Monday, October 31, 2011

Week of October 31st

Happy Halloween!
The kids are becoming experts at making histograms! This week we will learn about box-and-whisker plots.

Monday: S&P Problem 1.3
 Homework: Pg. 18-19 #7-13 due Wednesday
Tuesday: Continue Problem 1.3
Wednesday: Problem 1.3/1.4
 Homework: Pg. 18-19 #14-18
Thursday: Bellwork Quiz and S&P Investigation 1 Quiz
Friday: S&P Problem 2.1
 Homework: Mean, Median, Mode Worksheet due Tuesday

Have a great week!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Peanut Butter Data

We had so much fun with our peanut butter taste test today! I have posted the data at the top of the blog page. There are four pages of data (with some blank pages in between). Two pages have the peanut butter A ratings for each class and 2 pages have the peanut butter B ratings for each class.
For Wednesday's homework (due Friday) The students need to choose A or B and convert the line plot to a histogram. This is shown in problem 1.1 on pages 8 & 9.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Week of October 24th

Thank you to all the parents that came to conferences. We had a great turn-out this year!

This week we are starting a new unit, Samples and Populations. I will hand out the new book on Monday and collect the old books throughout the week. Just a reminder, any corrections from Moving Straight Ahead are due by Friday, October 28th.

Monday: Properties Post-test, Samples and Populations (S&P) Pre-test
  Homework: Mean, Median, Mode Worksheet due Wednesday. There is a copy of the homework posted at the top of the page. It did not convert correctly in google docs so the work may need to be done on a separate piece of paper.
Tuesday: Begin Problem 1.1 from S&P
Wednesday: S&P Problem 1.1/1.2
 Homework: Create a histogram from the class data from Tuesday, due Friday (I will post the data after it is collected)
Thursday: S&P Problem 1.2/1.3
Friday: S&P Problem 1.3
 Homework: S&P pg. 22 #27 due Monday, October 31st. Any corrections from MSA due today.

Have a great week!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Study Guide

There is a link at the top of the page with the key to the study guide. I would like parents and students to this document to help review for the unit test.

Week of October 17th

This week we will review and then have the unit test on Wednesday. Please remind your child to study, just a few minutes a day will make a big difference on Wednesday!

Monday: Summarize 4.2 and answer questions from study guide
  Homework: study for the unit test - use the study guide
Tuesday: Review for unit test
  Homework: study for the unit test - use the study guide
Wednesday: Unit Test for Moving Straight Ahead
  Homework: Integer worksheet due Monday, October 24th

Conferences this week:
I hope to see everyone at conferences. They are Tuesday from 4-8pm and Thursday from 11am-8pm.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thursday, October 13th

I gave the students their study guides for the Moving Straight Ahead unit test. I have asked them to complete the study guide (we did #1b with the graphing calculator in class) for Monday so we can review Monday and Tuesday.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Anderson

Monday, October 10, 2011

Week of October 10th

This week we will start the last investigation in our book, Moving Straight Ahead. The students will learn more about slope and y-intercept and the equation, y = mx + b.
Monday: Investigation 4 Problem 4.1
 Homework: pg. 78 #2 and pg. 79 #4,5,6,7 due Wednesday
Tuesday: Continue Problem 4.1 and begin Problem 4.2
Wednesday: Problem 4.2
  Homework: MSA Study Guide - due with the Unit Test on Wednesday, October 19th
Thursday: Problem 4.3

**Our unit test will be Wednesday, October 19th. The students are allowed to use their book and their notes on the exam, but they still need to study. No corrections are allowed on unit tests. The study guide also can be used on the test. It is due with the test and worth 10% of the test grade. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Mrs. Anderson

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Update for Week of October 3rd

I have moved the Investigation 3 quiz to Friday, all the classes need another day to practice equations. I have also extended the due date for Monday's homework assignment to Thursday.

Looking Ahead: The Unit Test for Moving Straight Ahead will be Wednesday, October 19th. I will have more information about this next week.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Week of October 3rd

We are working to solve equations this week. There will be a quiz on Thursday.

Monday: Bellwork Quiz and Problem 3.4 (solving equations)
Homework: MSA pg. 59 #14, 15 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Introduce Identity Property of Addition and Identity Property of Multiplication and Problem 3.4

Wednesday: Problem 3.4 Practice
Homework: Properties Worksheet due Friday (will be posted at the top of the page)

Thursday: Investigation 3 Quiz

Friday: Problem 4.1
Homework: Equations Worksheet due Monday (will be posted at the top of the page)