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Week 18

This week in 6th grade math we will be reviewing Module 9 and taking a test on Module 9 on Tuesday. Wednesday through Thursday we will be practicing problems involving exponents, prime factorization and order of operations. The homework is due on Thursday this week.


Here is a guide to help with order of operations:




Division and Multiplication, in order from left to right

Addition and Subtraction, in order from left to right.


Thank you,


Mrs. Langford

Week 8

Monday Oct. 14, 2014


Converting Fractions to Decimals by Dividing

The students will practice converting fractions to decimals by dividing. I added a video to my News Feed on how to change a fraction to a decimal by dividing the denominator into the numerator.


The students also practice problems involving multiplying and dividing fractions on white boards.




Tuesday Oct. 15, 2014


Retest for Module 3 Test

The students took a retest for the Module 3 Test because the scores were lower than expected. This retest grade will replace their test grade if it is higher than the test grade. I will put the higher of the two grades in the gradebook.


The homework for tonight is pg 111-112 (front/back) out of the book.


Wednesday, October 16, 2014


Review for Test 4 – The Test will be over multiplying and dividing decimals and applying multiplication and division of rational numbers.


The homework for Wednesday evening will be a review for the test.


Thursday, October 17, 2014


Review for Test 4


Friday, October 18, 2014


Test 4 over Multiplying and Dividing Decimals


Dividing Decimals

On Tuesday the students learned how to divide decimals. Divide as you do whole numbers and place the decimal point the quotient directly above the decimal point in the dividend. If the divisor has one decimal place, then you multiply both the dividend and the divisor by 10, or move the decimal one place to the right. If the divisor has two decimal places, then you multiply the dividend and the divisor by 100 or move the decimal two places to the right.

Multiplying Decimals

Monday September 29, 2014 On Monday, the students learned how to multiply decimals. To multiply decimals, first multiply as you do whole numbers and then place the decimal point in the product. The number of decimal places in the product equals the sum of the number of decimal places in the factors (factors are the numbers you multiply together and product is the answer you get in a multiplication problem). The students took notes in their spirals and can take the spirals home. While we were going over examples, they would write, “ignore the decimal at the beginning of the problem” and “pay attention to the decimals at the end of the problem.”

Vocabulary Words

Vocabulary Words


Negative Number - a number less than zero




Positive Number - a number greater than zero

EXAMPLE: 2 is a positive number



Integer - a member of the set of whole numbers and their opposites

EXAMPLE:...-3 -2, -1, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3...



Absolute Value - the distance from zero to that number on a number line

*absolute value is nonnegative, because it is a distance



Opposites - two numbers that are an equal distance from zero on a number line

EX: 5 and -5 are opposites



Inequality - a mathematical statement that shows the relationship between quantities that are not equal.

EX: 5<8



Whole Number - counting numbers

EX: 0,1,2,3,4...



Rational Number - any number that can be written as a ratio of two integers; whole numbers, integers, fractions and decimals are all rational numbers

EX: 4, -25, 5/8, 25/7, 0.75



Venn Diagram - a diagram that is used to show relationships between sets

Week 3

This week students will learn how to classify numbers, find absolute value of rational numbers and compare and order rational numbers.


Notes for Monday, Sept. 8, 2014

  • Rational Numbers - any number that can be expressed as a ratio of two integers, for example: 3/4 or .75 are rational numbers. Integers and whole numbers are also rational numbers. Rational numbers can be fractions, decimals, integers, or whole numbers. 


  • Integers - set of whole numbers and their opposites.

         Example: -3 or 20      

          Positive and negative numbers are integers


  • Whole Numbers - counting numbers starting with zero Example: 0,1,2,3...

14.1 is classified as a ration number only

-8 is classified as an integer and rational number

101 is classified as a whole number, integer, and rational number


Notes for Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014


You can find the absolute value of a rational number the same way you find the absolute value of an integer. The absolute value of a rational number is the number's distance from 0 on the number line.

Example: the absolute value of -5.4 is 5.4

*Remember absolute value is the distance from zero, so it is always a non-negative number


Notes for Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014


Fractions and decimals that represent the same value are equivalent.


0.1 = 1/10

0.5 = 1/2

3/4 = .75

0.2= 2/10, which simplifies to 1/5

You can order fractions and decimals by rewriting the fractions as equivalent decimals or vice versa.

Sometimes you have to find equivalent fractions with a common denominator.


Order 1/12, 2/3, and 0.35 from least to greatest.

0.35 = 35/100 = 7/20

You can use 60 as a common denominator and compare the numerators:

1/12 = 5/60

2/3 = 40/60

7/20 = 21/60

5 < 21 < 40

The fractions in order from least to greatest are 5/60, 21/60, 40/60.

The numbers in order from least to greatest are 1/12, 0.35, and 2/3.