Friday, December 18, 2009

Yes, a final!

The algebra students will be taking a mid-year final over chapters 1-7 on Thursday and Friday after break. We will be reviewing in class for the first three days of the week before the final. Students can begin to study using the online materials for chapters 1-7 or the packet that was handed out in class on Friday.

Have a great holiday!!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Class Update

This week in Algebra we have continued our study of systems of equations. We have been working really hard to set up the word problems using our new skill. Some students would still rather use "guess and check", but are coming around to the idea of using equations instead.

In Math we have been continuing to build on our equation solving skills. Students were very happy (hehe) to get to solve multistep equations involving fractions on Thursday. So much so, that we reviewed it again today!! This is always a tough topic for students, as they really don't like fractions. Maybe that could be a New Year's Resolution for them, to once and for all conquer fractions.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I can't believe it is December!

This year really seems to be going very quickly. I can't believe that I turned my calendar to December yesterday.

In Algebra we have started solving systems of equations. We have been working really hard on solving word problems. It is pretty amazing how much students love to read, but HATE word problems in math. We will keep up the hard work though.

In Math we are once again solving equations. The equations we have be solving take many steps to solve. Students always seem to groan when they see how much work is involved, but the smile a little to see fewer problems on their homework assignments!