Welcome to Middle School!

Math in Focus Grade 8 Part A materials are designed for the first half of the year; Part B materials are for the second half. The teacher’s editions provide complete program support, including chapter overviews, instructor resources, step-by-step lessons, and answers to the student books. Math in Focus is the curriculum being used in Mt. Pleasant Public Schools. Some of the content may be taught in a slightly different way than how you learned. Be confident in your child's abilities and allow them to show and explain how work through some of their homework problems. It is important they get a chance to be a teacher! This is a review of the test from Chapter 6 of Math in Focus 3rd grade (2015/2018 edition). This review mimics the 'Test Prep' from the assessment book and makes an excellent review for the test. It can be sent for homework, or completed in class.This also makes an excellent 4th grade review or rete. Math in Focus - Singapore Math Andover Public Schools adopted a math curriculum called Math in Focus: Singapore Math in 2014. The adoption is the result of updated and more rigorous academic standards and extensive research in the best practices in math instruction.

Your math teachers are very excited to meet you this September!

To help you stay math-strong and get math-ready for 6thgrade, we’ve put together a list of optional summer practice work. Anything from 5 minutes per day to 30minutes per week is helpful in keeping you current with the math you learned inelementary school.

The skills practice is a mix of worksheets that you canprint at home or online skills practice using iXL.You will get a letter from Ms. Richard, theK-12 Math program coordinator, explaining how you can access your iXL accountthis summer.

Before you get started, here are some helpful hints to keepyou organized for your optional summer work:

  1. It’s always a great idea to keep your work in one location. So get a binder or a spiral bound notebook where you can write things down. Looking back on your problem solving later might be helpful to you. Even if you use iXL, sometimes you need to write things down to solve problems. If you have a lot of trouble in any specific area, your teacher can look at your work later to see where you might have made mistakes.
  2. Do your work in pencil so that you can erase, if necessary.
  3. Try doing the work without a calculator if you can. Practicing your math facts while you are problem solving will help you to build your computation skills.
  4. Don’t get frustrated. If you are stuck, just move on to the next problem. Maybe if you take a break, you’ll have a brainstorm :) And if you don’t, it’s ok. Your teacher will be happy to help you in the fall. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them later!
  5. Have fun! This work is not intended to be stressful for you. It’s just summer exercise for your math-brain.

Math Focus 6 Welcome Center

The important things we want you to focus on are:

Multiplicationand Division facts

Fractions

MixedNumbers

Core

Decimals

If you want to make flashcards to practice any of theseskills, that’s a great idea! Multiplication and division facts (up to 12) areincredibly important to your success in middle school. Even a few minutes a dayto keep up your fluency is worthwhile.

There is a “playlist” chart attached at the end of thisletter. You can access the practice materials by clicking the links (or copyingthem to your browser). There are links to specific iXL skills for practicingconcepts you learned in 5th grade and there are also “workbooks” (with answerkeys) if you want to print your own materials so that you can problem solveoff-line.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Richard, [email protected].

Gettingready for Grade 6 Playlists

Focus Area

Here are the links you need:

iXL links to online skills practice

Reference material / Notes

Whole Number Multiplication and Division:

This is a “workbook” of extra practice for whole number multiplication and division

Solutions key

C.22

Multiplication input/ output tables

C.23

Multiplication input/ output tables: Find the rule

D.1

Division facts to 12

Multiplication tables up to 12 (you can also make flash cards)

Fractions and Mixed Numbers

This is a “workbook” of extra practice for fractions and mixed numbers

Solutions key

Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers “workbook”

Solutions key

L.3

Add and Subtract Fractions with like denominators

L.5

Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators

L.8

Add fractions with unlike denominators

L.10

Subtract fractions with unlike denominators

L.18

Add mixed numbers with unlike denominators

M.15

Armlets

Multiply two fractions

M.17

Scaling whole numbers by fractions

M.19

Scaling mixed numbers by fractions

M.25

Multiply two mixed numbers

N.5

Divide fractions by whole numbers

N.8

Divide whole numbers by fractions

N.9

Divide two fractions

Decimals, Fractions, and Percents

R.2

Convert between percents, fractions and decimals

Decimals

Extra practice with decimals “workbook”

Solutions key

Extra practice multiplying and dividing decimals “workbook”

Solutions key

I.2

Multiply a decimal by a power of ten

I.3

Multiply a decimal by a one-digit whole number

I.4

Multiply a decimal by a multi-digit whole number

J.1

Divide decimals by powers of ten

J.3

Division with decimal quotients

Math In Focus Grade 2


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