Ninth graders are learning about Value, Shades & Tones in art. First, they worked on matching values (dark & lights). They used drawing and shading techniques to finish the half-face of a black & white photograph of a musician of their choosing. Then, they transferred the drawing onto a canvas using a grid. Finally, they translated the b&w values into color tones by choosing a base color and mixing either white or black paint.
Eight students from SOF’s math team competed against 38 other middle school math teams. They were seventh graders Ammar Barbee, Henry Perez, Owen Tumer, Ariane Lin, Christina Cruz, and Ayushma Bhattarai and eighth graders Abram Morris and Eric Schroeder. The event was held at NYU’s Courant Institute of Mathematics and sponsored by the Society of Professional Engineers. Ariane Lin won a medal for being SOF’s top performer. We look forward to competing again next year!!
10th Grade PreCalculus Student used exponential functions to describe decay of the numbers of social media subscribers to teen sensation, Bethanny Mota. Using Excel, she tracked decay of subscribers over the course of a number of months and discovered that Bethanny, who had started with 40 million subscribers, could quickly lose all subscribers in 7 months.