8th Grade Newsletter
January 28, 2013
Language Arts Information!
Hello Parents! Ever wonder how to get your kids reading and enjoying it? I found an interesting article posted on CNN by Award Winning Author, James Patterson, which has some great tips for catching their attention with books. I have attached a link to the article as well as a link to a great website with a bunch of recommendations and reviews for fun books your kids will love! Enjoy!
Being a problem solver is something like being a detective! A detective has to solve crimes by guessing what happened and checking the guess to see if it fits the situation. For some problems, your best strategy may be to make a guess and check to see if your answer fits the problem. If not, decide if your guess was too high or too low and then make a good second “guesstimate.” A good detective keeps records (usually some kind of chart) to help see any patterns and to narrow down the possibilities. You should do this too. The results of incorrect guesses can give you valuable clues to the correct solution.
Guess and then check the solution to:
Jo, Ro, & Bo have less than 20 tokens. Ro has more than Mo and Mo has more than Bo. Ro gives Bo three tokens and Mo gives Bo two. Now they each have the same number. What did they start with?
Source: Math Stars