Middle School

This Week in 6th/7th/8th

Zoomshrooms started the week with Stock Market Game time. We then moved on to complete a performance task about purchasing supplies for a lemonade stand. This allowed each pair to practice everything they learned in their ratio unit. Wednesday we finished the last lesson in our unit, measurement conversions. Thursday they played Find Someone Who to practice measurement conversions. Each student had to find someone who could complete a problem on their worksheet. Shockwave students spent Monday working on the Stock Market Game. One Shockwave group is currently in first place in the region! Tuesday they started their Geometry unit …

This Week in 6th/7th/8th Read More »

Private middle school kids sit in model of war trench as part of project based learning.

This Week in 6th/7th/8th

Math This week during math, Zoomshrooms worked on adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing decimals. They also had a lesson on what exactly a stock is and how to read a stock quote. One Zoomshroom team is in second place in the stock market game in their region! Shockwave worked on simplifying expressions, solving one-step equations, and solving two-step equations. Most Shockwave students have the number sense to look at an equation and know the answer. We worked really hard on solving these equations using inverse operations and writing each step down. Next year, Shockwave students will be solving multi-step equations …

This Week in 6th/7th/8th Read More »

Students working on project together

This Week in 6th/7th/8th

Math The stars aligned this week, because all four math classes took their first check-ins! Zoomshrooms also finished up their “Integers In Real Life” art pieces, signed them, and displayed them on the wall. In between check-ins, Shockwave completed error analysis task cards. Each task card showed the work of a pretend student. Unfortunately, the pretend student did each problem wrong and Shockwave students had to find the error. Before Algebra students took their check-ins, they were introduced to how to graph and solve inequalities. Then, finally, geometry students completed their city blueprint of Harold’s. They will be completing the …

This Week in 6th/7th/8th Read More »

Teacher helping student wear banner

This Week in 6th/7th/8th

Math In MATH this week the Zoomshrooms did a cut and paste activity to practice absolute value. They also started a project to draw integers in real life. The Shockwaves started to multiply and divide integers, next doing a scavenger hunt involving rational number operations. Algebra students started to solve two-step equations and completed a math-lib about solving equations. Geometry students constructed parallel lines, perpendicular lines, and more with compasses and straight edges. They also started building a city map for a city named Harold. Last but not least everyone got started in The Stock Market Game reading the rules, …

This Week in 6th/7th/8th Read More »

This Week in 6th/7th/8th

Math: For math this week the Zoomshroom (6th) students classified rational numbers into subsets. Then had a lesson on absolute value, and played a card game to practice what they just learned. The Shockwave (7th) class continued their hard work with adding and subtracting integers. They also extended that knowledge by adding and subtracting rational numbers. The algebra Redwoodz (8th) reviewed combining like terms and distributive property. Afterwards they solved a puzzle by simplifying expressions. The geometry Redwoodz were introduced to angle relationships and postulates, and used their new knowledge to solve a puzzle. By Dax ELA:  In ELA we …

This Week in 6th/7th/8th Read More »