*The 7th grade math class has concluded a long but very important chapter on Decimals and Integers.*

*This chapter will set the framework for much of the math this year.*

*A review of decimal concepts as well as adding, subtracting, multiplying annd diividing decimals was completed.*

*An extension of this led to a lesson on the Metric System. After a discussion of the metrics being used in our daily lives,*

*students leaned the prefixes and the converted equivalent units of measure which involved multiplying and dividing by powers of 10.*

*The chapter continued with an extensive unit on Integers. Students learned the basic concepts of comparing and ordering. A discussion*

*led to how negative numbers are used in our daily lives. This led to adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing of integers. Students must*

*know the rules for these operations and continuouly review them in order to apply them to future lessons throughout the year.*

*The chapter continued with integers being applied to Order of Operations and the Distributive Property.*

*We concluded with a review of Measures of Central Tendencies (mean, median, mode, range and outlier) using decimals,*

*whole numbers and integers.*

*A chapter test willl be on October 16th.*

*The class will then begin a chapter on Exponentts, Factors and Fraction basics.*