Students continued practicing their skills with multiplying fractions today as we learned how to multiply fractions with mixed numbers. Remember! You must convert the mixed number into an improper fraction before you can multiply it!
HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 25th
SP Multiply Mixed Numbers HW for 11-25-2013
Students began practicing their hand at multiplying fractions by fractions and fractions by whole numbers today. Students also learned the skill of cross cancelling while working their problem in order to prevent unnecessary multiplying & simplifying of their answer.
HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21st
Review Multiplication of Fractions (front) HW forn 11-21-2013
Review Multiplication of Fractions (back) HW for 11-21-2013
Another day of converting mixed numbers to improper fractions and improper fractions to mixed numbers to ensure understanding!
HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH
Mixed Number to Improper Fraction HW for 11-19-13
Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers HW for 11-19-2013
Students began working with mixed numbers & improper fractions today in class. The skill of converting a mixed number to an improper fraction as well as converting an improper fraction into a mixed number is crucial to the ability to work with fractions. Multiplying and dividing fractions is our next big unit of study and today’s skill was foundational to beginning that study.
HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 18th
Lesson 4-7 Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Classwork today required students to once again think about factors & multiples of numbers to identify GCF & LCM. The numbers on today’s work were much more reasonable than homework from earlier this week. Additionally, nine problems were included asking students to reduce fractions to their simplest forms.
All this foundational work is required before we move into our study of fractions. Fractions are a HUGE skill in sixth grade math and new Common Core Standards we have shifted to require a working knowledge of factors & multiples as a prerequisite skill for fractions. So I understand the learning of GCF & LCM has been quite challenging & rather frustrating for my math students and that’s okay. One of the ways children learn is by struggling & stretching their minds to think in ways they aren’t used to thinking. So thank you for understanding the struggle and pushing your students to stick with it!
Students were given this classwork assignment today with the intention of completing it during class. For the most part, students worked diligently to complete the assignment but unfortunately, not all students used their time during class wisely. For this reason, what should have been only classwork turned in to homework for these students. This assignment will be checked on Monday for a grade.
Classwork from Friday 11-15-2013
Beginning our study of fractions today by learning how to simplify fractions (also referred to as reducing fractions to their simplest form).
HOMEWORK for November 14th
Reducing Fractions HW for 11-14-13
No additional homework tonight! Students worked in pairs today in an effort to ensure understanding of GCF &LCM.
Students have Wednesday night to complete any unfinished work on the GCF/LCM worksheet.
Beware……..tonight’s homework is going to be a handful!
Students reviewed the skill of identifying Greatest Common Factor (GCF) and Least Common Multiple (LCM) today in class. Most students remembered how to identify these numbers but for some, it was like learning a brand new skill!
Tonight’s homework is LONG and many of the numbers are challenging. I encourage students to work on scratch paper and staple it to their homework. Encourage your student to stick with it and find the answers to the problems! Great lesson in perserverance!
GCF and LCM worksheet (GCF side) HW for 11-12-13
GCF and LCM worksheet (LCM side) HW for 11-12-13
Students wrapped up their unit on equations today with an in-class assignment on adding & subtracting equations. This assignment was taken for a classwork grade.
No homework on Friday evening!!
Enjoy your favorite team this weekend!! ROLL TIDE!!!!!!!