G8 math

Hi Mathemagicians! I hope you are ready to share your learning journey with your parents at student-led conferences this week!

In class we have moved into the third dimension as we study surface area and volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres. It’s a pretty short unit which we’ll finish next week.  We’ll do some review and application practice the following week and the test will fall on May 9th (sections 1,2,3) and May 10th (section 4) after MAP testing.  Click HERE if you want some IXL links to provide extra practice as we go. Remember, it is critical to sketch out your image first, write down the formula, substitute in the numbers FIRST before you ever touch your calculator!!! Don’t skip steps unless you want to make mistakes!

Be sure you are getting enough sleep to allow your brain to work at its best!

Math 8

Hello mathemagicians! Can you believe we are done with another unit???  Today we finished Topic 6b (lessons 6.6-6.10) on similarity and angle relationships. We will spend the first half of next week reviewing and extending. Most students have the test on Wednesday – check the Google Class Calendar. Review materials have already been posted in the Google Classroom and will be the focus of next week’s practice.

Although it feels like the end is close (11 weeks!) we still have three units left to learn. Up next will be 3D geometry focusing on cylinders, cones, and spheres.  Then we’ll do short units on functions and statistics. We will be continuing to learn during Ramadan and you will have assessments during those times, though the assessments will be shorter than usual.

After Ramadan we will shift our focus to a project and revision for a mock final exam. That exam will be given during the final week of classes. It’s a critical chance for students to review key concepts from G8 that will be extended in G9, plus it helps them learn the process of preparing for a major exam like those in HS and the IB program. More info to come later.

Enjoy your weekend!

Splash and Dash reminder

Only TWO G8 students are participating, so send your support to Diego and David! Fuerza!!

UAS Splash & Dash

The UAS Splash & Dash is set to happen next Tuesday April 17th. The event will run from 9 to 11 am.

Spectators are encouraged to come along and support all competitors. We ask that all spectators be seated in the Pool Area or in the shaded areas around the track by 8:50 am.

Competitors will need to bring the following to the pool area: Swimsuit & Towel (for swimmers), Running Shoes (for runners), Water Bottle

Students are asked to come to school ready for the competition and wearing their Splash & Dash t-shirts. T-Shirts will be distributed to them early next week.

All competitors will have a pre-race meeting on Sunday or Monday during lunch next week, to have more details about the event explained to them.

If you have any questions regarding this event please contact Mr. Carter or Mr. Trottier in the UAS Athletics Department.