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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: 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):
Addition Property of Equality. Subtraction Property of Equality, equivalent equations, Multiplication Property of Equality, Division Property of Equality, inverse operations
 
P.W.O.W.(Pre-Algebra Words of the Week):
order of operations, grouping symbols, integer, negative integers, positive integers, absolute value, opposites

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

 
 

Illustration: Raking autumn leaves

PROBLEM OF THE WEEKEND - GRADE 7
Weekend of September 18-21, 2014
 
When describing the growth of a population, the passage of time is sometimes described in generations, a generation being about 30 years. One generation ago, you had 2 ancestors (your parents). Two generations ago, you had 4 ancestors (your grandparents). Ninety years ago, you had 8 ancestors (your great-grandparents). How many ancestors did you have 300 years ago? 900 years ago?
 
Organize your information in a table, and then look for a pattern. You should be able to answer this question without listing all possibilities up to 300 and 900 years!

 

DATE DUE: Monday, September 22, 2014

 
FCAs
50-Correctly answered the two questions (300, 900).
40-Five complete sentences answering the question above, explaining how you solved the problem.
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 September 14, 2014 by Mr. Flint.