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Module One Letter Dear Mom and Dad,
We just finished off Module one in our Math textbooks. There were a lot of things to learn. We learned about the order of operations, probability, frequency tables, and much, much more!
The first thing we learned about was Graphs. We did a lot of work with interpreting graphs. We did several pages in the book where we had to answer questions based on a graph. We also learned when to use a line graph and when to use a bar graph. You use a line graph to show changes over time and you use a bar graph when you are putting things into categories. We even took a take home quiz where we had to answer several questions using a graph we found in the news paper.
Next we learned about number tricks and patterns. The number tricks were really fun and it was amazing that they worked. I even made my own. We used algebra and shapes to figure out how they worked each time. The patterns were kind of tricky. Some of them were really easy to figure out the but others I couldn't find it on my own. To find the nth term we used algebraic equations like T= 5N. It was really fun.
The next thing we did was frequency tables. We used several sets of data and created a table with it. After frequency tables came exponents. I think exponents are really fun but it sometimes gets annoying how you have keep multiplying large numbers. We used exponents to find the volume of a cube and we used them in the order of operations.
The next thing we did was Probability. We did an experiment about probability where we got a partner and picked something out of a bag. My partner and I did jolly ranchers and we called pour experiment jolly pickings. We also did a lottery where our Math teacher put our names in a bag and picked them out. The first and last person picked won 10 math points and the second and the second to last person picked won 5 math points. Everyone else won nothing.
The last thing we did was order of operations. Order of operations is by far my favorite thing we did. It is very easy for me. I like how there are a lot of steps. We did a lot of order of operations problems and we were all so good at it that we had the test on it in the same week that we learned about it. This is what we did in Module one. Sincerely,
CJKA

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