Liberty Academy Newsletter
March 15, 2017
From the desk of Mrs. Norris...Tackling Math
1. Find what is being asked.
To understand a problem better, draw a diagram, highlight key words, or remove irrelevant information. Then, rephrase the question in your own words.
2. Choose a strategy.
There may be more than one way to approach a problem. You might solve it backward, estimate an answer, or calculate with smaller numbers first.
3. Do the problem.
Break it down into steps if it requires more than one (write an equation, fill in known numbers, identify variables). Show your work on each part so it's easier to check--and because teachers often require you to show work to get full credit.
4. Review your work.
Does the answer make sense? If you estimated and the final answer is way off, go back over the steps to check for errors.
Seniors needing money for college--LAST CHANCE!
FAFSA Completion Service (Free!)
March 22, 2017 anytime between 2:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m. or
March 30, 2017 anytime between 2:00 p.m. -6:00 p.m.
Location: Maple Woods Community College Student Center
Must bring: 2015 Federal Tax Return for Parent(s) and Student. (if student filed in 2015)
2015 W-2 forms for Parent(s) and student (if student worked in 2015.
Note: ALL students hoping to qualify for the A+ program must file the FAFSA.
FAFSA Deadline is April 1, 2017
Imagine being able to see 10 years into the future.
That’s just what teens get to do: a fast-paced, hands-on financial literacy exercise.
Before attending, students complete a lifestyle survey where they describe their lives as 26-year-olds: their jobs, salaries, family, homes, even shopping habits and entertainment. CIS staff then compares their surveys with their current school performance and assigns fictional jobs, salaries and families.
Students are then challenged to make ends meet using their salaries to purchase all the necessities of life: child care, transportation, groceries, homes, utilities, etc.; plus budget for fun things like vacations and entertainment.
This event is held at Liberty High School DURING THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY! However, students MUST SIGN UP (outside Mrs. Streu's door) RIGHT AWAY in order to participate.
More information is available by clicking HERE!