## Monday, December 19, 2011

### TEST SCORES

Yes I did show 3rd block their test scores, but all the scores changed. All grades could have gone up from 3 to 13 points. I took 3 questions off and if they were already correct I gave a bonus point. So the score you saw on Thursday is not the accurate score.

## Wednesday, December 14, 2011

### TEST TEST TEST TOMORROW TOMORROW TOMORROW

The end of unit test is tomorrow. I am feeling pretty confident in all of you. Please be prepared. If you need some extra practice you can look at the ODD problems on Pages 94-96, all the answers are in the back of the textbook.

## Tuesday, December 13, 2011

### 12/13/2011 HOMEWORK

6 Board Problems
Page 94-96
6, 8, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58, 60.

## Monday, December 12, 2011

### MATH TEXTBOOK ONLINE

6th Grade Math
http://my.hrw.com/
username: bwhite1467
password: f5s8s

### MONDAY IN CLASS.......

• We are reviewing Independent & Dependent Variables as well as plotting their points on a coordinate grid. 4 questions will be answered in class for a daily grade.

• Quickly review solving equations. We will apply this to solving inequalities and learn how to graph inequalities. All examples and homework assignment are on Page 90-91.
HOMEWORK
PAGE 91 5-24

## Friday, December 9, 2011

### FRIDAY CLASSWORK - HOMEWORK 12/9/11

Worksheet - Problems 1-15 (Homework if it did not get finished in class) The first 2 pages are examples if you need help.

Homework Assignment 1-15

Poster Project is Due on Monday (Scroll Down On The BLOG for Directions & Scoring Information)

### LOTS & LOTS & LOTS & LOTS & LOTS & LOTS & LOTS & LOTS & LOTS & LOTS OF EXTRA PRACTICE!!!!!

Solve One-Variable Equations
Shodor - Algebra Four - Game

MathsNet - Unknowns on Both Sides

MathsNet - Equation Buster - Class Interactive

Substitution of Variables
MathsNet - Substituting Values - Tutorial

BBC - Late Delivery - Game
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/postie.html

Write Expressions and Equations
MathsNet - Word Problems - Class Interactive

LearnAlberta - Exploring Algebra Noodle - Game -

Balancing Equations
NLVM - Algebra Balance Scales - Student Interactive
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_201_g_3_t_2.html?open=instructions&from=category_g_3_t_2.html

Illuminations - Pan Balance - Numbers - Class Interactive

Illuminations - Pan Balance - Expressions - Class Interactive

LearnAlberta - Balancing Equations - Video Lesson
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/index.html?page=lessons&lesson=m6lessonshell11.swf

CORE Academy - 6th Grade, 2005 Participant Handbook - Balance or Tilt? Lesson -

BBC - Equation Match Game -

Inequalities
Math is Fun - Teacher Tutorial

SpeedMath - Inequalities - Game

IXL Math - Comparing Integers - Student Interactive

MathsNet - Inequalities - Tutorial -

### INDEPENDENT & DEPENDENT VARIABLES & FUNCTIONS - PRACTICE GAMES

Cyberchase - Stop That Creature - Game

Math Playground - What‟s the Function? - Game
http://mathwire.com/games/guessmyrulegame.pdf

Mathwire - Guess My Rule: The Function Machine - Game

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

Teams - Find the Function- Game

### DEPENDENT AND INDEPENDENT VARIABLES

This topic can be very confusing, and now that 6th graders have to know this stuff, I am doing all I can to make it better and easier. So hopefully to help in the understanding of the 2 different types of variables I have assigned a Poster Project. The poster (8.5 x 11 paper is fine) is due on Monday, December 12.

READ THE DETAILS BELOW. (IT SAYS THE 15TH BUT IT IS DUE ON THE 12TH)

﻿
 SCORING RUBRIC
﻿

﻿
 ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
﻿

PAGE 76 22-24
PAGE 80 20-22
PAGE 83 22-24
PAGE 86 5-8

## Tuesday, December 6, 2011

### Teachers' Domain: Bianca the Spy

Teachers' Domain: Bianca the Spy

In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca daydreams about being a spy. In order to save the video games of the world from being totally eliminated, Bianca must replace a crystal in the video game eliminator. To do that safely she must follow a specific number of steps and then perform the inverse of those steps.

### EQUATION - A MATHEMATICAL SENTENCE THAT CONTAINS AN = SIGN

2 + 7 = 9
10 - 6 = 4
14 = 2 x 7
2 + x = 9
4 = k - 6
15 ÷ m = 3

Alot of the time we can find the solution to an equation with a variable without even working it out because we know our math facts. Though this isn't always true and it is extremely important that we know how to solve an equation.

You can use problem solving techniques as well as mental math to help you solve an equation, but sometimes the problems are too difficult to solve in our head so knowing the process is important, plus Mrs. White ALWAYS wants to see your work :).

So I guess I will tell you the most important things about solving an equation.
1.) What type of problem are you working (addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division)
2.) What is the opposite of the operation in the problem?
3.) Your goal is to get the variable alone on 1 side of the = sign, so you will need to move any numbers that are on the same side as the variable. To do this you will need to use the operation from step 2 to get the variable to the other side of the = sign.
4.) Remeber BALANCE - What you do to one side you must do to the other.
5.) Check to make sure your answer is the solution. Substitute your answer for the variable and work it out. If you get the same number of both sides of the equal sign then you were correct.

For example, x + 3 = 5 (notice how I use each step)
1. Addition Equation
2. Opposite of Addition is Subtraction
3. & 4.) x + 3 = 5
- 3   - 3
x        = 2

Notice that I had to get the 3 away from the x so I did the opposite of addition to subtract 3 from both sides. When I subtracted 3 from 5, I got 2. To check and make sure 2 is the solution I will substitute it back into the original equation to check. When there is balance you know you were correct.

x + 3 = 5
2 + 3 = 5
5=5 When there is balance you know you were correct. J

### EQUATIONS

Algebra is all about BALANCE. So when I think about BALANCE I think about this..........

So technically a teeter totter isn't the greatest example but it is good because it proves that if the weight/value on one side is not the same as the weight/value on the other side then the teeter totter will not sit balanced, thus its appeal. In math however we do want balance at all times.

To show balance in math we use
=

## Monday, December 5, 2011

### FINALLY SOMETHING NEW

We have all completed the learning check with 85% of the 6th grade students passing. We are going to continue working with Algebra for the next 2 weeks. We will be learning how to solve equations and inequalities. There will be 1 more test before Christmas Break...