Next week is Thanksgiving Break! All Cobb County school will be closed from 11/25 to 11/29. Please enjoy some well-deserved time with family and friends.
Students should be working on their science projects. Students will need the data that they’ve collected to be able to created a graphic representation of their findings. Students will be working on the data component in class with me on Monday (Periods 1, 2, and 3) or Tuesday (Periods 4 and 5).
Day 1 – Students will work on turning their data for the science project into a representation that is easily interpreted (bar graph, line graph, dot plot, pictograph, etc.). Students will also be working on learning about histograms. This is a carryover from last week.
Day 2 – Students will continue to work on histograms and will add box and whisker plots to their learning.
Day 3 – Students will have a quiz over their understanding of the following concepts: statistical questions, variability, measures of center (mean, mode, and median), and range. Please review the previous videos on the blog to help your child review. This will be a quiz. There will not be a study guide provided for it since it is not a unit test.
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This week we will be learning about taking data and representing it in different ways. This should help students to work on their data representation that they’ll need for their science fair projects that are due soon. See Ms. Sprinkle’s blog for additional science fair project information.
We will work on dot plots (students learned about line plots in 4th and 5th grades). They are very similar and the only difference is the use of dots versus xs. Students will create dot plots using real world data.
Students will also learn about histograms. This type or representation of data is new to students. This is their first time encountering them. Please have your child watch the video below to help them learn about histograms. This data is a less specific to show data.
Lastly, students may learn about box plots (possibly being this week) or next week. Please watch the video below to find out about box plots (great for spread and median). The box and whisker plot is a little more involved than the others.
This week students have been working on how to analyze data with measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode) and also looking at range. Please use these resources below to help practice. This will helps students with their science projects that are due in their science classes soon.
Please click on the link above to find information to access your student’s digital resources. Their Office 365 login is their first and last name with a period in between. For example, student John Smith would log in with john.smith. Please have your student use his/her password that they use for school computers.
This is Red Ribbon week! Have your students show support of this week by dressing up each day. Please see the schedule on the previous post from the week of October 21st.
Day 1 – Students will have their assessment over the Unit 2 concepts that we’ve discussed and practiced. Please make sure that your child completes his/her study guide and visits the “In-Class” tab to check it or get clarification. Periods 4, 5, and 1 will test on Monday. Periods 2 and 3 will test on Tuesday. Students will not have calculators available for the test.
Day 2 – Students will start Unit 3 (Expressions). Below is a simplified checklist of what students are expected to learn in this unit:
What Will I Need to Learn?? Mark
a check next to each concept as you master them.
________ To evaluate
expressions, including with variables and exponents
words to expressions _______
Use the Order of Operations
parts of expressions _______
Use the distributive property
substitution to evaluate formulas _______ Identify equivalent expressions
We will start with students being re-introduced to what exponents are and how they work. Student will watch a couple of videos and practice using exponents on this day.
Day 3 – Students will learn how to use the Order of Operations to help them evaluate expressions. Students learned this in 5th grade and should remember this important algebraic skill.