AAPPL test update for ALL DLI students. We will be taking the exam the week of April 29th. Please ensure that your child is practicing grammar on Google Classroom, reading daily, and listening to Spanish as much as possible to prepare for these assessments! Thank you :)
Spanish Language Arts:
Reading nightly dramatically increases vocabulary. Students should be reading half hour every night. Weekly homework is due every other Friday and can be turned in on paper or uploaded to google classroom.
Students are studying local and state government. Please encourage your child to review class notes daily and complete the study guide in order to be better prepared for the test. We will taking the post test next week.
Next, students are in our final unit of the year, Geometry. We are learning about complementary and supplementary angles, followed by solving for unknown angles using equations.
Students who are looking for extra review or additional practice on our new Geometry skills can visit: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-geometry
In our next unit, students will develop their understanding of congruence and similarity of geometric figures.
Students often have an intuitive understanding of symmetry. They recognize that a design is symmetric if some part of it is repeated in a regular pattern. Though students begin recognizing symmetric figures at an early age, the analytical understanding needed to confirm symmetry and to construct figures with given symmetries requires greater mathematical sophistication. During this unit students will refine their knowledge of symmetry and to use it to make mathematical arguments.
Symmetry is commonly described in terms of transformations. Symmetry transformations, or rigid motions, include reflections, rotations, and translations. These transformations preserve both angle measures and side lengths, resulting in an image that is congruent to the original figure. In contrast similarity transformations, such as dilations, change the size of a figure while preserving its shape. This unit will build on their knowledge we discussed last year. It will strengthens students’ awareness of symmetry, congruence, similarity, their connections, and begins to develop their understanding of the underlying mathematics.
Homework and Conversations About the Mathematics
In your child’s binder you will see worked-out examples, notes and descriptions of the vocabulary words. You can help your child with homework by asking questions such as the following:
- How does symmetry help help in describing the shape and properties of a figure or design?
- What figures in a pattern are congruent? What parts of the congruent figures match when you transform one onto the other?
- What figures in a problem are similar?
You can help your child with his or her work for this Unit by talking with your child about the ideas presented in the text about symmetry. Look with your child for examples of each type of symmetry.