Hello again from room 510. People have been asking me "how many more days of school do you have left?" I always reply, "Lots!" There is still so much to accomplish in math so we must keep our heads down and keep working. Someone always lets us know when we are finished.
Sixth grade will complete a unit on percentages this week with a quiz at the end of the week. Next Monday they can expect a study guide with a test to follow on Wednesday. We finish out the year with an introduction to geometry. Remember, our book is seventh grade level the this unit will be a challenge. Difficult material makes the time go by swiftly!
In seventh grade we began out Amusement Park Ride Project. Students will learn about data collection, analysis, and decision making. You can expect to be surveyed in the coming weeks. Alas, that is not all that is on our plates. We will also continue to study our unit on proportions. It gets interesting the last three lessons. We will study similarity transformation, scale models and maps, and indirect measurements. These lessons come from the eighth grade book and are quite challenging!
Eighth graders have only three weeks before graduation! Yikes! We still have a chapter on functions to finish and one more on polynomials to boot. That should be enough to keep us busy. These students will also quiz before weeks end and test early next week. The final chapter is short but intense. It will prepare students for high school algebra in a big way. Let's keep working!