PS/IS 686 | Brooklyn, NY

Grade 6 Math Week of 12/4/17

Tomorrow is our unit test for Unit 2!

Students received a review sheet today in class, but the topics covered are all topics that we have learned over the past month.  We discussed how understanding vocabulary of the math helps you understand what a question is asking, and discussed that sometimes arranging words into categories that are related in some way can be helpful when studying vocabulary.


In this poster, terms are grouped in ways that they are related. Grouping words is a form of semantic mapping. The strategy encourages students to improve their vocabulary and categorization skills and learn to organize concepts. Categorizing listed words, through grouping and labeling, helps students organize new concepts in relation to previously learned concepts.  

At the end of the week, we will begin our Algebra unit! This is a slight change from the unit order that was originally planned. Ms. Melissa and I discussed the plan over the past few weeks and decided that since the current unit is such a clear warm-up to their algebra work, it makes sense to jump right into the Algebra curriculum. Look for upcoming assignments that look like very common situations which force us to use Algebra in our daily lives.

I also wanted to share an event happening this weekend that may appeal to many of you, if you didn’t already hear about it. City of Science is a free event open to the public being held at the Park Slope Armory on December 10, 2017 from 10-4. Check out the information in the above link. They recommend you register, but it is not necessary.