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Dear Mom and Dad,
In the first module we did a lot of stuff similar to what I've been doing. It was kind of a review of the end of last year with some new fun things. We did a lot with with making tables into different types of graphs. The type of table we used to organize our data is called a frequency table. We used bar graphs and line graphs to turn those tables into something else. Bar graphs are good when you have a number representing on the vertical axis and usually a description or noun on the horizontal axis . Line graphs are a good way to put the stocks of a company into a graph, so you can see the increase and decrease.
In the beginning of the year we learned a lot about number tricks. They are a fun way to use math. We used them with shapes like circles and squares. We used them with variables and a little bit of algebra. One type was when you would take your home phone number and you would end up with it again. Number tricks was a fun way to do math.
We did a lot with probability. We learned about experimental probability and theoretical probability. Experimental probability is the amount of something actually happened. Theoretical probability is the amount of something that should happen. We used probability with, “Names In The Bag.” We all put our names in the bag and the first and the last people to get picked won. We counted the probability that a person would get picked. The probability was getting bigger after every pick.
In the first module we did a lot of things that make math fun. We did a lot more stuff than these things. I have to let you know the, “Math Song” was awesome. Everybody hated it, but me and Mark. The song was on the Order of Operations. I hope we do more fun things in the next module.
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