The students in Mrs. Sklarin’s geometry class had fun while exploring fractals and tessellations. They saw how math and nature are aligned with the Fibonacci numbers by counting pine cone spirals and petals on flowers. We discussed the golden ratio and how it is used in art. The recursive nature of the Fibonacci sequence inspired the interest in fractals. We created the trees, Sierpinski’s triangle, Pascal’s triangle, Koch’s curve and snowflake among others. Then we moved into tessellations.
The Heritage Academy chapter of the National Honor Society elected officers. The 2014 President is Will White, the Vice President is Will Miles, the Secretary is DJ Green, and the Treasurer is Brett Inserra. We would like to congratulate these wonderful students on accepting the responsibilities of being an officer.
Our New member induction and Officer Installation will be held on December 9th in the Library at 6:00 p.m.
Ms. Hobson’s U.S. History class recently visited Ft. Sumter, Charleston, SC – where the Civil War began in April, 1861. This visit enabled the students to have a first-hand historical experience during our study of the U.S. Civil War.
The Geometry students at Heritage Academy enjoyed their lesson on special segments in triangles. They took part in a hands on lesson to bring the vocabulary to life. They folded different types of triangles in four different ways to create the special segments. The students used the tools of math in their construction to get the points of concurrency and find their hidden attributes. We found perpendicular bisectors create the circumcenter, which is the center of a circumscribed circle. We found angle bisectors create the incenter, which is the center of an inscribed circle. The medians connect at the center of gravity for the triangle called the centriod. Finally, the altitudes can be in, on, and outside the triangles. The vocabulary of geometry came alive and the folded triangles will make a great study tool for the upcoming test.
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Ms. Bradley’s Lit & Analysis students and Ms. Hobson’s AP Literature students attended the Arts Center’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird. It was a rewarding cultural experience for the 40 students who attended the production. Students were able to see a favorite novel come alive before their eyes. We were especially pleased to have an opportunity to see one of our teachers, Ms. Zmarzly, performing in the play! Afternoon students made a stop for lunch before returning to school for classes, while morning students journeyed on to their afternoon training activities. It was a very special day that will be remembered by all for a long time!
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