Period 1: This week students used a table to find solutions to a given equation and plot the solutions on a coordinate plane. They also predicted the shape of a graph of a linear equation by finding and plotting solutions on a coordinate plane. Students informally explained why the graph of a linear equation is not curved in terms of solutions to the given linear equation. Students then graphed linear equations in standard form, ax + by = c, that produce a horizontal or a vertical line. They know slope is a number that describes the steepness or slant of a line and they interpret the unit rate as the slope of a graph.
Here are some helpful websites looking at standard form and slope:
Period 2: This week students solved multi-step ratio problems including fractional markdowns, markups, commissions, fees, etc. Students also used equations and graphs to represent proportional relationships arising from ratios and rates involving fractions. They then interpreted what points on the graph of the relationship mean in terms of the situation or context of the problem. Students understand that a scale drawing is either the reduction or the enlargement of a two-dimensional picture. They compared the scale drawing picture with the original and determined if the scale drawing is a reduction of an enlargement. Lastly, students identified the scale factor and computed the area in the actual picture.
If you want to look at percent and fractions here is a website: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-scale-drawings/e/interpreting-scale-drawings_
Interpreting scale drawings: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-scale-drawings/e/interpreting-scale-drawings
Constructing scale drawings: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/basic-geo/basic-geo-area-perimeter/basic-geo-scale-drawings/e/constructing-scale-drawings
Period 3: This week students interpreted graphs of proportional relationships. They were able to interrupt what points on a graph of a proportional relationship means in terms of the situation or context of the problem. Students also used ration tables and ratio reasoning to compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions in the context of measured quantities such as recipes, lengths, areas, and speed.
If you have questions or need support with rates and ratios this is clip to watch.
If you have questions or need support with proportions this is a clip to watch.
Fitness/Health with Mrs. Stelzner
The first workout of the week consisted of a dynamic workout, introduction to the mechanics of a burpee, a 3-8 burpee progression on the :60, front and side planks, and an approximately 100 yard run followed by 20 squats for 8:00. On Thursday, the students were so excited to get out into the snow! We had a great walk in the snow and of course did squats along the way!
Please make sure that your child is coming to school prepared to go outside for fitness!
We began a new unit in health this week: alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. We are spending this week talking about the effects of addiction including the $67 billion dollars the US spends each year on it. Bill Gates has donated $67 billion of his foundation money to try to eradicate diseases in 3rd world countries. After watching a clip of his humanities, students had a free write on this topic.