6th Math – Mrs. VonFeldt
This week in 6th grade, we continue our practice of arithmetic with decimals. So far we know how to add and subtract decimals (line up the decimal point); and multiply decimals (don’t line up the decimal point, count decimals places in the factors). Now, we will learn to divide with decimals. The video below from Math Antics is a great review for all decimal operations.
Decimals are extremely useful in real life, (managing money for a start). Ask your student to share some examples of where they might encounter decimals.
7th Math – Mrs. VonFeldt & Mrs. Evans
This week in 7th grade we will move into Module 2 of our Go Math book as we learn about how to multiply and divide with integers (positive and negative). To multiply and divide with negatives, we only need to follow these simple rules:
These skills will complete our ability to use negative and positive numbers in all four operations and then we will practice using the correct order of those operations to solve more complicated problems.
8th Math – Mrs. Evans
In 8th grade math this week, we will continue to work in Chapter 1 as we review the basics of algebra, with a vocabulary review on Monday and some of the other basics throughout the week. Below is a great review video to help students with the vocabulary:
As we review how to simplify and solve one step equations we will need to recall how to combine like terms. Here is a good picture summarizing this skill:
8th Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt
The Chapter 1 test will be on Wednesday. In Chapter 2 we will be reviewing and expanding our skills on solving linear equations. We will start with one-step equations and use the same strategies to work up to multiple-step equations. The Math Antics video below is a good review of how to use inverse operations to solve equations.