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Sixth Grade Students: To reinforce the skills learned when we were applying data, in coordinate pairs onto graphs, why not play a few games of ‘Battleship’? If you are not familiar with the game, it is based on a single battle between two players, each of whom control five battleships. By stating a coordinate pair, your opponent can determine if you have struck one of their ships, and you continue until you have sunk the entire battleship, and eventually, the entire fleet. There are also online versions of this classic game, but the old school version is the best to suit your mathematical purposes. You can try to make the game more sophisticated by expanding the field of play with graph paper as the sea your ships sit in. An additional piece of graph paper can serve as your own tally of shots so you don’t waste a turn by repeating the same coordinate pair. Remember also to apply the X and Y axis concept to your game boards, to further extend the mathematical enrichment this game can provide. Happy sailing!
Third Grade Students: Work on your Skip Counting: Try to focus on the facts that are the most difficult for you personally. Try to skip count to your favorite song, or make up a song and use your multiplication facts as lyrics! You can also create a set of flash cards and try to make them ‘artistic.’ You can also try to teach a younger sibling, relative or neighbor the times tables by demonstrating the skip counting method to them. (Just stay six feet apart!) Nothing helps you understand something more deeply, than having to teach it to someone else.
Fourth Grade Students: Try to compute money amounts using transactions your parents have already made (you may ask for some old receipts if they still have them) and focus on making sure that when you figure out the amount of change given or the purchase price totals, that your decimal point is in the right place. An error of this type can be costly, so practice your consumer skills and start computing! Maybe you’ll get so good you can help your parents with their taxes!
Fifth Grade Students: Y’all should be dividing everything you can think of, or encounter, into fractional amounts, and then trying to determine equivalency by changing the denominator. Anything which can be divided into equal, fractional parts or amounts: birthday cakes, pizza, bags of candy, boxes of cereal, yum! This fraction enrichment has the potential of getting real tasty!
Sixth Grade Students: My school leaders have been working hard to sharpen their math skills this year and this unexpected glitch in our drive towards excellence shall not be a stumbling block. We have worked too hard to prepare ourselves for Southern to now let all of our gains be dwindled by underuse. When we left each other we were busy gathering and compiling data and graphing said data using ordered pairs. You can locate facts and statistics of things which are relevant to you and attempt to graph the data based on your findings. Remember we also learned how to find the data for an ordered pair missing its ‘y’ statistic, and how to find the data using the stated formula. Try using the algebraic skills we were developing upon our dismissal in real-world situations which are relevant to you! You may find you have a real flair for data compilation and probability.To all of Mr. Rogers' Math students:Please be sure to attempt to complete the math work assigned to you by your math teachers. I am here to help when you encounter any difficulty or don't understand a concept or procedure. I will provide you with whatever support you require. Please e-mail me your questions or concerns and I will be here to assist you. Remember to utilize all the skills and strategies we have learned together this year, and give yourself time to process your thoughts and ideas before moving onto the next step of each equation. As I have said a thousand times before, there is no need to rush. Take your time and do your best. I await your questions. You are all in my thoughts.
Mr. Rogers will be available via/email (email@example.com) between the hours of 8 am and 3 pm Monday through Friday to provide you with math assistance and support. Please contact me as soon as you need additional help. Try to apply the many strategies we have been working on throughout the school year and give your mind a little time to process your responses. There will be no need to rush, so take your time, do your best and remember that I will be here to help.
Educational Researchers indicate that middle level students who experience difficulty in Math can be successful while engaged in ‘on-grade level’ assignments as long as they receive additional instructional time and support (Burris, Heubert and Levin, 2006.) For the additional instructional time and support to be fully effective, math intervention must be conducted in addition to and integrated with the student’s regular Math classroom instruction (Balfanz, MacIver and Burns, 2008.) Therefore, Math Intervention can be looked at as an extension of the student’s regular grade level math instruction.
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