Middle School Math – Holy Week

Blessings on your Holy Week!   

6th Grade – Section A – Mrs. VonFeldt  

This week we will begin Chapter 9. In this chapter, we analyze relationships between two variables in an equation, where one variable is dependent on the other. Students will begin by creating input/output tables and looking for patterns in the data.

6th Grade – Section B – Mrs. Evans  

This week the 6th grade will be spending most of the week at Camp Hamilton but they will also continue learning about algebra as they create equations with two variables – one dependent on the other.  These lessons are in Chapter 9.  

      For those having some difficulty with the distributive property – please visit this link:

 Using the Distributive Property

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

Prealgebra has begun to study statistics and probability!  We are investigating how to create random samples of populations and how represent the data when shown in dot and box plots.  We are learning to make inferences (predictions) about the populations from the plots and also by using proportional reasoning.                                                                                                                                                           We are becoming aware of the bias we have that inhibits us from being able to make random selections.  For a fun example – look at the circles below – come to class with your guess – which of the orange circles are bigger or are they are the same size?  

 

8th Grade Math – Mr. Pryor

Eighth grade math is well into chapter 8. We are studying how to graph slope-intercept equations, starting with finding slope (m).

Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt

Which function is a pineapple pizza and which is a pizza pinapple? 

In Chapter 9 we are focusing on solving quadratic functions. This week we will look at how to determine a solution using a graph, using square roots, and finally using the quadratic formula. To review factoring, use the Khan Academy link below.

 Khan Academy: Factoring by Grouping