8th Grade Math
Newsletter January 2016
We jumped right in to unit 7 - transformations. The kids are not only plotting points and drawing shapes, they are also translating (sliding), reflecting ( flipping), rotating ( turning), and dilating (enlarging & reducing) those shapes on the coordinate grid, as well as, writing the algebraic representation of each of those transformations. If you are not sure what that means, ask them, I bet they'd enjoy showing you.
We are having to go fast through this unit so there will be a little homework each night for practice. If the kids get home and can't remember what to do, the bobcat math website
( www.bobcatmath8th.weebly.com) will help as well as the online textbook (my.hrw.com). The math on the spot videos from the book are a great resource.