Posts tagged ‘assignments’

January 20, 2012

G Block (Day 4) Fri., Jan. 20 – Project well on the way and Pythagorean Theorem

Rubric for Stained Glass Window Projects


  1. We went over the answers to the first worksheet (front and back).
  2. Meeting with Mr. Gobius was successful.  He asked a few questions and we were approved!  Good work, you guys!
  3. Rationale group finished editing and shared with the class.
  4. Both letter and rationale were sent to Archives.
  5. We went over the Distance Formula and other uses of the Pythagorean Theorem.
  6. Everyone got to see the fun sticky stuff we will be using to make the window.

We accomplished a lot you guys!  Good work!


  1. DO YOUR SKETCHES.  We didn’t have time to assemble them today, but we need to do that when we come back.
  2. Do the next three worksheets (“Interior Angles of a Triangle”, “Exterior and Interior Angles of a Triangle”, and the sheet that only has four questions on it)
  3. You will have quizzes on this information to make sure you are ready to prove what you need to prove for your project.

Next Class

  1. Answers to the worksheets.
  2. Quiz on how to use what we have learned for our projects.
  3. Design Crew begins arranging according to sketches.  How will they look best?  Are there ones that will look better next to others?
  4. Inspection Crew begins looking to see if all sketches meet requirements.  Offer suggestions on how to alter to meet the requirements.
  5. Begin creating designs with the Glass Deco.
January 19, 2012

E Block (Day 3) Thurs., Jan. 19 – Inverses, Equations, and Reducing Fractions Ahead of Time

Ha1  The title says it all!

Inverses, equations, and simplifying fractions ahead of time!  That’s what we did today.  We looked at equations and how they require us to use the inverses to solve them (or isolate the variable)

Remember that the details are what make us sophisticated mathematicians.  That’s why you need to know the properties and details of what you are doing.  If you are going to be scholars and change your future, you have to put in the hard work.


  1. I forgot to get your worksheets today.  See if you can find those!
  2. have a great Lunar Break!
January 13, 2012

G Block (Day 5) Fri., Jan. 13 – Letter-writing and individual work

Please make sure you are using class time wisely!  When we look at how much you need to do on Tuesday, you will want to make sure you do as much as possible in class.

Tuesday – Work with the scale of the window to continue work on your window pane.  Go over the math requirements of the individual panes.  Letter-writing group will meet with Mr. Gobius.

Wednesday – Final design template due (an example of what you plan to do drawn to the proper scale with the proper math requirements) by the end of class.  Rationale group nees to begin work and share with the rest of the class.  As people finish their individual work, they will work with this group to listen and share ideas.

Friday – Rationale group finalize write-up and dhare with class.  Finish Chapter 4 sections.

After Lunar: Finish Chapter 4 sections if necessary.  Chapter 5 requirements.  Reports to Archive Keeper.  Work with Inspector Crew to make sure each individual pane meets the requirements and with the Design crew to arrange and display the window.  Complete Individual Portfolio requirements.

Your assignment:

1.  Decide what your window pane will look like.

2.  Read the math and portfolio requirements related to Chapter 4 in the rubric.

My Assingments:

1.  Find the Glass deco thingies.

2.  Get the dimensions of the windows where we will hang our panes.

January 12, 2012

E Block (Day 3) Wed., Jan. 12 – Fabulous Day of Test Corrections and Adding Integers

Brandon, remember what integers are?  You asked a very good question, and Sana assisted me in giving a very good answer!  🙂

I was pleased with both of you working so hard today!  Remember that if you had worked that hard yesterday (Tuesday), too, you wouldn’t have had to come in after school to finish test corrections.  I will have those marked for you by Friday.

I was also pleased to see that you both seem to have a firm grasp on adding integers.  Good work!

Our next topics will be working with operations with fractions.  I want to show you some of the more advanced stuff.  I think you will find it fascinating!  🙂


1. Finish the front side only of that worksheet I gave you!