# Testing, testing

Michelle B., Writer

January 31, 2014

Geometry teachers, Mr. Haskins and Mrs. Townsend, are changing the format of their chapter finals. Each test consists of 25 questions. The first 20 questions are multiple choice and are worth one point each. However, the unique part, is the last five questions are free response. Every free response... Read more »

# Shapes, Sweets, and Sweaters

Michelle B., Writer

January 6, 2014

On Friday, December 20, in Mr. Haskins’s 1st period geometry class, an ugly sweater festivity was held. This was an event done by the students alongside a party for the geometry class. This was a new idea proposed by them to feature two holiday traditions. “If you think it’s ugly, then... Read more »

# Yabba-Dabba-Draw

Michelle B., Writer

November 13, 2013

On October 30, students in Mr. Haskins’, math teacher, Common Core 8 class had to turn in a Flintstones cartoon construction project. Students practiced the standard by drawing a Flintstones character. First, smaller shapes were broken up into a one centimeter by one centimeter grid. Then a half... Read more »

# Can you Open the Door?

Michelle B., Writer

September 27, 2013

On Wednesday, September 25, students in Mr. Haskins’ geometry classes had their first door of knowledge to test what they knew about the topics studied so far. The Door of Knowledge is an activity where the teacher stands outside the class while students stand in a line, and each one is asked a question... Read more »

# Tessellations

Charlotte H, Staff Writer

April 17, 2012

During the week after Spring Break, Mr. Haskins and Mrs. Townsend’s geometry classes were taught the concept of a tessellation and were assigned to create their own. A tessellation is when shapes connect to form a plane with no holes or gaps between them. Students were assigned to create a shape that... Read more »

# National Pi Day

Charlotte H.

March 7, 2012

By March 14, Mr.Haskins Geometry classes have to memorize up to 20 digits of the number Pi in order to eat pie. March 14, is national Pi day. If students can recite the first 20 digits of Pi by that date then they will be able to bring in pie and enjoy a tiny celebration. If they do not remember, they... Read more »

# Height Challenge

Charlotte H., Staff Writer

March 1, 2012

To practice and review trigonometric ratios, Mr. Haskins, math teacher, took his geometry students outside to apply their skills to real life situations. First Mr. Haskins laid a measuring tape out from the flagpole, clock, and a lamp. Then students chose a spot on the measuring tape to stand at and... Read more »

# Symmetrical Ornaments

Delaney B.

January 25, 2012

From December 14th to December 16th, Mr. Haskins’ Geometry students created small stellated dodecahedrons. This project was assigned before the holiday’s so that students may finish their projects and design them as ornaments for their trees or as gifts to their parents. First, Mr. Haskins gave... Read more »