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In our sixth grade class, we are currently working with equations, where students are solving for missing variables and drawing models to represent expressions. Students are also working hard on their projects. They are planning their “Dream Vacation” which includes travel expenses, airfare, food, attractions and hotel costs. This project connects closely to real life which involves several mathematical concepts such as adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals. 


In our seventh grade class, we are working with equations. Students will be working with inequalities. A previous lesson on formulas has been implemented in an ongoing project in our class. Students are creating their “Dream House,” where they are drawing blueprints of each room. For each room students have to find the area and perimeter. These drawings will be drawn to scale using graph paper where ¼ inch represents 1 foot. The final step of this project will be designing their house using a computer program on their new chromebooks.


In our eighth grade class, we have been working a lot with classifying numbers. Students have a much better understanding of natural, whole, integers, rational, and irrational numbers. Soon students will begin working on their budget projects where they will get a job and budget their expenses monthly. 


 Tuesday 11/26 we will be having our Thanksgiving Dinner to celebrate our conclusion of fractions lesson. We have been working a lot with decimals and estimation. We are expanding our knowledge of multiplication to multiplying with decimals. To implement this mathematical concept to the holiday season students are creating their own Holiday Sweater. Students are given a budget and requirements for their sweater. They will be taking what they have learned about multiplying decimals and using that when renting materials to construct their sweater. In the upcoming lessons, instead of dividing with remainders students will be learning to divide with decimals. 

Students have been working hard on their budget projects, finishing up their first draft and receive life cards soon. To finish out our lesson on area and perimeter students will be building scaled gingerbread houses before the holiday break. We will then be working working on equations. Not only one step but two step equations with decimals. In upcoming lessons, we will be working a lot with  fractions and the different operations/rules.

 In our eighth grade class we are working linear equations, students have been introduced to the slope of a line and how to figure it using the formulas. For project that corresponds with slope and slope intercept form students created a work using negative, positive, no slope, and undefined  slope. We will continue our work with slope and slope intercept form in the upcoming week.

                          






Shoutout to the middle school classes for exceeding all expectations on our Tab War! We still have one week of collections and we have already brought in over 80,000 tabs, which is over 16 hours of dialysis. Everyone should be proud of their contributions. Thank you everyone for your participation in this event! 


In our sixth grade class we are finishing up our Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest before Christmas break. After vacation, we will focus our time on integers - comparing, ordering and plotting. Once students have mastered this we will begin working with operations with integers: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing. 


In our seventh grade class students are finishing up their second stage of the budget projects, where they were given their life cards. Before vacation students will be constructing a scaled gingerbread house using their dream vacation blueprint. This will be done within a given budget. 


In our eighth grade class we are beginning our Geometry unit. Students have collected data to construct circle graphs of their using geometric tools. Moving forward, we will focus our time on area and circumference of circles. Students will complete a pizza comparison project to reinforce this concept. 

























































Math Moments Captured 

Tab War & Celebration

 

Grade 8: Pizza Project 



 
Grade 6: Ski Slope Projects 
  
 

Grade 6:Ugly Sweater Contest  


   
  Grade 7: Gingerbread Houses 


 
 

  Grade 6: Dream Vacation Projects
   
   
                                                 
   

    
   
        
   


                          


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