Archive for March, 2014

March 31, 2014

E Block Geometry (Day 6) Mon., Mar. 31 — Trapezoid Math

Today:   We worked on the Coordinate Geometry worksheets and learned a few things about trapezoids.  We talked about how the angles are supplementary (but not all of them or it would be a parallelogram), and we talked about what a midsegment is and how it’s the average of the bases.

Homework:   Trapezoids: p. 334/ 9-13 all; choice 1: 14-24 even.  choice 2: 26, 31-35.
You also need to work on your Coordinate Geometry worksheets.  They are due on Thursday.

Next Class: We will review for the test on Thursday and work on the coordinate geometry if we have time.  (I don’t think we’ll have time.)

March 31, 2014

B Block Methods B (Day 6) Mon., Mar., 31 — Review of Quadratics and Intro to Rational Expressions

Today; We were back in our teams to do the final jeopardy round.  You had two minutes to find the time and height of the maximum.  We then talked about how we might work at different levels and achieve the goals of the next unit we will do.  I then showed you the basic idea behind the next unit: rational expressions.  We will take what we have worked with in the concepts of quadratics and fractions and combine them.

Homework: None.

Next Class:   We will take a pre-test on rational expressions (Chapter 12).

March 31, 2014

C Block Methods A (Day 6) Mon., Mar. 31 — Statistics and Equations Review

Today:   I told you my idea of making the statistics part summative and the equations part formative.  We will work with that tomorrow, so hopefully, you will eb able to see what you need to do.  We spent some time discussing the things that you need more time on, but then we had very little time to go over those things in class.  I hope that you will come during lunch or after school so you can ask questions.  You can also find some good answers online at purplemath.com or another site you know of.

Homework: Be ready for the test you will take tomorrow.  You might also prepare for the formative assessment, but I’m more interested in finishing off the statistics part.

Next Class:   you will have a summative on statistics and a formative on solving equations.

March 21, 2014

A Block Algebra 2 (Day 5) Fri., Mar. 21 — Completing Radical Investigations

Today: You completed your radical investigations.

Homework:   None.

Next Class: We will begin our next unit of study.

March 21, 2014

E Block Geometry (Day 5) Fri., Mar. 21 — Coordinate Geometry Project

Today: You were able to have more class time to work on your coordinate geometry project.  We talked a little more about using the numbers to prove that what you are saying is true.  Make sure you complete the tasks denoted by the sticky notes.  You will not have more time in class to work on this and it will be due the Thursday after Spring break.

Homework: If you took your coordinate geometry with you, you might want to work on it a little over the break.  Other than that, know you have a test that same Thursday.

Next Class:   We will go over a little more math related to the quadrilaterals we have been studying and review for the test you will take on Thursday, April 3..

March 21, 2014

B Block Methods B (Day 5) Fri., Mar. 21 — Quadratics Sumative

Today: You took the test on quadratic equations.

Homework:   Do something fun over SPRING BREAK!

Next Class: We will go over the test and begin our next topic.

March 20, 2014

C Block Methods A (Day 4) Thurs., Mar. 20 — Review for Test

Today:  We went over what will be on the summative you will take after Spring Break.  It will include the first sections of Chapter 3 and the sixth section.  In addition, you will be expected to know the statistics details that were listed on the board: measures of central tendency (mean, median, and mode), range, stem-and-leaf plots, and box-and-whisker plots.

Homework: You need to use some time to prepare for your test.

Next Class:   After we get back from the holiday, you will review one more day for your test.

March 20, 2014

A BLock Algebra 2 (Day 4) Thurs., Mar. 20 — Investigating Radical Graphs

Today: We worked on the investigate part of the radical investigation after you had time to check your graphs with each other.

Homework: None.

Next Class: Finish the investigations.

March 20, 2014

D Block Methods B (Day 4) Thurs., Mar. 20 — Review of Quadratic Equaitons

Today: We looked at the worksheet you completed for homework.  Most of our time was spent answering questions about those.  You then had time to begin working on the review assignment.

Homework: p. 742/ 1-29, 59-65.  Twenty minutes is all you need to spend on this tonight (25 if you really want to.(  You just need to get an idea of what you are able to accomplish in what amount of time.

Next Class: We will continue working on this assignment.  I will also give you some ideas for finding more problems if you are interested.  Your test will be the Friday after Spring Break.

March 20, 2014

B Block Methods B (Day 3) Wed., Mar. 19 — Jeopardy Review of Quadratics

Today:   We played a review game that was pretty intense!  You guys did so well.  We didn’t have time to actually work problems, though so look below.  I had fun.  I hope you did, too.  I look forward to taking you guys out to Waffle Bant!  Come find me!

Homework: Study for your test on Friday.  I suggest doing the assignment given to you the last class: p. 742/ 1-29 odd, 59-65.  Pay attention to the types of word problems.

Next Class: We will take the test on quadratics.