Sunday, April 01, 2012

Weekly Class Summary: Mar. 26-30

SOLs Covered: 6.15 Measures of Central Tendency
Math Dictionary Sections: (26) Measures of Center
Upcoming Assessments: Measures of Central Tendency (Wed. 3/4); "You Can Do It!" Quiz #1 (Thurs. 3/5)

This week after completing the patterns quiz, we jumped into the measures of central tendency, a concept the kids are very familiar with from elementary school. Like with all the other topics we've covered this year, it is a more complex topic in sixth grade math compared to what the students are used to from the elementary level. The basics are still the same, but there are a few more "twists" to the topic as we discussed this week in class: the possibility of having more than one mode, what you do if there are two numbers in the middle when trying to find the median, and a new definition of mean (balance point) that will be explored further in class next week.

As you probably know by now, there was a lose in my family last week that hit me pretty hard. That being said, I'm not quite up to being my usually loquacious self, but I have to sincerely thank all of my students for being so incredibly kind and understanding, showing their concern with cards, letters, and hugs throughout the week and being on their very best behavior, which wasn't necessarily easy as the weather warms up and we quickly approach Spring Break. Thank you for being such awesome students!

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