December 12

Math Dec. 12

We are entering basic algebra.  The gr. 7 and gr. 8’s are doing some similar work this week.  See the assignments below and the helpful video for instruction.

Students are asked to watch the video lesson (at least part 1) below to familiarize themselves with the basics of algebra (prior to engaging in the assignments)

Click on the assignments below

18.12.11 grade 7 – algebraic expressions – 1.3-295rjzd

18.12.11 grade 8 – solving equations using models – 6.1-1h81rc3

Grade 8 complete 5-8, 10 – 13

December 3

Math – Dec. 3

Today the Grade 7’s are looking at converting from fractions, to decimals, and finally, to percents.  Grade 8’s will be working on ratios.

Click on the links below to watch the lessons (videos coming soon) and to download the assignment.

Grade 7’s are to complete all questions and Grade 8’s are to complete questions 4-16

18.12.03 grade 7 – relating fractions decimals and percents – 3.7-2mq1vsi

18.12.03 grade 8 – exploring ratios – 5.5-1vbsq92

December 3

Some students have asked about online reading and if it can be included in their reading journals.  The answer, of course, is “yes, but”.  Yes, but it needs to follow a formula to be legitimate.  Below you will see an example shown in class.

If a student is say, reading online fan fiction on a site such as Wattpad they can apply a formula to tabulate how many “pages” they have read.  But first, the student needs to establish their reading rate.  To do this, look at the example below.  In this example Suzy read for 30 in one sitting and found that she was reading 25 pages in that 30 min. block of time. So she follows the steps below…

• Take the amount of pages you read divided by the time it took to read them.
• In this case that is 25/30