Hello again from room 8B here on the junior high wing of Corpus Christi Catholic School. We are a mere two week away from Christmas break and that does not seem possible! We had a good week last week in the math department. All three grade levels completed chapter tests successfully and we are on to more important things.
In eighth grade we are beginning a unit titled Measurement. Sounds easy but when finished students will have learned to use eleven different formulas from surfaces area to volume of a variety of solids. There is a lot of information to keep track of so good note taking will be all important. I find this unit to be one of the more challenging yet fun units of the year. We have just scratched the surface and will truly dig in next week.
Seventh grade finished a difficult unit on graphing in the coordinate plane. Their next unit will be less challenging yet very useful. We will be studying data display and analyzing said data. This unit is important for being an informed consumer and also for careers in marketing. I hope the students find it rewarding.
In sixth grade we have put away our calculators and have been studying fraction computation. There are so many ways to make mistakes computing fractions so students must be on their toes! We have completed adding and subtracting and will conclude multiplying and dividing this week. Students can expect a quiz in computation at weeks end.