Monthly Archives: December 2010

12/22/2010 – 01/03/11

May the holidays and time spent with your families be a blessing — looking forward to seeing your smiling faces when we meet again in the new year. Unofficial Midpoint test results … mean score 86; pass rate 95.  Congratulations … Continue reading

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12/20/2010

Midpoint Test for pre-Algebra students, originally set for Dec. 20, was re-scheduled for Tuesday, December 21.  This gave  us one class period to tie up any loose ends and conduct standards practice.  Best study source/reference is the 2nd Nine Weeks Review … Continue reading

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12/15/2010

The Percent Equation and Percent Proportion will help students solve practical math problems involving discounts, sales tax, tips, commissions, and a host of consumer-related applications.  The Review Notes for the 2nd Nine Weeks provides details on how to solve these … Continue reading

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12/14/2010

Sticking with proportional reasoning, we’ve moved on from scale drawings to the percent proportion.  This will help solving problems that deal with discounts, commissions, rebates, tips, and taxes … just about all consumer math applications.  Homework:  Letters N, O, P, … Continue reading

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12/13/2010

Proportional Reasoning extended to scale drawings and models … Lesson 4-6 in the textbook … Homework is Skills Practice 4-6.  There are several excellent YouTube videos that cover the standard for scale modeling.

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12/10 – 12/12/2010

Proportional Reasoning and Similarity make great math partners.  We’ll put the wrap on this unit Monday, and then proceed onto problem-solving skills for practical math.  Homework due 12/10 was Skills 4-5 Practice.

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12/8/2010

Proportional Reasoning – Wrestling with proportions.  For homework, students were told to measure their favorite room @ home and provide the length-width dimensions (to nearest whole number).  We have some scale model relationships to talk about in class.

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12/7/2010

Setting up proportions — deciding what’s being compared and writing proportions to solve practical math problems.  Homework on page 172 #31-34.

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12/6/2010

Proportional Reasoning – Identify and Solving Proportions — Homework on page 172 #11-30 (Chapter 4-4)

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12/3 – 12/5/2010

No homework — finally a break, so say the students!  And they deserve one! We did a little bargain hunting today as students compared unit rates.  Blocks 4 & 5 got the review packets for 2NW.  For all classes, our … Continue reading

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