## Tuesday, March 13, 2018

### Topic 8: Display, Describe, and Summarize Data

We have finished our seventh math topic on geometry and are now beginning our eighth topic on statistics.  Over the next few weeks we will practice the following skills:

8.1  Recognize statistical questions.
8.2  Summarize data using mean, median, mode, and range.
8.3  Display data in box plots.
8.4  Display data in frequency tables and histograms.
8.5  Summarize data using measures of variability.
8.6  Choose appropriate statistical measures.
8.7  Summarize data distributions.

Congratulations to our Math 24 and Sphero programming team for earning first place in both categories at their recent competition.  Great job!

## Friday, February 9, 2018

This week we began our seventh math topic:  Geometry!  Over the next five weeks we will practice the following skills:

7-1:  Find areas of parallelograms and rhombuses
7-2:  Solve triangle area problems
7-3:  Find areas of trapezoids and kites
7-4:  Find areas of polygons
7-5:  Represent solid figures using nets
7-6:  Find surface areas of prisms
7-7:  Find surface areas of pyramids
7-8:  Find volume with fractional edge lengths

## Wednesday, January 24, 2018

### Topic 6: Understand and Use Percent

This week in math we started topic 6.  This topic builds on our understanding of ratios as students begin to work with percentages.  Specifically, we will practice the following skills:

6.1:  Understand percents
6.2:  Relate fractions, decimals, and percents
6.3:  Represent percents greater than 100 or less than 1
6.4:  Estimate to find percent
6.5:  Find the percent of a number
6.6:  Find the whole given a part and the percent

## Tuesday, December 5, 2017

### Topic 5: Understand and Use Ratio and Rate

This week we started topic 5 in 6th grade math.  Topic 5 focuses on understanding and using ratio and rate.  We will practice ten specific skills in this topic:

5.1:  Understand Ratios
5.2:  Generate Equivalent Ratios
5.3:  Compare Ratios
5.4:  Represent & Graph Ratios
5.5:  Understand Rates & Unit Rates
5.6:  Compare Unit Rates
5.7:  Solve Unit Rate Problems
5.8:  Ratio Reasoning:  Convert Customary Units
5.9:  Ratio Reasoning:  Convert Metric Units
5.10:  Relate Customary & Metric Units

## Thursday, October 26, 2017

### Topic 4: Representing and Solving Equations and Inequalities

This week we begin practicing topic 4 skills.  Topic 4 is about representing and solving equations and inequalities.  Specifically, we will practice the following ten skills:

4.1:  Understand equations and solutions.
4.2:  Apply properties of equality.
4.3:  Write and solve addition and subtraction equations.
4.4:  Write and solve multiplication and division equations.
4.5:  Write and solve equations with rational numbers.
4.6:  Understand and write inequalities.
4.7:  Solve inequalities.
4.8:  Understand independent and dependent variables.
4.9:  Use patterns to write and solve equations.
4.10:  Relate tables, graphs, and equations.