We have begun unit 7 which is more conceptual and vocabulary based then operational. The unit is on factors, multiples, and prime vs composite numbers. This should be an easier unit for students, though still important as it helps lay foundations for number relations. We will also be working on problem solving skills. Currently, we are going through the unit slightly quicker than anticipated, so count on the test being Tuesday even though the packet is not due until Wednesday. I will not change the due date for the packet.
I appreciate the feedback on the packets, and am working to make a few changes. For this unit 7 packet, students need only do the odd numbered problems on the front of the page. The back has fewer word problem so still complete that in full please. There will also be a few optional pages added to most packets. These are to challenge students as well as to help practice and cement understanding. They will be worth extra credit for the problems completed. Also, we are using our notebooks to write definitions as well as give examples of how to work problems. This will be use as a tool to help provide more examples and explanations as we continue with our math learning.
Attached are answer sheets to the homework problems if you wish to print them off to assist our students as they work.