On Thursday all math classes are taking the advanced placement math test. If you are wanting to be in advanced math next year be studying up on your notes!

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Math: This week in math we are finishing up proportions/unit rates/similar figures. We have a test on Thursday! Please make sure you (or your child) is studying! This is a new (and the last) 9-weeks! A clean slate for all! We all want A’s!!!! Remember, testing is just around the corner. Please be working hard!

Science: We reviewed for our chapter 17 test yesterday and today is the test. Wednesday we will be in the computer lab to work on our projects. PROJECTS ARE DUE FRIDAY. If for some reason you are going to be out Friday please turn them in Thursday. They are due BEFORE spring break.

We are well underway with our science Biome Booklet project. Your child should have (after today) : Tundra, Taiga, Temperate Forest, Tropical Rainforest, Temperate Grassland, and Tropical Savanna completed in their Biome Booklet. Please review their specifications with your student of everything that needs to be included. We talk about this DAILY in class, and I give them all the information they need. We also look at pictures of animals and plants for each biome and talk about other facts/information.

**This biome project will count as 2 TEST GRADES!**

Students have the guidelines for this project on a BLUE handout. They were given this handout 2 weeks ago, and we started the project Monday, March 5th.

PG 100:

4. Area: 112 sq. cm Perimeter: 48 cm

5. Area: 35 sq ft Perimeter: 30 cm

6. Area: 56 sq cm Perimeter: 34 cm

Other Side:

1. A: 66 sq cm P: 36 cm

2. A: 34 sq cm P: 30 cm

3. A: 52.5 sq cm P: 8+7+2.5+4+3+4+2.5+7 = 38 cm

4. SKIP

5. A= 44 sq cm P = 32 cm

www.free-training-tutorial.com/math-games.html

great website for math games and practice!

–Project will be done in class. Students need a 3-ring binder (.5 inch will be fine) by Friday, March 2nd. Students were informed about the project and binder on Tuesday, Feb 21st.

Biome Booklet:

Biomes to be included:

Land Biomes:

1. Tundra

2. Coniferous forest (taiga)

3. Deciduous forest (temperate)

4. Tropical Rainforest

5. Temperate Desert

6. Grasslands

7. Tropical Desert

8. Savanna

9. Chaparral

10. Mountains

Water Biomes:

1. Streams/rivers

2. Lakes/ponds

3. Wetlands

4. Estuaries

5. Intertidal

6. Costal

7. Coral Reefs

Information needed:

1. Drawing of a scene of the biome—include plants and animals typical of that biome. Label and color neatly each plant and animal.

2. Temperature—high, low or average

3. Precipitation—amount each year measured in centimeters

4. Three interesting or unusual facts about each biome.

5. Three specific adaptations needed for plants and animals to live in each biome.

Make up of booklet:

1. Title page/Cover sheet with name and period in the lower right corner. You must make your own title/cover sheet. Do not put your booklet into a folder or commercial report cover.

2. Table of Contents with page numbers. Be sure to align the page numbers.

3. One map of the world with a color key of where each of the nine biomes is located.

4. One page drawing (a total of nine) for each biome scene.

5. One page fact sheets (a total of nine) for each biome. Place the fact sheet after the biome scene. The format of the facts sheet should be following: Temperature; Precipitation; Three Interesting Facts; Three or more specific adaptations plants and animals must make to be able to live in this biome.

Science posters for project in class are due TOMORROW!!

staying up late…sleeping ’til…whenever??

Well, that’s what Christmas break is for, but… are you ready to come back??? If you are feeling a little rusty with your math skills, these are some excellent websites to help you practice some of the basic skills. First, at Math.com, you can race the clock to practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Challenge yourself to beat your best score. Try bigger numbers as you get better! The link is

http://www.math.com/students/practice/arithmeticpractice.htm

… How many can you do??

Second, the game “Math Man” is a fun way to practice basic skills. It is a lot like the old school PacMan game your parents probably remember. See if you can beat them at this new version. Go to…

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/mathman/mathman_easy.htm

game NO CALCULATORS…USE YOUR BRAIN, PAPER, AND PENCIL If you want, send me your scores. I would love to see how you are doing. No score is BAD…just challenge yourself to improve.My email is jndavis@hsv.k12.al.us See you all in January!!!

MATH PROJECTS ARE DUE TOMORROW!

Blankets are due in by the last day of the semester. I will be delivering them to Huntsville Hospital that afternoon.