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

**This week we** **will solve problems involving surface area and volume and then review what we have learned in chapter 11. We will have a test on Friday if all goes well! This chapter test will cover how to find the surface area of prisms and pyramids and how to find the volume of rectangular prisms**. ** It is VERY important in these math tasks for students to be organized and show themselves their work so that they can follow through on a larger number of steps that these tasks demand. Please encourage students to take their time and work with care! Here are some videos to help students with these tasks.**

*7th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans*

**This week our class will be investigating EXPERIMENTAL probabilities, beginning with a two-day activity in which the students will create and play their own carnival game and assess the profit expected for the game. We will be talking about whether the game is dishonest or uses probabilities in the carnivals favor. We will then talk about the probability of compound events and how, for experimental probabilities, they are very similar to simple events. We will practice making predictions based on probabilities at the end of the week. **

*8th Grade Math – Mrs. Evans*

**This week we will move into chapter 9 in which we will create scatter plots, use the plot to make correlations and find the best fit lines. This is an excellent real-world skill for all students to have! We can use our best fit lines to make inferences from the data. **

*Algebra – Mrs. VonFeldt*

**This** **week** **students will be reviewing for the end of the year test. They will be preparing an activity and lesson for their classmates on one topic in Algebra. Next week, they will present these lessons. The test will be on May 30 and 31. **

**It has been a great year and we have covered a lot of material. Because each concept builds upon the previous one, they have really been reviewing all year. These next couple of weeks are a chance to practice their skills, study for a cumulative test, and be proud of all they have accomplished in this class. **