6TH GRADE November 9, 2015 Mr. Harris Math/Science HERE IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN MY CLASS… IN THIS ISSUE What we are learning… Math: Students are formally introduced to proportional reasoning with the building blocks of ratios, rates, and proportions. Students examine and distinguish between ratios and rates as they give examples of ratios as multiplicative comparisons of two quantities describing the same attribute and examples of rates as the comparison by division of two quantities having different attributes. Students extend previous work with representing percents using concrete models and fractions. Additionally, students are introduced to generating equivalent forms of fractions, decimals, and percents using ratios, including problems that involve money. Students solve and represent problem situations involving ratios and rates with scale factors, tables, graphs, and proportions. Students also represent real-world problems involving ratios and rates, including unit rates, while converting units within a measurement system. *Please remember that IXL assignments for Math are posted on the class calendar, and are due on the date posted* Science: Students will continue to differentiate between common elements and compounds by name and symbol. Students plan and implement comparative and descriptive investigations, including using various tools and equipment, to observe examples of chemical reactions that produce new substances. They recognize that the formation of a new substance may be identified using the evidence of a possible chemical change, such as production of a gas, change in temperature, production of a precipitate, and / or change in color. In addition, students will learn about November 9, 2015 Energy Resources and the appropriate use and conservation of resources, advantages and disadvantages of using differing energy resources, and finally, management of those resources. *Students have been given their username and passwords to access the Science Fusion textbook online. Students will have assignments due from the online resources. Please ensure that you check the calendar for updates and due dates of assignments* Mark Your Calendar! November 11............................ Veterans Day (No School) 13…………………... Fall Festival, 4:30-6:30 16- 20……6 Week Exam Window 23- 27…… Holiday/No School Free Dress is earned, and students can wear free dress on each Monday. Please remember that Jogging suits are not allowed.