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Flint's Hints

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: Polynomials
 
Pre-Algebra 7: Solving Equations
 
Religion 8: Discipleship Tool #2...Relating to Your Parents

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A.W.O.W.(Algebra Words of the Week):
polynomial multiplication, decreasing degree, increasing degree, transforming formulas
 
P.W.O.W.(Pre-Algebra Words of the Week):
terms, like terms, coefficient, constant term, combining like terms, simplifying expressions, equation, solution, solving the equation

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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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OCTOBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
October 3 - Grandparents' Day; 10:00 Mass
October 8 - Topsfield Fair!
October 13 - Columbus Day...no school!
October 16 - Progress Reports
October 17 - Last day for candy boxes
October 22 - Candy money due
October 31 - SC Octoberfest; dress-down day
 
SHOW YOUR SMS SPIRIT AND JOIN A CLUB!
Basketball
XCountry
Robotics
Student Council
Band
Strings
Kidstock
 
 

 
 

October is the Month of the Holy Rosary.
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEKEND - GRADE 7
Weekend of October 16-19, 2014
 
Using the website http://nces.ed.gov/nceskids/ , create and print a bar graph of the results of a recent SMS track meet. Eight (8) students' race times should be displayed on the graph. Remember to set up your graph in equal intervals on both axes. Paste your graph into your POW notebook, then answer the following question, using a minimum of 5 sentences and highlighting all math vocabulary words.
Which bar graph would be the best to display our trach team's results: a bar graph, a circle graph, or a line graph? Why? Give specific reasons to support your answer.

 

DATE DUE: Monday, October 27, 2014

 
FCAs
60-Correct graph with all labels and data marked clearly
30-Five complete sentences answering the question above, highlighting all vocabulary words used.
10-Organization: the paragraph has an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.
 
PROJECT OF THE MONTH - GRADE 8
November, 2014 
 
GEOMETR-EAT!
Draw to scale an accurate "blueprint" of your eatery. Be sure to keep the following guidelines in mind:
1. The scale must be either one of the following, depending upon your design: 1" = 1', or 1/2" = 1'. Whichever scale you use, please mark it clearly on every page of your "blueprint."
2. Your "blueprint" should include the perimeters (in feet), areas (in square feet), and the volume (total cubic feet) of every major room/section of your restaurant.
3. All blueprints should be able to fit in the middle section of a three-section backboard.
 
DATE DUE: Monday, December 1, 2014
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 October 19, 2014 by Mr. Flint.