Week of November 13, 2017

November13

Slope Intercept Form! That’s our focus for the week. Get to know it because we’ll be working with y = mx + b for the rest of the year. A quiz will be given Thursday on slope and slope intercept form.

Monday 11/13:

Learning Target for Math 8 & Adv M8: I can convert equations from standard form to slope intercept form.

We did quite a bit today. Slope intercept form is necessary to easily graph linear equations and find equations from graphs. Everything we do from this point forward will involve this process in some manner. The following PowerPoint was used as a guide: Slope-Int Form (solve for y)-1v9vmcc

This video sums up slope intercept form:

Here’s another:

How will I be assessed:

Math 8: Do 1-10 of Slope Intercept Form-22z71nl

Adv M8: Finish Slope Intercept Form-22z71of

Tuesday 11/14:

Learning Target: I can graph an equation from Slope Intercept Form

We reviewed material from yesterday (placing equations to Slope Intercept Form) and learned how to quickly graph an equation from Slope Intercept Form.

Like this:

 

How will I be assessed: Finish Graphing Lines -11ugfk9

Wednesday 11/15:

Learning Target: I can convert linear equations to slope intercept form and graph them on a coordinate plane.

Students had a chance to just practice everything from Unit 5 thus far. A practice sheet was distributed and groups were formed to complete the handout.

How will I be assessed: Finish Slope Intercept Form WS 1-1eh5b5t . Quiz tomorrow on this material.

 

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Week of November 6, 2017

November6

We have begun the new week with a new Unit, Linear Functions! The material in this unit is not to be taken lightly. All assignments need to be completed in full each day. If you are absent, you missed something important. The Unit 4 Tests from Thursday were returned Wednesday November 8.

Monday 11/6:

Learning Target: I can determine the slope of a line when given two points.

We discussed slope and how everything has some type of slope incorporated into it (there are four types). We used this PowerPoint: 4 Types of Slope-1qlw67q

We practiced calculating slope using the formula when given two points.

This video can help:

Here’s Another:

https://youtu.be/lRrdUNh3s6M

How will I be assessed: Complete Slope Between Two Points & Guided Notes-1g2ggjq

Tuesday 11/7: No School

Wednesday 11/8:

We continued with slope and applied what we learned towards finding slope when given a line on the coordinate plane.

How will I be assessed:

Math 8: Choose 6 from the front and 6 from the back of Slope from a line and two points-1jny1to

Adv M8: Finish Slope from a line and two points-1jny1v2

Thursday 11/9:

Learning Target: I can graph a line when given the slope and an ordered pair. I can also find the slope when given a table.

Everything learned to this point was incorporated into today’s lesson. Lines were created on the coordinate plane when given an ordered pair and the slope.

This video demonstrates the process:

Finding slope from a table:

How will I be assessed: Finish Finding Slope from a Table-1zcyrtiGraphing a Line from slope and point-1e1607n

 

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Week of October 30, 2017

October30

Great news! We’re finishing up Unit 4 Functions this week! As promised, it’s very short and pretty easy to grasp. A quiz was given on Monday. The Unit Test will be Wednesday. Don’t forget those Volume of a Sculpture projects. These were due a week ago.

Monday 10/30:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can determine whether or not a function is linear or nonlinear.

We reviewed the material and took a quiz on functions. These will be returned either tomorrow or Wednesday.

How will I be assessed: No homework, took quiz.

Tuesday 10/31:

No hw. A study guide was distributed for the test Thursday. Click here: Unit 4 Review-1bqtot8

Wednesday 11/1:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can determine if a relation is a function.

Quizzes were returned and corrected. Study guides were reviewed. Test tomorrow, study!

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Week of October 23, 2017

October23

Great job on the projects! It’s refreshing to see such creativity! If by chance you weren’t able to submit yours today (Monday), please do so ASAP! As for the week, we will begin Unit 4 with Functions. This is one of our quickest units. We’ll be finished in two weeks.

Monday 10/23: 

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can determine if a relation is a function.

We discussed functions and how they are actually all around us. Remember, one input/one output. It’s that simple!

Here’s a PowerPoint on the topic: Relations vs. Functions-23ofmkf

Here’s a video of relations and functions:

How will I be assessed: Finish relations and functions-tokc9z

Students continue to turn in some really nice projects.  Check out some of the following:

       

 

         

        

Tuesday 10/24:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can determine if a relation is a function through tables, graphs and mapping diagrams.

We continued with functions through analyzing tables and graphs.

How will I be assessed: Finish Unit 4 Functions-y77fwl . Don’t forget, projects were due yesterday!

Wednesday 10/25:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can determine if a relation is a function through tables, graphs and mapping diagrams.

We reviewed what we know so far about functions. This is a checkpoint to see if we are ready to discuss linear vs nonlinear tomorrow.

How will I be assessed: Finish the 5.2 Functions Practice Handout 5.2 Relations and Functions-170dfgu

 Thursday 10/26:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can determine if a function is linear or nonlinear through tables, graphs and equations.

We learned how to identify key components that make a function either linear or nonlinear.

Here’s a video for linear:

How will I be assessed: Finish Linear vs Nonlinear-2j4xrp4

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week of October 16, 2017

October16

Projects are already being submitted! I am extremely excited to see some of the things you come up with! Remember, this will count as a test grade and will be due on Monday the 23rd. Also, we will have a quiz tomorrow and a Unit Test Friday. Keep in mind we have shortened periods due to conferences throughout the week.

Anchor Project Rubric HereAnchor Project Volume of Sculpture-26bk2eg

 

Monday 10/16:

Learning Target for Math 8 & Adv M8: I can find the volume of cylinders, cones and spheres.

Students discovered how to find either the height, radius or diameter when given the volume. A study guide for tomorrow’s quiz was distributed.

How will I be assessed: Quiz tomorrow. Use the following study guide Volume Quiz Review-1agannj . Answers for this is here: Volume Quiz Review Solutions-2le2aua

 

Tuesday 10/17:

We took a quiz on volume. Anyone who did not finish will have extra time tomorrow. No homework.

Wednesday 10/18:

If quizzes from yesterday were not finished, students had an opportunity to finish them today. One last study guide was distributed and will be used as a form of extra credit. Instead of a Unit Test on Friday, we will start a task tomorrow and finish it in class on Friday if needed. This will count as our test.

How will I be assessed: Do this study guide if you want extra credit: Unit 3 Volume Test Review-1ds4bg1

Thursday 10/19:

Quizzes from Tuesday were returned and corrected. A class task was also distributed and will count as a test. We will continue with this task tomorrow (it was collected at the end of the period).

Friday 10/20:

The task (which will count as a test) was submitted. No homework. Projects are due on Monday.

I have attached the warm-ups for this week in case you were absent.

Warm-Up 10-16-17 R-1xuum6d

 

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Week of October 9, 2017

October9

 Is it the end of Pythagoras……….or just the beginning?

Great job on the tests from Thursday. I must say the results were excellent! We’ll start volume of solids this week (cylinders, cones and spheres). Wednesday we will all take the PSAT

pythagorean-anchor-projects

Monday 10/9:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can find the volume of a cylinder.

Students discovered the formula for the volume of any right solid: V = Bh. A Brain Pop video was viewed as well as the following PowerPoint: volume-of-cylinders-pp-2017 with the following guided notes volume-of-cylinder-notes

Here’s a video on this:

How will I be assessed:

Math 8: Do 2-12 even volume-of-cylinder-m8 & all of  volume-of-cylinder-m8-p2

Adv M8: Do 2-12 even volume-of-cylinder-adv-m8 & all of volume-of-cylinders

Tuesday 10/10:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can find the volume of a cone.

We took a cone and used it to fill a cylinder of equal height and radius with water. After doing this three times we discovered the formula for the volume of a cone.

 Video Demonstrating This:

Video using formula:

 

How will I be assessed:

Math 8: Finish Volume of a Cone M8-10l9xx6

Adv M8: Finish Volume of a Cone Adv M8-1ts4v3m

Wednesday 10/12:

Took PSAT test today. Most classes did not meet. No homework.

 

Thursday 10/12:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can find the volume of a sphere to the nearest tenth and in terms of Pi.

This is our last 3d shape! We learned how to find the Volume of a Sphere (and hemisphere). The following video may help:

How will I be assessed:

Notes for both classes: Volume of Spheres Notes-1vu3gn6

Math 8: Volume of Sphere M8-1r0asm7

Adv M8: Volume of Sphere Adv M8-wqi1mh

 

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Week of October 2, 2017

October2

pythagorean-anchor-pic-example

 

Welcome to the beginning of another week! Above is an example of an anchor activity students will soon complete. BE CREATIVE! I can’t wait to see the real world examples you come up with! The following rubric will be used: Pythagorean Theorem Anchor Rubric-2528fsz  . This will be due Thursday October 5 for anyone who would like to increase their grade. This project is not mandatory and will count as extra credit.

A Test will be given to all classes Thursday on the Pythagorean Theorem. A study guide will be distributed Tuesday and fully reviewed Wednesday.

Monday 10/2:

Learning Target for Math 8 & Adv M8: I can use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the distance between two points on the coordinate plane.

Students discovered for themselves how to find the distance of a line segment between any two points on the coordinate plane by simply creating a right triangle and performing the Pythagorean Theorem.

How will I be assessed:

Math 8: Complete 1-12 from distance_between_two_points_(pythagorean_theorem)_-v73170

Adv M8: Finish front and all of back from distance_between_two_points_(pythagorean_theorem)_-v7318j

 

Tuesday 10/3:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can use the Pythagorean to solve real-world situations.

Quizzes were returned and corrected. Afterwards a study guide was distributed. Some students worked on the extra credit project (due Thursday).

How will I be assessed: Finish the study guide here: Unit 3 Review Pythagorean Theorem-1x2mjoc . Test is Thursday.

 Wednesday 10/4:

No hw. Study for the Unit Test Tomorrow.

Thursday 10/5:

No hw. Students took a Unit Test.

 

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Week of September 18, 2017

September18

We are beginning the new week with the Pythagorean Theorem! Yes, that theorem you may have heard about but might not have known exactly what it’s used for. Don’t worry. It’s easy and there are MANY applications for this useful theorem.

Grade Recovery Tests from Friday will be returned Tuesday and corrected.

Monday 9/18:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can find the missing side of any right triangle by using the Pythagorean Theorem.

Students experienced first hand what the Pythagorean Theorem is all about. A brief video was shown on the history of Pythagoras as well as an instructional Brain Pop tutorial. Afterwards the following PowerPoint was shown pythagorean-theorem-pp where students practiced different scenarios when finding missing sides of right triangles.

The following video proving the Pythagorean Theorem may help (someone spent a lot of time on this!):

How will I be assessed:

Math 8: Finish Pythagorean M8-s6crs8

Adv M8: Finish Pythagorean Theorem Adv M8-1l7n8s3

Tuesday 9/19:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can use the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse to prove right triangles.

Grade recovery tests from Friday were returned and corrected. We continued with the Pythagorean Theorem and used its converse to prove whether or not a triangle contains a 90 degree angle.

How will I be assessed:

Math 8 3rd Period: Finish  Pythagorean M8-s6crs8

Math 8 4th Period and Adv M8: Finish Pythagorean Theorem with Converse-2gjsy4a

Wednesday 9/19:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve real world situations.

We are now easily applying the Pythagorean Theorem to situations all around us. It is truly amazing as to how far we have come just within the last two days! Good job everyone for showing your appreciation to such a simple but world changing math concept.

Extra help here:

How will I be assessed: All classes quiz tomorrow on Pythagorean Theorem (short, about 5 questions)

Math 8 3rd Period: Finish Pythagorean Theorem with Converse-2gjsy4a

Math 8 4th Period & Adv M8: Finish Pythagorean Theorem Word Problems 1-oxyri7

 

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Week of September 13, 2017

September13

Hopefully you had a safe weekend! Having Monday and Tuesday off from school has thrown us off a bit but we’ll recover! All classes will review for the 2nd chance test on Wednesday and Thursday. This final test will be taken (if needed) Friday.

Wednesday 9/13:

Tests from Friday were returned and corrected. Students were given an extra credit opportunity to work in class and at home if needed. If a student did not pass either Part 1 or Part 2 of the Unit Test, a Grade Recovery Test will be given on Friday. This test will be comprised of both Part 1 and Part 2. The best way to study is to look over past quizzes, tests and homework assignments. Video tutorials from past weeks should also be viewed.

Extra Credit is hereUnit 2 Extra Credit-x0gzq3

Thursday 9/14:

Students took part in a scavenger hunt involving questions similar to the Grade Recovery Test which will be given tomorrow. Various problems and answers were located throughout the room. If you were absent or didn’t finish, the problems are here: Scavenger Hunt Problems-1tro6sy & grid is here Scavenger Hunt Grid-1vq542j

How will I be assessed: 

Finish the problems for the scavenger hunt (either circle or star). This will count as a class grade. Study past tests and quizzes for the Grade Recovery Test tomorrow.

Friday 9/15:

Students took a grade recovery test. No homework.

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Week of September 5, 2017

September5

This is the week where Unit 2 finally ends! Yes, it’s a sad time for all. We will take Part 2 of the Unit 2 test this Friday. Don’t forget, Part 1 will be returned on Wednesday as well as progress reports for the quarter.

Tuesday 9/5:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can determine whether an equation has one solution, no solution or infinite solutions.

Students can now recognize the different types of solutions an equation could have. Remember, not all equations have a solution. The following video explains this:

or using the distributive property:

 

How will I be assessed:

Math 8: Finish 1 -12 from Multi-Step Equations Kuta-17ozv4e & Workbook pg. 313 (1-8)

Adv M8: Finish 1 – 12 from Multi-Step Equations Kuta-17ozv6z & Workbook pg. 315 (17 -22)

Wednesday 9/6:

Learning Target for Math 8 and Adv M8: I can determine whether an equation has one solution, no solution or infinite solutions.

Tests from Friday were returned and corrected. Don’t forget, Unit 2 Part 2 will be this Friday. Use the videos in this blog to help prepare.

How will I be assessed:

Math 8: Choose 15 problems from the following: Multi-Step Equations Day 2-163oyxk . Each extra problem is worth 2 more points!

Adv M8: Choose 20 problems from the following: One None Infinite Adv M8-xzywsf . Each extra problem is worth 2 more points!

 

Thursday 9/7:

Learning Target for both Math 8 and Adv M8: I can determine whether an equation has one solution, no solution or infinite solutions.

We practiced alongside the videos posted from Tuesday. Afterwards, students worked on a class task to help prepare for the test tomorrow.

How will I be assessed: Finish the class task Tic Tac Toe One None Infinite-1oeerhxMultistep Equation Hints-pyopat

Friday 9/8:

No hw. Students took Unit 2 Part 2 Test.

 

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