Math Comes in Many Forms

Kelly Neale
A common question posed to Junior High math students is, "How do you plan to approach this problem?" Will you write an algebraic equation? Draw a Venn Diagram? Make a table of values and look for a pattern? Work backwards to the solution, from the data provided? These are just some of the approaches that students have the opportunity to work with, in solving the Problem of the Week. A new problem is presented each week, and students have until Friday to solve and diagram or explain their solution. The Problem of the Week is an extra credit assignment, but what better way to earn extra credit than while improving math skills? Congratulations to Baron, Cade, Dahlia, Dashiell, Miles R., Yasi, Jackson G. and Melina, for solving every problem of the week so far this trimester! See if you can solve this week's problem, pictured here.
Located in Los Angeles, CA, Berkeley Hall School is a private, coeducational school for students in preschool through grade 8. Rigorous academics in a supportive atmosphere and grounded character development allow students to become fearless scholars and conscientious citizens - gain a love of learning, leadership with social responsibility, creativity with moral integrity, and self-esteem with compassion for others and the environment.