This week in math, we learned how to classify polygons by the number of sides. We learned about all of the different types of triangles and quadrilaterals. We also learned how to find the sum of the interior angles of any polygon. On Friday, we made vocabulary flashcards and worked on the chapter 8 study guide. The chapter 8 test is next Tuesday, 4/22 and the math NWEA test will be on Wednesday, 4/23.

This week in math, we started chapter 8 by learning about the basics of geometry ā points, lines, planes, line segments, rays, and angles. Students took an open-notes quiz over sections 8.1 ā 8.3 on Friday. Next week, students will be participating in the Geometric Design Contest. This is an in-class project, so there will be no homework.

This week in math, we completed a study guide over chapter 6 (percents). Students took a notebook quiz on Wednesday and then we cleaned out our binders on Thursday. The chapter 6 test was on Thursday. Due to my absence on Friday (Iām attending a conference), tests will be returned on Monday. On Friday, students watched a video with Mrs. Hedlund about how math is used in various careers. Next week, we move on to chapter 8 (geometry).

Happy Pi Day! This week in math, students took a quiz over sections 6.1 – 6.3. We then learned how to use a proportion or decimal equivalent to find the percent of a number. Due to the snow day, the test and quiz dates for next week have changed. The notebook quiz will be on Wednesday, March 19. Students will have time in class on Tuesday to make sure they have all of their warm-ups. They can stay in at recess if they are missing any. The chapter 6 test will be on Thursday, March 20. Students will receive a study guide in class on Tuesday. Part 1 of the test will cover sections 6.1 – 6.3 and calculators are not allowed. Students will be allowed to use a calculator on part 2 of the test, which covers sections 6.4 – 6.5. Students also had the chance to complete the optional “Mrs. Vance’s Pi Day Challenge” to earn a free bag of popcorn.

This week in math, we took the chapter 5 test. Then we started chapter 6 by learning about percents, how to convert percents to fractions and decimals (and vice versa), and how to estimate percents. There will be an open-notes quiz over sections 6.1 ā 6.3 next Tuesday, March 11. The tentative date for the chapter 6 test is Wednesday, March 19. We will also have a notebook quiz on Thursday, March 20. Students will have time in class to make sure their notebooks are organized.