Thomas' Learning
September 17 Topic: Using long division to convert fractions into decimals.
Basic video on how to use long division to convert fractions into decimals: www.youtube.com/watch?v=do_IbHId2Os More advanced video on how to use long division to convert fractions into decimals: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TDLMkOCQkU 
This shows the all the steps already made in the long division process. Watch the videos posted to the left to see the process.

September 5 Topic: Absolute Value
The absolute value of a number is how far that number is from 0. It is never a negative number.
Absolute value signs are vertical lines and look like this: 4 = 4
The absolute value of a number is how far that number is from 0. It is never a negative number.
Absolute value signs are vertical lines and look like this: 4 = 4
August 31 Topic: Place Value and Numbers in Bases other than 10
August 23 Topic: Greatest Common Factor
Video showing how to find the greatest common factor. www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE9O8N5JYB4 Greatest Common Factor Worksheet (Try #1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 11) cdn.kutasoftware.com/Worksheets/PreAlg/Greatest%20Common%20Factor.pdf Also, don't forget to do the review sheet from August 22 that is copied below.

How to find the greatest common factor of two numbers:

August 22
For today, please try this review sheet of the types of problems we have worked on so far. See how much you can do by yourself. Feel free to look at the notes posted as well if they will help you solve any of the problems. I will check in with you about the answers tomorrow.
For today, please try this review sheet of the types of problems we have worked on so far. See how much you can do by yourself. Feel free to look at the notes posted as well if they will help you solve any of the problems. I will check in with you about the answers tomorrow.
review_82218.pdf  
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August 18 Topic: Multiplying Fractions and Using Cross Cancellation to Simplify
Video on how to cross simplify (or cross cancel) www.youtube.com/watch?v=XejAHHqjYw Multiplying fractions worksheet (try all problems and make sure to completely simplify the fractions) The answers are on the last page.

To simplify fractions being multiplied:

August 17 Topic: Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Adding mixed numbers worksheet (do problems #1 through 5) The answers are listed on the bottom of the PDF.
Subtracting mixed numbers (try problems #1, 2, 4, 5, 6)
The answers are listed on the bottom of the PDF.

Steps to add or subtract mixed numbers:

August 16 Topic: Continuation of turning mixed numbers into improper fractions / adding and subtracting fractions
Video on turning improper fractions into mixed numbers
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpumUOiGS6Q
Video on turning mixed numbers into improper fractions
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrutPJf9GmQ
Converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers (try #1, 4, 7, 10, and 13 for both the top and bottom set of questions on the PDF below)
Video on turning improper fractions into mixed numbers
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpumUOiGS6Q
Video on turning mixed numbers into improper fractions
www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrutPJf9GmQ
Converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers (try #1, 4, 7, 10, and 13 for both the top and bottom set of questions on the PDF below)
converting_improper_fractions_and_mixed_numbers.pdf  
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August 15 Topic: Turning mixed numbers into improper fractions / adding and subtracting fractions
For today, please just watch these videos and try the problems along with the presenter in the video. I will give you problems to do on a worksheet tomorrow. Video on turning mixed numbers into improper fractions www.youtube.com/watch?v=qk2oP6FZ6HA Video on adding fractions with unlike denominators. www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcCLKACsYJ0 Video on subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DPivVFCdqA 
In order to add or subtract fractions, you need to:

August 10 Topic: Plotting points on a coordinate grid
Watch this video (only until 5 minutes 30 second) that reviews how to plot points or write the coordinates of points. www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7NKLWXkEEE Do the ODD numbered problems on the PDF link below, and check your answers.

August 7 Topic: Proportions
Key vocabulary words to memorize
When solving a proportion, one method you can always use is this set up:
Key vocabulary words to memorize
 Ratio: a comparison of values. Examples:
 4:5
 4/5
 4 eggs to 5 cups of milk
 Rate: a ratio that compares values with two different units.
 8 free throws made to 15 free throws taken
 6 laps/10 minutes
 Unit rate: a rate with a denominator of 1.
 20 miles per hour (which can be written as 20 miles / 1 hour)
 4 questions/1 minute
 Proportion: equal ratios.
 3/4 = 6/8
 30 miles / 6 minutes = 15 miles / 3 minutes
When solving a proportion, one method you can always use is this set up:
x represents the value you are trying to find. After filling in the three blank spots, multiply both sides by the number under x, which will get x by itself. Then simplify the fractions on the other side and you will have your answer to what x is equal to.
Homework Questions
Do problems #1, 5, 7, 10, 12, 17, 18 on the link below. You can use a calculator for #17 and 18. Try using the method shown above, as well as other methods that you think might work or make sense to you. To check your answers, look at the last two pages of the PDF.
cdn.kutasoftware.com/Worksheets/PreAlg/Proportion%20Word%20Problems.pdf
Homework Questions
Do problems #1, 5, 7, 10, 12, 17, 18 on the link below. You can use a calculator for #17 and 18. Try using the method shown above, as well as other methods that you think might work or make sense to you. To check your answers, look at the last two pages of the PDF.
cdn.kutasoftware.com/Worksheets/PreAlg/Proportion%20Word%20Problems.pdf