6th and 8th Grade Math
With Ms. Watkins
May 1, 2015 Volume 31 (Happy May day!)
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6th Grade Math
This week we began to talk about graphing on the coordinate plane. The overall topic for the week was transformations. On Monday we learned about translations and reflections. Students learned about arrow notation to describe a translation (or slide). They also learned about reflecting a figure over the x or the y axis. On Tuesday and also the first half of Wednesday the topic was rotations. We rotated figures on the coordinate plane by increments of 90 degrees about the origin. The second half of Wednesday was focused on review. Students had the opportunity to pick low, medium, or high risk handouts to assist with their review. On Thursday students took the 10.5-10.7 quiz and I also gave an Aimsweb benchmark test to the class. Friday closed the week with reviewing answers and common problems with the chapter 8 test and the second Aimsweb benchmark test. 6A was able to begin an activity on 9.1-9.2 involving growing tile patterns and graphing. Both classes will complete the activity on Monday. Friday also marked the beginning of our unit on formulas and graphs.