## Monday, September 23, 2013 - Cumulative Review of Decimals, Distributive Property, and Operations with Decimals, Multiplying and Dividing with Fractions

Multiplying with Fractions p.266 #6-24 (even problems only) was returned and the answers to each problem were posted on the board. Students were given 20 minutes to correct these 10 problems. Students who finished turned in their work. Those who didn't were instructed to complete this assignment for homework.

Bell Work Quiz was returned and reviewed. It consisted of questions reviewing concepts we've worked on since the beginning of the quarter. I have one more student who needs to take the quiz who was absent Friday and today. After this student completes the quiz, I will post the quiz here.

3rd and 4th period received notes on dividing with fractions and guided practice using problems from the Holt textbook, p.272 #1-13. They are to finish these problems for homework. The following PowerPoint was used.

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5th and 6th period will complete these notes tomorrow.

**Unit 1 Test date has been rescheduled for Thursday, September 23, 2013**. Students will be tested on operations and application with decimals, applying the GCF and LCM, using the distributive property to rename expressions, and problem solving using multiplication and division with fractions.## Tuesday, September 24, 2013 - Cumulative Review, Dividing with Fractions

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**Practice p.80-81**" was graded, returned, and reviewed. For homework, students are to correct their work for full credit. Questions 1-33 are worth 1 point each. Question 34 is worth 2 points. Questions 35, 36, and 38 are worth 4 points and question 37 is worth 3 points. We discussed the solutions for questions 35 - 38 and wrote possible explanations for each problem. When writing or communicating in math, students should work on the following standards: 2013.09.16_to_19_hmwrk_practice_p80-81.pdf | |

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The remainder of class was devoted to dividing with fractions. Students either received guided practice or checked solutions for #1-13 from p.272 from the Holt textbook. Students received "47 Review and Lesson 51" today which will be classwork tomorrow.

## Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - Cumulative Review, Dividing with Fractions

**Unit 1 Test is scheduled for tomorrow**. It will involve all operations with decimals and the application of decimals (NS2&3), factors, multiples (NS4) and division with fractions (NS1&2), and using the distributive property to rename expressions as the sum of two numbers with a common factor as a multiple of a sum of two whole numbers with no common factor (NS.4). The test will involve multiple-choice and open-response questions.

Students worked in groups to divide with fractions using "47 Review" and "Lesson 51." Please see the directions for Lesson 51. Based on these instructions, students will only have to complete 10 problems from the entire set. Most classes discussed and completed #19 and #20 from 47 Review. When you are trying to determine how many groups you can make out of a given amount, you can use division. We used tables to show patterns from linear equations for each word problem involving division and how to create an expression from the table. We also used fact families to arrive at an expression involving division and to check solutions. The key for this assignment is attached below along with steps for the division algorithm.

## Thursday, September 26, 2013 - Unit 1 Test Part 1

Students completed 20 multiple-choice questions and 4 open-response questions involving factors, multiples, distributive property, and dividing with fractions. Both sections will be scored separately. Tomorrow, students will finish their Unit 1 Test with a 15 minute open-response post-test (which will also be scored separately) over decimals and then a 6 minute multiplication assessment. Afterwards, we will begin our journey into ratios and proportions!

***The Bell Work Quiz from last Friday, September 20, has been posted.

***The Bell Work Quiz from last Friday, September 20, has been posted.

## Friday, September 27, 2013 - Unit 1 Test Part 2, Ratios and Unit Rate

**Homework was collected: "47 Review and Lesson 51."**Those who turned it in on time will receive bonus points. Students who did not finish have until Monday to complete the assignment. After Monday, the work will be considered late. Bell work for this week was not collected as there were only one-two sets due to testing and revising of work this week.

Bell work from last week was returned as well as the multiplying fractions assignment from Holt textbook p.266, #6-24 even. I selected problems 8, 10, 14, 16 and 22 to grade. Students who demonstrated each step earned 20 points per problem - 4 points for recording the original problem, 4 points for renaming mixed numbers as improper fractions and whole numbers as fractions, 4 points for showing the product of these fractions, 4 points for showing how to rename the fraction in simplest form and/or as a mixed number, and 4 points for the correction solution (which was given to them). Students scoring below a 70 were asked to redo this work over the weekend.

Students then completed Part 2 of the Unit 1 Test involving operations with decimals. Afterwards, students took a multiplication facts assessment, which will be given periodically through the year to assess changes (hopefully increases) in speed and accuracy. Scores will be included in the 30% category. Extra credit will be given when students complete corrections. More information about the extra credit will follow after these assessments are returned.

The following PowerPoint, guided notes and practice problems, were completed in class today to launch Unit 2. Unit rate was examined in some classes and will be explored more next Monday followed by proportions, graphing proportions (linear equation), measurement conversions, and finding a percent of a whole. Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Graded tests will be sent home next week to be signed and corrected, as soon as possible.

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