Mr. Drake's Class

Updated for the week of February 10-14, 2020

7th Grade Math:  The 7th graders completed their unit assessment on Comparing and Scaling this past Friday.  We are now moving on to a probability unit entitled What Do You Expect.  We will spend the first week determining experimental probabilities of events that are equally likely and unlikely before exploring theoretical probabilities.  

6th Math: The 6th graders wrapped up adding and subtracting of decimals last week.  We will spend the first half of this week refining our algorithms for multiplying decimals and then focus on division of decimals.  We will be scaffolding on the work we did on functions with fractions before the holidays.    

7th and 8th Grade Science: The 7th and 8th graders are investigating infectious diseases.  Each student is completing a Pecha Kucha on an infectious disease of their choice which is due next Tuesday.  Today we zoned in on the body's defense mechanisms and will devote much of the rest of the week to the body's inflammatory response within our immune system.  

6th Grade Science: The 6th graders wrapped up their lab reports on their Felt Melt projects today where they tested various color of tiles or felt to see if there were connections between wavelengths of visible light and the rate at which they might melt our snowpack.  We we also be drawing conclusions between our barometer data and changes in weather while wrapping up our studies of wind with the wind vanes and anemometers we constructed.      

Events:

  • Crosscut Nordic Ski Day is Friday!