6th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans
This week we will continue studying geometry in Chapter 10. We have been investigating shape areas and creating formulas that we can use to calculate area. We have already found the formula for squares, rectangles, parallelograms and triangles. This week we will find formulas for trapezoids and regular polygons. We will use these formulas to find the area of composite figures, which are figures that are made up of more than one simpler shape.
Math Grade Math – Mrs. Evans and Mrs. VonFeldt
The 7th graders are studying statistics, working lessons in Module 10. We are looking at populations of things we are interested in studying by sampling them. We want to have random, unbiased samples surveyed. If we have this, we can assume that we can make reasonable inferences (predictions) about the population. We are learning to plot data so that we can make predictions. We are using dot plots and box plots. Dot plots are easy to create while box plots are a little more complicated. Here is a video showing how to create these.
8th Grade Math – Mrs. Ernest
The 8th graders will be practicing solving multistep equations. To work through these problems, students will first need to copy down the problem, then circle and box different terms.
IXL review: https://www.ixl.com/math/grade-8/solve-multi-step-equations
Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt
Students are graphing parabolas and solving quadratic functions. We will begin to learn multiple strategies to solve equations. We will use the vertex, axis of symmetry, and y-intercept to help them quickly graph a function. All of these skills are particularly helpful in analyzing real-world situations relating to sports, physics, architecture, nature, and more!