Attached you will find a Summer Review that will help you to keep your skills sharp and fresh for 8th grade!

posted on: May 29, 2007

I just want to thank all of you for a terrific 2006-07 school year! I hope everyone has a safe and FUN summer and please come and visit next year!

posted on: May 29, 2007

Today students were able to see their Final Exam Grade, calculate their percent of increase from their pre-test, and work on logic puzzles.

There is no formal homework tonight.

posted on: May 24, 2007

There were only a few students who did not finish their exam because they were absent either Friday or Monday. These students will be allowed class time tomorrow to finish their exam.

We will have locker clean-out tomorrow. Plan on taking all notebooks, papers, projects, etc. home with you. You will still have access to your locker on Wednesday and Thursday, but YOUR LOCKER MUST BE TOTALLY EMPTY WHEN YOU LEAVE THURSDAY AFTERNOON TO GO HOME. You will NOT have access to your locker on Friday.

All final exams will be graded by Wednesday.

posted on: May 22, 2007

Students continued working on their final today. All tests must be completed by the end of class tomorrow.

Textbooks were collected today. Please make sure you bring your book tomorrow if you didn't turn it in today.

posted on: May 21, 2007

We completed our review today for the final exam.

I will check your Concept Review's tomorrow while you are taking your test so be sure they are 100% complete. Also, we will be checking the 32 question review handed out in class today. Be prepared with any questions.

Our final begins tomorrow and we will finish on Monday.

posted on: May 17, 2007

We continued to review for the final exam. Please make sure you bring your review to class tomorrow as we will finish it in class. The Final will be on FRIDAY and MONDAY.

posted on: May 16, 2007

Today the students started on their Review for their final exam. Students will be working on the review in-class using classroom resources, and homework tonight is to use their textbook/notes to complete part of the review.

The final will be Thursday and Friday of this week.

posted on: May 14, 2007

Students got their Equations Test back today and they made corrections. They could earn 4 points back onto their test grade for any problem re-worked correctly.

There is no formal homework tonight.

posted on: May 10, 2007

Today we reviewed all homework and classwork problems that you completed on Thursday and Monday. There will be 12 problems on the test and the problems will come from those problems. That means you ALREADY HAVE the test questions and answers.

You should re-work problems that you missed until you feel confident about solving them!

posted on: May 08, 2007

Today we reviewed all homework and classwork problems that you completed on Thursday and Monday. There will be 12 problems on the test and the problems will come from those problems. That means you ALREADY HAVE the test questions and answers.

You should re-work problems that you missed until you feel confident about solving them!

posted on: May 08, 2007

We did more in-class practice with multi-step equations. We will review tomorrow and will TEST on Wednesday.

Homework tonight is to complete any problems you did not finish from classwork today.

4th period:

Complete the even problems in the second column.

posted on: May 07, 2007

We have started solving some challenging problems! Remember, the process never changes. Use your notes from class yesterday to remember steps.

HW is WB-P 7-5, problems 4-15, skip #7

4th period: HW is WB-P 7-5, problems 1-8

SHOW YOUR WORK ON NOTEBOOK PAPER AND SHOW A CHECK!

posted on: May 02, 2007

Today we reviewed solving 2-step and some multi-step equations. Remember, combine like terms and distribute first, then "undo" (+) or (-), and "undo" (x) and (/) last.

HW is WS 5-17. Show your work on notebook paper: no work, no credit!

posted on: May 01, 2007

Today we started reviewing one-step equations and will work with equations all week.

Homework is Worksheet 5-15. Show your work on notebook paper and you do not have to show a check since this is a self-checking worksheet.

Please bring back your signed progress reports if you did not have it today.

posted on: April 30, 2007

Students finished the word problem today and then read and worked on AM.

Progress Reports were sent home. Please get these signed by your parent/guardian and return them on Monday; this will count as a homework grade.

There is no formal homework over the weekend!

posted on: April 27, 2007

Students are solving a word problem in class that will count as a quiz grade. The solved problem is due at the end of class tomorrow.

Bring a DEAR book tomorrow!

No formal homework tonight.

posted on: April 26, 2007

We are continuing writing expressions and equations from word phrases and word problems.

THERE IS NO FORMAL HOMEWORK TONIGHT BECAUSE OF FILM FESTIVAL!

If you are in 1st or 2nd period, you do NOT need to do the homework assignment given in class, just be sure you bring Enrichment WS 7-2 to class with you tomorrow!

posted on: April 24, 2007

We will be reviewing skills and concepts that we have learned during the year. Today we translated verbal expressions into algebraic expressions.

HW is worksheet 5-14, problems 1-22.

Your cartoons that we started on Wednesday in class are due no later than Wednesday, 4/25.

posted on: April 23, 2007

We continued to review for the CRCT by working on a practice test. The test will be due at the end of class tomorrow.

There is no homework this week due to CRCT testing.

posted on: April 16, 2007

Students finished the CRCT Packet review and have begun working on an individual review.

HW is to re-work problems from the CRCT packet, get a good nights rest Sunday, and be prepared for the CRCT which starts on Monday.

posted on: April 13, 2007

The competition continues and the students are working hard! We will continue with the CRCT Packet Review tomorrow, but be sure to bring your chapter book for DEAR!

No formal homework is assigned. Each of you are aware of the areas in which you need more practice.....work those kinds of problems from you previous homework or textbook problems.

posted on: April 12, 2007

We continued with the CRCT Packet Review. Students are working in groups to answer the questions for accuracy. We have turned it into a per class competition and the students are really involved!

HW: CRCT workbook review on Ch. 3, Decimals. Complete ALL problems and you can do the work on the worksheet itself.

posted on: April 11, 2007

Today we began a review of the CRCT packet that you completed during the Jekyll Trip. We are re-working problems for accuracy.

HW is the CRCT Chapter 2 Review on fractions, problems 1-35, odd. Show work on notebook paper.

posted on: April 10, 2007

It certainly was good to see everyone again!

Today we started reviewing for CRCT's which will be next week.

HW is Worksheet 6-4 and 7-5 that was handed out in class today. Complete the even problems on each side and show work on notebook paper.

posted on: April 10, 2007

Today we read, ate pie and discussed "pi", and worked on Accelerated Math. All classes were awesome! :)

A special thank you to all who were able to bring in either pie or other supplies.

Your "homework" is to be SAFE and have FUN over Spring Break.

posted on: March 30, 2007

Today the students brought in home-made playdough and we made 3-dimensional shapes. We then used dental floss to slice parts of the 3-D shapes to see what kind of cross sections could be made.

I want to thank ALL of the classes for an excellent day! You were on task, we had fun, and we learned. Thank you!! :)

Tomorrow is "Pi Day".....a little late, but better late than never! If you volunteered to bring in a pie, forks, plates, etc, please come to my room first thing in the morning. In class tomorrow, we will be "eating pie" while we work with "pi" in Accelerated Math.

posted on: March 29, 2007

Today we learned about cross sections of 3 dimensional figures through an interactive web site. The web address is listed below.....check it out!

http://www.learner.org/channel/courses/learningmath/geometry/session9/part_c/index.html

HW:

Make Playdough (recipe given in class today and is below) or bring in a small can of playdough to make 3-d shapes and slice cross sections for tomorrow! Bring in 12 to 18 inches of dental floss.

Playdough

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1 tablespoon Cream of Tartar

1 tablespoon oil

1 cup water

(food coloring optional)

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil. Add oil and food coloring. Add all other ingredients. Turn down to medium heat and stir constantly until it becomes thick (only takes a minute or so) and forms a ball. Let cool on a plate and store in an container (plastic bag/plastic container).

posted on: March 28, 2007

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Periods:

Today we discussed 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional shapes and we looked at different nets and predicted what their shape would be. We also brainstormed on how to take a 2-dimensional shape, and through different transformations, predicted what type of 3-dimensional shapes would be created.

HW is the worksheet handed out in class today.

4th Period:

Students got their Unit test back today and completed their Test Analysis. Get this signed tonight and return tomorrow!

HW: complete problems 10 - 19 of long division worksheet.

posted on: March 27, 2007

Today students had an opportunity to finish their Unit 6 Test from last week and complete a Test Analysis on their finished test.

HW is Worksheet 1-6.

4th Period: Complete problems 1 through 9 of the worksheet

posted on: March 26, 2007

Advanced Organizer for Week of 3/26

Monday : Test Analysis and review of long division

Tuesday : Cross Sections: 2 and 3 dimensional shapes

Wednesday: Cross Sections: Interactive Website

Thursday : Cross Sections: Making Them!

Friday : AM and DEAR and "Pi" Day

posted on: March 26, 2007

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Periods:

You finished your Unit 6 Test today and then read and worked on AM. There is no formal homework.

4th Period

You started your Unit 6 Test today and will have the class period on Monday to finish. KEEP STUDYING over the weekend!

posted on: March 23, 2007

Today we learned how indirect variation applies to word problems. We took information, charted it, graphed it, and discovered the equation for indirect variation: y = k/x.

We then learned how to solve simple word problems involving indirect variation. Class notes and homework are below....

4th Period:

I gave you back your quizzes and then we learned how to solve indirect proportions. Class notes will be posted and homework is the handout given in class.

Class notes....

posted on: March 20, 2007

1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods

Today we learned how indirect variation is opposite of direct variation.

Class notes are below.....

Homework is Direct and Indirect Handout given in class. Show your work on notebook paper.

4th Period

You took your quiz today. There is no formal homework tonight.

posted on: March 19, 2007

Today 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods took a quiz on direct variation. Period 4 did not have enough time to even start because of the Block Party; therefore, they will take the quiz on Monday.

There is no formal homework over the weekend. Period 4, re-work homework problems and classwork problems to review for Monday.

posted on: March 16, 2007

Today 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods took a quiz on direct variation. Period 4 did not have enough time to even start because of the Block Party; therefore, they will take the quiz on Monday.

There is no formal homework over the weekend. Period 4, re-work homework problems and classwork problems to review for Monday.

posted on: March 16, 2007

Today we played the Snake Game to review for our quiz tomorrow. The quiz will cover Direct Variation: what is it, what is the equation for it, and solving direct proportions.

HW is the handout given in class today.

posted on: March 15, 2007

Today we played the Snake Game to review for our quiz tomorrow. The quiz will cover Direct Variation: what is it, what is the equation for it, and solving direct proportions.

HW is the handout given in class today.

posted on: March 15, 2007

Today we applied direct variation/direct proportion to solving word type problems.

HW is the enrichment worksheet 9-4 handed out in class today.

4th Period:

Your HW is textbook page 447, problems 21-32. If you can solve the problems the "easy way", do so and then also write the direct variation equation. If you solve the problem using cross products, then do NOT write the direct variation equation.

posted on: March 14, 2007

Today we applied direct variation/direct proportion to solving word type problems.

HW is the enrichment worksheet 9-4 handed out in class today.

4th Period:

Your HW is textbook page 447, problems 21-32. If you can solve the problems the "easy way", do so and then also write the direct variation equation. If you solve the problem using cross products, then do NOT write the direct variation equation.

posted on: March 13, 2007

I collected the Math Jekyll packet today and you can still turn it in tomorrow for full credit. After tomorrow, points will be deducted for each day it is late.

Today we learned about direct variation/direct proportion. Notes are below.....

HW is WB-P 9-4, problems 7-21. If you solve the proportion using the "cheater way", write the direct variation equation. If you used cross products, do not write the direct variation equation. Please show all work on notebook paper.

posted on: March 12, 2007

Today we did AM and DEAR. There is no formal homework.

For students who will be at school on Monday, please bring pen/pencil, paper, and your chapter book. For those students going to Jekyll: learn a lot, be safe, and have fun!

posted on: March 03, 2007

Today I handed yesterday's test back to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods and reviewed it. Grades are posted on I-Cue.

We reviewed how to add and subtract fractions that have unlike denominators.

Class Notes.....

HW is TB page 246, 13-33 all. Show your work on notebook paper.

4th PERIOD

We took extra time to review the test.

TOMORROW IS AM AND DEAR. Bring reading material for one-half of the class period.

posted on: March 01, 2007

Students took their construction test today. I will do my best to have them graded and returned by tomorrow.

There is no formal homework tonight.

posted on: February 28, 2007

Today we reviewed all 5 constructions. Students should practice the 5 constructions and review the steps for each one. The test is tomorrow.

posted on: February 27, 2007

We had AM and DEAR today. There is no formal homework tonight.

Make sure you know the steps for the first 4 constructions!

posted on: February 23, 2007

Today we learned how to......

1) construct angles

2) construct angle bisectors

3) construct perpendicular line segment bisectors.

HW: Periods 1, 2, and 3: Study the steps for the first 4 constructions. Be able to put the steps into sequential order

Period 4: Study the steps for the first 3 constructions. Be able to put the steps into sequential order.

TOMORROW IS DEAR AND AM! BRING A CHAPTER BOOK!

posted on: February 22, 2007

Today we learned how to use a straight edge and compass to construct congruent line segments and congruent angles.

While there is no written homework, review the steps from the packet your received in class today to learn the steps on how to make the above referenced figures.

BRING YOUR OWN COMPASS TO CLASS TOMORROW!

posted on: February 21, 2007

Advanced Organizer

Wednesday: Constructions: Constructing a line segment and an angle

Thursday : Constructing an angle bisector and a perpendicular line to a line segment

Friday : AM and DEAR

Each student needs to bring his/her own compass to class!

Remember to bring back signed progress reports.

posted on: February 20, 2007

Today we had AM and DEAR in all classes and 4th Period had a chance to finish their tests analysis.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd Periods:

HW: Make sure you have WB-P 5-4, 1-24 completed on notebook paper. It will be checked on Wednesday.

4th Period:

For those who did not finish the test analysis in class, do so for homework.

WE WILL BEGIN CONSTRUCTIONS ON WEDNESDAY!

posted on: February 16, 2007

Today I handed out Progress Reports and then we reviewed adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. First and Second period classes were shorter because of the Cultural Arts Program, so most of the classes are in "different places". Look at the assignments below.

Periods 1 and 3:

Homework: WB P 5-4, 1-24. Show work on notebook paper. Bring a DEAR book tomorrow

Period 2:

You have no homework tonight. Bring a DEAR book tomorrow.

Period 4:

You worked on your Test Analysis today in class. No homework tonight. Bring a DEAR book tomorrow

ALL CLASSES; GET YOUR PROGRESS REPORT SIGNED AND RETURN IT TOMORROW!

posted on: February 15, 2007

Periods 1, 2, and 3:

Students were given time to finish their test analysis. Get these signed by your parents tonight and bring back tomorrow for a homework grade!

HW: WB-P 6-3, 1-20, and 6-4, 17-31

Period 4:

Students re-tested today.

HW: WB-P 6-3, 1-20.

GRADES ARE POSTED ON I-CUE AND PROGRESS REPORTS GO HOME TOMORROW!

posted on: February 13, 2007

Periods 1, 2, and 3:

Today students began working on the test analysis for our test taken last week. If you finished the analysis in class, get it signed by your parent and return it tomorrow. If you did not finish in class today, you will have an opportunity to do so tomorrow.

HW is in your textbook, page 292, problems 27 - 43.

Period 4:

You had an opportunity to work with a partner to complete a study guide. You will be re-testing on Similarity, Congruency, and Dilations tomorrow. Please, come prepared.

HW: Use your study guide answer key to re-work problems from previous homework assignments and classwork problems.

GRADE SHEETS GO HOME ON WEDNESDAY!

posted on: February 12, 2007

Today we reviewed the homework from last night, *TEST REVIEW, *and then took the test on Similarity, Congruence, and Dilations.

I am concerned with the number of students who did NOT complete their homework last night. COMPLETE IT TONIGHT FOR HALF CREDIT, but more importantly, complete it to make sure you understand the material. Students will have an opportunity to finish the test in class tomorrow as most did not finish today.

HW: Re-work homework problems from this unit! Bring a book for DEAR.

WE WILL BE STARTING A UNIT ON CONSTRUCTIONS NEXT WEEK. YOU NEED TO BRING A "SAFETY COMPASS" TO CLASS ON MONDAY!

posted on: February 08, 2007

We checked over homework and had an in-class review. If you did not finish the in-class review, do so for homework.

Homework: Complete the Test Review on notebook paper. Show all of your work.

TEST TOMORROW!

posted on: February 07, 2007

Today we learned about the ratio of areas of similar shapes.

Class Notes are below.....

Homework is on the last page of the class notes:

Draw and label 2 similar triangles. Compute their similarity ratio and ratio of their areas. Show your calculations to prove your answers. (total of 4 shapes)

Draw and label 2 similar rectangles or parallelograms. Compute their similarity ratio and the ratio of their areas. Show your calculations to prove your answers.

As a side note....I have been sick since last Thursday and have not gotten the most recent quiz grades on I-Cue. I will do my best to get I-Cue current by Wednesday afternoon. Thank you for your understanding.

posted on: February 06, 2007

Today we learned more about Dilations: enlarging and reducing geometric shapes by using a scale factor.

Class notes are below....

HW is the CRCT worksheet handed out in class today, problems 1 through 6. Show your work on notebook paper using the format we used in our notes. Graph problems 1 and 6, both the original shape and the dilation.

4th Period:

Your homework is to write 5 fraction multiplication problems. You must solve them and be prepared to share them with the rest of the class. You can not use any problems we used in class, or use the numbers 1 or 0 in your fraction.

THINK SNOW! :)

posted on: January 31, 2007

The students took the quiz on Similar and Congruent Triangles.

There is no formal homework.

If you did not take the quiz today, check with your parents to let me know what mornings you are able to come in early (8:20 am) to make it up. I can not meet you until you have confirmed with your parents that they can bring you in.

posted on: January 30, 2007

We had a review in class for the quiz tomorrow which will cover all we have studied on similar and congruent triangles. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE COMPLETED THAT REVIEW!!!

HW is SG 11-5 and 11-6. Show your work on notebook paper. Review your class notes for the quiz.

posted on: January 29, 2007

Today we learned about Congruent Triangles, and how they are similar and different from Similar Triangles.

Class notes are below.....

Homework is WB-P 11-5, all. Tomorrow is DEAR and AM, so remember to bring reading material for half of the class period.

posted on: January 25, 2007

Today we continued practicing working with similar triangles and finding the missing measures of corresponding line segments.

Notes are below:

Homework:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd periods:

WB-P 11-6, problems 5 - 8

4th period:

WB-P 11-6, problems 2, 3, and 4

posted on: January 24, 2007

Today we finished the Similar Triangle Activity and then solved for the missing measures of corresponding sides.

HW:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd. periods:

WB-P 11-6, 1-4. Show work on notebook paer

4th period:

TB page 582. Problems 1-4. List corresponding sides and corresponding angles ONLY!

posted on: January 23, 2007

Today we started an activity discovering what makes triangles "similar". We will finish with this activity.

Homework is to draw 2 triangles that are proportionate according to their corresponding line segments.

posted on: January 22, 2007

Student's took the quiz covering transformation.

Tomorrow is AM and DEAR. Bring your chapter book to class!

posted on: January 18, 2007

Today we reviewed for the Quiz which is tomorrow. It will cover translations, rotations, and reflections, as well as geometric vocabulary from Chapter 11, Lesson 1

HW is the worksheet handed out today, both sides.

posted on: January 17, 2007

We had an in-class review today: make sure you get the hand-outs from me.

Periods 1st, 2nd, and 3rd

HW is to complete the Vocabulary and Measuring worksheet and Worksheet 10-7

Period 4

Complete the Flip, Slide, and Turn Review we started in class. Complete the Vocabulary and Measuring worksheet.

posted on: January 16, 2007

!st through 3rd Periods:

Today we had DEAR and AM. There is no formal homework over the 3-day weekend.

4th Period:

Today we learned how to rotate shapes 180˚. HW is SG 10-9, problems 3 and 6.

REPORT CARDS WERE SENT HOME TODAY.

posted on: January 12, 2007

Today we learned how to rotate shapes 90˚ and 180˚ on the coordinate plane.

Class Notes are:

Tomorrow is DEAR and AM. Bring reading material for half of the class period.

posted on: January 11, 2007

Today we learned two ways to translate geometric shapes on the coordinate plane.

See class notes.....

Homework is Study Guide 10-7. You may use the counting method for problems (1) and (2). You MUST use the algebraic method for problems (3) and (4).

posted on: January 10, 2007

Welcome Back Everyone!

It was so good to see each of your today and hear about your winter break activities and travels! You were busy and had a great time.

We did several things in class today:

1) Those of you who had not finished your Quilt Project had today to do so in class. It is due tomorrow: no projects will be accepted after tomorrow and

receive credit.

2) Read Chapter 11, Lesson 1, in your PA textbook

3) Complete the Vocabulary Organizer, giving specific definitions and examples for each term.

4) WB-P 11-1 : do not do the last three problems.

posted on: January 08, 2007

Most everyone finished their Activity today. If you didn't, you will have an opportunity to finish our first day back at school.

There is no formal homework over the Winter Break!

I wish you all a wonderful, happy, and safe holiday with your family and friends. I will see you in the new year, 2007!

posted on: December 21, 2006

We continued with our Geometric Activity and we should finish tomorrow. There is no formal homework tonight.

posted on: December 20, 2006

We started our Geometry Activity involving translations and reflections. There is NO FORMAL homework!

posted on: December 19, 2006

Today students were introduced to Transformations: translations (slides), reflections (flips), and rotations (turns).

HW is WB-P 11-9, problems 1-8.

posted on: December 18, 2006

Today we reviewed graphing linear equations using integers.

Class notes are below:

Homework is WB-P 8-3 : 2, 16, 17, 18 Bring DEAR book for DEAR and AM tomorrow.

posted on: December 14, 2006

Today students were given extra time to finish the Unit 3, Test 2. Everyone had their test graded and were able to complete the Test Analysis.

HW: Read 8-1 and complete problems 16 - 28 on page 375.

Get your Test Analysis signed by your parent(s).

posted on: December 13, 2006

We reviewed for Unit 3, Test 2, today in class.

HW is in your textbook: this is your study guide!

Page 745, Lesson 3-2, multiples of 3

Page 746, Lesson 3-3, multiples of 3

Page 756, Lesson 7-2, multiples of 3

Page 756, Lesson 7-3, 1 and 2

Page 773, Lesson 14-2, odds

Page 773, Lesson 14-3, odds

YOUR TEST IS TOMORROW!

posted on: December 11, 2006

We learned about subtracting polynomials involving signed numbers.

Class notes....

HW is WB-P 14-2, left-hand column. Show your work on notebook paper!

Tomorrow is DEAR and AM. Bring reading material for one half of the class period.

posted on: December 07, 2006

We added polynomials using integers.

Class notes.....

HW is WB-P 14-2, left hand column. Show all work for all problems on notebook paper

posted on: December 06, 2006

We applied all of the rules we've learned so far to solving multi-step equations.

Class notes....

HW is WB-P 7-2, left hand column, Show work on notebook paper and show your check!

posted on: December 05, 2006

Today we focused on solving word problems using variables in out equations.

Class Notes...

HW is WB-P 7-1, any 5 problems. Use the 5-step process we used in class and show your work on notebook paper.

posted on: December 04, 2006

**3RD PERIOD:
**The students took their Unit 3, Quiz 2 today. Quizzes will be returned on Monday. There is no formal homework.

**4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH PERIODS:
**Students did AM and DEAR today. Quiz grades are posted on I-Parent and quizzes will be returned on Monday.

There is no formal homework.

posted on: December 01, 2006

**3RD PERIOD
**We reviewed for our quiz by playing a game called Snake. Our quiz will be tomorrow!

HW is Page 745 and 746, lessons 3-2 and 3-3, ODD problems only. Make sure you graph your answer.

**4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH PERIODS:
**You took your quiz today.

HW is page 499, problems 7 and 8.

posted on: November 30, 2006

**3RD PERIOD:
**Today we learned how to solve one step equations using multiplication or division involving integers.

HW is WB-P 3-3, all.

Class notes.....

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**4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH PERIODS:**

We review lessons 3-2 and 3-3. We will have a quiz tomorrow covering integer rules and lessons 3-2 and 3-3.

HW: pg. 745 and 746, lessons 3-2 and 3-3, all. Show work, check, and graph on notebook paper

posted on: November 29, 2006

**3RD PERIOD:
**Today we solved one-step equations using addition and subtraction.

HW is the worksheet handed out in class to day "Where does Abraham Lincoln Live?" Show work on notebook paper.

Please click on yesterday's class notes for instruction.

**4TH, 5TH, & 6TH PERIOD:
**Today we solved one-step equations using multiplication and division.

HW is WB 3-3, all. Show work on notebook paper.

Class notes.....

**ALL CLASSES:
Return your progress reports tomorrow if you didn't turn them in today!**

posted on: November 28, 2006

**3rd period:**

The students received their Unit 3, Test 1 back and completed their Test Analysis. Be sure to get that signed tonight and return it to class tomorrow. We then reviewed solving one-step equations using addition and subtraction, and then included integers (positive and negative numbers).

HW: WB-P 3-2, 1-4

**4th, 5th, and 6th periods:**

We reviewed solving one-step equations using addition and subtraction, and then included integers (positive and negative numbers).

HW is WB-P 3-2, all

**ALL CLASSES:
**Grade sheets were sent home today. Get them signed and return them tomorrow for a homework grade!

Class notes are below.....

posted on: November 27, 2006

3RD PERIOD:

Students took their Unit 3, Test 1. The tests have been graded and are recorded on I-Cue.

4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH PERIODS:

Today we solved a Thanksgiving logic problem using the strategy of making a chart, and then students used their skills of graphing and made a holiday turkey.

Homework for all classes:

Have a wonderful, safe, and restful Thanksgiving Holiday! See you next Monday :)

posted on: November 21, 2006

3RD PERIOD:

Today we continued our review.

Homework is the Test Review given out in class today. Our Unit 3 Test 1 is tomorrow

4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH PERIODS:

Today you completed your Test Analysis. Get that signed by Mom or Dad tonight....it is a homework grade!

posted on: November 20, 2006

3RD PERIOD:

Today we had an in-class review for Unit 3, Test 1 and then we did AM. There is no formal homework; however, you should be re-working problems over the weekend from lessons 2-7 and 2-8.

The Test will be on Tuesday

4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH PERIODS

You took the test on Chapter 2. Tests are graded and posted on I-cue. There is no formal homework.

posted on: November 17, 2006

3RD PERIOD:

We reviewed yesterdays homework and had more practice subtracting integers.

HW is the Study Guide handed out in class today. Answer ALL questions.

Your test will not be on Friday, but next week.

4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH PERIODS:

Today we learned the rules for (x) and (÷) signed numbers. Remember the socks and shoes story from class!

Class Notes are below:

HW is in your workbook, 2-7 and 2-8, the LEFT HAND COLUMNS only of each page.

REMEMBER, THERE WILL BE A TEST ON FRIDAY COVERING CHAPTER 2, LESSONS 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, AND 8.

posted on: November 15, 2006

Today we learned how to subtract integers by using the same method as adding integers: combining terms.

Class Notes are below.....

HW is WB-P 2-5, all

posted on: November 14, 2006

Today we learned how to "subtract integers" using the same method as adding integers: circle terms and combine.

Class Notes are below:

posted on: November 14, 2006

Good news! The copiers are working so we could use AM today. We also read for DEAR.

Make sure you complete Thursdays assignment as it will be checked on Monday.

THERE WILL BE A QUIZ ON MONDAY, 11/13. It will cover lessons 2-1, 2-3, and 2-4. Study those sections over the weekend. Studying for math means to re-work problems from those sections.

posted on: November 10, 2006

Today we combined like terms using integers and also used the Property of Substitution in solving expressions involving integers.

HW is TB pg. 744, Lesson 2-4, all. Bring a DEAR book for class tomorrow

Class Notes:

posted on: November 09, 2006

Today we learned how to combine positive and negative numbers. Use your class notes when you are working on your homework!

HW is WB-P 2-4, 1-20 all.

Class Notes:

posted on: November 08, 2006

Today we learned about inequality symbols and how to compare and order integers.

HW is WB-P 2-3, all.

posted on: November 06, 2006

Advanced Organizer for Week of 11/6

Monday : 2-3 in Pre-Al book

Tuesday : Teacher Work Day

Wednesday: 2-4 in Pre- Al book

Thursday : 2- 4 in Pre-Al book

Friday : 2-5

posted on: November 06, 2006

Today we concluded our week with finding out if the Tour Company would make a profit and how much profit they would make. We also discussed whether the Tour Group was a good business opportunity given the amount of profit earned (or lost) as the case may have been.

HW: Performance Assessment that will count as a quiz grade. It is due tomorrow at the beginning of class. Fifteen points will be deducted from the earned grade for each day the assignment is late.

Tomorrow is AM and DEAR. Bring reading material to last for one half of the class period.

posted on: November 02, 2006

We continued to learn how to use the skills taught in Unit 1 and Unit 2 are applied to real life situations. Today, we applied creating and analyzing charts and graphs to understanding expenses and profits.

HW: Application questions 3 and 4. The worksheet was given out yesterday in class.

posted on: November 01, 2006

Today the students conducted an in-class experiment on endurance analyzing how the number of jumping jacks they jumped is dependent on the length of time they jumped.

HW: Graph your completed chart and complete the packet handed out in class.

posted on: October 30, 2006

Advanced Organizer for Week of October 30th: Connecting Algebra to Real Life Situations

Monday : Connected Math (CM) 1.1

Tuesday : CM 3.1 and 3.2

Wednesday: CM 3.3 and 3.4

Thursday : Finish CM 3.4

Friday : AM and DEAR

posted on: October 30, 2006

Today we had DEAR and AM in 3rd and 6th periods. We couldn't do AM in 4th or 5th because of technology issues.

The assignment given for CW will be checked on Monday (pg. 740, 1-2 and 1-3, odds). This assignment was given in lieu of AM.

There is no formal homework over the weekend.

posted on: October 27, 2006

Students took the test today and their is no formal homework.

Informally, practices problems that you know you have difficulty with such as FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, etc. Don't practice for more than 20 minutes!

posted on: October 25, 2006

Today we learned how to add and subtract polynomials using only positive numbers.

HW is the worksheet handed out in class today. Show all work on notebook paper.

posted on: October 23, 2006

Today we had AM and DEAR. If you were absent, be prepared to show on your Reading Log that you read for 30 minutes today.

There is no formal homework.

posted on: October 20, 2006

Today I introduced a format to use to solve word problems. All word problems that we solve from now on will be solved using this format.

HW is to solve the word problem copied in class.

6th period:

A person is standing in line. He/she is 13th from the front and 11th from the back. How many people are in line?

Tomorrow is DEAR and AM. Bring reading material that will last for 1/2 of the class period.

posted on: October 19, 2006

Today we continued with linear equations. We learned how to take the linear equation and, when given the x value, find the y value and generate an ordered pair of numbers. We then plotted the points on the coordinate plane,

HW is the Linear Equation worksheet handed out in class today. Show your work on the hand out and remember, there are two sides!

posted on: October 18, 2006

Today I introduced linear equations and the linear equation format of y = mx + b. We learned how to substitute ordered pair values into a linear equation to make it a true sentence. We only covered part of the lesson and will finish it tomorrow.

HW is the Basic Skills Worksheet of Adding and Subtracting Decimals. Complete the odd problems, showing your work on notebook paper.

posted on: October 17, 2006

Today's lesson is predominately vocabulary, and if you were absent, please check with your learning partner. You can also read lesson 8-1 in your textbook.

Homework is:

3rd: WB-P 8-1, problems 1-9

4th - 6th: WB-P 8-1, all problems

posted on: October 16, 2006

Students got their Unit 2, Test 1 back today and completed a Test Analysis Form. Parents, this form and the corrected work attached to it will show you exactly what your child missed on the test. The Analysis will tell you why your child missed the problem and steps they can take to improve their grade.

Homework tonight is the Basic Skills Practice on multiplying and dividing decimals. Complete any ODD problems that you did not do in class today.

Get the Test Analysis signed by your parent/guardian and return to class tomorrow....this is for a homework grade, too!

posted on: October 11, 2006

Students took their test today. I should be able to have these graded and returned to students tomorrow.

There is no formal homework tonight.

posted on: October 10, 2006

We reviewed in class for our Test tomorrow. The test will cover evaluating expressions, simplifying expressions, properties, translating verbal expressions to algebraic expressions, and solving for one and two- step equations.

HW is the Test Review handed out in class today.

posted on: October 09, 2006

Today we had AM and DEAR. There is no formal homework.

Informally, begin re-working homework problems to begin studying for Unit 2, Test 1 which will be on Tuesday!

posted on: October 06, 2006

We reviewed homework and then practiced more 2-step equations!

HW is the odds of worksheet 1-7. Show all work and checks on notebook paper.

REMEMBER.....tomorrow is DEAR so bring a chapter book.

Test on Tuesday!

posted on: October 05, 2006

Today we learned how to solve 2-step equations.

Remember, "un-do" addition/subtraction before you "un-do" multiplication!

HW is Hand-out 1-7, EVENS only. Show all work on notebook paper.

TEST IS NEXT TUESDAY!

posted on: October 04, 2006

We reviewed the Quiz from Friday and practiced 1-Step Equations again.

HW is the back of the worksheet we did last night. Please make sure you show all of your work on notebook paper! Remember, NO MENTAL MATH!

posted on: October 03, 2006

Today we reviewed solving one-step equations involving all four operations. Homework is the worksheet given out in class today. Just complete the side that says "Solving Equations".

REMEMBER.....SHOW ALL 4 TO 5 STEPS ON NOTEBOOK PAPER! There are NO short-cuts on this concept, please make sure you are showing all of your work :) Refer back to your notes.

posted on: October 02, 2006

Today we applied the distributive property to solving algebraic expressions.

HW is the Quiz Review to prepare for our Quiz tomorrow.

posted on: September 28, 2006

We learned how to re-write problems using the distributive property.

HW is the Distributive Property worksheet handed out in class today.

PLEASE NOTE: WE WILL HAVE A QUIZ ON FRIDAY! It will cover the substitution property, translating expressions, commutative, associative, multiplicative, identity and distributive properties. It will also include simplifying problems using the distributive property.

posted on: September 27, 2006

Today we learned about new mathematical properties that help us to evaluate problems easier.

Homework is as follows:

3rd period: WB-P 1-4, but skip 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 19, 21

4th, 5th, and 6th period: WB-P 1-4 all

posted on: September 26, 2006

Today we checked homework and began working on the Unit Test Review Worksheet.

The Dealing with Data Unit test is tomorrow. We will review homework and I will answer any questions prior to the test.

posted on: September 20, 2006

We started our Unit review for Dealing with Data.

Homework is in the textbook:

page 60, problems 69 and 70

page 323, problems 39 - 42

page 540, problems 8 - 21 all

Frequency Tables and Graphs were collected. Unfortunately, MANY students did not follow directions and points were lost as a result.

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL DIRECTIONS!

posted on: September 19, 2006

Today we checked homework and I collected Progress Reports. Turn these in tomorrow for 1/2 credit if you did not do so today.

We conducted surveys in class. Homework is to complete your final copy of your Frequency Table and construct a bar graph or histogram, depending on your data. Follow the requirements as given in class.

The Unit Test will be on Thursday.

posted on: September 18, 2006

Today we had DEAR and AM.

I handed out Progress Reports to all students today. Please have them signed by your parent/guardian and return them to class on Monday!

Have a great weekend. :)

posted on: September 15, 2006

We reviewed Quiz 2 today.

Students learned how to complete a survey and record their results on a Frequency Table. They learned how to analyze the information.

HW in WB-P 1-10 all.

Tomorrow is DEAR and AM. Bring a chapter book to read one half of the period.

posted on: September 14, 2006

Today students learned how to determine if a graph is misleading.

Homework is WB-P 10-4, problems 1-6, and Interpreting Data Handout given in class today.

Students were able to see their quiz grade. We will review the quiz tomorrow in class. These grades are posted in I-Parent.

posted on: September 13, 2006

Today the students took their Quiz.

Homework is to complete the following word problem. The recommended strategy is to work backwards. Show all of your work.

Millie had some money. Then she baby sat and earned $15. She took all of her money and went shopping. She spent 1/2 of her money on jeans, $5 on earrings, and had $32 left. How much money did she have before she baby sat?

posted on: September 12, 2006

Today we reviewed for the Quiz tomorrow which will cover Measures of Variation, Box-and-

Whisker Plot, Outliers, and Scatter Plots.

Homework is the Quiz Review handout given in class today.

The website I used in class today is as follows:

www. shodor.org/interactivate/activities

Search for Scatter Plots and enter. That will bring you to the screen we were using.

posted on: September 11, 2006

Today we started Accelerated Math and had DEAR. There is no formal homework over the weekend.

Remember, we will review on Monday and have a quiz on Tuesday covering Measures of Variation, Box and Whisker, Outliers, and Scatter Plots.

posted on: September 08, 2006

I have changed this weeks Agenda to meet the needs of the classes. Therefore, we learned about Scatter Plots today.

Homework is WB-P 8-2, all. (I handed out Workbooks today) Tomorrow is AM and DEAR. Please bring reading material to last one half of the class period.

The quiz has been postponed until Tuesday of next week. It will cover Measures of Variation, Box and Whisker Plot and outliers, and Scatter Plots.

posted on: September 07, 2006

Today we reviewed how to make a Box and Whisker Plot and then we learned about "outliers" and how to find them.

HW is textbook page 499, problems 7,8,9 and 10. You need to follow the 4 steps shown in class and find the Outlier Limits. Then, analyzing your data, tell whether the data contains any outliers.

posted on: September 06, 2006

Today we learned how to make a Box and Whisker Plot from our Measures of Variance.

HW is WS-P 10-3, omit 7, 8, 15, and 16.

posted on: September 05, 2006

Today we learned about Measures of Variation and how they differ from Measures of Central Tendency. We also learned how to find the Measures of Variance.

Homework is:

3rd period: TB page 493, 1-4

4th 5th, and 6th period: Hand-out 10-2, problems 1,2,3,4, 8,and 9.

All classes, show all work on notebook paper just like we did in class and you did on your notes!

Tomorrow is DEAR so remember to bring a Chapter book to last for 30 minutes.

posted on: August 31, 2006

Student's finished their quiz from yesterday and we started the lesson on Measures of Variation. 4th, 5th, and 6th period classes got their quizzes back today and 3rd period will get theirs back tomorrow.

Homework is to define the 6 terms given in class using your textbook. The terms are:

median

lower extreme

upper extreme

lower quartile

upper quartile

inter-quartile range

posted on: August 30, 2006

Today student's took a quiz covering Measures of Central Tendency, Using Measure of Central Tendency, Finding Missing Data from the Mean, and Stem and Leaf Plots.

Homework for tonight is pg. 761, Lesson 9-2, problems 1, 2, and 3. Show work for each problem. You may use any problem solving strategy.

Open House is tonight. Parents, I look forward to meeting you!

posted on: August 29, 2006