Mr. Drake's Class

Updated for the week of April 23-27, 2018

7th Grade Math: The 7th graders launched our statistics unit entitled Samples and Populations.  Today we introduced the MAD or Mean Absolute Deviation as another tool for assessing a measure of center in statistical analysis.  We used MAD with statistics from sports cards and test scores to compare similar data sets.  We will use MAD to analyze fundraising campaigns before moving onto examining catagorical and numerical data.       

 6th Math: The 6th graders are working on their last investigation of their algebra unit between Smarter Balance Testing this week.  We will explore the distributive property in equivalent expressions and eventually move onto inequalities. 

7th and 8th Grade Science: The 7th and 8th graders will be working on balancing chemical equations this week as well as completing their lab reports from the reactions they completed last week.  We will also be investigating how to control chemical reactions with surface area, temperatures, concentrations, catalysts, and inhibitors.    

6th Grade Science: The 6th graders are wrapping up their studies of the solar system this week.  Our next unit be weather and climate.     

Events: Thursday we will be going to Turner's Flying D Ranch for our Environmental Summit.  

We also hope to complete some work in the garden later this week to prepare the beds for planting next week.