We learned the second part of the chant today: Dividing fractions is as easy as pie, flip the second and multiply! Discovering that division is actually multiplication… Ah ha! Busy day today — tomorrow is Halloween! My NJHS kids have … Continue reading
Friday was our weekly warm-up quiz using Socrative. I’m happy with the system that I now have in place for these warm-ups/warm-up quizzes (took a few weeks of tweaking!) On their weekly warm up sheet, I leave a space for … Continue reading
Yesterday the students worked on solving equations. This was all review, except for the new concept of DECIMALS being involved. For homework I had the students solve four basic decimal equations on one column, and on the other, give a … Continue reading
Lots of practice in class with this, and the students seemed to catch on quickly. Busy, busy day–didn’t get a photo!
Students took a short quiz covering adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. There seemed to be confusion with the problems that said to “estimate to solve”. I saw several students calculate the problem, then round the answer, when they should … Continue reading
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Lots of practice today with dividing a whole number into a decimal.
Students entered class and worked on a mini- “pre-test” to see what they already may know about adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing decimals. This would not be graded, but rather will give me insight into what needs to be taught for this next chapter. … Continue reading