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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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What are we learning this month?
 
Algebra 8: Introduction to Functions
 
Pre-Algebra 7: Rational Numbers
 
Religion 8: Discipleship Tool #4...Growing in Your Faith

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A.W.O.W.(Algebra Words of the Week):
function, domain, range, correspondence, function rule, graph of a function, point-slope formula, line of best fit
 
P.W.O.W.(Pre-Algebra Words of the Week):
reciprocals, rule for dividing fractions, multiplicative inverses, clearing fractions and decimals

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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):

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JANUARY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
January 9 - MFA and Cathedral field trip for Grade 8
January 16 - No school (Teachers' Professional Day)
January 19 - No school (MLK, Jr. Birthday)
January 21 - Progress Reports
January 28 - Geometr-Eat!
January 30 - Catholic Schools Week Mass, 10:00 a.m.

SHOW YOUR SMS SPIRIT AND JOIN A CLUB!
Basketball
XCountry
Robotics
Student Council
Band
Strings
Kidstock
 
 

 
 

Catholic Schools Week 2015
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEKEND - GRADE 7
Weekend of January 22-25, 2015
 
Diophantus was an ancient Greek mathematician. His childhood lasted one-sixth of his life. His beard grew after one-twelfth more. He married after one-seventh more. His son was born five years later. The son lived to half of his father's age. Diophantus died four years after his son. How old was Diophantus when he died?

Using what you know about fractions, expressions, and equations, determine how old Diophantus was when he died.
Show all the work you used to determine your answer, and how you might check your answer.

 

DATE DUE: Monday, January 26, 2015

 
FCAs
60-Correcetly solved the problem, showing your work.
30-Paragraph (minimum of five sentences) describing the method you used to solve.
10-Correct grammar and usage.


PROJECT OF THE MONTH - GRADE 8
January, 2015
 
GEOMETR-EAT!
Option 1
Using whatever materials you prefer, construct an attractive scale model of the interior of your eatery (dining rooms, kitchen, restrooms, etc.) based upon your blueprint. Remember that the model must match the scale of your blueprint. Perhaps you may want to have a removable roof so that people can see inside! Feel free to enhance your model with those "little extras:" pictures on the walls, tables and chairs, the environment in which it is located, the surrounding property, etc.
PLEASE NOTE: If you choose this option, one exterior wall of your restaurant must be visible so that viewers can sense the overall appearance of your concept!

Option 2
Or, if you prefer, you may create a detailed scale model of the exterior of your restaurant, following the guidelines stated above.

Whichever option you choose, remember that this is your project, not your parents' project! 
 
DATE DUE: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
 

 

 

 

 


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 January 25, 2015 by Mr. Flint.