This week, the grade 9 English students resumed their Greek mythology unit with the reading of The Odyssey, an epic poem written by Homer. Students will be annotating the story as they read to develop a better understanding of the morals and lessons taught throughout the book.
The grade 9 math class was introduced to logarithms this week. Students learned about the laws of logarithms and applied them to solve a variety of problems. They were given a package of logarithm worksheets, which they worked on using their newly purchased graphing calculators.
This week, the grade 9 English class began working on a project that aims to deliver modern depictions of various Greek myths. Students will be presenting a skit using props that they’ve made or sourced, and drawing a comic using techniques previously taught in class.
This week, the grade 9 math class interpreted aspects of financial math using time diagrams. The students learned about essential concepts including the calculation of bonds, compound interest, and the different compounding periods. Additionally, students compared simple and compound interest and noted the similarities and differences of each.