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.

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

Tuesday: LFP Problem 3.4

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

Thursday: LFP Problem 4.2

Friday: LFP Problem 4.2 - possibly start reviewing
    Homework: 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 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.

Monday: Problem 2.2
    Homework: Square Root Practice due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.3

Wednesday: Investigation 1&2 Quiz and Bellwork Quiz
    Homework: LFP pg. 25 #36 & pg. 26 #42 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.1

Friday: Problem 3.1
    Homework: 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, 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 Roots
    Homework: Finding Area Practice due Wednesday

Tuesday: Continue Problem 1.3

Wednesday: Begin LFP Investigation 2
    Homework: Square Root Practice (due date extended to Monday)

Thursday: LFP Problem 2.1/2.2

Friday: ACT Explore
    Homework: 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!