Here are the questions the grade 8s were assigned today in class. We will be taking them up tomorrow, so make sure they are at least attempted.
1. The sides of a right angle triangle in a picture are 5 cm and 10 cm. The picture is enlarged to three times its original size. What is the length of the enlarged hypotenuse?
2. A fenced in field has a length of 45m and width of 32m. Instead of walking around it, a man hops the fence at one corner and crosses the field to the other corner where he hops the fence again. How much distance does he save by cutting across the field rather than going around it?
3. A doorway is 1.4 m wide. A square desk has side length of 1 m. Is it possible for the widest part of the desk to fit through the doorway? Explain.
Grade 7 Parents,
In Grade 7 Math today, we spent half of the class watching a video on String Theory, a current interest in Theoretical Physics. Their homework is to try to explain the theory to you at home this evening. If you would like to see what they watched today, I’ve posted the link below.
Grade 7 Math homework:
Create a 2-D shape on the graph paper provided that is NOT a square or a rectangle that is 383cm2. Due tomorrow morning.
Grade 8 Math homework to be finished for tomorrow:
Finish up to the end of “page 222″ of the Volume booklet (AKA the third page).
Your kids have (hopefully) informed you about the (very) large project we have started. If not, we are basically transforming our classroom into ancient Egypt and ancient Jericho. The students seem very enthusiastic and engaged and Tanis and I are excited to jump into it ASAP. However, before we actually begin building, we are in need of supplies. The following are needed:
-Lots and lots of containers for mixing paint, paper mache, and other stuff – margerine containers, buckets, ice cream pails, whatever you have, we’ll take it! (If they have lids, even better and we can waste less paint that way)
-Copious amounts of yellow, gold, brown, and sand-coloured paint
-Plywood, drywall, wallboard, OSB, or whatever we can make a pyramid out of.
-Glue guns, glue sticks
-flour, newspaper, white glue for paper mache
-drywall cement compound (AKA drywall mud)
-boxes, cardboard, styrofoam
-scissors, glue, markers, pencil crayons
(and last but not least…)
-You (This is as good a time as any to come to the class and help out on projects. We’ll need all the help we can get!)
Your child was already supposed to ask you about supplies, but probably has not. Please remind them about this, and ask them what they need and let them know what (if anything) you can contribute. Tanis and I have most of the supplies listed above, but in very limited quantities. We can’t guarantee anything, so it helps if they have all or at least most of their own supplies.
Feel free to contact Tanis and/or I if you have any comments, questions, or concerns.