Week of 5/21/18
Monday, May 21, 2018: We started class with Minute Math. I reminded the kids that all redo/make-up/late/incomplete work is due by this Friday, May 25th. The kids and I then discussed any questions they had from Puzzle 4.16 (assigned Thursday of last week; due for today’s class. We then discussed any questions they had from #1-7 of the Topic 8 Topic Review. I asked them to please try #8-14 for our next class. This Topic 8 Review should be done to the best of their abilities by Wednesday’s class. The Topic 8 Test is scheduled for this Thursday, May 24th. I then gave each of the kids the Topic 8 Extra Credit Opportunity Slip, due by test day. We went over the Launch, Reflection, Part One, and Part Two of Lesson 8-4: Solving Equations Using the Distributive Property. I asked them to try #1-7 of this lesson's assignment for tomorrow's class. They were given time in class to work today and will have further time tomorrow.
Week of 5/14/18
Friday, May 18, 2018: After Minute Math today, the kids completed the Spring AIMS Benchmark tests. A report of their scores will be sent home within these next two weeks to see their progression through the year. As the kids finished, they could choose to work with a partner or not on Puzzle 4.16, exploring solving equations containing the Distributive Property. They could also have chosen to work on the Topic 8 Review. I am encouraging them to complete #1-7 of this for Monday's class. Reminder: the Topic 8 Test is Thursday, May 24th and retake tests will not be available for this test. Please feel free to bring a study card to this test.
Thursday, May 17, 2018: After the Team Problem of the Day, we went over the kids' questions over the Lesson 8-3 Assignment. They then completed the Lesson 8-3 In-Class Assignment. We discussed the concept being introduced in our next lesson (8-4) which brings the distributive property into their equations. We practiced for a bit so the kids could have a basic understanding of this. They partner to work on Puzzle 4.16 "What is...Backward?" Reminder: the Topic 8 Test is Thursday, May 24th and retake tests will not be available for this test. Please feel free to bring a study card to this test.