•  Welcome to 6th-8th Grade Math - Mrs. Meersman! 
     
    Name: Mrs. Meersman
    Email Address:  smeersman@union81.com
    Phone number: 815-726-5218
     
    Here's What We're Learning This Week
     
    Following is a brief description of this week's studies by grade.  If you have any questions about any of your student's Math homework please contact me at school.  
     
     
    8th Grade Math
     
    Topic:  Topic 8 - Solve Problems Involving Surface Area and Volume. In this topic students will extend their knowledge of Geometry to find surface area of three dimensional figures, volume of cylinders, volume of cones and volumes of spheres.  Students will be able to use their calculators for this topic due to the large amount of data needed to calculate for each problem.  Students will still be required to show their work before using the calculator to "crunch the numbers".
    Assessments:  Students take a lesson quiz after each section to assess their knowledge as we move through the topic.  Topic 8 Assessment Friday, May 25th. 
     
    7th Grade Math
     
    Topic: Topic 8 - Solving Problems Involving Geometry.  In this topic students will extend their knowledge of Geometry in order to find solve problems using scale, draw geometric figures according to certain standards, solve problems using angles, circles, and surface area.  Students will be able to use their calculators for this topic due to the large amount of data needed to calculate for each problem.  Students will be required to show their work before using the calculator to "crunch the numbers". 
    Assessments:  Students take a lesson quiz after each section to assess their knowledge as we move through the topic. The Mid Topic 8 Assessment will be between lessons 5 and 6.  
     
    6th Grade Math
     
    Topic:  Topic 7 - Solve Area, Surface Area, and Volume Problems.  This is our unit on Geometry.  As the title of the unit states students will learn how to solve area of non rectangular polygons - parallellograms, rhombuses, triangles, trapezoids and kites as well as other polygons by decontstructing them into known shapes.  The second half of the unit will have students find surface area of three dimensional figures using nets.  
    Assessment:  Students take a lesson quiz after each section to assess their knowledge as we move through the topic. The Mid-Topic Assessment will be Wednesday, May 23rd.