## Monday, September 30, 2013

### HOMEWORK 9/30/13

Replace the picture with the correct letter. For example #1 5(c + f) = 5c + 5f

Complete the assignment. Remember that the number outside the parenthesis is to be multiplied by everything inside the parenthesis.

### FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Distributive Property

Today with the help of mathequalslove.blogspot.com I used food to help students learn about the distributive property. We made up combo meals and then multiplied them by a number.

Students were introduced to a variable. We assigned variable to images for example,
banana = b
apple = a
coke = c
water = w

In the pictures you see below are the examples we created

We were able to visualize the distributive property much better than I expected. This is a fabulous example and I am so glad to have found it and share it with everyone.

## Friday, September 27, 2013

### COMMUTATIVE AND ASSOCIATIVE PROPERTIES OF ADDITION AND MULTIPLICATION

In class we reviewed the commutative properties for addition and multiplication. Everyone knows the commutative property is the "flip flop" property. In addition to the commutative property today in class we talked about the associative property of addition and multiplication.

## Thursday, September 26, 2013

### MATH PROPERTIES

Today we took a pretty test over the math properties that all 6th graders need to know. We began our property lessons with the commutative property of addition and multiplication Students did a great job recognizing this property as the one that "flip flops"

## Tuesday, September 24, 2013

### ALGEBRA ALGEBRA ALGEBRA ALGEBRA ALGEBRA

I <3 Algebra!!!!!!

Yesterday we took the pre-test and so we are ready to get started. Our first step towards Algebra Mastery is exponents.

Today in class took the following notes from the SmartBoard

Then we made this foldable for our Math Notebooks.

### EXPONENT PRACTICE

Games and Extra Practice with Exponents

Big Number = Base
Little Number = Exponent (POWER)
Repeated Multiplication = Base x Base x Base
Exponential Notation = Base with an exponent

Alien Exponents -
http://www.ezschool.com/Games/Exponents.html

Exponent Practice -
http://www.aaamath.com/exp-eval-exp.htm

Exponents Greater Than Less Than
http://www.softschools.com/math/games/exponents_practice.jsp

Exponent Matching
http://www.studystack.com/matching-14392

Asteroids
http://www.mathdork.com/games/asteroidsexp3/asteroidsexp3.html

## Wednesday, September 18, 2013

### PLOTTING POINTS ON A COORDINATE GRID - EXTRA HELP AND PRACTICE

Today in class we reviewed the quadrants and what the ordered pairs from each should look like. From there we made sure we remembered how to plot a point on the grid. Quadrant 1 was a review for all students and we added the other 3 quadrants to make the entire coordinate grid. All students are responsible for plotting and name points from all 4 quadrants.

CHECK OUT THE GAMES BELOW FOR EXTRA PRACTICE PLOTTING POINTS

http://www.mathplayground.com/locate_aliens.html

http://www.funbrain.com/co/ (Click Medium, play again and Click Hard)

http://funbasedlearning.com/algebra/graphing/points/

http://www.mathplayground.com/spaceboyrescue.html

http://www.oswego.org/ocsd-web/games/billybug2/bug2.html

## Monday, September 16, 2013

### HOMEWORK 9/16/2013

Beside each ordered pair write the quadrant it would be plotted in.
{THERE WILL BE NO PLOTTING ON THIS ASSIGNMENT}

1.)   (-4, 4) = QUADRANT 2
2.)   (7, -1) = QUADRANT 4
3.)   (6, 5) =
4.)   (-9, -9) =
5.)   (-2, 7) =
6.)   (7, -4) =
7.)   (-4, 19) =
8.)   (24, -34) =
9.)   (-45, -21) =
10.) (-9, 87) =
11.) (8, 22) =
12.) (93, -37) =
13.) (-24, -54) =
14.) (-4, -90) =
15.) (16, 54) =
16.) (20, -20) =
17.) (10, 10) =
18.) (54, -21) =
19.) (-15, -36) =
20.) (-24, 56) =
21.) (-17, -65) =
22.) (8, 2) =
23.) (-74, 26) =
24.) (89, 91) =
25.) (21, -23) =
26.) (50, -23) =
26.) (-18, -6) =
28.) (32, 45) =
29.) (-12, -21) =
30.) (-58, 23) =
31.) (-34, -34) =
32.) (9, -17) =
33.) (-45, 8) =
34.) (28, -28) =
35.) (-47, -84) =
36.) (-8, 18) =
37.) (9, 9) =
38.) (-78, 2) =
39.) (5, 9) =
40.) (78, 11) =

### PLOTTING AND NAME ORDERED PAIRS ON THE COORDINATE GRID

Today in class we reviewed Quadrant 1 on the Coordinate Grid. Everyone got a quick refresher on plotting points in Quadrant 1 and then we moved on to the whole Coordinate Grid, looking at all 4 Quadrants.

Each Quadrants is labeled and examples of the signs of the ordered pairs are given. Make sure you can recognize where a point should go based on the ordered pair only.