Friday, January 28, 2011

January 28th, 2011

We are in a new book, comparing and scaling.  We worked on lessons 1.1 and 1.2.
No homework, unless you have missing assignments from this week.  I will not accept the missing assignments after Tuesday of next week.

January 27th, 2011

We worked on lessons 5.2 and 5.3.  The homework packet is due tomorrow.  We we also have the notebook check over the investigations listed on the board.

I still don't have a computer in the classroom, so e-mail is slow going.

Monday, January 24, 2011

January 24th, 2011

Today, we finished investigation 4.1 and 4.2. These lessons were fairly simple using ratios and scale factor to determine the similarity of shapes.  The students took a vocabulary quiz and most of them did very well.  There is a notebook check on Friday, January 28th.

The homework is to finish the workbook pages 31-34.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

January 19th, 2011

My computer is down until the computer technician can work on it.  I cannot get into Crosspointe until then.

The students worked on an activity in class.  It is due tomorrow.  It is the "Wump" activity.  They are plotting 5 characters on grids and describing their similarities and non-similarities using the rules provided in the table.  The directions are on pages 22 and 23 in the "Stretching and Shrinking" workbook.  This activity supports the standard M7G3a,b.

Homework:  Finish the "Wump" activity.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

January 18th, 2011

We worked on lesson 1.3.

Homework-  Finish the "multiplying decimals" handout.

Monday, January 10, 2011

January 11th, 2011

No School!

Our lessons will be lesson 1.3, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3 next week.

Have a safe school break today!

January 10th, 2011

No School Today!

Well, we worked on check 1 Friday.  It is a check to see how well the student understood Investigation 1.  The book assumes the students remember area and perimeter formulas for polygons.  They learned the formulas in 6th grade.  I will give formal notes the day we return.

We reviewed multiplying decimals.  Students also had a review on changing percent to decimal, so they could calculate percents.  All of these exercises were reviewing concepts learned last year.

After the review, we used the formulas to compare two figures and discussed their similarities.

Stay warm!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

January 6th, 2011

We worked on lessons 1.2 (without rubber bands).  One class finished early and they were able to see how rubber bands can be used to enlarge an image.  I can show you at tutoring, if you come on Tuesday morning.  We reviewed coordinate graphing.

ALL of your ACE homework is due tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January 5th, 2011

We finished lesson 1.1 and worked on the pre-test.  Student workbook pages were 23 & 24.

Homework:  ACE problems #14 and #22 (After Investigation 1)
All ACE homework this week is due Friday.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

January 4th, 2011

Happy New Year!  

Today, we finished the Kente cloth from the last unit. 

We began working out of new books with our new unit, "Stretching and Shrinking".  We completed lesson 1.1 and the students had time to work on workbook pages 21 and 22.

* The homework is ACE, p.12 (#1 and #2 only)
                                         pgs.14 & 15 (#8 through #12)