8th Grade Math
Newsletter January 2016
Transformations.....more than meets the eye
I'm always right
We have now headed on into unit 8 - angle relationships and pythagorean theorem.
We started off the unit reviewing angles such as, right angles (90degrees), acute angles (less than 90 degrees), Obtuse angles (more than 90 degrees), and straight angles (180 degrees).
The kids had a great time using manipulatives to explore and create supplementary and complementary angles. We used a lot of songs and videos this week to learn about angle relationships, properties and transversal lines.The kids got to use the songs and videos to fill in their frame notes this week instead of taking traditional notes. They tend to learn more when they have to discover the information themselves.
We will spend the next two weeks learning about pythagorean theorem. We will be solving problems and looking at real world examples and then wrap it up with a unit test.
What can you do at home?
We also have a twitter account- @bobcatmath8th
We will be starting our spiral review homework in preparation for the STAAR test this week so be sure you are keeping up with your homework.