In our most recent topic, eighth grade students have been studying the Pythagorean Theorem that is used with right triangles. To support this knowledge, the students were tasked with building a ramp in the shape of a right triangular prism. The competition was to send the toy car the farthest after it was let go from the top of the ramp. Students decided the height and base of their triangular bases, then used that information to estimate the length of the ramp (hypotenuse). It's always so much fun when we get to work with our hands from something we learn in math!
The seventh grade studies have recently been studying probability, and how we can use it to judge the likelihood of an event. Using their knowledge of fractional probability, they had to arrange their candies on a game board, so that they matched up with the possible number results of rolling a pair of dice.
Blurb: This year we celebrated Pi day on Monday 3/15. The students in seventh and eighth grade created skyscraper tower images on graph paper that represented ten digits of pi. When we hung the images next to each other, the images represented the first 80 decimal places! In sixth grade, pi was newly introduced by measuring the circumference and diameter of cylindrical objects in the class, then dividing them to see who could achieve the most accurate digits of pi. This complemented the sixth grade's most recent studies of rates and ratios! Everyone got to enjoy their own mini pie as a part of this special tradition!
In our most recent topic in American History, the eighth grade students have been studying the text of the Declaration of Independence. In a modern twist, they had to take the grievances that the colonists listed against Britain, and compare them to relationship problems. They then had to write "break up letters" to Great Britain explaining why their relationship was ending.
On our last FLEX day, the eight grade students applied their knowledge of linear functions in slope-intercept form to create their own unique snowflakes. They wrote the equation of each different line, as well as drew the lines on a coordinate grid. The students were then challenged to make a 3D version of their snowflake using straws. The 3D versions had to match the coordinate plane blueprint within millimeters! Our students practiced their resilience wonderfully and rose to the challenge!
Students and parents will still have access to the Pearson website with the same login information listed below. Listed below are other math game sites to help you review what we’ve learned and stay fresh!
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