**No school on Friday!**

**6th Grade Math – Mrs. VonFeldt and Mrs. Evans**

**We will be reviewing our lessons from Chapter 7 on Monday and do an assessment on Tuesday. With this chapter we have set a strong foundation to build on as we move into Chapter 8 and learn about equations. We have focused pretty heavily on vocabulary in Chapter 7 so to have the ability to discuss algebra most effectively. Here are some of the important vocabulary words that your student should master for success: **

*7th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans*

**In 7th math this week we are investigating CIRCLES! On Friday of last week discovered the famous number, PI by dividing circle circumferences by their diameter. This week we will use formulas to find the circumference** ** and area of circles. The following are the formulas that your student should memorize regarding circles: **

*8th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans*

**This week we** **are moving into algebra. We are simplifying and solving equations. We will also learn how to solve equations that have variables on both sides of the equation. An important concept to keep in mind for these problems is that you will keep the same value if you do EXACTLY the same thing to both sides of an equation. This is called keeping an equation balanced. Here is a video to help you:**

*Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt*

**This week, we begin Chapter 8: Polynomials and Factoring. This week we will review how to combine like terms to create a simplified expression. Then students will explore binomial multiplication with algebra tiles and learn to multiply using the standard algorithm, sometimes remembered as FOIL: **