Friday, January 20, 2012

What a week!

On Monday in algebra we will be taking the chapter 8 test.  We will then move into factoring!!  YEA!!!!!

In math we will take the Chapter 8 test in two parts.  Wednesday we will test over sections 8.6-8.8 and on Thursday we will test over sections 8.1-8.5.  Students will be allowed to create a note card to use on each day of the test.  (This means two note cards total, one for each day.)  

Also this week we will be participating in the Cancer Smashers fundraiser.  Ours school is in a friendly competition against Eisenhower to see who can raise the most money.  GO SPARTANS!!!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Weekly Update

Finally the first snow is here!!! I hope that everyone has a weekend filled with activities that are enhanced by the recent snow fall.

Next week in Algebra we will be finishing up Chapter 8 on Exponential Functions.  We are finally getting into to the problem solving and practical applications in this chapter, the part that I enjoy most!  Students should also begin working on their chapter 8 project about exponential growth.

In math, we will also be wrapping up Chapter 8 on polygons.  We will finish the week by studying transformations of polygons.  Our test will be the following week.

Have a great long weekend!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year

I hope that everyone has had a great start to the new year!  We have hit the ground running with new chapters in both math classes this week.

In Algebra, we started chapter 8, which covers exponent operations and exponential functions.  We spent this past week making sure that students have solid skills in applying the properties of exponent operations.  Next week we will move onto the application of exponential rules in exponential functions.  zStudents will also begin our Chapter 8 problem packet.  This time it is more of an investigation than a set of word problems.  With cold and flu season in full swing, it is the perfect time to study how antibiotics work!!

In Math, we have also started Chapter 8.  This chapter deals with shapes and their properties.  Students have been putting their equation solving skills from the last chapter to use this week by finding missing angle measures.  They will continue using these skills throughout the rest of the chapter.  Next week will move onto quadrilaterals and other polygons.

Monday and Tuesday students will be taking the MAP test in their social studies classes.  Students have met with their homebase teachers to set goals for this upcoming test!