Archive for August, 2013

August 30, 2013

D Block Methods B (Day 2) Fri., Aug. 30 — Graphing Pretend Quiz

Today:  You then mixed and mingled to check your answers to 7-15.   We listened to Blessed Be Your Name and some of my thoughts about Job and how he blessed the name of the Lord even thought he was going through hard times.  After that, you received a random question from the Google worksheet for which you had to come up with an equation, define variables, and graph.

Homework: Do something fun for at least half an hour.  Get some sleep.  Sleep, at the right time, can be your best learning tool, sometimes.

Next Class: We will finish with graphing and move into solving systems of equations.

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August 30, 2013

E Block Geometry (Day 2) Fri., Aug. 30 — Finished Sculptures

Today:   We listened to Sing, Sing, Sing as our chapel song devo for the day.  Then, you spent the rest of class finishing your sculptures and beginning your reports for reflection.  You asked lots of good questions!

Homework: The reflections are due before midnight tonight.

Next Class: Bring your textbooks, because we ebgin the real stuff!  We will review the language from the first few sections, and then we will finish chapter 1.

August 30, 2013

B Block Methods B (Day 2) Fri., Aug. 30 — Graphing Pretend Quiz

Today: We listened to Blessed Be Your Name and some of my thoughts about Job and how he blessed the name of the Lord even thought he was going through hard times.  You then mixed and mingled to check your answers to 7-15.  We did a few on the board.  Mayte was brave enough to come up.  After that, you received a random question from the Google worksheet for which you had to come up with an equation, define variables, and graph.

Homework: Do something fun for at least half an hour.  Get some sleep.  Sleep, at the right time, can be your best learning tool, sometimes.

Next Class: We will finish with graphing and move itno solving systems of equations.

August 29, 2013

C Block Methods A (Day 1) Thu., Aug. 29 — Substitution into Expressions

Today: We learned more about order of operations and we substituted into variables to simplify more expressions.  We also cleared up some things about exponents.  Remember, I love the sound of, “ahhhhhhh.”  It means you understand!  We went through several examples very quickly, but we used the Instant Check System to check our answers.  You can do this at home, too.

Homework: p. 12/ 7-27 odd.

Next Class: We will check our answers to the homework again and check our understanding again.  We will also work with the mroe challenging problems in this section and move on to talk about real numbers.

August 29, 2013

D Block Methods B (Day 1) Thu., Aug. 29 — Google Worksheet

Today: We went over the first six problems on the worksheet, and you asked questions about hem.  Then, you spent the rest of class working on 7-15.  You also need to choose six problems to graph: three need to be starting point (slope-intercept) problems, and three need to be totals (standard form) problems.

Homework: Complete what is listed above.

Next Class: You will take a miniature quiz/pretend quiz.  For the quiz, you will receive a problem from the worksheet, and you will have to write the equation and graph it.

August 29, 2013

A Block Algebra 2 (Day 1) Thu., Aug. 29 — Compound Inequalities

Today: We went over the inequalities from last night’s homework.  Hopefully, they are quite easy.  You listened patiently as I described my “take” on compound inequalities: and statements are the intersection, like dating; and or statements are the union, like marriage.  With dating you are interested in what you have in common, what you share.  In marriage, it doesn’t matter if you have it in common or not, it’s there.  We saw some exceptions, like no solution, all real numbers, and what happens when they overlap.  We worked through a word problem, and then went back and reviewed the word problems from the last chapter.  Thankfully, I got the right answers…

Homework: p. 29/ 14-17, 19-33 odd.

Next Class: We will finish this chapter with absolute value equations and inequalities.

August 28, 2013

E Block Geometry (Day 6) Wed., Aug. 28 — 3-D Sculpture Work

Today:   You spent the class period working on your 3-D sculpture.  I made sure to go around to each of you and point out where you can find the rubric and where on the rubric you can find the requirements for getting the highest marks.  All of you have seen it now, so there are no excuses.  🙂  3-D Sculpture rubric1314

Homework: You might want to read how you would get marked down.  Read how you would get a 3-4 and a 1-2, so you know what the differences are.  You might want to begin your reflection, so you don’t have to cram it into one hour on Friday.

Next Class: You will be able to work on your project more, but I recommend getting started on your report/reflection paper.  It will be due by the end of Friday.

August 28, 2013

B Block Methods B (Day 6) Wed., Aug. 28 — More Work with Word Problems

Today: We took the time to go over the first six problems.  You had a little while to work on a few more.  We also talked about how to graph the equations that are in totals form (standard form) by using the x-intercept and y-intercept.

Homework: You are to finish 7-15 for homework.  You are also to graph your six choices.  Three of them need to be totals problems, and three need to be starting point problems.

Next Class: We will have a miniature quiz.

August 28, 2013

C Block Methods A (Day 6) Wed., Aug. 28 — Order of Operations

Today: After we did a quick check on expressions, we began our study of order of operations.  We went through PEMDAS and BEDMAS, and talked about how it might be better to say 1. grouping symbols, 2. powers/exponents, 3. multiplication and division left to right and 4. addition and subtraction left to right.  I talked way too much again.

Homework: the page at the end of section 2/ 1-6.

Next Class: We will work more with simplifying.

August 27, 2013

A Block Algebra 2 (Day 5) Tue., Aug. 27 — Finishing Equations and Moving on to Inequalities

Today: We went over some of the word problems and explained in detail how to set up and solve the equations.  At the end of class, we did a very quick review of how to graph using each inequality symbol.  We looked at one multi-step inequality and an unequal statement.

Homework: p. 22-23/ 49-53 odd; p. 29/ 3-15 multiples of 3.  It might be necessary to study the examples and work the quick checks (and check them), so do that if you need to.

Next Class: We will work with compound inequalities and the beginnings of absolute value inequalities and equations.  You will be ready for your first summative soon.  We will take a summative on Chapter 1 either Tuesday or Wednesday next week.