 # Announcements/ Upcoming Tests and Quizzes

Spring Break Assignment

Due Wednesday April 27, 2011

Assignment:

•  Answer all of the questions on pages 17-44 in your Coach Practice Test book.
• Put your part 1 answers on the bubble sheet.
• You can leave your part 2 answers in the booklet.
• Review the Lessons in your Coach Workbook that you found were your weakest areas.

As you are well aware the NYS Math Test is quickly approaching. The test dates for the Math Test are May 11th and 12th. Since this is a new test format I want your child to be as prepared as possible and that is why I am sending home practice tests over the break. It is imperative that your child answers all of the questions to the best of their ability and takes these practice tests seriously. Please make sure that they do not wait until the last minute to take these tests.

I encourage your child to ask for help if they are not sure of a question. They can refer to their Math Handbook as well as their Coach book to help find the solutions. In looking for help they are studying and reviewing the topics that they might be unsure of.

I am also sending home a Math Test Analysis that indicates your child’s area of weaknesses. Please make sure that they review the lessons in the Coach book that correlate to the areas that they had the most difficulty with. This will help them greatly when it comes to the test.

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at msjborik@gmail.com

Chapter 7 Test Topics Test On

Tuesday March 29

?  How to find the area of by counting square units or connecting dots

?  How to find the area of a square, rectangle, parallelogram, trapezoid, triangle and circle.

?  Determining whether or not a number is a perfect square.

?   Area of circle sectors .

?  How to find the volume of a rectangular prism and a square.

?  How to find the surface area of a rectangular prism and a square.

?  How to convert between metric units for capacity.

Chapter 6 Test Topics

?        Shading a percent of a 100- grid.

?        Converting between fractions, decimals and percents.

?        Comparing and ordering rational numbers as well as negative numbers.

?        Filling in numbers on a number line.

?        Finding percents of a number.

?        Find the percent when given the part and the whole. (IS/OF)

?        To find the whole quantity when you are given the percent of the whole and given the part of the whole. (Percent Proportions)

?        To use percents to help determine discounts

Chapter 5 Test Friday February 4, 2011

•  You need to know everything that was on the Chapter 5.1 and 5.2 quiz.
•  How to find the missing sides of similar triangles
• The difference between similar and congruent figures.

Chapter 5.1 and 5.2 Quiz will be on Friday January 28

¨  Make sure you are familiar with the following topics:

n  How to recognize and express ratios in different situations

n  How to write equivalent ratios

n  How to solve problems involving unit rates

n  How to use equivalent ratios to find the missing part of a proportion

n  To set up and use proportions to solve problems

Chapter 4 Test Friday January 14 (Date might change due to the weather)

4.1 Adding and Subtracting Fractions

• Add or subtract fractions with common and uncommon denominators
• Add or subtract mixed numbers
• Add or subtract improper fractions

4.2 Multiply and Divide Fractions-

• Multiply and divide fractions
• Multiply and Divide whole numbers and fractions
• Multiply and Divide Mixed Numbers
• Multiply and Divide Improper Fractions

4.3Multiply  Decimals

• Multiply whole numbers and decimals  up to the thousandths place

4.4 Mean, Mode, Median and Range

• Compute the mean, mode, median and range of a given data set
• Plot data on a line graph.

Chapter 3 Test on Wednesday December 8

All of the following concepts will be on the test on Wednesday.

Chapter 3.1 Number Sense:

·         Understand large numbers: millions, billions and trillions

·         Use input/ output machines to find or apply a rule

·         Know how to write numbers in exponential form, repeated multiplication and as a whole number

Chapter 3.2 Patterns

·         Determine the patterns in a sequence

·         Find a rule to a pattern and find the next few terms

·         Order of Operations with and without exponents

·         Using an input and output table to find and write a rule using the words input and output

Chapter 3.3 Variables and Rules

·         Know how to create an input and output table and come up with an algebraic rule from stages

·         Know how to evaluate an expression by plugging in a value for a variable

·         Translating verbal expressions into algebraic expressions

Chapter 3.4 Apply Properties

·         Be able to identify the following properties; associative property, commutative property, distributive property, identity property, inverse property and the zero property of multiplication.

·         Be able to write equivalent expressions using the associative property, commutative property, distributive property.

Chapter 3.1 and 3.2 Quiz

There will be a quiz on Monday November 15th

Number Sense 3.1
Calculate the powers of ten and represent them in exponential form, repeated multiplication and as a whole product.
Represent numbers as repeated multiplication
–Represent numbers in exponential form.

Patterns and Sequences 3.2
Determine the sequence of a pattern
Determine the next term in the sequence
Write a rule using words (input and output) for a given table

Chapter 2 Test Review

Test will be on Wednesday November 3

Chapter 2.1 Patterns in Fractions

How to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers

How to find equivalent fractions

How to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions

Comparing Fractions

Reducing Fraction to lowest terms

Putting fractions in order from least to greatest.

Chapter 2.2 Patterns in Decimals

Place Value

Compare and Order Decimals

Write decimals as fractions whose denominators are powers of ten

Multiply and Divide numbers by powers of ten

Chapter 2.3 Equivalent Fractions and Decimals

Writing equivalent fractions and decimals

Know the difference between a repeating decimal and terminating decimal.

Order and compare fractions and decimals

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There is going to be a Quick Quiz (10 questions) on Friday October 29th. It will focus on converting between fractions and decimals.

There is going to be a quiz on Friday October 22. The following topics will be on your quiz:

• Putting fractions in order from least to greatest
• Multiplying and Dividing fractions by powers of ten
• Comparing Fractions
• Writing equivalent fractions and decimals.

There is probably going to be a quiz on Friday! I will formally announce the quiz in class tomorrow.(If you tell me that you have read this I will give you a coupon for the quiz on Friday)

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I marked all of the quizzes and I just want you all to know how proud I am of you all. For the most part everyone did exceptionally well on the quiz!! Keep up the great work and enjoy the weekend! There will be a Quiz on Chapter 2.1 on Friday October 15th The following topics will be covered on the quiz on Friday:

• How to convert improper fractions to mixed numbers
• How to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions
• How to find equivalent fractions
• Comparing Fractions
• Reducing Fraction to lowest terms
• Putting fractions in order from least to greatest.

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There will be a Test on Chapter 1 on Tuesday October 5.

Chapter 1 Study Guide*The following topics will be on Tuesday’s test. Make sure to go over the topics over the weekend so if you have any questions we can address them in class on Monday.

1.1  Polygons:

·         Determine the angle measures of regular polygons. (Hint: all the angles in a regular polygon are equal)

·         Identify the type of polygon it is based on the sides and vertices.

·         Determine the number of degrees in a given polygon using the formula (n-2)* 180

·         Review the characteristics of polygons, ex: concave, convex, regular, irregular, has a line of symmetry, or has no lines of symmetry.

1.2  Angles:

·         Estimate the measure of angles using benchmark angles. (90°,180°, 360°)

·         Determine if an angle is acute or obtuse

·         You will have to measure an angle using a protractor. (Hint: the bottom ray will point to the zero you will have to use in order to find the correct measure.)

·         Determine the missing vertical angles

·         Review supplementary angles. (Hint: they are angles that add up to 180°)

1.3  Perimeter and Circumference:

·         Determine the perimeter of a rectangle and a square when given the side lengths.

·         Find the missing lengths of polygons in order to find the perimeter.

·         Find the circumference of a circle when given the diameter and radius.

·         Remember the formulas for perimeter of a rectangle (P= 2(L) + 2 (W) or P=L+L+W+W) and perimeter of a square (P= 4(S) or P= S + S + S + S).

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There will be a quiz on Chapter 1.1 on Thursday September 23!

In order to pass this quiz you should be able to:

• Define a polygon and non-polygon as well as draw examples of each
• Identify the type of polygon it is based on the sides and vertices.
• Estimate the measure of angles using benchmark angles
• Determine if an angle is acute or obtuse
• Determine the number of degrees in a given polygon (n-2)* 180