weekly math news

We are heading into the last week of the 5th six weeks.  We are on the last 3 weeks before the beginning of the STAAR math and reading test.  I believe we are doing a lot to get us ready for this test but some of you are getting very distracted with your behavior lately.  You need to understand that I am doing everything in my power to get you as prepared as I can for the STAAR math test and prepare you for the Middle school experience but I need for you to put an effort and start focusing on the important things in school.  And that is your education.  Think about what you are doing and really ask yourself, is it worth it.  Some of you need to really start realizing what you are doing and how your behavior is holding you back, think about it.  We are headed towards the finish line and I want all of us to be headed to the same direction.  Think about it and come to school with a whole new attitude of what you need to do to prepare.  This last week I will be giving you a test and I want you to do the following to these numbers.  14, 20, 3, 18, 15, 16, 16, 5, 39, 50 and 50. Turn these numbers into a stem and leaf plot and give me the median, mode and range.  This will be good for 10 points on your final test of the 6 weeks.  Good luck and have a great weekend.