Middle School Math News: February 2013

In Course 1 the third unit will cover computing with decimal and percent, so we have been reviewing decimals and operations with decimals for the past couple of weeks.  Making the connection between fractions, decimals, and percents is definitely helpful in everyday life.

After learning about ratios and proportions Course 2 has been exploring the different ways we use them.  We will be beginning a project with dilation next week.

Course 3 has been working with exponents; properties of exponents, ways to use them in scientific notation and the Pythagorean Theorem.  We also had a first introduction to radicals (square roots)… more fun than one can stand!

Algebra has been putting to practice all they learned about linear equations in the last unit while working with Systems of Linear Equations and Inequalities, what they are and how to solve them.  Once again, they just love the graphing 🙂

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