NFS Curriculum Update :: January, 2016
Students will begin the inequalities unit where relationships between quantities are not equal graphically and algebraically. There is a range of possible solutions. This includes figuring out the maximum or minimum value, called the boundary point, for various situations. For instance, students can figure out the minimum number of people that have to come to the fundraising event in order to break even with the associated costs to run the event or the lowest score they can get on the next assessment to still maintain an A average.
We will begin working on an introductory functions unit, exploring how many real-life situations can be expressed as a rule, equation, and a graph. Students will construct, analyze and summarize various graphs to gain a better understanding of the general shapes specific types of functions should have. Also, students will be writing algebraic equations to decipher number sequences and patterns that create linear and nonlinear functions. The next unit on linear functions connects and extends the general principles of functions from the previous unit. This includes:
• finding the slope using a formula or graph and explaining the meaning of the slope in the scenario
• determining the equation of the line and describing the same scenario in slope-intercept, standard and point-slope forms
• synthesizing the relationship between parallel and perpendicular lines
• analyzing trends in scatterplots
On January 14th, all seventh graders will have a cumulative midterm. Study guides and study session times are posted on the NFS website.
Thursday 1/7 - Bucks County IU Drug and Alcohol Assembly
Friday 1/15 - SPICES Day & TASC Laser Tag Friendraiser @ Ultrazone
Monday 1/18 - MLK Jr. Day; School Closed
Tuesday 1/19 - Friday 1/22 - Education Week
Friday 1/22 - End of Second Quarter
Friday 1/29 - Ski Club Trip #1