Today, we went over our **decimals** homework, learned about **probability**, and I showed the students how to **insert a Drawing** into their Google docs.

There were some connectivity issues, so to help out,** I have decided to record videos of all my lessons**. Video links will be on Google Classroom, so that **students can revisit the material anytime.**

# Category Archives: News from Janeen

# At Home Math Learning update

**Students will continue to do their math work remotely. We** **will meet M W F 10:15 – 11:15 as usual.** using **this link**.

We are starting Unit 5 of Illustrative Mathematics. You can access an overview of the unit **here**. Assignments will be managed through **Google Classroom**, with additional practice using **Khan Academy**. My **class times **are M, T, F 10:15 a.m. -11:00 a.m. Students should use **this link** to join our Google Meets.

If you have any concerns, please contact me at jcohen@nnms.org.

# Weeks 12/13

*We have been so busy with the move to our new space, that I have not had time to post. I hope you can forgive me.*

We have started our measurement work – naming units of measurement, knowing whether the unit should be used for indicating length, weight or volume, and converting units. We are continuing to review area and equivalent ratios. Th e students are absolutely loving our new space!

**Student Goals**

- Generalize (orally and in writing) that it takes more of a smaller unit or fewer of a larger unit to measure the same quantity.
- Given a measurement in one unit, estimate what would be the same amount expressed in a different unit, and explain (orally) the reasoning.

# Week 7 Representing Ratio

**Understanding Volume**

**Ratio Diagrams**

**Ratio Card Sort**

**Double Number Lines**

# Week 6 – Ratio

Ratios and Ratio Language

**Comprehend**the word “ratio” (in written and spoken language) and the notation (in written language) to refer to an association between quantities.**Describe**(orally and in writing) associations between quantities using the language “For every of these, there are of those” and “The ratio of these to those is a:b (or a to b).”**Draw and label**discrete diagrams to represent situations involving ratios.

**Student interpretations of a 1:2 ratio:**

**Area of Irregular Shapes**

CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.G.A.1

Find the area of right triangles, other triangles, special quadrilaterals, and polygons by composing into rectangles or decomposing into triangles and other shapes

# Week 5 – Discovering a Formula

**Students reviewed the important concepts from our recent investigations, and determined a formula for the area of ANY parallelogram using the base and the height.**

**Students drew diagrams to show that the area of a triangle is half the area of an associated parallelogram.**

**Students determined a formula to find the area of ANY triangle.**