Today in class we took a practice test to see how well everyone will do on the upcoming test. I can see that we still need to work on surface area. I also saw that many students have forgotten how to work with fractions especially without a calculator. So tonight the homework assignment is all review.
For all of todays problems make sure to draw all 3-D shapes as nets like
Here you will see how to work the above example. I applied numbers and found the area of each part. Notice that I labeled each part and found the area. Then I totalled all the separate areas to find the total surface area.
The 6-week exam is tomorrow. Tonight for extra practice you might need to review the Customary and Metric Units as well as converting them. You can find problems to work on pages 530-531 5-33 odds. All the answers are in the back of the book so you can work and then check your answers.
While everyone is finishing up their test from Friday, everyone is going to be completing a Problem Solving activity on Page 509. The problem solving strategy being used is "LOOK BACK" this is a very important tool for all students. In this exercise do the following.
Write all the problems
Underline any important/useful/necessary information
Make sure the solution that is given is correct. If it is not given, be sure to give the correct solution and show your work.