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## September 30, 2005

Correct all mistakes from Thursday’s homework-worksheets. On a clean, new sheet of graph paper or notebook paper, redo each missed problem, showing your work. Circle or highlight your answers.

Parents-please sign the Vocabulary Quiz and return on Monday. Thank you!! Students who lost 5 points because they still forget their name, date, and period may regain the 5 points by remembering their name, date, and period each day this next week. I look forward to adding 5 points back!!

DON'T LET THE 'FRENZY' GET YOU. (see Fraction Frenzy post)

Posted by Beals at 04:34 PM

## September 29, 2005

Complete Vocabulary study guide for tomorrow's quiz.

Complete worksheets (6) converting improper fractions/mixed numbers. Show your work; label division problems with W=whole number, N=numerator, and D=denominator.

Posted by Beals at 03:49 PM

## September 28, 2005

Math workbook, lesson 5-5, practice page, all problems. Show your work -- converting mixed numbers to improper fractions, show x and + for each problem; converting improper fractions to mixed numbers, show division problem and label with W=whole number, N=numerator, and D=denominator. If you write carefully, you can show your work on the workbook page, if not use notebook or graph paper.

**VOCABULARY QUIZ on Friday. Applying vocabulary words to problem solving.**

Posted by Beals at 12:19 PM

## September 23, 2005

Pick **ONLY 2** word problems from Worksheet packets #21, 22, **OR** 23 that you missed. Re-work the 2 problems on the "Solving Word Problems" worksheet you received in class today. Write how you solved the problems in complete sentences.

Posted by Beals at 12:01 PM

## September 22, 2005

Complete worksheet packet #23, show your work on graph or notebook paper.

Posted by Beals at 03:59 PM

## September 21, 2005

Complete worksheet packet, lesson 22. Use notebook or graph paper to show your work.

Remember: Study to beat the "Frenzy"!! Try the web sites for fraction fun.

Posted by Beals at 02:15 PM

## September 20, 2005

Complete worksheet packet #21, show your work on graph or notebook paper.

Posted by Beals at 04:47 PM

## September 19, 2005

Math textbook, page 570, lesson 5-4, problems 1-20. SYW. This is review and you can use your notes from Lesson 5-4 and 5-4 in the workbook to help you remember when to find and use the GCF to simplify fractions.

Posted by Beals at 03:58 PM

## September 16, 2005

Rational numbers are any number that can be expressed as a fraction or a ratio. That is a big world of numbers!! Don't get caught in a *'Fraction Frenzy'*, put your brain to work and THINK math. Old skills and new skills will help you survive the '*frenzy*'!

Skills you will need to beat the '*frenzy*':

Use GCF to simplify (reduce to lowest term) fractions

Use LCM to compare fractions and write equivalent fractions

Changing fractions from improper to mixed numbers and mixed numbers to improper fractions

Adding and subtracting fractions with like/unlike denominators

Multiplying and dividing fractions with like/unlike denominators

Solving word problems involving fractions

Fraction websites for some fun practice, so the '*frenzy*' doesn't catch you:

http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html

http://www.funbrain.com/fract/

Don't forget hotmath.com, our school password was sent to your parents in an email.

Posted by Beals at 09:59 PM

Complete "Word Problems" worksheet. Pay close attention to the directions to "circle key words". Show your work (SYW)

Have a great weekend!

Posted by Beals at 11:21 AM

## September 14, 2005

In class, we corrected all our mistakes on the Factors and Multiples Test. Please look over this Test with your son/daughter, then **SIGN** the test and **return to school tomorrow**.

To wrap up the unit, we are currently completing a "class project" completing the GCF/LCM worksheet in class-independently. This is the same as Monday's (9/12) homework; tonight would be a great time to look over that worksheet again.

Posted by Beals at 12:40 PM

## September 12, 2005

Although we will not be formally addressing Divisibility Rules after this week, they are an essential skill in working with large division problems, rational numbers, and more. Below is a link to a Jeopardy game/power point that is a fun way to keep those rules sharp and fresh in your mind. Enjoy reviewing!

Posted by Beals at 01:24 PM

TEST tomorrow.

Complete worksheet solving for GCF and LCM.

Get Friday's Vocab. Quiz signed by a parent.

We went over Friday's Factors and Multiples Review homework in class today. Students should go over each problem, maybe even teach them to someone else, as they study for tomorrow's test. The test is very like the review page.

I will have a study session at 8:30 tomorrow morning. I will pick up students from the theater at 8:30.

Posted by Beals at 12:13 PM

## September 09, 2005

Complete worksheet - Factors and Multiples Review. This is the study guide for the Factors and Multiples Test we will take next Tuesday.

Posted by Beals at 12:38 PM

## September 08, 2005

Complete Vocabulary Study Guide. Vocabulary quiz tomorrow.

We will have a test next Tuesday over Factors and Multiples. A review/study guide will go home Friday.

Posted by Beals at 10:42 AM

## September 07, 2005

Math workbook, Practice page 5-7, odd problems. SYW

Posted by Beals at 02:54 PM

## September 06, 2005

Math workbook, Practice page 5-7, even problems. SYW.

Posted by Beals at 09:52 AM

## September 02, 2005

Worksheet – simplifying fractions, using GCF. Show your work on notebook or graph paper. Get Vocabulary Quiz signed by parent.

Posted by Beals at 02:00 PM

## September 01, 2005

Complete Vocabulary Study Guide. Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow.

Posted by Beals at 06:42 PM