March is often related to the color green. Green for St Patrick’s Day and green for the buds that start emerging from the ground with the approach of spring. Unfortunately the color green is not something the Stock Market has seen lately.  With the Dow and the S&P 500 both on the down slide, our stock market teams have not seen any real positive growth. We are all hoping to have a change once the federal interest rate is announced. 


As of the sixth of this month, the end of the second trimester, two thirds of this school year will be completed.  Just one more trimester to go, and I always find it to be the most difficult. Please help me to keep the students, your children, on track. A gentle reminder that there is much still to learn would be helpful.


Before the end of this month I expect the eighth grade advanced math to have completed high school level Algebra and be working on Advanced Algebra, basic Trigonometry, and high school level Geometry.


The seventh graders will be merging geometry and algebra. Pythagoras and area will be the words you may hear when discussing “What did you do today in Math class?”


As a sixth grade advanced math student the challenge will come from statistics.


Currently, the fifth grade is finishing publishing their data of the school wide survey. After this is completed they will finish grade level with measures. This class will be moving into the sixth grade text.


NOTE: As of March 9th thru the end of the year any KhanAcademy assignment will be graded.



March Word Problems

In a bag full of small balls, 1/4 of these balls are green, 1/8 are blue, 1/12 are yellow and the remaining 26 white. How many balls are blue?

In a school 50% of the students are younger than 10, 1/20 are 10 years old and 1/10 are older than 10 but younger than 12, the remaining 70 students are 12 years or older. How many students are 10 years old?

If the length of the side of a square is doubled, what is the ratio of the areas of the original square to the area of the new square?

The division of a whole number N by 13 gives a quotient of 15 and a remainder of 2. Find N.