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

**On Halloween, we will have a special Halloween activity, practicing our decimal operations and solving real world problems with decimals. Then we will move into Chapter 3, in which we will investigate negative numbers. The Chinese began using negative numbers 2000 years ago! We use negative numbers to effectively represent real world quantities such as debt, payment, elevation and temperature drop. We will not have class on Thursday or Friday due to conferences. If you would like to have a conference with Mrs. Evans or Mrs. VonFeldt, please sign up through one of these SIGNUPGENIUS links. **

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Algebra/6^{th} Grade Math = Mrs. VonFeldt

6^{th}, 7^{th} & 8^{th} Grade Math = Mrs. Evans

**7th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans**

**In 7th grade math**, **on Monday, we will have time to finish our Module 3 test. Students who are finished will enjoy playing a math escape room game. We will continue to strengthen our rational number skills all this year. On Tuesday, we will begin Module 4, in which we will develop clear understanding of ratios, rates, unit rates and proportional relationships. On Thursday and Friday, we will have conferences. You can sign up for a conference with Mrs. Evans at the link above. Meanwhile, this week, have some fun with your student by observing all the rates that we use in our day to day lives. Here are some simple visuals that show the difference between a rate and a unit rate**.

**8th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans**

**This week we will expand our graphing skills. We will begin on Monday with a Halloween game and then we will continue working in Chapter 2. We will be developing our understanding that we can show, on graphs, relationships from equations. It would be great to meet with you for conferences on Thursday or Friday. The link to sign up is above. **

*Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt*

**In Algebra, we continue to write linear equations. The class will determine how to find the x and y intercepts of a line and discuss what these values represent in real-world situations. Later this week, students will be introduced to the slope of a line. By putting slope and the y-intercept together, we can write a linear equation quickly in slope-intercept form, otherwise known as y = mx + b. If you would like to schedule a conference with me, please use the link above. **

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