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Words for May 3-7, 2010


Your task this week is to define each math term in your math journal for review both Monday and Tuesday night. Define each math term AND give examples. No other activities required this week.

Spelling test on Friday this week!

Spelling Words

Secret words for Monday only are: CSTs are cool!

  1. prime number
  2. composite number
  3. prime factor
  4. multiple
  5. interval
  6. range
  7. formula
  8. variable
  9. perpendicular
  10. problem solving
  11. critical thinking skills
  12. expanded form
  13. standard form
  14. transcontinental railroad
  15. transportation
  16. pony express
  17. stagecoach
  18. telegraph
  19. communication
  20. farmlands

What do Adverbs do?

Modify means "changes" or "changes the meaning of"

Great website for adverbs: http://www.paulnoll.com/Books/Clear-English/English-adverbs.html

An adverb modifies a verb

  1. He walked quickly. ('quickly' modifies verb 'walked')
  2. I accepted new task willingly. ('willingly' modifies verb 'accepted')
  3. Mike snored melodically. ('melodically' modifies verb 'snored')

An adverb modifies an adjective

  1. They were really unhappy. ('really' modifies adjective 'unhappy')
  2. My brother is completely fearless. ('completely' modifies adjective 'fearless')
  3. I know she is very careful. ('very' modifies adjective 'careful')

An adverb modifies an adverb

  1. He is almost always hungry. ('almost' modifies adverb 'hungry')
  2. John plays tennis very well. ('very' modifies adverb 'well')
  3. You never can work too carefully. ('too' modifies adverb 'carefully')

An adverb modifies a clause

  1. Perhaps you are correct, but not at first glance. ('perhaps' modifies clause 'you are correct')
  2. Surely he will be on time, but I hope not. ('surely' modifies clause 'he will be on time')

An adverb modifies a sentence

  1. Suddenly, she went home. ('suddenly' modifies a whole sentence)
  2. Finally, he will be on time. ('finally' modifies a whole sentence)
  3. Today, we can take a vacation.('today' modifies a whole sentence)

Adverbs of manner - answer the question How?

  1. I watch them closely.
  2. I play well.
  3. I walk carefully.
  4. List: cheerfully, fast, quickly, slowly, inadequately, healthy

Adverbs of time - answer the question When?

  1. He has not played chess recently.
  2. I arrive late for most appointments.
  3. Lately, I have had many sleepless nights.
  4. List: early, never, now, often, soon, then, today, tomorrow

Adverbs of place (location, direction) - answer the question Where?

  1. I walked downstairs.
  2. Have you ever gone there?
  3. I will meet you outside.
  4. List: above, away, below, down, here, inside, there, up

Adverbs of degree - answer the question How much?

  1. He is totally prepared for his birthday.
  2. I am too tired to play tennis tonight.
  3. He is completely tired from the journey.
  4. List: almost, entirely, little, much, rather, very, too

Adverbs of frequency - answer the question How often?

  1. He rarely goes by himself.
  2. She constantly finishes her job first.
  3. List: always, never, usually, frequently, sometimes, occasionally

Adverb comparison

  1. Most adverbs are compared by using another adverb.
  2. More or less are used to express the comparative degree.
  3. Most or least are used to express the superlative degree.
  4. I dance gracefully (or horribly).
  5. I dance more gracefully (or more horribly).
  6. I dance most gracefully ( or most horribly).

Suffix comparison

  1. Some adverbs are compared using a suffix –er for the comparative forms and –est for the superlative forms.
  2. I will arrive soon (or fast).
  3. I will arrive sooner (or faster).
  4. I will arrive soonest (or fastest).
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