Week of 3/21
The Unit 7: Probability Test is on Friday 3/18. The test will cover the following: Theoretical and Experimental Probability, Making Predictions, Geometric Probability, Modeling All Possible Outcomes (Tree Diagrams & Area Models), Fundamental Counting Principle, Independent and Dependent Events. Students should be reviewing their notes, and practicing problems from their study guide and classwork to prepare.
The Genetics Mini-Project is also due on 3/18. Students should make sure all parts of the project are complete and all questions are answered.
Next week will begin Unit 8: Statistics. Students will be collecting, organizing, and analyzing data. Assessments on this unit will be after spring break. They will use prior knowledge of mean, median, mode, range, box and whisker plots, histograms, line plots, and mean absolute deviation in this unit.
In unit 9, we will learn how to transform points and shapes on a coordinate plane. Students will use prior knowledge of area, perimeter, and graphing points on a coordinate plane in this unit. Assessments on this unit will be after spring break.
Next week we will be discussing our current passage of the week, "Hope is a Thing with Feathers" by Emily Dickinson. We will also be finishing our "Power of Music" stations, discussing the Greensboro Sit-Ins, and watching a documentary about The Children's Crusade. 6th period will be interviewing some civil rights movement activists via Skype on Tuesday, to go along with our study of The Rock and The River. A recorded version of the interview will be available for all students to view. On Thursday (the day before Spring Break), we will be doing a "scavenger hunt" for literary elements that can be found in art pieces from the civil rights movement, and will then be creating our own pieces of art that reflect our literature circle novels. Students may bring in any art supplies (colored pencils, clay, paint, etc) they have at home that they would prefer to use over the markers at school.
On April 5th, author Roland Smith will be visiting MPMS. Students can pre-purchase his books from the media center. Visiting authors typically offer to stick around after the assemblies to do book signings!