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)