Saturday, November 18, 2017

Good Morning!
I hope everyone is off to a good start to the weekend.

A few things....

~ I will give the spelling test on Monday.  I was out yesterday, I will give the test when I return on Monday.

~We will have the Chapter 3 Math Test on Wednesday.  I will post a review after these reminders.  I will spend all of our math time on Monday and Tuesday reviewing for the test.

~Tuesday will be very busy.  Our publishing party will start at 8:20.  It will take at least an hour - to read the books, then we will have coffee and treats afterwards.  Also the Prayer Service is Tuesday afternoon at 2 pm

~ Wednesday is a half day, noon dismissal.  There is NO after care.

~ Monday, November 27 is the First Penance meeting for parents 7:30 pm in Mary's Chapel/Lower Church

Chapter 3 Review

1.     Circle Charts.  Students should know how to read it and answer simple questions such as which color was the favorite/least favorite?  How many students chose blue?  Which color got one more/less vote than purple?

2.     Pictographs – The MOST IMPORTANT thing about the pictograph I have told the students is to look at the key.  If they are having trouble- before they answer a question, they should do the math- get the totals for each section:

Favorite Pets

O O O O   ( 3+3+3+3 = 12 – they should write this right on the chart so they have the totals to help answer the questions)
O  (3)
O O   (3+3=6)
O  O  O   ( 3+3+3=9)
KEY:  Each O stands for 3 votes

They have to know how to answer questions such as –which was the most/least popular?  How many children chose dogs and birds?  How many more children chose birds than cats?

3.     Range, Median and Mode – they need to know that when given a group of numbers the first thing they do is put them in order from least to greatest, if a number appears two or three times they must write it in the order that many times.
Example:  Bill plays a game.  His scores are 3, 7, 5, 9, 3.
 The first thing they do put the numbers in order:
To get the range: largest number minus smallest 9-3=6 Range is 6
Mode is the number they see the most= 3
Median- the number in the middle = 5
To remind them I tell them MOde = MOst
They also need to be able to get the mode and range using a line plot – same thing range largest number minus smallest number and mode the number that occurs the most.

4.     How to use the data in a tally graph to create a bar graph.

5.     Venn Diagrams.  This is a chart with two overlapping circles.  So they get see a table that provides data – say Apples and Oranges.  The table will provide facts.

Red, thin peel, fruit, grown on tree
Grows on tree, orange, fruit, leathery rind

They need to use that chart to fill in the Venn Diagram. 

The diagram is two overlapping circles.  It will say Apples on the left circle and Oranges on the right.  To complete the diagram they write the apple only characteristics left circle.  The overlapping/common to both characteristics in the middle where the circles overlap.  Write the orange only characteristics in the circle to the right.

Then be able to answer questions such as how many characteristics do they share? How many characteristics are for apples only.

 The blog is not letting me post the sample diagram for some reason.  I will print the review on paper Monday and will send it home in folder.