As we near Part 2 of the TN Ready math assessment, we're finishing up our year with lessons on geometry, probability, and statistics. This week's focus will be on statistics - biased and unbiased surveys, misleading graphs, etc. It should be a nice break from the algebra/formula-heavy units we've covered so far this year. Our spiral-review bell ringers are especially important over the next two weeks - I am asking students to take them home each day and summarize the problems to a parent/guardian/coach/etc. We've learned a lot this year and this would be a great way for students to stay sharp on all of our previously-covered material.
We are roughly two weeks away from TCAP! Our final lessons cover the following standards:
SPI 0707.11.1 – Differentiate between the six simple machines (wedge, wheel-and-axle, etc.)
SPI 0707.11.2 – Determine the amount of force needed to do work using different simple machines
SPI 0707.11.3 – Apply proper equations to solve basic problems involving distance, time, speed, and velocity.
SPI 0707.11.4 – Explain how Newton’s laws of motion relate to the movement of objects
Due to the A/B schedule, we will cover roughly one standard per day before taking a practice TCAP test at the end of next week. All of this information is located in the science textbook, starting on pg. 396.
I'm Kyle Bohle and I teach 7th grade science.