Good afternoon! Today, we began our unit on ratios and rates. Ratios are a comparison of two different amounts. They can be written three different ways (see the first video). A rate is an amount or frequency measured against another amount or frequency. A unit rate (unit means "one" or "per") is an amount or frequency compared to one of something.
For example, the going rate on a 2-liter bottle of soda might be $1.98 / 2 liters. The unit rate for this same bottle of soda would be $0.99 per (one) liter.
Another example of how rates and unit rates are related might be when you are traveling. If Mary travels at a unit rate of 60 miles per hour in her car, how far would that be in 5 hours at that exact same rate of speed? The new rate would be the Mary traveled 300 miles / 5 hours of time.
Check out the information below to further assist in understand ratios, rates, and unit rates. As always, feel free to email me if extra help is needed!
Thanks for stopping by and have an awesome day!
Mrs. R :)
Just in case you weren't able to write everything down in class or would like to double-check something or maybe you aren't sure why you got a question incorrect... Here is the answer key with everything worked out for you! I hope this helps you prepare for the mid-term exams on Monday and Tuesday!
Mrs. R :)
This week we are wrapping up our inequalities and equations unit, and beginning our unit about function tables. Function tables can be constructed vertically and horizontally. There are inputs (or x-values) and outputs (or y-values) within the table. We will be learning how to fill in a function table using the function's pattern rule. The main question we ask is: "What are they doing to each individual x-value (or input) in order to get that corresponding y-value (or output)? We will also be graphing function tables. In the 6th grade, all function tables should create a linear graph.
Below are a few helpful videos and graphics/images regarding functions that I hope each student will take the time to watch. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Christmas/winter break! :)
Watch the following videos IN ORDER if you need extra help on your own regarding the parts of an expression, what like terms are, and combining like terms together in order to simplify an expression (so it isn't so looooong). Thanks! :)
Videos about mathematical properties such as distributive, commutative, and associative...
In middle school, we call PEMDAS something a little bit different...we call it GEMDAS. Please excuse my dear aunt sally (used to describe the correct mathematical order of operations) isn't really "wrong"; however, it isn't 100% complete. There are more mathematical grouping symbols out there in addition to parentheses. For example, students will learn how to compute mathematical sentences that involve parentheses, braces, and brackets. As a result, the "G" in GEMDAS stands for "grouping symbols". The goofy saying that I have taught my students to memorize is "Give Everyone More Delicious AppleSauce"! :)
Below some helpful images and video links that I encourage everyone to study and watch. They will assist you in doing better on homework as well as when studying for tests and/or quizzes!
Thanks so much for stopping by and as always - have a blessed and wonderful day!
Mrs. R :)
The videos below review all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. This likely has already been taught in the 5th grade, but reviewing never hurts! :)
The following videos pertain to integers (positive and negative numbers). Feel free to watch them at any time to assist you in your learning! :)
MRS. KARA RICHARDSON
Hi there! Welcome to our classroom math page! I am looking forward to an awesome school year and I hope this page helps you to be successful! I want to wish you a wonderful year and go Rebels & Lady Rebels! :)