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 Title: Math Letter / Module 1 (10/23/09) Description: Student letter to parents/guardians describing math in Module 1.

 Article posted November 10, 2009 at 05:13 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1205 Dear Dad, For this module all we really did was review the same exact stuff that we learned last year, mostly just patterns and the order of operations, and a little algebra. However, we did learn the more advanced vocabulary that we did not use last year.Overall, we learned pretty much nothing. If a had to pick one favorite part of the module than it would probably be the order of operations, just because I got a little bit of a challenge in it. Besides that, nothing new was actually learned, we learned about PEMDAS, which means that we go in the order of Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and finally Addition and Subtraction. My least favorite part of the unit was definitely learning about patterns, because it was way too long of a chapter for something that we learned last year. All we really did anyway was learn what everything was called, which was the first thing we ever learned last year. We also learned about probability, which was a little bit interesting, but not a whole lot. There are basically two types of probability: theoretical probability is what will probably happen, and experimental probability is what did happen.On the subject of probability, we did a small project on finding the probability of a random event, like picking a gumball out of a bag, or flipping a coin 100 times. What my partner and I did was very simple, and stupid. We built a pair of industrial tweezers out of two 12 inch rulers, and taped them together. We then filled a bag with skittles and gumballs, and proceded to pick a candy 40 times. In the end, we figured that the more you do an experiment, the closer the experimental probability gets to the theoretical probability. Other people did experiments like ours, such as picking guitar picks and spinning a colored wheel. The one thing that the experiments taught us was that the more you conduct an experimentm the closer the experimental probability gets to the theoretical.Throughout the module we also did portfolio points, or practice activites that had to accumulate 100 points or more throughout the module. That was pretty much it for module 1, and next module will be much more interesting, because it is based completely on problem solving. Sincerely, LHDR Article posted November 10, 2009 at 05:13 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1205
 Article posted November 10, 2009 at 07:04 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1198 Dear Mom, In this letter you will learn what I have learned in the 7th grade math module #1 from line and bar graphs to, order of operations and everything in between. I have learned about line and bar graph,tables,and frequency charts. We had to cut graphs out of the newspaper and tell what the graph was saying. I found this unit easy. Now we have moved onto learning about Venn Diagrams and problem solving. We used Venn Diagrams in other classes too, so it is interesting that we are also using them in math. LJSH Article posted November 10, 2009 at 07:04 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1198
 Article posted October 28, 2009 at 06:07 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1149 Dear, Mom and Nana I have learned a lot of new things this year in math class. In module one I learned exponents and what the exponential form and standard form was and also what the difference between them was. Exponential form is when you have a number and you have a smaller number above, which clarifies that it's in exponential form. Standard form is when you have the number written out. Example: 2x2x2x2=16. My favorite thing I learned about was probability. Probability is a number from 0- 1 that tells us how likely an event is to happen. I learned what theoretical probability was and what experimental probability was. Theoretical probability is whats suppose to happen. Experimental probability is what the experiment turns out to be. Another one of my favorite things I learned was PEMDAS. In math class our teacher had us listen to a math song that was about pemdas. Most of our class mates didn't like the song but I liked it. I thought it was very interesting. Those are all the things I learned this year in module one. Thanks for reading. Article posted October 28, 2009 at 06:07 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1149
 Article posted November 5, 2009 at 02:45 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1164 Dear Mom, I am going to tell you what I learned in7th grade math class. I feel like I understand it better then last years class. The bar graph assignment was something I enjoyed. We had to find a bar graph in the newspaper and then you had to answer questions about the graph. I picked out a graph that was easy to read and the questions were easy for me to answer. The other thing I like doing are frequency tables, because it is fun for me and I am good at that. A frequency table is when you count up the number of times something happens and then you make a chart. For example, you could pick different colors of marbles out of a bag. Next,you would record them on a table and then you can see how many times you pulled certain colors out of the bag. The other thing I like is term and term#.I like it because it is easy for me this year, and I am getting better at it .I really like exponents too, because there are fun and easy for me. An exponent is the little number that tells you how many times to multiply a number by itself. I dislike the algebra part because the numbers confuse me. I will do the problem sometimes and then I get it wrong. It does not happen all the time but I need help sometimes to finish these problems. I hope you like the letter I wrote to you. I hope you have an idea of what I am doing in math this year!      Love, lske Article posted November 5, 2009 at 02:45 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1164
 Article posted October 26, 2009 at 01:46 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1239 -To Whom it May Concern- I will be explaining to you what we have been learning in the past module in Math class.(module 1) The first major thing we learned about is graphs. We learned the workings of a proper line & bar graph inside-out. By the end, we could graph almost any data that was given to us. Bar graphs are better for comparing multiple amounts of data. Line graphs are best for seeing the growth/shrinkage of data over time, such as the stocks. Next, was probability. We studied this by using cards, dice, coins, and computer simulations to test what should happen, and what really happened. What could happen Is called theoretical probability. What did happen is called experimental probability. Say that you have a bag of fifty marbles, 25 of them are black, and 25 of them are red. You pick 25 of them. Theoretical probability says that out of every two draws, one should be red. P(r)=12.5/25=1/2. What really happened= thirteen out of the 25 draws turned out to be red. That's very close to the what the theoretical probability said it should be. Last was the order of operations. The order of operations are: Parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction, or PEMDAS for short. To study PEMDAS we did problems with a mix of parentheses and exponents thrown in. To complete the problem correctly, you have to abide by the order of operations. We also created our own problems using PEMDAS. Those were the main things we've been doing here in module 1. Looking forward to module 2. Sincerely, LRSE Article posted October 26, 2009 at 01:46 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1239
 Article posted October 28, 2009 at 02:54 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1111 Dear, mom and dad I am sending this letter to you about what I have been learning in math class last semester. These things have been really easy for me. The fun things for me have been easy but interesting like algebra and exponents. The things that have not been fun this semester are finding the difference between the term and term number and putting it into an algebraic term. So that is what I am talking about in my letter. In last semester it has been really easy I don't know why but my guess is that its going to be like this all year. I am not very challenged int this class but some of the things are interesting. These are the things we studied in the last semester analyzing graphs, making frequency tables, putting patterns and sequences into tables and graphs, finding areas of a square, finding the volume of a cube, finding experimental and theoretical probabilities. It seems like we did a lot but if your in the class its not very much work because we have math class every day for at least 45 minutes a day. The difference between theoretical and experimental probability is theoretical probability is what should happen like say there are four colors on a spinner wheel and you spin it twenty times you should get one color five times and experimental probability is what does happen so same scenario so you will probably get one color more times than another color. The one thing we probably spent the most time in in math class is experimenting with graphs because graphs are one of the biggest things in math for instance the world wide stock exchange which is a easy way to make money watching a graph. That's what I learned in math class this semester. -from, hhma Article posted October 28, 2009 at 02:54 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1111
 Article posted October 28, 2009 at 01:25 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 1277 Dear Sister, In math class I learned how do a lot. We have done a lot with number sentences like order of operations and how to make equations replacing numbers with letters. The other thing we learned was probability. I learned how to do algebra by taking shape patterns and number sequences and finding a equation using N and T. An example would be T=6xN+1. I also learned how to add exponents to the equation. For example you could take the 6 and make it 6 to the 2nd power. We also learned probability. We learned how to pick cubes out of a bag. We learned how to figure out theoretical probability and how to make a frequency table. The problems we did gave us the amount of items and we had to calculate what the probability that each category. The last thing we learned was order of operations we learned how to use brackets and parenthesis and exponents. I think the order of operations should really be pemdas because you do brackets before multiplication and division. I hope you understand the explanations I have given you. Sincerely, GRKE Article posted October 28, 2009 at 01:25 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 1277
 Article posted October 28, 2009 at 02:46 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1236 Dear Sister, I'm writhing to you today because its for a assignment for math class and I wanted to let you know what I'm doing in class. What I've been learning in math this module is how to make frequency tables and the order of operations. Frequency tables give you information for bar graphs or line graphs. A table could be about one thing or five different things like colors and coins. With colors it could have lots of different colors or categories in the table. Where in coins every coin is the same. You can also have a sequence in a table by having terms and term number to make an equation like T=N+2. I am also learning about the order of operations. The order of operations is spelled out to help students remember it. Its called PEMDAS! Teachers also sometimes get songs about the subject we are learning. PEMDAS stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction which are called the operations. You might ask yourself why the put it in as one word? They do that because of the order they have to go in. Order of Operations! The last thing we have been learning about is bar graphs and line graphs. How are these two graphs different? These graphs are different because a bar graph can have more than one categories when a line graph has one category and is usually about something over a certain period of time. Sincerely, DSLA Article posted October 28, 2009 at 02:46 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1236
 Article posted October 26, 2009 at 02:34 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1125 Dear mom and dad, I am writing this letter to tell you what we have done in math class. We have studied a lot of subjects in module 1 and I want to tell you about them. We have studied bar graphs, line graphs, number tricks, patterns and sequences, exponents, probability, and order of operations. I will explain three subjects that we learned and hopefully you will understand them. When we were studying exponents we found the area of a cube, the volume of a cube and square roots. We also studied exponential form and standard form. Exponential form is when a multiplication problem is just simplified. If the problem is 5x5x5x5 you could simplify it by doing 5 to the 4th power which is a 5 with a little four right after it. Standard form for the problem above would be 5x5x5x5 and exponential form would be 5 to the 4th power. The little number is the amount of time the first number appears in the problem. When we were studying Probability in class we put a name in a bag and we picked them out one by one and we had to find the probability of what the chance a girl will be pick a chance that a boy will be pick and other chances. We also put three different colored cubes in a bag and we had to decide how many of each color is in the bag based on probability. We did computer simulations about the probability of picking rolling or flipping a certain outcome. We played games that had to do with probability and we created our own game. There are two types of probability and they are theoretical probability and experimental probability. Theoretical probability is what should happen and experimental probability is what does happen. We also learned the order of operations. If is the order you should go in when you have a problem that is complicated. I remember it by using a mnemonic device that is PEMDAS. It stands for Parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division, then addition and subtraction. That is how I remember the order of operations. When we were studying the order of operations Mrs. Harte (our math teacher) showed us a really funny song. That is what we did in math class. These are some things that we have learned in math class. We have learned a lot of new things and have done a lot of fun projects. I hope you like my letter. Sincerely, Your daughter Article posted October 26, 2009 at 02:34 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1125
 Article posted October 28, 2009 at 02:50 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1182 Dear Mom, Mom we have been learning a lot in math. We have covered so much that I want to tell you all about what we have been learning in 7th grade math. The first thing we learned was Bar graphs and line graphs. Also how to analyze graphs. Learning if we should make it a line graph or a bar graph. Another thing is exponents, I like doing exponents, they are not bad. Exponents are shortening a really long problem, say two to the fifth power. We have been learning about probability also. There is a couple of things we did on probability, we put names in a bag of our class and pulled each one out and found its probability. There was theoretical and experimental probability. We have done lots of equations, like term and term numbers. Another thing that we have been learning in math is sequences, and finding what will be the next sequence. When we are learning something new we usually get to play a game to understand what is going on and help us with key concepts. Also we are learning about squares, cubes, and finding the area. With cubes it is finding the volume. We have learned so much in math class and we are going to keep going, we are all done with module 1. I can not wait to tell you about what will be happening in module 2. Love, BSVI Article posted October 28, 2009 at 02:50 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1182
 Article posted October 28, 2009 at 01:23 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 1197 Dear Mom, In math class we have learned a lot from module one in the math books, and now I am going to teach you some things I've learned. I have picked three topics that I liked more than some, but they are all pretty good. The first topic that I liked was probability. Say that there were ten marbles in a bag, and there were four different colored marbles. There were six white marbles, two red marbles, one black marble, and one blue marble. A question could be... What is the probability of picking a red marble? The answer would be...2/10 of a chance of picking a red marble. Ms. Harte did something with us like that, but she used names on pieces of paper and different colored cubes. Another topic that we learned, and or practiced was the order of operations. I liked that because it was fun to multiply, divide, add, and subtract. We used PEMDAS to help us remember it a little better. P is for parenthesis...E is for exponents...M is for multiplication...D is for division...A is for addition...and S is for subtraction. An example would be......4 x (3 + 8) – 5 = 39. Parenthesis comes first, exponents comes second, multiplication and division...you do it from left to right, and addition and subtraction comes from left to right. We also worked on algebra, I liked that because it was fun to learn and do. An example for the algebra would be...T=4N + 6. The T is the term, the 4n is how term numbers, so the term number four times, and then plus six. These are some topics from module one that I liked. And hopefully I can teach you. Sincerely, WJAU Article posted October 28, 2009 at 01:23 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 1197
 Article posted November 5, 2009 at 03:35 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1300 Dear Mom, This module we have learned many new and interesting things like probability, number tricks, frequency tables, and more. One of the first things we learned about math were line and bar graphs. We did a lot of things with graphs. I also learned when to use a bar graph or line graph. You use a bar graph for categories and a line graph to show trends over time . Then we got a take home quiz called Analyze a Graph. We had to cut out a line or bar graph out of the newspaper or a magazine, glue it onto a piece of paper, and answer questions about it. Next, we started studying frequency tables. We did some questions in the book about them like what they are, how to make them, and how they help us. We also started the unit on probability. We studied theoretical probability, experimental probability, did a probability project, and too many more things to count! We did something called names in a bag where Mrs. Harte but all the names of the people in the class in a bag and whoever was picked first and whoever was picked last got 10 math points. The winners were PJCH, who was picked first and WRCL, who was picked last. Even though I didn't win, it was a lot of fun. We also did something called cubes in a bag where Mrs. Harte put cubes in a bag and we recorded what she picked each time on a frequency table and at the end, we had to guess how many cubes there were of each color based on the information on the frequency table. Also in probability, we did an experiment. I did mine with WRCL. It was about picking Jolly Ranchers out of a bag and finding both the theoretical and experimental probability of each flavor. I was a lot of fun and we got a yummy treat after! I really enjoyed studying Module 1. I learned a lot and I had fun! From, SHBR Article posted November 5, 2009 at 03:35 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1300
 Article posted October 26, 2009 at 01:53 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 1206 Module One Dear parents, 10/22/09 In math we are learning to do a lot of things. Some things are totally new and other things I know most about. Some of my favorite things that we learned are line graphs, bar graphs, and order of operations. Some of my least favorite things are probability, and volume of a cube. My favorite thing about a line graph was taking it from a frequency table and then making a graph out of it. We graphed a lot of things that were in out math books, but some things were not in our books. We learned about bar graphs at the same time that we were learning about line graphs too. The bar graphs were almost the same as the line graphs only instead of using a dot you use bars Another one of my favorite things was order of operations. The order of operations is P.E.M.D.A.S. It stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division, Addition, Subtraction. For example (2+4) x 300- 250+ 80, you would first do 2+4 because it is in parentheses. Second since there is no exponents you would do the multiplication or division which would be the x300. Lastly you would do addition or subtraction so -250 or +80. That is the Order of Operations. I liked almost everything that we did in math class but some things I did not like. One of them was the number tricks. I thought that they were kind of hard at first, but then I began to understand them more. Once I started to understand them then I liked them a little more. I also think that I didn't like then because it seemed like we stayed on that subject for a while (but we really didn't). So far we have learned a lot of things in module one in math class. Some things were totally new and other things we just reviewed. Most of the things were fun like PEMDAS, and the line and bar graphs. Thank you for reading what I have learned in Module one in math class! Sincerely, LHAL Article posted October 26, 2009 at 01:53 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 1206
 Article posted October 26, 2009 at 01:54 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1180 Dear Sister, I have sent you this letter because I want to tell you what I have/am learning in Math class. We have learned what type of information to make a graph out of. Like, if you were doing the change in weather in cities, you would make it a line graph. And if you were doing favorite types of ice cream it would be a bar graph. And we've learned to analyze the data from graphs too. We've worked on sequences and patterns and learned how to make them into tables and how to graph them. How to turn them into algebra equations. Like T=n+3. So we'd take block patterns and make a sequence for them. We've worked on probability like, putting cubes in a bag and tallying how many times a certain colored cube comes up. And we would make tables out of that information. Another probability game that we played was when ms. Harte had everyone in my classes names in a bag and shook it and gave math points to whom ever was picked first and last out of the bag. I wasn't chosen. That's some of what we've been learning in math class this term. I'm pretty sure you learned it last year or it refreshed your memory. Your sister, Drco Article posted October 26, 2009 at 01:54 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1180
 Article posted October 28, 2009 at 02:49 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1112 Dear Mom, I have learned so much in math this year for module one. I already knew a lot of them but some of them I have gotten a lot better at. Ms. Harte helps us with a lot of things that we get stuck, so, so far I haven't had any problems in difficult areas. Like last year I really didn't understand how to do the order of operations. This year we got to even got to hear a song thaw was awesome. Order of operations got a lot easier and my test scores for it were really good. The brackets for me were new but I got the hang of them because of all the activities we did. Frequency table last year were also very hard for me. So we had much practice using graphs and certain activities to understand probability in so many different ways. My friend and I worked on a project together about experimental probability and theoretical probability. I have gotten a lot of good test scores because of only really doing reviews. I look forward to you reading this. Sincerely, Your Son Article posted October 28, 2009 at 02:49 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1112
 Article posted October 28, 2009 at 01:27 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1237 Dear Mom, In Math we have been learning about a lot of things but I'm going to tell you about three of them. They are probability, Order of Operations and number tricks. The number tricks are so fun and I actually made my own. In the problems you pick a number and go down the line and it tells you to either add subtract multiply or divide by a certain number. Sometimes it comes out to be your same number that you picked before or maybe they pick a certain number to finish on. We also did Order of operations. An Easier way to say it is PEMDAS which stands for Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication, Division,Addition, and Subtraction. That means that you do Parentheses first then Exponents then Multiplication or Division. Next you do either Addition or Subtraction. Its like that because you go from left to right and pemdas should really be spelled like this P because you go from left to right with m,d and the left to right E with a,s. MD AS We also did probability. One thing that I want to talk about is the computer simulated games for probability. On the computer if you went on a certain website it would calculate it for you. You could use coins,spinners,dice,and cards. I was very fun and useful. Those were some of the things that we learned in module 1 of math. Love, NJMA Article posted October 28, 2009 at 01:27 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1237
 Article posted October 28, 2009 at 01:28 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1172 Dear mum, Hello. We have been learning a lot in math! We are learning theoretical and experimental probability. What that is, is theoretical probability means to know what a fraction is out of an amount of large numbers for example, if I have 30 guitar picks, and 10 of them were red, 9 of them were blue, and 11 of them were green, then my probability would be 20 over 60 for red, 18 over 60 for blue, and 22 over 60 for green because we would double the numbers. For an experimental probability, that would be you actually doing the experiment and then writing down what you got in a fraction form, for example, if I were to pick out of the same bag 60 times, and I got 20 reds, 30 greens and 10 blues, then it would be, 20 over 60 for red, 30 over 60 for green and 10 over 60 for blues. We would then compare our experiment probability with our theoretical probability and say the differences that we see. In this case, the differences are that we got 10 over 60 for blue and our theoretical probability was 8 away. For the green, we got 30 over 60, but for our theoretical probability it was 8 more than our theoretical probability. For the red we actually got the same amount for both our theoretical and experiment probability. We have also been learning exponents. Exponents are simply only exponential form and standard form. Standard form is when you write out a whole problem. For example, 3x3x3 would be in standard form when you find the answer. Exponencial form is when you write it out in a shorter way. For example, 3 to the 3rd power. Then, you would solve it. It would be 18 for the answer. We also worked on our graphs. We used bar graphs and line graphs. We worked on figuring out which graph to work on with different information. We took a take-home-test on graph's. We found out all of the information on them, and past it in about a week later. We looked at the map to find the vertical an horizontal sides name. It was a very good module. Sincerely, Whab Article posted October 28, 2009 at 01:28 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1172
 Article posted December 3, 2009 at 07:05 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1359 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. Love, WSRE Article posted December 3, 2009 at 07:05 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 1359
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 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 04:30 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 984 Dear Parents, In Math we just finished module 1. Some of the things we learned were bar and line graphs, tallying data, sequences, exponents, squares, cubes, and Algebra. My favorite thing we learned is the exponents because I understood them the most and they are fun to do. Writing out the problem with something different than just the old boring numbers. My least favorite thing we learned was the Algebra because it was hard to understand it and it was just difficult but in the end I started to understand it more so it was all good. We did a probability project that helped me get what it was. I did it with a partner and some people did the project alone. My partner was AJJA. Our project was pretty cool it was called Pizza Party my favorite part was the name, it sounds just so fun. The quizzes we took were really short because they were on small parts in the module. The big test is in the end of the module like the one we just took. In class our teacher played this song on the order of operations to help us memorize what to do in the equation first. I remember by P.E.M.D.A.S. P stands for parentheses so you would do what is in the parentheses first. E stands for Exponents then you would do the exponents next, then M stands for multiplication that’s next after the parentheses and exponents. Next is D, it stands for division that is 4th in P.E.M.D.A.S. Next is A is for addition that is second to last and last but not least S is subtraction that is what P.E.M.D.A.S. stands for. Another thing to remember it is “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally.” So that is some of the most important things we learned in our first module in math class. Thanks for the help when I needed it too. Your Son, ARJO Article posted October 22, 2010 at 04:30 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 984
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 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 06:49 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 985 Dear Mom and Dad, Our class just finished working on Module 1. In Module 1 I learned lots of helpful things. There were a lot of worksheets and problems to solve. Here are a couple of the things that we did that helped me learn all of these important things that we did in Module 1. I learned how to make a frequency table and what the differences are between a bar graph and a line graph. I also learned how to analyze graphs. When learning about analyzing graphs we had a take home quiz where we had to pick a graph from a newspaper and analyze it. I also learned how to make a bar graph using the data I collected from a frequency table. I learned how to use variables to show pattern rules, and how to use symbols and algebra to explain how a number trick works. I also learned how to get a rule for a sequence and figure out the nth term. My favorite thing in this Module was doing patterns and finding rules for the patterns so that you could find the nth term. I also liked the things we did on probability. I did an experiment on probability with MHHO where we picked Starbursts out of a bag. I also worked on probability with spinners and flipping one coin, two coins, or three coins. I enjoyed these activities a lot. I also liked that section because it refreshed my memory on theoretical and experimental probability. I also refreshed my memory on Order of Operations and doing exponents. During the Order of Operations section we learned PEMDAS, parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction, which is the order of operations. We also listened to a song on the order of operations. We also had a test which I hope I aced, and a bunch of worksheets that I enjoyed doing because they were mostly very easy and fun. I had a great time learning these things in this module! Sincerely, CHBE Article posted October 22, 2010 at 06:49 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 985
 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 02:05 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 998 Dear Mom, I have learned SO MUCH from Module 1! Module 1 is basically the first part of the textbook. It doesn't take up all of the trimester, only about half. This is what I have learned: Graphs: This is the first thing that I learned in Module 1. Bar graphs and line graphs. We have worked with both of them, making them, seeing examples, even looking for them in articles. Tables: A huge part of Module 1 was learning to make frequency tables. We mostly made these throughout the whole module. You get data from a probability experiment and put them on these. Number tricks: I didn't enjoy this part very much. During this section of the module, we learned ways to start with one number and always end with the same result using blocks or algebra. Number sequences: This is basically solving patterns. For instance, 2, 4, 6, and so on, we would find out the next number, or term, 8. We would also need to find the rule, in this case, term number plus itself equals the term. Exponents: In module 1, we learned a little bit about exponents. Not too big ones, but things like two to the fourth power, or sixteen. We learned how to write it in standard form, or a normal number, as well as the exponential form. Probability: Goodness, this was a big part of Module 1! This was basically learning the probability of certain events and putting it into fractions and frequency tables, like picking a certain color marble out of a bunch. We even created our own instance in a project and recorded the data. We also learned how to find the theoretical probability as well as the experimental probability. Order of Operations: My favorite part. I just love solving the mathematical signs as well as the parentheses. It's so fun! Sincerely, FHRO Article posted October 22, 2010 at 02:05 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 998
 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 04:28 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 892 Dear Mum, This year in math class we are learning some new and interesting things that we didn't know last year. We learned about patterns, and how we can figure out how to solve them. After we mastered the trick, we moved on to figuring out how we can solve them with algebra. We used T to represent the term, and we used N to represent the term number. For example, if T was 5 and N was 2, the algebraic expression could be T = 2N + 1. After algebra we moved on to exponents. Exponents are the little numbers above the bigger numbers used to represent a long multiplication sequences. For example, four to the sixth power would be the same thing as four times four times four times four times four times four. Exponents can also be used when solving a pattern. When we were done with exponents we worked on this thing called probability. Probability is the chances that something will happen, on a scale of one to zero. One is certain that it will happen, zero is that it's impossible. All the in between is just that, the in between. For example, if I had a bag half filled with blue marbles, and half filled with green marbles that have purple polka-dots, the probability of picking a yellow marble are zero. The probability of picking a green with purple polka-dots or a blue marble is one. The probability of picking just a blue marble is ½. Next we learned about the order of operations. The order of operations is the way to solve problems that have more than one operation. It goes like this; parenthesis, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction. An acronym you can use to remember this is PEMDAS. I prefer to say Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. Those are pretty much the most important things that we have learned this year in math class, but I'm sure we'll learn much more. Sincerely, HJMA Article posted October 22, 2010 at 04:28 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 892
 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 06:10 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 961 Dear Mom and Dad, We are just finishing up Module 1 in our math book in our math class. I think we learned lots of interesting things and I hope I teach you something that maybe you didn't even know. I know you will be pleased with what we have been learning. Now, here is a brief overview of what we did during this module. First we learned what the difference is between bar and line graphs. We found out that bar graphs are used when you have to group information into categories. Line graphs are used when you have information that extends over a long period of time. Next we learned about probability. Our teacher told us the two different types of probability. One type is theoretical probability. Theoretical probability is what is supposed to happen in an experiment. The other type of probability is experimental probability. Experimental probability is what the outcome of the experiment is. In class we would compare these to probabilities and see how they differ. Then we learned how to predict the nth term in a term number sequence. There would be a term and a term number. The term number is the number of the term in the sequence. The term is the number in the number pattern or sequence. We used an algebra equation to figure out what the next term would be. We also did some stuff on algebra equations. We would use n, then find what n would be in that certain equation. The last thing we learned is about order of operations. Order of operations is pretty self-explanatory. It is the order that the you do the operations go in .We were taught that you have to follow PEMDAS. PEMDAS stands for parentheses, exponents, multiplication or division, and addition or subtraction. You always do equations from left to right. So you will always do the problems left to right using PEMDAS. This is briefly all we have done for this first Module. I thought is was very fun and I definitely know I learned a lot. I can't wait to learn more in the upcoming modules. Hope you like this, and hopefully I taught you guys something. Bye for now! Love, KJCH Article posted October 22, 2010 at 06:10 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 961
 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 06:41 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 963 Dear Mom and Dad, We just finished Module 1 in our mathematics textbook. There were a lot of worksheets and problems to solve. First, we learned how to make frequency tables. Just tally the amount of times something happened in one column, then write the number of tallies in another. To make a frequency graph, just make a sideways bar graph. We also learned how to decide whether to use a bar or line graph. Use a bar graph when you want to put data into categories, and a line graph when showing data over time. Next, we moved onto probability. CHBE and I worked on a project where we picked Starbursts candy out of a bag, then made a table to show experimental and theoretical probability. Experimental probability is what happened in the experiment. The theoretical probability is what was supposed to happen in the experiment. We also did experiments with spinners and dice to show probability. After probability, we studied number patterns. Our teacher showed us all kinds of cool number tricks that seemed unreal. We used algebra to show how the tricks worked. We also used algebra to show the relation from term to term number in a table, so we could find the nth figure. Then, we studied order of operations. Our math teacher played us a funny rap about PEMDAS. P for parentheses, E for exponents, M for multiplication, D for division, A for addition and S for subtraction, you can call it PEMDAS! It was awesome. We did some worksheets. To go with that, we learned how to calculate exponents. At the end of the Module, we had a big test. Love, MHHO Article posted October 22, 2010 at 06:41 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 963
 Article posted November 2, 2010 at 06:56 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 961 Dear Mom and Dad, Module one was a lot of fun! We learned about probability, algebra, the order of operations, exponents, and patterns. I liked the patterns unit because I like figuring out complicated math formulas. It requires a knowledge of algebra so I was exited! I love patterns and figuring out life sized problems. I also liked the algebra unit because I like using complex equations, and when I do algebra I feel like I’m one of those people on TV with the long equations written on chalkboards. It actually is fun to do algebra because it challenges my logic ability. I somehow always seem to do algebra the complicated way. The exponent unit was very easy! All it is, is multiplying it by itself the number of times it says in the small number next to the bigger number. Did you know that one to any power is one? Same with zero, zero to any power is one as well. I didn't like the probability unit because I felt it too repetitive. Well I do like probability I just felt that the unit just went on about spinners and dice and coin flips. We were supposed to do the Stock Market Simulation this module but it was postponed until early November. Here's an example of something we did this module, try to figure this out! 1 2 3 4 5 8 16 24 32 40. SRKE Article posted November 2, 2010 at 06:56 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 961
 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 02:15 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 917 Dear Dad, I learned a lot while learning Module 1. And I can't believe I learned all of this in this small amount of time. And now I'm going to tell you what I learned. I learned about bar and line graphs. Like how you do and line graph when your graphing something over a period of time, and you do a bar graph when you are graphing data from a survey. I learned how to do theoretical and experimental probability. I learned even more about probability then I did last year. I also learned how to make a frequency table with tallies. We even did a project with frequency tables and probability. I did the project with NRAL. We put 100 M&Ms in a paper bag and pulled out an M&M 200 times. For each color we picked out we put a tally on the frequency table under that color. I also learned number tricks. They were so fun they were my favorite part of Module 1. We would start out with any number we wanted and follow the steps and if you u did a different number it would come out the same every time. I learned how to to use letters in a equation like this T=3N+5. That went a long with finding out the next pattern term. That was fun too. I also learned exponents, but I didn't like it. It was my least favorite part of Module 1. Because I don't like multiplying things so many times. The last thing I learned was the order of operations. It goes parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, and subtraction. It's also known as “PEMDAS.” I did well in that. I can't believe I learned so much in that small amount of time!:) Your Daughter, LJTA Article posted October 22, 2010 at 02:15 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 917
 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 05:21 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 909 Dearest Father, This year in math, I've learned about graphing, probability and the order of operations in Module 1.We've learned how to interpret bar and line graphs, this helps when I'm recording data. I learned to use a bar graph when the data is separated into different categories and a line graph when you have one category of data that changes over time. We also took information from frequency tables, which we also learned how to make. These tables are made with data that was already taken. The frequency table consist of three columns, one for the subject category, one for the for tallies and one for the frequency. After this we learned how to how to make frequency tables and bar and line graphs we moved on to using variables to solve number tricks. We used algebra to solve these number tricks. This section in Module 1 was more complicated but it became easy after many worksheets. In Module 1 we also learned how to use sequences, word sentences, tables and graphs. We did many worksheets and math point pages on this subject. Modeling these graphs, sequences, tables and word sentences was not a challenge for me. Next, we learned to find the nth term of a number sequence, this was some serious algebra. This was very interesting to learn because I haven’t studied number sequences before. Next the powers flowered and we started using exponents in the next section of Module 1. Exponents are a short way of writing a multiplication problem. We wrote both standard and exponential forms in this Module. When we finished exponents we started learning about probability. We did many experiments with flipping coins and picking little different colored squares out of a bag. I also did a project with my friend on probability. We found the experimental and theoretical probability. We picked jelly beans out of a bag, then we wrote about our results in a paragraph and table. I enjoyed this project because it was really active and I got to eat jelly beans! Our experiment was called Jelly Belly. The last thing we learned in Module 1 is the order of operations. In Module 1, we learned an easy way to remember the order of operations: PEMDAS (parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, subtraction). The order goes left to right in the PEMDAS order. I learned a lot of useful and handy information in Module 1. Sincerley, MHCA Article posted October 22, 2010 at 05:21 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 909
 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 07:14 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 971 Dear daddy, October 22nd 2010 So far I have learned a lot in math class. We have done so many different things. I will tell you three thing we did the one I enjoyed the most the least and the middle. The thing I enjoyed the most would probably be the patterns. We learned how to find the pattern and predict some future term in the pattern. A term is the pattern. The term number is the number of the pattern. I found it very fun and I got it right away. The thing that was okay is the bar graphs and line graphs. We did a lot with graphs last year, but I still learned a lot of things. I learned how to get information out of them. I learned how to read them too. I also learned how to find out if you should use a line graph or a bar graph. The thing I least enjoyed was the frequency tables. I found them quite easy. I learned what they were, how to get the information, how to read them, and how to make them. They are a lot like graphs. You have different columns. Lets say you wanted to get the frequency of the number of pets on your street. You would have a column for the type of pets. A column for the tally’s, for the number of pets, then you would have a column for frequency, you count the number of tally’s. I learned a lot of things this module. I hope I learn a lot more. Even if there is some review I know I will learn a least something new. From, SSMA Article posted October 22, 2010 at 07:14 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 971
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 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 04:20 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 914 Dear Mom, Yellow In math class, we have been in a section called module one and have learned many things in these first few months of school. Module one is now over and we will soon be starting module two. In module one, I have learned to make and solve algebra equations, make bar and line graphs and when to use them, probability, and the order of operations! Thanks to Mrs. Harte's excellent teaching skills, I now know that the probability of you giving me a raise in my allowance is 1/10. The thing about probability is it's the same as fractions! If there is a spinner with four equal areas, the probability that the spinner will land on area one would be ¼, the same as it's fraction. So it has ¼ chance of being spun, and it has a fraction value of ¼! It's so simple! That's not all though! I now know the definition of the word PEMDAS: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction. This will enable me the godly power of never getting the order of operations mixed up. Look at this problem: 1+4x5-(10-8)=____. Can you guess the answer. It's 19! You would first do whatever is in the parentheses, then you would do exponents, but since there are no exponents, you would skip to multiplication and division. After that, you can finally do addition and subtraction from left to right, and... you're done! 19! Plus, those bar and line graphs will certainly help me with my job when I'm older! Bar graphs are used for one set of data that stays the same. Line graphs are for a set of data that changes over time. So if I collected data on a plant growing over a week, what graph do I use? LINE GRAPH! You should thank Mrs. Harte for her awesome teaching! From, MHJU. Article posted October 22, 2010 at 04:20 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 914
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Dear Mom,            In math class, we have been in a section called module one and have learned many things in these first few months of school. Module one is now over and we will soon be starting module two. In module one, I have learned to make and solve algebra equations, make bar and line graphs and when to use them, probability, and the order of operations! Thanks to Mrs. Harte's excellent teaching skills, I now know that the probability of you giving me a raise in my allowance is 1/10. The thing about probability is it's the same as fractions! If there is a spinner with four equal areas, the probability that the spinner will land on area one would be ¼, the same as it's fraction. So it has ¼ chance of being spun, and it has a fraction value of ¼! It's so simple! That's not all though! I now know the definition of the word PEMDAS: Parentheses, Exponents, Multiplication and Division, and Addition and Subtraction. This will enable me the godly power of never getting the order of operations mixed up. Look at this problem: 1+4x5-(10-8)=____. Can you guess the answer. It's 19! You would first do whatever is in the parentheses, then you would do exponents, but since there are no exponents, you would skip to multiplication and division. After that, you can finally do addition and subtraction from left to right, and... you're done! 19! Plus, those bar and line graphs will certainly help me with my job when I'm older! Bar graphs are used for one set of data that stays the same. Line graphs are for a set of data that changes over time. So if I collected data on a plant growing over a week, what graph do I use? LINE GRAPH! You should thank Mrs. Harte for her awesome teaching!     From,       MHJU. Article posted November 3, 2010 at 02:56 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 894
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 Article posted October 22, 2010 at 02:13 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 919 Dear Mom, October 21,2010 In math class there are different modules, so here is what I learned it module 1. I learned how to make bar and line graphs. And how bar graphs show the data that fall into different categories. And line graphs show the data over time. We did a experiment with that where we did how many and types of pets in the classroom. I also learned about probability we took dice and rolled them and we found out the experimental and theoretical probability was. We also did a project on that where we either spun a spinner of picked different items out of a baggy. We also learned how to do order of operations. I learned a trick too on order of operations its called pemdas. If you don’t know the rule for order of operations then you do parenthesis then exponents then multiplication and division then addition and subtraction you do all those thing in order from left to right. We learned how to do frequency tables with different things like favorite pets. You first put the topics then tally then frequency. We also learned how to format the frequency to a bar graph or line graph. We learned patterns in shapes and numbers and how to turn them into equation we did many experiments on patterns in shapes and numbers like trying to find out how many will be in the 100th figure and the 30th when there were only 4 examples. Love, Your Daughter Article posted October 22, 2010 at 02:13 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 919
 Article posted November 4, 2011 at 03:09 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 438 Dear Dad, Module 1 was a lot longer than I thought, and there are more modules to come. So here's what I learned. Graphs: We did a quick re-visit on graphs, line and bar. We could read them and turn them into Frequency Tables: Frequency tables are data tables that show how often something occurs. Like age, we use tally marks to show it. And that's the beginning of Algebra: 9=Z x 3, algebra replaces numbers in a term with letters, so a student can figure out what the missing number is. Exponents: 32, no you do NOT do 3 x 2. it means to multiply the 3 twice or 3 x 3 and that equals 9 not 6 ,you find this in Order of Operations: 3 - 4 x 32 PEMDAS, Parenthesis, Exponents ,Multiplication, Division, Addition, and Subtraction. The is the order of what operation you do first. There are no parentheses in this equation so we go to the exponent. 3 x 3= 9, then the multiplication 9 x 4= 36, after that we do the subtraction 36-3. And it all equals 33. These things are kind of the basics to get us warmed up for a long year ahead ,the next module is problem solving so keep an eye out. Article posted November 4, 2011 at 03:09 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 438
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 04:07 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 444 Dear Mom & Dad This in math class we learned about interpret and line graphs, construct frequency tables, create bar graphs using a frequency tables, using variables to solve number tricks, model a number sequence with a word sentence table and graph. In probability I worked with a partner her name is hsgr. We did an awsome job . It was on gum. We pulled it out of a bag and we had to find the experimental probability and the Theoretical probability. We had to make a poster. We also did order of operation. PEMDAS Please Excuse My Dead Aunt Sally. Or Parentheses Exponents Multiplication Division Addition and Subtraction. Article posted November 3, 2011 at 04:07 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 444
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:57 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 458 Dear Mom and Dad,      My math class just finished up Module1 and I'm going to tell you about it.      First we worked on probability. We learned how to predict what the results of our experiments would be based on the theoretical probability. We did probability experiments with a partner. My partner was Jaco.      Another thing we learned about was exponents. We learned how to translate exponential form to standard standard form and standard to exponential.      Lastly, my class learned about the order of operations. We learned how to evaluate problems with parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction. In that order is how you solve the problem. A way my class was taught to remember it was from PEMDAS.                                    Sincerely,                                                            Carmelo Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:57 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 458
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 04:21 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 433 In Module 1 we learned about graphs,sequences, exponents,probability,problem solving and order of operations. For sequences, we figured out patterns and did math magic ticks. We would study the first four terms in a pattern and then would try to figure out what the 10th,20th and 100th terms in the sequence were. We would write an algebraic formula to figure out any term in the sequence. The math magic tricks were really fun but challenging. You would pick a number perform a couple of operations, then the result would be your original number or a different number. We would do the trick several times and if the results are a different number than the original number, it should be the same number every time you solve it. Then we would explain steps using squares and circles and algebra. For probability we did experiments and online simulations. We did a bunch of different experiments using dice, cards and then came up with our own experiment. For my experiment I used toothpicks and a compass. I tossed 2 toothpicks with one end cut off over a compass 160 times and recorded which way they pointed closest to. The name of my experiment was Which Way? The theoretical probability was 40 for North, South, East and West. The Experimental probability was 44 for North, 40 for South, 43 for east and 33 for West. We also used a probability simulation online where the computer rolled a dice or drew a card as many times as we wanted it to and it made a graph and fractions. Article posted November 3, 2011 at 04:21 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 433
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 04:12 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 435 Dear Mom and Dad, We are doing a lot of fun and exciting projects and activities in math class. One of the fun and exciting things we are doing is the order of operations. We have done a lot of worksheets and we read about it a lot in the textbooks. One thing I find interesting about it is that brackets and parentheses are pretty much the same exact thing, the only two differences are that parentheses go first and parentheses are inside of brackets. Those are some things we are doing to help us learn about the order of operations in math class. Another interesting thing we are doing in math class is frequency tables. It is practically a chart. We did a math points project on it but I didn't do it because I thought that it would take way to long. I've learned that you can make frequency charts on any thing. It can range from how many pets 5 people have to how long 500 people live. That is some things I've learned about frequency tables. That is all for this letter thank you for reading. From, The most amazing child ever. Article posted November 3, 2011 at 04:12 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 435
 Article posted October 28, 2011 at 04:16 PM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 475 Dear Mom and Dad, We just finished Module 1 in math class. We learned about probability, analyzing a graph, algebra equations for patterns, and order of operations. For the probability unit we did a number of things. We played games that we recorded the results of and we also did a lot of games involving dice. This all led up to a mini project that I did with my friend Carmelo. We put 20 baseball cards in a hat and did 100 random draws. This was my favorite probability activity. For the order of operations unit we did a lot of worksheets. We learned how to use brackets and parentheses in our equations. This was definitely my favorite unit. I think that I'm pretty good with multi-step problems. This trimester we had to get 100 math points. There was one class period Ms. Hart let me do math points. I did a ton of them and handed them in. The total came out to 176. We also did a lot of algebra equation by looking at patterns. We did a lot of worksheets and activities for this. Sincerely, Jaco Article posted October 28, 2011 at 04:16 PM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 475
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:01 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 430 Dear Mom, We have just completed module one in our math books. We did a lot of graphing and tables, algebra, probability and order of operations. I really want you to know more about what we learned so I will tell you. Graphing was the first section in the module. We learned how to analyze a graph and how to choose the right graph for each set of data. We also learned what a frequency table was and how to use it. The second section was algebra and patterns. We learned how to predict the nth term in a pattern by coming up with an equation, (T=n). Also we learned that algebra isn't as big, bad, and scary as we thought. We spent a few weeks on probability and did some really fun experiments. Our math teacher went around and had each of us pick a cube out of a bag and tally what color. We did individual projects too, for mine I put a dice in a mug and picked the dice out. What ever number my thumb was on was the number I tallied. Probability was my second favorite module. To wrap up the unit we revisited the order of operations. The order is, parentheses, exponents, multiplication and division, and addition and subtraction, or P.E.M.D.A.S. To help us remember the order we say, Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally. If you don't know what exponents are the are a number with a little number in the corner which stands for how many times you multiply the number by its self, for example, 22.   Love, Your Daughter Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:01 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 430
 Article posted November 4, 2011 at 02:55 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 448 Dear Parents, Hello parents of mine. I am learning about a lot in math class this year in module 1. I would like to tell you about some of the things we are learning about in math. This year in module 1 we learned about how to do algebraic problems like : (2-1+ 4)x6= or 11x(1+4)-3=. We also learned about how to do exponents 2 to the power of 2 or 100 to the power of 4. The other things we learned about were like how to find different things on patterns. I also was learning about how to find the nth form of a pattern. We take a test on all we learned in the module when we finish the module we also take lots of pre tests and quizzes we do them usually after a unit ends. We will have math points due after the test usually. I do a lot of the pattern and algebra ones because they are more math points. We are learning to solve challenging and unique problems that require a chart or diagram. Sincerely, HJPA Article posted November 4, 2011 at 02:55 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 448
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:55 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 336 Dear Mom and Dad, One thing I learned in module 1 is the order of operations. I learned that parentheses come first. After parentheses come exponents. Then multiplication and/or division, and then addition and/or subtraction. The fraction line means divide. I also learned about exponents. Any number to the second power (squared 2) means multiply by itself. If anything is to the third power (cubed 3), you multiply it by itself and then the product by the base number. With ten, the exponent is the number of zeros. 10 3 = 1000 10 4 = 10000 10 5 = 100000 I learned about probability. If there are 10 coins in a bag, and three of them are pennies, there is a 30% theoretical probability of picking a penny. I also learned about graphing. If both axis on a graph have numbers in them, then you should use a point graph. If both axis have words, then you should use a bar graph.   Sincerely RJCH Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:55 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 336
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:55 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 342 Dear Mom and Dad, One thing I learned in module 1 is the order of operations. I learned that parentheses come first. After parentheses come exponents. Then multiplication and/or division, and then addition and/or subtraction. The fraction line means divide. I also learned about exponents. Any number to the second power (squared 2) means multiply by itself. If anything is to the third power (cubed 3), you multiply it by itself and then the product by the base number. With ten, the exponent is the number of zeros. 10 3 = 1000 10 4 = 10000 10 5 = 100000 I learned about probability. If there are 10 coins in a bag, and three of them are pennies, there is a 30% theoretical probability of picking a penny. I also learned about graphing. If both axis on a graph have numbers in them, then you should use a point graph. If both axis have words, then you should use a bar graph.   Sincerely RJCH Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:55 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 342
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 05:57 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 462 Dear Mom and Dad, This module in math (the first one) has been good. We have learned a ton of stuff and were tested on each subject we learned about. The first thing we learned about was how to make graphs and frequency tables. We learned this by recording lots of different data and placing it on graphs and frequency tables. That was a good review to make sure we have the knowledge we need. Another thing we learned was how to find the Nth term in a sequence. We practiced by frequently doing these problems and learning some cool rules and tricks along the way from our awesome teacher Mrs. Heart. We learned a lot more things but I'm only want and need to tell you one more. The last thing we learned about was probability. This unit was fun because we did lot's of physical experiments in the class making it more interesting. The big experiment we did was each of us pick a group of objects and experiment to see what the probability of picking them were, after we did that we recorded the information on a frequency table and put it on a poster, we also wrote a summary of what we did. This was cool because I got to see everybody's work. Article posted November 3, 2011 at 05:57 PM GMT0 • comment (1) • Reads 462
 Article posted November 4, 2011 at 07:09 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 446 Dear mom and dad, we have been working on module one. In that we have been working on exponents like 4 to the powerof 6 =4096, 4 6 4x4x4x4x4x4. Exponents can be hard like 9 5, but I know them pretty well. We have also been working on probability of stuff like this, what is the probability of spinning a D. the experimental is 1/2 We have been working on frequency tables to like, the numbers on the left is how many times the letter got picked. And that is what we have been working on in math so far. Sincerely, your son Article posted November 4, 2011 at 07:09 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 446
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:00 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 430 Dear Parents, I am writing you a letter about module 1 from math class. One thing I learned in this module is what experimental and theoretical probability are. Theoretical probability is what you think is going to happen before it happens. It is when you predict something using logical ways. Experimental probability is what actually happened. After you do the experiment the data that you have is the experimental probability. Another thing that I learned is the order of the operations. The order is pemdas or in other words parentheses, exponents, multiplication, division, addition, then subtraction. We learned that if it is addition and subtraction is all that is left then you just do what is first. One last thing I learned is exponents. They look like this 2 4. The little number is an exponent. Instead of being 2x4 it is actually 2x2x2x2. Most people thing it is 2x4 but they are wrong. They made exponents to shorten the equation. That is what I learned in module 1. Article posted November 3, 2011 at 03:00 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 430
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 04:09 PM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 439 To Whom It May Concern, This year in math class we have been learning about a lot of things. We learned about graphing and frequency tables, probability, and order of operations. For probability I did a project with my partner, JRVI where we experimented with the probability of pulling four different kinds of candy from a bag. After, we ate ALL of the candy. I had a lot of fun with the order of operations unit because I find solving those kind of problems and work on the order of numbers is really interesting and fun to do. We did a lot of worksheets and math points that were about order of operations. What we did with graphing and frequency tables was in the beginning of the year which was a really super unit. At the beginning of the year we made a frequency table of how many times students in sixth, seventh and eight grade were absent last year. I had I lot of fun in math class during module one!!! Love, The Golden Child(SSAM) Article posted November 3, 2011 at 04:09 PM GMT0 • comment (2) • Reads 439
 Article posted November 3, 2011 at 05:57 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 468 Math in Module 1 Dear Parents, This year in Math module 1 I have learned many fun and new things. Some of the things I have learned are frequency tables, patterns, and probability. A frequency table is basically a table with three vertical columns. The first column is what ever the tables about, the second column is for the tally, and the third column is for the frequency or total. Patterns are new to me this year. I have learned how to find the algebraic equation to patterns. Sometimes it takes a while to find out the pattern but once you get it is easy. Many times it how many cubes are in each figure. In Probability we have added on to what we already learned in 6th grade. I have learned the difference between theoretical probability and experimental probability. I have done a project with my friend on probability that gives the summary, experimental and theoretical probability. I have had lots of fun and learned a lot in Module 1 and cant wait till module 2. Sincerely, HHSC Article posted November 3, 2011 at 05:57 PM GMT0 • comment • Reads 468