The end of the semester is quickly approaching. We will not finish this unit, but any missing work/corrections are due by 3:45pm on Wednesday, December 18th so I can complete semester grades.

When we return in January I will do a review of what we learned this semester before we continue with the unit.

Monday: TWMM Problem 3.1

HW: pg. 53 37 & 38 due Wednesday

Tuesday: TWMM Problem 3.2

Wednesday: TWMM Problem 3.2

Thursday: TWMM Problem 3.3

Friday: NO PLC. Half-day schedule in the morning. Assembly and activities in the afternoon.

Have a wonderful break!!

This blog is for my 8th grade students and their parents to find information about our class.

## Monday, December 16, 2013

## Friday, December 13, 2013

### Update for today

Students are struggling with the homework that is due today - pg.49 #14-19. We are working similar problems in class today and I have extended the due date for this assignment to Monday. The equation practice I am assigning today will still be due on Monday.

Have a great weekend!

Have a great weekend!

## Monday, December 9, 2013

### Week of December 9th

The kids are excited that there are only 10 school days left until break! This week we will have a quiz over Investigations 1&2. This will be our last quiz for the semester. We will not finish the unit before we end the semester. All missing work/corrections from this unit will be due by Wednesday, December 18th so that I can submit semester grades.

Monday: Problem 2.2

HW: pg. 48 #8 & 49 #13 (on a worksheet) due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.5

Wednesday: Problem 2.5 and review for quiz

HW: pg. 49 #14-19 due Friday

Thursday: Investigation 1 & 2 Quiz

Friday: Problem 3.1

HW: Equation Practice due Monday

Monday: Problem 2.2

HW: pg. 48 #8 & 49 #13 (on a worksheet) due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.5

Wednesday: Problem 2.5 and review for quiz

HW: pg. 49 #14-19 due Friday

Thursday: Investigation 1 & 2 Quiz

Friday: Problem 3.1

HW: Equation Practice due Monday

## Monday, December 2, 2013

### Week of December 2nd

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break. I can't believe it is December and there are 3 weeks left in the semester! We are continuing with our book Thinking With Mathematical Models. Next week we will have a quiz over Investigations 1&2. I'm not sure what day that will be yet, I just wanted to give you a heads up.

Monday: Finish Problem 1.2 and start 1.3

HW: pg. 23 21-28 choose 6 and show all work due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 1.3

Wednesday: Problem 2.1 (A&C only)

HW: pg. 47 #6 & 7 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 2.2

Friday: Problem 2.5 (we are skipping 2.3 & 2.4)

HW: Equation Practice due Monday

Monday: Finish Problem 1.2 and start 1.3

HW: pg. 23 21-28 choose 6 and show all work due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 1.3

Wednesday: Problem 2.1 (A&C only)

HW: pg. 47 #6 & 7 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 2.2

Friday: Problem 2.5 (we are skipping 2.3 & 2.4)

HW: Equation Practice due Monday

## Monday, November 25, 2013

### Week of November 25th

We started our book Thinking With Mathematical Models on Friday and the kids really enjoyed the bridge building activity. We will continue to test bridges this week.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

Monday: TWMM Problem 1.1/1.2

Homework: pg. 20 #9 due Monday, December 2nd

Tuesday: TWMM Problem 1.2

Wednesday: No School

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday: No School

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Break!

Monday: TWMM Problem 1.1/1.2

Homework: pg. 20 #9 due Monday, December 2nd

Tuesday: TWMM Problem 1.2

Wednesday: No School

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday: No School

## Monday, November 18, 2013

### Week of November 18th

We are finishing our book Looking For Pythagoras (LFP) this week with the unit test on Thursday. On Friday we will start a new book called Thinking With Mathematical Models (TWMM).

I will have two review sessions in preparation for the test- Wednesday from 3:15pm-3:45pm and Thursday from 7:15am to 7:45am.

Monday: LFP Problem 5.1

HW: Study guide is due tomorrow for review. I would like students to review their study guide each night for 10-15 minutes in preparation for the test.

Tuesday: Review Day

Wednesday: Review Day

Thursday: LFP Unit Test (completed study guide due today)

Friday: New Book Thinking With Mathematical Models Problem 1.1

HW: Equation Practice due Monday - We will review how to solve equations on bell work today. I will ask students to use the bell work to complete the homework assignment. If you are helping them with homework please ask them where the bell work is to see completed problems.

I will have two review sessions in preparation for the test- Wednesday from 3:15pm-3:45pm and Thursday from 7:15am to 7:45am.

Monday: LFP Problem 5.1

HW: Study guide is due tomorrow for review. I would like students to review their study guide each night for 10-15 minutes in preparation for the test.

Tuesday: Review Day

Wednesday: Review Day

Thursday: LFP Unit Test (completed study guide due today)

Friday: New Book Thinking With Mathematical Models Problem 1.1

HW: Equation Practice due Monday - We will review how to solve equations on bell work today. I will ask students to use the bell work to complete the homework assignment. If you are helping them with homework please ask them where the bell work is to see completed problems.

## Tuesday, November 12, 2013

### Week of November 11th

I love that today is 11/12/13! We are continuing Looking For Pythagoras. This week we will finish Investigation 3 and start Investigation 5. We are almost finished with this book and will have the unit test on Thursday, November 21st. Students will get a study guide on Thursday that will be due the day of the test.

Any missing work/corrections from this unit are due by Tuesday, November 19th.

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Go over problem 3.3/continue 3.4

HW: Pythagorean Practice Worksheet CC-53 due Thursday

Wednesday: Finish problem 3.4

Thursday: Pythagorean Thm practice day

HW: Study Guide due Thursday, November 21st

Friday: Problem 5.1

Any missing work/corrections from this unit are due by Tuesday, November 19th.

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Go over problem 3.3/continue 3.4

HW: Pythagorean Practice Worksheet CC-53 due Thursday

Wednesday: Finish problem 3.4

Thursday: Pythagorean Thm practice day

HW: Study Guide due Thursday, November 21st

Friday: Problem 5.1

## Monday, November 4, 2013

### Week of November 4th

This week will continue working through Investigation 3, including a proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.

Monday: Finish Problem 3.1 and start problem 3.2

HW: Complete the square worksheet due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 3.2

Wednesday: Problem 3.3

HW: Square Root Practice CC-49 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.3/3.4

Friday: Problem 3.4

HW: LFP pg. 50 9-12 (I will give the students a copy of the page so they can write on it) due Tuesday - No school on Monday, November 11th

Monday: Finish Problem 3.1 and start problem 3.2

HW: Complete the square worksheet due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 3.2

Wednesday: Problem 3.3

HW: Square Root Practice CC-49 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.3/3.4

Friday: Problem 3.4

HW: LFP pg. 50 9-12 (I will give the students a copy of the page so they can write on it) due Tuesday - No school on Monday, November 11th

## Wednesday, October 30, 2013

### Week of October 28th

I apologize for the late post this week. Many of you may know my family was in a car accident on Saturday night. Today is my first day back to school and I have taken time to talk to the kids and assure them that we are okay.

I have gotten behind on grading and I will work this week to get caught up.

Monday: Problem 2.3

HW: pg. 30 #27-37 & pg. 35 #69 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.4

Wednesday: Problem 3.1

HW: Volume Worksheet CC-42 due Friday (many students finished this assignment on Tuesday)

Thursday: Problem 3.1/3.2

Friday: Problem 3.2

HW: Square Root Practice CC-50 due Monday

Have a great week!

I have gotten behind on grading and I will work this week to get caught up.

Monday: Problem 2.3

HW: pg. 30 #27-37 & pg. 35 #69 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.4

Wednesday: Problem 3.1

HW: Volume Worksheet CC-42 due Friday (many students finished this assignment on Tuesday)

Thursday: Problem 3.1/3.2

Friday: Problem 3.2

HW: Square Root Practice CC-50 due Monday

Have a great week!

## Friday, October 18, 2013

### Week of October 21st

This is a short week because of Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences. Mrs. Jennings sent an email to sign up for conferences during the following times: Tues, Oct. 22 4-8pm and Thurs, Oct. 24 9am-6pm. If you haven't signed up yet, please take a moment to do that. I would love to see you there.

Monday: Finish Problem 2.2 and begin 2.3

Homework: LFP pg. 30 #14-26 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Finish Problem 2.3

Conferences: 4-8pm

Wednesday: Bellwork Quiz and Investigation 1&2 Quiz

Homework: Square Root Worksheet CC-47 due Monday

Thursday: Conferences 9am-6pm

Friday: No School

Monday: Finish Problem 2.2 and begin 2.3

Homework: LFP pg. 30 #14-26 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Finish Problem 2.3

Conferences: 4-8pm

Wednesday: Bellwork Quiz and Investigation 1&2 Quiz

Homework: Square Root Worksheet CC-47 due Monday

Thursday: Conferences 9am-6pm

Friday: No School

## Monday, October 14, 2013

### Week of October 14th

I think the students are enjoying

Monday: Problem 2.1

Homework: Square Root Practice Worksheet CC-48 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.1/2.2

Wednesday: Problem 2.2/2.3

Homework: Real number system 6-5 due Monday

Thursday: Problem 2.3

Friday: No school

Looking Ahead:

I expect the students to be ready for a quiz over Investigations 1 &2 next week, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday.

Next week we have school Monday - Wednesday. Middle school conferences are scheduled for Tues, Oct 22nd 4-8pm and Thurs, Oct 24 from 9am-6pm. I hope to see you there!

*Looking For Pythagoras*. It's very different from our last book! This week we are working on Investigation 2. We only have 2 homework assignments this week due to our short school week.Monday: Problem 2.1

Homework: Square Root Practice Worksheet CC-48 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.1/2.2

Wednesday: Problem 2.2/2.3

Homework: Real number system 6-5 due Monday

Thursday: Problem 2.3

Friday: No school

Looking Ahead:

I expect the students to be ready for a quiz over Investigations 1 &2 next week, possibly Tuesday or Wednesday.

Next week we have school Monday - Wednesday. Middle school conferences are scheduled for Tues, Oct 22nd 4-8pm and Thurs, Oct 24 from 9am-6pm. I hope to see you there!

## Monday, October 7, 2013

### Week of October 7th

We took the unit test on Friday for Moving Straight Ahead and I was very pleased with how most students did on the test. I am collecting the books (blue) today and we are checking out new books from the library. Our new unit is called Looking for Pythagoras, all about the Pythagorean Theorem!

Monday: LFP Problem 1.1

Homework: pg. 18 34 & 36 due Wednesday

Tuesday: LFP Problem 1.1/1.2

Wednesday: LFP Problem 1.2/1.3

Homework: Worksheet - Real Number System (8.3) practice due Friday

Thursday: LFP Problem 1.3/2.1

Friday: LFP Problem 2.1

Homework: Worksheet of pg. 16 15-25 due Monday (I am giving them a copy so they can write on it to find the area).

Monday: LFP Problem 1.1

Homework: pg. 18 34 & 36 due Wednesday

Tuesday: LFP Problem 1.1/1.2

Wednesday: LFP Problem 1.2/1.3

Homework: Worksheet - Real Number System (8.3) practice due Friday

Thursday: LFP Problem 1.3/2.1

Friday: LFP Problem 2.1

Homework: Worksheet of pg. 16 15-25 due Monday (I am giving them a copy so they can write on it to find the area).

## Friday, October 4, 2013

## Monday, September 30, 2013

### Week of September 30th

Wow! I don't know where September went! We are finishing our unit

Also, any missing work or corrections from this unit are due by Friday, October 4th at 3:45pm. We will move to a new unit next week.

Monday: Problem 4.2

Homework: Study guide due Friday (spend 15 minutes per day working on the study guide)

Tuesday: Problem 4.3

Wednesday: Unit Review

Thursday: Unit Review

Friday: Unit Test

Homework: Worksheet due Monday

*Moving Straight Ahead*this week. Our unit test is this Friday. The students were given a study guide on Friday that will be due the day of the test. It is worth 25 points.Also, any missing work or corrections from this unit are due by Friday, October 4th at 3:45pm. We will move to a new unit next week.

Monday: Problem 4.2

Homework: Study guide due Friday (spend 15 minutes per day working on the study guide)

Tuesday: Problem 4.3

Wednesday: Unit Review

Thursday: Unit Review

Friday: Unit Test

Homework: Worksheet due Monday

## Monday, September 23, 2013

### Week of September 23rd

The Investigation 3 quiz is Tuesday, September 24th.

Monday: Finish Problem 3.5 and review for quiz

Homework: MSA pg. 59 #12 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Investigation 3 Quiz

Homework: Find stair measurements in inches for Wednesday (rise and run of the stair)

Wednesday: Begin problem 4.1

Homework: pg. 60 #21 & #22 due Friday

Thursday: Continue problem 4.1

Friday: Begin problem 4.2

Homework: pg. 79 #4-12 due Monday

Monday: Finish Problem 3.5 and review for quiz

Homework: MSA pg. 59 #12 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Investigation 3 Quiz

Homework: Find stair measurements in inches for Wednesday (rise and run of the stair)

Wednesday: Begin problem 4.1

Homework: pg. 60 #21 & #22 due Friday

Thursday: Continue problem 4.1

Friday: Begin problem 4.2

Homework: pg. 79 #4-12 due Monday

## Monday, September 16, 2013

### Week of September 16th

This week we will continue to work through Investigation 3. I have tentatively scheduled the Investigation 3 quiz for Tuesday, September 24th.

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Begin Problem 3.4

Homework: Equation Practice Worksheet due Thursday

Wednesday: Continue Problem 3.4

Thursday: Begin Problem 3.5

Homework: MSA pg. 59 #14 & #15 due Monday

Friday: Continue Problem 3.5

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Begin Problem 3.4

Homework: Equation Practice Worksheet due Thursday

Wednesday: Continue Problem 3.4

Thursday: Begin Problem 3.5

Homework: MSA pg. 59 #14 & #15 due Monday

Friday: Continue Problem 3.5

## Monday, September 9, 2013

### Week of September 9th

Monday: Begin Problem 3.2

Homework: Combining Like Terms worksheet due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 3.2

Wednesday: Finish Problem 3.2/Begin 3.3

Homework: pg. 60 !8,19,20, & 21 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.3

Friday: Problem Finish 3.3/Begin 3.4

Homework: Equation Worksheet due Tuesday

No school Monday, September 16!

Homework: Combining Like Terms worksheet due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 3.2

Wednesday: Finish Problem 3.2/Begin 3.3

Homework: pg. 60 !8,19,20, & 21 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.3

Friday: Problem Finish 3.3/Begin 3.4

Homework: Equation Worksheet due Tuesday

No school Monday, September 16!

## Tuesday, September 3, 2013

### Week of September 3rd

Welcome back from Labor Day weekend! I can't believe it's already September. We are finally going to finish problem 2.4 this week!

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Finish Problem 2.4

Homework: Order of Operations worksheet due Thursday

Wednesday: MAPS testing in the computer lab

Thursday: Problem 3.1

Homework: MSA pg. 57 #3 & #4 due Monday

Friday: Finish Problem 3.1/ begin problem 3.2

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Finish Problem 2.4

Homework: Order of Operations worksheet due Thursday

Wednesday: MAPS testing in the computer lab

Thursday: Problem 3.1

Homework: MSA pg. 57 #3 & #4 due Monday

Friday: Finish Problem 3.1/ begin problem 3.2

## Monday, August 26, 2013

### Week of August 26th

Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year! We are off to a great start! This Friday we will have our first quiz.

Monday: Finish Problem 2.3

Homework: pg. 32 #3 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.4

Wednesday: Problem 2.4

Homework: Investigation 2 Practice Worksheet due Friday

Thursday: Problem 2.4

Friday: Investigation 2 Quiz

Homework: pg. 35 #7 & pg. 38 #16 due Tuesday

Monday: Finish Problem 2.3

Homework: pg. 32 #3 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.4

Wednesday: Problem 2.4

Homework: Investigation 2 Practice Worksheet due Friday

Thursday: Problem 2.4

Friday: Investigation 2 Quiz

Homework: pg. 35 #7 & pg. 38 #16 due Tuesday

## Tuesday, May 21, 2013

### Good bye and good luck

The end of the school year is always a bittersweet time. I am ready for summer break, but I will also miss the kids I've had the privilege of teaching this year. It was great to see them last night at promotion. I know they are excited to start this new chapter in their lives. I wish them all great success in high school!

Mrs. Anderson

Mrs. Anderson

## Wednesday, May 15, 2013

### Week of May 13th

I'm so sorry this post is late! The end of the year sure is busy!

Monday: Finish 3.2 and 3.3

Homework: SofA pg. 42 #2 and pg. 44 #9

Tuesday: Problem 4.1

Wednesday: Shapes of Algebra Quiz

Thursday: Ultimate Reward Day

Friday: KMA reward day (lunch at the high school)

Looking Ahead:

Monday: Bowling Trip and Promotion - last day for 8th graders

Monday: Finish 3.2 and 3.3

Homework: SofA pg. 42 #2 and pg. 44 #9

Tuesday: Problem 4.1

Wednesday: Shapes of Algebra Quiz

Thursday: Ultimate Reward Day

*****ALL Missing Work or Corrections due by 3:45pm today *****Friday: KMA reward day (lunch at the high school)

Looking Ahead:

Monday: Bowling Trip and Promotion - last day for 8th graders

## Thursday, May 9, 2013

### Update to week of May 6th

As I'm doing lesson plans this week, I realized that next week is our last full week! It seems each year goes more quickly than the last. I have really enjoyed the students this year. I wish them great success in high school!

Here are a few updates (there will probably be more):

Mrs. Anderson

Here are a few updates (there will probably be more):

- We will have a final quiz over the Shapes of Algebra next Wednesday.
- Any missing work/corrections from this unit are due by Thursday, May 16th @ 3:45pm
- Tomorrow I will give the students their score for the Kansas Math Assessment. Each class met one of their goals and we will celebrate next Friday, May 17th.
- Tomorrow I will give out DMCT scores (there are a few students that need to finish the test). Remember, an 80% is passing and this is a district test required for high school graduation.

Mrs. Anderson

## Monday, May 6, 2013

### Week of May 6th

We are taking the DMCT this week and then we will continue in our book,

Because of the DMCT there are only 2 homework assignments this week.

Homework: pg. 45 #15-26

Homework: Skill Practice Worksheet (choose 4 on each page) (pg. 153&154) due Monday

Have a great week!

*The Shapes of Algebra*.Because of the DMCT there are only 2 homework assignments this week.

**Monday**: DMCT Part A**Tuesday:**DMCT Part B**Wednesday**: Shapes of Algebra Problem 3.2Homework: pg. 45 #15-26

**Thursday**: Shapes of Algebra Problem 3.2/3.3**Friday**: Shapes of Algebra Problem 3.3Homework: Skill Practice Worksheet (choose 4 on each page) (pg. 153&154) due Monday

Have a great week!

## Friday, May 3, 2013

### Update to week of April 29th

We are moving more slowly through the Shapes of Algebra than I had planned for this week. Instead of finishing 3.2 today we are finishing 3.1. Because of this the homework I assigned for today cannot be completed yet. I told the students that if they turned in today's homework (Inequalities Practice) they do not have homework this weekend! If they didn't turn in today's homework they need to finish it and turn it in Monday.

On Monday and Tuesday we will take the DMCT. We will go back to the book on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend!!

On Monday and Tuesday we will take the DMCT. We will go back to the book on Wednesday.

Have a great weekend!!

## Monday, April 29, 2013

### Week of April 29th

The unit tests for Growing, Growing, Growing are graded and entered in PS. I will show students their tests today.

Homework: Equation Practice DD-40 (Show all steps) due Wednesday

Homework: Inequality Practice DD-53 (Show all steps) due Friday

Homework: SofA pg. 45 #15-26 due Monday

Looking Ahead: DMCT Monday and Tuesday next week. I will let students know this week if they need to take the DMCT.

**Monday**: Sof A Problem 2.2/2.3Homework: Equation Practice DD-40 (Show all steps) due Wednesday

**Tuesday**: SofA Problem 2.3**Wednesday:**SofA Problem 3.1Homework: Inequality Practice DD-53 (Show all steps) due Friday

**Thursday**: SofA Problem 3.1/3.2**Friday**: SofA Problem 3.2Homework: SofA pg. 45 #15-26 due Monday

Looking Ahead: DMCT Monday and Tuesday next week. I will let students know this week if they need to take the DMCT.

## Thursday, April 25, 2013

### Update to Week of April 22

Homework for Friday:

The Shapes of Algebra pg. 32 #13-20 due Monday

Reminder: All missing work/ corrections from Growing, Growing, Growing are due by Monday at 3:45pm

Thank you!

The Shapes of Algebra pg. 32 #13-20 due Monday

Reminder: All missing work/ corrections from Growing, Growing, Growing are due by Monday at 3:45pm

Thank you!

## Wednesday, April 24, 2013

### GGG missing work/corrections

We took the unit test for our book

*Growing, Growing, Growing*yesterday. We are starting a new book called*The Shapes of Algebra*tomorrow. If students have any missing work or corrections from GGG they must be turned in by Monday, April 29th @ 3:45pm.## Monday, April 22, 2013

### Week of April 22nd

I had a great time at the NCTM National Conference! I learned many wonderful things to bring back to the classroom!

I still have the unit test tentatively scheduled for tomorrow. I would like to check in with the students today to make sure they will be ready for that, if not, I may move the test to Wednesday.

Tentative Schedule:

Homework: study guide due with unit test

Homework: Equation Practice due Friday

Homework: To be determined due Monday

I still have the unit test tentatively scheduled for tomorrow. I would like to check in with the students today to make sure they will be ready for that, if not, I may move the test to Wednesday.

Tentative Schedule:

**Monday**: Review dayHomework: study guide due with unit test

**Tuesday**: Unit test**Wednesday**: Large numbers activityHomework: Equation Practice due Friday

**Thursday**: New book The Shapes of Algebra problem 2.1**Friday**: The Shapes of Algebra problem 2.2Homework: To be determined due Monday

## Sunday, April 14, 2013

### Week of April 15th

This week we will continue Investigation 5. I still plan to have the unit test on April 23rd depending on how the week goes.

I will be gone Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week to attend the National NCTM conference in Denver, Colorado. I'm very excited to be the student for a few days and learn as much as I can to bring back to the classroom.

I will leave information for my substitute and ask that he/she provides assignments if students are gone this week. There will be a homework assignment on Monday and the study guide will be handed out on Tuesday, due next week. Please have your child work on the study guide for 15 minutes per night.

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Homework: Exponent Practice due Wednesday

Homework: Study guide due Monday for review day, final due Tuesday with unit test

Homework: work on study guide

Homework: work on study guide

Homework: work on study guide due Monday for review day.

Have a great week!

I will be gone Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week to attend the National NCTM conference in Denver, Colorado. I'm very excited to be the student for a few days and learn as much as I can to bring back to the classroom.

I will leave information for my substitute and ask that he/she provides assignments if students are gone this week. There will be a homework assignment on Monday and the study guide will be handed out on Tuesday, due next week. Please have your child work on the study guide for 15 minutes per night.

Please email me if you have any questions or concerns.

**Monday**: Wrap-up problem 5.1 and start 5.2Homework: Exponent Practice due Wednesday

**Tuesday**: Problem 5.2Homework: Study guide due Monday for review day, final due Tuesday with unit test

**Wednesday**: Problem 5.3Homework: work on study guide

**Thursday**: Problem 5.3Homework: work on study guide

**Friday**: no schoolHomework: work on study guide due Monday for review day.

Have a great week!

## Monday, April 8, 2013

### Week of April 8th

This week we will finish Investigation 4 and begin Investigation 5. I have tentatively scheduled the unit test for the week of April 22nd.

Homework: pg. 45#43-45 & pg. 55#7 due Wednesday

Homework: Growth/Decay Factor Practice due Friday

Thursday: Problem 5.1

Homework: Exponent Practice due Monday

**Monday**: Problem 4.1/4.2Homework: pg. 45#43-45 & pg. 55#7 due Wednesday

**Tuesday**: Problem 4.2/4.3**Wednesday**: Problem 4.3Homework: Growth/Decay Factor Practice due Friday

Thursday: Problem 5.1

**Friday**: Problem 5.1/5.2Homework: Exponent Practice due Monday

## Monday, April 1, 2013

### Week of April 1st

Wow! It's already April! We are working our way through our book, Growing, Growing, Growing. We will have a quiz this week over Investigations 2 & 3.

Have a great week!

**Monday**: Continue Problem 3.2**Homework: pg. 41 #22 & pg. 42 #24-30 due Wednesday****Tuesday**: Problem 3.3**Wednesday**: Problem 3.3/Review**Homework: pg. 40 #10-15 & pg. 41 #20 & 21 (show work) due Friday****Thursday**: Investigation 2 & 3 Quiz**Friday**: Begin Investigation 4 Problem 4.1**Homework: pg. 53 #2, pg. 54 #4 &5, and pg. 55 #8 due Monday**Have a great week!

## Monday, March 25, 2013

### Week of March 25th

Welcome back! I hope everyone had an enjoyable spring break! I did a lot of recuperating after my surgery and I'm glad to be back!

Have a great week!

**Monday**: GGG problem 2.1**Homework: pg. 16 # 35-37 & pg. 24 #2 due Wednesday****Tuesday**: GGG Problem 2.2**Wednesday**: GGG Problem 2.3**Homework: pg. 27 #8 & pg. 29 #21 due Friday****Thursday**: GGG Problem 3.1**Friday**: GGG Problem 3.2**Homework: Exponent Mult/Div Practice due Monday**Have a great week!

## Tuesday, March 12, 2013

### Correction to homework due 3/13/13

I inadvertently left #47 off the homework assignment. It should be:

pg. 17 #40-42

Thank you!

pg. 17 #40-42

**and 47,**pg. 27 #9-12 due Wednesday 3/13Thank you!

## Monday, March 11, 2013

### Week of March 11th

We are continuing our book Growing, Growing, Growing. We will finish Investigation 1 on Tuesday and take the quiz Wednesday. Only 1 homework assignment for this short week!

Reminder: I will not be here for Thursday conferences due to my surgery on Wednesday. Thank you to those of you that have conferenced by email.

Monday: Continue Problem 1.3

Homework: pg. 17 #40-42 & pg. 27 #9-12 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Finish 1.3/1.4

Conferences 4-8

Wednesday: GGG Investigation 1 Quiz

No Homework over break

Thursday: Conferences 11-8

Friday: No school

Week of March 18th - Spring Break!

Have a wonderful break!

Reminder: I will not be here for Thursday conferences due to my surgery on Wednesday. Thank you to those of you that have conferenced by email.

Monday: Continue Problem 1.3

Homework: pg. 17 #40-42 & pg. 27 #9-12 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Finish 1.3/1.4

Conferences 4-8

Wednesday: GGG Investigation 1 Quiz

No Homework over break

Thursday: Conferences 11-8

Friday: No school

Week of March 18th - Spring Break!

Have a wonderful break!

## Monday, March 4, 2013

### Conferences

Conferences are scheduled for Tuesday, March 12 from 4-8pm and Thursday, March 14 from 11am-8pm. I told my students today that I am having surgery on Wednesday, March 13 and I will miss conferences on Thursday, March 14. If you had planned to attend that day, please let me know and I can schedule a different time to meet with you. I will be glad to meet during my plan time or right before/after school sometime this week or early next week.

If everything goes well, I will be back to school after Spring Break.

Thank you for your understanding,

Mrs. Anderson

If everything goes well, I will be back to school after Spring Break.

Thank you for your understanding,

Mrs. Anderson

### Week of March 4th

We started a new book today called

Monday: GGG Problem 1.1

Homework: pg. 11 #2-7 & pg. 12 #15-20 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Solving Equations Symbolically (Practice)

Wednesday: GGG Problem 1.2

Homework: Exponent Practice BB9&BB10 due Monday, March 11th

Thursday: GGG Problem 1.2/1.3

Friday: No School

*Growing, Growing, Growing.*I reminded the students again today that any missing work from our state assessment prep is due by 3:45pm tomorrow (March 5th).Monday: GGG Problem 1.1

Homework: pg. 11 #2-7 & pg. 12 #15-20 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Solving Equations Symbolically (Practice)

Wednesday: GGG Problem 1.2

Homework: Exponent Practice BB9&BB10 due Monday, March 11th

Thursday: GGG Problem 1.2/1.3

Friday: No School

## Friday, March 1, 2013

### We're done!!

We finished state testing yesterday and we are ready to start a new book! The kids did a great job!

Today we will learn about Scientific Notation and take a pre-test for our new book,

Homework, due Monday, will be practice with Scientific Notation.

Have a great weekend! Mrs. Anderson

Today we will learn about Scientific Notation and take a pre-test for our new book,

*Growing, Growing, Growing.*Homework, due Monday, will be practice with Scientific Notation.

Have a great weekend! Mrs. Anderson

## Sunday, February 24, 2013

### Week of February 25th

I hope everyone enjoyed our snow days on Thursday and Friday! It will be interesting to see if we have any more snow days this week!

The plan this week is to review on Monday and Tuesday and take the state assessment on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

We may have to keep our original testing days of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If this is the case we will start a new book on Friday called Growing, Growing, Growing and students will have homework over scientific notation due Monday, March 4th. Otherwise, there is no homework this week.

Please encourage your child to get enough sleep and eat well this week. I do believe this helps them be prepared for testing.

Thank you!

Mrs. Anderson

The plan this week is to review on Monday and Tuesday and take the state assessment on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

We may have to keep our original testing days of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If this is the case we will start a new book on Friday called Growing, Growing, Growing and students will have homework over scientific notation due Monday, March 4th. Otherwise, there is no homework this week.

Please encourage your child to get enough sleep and eat well this week. I do believe this helps them be prepared for testing.

Thank you!

Mrs. Anderson

## Tuesday, February 19, 2013

### Week of February 18th

I'm sorry for the delay with this post, I had some computer issues and I could not log in to the blog. This week we are practicing skills for the state assessment next week. It is scheduled for February 26, 27, and 28. I did give students homework for today and Thursday just in case we have a snow day or two!

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Circles Activity

Homework: Circles worksheet due Thursday

Wednesday: Individual Student Practice

Thursday: Individual Student Practice

Homework: Word Problem worksheet due Monday

Friday: Individual Student Practice

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Circles Activity

Homework: Circles worksheet due Thursday

Wednesday: Individual Student Practice

Thursday: Individual Student Practice

Homework: Word Problem worksheet due Monday

Friday: Individual Student Practice

## Monday, February 11, 2013

### Week of February 11th

We started a mini-unit on probability that we will finish this week. Over the next two weeks we will work on 8th grade skills in preparation for the state assessment the week of February 25th. Homework will provide additional practice of those skills.

Monday: Go over formative assessment

Homework: Worksheet due Wednesday

Tuesday: State Assessment Prep

Wednesday: State Assessment Prep

Homework: Worksheet due Friday

Thursday: State Assessment Prep

Friday: Half day schedule with Fine Arts Fair in the afternoon - go over goals for state assessment

Homework: Worksheet due Tuesday

No school, Monday February 18th.

Have a great week!

Monday: Go over formative assessment

Homework: Worksheet due Wednesday

Tuesday: State Assessment Prep

Wednesday: State Assessment Prep

Homework: Worksheet due Friday

Thursday: State Assessment Prep

Friday: Half day schedule with Fine Arts Fair in the afternoon - go over goals for state assessment

Homework: Worksheet due Tuesday

No school, Monday February 18th.

Have a great week!

## Monday, February 4, 2013

### Week of February 4th

We have finished our unit Looking For Pythagoras. Any corrections/missing work from this unit are due by Friday, February 8th.

After the unit test we will begin preparing for the state assessments. 8th grade math will test the week of February 25th.

Homework: Complete study guide - due with test on Tuesday

Homework: Practice Worksheet due Friday

Homework: Practice Worksheet due Monday

Have a great week!

After the unit test we will begin preparing for the state assessments. 8th grade math will test the week of February 25th.

**Monday**: LFP Review DayHomework: Complete study guide - due with test on Tuesday

**Tuesday**: LFP Unit Test**Wednesday**: Paper/pencil formativeHomework: Practice Worksheet due Friday

**Thursday**: Mini unit Probability**Friday**: Mini unit ProbabilityHomework: Practice Worksheet due Monday

Have a great week!

## Monday, January 28, 2013

### Week of January 28th

We are almost through Investigation 3 and we have discovered the Pythagorean Theorem! We will be practicing the theorem quite a bit this week.

Looking ahead - I am tentatively planning the unit test for Tuesday, February 5th. I will have more information later in the week.

Homework: Pythagorean Theorem Worksheet (Kuta top left corner) due Wednesday

Homework: Pythagorean Theorem Worksheet (CC-53 at the bottom) due Friday

Thursday: LFP Problem 4.2

Homework: Study guide for Looking For Pythagoras due with the unit test

Looking ahead - I am tentatively planning the unit test for Tuesday, February 5th. I will have more information later in the week.

**Monday**: Finish LFP problem 3.3, begin 3.4Homework: Pythagorean Theorem Worksheet (Kuta top left corner) due Wednesday

**Tuesday**: LFP Problem 3.4**Wednesday**: LFP Problem 3.4Homework: Pythagorean Theorem Worksheet (CC-53 at the bottom) due Friday

Thursday: LFP Problem 4.2

**Friday**: LFP Problem 4.2 - possibly start reviewingHomework: Study guide for Looking For Pythagoras due with the unit test

## Tuesday, January 22, 2013

### Week of January 21st

We are continuing with our book

Monday: No School

Tuesday: LFP Problem 3.1

Homework: pg. 38 5-7 & pg. 44 28-33 due Friday

Wednesday: LFP Problem 3.1/3.3

Thursday: LFP Problem 3.3

Homework: Pythagorean Theorem Practice due Monday

Friday: LFP Problem 3.3

Have a great week!

*Looking For Pythagoras*. We have started Investigation 3 where we will discover the Pythagorean Theorem!Monday: No School

Tuesday: LFP Problem 3.1

Homework: pg. 38 5-7 & pg. 44 28-33 due Friday

Wednesday: LFP Problem 3.1/3.3

Thursday: LFP Problem 3.3

Homework: Pythagorean Theorem Practice due Monday

Friday: LFP Problem 3.3

Have a great week!

## Monday, January 14, 2013

### Week of January 14th

We are continuing Investigation 2 this week. We will have a quiz over the first two investigations on Wednesday and begin Investigation 3.

Homework: Square Root Practice due Wednesday

Homework: LFP pg. 25 #36 & pg. 26 #42 due Friday

Homework: Practice Worksheet due Tuesday (no school Mon Jan. 21)

Have a great week!

**Monday**: Problem 2.2Homework: Square Root Practice due Wednesday

**Tuesday**: Problem 2.3**Wednesday**: Investigation 1&2 Quiz and Bellwork QuizHomework: LFP pg. 25 #36 & pg. 26 #42 due Friday

**Thursday**: Problem 3.1**Friday**: Problem 3.1Homework: Practice Worksheet due Tuesday (no school Mon Jan. 21)

Have a great week!

## Monday, January 7, 2013

### Week of January 7th

We are continuing Investigation 1 in our new book,

Homework: Finding Area Practice due Wednesday

Homework: Square Root Practice (due date extended to Monday)

Homework: pg. 24 #11-28 due Monday

*Looking For Pythagoras.*This Friday 8th graders will take the ACT Explore Test during 1st - 3rd hours. We will not meet for regular class on Friday. There will still be 3 homework assignments this week, but I have extended the due date for Wednesday's homework to Monday. Students may turn that assignment in before Monday if they would prefer not to have two assignments over the weekend.**Monday**: LFP Problem 1.2/1.3 and Squares/Square RootsHomework: Finding Area Practice due Wednesday

**Tuesday**: Continue Problem 1.3**Wednesday**: Begin LFP Investigation 2Homework: Square Root Practice (due date extended to Monday)

**Thursday**: LFP Problem 2.1/2.2**Friday**: ACT ExploreHomework: pg. 24 #11-28 due Monday

## Thursday, January 3, 2013

### Welcome to 2nd semester!

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful break! With the new semester we are starting a new unit. Our book is called Looking For Pythagoras. We will learn all about the Pythagorean Theorem and why it works.

This week:

Thursday: Hand out new book and begin Problem 1.1

Homework: LFP pg. 12 #1-7 due Monday

Friday: Finish Problem 1.1 and start Problem 1.2

Please make sure your student has plenty of pencils and paper to start the new semester.

Have a great week!

This week:

Thursday: Hand out new book and begin Problem 1.1

Homework: LFP pg. 12 #1-7 due Monday

Friday: Finish Problem 1.1 and start Problem 1.2

Please make sure your student has plenty of pencils and paper to start the new semester.

Have a great week!

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