We are getting close to returning from Christmas break. I hope everyone is enjoying a safe, fun and most of all blessed Holiday Season. I just wanted to refresh everyone briefly on where we are at in the math department when we return.
In eighth grade the current unit is very difficult and will require a couple of days of review. We will go over surface area and volume of the various shapes we studied before break. We will then have lessons on volume of spheres and similar figures. Early next week student can expect a study guide and chapter test.
Seventh grade is in a similar situation but their unit is much easier. We will review several forms of data display and discuss how these displays can be analyzed. This will be done using a couple of activity labs. After this review seventh grade too will get a study guide for chapter review followed by a chapter test. This test will certainly take place by weeks end.
The sixth graders completed their study of fraction computation before Christmas break. We are currently studying how our calculators can assist us in carrying out certain functions. The difficult part of this unit is still to come. We will be converting between measurements in the standard system. Even using a calculator, this exercise can be difficult. The chapter concludes with a lesson on precision. Sixth graders can also expect a chapter test around the 16th of this month.
Finally a special thank you to the generous families of Corpus Christi Catholic School for contributing to the teachers holiday bonus. I was also overwhelmed with the gifts brought in by students before Christmas. It is a wonderful privilege to serve the families of school community and it is a wonderful feeling to know that you are appreciated. May God bless you all.