A little math humor to start your week……

**6th Grade – Section A – Mrs. VonFeldt **

This week the students continue to use conversion factors to transform units. They are using their new skills to solve real application problems. We are also exploring how rate, time, and distance are related and how to determine the appropriate formula for each problem. Please see the Khan Academy link below for additional practice on unit conversions.

**6th Grade – Section B – Mrs. Evans**

As we begin the second semester, our math class will continue to work with conversions between units. We are working in Chapter 6 and will learn to transform units to help us solve real like problems and work with rate, distance and time problems. It is a great time to point out to your student, as you are driving around, how we are travelling at different rates with are related to the distance and time. For those interested, the IXL practices that would be useful in practicing our new material are UNITS OF MEASUREMENT, T1-T10. For those who like to see our lessons (example of conversions of volume measurements) demonstrated by Khan Academy, follow the link below.

Link to Khan Academy Volume Capacity (Volume) Conversions

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

This week our class is working in Module 7, extending all that we learned in about writing and solving equations to inequalities. We can use inequalities to solve real life problems. For those interested, the IXL practices that would be useful in practicing our new material are ONE VARIABLE INEQUALITIES, T1-T7. For those who like to see our lessons demonstrated by Khan Academy, follow the link below.

Link to Khan Academy Expressions, Equations and Inequalities

**8th Grade Math – Mr. Pryor**

The 8th grade math class all finished with chapter 5. We are now just into chapter 6 exploring area and volume of spheres and sphere-related shapes. We will go a bit more in-depth throughout this chapter with challenge worksheets on the subject.

**Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt**

This week the class will continue solving systems of equations. Students are using three different strategies: graphing, substitution, and elimination. Students should be able to use all three strategies and explain the key ideas for each process. There will be a team test at the end of next week.