Middle School Math for Week of March 25 – 29

Spring Break is just around the corner!Watch for fractals in nature!

6th Grade – Section A – Mrs. VonFeldt  

We are continuing to solve algebraic equations using inverse operations. Another way to think about this is to UNDO whatever is being done to the variable. If a number is being added to a variable, you must subtract that number from both sides in order to isolate the variable. Use the link below to watch a video on solving equations using multiplication or division. There will be a test on Thursday of this week.

Math Antics: Solving Basic Algebraic Equations

6th Grade – Section B – Mrs. Evans  

We continue as we were working last week with the addition that we will have a test on Thursday or Friday. 

As we continue our study of algebraic expressions in Chapter 8, we will be modeling equations and then solving them algebraically.  We will begin with simple one step equations which are intuitive and then use what we learn to solve equations that are less obvious.  Solving equations is like keeping a big scale well balanced as we move objects onto and off of each side of the scale.  There are a few topics that students can review at Khan Academy to help them in their work this week.  

Why aren’t we using the multiplication sign?

 Using the Distributive Property

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

We continue in the study of geometry as we calculate surface area of prisms and composite shapes and then move to calculating the volume of geometric solids.   We will test on this module on Friday.  

8th Grade Math – Mr. Pryor

Eighth grade math is working on multi-step, multi-term algebraic expressions. We will be done with section 7.3 this week and there will be a test after section 7.4.

Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt   

There will be a Chapter 8 test on Thursday of this week. It will cover polynomials and factoring. We have learned to add, subtract, and multiply polynomials using different strategies. We have also covered factoring quadratics. A firm understanding of polynomials will be important when we graph and solve quadatic functions in Chapter 9. Use this link to view the Khan Academy video on factoring quadratics by grouping.

 Khan Academy: Factoring by Grouping