October 17-18, 2018

Conference Week Continues

Today students checked their homework from page 2 of the Unit 2 Part C packet.  We also went over the Rational/Irrational Quiz answers.  Students will get the chance to earn 10 bonus points on their quiz grade this coming Friday.

Next we learned how to Multiply Exponents – when you multiply terms with the same base, you add the exponents

Homework: Unit 2 Part C pg 5 (1-4) pg 7 (1-6) 

Don’t forget Weekly Skills 10 (or Math Minutes 9-12) are due Friday)

October 15-16, 2018

Reminder: This is parent conference week, so students are on early release schedule and dismissed at 1:30 pm each day.

Today in class students were given time to finish the quiz from Friday if needed.

Next we began the new part of Unit 2: Exponents.  We discussed how to write and evaluate expressions with exponents.

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Homework: complete the evens on pg 3 of the new Unit 2 Part C Packet 

Weekly Skills 10 due Friday! 

October 12, 2018

Today students turned in Weekly Skills 9.  Then we did some practice and review before taking the Rational and Irrational Numbers Quiz.

Remember next week is Parent Conferences and early release each day.

Enjoy the weekend!

October 11, 2018

Today 8th grade students took the PSAT 8/9.  It was also an early release day.

Regular schedule and classes will resume tomorrow.

Remember: Quiz tomorrow over Rational and Irrational Numbers and Weekly Skills 9 is due! 

October 9-10, 2018

Students finished up the Almost There test and entered their answers on I-respond for a classwork grade.  We went over the correct answers to review and prepare for the Quiz Friday.

Then we worked on 4 different station rotations which are review for Friday’s Quiz over Rational and Irrational Numbers.

Homework: Get your calculator and pencils ready for the PSAT on Thursday.  Work on Weekly Skills 9 (due Friday!)

October 8, 2018

Students checked their homework from Friday and then began the Unit 2 Part B Almost There Assessment.  (We will finish it tomorrow)

Refer to the example problem to assist with tonight’s homework:

Homework: Unit 2 Part B packet page 23 (evens) 

Thursday: PSAT- bring a calculator and pencils for testing

Friday: Weekly Skills 9 due, Quiz over Rational and Irrational Numbers

October 5, 2018

Today students turned in Weekly Skills 8 and took a Skills Check on I-respond over Rational and Irrational Numbers

Then we practiced comparing and ordering Rational and Irrational Numbers.

Homework: pg 23 (odds)

October 4, 2018

Today we checked homework, then learned how to solve cube root equations and estimate roots and cube roots. Check out these examples below:


Homework: Page 17 (1-10) Also- don’t forget Weekly Skills 8 is due tomorrow!

October 3, 2018

Today we checked homework and students completed their fluency drills on moby max.

Next we learned about square roots.  Watch a short video clip here: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5bb4aeaa6c12d#

We also learned how to solve equations with square roots.

Homework: complete problems 1-15 on page 11 of the Unit 2 Part 2 packet (skip problems 3 and 4) *use a calculator, but show your work

Weekly Skills 8 is due Friday

October 2, 2018

We reviewed what we discussed yesterday by watching this Colin Dodd’s video: https://safeshare.tv/x/ss5bb20b6a6b2f6#

Then we checked the homework.

Today’s lesson was converting fractions to decimals.  Remember to take the numerator and divide it by the denominator!  We also learned how to convert repeating decimals to fractions to decimals using the trick- see a line, use a nine!

Check out these examples:

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Homework: pg 7 of the Unit 2 Part 2 Packet (evens)

Weekly Skills 8 Due Friday