The grade seven class will begin the month by learning how to add and subtract positive fractions and mixed numbers. They will use fractions to read gauges, shop, measure, etc. The grade eight class are beginning to solve problems involving percents, ratios and rates. They have been using ratios and rates to compare numbers and quantities and comparing prices when shopping. The grade nine class will be learning about polynomials which are the building blocks of algebra. They will be using polynomials to model real-world situations in business, science, medicine and engineering.