Thursday, October 11, 2007

2Q Math Concepts

During the second quarter we are going to learn many new concepts in math. Here is a preview of what is coming:

Add, subtract, and multiply fractions and mixed numbers expressing in simplest form.

Know and explain the relationships between percents, decimals, and fractions.

Compare and order fractions.

Solve real-world problems by applying these measurement formulas:
Perimeter of polygons
Area of squares, rectangles, and triangles

Estimate to check whether or not the result of a real-world problem is reasonable.

Looking ahead at the second quarter:

What do you think will be the most challenging concept for you? Why do you think that it will be challenging?

What do you think will be the easiest for you? Why do you think it will come easily?

Thank you,
Mr. Ferrell

Friday, October 5, 2007

Mesopotamia Exploration

Reflect back on our study of Ancient Mesopotamia and visit this website:

Please blog your responses to the questions below before the end of the period.

  1. What new things have you learned today about Mesopotamia?
  2. What are areas that you have enriched your previous knowledge of Mesopotamia?

Thank you!

Mr. Ferrell