Required Vocabulary for MYP1
The student needs to master every word on the list below.  The list includes a working vocabulary.  That means the student needs to know the meaning of the word or phrase and how to apply it if it indicates some kind of action (for example the word solve).  Working vocabulary words or phrases are in boldNew words and phrases will constantly be added to the list.
  natural number
  counting number
  factor(s) of
  multiple(s) of
  whole number
  rational number
  real number
  reduce by ___
  reduce to lowest terms
  expand by __
  proper fraction
  improper fraction
  mixed number
  write as a mixed number
  common denominator
  least common denominator
  decimal number
  whole part
  decimal part
  place value

Arithmetic operations
  Add, Find the sum
  Subtract, Find the difference
  Multiply, Find the product
  Divide, Find the quotient, Find the ratio
  Find __ to the __ power, How much is __ to the index of __
  Evaluate (a numerical expression)

  line form(s)
  side of an angle
  side of a triangle
  Find the perimeter
  Find the area of the rectangle
  Find the area of the triangle

  graph (noun, meaning picture representing data)
  graph (verb, meaning draw a graph)
  number line
  draw/mark a point
  draw/mark a point (on graph paper)
  Evaluate y for x = (some number)
  Find y when x = (some number)

Problem Solving
  What is the question?
  What is the situation?
  What is the same problem in simpler or more personal terms?
  What is the data?
  Presentation Form

Mathematics for the Intuitive Learner

Math 6 (MYP1)

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Everyone, please read the note at the bottom of the home page!

Week of November 3 (and after)

The class is taught in strands.  Each class period, the students are presented two to three topics (strands) that are not mutually dependent.  In other words, they don't need to know one subject to understand the other one.

This approach avoids boredom and brain meltdown.  It also allows me to revisit each topic more frequently, giving the students more opportunities to ask questions and catch on.

Current Topics

We are beginning to work on arithmetic table skills.
Students should be fluent in their intuitive knowledge to the addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts.

This will continue most of this nine week period.

This week we will be finishing all review of addition and subtraction rules for decimal numbers.  The class should be able to work ANY of the following problems:  page 199: 8 - 16

We should also be finishing up multiplication of decimal numbers.  The class should be able to work ALL problems on p. 207: 1 - 12.

We will be starting serious fraction work.  See the following problem sets:  Pages 147,8: 2-4; page 152: 4, 5

Completed Topics

Adding, subtracting whole numbers efficiently.*

Vocabulary to describe shapes - Level I:
Point, Segment, Ray, Line, Angle, Triangle, Quadrilateral, Pentagon, Hexagon, Octagon, Polygon
Vocabulary to describe triangles - Level 1:
Vertex, Vertices, Angle, Side
Measuring Angles with a Protractor

Plotting points onto a two-axis Cartesian graph.

*efficiently is used here to mean without the usual written-out carryings, borrowings and various others thinking steps traditional to grade-school arithmetic.