All math classes will take the Iowa Algebra Aptitude Test on Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov 19-20. This test will NOT count towards your math grade, but it is one of the components that determine your math placement for next year. It is also the initial test to determine potential placement into the New Trier Math program for 7th grade.
Since it is an algebra aptitude test, studying algebra won’t necessarily help. Just be sure to get enough sleep, eat healthy meals, and come prepared to do your best on both days.
Looking forward to another great year in 6th grade math!
I promised I would share her name and some pictures once she arrived…
Emmalyn Marie Allen was born on June 11. She weighed 9lbs 1oz and was 21 inches long. Here’s two math problems for you…
If she lost 4% of her body weight while at the hospital, what did she weight when we left?
If at her 1 week appointment she weighed 8lbs 15oz, how many ounces was she below her birth weight?
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Math Inventory Test on Wednesday, April 16 – A cumulative test that does NOT count towards your grade but is ONE of the components used to determine placement for next year. It is 45 questions, all multiple choice, and covers Chapters 1-8. A small review might be helpful, but mostly just get a good night’s sleep, eat a healthy breakfast, and try your best.
Everyone’s favorite POW… logical reasoning. Use a table to keep track of your work, and click here for the in-class example explanation.
Link here for Sample ISAT Practice Tests
Tues. March 5 – Math 1 – 40 Multiple Choice
Wed, March 6 – Math 2 – 30 Multiple Choice + 3 Short Response (like showing work on HW)
Th, March 7 – Math 3 – 2 Extended Response (like the ISAT POWS we did)
Last time we did a problem like this, we used a simple work backwards approach. Now that we’ve learned all about algebra in Ch 7, algebra is another great strategy that you could use for this type of problem.
You can chose to either work backwards like last time or use algebra as a new approach. If you chose to do BOTH, you will earn 5 extra credit points for this POW grade. You’ll only need to explain one of the two sets of work.