Today the grade 7s are finishing their integers assignment whlst the grade 8s are brushing upthe skills they learned this week with some Math Antics practice. Remember: you have full access to Math Antics through Mr. Ewert’s log in (ask him for the log in info).
Today we discussed falling matter. To do this we did a formal lab write-up while experimenting with falling pop bottles full of water. We did the experiment together as a class and practiced our formal write-up skills.
Formal lab write-up format: Here is a copy of the formal lab format we used complet3e with a rubric to tell students how they are assessed on their formal labs. science lab outline
In this assignment you are going to be assigned to a political party. You will consider the issues discussed in class and then research what you think your party would respond to the issues that have been discussed. To do this you will likely use the website that hosts your party’s election platform. Some of the questions will be directly discussed on their website but some will not leaving you to have to research the news about related issues that would give you clues about what that party would respond to that issue.
For example: perhaps you are researching what the Conservative Party’s policy would be on whether or not Muslim women should be allowed to wear a Niqab or face veil to civic ceremonies but you are unable to find it on their site.
Did you try finding a site search bar and putting in key words such as “niqab, veil, or civic ceremonies”?
Did you try putting in a google search for those key words along with “Coservative” party and then click the NEWS option in google?
Here is a great website to start with: it has all the major party’s platforms in language aimed at middle school age students.
Today we are talking about how elections work. Taking online surveys to see how our beliefs and values may be reflected in the political parties of Canada, and then to see what the basic platforms of the parties are. Check out the videos and links below.
Now that you have an idea of why voting is considered important, and how the whole “election thing” works, use the links below to find out how your own thoughts, ideas, values, and opinions stack up against the current platforms of the major Federal Parties.
This week we are introducing integers for Grade 7 and 8 with the Grade 7’s learning to add and subtract integers and the Grade 8’s going into multiplication of integers. Below you will find scans of the textbook assignment and videos of a lesson from class.
Grade 7’s – Your assignment is # 2.1 and 2.2 in the textbook. You are to complete 2.1, #’s 1-7, and 2.2, #’s 1-6, and 8.