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Thursday, May 24

Hello Students and Parents! This will be my last post. I want to wish all of my students much success in high school and beyond. It has truly been a pleasure working with each and every one of you this year. You ALL can be successful in Math...just keep working hard...SHOW your work...DO your homework...ASK questions. Be safe this summer...rest...relax...and have fun!

posted on: May 24, 2007

Monday, May 21

Today the students worked on and checked their math review packets in preparation for Thursday morning's final. I also collected textbooks today. If you did not turn in your textbook today, be sure to bring it to me during homeroom tomorrow morning. Good Luck on all of your finals this week!

posted on: May 21, 2007

Monday, May 14

Bridge building continues at a good pace as the groups work to finish their bridges by the end of class tomorrow. We will break bridges either on Wednesday or Thursday depending on when we can have access to the weights. I did a book check today. A lost textbook form was sent home with any student who cannot find their textbook. The replacement fee is $43.98. I will collect the textbooks either this Thursday or next Monday. We will also begin reviewing for the final exam this week. The final will be Thursday, May 24th in the morning.

posted on: May 14, 2007

Friday, May 11

The bridges are looking absolutely amazing!! I am impressed by the cooperative efforts of the groups working together to construct the strongest bridge possible while staying within the building code. We will continue to build on Monday and Tuesday with the breaking of the bridges to take place on Wednesday. Please bring your textbooks to class on Monday as I will be checking to make sure that you have your book. I will NOT be collecting them at this time, because we will need them to review for the final exam to be held on Thursday morning, May 24th. If you cannot produce your textbook for me on Monday, I will be sending home a lost textbook form on this day. Have a great week-end!!

posted on: May 11, 2007

Tuesday, May 8

Bridge building is going very well! We will be breaking bridges a week from today. The students have gained an appreciation for how much planning goes into a construction project!

posted on: May 08, 2007

Friday, May 4

We are well under way with the Bridge Building projects. The groups are working well together and have spent the last 2 days planning and budgeting for their bridges. Please remember to bring in cardboard, Forster brand round/square toothpicks and a small bottle of Aleene's original tacky glue if that is one of your responsibilities. Every class is up to date in IParent except for 7th period. If I do not get those grades entered today, I will do so on Monday. Also, I have not yet entered quiz corrections on the Polynomials quiz for any of the classes. Have a Great Week-end!

posted on: May 04, 2007

Tuesday, May `

Today we checked the homework from pages 430 and 435. We then completed 10-4 Study Guide in class (Graphing Linear Equations). The homework is to complete Workbook Practice 10-4 (all). There will be a quiz tomorrow and a study session before school at 8:20 am.

posted on: May 01, 2007

Monday, April 30

Today we talked about our Bridge Building Project which will begin this Thursday. I then collected the Polynomials quiz corrections from periods 2 through 7. They will be due for 1st. period tomorrow. We then checked the homework from the workbook 10-1 and 10-2 Practice pages. The homework for tonight is to complete more problems from 10-1 and 10-2 as follows: page 430 (#8,9,10) and page 435 (#6-10). We will cover 10-4 tomorrow and there will be a quiz on Wednesday covering 10-1, 10-2 and 10-4.

posted on: April 30, 2007

Friday, April 27

Today we went over 10-1 Functions and 10-2 Using Tables to Graph Functions. The homework is to complete Workbook Practice 10-1 and Practice 10-2. Also, I passed back the Polynomials Quiz. You may do quiz corrections for 1 pt. each. Do these on a separate piece of paper and staple them to the front of your quiz. Progress reports have been passed out. You need to return them if you have a 79 or below in my class.

posted on: April 27, 2007

Wednesday, April 25

Today we checked the homework from page 572 and workbook practice 13-3. After going over this, we covered 13-4: Subtracting Polynomials. The homework for tonight is to complete pgs. 575-576 (10-25/29-32) and page 576 (4-10 from the midchapter self test). There will be a quiz tomorrow over 13-1 through 13-4. There will be a study session in the morning before school at 8:20am.

posted on: April 25, 2007

Tuesday, April 24

Today we continued our mini-unit on Polynomials. After checking the homework and going over questions from 13-1 and 13-2, we covered 13-3 Adding Polynomials. The homework for tonight is to complete the following: Pg.572 (10-27all/31-34all) and Workbook Practice 13-3 (5-16all). There will be a quiz on Thursday covering sections 13.1 through 13.4.

posted on: April 24, 2007

Monday, April 23

Today we finished the movie and I collected the study guides. We then started a mini-unit on Polynomials. We covered 13.1 Modeling Polynomials and 13.2 Simplifying Polynomials. The homework for tonight is to complete the following:
pg. 563-564 (#24-31all/38/39)
pg. 568-569 (#21-32all/37/40)
There will be a quiz this Thursday over sections 13.1,13.2,13.3,13.4.

posted on: April 23, 2007

Wednesday, April 17

Today we reviewed problems from the CRCT Practice Test in class. There is no homework. PLEASE remember to return your permission slips if you have not done so already...they are due tomorrow. Have a restful evening and best of luck on the math portion of tomorrow's CRCT test!

posted on: April 17, 2007

Monday, April 16

Today we worked on a CRCT Practice Test. Tomorrow we will work on this test again. Several students have not returned their movie permission slips. PLEASE remember to bring these in tomorrow if you have not already done so. Also, the scores for the Chapter 4 Test should be posted to I-parent by the middle of the week. Thank you.

posted on: April 16, 2007

Friday, April 13

Today we went over the homework and took the Chapter 4 Test. There is no homework. Please remember to return your permission slip if you have not done so already. Next week are the CRCT tests. The math test will be on Wednesday morning.

posted on: April 13, 2007

Thursday, April 12

Today after completing the warm-up activity, we checked the worksheet on scatterplots. We then went over circle graphs and completed together several of the problems from the circle graph worksheet involving the percent proportion. I will take a homework grade on the circle graph worksheet tomorrow. I then passed out a review/practice test. This is also due tomorrow. The test is tomorrow and there will be a study session in the morning at 8:20 am. I have not posted any grades on IParent since we have returned from spring break. I have taken several homework grades this week. These grades, along with the grades for CRCT Packet #4 and the Measurement Packet will be posted either Friday or Monday. Thank you for your patience!

posted on: April 12, 2007

Wednesday, April 11

Today we worked on 2 equations problems for the warm-up. We then went over the 3rd and final page of CRCT Packet #4. After this, we went over the homework on box and whisker plots. The topic today was Scatterplots. Please complete the worksheet on scatterplots. I also passed out a worksheet on circle graphs. Please look over this and attempt some of the problems. We will work through all of the problems on this worksheet in class tomorrow. I also picked up the measurement packet. Remember there is a test on Friday!

posted on: April 11, 2007

Tuesday, April 10

We are having a busy week in BAG class! Today we completed 4 more equation problems for the warm-up activity. We then checked and went over the 2nd page (front and back) of CRCT Review Packet #4. We checked last night's homework on Transformations. Finally, I explained Box and Whisker Plots. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 4-5. Do not follow the directions in the workbook. Please do the following instead:
1. Order the data from least to greatest, if necessary
2. Find the range (greatest number minus least number)
3. Find the median (middle number OR average of the 2 middle numbers)
4. Find the lower and upper quartiles
5. Draw a box and whisker plot
Please be sure to complete this assignment on a separate sheet of notebook paper.

Finally, there will be a test this Friday which will cover the following material:
reading a frequency table (covered before spring break)
reading a histogram (covered before spring break)
reading a circle graph (to be covered Wednesday)
mean, median and mode (covered before spring break)
make a line plot (covered before spring break)
box and whisker plots (covered today)
scatter plots (to be covered Wednesday)
We will review this Thursday (especially those topics covered before spring break), and there will be a study session this Friday before school.

posted on: April 10, 2007

Monday, April 9

Welcome Back! I hope everybody had a restful and enjoyable break. Today was a busy day. We started with a warm-up activity of solving multi-step equations using the distributive property. We then checked and went over the problems from the first page(front and back) of CRCT packet #4. We then talked about Transformations (reflections, rotations and translations). The homework for tonight is to complete the Identifying Transformations worksheet (front only). Also, the measurement packet is due this Wednesday.

posted on: April 09, 2007

Friday, March 30

Today we worked on CRCT Packet #4 and Measurement Activities. Have a wonderful and safe Spring Break!

posted on: March 30, 2007

Wednesday, March 28

Today we went over 4-4 Mean, Median and Mode. We then took a quiz. There is no homework.

posted on: March 29, 2007

Tuesday, March 27

Today we continued our Order of Operations warm-up worksheet. We then checked the homework from 4-1 and 4-3. We then went over 4-4 Measures of Central Tendency (Mean, Median and Mode). The homework is to complete Workbook Practice 4-4 (#1-12 all). There will be a quiz tomorrow over 4-1, 4-3 and 4-4. There will be a study session before school at 8:20 am.

posted on: March 27, 2007

Monday, March 26

Today we completed a warm-up activity on Order Of Operations. We then started a new (and short!) unit. We covered 4-1 Bar Graphs and Histograms and 4-3 Line Plots. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 4-1 (#1-11 all) and Workbook Practice 4-3 (#1-4 all). There will be a quiz this Wednesday over this material and tomorrow's lesson (4-4 Measures of Central Tendency). CRCT Packet #4 is due this Friday. We will go over this packet and the packet titled "Review after Ch. 11" on that day.

posted on: March 27, 2007

Monday, March 26

Today we completed a warm-up activity on Order Of Operations. We then started a new (and short!) unit. We covered 4-1 Bar Graphs and Histograms and 4-3 Line Plots. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 4-1 (#1-11 all) and Workbook Practice 4-3 (#1-4 all). There will be a quiz this Wednesday over this material and tomorrow's lesson (4-4 Measures of Central Tendency). CRCT Packet #4 is due this Friday. We will go over this packet and the packet titled "Review after Ch. 11" on that day.

posted on: March 27, 2007

Thursday, March 22

Today we took the Chapter 12 Test on Probability. There is no homework for tonight. Tomorrow we will do test corrections in class and work on CRCT Packet #4 (which will be due next Friday, March 30)

posted on: March 22, 2007

Wednesday, March 21

Today I took questions on the review assignment from pages 639, 640 and 622. I then collected this assignment. We then worked on page 658 (#1-8/11-3). This will be due at the beginning of class tomorrow. We also reviewed on whiteboards for tomorrow's test. There will be a study session tomorrow morning at 8:20 am.

posted on: March 21, 2007

Tuesday, March 13

Today we went over the homework from the workbook (12-5 Probability of Compound Events). We then reviewed for the test. Please complete the following review assignment for homework:
Pg. 639; Lesson 12-1 (#1-6)
Lesson 12-2 (#1-18)
Pg. 640; Lesson 12-3 (#1-8)
Lesson 12-5 (#1-8)
Pg. 622; Lesson 6-6 (#1-6)
The test over this unit will be this Thursday with a study session on Thursday morning at 8:20 am.

posted on: March 20, 2007

Monday, March 12

Today we went over CRCT Packet #3. This was taken as an activity grade. We then went over the homework (workbook practice 6-6). I then explained 12-5 Probability of Independent Events. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 12-5 (#1-20 all). Also complete the CRCT Packet titled "Review after Ch. 11" if you have not already done so, as we will go over that tomorrow and I will take an activity grade on this. Finally, there will be a test on Thursday covering the following sections:
12-1 Counting Outcomes
12-2/12/3 Permutations and Combinations
6-6 Simple Events
12-5 Probability of Compound Events
There will be a study session before school at 8:20 am.

posted on: March 19, 2007

Friday, March 16

We have had a great week in BAG class. On Wednesday, we celebrated pi day. Thank you to all who brought in all of the wonderful and round treats. I went home stuffed! Yesterday, we covered 12-2 Permutations and 12-3 Combinations. Today we checked the homework for those 2 sections and then we covered 6-6 Simple Events (probability). The homework for the week-end is to complete Workbook Practice 6-6 (#1-24 all). Remember to write all of your answers in both fraction and decimal form. The test over Chapter 12 (Probability) will be next Thursday. We also need to go over CRCT Packet #3 and CRCT Packet titled Review after Chapter 11. We will do this next week. Be sure to finish either or both of these packets if you have not already done so. Have a great week-end!!

posted on: March 16, 2007

Tuesday, March 13

Today we spent a considerable amount of the class time going over the homework. I did not begin new material, because I felt that the students needed more practice on Counting Outcomes. So, the homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Study Guide 12-1 (#1-6 all). We will have pi day tomorrow. Please remember to bring something round to eat and share. I can't wait!

posted on: March 13, 2007

Monday, March 12

Today I passed back the Chapter 11 Test and we went over these in class. We went over 12-1 Counting Outcomes. The homework is to complete Workbook Practice 12-1 (#1-8 all) and Pg. 520 (#8-18 all). Be careful on the tree diagrams. Wednesday is pi day! Bring something yummy to eat!

posted on: March 12, 2007

Monday, March 12

Today I passed back the Chapter 11 Test and we went over these in class. We went over 12-1 Counting Outcomes. The homework is to complete Workbook Practice 12-1 (#1-8 all) and Pg. 520 (#8-18 all). Be careful on the tree diagrams. Wednesday is pi day! Bring something yummy to eat!

posted on: March 12, 2007

Friday, March 9

Today we finished the Chapter 11 Test (Geometry formulas). The students found out their scores before the end of class, however, I will pass them back on Monday and explain correction procedures at that time. I also collected CRCT Packet #3. We will go over these problems next week. The students need to complete CRCT Packet titled Review after Ch. 11 for next Friday, March 16.
Pi Day is next Wednesday. Let's have some yummy and round things to eat on that day!

posted on: March 09, 2007

Thursday, March 8

Today we went over the homework (pgs. 509-510). The students then took the Chapter 11 Test. Those students who were not present today can make up the test tomorrow during class. The homework for tomorrow is to finish CRCT Review Packet #3 (if you haven't already finished it).
Next week we will have PI DAY on 3/14 (Wednesday). Please be thinking about something that is round to bring to eat (and share). It may be home-made or store bought.

posted on: March 08, 2007

Wednesday, March 7

Today we went over the Practice Test. The homework for tonight is to complete pgs. 509-510 (#11/12/16-23). The Chapter 11 Test will be tomorrow. There will be a study session before school at 8:15 am. Those students who will miss the test due to the band field trip may take the test in class on Friday.

posted on: March 07, 2007

Tuesday, March 6

Today we checked the homework and went over questions on this assignment. I then reviewed EVERY formula from this unit and students updated/verified/recopied their formula sheets. The homework for tonight is to complete the Practice Test passed out in class today. The Ch. 11 Test will be this Thursday and a study session before school will begin at 8:15 am.
Next Wednesday 3/14 we will participate in pi day. Please bring something round to share with the class to eat.

posted on: March 06, 2007

Thursday, March 1

Today we reviewed the CRCT Packet #2. We then checked and went over the homework (Workbook Practice 11-5). During first period there was time to cover 11-6 Surface Area of Cylinders. We will cover this in all other classes tomorrow. The homework is to complete the Volume and Surface Area 2 page packet (#1-20). Periods 2 through 7 should not do #6, #9, #11, #20; we will do these tomorrow in class when we cover Surface Area of Cylinders.

posted on: March 01, 2007

Wednesday, February 28

First of all, I apologize for not posting a blog yesterday. I had the funniest feeling when I left work yesterday that I was forgetting something...well, I forgot to blog! So, let's review Tuesday then Wednesday as follows:
Tuesday: We checked the Volume worksheet, reviewed the volume formulas and then took a quiz on 11-1 through 11-4. The homework assigned was to complete CRCT Review Packet #2.
Wednesday: We completed a warm-up activity on simplifying expressions. We then checked CRCT Packet #2. I will take questions on this tomorrow. Finally, we covered 11-5 Surface Area of Prisms. The homework is to complete Workbook Practice 11-5 (#1-11 all/OMIT #7). The Chapter 11 Test will be next Thursday. All classes be sure to check the notes posted from today's lesson, as I did different examples in the afternoon.

posted on: February 28, 2007

Monday, February 26

Today we continued to work on our warm-up activity of simplifying expressions with the distributive property. We then checked the homework (Workbook Practice 11-4, #1-11 all). We then reviewed for the tomorrow's quiz. The homework tonight is to complete the worksheet passed out in class today. The quiz will cover 11-1, 11-2, 11-3 and 11-4. There will be a study session tomorrow morning at 8;20 am.

posted on: February 26, 2007

Friday, February 23

Today we completed a warm-up activity on simplifying expressions. We then checked the homework (wkbk. practice 11-3). We then went over 11-4 Volume of Pyramids and Cones. The homework for this week-end is to complete the Workbook Practice 11-4 (1-11 all). #9 is more challenging. Please try your best on this problem. There will be a quiz on Tuesday, February 27. It will cover 11-1: Area of Circles; 11-2: 3-D Figures; 11-3: Volume of Prisms and Cylinders and 11-4: Volume of Pyramids and Cones. There will be a study session Tuesday morning before school. Please be sure to have your calculators!

posted on: February 23, 2007

Thursday, February 22

Today we went over the CRCT Review Packet #1 which the students completed in class yesterday. We then covered 11-3 Volume of Prisms and Cylinders. Please refer to the class notes section to view the notes from today. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 11-3 (#1-11 all).

posted on: February 22, 2007

Friday, February 16

Today we checked the homework assignment from pages 607, 625 and 636. We then took a quiz over the geometry formulas covered in class this past week. Have a Wonderful and Safe President's Day Holiday!

posted on: February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 8

Today we completed a warm-up activity on simplifying expressions using the Distributive Property. We then checked the homework assignment from pages 617-619. The homework for tonight is to complete pages 224-226 (#1-17/#22-25/28/30/31; OMIT #3 and #9). The Chapter 5 Test is tomorrow and there will be a study session before school beginning between 8:15 and 8:20 am.

Please start bringing calculators next week. We will be starting our unit on Area and Volume.

posted on: February 08, 2007

Wednesday, February 7

Today we completed a "double" warm-up activity. First, we completed four 2-step equation problems, then we worked on 3 problems dealing with Similar Triangles. After checking the warm-up, we checked the homework. The assignment tonight is a review assignment as follows:
pg. 617-619
lsn. 5-1 (#1-6)
lsn. 5-2 (#1-8) Not 5-2A
lsn. 5-3 (#1-8)
lsn. 5-5 (#1-6)
lsn. 5-6 (#1-6)

posted on: February 07, 2007

Tuesday, February 6

Today we completed a warm-up activity to review congruent triangles. We then checked last night's homework. I then reviewed congruent triangles with the students before moving on to 5-6 Similar Triangles. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice page 5-6 (#1-8 all). The test is Friday and there will be a study session Friday at 8:15 AM.

I am working on grading the "Create a Quiz" Activity and these grades will be posted once they are all graded. Thank you.

posted on: February 06, 2007

Monday, February 5

Today I passed back the quizzes that we took on Friday. We then went over 5-5 Congruent Triangles. The homework for tonight is to complete the Workbook Practice page 5-5 (#1-6 all). Be sure to list all of the congruent parts. The Chapter 5 Test will be this Friday and there will be a study session on Friday morning at 8:15 am.

posted on: February 05, 2007

Friday, February 2

Today we traded the student made quizzes and completed another student's quiz. I then collected this assignment. We then took the Geometry Vocabulary Quiz. There is no homework for the week-end.

posted on: February 02, 2007

Thursday, February 1

Today we reviewed for the geometry vocabulary quiz using the Promethean Board and the "eggs". The homework for tonight is detailed on the slip of paper that I passed out today. You are to create a geometry vocabulary quiz and answer key. There should be 20 problems as follows:
5 fill in the blank
5 True/False
5 Multiple Choice with 4 answer choices
5 Matching (match 5 words to 5 definitions)
You may do this assignment on your computer. This will be an activity grade.
The geometry vocabulary quiz is tomorrow and there will be a study session before school at 8:15 am.

posted on: February 01, 2007

Wednesday, January 31

Today we completed a warm-up activity. We then checked the homework (pg. 203). We reviewed quadrilaterals once more by completing the definitions in our vocabulary packets. We then completed a challenging activity in class titled Angle Tangle. The homework assignment is optional. It is an extra credit opportunity. You must accurately complete Finding Measures of Angles for 5 bonus points added to your geometry vocabulary quiz. You do not need do "Extra for Experts" at the bottom of the page. The quiz will be on Friday and there will be a study session on Friday morning at 8:15 am. In the event of inclement weather and the cancellation of school on Thursday, the quiz and the study session will be moved to Monday.

posted on: January 31, 2007

Tuesday, January 30

Today in class we checked the classwork from yesterday: Workbook Study Guide AND Practice 5-1 and 5-2. Then, we completed notes (a graphic organizer) on 5-3 Classifying Quadrilaterals. We also completed 2 class activities with quadrilaterals : Sorting Quadrilaterals and Quadrilateral Characteristics. The homework for tonight is to complete textbook page 203 (4-19/OMIT #8). We will have a geometry vocabulary quiz on Friday and a study session friday morning before school at 8:15 am. Also, parents, I appreciate your patience as I have not yet posted last week's grades. I am working on this and hope to have all classes updated by tomorrow (Wednesday). Thank-you.

On a personal note, I apologize for not posting a blog yesterday as I was out quite unexpectedly. We had a fire at our house late Sunday night. I have told the students what happened and asked them each to check with their parents to make sure that their homes have a fire extinguisher. Fortunately, my husband remained calm and knew the location of our fire extinguisher. The scariest part was that it happened late at night (at about midnight) when normally we would have all been asleep; however, my husband had stayed awake a little later than usual, thank goodness, so he was able to extinguish it before it could have potentially become devastating.

posted on: January 30, 2007

Friday, January 26

Today, after the warm-up, we checked the homework assignment (pages 198-199). After taking questions on this assignment, we completed a rubric activity in class. We then played Geometry Bingo if time allowed. There is no homework for the week-end. I took 4 grades this week, 2 homework and 2 activity, and the they will be posted on I-Parent early next week.

posted on: January 26, 2007

Thursday, January 25

Today we completed a warm-up activity. We then reviewed 5-2 Classifying Triangles. The homework assignment is to complete pages 198-199 (#9-21/#25-27). Also, there is a 1 day extension for the line design assignment. This will be an activity grade and will be tomorrow, as well. Please note that there will be a geometry vocabulary quiz next Friday, February 2. Please be reviewing your words on a daily basis. We will also review for this quiz in class the day before.

posted on: January 25, 2007

Wednesday, January 24

Today I collected the geometry drawings. Then we went over parallel lines, transversals, and types of angles formed when you intersect 2 lines with a transversal: 5-1 Parallel Lines in your textbooks. The homework for tonight is to complete pages191-192 (10-32 all/omit 28). This will be due tomorrow along with your work from worksheet 1-11B and 1-13B. Next Friday, we will have a Geometry Vocabulary Quiz.

posted on: January 24, 2007

Tuesday, January 23

Today we completed a warm-up activity to review the material presented in class yesterday. I reminded the students that the Geometry Vocab. Drawing Activity is due tomorrow. I then passed out a two sided worksheet as follows: 1-11B Measuring Angles with a Protractor and 1-13 B Using Angles to Create Line Designs. We went over this and the students spent the balance of time working on this. This will be due on Thursday. Students who are going on the band trip can turn this all in on Friday along with the make-up work which is posted on yesterday's blog (I also had you write it down in class today).

posted on: January 23, 2007

Monday, January 23

WORK FOR STUDENTS THAT WILL BE OUT ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY:
Following is the make-up work for students that will be out this week on the band trip. All work will be due on Friday when you return. I will also announce this work in class tomorrow. Wednesday: We will go over 5-1 Parallel Lines (pgs. 188-191) The homework will be pgs 191-192 (#10-32/omit #28).
Thursday: We will go over 5-2 Classifying Triangles (pgs. 196-198). The homework will be pgs 198-199 (#9-21/25-27).

posted on: January 22, 2007

Monday, January 22

Today I collected the Option 1 (points back for 9, 10, 11, 12) or Option 2 (test corrections). We did not get a chance to go over Real Numbers but we will do so later this week. Next, we started a new unit on Geometry. Several vocabulary words were reviewed today and we copied these in class. We then talked about protractors and how to measure and draw angles. Please be sure to start bringing a protractor to class if you did not do so today. The assignment was passed out. It is a Geometry Vocabulary Drawing Activity. This will be due on Wednesday. If you are going on the band trip, it will be due on Friday when you return. This will be an Activity Grade.

posted on: January 22, 2007

Friday, January 19

Today we worked on Accelerated Math. I also passed back the Chapter 9 Test. I gave the students 2 options of earning some points back on this test. They are as follows:
Option 1: Several students across the board missed some or all of #9,#10, #11 and #12. I have considered this and have come to the conclusion that this concept needs to be re-taught. So, you may choose to earn back points on any or all of these problems. They are worth 3 points each.

OR

Option 2: If you did not miss these (congratulations!), but missed other problems on the test, you may do corrections on ANY problems that you missed and earn back 1 point per correction (of course, it must be correct!)

So, decide which option will be more advantageous for you and on a separate piece of paper which you will staple to the front of your test either:
1: specify that you want points back for some or all of #9-#12

OR

2: complete corrections for any problems that you have missed

This will be due at the beginning of class on Monday. Also, please bring your protractors to class on Monday. Finally, if you scored a 73 or below on the test, be sure to get a parent signature. Have a good week-end!

posted on: January 19, 2007

Thursday, January 18

Today I took questions over the review assignment (pgs. 630-631) and then I collected this for a completion/homework grade. The Chapter 9 Test followed. There is no homework for tonight. Tomorrow I will pass back the test and we will work on Accelerated Math.

posted on: January 18, 2007

Thursday, January 18

Today I took questions over the review assignment (pgs. 630-631) and then I collected this for a completion/homework grade. The Chapter 9 Test followed. There is no homework for tonight. Tomorrow I will pass back the test and we will work on Accelerated Math.

posted on: January 18, 2007

Tuesday, January 16

Today we worked on Chapter 9 Review Problems from pages 630-631. The assignment is as follows:
pg. 630; Lesson 9-1 (2-30 evens)
pg. 631; Lesson 9-2 (2-28 evens)
pg. 631; Lesson 9-3 (1-5 all)
pg. 631; Lesson 9-4 (1-14 all)
You may use a calculator on Lesson 9-4 only. If you did not finish these review problems in class today, you will have two nights to work on these as they will not be due until Thursday. Also, the Chapter 9 Test will be Thursday and there will be a study session before school on Thursday at 8:15 am. Be sure to be bring your calculators to school, as you will be able to use it on the Pythagorean Theorem test questions.

Please remember that the writing assessment is tomorrow. Bring a #2 pencil and blue or black pens. This assessment will be taken with homeroom classes in the morning. Get good rest tonight and eat a good breakfast tomorrow.

posted on: January 16, 2007

Friday, January 12

Today we went over the homework from Workbook Practice 9-5 (#1-6). We then spent the remainder of class working on Accelerated Math. Please remember that the Ch. 9 Test will be next Thursday and we will have a study session that morning before school. I am sorry that I did not get a chance to begin posting grades this week. I will begin posting grades to I-Parent early next week. Thus far, we have had 4 homework grades and 1 quiz grade. Have a great week-end and I will see you all on Tuesday!

posted on: January 12, 2007

Thursday, January 11

Today we took our timed quiz on the perfect squares of #1 - 20 and #25. We then spent the rest of class going over and answering questions from last night's homework (pg. 400). The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 9-5 (#1-6). As I announced in class, you may use a calculator for all Pythagorean Theorem problems. Tomorrow we will do Accelerated Math. I plan to begin posting grades from this week tomorrow.

posted on: January 11, 2007

Wednesday, January 10

Today we started class with a warm-up activity to review sections 9-2 and 9-3. Then, we went over 9-4 The Pythagorean Theorem. The homework for tonight is to complete page 400 in the textbook (#11-29 all). Please be sure to check the class notes section of today's blog, as the last page has several notes about the assignment. We will have a timed quiz tomorrow over the perfect squares of #1-20 and #25. We have been practicing this in class for the last two days. The Ch. 9 Test will be next Thursday with a study session that morning before school.

posted on: January 10, 2007

Tuesday, January 9

Today we completed a warm-up activity to review perfect squares. Then we went over the homework from 9-1. We then practiced the perfect squares of #1-20 and #25 and completed a 3 minute practice quiz. Tomorrow we will take a 2 minute practice quiz. Then, on Thursday, we will take a 1 minute quiz for a grade (this is a change from Wednesday to Thursday). Please note that you will be able to write the numbers 1-20 and 25 prior to the clock starting. The homework is Workbook Practice 9-2 (#1-24) and Workbook Practice 9-3 (#1-9). The Chapter 9 Test will be next Thursday, Jan. 18.

posted on: January 09, 2007

Monday, January 8

Welcome Back! I hope that everyone had a very safe and restful break. We jumped right back into our math curriculum today. We started Chapter 9: Exploring Real Numbers. Today we went over 9-1 Square Roots. (See the posted notes on this section) The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 9-1 (#1-21 all). Also, remember to study your square root chart for #1-20 and #25. We will have a quiz on this Wednesday over this. The Chapter 9 Test will be next Thursday, January 18th. Please note that the 8th grade Writing Assessment will take place on Wednesday, January 17th. If you had me for periods 1, 2 or 3, I had these dates incorrect on the board, so please be sure to correct them in your agendas.

posted on: January 08, 2007

Thursday,December 21

Hello Students and Parents: Have a safe and enjoyable break! I will see you all in 2007!
Please remember to keep your minds active over the break by reading, working sudoko puzzles, etcetera
Mrs. McCrery

posted on: December 21, 2006

Wednesday, December 20

Today we took an integer pop quiz. This will be the first activity grade for the next 9 weeks. We then spent the remainder of class working on the winter packets. There is no homework tonight.

posted on: December 20, 2006

Tuesday, December 19

Today I passed back the Chapter 8 Notebook Check. We then worked on Winter Packets in class. I also told the students their 9-week averages today. If a student has a C or below, I sent home a progress report to get signed. There is no homework tonight.

posted on: December 19, 2006

Monday, December 18

Hello students and parents! Today, I passed back the Chapter 8 Test. If a student scored a "C" or below, I will work with them individually in class tomorrow while the remainder of the class is working on Winter Math Packet (to be passed out on Tuesday). I then collected the Chapter 8 Notebook. Please note that this will be the LAST notebook check. After the winter break, I will no longer be doing notebook checks. However, all students are expected to maintain an organized math notebook until the end of the school year. We then played a great game: Integer Bingo. This was wonderful for reviewing our integer rules. The winners will receive their prizes tomorrow. There is no homework for tonight. Parents, please check I-Parent to see your child's average. If a student has a C or below, I will send home a progress report tomorrow.
Note: 7th period tests will be passed back tomorrow.

posted on: December 18, 2006

Thursday, December 14

Today we went over the Mock Test in class. Then we reviewed for the test using whiteboards. Tomorrow we will have the Chapter 8 Test. There will be a study session in the morning at 8:20 am.

Parents and Students, Please be sure to check your school supplies. I have noticed that some students are coming to class without paper and/or pencil. Please re-stock your supplies, if necessary. Also, many of my students do not have calculators. I have some to loan out, however, it would be very helpful if each student had their own. We will be using these more frequently as we progress into the 2nd half of the year. Thank you!

posted on: December 14, 2006

Wednesday, December 13

Today in class we went over the homework that was assigned yesterday (Pgs. 374-376; #9-31 all). This is the Chapter Review at the end of Chapter 8. After taking questions on this assignment, I passed out a "Mock" Test with an answer key, so that you may check your answers. This will be due tomorrow. After going over questions from the "Mock" Test, we will review with whiteboards. The Chapter 8 Test will be Friday and there will be a study session Friday morning before school beginning at 8:20 am. The notebook for Chapter 8 will be due on Monday, December 18. The notebook contents are as follows:
1. add/subtract positive and negative fractions and decimals worksheet(1/2 sheet of paper - 10 problems)
2. Using Integers worksheet (1/2 sheet of paper - 10 word problems)
3. "What did cupid say...?" worksheet
4. 8-1 Workbook (study guide and practice)
5. 8-2/8-3 Notes
6. 8-3 Workbook (practice)
7. Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
8. More Percent Practice worksheet (large and small percents)
9. 8-5 Notes
10. 8-5 Workbook (practice)
11. "Did you hear about?" worksheet
12. Percent of Change worksheet (1/2 sheet of paper - 10 problems)
13. Practice Fraction Problems worksheet
14. "What do you get when you..." worksheet
15. 8-6 Notes
16. 8-6 Workbook (study guide- selected problems and practice)
17. Pgs. 374-376 (#9-31 all)
18. Mock Test with Answer Key

posted on: December 13, 2006

Monday, December 11

Today we went over 8-6 Simple Interest. This is a great lesson, because there is considerable "everyday life applicability" with this topic. Anyway, the homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 8-6 (#1-17 all). The Chapter 8 Test is tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday, however, I am seriously considering moving it up to this Friday if we can be ready for it. I will blog daily about the test date and we will discuss in class. There will be a notebook check for Chapter 8 and I will post the table of contents by mid-week. The notebook check will be due on Monday, Dec. 18. Have a good evening!

posted on: December 11, 2006

Friday, December 8

Whew! What a week it has been...I apologize for not posting a blog since Tuesday. I was out unexpectedly Wed and Thurs with a sick child. So, in this blog, I want to summarize/recap the week. On Wednesday, my substitute checked and took questions over Workbook Practice 8-5. He then passed out 2 worksheets for the students to complete for homework (to be due Thursday): 1) "Did you hear about..." worksheet (percents) and Percent of Change worksheet (1/2 sheet of paper with 10 word problems). On Thursday, the students worked on 2 more worksheets: 1) Practice Fraction Problems and 2)"What do you get when you..." (percent of increase/decrease word problems). Today, we regrouped...I passed back the quiz and students completed quiz corrections in class and turned them in. We then worked on Accelerated Math. As for the work this week...I took a homework grade for Workbook Practice 8-5. I collected the 2 worksheets which were passed on Wednesday. You should place the worksheets from Thursday in your math notebooks for the next notebook check. There is no homework this week-end. Have a good one!

posted on: December 08, 2006

Tuesday, December 5

Today we went over 8-5 Percent of Change. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 8-5 (#1-20 all).
I will pass back your quizzes tomorrow. The Chapter 8 Test will be on Tuesday, December 19th.

posted on: December 05, 2006

Monday, December 4

Today I reviewed for about 10 minutes, then we took a quiz over 8-1 through 8-4. Several people did not finish the quiz, so you will have some class time to complete them tomorrow. There is no homework tonight.
Please remember that this Wednesday is an Early Release Day for students.

posted on: December 04, 2006

Friday, December 1

Today we checked and went over the homework: Workbook Practice 8-4. We then spent the remainder of classtime working on Accelerated Math. Please remember that there will be a quiz on Monday covering 8-1 through 8-4. There will be a study session on Monday morning beginning at 8:20 am.

posted on: December 01, 2006

Thursday, November 30

Today I collected the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Activity at the beginning of class. We then worked on a warm-up activity. I then passed out the worksheet titled More Percent Practice (this corresponds with section 8-4: Large and Small Percents). We then completed #1-19 together as a class. Your homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 8-4 (#1-20 all). We will have a quiz on Monday covering 8-1 through 8-4. There will be a study session Monday before school at 8:20 am.

posted on: November 30, 2006

Wednesday, November 29

Today we checked and went over the homework Workbook Practice 8-3 (#1-20 all). Then we completed a Holiday Shopping Extravaganza activity using mail order catalogs. We calculated discount and new prices on 20 items. Your homework tonight is to complete this activity if you did not complete it in class today. These will be collected at the beginning of class tomorrow. Please remember that we will have a quiz on Monday and a study session that morning before school at 8:20 am.

posted on: November 29, 2006

Tuesday, November 28

Today we completed a warm-up activity. Then we checked and went over the homework from 8-1. We then covered 8-2 The Percent Proportion and 8-3 The Percent Equation. The assignment is to complete Workbook Practice 8-3 (#1-20 all). Use either the percent proportion or the percent equation to complete this assignment. There will be a quiz on Monday and a study session Monday morning. (Note: 3rd. period elected to cover only the percent proportion during today's lesson. We will also go over the percent equation in this class before the end of this week.)

posted on: November 28, 2006

Monday, November 27

Welcome Back! I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break whether it was spent in Atlanta or out of town. Today in BAG class we completed a warm-up activity (8 problems of multiplying and dividing with fractions and decimals). We then went over 8-1 Using Proportions. Tonight's homework is to complete Workbook Study Guide 8-1 (#1-7) and Workbook Practice 8-1 (#1-12). We will have a quiz next monday (Dec. 4th) over 8-1 through 8-4 and a study session that morning.

posted on: November 27, 2006

Monday, November 20

Today I collected the Chapter 7 Notebook Check from those students who had not yet turned theirs in. Then, we worked in Think-Pairs to complete 2 Integer Worksheets. We then checked these in class. Keep these in your notebooks, as these 2 worksheets will be the first item in the next notebook check. I then passed back the Chapter 7 Test and the Chapter 7 Notebook Check. Be sure to pull the 1/2 page of fraction and decimal problems from the Ch. 7 Notebook packet and re-file that in your binder. We will complete this after Thanksgiving. Tomorrow we will work on Accelerated Math. Please note that you will receive an Activity Grade for this 9 weeks for A.M. This will be a participation grade. If you have been here on Fridays and have been working at a steady pace, you are in good shape for this grade. Finally, I would like to wish everybody a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving Holiday.

posted on: November 20, 2006

Thursday, November 16

Today I collected, checked and passed back the Chapter 7 Review assignment while the class worked on the Chapter 7 "Mock" Test. I then passed out the key to the mock test so that students could grade their papers and report their scores to me before leaving class. Tomorrow is the Chapter 7 Test. In addition, I passed out the Chapter 7 Notebook Checklist. Notebooks will be due no later than Monday at the beginning of class.
Announcement: Correction - 4 1/2 week mid-term progress reports will be sent home on Monday, November 27th (not Nov. 21st. as I had said in a previous post)

posted on: November 16, 2006

Wednesday, November 15

Today we completed and graded in class an Integer Quiz/Activity. This is the 3rd one that we have done for this 9 weeks. These are being counted as Activity grades. Then we completed Combining Fractions and Decimals (#7-12). Students came up and worked these out on the Promethean Board as a check. The homework assignment that was assigned yesterday is due at the beginning of class tomorrow. You will turn this in. Tomorrow we will work on a Ch. 7 Practice Test. The Ch. 7 Test is Friday and the study session is tomorrow at 8:20 am. Be thinking about your notebooks. These will be due on Monday. I will post a Ch. 7 Notebook Checklist.

posted on: November 15, 2006

Tuesday, November 14

Today we did a self-check on Practice 7-10 (Solving and Graphing Inequalities). We then went over any questions from this assignment. Then, I assigned the following as a comprehensive review for Friday's test on Ch. 7:
Pg. 623 Lesson 7-1 (2-18 even)
Lesson 7-2 (2-18 even)
Pg. 624 Lesson 7-3 (2-18 even)
Pg. 626 Lesson 7-8 (first column)
Lesson 7-9 (first column)
Lesson 7-10 (first column)
I passed out the solutions for this assignment so that you may check as you work through these problems. This assignment will be due on THURSDAY.
In addition, there will be a study session on Thursday morning at 8:20 am.
Other announcements: Hold onto the 1/2 sheet of warm-up problems that we worked on in class on Monday. We will complete more of these problems in class tomorrow. There will be a Chapter 7 Notebook Check on Monday, November 20th. The checklist will be posted this week. I will also pass one out in class.

posted on: November 14, 2006

Monday, November 13

Today we completed a warm-up activity on basic operations with fractions and decimals. Bring that sheet to class with you each day this week, as we will begin class with those problems. Then we went over 7-10 Solving (and Graphing) Inequalities. We completed Workbook Study Guide page 7-10 (#1-6). I have posted these problems on the blog. The homework is to complete Practice page 7-10 (#1-10 all). Solve the inequality on a separate piece of lined notebook paper and then graph the solution in the workbook. The Chapter 7 Test will be this Friday. There will be a study session on THURSDAY before school. Reminder: This Wednesday is the end of the 4 1/2 weeks, so I will be sending home mid-term progress reports next Monday (11/20).

posted on: November 13, 2006

Thursday, November 9

Today I passed back the re-take quiz. I will record the higher of your 2 scores as your quiz grade. Then we went over the homework from pages 292 and 317. We spent the majority of class completing the Workbook Practice 7-9 (Solving Equations with Rational Numbers). Each student had an opportunity to explain how to solve one of the equations. There is no homework tonight. We will work on Accelerated Math tomorrow. Next week there will be a Chapter 7 Test on Wednesday. I may move this to Thursday if I feel we need another day to review the Chapter 7 material.

posted on: November 09, 2006

Wednesday, November 8

Today I collected the take home quiz on operations with fractions. We then went over 7-4 Properties of Rational Numbers and 7-9 Solving Equations with Rational Numbers. The homework for tonight is to complete pg. 292 (11-31 odd) and pg. 317 (11-27).

posted on: November 08, 2006

Monday, November 6

Today I passed back the 7.1,7.2,7.3,7.8 quiz. We went over every problem in class and completed quiz corrections in class. I collected the quiz corrections and then passed them back before the end of class. Since the scores on the quiz were lower than expected, I passed out a new quiz on the same material. Your assignment is to complete the Re-Take Quiz and have it ready to turn in at the beginning of class on Wednesday. You should complete all work on a separate piece of notebook paper and staple it to the quiz. Please be sure to record your final answers in the Answer column on the quiz form. After I grade the Re-take quiz, I will record the higher of your 2 quiz scores. Please note that the re-take quiz is optional if you scored an A or B on the original quiz.

posted on: November 06, 2006

Friday, November 3

Today we checked and went over the 800 lb. monster worksheet on operations with fractions and mixed numbers. I then collected this assignment. Then we had the quiz over 7.1,7.2,7.3, and 7.8. Have a great week-end. There is no homework for the week-end.

posted on: November 03, 2006

Thursday, November 2

Today we had a very busy day in BAG class! First, we completed a warm-up activity. Then we checked and went over the homework (pg. 288 and pg. 314). We also checked and went over the first page of the Algebra packet. We will check the second page tomorrow. We then took a timed quiz on basic integer operations. Finally, I passed out the homework (800 lb. monster worksheet). There are 19 problems. Be sure to complete all problems on a separate piece of lined notebook paper and staple it to the worksheet. Don't forget that there is a quiz tomorrow on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers. There will be a study session in the morning at 8:20 am.

posted on: November 02, 2006

Wednesday, November 1

I did not post yesterday as I was out due to family doctor appointments. So, yesterday the substitute passed out the solutions to Monday night's homework (pg. 280 and pg.283) so that the students could do a self check. Then, the students received an Algebra packet. This will be due tomorrow. No calculators allowed on this assignment. Today we went over 7-3 Multiplying Fractions and 7-8 Dividing Fractions. The homework is page 288(11-27 odd) and page 314 (9-19 odd) and finally, finish the Algebra packet.

posted on: November 01, 2006

Monday, October 30

Today I passed back the Chapter 6 Test. We then started Chapter 7 (Rational Numbers). We covered the following in class today: 7-1 Adding/Subtracting Like Fractions and 7-2 Adding/Subtracting Unlike Fractions. The homework for tonight is to complete Pg. 280 (11-21 odd) and Pg. 283 (15-33 odd). I have also posted the notes from today's lesson.

posted on: October 30, 2006

Thursday, October 26

Today we checked and went over the homework (Workbook Practice 6-9 odds). We then had the Chapter 6 Test. I passed out a notebook checklist for you to get your notebook items together. You could have passed this in today or I will also accept it at the beginning of class tomorrow. Tomorrow we will work on Accelerated Math. The only homework is to get your notebook together if you did not do so after the test today in class.

posted on: October 26, 2006

Wednesday, October 25

Today we did a self check on page 652. We then took notes on 6-9 Scientific Notation (see notes that have been posted). The learned skills were to change a number in scientific notation to standard form and vice versa. The homework for tonight is to complete in your workbook 6-9 Practice page (#1-27 odd). The Chapter 6 Test will be tomorrow and there will be a study session in the morning at 8:20 am. Also, please note that I will do a notebook check tomorrow. You should have the following items in your notebook:

Chapter 1-3 Review Packet
W.S.: Equation Solving Fun/It's Fun Sumtimes
Divisibility Rules Graphic Organizer
Sieve of Eratosthenes
HW: 6-1,6-2 Practice Pages
HW: 6-3,6-7 Practice Pages
Notes 6-4 and 6-5 (Rational Numbers)
HW: 6-4,6-5 Practice Pages
HW: 6-5 Study Guide, 6-8 Practice
HW: Pgs. 268-270
HW: Pg. 652
Notes 6-9 Scientific Notation
HW: 6-9 Practice Page

posted on: October 25, 2006

Tuesday, October 24

Today I passed back your quizzes on rational numbers and we went over these in class. Then we checked the homework from pages 268-269. Your homework for tonight is to complete page 652 (#1-27 all; OMIT #19-21). We will review for the Chapter 6 test in class tomorrow. (Please remember to bring your whiteboard erasers and markers.) The test will be on Thursday and there will be a study session Thursday morning at 8:20 am.

posted on: October 24, 2006

Friday, October 20

Today we finished the quiz and then worked on Accelerated Math in class. There is no homework for the week-end. I will be out on Monday. Please be sure to bring your textbooks to class on Monday. You will be working on review problems for the Chapter 6 Test which will be Thursday, October 26th. Have a great week-end!

posted on: October 20, 2006

Thursday, October 19

Today we checked and went over the homework (6-5 study guide and 6-8 practice). We then took a quiz over sections 6-4,6-5 and 6-8. Tomorrow you can finish the quiz if you did not today and we will also work on Accelerated Math.

posted on: October 19, 2006

Thursday, October 19

Today we checked and went over the homework (6-5 study guide and 6-8 practice). We then took a quiz over sections 6-4,6-5 and 6-8. Tomorrow you can finish the quiz if you did not today and we will also work on Accelerated Math.

posted on: October 19, 2006

Wednesday, October 18

Today we checked the homework (6-4 and 6-5 workbook practice pages). We then went over 6-8 Comparing and Ordering Rational Numbers (see today's notes that are also posted). This lesson focused on comparing and ordering rational numbers expressed as fractions or decimals. There will be a quiz tomorrow over 6-4,6-5, and 6-8. The study session will be at 8:20 am.

posted on: October 18, 2006

Tuesday, October 17

Today I collected your GCF/LCM quiz corrections. We then moved into new material: 6-4 Rational Numbers - to identify and simplify rational numbers and 6-5 Rational Numbers and Decimals: to express rational numbers as decimals and decimals as fractions. Please review the notes that I have posted on this material. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 6-4 (#1-20 all) and Workbook Practice 6-5 (#1-26 all). There will be a quiz on Thursday and a study session on Thursday morning at 8:20 am.

posted on: October 17, 2006

Monday, October 16

Today I retaught prime factorization, GCF and LCM. Friday's quiz scores indicated to me that we needed to spend some more time on these concepts. I then passed back the quizzes. The homework for tonight is for everybody (regardless of your grade-unless it is a 100) to do quiz corrections. Please do them on a separate piece of paper and staple it to the front of your quiz. Also, be sure to highlight or circle your answers. This will be due at the beginning of class tomorrow. We will then move into new material: rational numbers.

posted on: October 16, 2006

Wednesday, October 11

Today we covered the following skills in class: to find the greatest common factor and the least common multiple of two or more numbers. The homework for tonight is to complete the Workbook Practice 6-3 (#7-18 all) and 6-7 (the 1st and 3rd columns). There will be a quiz tomorrow on 6-1,6-2,6-3,6-7. There will also be a study session at 8:20 am.

posted on: October 11, 2006

Tuesday, October 10

On Tuesday we started a new unit on Number Theory. The skills covered were as follows: To use divisibility rules for 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9 and 10 and to find the prime factorization of a a composite number. We completed a graphic organizer in class on divisibility rules and we also completed the Sieve of Eratosthenes. The homework for Tuesday night is to complete Workbook Practice pages 6-1 (#1-26) and 6-2 (#1-24).

posted on: October 11, 2006

Thursday, Oct. 5

Today we went over the Chapter 1-3 Review Packet. We then worked on a worksheet with several equations and expressions. Please finish this worksheet for homework if you did not finish in class today (front and back). You may not use calculators on this assignment. Tomorrow we will begin Accelerated Math.

posted on: October 05, 2006

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Today we went over the Mr. Faddle's Grade Book logic puzzle. We then had a notebook check. Your homework for tonight is to complete the Ch. 1-3 Review packet. We will begin Accelerated Math this week.

posted on: October 04, 2006

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Today we checked page 649 (1-33 all). We then took the Chapter 3 Test on Proportions and Percents. Complete the logic puzzle that you picked up after the test. Tomorrow there will be a notebook check. Please check the class notes section of my blog for the Table of Contents. Do not worry about numbering your items for the notebook check. We will not be numbering anymore, but there will still be notebook checks for every unit.

posted on: October 03, 2006

Monday, October 2

Today we checked and went over the Practice Test for Chapter 3. The homework for tonight is to complete Page 649 (1-33all). The Chapter 3 Test on Proportions and Percents will be tomorrow.

posted on: October 02, 2006

Thursday, September 28

Today we discussed 2 ways to find the percent of a number. You may either use an equation or proportion to find percents. We worked on a practice test in preparation for next Tuesday's Ch. 3 Test. There will be a study session on Monday morning at 8:20 a.m. The homework for tonight is to finish the practice test if you did not finish in class today.

posted on: September 28, 2006

Wednesday, September 27

Today we worked on equivalent fraction/decimal/percent conversions. Your homework is to complete Practice Wkbk.3-4 (all). The chapter 3 test is scheduled for next Tuesday, Oct. 3.

posted on: September 27, 2006

Tuesday, September 26

Today we worked in class on determining ratios and unit rates, simplifying them and converting to percents. We covered 3-4 Fractions, Decimals and Percents. See today's class notes section to view the notes on this material. The homework for tonight is to complete Pg. 116(5-45 odd). Be sure to check your answers in the back of the book. The Ch. 3 Test will be one week from today, Tuesday, Oct. 3.

posted on: September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25

Today I passed back the Chapter 2 Test. If you scored a 79 or below, corrections are required and they are due at the beginning of class tomorrow. Period 3 saw their scores today, and they will receive their tests back tomorrow. Then we covered the first 3 sections from Chapter 3 as follows:
3-1 Ratios and Rates
3-2 Ratios and Percents
3-3 Solving Proportions
The homework for tonight is pg. 106(11-23 odd)/pg. 109-110 (11-31 odd)/pg. 113(11-25 odd). To view today's class notes, click on the Class Notes section of my blog.

posted on: September 25, 2006

Monday, September 25

Today I passed back the Chapter 2 Test. If you scored a 79 or below, corrections are required and they are due at the beginning of class tomorrow. Period 3 saw their scores today, and they will receive their tests back tomorrow. Then we covered the first 3 sections from Chapter 3 as follows:
3-1 Ratios and Rates
3-2 Ratios and Percents
3-3 Solving Proportions
The homework for tonight is pg. 106(11-23 odd)/pg. 109-110 (11-31 odd)/pg. 113(11-25 odd). To view today's class notes, click on the Class Notes section of my blog.

posted on: September 25, 2006

Thursday, September 21

Today we used the dry erase boards to review for the Chapter 2/Equations test which will be tomorrow. There will be a study session before school beginning at 8:20 am.

posted on: September 21, 2006

Wednesday, September 20

Today we checked the homework (worksheet #78). We then covered 2-10 The Coordinate System. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 2-10 (#1-24 all).

posted on: September 20, 2006

Wednesday, September 20

Today we checked the homework (worksheet #78). We then covered 2-10 The Coordinate System. The homework for tonight is to complete Workbook Practice 2-10 (#1-24 all).

posted on: September 20, 2006

Tuesday, September 19

Today we checked and went over the homework from last night (Worksheets 76 & 77). Today, we continued to work on solving equations in class. The homework for tonight is Worksheet #78 ...More Mixed Practice. There will be a test this Friday on Solving Equations. There will also be a review session on Friday morning at 8:20 am.

posted on: September 19, 2006

Tuesday, September 19

Today we checked and went over the homework from last night (Worksheets 76 & 77). Today, we continued to work on solving equations in class. The homework for tonight is Worksheet #78 ...More Mixed Practice. There will be a test this Friday on Solving Equations. There will also be a review session on Friday morning at 8:20 am.

posted on: September 19, 2006

Monday, September 18

Today we covered Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides. The homework for tonight is Worksheet #76: Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides and Worksheet #77: Mixed Practice.

posted on: September 18, 2006

Thursday, September 14

Students and Parents, I apologize that this is the first blog that I have posted this week, as I have been out with 2 sick children. Anyway, today in class I passed back the Chapter 1 Test and I passed out progress reports (1st and 2nd only). Some students need to do test corrections and some students need to get their progress reports signed. For 1st and 2nd periods, there are 2 worksheets due on Monday. These are 1) Solving 2-step equations with integers and 2) Solving equations using the distributive property.

posted on: September 14, 2006

Thursday, September 14

Students and Parents, I apologize that this is the first blog that I have posted this week, as I have been out with 2 sick children. Anyway, today in class I passed back the Chapter 1 Test and I passed out progress reports (1st and 2nd only). Some students need to do test corrections and some students need to get their progress reports signed. For 1st and 2nd periods, there are 2 worksheets due on Monday. These are 1) Solving 2-step equations with integers and 2) Solving equations using the distributive property.

posted on: September 14, 2006

Friday, September 8th

Today we took the Chapter 1 Test. I also did a notebook check for #15 - 29. Have a Great Week-end!

posted on: September 08, 2006

Thursday, September 7

Today we checked the Chapter Study Guide and Assessment problems on pgs. 49-50. We then did an in-class review using dry erase boards. Tomorrow will be the Chapter 1 Test. There will also be a notebook check tomorrow. Check the class notes section of my blog for the Table of Contents #15-29.

posted on: September 07, 2006

Wednesday, Sept. 6

Due to the testing schedule today, I saw only 1st, 2nd and 3rd periods. In those classes, we checked the homework (pg. 46 and Workbook Practice page 1-9. The students also turned in their quiz corrections from the Equations Quiz (see Tuesday, Sept. 5) class notes section for corrections procedures. I then assigned Chapter Study Guide and Assessment in their textbooks (pgs. 49-50; #9-41 all/44-47 all). The Chapter 1 Test will be this Friday, and there will be a review session tomorrow at 8:20 am. Please note that pgs. 49-50 is due for ALL classes tomorrow. (It was assigned to periods 6 & 7 on Tuesday).

posted on: September 06, 2006

Tueday, September 5th

Today I passed back the Equations Quiz and explained the procedures for corrections. We then covered 1.9 Solving Inequalities. The homework for tonight is pg. 46 (13-29 odd/do not graph) and Workbook Practice 1-9 (#1-11 all/do the graphs). There will be a Chapter 1 Test this Friday and a review session on Thursday morning at 8:20 am.

posted on: September 05, 2006

Friday, September 1

After we completed the warm-up and checked last night's homework, we worked on review problems in periods 1,2 and 3. Periods 6 and 7 worked on a very challenging Equation Match Activity (don't worry periods 1,2 and 3...you will get a chance to do this next week!). I will pass back the Equations Quiz on Tuesday. There is no homework this week-end...Have a Great Labor Day Week-end!

posted on: September 01, 2006

Thursday, August 31

Today we went over the homework from the workbook (Practice 1-6). Please refer to the Class Notes section of my blog for the answers to this. We then reviewed section 1.7 Solving 2-Step Equations. Again, please refer to the Class Notes section of the blog to see today's class examples. The homework for tonight is pgs. 35-36 (13-43 odd/omit #37).

posted on: August 31, 2006

Wednesday,August 30

Today I passed out the workbooks. Please bring this to class with you daily. If you misplace your workbook, there is a $12 replacement fee. We completed our warm-up activity from the workbook. We then discussed section 1-6 Writing Expressions and Equations. Your homework for tonight is to complete (.in the workbook) Practice page 1-6 (#1-21 all). We also started the Equations Quiz. Many of you did not finish, so you will have time in class tomorrow.

posted on: August 30, 2006

Tuesday, August 29

Today we played a great game called Equation Bingo. We then covered 1-step equations with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The homework tonight is pg. 19 (13-29 odd) and pg. 24 (13-29 odd). Please show all steps and check all work. There will be a quiz tomorrow over the material covered today and yesterday.

posted on: August 29, 2006

Monday, August 28

Today I passed back the Integer Quiz. If you scored below and 89%, I gave you an extra practice sheet to complete and turn in tomorrow. We then covered a lot of material today as follows: 1-2 Powers and Exponents and 1-3 Variables, Expressions and Equations. Please refer to the class notes section in my blog to view today's class notes. There will be a quiz Wednesday. Tonight's homework is pg. 10 (13-33 odd). You may use a calculator on this page. Also, complete pg. 14 (15-39 odd). Remember to check your odd problems in the back of the book.

posted on: August 28, 2006

Monday, August 28

Today I passed back the Integer Quiz. If you scored below and 89%, I gave you an extra practice sheet to complete and turn in tomorrow. We then covered a lot of material today as follows: 1-2 Powers and Exponents and 1-3 Variables, Expressions and Equations. Please refer to the class notes section in my blog to view today's class notes. There will be a quiz Wednesday. Tonight's homework is pg. 10 (13-33 odd). You may use a calculator on this page. Also, complete pg. 14 (15-39 odd). Remember to check your odd problems in the back of the book.

posted on: August 28, 2006

Friday, August 25

Today we reviewed all of the rules for operations with integers. Then, we took the Integer Quiz. There is no homework for the week-end.

posted on: August 25, 2006

Friday, August 25

Today we reviewed all of the rules for operations with integers. Then, we took the Integer Quiz. There is no homework for the week-end.

posted on: August 25, 2006

Thursday, August 24

Today we played an integer card game. This game reinforced the concepts of combining integers through addition and subtraction and also, multiplying integers. Then we worked on review problems. The homework is to finish the worksheet that was passed out in class today. Remember, there are two sides (front and back) that need to be completed. We will have a quiz tomorrow. We will review all of the integer rules just prior to the quiz.

posted on: August 24, 2006

Wednesday, August 23

Today we did a brain busting activity: The Magic Circle. We also went over multiplying and dividing integers. The homework tonight is Pg. 80 (13-33 odd) and Pg. 82 (15-39 odd/45/47). Remember there is a quiz on Friday. Please check the Class Notes section of my blog for a copy of today's class notes.

posted on: August 23, 2006

Tuesday, August 22

Today we reviewed more addition with integers. We also covered subtraction with integers. Tonight's homework is the worksheet that was passed out in class today. There will be a quiz Friday over Integers and four Fraction problems (add, subtract, multiply, divide).

posted on: August 22, 2006

Monday, August 21

I passed back the decimals quiz today. We reviewed multiplying and dividing with fractions. We then covered the following topics:
2-1 Integers and Absolute Value
2-2 Comparing and Ordering Integers
2-3 Adding Integers
The homework tonight is: Pg. 58 (21-37 odd); Pg. 60 (10-24 all) and the You Write the Rules Worksheet.
Please remember to check your odd answers in the back of the book.

posted on: August 21, 2006

Friday, August 18

We had a great week in BAG class!! Today we took a quiz on decimals. We also reviewed multiplying and dividing fractions. Your homework is pgs. 603 and 604, the first column on both pages. Have a great week-end!!

posted on: August 18, 2006

Thursday, August 17

Today we checked pgs. 600 and 601. We also completed a warm-up activity. We then reviewed addition and subtraction of fractions. The homework for tonight is pg. 602 (1-39 odd). There will be a quiz tomorrow on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals.

posted on: August 17, 2006

Wednesday, August 16

Today we continued to work on the pre-test. We reviewed basic skills with decimals (add/subtract/multiply/divide). The homework assignment is pg. 600 and pg. 601 (21-47 odd problems on both pages). Please be sure to write the problem and show your work. Also, be sure to get your syllabus signed if you have not already done this. There will be a decimals quiz on Friday.

posted on: August 16, 2006

Tuesday, August 15

Today in BAG class we continued to work on the pre-test. I also checked to see if you got your syllabus signed. Please do this if you still need to. Also, please have your parents email me so I can store their email address in my directory.

posted on: August 15, 2006

First Day

Today in BAG class I passed out the syllabus and the guidelines for setting up your math notebooks. We also started taking a pre-test. Your homework tonight will be to show your parent(s) your syllabus and get this signed. Also, please have them e-mail me so that I can set up their e-mail addresses in my address book. My email address is: Patricia.McCrery@cobbk12.org

posted on: August 14, 2006

Friday, September 15

Today I saw 3rd, 6th and 7th. In 3rd period we checked the Solving 2-step equations with integers worksheet. The students then completed in class the worksheet titled Solving equations using the distributive property. In 6th and 7th, we checked the 2 sided worksheet: Solving 2-step equations with integers and What were the headlines...? We then completed in class the Solving equations using the distributive property worksheet. Have a Great Week-end!!

posted on: December 31, 1969

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