Both 6th and 8th grade students are currently working on improving their fluency with various drills including multiplication and division facts, integer operations, and exponent drills. The students track their progress and all have shown improvement.
6th grade students are currently working on fractions. This includes the concept of equivalent fractions which is the basis for adding, subtracting, and simplifying fractions. Students will begin fraction operations with mixed numbers and improper fractions along with word problems in the next few weeks.
8th grade students are currently working on algebra skills such as order of operations, evaluating expressions, and solving multi-step linear equations. Students have also been working on transformations including the concept of congruence. Students will begin to examine angle relationships in the coming weeks.
All students are pre-tested and post-tested for each topic discussed. The majority of students have shown significant improvement.
Students and parents may find these websites helpful…
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives
Big Ideas Math – Basic Skills Handbook, Skills Review Handbook, and the Game Closet
Splash Math – Grades 1 – 5 – Skill Review – Some parts are free – there are Apps that can be downloaded
CCSS Deconstructed Standards