Since the beginning of January, the grade seven class have been measuring circles, triangles and parallelograms which are shapes used in design, architecture and construction. The grade eight class have been busy learning how to measure prisms and cylinders. Since most products are packaged in boxes and cans, the students have been thinking about how a box or can is made. The grade nine students finished writing their midterm exams and will be learning about linear relations and patterns. They will model real-world situations with a linear relation and use the relation to make predictions and solve problems. For example, the total cost of a pizza is a fixed cost for a particular size, plus a cost that depends on the number of toppings added.