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math letter Dear Mom and Dad,

In math class we just finished Module 1 in our textbook. In the module we learned all kinds of new things. The ones I like the most were probability, creating bar graphs using frequency tables and order of operations.

We did many activities involving probability. Like picking cubes out of a brown paper bag, rolling dice and others. The one I liked the most was the one when we either worked alone or with a partner. I worked with a partner and we had to create a portability experiment. We called it bit size math. We picked skittles out of a bag 140 times. We made a frequency table of our results.

The class also learned how to do create bar graphs using frequency tables. We did a take home quiz which we had to find a graph and answer questions about it. Like what is the graph about, what information was displayed on the vertical axis and what decision can the graph help a person make.
We also created frequency tables with information that we surveyed from the class. Then we created bar graph based on the information we found from the class.

We also learned more about order of operations. I was familiar with order of operations already but I was introduced to brackets. Ms. Harte let us listen to a song to help us remember the order of operations. One of ways to help you remember it is PEMDAS p for parenthesis, e for exponents, m for multiplication, d for division, a for addition and s for subtraction. The class did many small activities involving order of operations.

Over all throughout this first module I think I learned a lot.

Love,
HJOL

Article posted November 5, 2009 at 08:45 AM • comment (3) • Reads 1189 • Return to Blog List

Good job, lots of info but make sure you look over your work because you had a couple of mistakes. It's ok though. Good job!
Comment Posted on January 25, 2010 at 09:18 AM by NRRA

I'm glad that you can use a hands on method of learning for math, sounds like you understand the concept well.
Comment Posted on November 9, 2009 at 03:18 PM by Rebecca Hoag

I'm glad that you can use a hands on method of learning for math, sounds like you understand the concept well.
Comment Posted on November 9, 2009 at 03:17 PM by Rebecca Hoag