**6th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans**

This week we will finish Chapter 7 with a test on Tuesday or Wednesday. We now have an excellent foundation to do some basic algebra. Here is a video discussing many of the basic topics we have covered.

After we finish the test, we will extend our algebra skills learning about equations and how to solve them.

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

The 7th grade has completed Module 8 and will test on the topics mid-week. In this module we have learned about triangles, scale drawings and angle relationships. We will move into Module 9, in which we will investigate circles. For those wanting a little more help with the module 8 skills, please visit this area in KHAN ACADEMY:

Geometry | 7th grade | Math | Khan Academy

**8th Grade Math – Mrs. Ernest**

The 8th graders will be revisiting graphing skills and working on Geometry concepts like Translating, Rotating, and Reflecting shapes mathematically! Students will review similar shapes as they work to graph and shift different polygons. As we move forward this week, students will be able to both describe the side lengths, angles, and types of transformations different shapes have gone through. On Friday, we will work on a tessellations project, inspired by the mathematical artwork of M.C. Escher!

**Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt**

Students continue to practice simplifying exponential expressions using all the rules of exponents. This week we will explore exponential growth and exponential decay functions. Some very important real world problems can be studied or explained using exponential models. Examples include compounded interest, population growth or decline, radioactive decay, and depreciation. We will use the exponential growth model (shown below) to compare the difference between compounding interest monthly versus yearly. The Chapter 7 Test will be early next week.

The following video is a good summary of how to use exponential functions: