Thursday, September 21, 2017

Assignment: Sodas Consumed ws - Link!
Remember that the "tricky" part of this worksheet is thinking about how the bar graph represents actual DATA. We've collected random chaos, made organized lists, and figured the central tendencies from that data. Now you need to convert the graph (whether in your head or on paper) back to the collection of data in order to determine those again. Don't think like a first grader, think like the growing mathematical you!
*You are not required to convert the graphs back into data on paper, but you do need to think about what that data would look like as a list. hint hint hint!
*When asked to explain how you got your answer, write an answer! The key is to seeing how you think mathematically ... that is actually the challenge of this assignment.
Due Friday

*The in-class work with your numerical data and graph is NOT homework. We will get back to these on Monday. ;-)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Homework for Wednesday, Sept. 20

Assignment: Central Tendency ws. 14 - Link!
Complete the worksheet given the data in the data tables.
Be sure to show all of your work to demonstrate how you reached each answer. You may write directly on the paper, the tables themselves, or another sheet ... just be sure to be clear in what you are doing.
*Homework without work shown will be returned to you without a grade.
Note that problems 5 - 7 are going to require some thinking outside of the box to reach your answers. Show me where your box edges went!
Due Thursday

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Homework for Tuesday, Sept. 19

Assignment: Numerical Survey
This time your survey is to be numerically based.
1) Come up with your question to which the answer is a number. Using the starter of, "How many ..." is a good indicator that your question is numerical.
*Make sure that it is not a "category," like "What is your favorite number?"
2) LIST the answers, do not tally them.
*Example - 0, 2, 4, 0, 1 is a list of numbers. "I have two zeroes and one four" is not.
3) Survey 20 people, not 6th graders.
Due Wednesday

*Complete the bar graph for your categorical data too!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Homework for Monday, Sept. 18

Assignment: Division Choice 
*NO Calculators
*ALL work must be shown on the worksheet or another sheet of paper
B) Basics - Link! this option gives you basic practice in division with dividing by single digits.
C) More Challenging - Link! this option is dividing by double digits; same steps with more challenging numbers.
G) Green Sheet - If you received the green sheet attached to your MMM worksheet, you may select to complete this instead of  option B or C.
You must complete one of the above options, but may certainly complete more than one.
Due Tuesday

Homework for Wednesday, Sept. 13

Assignment: Survey!
Create a survey question of your choice.
Create 5 answer options.
*one option may not be "other" or "none."
Survey 20 people, NOT other 6th graders.
Tally the results and turn it in!
Due by Monday, Sept. 18

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Homework for Tuesday, September 12

Assignment: Mean, Median, Mode ws (link!)
This IS a longer assignment, so take your time to be accurate as it will save you more time in the future.  You must turn in your work with this assignment whether it is on the front or back of the worksheet OR on another sheet of paper that you staple to the worksheet.
*First, create your ordered list.
*Count carefully the number of numbers in each set of data; you want to divide by the correct number.
*Add carefully when determining your mean, otherwise you will end up with crazy numbers as answers.  Please note that crazy numbers as answers mean you did something incorrectly, so rather than divide incessantly, add the numbers up again.
*Note that the "mean" may be a decimal; you may also write it as a fraction or with a remainder if you need to.  As a hint, this only applies to the "Test Scores" and "Homerun" mean categories.  The only mode with a decimal answer is "Hourly Wages."
Accuracy is extremely important in math, so work carefully with no distractions.  Again, you may not use calculators and all of your work must be turned in with the assignment.
Due Wednesday

Monday, September 11, 2017

Homework for Monday, September 11

Assignment:  4 Definitions of ...
Today you received a slip of paper with one of the measures of central tendencies written on it: mean, median, or mode. There is also a number set on the page:  2, 2, 5, 11, and 20.
Your assignment is to -
1) Interview three people, all 7th grade or over.  Parents, neighbors, and friends (older) all apply. You may not interview Mr. Gacek, T-Mac, or Mo.
2) Ask them the definition of the word on your paper and write their name and definition down on it.  Do NOT correct their definitions, just write what they say. Be sure to include their answer to the given number set. 
3) Finish with your definition of your word and what you believe the numerical answer to be from the given set. 
*Be sure you have identified each of the people you interviewed and written your name on your paper!
*Reminder - you are not graded on having the correct definitions, you are scored for completing this assignment as per the directions.
Due Tuesday

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Homework for Thursday, September 7

Assignment #1:  Magic Trick!
*Perform the magic trick we learned in class for at least one adult or older-than-you person.
*Explain how the magic trick works.
*Have the person sign your sheet.
Due: Friday, Sept. 8

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

You made it here!

Welcome to the 2017-18 NOVA school year!

Welcome to my math blog, another resource where students and parents can find extra details and copies of assignments for my Applied Math classes.  The more you refer to this resource, the merrier we will all be!

Please spend some time poking around on past assignments, the side-bar, and the tabs as you will also find references to permission slips, links, enrichment catalogs, helpful websites, and sporting opportunities throughout the school year.

Stay tuned for a wonderful year ahead!
Mo ;-) 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

What's Next?

Hopefully you received the Camp Colman information in the mail. These forms need to be filled out and returned to NOVA. I do not have copies of them here, but they are on the main NOVA website.

If you are a summer pre-algebra studier, make sure you contact Mr. Jeff for the test date and time if you have not done so already.

I'm working on Fall Schedules and will begin posting them in TeacherEase around the weekend of August 26. Stay tuned.
*I'm still missing forms for a few of you; I hope you like the classes there are spots left in!

Hope you are enjoying your summer days,
Mo ;-)