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Spring Break!

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Spring Break is here!  It is off to a pleasant start and will hopefully remain so.  If you are traveling, I hope you have a safe trip (and that you use some good math thinking).  If you celebrate Easter, I hope you have a joyous holiday.
This afternoon, the Sixth Grade Math 2 class followed up some good discussion of their calendar problem with learning a new game.  Equate is pretty much like a math version of the famous word game Scrabble.




Grade Six: Math 1 Test and Study Guide

Grade Six Math 1 will have its assessment on integers on Thursday, March 29.It will be a test and be assessed using Criterion A: Knowing and understanding.
What should you know? What is an integer?What is an absolute value?Integers on a number lineOperations using integers, including simplifyingProve operations (using a number line or objects)Using exponentsOrder of operationsHow should you prepare? There is a variety of source that you can use.Choose what works best for you.
Your notebook This should be your best study guide.
IXL Problems in Sections M and N are related to integers. T9 is also a good one to look at for differences between integers.It uses a thermometer.The temperatures are in Fahrenheit but that will not affect the thinking you need to do.
Textbook I have not used always explained things the way the textbook does, but the practice problems can be useful.Your textbook calls them directed numbers (because the positive and negative signs tell you which direction to move).Look C…

Non-math message for all parents

This is a reminder that there will be parent meetings about the Week Without Walls trips tomorrow (Tuesday, March 27).  They will begin in the MPR at 5:30.  I will talk with sixth grade parents, and Mrs. Becker will meet with seventh grade parents.  We will share what students will be doing and try to answer all of your questions.

More Pi Day photos

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The reciters

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Six of the sixth and seventh graders participated in the pi-reciting contest at the end of the day.  It was great to see the interest and risk-taking that these students demonstrated.  Their amazing displays of memory led to both Soo Young and Saaya breaking the TIS record.  However, Soo Young came out on top--by one digit--at 320.  Soo Young's "prize" was the chance to throw whipped cream pies at Ms. Davis and me.

Photos from the contest are below.  More from the day will show up later.







3.14

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It's Pi Day and TIS is celebrating math!  Activities are underway now.  Photos will follow.


It's tomorrow! Pi Day!

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Grade Six: Math 2 Test and Study Guide

Grade Six Math 2 will have its assessment on integers on Tuesday, March 16.  It will be a test and be assessed using Criterion A: Knowing and understanding.
What should you know? What is an integer?What is an absolute value?Integers on a number lineOperations using integers, including simplifyingProve operations (using a number line or objects)Using exponentsOrder of operationsSolving a word problemWriting a word problem for a math statement

How should you prepare? There is a variety of source that you can use.Choose what works best for you.
Your notebook This should be your best study guide.
IXL Problems in Sections M and N are related to integers.
Textbook I have not used always explained things the way the textbook does, but the practice problems can be useful.Your textbook calls them directed numbers (because the positive and negative signs tell you which direction to move).Look Chapter 13 (pp. 235-258).
Math stories Look at the stories that you and your classmates have written.Try them out.Y…

Grade Six: Math 2 goes bowling with PEMDAS

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The sixth graders in Math 2 practiced the order of operations with a bowling game last Friday.  They were helped by remembering PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Subtraction).