Welcome to the math department at room 106. Things are moving along at an amazing rate and our students continue to be up to the task. As we near the close of the second trimester, let's take a look at where all of our classes are headed.
Sixth graders have completed a very tough pre-algebra unit and came through with flying colors! We are currently using some of our new skills working with proportions. Proportions are useful in many different mathematical settings and this unit is a foundation for the many uses to come. Rates, unit rates, unit prices, and percentages are just some of the topics to be covered in the coming weeks. Setting up and properly labeling proportions are key concepts. Once mastered, proportions becomes a great friend to the math student.
Seventh grade is delving into a great review of what the sixth graders just finished. This algebra unit takes last years material to new levels. This is an important unit for seventh graders hoping to take algebra at CCHS next year. The next two chapters will position students to be successful on the placement test to come in April. As hard as these seventh graders are working I am confident we will be well represented next year a CCHS
Eighth graders have begun a unit on functions. This unit includes the study of linear functions, nonlinear functions and their graphs. We will also look at slope and y-intercept. These skills have many real world applications as anyone in marketing will tell you. We intend to finish the quarter in a strong fashion and continue to work and improve daily in our final trimester.