Welcome to Mrs.Arulraj's teacher page!
My name is Kavitha Arulraj. I am the 6th grade homeroom teacher and the math and science teacher for grades 6,7 and 8. This is my second year teaching at Saint Joseph school and I am very excited to be a part of this loving community.
The information on the Math and Science curriculum for Middle School Grades are as follows:
All grades follow the Massachusetts Frameworks for Mathematics.
Grade 6 : The math concepts and skills that are targeted in sixth grade are as follows :
Number properties amd Decimals, Expressions and Equations, Number Theory, Fraction Operations, Ratios and Percents, Integers and Rational Numbers, The Coordinate Plane, Geometry and Measurement, Data and Graphs.
Grade 7 : The math concepts and skills that are targeted in seventh grade are as follows :
Algebraic Expressions and Integers, Solving Equations and Inequalities, Decimals and Equations, Factors, Fractions and Exponents, Ratio,proportion and Percents, Linear Functions and Graphing, Area and Volume, Data Analysis and Probability.
Grade 8 : The math concepts and skills that are targeted in eighth grade are as follows :
Variables, Function Patterns, Graphs, Rational Numbers, Solving Equations and Inequalities, Linear equations, Exponential Functions, Polynomials, Quadratic Equations and Functions, Radical Expessions and Equations.
Grades 6,7 and 8 will be working on Life Science this year. The topics include :
Chapter 1 : Classification of living things, Plants, Animals, Animal systems and Plant and Animal Adaptations.
Chapter 2 : Cell Theory, Plant and Animal cells, Cell division and Microorganisms.
Chapter 3 : Human Genetics, How traits are controlled, Modern Genetics, Genetical changes over time
Chapter 4: Earth's Ecosystems, Food chains,Webs and pyramids, Changes in Ecosystems.
Homework and Assignments
All homework assignments, projects and announcements on tests/quizzes/due dates will be posted on the respective Google Classrooms for the particular grade.
My extra help day would be Wednesdays until 3:00 PM. But I am always available to help anytime if a child needs it.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.