Happy New Year

2 Corinthians 5:17

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.”

January brings a new month, a new year, and a new decade. So many new and exciting things awaits us all. The schools second round of testing takes place this month (January 13th – 18th), and I for one am looking forward to see the progress my students, your children, have made. Then there is Catholic School’s Week at the end of the month. It is a fun filled week. With all this going on it may be difficult to keep track of what is going on in the classroom.

Here is what is in store for the Advanced Math Students.

          Eighth grade:  Exponential functions

          Seventh grade: Systems

          Sixth grade: Solving simple equations

          Fifth grade: Probability and Statistics


The word problems for the month of January are:

The ratio of the angles of a triangle is 7:14:15. What is the measure of the second largest angle? 

The geometric mean of two numbers is the square roots of their products. The arithmetic mean of two numbers is ½ their sum. When are the geometric mean and the arithmetic mean equal?

Randy can run ¾ the distance Gary can in the same amount of time. Cole can run 5/6 the distance of Randy and Gary combined in the same amount of time. The total distance run by all three is 154 meters. How far did each boy run?

I have coins that equal 79 cents. I have pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. I have more pennies than any other type of coin. If I lined them up each coin in its own row they would form a pyramid. How many of each coin do I have?