The Mr. Ellis Newsletter

What's Going On in Mr. E's Class and Around CEMS

Week of December 1st to December 5th

Progress Reports will come home on Wednesday, December 3rd. Please sign and return to appropriate teachers.


Vocabulary Quiz on Wednesday will be only the first five words from out list: ratio, proportion, unit rate, rate, and equivalent ratio. This is because we have not discussed the other vocabulary words in class yet.


Cookie Dough Fundraiser: Cookie Dough orders can be picked up on Wednesday after school in the gym. The student rewards for selling cookie dough will be on Tuesday, December 9th during the school day.


Christmas Band Concert on Tuesday, December 9th at 7:00 pm. Christmas Chorus Concerts on Tuesday, December 16th. Sixth Grade at 6:00 pm and 7th/8th grade at 7:00 pm.

Vocabulary Words for December

We will have a quiz on Wednesday, December 3rd for the 1st five words. The last five words will be quizzed on Wednesday, December 17th.


ratio - a comparison of 2 or more numbers


proportion - an equation showing two ratios are equal


equivalent ratios - equal ratios


unit rate - a rate that uses the number 1


rate - a ratio comparing two numbers with different units

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proportional reasoning - being able to use the concept of proportions when analyzing and solving a mathematical situation


percent - part of 100


equivalent fractions - equal fractions


cross products - the products of diagonal numbers in a proportion


conversion - a process of changing measurements

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