Monthly Archives: November 2010

11/30/2010

Students prepared for their midpoint assessment by taking a test that featured 10 questions for each of the following standards:  8.2 (Real Numbers), 8.5 (Square Roots/Perfect Squares), and 8.10 (Pythagorean Theorem. Next up:  Using formulas and functions as a problem-solving … Continue reading

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11/29/2010

Mathletes defined our six Pythagorean Theorem terms using the Frayer model and prepared for tomorrow’s assessment by solving practical math problems.  The open notebook assessment will cover the Real Number System, Perfect Squares and Square Roots, and Pythagorean Theorem.

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11/25 – 11/28/2010

Updating an earlier post — students will be assessed on their current knowledge of Pythagorean Theorem, Real Numbers, and Perfect Squares on Tuesday, Nov.30.  Class room work including interactive notes should be reviewed in preparation for a study session on Monday … Continue reading

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11/22 – 11/24/2010

Homework from 11/22 was the building of two word problems that deal with the Pythagorean Theorem.  Homework for 11/23 is a packet of Pythagorean Practice problems similar in content to those situations covered in class.  The packets for reviewing material … Continue reading

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11/18 – 11/21/2010

New grading period is underway — so far three homework tasks were assigned — grades have been entered and it may not be a pretty sight for some.  Cumulative grading has kicked in … so make sure you’re getting those … Continue reading

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11/17/2010

Lots of movement and measuring today as students used the Pythagorean Theorem to determine the calculations of the diagonal (hypotenuse).  Not a very good showing, however, on last night’s homework — 58% turned in a completed assignment for review. Homework … Continue reading

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11/16/2010

Note-taking in class today using this Power Point: PythagoreanTheorem  The Informal Proofs at end of the PPT are valid but not useful for this course.  Pythagorean Theorem can verify the value for a leg or hypotenuse, and can be applied to ensure that a … Continue reading

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11/15/2010

New marking period (2NW) … new material:  Right Triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem.  Complete the Study Guide (3-4) for homework. NBA (No Bullies Allowed) Week started today.  Tomorrow is Block out Bully rays — wear sunglasses for a $1 donation. … Continue reading

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11/10 – 11/14/2010

Great job by our Mathletes — 95% pass rate on the Nine Weeks Pre-Algebra test.  Still have some mastery issues regarding the Real Number System, but we’re making headway.  No homework this evening through the weekend.  Salute to my Marine … Continue reading

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11/4/10

Test practice, practice, and more practice simplifying and evaluating expressions, classifying real numbers, and estimating square roots.  Students earned a class grade for Properties of Real Numbers and a homework grade for completing their Exam Review sheet. Nine Weeks Pre-Algebra … Continue reading

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