Students continued working with integers today in class! We were able to complete both our classwork and our homework before the end of class!

No homework for Thursday night, October 25th!!!!

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Students continued working with integers today in class! We were able to complete both our classwork and our homework before the end of class!

No homework for Thursday night, October 25th!!!!

Students continued their study of integers today! Our focus in class today was the proper ordering of integers. It made students think really hard about where certain integers are on the numberline! I encouraged everyone to think back to the numberline we recorded in our math notebooks yesterday and to keep a mental picture of that in their minds as they worked on today’s assignment. Here is the numberline I encouraged everyone to use today as they worked:

Our classes worked together to complete examples of ordering integers. We have to pay close attention to the order that is being asked in each problem! This is what we completed together in class today:

Homework is the same skill, presented in the same format! Pay special attention to the order in which they are asking for the integers!

HOMEWORK FOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24th

Ordering Integers p10 HW for 10-24-2018

We began our unit on Integers today! Students were very eager to learn about positive and negative integers as well as locate their places on a numberline! We also discussed some words we might see that would help indicate if an integer is positive or negative. Here are the notes we took down today in class:

The entire class worked on a sheet where we wrote integers to fit a specific situation. This is the sheet we completed together as a class:

Our homework for tonight is exactly the same, writing an integer to fit a specific situation. Use the t-chart concerning positive and negative words to help you if you get stuck!

HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 23RD

Palm Tree Math p3 HW for 10-23-2018

No homework tonight!!!

Enjoy your evening!!!!

My students are working so hard each class period as we are learning how to divide fractions! Monday we learned how to divide fractions by fractions using the KCF method. Today, we extended that learning to include dividing fractions by whole numbers and mixed numbers! Everyone picked up on this skill easily! Here are some sample problems we worked together in class:

We are heading toward a Big Gold Test on Friday, October 19th! The skills that will be assessed include:

*multiplying fractions (fractions by fractions, fractions by whole #s, fractions by mixed #)

*dividing fractions (fractions by fractions, fractions by whole #s, fractions by mixed #s)

HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 16TH

Students began learning the process for dividing fractions today in class! We call it “Keep Change Flip” or KCF for short! As you can see from the notes we took today in class, the steps are:

- Keep the first fraction
- Change the operation from division to multiplication
- “Flip” or find the reciprocal of the last fraction

I reminded students that I wanted to see the “KCF” on each and every problem! We are doing this to keep ourselves on track as we work through the problems!

*********Looking forward to a Notebook Check Quiz later this week!!!!!!!!!!**

*********Looking forward to a Gold Test at the end of the week on multiplying and dividing fractions!!!!!!!!**

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 15TH

Dividing Fractions p7 HW for 10-15-2018

Students learned how to cross-cancel as they multiplied fractions today in class! Our homework has an example on it of cross-cancelling. We worked many examples of cross-cancelling in class together to ensure accuracy of procedure. Our homework has an example on it for your use as you complete homework tonight! Remember to reduce your answer to lowest terms!!!

HOMEWORK FOR THURSDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 11TH

Multiplying Fractions! Students reviewed these notes today in class:

Notes on Multiplying Fractions 10-9-2018

Our class worked at least HALF of these problems together in class today! Students should have no more than 8 problems to complete on their own!

HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10TH

Multiplying Fractions! Here are the notes your students took today in class:

Notes on Multiplying Fractions 10-9-2018

HOMEWORK FOR MONDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 9TH

StudentsĀ checked overĀ their study guides today in class! We were able to clear up any issues students had as they worked those problems last night! As an additional bonus, students played a few cards games today by constructing fractions they could add, subtract and reduce! I heard a lot of great conversations surrounding our fraction skills!

Big Gold Test tomorrow!!! If you need a copy of the study guide, look at Monday’s post!

HOMEWORK FOR TUESDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 2ND

***CORRECT ANY MISTAKES YOU FOUND WHEN WE CHECKED OVER YOUR STUDY GUIDE! I WILL BE TAKING YOUR STUDY GUIDES UP TOMORROW BEFORE THE TEST SO MAKE SURE YOU BRING IT WITH YOU TO SCHOOL****