# Monday, February 27th

Students began studying the attributes of Statistical Questions today in class. Everyone took notes on the characteristics of statistical questions and we also took notes on what statistical questions are NOT!  Examples were given and discussed together as we reasoned through this foundational topic.

NO HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 27TH

# Thursday, February 23rd

BIG GOLD TEST TOMORROW, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 24TH!!!!

Skills that will be assessed include:

• converting fractions, decimals and percents
• the percent proportion

Please see my previous blog posts for step-by-step instructions on calculating the percent proportion. Students should have notes & examples in their math notebook for converting fractions, decimals and percents.

I will be available Friday morning in Think Tank at 7:20am for any student who would like to come by for extra help!

# Tuesday, February 21st

Our focus of study today continued on calculating The Percent Proportion. We began this skill last week and students picked back up on the process fairly quickly! I have attached step-by-step notes to help students and parents as they work together practicing this skill.

Steps to solve The Percent Proportion

Students worked hard in class today setting up the proportion correctly and then solving for the variable. Here are some examples of problems we solved in class:

I always want students and parents to have a resource to guide them as they work together in the evenings at home. I hope these examples and procedures will help everyone as they complete homework!

HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY NIGHT, FEBRUARY 21ST

The Percent Proportion p7 HW for 2-21-2017

# Wednesday, February 15th

Our focus of study this week centers around converting fractions to decimals to percents and back again! Students need to become proficient in converting quantities from one form to another. We worked hard today in class making these conversions, asking questions, and clarifying our thinking.

Remember: only move the decimal TWO places!!  No matter which way you move it, the decimal only gets moved TWO places!

HOMEWORK FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH

Percent Fraction Decimal p15 HW for 2-15-2017

# Monday, February 6th and EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY

The Ratio, Rates, and Unit Rates gold test was a huge success! Students worked so hard since our last test to make sure they understood all the steps and procedures for calculating rates & unit rates! Their hard work has paid off! Their test scores prove it!

EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY!!!

Students were given an extra credit opportunity sheet today after the test. It is a 10-problem sheet entitled “Let’s Make A Deal”. It is due Tuesday!

# Thursday, February 2nd & BIG GOLD TEST

A BIG GOLD TEST ON RATIOS, RATES & UNIT RATES WILL BE GIVEN ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH!!!!!!!!

Students were given a study guide today to help them prepare for this gold test coming up next Monday. I urged them to work through the study guide tonight and have it completed for class tomorrow so if they had any questions, we could address them together in class!

Students have been working so hard over the course of the week! Although we’ve had a few students missing each day, I am confident that everyone is at that peak of readiness and will do well on the test Monday! We learned today how to calculate unit rate between two things and determine which one is the better deal. Students seemed to enjoy setting the problems up & determining which option was a better deal, who got better gas mileage, who could paint faster or even plant flowers faster! Get your student to show you their classwork! Interesting stuff…….

HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2ND

Study Guide for Ratios, Rates and Unit Rates

# Wednesday, February 1st

I am so proud of my students & their hard work today! Everyone is beginning to realize in order to be successful for the rest of this nine weeks, we are going to have to buckle down and work hard together in class! And that’s just what everyone did today!

Here is a copy of what we worked on together, each problem worked one-by-one, with questions being asked by me and my students as we progressed through each problem:

Examples of Rate & Unit Rate

I am finding that students are having a lot of trouble rounding when asked to round to a specific place value. REMEMBER from 5th grade:

4 OR LESS, LET IT REST             5 OR MORE, UP THE SCORE

HOMEWORK FOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1ST

Rates and Unit Rates HW for 2-1-2017

You are going to get decimals for answers…..and it’s okay!!!!  If you are dealing with money, remember to round to the nearest hundredth!

A GOLD TEST will be given on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6th, on Ratios, Rates and Unit Rates!!!!