My class just finished module 1 in our textbooks. Since it was the beginning of the year it was basically easy stuff and reviews but we still learned. Now that we are done with module 1 we can start to learn more advanced math. In module 1 there were six sections. Section 1 was about data displays, section 2 was about sequences and exponents, and in section 3 we learned about probability. Section 4 was about problem solving and section 5 and 6 were about problem solving and order of operations.
In section 1 we learned about tallying data, and bar and line graphs. When you tally data you are supposed to gather the data you want and tally how many times it comes up. A bar graph is a graph that is used to display data that falls into distinct categories. A line graph is graph that shows how data changes over time. That is what we learned in section 1 in module 1.
In section 2 we learned about modeling sequences and exponents, squares, and cubes. A sequence is an ordered list of numbers or objects called terms. We learned about term numbers and symbols also. Exponents show a pattern of repeated multiplication. Exponents make it simpler to write out as well. Instead of writing out 184.108.40.206 you could just write 34 or three to the fourth power.
In section 3 we were taught about probability and theoretical probability. Probability is experiments that predict the outcome of an event. Probability is also a number from 0 to 1 that tells you how likely something will happen.
Section 4 was about problem solving. The textbook gave us four steps to problem solving. Step 1: understand the problem. Step 2: Make a Plan. Step 3: Carry out the plan. Step 4: look back, or check out work. Those were all very helpful to me, especially when I got stuck on a difficult math equation. This was definitely an important chapter to me.
Section 5 in the textbook taught the class about evaluating solutions and making connections. Section 6 was about the order of operations. The order of operations helps when you do long mathematical equations. It lets you break down long equations into sections to make it smaller and easier to figure out since it is better laid out.
Since we started school that is what we have been learning for the first trimester.