Mrs. McQuaid Murphy

Science and Math

Posted: May 31, 2017

A little problem solving and fun after we finished our district science assessment today.  How do you keep your tower from falling over as it gets taller?  Try adding counter weights.   Learning is fun!

Posted: May 30, 2017

Science 6 and 8 will write their end of the year benchmarks wednesday and Thursday of this week.  This assessment is skill based.  Students do not need to memorize terms or knowledge concepts.  The test focusses on science literacy.  Students will be given new situations and will be asked to read data from a table or graph.  They will be asked to read a situation and draw a conclusion.  They will be given an example of a lab and asked to write a testable question, make a prediction and write a procedure.  Students have been practicing this in class.  While this is not a test you can study from, students may wish to review similar questions from past tests, and practice test that can be found in their duotang of marked work.

Math 7

Students will write a two part assesment next week (Tuesday and Wednesday).   One part they are allowed to use the calculator and the other part they are not allowed to use the calculator.  Non calculator section will have more estimating questions, working with decimals, ....   Students have done a review assignment that will be passed back Wednesday of this week.  This assignment covered all concepts taught this year.  The idea behind this assignment is that it would help students realize which concepts they know well and which concepts they need to go back and review.  Students are encouraged to use their unit tests and notes to help them review.  Students should tailor their review to the areas they had trouble with on the review assignment.


Math 8

Students will write their benchmark district test Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.  We have done an official review of all 5 strands covered this year.  Students will do a practice test in order to get a better understanding of what type of questions will be on the calculato section and the non-calculator section.  Students are encouraged to review their unit tests.

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Posted: May 29, 2017

Students will write their science provincial/district assessment this week.  Math assessements will be next week.  In class we are working on practice test and taking the time to learn how to edit and revise our work. 

Redo questions and check answers so that you come to class with questions for us to review.  Students have their duotangs to review work.

Posted: May 25, 2017

Math 8

-We continue to work on tessalations.  Students are to complete Q 1 to 3 for homework.


Math 7

-We looked at rotations today.  Students are to complete Questions p.327 Q 1 to 3 for homework.


Science 6

-Today we worked on using a graph to fill in a data table.  We also answered questions after reading a paragraph and looking at a graph.   Students should be using their duotang to look over past test, labs and assignments to help prepair for end of the year benchmarks and assessments.  Provincial bench mark will be next week.


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Posted: May 24, 2017

Students added salt to water and saw how it changed the density of the liquid.   We were able to see that an egg sinks in tap water but floats in salt water.  Students were able to layer the two types of water.  Good work today grade 8!

Posted: May 23, 2017

Math 8

-Review sheet 2 and 3 are due tomorrow.


Math 7

-We had Mr. Hayward in as a guest this afternoon to kick start our review for the end of the year.  We had a lot of fun reviewing math.  Students are to complete Q 2 and 4 and worksheet on coordinate deometry for tomorrows class.


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Posted: May 19, 2017

Math 8

-Mathletics tasks are a great way to review math skills.


Math 7

-Today we learnt about translations and reflections.  Notes posted below.


Science 7

-Today we had time to finish our worksheet.  We postponed our lab due to many students being absent for volley ball.

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Posted: May 18, 2017

Students made a solution to clean pennies.

Posted: May 17, 2017

Math 8

-Today we reviewed vocabulary from our integer unit.

-We continued to practice probability questions.

Math 7

-We drew line segments today.  Students should complete the first side of the worksheet.


Science 6

-Today we worked on drawing conclusions from graphs.

-We described trends in graphs.


Posted: May 16, 2017

Math 8

-Homework quetions is included in the notes posted below. 

-Today we reviewed graphs and what can be misleading about them.  We went over the advantages and disadvantages of each type of graph.  We also started our unit on probability.


Math 7

-Students were told their grade on the rewrite.  Test will be returned Thursday after everyone writes.

-Handouts were given today.  Students must have a math set to fully participate in our unit.  Today we learnt several ways to draw perpendicular lines.


Science 7

-Studnets were given a handout on different seperation techniques.  We also made sure everyone is caught up on the notes for the particle theory.

-We spend the last period in the lab cleaning pennies.   It was a lot of Fun!!!!!

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