We will have our first math team meeting for students after school tomorrow from 3:15-5:00. Don’t forget to bring a snack and a composition notebook. We will dismiss at the front of the school by the main office at 5:00pm. If your child needs to leave early please do not hesitate to let me know.

## Extra Credit Opportunity/No HW Due to Quiz

We took our silver quiz today on adding/subtracting fractions and converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers. We began to discuss how to multiply fractions. We have no hw for tonight, but I am attaching the extra credit opportunity I gave to the students on simplifying fractions. It is worth 5 points in the bronze category, and it will be due on Friday of this week.

## HW Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers – Differentiated

We discussed how to add and subtract mixed numbers in math today, and the students have one of two homework options. The first option has an answer bank, and the second option is a little more challenging due to no answer bank and a few more problems.

HW Oct. 16 Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers – Differentiate

## Adding and Subtracting Fractions Homework

We began adding and subtracting fractions today in class. We took extensive notes on operations with fractions with like and unlike denominators, and we completed several examples. The homework is attached below with some of the problems we reviewed together. Tomorrow we will have the differentiated work in our groups on adding and subtracting fractions.

## HW – Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions Differentiated

Today we reviewed mixed numbers and improper fractions in class, and the students worked on differentiated assignments in their groups. The differentiated hw assignments are attached below. Your child was given the homework in class so he or she should know the assigned paper. If your child was absent today, I recommended completing Page 1. Thank you.

HW Oct. 11 Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions Differentiated

## Math Team Announcement

Anyone interested in sixth grade math team needs to see me for an information packet. Our first meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 3:15-5:00 in my classroom, A105. Please bring a snack and a composition notebook to the first meeting.

## Welcome to Second Nine Weeks/Homework on Converting Fractions

Welcome back to school after the long weekend to the second nine weeks of school. We will begin the new nine weeks converting improper fractions and mixed numbers. The homework is attached below.

## Sixth Grade Math Team

The sixth grade math team will have their first meeting in Mrs. Cook’s room on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 from 3:15-5:00. I need for anyone interested in math team to please come and see me for an information packet before the first meeting. Anyone is welcome to attend the first meeting to gain more details before deciding to join. Thank you.

## End of First Nine Weeks :)

We have been wrapping up assignments from the first nine weeks for the past few days. The students have really progressed this first grading period in academics and maturity, and I am extremely proud of their efforts. Report cards will go home on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Don’t forget that the students have a four day weekend with days off from school on Friday, October 6 and Monday, October 9, 2017.

## Simplifying Fractions

We reviewed how to simplify fractions today in class by using the greatest common factor of both the numerator and denominator. We will take our last gold grade tomorrow on our notebooks. There is nothing your child needs to do in preparation for the notebook grade except to have his or her notebook in math class tomorrow. The homework is attached below.