Friday, November 18, 2016

Friday 11/18

Today we worked in MATHia. 

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving break with your family and friends! When you return I will be on Leave. Please see the following links to keep an update on what is happening in 8th Grade Math :).

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thursday 11/17

Today we worked on bringing Math outdoors with a 3-Act Math lesson on Pythagorean Theorem. All of the students did an awesome job participating and  collaborating with their peers. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the effort that took place today. 

Homework: Complete Activity

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Wednesday 11/16

Today we solved real world problems with the Pythagorean Theorem. Great job everyone!

Tomorrow we will be doing a fun activity outdoors. Don't forget to bring your math brain and have some fun!

Homework: Complete Pg. 334

Monday, November 14, 2016

Monday 11/14

Since we've now wrapped up our main work with functions for the year, we put our new-found knowledge to the test with a practice CAASPP Functions test today. We'll go over your solutions later this week. 

Homework: MATHia (You should be working in Right Triangles Module) 

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Thursday 11/10

We talked a bit about the Desmos Function Carnival activity a bit today, shared back some thinking, and then did a piecewise function activity (instead of Lesson 4.5). It was awesome!

Homework: Finish the piecewise function activity

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wednesday 11/9

Today we finished Lesson 4.3 and are now proficient with both the standard form and the slope-intercept form for linear equations, including converting from one form to the other.

Homework: Equations & Graph Review

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Tuesday 11/8

Today in my absence you worked on the awesome Function Carnival activity from Desmos!

Wanna get more practice? Head to and enter your class code.

Period 6: 5JTGZ
Period 1: BKZWK
Period 2: KYN7
Period 3: 9T9Q9
Period 4: EMZSX

Homework: Complete Function Carnival and MATHia

Also, those that earned lower than a C on the Chapter 3 test are encouraged to study their work at home, learn from mistakes they made, and retake the test any day this week at lunch. You can improve your grade up to a 75% by showing you've mastered the skills on a retake.

Monday 11/7

I was at a math meeting all day today, but in my absence you worked in MATHia X.

The deadline for the Functions and Linear Models module is Friday at midnight. Have you completed the module yet? If not, do you have a plan in place to get it done this week?

Remember, there's no school on Friday - use that to your advantage if needed!

Homework: MATHia practice (whatever it takes to meet your goals)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Thursday 11/3

Today we worked with equations written in standard form in the first half of Lesson 4.3. More on this next week. 

Homework: Textbook page 240 (#6a); Don't forget to use what you learned on #1-4 to help you!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Wednesday 11/2

Today in class we worked on Problem 2 worksheet to determine . . . will he catch him?

Here is the correct solutions for #4 on your worksheet  (in slope-intercept form):

y = 4/5x - 8 or y=.8x -8

You'll need #4 to be correct in order to successfully complete the rest of the assignment.

Homework: Page 236. Problem 1 part 1. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Tuesday 11/1

We jumped into Chapter 4 today with Lesson 4.1 in class. We did problem 1 in groups and went over solutions together in class today.

Your homework is to complete Problem 1. Tomorrow we will be taking a look at Willie's friend Kevin to see if Willie will catch him. 

Homework: Period's 2, 4, 6, 1: Complete 4.1 Problem # 1 Page 218-221 Period 3:  Finish the Problem 2 worksheet