We have completed Module 7 which is on applying ratios and rates. Students learned how to understand to use ratios and rates to make tables and graphs that represent real-world situations, and then use them to solve problems. Students made tables of equivalent ratios relating quantities with whole-number measurements, found missing values in the tables, and plotted the ordered pairs of values on the coordinate plane. Students will use this information to compare the ratios and draw conclusions. Students will also be using ratio reasoning to convert measurement units within measurement systems using customary and metric measurement systems. We began our next unit, Module 8, which is about using percents to solve real-world problems. Students will have a understanding of percents and how they relate to decimals and fractions, and solving percent problems. Students will understand that they can use percents to find a part of a real-world quantity when you know the whole and a percent, and find the whole of a quantity when you know a part and a percent. The year is going by quickly! Our next major concept in sixth grade will prepare them for algebra and give them the foundations they need for solving equations. Thank you again for all your support at home. Working together helps your child to succeed in the classroom!
A second Parent-Teacher conference is scheduled for February 6th & 7th. This second conference is optional. If you feel that you would like to schedule an appointment and you were not able to do so online, feel free to contact me and we can work something out.
The following are the dates for math in February:
February 7th – No School PT conferences
February 14th No School – Staff Development Day
February 17th – No School Presidents Day
February 28th End of the Second Trimester