Summer vacation is zooming by, and we have reached the half-way point with only five weeks of vacation left. I hope you have started your summer reading, if not, now is a great time to start so you have time to enjoy the three books you have chosen. Remember the summer book lists are posted on our school web site. Happy reading!!

posted on: July 05, 2006

Math has been amazing this year, and each student has demonstrated outstanding progress and determination as we faced the new Math standards. Students took a great leap in achieving competency in these skills and concepts. **Congratulations to each of you!! Have a fantastic summer!!
**

Here are some great and fun web sites to help maintain all you have worked so hard to accomplish:

Geometry formulas with visuals

Decimals including conversions to fractions & percents

posted on: May 26, 2006

No homework - have a great weekend!

posted on: May 19, 2006

Complete Fraction/Decimal/Percent worksheet.

Show your steps

Use a calculator when needed.

Ask a parent to sign your quizzes from this week.

Have fun at field day!!

posted on: May 17, 2006

Workbook 8-5, Practice page. SYW

Homework quiz tomorrow.

Changing percents to decima**l**s:

Move decimal 2 places to the** l**eft.

Changing decimals to pe**r**cents:

Move decimal 2 places to the **r**ight.

Ask parents to sign your daily quizzes.

posted on: May 16, 2006

Complete worksheet GG, front and back.

Write out all steps for:

Changing fractions to a percent

Changing percents to a fraction

posted on: May 12, 2006

Workbook 5-10, changing fractions to decimals, Practice page. Use a calculator and your notes.

posted on: May 10, 2006

No homework. Good luck at your concert!

posted on: May 09, 2006

Complete Lesson 72 problems 1-25, SYW on notebook or graph paper.

If not completed in class, finish:

Practice problems Lesson 72; a - L

Homework quiz tomorrow.

posted on: May 08, 2006

Workbook 8-2: Solving proportions SYW on notebook or graph paper
**Practice page, prob. 9-30 EVEN**

Steps:

Write the ratios (fractions)

Reduce if possible

Cross multiply

Decide how to get the Variable (letter) by itself (Multiply or divide)

Do the same thing on both sides

Write your answer

posted on: May 05, 2006

Workbook 8-2: Solving proportions **SYW on notebook or graph paper**

Study guide page, prob. 7-15

Practice page, prob. 9-30 ODD

**Steps:**

Write the ratios (fractions)

Reduce if possible

Cross multiply

Decide how to get the Variable (letter) by itself (Multiply or divide)

Do the same thing on both sides

Write your answer

**Remember:
**$ on top

Time on bottom

posted on: May 04, 2006

Workbook 8-2, Proportions, Study guide page - problems 1-6

Practice page - problems 1-6

Correct mistakes on workbook practice page 8-1

posted on: May 03, 2006

Complete workbook 8-1, Practice page. SYW on problems 17-23.

**Ask a parent to sign your Quizzes.**

posted on: May 02, 2006

Complete lesson 70, SYW on notebook paper or graph paper.

Practice problems a. through h., and problems 1-25.

Plan on a** "daily quiz" tomorrow from tonight's homework.**

SYW steps:

Write whole and mixed numbers as fractions

Cross Cancel any numerator to any denominator

Cross Cancel again if possible

Multiply all numerators

Multiply all denominators

Simplify or reduce your answer

posted on: May 01, 2006

Worksheet W - subtracting mixed numbers with renaming, problems 11-25.
**Show your work, don't forget to: **

Show how you find LCD (least common denominator) and make equivalent fractions,

Show each step of renaming (borrowing) the whole number,

Don't forget the baby.

Happy weekend!

posted on: April 28, 2006

Complete workbook 6-6, Practice page, problems 9-30. SYW

posted on: April 27, 2006

No homework!

Good luck to those students who produced iMovies for the film festival.

Have a wonderful evening.

posted on: April 25, 2006

No homework. Have a sunny weekend.

Bring in a "ready to work" attitude Monday.

posted on: April 21, 2006

Finish riddle worksheet. Have fun and try some of the riddles on your family.

posted on: April 20, 2006

No homework. Relax - go to bed early - and eat a good breakfast.

posted on: April 19, 2006

Correct mistakes on Lesson 57, SYW on notebook or graph paper.

posted on: April 18, 2006

Complete lesson 57, SYW on notebook or graph paper.

Ask a parent to sign last week's test and return it to school tomorrow.

posted on: April 17, 2006

Some information and "testing tips" to help you do your best on the CRCTs next week are listed on our school counselor's blog *http://mabryonline.org/blogs/counselors/*

You can also access the online CRCT practice by following the information below:

The Georgia State Department of Education has developed an online practice assessment system for the upcoming CRCT's. The system requires Internet Explorer 5.0-6.0 or Netscape 4.5-4.78 to run. The browser checker will notify you if your browser is not compatible.

Go to http://regionb.georgiaoas.org

Enter the student's Cobb County ID number. This is the student number with 0's in the front to make a nine digit number.

The password is education. The student can choose from a variety of tests for each subject appropriate to their grade level.

The test begins when the student clicks on the Take the Test button.

When the test is completed, click the Grade My Test button. A pop-up window will display-click OK.

The results will display; you may save or discard the results.

Click on Return Home if finished or another test option if you want to take another test.

Click on the Logout button when you are finished with the online assessment system.

posted on: April 14, 2006

No homework this weekend. Enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weather!

posted on: April 14, 2006

Complete the problems highlighted in yellow on the worksheet, SYW.

posted on: April 13, 2006

Complete Study guide #2, SYW.
**TEST tomorrow.**

Parent signature on quizzes.

posted on: April 12, 2006

Today's homework, Complete the Study guide, SYW

Ask a parent to sign your quiz packet
**TEST Thursday**

Yesterday's homework (Sorry-I'm slowly getting back into the routine), Complete Lesson 55, SYW

posted on: April 11, 2006

Correct errors on Lessons 53, 54, and daily-homework quizzes.

No homework tomorrow - Enjoy the Spring weather and your break!

posted on: March 30, 2006

Complete worksheet, SYW - show all steps for adding or subtracting fractions without common denominators. See class notes and Lesson 54.

posted on: March 29, 2006

Complete lesson 54

posted on: March 28, 2006

Complete lesson 53, SYW

posted on: March 27, 2006

Complete Workbook section 10-6, **Practice** page, **Even** problems.

SYW:

Write the formula for the area of each face

A = b h

Plug in the #

Multiply

Add all the areas of the 6 faces together.

posted on: March 24, 2006

Complete Workbook section 10-6, Study guide page (this page only has 8 problems).

SYW

Write the formula for the area of each face

A = b h

Plug in the #

Multiply

Add all the areas of the 6 faces together.

posted on: March 23, 2006

Complete worksheet, finding Perimeter and Area of polygons:

Steps:

Write the line segment measurements on the polygon

Find the Perimeter (P= Add up all the sides)

Cut the polygon into rectangles

Find the Area of each rectangle

Add the areas together to get the Total Area

posted on: March 22, 2006

**Ask parents to sign your Re-test.
**

Correct your mistakes on Re-Test. SYW,

Write the correct formula for each problem,

Plug in the numbers

Work the problem, calculator OK

Turn in tomorrow to earn a better grade

posted on: March 21, 2006

Some students struggled with the test today (which was delayed from Friday to give extra study time). Some students did not take advantage of the **"help sheet" to use during the test** and list formulas, examples, and pictures. All students could benefit from taking the test over. **To take the test again tomorrow, they must correct all errors on their test and have their parents sign the packe**t containing the test, 2 study guides, formula worksheets and "help sheet".

Homework - Correct test problems, get parent signature on packet, and make a "help sheet" to use during the test.

posted on: March 20, 2006

Complete Study Guide #2. You have the answers for each problem - check your work.

You may fill in a "Help Sheet" to use during the test Monday. Use the Buzz Review sheet and **write formulas, examples, pictures, key words, etc.,** to help you solve problems on the test Monday.

**You will only be allowed to use the ****Buzz Review sheet with the star ****during your test Monday. **

posted on: March 17, 2006

Complete Review work packet and corrections on Study Guide #1.

**Test has been moved to Monday.**

posted on: March 16, 2006

Complete study guide #1, **both sides**, SYW

Write formula

Plug in #s

Calculator OK

**TEST FRIDAY**

posted on: March 15, 2006

Complete volume worksheet. Find the volume of rectangular prisms and cylinders.

SYW, use your notes:
**Cylinders
Find the radius first**

Write formula V= (area of a circle) X (height of cylinder)

Plug in #s

Calculator

posted on: March 14, 2006

Workbook section 10-5 - volume, practice page. Use your notes to SYW.

Write formula

Plug in the #s

Calculator OK

posted on: March 13, 2006

Create 2 polyhedron, 3-D geometric solids using the card stock pattern you picked out in class today.

Decorate

Cut out

Glue or Tape together

posted on: March 10, 2006

Workbook section 10-4, Study guide page AND Practice page. You may write your answers in the workbook. Quiz tomorrow - some of the homework problems.

Look at yesterday's blog for geometric web sites.

posted on: March 09, 2006

Workbook section 10-3, Practice page,

Circumference and Area of circles, **ODD** problems
Directions: Find the **Circumference** AND **Area** for each problem.
SYW:
Write d=_____ and r= ______
Write the formulas
Plug in the #s
Calculator OK
**Bonus Points:**

Visit one of these great web sites for geometric solids = 3-D figures; explore and tell me about it, or create/print something.

Maths Net

Polyhedra paper model patterns

geometric explorations

Geometry Fun

posted on: March 08, 2006

Complete the worksheets.

posted on: March 07, 2006

Workbook section 10-3, Circumference and Area of circles, **EVEN** problems

Directions: Find the **Circumference** AND **Area** for each problem.

SYW:

Write d=_____ and r= ______

Write the formulas

Plug in the #s

Calculator OK

posted on: March 06, 2006

Write solutions for 2 word problems from this weeks worksheets.

posted on: March 03, 2006

Worksheet, finding the area, perimeter, base or height of triangles.
**SYW following these steps:**

Write the formula

Plug in the #s

Calculator OK

posted on: March 02, 2006

Workbook section 10-2, Practice page. SYW

Write the formula

Plug in the #s

Calculator OK

**Ask parents to sign quizzes.**

posted on: March 01, 2006

Complete your worksheet, **SYW using the following steps:**

- Draw polygon and label sides with measurements
- Write formula
- Plug in the numbers directly below the formula
- Find the answer - you may use a calculator

posted on: February 28, 2006

Complete worksheet (both sides), word problems with decimals. SYW

posted on: February 27, 2006

Complete worksheet, **SYW using the following steps**:

Draw polygon and label sides with measurements

Write formula

Plug in the numbers directly below the formula

Find the answer - you may use a calculator

posted on: February 24, 2006

Complete worksheet, **SYW using the following steps**:

Label polygon sides with measurements

Write formula

Plug in the numbers directly below the formula

Find the answer - you may use a calculator

**Ask your parents to sign your Test**

posted on: February 23, 2006

Complete Workbook section 10-1, area of parallelograms - Practice Page

Write the formula and show your work for each problem. You may use a calculator.

posted on: February 22, 2006

See last week's post for bonus points opportunity.

Today's homework: Workbook sections **9-4 and 9-5, both Practice pages**. Have fun with these problems, but do stop and think - don't rush!

posted on: February 21, 2006

Next week we will begin exploring plane and solid geometric figures. This is a lot of fun and very 3-D.

A great place to explore parallelograms is the NCTM Illuminations site. Enjoy the shape cutter and create your own plane geometric figures. (More web sites to come).

Come to school prepared to learn funky names and flashy formulas.

Bonus points -- Tell me about the web site, or better yet print something you made on it.

posted on: February 16, 2006

No homework, enjoy your long weekend.

posted on: February 16, 2006

Rework any problems you missed on the Study Guide. ** Test tomorrow.**

Complete the practice worksheet.

posted on: February 15, 2006

Complete study guide, SYW.
**Test Thursday**

posted on: February 14, 2006

Complete lesson 50, SYW. Rounding decimals,

Steps:

Underline the number you are rounding.

Look at its neighbor to the right - 5 or greater, round up - 0-4 keep the same

**Test Thursday.**

posted on: February 13, 2006

Complete lesson 49, SYW

posted on: February 10, 2006

Complete lesson 48, SYW

posted on: February 09, 2006

Complete lesson 47, SYW.

posted on: February 08, 2006

Complete lesson 47, SYW

posted on: February 08, 2006

Complete worksheet 98, SYW and **do NOT use a calculator for the division. **

If you want to use a calculator to check by multiplying the quotient by the divisor, you may.

posted on: February 07, 2006

Complete lesson 46, SYW. **Have one of your parents sign your test from last Friday.**

posted on: February 06, 2006

Complete worksheet 38/60, solving word problems - multiplying and dividing fractions. SYW

Happy weekend.

posted on: February 03, 2006

Complete Study Guide, SYW.

Test Friday.

Study session Wed. and Fri. at 8:15.

posted on: February 01, 2006

Workbook 4-6, Practice page. SYW - write each problem on graph or notebook paper.

1. Move outside decimal over

2. Move inside decimal over

3. Move decimal up

NOW - you may use a calculator to solve the problem.

CHECK by multiplying this new answer by the divisor - does this answer match the number in the box/house?

**Study sessions** Wed. and Fri. mornings at 8:15 -- **Test Friday**

posted on: January 31, 2006

Complete worksheet 95/96, do division problems on graph paper or notebook paper turned sideways (lines vertical). You may complete word problems on the worksheet if you have room, SYW on each problem.

Ask your **parents to sign last week's quizzes and corrections for lesson 45.**

**Quiz tomorrow** on the Decimal Chart.

posted on: January 30, 2006

Pick **ONLY 2** word problems from Lessons 44 or 45 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. You are **writing a paragraph** that describes how you **"think"** when you are solving the problem.

posted on: January 27, 2006

Corrections from lesson 45, re-do each problem on notebook or graph paper, SYW.

posted on: January 26, 2006

Complete lesson 45, Practice problems A-L and problems 1-25. SYW on a separate sheet of notebook or graph paper. **No calculators for tonights work.**

posted on: January 25, 2006

Sorry this is so late.

Workbook section 4-5, Practice page. Write each problem on separate graph or notebook paper. Move the decimal up. NOW - you may use a calculator to find the answer.

Get a parent signature on your Weekly Quizzes from last week.

posted on: January 24, 2006

Complete lesson 44, dividing decimals by whole numbers. SYW on separate notebook or graph paper. Do the practice problems, A-L and problems 1-25.

Study for the Decimal Chart Quiz tomorrow.

posted on: January 23, 2006

Correct any mistakes on Set U. Have a great weekend.

posted on: January 20, 2006

Solve the odd problems of Set U. SYW on a separate sheet of notebook or graph paper, follow the steps listed in yesterdays blog post.

posted on: January 19, 2006

Complete lesson 43, subtracting fractions with borrowing. Show your work on separate notebook or graph paper. Show EACH step.

There will be a daily **quiz** tomorrow from problems A-H on the homework lesson.

**Follow these steps**:

- Stack the problem - Whole numbers lined-up - Fractions lined-up
- Subtract fractions first - If the top fraction is too small - BORROW from the whole number
- Change mixed number to an improper fraction
- Slide the bottom fraction - over/under the improper fraction - Subtract the fractions
- Subtract the whole numbers
- Combine the whole number answer and the fraction answer
- Simplify the fraction if needed - Box or circle your answer

posted on: January 18, 2006

Write a paragraph describing the solution to 1 (2, for some students) word problem(s). Follow the example we worked on together in class today.

posted on: January 17, 2006

Pick **ONLY 2** word problems from Lessons 41 or 42 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. You are **writing a paragraph** that describes how you **"think"** when you are solving the problem.

Also, correct any mistakes you made on lesson 42.

Have a great weekend.

posted on: January 13, 2006

Complete lesson 42, SYW - Answers are not enough, I must "see" how you think - SYW.

posted on: January 12, 2006

It is great to have everyone back after a "warm" Winter Break. Yesterday we got back into the swing of things with fractions and Alien Flags. Great fun!

Wednesday's homework: Complete lesson 41, SYW.

posted on: January 11, 2006

Everyone has worked very hard this last nine weeks!

Have a wonderful Holiday and Winter Break!

**Sneek a Peek for 2006**

We will return Jan. 10th to review:

Adding, Subtracting & multiplying decimals (Play with $ during the holidays.)

Equilavent fractions

And **begin division of decimals**

posted on: December 22, 2005

No homework, have a wonderful evening!

posted on: December 20, 2005

Complete tonight's study guide #8B, SYW.

Ask a **parent to sign **your "weekly quizzes" from last week.

**Test tomorrow **(Tuesday).

**Study session **at 8:15 tomorrow (Tuesday) morning.

posted on: December 19, 2005

Complete Study Guide #8, SYW.

**Test Tuesday**

**NEWS FLASH:**

I will be able to hold a study session at 8:15 Tuesday morning.

posted on: December 16, 2005

Complete worksheet: Side "85", do on the worksheet, through columns **'a' and 'b'**. Back side, do on **graph paper**, problems through **12**. We started this in class.

Rule:

Multiply

Then count:

**Count numbers behind the decimal when multiplying decimals, then move the decimal the same number of places to the left in your answer.**

posted on: December 15, 2005

Complete lesson 39, Multiplying Decimals, SYW. Study Decimal Chart for quiz tomorrow - Addition/Subtraction and Multiplication Rules.

posted on: December 14, 2005

Complete corrections on lesson 38 and Monday's work packet. **SYW on notebook or graph paper. **

**Get a parent signature on your quizzes from last week.**

posted on: December 13, 2005

Complete packet of worksheets: Adding and subtracting decimals and filling in the missing "Zeros". **Remember to use colored pencils and focus on the missing zeros and the decimal point.** You already know how to add and subtract, so our focus is working with the decimals.

**Decimal chart quiz tomorrow - Study!!**

posted on: December 12, 2005

Unfortunately, I need to be away from school tomorrow:

Complete workbook **3-6 (note change)**, Practice page. Do all work **for problems 17-30 **on graph or notebook paper (turn notebook paper sideways).

**Remember Decimal rules for addition and subtraction:**

1. Put a decimal behind any **whole numbers**.

2. **Line up **the decimals.

3. Add/Subtract and bring the decimal **straight down **into your answer.

posted on: December 07, 2005

Complete lesson 38, SYW.

posted on: December 07, 2005

**Study Decimal Chart for tomorrow's quiz.**

Complete Lesson 37, pay close attention to problems that are similar to the ones you missed on Lesson 36, SYW.

posted on: December 06, 2005

Complete lesson 36, decimals, SYW. Study the Decimal Chart (Rules) for a quiz tomorrow.

posted on: December 05, 2005

** Thursday's Homework:**Complete workbook lesson 3-1, Practice page. Have your parent sign your test and return to school tomorrow.

__Friday's Homework:__

I will be out on Friday and we will have a sub.

Complete the PIZZAZZ decimal worksheet. Have a fun weekend!

posted on: December 01, 2005

Complete workbook lesson 3-1, Study Guide page, problems 1-14.

posted on: November 30, 2005

Complete Study Guide 7A, SYW.

There will be a study session tomorrow morning at 8:15.

Math test tomorrow.

posted on: November 29, 2005

It is great to have everyone back. This class was ready to go this morning and we accomplished a lot.

HOMEWORK: Complete Study Guide for Test. **Have your parents sign your weekly quiz from 11/14-18, and on your progress report.**

I will have Math study sessions Tues., Wed., and Thurs. of this week. Students who wish to attend should report to the theater at 8:15. Students attending STARS early morning classes should attend their STARS class.

**We will have a test Wed., and we are using Monday and Tuesday class time to review for the test.**

posted on: November 28, 2005

No homework - Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

posted on: November 18, 2005

Complete lesson 35, SYW.

Several students need to have a parent sign their quiz from last week.

I cannot have a study session tomorrow morning due to a meeting.

posted on: November 16, 2005

**Ask your parent to sign your quiz from last week.**

Complete Lesson 34, SYW.

Check yesterday's blog for two "Decimal websites" for fun practice.

posted on: November 15, 2005

**Ask for parent signature on last week's "Weekly Quiz".**

Complete Lesson 32, Decimal place value. SYW.

**Quiz tomorrow over the Decimal Chart**.

Skills important for working with decimals:

Decimals are another way of writing a fraction = **part of a whole**.

You read "." as **and**.

Place value to the right of the decimal; ten**ths**, hundred**ths**, thousand**ths**, ...

Rounding decimals.

Read and write decimals.

When adding and subtracting decimals; line up the decimals and bring the decimal straight down into your answer.

When multiplying decimals; count the number of places behind the decimal in both numbers and move the decimal left in the answer.

When dividing decimals by whole numbers; move the decimal straight up into the quotient.

When dividing decimals by decimals; sweep the outside decimal to the right - sweep the inside decimal the same number of places, then move the decimal straight up into the quotient.

Two good web sites for practice:

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/math/decimals/

http://www.aaamath.com/B/dec.htm

posted on: November 14, 2005

Complete the Equation worksheet, SYW. Remember to show your answer as "w = 8". Put your answer on a simple number line and tell if the number is a whole number (W) and/or rational number (R).

Next week we will begin working with decimals.

posted on: November 11, 2005

Workbook practice page, Section 1-5, odd problems. If you write large, on a separate sheet of notebook or graph paper, **write the problems and "bring down"**. If you write small you can **work in the workbook and "bring down"**. Remember your Order of Operations - P E M D A S

Example: Solve if W=13

W + 12 =

13 + 12 = 25

**We will have weekly quiz problems directly from Wed. and tonight's homework and the three vocabulary words; equation, variable, and equal sign.**

posted on: November 10, 2005

Workbook practice page 1-5, even problems. If you write large, on a separate sheet of notebook or graph paper, **write the problems and "bring down"**. If you write small you can **work in the workbook and "bring down"**. Remember your Order of Operations - P E M D A S

Example: Solve if W=13

W + 12 =

13 + 12 = 25

posted on: November 09, 2005

Complete Set J worksheet, rewriting the fraction problems on a separate sheet of graph or notebook paper, SYW. Complete the back, equation problems, on the worksheet, SYW. "Bring down" the answer.

Example:

3 + R = 9

R = 6

Quiz Wed over new vocabulary words and tonight's homework.

Enjoy Tuesday :)

posted on: November 07, 2005

Write a paragraph solution for two (2) word problems from lesson 31. Write complete sentences describing each step you did to solve the problem. Be specific, using the numbers in the problem.

posted on: November 04, 2005

Complete lesson 31, SYW on graph or notebook paper.

We will have two study sessions next week, Wed. and Thurs. at 8:15.

Math homework 11/3/05

posted on: November 03, 2005

Complete worksheet Set I, SYW on separate graph or notebook paper.

posted on: November 02, 2005

Workbook practice page 7-4, problems 10-18. Show your work.

Write each of the following steps on your paper for every problem.

d = _____

C = pi X d

"work the problem"

C = __answer with "last name" (measurement)__

posted on: November 01, 2005

I am posting this early as I will not be at school Friday.

FRIDAY'S homework:

Complete Set H, SYW. **Look at your notes** on converting improper fractions to mixed numbers.

Steps:

Divide the top number by the bottom number.

Ex. 23/7 = 23 divided by 7

Several problems from **this homework** will be a **quiz Monday.**

**Have your parents sign both your Test and Weekly Quiz and bring them to school Monday.**

Have a great weekend!!

posted on: October 27, 2005

Complete 'Cryptic Quiz', this is **not** a quiz. They simply used the word 'Quiz' in the title. SYW. Homework will be collected by my substitute tomorrow.

posted on: October 27, 2005

Complete worksheet 17/34.

HINT: Look at your notes on multiplying fractions. **You must cross cancel when possible.** Simplify you answers when needed.

When adding fractions: Look at your notes on converting mixed numbers that contain an improper fraction. **You must convert.**

**Test tomorrow.**

Good luck!

posted on: October 26, 2005

Complete Workbook section 7-3, practice page.

HINT: Look at the steps written in your notes for multiplying mixed numbers. **You must convert mixed numbers to improper fractions first.** You must rewrite the problems to do this -- so -- Do EVERY problem on notebook or graph paper. Circle, box, or highlight your answers.

Test Thursday.

posted on: October 25, 2005

Complete Study Guide #6, SYW. Test **Thursday**.

Some students need to complete Friday's **"Writing Word Problem Solutions"** worksheet.

Don't let the Fraction Frenzy get YOU!

posted on: October 24, 2005

Complete lesson 30, problems 1-25, SYW, circle, box, or highlight your answers. We will do problems A-E in class Monday.

Also, **Write Word Problem Solutions** for 2 (only 2) missed word problems from Lessons 26, 27, 28, **OR** 29.

There will be 3-5 quiz questions Monday morning from lesson 30, and we will have our Test Thurs. Practice, Practice.

Have a sunny weekend!

posted on: October 21, 2005

Complete Lesson 29, __ SYW__ on graph or notebook paper. Correct mistakes on Lesson 28, SYW. Circle, box, or highlight your answers.

Students were warned earlier this week that there would be a notebook check Wed., Thurs., or Fri. We didn't get to it Wed. or today, so the **"surprise"** notebook check will probably be tomorrow.

We will have a __ test next Wed.__ Don't let the 'Fraction Frenzy' get you!

posted on: October 20, 2005

Complete lesson 28, SYW on notebook or graph paper. Remember to circle, box or highlight your answers. Some questions from the homework will be quiz questions tomorrow.

posted on: October 19, 2005

Complete lesson 27. SYW on graph or notebook paper. Some questions from the homework will be quiz questions tomorrow.

posted on: October 18, 2005

Complete Worksheets for Lesson 26, SYW.

posted on: October 17, 2005

Workbook lesson 7-5, practice page. Problems 1-8 can be done in the workbook, problems 9-33 need to be done on graph or notebook paper, SYW. Remember to include any "letters" (variables) in your answer when necessary.

For any student that missed more than 5 on Tues. or Wed's. homework, please correct your mistakes.

Have a wonderful weekend!

posted on: October 13, 2005

I am out today for an inservice, however, the class does have a worksheet to complete for homework tonight.

posted on: October 12, 2005

Math workbook, lesson 7-2, practice page. **SYW** - in the workbook (if you write small and can still read it) **or** on separate graph or notebook paper.

Get Friday's test signed by a parent.

Remember the steps for multiplying fractions:

1. **Cancel** if possible (cancel across)

2. Multiply numerators

3. Multiply denominators

4. **Simplify** if needed

posted on: October 11, 2005

Complete worksheet G on separate notebook or graph paper. Rewrite each problem as "X" fractions.

Correct mistakes on Friday's homework.

posted on: October 10, 2005

Complete worksheet Set F on graph or notebook paper, SYW.

Agendas have a note for parents to sign today's test, however, the grading and corrections were not finished in class today. Students will be working on them again Monday, then the tests will go home for parent signatures.

posted on: October 07, 2005

Complete Fraction Subtraction worksheet, SYW.

**Test tomorrow** Study for test. There will be a study session Friday morning at 8:15. I will pick-up students from the theater.

posted on: October 06, 2005

Complete study guide, SYW. **Test Friday**

Don't let the "Fraction Frenzy" get YOU!!

posted on: October 05, 2005

Complete worksheet packet #25. Show your work on a separate sheet of notebook or graph paper.

**Test Friday** The study guide will go home on Wednesday. Reviewing worksheet packets # 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25 will also be a great help. I suggest focusing on problems you missed.

posted on: October 04, 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 on: September 30, 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 on: September 29, 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 on: September 28, 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 on: September 23, 2005

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

posted on: September 22, 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 on: September 21, 2005

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

posted on: September 20, 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 on: September 19, 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 on: September 16, 2005

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

Have a great weekend!

posted on: September 16, 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 on: September 14, 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 on: September 12, 2005

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 on: September 12, 2005

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

posted on: September 09, 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 on: September 08, 2005

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

posted on: September 07, 2005

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

posted on: September 06, 2005

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

posted on: September 02, 2005

Complete Vocabulary Study Guide. Vocabulary Quiz tomorrow.

posted on: September 01, 2005

Math workbook Practice page, 5-3, odd problems. Show your work - SYW.

Some students still need to have their parents sign their Divisibility Rules Quiz.

posted on: August 31, 2005

Correct errors on Monday's homework (Workbook, 5-3 Practice page, even problems). Show your work; rework each incorrect problem.

Get parent signiture on Divisibility Rules Quiz.

posted on: August 30, 2005

Math workbook, Practice page 5-3, even problems. Disregard workbook directions, use the bobsled method to solve all problems. SYW Show Your Work.

Several students still need to have their parents sign the Quiz from last Wednesday.

posted on: August 29, 2005

Get parent signature on Wednesday's Quiz - Divisibility and Prime Factorization.

Memorize Divisibility Rules - Quiz on Monday!!

We made flash cards today in class to help with studying. The quiz will require students to __ write the rules__.

Due to low grades on the Vocab. Quiz this morning, I will not record this as a grade. We will have another Vocab. Quiz next Friday. Daily review of the math vocab. may help.

Have a great weekend!

posted on: August 26, 2005

Complete worksheet on Divisibility Rules and Prime Factorization (use a calculator and bobsled). Vocabulary quiz tomorrow, 5 words.

posted on: August 25, 2005

Math textbook, Page 568 – 5-1 ** odd** problems, make a chart for problems 9-19. Show your work for Divisibility Rules 3, 6, and 9.

Link to chart - Download file

Page 569 – 5-2, ** odd** problems, use bobsled for problems 11-25. Show your work.

Vocabulary quiz on Friday.

posted on: August 24, 2005

Math workbook, Practice page 5-2, odd problems. Show all your work. Study for quiz on Wed. over Divisibility Rules and Prime Factorization.

posted on: August 23, 2005

Math workbook, 5-2 Practice page, even problems. Show all work on notebook or graph paper.

posted on: August 22, 2005

I will be out of the classroom Thursday and Friday, so I am posting the math homework in advance. Have a wonderful weekend.

Math homework for 8/18/05 Worksheet C-8. Show work on divisibility rules for 3, 6, and 9!

Math homework for 8/19/05 Worksheet B-9. Show all work!

posted on: August 17, 2005

Math workbook, Practice page 5-1. Show work on divisibility rules for 3, 6, and 9!

posted on: August 17, 2005

Math workbook: Study Guide page of lesson 5-1, Divisibility Patterns.

Show all work.

posted on: August 16, 2005

Page 553, problems 6-15 Show all work!

posted on: August 15, 2005

Complete "textbook scavenger hunt" worksheet. You will need your Math textbook and your red math binder (worksheet is behind the "Assignment" divider). Have a wonderful weekend!

posted on: August 12, 2005

Bring a book or novel to read.

posted on: August 11, 2005

Parent signature: Math syllabus and letter

Math notebook and 4 dividers

posted on: August 10, 2005

Math: 6th Grade

Welcome to 6th Grade Math: Mathematics Applications and Connections

I love Math!! It is a wonderful world of mystery and discovery, patterns and connections. Math is also very constant, so everything we learn will be used over and over again. Becoming a “Math Thinker” is our solution to the mysteries in this exciting world of numbers; formulas and rules are the clues we use to unlock the mysteries.

We will begin the year working with the State Standard: M6N

Students will understand the meaning of the four arithmetic operations as related to positive rational numbers and will use these concepts to solve problems.

Throughout the year our focus will be on:

Knowledge (Vocabulary, formula, rules)

Understanding (Relationships, patterns, connections)

Proficiency (Accuracy in problem solving)

Application (Problem solving with a strong emphasis on word problems)

MATH HELP:

Orders of operation:

Please --- Parenthesis

Excuse --- Exponents

My --- Multiply (both from left to right)

Dear --- Divide

Aunt --- Add (both from left to right)

Sally --- Subtract

posted on: August 09, 2005