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How do you decide when to use an estimate and when to find an exact answer?

Front-End Estimation

Front-end estimation is a useful strategy.  How do you use it with decimals or whole numbers?

What is a Factor?

I used to think a factor was…  Now I know that a factor is…

Rounding Fractions

Tanya rounded a fraction to 1/2.  What fraction(s) could she have rounded?  Why?

Jason said, “All numbers have an even number of factors.:  “No, they don’t,” said Brad.  “Some special numbers have an odd number of factors.”  Why would Brad say that?  What was he talking about?

The Smallest Prime Number

Sasha said, “One is the smallest prime number.”  Jeri said, “No, two is the smallest prime number.”  Who do you agree with?  Justify your choice.

ISN Rational or Nah? Pages 38-45

This section of the ISN deals with rational and irrational numbers.  The pages for this section are 38-45.      Download Terminating and Recurring Decimals Terminating and recurring decimals are rational.  Students sometimes get non-terminating and recurring decimals confused!  … Continue Reading →

ISN Integer Pages 7-37

The first mathematical unit we will cover are integers.  Integers will cover pages 7-37 in the students’ ISN.  You can view the information and download missing files.   Download      Download      Download      Download    … Continue Reading →

ISN About this Class

In the last post, ISN Setup, we created our ISN.  The next pages we will enter will give the students information about the class. Page 1:  3-2-1 (About this Class) Page 2: ISN Scoring Rubric Download Page 3:  Habits of Success Quiz… Continue Reading →

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