This week we will be using Desmos (see last week's post) to further our understanding of lines and we will start learning about slope. Students will be expected to complete projects in class. On Tuesday through Thursday students will have 2 homework questions that are to review for the upcoming MCAs. Students may work ahead in the packet if they desire to. There will not be a quiz this week.

Tuesday: questions 1 and 2 from MCA packet

Wednesday: questions 3 and 4 from MCA packet

Thursday: questions 5 and 6 from MCA packet

March 6-9

As we continue our examination of linear and proportional equations we are going to be using a tool online at Desmos.com. Desmos allows students to type in an equation and instantly see the graphed form of the equation, much llike a graphing calculator. If students do not finish classwork, that will become homework.

Tuesday: Intro to Desmos and graphing equations. Sort into proportional vs. not propotional.

Wednesday:

-How can you tell, just by looking at an equaiton, if it is proportional?

-How can you tell, just by looking at an equation, if it is linear?

-Card sort on Desmos to find graphs, tables, and equations that are linear

Homework: Proportional or not worksheet

Thursday:

What is an inverse proportion?

Homework: inverse, linear, or proportionate worksheet

Friday: Quiz 15

Feb. 26-March 2

On Monday and Tuesday of this week we will continue to practice solving equations for a variable. On Wednesday and Thursday we'll be examining the idea that all proportional relationships are linear but not all linear relationships are proportional.

There will be a quiz on Friday (quiz 14).

Feb. 20-23

This week we will be solving equations using tables and graphs, exploring equality, and solving linear equations.

Homework will be what is not finished in class.

Tuesday: 5 Representations of a Function poster

Wednesday: MSA 3.1

Thursday: MSA 3.2

Friday: no quiz this week

Feb. 12-15

We are continuing to look at how tables, graphs, and equations can tell the same story. We'll be working from the text book in your binder. Homework will be what is not finished in class.

Feb. 5-9

This week we are continuing to look at linear relationships and putting data into tables, graphs, and equations. Homework this week will be whatever is not finished in class each day. The more work that gets completed in class, the less homework there will be. All work will be completed from the Moving Straight Ahead text.

Monday: review quiz 12, finish 1.2 A&B

Tuesday: 1.2 C

Wednesday: 1.3

Thursday: review of 1.3

Friday: there will not be a quiz this week

January 29-February 2

This week we will be beginning Quarter 3 and Unit 4. Unit 4 is all about proportional relationships. We'll start the unit by learning about linear relationships/linear functions (relationships that are presented by a straight line on a graph). Students will be finding out their walking rate and the walking rates of other people. They will then create tables, graphs, and equations that show linear relationships between distance and time. We will be working out of a text book entitled Moving Straight Ahead. Students will be working on problems from the book and provided with summary notes that accompany those problems.

Homework this week will consist of work that is not finished in class, as well as MSA (Moving Straight Ahead) 1.1 p.12 #1-2 assigned on Tuesday.

There will be a quiz on Friday.

EVERYTHING ABOVE THIS LINE IS QUARTER 3 and UNIT 4.

On this short 3 day week we'll be taking our Unit 3 assessment on ratios and proportions. Students have a list of what will be covered on the assessment. We'll also begin thinking about our upcoming unit on proportional relationships and clean our binders out to get ready for Quarter 3. Three is a popular number this week!

Week of Jan. 16-19

This week we'll be studing proportions as they relate to similar shapes.

Tuesday: What characteristics do shapes need to be classified as being similar? 1) same shape but different size 2) sides are proportionate 3) angles are congruent

Wednesday: How can we determine missing side lengths of similar shapes? There will be homework if classwork is not finished during class.

Thursday: How can we determine missing areas of similar shapes?

There will not be a quiz this Friday due to our upcoming Unit 3 test next week.

Week of Jan.8-12

This week we will be learning about simple and compound interest. We'll learn what they are, the formulas used to figure them out, and how to use those formulas when looking at various scenarios about simple and compound interest. On Wednesday we will have FastBridge math testing instead of our regular class. Friday's quiz will be about simple and compound interest. I do not anticipate having homework this week, but students should use their notes and the videos above to prepare for Friday's quiz.

Week of Dec. 18-22

This week we'll be continuing to learn about ratios and proportions. We'll be learning about finding the percent of a number, solving word problems using percent proportions, rates and unit rates.

Our quiz this week will be on Wednesday (and it may spill into Thursday) due to the Bowling trip on Friday. We didn't have a quiz last Friday because I was out unexpectedly. This will be Quiz 10, which covers the concepts found above.

Homework this week:

Monday: percent word problems

Tuesday: rates / unit rates worksheet, prepare for quiz

Week of Dec. 11-15

This week we will be studying ratios. We'll be learning the three ways to write fractions, the difference between part to part and part to whole fractions, and equivalent fractions.

Homework this week:

Thursday: Understanding Ratios worksheet

Dec. 4-8

On Monday we'll be creating an advanced number line including

Positive whole numbers

Negative numbers

Positive and negative decimals

Fractions

Mixed numbers

Improper fractions

Numbers with exponents

Square roots

Irrational numbers, terminating decimals, etc.

On Tuesday through Thursday we'll be converting between decimals, fractions, and percents. We'll also be comparing them to find which is larger and ordering them from least to greatest. For example, which is greater? 2/3 or 75%?

Homework this week:

Wednesday: fill in the table by finding equivalent decimals, fractions, and percents

Thursday: worksheet on real world equivalency problems

There will be a quiz (Quiz 9) on Friday covering what we've studied this week.

Nov. 27-Dec. 1

This week we'll be starting our third unit of the years: Ratios and Proportional Reasoning.

We will be:

-Reviewing our Unit 2 test together as a class. Students will look at each problem and, if they made a mistake, they'll analyze the type of mistake they made. Mistakes that happen in math can generally be charaterized as careless mistakes, computation mistakes, precision mistakes, and problem solving mistakes.

-Reviewing what a square number is.

-Classifying numbers as rational or irrational.

Homework this week:

Tuesday: A powerful way of learning is to learn from your mistakes. What can you learn from the mistakes that you made on your unit 2 test? Sign and return by Wednesday.

Wednesday: rational/irrational text activity

There will be a quiz on Friday covering square numbers, rational and irrational numbers.

Week of Nov. 20,21

I'm a little late updating the website and grading this week--Strep has hit my household and it's quite a doozy!

Monday and Tuesday students will be taking their Unit 2 Test (see last week's post for details)

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody! I'm thankful to be at LHCS; I've been out quite a bit due to sickness this past week and I've been missing my students!

Week of Nov. 13-17

This week we will be wrapping up our 2nd unit on integers and rational numbers.

On Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday we'll be looking at the Distributive, Commutative, and Associative Properties.

Distributive: a(b+c)=axb+axc a(b-c)=axb-axc

Commutative: a+b=b+a axb=bxa

Associative: a+(b+c)=(a+b)+c ax(bxc)=(axb)xc

On Thursday and Friday we'll be reviewing everything we learned in Unit 2. Next week we'll be taking the Unit 2 exam on Monday and Tuesday.

The following learning targets were covered in Unit 2 and will be assessed:

I can locate and plot positive and negative numbers and their opposites on a number line.

I can compare positive and negative rational numbers using <, >, ≤, ≥, =.

I can add and subtract positive and negative rational numbers and use them to solve real world problems.

I can define absolute value and solve problems that use absolute value.

I can locate and plot pairs of rational numbers (positive and negative) on a coordinate grid.

I can multiply and divide positive and negative rational numbers and use them to solve real-world problems.

I can use the correct order of operations to evaluate numerical and algebraic expressions.

I can generate equivalent numerical and algebraic expressions using associative, commutative, and distributive laws.

Homework:

Every day: Review concepts and practice skills in order to prepare for the Unit 2 assessment. Students were instructed to keep everything from Unit 2 in their binders so that those resources can be accessed for studying. Unit assessments can not be retaken; it is a good idea to study a concept each evening and set up an appointment with me if you would like additional help.

Wednesday: Properties worksheet if not finished in class

There will NOT be a quiz on Friday.

Week of November 6-10

On Monday we will be learning about new expectations for Quarter 2 and reviewing the Order of Operations from last week.

Monday homework: no homework

On Tuesday we will be learning how to evaluate algebraic expressions, using the Order of Operations.

ex. 4y+5-3z if y=2 and z=6

Tuesday homework: Evaluating Algebraic Expressions worksheet if not done in class

On Wednesday and Thursday we will be using the Distributive Property.

ex. 4(3y+10) = 12y+40

Thursday homework: study for quiz on Friday, distributive property if not finished during class

There will be a quiz on Friday. It covers Order of Operations, Evaluating Algebraic Expressions, and the Distributive Property.

------Quarter 2--------

Week of Oct. 30-Nov. 1

***All missing work or quiz retakes for Quarter 1 must be turned in by Nov. 1***

This week we will be continuing our study of adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers. We will also begin looking at Order of Operations (this is review from past years).

Homework this week:

Monday: none

Tuesday: none

Wednesday: Order of Operations worksheet if not finished in class

There will not be a quiz this week.

Week of Oct. 23-27

This week we will be continuing to plot corrdinate pairs in all 4 quadrants of a coordinate plane, as well as multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers.

Homework this week:

Monday: Finish plotting the name of another student if not done in class

Tuesday: Bring something red to write with to class in your pencil pouch (a pen is best, but colored pencils or markers will work fine). This will stay in the pouch every day and be used for revising homework.

Wednesday: Create a visual/poster of any size that can be used to explain multiplying and dividing positive and negative rational numbers. Include the rules and some examples for each rule. Be sure to include both multiplication and division.

Thursday: Prepare for tomorrow's quiz using class notes, homework, practice problems that you create, etc.

Friday's quiz will be on 4 quadrant coordinate planes and multiplying and dividing positive and negative numbers.

Week of Oct. 16-17

This week has only two days of school. We will be learning how to plot corrdinate pairs in all 4 quadrants of a coordinate plane.

Homework this week:

Monday: worksheet found on the back of today's classwork

Tuesday: finish creating coordinate pairs for name

There will not be a quiz this week.

Week of Oct. 9-13

This week we are looking at adding and subtracting positive and negative rational numbers, as well as absolute value. We will be using number lines as well as chips to represent addition and subtraction.

Homework this week:

Monday: addition of rational numbers worksheet

Tuesday: subtraction of rational numbers worksheet (due Thursday)

Wednesday: none

Thursday: Study notes, problems from class and homework from the week in order to review for tomorrow's quiz.

*There will be a quiz on Friday

Oct. 2-6

This week in math we are begining a new unit: Integers and Rational Numbers

In this unit, student will extend their knowledge of the number system to include positive numbers and their opposites (negative numbers). Students will develop methods to perform arithmetic operations with positive and negative numbers, as well as exploring order of operations and the Distributive Property. Students will also graph positive and negative numbers on a number line and plot ordered pairs on a coordinate plane.

This week we will be locating and plotting postive and negative numbers and their opposites on a number line. We will also be comparing positive and negative rational numbers using less than, greater than, less than or equal to, and greater than or equal to symbols.

Are you sitting down? Ready for a nice surprise? This week we will be doing our practice work in class and we will not have homework (unless work is not finished in class).

***Students should use their time to complete any late work that they have.***

There will be a quiz on Friday, so you'll want to study your notes before then.

Sept. 25-29

This week in math we are finishing our examination of the following question:

-What strategies can be used to find the volume and surface area of a cylinder?

This week's homework (This is the date assigned. All homework is due the following day unless othewise noted):

Monday, Sept. 25: Use the homework template for the following questions: 1) 104x16 2) 50x46 3) 455+212 4) 610-99. The point of this assignment is simply for students to use the template correctly so that they know without a doubt what the homework should look like. The template has 4 parts: 1) the problem number is circled, 2) the answer has a box around it, 3) each problem is separated by lines, 4) all work is shown within the problem's lines. The problems on this asssignment are not what we are studying in class.

Tuesday, Sept. 26: F&W p. 40 #14

Wednesday, Sept. 27: none due to having a reserve teacher but if they did F&W p. 41 #17 it counts as extra credit.

Thursday, Sept. 28: none

The unit assessment on 2-D and 3-D geometry will be on Thursday. Formula sheets may be used.

Friday, Sept. 29: none

There will NOT be a quiz on Friday.

Sept. 18-22

This week in math we are examining the following question:

-What strategies can be used to find the volume and surface area of a cylinder? We will be looking in depth at volume. Surface area may get covered more next week than this week.

This week's homework (This is the date assigned. All homework is due the following day unless othewise noted):

Monday, Sept. 18: Enter the student portal and look at your grades. Are you missing any assignments? Are there any quizzes you can commit to retaking (practicing first)? Write that information down on a piece of paper.

Tuesday, Sept. 19: none

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Bring the most unusual but true cylinder that you can find from home. If your cylinder has an indent near the lid area that's okay, but the lid itself should be the same diameter as the body of the cylinder. Your cylinder may get handled by many people, but you can bring the contents home again, probably next week.

Thursday, Sept. 21: F&W p. 40, #9,10,11

Friday, Sept. 22: none

There will be a quiz on Friday.

Sept. 11-15

This week in math we are examining the following questions:

-What are strategies for finding the area of a circle?

-How can the formula for finding the area of a circle be explained?

This week's homework (This is the date assigned. All homework is due the following day unless othewise noted):

Wed., Sept. 13: C&S p. 82 #22-27, p. 85 #38

*****Thursday's homework is being switched from what was originally planned. Students deserve more time with circles before moving into our next topic (cylinders). We have time in our schedule, so we'll be working on circles through this week. Thursday's homework will be a half sheet of paper with a 2 problems on it having to do with area and perimeter*****