6TH GRADE February 22, 2016 Mrs. Muller Math/Science HERE IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY CLASS… Math: Students extend previous knowledge of data representations including dot plots and stem-and-leaf plots, and are formally introduced to histograms, box plots, and percent bar graphs. Students use graphical representations to describe the shape, center, and spread of the data distribution. Descriptions of shape, center, and spread include skewed right, skewed left, symmetric, mean, median, mode, range, and interquartile range. Students also summarize numeric data with numerical summaries, including the measures of center and the measures of spread. Categorical data is summarized numerically with the mode and the percent of values in each category and summarized graphically with a percent bar graph. Students also distinguish between situations that yield data with and without variability. Science: Students build a model to illustrate the structure and composition of the layers of the Earth. Additionally, they identify the IN THIS ISSUE advantages and limitations of their models. Students classify rocks as metamorphic, igneous, or sedimentary by the processes of their formation within the rock cycle. Finally, they analyze data to formulate reasonable explanations, communicate valid conclusions based on evidence supported by data, and predict trends Parents we are happy to announce that students now have an additional online resource for Math intervention. Based on the Texas TEKS standards, Think Through Math combines live teacher support, unique student motivation, and engaging adaptive instruction in a web-based learning system that is proven to help students learn—and love—math! Your child has been provided with instructions and password. Please encourage them to practice. Mark Your Calendar! February February 22-26………………Book Fair March 1 2015 ..………..Math District 22, Benchmark March 7-18 ………Spring Intercession We are so proud of Matthew Teran and Zven Chavez for representing John Drugan School at The Sun Country Science Fair on February 20, 2016!