Archive for September, 2011

September 30, 2011

G Block (Day4) Fri., Sept 30 – Quiz and Conditional Statements

We began talking about conditional statements after you took your quiz.  We said that the “if” part of the statement is called the hypothesis, and the “then” part of the statement is called the conclusion.  We will begin class by reviewing this after SEW.  BTW, you guys did an excellent job on the quiz!  I’m very pleased!  There are a few mistakes we need to fix, but we will work on them!

ASsignment:

  1. Enjoy SEW!
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September 30, 2011

H Block (Day 3) Thurs., Sept 29 – Finsh Angles and Quiz

Good job asking questions today!  I hope your understanding was improved.  From your quizzes, I can tell we have a few holes we need to cover; but overall, you have an understanding of what is going on!  God work!

Assignment:

  1. Enjoy SEW!
  2. Bring your book and notebook to class!
September 30, 2011

E Block (Day 3) Thurs., Sept 29 – Order of Operations (Part 1)

We began our discussion of Order of Operations.  1.  Grouping (parentheses and brackets, and fraction bars); 2. Exponents or powers; 3.  Multiplication/Division (left to right); and 4.  Addition/Subtraction (left to right).

Assignment:

  1. Enjoy SEW and get to know new people!
  2. Bring your book and notebook to class after SEW.
September 28, 2011

G Block (Day 2) Wed., Sept 27 – More Justifying Angle Measures

Prove it!  Why did you get that answer?  You guys did a good job today of explaining your reasoning!  Keep it up!

Assignment:

  1. p. 78/9-14, 17-33 odd, 34, 36, 39, 51-59 odd
  2. Bring your books to class
  3. Quiz next class on supplementary, complementary, and vertical angles.
September 28, 2011

E Block (Day 2) Wed., Sept 28 – Finishing Powers and Exponents

Keep asking such good questions!!  Understand it!  It’s your job!!

We worked with the volume formula today, and I am so proud of Brandon for asking such good questions to try to understand better!!  We’ll work on showing things better!!  I have an idea for tomorrow, and I’m stoked about it!

Assignments:

  1. p. 12/ 13-19, 21-33 odd, 41-51 odd, 52-56 even, 58-60.  On 60, you are trying to figure out new dimensions that will hold the wax.  What do the measurements have to be?
  2. Come with your book and notebook!
September 28, 2011

H Block (Day 2) Wed., Sept. 28 – Justify Angle Measures

Prove it!  Why did you get that answer?  You guys did a good job today of explaining your reasoning!  Keep it up!

Assignment:

  1. p. 78/9-14, 17-33 odd, 34, 36, 39, 51-59 odd
  2. Bring your books to class
  3. Quiz next class on supplementary, complementary, and vertical angles.
September 27, 2011

G Block (Day 1) Tues., Sept 27 – Theorems!

Theorems are one of the building locks of what we will learn for the rest of the year!  I’m so excited!  We will begin explaining and proving these vital statements in the next couple of classes.

Review the Congruent Complements Theorem, the Congruent Supplements Theorem, and the Vertical Angles Theorem if you get a chance.  We’ll be using them in the next class.

Assignment:

  1. Those of you who wish to turn in the Twizzler activity card again to receive a better grade, please turn that in tomorrow.
  2. Bring your book to class tomorrow!
September 27, 2011

H Block (Day 6) Mon., Sept. 26 – Congruent Complements and Supplements and Vertical Angles (Theorems!)

Remember that postulates are accepted statements that do not have to be proven, but theorems have to be proven!  We’ll work on that next time!

We went over the Twizzler activity since so many seemed to have so many msconceptions.  I wanted to make sure we got some of those cleared up.  I’m happy that we moved some seats around.  I think that will be a good thing!

I apologize again to Jonathan for losing it over a class assignment that wasn’t his.

We will continue working with the Congruent Complements and Supplements Theorems.  We will also talk in more detail about the Vertical Angles Theorem.  I’m so excited that we are getting into deductive reasoning!  This will be so fun!

Assignment

  1. The worksheet that is the Angles review and Mixed Practice.  It will help to know that the angles of a triangle add up to 180 degrees.  The rest should be a review of complementary, supplementary, and vertical angles.  Most of the supplementary angles will be linear pairs, but read any notes they give you for each problem.  These are due on Wednesday.
  2. Those of you who wish to turn in your Twizzler activity again, please give those to me on Wednesday.
September 27, 2011

E Block (Day 6) Mon., Sept. 26 – Exponents and Powers

We talked about the meanings of words used with exponents and reviewed how to write things in exponential form.  We had to wait a while to finish homework, so we didn’t get as far as I’d hoped.  Oh well.  We’ll finish up next time.

Assignment

None, but we’ll have a lot next time!

September 25, 2011

E Block (Day 5) Fri., Sept. 23 – Variables

We finished learning about variables and are continuing to work with substituting for them in expressions and formulas.

Assignment:

  1. p. 6/17-20, 23, 25, 33-47 odd.