Since there are no after-school tutorials during Ramadan, I wanted to give the students one more day of in-class revision so the assessment will be moved forward by one day. The new assessment dates are as follows:
Monday, June 5th: Sections 3 & 4
Tuesday, June 6th: Sections 1 & 2
Here is a more detailed break-down by topic for the upcoming assessment.
- 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.
- Understand a rational number as a point on the number line. Extend number line diagrams and coordinate axes to represent points on the line and in the plane with negative number coordinates.
- 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.
- 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.
- Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.
- Understand ordering and absolute value of rational numbers.
- Interpret statements of inequality as statements about the relative position of two numbers on a number line diagram. 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.
- Write, interpret, and explain statements of order for rational numbers in real-world contexts. For example, write -3 oC > -7 oC to express the fact that -3 oC is warmer than -7 oC.
- Understand the absolute value of a rational number as its distance from 0 on the number line; interpret absolute value as magnitude for a positive or negative quantity in a real-world situation. For example, for an account balance of -30 dollars, write |-30| = 30 to describe the size of the debt in dollars.
- Distinguish comparisons of absolute value from statements about order. For example, recognize that an account balance less than -30 dollars represents a debt greater than 30 dollars.
- 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.
This may seem like a lot but in reality it’s all pretty simple and straight-forward. Practice on IXL will help the most and then definitely review over the Unit 5 Notes!
The ‘Rational numbers’ section on IXL is very helpful too! (P.1, P.2, P.3 and P.6)
There is a Math assessment scheduled for next week regarding the integers unit we have been studying in class.
The best way to study for this assessment is to go through the Unit 5 Notes Google Document and the following sections on IXL:
‘Coordinate plane’- (X.1-X.6)
‘Converting between fractions and decimals- (I.10-I.11)
They should already know how to convert between fractions and decimals and this is a skill that will be required for when they find, position and order rational numbers on a number line diagram. There are extra practice problems posted on Google classroom on this specific skill as well.
Sections 3, 4 and 1 will have their assessment on Sunday, June 4th.
Section 2 will have their assessment on Monday, June 5th.
Due to a conflict with the Science assessment, Section 4’s Math assessment has been pushed to Thursday, May 11th.
Some students asked for a more detailed break-down of the topics that will be assessed.
Here they are:
- Using order of operations including exponents to solve expressions
- Write expressions including variables for a situation
- Identify parts of an expression using mathematical terms
- Evaluate expressions by substituting values for the variables
- Identify and apply the commutative, associative, distributive and identity properties
- You must be able to put expressions in standard form, expanded form, factored form and distributed form
- Area, perimeter and volume of rectangles and rectangular prisms.
- Modeling how expressions are equal to one another
Please ensure that you go over the Unit 4 Notes when studying.
Here are some additional resources to study for the up-coming assessment.
‘Expressions and Properties’ heading on IXL. (Y.1-Y.15, except Y.7)
FF.2-Area of rectangles and squares
FF.14-Volume of cubes and rectangular prisms
https://www.math-drills.com/measurement/prisms_rectangular_volume_surfacearea_whole_001.pdf (Only do the volume! Ignore the surface area!)
There is a Math assessment scheduled for next week regarding the algebra unit we have been studying in class.
The best way to study for this assessment is to go through all the sections under the ‘Expressions and Properties’ heading on IXL. (Y.1-Y.15)
Sections 1 and 2 will have their assessment on Tuesday, May 9th.
Sections 3 and 4 will have their assessment on Wednesday, May 10th.