EPP Mission (2018-19)
We, EPPers, will stretch our brains to capacity and will have lots of fun!
We will help, challenge, support, and celebrate each other.
We will take our time, work at our own pace, and learn from our mistakes.
We will persevere TOGETHER in problem solving and try, try again!
We will give 5/3rd effort everyday!
Sixth Grade EPPers will take the Seventh Grade AIR (American Institute of Research) Math Test on Wednesday, April 10th and Thursday, April 11th. Sixth Grade EPPers will have 90 minutes to take the math test each day. This test will be taken on the computer. We have reviewed example questions and the testing tools in class. You can review these with your child too. Please click on the link- AIR PRACTICE TESTS to view practice test questions. Your child can show you the steps to find 7th grade math questions. Sixth Grade EPPers will have access to a formula sheet that includes conversion of units of measure in the Metric System and Customary System. They will also have a calculator button on some of the questions.
The math test is divided into two parts. It will be worth 52-54 points. Students will be assessed in the following categories.
- Ratios and Proportions (12-16 points)
- Statistics and Probability (12-15 points)
- Geometry (11-13 points)
- The Number System (15-19 points)
TEST TAKING TIPS/REMINDERS
- Stick to a normal routine the weeks of testing. Get a good night’s sleep and eat a healthy breakfast.
- Remember good math practices- You will have paper and pencil to solve questions.
- Read and REREAD questions carefully.
- Remember that some multiple choice questions can have more than one answer (select ALL that apply).
- Double Check and Triple Check ALL questions. Every question is important.
- If you are unsure of a solution, eliminate answer choices and take an educated guess.
- Take short mental breaks if you need to relax and refocus.
- If you need a tissue, new pencil, or anything, raise your hand and ask your teacher.
- Remember your teachers and families are PROUD of you! You are ready and will do AWESOME on your AIR MATH TEST!
Current Math Topics
Recently we have solving and making sense of percent word problems, including percent of increase and percent of decrease. For the remainder of the school year, we will study statistics, angle relationships, circles, surface area, and volume.
- College Preparatory Mathematics, Core Connections Course 2
- Students will have a math textbook, ebook (online access to homework and textbook), and math notebooks.
- Please click on “CPM Website Links” to the left of the EPP Homepage to access student and parent resources.
Trimester 3 Math Topics (Chapters 7-9)
- Distance, Rate, Time
- Scaling Quantities
- Algebraic Equations with Coefficients
- Percent Word Problems
- Percent Increase/Decrease
Chapter 8: Statistics and Angle Relationships
- Comparing Distributions
- Representative Samples
- Introduction to Angles
- Classifying Angles
- Building Triangles
Chapter 9: Circles and Volume
- Circumference, Diameter, Pi
- Area of Circles
- Area of Composite Shapes
- Surface Area and Volume
- Cross Section
- Volume of a Prism
- Volume of Non-Rectangular Prisms
- Volume and Scaling
Chapter 7 -box plot, fraction buster, first quartile, histogram, interest, interquartile range, principal, percent change, principal, stem-and-leaf plot, third quartile
Chapter 8- adjacent angles, cluster sample, complementary angles, convenience sample, random sample, ray, representative sample, supplementary angles, vertex, vertical angles, voluntary response sample
Chapter 9- circumference, cross section, diameter, edge, face, lateral faces, pyramid, right rectangular prism, surface area, volume, vertex
- I can state the area formula for a circle.
- I can state the circumference formula for a circle.
- I can find area and circumference of a circle by using the correct formula.
- I can find the diameter or radius of a circle, given the circumference.
- I can find area and circumference of a circle by using a ratio and algebraic reasoning.
- I can show the relationships between supplementary, complementary, and vertical angles.
- I can use angle relationships; write algebraic equations for unknown angles.
- I can use algebraic reasoning and angle relationships to solve problems with more than 1 step.
- I can find the area of 2-D figures.
- I can find surface area and volume of 3-D figures.
- I can solve real-life problems involving area, surface area, and volume.
Common Core State Standards
Mathematically proficient students:
- Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
- Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
- Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others.
- Model with mathematics
- Use appropriate tools strategically.
- Attend to precision.
- Look for and make use of structure.
- Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning.
Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.
Use facts about supplementary, complementary, vertical, and adjacent angles in a multi-step problem to write and use them to solve simple equations for an unknown angle in a figure.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume, and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.