Middle School Math

The 6th graders have just finished a unit on transformations. They studied translations (slides), reflections (flip) and rotations (turns). They just turned in a project showing their understanding of reflections. They had to design an image that could be reflected over the x or y axis. Here are some of the images that show the original and the translated design.

 

The 7th graders have just finished a math module on probability. They played several games trying to build their understanding of experimental probability. One of the games they played was Rock, Paper Scissors to determine if it is a fair game to use to make decisions. They played with a partner 50 times, recording the results, and then collected the results of the other teams in the class. They discovered that it really was not a fair game to use if they wanted to win.

 

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Curious City in 6th Grade

The sixth grade students in Ms. Cody’s class are currently working on research projects in the style of WBEZ’s Curious City. This long-term group project is focused around a question relating to the city of Chicago, with a culminating podcast detailing their researched answers. Students recently had the opportunity to work with Derek John, a freelance journalist, editor and producer, on their Curious City projects. Mr. John walked students through his latest Curious City piece for WBEZ, and offered advice as they begin the writing and recording process in the coming weeks.

Reading Comprehension Skills

Making inferences and drawing conclusions