Dear Mom and Dad,
I have finished Module 1 in Math Class, we have covered many interesting things. For example, we have learned about exponents, theoretical and experimental probability, order of operations, frequency tables, a little bit of algebra, and much more. My favorite topic so far has been order of operations. It's really fun to try to solve math problems with PEMDAS.
For frequency tables we did many fun activities. One of them was we had to look at the attendance sheets for every grade last year. We then had to record every single absence into a frequency table. A frequency table is a chart that shows tallys of whatever category you choose.
For order of operations we did a lot of math problems on the Eno board and paper. One of the activities we did was we had to copy down math problems from the board. We then figured out the problems using PEMDAS and then got chosen to do them on the Eno board. It was really helpful to see the whole problem explained in front of you.
For finding the experimental and theoretical probability of an event we did a lot of creative work. My favorite activity for learning probability was creating a poster that shows the results of an experiment you and your partner came up with. For example my partner and I picked a random coin out of a bag, recorded our results into a frequency table, and found the theoretical and experimental probability. We then transferred this information on to a creative poster that is now hanging up in Mrs. Harte's classroom.
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