# New assessment dates

Good morning,

Due to the recently announced Eid holiday, I have decided to postpone the assessment till next week. The new dates will be as follows:

Sections 3, 4 & 1 will have their assessment on Monday, June 18th.

Section 2 will have their assessment on Tuesday, June 19th.

Incase the Eid falls on Saturday, we will not have school on Monday so the revised dates will be as follows:

Sections 2, 3 & 4 will have their assessment on Tuesday, June 19th.

Section 1 will have their assessment on Wednesday, June 20th.

# Ratio Assessment

Good afternoon,

We will be having an assessment on ratios next week. Students will be tested on their knowledge and understanding of the following topics:

a. Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. (part-to-part, part-to-whole) Pearson (5.1) IXL (R.1, R.2)

b. Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations. Pearson (All of Unit 5 from 5.1-5.7) IXL (R.3, R.4, R.5, R.6)

c. Make tables of equivalent ratios relating quantities with whole number measurements, find missing values in the tables, and plot the pairs of values on the coordinate plane. Use tables to compare ratios. Pearson (5.2, 5.3 & 5.4) IXL (R.3, R.4, R.5, R.6)

d. Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship. Pearson (5.5, 5.6, 5.7) IXL (R.7, R.8, R.9)

e. Solve unit rate problems including those involving unit pricing and constant speed. Pearson (5.5, 5.6, 5.7) IXL (R.7, R.8, R.9)

Sections 1 and 2 will have the assessment on Tuesday, June 12th.

Sections 3 and 4 will have the assessment on Thursday, June 14th.

Thank you!

# Numeric and Algebraic Expressions Assessment

Good morning,

We will be having an assessment on numeric and algebraic expressions next week. Students will be tested on their knowledge and understanding of the following topics:

a. Writing and evaluating numerical and algebraic expressions with whole number exponents Pearson (3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5) IXL (Y.1, Y.2, Y.3, Y.4 & Y.5)

b. Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms (sum, difference, term, product, factor, quotient, coefficient) Pearson (3.4, 3.5) IXL (Y.6)

c. Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions and identify when two expressions are equivalent Pearson (3.6 & 3.7) IXL (Y.7, Y.8, Y.9, Y.10, Y.11, Y.12, Y.13, Y.14 & Y.15)

Sections 3 and 4 will have the assessment on Tuesday, May 8th. Choir students can take the assessment on Wednesday if they would like to.

Sections 1 and 2 will have the assessment on Wednesday, May 9th.

Thank you!

# Number Theory Quiz

Good afternoon,

We will be having a short quiz on number theory next week. Students will be tested on their knowledge and understanding of the following topics:

a. How to use the divisibility rules IXL (C.1, C.2 & C.3)

b. How to find the Greatest Common Factor (GCF) IXL (E.3, E.4 & E.7)

c. How to find the Least Common Multiple (LCM) IXL (E.8)

d. How to apply the distributive property. http://virtualnerd.com/middle-math/number-algebraic-sense/distributive-property/example-addition-distributive

e. How to apply the GCF and the LCM in word problems. IXL (E.9)

In order to score higher than a 4, you may practice by also knowing the following topics:

a. Prime factorization IXL (D.1, E.5 & E.6)

b. Scientific notation IXL (E.1 & E.2)

Sections 1 and 2 will have the quiz on Sunday, March 11th.

Sections 3 and 4 will have the quiz on Monday, March 12th

Thank you!

# Fractions quiz

Good morning,

We will be having a short quiz on fractions this week. Students will be tested on their knowledge and understanding of dividing with fractions numerically and through modelling with pictures.

Students should know how to do the following numerically and with a picture:

a. How to divide a whole number by a fraction

b. How to divide a fraction by a whole number

c. How to divide a fraction by a fraction

d. How to divide mixed fractions

e. How to write and solve word problems involving the division on fractions

You may practice by doing the Divide fractions section on IXL (L.1-L.8)

Sections 1 and 2 will have the quiz on Tuesday.

Sections 3 and 4 will have the quiz on Wednesday.

Thank you!

Dear Parents,

Happy New Year and welcome back from winter break. I hope you had a restful and relaxing holiday spending quality time with loved ones.

Grades for the second summative that was taken right before winter break have not been handed back to students yet and will be given next week. I wanted to have a chance to go over the assessment with students before handing it back and posting the grades online. Due to KHDA requirements of us teaching all new material while they are visiting, I have to wait till next week to do this.

Thank you so much for all your support!

Kind regards,

# Unit 2 notes

Here is the link to the Unit 2 notes for you to review over before the assessment:

# Math Assessment on Integers and Rational Numbers

Dear Parents,

We have an up-coming assessment on Integers and Rational Numbers. Students will be tested on the following topics:

1. Understand that positive and negative numbers are used together to describe quantities having opposite directions or values (e.g., temperature above/below zero, elevation above/below sea level, credits/debits, positive/negative electric charge); Use positive and negative numbers to represent quantities in real-world contexts, explaining the meaning of 0 in each situation. (IXL: M.1)
2. Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram. (IXL: M.2, M.4, P.6)

3. Students understand absolute value as the distance from zero and recognize the symbols | | as representing absolute value. (IXL: M.3, P.3)

4. Recognize opposite signs of numbers as indicating locations on opposite sides of 0 on the number line; recognize that the opposite of the opposite of a number is the number itself, e.g., – (–3) = 3, and that 0 is its own opposite (IXL: M.3)

5. Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line. For example, interpret –3 > –7 as a statement that –3 is located to the right of –7 on a number line oriented from left to right. (IXL: M.5, P.1)

6. Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers. (IXL: M.5, M.6, P.1, P.2, P.3, P.6)

7. Write, interpret, and explain statements of order for rational numbers in real-world contexts. For example, write –3oC > –7oC to express the fact that –3oC is warmer than –7oC.

8. Find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane. (IXL: X.1, X.2, X.4)

9. Understand signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of the points are related by reflections across one or both axes. (IXL: X.3)

10. Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. (IXL: X.5)

11. Applying their knowledge to real-life situations (word problems).

I have listed specific IXL practice sections connected with each topic above.

Section 3 will have their assessment on Monday, December 11th.

Sections 1, 2 & 4 will have their assessment on Tuesday, December 12th.

Thank you!

# Math Re-test

Dear Parents,

The math re-test is scheduled for Monday after-school during my tutorial session. Kindly make arrangements for your child to stay after-school till 4:10pm if they intend to sit for the re-test. If there are extenuating circumstances that will not allow your child to stay after-school on Monday, please email me as soon as possible so we can make alternate arrangements.

Thank you,

# Tutorial sessions for re-test

Dear Parents,

As discussed during the parent-teacher conferences, students are required to attend tutorials on topics that they have not mastered in order to be eligible for the re-test.

The dates for the tutorial topics are as follows:

Sunday lunch: Adding and subtracting decimals

Monday after-school: Dividing decimals

Tuesday lunch: Multiplying decimals

Wednesday lunch: Overall review