Math & Social Studies

Welcome mathematicians and historians!

Here you will find out what we will be learning for the week in math and social studies!


Week of March 19th - March 23rd

Students will classify quadrilaterals using their attributes, draw lines of symmetry, and problem solve using a model. On Wednesday, students will take the Chapter 14 Geometry Cumulative Test. Students should go on the Chapter 14 Geometry Blendspace to review concepts and skills. On Thursday and Friday, students will review different skills and concepts taught from the beginning of the year in preparation for the GA Milestones. 

Chapter 14 Vocabulary Words
acute triangle - a triangle that has 3 acute angles
acute angle - angle with a measure that is greater than 0 degrees and less than 90 degrees
degree - unit used to measure an angle
angle - geometric shape formed with two rays share the same endpoint
intersecting - lines that meet or cross each other
endpoint - point at the beginning of the ray or line segment
line of symmetry - fold line indicating that a figure's two halves match exactly
line - straight set of points that extend forever in opposite directions
line symmetry - if a figure can be folded over a line so that one half of the figure matches the other half, it has line symmetry
line segment - part of a line between two endpoints
obtuse triangle - triangle with 1 obtuse angle
obtuse angle - angle that measures greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees
parallel - lines that are always the same distance apart. Parallel lines do not meet.
one-degree angle - an angle that turns 1/360 of a circle
perpendicular - line that meet or cross each other to form right angles
parallelogram - a quadrilateral with opposite sides equal in length and parallel. Opposite angles have the same size. 
ray - part of a line that has one endpoint and goes on forever in one direction without ending
point - exact location represented by a dot
rhombus - quadrilateral with 4 equal sides. Opposite sides are equal in length and parallel
rectangle - quadrilateral with 4 right angles. Both sets of opposite sides are equal in length and parallel
right triangle - triangle with 1 right angle
right angle - angle with a measure of 90 degrees
trapezoid - quadrilateral with exactly one pair of parallel sides
square - quadrilateral with 4 right angles and 4 equal sides. Opposite sides are equal in length and parallel. 


Social Studies 
Week of March 19th - March 23rd

Students will describe the Underground Railroad, and learn the events leading to the Civil War. They will explain the importance of cotton, differences between the northern and southern economy, and analyze how tariffs increased tension between the North and South. They will also learn about the Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, Fugitive Slave Law, the Kansas-Nebraska Act in regards to slavery, and analyze how the Dred Scott decision affected the United States. Students should go on the Civil War Blendspace to preview and review concepts and skills. 

Civil War Vocabulary Words
free state - a state where slavery was banned
slave state - state where slavery was allowed
Missouri Compromise - divided the Louisiana Territory into areas allowing slavery and outlawing slavery
tariff - a tax placed on imports or exports to control the sale price
climate - weather of an area over a number of years
abolitionist - person who wanted to end slavery in the U.S.
civil war - an armed conflict between groups within one country
secede - to withdraw from the Union
debate - formal argument about different political issues
Anaconda Plan - Union's three-part plan for defeating the Confederacy and ending the Civil War
treason - act of betraying one's country
total war - to attack an enemy's solders, civilians, and property
draft - selecting the persons for military service or some other special duty
Gettysburg Address - speech made by President Lincoln at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863
Emancipation Proclamation - official announcement that led to the end of slavery in the U.S.
malice - desire to harm someone
assassination - murder of an important person 
sectionalism - regional loyalty to a section or region 
retreat - to fall back
casualty - person who has been killed or wounded in a war
abolish - to do away with