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Grade Six: Study guide

Test Study Guide Grade 6: Lines, Shapes, and Angles
6T will have its test on Wednesday, December 13.   6I will have its test on Tuesday, December 12.  You will be assessed for Criterion A: Knowing and understanding
For this test you need to be able to: ·Identify points, lines, line segments, and rays.  Be able to name them and tell how they are related to each other. ·Understand parallel and perpendicular ·Identify and label the types of angles.  You should be able to tell how you know what type of angle each is. ·Measure angles with a protractor ·Name angles with three-point notation
How can you study? ·Look in your textbook: Chapter 3: pp. 48-66.  Try any problems we did not do. ·Look at the notes you wrote in your notebook. ·Look at IXL: The following activities will be helpful: CC2, CC3, CC11, and CC12 ·Look at these YouTube clips: Points, lines, and planes explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5etrWdIY6o
This is a good review of angles—and more.

Grade Seven: Percentages in Action

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Percentages are used all the time.  Our seventh graders know this.  Students in both classes developed very long lists of where and how they have seen percentages used.  However, how they are used and what they really mean is not always clear.  The goal of our new unit is to build on what students already know about percentages so that they can make sense of, and apply, this important concept.
We are starting the unit by reviewing what percentages are and how to find their fraction and decimal equivalents.   We will then move to consumer uses of percentages in interest rates and sales.  After that, we will look at percentages of change, with a focus on gaining a better understanding of some of the challenges that our environment faces.  Along with the math skills, this will hopefully influence attitudes and actions, now and in the future.

Parents, you can support your seventh grader's understanding by pointing out your uses of percentages as they occur.

Grade Six: Lines, shapes, and angles

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Lines, shapes, and angles are the focus of Grade 6’s current unit.  Students will be learning and reviewing concepts of geometry.  The focus of the weeks before the break will be lines (and their subsets) and angles.  Correct use of the protractor will also be reinforced.  When we return in January, we will look at geometric patterns and communicating how to create them.  At that point, there will be an exploration of how geometric designs and patterns were used by Soviet architects here in Tashkent.

This week, students demonstrated the definitions of geometry vocabulary words to each other.  Here are some photos of them.  Can you figure out which words they are showing?





Grade Seven: Quiz study guide

Here are some ways for seventh graders to review for next week’s final quiz.
Adding and subtracting decimal numbers Want a review sung in rap?Check out this one (I like it a lot): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yg2q2sAY2pwAnother musical review.Who says math is boring?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlotpOS8NFAIXL: Seventh grade: E1, E2; Sixth grade G1-G4Text: pp. 121-122
Adding and subtracting fractions This is a pretty direct explanation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIhwfqULbAEHere is how MathAntics looks at adding and subtracting fractions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5juto2ze8LgDo you need a review of what to do when you have a mixed number in your problem?Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8kjXfD4xasAn explanation of adding fractions can be found at: http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_addition.html .They explain subtraction of fractions at: http://www.mathsisfun.com/fractions_subtraction.htmlIXL: Seventh grade: G1-G6; Sixth grade: J1-J9Text: pp. 82-84
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Grade Seven: 7I adds and subtracts

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This afternoon, 7I demonstrated very well what a successful math lesson can look like.  Students worked alone, in pairs, and in small groups to learn or review addition and subtraction with fractions.  They did it both in their homework review and in a game that was played in the last part of the lesson.  Students were able to work with problems that were at their level—from first steps to problems with mixed numbers that resulted in negative answers.  I was quite pleased with how students, through their own choice, used a variety of ways to explain their ideas to classmates—on paper, up at the whiteboard, using number lines, asking questions, demonstrating, etc. 





Grade Six: Number relationships

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The final stages of our unit on number systems have involved looking at how numbers can relate to one another in our number system.  We investigated prime numbers (and composite numbers) with the Sieve of Eratosthenes and have explored the relationship between factors and multiples through games. 
Students should be reviewing these ideas (as well as past concepts) at home for next week’s test.





Grade Six: Study guide: Number Systems

The sixth graders are finishing up their work with number systems.  The final assessment will be a test, which will be assessed as Criterion A.  The dates for the tests will be: ·6T: Wednesday, November 22 ·6I: Thursday, November 23
Below is a study guide listing the key topics that we worked with in this unit (we will work with prime factorization and exponents this week).  Students should use their notebooks as the primary review source.  This guide also lists other ways that students can review topics that they may be a little unsure of.
Place value and naming numbers The source for review is your notebook.  You have the table of spelling in it, as well as the notes you copied into it.  
If you want to see another explanation, try here http://www.firefightermath.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=142 or in your text book on pp. 17-22.  Be careful, though.  The authors of the book use the word “and” in naming numbers.  That should be avoided.  I will m…