Friday, October 25, 2013

Making Purple

7th graders checked whether this carnival game would be a good school fundraiser.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

What are the Chances?

7th grade students have begun the second math unit of the year on probability.  We have played three games so far, and are learning about experimental and theoretical probability.

The Multiplication GameTwo dice are rolled.  If the product is odd, player A gets a point.  If the product is even, player B gets a point.

Is this a fair game?  Will the school make money on this game if they charge $1 to play and award $3 to a winner?

October Sky

Renaissance has started Rocket Boys!  A historical fiction novel based on the life of Homer Hickum.  They will be doing many activities based on the Common Core Standards of informational text that accompanies the reading of historical fiction.  Students watched the movie October Sky before reading this book.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Element Project

Students have been working on an Element Presentation.  They will present to their classmates to help us better understand the elements before we learn how they combine to form compounds.  The presentation is due on Friday.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Brain Food!

Students were surprised with a full breakfast Wednesday morning.  We are hoping that the scrambled eggs, toast, and toppings from our garden help students show their best work on their state testing.  Today students took the last Reading session and the first Math session.  Ask them about the R.A.C.E. model or the Q.U.E.S.T model!

Wheel of Theodorus Art Project

8th grade students have been working on an art project in math class. They have been drawing right triangles and solving for unknown lengths using the Pythagorean Theorem. Here are some pictures of their art work.