This week, we tested on Unit 4 and began exploring Unit 5. Details below:
I CAN statements:
I can write numerical expressions involving whole number exponents.
Example - 34 = 3x3x3x3
I can evaluate numerical expressions involving whole number exponents.
Example: 34 = 3x3x3x3 = 81
I can solve order of operation problems that contain exponents.
Example: 3+22 – (2+3) = 2
MCC6.EE.1 Write and evaluate expressions involving whole-number exponents.
This lesson is an exploration around the order of operations with practice. The goal for this lesson is for students to understand that evaluating math expressions has a particular order. As the unit progresses, students will be asked to apply the order of operations, therefore, fitting to be introduced at this time.
This lesson covers all aspects of the order of operations. The main objective of this lesson, besides more practice with the order of operations, is to have students explore why multiplication and division are performed from left to right when in the same expression. Similarly, with addition and subtraction.
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When students work on TenMarks, they have access to hints and video lessons on EVERY problem, so if they can't recall something, or didn't quite get the topic when it was covered in class, they can quickly review the content, and move forward. Immediate support improves motivation and builds confidence, and our data shows that it does wonders for student outcomes.
Every problem in the TenMarks library is developed with the intent to engage the student's problem-solving skills. With a continually growing bank of questions, students are assured access to a wide variety of problems to practice and perfect their skills and build a strong foundation.
Every student received a handout (stapled in their agenda) with information about the site and how parents can log-in to monitor their success! :-) I have loaded assignments for students to have FINISHED by March 14. These are all of the standards that Unit 5 covers. Right now we have only practiced EE.1 in class.
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