Math 6

1) In Math 6 I am proud of all the warm ups I did this year because it showed a lot of improvement during the year and I learned a lot of new math skills.

2)  In which area(s) from the list below have you noticed the most improvement?  How do you know? What can do now that you couldn’t do before?

  • – estimating based on mathematical reasoning
  • – determining and explaining if your solution is reasonable
  • – showing your work and clearly communicating how you got your answer
  • – staying positive when the work gets hard (working through challenges)

I think that the area that I’ve noticed the most improvement on was showing my work and clearly communicating on how I got my answer. I know this because in the first few months of the year I could not show my work clearly, it was all over the place, also I could not clearly communicate on how I got the answer. But know I have worked hard to improve this skill so I can show my work clearly without anyone having to question it and I an clearly communicate how I got to answer step by step.

3) What is an important math skill/topic you need to continue working on, and how do you plan to improve? (look at the list below, or in question 1)

I believe that I need improvement on determining and explaining if my solution is reasonable because sometimes I may forget the step or my solution is way off and I can not tell if it is reasonable or not. I think I can improve this by solving questions on my own and looking at it again to see if it is reasonable, determining it, and explaining if it is reasonable or not.

The units of study that we have covered so far are as follows:

1. Algebraic Reasoning (August/Sept)

patterns, functions/rules, variables, solving one-step equations by isolating the variable, order of operations, distributive, commutative, and associative properties

2. Integers and Rational Numbers (Sept/Oct)

            negatives/positives and how to work with them, absolute value

3. Applying Rational Numbers (Nov)

factors, LCM, fraction operations

4. Ratios, Rates, Proportional Relationships (Jan)

           scale, unit rates, measurement conversions, using cross products

5.  Percent (Feb)

         What is 5% of 20?   or    4 is 5% of what number?  or  4 is what % of  20?

          Real world problems with sales tax, discounts, and percent of change

6. Data Collection, Display, and Analysis (Feb/March)

       scatter plots, analyzing and choosing appropriate graphs, creating graphs, understanding misleading graphs, averages, outliers

Work samples:

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