Today we began our unit on geometry. Below you will find some helpful information regarding 2D shapes, area, 3D shapes, surface area, and volume. All of these concepts are incredibly important for our students to grasp. So, if anyone has any questions about anything, please email me at any time at firstname.lastname@example.org! As always, thank you so very much for stopping by! Have a great day!!!
Thanks again, Mrs. R :)
Basic Area of rectangles, squares, parallelograms, triangles (which are half of a rectangle), and trapezoids:
3D Shapes, Surface Area, and Volume
VOLUME = LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT
Percentages are used in every day life. They are used in sports, business, statistics, fashion, and so much more! Percent literally means "per 100" or "out of 100". When written as a fraction, 45% would be 45/100. (That fraction could be reduced to 9/50, btw.) Written as a decimal number, 45% would be 0.45. It's important to understand how to use fractions, decimals, and percentages interchangeably.
We will also be computing the percent of a given number. For example, suppose your teacher asks you to find out what 10% of $30 is? You might use this in real life to figure out how much money to subtract from a $30 pair of blue jeans that are on sale for 10% off. 10% of $30 is $3.00 off. So, the blue jeans will actually cost you only $27. To figure this out, we use a special formula. That formula is pictured below along with many other helpful images and videos!
Thank you for stopping by and have an awesome day!
Mrs. R :)
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! :)
MRS. KARA RICHARDSON
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