Friday, November 4, 2016

The Week of November 7, 2016

It's a short week at Ellis...we will not have school Friday so we can celebrate Veterans' Day!  Don't worry, we will fit a full week into the four days we are together.

Your math studies this week will involve working with percents.  Having knowledge of percents is important because they are seen many places in your everyday life.  You will come across them at the sale racks of clothing at the mall, on food nutrition labels, and even on your report card.  By the end of our time working with percents, you should be able to answer the following questions:

- What is 20% written as a fraction?
- What is 15% of 30?
- 45 is 10% of what number?
- 10 is what % of 30?

Understanding percents will be easier if you keep in mind what you learned about proportions.  We will use the "part(is):whole(of)" proportion to unlock the secrets of percents.

You will have homework Monday and Tuesday.  Your TenMarks assignment will also give you an opportunity to think about percents.  Please complete it by Thursday.  You will NOT have a math quiz or journal this week.

Here is a resource you can use as a reference as you practice this skill:

Please continue your research concerning currents and waves during work time this week.  Your choice work is due Thursday.  Your test on currents and waves will also take place Thursday.  Use your study guide to prepare.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Mr. Trent

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