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!