Pre-Algebra 7: Students have completed their work with rational operations and solving for variables and are now moving into their next big topic; proportional reasoning. Students will start this topic in December but will continue working on it through February when we investigate similar figures and look at proportional relationships in geometry. Students will be completing the “Grocery Store Project” which requires students to use their proportional reasoning skills and making decisions as to what type of products to buy. More details to come on my webpage. Students will also have a small test at the end of the quarter, around December 17th. As you can tell students will still be working hard the last couple weeks of the semester.
Algebra 1A: Students will finish up their extensive linear equations unit early in December with a unit test on December 4th. We will then be shifting our focus from algebraic standards to data and geometry. Students will be working on a project in which they have to gather data, analyze the data, and make inferences based on their collected data. This project will be due at the end of the semester. Further information will follow on my webpage.
I was so pleased to see the hard work and effort that was put into the Mesopotamia Projects!
We are currently studying Ancient Egypt, from it's geography to it's social classes, religion and writing.
Students spent two days in the computer lab recently exploring some interactive sites on mummification and the pyramids. We will also be working diligently on our non-fiction reading skills through the use of a variety of articles about Egypt.
I hope to finish Egypt and Judaism before the winter break!