Today students are studying a short story by Ray Bradbury called “A Sound of Thunder”. We read the short story and observed some vocabulary and questions related to the story. Then we watched the classic television production of this story as represented in “Ray Bradbury Theatre”.
This week we are spiraling back to fractions. Grade 7’s are reviewing fractions, decimals and percents where Gr. 8s are dividing decimals. Whilst students are reviewing these past concepts we will also be doing interventions based on our current MRLC results to ensure students are growing past their “sticking points” in math.
Grade 7 are working on questions 1-4, 6-8, 11-15, and 18 with Grade 7 adapted option being 3’s 1-4, 6-8, 12-15
The Grade 8 Assignment: Grade 8’s are working on 3d geometry. They will be completing #’s 4-15 in assignment 4.7.
Grade 8 assignment is Surface Area of Right Cylinder (4.7) #’s 4-17. Grade 8’s may recall that we started a bit of this prior to Spring Break but now we are reviewing and consolidating our prior learning. Be sure to watch the video lesson accompanying this assignment. We will have a conference on Microsoft Teams regarding this content on Tues. April 14th.
Today we are watching some Mythbusters and looking specifically at how Archimedes attempted to make a death ray using soldier’s shields as reflective surfaces. Do you think it is possible to use the reflected sun as a weapon? Check out the worksheet from class and the episode below. Note: The video watched in class was regular speed and streamed from discovery education (which requires further passwords). However, the video below also has the segments covered in this lesson (but you have to skip through a bit).