Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed the break. A quick reminder about homework as we start the new year. The math homework assigned is designed to help students practice what was covered in class. There are a number of resources that students can use while completing assignments. Notes and problems from class, our Go Math! Book, and the “Resource” section of our Google classroom are all tools that students can use to guide them through problems and assignments. Finally, I am available before and after school for any additional help needed.
We start the new year with a brief review of the topics learned in 1st trimester. We will review rational numbers, scientific notation, proportional relationships and unit rates. We will review how we can represent proportional relationships with tables, equations, and graphs. Next, we will learn how to calculate the slope of a line using a graph or points from the line. We will finish the week relating unit rates and slope.
We start 2020 with a brief review of the topics learned in 1st trimester including operations with integers and converting fractions to decimals to percents. We then continue working with percent increase and decrease focusing on mark-up, discounts and sales tax. We will also learn how to calculate simple interest. We will finish the week working with problems that have multiple percent concepts.