NFS Curriculum Update :: January, 2016
Now that the eighth graders have learned how to solve linear systems, the students chose between three topic choices to apply their knowledge. The topics are being an entrepreneur and comparing various start-up companies, making a band and determining the revenue and expenses involved, or creating their own idea. The cooperative groups will construct scenarios, linear systems, and a conclusive report that will be shared with the class. Next up, students will be learning linear inequalities and real-life scenarios that involve an array of possible solutions.
Eighth graders are working on their linear systems projects. Some groups are working on real life scenarios comparing cars and cell phone for their consumers’ needs. Meanwhile, other groups are applying the linear systems concepts to authentic topics, such as Hunger Games, Harry Potter contests, and anime characters. The cooperative groups will construct scenarios, linear systems, and a conclusive report that will be shared with the class. Next up, students will analyze the similarities and differences between graphs and their parent functions as well as graph absolute value functions and families.
On January 19th, all eighth 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