## Middle School Math at a Glance – Advent Begins, the Journey Continues!

Happy first week of Advent!  As we enter into this Advent Season of anticipation, we continue our middle school math journey.  Journeys are hard work sometimes and require that we “stay the course” and yet they are great opportunities for growth and take us to new places.

6th Grade – Section A – Mrs. VonFeldt

This week we will continue to learn about ratios, rates and unit rates. The students will be using unit rates and ratios to solve word problems in a fun scavenger hunt activity. Please encourage your students to observe rates all around them. There will be a Chapter 4 test on Friday.

6th Grade – Section B – Mrs. Evans

This week we will continue to learn about ratios, rates, unit rates and what it looks like to graph them.  We will be applying what we learn in new ways and have the opportunity to practice.  Please encourage your students to observe rates all around them – miles per hour, minutes per batch, people per car, etc.  Also, the students will add 30 minutes of IXL practice to their homework for the week.   We will have a test on Chapter 4 on Friday.

Pre Algebra (7th and 8th Grade) – Mrs. Evans

This week, in prealgebra class, we will be working on both Module 4 (Rates, Ratios, Unit Rates and Proportions) and Module 5 (Percent Applications), extending into how to write algebraic expressions to help us solve real life problems.   We are adding IXL to our homework – 30 minutes each week.  This is a great place to improve the skills in which you are less confident but should be close to grade level or above.   We will have a test on Unit 2 (Modules 4 & 5) on Friday.

8th Grade Math – Mr. Pryor

The 8th grade math class is reviewing chapters 1-4 this week. We will take it chapter by chapter to make sure all of the concepts are solidified. After these chapters are reviewed, we will be back at it with chapter 5.

Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt

This week the class is finishing the chapter on linear equations. We have written linear equations in 3 different forms: Point-slope; Slope-Intercept; and Standard. Students have also used their calculators to find the equation of a best fit line for a set of correlated data. There will be a Chapter 4 test on Thursday.