## August 31, 2006

All 8th graders will take the following tests during September:
September 6-7:  Cogat Ability Test
September 11-15: ITBS Achievement Test

Please make sure that your student is well rested and on time these days.  Students who are absent will have to make up the tests during alternate times.

Posted by Moncrieff at 02:20 PM

Algebra - Thursday, August 31

We reviewed over worksheets 2.4 and 2.6 from yesterday. We took a quiz on sections 2.1 - 2.4. No presents!!

Posted by Moncrieff at 12:13 PM

BAG - Thursday, August 31

1st period - We went over the homework today and the students seemed to need a little extra practice. We finished the quiz today. We will practice more with 1.6. There are no presents!!

2nd period - We went over the homework and took notes on 1.7, two step equations. We finished our quiz from yesterday. Homework is p. 35, 13 - 43, odd, omit 37.

Posted by Moncrieff at 09:55 AM

## August 30, 2006

Algebra - Wednesday, August 30

We went over section 2.4, Matrices, today in class. We did worksheet 2.4 and 2.6 for homework. There will be a quiz tomorrow on 2.1 - 2.4.

Posted by Moncrieff at 01:59 PM

Algebra - Wednesday, August 30

We went over section 2.4, Matrices, today in class. We did worksheet 2.4 and 2.6 for homework. There will be a quiz tomorrow on 2.1 - 2.4.

Posted by Moncrieff at 01:59 PM

BAG - August 30

We went over homework and section 1.6 on writing equations and exponents. We took a quiz on 1.2 - 1.5.
Homework is in your workbook, Practice page for 1-6, # 1 - 27, all. (Not the study guide page.)

Posted by Moncrieff at 09:47 AM

## August 29, 2006

Algebra - Tuesday, August 29

Signed tests were collected today, along with test corrections. If you haven't had it signed, make sure you have it for tomorrow. We went over homework and sections 2.2 and 2.3. This is very much review. Homework is worksheet 2.2 that was given out in class, p. 75, 13 - 49, odd, p. 77, 63 - 79, odd, p. 82, 17-69, odd, p. 85, 85 - 91, odd.
There will be a quiz on Thursday on 2.1 - 2.4.

Posted by Moncrieff at 12:30 PM

Algebra - Tuesday, August 29

Signed tests were collected today, along with test corrections. If you haven't had it signed, make sure you have it for tomorrow. We went over homework and sections 2.2 and 2.3. This is very much review. Homework is worksheet 2.2 that was given out in class, p. 75, 13 - 49, odd, p. 77, 63 - 79, odd, p. 82, 17-69, odd, p. 85, 85 - 91, odd.
There will be a quiz on Thursday on 2.1 - 2.4.

Posted by Moncrieff at 12:30 PM

BAG - Tuesday, August 29

We reviewed over last night's homework and took notes on 2.4 and 2.5, one step equations, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. We played equation bingo and began our homework in class. Homework is p.19 (13 - 29, odd), p. 24, (13 - 29, odd). We will have a quiz tomorrow on 1.2 - 1.5.

Posted by Moncrieff at 10:13 AM

## August 28, 2006

Algebra - Monday, August 28

Chapter tests were passed back today and go home for a parent's signature and test corrections. We went over section 2.1 on the real number line, Homework is worksheet 2.1, both top and bottom sections. We will also have a quiz on Thursday over 2.1 - 2.4.
Something new! Check out the attachment which are our notes from today:

Let me know what you think!

Posted by Moncrieff at 01:18 PM

BAG, Monday August 28

Check it out!! I have sent a copy of today's notes that you can review if you were absent or just wanted to review. Let me know how it works.
Quizzes were passed back today. We went over 1.2 and 1.3.
Homework is p. 10, 13-33, odd
p. 14, 15 - 39, odd ***Remember, to check your answers in the back of the book PRIOR to class tomorrow.
We will have a quiz on Wednesday on 1.2 - 1.5.

Posted by Moncrieff at 10:59 AM

## August 25, 2006

Algebra - Friday, August 25

Our first chapter test today! The students were given a math crossword to brush up on their integer skills. If they didn't finish in class, it is to be completed for Monday.
Have a terrific weekend!

Posted by Moncrieff at 09:48 AM

BAG - Friday, August 25

We took a quiz today on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers. NO PRESENTS!!

Posted by Moncrieff at 09:47 AM

## August 24, 2006

Algebra - Thursday, August 24

We went over last night's homework and did review work for the chapter one test tomorrow. We took a "mock" test to see how we would do. There is no assigned homework, but you can review problems in each section(do the last ones in each section which are generally the most challenging).

Posted by Moncrieff at 10:00 AM

BAG - Thursday, August 24

We reviewed for the quiz tomorrow by working on dry erase boards and completing a math crossword puzzle. No assigned homework, but you can review for the quiz by practicing adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers. Go online and google integers, there are tons of websites that will have practice problems!

Posted by Moncrieff at 09:57 AM

## August 23, 2006

My First Podcast

To introduce myself to you and your family, feel free to watch my first podcast!

Posted by Moncrieff at 04:08 PM

Algebra - Wednesday, August 23

Quizzes were passed back and we reviewed over journal entries. We went over the homework and took notes on 1.5. We practiced translating verbal expressions into algebraic expressions on dry erase boards.
Homework is p. 35, 13 - 47, odd
p. 38, 65 - 71, odd, 75, 77
Remember, the chapter one test is on Friday!

Posted by Moncrieff at 02:16 PM

BAG - Wednesday, August 23

We went over homework from yesterday. We also went over sections 2.7 and 2.8 on multiplying and dividing integers.
Homework is: p. 80, 13-33, odd
p. 82, 15-39, odd, 47, 49
Remember, quiz on Friday on +, - x, / integers

Posted by Moncrieff at 02:14 PM

## August 22, 2006

Algebra - Tuesday, August 22

We finished our quiz on 1.1 - 1.3 and graded it in class. We went over section 2.4, Equations and Inequalities.
Homework is p. 27, 15 - 63, odd.
p. 30, 85 - 99, odd
***Chapter 1 Test will be this Friday!!!

Posted by Moncrieff at 02:45 PM

BAG - Tuesday, August 22

We went over worksheet , "You Write the Rules."
We went over sections 2.4 and 2.5, Adding more integers and subtracting integers.
We did a class activity (magic circle) in partners. Those that were able to solve the puzzle received a bonus points pass.
Homework is a worksheet on +, - integers, all of it. We will have a quiz on Friday on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing integers.

Posted by Moncrieff at 02:07 PM

## August 21, 2006

Algebra - Monday, August 21

We took our first quiz today on sections 1.1 - 1.3. We will have our first test this Friday on chapter 1. There are no presents tonight!

Posted by Moncrieff at 12:31 PM

BAG - Monday, August 21

We moved quickly today and went over sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.,3. These sections dealt with integers, absolute value, comparing integers and adding integers. The quiz was passed back from Friday and questions were answered. Homework for tonight is the worksheet titled, "You Write the Rules" which is due tomorrow.

Posted by Moncrieff at 11:17 AM

BAG - Monday, August 21

We moved quickly today and went over sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.,3. These sections dealt with integers, absolute value, comparing integers and adding integers. The quiz was passed back from Friday and questions were answered. Homework for tonight is the worksheet titled, "You Write the Rules" which is due tomorrow.

Posted by Moncrieff at 11:17 AM

BAG - Monday, August 21

We moved quickly today and went over sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.,3. These sections dealt with integers, absolute value, comparing integers and adding integers. The quiz was passed back from Friday and questions were answered. Homework for tonight is the worksheet titled, "You Write the Rules" which is due tomorrow.

Posted by Moncrieff at 11:17 AM

BAG - Monday, August 21

We moved quickly today and went over sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.,3. These sections dealt with integers, absolute value, comparing integers and adding integers. The quiz was passed back from Friday and questions were answered. Homework for tonight is the worksheet titled, "You Write the Rules" which is due tomorrow.

Posted by Moncrieff at 11:15 AM

BAG - Monday, August 21

We moved quickly today and went over sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.,3. These sections dealt with integers, absolute value, comparing integers and adding integers. The quiz was passed back from Friday and questions were answered. Homework for tonight is the worksheet titled, "You Write the Rules" which is due tomorrow.

Posted by Moncrieff at 11:15 AM

BAG - Monday, August 21

We moved quickly today and went over sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.,3. These sections dealt with integers, absolute value, comparing integers and adding integers. The quiz was passed back from Friday and questions were answered. Homework for tonight is the worksheet titled, "You Write the Rules" which is due tomorrow.

Posted by Moncrieff at 11:15 AM

BAG - Monday, August 21

We moved quickly today and went over sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.,3. These sections dealt with integers, absolute value, comparing integers and adding integers. The quiz was passed back from Friday and questions were answered. Homework for tonight is the worksheet titled, "You Write the Rules" which is due tomorrow.

Posted by Moncrieff at 11:15 AM

BAG - Monday, August 21

We moved quickly today and went over sections 2.1, 2.2 and 2.,3. These sections dealt with integers, absolute value, comparing integers and adding integers. The quiz was passed back from Friday and questions were answered. Homework for tonight is the worksheet titled, "You Write the Rules" which is due tomorrow.

Posted by Moncrieff at 11:15 AM

## August 18, 2006

BAG - Friday, August 18

The finish of our first week! A great start! We went over homework, took and graded our first quiz on decimals and reviewed over multiplying and dividing fractions....Homework is page 603 and 604, do the first column down on the left on both pages.
Thanks for a great first week! Enjoy your weekend.

Posted by Moncrieff at 12:35 PM

Algebra - Friday, August 18

A terrific kick off this week! I think we have covered the majority of the housekeeping and are ready to dive in. Today, we checked homework and took notes on 1.3, Order of Operations. We did worksheet 1.2 together in class. There will be a quiz on Monday on sections 1.1 - 1.3 and worksheet 1.2. Homework is worksheet 1.2 which we started in class.

Posted by Moncrieff at 12:35 PM

## August 17, 2006

BAG - Thursday, August 17

We went over the homework from yesterday on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing decimals. There will be a brief quiz tomorrow on this. We went over adding and subtracting fractions using the bob sled method to help identify least common denominators.
Homework is p. 602, 1 - 39, odd.

**Remember, you manage your success in math by checking your answers in the back of the book, re-working a missed problem one time only and circling or highlighting the problem if you still can't solve. The next day in class, I am happy to work the problem for you and clarify any questions you have. By staying on top of your accuracy in working the problems, you can let me know where you are uncertain and I can help you. You will be amazed at the level of success you can achieve by maintaining accuracy with your homework!!

Posted by Moncrieff at 01:39 PM

Algebra - Thursday, August 17

Here we go! We did a brief review over vocabulary in sections 1.1 and 1.2. We practiced using the graphing calculators and learning how to raise a base to a power. There will be a quiz on Monday on 1.1 - 1.3.
Presents for tonight: p. 6, 19 - 29, odd, 35, 37, 45, 47
p. 8, (mixed practice), 51-61, odd

p. 12, 17 - 61, odd
p. 14, 73 - 83, odd

Remember, you manage your success in math by checking your answers in the back of the book, re-working a missed problem one time only and circling or highlighting the problem if you still can't solve. The next day in class, I am happy to work the problem for you and clarify any questions you have. By staying on top of your accuracy in working the problems, you can let me know where you are uncertain and I can help you. You will be amazed at the level of success you can achieve by maintaining accuracy with your homework!!

Posted by Moncrieff at 01:36 PM

## August 16, 2006

BAG - Wednesday, August 16

I do believe we have wrapped up the first of the year technicalities and details and are ready to dive in! Textbooks were issued today and should be covered.
We did a brief review of decimals, adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Homework is p. 600, 21 - 47, odd and p. 601, 21 - 47, odd.

Posted by Moncrieff at 02:01 PM

Algebra - Wednesday, August 16

Happy 3rd day of school! I think we have just about covered all the beginning of the year necessities. A couple more email addresses, signed letters and we will be off and running. We finished the pretest today and from the feedback I am getting, I will get to teach lots this year!! I love it! Textbooks were passed out today and should be covered. Other than that, we will dive in tomorrow, so be ready!

Posted by Moncrieff at 12:30 PM

## August 15, 2006

Tuesday, August 15

I hope everyone has had a smooth transition over the last couple of days. If you haven't brought in your signed syllabus (algebra needs the signed letter also), please have that ready for tomorrow. We continued to work on the pre-test today. No homework...

Posted by Moncrieff at 09:44 AM