Mrs. McQueen
Knowing & Growing Our Mindset
Week of March 19th, 2018
'News and Noteworthy'
TUTORING THIS WEEK:
Math and Accelerated Math-Thursday @7:45
I highly recommend that students visit some of the websites I have listed at the bottom of the newsletter as a means to better understand the skills/concepts we are studying throughout the school year. In most cases they can simply click on the link and then search for the specific content.
*The 400 computer lab is available every morning during homeroom for student usage for assignments.
Social Studies
TEST on Latin America Thursday, March 15th.
Study guide will be given on Monday.
LATIN AMERICA exploration continues. Students will be comparing and contrasting forms of government as well as the economies of Mexico, Brazil, and Cuba. Since they have previously studied government and economies they have prior knowledge which will help with their understanding.
A guide to our standards:
A guide for notes, etc.:
General MathUnit 4: Area and Volume. Students will continue exploring area this week. This week they will focus on finding the surface area of prisms and pyramids. Test on Area Thursday. The test will focus on finding area, surface area, and composing/decomposing composite figures to find the total area of the figure. *See standards noted below. STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume. This weeks focus... MGSE6.G.1 Find area of right triangles, other triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems. MGSE6.G.4 Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems. Standards and Links: 1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Given a rectangular prisms, rectangular pyramids, triangular prisms, and triangular prisms students will find surface area using the net. Students will solve problems by finding the volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edges. Students will decompose and compose polygons to find the area.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively – Students will use their understanding of the value of fractions in solving with area. Students will be able to see and justify the reasoning for decomposing and composing of an irregular polygon/nets using area of triangles and quadrilaterals to solve for surface area. Students will use the relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes to understand surface area.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Students will justify how they found surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms, area of irregular polygons, and volume of rectangular prisms with fractal edges by packing it with unit cubes. Students will justify why finding the volume of a rectangular prisms by multiplying the length by the width by the height is the same as multiply the area of the base by the height. Students will review solutions and justify (verbally and written) why the solutions are reasonable.
4. Model with mathematics. Use hands on/virtual manipulatives (prisms, pyramids and folding nets) using every day two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Students will draw irregular polygons and decompose into triangles and special quadrilaterals.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically. Students will use a ruler, graph paper two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes to solve for area, volume and surface area. In addition, students will determine appropriate area formulas to use for given situations.
6. Attend to precision. Students will use appropriate measurement units (square units and cubic units) and correct terminology to justify reasonable solutions.
7. Look for and make use of structure. Students will understand the relationship between the structure of a three-dimensional shape and its volume formula. Students also decompose two-dimensional figures to find areas.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Students will explain why formula or process is used to solve given problems. Students use properties of figures and properties of operations to connect formulas to surface area and volume.
LINKS Area https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-geometry-topic *I have created accounts for students at www.prodigygame.com *Students were given a username and password. They can contact me through Canvas if they need that information again. This is a fun, game based website that the students are thoroughly enjoying at school when we use it and they can also access it at home. This site allows me to create assignments and track students progress.
*Since I 'loop' skills and concepts through a nine week period, please be reminded that any low grade will be adjusted when a student shows mastery. *In our classroom mistakes are expected, respected, inspected and corrected. | Accelerated MathUnit 6: Statistics Focus standards for this week...
MGSE6.SP.1. Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, “How old am I?” is not a statistical question, but “How old are the students in my school?” is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students’ ages.
MGSE6.SP.2. Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape. MGSE6.SP.3 Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.
Summarize and describe distributions.
MGSE6.SP.4. Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots. *Quiz Thursday *Changing homework slightly to allow students some freedom with pacing throughout the week due to various after school activities they may have. Homework will be assigned or given on Tuesday's. It is DUE on Friday's. I will still use Canvas to post the assignment so students can have access to it in the event they are absent. Canvas allows me to have dialogue with students as well because they can send me questions/comments about their math homework or anything we are doing in class for that matter. I have created accounts for students at www.prodigygame.com *Students were given a username and password. They can contact me through Canvas if they need that information again. This is a fun, game based website that the students are thoroughly enjoying at school when we use it and they can also access it at home. This site allows me to create assignments and track students progress. Web resources that will support their understanding are noted below. http://www.mathplayground.com/grade_6_games.html *In our classroom mistakes are expected, respected, inspected and corrected. | Web LinksAll concepts/skills related to MATH Georgia Standards of Excellence: http://www.mathplayground.com/ https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/ https://xtramath.org/#/home/index Visual Fraction Models for Division of Fractions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_11SEY-P_h0 Division Step 1 – Model Dividing Fractions by Fractions (Multiply by the reciprocal/invert and multiply) and Rewrite Using Common Denominators https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBxPYosbyWw Division of Fractions Using Number Lines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFesOB9ikUs&list=PL53C84823EA44BCB3 Division Array Model for Fractions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bud-IYM_Mw&index=4&list=PL53C84823EA44BCB3 GCF (greatest common factor) and LCM (least common multiple) Factor Game http://www.basic-mathematics.com/greatest-common-factor-game.html
Greatest Common Factor Game http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/GreatestCommonFactor.htm Distributive Property Integers: http://www.mathguide.com/lessons/Integers.html Fun Interactive Practice Integer Operations Game http://www.mathnook.com/math/bike-racing-math-integer.html Statistics: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-data-statistics http://intermath.coe.uga.edu/dictnary/homepg.asp http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/ http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/mathematics-glossary/glossary ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.mathplayground.com/common_core_state_standards_for_mathematics_grade_6.html Geometry (Area and Volume): http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/index.html?page=lessons · Math Open Reference (Excellent free interactive website for teaching points, lines, rays, polygons, diagonals, concave vs. convex, interior angles, quadrilaterals, triangles, circles, transformations, and more!)
· Using Area and Perimeter (Choose Lesson 12) Dividing Decimals: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=algorithm+for+dividing+decimals Expressions and Equations: http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedLandingPage.aspx https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-expressions-and-variables Interactive vocabulary http://amathsdictionaryforkids.com/ Learn Zillion (6th Grade Math Standards) Tutorials and practice problems. https://learnzillion.com/Georgia Virtual Learning http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedLandingPage.aspx Ratios, Rates, and Percentages |
General Math
Unit 4: Area and Volume.
Students will continue exploring area this week. This week they will focus on finding the surface area of prisms and pyramids.
Test on Area Thursday. The test will focus on finding area, surface area, and composing/decomposing composite figures to find the total area of the figure.
*See standards noted below.
STANDARDS FOR MATHEMATICAL CONTENT
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
This weeks focus...
MGSE6.G.1 Find area of right triangles, other triangles, quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes; apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
MGSE6.G.4 Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Standards and Links:
1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. Given a rectangular prisms, rectangular pyramids, triangular prisms, and triangular prisms students will find surface area using the net. Students will solve problems by finding the volume of rectangular prisms with fractional edges. Students will decompose and compose polygons to find the area.
2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively – Students will use their understanding of the value of fractions in solving with area. Students will be able to see and justify the reasoning for decomposing and composing of an irregular polygon/nets using area of triangles and quadrilaterals to solve for surface area. Students will use the relationships between two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes to understand surface area.
3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. Students will justify how they found surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms, area of irregular polygons, and volume of rectangular prisms with fractal edges by packing it with unit cubes. Students will justify why finding the volume of a rectangular prisms by multiplying the length by the width by the height is the same as multiply the area of the base by the height. Students will review solutions and justify (verbally and written) why the solutions are reasonable.
4. Model with mathematics. Use hands on/virtual manipulatives (prisms, pyramids and folding nets) using every day two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. Students will draw irregular polygons and decompose into triangles and special quadrilaterals.
5. Use appropriate tools strategically. Students will use a ruler, graph paper two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes to solve for area, volume and surface area. In addition, students will determine appropriate area formulas to use for given situations.
6. Attend to precision. Students will use appropriate measurement units (square units and cubic units) and correct terminology to justify reasonable solutions.
7. Look for and make use of structure. Students will understand the relationship between the structure of a three-dimensional shape and its volume formula. Students also decompose two-dimensional figures to find areas.
8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. Students will explain why formula or process is used to solve given problems. Students use properties of figures and properties of operations to connect formulas to surface area and volume.
LINKS
Area
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-geometry-topic
*I have created accounts for students at www.prodigygame.com
*Students were given a username and password. They can contact me through Canvas if they need that information again.
This is a fun, game based website that the students are thoroughly enjoying at school when we use it and they can also access it at home. This site allows me to create assignments and track students progress.
*Since I 'loop' skills and concepts through a nine week period, please be reminded that any low grade will be adjusted when a student shows mastery.
*In our classroom mistakes are expected, respected, inspected and corrected.
Accelerated Math
Unit 6: Statistics
Focus standards for this week...
MGSE6.SP.1. Recognize a statistical question as one that anticipates variability in the data related to the question and accounts for it in the answers. For example, “How old am I?” is not a statistical question, but “How old are the students in my school?” is a statistical question because one anticipates variability in students’ ages.
MGSE6.SP.2. Understand that a set of data collected to answer a statistical question has a distribution which can be described by its center, spread, and overall shape.
MGSE6.SP.3 Recognize that a measure of center for a numerical data set summarizes all of its values with a single number, while a measure of variation describes how its values vary with a single number.
Summarize and describe distributions.
MGSE6.SP.4. Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.
*Quiz Thursday
*Changing homework slightly to allow students some freedom with pacing throughout the week due to various after school activities they may have. Homework will be assigned or given on Tuesday's. It is DUE on Friday's. I will still use Canvas to post the assignment so students can have access to it in the event they are absent. Canvas allows me to have dialogue with students as well because they can send me questions/comments about their math homework or anything we are doing in class for that matter.
I have created accounts for students at www.prodigygame.com
*Students were given a username and password. They can contact me through Canvas if they need that information again.
This is a fun, game based website that the students are thoroughly enjoying at school when we use it and they can also access it at home. This site allows me to create assignments and track students progress.
Web resources that will support their understanding are noted below.
http://www.mathplayground.com/grade_6_games.html
*In our classroom mistakes are expected, respected, inspected and corrected.
Web Links
All concepts/skills related to MATH Georgia Standards of Excellence:
http://www.mathplayground.com/
https://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/createagraph/
https://xtramath.org/#/home/index
Visual Fraction Models for Division of Fractions
Singapore Math-Dividing Fractions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_11SEY-P_h0
Division Step 1 – Model Dividing Fractions by Fractions (Multiply by the reciprocal/invert and multiply) and Rewrite Using Common Denominators
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBxPYosbyWw
Division of Fractions Using Number Lines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFesOB9ikUs&list=PL53C84823EA44BCB3
Division Array Model for Fractions
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bud-IYM_Mw&index=4&list=PL53C84823EA44BCB3
GCF (greatest common factor) and LCM (least common multiple)
Factor Game
http://www.basic-mathematics.com/greatest-common-factor-game.html
Greatest Common Factor Game
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/GreatestCommonFactor.htm
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/factors-multiples/greatest_common_divisor/v/lcm-and-gcf-greatest-common-factor--word-problems
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/factors-multiples/greatest_common_divisor/v/greatest-common-divisor
http://coolmath.com/prealgebra/01-gcfs-lcms/index.html
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/lcm_gcf.htm
http://www.homeschoolmath.net/online/factoring.php
http://www.math-aids.com/Factors/
Distributive Property
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-factors-and-multiples/cc-6th-distributive-property/v/the-distributive-property
http://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/distributive-law.html
http://www.coolmath.com/prealgebra/06-properties/05-properties-distributive-01.htm
Integers:
http://www.mathguide.com/lessons/Integers.html
Fun Interactive Practice Integer Operations Game
http://www.mathnook.com/math/bike-racing-math-integer.html
Statistics:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-data-statistics
http://intermath.coe.uga.edu/dictnary/homepg.asp
http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
http://www.corestandards.org/Math/Content/mathematics-glossary/glossary
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
http://www.mathplayground.com/common_core_state_standards_for_mathematics_grade_6.html
Geometry (Area and Volume):
http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html
http://www.learnalberta.ca/content/mesg/html/math6web/index.html?page=lessons
· Math Open Reference (Excellent free interactive website for teaching points, lines, rays, polygons, diagonals, concave vs. convex, interior angles, quadrilaterals, triangles, circles, transformations, and more!)
· Using Area and Perimeter (Choose Lesson 12)
Dividing Decimals:
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=algorithm+for+dividing+decimals
Expressions and Equations:
https://learnzillion.com/
http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedLandingPage.aspx
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-expressions-and-variables
Interactive vocabulary
http://amathsdictionaryforkids.com/
Learn Zillion (6th Grade Math Standards)
Tutorials and practice problems.
https://learnzillion.com/Georgia Virtual Learning
http://www.gavirtuallearning.org/Resources/SharedLandingPage.aspx
Ratios, Rates, and Percentages
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-sixth-grade-math/cc-6th-ratios-prop-topic
http://www.mathplayground.com/index_ratio_proportion_percent.html