Friday, December 18, 2009

Weekly Class Summary: Dec. 14-18

SOLs Covered: SOL 6.6 (MSMI.8) Addition and Subtraction of Fractions
New Math Dictionary Sections: None
Upcoming Assessments: US Customary Measurement Quiz (TBA); 6th WWU Quiz on Fri. 1/15/10

We continued our unit on adding and subtracting fractions, incorporating problems that contain mixed and whole numbers as well as word problems. After reviewing our "Fantastic Four" steps from last week, we tackled problems where borrowing is needed and used several approaches. Students that still have difficulties with the traditional borrowing method were shown how converting to improper fractions will accomplish the same thing. The week was wrapped up with the Addition/Subtraction of Fractions Quiz that was pushed to Friday due to an extended review session of Thursday. After completing the quiz, students finished their "FACEing Math" fractions worksheet, which allowed them to show their final answers in an artistic way, as well as several holiday logic puzzles, which require deductive reasoning and multi-dimensional logic principles, skills that every student needs to be successful.

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