Welcome to the Middle School Math Weekly Post. It is our hope that this post will help parents and students to have a great math year! You will find, in the posts, an update on what we are currently working on and often some other helps like videos and pictures.
6th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans
This week we will begin to work multi-digit division and prime factorization. For students who want a review of long division, you can watch this video:
7th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans and Mrs. VonFeldt
This week we will begin to learn how to do operations fluently using negative numbers We will begin in Module 1 of our GO MATH books. We will be thinking about operations with negatives in a variety of ways so that it becomes comfortable and innate. First, we add integers with a common sign and then we will learn to add integers with opposite signs. As you practice, look for patterns to make the computations easier.
8th Grade Math – Mrs. Ernest
This week we will begin to learn how to confidently convert between fractions and decimals. Students will gain confidence with percentages, ratios, and conversions. We will be working through Chapter 1, sections 1, 2, and 3 this week, given the time.
Review improper fractions to mixed numbers:
Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt
This week students will review and master some of the foundational skills that will be used as we evaluate algebraic expressions and equations. Remember to always use the correct order of operations and avoid those common mistakes!
We will finish the week with a fun CSI activity using real numbers to solve puzzles.