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# Dear Parents and Guardians,

## Welcome to Unit 1: The Number System!

Today, in class, your child received their Unit 2: Number System outline. It
includes all of the learning targets that will be taught in this unit, along with
an example of each.

Below you will find important information regarding your childs first math unit, Number System. You will find the
skills that your child should already have mastered in order to succeed in this unit. You will also find information
Prerequisite Skills:
Finding a reciprocal of a number
Multiplying and dividing fractions
Long division procedure
What a rational number is
Mastery Quizzes: 50 pts. each
Mastery quizzes are short quizzes that assess 2 3 learning targets. Your child will be given this quiz once the
learning targets have been taught in class. The best way to prepare for these quizzes is by completing classwork
an extra help session.

## Mastery Quiz 1: will assess the following learning targets:

o I can add and subtract positive and negative integers.
o I can use properties of operations in adding and subtracting rational numbers.
Mastery Quiz 2: will assess the following learning targets:
o I can multiply and divide positive and negative integers.
o I can apply properties of operations as strategies to multiply and divide rational numbers (distributive
property and multiplicative property).
Mastery Quiz 3: I will assess the following learning targets:
o I can solve word problems with rational numbers.
o I can convert rational numbers to a decimal using long division.

## Unit Test: 100 pts. Approximate date: ____________________________

Students are expected to review their notes as preparation for this test.
Performance Task: 100 pts.: Approximate date:_________________________
This is an in class assessment. It is a multi-step word problem, similar to the kind of questions students will see on
Day 3 of the NYS test.
Culminating Project: 100 pts.
The culminating project will be assigned in the middle of the unit. It will not be due until the end of the unit. It will
assess all learning targets.
Learning Activities
Your child will be completing a variety of learning activities in class that reflect the learning targets for Unit 2. These
will be graded, and you will be able to track your childs progress online.