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  Below are links to resources, including an answer key for our current packet.

You can find a copy of our practice packet here:

You can find an answer key for our practice packet here:

You can find lists and ways to practice all important vocabulary here:

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:

Ratio Stadium:

Ratio Martian:

Dirt Bike Proportions:

Ratio Rumble:

Rate Matching Game:

Proportion Battleship:

Ratio Jeopardy:

Not really a game, but this is still fun (go in order from lesson to manipulative to questions to problems to challenge):

Ratio Practice:

Ratio Pairs Matching Game:

Thinking Blocks Game:

Calculating Unit Price:

Metric Matching Game: