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Math 6

One Month Down

We have made it through the first month of middle school! It was a big change for all the students and now we are starting to see everyone get settled and comfortable. The comfortableness can be both good and bad. To some students, this means more participating and more questions. For other students, this means trying out an attitude and testing the limits of work output. I even see a mix of both while students adjust to who they are at West. Talk to your 6th grader about their highlights and areas for improvement in their learning. I would love to hear some feedback!
We are headed into the fourth week of our ratios and proportions unit. A ratio is a comparison between two quantities (the title above is a link to a short video introduction on the topic). So far, students have explored identifying ratios and finding equivalent ratios through the use of various models. Over the next two weeks, we will continue focus on proportional ratio models, compare ratios, and delve in to measurement conversions. If all goes as planned, we will be testing over this unit on September 29th or 30th. Look for a study guide coming home next week!