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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
Multiplying and di…

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…

Dear Parents

Dear Parents,
It was great to meet with so many of you at Friday’s conferences.  If you were not able to meet with me but had wanted to, please send me a message and we can arrange another time.  This is true for your children’s other teachers.  If you could not meet last week but wanted to, contact the office or the teacher directlylor and let him or her know.
I hope you enjoyed the beautiful weekend!
Sincerely,

Mr. Hughes