8th Grade Math

with Mrs. Crowley

February 17, 2016

Wow, time has been flying! We've been busy analyzing lines, finding slopes, identifying y-intercepts and how all of these are applicable in real life. After February break, we will begin to analyze simultaneous equations.

Our second trimester is scheduled to end on March 18th. Aspen is current and up to date with all grades. Once again, if you have questions, I encourage you to speak with your child first and then follow up with me with any further questions and/or concerns. Arrangements for retakes on quizzes and tests must be made before March 14th and I am available for after school help every Monday through Thursday from 2:20-2:50.

Our experience with Hour of Code in December was a huge success. Many students continue to practice their coding skills when time permits. IXL is challenging for many students so I have been trying to incorporate more class time to complete their monthly assignment. For March and April, students will also be participating in The Stock Market Game. This is an online simulation (each team of students will be given $100,000 to invest) of the global capital markets that engages students in the world of economics, investing and personal finance. In addition, it aligns nicely with many of the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks for Mathematics.

Once again, I encourage you to follow along on Instagram and Twitter to see more frequent updates as to what is happening in CPS room 05.