We took the weekly post test today. They will be checked this weekend and returned on Monday.
Benchmark test is Tuesday. We will check the review on Monday. On problem # 37 the question should read “How much would 2 1/2 bags of oranges weigh?”
Have a great weekend!
Weekly Post test is tomorrow. It will cover last week’s concepts of distributive property and adding and subtracting fractions as well as this weeks focus on multiplying fractions. I will include a few division problems as well.
Fraction Division Notes and HW
Don’t forget to work on the Benchmark Review Practice. It will be checked on Monday.
Student Yearbook Pictures go home today or tomorrow.
HW: Multiplying Fractions Recipe Word Problems and Day 2 Practice
Continue to work on the Benchmark Review Practice.
I updated the students Decimal test scores to include the additional points earned by their corrections. The deadline for this opportunity was last Friday. Students were able to earn back up to half of the points they had missed. I provided posters with examples of the most common errors to help the students identify their mistakes. Students were required to explain the error they made in words (included on my posters) and rework the problems. The posters were on my board all last week. Students had opportunities to work during advisory, before school and any time during class when they had finished their regular assignments.
Multiplying Fractions Notes and HW – Students were given time in class to work on the HW. Several did finish in class.
Continue to work on the Benchmark Review Practice (I did make a correction to problem # 37).
The can food drive to benefit Oak Mountain Missions and Manna Minestries will be October 8-16th. Take advantage of BOGOs to benefit these wonderful businesses.
Since I postponed last weeks post test, we will take it and this week’s at the same time. Last weeks skills focused on distributive property and adding and subtracting fractions and this week will focus on multiplying and Dividing Fractions.
Fraction Word Problems Homework – Show work in your notebook. Make sure to include words with your answers.
Benchmark Review Practice was given to each student today. It will be checked on Monday. Our benchmark test is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6th.
Fraction Addition and Subtraction Notes and HW Remember to show all steps in your notebooks when solving the problems. Be careful when you are writing your equivalent fractions – Make sure the equal sign stays true!
Benchmark Review Practice – I will be giving the kids a copy of this review on Monday. It will need to be completed and ready to check a week from Monday. Our benchmark test is scheduled for October 6th.
Anyone who has not finished the test corrections on the Decimal test should come to my room at 7:20 to finish them. You will need a pass signed in your agenda from your parent.
No Written HW tonight. Students received the Post Test from last Friday and I discussed the most common errors (not using the divisibility rules to help simplify and finding the GCF instead of the LCM).
There will be no post test tomorrow due to my absence on Wednesday. We will review adding and subtracting Fractions for two days before moving on to multiplying and dividing fractions. All Fraction operation answers must be in simplest form!
Substitute today. Students checked and then turned in the HW on Distributive Property. The classwork was a 2 sided WS with Distributive Property and Simplifying Fractions.
Distributive Property Notes and HW
Students should continue to come to my class before school 7:20-7:40 if they need to finish their test corrections. All corrections must be completed by Friday. I will check the test corrections this weekend.
I will have a substitute tomorrow, however the students will continue to work on Distributive Property and Simplifying fractions.
There was no homework last Friday. Students took the weekly post test and then worked on the Decimal Operations Test Corrections. Anyone who did not finish their test corrections should come to my room each morning from 7:20-7:40 to complete the assignment.
Our focus this week will be on the Distributive Property and Adding and Subtracting Fractions. Today we are taking one more day to simplify fractions and find LCM. I noticed that many students were forgetting to apply their divisibility rules to help them simplify. I also brought in a refresher on Mixed to Improper and vice versa.
Improper and Mixed Fraction Notes and HW (HW includes a review of simplifying and LCM)