Greetings,

With two-thirds of the school year completed, the students have been busy learning about various aspects and areas of mathematics.

The eighth graders have been working with polynomials. By the end of the month, the eighth grade class will know the Quadratic Formula by heart and be able to graph any parabola.

The seventh graders will be working with “roots”, squared and cubed. Pythagoras will play a major role in the month’s activities.  

As a sixth grade advanced math student continue to work with statistics, they will display analyze various data sets.

Currently, the fifth grade students are also working with statistics. They will be creating and administering a survey throughout the school. Watch for their results.  

As we move forward, I am looking forward to inspiring the level of enthusiasm I have seen within the last couple of weeks, but first we will focusing on getting through our standardized testing. 

 As parents, you can help your child by making sure he or she gets plenty of sleep and by reviewing the basic math facts at home. Five to ten minutes each evening will help your child feel more prepared and will illustrate that you want them to do his or her best.

As I look past testing and we move into the month of March, I am looking forward to do something for Pi day. Ask your child, he or she should be able to tell you something about the day.

Some challenging word problem for the month:

  • What is the smallest positive integer that is divisible by the first TEN positive integers?
  • Two whole numbers have a GCF of six and the LCM of 462. If one of the numbers is sixty-six, what is the other?
  • If a date is written in the form of MM/DD/YY, how often from 01/01/00 to 12/31/99 does the product of the month and day equal the two-digit year?
  • Brandon is four years younger than his cousin, who is half his uncle’s age. If his uncle is five years older than his mother, who is 47, how old is Brandon?

 

Submitted respectfully while in His service,

In accordance with our Catholic Identity and rooted in Gospel values, it is the mission of Saint Peter School to provide a community of faith in which students will develop spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.

 

Nancy Tancona

Textbook web addresses

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