# Ellie's (Grade 7) Math Blog

An online space for Ellie and any other grade 7 students out there to get help and learn more math!

## Monday, January 09, 2006

### Fractions to Decimals and Back Again

Hi Ellie,

You're working on fractions and decimals so I've got a bunch of links to help. ;-)

First, here are 6 Fact Sheets. Read through them all. You might even want to print them up and keep a copy in your note book or Ellie's Math Dictionary. That should be a very thorough review!

Next play this game. Start with Level A. Keep playing until you get it perfect without making any mistakes. Then move on to Level B and finally Level C.

When you're finished winning you're ready to take the quizzes. Like you did with the games, start with Level A. Keep at it until you get 100%. It may take a few tries but a smart young lady like you will get it -- just don't give up! ;-) Once you've concurred the Level A quiz move on the Level B and then Level C.

If you feel you need even more practice you can print out and work your way through these worksheets. Check your answers using the answer keys provided when you're done.

Email me, call, or leave a comment on the blog and let me know how you're doing with all this.

Love Ya!

By the way, you're starting to get visitors from across North America (maybe the world) so I put a "Visitor Map" on your blog for you to see where your visitors are coming from. It tracks the last 20 people who came to visit. Check it out every few days and watch where people come from who like to read and use your blog. ;-)

#### 9 Comments:

• At 1/10/2006 9:48 a.m.,  Anne Davis said…

Hi Ellie,

I am so excited about this blog. I am a blogger like your uncle and I think the best blogs include the voices of the students who are learning. We will get your input about what works well for you. That is so cool. I can tell that you are a good thinker who will work hard and learn that math can even be a lot of fun! I think you are a lucky young lady to have an uncle like Darren! I understand having problems with math - it was not one of my best subjects in school. I think it might have been if I had had opportunities to learn like this! I am going to be learning with you! Best to you and your family!

• At 1/10/2006 1:50 p.m.,  Ewan McIntosh said…

So, Ellie, what do reckon? Does your Math blog help you get things better than just the class in school. I have to confess: I gave up Math when I was 15 years old. I took Physics instead because in Physics I could see the point. If I had had a blog like the one your uncle's made I think I would have taken on Calculus and all that jazz (I think you have a quiet few years before you get onto that!).

If you can post onto this yourself, even as a comment, I would like you to explain what some of these posts mean. And this is where I shock you. I am a teacher. A French and German teacher, in fact. Can you teach the teach a few things about maths?

• At 1/10/2006 10:03 p.m.,  Mrs Simpson said…

Ellie,

I am really enjoying your blog. In fact, I have shared it with my 7th grade students in Alabama. We have studied some of the same things!

• At 1/11/2006 1:29 a.m.,  Bronwyn G said…

Wow! I hope you work hard and continue to learn maths through the scaffolding your uncle has given you. I actually find decimals easier than fractions, particularly multiplying and dividing them. Question 4 on C test is very close. It's easy to work out who won the most money. I also found the calculator one tricky. It would be good to memorise fractions and decimals so there would be no need for the calculator. I am sure your Uncle Darren would agree with me. Also I got the Litre Can one wrong. I got 8 out of 10 right, or 4/5s. How do you write fractions on the computer, without an expert system? Where is the Maths encoding?

As another who gave up Maths earlier than she should have done (but got all A+s in Year 7 Maths, except for Measurement in which I got a D+), I really appreciate the significance and purpose of this blog. I hope your Uncle goes on to pre-algebra and other things. That is where I began to have real trouble.

P.S. Ellie, work hard on your spelling too. Bloggers all over the world can see you, even if you remain anonymous. Spelling your Uncle's name correctly would be a really nice gesture too.

• Hi Ellie,
This is a great idea and I think that it could work for my class this year in Adelaide, Australia. I wuld be interested to read some comments on how you think your maths has improved.

• At 1/12/2006 5:00 p.m.,  Elly said…

dear...everyone

to:Bronwyn G im sorry im not a very good typer :P and thank you for telling me and im so sorry Darren for typing your name wrong :D well i just wanted to tell you (all) that my math teacher said i was getting much better and its all thanks to MY UNCLE! ok well

Elly

• At 1/12/2006 6:42 p.m.,  Bronwyn G said…

Congraulations Ellie!

I'm glad you're getting better at Maths and that you want to share your success with all of us.

Glad you took on board my comments on spelling as well, in particular your Uncle's name.

I'm sure there's a way you can work on your typing. I recommend a beautiful programme called Esmerel, which was designed for a young woman with one hand. With your heart and brains, there's no limit to the things you can do - I hope you realise that.

http://www.esmerel.com/

Any typing programmes which incorporate Maths goals? Mavis Beacon used to make a great unit learning the numeric keypad. And now they have 14 arcade games, as opposed to the races I learnt in 1995.

Maths and typing have one thing in common - always check your working!

• At 10/02/2006 5:22 a.m.,  Anonymous said…

Hi Ellie, I live in Australia and i have learnt a lot from this blog. Maths hasn't exactly been my favourite subject but thanks to you I'm now top of the class!
Thanks mate its appreciated!

• At 9/25/2007 1:57 p.m.,  Anonymous said…

Wow, this is a great site! I have decided to homeschool my daughter who is just your age Ellie. When I was searching for useful math tips and exercises, I stumbled across this site. I think it is my favorite yet. HUGE SMILES!! Elizabeth, my daughter, is going to be so enthused to begin her trek through the world of 7th grade math. Glad you are sharing your experiences! Let the learning begin...

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