**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

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