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  • 1. Let  your  children  enjoy  the  holiday  with  some  mathematics!      If  you  feel  your  child  needs  to  review  or  enforce  their  understanding  or  skills  in  certain  mathematical  topics,  the  website  www.MyMaths.co.uk  is  a  great  tool  for  this.  Luanda  International  School  has  a  school  subscription,  which  allows  students  to  access  all  lessons  and  tasks  from  anywhere.  They  don’t  need  to  carry  anything  home;  the  only  thing  they  need  is  the  school  login  (please  verify  with  your  child  before  you  leave  on  holiday  that  they  know  this  login!).  Review  of  this  year’s  mathematics  work  For  any  of  the  units  done  this  year  in  mathematics  class,  there  are  review  lessons  and  homework  tasks  on  MyMaths.  These  can  be  found  on  the  main  page  in  the  “Library”,  organized  in  branches.  Your  child  can  also  choose  to  select  “Booster  Packs”  and  work  through  a  pre-­‐selected  list  of  topics.  This  is  what  can  be  used  as  a  guideline  –  the  year  levels  reflect  the  current  year.  • Year  7  students  could  work  on  Four  Boosters  • Year  8  and  9  students  could  work  on  Six  Boosters  or  Ds  to  Cs  • Year  10  students  could  work  on  Ds  to  Cs  or  Cs  to  Bs  • Year  11  students  could  work  on  Cs  to  Bs  or  A  to  Astar.    Basic  skills  The  secondary  mathematics  team  has  invited  some  students  in  each  year  group  to  work  on  a  “holiday  pack”  during  their  holiday.  The  holiday  packs,  one  for  each  year  level,  contain  a  review  of  several  foundational  skills  taught  during  the  year.  If  you  have  not  received  an  email  with  an  invitation  for  your  child  to  work  through  the  holiday  pack,  but  you  do  wish  to  sign  up  your  child,  you  could  send  a  request  to  Mrs  Annette  Gubbels  (agubbels@lisluanda.com)  for  your  child  to  be  signed  up  for  the  appropriate  year  level  holiday  booster  pack.  Please  remember:  This  is  targeted  towards  students  who  need  to  work  on  their  basic  skills  and  not  for  those  looking  for  extension  activities.    In  case  you  are  in  need  of  a  tutor  who  can  help  your  child  in  their  revision  during  the  holiday,  please  contact  Mr.  Ali  Shebani,  our  counselor,  who  has  contact  details  of  an  excellent  online  mathematics  tutor.  (ashebani@lisluanda.com)    Calculators  Earlier  this  week  an  email  message  was  sent  out  to  all  parents  of  upcoming  Year  9  to  13  students,  saying  that  their  child  needs  to  have  a  graphic  display  calculator  (GDC).  Recommended  types  are:  • TI84  Plus  • TI84  Plus  SilverEdition  If  your  child  will  be  in  Year  7  or  8,  we  do  advise  for  the  students  to  have  a  (simple,  scientific)  calculator.  We  do  not  use  calculators  much  in  the  first  two  years  of  MYP,  but  occasionally  it  will  be  used  as  a  teaching  tool.  If  your  child  does  not  have  a  calculator  yet,  you  could  consider  buying  the  more  advanced  calculator  already.  This  is  not  required,  but  definitely  worth  considering,  as  your  child  will  be  in  Year  9  before  you  know  it    The  Maths  Team  

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