**Math …. a place to ponder deep and unique questions….. **

**6th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans**

Our class continues with Chapter 8, learning to solve equations. Students have to opportunity to extend our learning into two step equations if they are comfortable and confident with one step equation solutions! We will also investigate inequalities; how they are evaluated, how to write them and how to graph them. Student and families can use algebra to solve this problem. Let me know if you have the answer!

**7th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans and Mrs. VonFeldt **

This week we are still studying geometry as we investigate surface area of pyramids and prisms of all types. Below are some prisms that we are working with in class.

We will use a number of different methods to calculate the surface area, like nets and formulas. Then we will find the volume of these same prisms. Here is a great Math Antics video for those wanting a little more help understanding volume:

**Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt**

We will finish up the chapter on exponents and exponential growth with a test on Tuesday. In Chapter 8, we will simplify, multiply, and factor polynomial expressions. Most of the problems will involve binomials, which are expressions with two terms. These skills will become very important as we continue our study of quadratic equations and graphs.