Hello there! Before we leave for Christmas break, we are going to be working on function tables and graphs in math class! Below you will find some helpful information about how to correctly create a function table, solve within it, and graph the information you find. Just in case I don't get a chance to tell you - thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas! - Mrs. R :)
Hello there! Thanks for stopping by! Below you will find some helpful info about one-step equations. These are SO EASY!!!!!
First of all, you need to know that the goal is to isolate the variable. Isolate means to be alllllll by yourself! So, draw the "bedroom wall" straight down from the equals sign. Next, you figure out which number is pestering and annoying the variable. This annoying number is the one you will kick out! In order to kick it out, use inverse operations. Do the same thing on both sides though or your equation will get off-balance! This is should get you the answer you are looking for!
Check out the videos and graphics below for more help, examples, and guidance on how to solve one-step equations. As always, thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!!! :)
On Thursday, November 8th we are having a unit math test. The following topics will be covered:
-order of operations (GEMDAS)
-substituting numbers in for variables and solving
-turning word phrases into algebraic expressions
-parts of an expression (constant, coefficient, variable, terms, etc)
-combining like terms
-the distributive property
-factoring (the distributive property in reverse)
Your cheat code booklets, this website, the test study guide/review, and the activities we have completed in class will ALL help you when it comes time for you to study. You should spend 30-60 minutes studying for a math test the night before, but you COULD also study about 15-20 minutes a night for a few nights beforehand.
I know you will do great! Email me if you have ANY questions! That's what I am here for! :)
Thanks so much,
The Distributive Property comes in VERY handy when we need to simplify an expression that cannot be fully solved. For example, we could easily solve 3(4 + 5). We would use The Order of Operations (GEMDAS) to solve that! 4 + 5 is equal to 9, and then we would multiply 3 x 9 which is 27. When everything is a number, we don't really need The Distributive Property. However, what happens when we have letters, called variables, mixed in with the numbers????? In that case, the expression could NOT be fully evaluated (or solved). If your teacher gave you this problem: 4(x + 3) ... how would you SIMPLIFY it??? You would use THE DISTRIBUTIVE PROPERTY! The simplified answer would be 4x + 12 because you distributive the number 4 throughout the rest of the problem.
Check out the videos below for further explanations and to help assist in your learning! Thanks for stopping by and as always - have a GREAT day! :)
You have likely heard of The Order of Operations in math as "PEMDAS" - Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. While that works really really really well for the lower grades, it doesn't fully hold up from this point forward. Instead of the "P", which only stands for parentheses, we are going to use a "G". The "G" stands for ALL grouping symbols - parentheses, braces, and brackets. In middle school and high school math, students can expect to see all three types of grouping symbols within math problems. So, GEMDAS - Give Everyone More Delicious AppleSauce, will be our new go to acronym! :)
Hello there! I am delighted that you decided to stop by our math page! Please feel free to email me at any time if you have questions or concerns throughout the year. I hope that you will enjoy looking through the photographs of me, my husband, and our three 4-legged "children"! Their names are Howie (brown), Henry (black), and Hank (black and white and goofy). Lets have a great year and go Rebels!!! :)