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# Mrs. Patrice Folliard, 5th & 6th Math

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year!  My name is Mrs. Patrice Folliard, and I am excited to return to St. John Fisher for my second year teaching 5th and 6th grade math!  I am a graduate of Saint Xavier University with a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a middle school endorsement in Mathmatics.  I am also a graduate of DeVry University and Robert Morris University.  I am the proud mother of four former Falcons and look forward to having a wonderful academic year working with this year's students!

## June 7th - 11th

Posted on Jun 07, 2021

Students will be continuing to practice writing algebraic expressions from words and developing word phrases to describe algebraic expressions; utilize the order of operations to solve problems; and add integers in a classroom activity this week.

Fifth graders will learn how to put decimals in numerical order based on the place value of digits in the decimal numbers by forming a human number line of the decimals on the cards they are holding from least to greatest in value.  Students will also take part in an activity that challenges them to include adding, subtracting, dividing and multiplying in various groupings of the digits 1-9 in such a way to continually find a set outcome of 100.

## May 31st - June 4th

Posted on May 31, 2021

The sixth graders will be commencing their study of Module 10 this week learning how to write algebraic expressions from word phrases and solving algebraic expressions when given value(s) are given for the variable(s).  Please check Power School for missing assignments and submit them by this Friday, June 4th!

The students will be reviewing on Tuesday and Wednesday for their Chapter 8 Test, which is on Thursday, June 3rd.  A study guide with example problems on dividing fractions with whole numbers and fractions with fractions, along with the definition of a reciprocal,  is posted on the math Google stream for students.  They are also scheduled to start the beginning of Chapter 3 on adding decimals and learning how to convert a fraction to a decimal and a decimal to a fraction on Friday.   Please check Power School for missing assignments and submit them by this Friday, June 4th!

## May 24th - 28th

Posted on May 23, 2021

The six graders will be reviewing for their Module 9 Quiz which is on Thursday, May 27th. Students will also be returning to their iReady math lessons and will be expected to reach their goal minutes this week.  The National Parks Math Project is due this Wednesday, May 26th; no projects will be accepted after Friday, May 28th.  Please check Power School for missing assignments and submit them as soon as possible.  The end of the trimester is fast approaching!

The fifth graders will be finishing Chapter 8 this week learning how to compute division problems with fractions and whole numbers and fractions with fractions as well as solving story problems utilizing division with fractions. The test on Chapter 8 is currently scheduled for Thursday, June 3rd.  They will also be returning to their iReady math lessons and will be expected to reach their goal minutes this week. The Movie Marathon Math Project is due this Wednesday, May 26th; no projects will be accepted after Friday, May 28th.  Please check Power School for missing assignments and submit them as soon as possible.  The end of the trimester is fast approaching!

## May 17th - 21st

Posted on May 17, 2021

The students will be finishing Module 9 this week by learning how to use the Order of Operations to simplify expressions containing parentheses with fraction and exponent components.   The sixth graders will also be taking their iReady Math Diagnostic Test on Wednesday, therefore, there will be no required iReady Math goal minutes to complete this week.  Students will be expected to check Power School for missing assignments and submit them as soon as possible.  The end of the trimester is fast approaching.  Students should also continue working on their Third Trimester independent math project on the National Parks of the United States. The project is due on Wednesday, May 26th.  Their Module 9 Quiz is scheduled for Monday, May 24th.

The fifth grade students will be starting Chapter 8 this week learning how to interpret dividing fractions by solving a related multiplication problem and how a fraction represents division.  They will also be able to convert a fraction to its reciprocal in order to solve division problems with fractions and whole numbers.  Students will be taking their IReady Math Diagnostic Test on Wednesday, therefore, there will be no required iReady Math goal minutes to complete this week.  Students are expected to check Power School for missing assignments and submit them as soon as possible.  The end of the trimester is fast approaching.  Students should also continue working on their Third Trimester independent Movie Marathon math project . The project is due on Wednesday, May 26th.

## May 10th - 14th

Posted on May 10, 2021

Continuing with their study and practice of finding the prime factorization of whole numbers using exponents in its format, the sixth graders will move forward in Module 9 by also reviewing the Order of Operations in solving expressions that contain fractions and decimals.  Students will also be receiving instructions and directions for their Third Trimester independent math project which incorporates the solving of proportions and rates of problems online about the National Parks of the United States. The project will be due on Wednesday, May 26th.

Reviewing how to solve problems involving fractions, mixed numbers and whole numbers, the fifth grade students will be taking their test on Chapter 7 on Thursday, May 13th.  Students will be receiving the instructions and directions for their Third Trimester independent math project on long division this Wednesday containing a movie theater theme which will be due on Wednesday, May 26th.

## May 3rd - 7th

Posted on May 02, 2021

Students will begin their study of Module 9 this week by learning to use exponents to represent repeated multiplication (including base numbers that are fractions and decimals) as well as the prime factorization of whole numbers which utilizes exponents in its format.

Continuing with the concept of multiplying mixed numbers with fractions, whole numbers and other mixed numbers, the students will also be completing Chapter 7 at the end of this week with learning to compare the product of a mixed number to another factor, determining the outcome as greater than, less than or equal to the mixed number itself or the other factor in the problem.  The test on Chapter 7 is scheduled for Thursday, May 13th.

## April 26th - 30th

Posted on Apr 26, 2021

Reviewing ratios and rates; converting percentages, decimals, and fractions from one of these three formats into the other two; and solving problems to find the part or whole of a number given the percentage, or given the part or whole of number and finding the percentage, will be the primary concentration of skills the students will be practicing to prepare for their Unit 3 Test which is scheduled for this Friday, April 30th.

Multiplying fractions with fractions; comparing fraction factors with their products; and solving fraction problems by multiplying their numerators and denominators with each other, then simplifying their answers to the lowest terms, will be the main area of focus this week for the students as they prepare for their Chapter 7 take-home quiz on Wednesday, April 28th; due on Thursday, April 29th.  Fifth graders will also be reviewing how to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions and improper fractions into mixed numbers, which they will need to do to multiply mixed numbers with other mixed numbers, fractions and whole numbers.

## April 19th - 23rd

Posted on Apr 18, 2021

Solving word problems with percentages by converting fractions and decimals along with finding the percentage of a whole number or amount will be the main focus in math for sixth graders this week as they finish their study of Module 8 and Unit 3 in their textbooks.  The Unit 3 Test is scheduled for Friday, April 30th.

Fifth graders will be learning to use models to multiply fractions with fractions; compare fraction factors with their products; and solve fraction problems by multiplying their numerators and denominators with each other, then simplifying their answers to the lowest terms as they continue their study of Chapter 7.

## April 12th - 16th

Posted on Apr 12, 2021

Students will begin their study of percentages in Module 8 by learning how to write them as decimals and fractions and convert decimals and fractions into percentages.  They will also learn how to model decimals, fractions and percent equivalents on a 100-square grid.

Fifth graders will be starting Chapter 7 this week.  They will learn how to find a fractional part of a group by drawing a model or array and solve multiplication problems with fractions and whole numbers as well as fractions with fractions.

## March 29th - April 2nd

Posted on Mar 28, 2021

Students will review how to calculate rates, ratios and proportions using tables, graphs, and scale drawings, as well as practice calculating conversions between the standard/customary and metric measurement systems on Monday in preparation for their Module 7 Quiz, Lessons 1-3, on Tuesday, March 30th They will begin an introduction to Module 8 on percentages beginning on Wednesday and continuing after spring break.

Monday, students will finish reviewing the concepts covered on their Chapter 6 study guide and solving practice addition and subtraction problems similar to those that will appear on their exam involving fractions and mixed numbers with unlike denominators.  Their Chapter 6 Test is on Tuesday, March 30th.  Students will need to bring their Chapter 7 textbook to school on Tuesday.

There will be no required iReady Math or warmup exercises this week or during spring break.

## March 22nd - 26th

Posted on Mar 21, 2021

This week, students will continue using equivalent rates and ratios to set up proportions in order to solve word problems.  They will also learn how to convert measurements within the standard and metric measurement systems by setting up equivalent proportions as well.  The Quiz on Module 7, Lessons 1-3, will be on Tuesday, March 30th

The fifth graders will conclude their study of Chapter 6 this week by solving addition and subtraction word problems involving fractions, mixed numbers and whole numbers using the strategy of working backwards and the mathematical properties we covered in Chapter 1.  The Chapter 6 Test will be on Tuesday, March 30th.

## March 15th - 19th

Posted on Mar 16, 2021

Understanding how to represent real-world problems involving ratios and rates with tables and graphs will be the focus this week in math for the sixth grade as they begin Module 7.  They will also be using equivalent ratios to solve problems as well.

Fifth graders will be continuing their work with fractions and mixed numbers by learning how to use addition and subtraction to describe a pattern and create a sequence with fractions in them.  They will also be practicing how to correctly enter fractions and mixed numbers in their calculators to solve addition and subtraction equations and simplify their answers; make a mixed number improper; and an improper fraction a mixed number.

## March 8th - 12th

Posted on Mar 08, 2021

Students will be using the concept of equivalent fractions to solve word problems involving rates, unit rates, unit costs, and ratios this week in math as they conclude their study of Module 6.  The Module 6 Quiz will be on Thursday, March 11th.   iReady Math minutes for this week are to be completed by Friday.

Fifth graders will continue their work with fractions by learning to add and subtract mixed numbers with unlike denominators, including how to borrow when necessary in subtraction problems.  iReady Math minutes for this week are to be completed by Friday.

## March 1st - 5th

Posted on Mar 01, 2021

### The sixth grade students will be writing and solving word problems with ratios using the four formats they learned last week, understand the concepts of rates and unit rates; and convert ratios and rates to equivalent and simplified values.  They will also be measuring items in the classroom on Wednesday using centimeters and millimeters with the metric side of their rulers.  iReady lessons for the week are to be completed by Friday, March 5th.

A review of estimating fractions using the benchmarks 0, 1/2, and 1; finding a common or the least common denominator of fractions; converting fractions to equivalent values; and adding and subtracting fractions is this week's focus in math to prepare students for their Chapter 6 Quiz on Thursday, March 4th.  Students will also be learning how to add and subtract mixed numbers as well.  iReady lessons for the week are to be completed by Friday, March 5th.

Please check Power School for late or missing assignments and submit as soon as possible!  The end of Trimester 2 is March 10th!

## Feb. 22nd - 26th

Posted on Feb 22, 2021

### Beginning the week with their Unit 2 Test on Monday, the sixth graders will start their study of Module 6 learning how to write and interpret ratios.  They will also be working on reading and measuring with the metric side of their rulers and finish the week with a guided activity on the unique attributes of the decimal representation of the fraction 1/7th.  IReady Math weekly practice will resume this week.  Students are expected to complete a minimum of 45 minutes of iReady lessons.

Continuing their work estimating fraction sums and differences with benchmarks, the fifth graders will also be learning to find common denominators and least common denominators of fractions by listing multiples of the denominators they are given in addition and subtraction problems.  They will also be converting fractions to equivalent values to find sums and differences of fractions and investigating equivalent fraction values in our Hershey Fractions classroom activity on Thursday in class.  Students will need to bring their own regular-sized milk chocolate Hershey bar to school on Thursday.   IReady Math weekly practice will resume this week.  Students are expected to complete a minimum of 45 minutes of iReady lessons.

Please check Power School for any missing assignments.  The end of Trimester Two is only a couple of weeks away!

## Feb. 15th - 19th

Posted on Feb 16, 2021

### Students will begin this week finishing Module 5 by solving word problems that require the conversion of fractions and decimals numbers.  They will also be reviewing for the Unit 2 Test which is scheduled for next Monday, February 22nd.  There will be no required iReady lesson goal minutes for this week in math.

This week, the students will be finishing their mini lessons on measuring with a ruler in the customary system.  They will continue to estimate fractions using the established benchmarks of 0, 1/2 and 1.  Using multiples of numbers, they will find common denominators in order to find equivalent fractions to add and subtract fractions.    There will be no required iReady lesson goal minutes for this week in math.

The end of the trimester is only 3 weeks away!  Please make sure to check Power School and turn in any missing assignments as soon as possible!

## Feb. 8th - 12th

Posted on Feb 08, 2021

### Dividing decimals with whole number and decimal divisors in Module 5 will be the focus in sixth grade this coming week.  The students will also be taking their second iReady Math diagnostic test on Thursday, February 11th; therefore, there will be no required iReady lesson goal minutes for this week in math.  The Fractions and Recipe independent math project for Trimester 2 is due on Thursday.

Fifth graders will be finishing their study of geometry with their Chapter 11 test on Tuesday this week.  They will then begin work on Chapter 6 by learning to add fractions with unlike denominators.  They will also continue their work with reading a customary ruler to fractions of an inch.  On Thursday, students will be taking their second iReady Math diagnostic test; therefore, there will be no required iReady lesson goal minutes for this week in math.

The end of the trimester is quickly approaching.  Please make sure to check Power School and turn in any missing assignments as soon as possible!

## Feb. 1st - 5th

Posted on Feb 01, 2021

### As the fifth graders finish the final lessons in Chapter 11 this week, they will be comparing the dimensions of rectangular solids that contain the same volume and learning to calculate the volumes of composed figures that can be broken into two or more separate rectangular solids in order to compute the total volume of the original object.

Entering into the second half of this academic year, students will be required to submit their assignments on the due date they were given.  Work submitted late will receive a deduction of one point per day from the points earned up to a total of seven days.  On the eighth day, the assignment will receive a zero in Power School.

## Jan. 25th - 29th

Posted on Jan 24, 2021

We begin the study of Module 5, Operations with Decimals, this week in sixth grade by reviewing whole number division.  On Wednesday, we will be learning how to properly read and use a ruler on the standard measurement side, identifying 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 inch markings.  On Thursday, students will be receiving their independent project for Trimester Two - Adjusting fractions in recipes to double, triple or cut in half or change according to serving size.  Students will be given Friday's class time to start this project and ask questions. It is due on Friday, February 12th and help can be obtained on it from parents, grandparents, siblings, tutors, teachers, etc.  Students will lose 2 points each day it is late.  Students may turn the project in before the due date.

As fifth graders continue their study of Chapter 11, they will be covering the dimensions of 3D prisms and learning to compute the volume, first using unit cubes and then using the length, width and height (or depth).  On Wednesday, they will be learning how to properly read and use a ruler on the standard measurement side, identifying 1/2, 1/4, 1/8 and 1/16 inch markings.

## January 19th - 22nd

Posted on Jan 18, 2021

Sixth grade students will be solving multistep problems with fractions and mixed numbers and then reviewing multiplying and dividing fractions, mixed numbers and whole numbers on Wednesday and Thursday for their quiz on Module 4 on Friday, January 22, 2021.  Progress reports will be sent out next week and students need to turn in any missing assignments by this Friday!

Fifth graders will be learning how to identify three-dimensional objects by their specific names and reviewing polygons, triangles and quadrilaterals as well on Wednesday and Thursday for their midchapter 11 quiz on Friday, January 22, 2021.  Progress reports will be sent out next week and students need to turn in any missing assignments by this Friday!

## January 11th-15th

Posted on Jan 10, 2021

This week's focus in math for sixth grade is on dividing fractions with fractions, mixed numbers and whole numbers.   Students will also learn about reciprocals and how they are utilized in dividing fractions.

Learning to classify triangles by their side and angle measures and identifying and classifying types of quadrilaterals will be the main concepts covered in math for fifth graders this coming week.  The students will be responsible for the vocabulary terms related to these concepts covered in Chapter 11 as well.

## January 6th - 8th

Posted on Jan 03, 2021

Welcome back and Happy 2021!  This week, we will be focused on multiplying fractions, mixed numbers and whole numbers in mathematical expressions and problems and continuing to express answers with fractions in simplest form as we begin Module 4 in the 6th grade textbook.  Please check Class Tag for the e-learning schedule that was sent out before the holiday break.  Make sure to look at daily postings on the Google stream for work and assignments and turn in any missing work in Power School immediately!

Welcome back and Happy 2021!  In fifth grade this week, we will be concentrating on identifying and classifying polygons by the geometric names and learning to tell whether an object is a regular or not a regular polygon as our study of Chapter 11 begins.  Please check Class Tag for the e-learning schedule that was sent out before the holiday break.  Make sure to look at daily postings on the Google stream for work and assignments and turn in any missing work in Power School immediately!

## Dec. 21st - 22nd

Posted on Dec 21, 2020

On Monday, the sixth graders will be practicing their fraction, multiplication, and division skills online with Christmas problems.  The students will also be given the details and instructions for an extra credit project they can complete during their winter break that is worth up to 25 points.  It is due on Jan. 6th at the beginning of our e-learning day and it will be posted and submitted on Google Classroom.  No submissions will be taken after Jan. 6th. There is no iReady time required this week.  iReady will begin again the week of Jan. 4th.  Students may always access and practice their math skills on Reflex Math during the holidays.

The fifth graders will be multiplication and division skills online with Christmas problems on Monday.  The Chapter 2 Tests they took last Thursday will be returned this week as well.  The students will also be given the details and instructions for an extra credit project they can complete during their winter break that is worth up to 25 points.  It is due on Jan. 6th at the beginning of our e-learning day and it will be posted and submitted on Google Classroom.  No submissions will be taken after Jan. 6th. There is no iReady time required this week.  iReady will begin again the week of Jan. 4th.  Students may always access and practice their math skills on Reflex Math during the holidays.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!  Stay safe and well during the holidays!  Remember that e-learning begins on January 6th at 8:00 a.m.  More details will follow:  please check the blog, Google Classroom and email notifications.

## Dec. 14th - 18th

Posted on Dec 14, 2020

The sixth graders will be completing their study of adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers this week, culminating with a quiz on Friday, Dec. 18th.  Students will need to demonstrate their skills in finding the least common denominators of fractions, making equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers, borrowing when necessary in subtraction problems by renaming fractional values, and solving word problems that incorporate fractions.  Students should have all assignments turned in and posted in Power School before winter break begins.

Adjusting quotients and solving word problems using division will be the final focus of concepts covered in Chapter 2 at the start of this week for the fifth grade students.  A test on Chapter 2 is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 17th.  Students will be reviewing the chapter in class in preparation for the exam and a study guide will be posted on the Google Classroom stream.  Students should make sure that all assignments have been turned in and posted in Power School before winter break begins.

## Dec. 7th - 11th

Posted on Dec 07, 2020

Estimating fraction sums and differences using the benchmarks of 0, 1/2 and 1; finding equivalent fractions; and adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators are the concepts the students are learning and practicing this week in math.

The fifth graders are continuing to learn how to estimate division problems with two-digit divisors; using the long division format to divide multi-digit numbers with two-digit divisors; and interpreting the significance of the remainder in problems and how to properly express the remainder.  Students are also practicing how to check their quotients using multiplication and adding the remainder to their answer to find the number they began with in their division problems (the dividend).

## Nov. 30th - Dec. 4th

Posted on Nov 30, 2020

Sixth grade will be finishing their study of Module 3 with more practice of comparing and ordering rational numbers.  They will also be preparing for their Unit 1 Test on Modules 1 through 3 which is on Thursday, December 3rd.  On Friday, the students will be learning Ancient Egyptian Math.

This week, the fifth graders will begin estimating and dividing with 1-digit and 2-digit divisors in Chapter 2.  They will need to bring their textbook from home with them on Monday as we start their study of division in Chapter 2.

## Nov. 23rd - 24th

Posted on Nov 23, 2020

Students will be e-learning from home on 11/23 & 11/24. For these two days only, the students will not have to sign in. Instead, they will work independently from home on the following assignments.

1. Students will write a friendly letter to Beau Dowling. Look at your ELA Google Classroom for the attached slides and follow the format. Please turn in your letter to your ELA teacher on November 30th when we return.
3. Tuesday, they will complete 45 minutes of Math i-Ready.
4. Complete the Religion activity (6th grade only). It will be posted on Google classroom.
5. Write a prayer to be read at your Thanksgiving Day meal. Think about all the good things that have happened to you, people who need extra prayers this year, and a hope that you have. Please go to your Religion Google classroom to submit your prayer.
6. Check Google Classroom in the morning and in the afternoon each day for any other information on assignments.

Additionally, any student with missing work or makeup work should complete and submit that work by Monday at noon.

We hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving. Please know that we are thankful that you choose to send your child to SJF every day. We are grateful that you entrust us with their education and are honored to be a part of the SJF community.

Sincerely,

## Nov. 16th - 20th

Posted on Nov 16, 2020

Students will be continuing to strengthen their skills in identifying opposites and absolute values of rational numbers, along with learning how to compare and order rational numbers on a number line and in sequential order. Students will also start reviewing at the end of this week and next week for their Unit 1 test on Modules 1, 2 and 3, which is scheduled for the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

Using the Order of Operations to solve numerical expressions will complete our study of Chapter 1 this week.  The chapter test is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 20th, with our review of the material beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 17th.  Students will be given a study guide and practice problems to help them prepare for this exam as well as a complete review of the concepts during our classroom time this week.

## Nov. 9th - 13th

Posted on Nov 08, 2020

## **All trimester 1 projects for 5th & 6th grade are due on Tuesday, Nov.11th.

Continuing our study of rational numbers in Module 3, students will be learning to identify their opposites and absolute values, particularly those included in word problems.

Students will be learning to write numerical expressions and solve them using the Order of Operations this week in math.  Next week, we will be finishing our study of Chapter 1, the largest and most content-filled chapter in the textbook, with a test on Friday, Nov. 20th and moving forward with long division in Chapter 2.

## Nov. 2nd - 6th

Posted on Nov 02, 2020

### All 5th and 6th grade students are expected to work on their iReady weekly math lessons for at least 45 minutes and complete their math projects by Nov. 10th.  They will be given some time during class on Wednesday to work on these items; additional time may be available during homeroom or other classes throughout the week, and the remainder is considered part of their homework assignment.

Finishing Module 2 on the Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple will culminate with a quiz on these concepts on Thursday, Nov. 5th.  Students will also begin their study of Rational Numbers in Module 3 this week.

Continuing the multiplication of multi-digit numbers and learning how to use multiplication to solve division problems are the focus of this week's work in math this week.

## Oct. 26th - 30th

Posted on Oct 26, 2020

During this coming week, students will be learning how to find the Least Common Multiple (LCM) of two or more numbers using three different mathematical methods. They will also be assigned a project in the form of an online escape room in a haunted castle that will require them to solve problems involving the concepts of factors, products, the Greatest Common Factor, and the Least Common Multiple of two or three numbers in order to successfully escape the castle.  They will have until November 10th to complete this project and can earn up to 50 points.

Multiplying with single and multi-digit numbers is the focus this week in math for students.  They will also be receiving directions to this trimester's math project which is an online escape room filled with zombies.  Their goal is to solve multiplication problems with single and multi-digit numbers to obtain the codes they need to escape.  They will be given until November 10th to submit this project that is worth up to 50 points.

## Oct. 19th - 23rd

Posted on Oct 19, 2020

Students will understand the divisibility rules for whole numbers, learn how to properly list the factors of numbers, and find the prime factorization of numbers in order to find the greatest common factor (GCF) between two or more numbers this week.  They will also use the GCF to express answers to problems in the distributive property format.

Fifth graders will be finishing their study of solving expressions with base ten exponents and reviewing the other number sense concepts of lessons 1 through 5 in preparation for their midpoint Chapter 1 quiz on Thursday, October 22nd.  Moving forward in the chapter, they will practice multiplying multidigit numbers and finding partial products.

**After completing the iReady Math Diagnostic Test on Wednesday, October 7th, all 5th and 6th grade students were assigned skill-building lessons to help them strengthen their abilities in mathematical concepts from the exam that indicated a need for review and practice.  Per the iReady program recommendations, students will be required to spend 45 minutes weekly accessing and working on these lessons.  Time will be given in math class, other subject classes, and homeroom during the week, and students will be expected to finish any remainder of the 45 minutes minimum requirement for homework. Students will receive a grade of 5 points weekly for meeting their goal of 45 minutes.  If a student does not meet their goal, a point will be deducted for each 10 minute interval under the 45 minutes as listed below.  An extra credit point can be earned for every 15 minutes over the 45 up to 45 additional minutes and 3 extra credit points as follows:

45 minutes  =   5 points                   Extra credit:

44-35 min.   =   4 points                   60 mins. =  1 point

34-25 min.   =   3 points                   75 mins. =  2 points

24-15 min.   =   2 points                   90 mins. =  3 points

14-5   min.   =   1 point

4-0     min.   =   0 points

## Oct. 12th - 16th

Posted on Oct 12, 2020

Adding and subtracting integers has been the main focus of practice for the sixth graders the last few class days, along with the completion of the iReady Math diagnostic test.  This week, a review and quiz will finish our concentrated study of integers.  On Friday, the students will begin Module 2 and learning how to find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) of numbers.

Students will continue learning to write and evaluate exponents, particularly those which include the powers of 10.  They will also learn how to use a basic fact and  pattern to multiply mentally by 10, 100 and 1,000.  Later next week, the fifth graders will be reviewing lessons one through five for their midchapter quiz of Chapter 1.

## Oct. 5th - 9th

Posted on Oct 05, 2020

The sixth graders will be taking a quiz on Monday, Oct. 5th on Module 1 - Integers.  The remainder of this week, they will be practicing the rules of adding and subtracting integers, following the rules for both which they learned last week.  On Thursday, they will be completing a quiz on the same online through Google Classroom.

Reviewing the introduction of the Distributive Property this week, the fifth graders will be practicing how to utilize and apply this property to solve equations and word problems.   They will also be learning the mechanics of exponents that have a base of 10:  the proper labels for the parts of an exponent; how they are read; how to make expressions using them; and how to solve equations containing base 10 exponents.

## Sept. 28th - Oct. 2nd

Posted on Sep 28, 2020

Students will be comparing and ordering integers this week, along with identifying their absolute values.  They are also learning to add and subtract positive and negative numbers and applying their knowledge of these special numbers to real world situations where integers are used.  A quiz on Module 1 is scheduled for Monday, October 5th.

The fifth graders will be continuing to examine the place values of whole numbers and understand the mechanics and application of the addition and multiplication properties that are used to solve math problems.

## Sept. 21st - 25th

Posted on Sep 21, 2020

The sixth graders will be reviewing our unit on telling time on Monday and taking a quiz on Tuesday to complete their study of this important concept.  On Wednesday, the students will begin working on Module 1 in Unit 1 in their textbooks on understanding integers and their opposites.

On Monday, the fifth grade students will be reviewing our unit on telling time and taking a quiz on this important concept on Tuesday.  On Wednesday, the students will start working on Chapter 1 in their textbooks, understanding and interpreting the place values of digits in numbers.

## Sept. 14th - 18th

Posted on Sep 14, 2020

We will be covering how to tell time to the minute and calculate elapsed time on analog and digital clocks; interpret and write time in words and word phrases; and express time on analog clocks by placing the hands correctly in the proper positions.  A quiz will be given next week at the completion of the unit.

## Sept. 8th to 11th

Posted on Sep 06, 2020

This week during our math classes, we will be learning how to access Google Meets, linking some extensions to enhance the use of the website, and cover the procedures and expectations required for students to follow when utilizing this technology.  We will also learn how to complete math class warm-ups on Google Classroom; login to students' online "Go Math" textbook and supplemental components; and sign into their Reflex Math accounts.

## May 26th - May 29th

Posted on May 25, 2020

# 5th & 6th Math:

This is your final week to submit any missing assignments and assessments in math!  Please email me your work as soon as possible and contact me if you have any questions.  I will be available Tuesday through Friday of this week during the regular school hours.

## May 20th

Posted on May 20, 2020

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting at 12:40p.m. this afternoon.  Details are in Google Classroom.
2. This afternoon you will be exploring the online escape room of a haunted house!
3. In your escape room, you will be solving math problems with such concepts as GCF, LCM. factors, and multiples of numbers.
4. First, read the directions in the pdf file box provided in Google Classroom.
5. Then, use the link you will be provided to take you to the escape room.
6. Once you have unlocked the house, you will get a confirmation page of your success!  Please email me a photo of your accomplishment!
7. Homework:   The assignment attached to this post is an extra credit assignment on solving algebraic expressions.  It is due by Wednesday, May 27th and is worth up to a total of 20 points.  Make sure you have also turned in all your missing assignments in Power School which are due by Friday, May 29th.

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting today at 9:25a.m. this morning.  Details are in Google Classroom.
2. This morning you will be exploring the online escape room of Emoji’s!
3. In your escape room, you will be solving math problems using graphs.
4. First, read the directions in the pdf file box in Google Classroom.
5. Then, use the link you will be provided to take you to the escape room.
6. Once you have unlocked the room, you will get a confirmation page of your success!  Please email me a photo of your accomplishment!
7. Homework:   Continue working on the extra credit page from Monday and submitting it to me by Wednesday, May 27th.  Make sure you have also turned in all your missing assignments in Power School which are due by Friday, May 29th.

## May 18th

Posted on May 18, 2020

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting today at 12:40p.m. this afternoon.  Details are in Google Classroom.
2. We will review how to write algebraic expressions from p.261-262 from Module 10 of your textbook, concentrating on the unique “switch” words “than” and “from.”
3. We will look at the following video to explain the process of transcribing phrases into numbers, symbols, signs and variables to construct expressions:       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQw8iswm62k&t=103s
4. Homework:  You will be assigned a Khan Academy online practice activity writing algebraic expressions from word phrases that will need to be submitted by Wednesday, May 27thAll missing assignments in Power School are due by Friday, May 29th.

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting today by 9:25a.m. this morning.  Details in Google Classroom.
2. We will begin our lesson on graphing data from a table on p.545.  We will also be covering the material on p.546-547 and 549.  You may want to make a copy of these pages from your online Go Math textbook to have in front of you during our Zoom meeting.
3. The following “Math on the Spot” video from your Go Math online textbook series will supplement the content we will be covering in class this morning: https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_667
4. Homework:   Extra credit assignment:  p.541 (1-24) worth 18pts.  Must be completed by Wednesday, May 27thAll missing assignments in Power School are due by Friday, May 29th.

## May 18th - May 22nd

Posted on May 18, 2020

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 12:45p.m.   They will be continuing their practice of writing algebraic expressions from word phrases that contain a variable and learning to evaluate expressions when a given value of the variable is provided.  As we quickly approach the end of the school year, please be sure to check for any missing work in Power School.  Any outstanding assignments are due by May 29th for the third trimester marking period.

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 9:30a.m.  Graphing collected data from a table onto a coordinate grid and analyzing and displaying data in a line graph are the concepts the students will be focused on learning and practicing in their lessons this week.  As we quickly approach the end of the school year, please be sure to check for any missing work in Power School.  Any outstanding assignments are due by May 29th for the third trimester marking period.

## May 13th

Posted on May 13, 2020

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting at 12:40p.m. this afternoon.  Details in Google Classroom.
2. We will begin our lesson on p.261 for Module 10.
3. We will also cover p.262 and view the following video to help clarify the process of writing algebraic expressions:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmuWR_LriQU&t=63s.
4. Here is some online practice with algebraic expressions:  https://www.iknowit.com/lessons/e-writing-algebraic-expressions.html.
5. Homework:   Make sure you have submitted all your missing assignments in Power School.

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting today at 9:25a.m. this morning.  Details in Google Classroom.
2. Today, we will review the homework assigned on Monday, p.537 (1-5).
3. Then, we will be learning about coordinate pairs (or ordered pairs) of numbers that are used to graph points on the coordinate plane (or grid).  We will be utilizing p.539 and 541 in our textbook.
4. The following song may help clarify and review the material we covered on coordinate points: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6vhjpnfd3c.
5. You may also want to practice plotting points using the following online game:  https://www.funbrain.com/games/whats-the-point.
6. Homework:   p.543 (1-12).  Please submit this assignment.  Make sure you have also turned in all your missing assignments in Power School.

## May 11th

Posted on May 11, 2020

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting today at 12:40p.m. this afternoon.  Details in Google Classroom.
2. We will review the directions and instructions for the Module 9 Quiz.
3. I will remain in the Zoom meeting until 1:30p.m. to answer any questions you may have or you may email me your inquiries.
4. Homework:  Complete the Module 9 quiz and submit to Mrs. Folliard via email by Wednesday, May 13th.  Also, make sure you have submitted all your missing assignments in Power School.

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting today by 9:25a.m. this morning.  Details in Google Classroom.
2. We will begin our study of Chapter 9 on p.533.  We will also be utilizing p.535.  You may want to make a copy of these pages from your online Go Math textbook to have in front of you during our Zoom meeting.
3. The following video will supplement the content we will be covering in class on line plots.  Line plots with fractions:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTYpXZ1Zlfo
4. Homework:   p.537 (1-5).  Do not turn in; we will review on Wednesday.  Also, make sure you have submitted all your missing assignments in Power School.

## May 11th - May 15th

Posted on May 11, 2020

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 12:45p.m.  The students will be demonstrating their knowledge and skills in performing the order of operations and prime factorization utilizing exponents that contain fractional and decimal bases on their Module 9 Quiz.  They will also begin learning to translate word phrases into algebraic expressions in Module 10 of their textbook.  Please be sure to check for any missing work on Power School.  Any outstanding assignments are due by May 26th for the third trimester marking period.

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 9:30a.m.  As the fifth graders begin their study of Chapter 9, they will be making and using line plots with fractions to solve problems and learning to graph and name points on a coordinate grid using ordered pairs.  From this point forward, the students will need to access their textbook online.  They may find the link to the website on the Google Classroom.  Please be sure to check for any missing work on Power School.  Any outstanding assignments are due by May 26th for the third trimester marking period.

## May 6th

Posted on May 06, 2020

# May 6th

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting at 12:40p.m. this afternoon.  Details in Google Classroom.
2. We will start our lesson with reviewing your responses on Monday’s homework, p.253 (7-12).
3. Next, we will review lessons 1-3 of Module 9 (exponents, prime factorization, and PEMDAS) for your quiz on Monday.
4. The following videos can be accessed to help you with the material we covered in our lesson:

Online practice of exponents with fraction and decimal bases:  https://www.ixl.com/math/algebra-1/exponents-with-decimal-and-fractional-bases

1. Homework: p.255 (1-17 odds, skip 9; 19 is EC)  You may also send in any missing assignments in Power School and practice your facts in Reflex Math.

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting today at 9:25a.m. this morning.  Details are in Google Classroom.
2. We will review instructions and directions for the Chapter 11 test.
3. Access the test using the following link.  Make sure you have answered every question according to the directions.  When you have finished, click submit to turn your test in.
4. You will be given the remainder of the class time to begin the test.  I will remain on Zoom for the next hour, so you may log back in to ask any questions you may have.
5. Homework:   Submit your Chapter 11 Test.  Also make sure you are current in your assignments in Power School and practice your facts on Reflex Math.

## May 4th

Posted on May 04, 2020

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting today at 12:40p.m. this afternoon.  Details in Goodle Classroom.
2. We will begin our lesson reviewing the answers you computed on p.247 for homework.
3. We will be learning how to use PEMDAS to solve problems that incorporate fractional and decimal exponents.  (p.250-251).
5. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we covered today.  You may also view the “Math on the Spot” videos for lesson 9.3 for extra help as well.

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting today by 9:25a.m. this morning.  Details in Google Classroom.
2. The following document is a study guide of the concepts that will be included on your test and which we will go over in our Zoom session today (see attachment below post).
3. We will also view the following videos to review in class:

Regular and Not Regular Polygons video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN57vvrMrY4

Volume using cubic units:  https://learnzillion.com/lesson_plans/6483-find-volume-by-counting-cubes/

1. Homework:   Study for Chapter 11 Test – see study guide.  Also make sure you have submitted all your missing assignments in Power School.

## May 4th - May 8th

Posted on May 04, 2020

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 12:45p.m.  The Order of Operations or PEMDAS is the final concept we will be covering this week in Module 9.  Students will be utilizing the acronym PEMDAS (Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition and Subtraction) to solve problems that will include exponents with fractional and decimal bases.  The students will also review for the Module 9 quiz scheduled for next week Monday.

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 9:30a.m.  Having completed the content in Chapter 11, the fifth graders will be reviewing on Monday for their unit test on Wednesday.  We will revisit the study of polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, three-dimensional objects, unit cubes and volume of rectangular prisms.

## April 29th

Posted on Apr 29, 2020

1. Log on to the meeting at 12:40p.m. this afternoon posted on Google Classroom.
2. Today, we will be covering pages 243-245 in our textbook.  Please have a pen or pencil to take notes and fill in information on these pages.
3. The following videos can be accessed to help you with the material we covered in our lesson:

Online practice website:   https://www.transum.org/Maths/Activity/Prime/

1. Homework: p.247 (12-15)  (Keep; we will review on Monday in Zoom).  You may also send in any missing assignments in Power School and practice your facts in Reflex Math.

1. Log on to the meeting today at 9:25a.m. this morning posted on Google Classroom.
2. We will begin with reviewing the homework from Monday, p.673 (2-5).
3. We will continue with p.687/688 of our textbook which we will complete together, learning the Volume formula and expressing answers in cubic units.
4. We will be viewing the following video on computing volume of rectangular prisms with the volume formula:
6. Homework:  p.691 (2-6).  Please turn in by Friday, May  1st.  You may also submit any missing assignments in Power School and practice your facts on Reflex Math.

## April 27th

Posted on Apr 27, 2020

1. Log on to the following meeting today at 12:40p.m. this afternoon.
2. We will be covering pages 238-240 in our textbook.  Please have a pen or pencil to take notes and fill in information on these pages.
3. The following videos compliment the material we covered in class today:

“Math on the Spot” videos from your Go Math website

Exponents with decimal and fractional bases:

Game with exponents:  https://www.futuristicmath.com/games/7th-grade-finding-powers-and-exponents-monster-board-game.html  (for this game  you need to copy and paste the url andthen click on the box that drops down from the url and it will take you directly to the start of the game “Try Your Luck.”  Press start when you are ready!

1. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we covered today.  You may post your question in the comment box following these instructions on Google classroom, and I will automatically be sent an email with your inquiry.
2. Homework:  p.240 (1-19 odds only).  Please send photos of this assignment and any other missing assignments you may have in Power School.  Progress reports will be sent home on Wednesday, April 29th.

1. Log on to the following meeting today by 9:25a.m. this morning.
2. We will begin our lesson by reviewing section 11.5, p.663 and 664, of our chapter.
3. We will proceed with section 11.6 and an explanation of building volume with unit cubes and determining how many cubes were needed.
4. We will be watching the following videos to support the concepts we are covering:

1. Homework:  p.673 (2-5).  Complete by Wednesday, April 29th.  Please complete the Khan Academy quiz in Google Classroom posted on April 7th if you have not already done so.  This assignment will be a completion grade of 30 points.  Also make sure you have submitted all your missing assignments in Power School.  Progress reports will be sent on Wednesday, April 29th.

## April 27th-May1st

Posted on Apr 26, 2020

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 12:45p.m.

The sixth graders will be starting Unit 4 this week with the concepts of exponents and prime factorization.  The students will be able to express and evaluate exponents of whole number powers, including exponents whose bases are decimals or fractions.  They will also review the methods for finding the prime factorization of a number and write it as a numerical expression using exponents.

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 9:30a.m.

Students will be continuing our study of geometry by learning how unit cubes are used to represent the volume of solid figures and how to calculate volume using the mathematical formula of length x width x height.  They will also understand that volume is expressed in cubic units or unit cubed (u³).

## April 22nd

Posted on Apr 22, 2020

Wednesday, April 22th

1. Log on to the Zoom meeting at 12:40p.m. this afternoon found in the Google Classroom.
2. You will be accessing your Unit 6 test on Modules 13 through 15 in the Google post.   You may print the pages and complete, then send your photos of your completed assessment to me via email or you can write your answers on a piece of notebook paper, clearly printing the problem numbers, your responses, and work and then sending photos of your exam to me via email. Each response is worth 5 points, the extra credit is 6 points. Your test is due by Friday, April 24th.
3. You may also send in any missing assignments in Power School and practice your facts in Reflex Math.

1. Log on to the following meeting today at 9:25a.m. this morning found in your Google Classroom.
2. Access your Chapter 11 mid-chapter checkpoint quiz by logging on to Go Math online, p.661 & 662.  You may print a copy of this page and the next or write your answers on a piece of paper and turn in by taking a snap shot of the quiz pages and sending them to me via email.  Read and follow all the directions on page 661 and complete problems 1 through 11 (9-11; answer only two names for the object).  Then, do problems 12 and 14 on p.662.  Problem number 13 is extra credit and worth .5 point for each name you can use to classify the shape.  The quiz is worth 44 total points, 2 points for each response required.  Skip problem 15.  Your quiz is due by Friday, April 24th.
3. Homework:  Watch the following video.  You will need your textbook, pages 663-664 (or copies of the pages from your online Go Math book) in front of you to follow along and fill in during the video.  Feel free to stop the video and fill in your responses in your textbook pages or rewind and replay information you may need repeated.

Do page 667 (2-8) and send a photo to me of your work by Friday, April 24th.You may also turn in any missing assignments you may have in Power School.

## April 20th

Posted on Apr 20, 2020

1. Log on to the following meeting today at 12:40p.m. this afternoon.  The details of the meeting are on the Google Classroom.
2. We will begin our lesson with a review of concepts that were covered in Modules 13, 14, and 15 on pages 437-440.  Also, review pages 371-433 in your textbook; lessons, practice problems and assignments.
3. You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.
4. The following videos compliment the material we covered in class today:

Khan Academy:You will start at the area of triangles that will explain area of rectangles and parallelograms and lead into triangles.Then, scroll down the left column of the screen and watch areas of parallelograms, trapezoids & areas of composite shapes.Then, scroll down more to nets of polyhedral and surface area of nets:  https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/hs-geo-foundations/hs-geo-area/v/intuition-for-area-of-a-triangle

Reflecting points on the coordinate plane:  https://www.google.com/search?q=reflecting points on a coordinate plane&rlz=1C1FERN_enUS624US624&oq=reflecting points&aqs=chrome.2.69i5

Distance on the coordinate plane (watch only the first 3 mins. until the blue screen takes you to another concept:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilNn9iGZuFc

1. You may also refer to the Math on the Spot videos for section from the Go Math website for further explanation and modeling of these concepts as well as the previous videos, songs and games from Module 13-15 that were posted in the Math Google Classroom from our e-learning lessons.
2. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we covered today.  You may post your question in the comment box following these instructions on Google classroom, and I will automatically be sent an email with your inquiry.
3. Homework:  p.441-442 (1-10 a-d: EC 10e).  Please send photos of this assignment and any other missing assignments you may have in Power School.  You may also submit any missing assignments on Power School as well.

1. Log on to the following meeting today by 9:25a.m. this morning.  Details of the meeting are on Google Classroom.
2. We will begin our lesson by reviewing lessons 11.1 to 11.4:  characteristics, identity names, and classifications of polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals and three dimensional figures.
3. You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.
4. We will be watching the following videos and power point presentations during our lesson.  Feel free to watch these again to prepare for your upcoming quiz or access any of the previous videos, songs and games in our e-learning lessons.

1. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we learned today.  You may post your question in the comment box following these instructions on Google classroom, and I will automatically be sent an email with your inquiry.
2. Homework:  Review p.637-659 from your textbook and homework assignments to prepare for the Chapter 11 midpoint quiz scheduled for this Wednesday. You may also work on submitting any missing assignments you may have in Power School.

## April 20th - 24th

Posted on Apr 20, 2020

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 12:45p.m.  I will be sending the online meeting link and directions on those mornings by 8:00a.m. on the Math Google Classroom along with the materials they will need for the lesson we will be doing together and follow-up work they will need to complete afterwards.

This week, the sixth graders will be reviewing Modules 13 through 15 on Monday for their upcoming Unit 6 test on Wednesday, completing their study of calculating geometric areas, surface areas, and volume as well as reflecting points and calculating distances on the coordinate plane.

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 9:30a.m.  I will be sending the online meeting link and directions on those mornings by 8:00a.m. on the Math Google Classroom along with the materials they will need for the lesson we will be doing together and follow-up work they will need to complete afterwards.

Students will be reviewing the identifying characteristics of polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, and three-dimensional figures on Monday for their mid-chapter quiz on Wednesday of this week.  The fifth graders will then continue their study of geometry with the introduction to geometric unit cubes and how they are used to construct solid figures.

## April 8th

Posted on Apr 08, 2020

Wednesday, April 8th:

1. Log on to the following meeting at 12:40p.m. this afternoon.  The log on information for the meeting is in your Google Classroom.
2. We will begin today with reviewing the formula for Volume:  length x width x height.
3. You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.
4. We will look at examples of working backwards to find a missing dimension when given the volume of a rectangular prism.
5. You may refer to your Go Math website “Math on the Spot” videos for Lesson 15.3.
6. Homework:  p.433, problems 3-6 only.  Send a screen shot of your work by Friday, April 10th. Also, send any missing assignments you have in Power School.  The middle of the semester is fast approaching!
7. Extended homework:  Practice your math facts on Reflex Math during Easter break!

Wednesday, April 8th:

1. Log on to the following meeting today at 9:25a.m. this morning.  The log on information for the meeting is in your Google Classroom.
3. We will then be working on pages 657 and 659 in your textbook too.
4. You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.
5. The following website can also help you review the material we will be covering today:

1. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we covered today.  You may post your question in the comment box following these instructions on Google classroom, and I will automatically be sent an email with your inquiry.
2. Homework:  Take the quick online practice quiz from Khan Academy posted in the box under these instructions of your Math Google Classroom.  Then, complete p.659 (2-9 only).  Please send a photo of your work to me by Friday, April 10th for a grade.  Also, send any missing assignments you have in Power School.  The middle of the semester is fast approaching!
3. Extended homework:  Practice your math facts on Reflex Math during Easter break!

## April 6th

Posted on Apr 06, 2020

1. Log on to the following meeting today at 12:40p.m. this afternoon:
2. We will begin our lesson with a review of your responses on page 423 of our textbook.  If you do not have your textbook, you may preprint pages 423, 425-426 and 428 to have in front of you or you can bring them up on your screen from the Go Math website and flip to it if you minimize our meeting page while you do.
3. You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.
4. The following videos compliment the material we covered in class today:

1. You may also refer to the Math on the Spot videos for section 15.3 from the Go Math website for further explanation and modeling of these concepts.
2. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we learned today.  You may post your question in the comment box following these instructions on Google classroom, and I will automatically be sent an email with your inquiry.
3. Homework:  p.428 (3-7; #1 & 2 are EC).  Please also send photos of Module #14 Quiz that I sent you to complete on March 24th.   You may also complete and send any missing assignments you may have in Power School.

1. Log on to the following meeting today by 9:25a.m. this morning:

*Zoom has created a new system for being admitted to our meeting sites.You will be placed on hold until your teacher admits you into the meeting.So, please be patient as your teacher individually logs you into the virtual classroom from your waiting room area.

*If you are disconnected at any time during the meeting, you will have to re-enter by logging onto the meeting site and being placed in the waiting room once again until the teacher allows you to enter.

1. We will begin our lesson by reviewing triangle classifications on page 643 of our textbook.  If you do not have your textbook, you will need p.643-645 and 647 as well as p.655-656 in front of you or you can bring them up on your screen from the Go Math website and flip to it if you minimize our meeting page while you do.
2. You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.
3. The first video listed below is a review of triangles and the second is a lesson on 3-D objects from your Go Math “On the Spot” videos to help you with the material we covered virtually today:

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_627

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_1034

1. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we learned today.  You may post your question in the comment box following these instructions on Google classroom, and I will automatically be sent an email with your inquiry.
2. You may want to practice naming triangles again with the following game I have previously posted:  https://www.mathgames.com/skill/5.3-types-of-triangles
3. The following websites contain songs about triangles and 3-D shapes; enjoy!

1. Homework:  Do p.656 (1-6) for practice on today’s lesson by Wednesday, April 8th.  We will go over the answers to these questions during our Zoom meeting.   Send photos of p.647 (2-8), #9 (just draw the examples) for extra credit by Thursday, April 9th.  You may also submit any missing assignments you have in Power School as soon as possible for credit.

## April 6th-April 10th

Posted on Apr 06, 2020

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 12:45p.m.  I will be sending the online meeting link and directions on those mornings by 8:00a.m. on my blog and Google Classroom along with the materials they will need for the lesson we will be doing together and follow-up work they will need to complete afterwards.

Students in sixth grade will be learning to calculate the volume of rectangular prisms in order to solve problems using the height, length and width of structures.  In some cases, the students will need to find one of the missing measurements if they are only given two of them along with the total volume of the figure.  Students may log on to Reflex math on their own and practice their math facts at any time during the coming week.

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 9:30a.m.  I will be sending the online meeting link and directions on those mornings by 8:00a.m. on my blog and Google Classroom along with the materials they will need for the lesson we will be doing together and follow-up work they will need to complete afterwards.

Students will concentrate on identifying, describing and classifying three-dimensional figures by their proper geometric names from observing the shapes included in their construction.  They will also review classifying and identifying triangles by their side and angle names.  Students may log on to Reflex math on their own and practice their math facts at any time during the coming week as well.

## April 1st

Posted on Apr 01, 2020

Wednesday, April 1st:

1. Log on to the following meeting at 12:45p.m. this afternoon:
2. We will begin today with reviewing the answers on page 422 of your textbook, so make sure you have that in front of you as well as p.423.
3. You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.
4. You may also want to consult the following website that models how to calculate the surface area of pyramids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsc5p07-Z3c
5. You may refer back to any of the videos from Monday for further help or your Go Math website “Math on the Spot” videos for Lesson 15.1.
6. Homework:  p.423, problems 5-8 only.
7. If you can, please send a screen shot of p.414 from your textbook.  I will be taking this assignment for a grade; don’t forget that #7b is extra credit.  Thank you.
8. If did not send your Pi Webquest yet, also send that as well.  I will be posting this as a completion grade this weekend in Power School.
9. Extended Homework:  Remember that you can always log on to Reflex math to practice your facts.  I am checking the site each Friday.  If you would like, try the following online game to identify 3D shapes from nets:  https://www.turtlediary.com/game/nets-of-3d-shapes.html

Wednesday, April 1st:

1.  Log on to the following meeting today at 9:30a.m. this morning:

3.  We will then be reviewing pages 637-640 in your textbook that you completed during the week of March 17-20th in preparing for the mid-chapter quiz.  If you do not have your textbook, then you may preprint pages 637-640 to have in front of you or pull up the Go Math website to those pages and minimize your Zoom screen so you can follow the pages in your book as we go over them.

4.  You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.

5.  The following website can also help you review the material we will be covering today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IaoZhhx_I9s

6.  You may replay the Math on the Spot video for section 11.1 from the Go Math website below to further review this material:

7.   Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we covered today.  You may post your question in the comment box following these instructions on Google classroom, and I will automatically be sent an email with your inquiry.

8.   Homework:  Double check your answers on p.641 and screen shoot or scan and attach the page if you are able and send to me at my email.  Remember, problem #9 can be done for extra credit.  Again, you also need to send me screen shots of the Pi Webquest pages.  I will be posting the completion grades from the Webquest and p.641 over the weekend.  If you have any missing assignments in Power School, please send those to me so that I can grade them for you and post them.  Make sure to take a close photo so that I am able to read your answers. Thank you.

9.  Extended homework:  Please practice your math facts on Reflex math if you can.  I am checking each Friday to see who has been logging in to the website to practice.  You can also visit the following website game to identify regular and irregular polygons: https://www.mathgames.com/skill/5.4-regular-and-irregular-polygons

## March 30th

Posted on Mar 30, 2020

1. Log on to the following meeting today at 12:45p.m. this afternoon:
2. We will begin our lesson on page 419 of our textbook.  If you do not have your textbook, you may preprint pages 419-422 to have in front of you or you can bring them up on your screen from the Go Math website and flip to it if you minimize our meeting page while you do.
3. You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.
4. The following video is a great recap of the material we will cover today, animated in folding and unfolding nets.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijDnxBHYD90
5. The following two videos are wonderful explanations and examples of how to calculate the surface area of triangular and rectangular prisms to aid you in your homework exercise.

1. You may also refer to the Math on the Spot videos for section 15.1 from the Go Math website for further explanation and modeling of these concepts.
2. Homework:  p.422, problems 1-6 only.  We will review your answers during our session on Wednesday.
3. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we learned today.  You may post your question in the comment box following these instructions on Google classroom, and I will automatically be sent an email with your inquiry.
4. If you can, please send me screen shots of your completed Webquest pages.  I will be grading this assignment for a completion grade.  We will review the answers together at a later date.  Do not through it away!  Keep it in a safe place until further notice.  Thank you.

1. Log on to the following meeting today at 9:30a.m. this morning:
2. We will begin our lesson on page 649 of our textbook.  If you do not have your textbook, you may preprint pages 649, 651 and 653 to have in front of you or you can bring them up on your screen from the Go Math website and flip to it if you minimize our meeting page while you do.
3. You may take notes during our session in your textbook, math spiral notebook, or a piece of notebook paper for future reference.
4. The following two videos are wonderful explanations and examples of quadrilaterals and their characteristics we use to compare and classify them.  You may view these resources to help you in your homework exercises.

1. You may also refer to the Math on the Spot videos for section 11.3 from the Go Math website for further explanation and modeling of these concepts.
2. Homework:  p.653, problems 2-6 only.  We will review your answers during our session on Wednesday.
3. Do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have on what we learned today.  You may post your question in the comment box following these instructions on Google classroom, and I will automatically be sent an email with your inquiry.
4. If you can, please send me screen shots of your completed Webquest pages or scan and send them to me.  I will be grading this assignment for a completion grade.  We will review the answers together at a later date.  Do not through it away!  Keep it in a safe place until further notice.  Thank you.

## March 30th - April 3rd

Posted on Mar 29, 2020

Math:

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 12:45p.m.  I will be sending the online meeting link and directions on those mornings by 8:00a.m. on Google Classroom along with the materials they will need for the lesson we will be doing together and follow-up work they will need to complete afterwards.

This week, students will be starting work on Module 15.  We briefly covered some of the material that is included in this section of Unit 6 before we left school.  Students will understand how to properly dissect geometric prisms into nets in order to calculate their surface areas and use this skill to solve word problems.  Students may log on to Reflex math on their own and practice their math facts at any time during the coming week as well.

Students are scheduled for our live e-learning experiences this week on Monday and Wednesday at 9:30a.m.  I will be sending the online meeting link and directions on those mornings by 8:00a.m. on Google Classroom along with the materials they will need for the lesson we will be doing together and follow-up work they will need to complete afterwards.

Classifying and comparing the characteristics of quadrilaterals will be the polygons students are concentrating on this week in Chapter 11.  They will learn to identify particular quadrilaterals by their names and the relationships they share with each other.  Students will also begin reviewing the definition of polygons and attributes that specifically describe them by name.  Students may log on to Reflex math on their own and practice their math facts at any time during the coming week as well.

## March 27th

Posted on Mar 27, 2020

Friday, March 27th:

1.  Today, you should be finishing the Pi Webquest packet.  See Wednesday’s post of directions and instructions to complete the information needed in this activity.Hope your search was successful, insightful, and informative! Stay safe and have a great weekend!

Friday, March 27th:

1.  Continue working on the math packet you were assigned yesterday.  Make sure to follow the directions completely and contact me if you have any questions.Refer to the materials in yesterday’s instructions to help you with this packet.Stay safe and have a great weekend!

March 26th

Thursday, March 26th:

1.  Continue to work on the Pi Webquest.  See the directions of yesterday’s post for any information you may need to complete this activity. Hope you are enjoying your search and learning a great deal about circles and Pi!

Thursday, March26th:

1.  Reviewing concepts we covered in Chapters 1-3, you will be working from the packet passed out to you the week before last with the pages 1-8 today and tomorrow.
2. Read the directions carefully, and if you need assistance with the problems, check your textbook pages (online if you do not have your books with you at home) and Videos on the Spot for Chapters 1, 2 and 3.If you have further questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.Do your best work and try to answer the questions to the best of your ability.We will review the answers together when we return to school, so make sure you keep the packet in a safe place.

## March 25th

Posted on Mar 25, 2020

1. Beginning today, tomorrow and Friday, you will be working on the Pi Webquest packets that are posted in the box following these instructions in your Math Google Classroom (scroll down to the next post in the classroom).  If you did not receive a copy or cannot locate it in your folder, you may print copies of the pages from the screen and/or write your answers on a piece of notebook paper if you cannot print them.
2. You may work on the pages in any order that you wish.  Click on the Pi symbols that look like this:      π      in the corners of your pages and in various colors to activate the webquest online once you open the textbox.
3. You will be taken to websites that contain the information you need to fill in the worksheet pages.  It may be a video, power point, article, etc.  Scroll down pages to read through the information you will need; skip activities that require you to make objects. When you have gathered the information you require, click the back arrow at the top left of your screen to return to the worksheet page.
4. Feel free to visit the sites you need more than once to obtain the necessary information.
5. I have included a video below that will also help you with the information required on the first few pages of the packet.
6. The pages you are assigned from the file are:  1, 2, 6 and 8.   Page 3 was a separate packet with the words to cut out and paste on the various parts of the circle with it.  If you do not have this packet, then label the various parts of the circle by writing them in the appropriate areas (See the diagrams from the Webquest by clicking on the Pi sign of page 2 of the packet).
7. Please contact me if you have any questions.  Pace yourself at finishing about a page or so a day. I will be collecting these packets at a future date, so make sure to place them in a safe place in your folders.
8. Attention:  DO NOT subscribe to the site at the end of the video!

Open this link by copying it into the URL line of a new webpage.

9.See the post following this one for your online access to the Pi Webquest.            Click on the box twice fast to open the folder.

1.  Today, you should be finishing the Pi Webquest packet.  See Monday’s   post of directions and instructions to complete the information needed in   this activity.Hope your search was successful, insightful, and informative!

## March 24th

Posted on Mar 24, 2020

2.  If you can, print a copy and then complete.  It will be turned in upon further   directions from me.
3.  Good luck!  Use all resources available to you to help you with the  problems.  Show your work!

1. Continue to work on the Pi Webquest.  See the directions of yesterday’s post for any information you may need to complete this activity. Hope you are enjoying your search and learning a great deal about circles and Pi!

## March 23rd

Posted on Mar 23, 2020

Students should be checking my blog or Google Classroom daily for assignments and updates.  I will be available on email and Google Classroom each day from 9a.m.-12p.m. to answer questions and help you with assignments.  I will also be checking for messages throughout the day, so do not hesitate to contact me.  Also, do not forget to check in for attendance purposes on your Science Google Classroom each day.

During any time this week, students may log on to Reflex math and practice their math facts.  Students’ work for the week will be reviewed and collected upon our return to school.  Please keep well and God bless you throughout the remainder of the week!

Monday, March 23rd:

1.  Do p.413 (1-9) and p.414 (1-7a; EC 7b) in your textbooks.
2.  Review Module 14 pages and videos for home quiz tomorrow.  I will send it to you as a

word document you can print and complete.I would like to see what you have learned from

the material we covered in this chapter.Most of the questions are multiple choice, and there is

an extra credit question at the end of the assessment. Make sure you place it in a folder to turn

in when directed.

1.  Contact me if you have any questions.  I am sure you will all do well!

During any time this week, students may log on to Reflex math and practice their math facts.  Students’ work for the week will be reviewed and collected upon our return to school.  Please keep well and God bless you throughout the remainder of the week!

Monday, March 23rd:

1. Today, tomorrow and Wednesday, you will be working on the Pi Webquest packets that are posted in the box following these instructions in your Math Google Classroom (scroll down to the next post in the classroom).  If you did not receive a copy or cannot locate it in your folder, you may print copies of the pages from the screen and/or write your answers on a piece of notebook paper.
2. You may work on the pages in any order that you wish.  Click on the Pi symbols that look like this:      π      in the corners of your pages and in various colors to activate the webquest once you open the textbox.
3. You will be taken to websites that contain the information you need to fill in the worksheet pages.  It may be a video, power point, article, etc.  Scroll down pages to read through the information you will need; skip activities that require you to make objects. When you have gathered the information you require, click the back arrow at the top left of your screen to return to the worksheet page.
4. Feel free to visit the sites you need more than once to obtain the necessary information.
5. I have included a video below that will also help you with the information required on the first few pages of the packet.
6. The pages you are assigned from the file are:  1, 3 (label the various parts of the circle); 6 and 8.
7. Please contact me if you have any questions.  Pace yourself at finishing about a page or so a day. I will be collecting these packets at a future date, so make sure to place them in a safe place in your folders.
8. Attention:  DO NOT subscribe to the site at the end of the video!

Open this link by copying it into the URL line of a new webpage.

## March 23-27th

Posted on Mar 22, 2020

E-Learning for March 23-27th

Math:

Reviewing the plotting and reflection of coordinate points, calculating distances, and drawing figures to compute perimeter and area on the coordinate plane will be part of the this week’s focus for sixth graders in math.  They will be demonstrating their understanding of these transformation geometry concepts in a home quiz which will be submitted at a later date.  The students will also be conducting a webquest online search on the parts of a circle and how to find Pi, a concept introduced to them the week before last.  Please contact me if there are any questions regarding this assignment or specific questions from the worksheets.  There will be a grade given upon the completion of this work.

During any time this week, students may log on to Reflex math and practice their math facts.  Students’ work for the week will be reviewed and collected upon our return to school.  Please keep well and God bless you throughout the remainder of the week!

To start the week off, students will be conducting a webquest online search on the parts of a circle and how to find Pi, a concept introduced to them the week before last.  Please contact me if there are any questions regarding this assignment or specific questions from the worksheets.  There will be a grade given upon the completion of this work.  On Thursday and Friday, the fifth graders will be reviewing previous concepts from packets they were given to practice during our e-learning framework.  They will be utilizing the packet containing pages 1-8 which encompasses material we covered in Chapters 1-3 of their textbook.  They may refer back to their book (online if they no longer have access to their texts) for help with these problems.  Math on the Spot videos from their Go Math website can also aid them in this endeavor.

During any time this week, students may log on to Reflex math and practice their math facts.  Students’ work for the week will be reviewed and collected upon our return to school.  Please keep well and God bless you throughout the remainder of the week!

## March 20th

Posted on Mar 20, 2020

Remember to check in for e-learning attendance in your Science Google Classroom!

1.   Do all of p.411 as a review of the concepts covered yesterday.  Use the  videos from yesterday as well as the following video website for instructional help .Contact me if you have any questions.

1.    Then, try computing the perimeter and area of polygons in this game.  To get the game on your full screen, open a new weblink page and copy thewebsite into the URL bar of your computer.

https://www.mathgames.com/skill/6.107-compare-area-and-perimeter-of-two-figures

1.    Complete p.646, using the video and textbook pages from yesterday’s lesson.
2.    Answer problems 2-8 on p.647; #9 is extra credit.
3.    Practice classifying the triangles in the following online math game by either their angle or side name.To get the game on your full screen, open a new weblink page and copy the website into the URL bar of your computer.

https://www.mathgames.com/skill/5.3-types-of-triangles

## March 19th

Posted on Mar 19, 2020

1.  Read p.407-409 on drawing polygons in the coordinate plan and computing perimeter and area of the objects.
2.  Watch Module 14.2, Example 1 and 2 “Math on the Spot” videos on your  Go Math website to review the material on p.407-409.  Open the Go Math website, go to Math on the Spot Videos and click.  Then, access the Module 14.2 videos.
3.  Do problems 1-4 on page 410 to practice these concepts.

Thursday, March19th:
2. Watch the following link to help you understand how to correctly identify a triangle by its
side and angle names.
https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_627
4. Do problems 1-6 on p.645.

## March 18th

Posted on Mar 18, 2020

Attention!  Please see the 5th & 6th grade blog for instructions on checking in each day during our e-learning segments!

1.  Do p. 405, problems 10-15 only.
2.  Watch the following videos for help with these problems, as well as yesterday’s video.

1.   Complete p.640 using the information from yesterday’s pages and video.

*Remember:Regular polygons have equal or congruent sides and angle measures.

2.    Do problems 2-8 on p.641 for a grade; #9 is extra credit.

## March 17th

Posted on Mar 17, 2020

1.  Watch “Math on the Spot” video following these instructions for Lesson 14.1,   example 1.
2.  Read the example on page 403.
3.  Do problems 1-8 on page 404.

https://my.hrw.com/content/hmof/math/common/tools/videoplayer/player.html?contentSrc=16099/16099.xml

*If you are having difficulty accessing this video, go to your online Go Math website, click on Library and look for the Math on the Spot videos.  Click on the box and find Lesson 14.2 to use this video lesson.

1.  Read “Unlock the Problem” on p.637.
2.  Watch the following “Math on the Spot” video to help you fill in the information in the

tables and the questions at the bottom of p.637.

https://www-k6.thinkcentral.com/content/hsp/math/gomath/common/video/video.html#videoId=ref:En_626

1.   Then, complete p.638 and do problems 2-8 on p.639.

## March 17-20th

Posted on Mar 16, 2020

E-Learning for March 17-20th

Math:

Students should be checking my blog or Google Classroom daily for assignments and updates.  I will be available on email and Google Classroom each day from 9a.m.-12p.m. to answer questions and help you with assignments.  I will also be checking for messages throughout the day, so do not hesitate to contact me.

This week, the sixth graders will be continuing last week’s lesson in Module 14 of reflecting points and calculating distances on the coordinate plane.  They will also be instructed on creating a polygon in the plane from given coordinates and finding the perimeter and area of shapes.

During any time this week, students may log on to Reflex math and practice their math facts.  Students’ work for the week will be reviewed and collected upon our return to the classroom.  Please keep well and God bless you throughout the remainder of the week!

The fifth graders will be continuing their start to last week’s lesson in Chapter 11 of identifying and classifying polygons.  They will also be learning that triangles are specifically classified by both a side and an angle name based on their sizes and measures.

During any time this week, students may log on to Reflex math and practice their math facts.  Students’ work for the week will be reviewed and collected upon our return to the classroom.  Please keep well and God bless you throughout the remainder of the week!

## March 9-13th

Posted on Mar 09, 2020

Math:

Sixth grade students will be taking their Module 13 quiz on calculating the area of polygons this week Tuesday, March 10th.  They will also begin learning to compute the distance of points graphed in the coordinate plane.  At the end of the week, the students will learn the parts of a circle, its properties of Pi, and how to use the formulas for circumference and area of circles in celebration of March 14th, Pi Day!

The fifth graders will be preparing to take their Chapter 5 test on dividing decimal numbers on Wednesday, March 11th, this week.  The students have also begun preparing for the Aspire test in April by reviewing the Order of Operations within the last week and beginning their study of geometry in Chapter 11, which is also greatly integrated in the Aspire exam.  In connection, they will learn the parts of a circle, its properties of Pi, and how to use the formulas for circumference and area of circles in celebration of March 14th, Pi Day!

## March 2-6th

Posted on Mar 02, 2020

Math:

Students will be concentrating on solving area problems with complex polygons this week and reviewing for the Module 13 quiz scheduled for Monday, March 9th.  The quiz will encompass area problems on triangles, parallelograms, rhombuses and trapezoids along with area combinations of two or more of the above-listed figures.

The fifth graders will be finishing their chapter on dividing decimals this week by learning how to solve problems through the use of writing zeros in the dividend to divide decimals and applying the strategy of working backwards to find decimal quotients.  The Chapter 5 test will be administered on Tuesday, March 10th, precluded with a complete review of the chapter concepts on Monday, March 9th.

## February 24-28th

Posted on Feb 24, 2020

Math:

The sixth grade students will be continuing their study of geometry this week by focusing on the area formula of triangles to solve problems.

The fifth graders will be working on the concept of placing the decimal point in the quotient correctly when both the dividend and divisor are decimal numbers.  They will also be learning to write zeros in the dividend when it is necessary to complete the division process with decimals.

## February 17-21st

Posted on Feb 18, 2020

Math:

Students will be starting Unit 6 on Geometry this week.  We are transitioning to this unit in order to cover material that will be included on the Aspire test in the spring.  Module 13 will focus on the area formulas for polygons; this week's focus will be on quadrilaterals.  The National Parks independent project on ratios and proportions is due on Friday, February 21st.  All missing assignments need to be submitted by the end of this week in order to be included on the Trimester 2 report card.  Please check Power School.

The fifth graders will be continuing their chapter on dividing decimals.  Wednesday and Thursday we will be reviewing for their mid-chapter quiz on decimal patterns with powers of ten, estimating quotients, and dividing decimal dividends with whole number divisors.  The quiz is scheduled for Friday, February 21st.  Also due on Friday is the independent math project on decimals.  All missing assignments need to be submitted by the end of this week in order to be included on the Trimester 2 report card.  Please check Power School.

## February 10-14

Posted on Feb 09, 2020

5th and 6th Out of Uniform on Monday, Feb. 10th (No pajama pants, please)!

Math:

Having come to the completion of Module 8 on percents, the students will be taking their Unit 3 Test on Friday, February 14th, encompassing Module 8 concepts with excerpts of ratios and proportions from Modules 6 and 7.  Students will be reviewing the material on their exam on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week during class.  It is expected that students continue their independent work on their Trimester 2 projects which are due on Friday, February 21st.  All missing assignments on Power School must also be submitted by February 21st.

Students will be observing division patterns with decimals, estimating quotients, and dividing decimals by whole numbers as they commence their study of Chapter 5 this week. A quiz  on this material is currently scheduled for Friday, February 21st.  They are expected to continue working on their Trimester 2 independent projects which are also due on Friday, February 21st.  All missing assignments on Power School must also be submitted by February 21st as well.  The end of the trimester is quickly approaching!

## February 3-7th

Posted on Feb 03, 2020

Math:

Continuing with Module 8, the students will be working on solving problems with percentages this week.  They will also receive an independent extension project for Trimester 2 that utilizes their skills from Module 6 and 7 on rates and proportions.  Touring the United States' National Parks on their Chromebooks, students will complete questions they are asked on facts that challenge them to respond by calculating rate and proportion problems. The students will have two weeks to complete the project and turn it in by Friday, February 21st..  They can acquire help from parents, siblings, tutors, teachers, etc. on it.  All instructions and directions will be explained in class and are included in the introduction to the packet.  They will also be given time to work in class this Friday. Assignments may be submitted sooner than the due date, but no later than the due date.

Students have completed their unit study on multiplying decimals and will be taking the Chapter 4 test this Wednesday.  We will be reviewing in class on Monday and Tuesday in preparation for the exam.  The students will begin Chapter 5 on dividing decimals as well as receive their independent extension project for Trimester 2 that incorporates their skills in multiplying and dividing decimals later this week.  Students will be solving decimal problems at the local bowling alley.  They will have two weeks to complete the project and turn it in by Friday, February 21st.. They can acquire help from parents, siblings, tutors, teachers, etc. on it.  All instructions and directions will be explained in class and are included in the in the packet.  They will also be given time to work in class this Friday.  Assignments may be submitted sooner than the due date, but no later than the due date.

## January 27-31st

Posted on Jan 27, 2020

Math:

Students will be learning and practicing how to write a percentage from a ratio, fraction and decimal in Module 8.  They will also learn how to reverse the process from a percentage into a ratio, fraction and decimal number.

Students will be able to multiply decimal numbers with other decimals and properly place the decimal in the product.  They will also be able to multiply decimals with zeros in the product.  These skills will culminate their study on multiplying decimals, and the students will be taking their exam on Chapter 4 next week Wednesday, February 5th.

## January 20-24th

Posted on Jan 21, 2020

Math:

This coming week wraps up our study of rates, ratios and proportions with a quiz on Module 7 on Thursday, January 23rd.  The students will be reviewing these concepts on Tuesday and Wednesday in preparation for their assessment.  On Friday, the students will begin their study of percentages and converting decimals, fractions and ratios into percentages.  The extra credit worksheets they were given at the beginning of last week are also do this Friday.  No late submissions will be accepted.

Reviewing decimal multiplication concepts on Tuesday and Wednesday this week will be our main focus in class and homework assignments in preparing for the students' Chapter 4 Quiz on Thursday, January 23rd.  We will continue on Friday with Chapter 4 in modeling decimal multiplication problems with a hundred square.  The extra credit packet students received at the start of last week is also due this Friday.  No late submissions will be accepted.

## January 13-17th

Posted on Jan 13, 2020

Math:

Finishing Module 7 on rates, ratios and proportions, including comparisons of measurements within the customary and metric units will be this week's focus in math.  Next week, students will be taking their quiz on this unit on Thursday, January 23rd.  An extra credit worksheet packet will be distributed on Tuesday reviewing concepts we have been covering in class this trimester and must be turned in by Friday, January 24th.  Students will receive credit for any correct responses.

Students will continue to work on multiplying concepts with decimals this week and are scheduled to take their mid-chapter quiz next Thursday, January 23rd.  An extra credit worksheet packet will be distributed to the students on Tuesday focusing on decimal multiplication and previous concepts we have covered in class and must be turned in by Friday, January 24th.  Students will receive credit for any correct responses.

## January 6-10

Posted on Jan 06, 2020

Math:

Returning to school this week, the students will be continuing their study of rates, ratios, and proportions we began before the holidays in Module 6 and 7.  They will also be learning to utilize proportions in converting units of measure both in the customary and metric systems.

The fifth graders will be learning to use subtraction to find a pattern in a number sequence containing decimal numbers.  They will also begin their focus in Chapter 4 on multiplying decimal numbers and noticing patterns that help them place the decimal correctly in the products they compute.

## December 16-20th

Posted on Dec 15, 2019

Math:

The students will continue their study of rates and ratios using tables and graphs and will be introduced to the concept of proportions.  The sixth graders will also be reviewing rate and ratio word problems and writing and simplifying ratios in classroom activities related to Christmas.

The fifth graders will be subtracting decimals and reviewing estimating and calculating sums and differences with decimals in preparation for the Chapter 3 test on Wednesday of this week.  They will also  be using their knowledge of adding and subtracting decimals in a classroom activity on Thursday.

## December 9th-13th

Posted on Dec 09, 2019

Math:

In preparation for the Module 6 test on Wednesday, December 11th, students will be reviewing the concepts of ratios, rates and unit rates on Monday and Tuesday.  Students will begin further study of ratios and rates found in tables and graphs as they begin work on Module 7 later in the week and up until Christmas break.

The fifth grade students will continue their review of place value, comparing, ordering, and rounding decimals on Monday in anticipation of their Chapter 3 Quiz on Tuesday, December 10th.  They will be finishing the chapter with building their estimating skills and computing sums and differences of decimal numbers in preparation for their Chapter 3 test which is currently scheduled for Tuesday, December 17th.

## December 2-6

Posted on Dec 02, 2019

Math

Understanding the concept of unit rates to solve word problems and using ratios to make comparisons will be the primary focus of Unit 6 this week in math.  Students will be finishing the unit this week and are scheduled to take a quiz on Wednesday, December 11th.

The 5th grade students will review comparing and ordering decimals this week and learn how to round decimal numbers to the nearest tenth, hundredth and thousandth place value.  They will also begin to review the first part of Chapter 3 for their quiz scheduled next Tuesday, December 10th on place value, ordering, comparing, and rounding decimals.

## November 18th-22nd

Posted on Nov 17, 2019

Math

Understanding the concepts of ratios, rates and unit rates will be the areas of focus this week in math.  As the students begin their work in Unit 3, Module 6, they will learn how to express two quantities as a ratio and compute the unit rate enumerated in real-world word problems from their textbooks.

Reading and writing decimal numbers to the thousandths place as well as comparing and ordering them in numerical sequence by forming a human number line are the activities and exercises fifth graders will be assigned to work on in class and at home during this week.  Students are encouraged to continue practicing their basic math facts on the Reflex math website located on Google classroom on a regular basis.

## November 11-15

Posted on Nov 11, 2019

Math:

Students will be completing the trimester this week with the submission of the independent math projects on multiplying and dividing fractions with recipes on Tuesday, November 12th and taking their test on Unit 2 on Wednesday, November 13th, demonstrating their knowledge on multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals.  On Thursday, the 6th grade classes will learn some unique features about the decimal representation of the fraction 1/7th through some very special activities.  They will end the week starting Unit 3 on ratios and rates.

This week, the fifth grade Falcons will be turning in their completed long division movie marathon project on Tuesday, November 12th as well as taking their test on Chapter 2.  They will also be commencing their study of decimal number place value in Chapter 3.

## November 4 - 8

Posted on Nov 04, 2019

Math

This week in math, students will concentrate on multiplying and dividing decimals with whole numbers and with other decimal numbers.  The Unit 2 Test on fractions and decimals is currently scheduled for Wednesday, November 13th.  Independent projects are due on Tuesday, November 12th, and students are encouraged to work on them each night.

Students will continue working on long division problems this week, learning how to interpret the remainder and use the strategy of "drawing a diagram" to help them solve word problems.  Reviewing for the upcoming Chapter 2 test on Tuesday, November 12th, will begin at the end of this week.  Students' independent math projects are also due on Tuesday, November 12th.

## October 28- November 1

Posted on Oct 28, 2019

Math

Learning to fluently add and subtract fractions will be the area of concentration this week in the 6th grade textbook.  Tuesday, the students will receive an independent extension project based on multiplying and dividing fractions, the concept we recently covered the last couple of weeks in our current math unit.  The students will have two weeks to complete the project and turn it in by Tuesday, November 12th.  They can acquire help from parents, siblings, tutors, teachers, etc. on it.  All instructions and directions will be explained in class and are included in the introduction to the packet.  They will also be given time to work in class on Wednesday.  We will be doing a special geometric Halloween project on Thursday and will finish the week on Friday with a day of learning Egyptian math to coincide with the students' study of Egypt in their social studies unit.

Estimating and dividing problems that have two-digit divisors will be covered in our classroom study this week.  On Tuesday, the students will receive an independent extension project based on long division using multi-digit divisors.  The students will have two weeks to complete the project and submit it by Tuesday, November 12th.  They can get help from parents, siblings, tutors, teachers, etc. on it.  All instructions and directions will be explained in class and are included in the introduction to the packet.  They will also be given class time to work on the project on Wednesday.  We will be doing a special geometric Halloween project on Thursday.  Friday, we will continue our study of Chapter 2 with more practice on dividing with multi-digit divisors.

## October 14-18

Posted on Oct 14, 2019

Math

Dividing mixed numbers and solving multi-step problems with fractions and mixed numbers is what students in the sixth grade will be practicing this week in math.  The students will also be starting to review for their quiz next week Tuesday.  This Friday, the students will access their accounts in Reflex, an online math website they used last year, to help them practice their multiplication facts through educational games.

This week's focus is concentrated on using partial quotients to divide by two-digit divisors.  Students will also start reviewing the material we have covered so far on division in chapter two for their upcoming quiz next week Tuesday.  On Friday, students will be given their login information for Reflex, an online math site they have utilized in the past, to practice their multiplication facts through the use of educational games.

## October 7-11

Posted on Oct 07, 2019

Math

Students will be utilizing their prior knowledge to find the Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple of two whole numbers in order to simplify and add and subtract fractions.  They will also be learning about reciprocals and how they are used to divide fractions.

Solving and checking division problems with one and two-digit divisors is the main topic being covered in math this week.  Students will also learn how to determine where the first digit of a quotient should be placed before beginning the division process.

## September 30-October 4

Posted on Sep 30, 2019

Math

This coming week, the students will be finishing Chapter 1 and demonstrating their knowledge and skills on place value, multiplication, and expressions on Friday when they take their first test.  We will be reviewing for this exam on Wednesday and Thursday in class and the children will be assigned problems for homework that are similar to those on the test.   Students are welcome to come in for extra help this week on Wednesday and Thursday morning or after school on Tuesday.

The test on Unit 1 is scheduled for this Friday, October 4th.  The students will be will be displaying their knowledge and skills on the set of integers, rational numbers, and how to find the factors and multiples of numbers.  In preparation for this assessment, we will be reviewing content material in class on Wednesday and Thursday and in the material assigned for homework.  Students are welcome to get extra help on Wednesday and Thursday morning or after school on Tuesday this week.

## September 23-27,2019

Posted on Sep 23, 2019

Math

This coming week the 5th graders will be continuing to use the math strategy of "solving a simpler problem" to evaluate numerical equations, learn to formulate numerical expressions, and utilize the Order of Operations to evaluate problems.  Currently, we are scheduled to complete chapter 1 at the end of next week with a test over all the material we have covered in this unit.

The students will be learning to understand how to identify opposites and the absolute value of rational numbers as well as comparing and ordering rational numbers in their sequential order and on a number line. Next week, the students will be finishing the third module of the unit with a quiz and a test on the entire unit will follow after a complete review of all three sections of the unit.

## Week of September 16, 2019

Posted on Sep 16, 2019

Using multiplication to solve division problems, solving a simpler problem to help find the solution to a more challenging word problem, and learning to write numerical expressions are the math concepts fifth graders will be focused on during this upcoming week.  They will also be making an organizer listing all the key math words commonly found in word problems in order to understand which types of computations they need to complete to solve the question(s) posed to them in word problems.

Students will begin this week reviewing on Monday for their quiz Tuesday on the Greatest Common Factor and Least Common Multiple.  They will also be making an organizer listing all the key math words commonly found in word problems in order to understand which types of computations they need to complete to solve the question(s) posed to them in word problems.  They will end the week learning to comprehend how to classify rational numbers.

## Week of September 9

Posted on Sep 08, 2019

5th Math:

This week students will be reviewing the skills of multiplying 1-digit and multi-digit numbers and learning how to use multiplication to solve problems.

6th Math:

Learning how to find the Least Common Multiple or LCM of two or more numbers using three different methods will be the primary focus for students this week.  The second quiz for Unit One is currently scheduled for Tuesday, September 17th.

## Week of September 2

Posted on Sep 03, 2019

This week the 5th graders will be finishing their study of exponents and taking a quiz on Friday covering the concepts of place value, utilizing mathematical properties to solve problems, and exponents.  Students should study Chapter 1, Lessons 1 through 4 to further prepare and will be given homework to aid them in reviewing for their assessment in addition to their in-class overview of the material on Thursday.

Students will begin on Tuesday with a quiz on integers:  their opposite values, how to compare and order them, and their absolute value from 0.  The week will continue with determining the factors and multiples of numbers and how to utilize prime factorization to find the greatest common factor or GCF.

## Week of August 26, 2019

Posted on Aug 29, 2019

It has been a pleasure working with your students to settle into our first full week of school this year!  Below are a few important upcoming dates.  I will be posting more information on class expectations and work requirements for each math class after the holiday weekend and look forward to meeting everyone on Back to School Night on Wednesday, September 4th!

5th grade-  Our first quiz is scheduled for Friday, September 6th on Chapter 1, Lessons 1-4.  We will do a complete review of these chapter sections in preparation for the assessment the day before the quiz.

6th grade-  Our first quiz of the year will be on Tuesday, September 3rd on Unit 1, Module 1.  A complete review of the material will be covered during class this Friday to help prepare the students for this quiz.

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