MPJHS teacher Jenny Wethington works with seventh-graders as they solve math problems using proportional relationships with equations. The students were given a sets of data in tabular and line graph form (hours worked and wages earned) and asked to determine the rate per unit (hour) and if the money earned was proportional to time spent. They wrote equations to show the relationship between each person earning money and to identify a constant of proportionality
(the value that relates the two amounts).
These are just a few examples of how Madison-Plains teachers are working to engage their students and make practical connections to their work so they can excel academically and grow their knowledge as measured by the state's academic content standards. Madison-Plains strives to meet “Excellence in All We Do” so the district can prepare students with the right skills — critical thinking, problem solving, researching, collaborating — to be successful in high school and beyond.
Read these parent tips
on success in Grade 7 and these state standards
for more details about what students are expected to learn and know by the end of the year.