NFS Curriculum Update :: May & June, 2015
Students are continuing to investigate and analyze linear equations by identifying information that each form provides in the equation. Relating how real-world situations can be represented algebraically and project future outcomes based on trends is an integral component to the unit. Next, the mathematicians will be working on data analysis and probability. First, students will complete a survey on Google Forms and then learn how to visually display the class’ data in a histogram, box and whisker plot, and stem and leaf plot. Students in 7-3 will investigate the standard deviation and identify any outliers from the majority. Ever wonder how many possible license plates there are in Pennsylvania or the number of possible seating arrangements in a classroom? Students will calculate the possible combinations, with (combination) and without repetition (permutation) by hand as well as learn the key sequences for the TI-84 calculators. We will end the month with exploring and investigating probability, exploring the difference between experimental and theoretical, independent and dependent events, and finding the odds in favor or against an outcome.
In preparation for the final exam, students chose a specific concept to design an instructional video, song, or board game. With the planning phase in full motion, the masterpieces will be uploaded to my YouTube channel for peers to use as a resource. Board games will be played in class.
Monday, May 4 - Friday, May 8 - Spirit Week
Saturday, May 9 - Alumni & Family Day
Thursday, May 14 - Field Day
Tuesday, May 19 - All Day Rehearsal for Music Man Jr. & Tech Studio Robotics Day
Tuesday, May 26 - Friday, May 29 - ExamsFriday, May 29 - Music Man Jr. Show
Monday, June 1 - Alumni Breakfast for 8th Grade Students
Tuesday, June 2 - Thursday, June 4 - Williamsburg Trip
Friday, June 5 - Graduation Dance
Tuesday, June 9 - Graduation