Mr. Drake's Class
Updated for the week of May 29 - June 1, 2018
7th Grade Math: The 7th graders are sepnding their time on math this week exploring the proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem. Tomorrow we will use triangles and squares to puzzle together polygons to visualize the theorem. We will also utiluze the theorem find diagonal distances and identify relationships.
6th Math: The 6th graders are putting the finishing touches on our statistics unit by comparing and contrasting line plots, histograms, and box-and-whisker plots. We will be reviewing the unit tomorrow in preparation for our unit assessment on Friday.
7th and 8th Grade Science: The 7th and 8th graders analyzed the data from their changes in accleration physics lab from last week. Next up, we will explore overcoming the force of friction by testing how much force is needed to move various brands of sneakers.
6th Grade Science: The 6th graders have been recording weather data for the past week including readings from the barometers they made in class. Today, we constructed anemometers to record velocity and direction. Later in the week we will be focusing on types of clouds and how and where they form.
Events: Mile Run was today and we will have our bike to school day and possibly (weather permitting) Ridge Hike on Friday.