I am posting the answer key to our study guides for the upcoming math final exam. I hope this will help many of you study efficiently and effectively! We have already gone over everything in class, but I am doing this in addition to class time so that if I went too fast or something, you have an opportunity to see everything at home tonight. Have a FANTASTIC summer and good luck on your finals!
Mrs. R :)
In Advanced Math, we are going to be learning about simple interest today. However, many of you are out because you are exempt (or excused) from taking your final exams. As a result, I sent you home for the summer with the worksheet pictured below. Please take the time to complete it as soon as you can. You will need to have mastered this skill before beginning 7th grade Advanced Math. You are welcome to email me at any time for assistance. However, it's reeeeeeally easy!
To calculate simple interest, you simply use the formula: the loan amount X the interest rate X the number of years you are going to take to pay it back. The original loan amount is often called "the principle". Interest rates are typically expressed as a percent, so you'll need to convert it to a decimal before multiplying.
Check out the images and videos below to help further your understanding of this concept and have a FANTASTIC summer! Go Rebels!!! :)
Mrs. R :)
The following videos need to be shown (or watched) in this order:
1. Brain Pop via YouTube about Angles
2. The Difference Between Similar and Congruent by Mashup Math via YouTube
3. Scale Factor via YouTube
On Monday (May 1st), we are going to have a test over data, statistics, and graphing. Below are a few videos I would strongly encourage you to watch over the weekend as well as a basic list of topics that you need to make sure you have mastered. Your review packet will also be an excellent study tool. Good luck and have an awesome-sauce weekend! :)
-mean, median, mode
-how an outlier affects the mean (pulls it up or drags it down - and it makes the mean inaccurate)
-lower extreme, upper extreme
-lower quartile, upper quartile
-box and whisker graphs (AKA: box plots)
-dot plots (uses dots on a number line)
-line plots (uses X's on a number line)
-statistical questions versus non-statistical questions
-peaks, clusters, gaps (on a graph)
All math classes completed the review packet this week that is pictured below. Please use it to study with over the weekend. :)
I will be absent while my students are learning about data, statistics, measures of center, and a few new types of graphs (new to them). So, I am going to link several videos that explain these topics pretty well. My substitute teacher will likely show some or all of these during class, but I encourage my students to watch them again at home as well. Another VERY helpful tool is brainpop.com.
Here are the topics that will be covered during this unit:
-data (what it is and how it is collected)
-categorical vs. numerical data
-statistical questioning vs. non-statistical questioning
-measures of center (mean, median, mode, and range)
-how an outlier affects measures of center
-scale & interval on maps and graphs
-widely-known types of graphs (bar, circle, etc.)
-how to read basic graphs
-new types of graphs (histograms, line plots, dot plots)
-how to read and create a histogram
-compare and contrast bar graphs and histograms
-how to read and create a line plot (uses x's)
-how to read and create a dot plot (uses dots)
-attribute (the trait, characteristic, or quality being measured such as a person's height or a pool's volume in cubic gallons)
-data patterns (gaps, peaks, clusters, symmetry)
-skewed data within graphs
This list looks a little overwhelming, but these topics are actually quite easy - so no worries! We will be learning about box-and-whisker plots (also called "box plots") after spring break.
Have a fantastic spring break and stay safe!
Mrs. R :)
Hi there! Starting this week, we are going to begin our Geometry unit! Over the next couple of weeks, we will be covering area, surface area, and volume. We are also going to discuss the difference between 2-D and 3-D shapes, as well as looking at the nets of 3-D shapes. Take a look at the information below. Reading over it each night might be a good idea to help you learn the material better. :)
*Area - the space that a 2-D shape takes up (ex: the area of grass that a rectangular blanket covers up)
*Surface Area - the TOTAL area of the outside faces of a 3-D shape (we will be taking a 3-D shape, unfolding it, laying it's net flat, finding the area of each face, and then adding them all up)
*2-D Shapes - these have only two measurable dimensions such as length and width, or width and height (ex: square, rectangle, triangle, etc.)
*3-D Shapes - these have three measurable dimensions (ex: height, length, and width - such as a cube)
*Net - an unfolded 3-D shape made up of faces, edges, and vertices
*Volume - the amount of space inside of a 3-D shape (ex: how much water a 3-D shape could hold inside of it)
*Different shapes have different formulas for area, surface area, and volume. Check out the images below.
I am also going to post multiple videos IN THE ORDER that we will be studying and learning certain topics within our Geometry unit. I hope this helps you, and thanks for stopping by! :)
Below are videos about 3D shapes, nets, surface area, and volume...
Hello there! Rather than boring you to death with a long lengthy explanation on percentages to prepare for our percent unit's exam (LOL), I am going to link multiple Shmoop videos on percent from YouTube! Also, I have updated my 2-3 previous posts about percentages with better videos and explanations. In class, we will be doing a Study Guide that should help you prepare for the test as well. In addition, you can ALWAYS email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for help or guidance before any test. I try to check my email frequently the night before a test, but I will stop checking it at 9:00 p.m.
I hope these videos help you study in addition to the review we have completed in class! Good luck and as always - have an awesome day!!! :)
A couple of my students had asked that I post a picture of the Cipher Wheel we used in class on a fun activity about finding percent of a number. Here it is! I hope it helps with homework! :)
Hi! My name is Mrs. Kara Richardson and I teach 6th grade math at Fannin County Middle School on Team 6B. I have taught 6th grade math for ten years and I absolutely love it! I have also been married for ten years to my college sweetheart, Duane, and we have three beautiful 4-legged "children"...Howie, Henry, and Hank. ;) We love to travel, love working with kids, and enjoy getting to know new people. I wish you all the most fantastic school year and Go Rebels!