Friday, October 02, 2009

Weekly Class Summary: Sept. 28-Oct. 2

SOLs Covered: SOL 7.2 (MSMI.6) Order of Operations; SOL 7.3 (MSMI.7) Properties; SOL 6.23, 7.20, 7.21 (MSMI.28) Algebraic Concepts
New Math Dictionary Sections: (5) Algebraic Concepts
Upcoming Assessments: Algebraic Concepts Quiz (Date TBA) & WWU Quiz on Fri. 10/9/09

We started the week by finishing Order of Operations (aka PEMDAS) with our OpHop (PEMDAS hopscotch). There were class discussions on the importance of understanding and following the proper order not only for the purpose of finding the correct answer to a math problem but also because of how it helps in the development of logical thinking, an essential life skill. We finished out the week with the introduction of Algebraic Concepts. Students are learning not only how to solve equations but are also working on "translating from English to Mathish" and vice-versa. Emphasis is also placed on learning to use algebraic terminology appropriately (variable, term, coefficient, expression, and equation). This unit will carry over into next week with continued work on "picture problems" and "story problems."

Wordle: Algebra

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