Classes are still working on Communtative, Associative, and Identity Properties. The Distributive Property was also introduced today and students took notes in their math notebook. This is alot of information to digest all at once, so we have skipped on homework for a couple of nights in order to solidify our thinking & understanding during class.
Homework is coming…….just not tonight! Enjoy your Trunk or Treating at church this evening!!!
Students began reviewing the Associative, Commutative, and Identity Properties of addition and multiplication today during class. We will continue with these skills and also explore the Distributive Property during class on Wednesday.
No homework for Tuesday evening!!!!!
We are taking a look at more complex word problems in an effort to derive algebraic expressions from the real-world examples presented in the problem. This skill requires students to think critically and in a much more challenging way than they have in the past!
Lesson 1-2 Problem Solving Writing Algebraic Expressions
The 3-page packet that students completed in class on Tuesday was actually their Algebraic Expressions Study Guide in disguise!!
Our Algebraic Expressions Test will be on Thursday, October 24th. We went over the 3-page study guide from beginning to end to ensure everyone had accurate answers and to reinforce any misconceptions about the process for solving these problems.
Homework for Wednesday night is to study over the study guide, re-work any problems that gave you trouble so you won’t get off-track with tomorrow’s test.
The study guide will be taken up Thursday before the test for a grade! Remember to bring those study guides with you to class!!
Algebraic Expressions Study Guide pg 1
Algebraic Expressions Study Guide pg 2
Algebraic Expressions Study Guide pg 3
Students began writing algebraic expressions from word phrases that contain key words indicating what operation should be performed. The goal of this skill is not to find an answer (yet) but to just write the expression!
Writing Algebraic Expressions half sheet HW for 10-21-13
Continuing our study of algebraic expressions today!!
SP Variables & Expressions HW for 10-16-2013
Congratulations! You have officially started working algebra problems today in math!
Our Algebraic Expressions unit got started today with a bang! Students were very excited to learn about substituting numbers for letters, learning about Variables, Coefficients, and Constants.
Make sure you show your work on tonight’s homework!
SP Algebra Variables and Expressions HW for 10-15-2013
Homework for this weekend will involve students thoroughly reviewing their study guide for the benchmark exam on Monday, October 14th.
Students were given a Study Guide for the First Nine Weeks Benchmark today. It is a front & back assignment. The Study Guide covers decimals in great detail, including adding & subtracting decimals, multiplying decimals & dividing by decimals.
Please ensure that your student completes their study guide on Thursday night as we will check the study guide & clarify any questions students may have regarding the benchmark.
The First Nine Weeks Benchmark for math is scheduled for Monday, October 14th.
Study Guide for 1st Nine Weeks Benchmark (front)
Study Guide for 1st Nine Weeks Benchmark (back)
We are rounding out our study of Order of Operations. We will have a short review tomorrow during the first portion of our math class and have a short quiz on this skill the last portion of our class.
HOMEWORK for Monday, October 7th
Order of Operations, PG1 ONLY Homework for 10-7-2013
REMEMBER!!!! You MUST show all steps in the PEMDAS process!!!