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Grade Seven: Infographics

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The seventh graders' infographics are now on display.  There is a wide range of cities represented, from megacities like Tokyo and Cairo to smaller cities like El Paso and Helsinki.  Some are capital cities and others are tourist destinations.  No matter which city, though, students worked with interesting percentages related to populations, ages, education, transportation, tourism, green space, etc.
I was quite pleased with how they turned out and how well the seventh graders worked on them.

Grade Six: Where does it belong?

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The focus of the past week for sixth graders has been quadrilaterals.  Although almost everyone could remember the names of them, remembering their attributes was a little tougher.  We spent time looking at what exactly makes a parallelogram and why a square is a type of rectangle.  The challenge of the last two classes has been to organize the quadrilaterals in a Venn Diagram.  It has indeed been a challenge, but it has led to discussions about which quadrilaterals are similar to which and why.  





Grade Seven: Information please!

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Seventh graders are going to use their understanding of what percentages mean to create infographics about a city of their choice.  Right now they are collecting data about their cities and figuring out what percentage the number represents or taking a percentage and figuring out how many people (or whatever the fact is about) it represents.
Below are a couple of YouTube clips that seventh graders can refer to if they are unsure about how to go back and forth with their information.
This video is about finding how much you have if you know the percentage. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR95Cbcjzus
This video is about how to find a percentage if you know a number. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uf-Rl1e2I4Q

Seventh graders need to be sure that they have all of their facts set for next class.  The period will then be given for designing the infographic.