This week in math, we wrapped up chapter 7 by completing a study guide and taking a test. Test scores are already in PowerSchool, but the actual tests will not be returned until Monday. On Friday, students watched a video on fractals, irregular repeating shapes that are found in trees, mountain ranges, the stock market, movie special effects, and the rhythm of the human heart. Our last notebook quiz is next Tuesday, June 3. Students will have time in class on Monday to make sure they have all of the items needed for the quiz. Next week, we will have rotations (math, science, and social studies) on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Our last day of rotations is Monday, June 9.

This week in math, we learned about circle graphs, box-and-whisker plots, line graphs, and scatter plots. We also learned how to choose an appropriate data display for a given set of data. The chapter 7 test will be next Thursday, May 29. It is our last test. A study guide will be handed out on Tuesday. We will have one final notebook quiz on Tuesday, June 3. This includes warm-ups, class work, and notes. Our last day of rotations (math, science, and social studies) is Monday, June 9.

This week in math, we started chapter 7. We learned about frequency tables, stem-and-leaf plots, and line plots. We also learned how to find the mean, median, mode, and range of a set of data. Students worked in groups to create posters after surveying the class on topics such as number of siblings, number of pets, number of states traveled to, etc. We also learned about the difference between bar graphs and histograms. The next test is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 5/29.

This week in math, students constructed a rectangular prism to discover how to find its surface area. We also completed a study guide, made vocabulary flashcards, and did a lab of how to draw the front, side, and top views of a 3-dimensional figure. Students took a test over chapters 9 & 10 on Friday. They will be returned on Monday.

This week in math, students turned in the Polygon Picture Projects. Rubrics with scores were sent home in Friday Folders. The next test will be on Friday, May 9, and it will cover sections 9.3, 9.4, 10.1, 10.2, and 10.4. This week, we learned about how to find the area of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, and trapezoids. We also learned how to name 3-dimensional figures. Students completed a lab on Friday to learn how to find the volume of rectangular prisms.

This week in math, we took the chapter 8 test. Tests were returned on Thursday. Students also took the spring math NWEA test on Wednesday. On Thursday, we started a short in-class project called the Polygon Picture Project. We worked on it Thursday and Friday in class. It needs to be finished over the weekend if it was not finished in class today. All parts of the picture must be polygons. A minimum of six different types of polygons must be used.