Sunday, October 26, 2014

Notes for Monday, October 27, 2014

I just passed post # 450 of my blog.  Cool.

On the following page is a presentation of a standard Multiplication Table.
The multiplication is a source of great information for the work we need to know in this section of learning Math.

The list of numbers beside the digits 1-12 are known as the Multiples of a number.
You will get this page as a handout, but here is an image:

The source of the page is located in the URL section.
In Math, you will be working on reducing fractions, that you add, to the lowest term.

In order to reduce a fraction, you will need to learn what the Greatest Commom Factor (GCF) is for a pair of numbers in a fraction.  Before getting into this more, here is another screenshot from the website pictured above:

If you had a fraction that looked like  7/14, in order to reduce it to its lowest term, you would have to list the factors of each number:
7:  1, 7
14:  1. 2. 7. 14
**The factor that is greatest for both of them is 7.
You would then divide the numerator and denominator by 7.
7 divided by 7 equals 1 & 14 divided by 7 equals 2.  So, the fractions ends up being 1/2 or "one half."

If you are feeling somewhat stuck on the idea of dividing, consider that dividing is a mirror reflection operation of multiplication.  Look at this:

14 divided by 7 = ?
You can simply ask yourself, what number can I multiply by 7 that equals 14.
You may also hold up your fingers and count by 7s until you reach 14.  

The work you do today will help you with reducing fractions, along with practicing the skills of adding and subtracting fractions.

Here is another image of a fraction being reduced:
In this case, the factors of 3 and 6 would be listed:
3:  1, 3
6:  1. 2. 3. 6

The greatest one in common is 3 and we divide both the numerator and denominator of 3/6 by 3.  This give us the answer of 1/2 or "on half."  Notice that the toppings are on equal sides of the pizza, but one is cut into 6 and the other into 2!

Along with the information on the blog, and the sheets you will receive, this work will be looked at closely this week.  You may work with someone in class when you are given the sheets.

In Language, I was hoping that everyone would bring in an example of an advertisement.  If you have, please place it in the IN box.  For your Ideal Society project, you were going to be creating an advertisement of your vision of the perfect world.    In order to do this, we were going to spend some time looking at how Medial Literacy works.

This chart, which I posted on Saturday's blog, looked like this and on the side of the cube you designed.

We are going to look at a video on #5.

I had a video for #1, but unable to load it directly to the blog.  Here is the link:

If you have not brought in your advertisement, please bring it in for Tuesday so we can look at them in more detail so you can begin your Ideal Society project.  If you did bring in an ad, I would like you to write in your Language notebook and complete the following for the ad you brought in or if someone else in the class brought one in:

Please work hard in my absence. 

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