October 4

Pythagorean Theorem – Square Numbers, Roots, and Beyond

This week the grade 7’s and 8’s are going to have very similar assignments as they learn the Pythagorean Theorem and how it relates to square numbers, roots, and more.  Watch the video below for an introduction to the concept.  Then you may access the assignment scans below.

Note: that the grade 7’s are doing assignment 1.12 whereas the grade 8’s are doing assignment 1.2

Note: it is always a best practice to review all the examples of the assignment prior to engaging in the assigned questions in order to know the potential strategies.  Also, if yo are stumped on a question you can always refer to the examples for help.

Click on the links below for the assignments

17.10.4 gr 7 – 1.1 (8 text) – squares roots and the pythagorean theorem -1hqnool

-Grade 7’s are to complete #’s 4-17

17.10.4 gr 8 – 1.2 – squares and square roots p 11-134j1sl

-Grade 8’s are to complete #’s 5-17

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September 15

Novel Study – The Giver – Chapter 1 and 2 Responses

Today we are starting a new novel called “The Giver”.  We will be reading and discussing this book over the next couple months.  This is our first formal novel study of the year.  Students are expected to begin a journal for “The Giver” and will be writing responses to each chapter.  We will also have various assigned activities followed by quizzes and a final test.

To begin this study we are discussing powers of government and human rights.  See the responses to the first two chapter below.