Happy Veteran’s Day to all of you that have so tirelessly served our country!
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.
This week students have continued to work on their understanding of how to find the percent of a number. Students practiced with restaurant menus by adding tax, taking off discounts, and applying sales tax. Students need more practice with this. Please use the videos below to assist at home.
This Friday and Saturday, is Griffin’s House of Horrors. Stop by for a spooky time.
Next Week is Red Ribbon Week:
Your child’s Unit 2 Math test is Monday or Tuesday. Study guides were given out this week. Please have your child turn in the study guide on the day of their test.
Monday – Wear Red Day
Tuesday – Pajama Day
Wednesday – Decades Day
Thursday – Dress up in Halloween Costumes (no masks, please)
Visit the Book Fair for a chance to win Scholastic $$
Students will be released early all week to accommodate for conferences. Students will be dismissed at 1:30 each day this week. We will resume our normal schedule next week.
Tuesday morning tutoring is also cancelled this week due to early morning conferences. We will resume tutoring on Tuesday, October 22nd. Thanks
Day 1 – Students will learn what a percent is (a part per one hundred) and will play a percents game with a partner to practice recognizing how percents can be writtine as a decimal or as a fraction.
Day 2 – Students will practice finding the percent of a number using “Speed Percenting”, Students will also work on a Percent Escape Game. This activities are used to help students practice the skill of finding percents of a number in a fun way.
Day 3 – Students will finish their games, if time permits and will apply their knowledge of percents to word problems.