• Shannon & Grace's Blog

    Posted by Rhonda Fears on 4/11/2017

    Shannon and Grace’s Blog

           What an exciting, knowledge-filled week that we had!  We did lessons 60, 61 and 62.  We also had a test on Tuesday during our long block!  Before we get to talking about the AMAZING bonus on the test, we have to mention lesson 60.  It was about circles.  Evan Pinciaro, part of Mrs. Fears’ 6th grade math class on said, “#thircles for life.” We started notes independently and then reviewed them as a class.  We learned that the formula for circumference was 𝝅d or 2𝜋r.  Area is 𝞹rxr.  Now, let’s talk about our long block with the test and the AMAZING bonus.  It was so hard that only a few people got it, but once it was done, it did not seem so hard.  Now, we should mention lesson 61.  This lesson was on 2 step equations.  It was one of the easier lessons and we did not have to spent too much time on it.  We learned that we had to go backwards in the orders of operations (or as Mrs. Fears would say, orders of ops) Finally, we have to talk about lesson 62.  It was on fractional word problems.  It was such a simple subject that we did not take too long on it.  We learned that we have to multiply the fraction by the reciprocal on both sides to find the answer.  Our math classes were so interesting that we were coming back for more information. “Just remember, to do the orders of ops backwards.”-MaSperry, the Magnificent Mathemagician. “We did thquared mad-minutes.”- The Finnish Finnigan of Finn in Finnland       

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  • Post by Kate R. and Maggie S. - 6th PreAlgebra

    Posted by Rhonda Fears on 3/24/2017

    This week was a very exciting week.  First off, we went over Ratio and Proportion.  A ratio is a consistent comparison of two numbers.  A proportion is an equation that compares two ratios.

    But that wasn't really that exciting, and we told you it was an exciting week.  What was really exciting was ... oh wait, we learned about fractions, decimals, percents with reference numbers first.    We also learned a quick shortcut to get from a decimal to percent is to move the decimal to the right twice.  Before we ge to the most exciting part, we have to tell you about Lesson 56:  Equations with mixed numbers.  It is pretty basic.  All you have to do is change the mixed number to an improper fraction and use the reciprocal to find the answer.

    PI DAY!!!!!

    We had a whole Pi Day palooza.  We had delicious cakes, cookies, and cupcakes.  It was amazing.  "I nearly went into a food coma, but it was worth it!" - Mia O., participant of the pi day festivities.

    "A Pi Day Carol"

    Deck the halls with bows of pi day, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

    How I wish it was Friday, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

    About to enter a food coma, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

    I have not yet earned a diploma, fa-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la (pause for dramatic effect)

    After our Pi Day eating, we had a workout to get out all of those carbs!  3 mins of (jumping jacks, front kicks, high knees), 1 minute of rest , and 4 mins of (sit ups, crunches, lunges and wall sit)



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