Wednesday, March 29, 2017


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Math 24 Competition

During the first week in May, Troy Intermediate will hold a 5th and 6th grade Math 24 competition.  Each team will send their top 8 players for the tournament for a total of 24 students.  The first 2 rounds are single digit timed at 10 minutes each.  The top 12 point subtotals will move into the semi-finals which use both single and some double digit cards.  The top 4 point subtotals will move into the final round which includes an equal amount of single and double digit cards.  The first-place finisher receives a trophy.  Second and third-place finishers receive a medal.

Monday, March 13, 2017

6th Grade Math Topic 8

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!  Our in-house Troy Math 24 competition is currently scheduled for the first week of May, so be sure to practice those cards!

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Friday, February 10, 2017

6th Grade Math Topic 7

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

Thursday, January 12, 2017

6th Grade Math Topic 6

This week in math we completed topic 5 (rates and ratios) and 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

There are many resources to practice these important real-world skills including workbooks, Khan Academy, Explore Learning websites, Quizlet, and others.  Helpful resources are linked below and on the left-hand side of this blog.