Sixth Grade Social Studies-- Students are moving on to their next unit of study for the start of third quarter. Students will be learning about our neighbors to the north, Canada. Canada is Module 7 in their textbook. Students will begin with identifying provinces, territories, and capitals. They will also begin recognizing geographical landmarks, understanding the climate, and identifying resources of the area.
Sixth Grade Math— Students will be learning about integers in chapter nine. Students will classify numbers, interpret integers, order integers, and use them to graph points on the coordinate plane. Students will use accurate vocabulary to explain situations. This unit allows students to demonstrate their writing skills in mathematical explanations.
Seventh Grade Math— Students will continue their work with percent in the second half of chapter six. Students will calculate percent change and understand when percent change is found outside of the classroom. Students will also learn how tax and discounts work. 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— Eighth graders will be moving away from graphing and back to solving equations. Students will work with all forms of equations in chapter seven. They will also learn to set up and solve systems of equations. In chapter seven, students will be shown procedures to solve equations with efficiency. Students may choose to solve the equations in another manner if the think about things differently.
Algebra-- Algebra will be moving on to chapter eight. The majority of the concepts in chapter eight will be new to the students. Students need to have patience with themselves as they are learning new material. Chapter eight begins with working with polynomials. Students will be adding, subtracting, multiplying, and factoring polynomials.