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March 16, Monday - Tuesday is below Monday, Wednesday is below Tuesday, Keep scrolling for new.
This is unusual, so we are all going to try our best to keep going and accomplish our goals.
Our chapter this week is Chapter 13 - The Pythagorean Theorem on page 713.
1. Read pages 713-715 twice, line by line.
2. Write the theorem on page 713 in your notebook. Please note that it has to be a right triangle.
It won't work otherwise.
3. Read example 1.
4. Although a square root can be + or -, a triangle side measure cannot be negative.
5. Read example 2. You may use calculators to find square roots and round to the nearest hundredth.
6. Write in notebooks: If c-square does not equal a-square plus b-square, then the triangle is not a right triangle.
7. Read examples 3a and 3b.
8. Read example 4. Side a is 32 - 10 = 22.
9. Check for understanding p. 715. Try #7-17 odd and check in the back of the book for answers. Then try the evens #6-16.
The answers are: 6. 13 8. 12 10. 14.14 12.5 14. square root of 86 or 8.06 and 16. no
10. Homework: Exercises #18-39 evens. You can check answers Tuesday. Please mark this assignment: Homework #1.
There will be ten of them in all. Staple each day together. And most important: SHOW YOUR WORK. I will not give credit
for "magic" answers.
Vocabulary: Sadlier #11. We may not be able to test online, you can still do the work. Please do all the #11 exercises.
For Tuesday, March 17
Happy St. Patrick's Day
Wear green all day and thank the Irish for all their contributions to our country!!!
Math: You can use calculators with square root problems. You should be working on math for at least one hour per day.
Home study is in place of classroom learning. Because word problems are a big part of math understanding, we need practice organizing and solving. Remember your strategies:
Draw a picture or diagram
Make a chart or graph
Find a pattern
Guess and Check
Solve a simpler problem
Write an equation
(also review old formulas because you may need them for today's work)
Homework: Word Problems page 717-718 all, #40-56. Please do all of them, but you can check the answers in the back for most odd problems..Some of these problems require critical thinking and evaluation. Do not give up. Label this work Assignment #2.
And SHOW YOUR WORK
Vocabulary: Complete all exercises in Lesson #11 by Wednesday.
Work to do on Wednesday, March 18
1. Practice Book: Complete all pages associated with 13-1 Pythagorean Theorem.
2. We are going to start IXL, so go to Algebra I, Section F. Geometry, and do Part 16 and 17 on Wednesday.
Your goal is "proficiency" level, and even better is "mastery" level. Since the program adjusts to skills ability, I cannot tell you how many problems in each part. If you wish, go on and finish the section with parts 18 and 19. I will assign them tomorrow, anyway.
You should be working in math for at least one hour per day. Go to other sections in IXL if you complete work easily. Of course, go to problem areas, not the easy ones! You know where you need practice.
Take this week's words and create a short story using the vocabulary words correctly. Choose any subject you wish. I suggest fairy tales, adventure, mystery, fantasy. The focus of your grade is how you use the words (applications), but amuse me and be creative.
The finished product should be in cursive. If you forgot how to make letters, go to a D'Nealian website and look. So. Generate an idea, organize your story, make a sloppy copy, edit, handwrite final form, and email the final product to me this Friday. Please write on every other line and on looseleaf paper. You have several days to work..I won't make another vocabulary assignment this week.
Email me if you have too much free time. You should be working every day between the hours of 8am and 3pm.
P.S. Keep all math work together. Label Math #1, 3/16, Math #2, 3/17, Vocab #1, 3/16, and leave workbook pages intact.
I will grade when we get back. Students can email me their stories if they wish, but keep hard copies.
Work for Thursday, March 19
Math: Continue and finish Section F.18 and F.19 in Algebra I
New Lesson 13-2 pp. 719-722. This is a large section, and you should read it carefully. There are seven important examples that you should read before attempting any exercises. When finished reading, do Guided Practice on p. 724 all. Check the back of the book for odd answers, but be sure you know how to complete problems.
Vocabulary: There is no new assignment. I am giving you time to finish your vocabulary stories. Remember that it is in cursive, double spaced on loose leaf paper. You should be finished on Friday.
P.S. I am checking IXL to see if you are working. I can see your scores and minutes worked. Some of you need to catch up. Don't let it pile up. This is your work and grade.
Work for Friday, March 20
Happy 1st Day of Spring! It doesn't feel like spring but warmer weather is coming.
It has come to my attention that many 8th graders are not doing the IXL assignments. I can view your scores and how long you have been on IXL and when. I will call parents, so complete your work ASAP.
The work for Friday, after reading all of 13-2 AND all the examples (7 of them), do problems #20-66 evens. That's 23 problems in all. If you are spending 1 hour per day on math, you should be able to finish. Everything you need is in the examples.
Do not fall behind in work.This is a long chapter, so we will have a mid-chapter test when we get back. I think you are up to the challenge. The key is your text. Read it.
Vocabulary: No new assignment. Finish your stories and BE SURE they are in cursive, double spaced on loose leaf paper. These two weeks are a preview of high school, where independent learning in absolutely necessary. I know you all can do this.
P.S. Due to the before-planned day off due to teacher Professional Development, I will extend Friday's March 20 assignment until Monday. Don't fall behind, especially in IXL.
Work for Tuesday, March 24
Math: I am going to withdraw IXL F.!9. It is fairly complicated, and our text does not cover special right triangles. If you do F.18 I'll be happy. If you want to go ahead and do F.19, explanations are available when you mark an incorrect answer.
We continue our study of Radicals. Please be sure to finish #20-66 on pages 724-725. The new assignment is Practice Book 13-2, Problems #1-28. If you are unsure of your progress, so several of the odd problems in the text and check answers in the back of the book. Khan Academy is also a good source.
Several students are not working in IXL. I will be giving grades on IXL, so please keep up with the work load.Tonight's IXL assignment is to get caught up with the work I have already assigned. Check above.
Vocabulary: This week's lesson is #12, so we will begin by doing the first two exercises in the Orange Book.
In addition, please check the websites for your Specials teachers: Spanish, Gym, Music, Computer, etc. They also have assignments for you.
Work for Wednesday, March 25
Math: First of all, many of you are doing a terrific job of reading the lessons and doing the homework. For accountability, Ik need everyone to send the answers to exercises #20-66 to my email address so I can grade them. take a picture of your work and a picture of the Practice Book #13-2 and a second attachment.
New Lesson: text 13-3 p. 727. Operations with Radical Expressions.Read P. 727-729,m especially6 the four examples See how radicals are considered units. Read how to simplify. We are going to add and subtract radicals, as well as to simplify them.
Work for today continues with the Check for Understanding #5-18 all. Work t hem out on paper, picture, and send to me tomorrow. Your daily IXL assignments in under Algebra I, EE.1 and EE.2 (Radicals) You don't have to have an advanced calculator, but it would help. You will need a good calculator in high school.
Vocabulary: If you forgot your Orange Vocabulary Book at school, you will have to find someone in your class to share the words, and look up the definitions from online sources. For Wednesday, complete the next two exercises in #12.
Note: Do your own work. If I suspect plagiarism, both parties will get zeros. Vocabulary stories from last week should be sent to me via email. Keep to your work schedule. One hours at least daily should be spent in math
Work for Thursday, March 26
Math: Everyone has been working hard lately. I'm going to lighten your workload a little bit because it is very important that you fully understand radicals. Our goal is to know how to simplify, add, subtract, multiply, and divide radicals. If you are having difficulty, please reread section 13-2, especially the examples. Memorize the bottom of p. 719. You are going to use that information over and over. If you understand the lessons, try using a calculator with the problems. You will need an advanced calculator, such as a TI-82, TI-83, and up. There are other brands, of course. Our text uses a TI-82 in its examples.
For Thursday: Continue with IXL EE.3 and EE.4.
1. Each problem has an explanation if you get it wrong. READ that explanation. Go for the information first. Don't obsess with proficiency and mastery. I would rather you know how to do it. If possible, take that section again to see what you remember.
2. Go to YouTube. Khan Academy is one of many videos available. I think he is the best, but others are good also.
3. Check back of the textbook for answers. Find a similar problem and figure the process.
4. Read IXL explanations after an incorrect answer.
5. Reread text.
Vocabulary: Finish the rest of the exercises in the lesson, create another story, although this time it doesn't have to be in cursive. Type this one in Word, 12 font, double space, 1-inch margins, Title, one inch only at bottom. Two pages minimum. Your choice of a story topic. Just as long as you use the words correctly. Due Friday. Email me the final product. kRemember, vocabulary takes one class period per day plus homework just like math.You should be working 4-6 hours per day on your schoolwork. This is what the school wants and this is what you need to prepare for high school. Independent learning is good in developing your problem-solving skills. Look at it as a challenge
Work for Friday, March 27
Math. We are learning how to simplify, add, subtract, and multiply radicals. The next section to read is 13-3. Notice at the bottom of p. 727 that you can gather all like terms together. All the square roots of 6 are put together and simplifying the coefficients.
Such as 3 sq roots of 7 plus 2 sq roots of 7 makes 5 sq roots of seven. Since I don't have math symbols, it is best you read and follow each of the examples. Ask yourself where each number comes from so you can follow to the end result. This entire lesson is about adding and subtracting, so the math support is only one IXL section: W.4 It's an excellent section, so you should be successful.
Vocabulary: There is no new assignment other than to finish your stories.
No homework for the weekend.