Sixth Grade Social Studies-- Students will continue their study of Canada. They will continue map practice to help learn the provinces, territories and capitals of Canada. Students will also begin studying the history and culture of the region. Students should review their notes daily to keep new information fresh in their minds.
Sixth Grade Math— Students will continue to work with the coordinate plane. Students will plot ordered pairs to form figures. Then students will identify the figure and find its perimeter. Students will also begin to identify transformations of figures. This unit has a significant amount of vocabulary. It will be important for students to use the mathematical terms properly throughout the unit. Flashcards or creating a set of vocabulary cards on Quizlet may be a study strategy to consider.
Seventh Grade Math— The class will be continuing their work with consumer math. Students are trying to gain an understanding of the math involved in finances. We have talked about salary, commission and hourly jobs. We discussed loans, taxes and interest rates. These concepts are new to the class. Discussing these topics with you student will help them relate the topics in class to the outside world. Students will need a calculator for this section. The calculator needs to be a scientific calculator. Entering information for this unit on a traditional calculator will be more challenging and time consuming. Please check with your student to make sure they have a working calculator they can find.
Eighth Grade Math— The class will continue working through the concepts of chapter seven. The chapter revisits solving equations. This is an essential skills needed in Algebra. Since the eighth graders will be heading off to the high school soon, students will be focused on the skills that will help them be successful in Algebra.
Algebra-- The students will be continuing their work in chapter eight. The class will be working with polynomials in this chapter. Students will simplify polynomials and factor them in the next sections. Students who are fluent in their math facts and understand how numbers are composed will be very successful in this chapter.