Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year

I hope that everyone has had a great start to the new year!  We have hit the ground running with new chapters in both math classes this week.

In Algebra, we started chapter 8, which covers exponent operations and exponential functions.  We spent this past week making sure that students have solid skills in applying the properties of exponent operations.  Next week we will move onto the application of exponential rules in exponential functions.  zStudents will also begin our Chapter 8 problem packet.  This time it is more of an investigation than a set of word problems.  With cold and flu season in full swing, it is the perfect time to study how antibiotics work!!

In Math, we have also started Chapter 8.  This chapter deals with shapes and their properties.  Students have been putting their equation solving skills from the last chapter to use this week by finding missing angle measures.  They will continue using these skills throughout the rest of the chapter.  Next week will move onto quadrilaterals and other polygons.

Monday and Tuesday students will be taking the MAP test in their social studies classes.  Students have met with their homebase teachers to set goals for this upcoming test!

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