Tuesday, March 26, 2013


7th graders will need this map for their assignment tonight.

Monday, March 18, 2013

March Madness (Mathness)

There are 400,000 NCAA student-athletes and almost all of them will become professionals in something other than sports.

Students are invited to complete a tournament bracket.  We hope to broaden the range of future educational opportunities for the students through their exposure to colleges and universities in the NCAA tournament.  Students will locate the schools, and compute many statistics.  On Wednesday, Renaissance will participate in a free throw tournament, and discuss which statistic describes the "best" shooter.    Lastly, we will look at how sodium effects an athletes body and discover which foods are high in sodium.

The primary difference between Divisions I and II and Division III is the awarding of scholarships. Divisions I and II award scholarships for their athletics programs, while Division III does not provide athletically related financial aid.  

Each year, more than 400,000 student-athletes compete in three divisions (Division I, Division II and Division III) in 23 sports. Annually, approximately 49,000 student-athletes compete in 88 NCAA championships. Three of these championships – rifle, fencing and skiing – are coed championships in which men and women compete head-to-head.


Thursday, March 7, 2013

Engineers Day

1st place for the Edible Car- Best design/fastest!

Accelerated Algebra Summer Course

Dear parents,

Once again, the Math Department at Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans will be offering an
Accelerated Algebra I summer course for incoming Freshmen. This course is geared towards
accelerated students who have an interest in mathematics and would like to get a jump-
start on the BFA Math Curriculum; or students who have taken Algebra I in 8 th grade, but
would like a refresher before entering high school. The course will be both enjoyable and
challenging for the students, and they can earn a credit toward graduation.

Tentative Class Schedule:
June 24th – 28th
July 1st – 3rd
July 8th – 12th
July 22nd – 26th
July 29th – August 2nd

*All classes will be held from 9am to 12pm at BFA.
*There will be no classes on July 4th, July 5th, and from July 15th – 19th.
*This schedule may change depending on snow days!!

Registering Your Student:
If you are interested in enrolling your son/daughter, please complete the online registration
form (if you have problems with this link, or if you’ve received this letter in hard copy form
please email me and I can send you a link to the online registration form) or send a copy
of the student’s name, parent(s) name, parent(s) email, home phone number, and current
school along with a check for $300 made payable to “BFA Math Department” to the address

Please be aware that there is a limit of 25 available spots in this class; and we require at
least 15 students in order for the class to run.

We will have a parent information meeting at BFA on June 20th at 7pm in room A309 for
anyone who has questions and would like to attend.

Mead Sturgeon
Bellows Free Academy
71 South Main Street
St. Albans, VT 05478

If you have any questions you may contact me at:
Email: msturgeon@fcsuvt.org or Home Phone: (802)309-9003

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

World Education Math Day

Students played against students from around the world during WIN times today. After playing a round, students located the countries of their opponents on the world map.

Pep Rally

Before vacation, students from out team created a Renaissance flag. They did a great job! Here are some pictures from the Pep rally.