Thursday, 17 January 2019

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Weekly Update #15

Math 7A and 7B
Students are currently working on a unit on adding and subtracting fractions. They wrote a quiz today that covered adding fractions. Tomorrow and Friday we will start working on subtracting fractions which will continue into early next week. After that we will begin reviewing for the midterm.

As mentioned in last week's weekly update, students in my math classes will be writing a midterm. Students will be writing this midterm on January 30th and 31st. There will be ample review time during class given to students to prepare for this exam. The midterm will be broken up into two parts and completed over two classes. It will cover everything that we have done so far this year in grade 7 math. There are a few different reasons for having students write a midterm. The first is that it breaks the year up. Students will be writing final exams in June and that final will only cover material primarily from February onward. Therefore, teachers have the midterm in the middle of year to assess students knowledge from September to January. I find this more beneficial compared to having students write a final in June and being assessed on material from September. Secondly, the midterm creates a test-situation that is similar to the PAT exams students will be writing in grade 9. I hope that multiple experiences and exposures to PAT style questions will prepare them for grade 9.

I want to mention again that midterms at ELJHS are at the discretion of teacher and subject departments; therefore, you child may or may not have a midterm in their other core subject areas. Also, we do not have a midterm week like finals week and the midterm will be written during regular class time on January 30th and 31st.

I will be sending out the study guide that we will be working on in class in next week's weekly update.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the midterm examination please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,

Math 8C
Students are currently working on surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms. There will be a short quiz on Tuesday.

As mentioned in last week's weekly update, students in my math classes will be writing a midterm. Students will be writing this midterm on January 30th and 31st. There will be ample review time during class given to students to prepare for this exam. The midterm will be broken up into two parts and completed over two classes. It will cover everything that we have done so far this year in grade 8 math. There are a few different reasons for having students write a midterm. The first is that it breaks the year up. Students will be writing final exams in June and that final will only cover material primarily from February onward. Therefore, teachers have the midterm in the middle of year to assess students knowledge from September to January. I find this more beneficial compared to having students write a final in June and being assessed on material from September. Secondly, the midterm creates a test-situation that is similar to the PAT exams students will be writing in grade 9. I hope that multiple experiences and exposures to PAT style questions will prepare them for grade 9.

I want to mention again that midterms at ELJHS are at the discretion of teacher and subject departments; therefore, you child may or may not have a midterm in their other core subject areas. Also, we do not have a midterm week like finals week and the midterm will be written during regular class time on January 30th and 31st.

I will be sending out the study guide that we will be working on in class in next week's weekly update. I have attached a document which contains more specific details about the midterm.

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the midterm examination please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thanks,

January 16, 2019

Math 7A and 7B
Quiz Today on Adding Fractions
Midterm - Jan 30th and 31st

Math 8C
Geometry City Project
Short Quiz - Surface Areas of Rectangular and Triangular Prisms - Tuesday
Midterm - Jan 30th and 31st

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

January 15, 2019

Math 7A and 7B
Quiz - Adding Fractions - Tomorrow
Midterm - Jan 30th and 31st (in class)

Math 8C
Notes - 4.4 - Surface Area of Triangular Prisms
Short Quiz - Surface Area - Monday Jan 21
Midterm - Jan 30th and 31st (in class)

Friday, 11 January 2019