6th and 8th Grade Math
With Ms. Watkins
April 24, 2015 Volume 30
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6th Grade Math
This week we learned about the volume of three-dimensional figures. Students learned that the formula for the volume of prisms and cylinders is the area of the base times the height. On Tuesday and Wednesday students applied their understanding of surface area and volume to a project. They were given the net of an angry bird (each formed either a rectangular prism or a cube) and had to measure the sides to determine the surface area and volume of their character. On those days students also had the opportunity to ask questions about topics from the chapter and collect extra problems to review for the chapter test. At the end of the class on Wednesday I talked about common mistakes from the second quiz and retaught how to estimate square roots to the nearest whole number and how to calculate the area and circumference of a circle. On Thursday students took the chapter 8 test. Friday we looked at graphing on the coordinate plane. Students came in with knowledge from previous classes and reading/taking notes. We reviewed the terminology and students worked on an activity where they graphed a shape or drawing and made directions using the coordinates of their points to have someone else create the same picture. The 8.1-8.7 quiz was given back in class. We will review it in more detail on Monday, so please make sure that the quizzes are in the folders on Monday.