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Happy holidays!


Grade Seven: Making sense of percentages

Here are some photos of activities that the seventh graders were involved with to better understand percentages.  Energetic rounds of games helped reinforce fraction, decimal, and percentage equivalents.  Both classes collected data from each other to create percentage statistics about their experiences and preferences.  When we return from break, the focus will be on applications of percentages.

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
This is a good review of angles—and more.

Grade Seven: Percentages in Action

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.