**6th Grade Math – ****Mrs.**** VonFeldt and ****Mrs.**** Evans**

**Last week we were diverted and delayed by MAP testing, so we will continue to work as planned, learning the remaining lessons from Chapter 1. We will continue to review decimal arithmetic and add to it so that we will **** be able to do all decimal arithmetic. Because it still ****applies to what we are working on, we have again included this great video by MATHANTICS reviewing all decimal arithmetic.**

**7th Grade Math – ****Mrs.**** Evans**

**Last Friday, we did our first assessment on Module 1 in which we learned how to add and subtract with all different signs. We will use this skill all year, and it will be a fundamental skill in algebra. A few students still need to finish up the assessment for this module. We are moving on to learning to multiply and divide with positive and negative numbers this week (Module 2). It is much easier to multiply and divide with integers than adding and subtracting. These rules apply to multiplication and division and allow us to do the problems simply:**

**After we practice multiplying and dividing with negative numbers we will practice solving multi-step problems. We always want to remember to use the proper order of operations (PEMDAS). **** **

**8th Grade Math – ****Mrs.**** Evans**

**This week in 8th math we will continue to review rational number arithmetic. We will begin with a review of adding and subtracting with negative numbers and then we will extend our review to adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers. We are also getting familiar with our calculators. One of the important things we need to remember this week, is that adding a negative is the same thing as subtracting a positive. Inversely, subtracting a negative is the same thing as adding a positive. **

**Remember to encourage your students to build confidence with IXL.COM. Here is a link to helpful practice (Section G has work in rational numbers):**

**Algebra – ****Mrs.**** VonFeldt**

**This week we will finish up with Chapter 1 and test on Friday. During the week, students will look at mathematical relationships as functions and how they can be represented with a graph, table, and equation. A function is a relation where each input value yields only one output value. Watch the following Math Antics video for more information on functions:**