Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ratios & Percents Unit

Our current unit of study in math is ratios and percents.  We will practice the following six skills:

-Writing equivalent fractions, decimals, and percents.
-Estimating percents.
-Finding the percent of a number.
-Solving one-step equations containing percents.
-Solving problems involving percent of change.
-Solving problems involving simple interest.

Your child has a practice packet, textbook, Khan Academy account, and many other resources to help them practice this important skill.  Our first vocabulary quiz is 1/19.  Our first percent quiz is 1/25 and our final test is currently scheduled for 2/4.  We will complete two units in the third quarter.  Our next unit is statistics.  In the fourth quarter, we will focus on two units as well:  geometry and, finally, algebra.  All of these dates and more are updated on my website at www.mrhartwell.blogspot.com.  Below are links to resources, including an answer key for our current packet.


You can find a copy of our practice packet here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0pphv4klPajYjV0NVhOMDRmRUk/view?usp=sharing

You can find an answer key for our practice packet here:  https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0pphv4klPajWnZOVTZ5YUowdUk/view?usp=sharing


You can find lists and ways to practice all important vocabulary here:  https://quizlet.com/69906749/important-6th-grade-math-vocabulary-flash-cards/

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Story Problem


This is a fun story problem we used in Math 6+ this week.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Ratio Games

Below are links to a few fun and free ratio games.  Feel free to play them over our winter break!

Ratio Blaster:  http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_RatioBlaster.html

Ratio Stadium:  http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_RatioStadium.html

Ratio Martian:  http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_RatioMartian.html

Dirt Bike Proportions:  http://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_DirtBikeProportions.html

Ratio Rumble:  http://mathsnacks.com/ratiorumble_game_en.html

Rate Matching Game:  http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/ratios/MatchingRates.htm

Proportion Battleship:  http://www.quia.com/ba/83811.html

Ratio Jeopardy:  http://www.quia.com/cb/158527.html

Not really a game, but this is still fun (go in order from lesson to manipulative to questions to problems to challenge):  https://www.brainingcamp.com/content/rates/index.html

Ratio Practice:  http://www.mathgames.com/ratios

Ratio Pairs Matching Game:  http://nrich.maths.org/4824

Thinking Blocks Game:  http://www.mathplayground.com/NewThinkingBlocks/thinking_blocks_ratios.html

Calculating Unit Price:  http://www.studyzone.org/mtestprep/math8/a/unit_price7p.cfm

Metric Matching Game:  http://www.quia.com/mc/4177.html