Monday, December 15, 2014

Week of December 15th

Wow! I can't believe this is the last week of the semester. All missing work/corrections are due by 3:45pm on Tuesday so I can finalize grades. Our quiz over Investigation 3 will be on Wednesday.

Monday: Problem 3.4

Tuesday: Problem 3.4
    All missing work/corrections due by 3:45pm

Wednesday: Investigation 3 Quiz

Thursday: Math Activity

Friday: Half day schedule

Monday, December 8, 2014

Week of December 8th

We started Investigation 3 on Friday and we will continue through that Investigation this week. We will finish this Investigation next week and have a final quiz before break. When we return in January we will do Investigations 4 and 5 and have a quiz to finish the unit. We will not have a unit test for Thinking With Mathematical Models.
Friday's homework will be the last assignment of the semester (due Monday, December 15th).
All missing work/corrections from this unit (Investigations 1-3) will be due by 3:45pm on Tuesday, December 16th

Monday: Continue 3.1/Start 3.2
    HW: pg. 73 # 13 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 3.2

Wednesday: Problem 3.2
    HW: pg. 70 4-7 (on a worksheet) due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.3

Friday: Problem 3.3
    HW: Integer division practice AA-29 due Monday

Monday, December 1, 2014

Week of December 1st

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! We are continuing our book, Thinking With Mathematical Models this week. We will have a quiz over Investigations 1 & 2 on Thursday.

Monday: Continue Problem 2.2
    HW: TWMM pg. 49 14-19 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.5

Wednesday: Problem 2.5
    HW: TWMM pg. 46  4 & 5 due Friday

Thursday: Quiz over Investigations 1 & 2

Friday: Problem 3.1
    HW: TWMM pg. 53 37 & 38 (on a worksheet) due Monday

Monday, November 24, 2014

Week of November 24th

Since this is a short week,  I am not assigning homework over the break. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday: Go over 1.3, finish 2.1

Tuesday: Start problem 2.2

Wednesday: No school

Thursday: No school

Friday: No school

Monday, November 17, 2014

Week of November 17th

We are continuing to work on our new book Thinking With Mathematical Models.

Monday: Review of area and perimeter
    HW: pg. 23 21-28 choose 6 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Wrap up Problem 1.1 and 1.2 start Problem 1.3

Wednesday: Problem 1.3
    HW: pg. 47 6&7 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 2.1

Friday: Problem 2.1/2.2
    HW: Equation Practice due Monday

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Week of November 10th

We finished our unit Looking For Pythagoras last week and we will start a new unit, Thinking With Mathematical Models (TWMM), this week.

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Review concepts learned this year - Pythagorean Theorem, Linear Equations, Volume, and the Metric System. Students will rotate through stations practicing these concepts. 3rd hour will not meet today due to the Veteran's day assembly and panel.

Wednesday: Check out new books and return old books. Begin with problem 1.1 in TWMM
   HW: Equation Practice due Friday

Thursday: Continue problem 1.1/ start problem 1.2

Friday: Problem 1.2
    HW: TWMM pg. 20 # 9 due Monday

Monday, November 3, 2014

Week of November 3rd

We are finishing our unit, Looking For Pythagoras, this week and we will have our unit test Friday. All missing work and/or corrections are due by 3:45pm this Thursday, November 6th. The study guide will be handed out today.

Monday: Problem 3.4
    HW: Study guide - due for review (completed, except for questions) on Thursday. Completed copy due Friday at the beginning of the hour.

Tuesday: Problem 5.1

Wednesday: Problem 5.1

Thursday: Review Day

Friday: Unit Test
-no homework will be assigned this weekend

Friday, October 31, 2014

Update to week of October 27th

I did not hand out the study guide today as planned. I decided to make some changes to it and I will hand it out on Monday.

I did not assign homework for the weekend, but I did tell students that they could work on missing work and/or corrections. Any work from this unit is due by Thursday, November 6th @ 3:45pm.

We will take the unit test on Friday, November 7th.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Week of October 27th

We are continuing through the book, Looking For Pythagoras. We will work through Investigation 3 this week. I am tentatively planning the unit test for next week, Thursday or Friday.

Monday: Problem 3.1/3.2
    HW: pg. 50 #9-12 (on a worksheet) due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 3.2/3.3

Wednesday: Problem 3.3
    HW: pg 50 #5-8 and pg. 54 #27 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.4

Friday: Problem 3.4/Pythagorean Theorem Practice
    HW: Study guide will be assigned Thursday or Friday (the unit test will be November 6th or 7th)

Monday, October 20, 2014

Week of October 20th

Problem 2.4, working with cube roots, slowed us down last week. We are ready to start Investigation 3 this week.
This week we have Parent Teacher Conferences. I hope to see all of you either Tuesday evening or Thursday. Thank you!

Monday: Problem 3.1
    HW: LFP pg. 32 47-58 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 3.1/3.2
    Conferences: 4pm-8pm

Wednesday: Problem 3.2
    HW: Cube Root Practice due Monday

Thursday: No school - conferences 9am-6pm

Friday: No school

Monday, October 13, 2014

Week of October 13th

We took our quiz over Investigation 1 & 2 on Friday and we will finish up Investigation 2 this week. Problem 2.4 covers cube roots and volume, we will have a separate quiz over this material.
 We don't have school Friday for the end of the quarter.

Monday: Problem 2.4
    HW: LFP pg. 30 14-37 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.4

Wednesday: Problem 3.1
    HW: Volume Practice CC-42 due Monday

Thursday: Problem 3.1/3.2

Friday: No school - end of first quarter

Monday, October 6, 2014

Week of October 6th

We quickly worked through Investigation 1 and started Investigation 2 in Looking For Pythagoras. We will have a quiz over both Investigations on Friday.

Monday: Finish Problem 2.1/Start 2.2
    HW: Square root practice CC-47 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.2/2.3

Wednesday: Problem 2.3
    HW: Complete the Square worksheet due Friday

Thursday: Problem 2.4

Friday: Investigation 1 & 2 Quiz
    HW: Square root practice CC-48 due Monday

Monday, September 29, 2014

Week of September 29th

We started our new unit, Looking For Pythagoras, on Thursday. We will continue through Investigation 1 this week.

Monday: LFP Problem 1.1
    HW: Real Number System 8-3 worksheet due Wednesday

Tuesday: LFP Problem 1.2

Wednesday: LFP Problem 1.3
    HW: Pg. 16 15-25 (with a lab sheet) due Friday

Thursday: LFP Problem 1.3/2.1

Friday: LFP Problem 2.1
    HW: Real Number System 6-5 worksheet due Monday

Monday, September 22, 2014

Week of September 22nd

We are finishing up Investigation 4 today and we will review tomorrow before the unit test. All missing work/corrections for this unit are due by 3:45pm September 23rd.
Review sessions this week:

Monday 3:15 - 3:45 pm
Tuesday 7:20 - 7:45 am
Tuesday 3:15 - 3:45 pm

Monday: Problem 4.3

Tuesday: Review Day - Have questions from study guide ready for class

Wednesday: Unit test - Study guide due today!

Thursday: New unit - Looking For Pythagoras (LFP) problem 1.1
    HW: LFP pg. 18 #34 and 36 due Monday

Friday: No school

Monday, September 15, 2014

Week of September 15th

We are working on the last investigation in Moving Straight Ahead. I have the unit test scheduled for next Wednesday, September 24th. Our homework schedule is a little different due to the test.

Today I am talking to the students about the unit test. I reminded then that they can correct homework for full credit and correct quizzes for half-credit, but there are no corrections on unit tests.

I give the study guide a week before the test to give them time to practice. I have asked them to spend 15 minutes each day working on the study guide. We will review in class next week and I will offer a study session before/after school (time to be determined).

Monday: MSA Problem 4.2
    Homework: MSA pg. 98 8-11 due Thursday

Tuesday: MSA Problem 4.2
    Homework: MSA Study Guide due the day of the unit test, 9/24

Wednesday: MAPS testing

Thursday: MSA Problem 4.3

Friday: MSA Problem 4.3

Monday, September 8, 2014

Week of September 8th

This week we are finishing Investigation 3 and moving to Investigation 4.

Monday: MSA problem 3.5
    HW: Measure (in inches) the rise and run of a set of stairs (1 or 2 steps) due Wednesday

Tuesday: MSA problem 3.5

Wednesday: MSA problem 4.1
    HW: pg. 98 3-6 due Friday

Thursday: MSA problem 4.1

Friday: MSA problem 4.2
    HW: pg. 100 16-19 due Monday (graph paper will be provided)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Week of September 1st

Welcome back! We slowed down last week and worked on problem 3.3. This week we will finish Investigation 3 and have our first quiz.

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Problem 3.4
    HW: MSA pg. 71 #11 due Thursday

Wednesday: Problem 3.4

Thursday: Problem 3.5
    HW: Equation Practice due Monday

Friday: Investigation 3 Quiz

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Week of August 25th

Our first full week was great! We are continuing to review in Moving Straight Ahead (MSA) and we should get through most of Investigation 3 this week.

Monday: Continue problem 3.2/start 3.3
    HW: pg. 70 #9 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 3.3

Wednesday: Problem 3.4
    HW: Distributive Property Practice due Friday

Thursday: Problem 3.4

Friday: Problem 3.5
    HW: pg. 72 17-19 due Tuesday

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Week of August 18th

We had a great first week! I'm having fun getting to know all my new students. Here is our schedule for the week:

Monday: Learning Styles Quiz (we did not have time Friday)
    Homework: Integer Practice AA-31 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Finish Distributive Property/Review from Moving Straight Ahead (started in 7th grade)

Wednesday: Moving Straight Ahead (MSA) Problem 3.1
    Homework: Distributive Property Practice AA-67 due Friday

Thursday: MSA Problem 3.2

Friday: MSA Problem 3.2/3.3
    Homework: MSA pg. 71 #15 and pg. 72 #20 & 21 due Monday

Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We had a great first day! I will post weekly with information on classwork, homework, and testing. Please feel free to email or call me if you don't find the information you need here.

First week of school:

Wednesday: Review classroom rules and procedures, Candy bowl activity

Thursday: Review classroom rules and procedures, Distributive Property

Friday: Review classroom rules and procedures, Learning Styles quiz, Finish Distributive Property
    Homework: Distributive Property Practice due Monday

Friday, May 9, 2014

Update and Week of May 12th

We didn't get as far as I thought we would this week, so Friday's homework - pg. 34 #23-31 is now due Wednesday, May 14th. This will be our last assignment of the year.
All missing work/corrections from It's In the System are due by Thursday, May 15th @ 3:45pm.

Monday: Continue Problem 2.2

Tuesday: Problem 2.3

Wednesday: Problem 2.3
 Last homework assignment due!

Thursday: Final quiz over It's In the System Problem 1.1 and Investigation 2
Any missing work/corrections due by 3:45pm.

Friday: Math Activity/return books and high school lunch visit

Monday, May 19th: Promotion practice and field trip.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Week of May 5th

We took our last unit test on Friday! The next two weeks we will work in the book It's In the System (IITS) to help prepare for high school math. We will have a final quiz on Thursday, May 15th.

Monday: IITS Problem 1.1
    HW: pg. 14 5-8 due Wednesday (except 5th hour-due Thursday)

Tuesday: IITS Problem 2.1

Wednesday: IITS Problem 2.1/2.2 (except 5th hour - career fair)
    HW: pg. 14 & 15 9-20 due Friday

Thursday: IITS Problem 2.2/2.3

Friday: IITS Problem 2.3
    HW: pg. 34 23-31 due Monday

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Week of April 28th

We are finishing our book Say It With Symbols this week and taking the state assessments. It will be a busy week!
**All missing work/corrections from this unit are due by Thursday, May 1st @ 3:45pm.**

Monday: Problem 4.3
    HW: Study guide -completed for review on Thursday, due on Friday

Tuesday: State Assessments

Wednesday: State Assessments

Thursday: Review (have study guide)

Friday: Unit Test (study guide due)
    HW: TBD - it will relate to our next book, It's In The System due Monday

Monday, April 21, 2014

Week of April 21st

We slowed down in Investigation 3 last week and are just starting Investigation 4. This will be the last investigation of the unit and I am tentatively planning our unit test for May 2nd.

Monday: Problem 4.1
    HW: pg. 78 #14-20 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 4.1/4.2

Wednesday: Problem 4.2
    HW: pg. 82 #28 due Friday

Thursday: Problem 4.3

Friday: Problem 4.3/4.4
    HW: Equation Practice due Monday

Monday, April 14, 2014

Week of April 14th

We are quickly working our way through Say It With Symbols. Tomorrow we will have a quiz over Investigations 2 & 3.

Monday: Problem 3.3/3.4
    HW: Equation Practice due Wednesday

Tuesday: Inv 2 & 3 Quiz

Wednesday: Problem 4.1
    HW: Factoring Practice (Kuta) due Monday

Thursday: Problem 4.1/4.2

Friday: No school

Monday, April 7, 2014

Week of April 7th

Our testing did not work out last week and has been postponed until April 29th and 30th. If this changes I will let you know. We are continuing our book Say It With Symbols this week.

Monday: SIWS Problem 3.1
    HW: Volume Practice (Kuta) due Wednesday - we went over these in class and the formulas are on their bellwork. If they forget to bring home the bellwork, I have told them it is okay to find the formulas online.

Tuesday: SIWS Problem 3.1/3.2

Wednesday: SIWS Problem 3.2
    HW: pg. 57 10-17 due Friday

Thursday: SIWS Problem 3.3

Friday: SIWS Problem 3.4
    HW: pg. 58 24-26 due Monday

Looking Ahead: The quiz over Investigations 2 & 3 will be Monday, April 14th.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Update to Week of March 31st

The state continues to have problems with the testing software and it looks like we will not take our state assessments on Thursday and Friday. Please keep in mind this may change again tomorrow, but I plan for us to continue working on Investigation 2 in our book.
Here are the changes:

Wednesday: SIWS Problem 2.2
    HW: Equation Practice DD-38 is now due Friday.

Thursday: Continue Problem 2.2

Friday: Volume Activity
    HW: pg. 39 #17-20 due Monday (this is added).

I will update as I have new information.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Week of March 31st

This week we will continue working in our book, Say It With Symbols. We also plan to take the state assessments on Thursday and Friday this week. This may change and I will do my best to keep you updated. Here is a link for further information about the testing. Parent Assessment Letter March 2014

Monday: Finish 1.4 - Possible Quiz
    Homework: Like Term Practice DD-15 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Quiz (if it wasn't taken Monday) and Problem 2.1

Wednesday: Problem 2.2
    Homework: Equation Practice DD-38 due Monday (unless testing changes-then it will be due Friday)

Thursday: State testing

Friday: State testing

Monday, March 24, 2014

Week of March 24th

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful Spring Break! We are starting a new book, Say It With Symbols, this week.

Monday: SIWS Problem 1.1
    Homework: Distributive Property Practice (Kuta) due Wednesday

Tuesday: SIWS Problem 1.1/1.2

Wednesday: SIWS Problem 1.2
    Homework: Pg. 18 #10 & 11 due Friday

Thursday: SIWS Problem 1.4

Friday: SIWS Problem 1.4/Possibly start 2.1
    Homework: Pg. 19 #18-23 due Monday

Friday, March 7, 2014

Week of March 10th

We have a lot to do in this short week. I hope you have a great Spring Break!

Monday: Growing, Growing, Growing review - bring study guide to class

Tuesday: GGG Unit Test - study guide due
   Conferences 4pm-8pm

Wednesday: Formative state assessment in the computer lab - students will learn the new program that we will use this year for the state assessment.

Thursday: Conferences 9am-6pm

Friday: No school

Week of March 17th - Spring Break

See you on the 24th!!

Monday, March 3, 2014

Week of March 3rd

We are finishing up the unit, Growing, Growing, Growing. Here are some dates to remember:

Monday, March 10th - review day, study guide should be completed, ready to ask questions
Monday, March 10th - all missing work/corrections from GGG are due by 3:45pm
Tuesday, March 11th- unit test - completed study guide due

This week:

Monday: Finish 4.2/start 4.3
    HW: pg. 70 #14 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 4.3/5.1
    HW: study guide handed out due Monday for review, final due Tuesday with unit test

Wednesday: Problem 5.1/5.2
    HW: Rules of Exponents practice due Monday

Thursday: Problem 5.2/5.3

Friday: NO School

Monday, February 24, 2014

Week of February 24th

This we will continue working on Investigation 3 and begin Investigation 4.

Monday: GGG Problem 3.2
   Homework: pg. 52 27-30 due Wednesday

Tuesday: GGG Problem 3.3

Wednesday: GGG Problem 3.3/4.1
    Homework: Rules of Exponents Practice due Friday

Thursday: GGG Problem 4.1/4.2

Friday: GGG Problem 4.2
    Homework: Beginning on pg. 68 #5,6,8, &9 due Monday

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Week of February 17th

We are starting Investigation 3 in our book Growing, Growing, Growing today. I am also sharing quiz scores from last week.

Monday: No school

Tuesday: GGG Problem 3.1
    HW: pg. 49 #6,7,&8 due Thursday (except 5th hour, due Friday)

Wednesday: GGG Problem 3.1/3.2

Thursday: GGG Problem 3.2 (except 5th hour)
    HW: pg. 50 #10-15 due Monday

Friday: Exponent Practice (except 5th hour, they will work on Problem 3.2)

Monday, February 10, 2014

Week of February 10th

We are finishing Investigation 1 in our book, Growing Growing Growing. Today we will start problem 2.1 and Friday we will take the Investigation 1 & 2 quiz.

Monday: Problem 1.3/2.1
    HW: pg. 19 #15 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Problem 2.1

Wednesday: Problem 2.2
    HW: Exponent (3 forms) Practice due Friday

Thursday: Problem 2.3

Friday: Investigation 1 & 2 Quiz
    HW: Scientific Notation Practice (Kuta) due Tuesday

No school Monday, February 17th.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Update to Week of February 3rd

I have adjusted homework and classwork after our snow days. I have told students today that the homework assignment from Monday, pg. 18 #14 and the homework from Wednesday, Scientific Notation Practice are now due on Monday. I didn't feel it was fair for them to be due today when students did not have the opportunity to ask questions.
I shifted today's homework assignment, pg. 19 #15 to Monday and it is now due on Wednesday.

Our anticipated schedule now:

Friday: Problem 1.3
    HW: pg. 18 #14 & Scientific Notation due Monday 2/10

Monday: Problem 2.1
    HW: pg. 19 #15 due Wednesday 2/12

Tuesday: Problem 2.2

Wednesday: Problem 2.3
    HW: TBD

Monday, February 3, 2014

Week of February 3rd

We are learning about exponential functions in our new book Growing, Growing, Growing. This week we will finish Investigation 1 and 2. I anticipate (depending on the weather) having the Investigation 1 & 2 quiz on Monday, February 10th.

Monday: Problem 1.3
    HW: GGG pg. 18 #14 (on a worksheet) due Wednesday

Tuesday: GGG Problem 1.3

Wednesday: GGG Problem 2.1
    HW: Scientific Notation due Friday

Thursday: GGG Problem 2.2

Friday: GGG Problem 2.3
    HW: GGG pg. 19 #15 due Monday

Monday, January 27, 2014

Week of January 27th

We are taking the unit test today for Thinking With Mathematical Models. Tomorrow the students will turn in their book and check out Growing, Growing, Growing. This unit covers exponential growth and decay.

Monday: TWMM Unit Test
    Homework: Exponent Practice due Wednesday

Tuesday: Begin Growing, Growing, Growing (GGG) Problem 1.1

Wednesday: GGG Problem 1.2
    Homework: Scientific Notation Practice due Friday

Thursday: GGG Problem 1.2/1.3

Friday: GGG Problem 1.3 - shortened scheduled for Fine Arts Fair
    Homework: pg. 20 #17-21 due Monday

Monday, January 20, 2014

Week of January 20th

We are quickly finishing Thinking With Mathematical Models. Our unit test will be Monday, January 27th. I let the kids know on Friday that any missing work/corrections from this semester/this unit are due by Friday, January 24th @ 3:45pm. The study guide will be handed out on Tuesday, January 21st. This needs to be completed for review (what I call a "rough" draft copy) on Friday, January 24th and turned in with the test on the 27th.

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Problem 5 from ACE questions
    Homework: Study guide (due dates above)

Wednesday: Investigation 5 problem 5.1

Thursday: Investigation 5 problem 5.3

Friday: Review day -review guide needed ("rough" draft copy means the student has completed all the problems he/she understands and has questions ready for the remaining questions).

Monday, January 27th: Unit test - completed study guide due

Monday, January 13, 2014

Week of January 13th

We are continuing to work through Thinking With Mathematical Models. We should finish the book early next week and have the unit test at the end of the week. I will update as it gets closer.
Reminder: No school January 20th.

Monday: Finish 3.3/Start 3.4
    Homework: pg. 74 #31-35 due Wednesday

Tuesday: Finish 3.4

Wednesday: Investigation 4 using ACE question 3
    Homework: Mean, Median, Mode practice CC-61 due Friday

Thursday: Investigation 4 using ACE question 4

Friday: Investigation 4 using ACE question 5
    Homework: Integer Practice due Tuesday

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Week of January 6th

Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderful break!
We will be reviewing most of the week.

Monday: No school

Tuesday: Review - Thinking With Mathematical Models
    Homework: pg. 73 #13 (graphing paper will be handed out) due Thursday

Wednesday: Review - Thinking With Mathematical Models

Thursday: Finish review and begin problem 3.3 (where we left off at break)
    Homework: Equation Practice (3.3) due Monday

Friday: Finish problem 3.3/start 3.4