- Students have been doing a great job of working on operations with fractions and decimals. They are reviewing the steps of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and decimals. However, this year the challenge has been to solve a word problem involving several operations.
- In this next unit, students will understand ratios and percents. A ratio is a comparison of two quantities using division. A proportion is a statement that two ratios are equal. In understanding percents students will understand that percent means ‘per hundred’. Tips are commonly calculated as a percentage of a bill. Tips are a useful real-world application of percents. Next time you are out at a restaurant have your child practice these skills by calculating the tip!
- I want to take this time to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving in advance. Your children are a blessing to work with each day!
November Sixth Grade Math Club:
Continental Math contests will be during the school day during Math Lab class.