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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: Factoring Polynomials
 
Pre-Algebra 7: Working with Exponents
 
Religion 8: Discipleship Tool #4...Growing in Your Faith

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A.W.O.W.(Algebra Words of the Week):
polynomial equation, linear equation, quadratic equation, cubic equation, standard form, double (or multiple) root
 
P.W.O.W.(Pre-Algebra Words of the Week):
Product of Powers Property, Quotient of Powers Property, negative exponents, zero exponents

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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

DECEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
December 3 - Report Cards
December 4 - Parent Conferences, 6-8 p.m.
December 5 - Parent Conferences, 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
December 5-7 - Christmas Tree Sale!
December 8 - Holy Day Liturgy, 10 a.m.
December 13 - CHSPT #2
December 18 - Christmas Pageant, 7 p.m.
December 23 - Christmas vacation begins at 11:00 Dismissal
November 27-28 - Thanksgiving Break
 
SHOW YOUR SMS SPIRIT AND JOIN A CLUB!
Basketball
XCountry
Robotics
Student Council
Band
Strings
Kidstock
 
 

 
 

Third Week of Advent
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PROBLEM OF THE WEEKEND - GRADE 7
Weekend of December 11-14, 2014
 
Complete the "Real-World Problem Solving" activity about Vitamin A provided to you in class. Show all work in your POW notebooks. Answer Questions #1-5 using what you know about inequalities. Create a graph for Questions 2 and 4. Then answer Question 6 in a well-written paragraph, using a minimum of  5 sentences...
Can Trista safely take two capsules of her multivitamin each day? Three capsules? Explain.You may use inequalities from the puzzle to explain your answer where appropriate.

 

DATE DUE: Monday, December 15, 2014

 
FCAs
60-Correctly answered#1-5 and created graphs for Questions 2 and 4.
30-Well-written paragraph which answers Question 6.
10-Mechanics: commas in a series; complete sentences.
 

PROJECT OF THE MONTH - GRADE 8
December, 2014 
 
GEOMETR-EAT!
Create your backboard according to these specifications:
1. The middle section of your backboard must contain the title and address of your eatery (Be imaginative with this!) and your "blueprint" which was completed in November.
2. The left section of the backboard will contain the "architectural drawings" you will be completing in Art class. You are to fill in any empty spaces with basic information about your restaurant (unique qualities about the rooms, equipment, property, etc...perhaps pretend you are trying to sell it!) The construction costs you developed in October should also be mounted here in an attractive fashion.
3. The right section of the backboard should be a summary of the geometric information of your establishment (perimeters, areas, etc.) of each major room and section.
4. The backboard should be attractive, colorful, and creative and it should have a feel to it which matches your overall theme!
 
DATE DUE: Monday, January 5, 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 December 14, 2014 by Mr. Flint.