Monday, September 8, 2014  NS.4. I can write any counting number greater than 1 as a product of prime numbers.
Bell Work  Solving multistep questions involving multidigit decimals. In order to consolidate materials being used, answer bell work on a template which will be kept in your foldables composition notebook.
2014.9.08_bell_work_template.pdf  
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(1) Review prime factorization referring back to the graphic organizer on p.18 of your foldables notebook.
(2) Create a work sample pocket on p.19 for prime factorization and finding the GCF.
(3) Guided practice  "Prime Factor Trees" problems A  H  exploring the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic (every counting number greater than 1 is either prime or can be written as a product of prime numbers).
(4) Independent practice  "Prime Factor Trees" problem I #124. Show organized work.
(1) Review prime factorization referring back to the graphic organizer on p.18 of your foldables notebook.
(2) Create a work sample pocket on p.19 for prime factorization and finding the GCF.
(3) Guided practice  "Prime Factor Trees" problems A  H  exploring the Fundamental Theorem of Arithmetic (every counting number greater than 1 is either prime or can be written as a product of prime numbers).
(4) Independent practice  "Prime Factor Trees" problem I #124. Show organized work.
2014.9.04_prime_factorization.pdf  
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2014.9.08_prime_factor_trees.pdf  
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Homework  Finish "Prime Factor Trees."
Tuesday, September 9, 2014  NS.4. I can find the greatest common factor between two or more numbers.
Bell Work  Solving multistep questions involving multidigit decimals. Afterwards, students created a pocket in the back of the foldables notebook for bell work.
Classwork
(1) Review graphic organizers on p.18 of your foldables notebook.
(2) Guided practice  finding the GCF between two or more numbers using (1) prime factorization or (2) the factor slide (instead of listing factors).
(3) Independent practice  "GCF" #116  choose one of the two methods to find the GCF of two or more numbers.
(4) Extension  "Common Factors Practice"  sudoku with common factors (below "GCF")
(1) Review graphic organizers on p.18 of your foldables notebook.
(2) Guided practice  finding the GCF between two or more numbers using (1) prime factorization or (2) the factor slide (instead of listing factors).
(3) Independent practice  "GCF" #116  choose one of the two methods to find the GCF of two or more numbers.
(4) Extension  "Common Factors Practice"  sudoku with common factors (below "GCF")
2014.9.09_greatest_common_factor.pdf  
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Homework  Complete "GCF" showing organized work.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014  NS.4. I can use the greatest common factor (GCF) with the distributive property to rewrite expressions.
Bell Work  Solving multistep questions involving multidigit decimals.
Classwork
(1) Create a work sample pocket for "GCF and the Distributive Property" on p.20 of foldables notebook.
(2) Complete BA+BY distributive property graphic organizer and add to p.20 of foldables notebook.
(3) Guided Practice  rewriting expressions using the GCF and the distributive property.
(4) Independent Practice  "Application of Distributive Property" problems 115 (challenge problems 1618).
(1) Create a work sample pocket for "GCF and the Distributive Property" on p.20 of foldables notebook.
(2) Complete BA+BY distributive property graphic organizer and add to p.20 of foldables notebook.
(3) Guided Practice  rewriting expressions using the GCF and the distributive property.
(4) Independent Practice  "Application of Distributive Property" problems 115 (challenge problems 1618).
Homework  Complete "Application of Distributive Property" problems 115 (challenge problems 1618).
2014.9.10_applying_distributive_property.pdf  
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Thursday, September 11, 2014  NS.4. I can apply the GCF and distributive property to rewrite an expression. I can find the least common multiple of two or more numbers.
Bell Work  Solving multistep questions involving multidigit decimals.
Classwork
(1) Decimal Test returned and reviewed
(2) "Request to Retest" discussed. Students selfassessed identifying target areas to complete remediation tasks for.
(3) Completed/checked "Application of Distributive Property"
(4) Complete TOD  ticket out the door to assess rewriting of expressions using distributive property
(1) Decimal Test returned and reviewed
(2) "Request to Retest" discussed. Students selfassessed identifying target areas to complete remediation tasks for.
(3) Completed/checked "Application of Distributive Property"
(4) Complete TOD  ticket out the door to assess rewriting of expressions using distributive property
decimal_test_retake_form.pdf  
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decimal_test_retake_assignments_1_2_3.pdf  
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2014.9.10_applying_distributive_property.pdf  
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Homework  None. Students who need to retest decimals needs to begin working on specific parts or all parts of the 3 tasks.
Friday, September 12, 2014  NS.4. I can apply the GCF and LCM to realworld situations.
Bell Work  Solving multistep questions involving multidigit decimals. Solutions for this week's bell work attached below.
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(1) When do we use the distributive property? Students examined several examples of when this property is used and were challenged to find one of their own. Examples: (a) adding up multiple items and then finding the tax of those items all together instead of finding the tax of each individual item; (b) finding the area of two rectangular figures sharing the same width; (c) finding the cost of carpet by adding the area of two or more rooms and multiplying by the cost of carpet per square foot.
(1) When do we use the distributive property? Students examined several examples of when this property is used and were challenged to find one of their own. Examples: (a) adding up multiple items and then finding the tax of those items all together instead of finding the tax of each individual item; (b) finding the area of two rectangular figures sharing the same width; (c) finding the cost of carpet by adding the area of two or more rooms and multiplying by the cost of carpet per square foot.
2014.9.12_when_do_we_use_the_distributive_property.pptx  
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1st and 2nd Period  Common factors or common multiples? Scenarios involving either common factors or multiples were randomly given to groups. Students solved these scenarios and worked on presenting the solutions to the class using organized work, diagrams, and explanations. Students will finish their presentations on Monday.

3rd and 4th Period  Finding the least common multiple. Students worked on finding the LCM using prime factorization which led into how to find the LCM faster using the factor slide.

Homework  None unless you are preparing to retest decimals. Complete all or parts of tasks 1 through 3.