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In addition to all the celebrating, we will also be having some interesting lessons. In math we will be talking about Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD, for short). MAD has an intimidating name, and sounds a bit scary! While the procedures to find MAD can be intense, with practice you should be able to calculate it no sweat.
Calculating MAD (Click to enlarge)
After a lesson and practice on Monday and Tuesday, I will assign some homework Tuesday and Wednesday night. These lessons, classwork, and homework assignments will prepare you for a quiz on MAD this Thursday. Your Compass Learning activity, as always, is due Friday.
In science, we will be starting our studies of outer space! Over the next two weeks you will get to know some famous astronomers throughout history! Check out these short biographies that I will share with you on Monday.
You will have two weeks to study these astronomers and their contributions to the study of outer space. Use this study guide to help you:
This Friday you will have a vocabulary quiz on the following words:
To guide your research about these astronomers, you will need to complete three choices on this "Planetary Pathways" sheet. This is due next Friday.
It's going to be a busy and fun week! I'm looking forward to celebrating Montessori and learning new things with you!