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Welcome, S.M.S. Junior High students and parents!
 
"Flint's Hints" is the website of Mr. Mark Flint, Jr. High Coordinator and Eighth Grade Teacher at St. Mary's School in Melrose, Massachusetts.

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This website is designed primarily for use by Mr. Flint's students and their parents. Students should check this site on a regular basis to obtain homework assignments, receive updates on long-term projects and to look for important announcements pertaining to life at St. Mary's Junior High.
 
Parents are invited to periodically check "Flint's Hints" to verify that all required work is being completed by their son or daughter on time.

My primary goal for all of my students is that they will come to know and experience God by walking the walk of discipleship through prayer, service and dedication to studies.

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SUMMER MATH ASSIGNMENTS!
 
Grade 8
Complete the following assignments in Peterson's Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams 2015, published by Peterson's, copyright 2014 (gold and white cover with pictures on students). Follow the directions as described below. Use a notebook to show all work, and label each assignment with the title and page numbers. Summer program participants should NOT begin this assignment until the summer program ends.
 
Directions:
1. Read each section first before doing the exercises. This will help you to recall and review the material being practiced.
2. Complete the "Exercises" and "Test Yourself" sections on the pages listed below in a brand new notebook. Show all work!
3. Using the answer key in each section, correct your own work. Use a red pen. If an answer is wrong, redo the problem in red ink to show me that you understand where you made your mistake.
4. Reread the explanation at the beginning of the section to help you with your mistakes, if necessary.
PLEASE NOTE: If you find yourself struggling with a particular section, or if you get less than 70% of the problems correct in a given section, please feel free to contact me by email at teacher8a@earthlink.net for some assistance!
 
Assignments:
A) Quantitative Reasoning, pages 171-181
B) Math Concepts, pages 183-196
C) Algebra, pages 196-201
D) Geometry, pages 202-211
E) Word Problems, pages 212-231
F) Series Reasoning, pages 259-277
G) Quantitative Comparisons, pages 279-287
H) Mathematics Exercises, pages 232-236
 
 
Grade 7
Complete the "Summer Math Packet" calendar activities as provided to you in class before the close of the past school year. Follow all directions specifically as stated in the instructions. Here is a summary of what you are expected to do:
 
1. Complete at least 15 calendar days of math practice each month. (Feel free to do more!)
2. Complete all your work, showing all computations, in a math notebook specifically used for this purpose.
3. Complete a log entry for each calendar activity you perform. Don't forget to have a parent inital each log entry.
4. Sign the Student Accountability form upon completing your summer work.
 
If you have any questions when you are working, feel free to email Mr. Flint at teacher8a@earthlink.net.
 

SUMMER READING LISTS!
For Jr. High Summer Reading Lists, go here:
 

What are we learning this month?
 
Algebra 8: Properties of Algebra; Solving Equations and Problems
 
Pre-Algebra 7: Variables, Expressions, and Integers
 
Religion 8: The 8 Tools of Discipleship; Believing in Yourself

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A.W.O.W.(Algebra Words of the Week):
Closure Properties, Commutative Properties, Associative Properties, Properties of Equality, Distributive Property, equivalent, simplify an expression
 
P.W.O.W.(Pre-Algebra Words of the Week):
numerical expression, variable, variable expression, evaluate, verbal model, power, base, exponent, formula, area, volume, squared, cubed

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8th GRADE ALGEBRA CLASS NOTES BLOGGED!
Get today's Algebra class notes at:
 "Mr. Flint's Math Memos"
Just follow this link:
 
Each day, student scribes from Grade 8 will be blogging the important facts presented in Algebra class. All students and their families are invited to read the daily entries to help them study and to prepare for tests and other assessments.

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MR. FLINT'S EXTRA HELP DAYS:
Wednesday (Grade 8), Thursday (Grade 7) and Friday (Grades 7 and 8)

Blackboard & chalk

Useful Links:
 
Email Mr. Flint
 
For additional Math resources

http://hotmath.com/hotmath_help/games/numbercop/numbercop_hotmath.swf

http://www.aaamath.com/g57-prime-or-composite.html

http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/fractions/fractionstrips-color.pdf

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?id=11

http://www.mathleague.com/help/geometry/geometry.htm

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/protractor.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=17

http://www.keymath.com/x3314.xml

http://www.nutshellmath.com

http://www.hstutorials.net

http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/lessons/IntroStatistics/

http://amby.com/tests/math/locator.html

http://www.math-play.com/Inequality-Game.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=64

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=11

http://ellerbruch.nmu.edu/cs255/jnord/boxplot.html

http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=11

 

For additional Religion resources

(Grade 8):

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_b9UhfhYcYcs/TTDHeW4iLlI/AAAAAAAAAXM/P0a01Sc7xVc/s1600/fra-angelico-the-annunciation.jpg

SEPTEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
 
September 3 - First Day of School!
September 5 - First Friday Mass (Grade 8)
September 11 - Back to School Night
 

 
 

Welcome back!
Illustration: In the schoolyard

PROBLEM OF THE WEEKEND - GRADE 7
Weekend of September 4-7, 2014
 
1. Complete the activity entitled "Parts of a Whole" as described on the activity sheet. Show any work you perform in your POW notebooks, but record your answers directly on the sheet which has been pasted into your POW notebook.
2. Write a paragraph of a minimum of five (5) sentences which answers the question: "What mathematical thinking did you use to complete the activity?" Cite examples in your paragraph where appropriate. Be sure to skip lines when writing!

 

DATE DUE: Monday, September 8, 2014

 
FCAs
60-Correctly solved each question on the activity sheet
30-Five complete sentences answering the question above
10-Correct spelling, capitalization and punctuation
 
 
PROJECT OF THE MONTH - GRADE 8
September/October, 2014 
 
The BIG REVEAL will be on Friday, September 19!!!

DATE DUE: TBA

 

ST. MARY'S JR. HIGH PROUDLY SUPPORTS THE BOSTON RED SOX!
 

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SUPPLY LIST - GRADE 8
1 package blue pens
1 package red pens
1 dozen # 2 pencils with erasers
2 yellow highlighters
1 compass
1 protractor
1 12" standard/metric ruler
1 set colored pencils
1 package fine point markers
3 composition notebooks
2 5-subject spiral notebooks (ELA, Spanish)
2 3-subject spiral notebooks (ELA, Algebra)
6 2-pocket folders
3 plastic 1" binders with flexible cover (History, Science, Spanish)
3 sets binder dividers (History, Science, Spanish)
4 packages wide-ruled filler paper
1 homework assignment notebook
2 pads stick-on notes
2 boxes facial tissue
1 Spanish/English dictionary (if you don't own one)
High School Prep Book: MASTER THE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL ENTRANCE EXAMS 2015 (published by Peterson's, copyright 2014...blue/white cover with pictures of students)

Last updated on August 30, 2014 by Mr. Flint.