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:
The important things we want you to focus on are:
Multiplicationand Division facts
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
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
Multiplication input/ output tables
Multiplication input/ output tables: Find the rule
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
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers “workbook”
Add and Subtract Fractions with like denominators
Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators
Add fractions with unlike denominators
Subtract fractions with unlike denominators
Add mixed numbers with unlike denominators
Multiply two fractions
Scaling whole numbers by fractions
Scaling mixed numbers by fractions
Multiply two mixed numbers
Divide fractions by whole numbers
Divide whole numbers by fractions
Divide two fractions
Decimals, Fractions, and Percents
Convert between percents, fractions and decimals
Extra practice with decimals “workbook”
Extra practice multiplying and dividing decimals “workbook”
Multiply a decimal by a power of ten
Multiply a decimal by a one-digit whole number
Multiply a decimal by a multi-digit whole number
Divide decimals by powers of ten
Division with decimal quotients