Friday, Jan 27th is the final day in the first semester. Wow! We are learning so much!

Tuesday will be another Winter Sports Day so we will not have math. Additionally, we will be MAP testing one day this week. Please encourage your student to do this week’s homework practices so they finish the semester strong!

6th Grade Math – Mrs. VonVeldt and Mrs. Evans

We will begin chapter 6 this week. In chapter 6 we will learn how to make conversions between different types of units within the customary system and the metric system. Here is a step by step way to make conversions, by using a conversion factor:

7th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans

In math this week, our 7th graders will extend what they have learned about writing and solving equations to writing and solving inequalities. One of the primary differences between equations and inequalities is that the solution to an equation is one value while the solution to an inequality is a set of values. Here is a summary of how you solve a two-step inequality:

8th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans

This week we will be learning about how shapes can be translated and rotated around on a coordinate plane. These are the skills that are used by graphic designers and in making video games and movies! We will be developing our understanding of the difference between similarity and congruence. Here is a Khan Academy video to help understand about shape translations.

Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt

This week we will begin to solve systems of equations. Just as in other types of systems, (circulatory system, operating system, etc.), algebraic systems are functions that work together for a common purpose or common solution. We will consider two linear equations. The point of intersection is the solution, as is shown in the image below. There are multiple strategies we can use to solve systems. This week we will focus on the substitution and elimination methods.