It’s is the Language of Algebra! We have been working on understanding the more sophisticated language of Algebra by looking at how words can be represented and translated to mathematical algebraic equations. Through our study of percents, we are exploring some of the basic foundational principles of algebra including representing unknowns with variables, seeing which words mean operations (of multiply, is equal and percent as a fraction or decimal in disguise) and the power of opposite operations.

In addition, we are looking at understanding how and when we add and subtract integers with our game of Integer War and blackjack.

Problem Solving Playoffs is in full swing as you learn the power of groupwork to help establish the norms and habits we need to have in place to maximize our learning of math & science this year!

Use your POD notes every day to help you tackle and solve problems. There is lots to learn so be about it every day and practice, practice and trabaja duro! Algebra can seem like a whole new language so be prepared and you’ll be fluent in no time!