# 6th and 8th Grade Math

### With Ms. Watkins

## September 25, 2015

## Office Hours (math help after school)

Monday's 3:15-4:00 in room 403 with Ms. Watkins

Wednesday's 3:15-4:00 in room 401 with Miss Brockman.

This is a time when students may come in and begin their homework, work on reassessment, or just receive additional help with math. All middle school students are welcome to come to either or both office hours.

Expectations:

- Work on math material first.
- Keep voices down so that everyone can focus on their own material.
- If a student wants or needs a snack, it must be nut free.

## Middle School Math Reassessment Policy

**meet with their teacher before or after school within**

**one week**of receiving the assessment in the red folder. For example, if red folders are sent home on Friday, your child has until the following Friday to meet with me. During this meeting your child will develop an individual plan with me to determine how they will be reassessed. Reassessments must be completed within one week of meeting with me.

## 6th Grade Math

This week was all about fractions, decimals, and percents. On Monday the focus was on percents above 100% and below 1%. Tuesday we spent some time reviewing and addressing questions that students had. In the time remaining students began work on a mini project where they created a flip book on percents, fractions, and decimals. In this project students were able to choose 10 numbers. They alternated displaying the number in fraction, decimal, and percent form and then they converted each number into the other two forms. Students continued to work on this project for our double math period on Wednesday. Thursday we didn't have math class because of the high school visits. The week ended with a quiz on fractions, decimals, and percents. Next week we will begin unit 2 where students are computing with fractions, decimals, and integers. Have a great weekend.

## 8th Grade Math

This week our focus was on simplifying exponential expressions. On Monday I addressed questions about multiplying numbers in scientific notation and then we went on to the multiplication properties of exponents. Tuesday's focus was on division properties of exponents. At the start of class I provided every student the option of simplifying 2 problems involving exponents and division. For the students who accurately simplified the expressions I had an alternate activity for them to complete during class. The remainder of the class had a lesson on division properties of exponents. Wednesday students took the MAP test during math. For those that finished early I had worksheets on simplifying exponential expressions that they could work on. Thursday we had time for review and addressing lingering questions. Friday I continued to the next lesson in the unit which is on estimating square roots. The quiz on 8.1-8.5 (simplifying exponential expressions) is on Monday.