Mr. Drake's Class

Updated for the week of November 11-15, 2019

7th Grade Math:  The 7th graders will be revisiting the skills they honed during the Hands on Equations unit this week.  They will be taking mysterious bags of money and coins and drafting algebaic fnctions to further cultivate their notational skills.  After some more practice of solving linear equations, the students will identify a point of intersection of a bakery's business plan where income and expenses meet to find the break even point.  We will be having a quiz on this content on Friday.      

6th Math: The 6th graders contemplated a series of real life scenarios involving fractions today where they had to decide if it would make more sense to under or overestimate the values.  Tomorrow they will be investigating how many acres of land various landowners possess in two sections of land.  They will be subdividing each section into fractions and then determine the acreage.  We will also pay a fictious visit to a spice shop where the students will explore how to purchase amounts of spice called for with various recipes.  Students will have a quiz on Friday.   

7th and 8th Grade Science: The 7th and 8th graders tested their spectrographs last week to great success in reflecting the spectrum of visible light.  This week we will contiinue to exlpore the muscular and skeletal systems of our human biology unit.  Aside from diagnosing bone and joint injuries, we will be launching our chapter project which will be to create a hand prosthesis. 

6th Grade Science: The 6th graders will be presenting their Biomes Pecha Kucha at the end of the week.  We will also be looking into environmental issues and weigh out the costs and benefits of making environmental decisions.  Students will also begin researching environmental pioneers that have helped shaped the environmental sciences.        

Events:

  • The Elliotts of Montana fundraiser will continue this week and conclude next Thursday, November 21st.