Tuesday, October 30, 2012

No School October 30th - Reminder

Hi All,

I hope you are all safe in this storm.  Things will wind down today and the Test will still be tomorrow (Wednesday)!

Here are the links to the Looking Back Looking Ahead Answers p. 106-107.

Also here is a link to the Test Packet Questions and also the link to the Answers to the Test Packet.

If you questions to specific problems in the Test Packet email me.  I can make short videos to help you today and post them to the Blog or email them directly to you.

Also we will continue to hold the study session Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 7:15 in Mr Hagety and Mr. Cuthbert's rooms.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday October 26th

Today in class students reviewed their homework p. 93 and 98 # 3 and 13.

The students then started to work on "Looking Back and Looking Ahead Review."
Here are the answers to the review on p.106-107 in their text #1-6.

Here is the Test Work Packet the students received today to help them prepare for the Test Tuesday.
Also here are the answers if you would like to correct your work.

Good Luck and only complete what you need to to feel confident!

I will hold study sessions Tuesday and Wednesday of next week starting at 7:15 in Room 210.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

October 25th - Thursday

Today in class we handed out the following study guide for next Tuesday and Wednesday's Unit Test.  We went over it in detailing looking at the learning goals, giving examples, and discussing the materials to collect to study.

We also covered the homework ACE # 4, 6, and 12 from last night.  We introduced Investigation 4.3 and completed A, B, C, and D together.  The students need to graph the equation and complete E and F for homework.

Also for home work are problems #3 on p 93 and #13 on p. 98.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Wednesday October 24th - Class Work and Helpful Videos

Today we started off by reviewing Investigation 4.1 a-c on page 86 of the text.
Then, students completed ACE problem #1 and #12.  Please see the following videos below for any help that you need.

After checking these answers with Mr. Cuthbert, the students completed ACE 4 and 6 which will be homework if they do not finish in class.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October 23rd Class

Today the students completed Investigation 4.1 in class.  Instead of the graphing calculators students will use there Graph-it Program on their laptops.

Here are the notes covering A from Problem 4.1.  Students need to complete B and C for homework tonight.

Also we reviewed the expectations for Skill Sheets and all make-ups for the Skills Assessment must be completed by this Friday.

Monday, October 22, 2012

October 22 Monday

Today in class the students received their Skills Assessment #1-4 back.  An acceptable score was 7 out of 10 or higher.  The students will be able and are expected to make-up the work on a separate sheet of paper if they did not meet the goal of 7 out of 10.

You can check in at the following link to PowerSchool to see their current grade and if you click on the grade you can see the specific areas of weakness.

They are to gather all the Skills Sheets #1-4, their Skills Review #1-4 (used to study for the assessment), their Skills Self-Assessment (reflection sheet), and their Skills Assessment #1-4 (test).  This will prepare them for tomorrow's class.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday October 19th 2012

Today students took their first Skills Assessment #1-4.

When they completed the assessment they were able to work on the Additional Practice Investigation #3.  They only need to complete as many problems in it to feel comfortable with the material.  Here are the Answers to the Additional Practice Sheet.

Quiz on Investigation #3 to be given Monday October 22nd.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

October 18th - Class Work

Today in class we reviewed the answers to last night's homework ACE Problems 16-20.

I handed out the Investigation #3 Additional Practice for the students to complete by Monday's Quiz.  Students or parents may also access the Study Guide for Investigation #3 here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

October 17th Wednesday - Class Work

Today in class we introduced Investigation 3.3 to the students.  We talked through the terms revenue and profit.
The students took notes on how to create equations from the table.  They will need to continue to work on Problem C and D.  In addition they need to complete ACE Problems starting on page 76 #16-20.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday October 16th

Today we used the class time to review and give examples of skill problems.  Students charted areas of weakness on the board and then we went over specific problems and I gave an additional example for each skill.  This practice should be completed by Friday's Skill Assessment.  Students should have a record of this work on a note sheet.
Any student that need more practice or assistance in a skill can see Mr. Hagerty and Mr. Cuthbert for help.

Students need to complete the end of investigation review p.83 problems #1-3.  Complete sentences should be used.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Monday October 15th- Class

Today in class we had the students review their skills #1-4 sheets and reflected on their progress on a Self-Assessment Worksheet.  They need to review their progress with you and have you sign their Self-Assessment Sheet for homework tonight.  This is used to identify their areas of weakness so they may get help in these areas before Friday's Skills Assessment.

We then preceded to complete a Investigation 3 Check-in.  We reviewed the steps to identify numbers and variables in a word problem and then convert those into a rule.  From the rule the students form equations and convert the equations into the form of y as a function of x.  In this form they are ready to enter this equation into graph-it and then analyze it.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Friday October 12th - Work for the Day

Today in Math we will go over the Core ACE Problems #5-12 that we completed in class and for homework last week.

The following are the review of the 2 Levels.
Level I  Starts on page 74, ACE Problems #5-12, 22-27, 30-34

Level II Starts on page 74 ACE Problems #5-12 and 26 - 37.

The following are the Answers to the given ACE Problems.

I supplied the answers above, but any questions you have should be directed to Mr. Poloquin to go over on the board.

We will complete the ACE Problems and then move onto Skills Practice Work.  The sheet you will be handed is a practice for the test you will take next Friday (October 19th).  This test will count on your final grade.  It is very important you identify the areas of weakness you are having on the practice sheet and get help in these areas.

Use the entire time to work through the sheet and complete the rest over the weekend for Monday's class if you do not finish.

This is independent work, but you may get help from Mr. Poloquin if it is needed.

Good luck!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How to graph two operation equations

The following video details how to take a word problem or scenario and convert it into a rule. Then take the rule and convert it into an equation with two operations that can be entered into the Interactive Graph-it Program. Use this video to review the work we have completed in Variables and Patterns Investigation #3.2.

One operation equtions and graphing video

The following video details how to take a word problem or scenario and convert it into a rule. Then take the rule and convert it into an equation that can be entered into the Interactive Graph-it Program. Use this video to review the work we have completed in Variables and Patterns Investigation #3.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday and Friday October 4th and 5th

Here are the notes taken in Thursday's class for Problem 3.1 and 3.2.

Problem 3.1 and 3.2 Notes and Examples.

We went over in detail how to view a word problem and take out the essential information.

Our 5 steps we came up with were:
1. identify variables
2. form a rule
3. create an equation from the rule inputting variables
4. input provided (known) information into the equation
5. solve and add correct units.

In Friday's class we will start with and entry slip and based on comfort students will choose Level I or II

This will be in class review work.  Students will complete a set of the problems and check their answers with me.

Level I  Starts on page 74, ACE Problems #5-12, 22-27, 30-34

Level II Starts on page 74 ACE Problems #5-12 and 26 - 37.

The following are the Answers to the given ACE Problems.

Anytime the questions ask you to sketch a graph or create a table, Graph-it maybe used.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wednesday October 3rd

Today the students completed Problem 3.2 in class.

The math goals for today were:
1. To be able to write two-step equations
2. To be able to use tables and graphs to answer questions.

Do not work on any ACE Problems only complete Problem 3.2 A and B p. 68 and 69.  We completed most of this in class if you took good notes! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Tuesday October 2nd

Today we went over Problem 3.1 in detail on pages 65-67.  We took the following notes on what a rule was versus an equation.  As a class we completed Problem 3.1 A-C on the following worksheet.  We then inputted the equation into the computer program Graph-it creating the needed data table and graph.

Homework is to use the graph and table to answer question D and then ACE #2-4 on pages 72 and 73. 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday October 1st

Today in class students updated there Skills Tracker Sheets on their E-portfolios. They now have scores from the first 3 skills sheets. My expectation is that if they received a score lower than 7 out of 9 they will correct and resubmit the sheet to me. These are corrections are due by Friday!  

A reminder that skills help can be found on the HMS Skills Help Page.

They also received Skill Sheet #4.

Students completed their first Quiz today and will be getting this back this week.

We will start Investigation 3.1 tomorrow.  Students should organize their binders and get ready to begin this.  Binders should be in order of investigation for example:
Inv 1.1, Inv 1.1 homework, Inv 1.2, Inv 1.2 homework, Inv 1.3, Inv 1.3 homework....