Friday, December 14, 2012

Week of December 17th

I can't believe this is the last week of the semester! It will go by quickly. Our unit test is on Wednesday, December 19th.

Dates to remember:

All missing work/corrections from TWMM are due by Tuesday, December 18th @ 3:45pm

The study guide needs to be completed by Tuesday, December 18th for our review day. The final due date for the study guide is Wednesday, December 19th with the unit test.

I will have two review sessions on Tuesday, December 18th. Before school 7:15am-7:45am and after school 3:15pm - 3:45pm. I will not be available before school on Wednesday due to a meeting at 7am.

No homework will be assigned over the break.

Monday: Finish TWMM Problem 3.2 (if time, start review)
    Homework: Finishing the study guide

Tuesday: Review Day (bring completed study guide)
    Homework: Use study guide to prepare for the unit test

Wednesday: Unit Test - Study guide due.

Thursday: Discuss goals for state assessment and math activity

Friday: No school

Have a wonderful break!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Week of 12/10

The DMCT is finished and now we are working through Investigation 2 in our book, Thinking With Mathematical Models.

Monday: Problem 2.2
    Homework: pg.40 #36 and pg. 45 #63 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.4 (we are skipping 2.3)

Wednesday: Investigation 2 Check-up and Equation & Area Practice
    Homework: Study Guide for Unit Test due Wednesday December 19th

Thursday: Problem 3.1

Friday: Problem 3.1 and 3.2
    Homework: Rational Numbers Worksheet due Monday (keep working on Study Guide)

Looking Ahead: Review Day is Tuesday, December 18th

                           UNIT TEST - Wednesday, December 19th

Friday, November 30, 2012

Week of December 3rd

Wow! This school year is flying by! We have 14 school days left this semester. 2 days will be spent taking the DMCT. The other 12 days will be spent in our book Thinking With Mathematical Models, including the unit test scheduled for December 19th.
Here is our schedule for next week. Please note we only have two homework assignments this week because of DMCT testing. If your child already passed the DMCT they will not take it again.

Monday: Bellwork Quiz and Investigation 1 check-up. Begin Investigation 2
    Homework: pg. 19 #19-26 Choose 4 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.1/2.2

Wednesday: Problem 2.2
    Homework: pg. 33 #3 and pg. 35 # 6 a-c. due Monday
                         Please note - this homework is from the book, but I am giving students a copy of the problems so they do not have to rewrite them. I have also posted a copy at the top of the blog.

Thursday: DMCT day 1

Friday: DMCT day 2

Monday, November 26, 2012

Week of November 26th

We started a new book today, Thinking With Mathematical Models.

Monday: TWMM Problem 1.1
    Homework: pg. 12 #1 due Wednesday

Tuesday: TWMM Problem 1.1/1.2

Wednesday: TWMM Problem 1.2
    Homework: pg. 15 #6 due Friday

Thursday: TWMM Problem 1.3

Friday: TWMM Problem 1.3
   Homework: pg. 17 #11 due Monday

Have a great week!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Samples and Populations Unit-Week of Nov. 19th

We will have the Investigation 1 Quiz next Monday, November 19th. This will be the end of the unit, when we return from Thanksgiving Break we will start a new unit.

I will let students know today that any missing work/ corrections are due by Tuesday, November 20th.

I will not assign homework over the break.

On Tuesday, November 20th we will take the Formative Assessment in the computer lab. This is a "practice" test for the state assessments. The test results let me know what concepts students understand and allow them the opportunity to practice test-taking strategies.

For this week (week of November 12th) I have changed the homework for Friday. Instead of the problem from the book the students will have a worksheet practicing percents. Many of them are still struggling with this in math class.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Week of November 12th

The students really enjoyed the election and exit poll last week. This week we are learning more about histograms and box and whisker plots.

Monday: S&P Problem 1.1 (except 3rd hour-we will start Tuesday)
    HW: pg. 22 # 27 a,b,c & pg. 23 # 31 due Wednesday

Tuesday: S&P Problem 1.1/1.2

Wednesday: S&P Problem 1.2
    HW: Make a histogram of the p.b. data due Friday

Thursday: Problem 1.3

Friday: Problem 1.3/ Review
    HW: pg. 24 # 33 due Monday

Looking Ahead:
 Monday, November 19th Formative Assessments in the computer lab
Tuesday, November 20th Investigation 1 Quiz

Have a great week!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Week of November 5th

This week is very exciting with the election! Our classes will be doing an exit poll in conjunction with Mr. Topliff's class. We will also spend time learning how to organize data.

Monday: Finish 2.3 determine a sample size for the exit poll
    Homework: Data Worksheet due Wednesday

Tuesday: Election Day - Exit Poll

Wednesday: Organize the data from the election
    Homework: S&P pg. 38 # 16&17 due Friday

Thursday: Finish Wednesday's activity - Electoral College Information

Friday: Either finish the activity from Thursday or start Problem 1.1
    Homework: Percent Worksheet due Monday

Have a great week!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Week of October 29th

The Moving Straight Ahead Unit Test is behind us and, overall, the students did very well! The grades are now entered in Power School.
 We are starting a new unit this week called Samples and Populations. We are doing this book a little out of order because of the upcoming election. We will start with Investigation 2 and learn how to sample a population and then go back to Investigation 1 sometime next week.
We have homework on Tuesday and Thursday because of our short week.

Monday: New book - Samples and Populations (S&P) Problem 2.1

Tuesday: S&P Problem 2.2
    Homework: pg. 36 #1-8 due Thursday

Wednesday: S&P Problem 2.3

Thursday: S&P Problem 2.4
    Homework: pg. 41 #26 & 27 due Monday

Friday: No School - Professional Development Day

Have a great week!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Week of October 22nd

Our unit test is on Wednesday so Monday and Tuesday will be spent reviewing with the study guide. On Monday I have asked the students to fill out a notecard with the skills they still need to work on for the test, including worked examples. This will show in the gradebook, but will not be included in the final grade.
All corrections and missing work are due by 3:45pm on Wednesday.
I will collect Moving Straight Ahead Books on Monday, October 29th.

Study Sessions this week: Monday from 3:15 to 3:45 and Wednesday from 7:15 to 7:45

Monday: Review Study Guide
    Homework: Practice problems from study guide (15 to 20 minutes)

Tuesday: Review Study Guide
    Homework: Practice problems from study guide (15 to 20 minutes)

Wednesday: Unit Test
    Homework: Integer Practice due Monday, October 29th

Thursday: Conferences 11-8

Friday: No School

Have a great week!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Moving Straight Ahead Unit Test

The Unit Test for Moving Straight Ahead is scheduled for next Wednesday, October 24th. The study guide was handed out in class today. I had the students write two due dates at the top:

Monday, October 22nd - "Rough Draft" due date - This means students need to bring their study guide with all the problems they know how to do completed. They need to be prepared to ask questions about the problems they don't understand.

Wednesday, October 24th - "Final Draft" due date - This means the study guide needs to be completed.

I am not assigning any other homework between now and Wednesday. I have told the students this is because I want them to work at least 15 minutes each day on their study guide. This is the best way to study for the unit test.

On page 1 of the study guide it asks the students to use their calculator. We will do this in class tomorrow (October 18th).

Other things to know:
The study guide is worth 25 points
No corrections are allowed on unit tests.
Any missing work/corrections for this unit are due October 24th.
We will begin a new unit on Monday, October 29th. I will collect Moving Straight Ahead and hand out the new book.
I have tentatively scheduled two study/review sessions next week - Monday after school (3:15 to 3:45) and Wednesday before school (7:15 to 7:45). I will let you know if this changes.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Week of October 15th

Today I am handing back the Investigation 3 quizzes. These quiz scores were not as good as the last quiz. I am setting up appointments after school this week for corrections. It is important that corrections are done this week because our Unit Test is next Wednesday, October 24th. I allow corrections on homework and quizzes, but no corrections are allowed on tests.

Monday: Hand back quizzes and finish problem 4.1
    Homework: Equation Practice Worksheet (show all steps) due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 4.2

Wednesday: Problem 4.2/4.3
    Homework: The study guide for the Unit Test will be handed out. It will be due with the Unit Test on October 24th

Thursday: Problem 4.3


Have a great week!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

We have spent a lot of time solving equations in Investigation 3. On Monday we will finish problem 3.5 and review before we take our quiz on Thursday (Wednesday is the Social Studies test). We will also start the last Investigation in this book this week.

Monday: Finish Problem 3.5
    Homework: Please note - these problems will help prepare students for the quiz
                        pg. 59 #12, pg.60 #22 and pg. 62 #24 a-c only due Wednesday

Tuesday: Review and questions over Investigation 3

Wednesday: Begin Problem 4.1
    Homework: Measure a set of stairs in your home (or at a friend's house if you don't have stairs). We will use this data in class on Friday. Please refer to page 71 of your book to see what the "rise" and "run" of the stair looks like.

Thursday: Investigation 3 Quiz

Friday: Continue Problem 4.1
    Homework: pg. 79 #8-12 due Monday

Looking Ahead: When we finish Investigation 4 we will have our first unit test. I will hand out a study guide approximately one week before the test. The study guide will be due the day of the test and will count for approximately 10% of the test grade. Students have been able to correct homework for 100% credit and quizzes for 50% credit (the points they missed). There are no corrections on tests. Please help make sure your child is prepared for the test and that they get any questions answered well before test day. We will have review days in class and I will set up 1 or 2 review sessions before or after school to help students prepare for the test.

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week.

Monday, October 1, 2012

We got a great start last week learning how to solve equations. This week we will continue Investigation 3 and practice solving equations symbolically.

Monday: Finish Problem 3.3 and start 3.4
    Homework: Worksheet - Solving Equations due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 3.4

Wednesday: Problem 3.5
    Homework: pg. 59 14 & 15 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.5

Friday: Wrap-up Investigation 3 and practice solving equations
    Homework: Properties Worksheet due Monday.

Looking Ahead: Investigation 3 Quiz - Monday, October 8th

Have a great week!

Monday, September 24, 2012

We finished Investigation 2 last week and the students are getting their quizzes back to look at in class today. Overall, they did really well. The only struggle I saw was finding the coefficient (rate) and the y-intercept (starting point) in the equation. We will review this today and tomorrow on bell work and students are welcome to make quiz corrections (earning half credit).

Monday: Problem 3.1
    Homework: Properties Worksheet - due Wednesday
      **note - we are doing the matching portion in class, since I handed back quizzes today we did not have enough time to finish the matching. We will finish that tomorrow in class.

Tuesday: Problem 3.1/3.2

Wednesday: Problem 3.2/3.3
    Homework: pg. 57 #3, 4 & pg. 60 #18, 19 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.3

Friday: Problem 3.3 - maybe start 3.4
    Homework: Properties Worksheet due Monday

Have a great week!
Mrs. Anderson

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Week of September 17th

We are working our way through Investigation 2 and we will have the quiz on Thursday. Tuesday's homework will be important preparation for the quiz.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Problem 2.4
    Homework: Inv 2 Practice worksheet due Thursday *Correction - b should say y = -2x + 7

Wednesday: Problem 2.4

Thursday: Bellwork Quiz #3 and Investigation 2 Quiz
    Homework: pg. 35 #7 & pg. 38 #16 due Monday

Friday: Begin Investigation 3 Continue Problem 2.4

Have a great week!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Week of 9/10

We are starting Investigation 2 this week.

Monday: Problem 2.1
    Homework: Investigation 1 Practice Worksheet due Wednesday
                    **Cross off  #4b on the front page of this worksheet**
Tuesday: Problem 2.2

Wednesday: MAPS Testing
    Homework: pg. 31 #1 and pg. 33 #4

Thursday: Problem 2.3

Friday: Problem 2.4
    Homework: Fraction Practice Worksheet due Tuesday

Have a great week!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Week of September 3rd

I hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend! Last week we had a slow start and we are a couple days behind, but we will catch up this week and have our first quiz over Investigation 1.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Finish Problem 1.3/ Start Problem 1.4
    Homework: pg. 14 #7 and pg. 22 #31 due Thursday

Wednesday: Finish Problem 1.4

Thursday: Start Investigation 2
    Homework: pg. 18 #20 & pg. 22 #33 due Monday

Friday: Investigation 1 Quiz and Bellwork Quiz

Have a great week!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Week of August 27th

We had a great week practicing fractions, decimals, and percents! We're ready to start our new book Moving Straight Ahead. On Monday we will go outside and record our walking rates as we start problem 1.1. Please note, homework this week (Monday and Wednesday) is from the book. Each student was issued their own book on Friday.

Monday: Begin Problem 1.1
    Homework: pg. 12 #1 and pg. 17 #16 and 17 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Continue Problem 1.1 - Start 1.2
      Picture Day

Wednesday: Continue Problem 1.2 - Start 1.3
    Homework: pg. 14 #6 and pg. 18 #22 A or B due Friday

Thursday: Continue Problem 1.3 - Start 1.4
    Parent night - hope to see you there!

Friday: Finish Problem 1.4 - Review for Investigation 1 Quiz on Tuesday, September 4th
    Homework: Order of Operations Practice due Tuesday

Please let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great week!
Mrs. Anderson

Monday, August 20, 2012

Week of August 20th

I really enjoyed meeting my students last week! We are off to a great start! This week we are reviewing skills and learning class procedures. Students will receive their first book on Friday, Moving Straight Ahead.

Monday: Set up notebooks (please ask students about this!) and learning styles quiz.
    Homework: Mean Worksheet ~What Dance Should You Do When Summer Is Over? Students must show all work. Due Wednesday.

Tuesday: Talk about Group Work ~ Fraction Practice: Addition and Subtraction

Wednesday: Fraction Practice: Multiplication and Division
    Homework: Fraction, Decimal, Percent ~ How I Spent My Summer Daze. Due Friday

Thursday: Converting Fractions to Decimals and Adding/Subtracting Decimals

Friday: Introduction to Moving Straight Ahead
    Homework: Variables and Patterns (7th gr book) review. Due Monday

Let me know if you have any questions!
Mrs. Anderson

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Welcome Back!!

I am excited to start a new school year! Welcome to all my 8th graders! We started the class by finding out how much money the United States paid to the athletes that earned medals at the Olympics this year (and how much they collected in taxes).

Here is an overview of our schedule for the week:

Thursday: Introduction to 8th grade math
     Homework: Integer worksheet - "Why did the ant run across the cracker box?" Due Monday
Friday: Golf Activity - Learning how to problem solve. Discussion of class procedures and supplies needed for next week.

Please check this blog at least once a week, or better yet, subscribe so you receive and email every time I update the blog. I will post what we will doing that week, including tests and quizzes and homework information.

Thank you!
Mrs. Anderson

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Congratulations to all the 8th graders! It was wonderful to see you at promotion last night. Good luck in high school next year!

I will have the quizzes from Friday graded and in the gradebook sometime tomorrow.

Thanks for a wonderful year and have a great summer vacation!!

Mrs. Anderson

Monday, May 14, 2012

Week of May 14th

This is our last week of school! I can't believe how fast the year went by. We are finishing up the book Say It With Symbols this week and we will have a final quiz on Friday.

Monday: SIWS Problem 1.4
    Homework: pg. 17 37-45 due Wednesday
Tuesday: SIWS Problem 2.1
Wednesday: SIWS Problem 2.2
    Homework: pg. 31 #17 and pg. 32 #19-24 CHOOSE 4
Thursday: Problem 2.3
Friday: Final Quiz
Note: 4th and 5th hour students have chosen this week as their "No Homework" week as their reward from their hard work on the state assessments.

Have a great week!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Week of May 7th

We took the unit test last week for Growing, Growing, Growing. I was very impressed with how well the students did on the test! This week we are taking the DMCT on Monday and Tuesday and starting a new book on Wednesday.

Monday: DMCT
Tuesday: DMCT
Wednesday: Say It With Symbols (SIWS) Problem 1.1
    Homework: pg. 12 #1,2 & pg. 15 #10 due Friday
Thursday: SIWS Problem 1.2
Friday: SIWS Problem 1.3
    Homework: pg. 15 #11, 12, 15, 16, 17 due Monday

Have a great week!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Week of April 30th

I can't believe it is already May! We are wrapping up Growing, Growing, Growing this week. Next week, on Monday and Tuesday, we will have the DMCT.

Tuesday: Review for Unit Test - study guide is due today
Wednesday: Review for Unit Test (afternoon is Career Fair)
Thursday: Unit Test
Friday: DMCT Practice - for students that have passed the DMCT they will work on Investigation 5 in the book Growing, Growing, Growing. This is great practice with exponents!

Homework: During the week the students need to study for the unit test. Any missing work or corrections are due by 3:45pm on Friday. I would like students to complete this work before the unit test.
I will not assign homework on Friday.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Unit Test on Thursday, May 3rd

Reminder* We are taking the unit test on Thursday, May 3rd. The completed study guide is due Tuesday, May 1st. Please make sure your student completes the study guide for class that day.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Week of April 23rd

We are almost finished with Growing, Growing, Growing. We will be working on Investigation 4 this week. We have one homework assignment this week and the students will get their study guide for the unit on Wednesday. I am planning to have the unit test on May 3rd.

Monday: Problem 4.1
    Homework: pg. 53 #2, pg. 54 #4,5 & pg. 55 #8 due Wednesday
Tuesday: Problem 4.2
Wednesday: Problem 4.3
   Homework: Study Guide due Tuesday
Thursday: Problem 4.3

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Investigation 3 is taking a little longer than I anticipated so I am moving the quiz to Friday instead of Thursday.
We will push much of Investigation 4 to next week so I am changing Friday's homework. The new assignment will be-
pg. 43 #32 & pg. 45 #43,44,45 due on Monday

Monday, April 16, 2012

Week of April 16th

This week we are working on Investigation 3. We will have a quiz over Investigation 2 & 3 on Thursday. I gave back Investigation 1 quizzes on Friday. Several students need to make corrections. I have asked them to come in to fix their quizzes by Wednesday after school. If they have not, they will not be able to take the Investigation 2 & 3 quiz. They can come in after school Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, or before school Wednesday.

Monday: Problem 3.1/3.2
    Homework: pg. 41 #22 & pg. 42 #24-30 due Wednesday
Tuesday: Problem 3.2/3.3
Wednesday: Problem 3.3 - Possibly start 4.1 (Quiz corrections need to be completed today)
    Homework: pg. 40 #10-15 & 20,21 due Friday
Thursday: Investigation 2 & 3 Quiz (Some students will take the Investigation 1 quiz again if they have not made corrections)
Friday: Problem 4.1/4.2
    Homework: pg. 53 #2, pg. 54 #4,5 & pg. 55 #8 due Monday
Now homework is pg.43 #32 & pg.45 #43,44,45 due Monday

Have a great week!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Week of April 9th

We are almost finished with Investigation 1 in our book, Growing, Growing, Growing. We will have a quiz this week and work through Investigation 2. On Friday, we will either finish Investigation 2 or start Investigation 3.

Monday: GGG Problem 1.4
    Homework: GGG pg. 17 #40-42, 47 & pg. 27 #9-12 due Wednesday
Tuesday: Investigation 1 Quiz
Wednesday: GGG Problem 2.1
    Homework: GGG pg. 16 #34-37 & pg. 24 #2
Thursday: GGG Problem 2.2
Friday: Finish Problem 2.2 or start Problem 3.1
    Homework: pg. 38 #1 & pg. 39 #8

Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Missing work/corrections

All missing work and/or corrections are due by Friday, April 6th @ 3:45pm. After this date no work from before State Assessments will be accepted.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Week of April 2nd

We have finished State Assessments and we are starting a new unit called Growing, Growing, Growing (GGG). We are also back to our normal routine with bellwork and homework.

Monday: GGG Pretest & Problem 1.1
    Homework: GGG pg. 11 #2-7 & pg. 12 #15-20 due Wednesday
Tuesday: GGG Problem 1.2
Wednesday: GGG Problem 1.2/1.3
    Homework: GGG pg. 13 #22 & 23 due Friday (these 2 problems may take more time)
Thursday: GGG Problem 1.3
Friday: GGG Problem 1.4
    Homework: GGG pg. 15 #25-30

Have a great week!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring Break!

We will take the Kansas Math Assessment when we return from Spring Break. We have Monday and Tuesday to review and the test will be Wednesday, March 28th, Thursday March 29th, and Friday March 30th. If you know ahead of time that your child will miss any of those days please contact me so I can make arrangements for them to make-up any missing days.
I know most students won't be thinking about math during break, but if they are using a computer please encourage them to go to They can practice for about 5 minutes each day before it prompts them to either sign-up or log-in. Our free trial has expired.

Thanks and have a great Spring Break!
Mrs. Anderson

Monday, March 12, 2012

Week of March 12th

We have five school days left until the state assessment!

Monday: Individualized student work. Each student will receive a packet to work on the 3 skills they determined last Thursday need the most practice. The packet will be due Wednesday and will be worth 30 points.
    Homework: 4.1.a4a Probability Practice due Wednesday
Tuesday: Continue work on student packet
   Conferences: 4-8pm
Wednesday: Complete Student Packet - due today
    Homework: No homework over Spring Break!
Thursday: No school K-8. Conferences 11am-8pm
Friday: No School all buildings

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Week of March 5th

We are continuing skills practice before the state assessment. We will take the assessment March 28, 29, & 30th. We have 8 school days left!

Monday: Computer lab - skill practice
    Homework: 2.2.a1a word problems due Wednesday
Tuesday: Computer lab - skill practice
Wednesday: Computer lab - formative assessment
    Homework: 8.2.2.k3a due Monday
Thursday: Go over formative results
Friday: No School
**Both Homework Assignments this week are now due on Monday**
Please talk to your kids about their results on the formative. There are many online resources for skill practice. This is the 3rd time we are taking the formative so the kids can stay informed about what they do know and what they still need to work on. If you have any questions or need help finding practice problems please let me know.

Thank you!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Week of February 27th

We are continuing skill practice this week

Monday: Finding radius, diameter, circumference, and area of a circle
    Homework: Real Number System Practice (Astronaut worksheet) due Wednesday
Tuesday: Finding radius, diameter, circumference, and area of a circle
Wednesday: Finding radius, diameter, circumference, and area of a circle
    Homework: 1.4.a1b (circles) due Friday
Thursday: Student determined skill practice
Friday: Student determined skill practice
    Homework: 1.4.a1a (equations) due Monday

I will notify students today that any missing work or corrections from Looking For Pythagoras will be due by Friday, March 2nd 3:45pm.
Please look at their grades with them to see if they have any work to complete.

Thank you and have a great week!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Week of February 20th

We finished our book Looking For Pythagoras. Before starting a new book we will be reviewing 8th grade skills and test taking strategies.

Monday: No School
Tuesday: Pythagorean Theorem Practice
Wednesday: We will go over the Looking For Pythagoras Final Quiz and the formative assessment taken last week
    Homework: Tables, graphs, & Equations practice due Friday
Thursday: Continue looking at formative assessment - students will determine what skills still need practice
Friday: Circumference of a circle- We will start this next week - we are still working on order of operations
    Homework: 1.1.k5a Number Sense - Multiplying & Dividing with fractions due Monday

Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great week!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Week of February 13th

Monday: Finish LFP Problem 3.4
    Homework: Pythagorean Thm Worksheet CC-53 due Wednesday
Tuesday: LFP Problem 4.2
Wednesday: LFP Final Quiz - No notes or corrections will be allowed for this quiz. Please encourage your child to study for this quiz.
    Homework: Integer Worksheet AA-32 due Thursday
Thursday; KMA Formative Assessment
    Homework: Equations Worksheet DD-26 due Tuesday 2/21 (no school 2/20)
Friday: High School Visit and Fine Arts Fair - only 5th and 7th hour math classes will meet for approximately 25 minutes each. We will do Pythagorean Thm review.

Have a great week!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Week of February 6th

Monday: Finish LFP Problem 2.3 and Start 3.1
    Homework: pg. 38 #1,2 & pg. 40 #13 due Wednesday (now due Thursday)
Tuesday: Finish Problem 3.1
Wednesday: Start Problem 3.3 (we are skipping the proof of the Pythagorean Thm)
    Homework: pg. 38 #5-7 & pg. 44 #28-33 due Friday
Thursday: Problem 3.3
Friday: Problem 3.4
    Homework: Pythagorean Thm Worksheet due Monday

Have a great week!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Week of January 30th

Monday: LFP Problem 2.1
   Homework: pg. 24 #14-28 due Wednesday
Tuesday: LFP Problem 2.2
Wednesday: LFP Problem 2.2/2.3
    Homework: pg. 25 #36 & pg. 26 #42 (Copy of the problems will be provided) due Friday
Thursday: Problem 2.3 & Review
Friday: Bellwork 2 Quiz
           LFP Investigation 1 and 2 Quiz
    Homework: Worksheet due Monday

Have a great week!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Week of January 23rd

We are starting a new unit. Our book is Looking For Pythagoras.

Monday: LFP Problem 1.1
    Homework: LFP pg. 12 1-7 due Wednesday
Tuesday: Finish Problem 1.1 and start 1.2
Wednesday: Finish Problem 1.2
    Homework: Real Number System Worksheet 8-3 due Friday
Thursday: Problem 1.3
Friday: Finish 1.3 and review for Investigation 1 quiz on Monday, January 30th
    Homework: Finding Area Worksheet due Monday

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Week of January 16th

We practiced writing equations on Friday, so we are starting 2.2 this week.

Monday: We will draw a Real Number System diagram then do Problem 2.2.
    Homework: pg. 38 #26-28 (more practice solving equations) due Wednesday
Tuesday: Finish 2.2 and start 2.4 (we are skipping 2.3)
Wednesday: Finish 2.4
    Homework: Rational Number Worksheet (from the diagram we created) due Friday
Thursday: Review Thinking With Mathematical Models
Friday: Bellwork Quiz (includes squares and square roots, real number system, and slope and y-intercept)
            TWMM Final Quiz - This will cover Investigation 1 and Investigation 2. See the following readiness checklist I gave the students on Monday, January 16th.
The following concepts will be covered on the final quiz. Put a check mark by the concepts you already understand. Put a question mark (?) by the concepts you are struggling with.

1) Completing patterns in a table (like hw pg. 20 #32)
2) Writing equations when given:
    a) A graph (pg. 36 11-18)
    b) The slope and a point on the line (pg. 36 11-18)
    c) A real world situation comparing two companies costs (Problem 2.2, 2.4)
3) Using an equation you have written (2c)
4) Deciding which graph matches the given table (throughout the book)
5) Understanding the difference between linear and non-linear relationship (throughout the book)

    Homework: Rational Numbers Worksheet due Monday

Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you! Mrs. Anderson

Friday, January 13, 2012


This week we finished 2.1, but we did not start 2.2. All classes needed extra practice writing equations. We will start 2.2 on Monday.
I have tentatively scheduled the Investigation 2 Quiz for next Friday, January 20th. Once we take this quiz we will be done with this unit.

Mrs. Anderson

Monday, January 9, 2012

Week of January 9th

The second semester is in full swing! Last week we had fun testing bridge strength and bridge length. This week we will look at patterns in building designs.

Monday: TWMM Problem 1.3
   Homework: pg. 15 #6 due Wednesday
Tuesday: Finish TWMM Problem 1.3
Wednesday: Investigation 1 Check-up - Start Investigation 2 Problem 2.1
    Homework: pg. 19 19-26 CHOOSE 4 of the 8 problems due Friday
Thursday: Continue Problem 2.1 and start 2.2
Friday: Finish Problem 2.2
    Homework: pg. 33 #3 and pg. 35 # 6 a-c (I will give a handout for this) due Monday Jan. 16th

Have a great week!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Week of January 2nd

Welcome back!
We are starting a new book, Thinking With Mathematical Models, (TWMM). The students are continuing to explore linear relationships and learning about non-linear relationships.

Wednesday: TWMM Problem 1.1
     Homework: pg. 12 # 1 due Friday

Thursday: TWMM finish Problem 1.1 and start 1.2

Friday: TWMM Problem 1.2
    Homework: pg.20 #32 due Monday (I have handed out a copy of this page so the students can start early. It may be difficult to find some of the patterns)