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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: Solving Multi-Step Equations and Inequalities
 
Religion 8: Discipleship Tool #3...Choosing Your Friends Wisely

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A.W.O.W.(Algebra Words of the Week):
difference of two squares, perfect square trinomials
 
P.W.O.W.(Pre-Algebra Words of the Week):
multi-step equations, equations with the variable on both sides, no solution, all real numbers as solutions (identity)

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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

NOVEMBER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
November 5 - Dance Club
November 7 - First Friday Liturgy; 11:00 Dismissal
November 11 - Veterans Day...no school!
November 15 - CSHPT for Grade 8!
November 16 - Open House, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
November 19 - Cyber Safety Presentation for Parents
November 21 - Jr. High Dance
November 26 - Grades close; 11:00 Dismissal
November 27-28 - Thanksgiving Break
 
SHOW YOUR SMS SPIRIT AND JOIN A CLUB!
Basketball
XCountry
Robotics
Student Council
Band
Strings
Kidstock
 
 

 
 

Happy Thanksgiving!
Illustration: Thanksgiving dinner

PROBLEM OF THE WEEKEND - GRADE 7
Weekend of November 20-13, 2014
 
A figure composed of two triangles, resembling the sails on a sailboat., has an area of 29 square units. The base of the taller sail is 4 units, and the base of the shorter sail is 6 units. The taller sail is 2 units taller than the shorter. The height of the shorter sail is x units. Find the value of x (the height of the shorter sail). Then write a paragraph of at least 5 sentences which answers:
What math processes did you use to find the height of the shorter sail? Highlight all seventh grade vocabulary used in your response!

 

DATE DUE: Monday, November 24, 2014

 
FCAs
60-Correctly found the height of the shorter sail, showing all work.
30-Paragraph of at least 5 sentences answering the question above.
10-Content: supporting details with citations
 

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 November 23, 2014 by Mr. Flint.