This week in math/science, grade 6's analyzed their debits and deposits from the Game of Life. Students used digital spreadsheets to create broken line graphs that presented their finances to the class. Where there was a significant change, students noted it on their graphs and were able to speak to the factors that influenced their finances. A mathematics check-in was written this week to ensure students understood the concepts of place value and decimal addition and subtraction.
In science, students continued to hone their tree identification skills and use of scientific vocabulary. Students noted subtle differences in species and further refined their ability to use their tree identification keys. While identify two species one student commented to his teacher -"they are definitely both poplars .." A great example of understanding how to use a dichotomous key to come to new understandings.