add and subtract decimal numbers, including rounding and front-end estimation. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here.

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August 29 and 30, 2013: Lesson on understanding place value of decimals, standard form and expanded form of decimals. This is a two day lesson. The lesson slideshow is attached along with Friday's assignment, a guided practice worksheet. The worksheet was completed in class. If you were absent, you need to download and turn in the worksheet.

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August 28, 2013: After we went over homework, and answered questions, students were asked to take a checkpoint quiz to check for their understanding about properties and order of operations. No assignment.

August 27, 2013: Learning about the order of operations today. Students learned a phrase "please excuse my dear Aunt Sally" to aid in remembering the order of operations procedures. The lesson slideshow included clicker questions and notes to enhance learning. There is a worksheet for homework. Both the lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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August 26, 2013: Today students worked with multiplication properties of operations, including these properties: commutative, associative and distributive. These properties were added to their notebooks. Students collaborated about strategies to solve problems, and then demonstrated proficiency with the topic on the clickers. There was no additional assignment. The lesson slideshow is available here for your convenience.

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August 23, 2013: Students registered for the online textbook today, and located the various tools available to them to aid in the study. No assignment. (Parents: Your child has their username and password recorded in their planner. Ask them to share it with you too.)

August 22, 2013: Students were introduced to the technology tool of clickers today. The lesson focused on three addition properties of operations - the commutative property, the associative property, and the identify property. Students showed proficiency in mental math using these properties with the clickers. No assignment. If you were absent, the lesson slideshow is available for download here.

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August 21, 2013: Whiteboard readiness check of skills from last year as we begin our studies on number properties and decimals. No assignment.

August 20, 2013: Today we will learn about what it takes to be successful in sixth grade math. You will hear from past students (through their talking avatars) and learn the lay-out of the room. Welcome!