Mrs. Silvestri's Updates
Students recently completed think-tac-toe
projects as a culminating activity for our fraction unit. Students selected three
fraction projects to work on throughout the course of the unit and presented their final products to the class. Several students designed games to reinforce the skills we learned and were kind enough to allow
us to play them as a review for our chapter test. All of the students designed
monsters made of fraction pieces and gave them a mixed number name.
In the upcoming weeks we will
begin designing our playgrounds and amusement parks as a culminating activity for our geometry unit that we have just begun.
My 7th grade class
has been working on hard scale factors and coordinate systems. Each student selected
a picture of a cartoon character. Then they were asked to use both a coordinate
grid and scale factors to enlarge their picture.
In the next few weeks we
will begin construction of our bridges!
Can you illustrate a very large
or very small number? Our 8 th graders can! The class was asked to
find an interesting fact that contained either a very large or very small number. They
were to illustrate the fact and then write the number in standard form and scientific notation.
How much will that dream car really
cost? Our class investigated how much it would cost per month to purchase their
dream car. As well as calculating the fuel efficiency of the car.