Welcome to week 7 of home learning. I hope you had a great long weekend and were able to get out and take advantage of some of the nice weather we had. Here are your options for home learning this week,
MATH- Dreambox remains the go to resource for math this week. A lot of you have been using the software which is great. Anyone who hasn't tried it yet and would like to, please just send me an email and I will get your username and password out to you. For something more specific, you can go to math-drills.com and focus on measurement this week. Grade 6 students should look for materials on area of rectangles (A = l x w) and volume of rectangular prisms (V = l x w x h). Grade 8 students should take some time and look at surface area. There is a large surface area unit in grade 9 so it would be helpful to have some expsure to it. Mathantics.com provides some great videos on some of these topics. If you have any questions with these, please contact me.
For a bit of fun, try the card game Close Call. Each player eals themselves four cards hen tries to arrange them into two two-digit numbers that add up close to 100, without going over. Ex - I get dealt cards 2, 3, 4, and 5. I can then do 53 + 42 = 95. Closest to 100 without going over scores a point. You can also make this a subtraction game by trying to get as close as you can to 0.
Finally, in honour of The Last Dance, there is a new basketball themed problem of the week, as well as the answeres for last weeks posted.
Science - This weeks science deals with habitats. A habitat is the natural home or environment of an animal, plant, or other organism.
Habitat loss poses the greatest threat to species. The world's forests, swamps, plains, lakes, and other habitats continue to disappear as they are harvested for human consumption and cleared to make way for agriculture, housing, roads, pipelines, etc.
We can make a difference by learning more about our local habitats. Your challenge is to observe and compare 2 circular
sections of Earth (hula hoop size or larger!). Which plot has the greatest number of species? Can you identify them all? What questions do you have based on your observations? More information can be found on the attached document.
Thats all for this week. As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in contact with me.