Hi parents. Here’s what’s going on in the math classes these days…

Math 8: We wrapped up our final algebra unit on systems of equations and the test results will be back by the end of the week. Students in the two Math 8 sections are now preparing for a cumulative “confirmative” test that checks their memory of the most important concepts from semester 1. It is similar to a HS semester exam (though not weighted so heavily!). It gives the kids a chance to learn how to review and practice for a bigger test and will also help them refresh and remember the most critical concepts they’ll be using in G9 math. We will use three full classes for in-class review and students are required to do some at-home work as well. There are Pearson Realize activities that we are starting with, but IXL will also provide good support. While the work is done on-line, the steps to solutions are still written in math notebooks!

Math Advanced: We have finished our semester 1 concepts and had the cumulative test. We have now moved on to another strand of math, The Number System. Last week, students began a short unit on Real Numbers which we will finish this week and they will have a short summative on the 25th. Practice work will come from both resources (Pearson and Eureka), so be sure to use Google Classroom to ensure you are doing the right work! All work must be recorded in math notebooks, even if you submit the answer digitally. The process is what I check!