*The 6th grade has concluded a long but very important chapter on Whole Numbers and Decimals.*

*Much of the material will be applied in various contexts throughout the year.*

*They began with a review and an extension of Place Value of Whole numbers. They expanded the place value chart*

*as well as Rounding, comparing and estimating. *

*We continued with a look at mathematic properties (Commutative, Associative, Identity)to help make computation easier.*

*An important lesson followed on evaluating a problem usiing order of Operations.*

*The class then moved on to review and expand the same concepts above but with decimals.*

*The above lessons were used to compute decimal answers using adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.*

*Students were also shown ways to coompute answers using mental math skills.*

*A test will connclude the chapter on October 16th.*

*The 6th grade will then begin a chapter on Analyzing and Graphing Data as awell as apply the concepts from Chapter 1.*