__SOLs Covered__: SOL 6.1 & 7.1 (MSMI.1) Decimals & Fraction Relationships; SOL 6.8/7.4 (MSMI.10) Consumer Applications with Decimals & Fractions; SOL 6.22 & 7.1 (MSMI.27) Scientific Notation__New Math Dictionary Sections__: (14) Decimals, Fractions, & Percents; (15) Scientific Notation__Upcoming Assessments__: Metric System Quiz on Fri. 1/22/10

The week started with a review of Decimals and Fractions (Sect. 6) and Adding/Subtracting Fractions (Sect. 12). This led to work on comparing, ordering, and converting fractions and decimals together. Percents were briefly introduced and will be touched on again next term. "Real" applications for this topic, such as how we see fractions and decimals used in shopping, were discussed and will also be revisited with the next Percents unit. We quickly moved into Scientific Notation. After discussing how to write a "normal" number in scientific notation both with and without the use of a calculator, we discussed why this method is used and how they should expect to see it again in many of their future science classes. The week wrapped up with the Sixth WWU Quiz.

REMINDERS:

- School is closed on Monday for Martin Luther King, JR Day.
- Students need to get all make-up work turned in no later than Thursday, January 21 since next week is the last week of the second marking period. New grades for next week will be added to the third marking period.
- The 2nd math benchmark test is scheduled for Tuesday, February 2. Start studying now!

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