## Saturday, November 21, 2015

### KEEP CALM

Students are ready to use the commutative property and their knowledge of like terms to simplify algebraic expressions.

### M&M's and LIKE TERMS

To help the kiddos truly understand like terms I used M&M's. All students were given a plate and a cup of M&M's. Students were told to sort their candy, some asked how and I did not give any advice. 99% of the kids sorted their candy by color. On the plate students were told to write about how they sorted the candy. This was also a practice in writing short response answers. Below is an example of the activity.

## Thursday, November 19, 2015

### 11/19/2015 HOMEWORK

1.) Choose all your favorite colors
2.) Assign a color to a term, then find all the terms that are "like" it
3.) Choose another term and another color.
4.) Complete the worksheet.
5.) All boxes will be colored

### REVIEW: MULTIPLYING DECIMALS

 PRACTICE PLACING THE DECIMAL POINT IN THE CORRECT LOCATION

## Tuesday, November 10, 2015

### PROPERTIES

 ASSOCIATIVE PROPERTY OF MULTIPLICATION

 DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTY

 DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTY

 COMMUTATIVE PROPERTY OF MULTIPLICATION