January 18

# Jan 17 & 18th – No school due to inclement weather

Work on U4 studyguide. Due the day we return to school from inclement weather.

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January 16

# Tuesday, Jan 16

Reminders:

• Unit 4 studgyuide due Wednesday 1/17
• Unit 4 test Thursday 1/18
• 8th fieldtrip 1/19 & 1/25 – students will go on two different days

Agenda:

(1)  Graphic organizer for independent & dependent variables – review vocabulary and examples in graphic organizer

(2)  Practice problems for indep & dep variables. Students will be given real life scenarios and have to choose the indep & depen variables.  We will check the answers after task is completed in class

(3)  Graphic organizer – determining if an equation is a function. Teacher will guide students through the practice problems and then students will try a few examples on their own and we will check the answers

(4)  Graphic organizer – writing a linear function from a word problem. Students will learn how to set up a linear equation from real work situations.

Homework:

• work on u4 studyguide due Wed 1-17
• Unit 4 tes Thursday 1-18

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January 15

# Q3 Week 2 Standards, Assessments, Resources & Timeline

### Standards:

MGSE8.F.1 Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a fuction is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output.

MGSE8.F.2 Compare properties of two functions each represented in a different way (algebraically, graphically, numerically in tables, or by verbal descriptions).

### Assessments:

Unit 4 test Thursday, Jan 18th

### Weekly timeline:

Monday – No school due to MLK holiday

Tuesday –   Difference between independent & dependent variable,  determining if an equation is a function & writing functions from a word problem

Wednesday –  Writing functions from a word problems continued, U4 studyguide due, review for unit 4 test

Thursday – Unit 4 test (summative assessment)

Friday –  8th grade fieldtrip. Some students will be going on the 25th as well. We will review various topics taught in the past

### Resources: videos & practice problems

relations video (real life example)

difference between a function & relation video

Practice problems for function

Function notation video (virtual nerd)

Function notation video (cool math)

how to complete a function table video (you tube)

find the rule of a function table video

independent & dependent variable video

independent & dependent variable practice problems (khan academy)

practice equations with tables (khan academy)

recognizing if an equation is a function or not a function

using vertical line test to determine if a graph is a function or not

Practice – using vertical line test on a graph

writing an equation from a word problem (khan academy video) –best exampl

functions as word problems (you tube video)

writing a linear equation (function) from a word problem (you tube video)

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January 12

# Friday, Jan 12

Reminders:

• No school Monday, Jan 15th
• Unit 4 test Thursday, Jan 18th
• 8th fieldtrip Friday, Jan 19th & 25th (students will go on one of these days if signed up)

Agenda:

• Skills check on functions
• Practice constructive response on functions
• Graphic organizer for independent & dependent variables
• Passed out u4 studyguide  Unit 4 studyguide (3)-1q80pbk

Homework:

• None
• Work in unit 4 studyguide due Wed 1-17
• Unit 4 test Thursday, 1-18

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January 11

# Thursday, Jan 11

Reminders:

• Skills check Friday 1-12 (relations & functions)
• New locker break, tardy & track bag policy: (also located on right side of blog under pages)
• As expressed on the morning announcements Wednesday, Jan 10th, students will now be allowed to carry track bags from class to class. A track bag is not the same as a backpack and must be kept on the back of their chair or under their seat during class.  Students will be able to get their backpacks at dismissal .Students are also now able to go to their lockers during transitions (between academic classes)  With this freedom comes the expectation of responsibility. Students are expected to be prepared for class at all times.

In addition, we have also implemented a new tardy policy. The consequences for being tardy for class are as follows:

• 1st Tardy: Verbal Warning
• 2nd Tardy: Synergy Mark
• 3rd Tardy: Synergy Mark and Silent Lunch
• 4th Tardy: Synergy Mark and No Hawk Time
• 5th Tardy: Synergy Mark and Referral

This policy will begin with a trial run on Thursday and Friday (Jan 11th & Jan 12th) to allow student to become acquainted with the new procedures.   The policy be implemented firmly beginning on Tuesday, Jan 16th

Agenda:

• Warm-up
• Check homework ” Am I a function?” worksheet. Answers below:

• Function notation graphic organizer & guided practice (lesson 3 reteach worksheet) #’s 1-6

• Function tables notes and guided practice (lesson 3 reteach worksheet) #’s 7-9

Homework:

• Finish lesson 3 reteach problems #
• Review for skills check Friday 1/12 over relations, functions and function notation (only 1 problem)
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January 11

# New locker & track bag policy for 8th grade

As expressed on the morning announcements Wednesday, Jan 10th, students will now be allowed to carry track bags from class to class. A track bag is not the same as a backpack and must be kept on the back of their chair or under their seat during class.  Students will be able to get their backpacks at dismissal .

Students are also now able to go to their lockers during transitions (between academic classes)  With this freedom comes the expectation of responsibility. Students are expected to be prepared for class at all times.

In addition, we have also implemented a new tardy policy. The consequences for being tardy for class are as follows:

• 1st Tardy: Verbal Warning
• 2nd Tardy: Synergy Mark
• 3rd Tardy: Synergy Mark and Silent Lunch
• 4th Tardy: Synergy Mark and No Hawk Time
• 5th Tardy: Synergy Mark and Referral

This policy will begin with a trial run on Thursday and Friday (Jan 11th & Jan 12th) to allow student to become acquainted with the new procedures.   The policy be implemented firmly beginning on Tuesday, Jan 16th

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January 10

# Wed, Jan 10

Reminders:

Agenda:

• Warm-up (alegbra worksheet section3-2 – complete all problems on the front of the worksheet except the 2 graphs).
• Continue “Vertical line activity”
• Discuss findings of the vertical line test inquiry activity.
• Power point with notes & description of vertical line test:  Vertical Line Test PPT-1e2xqsg
• “Am I a function?” activity (worksheet)

Homework:

• Finish “Am I a function?” worksheet
• Review for skills check Friday 1/12 over relations and functions

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January 9

# Tuesday, Jan 9

Reminders:

(1)  Skills check Friday 1/12 over relations & functions

Agenda:

(1)  Glue in unit 4 vocab and relations & functions graphic organizer into MSG

(2)  Reviewed unit 4 vocab on purple sheet in MSG

(3)  Guided practice worksheet with power point notes.  Is an ordered pair a relation or function? Using tables & mapping diagram representations to determine if a function.

Guided practice worksheet:  Relations and functions guided practice worksheet-1ltrenj

(4) Independent practice #’s 1-4 (back of guided notes worksheet)

(5) Vertical line test inquiry activity – work with a partner. We started this in class and will finish tomorrow

Homework:

• Some class periods got further on the lesson than others, see homework by the class period below:

3rd = none,   4th = none   5th – vertical line lab activity #’s 1-4,  6th = none   , 7th  = vertical line lab activity #’s 1-4

• skills check Friday 1/12 over relations & functions
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January 4

# Friday, Jan 5th

### Reminders:

• Welcome back & Happy New Year
• Bring math workbook to class Friday 1/5 (make sure to bring volume # 2)

### Agenda:

• MI (Math Inventory) in computer lab
• If you finished the MI, review topic of “relations” we covered prior to the break. Workbook pgs. 463 -464
• Read workbook pgs. 466-467  on functions and complete the practice problems #1 & 2 in workbook.

### Homework:

• Workbook pg. 469 #’s 1-6
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January 4

# Q2 Week 9 Standards, Assessments, Timeline and Resources

### Standards:

MGSE8.F.1 Understand that a function is a rule that assigns to each input exactly one output. The graph of a function is the set of ordered pairs consisting of an input and the corresponding output.

### Assessments:

Monday, Dec 18th ——U3 retake (only for students who want to retake the U3 test)

### Weekly timeline:

Monday – Functions unit – topic relations

Tuesday & Wednesday – review unit # 2 concepts with computer activity