## Saturday, February 8, 2014

### The Week of February 10, 2014

Happy Valentine's Week!  Don't let cupid's arrow distract you from your school work this week; we have a busy one ahead!

In math, we will move on from geometry to statistics.  We will start by find the mean, median, and mode of a set of numbers.  This may be a skill you have worked on in the past!  My goal for you is to look closely at a set of numbers and see how its mean, median, and mode are affected by adding or deleting a number.  This is an important concept to understand especially as you continue to come to terms with how classroom grades are calculated.

Mean, Median, Mode (Click to Enlarge)

You will have homework Monday and Tuesday evening to complete.  Make sure you are also keeping up with your weekly Compass Learning requirement.  Your classwork, homework, and Compass Learning will help you prepare for a quiz on mean, median, and mode this Thursday.

Check out the great "Dunk Tank" game for some practice with mean, median, and mode!

"Dunk Tank" Mean, Median, and Mode Game

Weather Patterns Lesson

In science, we will continue our studies in weather.  We will now look at some patterns meteorologists use to help them forecast the weather.  After an introductory lesson Monday, I will set your free to do your own research using the following choice sheet to guide the way:

Your choice sheet is due next Friday.  A test on weather patterns will also take place next Friday.  You can use the following study guide to help you prepare (the sheet also includes the words for THIS Friday's vocabulary quiz):

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mr. Trent

Last Friday we enjoyed giving lessons on symmetry during our mentor time.