# March 16, 2018

3 Point March Madness Contest during Fun Friday today- \$2 for 3 shots (DLP fundraiser)

Warm up: Turn in Weekly Skills 27, USA TestPrep work time

Lesson: We completed a skills check on graphing equations and then checked the homework problems from yesterday (Substitution- set equal method)  Then we learned all about ISS!  (a different method of using Substitution to solve systems of equations.

Homework: Begin Weekly Skills 38- due next Friday.  Finish Substitution problems from packet (1-4)

***Remember: USA TestPrep Practice is due April 10th!

# March 15, 2018

Today is the first day of Quarter 4- only 9 more weeks to the school year!

Warm up: Progress check on weekly skills 27 (due tomorrow), time to work on USA TestPrep

Lesson: We went over the graphing systems homework and reviewed the 3 types of solutions.  Then we learned how to solve systems using the substitution method:

Homework: Finish problems 1-9 of the packet.

***Remember USA Test Prep is due April 1oth!

# March 14, 2018

Early Release today- students dismissed at 1:30 pm.

Today we kicked off our be. the. change. kindness challenge.   Find a way to be the change by demonstrating acts of kindness.

Warm Up: Progress check on Weekly Skills 27, time for USA Test Prep practice

Lesson: Students learned to solve systems of equations by graphing.  Graph each equation on the same grid.  Look for how the lines are on the graph to determine the type of solution:

Homework: Complete Weekly Skills 27 M, T, W problems, finish graphing worksheet

Reminder:  USA Test Prep assignment due April 10th!

# March 13, 2018

There is early Release tomorrow- March 14th.  All missing assignments and test recovery is due tomorrow because it is the end of  Quarter 3.

Students who wish to honor the victims of the Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School shooting are encouraged to wear their high school colors tomorrow s a remembrance- maroon, white and silver.

Warm-Up: Tips and Tricks for Weeekly Skills 27, progress check on Test Recovery assignmet for unit 6 (due tomorrow!)

Lesson: We reviewed the difference between Standard and Slope-Intercept equations.  Then we complete a Bulls Eye activity to convert equations from Standard Form to Slope Intercept Form.

Homework: Finish the Bulls Eye worksheet, work on Weekly Skills 27 Tuesday and Wednesday problems.

Remember: The USA TestPrep Milestones review assignment is due April 10th. Students can come in during homeroom or before school if they need a computer or assistance.

# March 12, 2018

There is early Release this Wednesday- March 14th.  All missing assignments and test recovery is due by this day for Quarter 3.

Warm-Up: Tips and Tricks for Weeekly Skills 27, progress check on Test Recovery assignmet for unit 6 (due tomorrow!)

Lesson: We reviewed how to graph equations using the x and y intercepts (From Friday).  Next we learned the difference between Standard and Slope-Intercept equations.  Then we learned how to convert equations from Standard Form to Slope Intercept Form.

Homework: Complete Monday’s problems on Weeky Skills 27, finish problems 6,7,and 8 of the packet given in class today.

Reminder: USATestprep.com assignment is due April 10th.  Come in before school or during homeroom if you need to work on it or get assistance.  Don’t wait until the last minute!

# March 9, 2018

The USA Milestones Test Prep assignment is due April 10th!  Come get help before school, during homeroom, or during Tutoring on T/Th.

Warm Up: work on USA Test Prep assignment (in place of Mobymax fluency drill)  Introduce new Weekly Skills for week 27

Lesson: Today we begin Unit 7: Systems of Equations.  Students were given the parent letter and student friendly standards.  The first topic was learning to graph equations using x and y intercepts.  Students completed notes and example problems

Homework: Finish the homework page (last page of the packet)- due Monday

Don’t forget to begin your new weekly skills and work on USA Test Prep assignment!

# May 8-12, 2017

### Reminders:

-8th Grade dance is this Friday at 7 pm.  Have you turned in your RSVP yet (it’s free, just need a headcount for food)

– Bring in 2 stamps or stamped envelope to get report card mailed home

-Get donations now through May 19th for Durham’s Color Battle.  Each \$30 of donations earns prizes, snacks, and raffle tickets for prize drawings

Monday: Unit 7 Touchstones Selected Response test questions, begin Weekly Skills 35

Tuesday: Unit 7 Touchstones Constructed Response test questions

Wednesday: Finalize Unit 7 Touchstones answers, enter them in I-respond

Thursday: Begin Bunny Foo Foo Equations

Friday: Turn in Weekly Skills 35, Color by Number Bunny Foo Foo picture using anwers to equations from Thursday.  See you at the dance!

# March 28, 2017

Today students had their progress checked on Weekly Skills 29.  Continue to work the problems, especially the ones on systems of equations.  This is due Friday.

Next we checked the homework assignment- pg 24 of the Unit 7 packet.  We continued to review and practice the steps for solving systems of equations with the Elimination Method (SMASH)

We also talked about special circumstances when there is infinite solutions and no solutions.

Homework: Make corrections and continue working problems from page 24-25 from the Unit 7 packet.  Identify when you would use substitution or elimination on the worksheet.

QUIZ THURSDAY:  We will review in class tomorrow with a group placemat activity.

# March 27, 2017

Today students were given Weekly Skills 29. This is due Friday.  Come to homeroom tutoring Tuesday or Thursday for help if needed.

We checked the homework from Friday- pg 22 of the Unit 7 Packet where students had to use the  Elimination Method (SMASH) to create an opposite variable to cancel out by multiplying one equation by negative one.

Today, students were presented with the option of making their own opposite terms to cancel out when using the Elimination Method (SMASH) where both equations may need to be multiplied.

Homework: problems A, B, C, D from page 24 of the Unit 7 packet.

# March 24, 2017

Students handed in Weekly Skills 28 today.

Next we checked the homework problems using Elimination (SMASH) from page 21 of the Unit 7 packet.

We took notes and did example problems multiplying by -1 to create an opposite to solve equations  using the Elimination Method.

Homework: Complete 1-6 on page 22 of the Unit 7 packet