Q1 Syllabus (A)

JUMP TO THIS WEEK

Mon. Aug 20 – Welcome

Tue. Aug. 21 – Learn names of each other, preview Math words, go over syllabus and rules.

HW:  return Parental Syllabus Signed.  (20 points) – due TOMORROW!!

Practice Arithmetic Speed Drills on the internet. (Don’t let this get in your way, put a little time in over the next few weeks remembering your tables!)

Wed. Aug. 22 – Get Books (20 minutes)

HW: p. 47  1) Write 5 Vocab words that you know.
2)  1-58 Odd.  Just answers okay.  Check answers in back of book (659) as you go.  IF odd is wrong, try to figure out mistake and do next even problem.

Thur. Aug 23
Do both of these.  You may do more than once.  Try to get a perfect score.  10 points each.  If you work with a partner, make sure you only use last names and list them alphabetically.

http://www.teach4ever.net/SignInWorksheets/Alg2_1_IntegersSignin.html

http://www.teach4ever.net/SignInWorksheets/Alg2_2_FractionsSignin.html

Want something harder?  Try the the Speed Drills from Tuesday.

Friday Aug. 24

Worksheet on adding and subtracting rational numbers on number line.

HW:  Worksheet.

SKETCH OF SYLLABUS FOR THIS WEEK.  Not completely done yet.

GOAL FOR WEEK:  Prepare for Chapter 2 Test which includes basic properties of mult,div,sub,and add for signed numbers in expressions AND writing expressions for word problems

Monday August 27

Review Word Problems/Show answers (on Elmo).

Rules for Signed Numbers.  Multiply/Divide.  Division by multiplying by reciprocal.

Talk about writing expressions, equations, and equivalent equations.

HW:  Look over Chapter 2 Assessment p. 110 and Chapter 3 skills Needed p. 112. Bring questions for tomorrow.  Start on TOMORROW night’s homework if you like.

Tuesday Aug 28

2-9.  Equivalent expressions and equations.
HW: p. 100-101 1-20.  Do 1,2,6 in class.  Do 7,8,9,10 in class.  Be sure to check odds.

Examples of 7-20.
Letter representing unknown value.  For instance,
Let k=kids in the class
k=20+15  or k-20=15
(either would be fine as they are EQUIVALENT EQUATIONS)

Wed. Aug 29

Chapter 2 p. 107 (WORKSHEET – Do in class, Ask teacher for answers if you have questions).  Answer all questions.  Check answers at home.

Be sure to circle any key terms that you DO NOT KNOW!!

Thur. Aug 30

http://www.teach4ever.net/SignInWorksheets/Alg2_5_MultSignedSignin.html

http://www.teach4ever.net/SignInWorksheets/Alg2_6_DivSignedSignin.html

Fri. Aug 31

http://www.teach4ever.net/SignInWorksheets/Alg2_7_DistributiveSignin.html

http://www.teach4ever.net/SignInWorksheets/Alg2_8_FactorSignin.html

Reminders of what you should have done so far:
Homework from Book on Tuesday
Worksheet from Class on Wednesday .  If you don’t have the worksheet, simply do from book p. 107-109.  1-58 ALL!!   – just answers okay. CHECK ALL ANSWERS in back of book.  Come with questions for Monday.  Test on Wednesday or Thursday?

Other stuff you may WANT to do.  CHAPTER ASSESSMENT.  Find questions you think you may not be able to answer and bring them to class.

Tuesday Sept. 4

Check your online work here

ALL WORK FROM LAST WEEK DUE!!
REVIEW.  Come with Questions.
Possibly play GGN as Review if time.

Wed Sept. 5
Review Homework from last week.

HW: p. 112 1-25, COPY PROBLEM and answer!  Check your answers in the back of the book.  Test tomorrow will be very much like this.

Thursday Sept. 6
Test – Come prepared
Homework (due Monday with tomorrow’s assignment):  Read p. 102 – 105.  Rewrite the six boxes on these pages using the first three non-zero differing digits of your student ID for a,b, and c.  (a few may need c to be changed to make sense)

Example:
ID = 121057

a=1, b=2, c=5  (skipped over repeat 1 and 0)
Box 1 (Axioms for Real Numbers):
For any rational numbers 1,2, and 5.
The Closure Properties:
1. Addition:  1 + 2 is a rational number
2. Multiplication: 1(2) is a rational number
The Commutatitive Properties:
1.  Addition: 1 + 2 = 2 + 1
(continue on plugging in your numbers for a, b, and c.  For a couple of boxes you might need to change c in order for it to make sense).
Friday Sept 7
2nd Period – More explanation on HW above.
7th Period – Test
ALL:  Internet Worksheet on Properties. here
Monday Sept. 10
Check notes(hw) from Thur/Fri.
Questions on properties:
You already know distributive
Probably need to memorize reflexive, symmetric, and transitive
What do associate, commute, identity, and inverse mean in every day life?
Combining like terms (internet link)
Anyone wanting to re-take the test (BEFORE PROGRESS REPORTS) must have re-done ALL of the required internet links to 100% OR done each one twice to 80%.  You can do this on your own, after school, or during lunch (for those of you who have 4th lunch).  Once you’ve completed the work, you can come after school to re-take the test.  This offer will expire – act now!
Tuesday Sept 11
Re-do yesterday’s work (Combining like terms (internet link)) or (if 20/20 from yesterday) start tomorrow’s work
Check your online work here (should have 2_1,2_2,2_5,6,7,8, Axioms, Combine Like #1, – 8 DIFFERENT submissions at this point)
Quiz on properties:  here
HOMEWORK!!!  What haven’t you finished.  Ask if you need a written version. (MUST BE CORRECT TO GET CREDIT)
 
Wed Sept 12
More on combining like terms – includes distribution
Make sure you’ve made up all 9 internet links!!
Check your online work here (should have 2_1,2_2,2_5,6,7,8, Axioms, Combine Like #1,#2, – 9 DIFFERENT submissions at this point)
Thursday Sept. 13
 
Quiz over “easy Monday” combining like terms:  Click internet link
Page 116.  3-18. 43,44,45 For 3-18, copy down each question.  Use the Addition Property of equality to add the opposite on the next line.  Show the solution.  Mentally check the evens by plugging back in.  Manually check the odds by looking in the back of the book.
For 43,44,45.  Do not copy.  Just answer a-f for each one.  THIS IS HALF THE ASSIGNMENT.  Words are used to describe REAL WORLD PROBLEMS.  x+3=5 is not a real world problem, just a stepping stone to figuring out a real world problem.  Dribbling is not playing basketball but you can’t play basketball if you can’t dribble!
 
Fri Sept. 14
Review Word problems from yesterday
Classwork:
Page 122.  6-21. 37,38,39 For 6-21, copy down each question.  Use the Multiplication Property of equality to multiply the reciprocal on the next line.  Show the solution.  Mentally check the evens by plugging back in.  Manually check the odds by looking in the back of the book.
For 37,38,39.  Do not copy.  Just answer a-f for each one.  THIS IS HALF THE ASSIGNMENT.  Words are used to describe REAL WORLD PROBLEMS.
Make sure you’ve made up all 9 internet links!!
Check your online work here (should have 2_1,2_2,2_5,6,7,8, Axioms, Combine Like #1,#2, – 9 DIFFERENT submissions at this point)
Monday Sept. 17
 Simple Two Steppers Here (you got one step practice in the book).
ALSO, repeat this combining like terms worksheet.  This will be the SECOND time you should have done it.  More on combining like terms – includes distribution.  Quiz on this type of combining like terms tomorrow.
Tuesday Sept. 18
Slightly more complicated Two Steppers here.  Terms on both sides and Fractions on both sides.  Do both worksheets AT LEAST once.
Quiz over combining like terms. (like yesterday’s work that you should have done twice now).
Wednesday Sept. 19

Catch-up day.  Follow directions on warm-up to do one from each of these pages: Terms on both sides and Fractions on both sides. If you have not done these, finish them.

Have you done everything?  Check your list against the “perfect list” at the bottom of the page  here

Want extra credit:  Try This http://www.teach4ever.net/SignInWorksheets/EquationPracticeSignin.htm

Thursday Sept. 20
Discussion of key words and what they mean.
p. 133 1-20.  For 1-12, be sure to write the question and the answer.  For 13-20, just the answer(s) okay.  Check your odds.
Friday
Quiz on two step equations. MAKE SURE YOU’VE DONE ALL THE WORK FROM THIS WEEK.
GGN?  Word problems, Properties, Combining Like Terms, Equations and listening skills.

Monday Sept. 24


More practice on translating expressions.
HW:  Finish p. 133 1-20.  For 1-12, be sure to write the question and the answer.  For 13-20, just the answer(s) okay.  Check your odds.
Tuesday Sept. 25
 
A QUICK review of Least Common Denominators (least common Multiples):  If you don’t know how to do LCDs, you may need to try some of this on your own.  Try the little quiz at the bottom of the page.
•Clearing out fractions and decimals
–Multiply EVERYTHING by the least common denominator to get rid of fractions
–Multiply EVERYTHING by the same power of 10 to remove the decimal
–See examples in book
•Classwork/Homework: p. 140 1-22, Show work for 1-22
Wed Sept. 26
Rearranging Formulas:
•The goal, get the “solve for” variable alone.
•Undo multiplication with division.
•Undo division with multiplication.
•Undo addition/subtraction with subtraction/addition
See pages
•HW:  p. 143 1-20.
Thursday Sept. 27
Absolute value equations.  Be sure to read the notes at the bottom of each page. Do 3_8a and 3_8b.

Friday Sept. 28

Review work from last few days.

Extra Credit Assignment:  Take notes in class then write one or more answers (based on the discussion) to at least one of these questions.  A good job on this can substitute for a missed homework assignment.  The discussions we have in class will be more than just an answer to the basic question.  Be sure to talk about some of the ideas that came up while answering.

Q1:  You are planning a graduation party, how many people can come?

Q2:  You have $50.  What’s a possible combination of money that you could have?

Q3:  You are in Las Vegas.  You have $10.  You have 10 minutes.  How much money is it possible to make in a casino given the 10 minute time limit?


Monday October 1

Discussion setting up proportions and the steps that show why cross multiplication works.

Classwork/Homework.  Be sure to read the notes at the bottom of each page. Do 3_9a and 3_9b.

Tuesday October 2

Converting Fraction <-> Decimals <-> Percentages
We convert between these because people speak in percentages but we use decimals to do math.  Fractions are sometimes used for both.
•Classwork/Homework: p. 156 1-40, DO THEM ALL.  Be sure to check odds.    file is: Alg1_p152_156
–For 1-20, write problem and answer
–For 21-40, write equation and show work
•Check Homework in file: Alg1_AnswersCh2_3 (section 3.8)
Wednesday October 3
Practice Test – Odds in book
Do the ones you that you think you know first (10 minutes).
Circle the ones you read but did not feel like you could get a reasonable answer.
Another 15 minutes asking other people for help.
20 minutes checking, going over.  Take Notes!!
Homework.  Do evens and check. (EVENS FOR SUMMARY IN BACK OF BOOK TOO!!)
p. 165 2-60, Even.  Just answers okay for MOST problems.  Show work for any problems involving equations.
Thursday Oct 4
Questions on Homework or practice test from yesterday.
Review Internet lessons – Ideally ALL these should be done BEFORE the test tomorrow but should be completed no later than midnight on Friday!! (Why wait!  Do them today!!)
1)  Percentage – Click Here
2) Expressions – Click Here
3) Equations – Click  Here (should be the SECOND time you’ve done this)
Other stuff you may need to still do OR just want to practice to get a better grade AND get ready for the test.
Many of you still need to do this second sheet from Last Thursday.  There will be at least one question on the test like this.  3_8b.
Did you do the second sheet from Monday?  3_9b
Friday October 5
Test on Chapter 3
Make sure you’ve finished all the links from yesterday.

Have you done everything?  Check your list against the “perfect list” at the bottom of the page  here (THIS LINK DOES NOT YET INCLUDE THE THREE REQUIRED LINKS FROM YESTERDAY)

Extra Credit:  Pick any 3 problems from page 164.  On a separate sheet of paper, write a thorough explanation of how you got your answer and if also mention if any part of the problem needs more explanation.  For instance, in #1 they probably should say “be played in total” because someone might think the problem is asking how games a single team will play.  UNIQUE ANSWERS worth a lot – if you and your friend turn in the same answer it is worth very little!
 
Monday Oct. 8
Battleship and graphing points. (Section 7-1)
Worksheet for p. 307 1-30.
Tuesday Oct. 9
More Graphing.
Finding points that work.
Do all three.  Get at least one done in class and one done at home.  Can work on third tomorrow in class.
For this last one, ask for graph paper and draw all three points lined up for extra credit.
 
Wednesday Oct. 10
Warm-up:  Write down the first example
Continue working on yesterday’s work.
If you are done, practice for tomorrow’s quiz.
 
Thurs Oct. 11
quiz.+ Sections 7.3
Make sure you understand how to graph special form of x=2 and y=-3 (see page 315)
Worksheet for graphing lines. Show work on seperate sheet of paper.
See examples done in class here.
If you would like to do the extra credit associated with third link from  Tuesday, ask for some graph paper.  Be sure to write equation above each graph and label the three points that you graphed.
Fri October 12
Teacher Training Day.  No School for students.
Monday October 15
SLOPE!
•Review Linear Equations
•Go over Homework
•Learn how to determine steepness (slope) by both graph and by calculation
•HW: p. 322 1-30.  Graph paper provided for 6-12.  Check your odds!!
 
Tuesday October 16
Copy 3 correct examples.  Then continue doing them until you are told to stop.
 
Section 7.5 – Slope Intercept form
Do first two, third is extra credit
For the next one, if you have enough time you can ask for graph paper and get extra credit for graphing this AS YOU DO THEM.
 
 
Wednesday October 17
PSAT – 2nd Period only.
Extra day to work on material above.
Extra credit if you (or someone you are helping can get the majority of one of the worksheets above done during class – make sure you show me before you leave)
 
The “plugging in part” shown after re-arranging in slope intercept form is useful but not YET required.  Skip over it to see the second example.
 
Thursday October 18
Same warm-up as Tuesday.  Be sure to copy down 3 examples then do at least 10. (More is better).  At least four of the quarter exam questions will be just like this.
 
Finish links from Tuesday.
This video example link may be useful:  http://www.teach4ever.net/Geometry/SlopeInterceptExamples.htm
The “plugging in part” shown after re-arranging in slope intercept form is useful but not YET required.  Skip over it to see the second example.

NOTEBOOKS DUE TOMORROW You need to go through and number your warm-ups.  Each one should already have a date on it.  Your first one for this quarter is likely dated 8/21.  Simply Write a 1 by YOUR FIRST ONE, a 2 by YOUR SECOND ONE, and so on.  If you have 22 warm-ups it should be number 1,2,3…22.  If you have 30 warm-ups, it should be numbered 1,2,3…30. Beside the very last one (THURSDAY) Write TOTAL: and the number of warm-ups. 34 or more warm-ups is 100%.  They are worth 3 points each.  Every one over 34 is worth 1 point of extra credit. (Should be 37 if you have them all).  Have your notebook numbered and ready to go at the start of class tomorrow.  If it is not ready at the start of class it is late (10 points off for late and 5 points off for following directions).  If it is not ready by the start of class Monday, 50% off. ALSO – MAKE SURE YOUR NAME IS ON the first page and the last page!!   

Friday October 19
NOTEBOOKS DUE
If done early, finish Tuesday’s work or look at Monday’s work.
MONDAY AFTERNOON IS THE LAST DAY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING FROM BEFORE OCTOBER 15.
This week
Monday October 22
Graphing Worksheet.  Must finish in class.
AFTER SCHOOL TODAY, LAST DAY TO MAKE UP OLD WORK, RE-TAKE QUIZZES.
Tuesday October 23
Practice Test (mostly chapter 7 – some chapter 2 and 3)
EXTRA CREDIT 1:
Creating lines in slope internet from using 2 points or a slope and a point.
EXTRA CREDIT 2:
We know lines are parallel if they have the same slope.  We know they are intersecting if they do not.  We know they intersect at 90 degrees (perpendicular) if the slopes are negative reciprocals.  For instance, 3 and -1/3 or -2/5 and 5/2).
Read page 338-339 (Section 7.8  Parallel and Perpendicular lines).   On p. 340, for 3-7 and 13-17, show the work for rearranging both equations into slope intercept form and then state whether they are parallel, perpendicular, or intersecting.  After doing this assignment you must be able to show me that you can do one of these type of problems to get credit.
Wednesday October 24
GGN for Review.  Click here then go to classrom version.
 
Thursday October 25
Test.  Bring something to read.  Everyone to be silent until the test is over.
Done with test early?  Make sure you’ve finished the work from last week (See links from last Tuesday the 16th).  Try extra credit from Tuesday the 23rd
 
Friday October 26
Next week we will be re-doing many of the worksheets from the past quarter.  You MUST know how to do these before we can go on.
Make sure you get AT LEAST one done IN CLASS today.