8th Grade Newsletter!
January 14, 2013
Language Arts Information!
Your brain is an organizer. It organizes information as it stores that information. When a problem involves many pieces of information, your brain will have an easier time sorting through it if you make an organized list. A list helps you be sure you have thought of all of the possibilities without repeating any of them. Like drawing a picture or making a diagram, making an organized list helps your brain “see” the problem clearly and find a solution. Try making an organized list to solve this problem:
You receive a penny on January 1st, two cents the next day, four cents the next and so on, doubling every day. How long will it take to be millionaire? Suppose you started with a nickel and doubled, how long before you are worth a million dollars?
January 21: No School ; MLK Jr Day!