Wednesday, February 29, 2012

TODAY IN CLASS

Today in class we took a practice test to see how well everyone will do on the upcoming test. I can see that we still need to work on surface area. I also saw that many students have forgotten how to work with fractions especially without a calculator. So tonight the homework assignment is all review.

HOMEWORK
Page 194 8-23
Page 262 9-16

Monday, February 27, 2012

SURFACE AREA

Today in class we are working on Surface Area.

Make sure you remember the following.

Todays problems are all 3-D shapes like

For all of todays problems make sure to draw all 3-D shapes as nets like

Here you will see how to work the above example. I applied numbers and found the area of each part. Notice that I labeled each part and found the area. Then I totalled all the separate areas to find the total surface area.

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DO NOW/EXTRA CREDIT

This is today's do now and is also an extra credit assignment.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

6-WEEK EXAM STUDY TOPICS

• 3 WAYS TO WRITE A RATIO
• SIMPLIFY RATIOS (JUST LIKE FRACTIONS)
• RATIO = COMPARE/COMPARISON
• WHOLE TO PART
• PART TO WHOLE
• RATES
• UNIT RATES (PER)
• USE TABLES TO FIND EQUIVALENT RATIOS AND MISSING VALUES
• PERCENT PROBLEMS
• PERCENT OF A WHOLE
• FIND THE PERCENT WHEN THE PART AND THE PERCENT ARE GIVEN
• PERCENT = # PER 100
• CONVERTING UNITS
• CUSTOMARY - INCHES, FEET, POUNDS, TONS, GALLONS, CUPS, ETC.
• METRIC - METER, LITER, GRAM
• TAPE DIAGRAM
• DOUBLE NUMBER LINE DIAGRAM

BIG TEST TOMORROW!

The 6-week exam is tomorrow. Tonight for extra practice you might need to review the Customary and Metric Units as well as converting them. You can find problems to work on pages 530-531 5-33 odds. All the answers are in the back of the book so you can work and then check your answers.

Monday, February 6, 2012

A LITTLE MORE.....

While everyone is finishing up their test from Friday, everyone is going to be completing a Problem Solving activity on Page 509. The problem solving strategy being used is "LOOK BACK" this is a very important tool for all students. In this exercise do the following.

1. Write all the problems
2. Underline any important/useful/necessary information
3. Make sure the solution that is given is correct. If it is not given, be sure to give the correct solution and show your work.