Friday, April 27, 2012

Update Week Beginning 4/30/2012

In all math classes next Tuesday students will be taking the Spring MAP test.  Students have set goals with their homebase teachers and with me in math class.  I am very proud of how hard students have been working in math recently and have high hopes that their hard work will pay off for them during MAP testing.  I have offered them extra credit for meeting their goals next week with this testing.  

In Algebra we have started Chapter 12 this week.  We will be studying Rational Expressions and Functions for the next several weeks  Students in this class will take part 2 of the Proficiency test on May 22nd and 23rd.  

In math we have started studying geometry and measurement.  We will be looking at surface area next week.  I am in the need of cereal boxes for an activity coming up involving surface area.  If you finish up a box of cereal, feel free to bring it in.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Update 4/22/2012

I can not believe how quickly this trimester is going and that it is already past mid-terms.  With ISATs and Spring Break taking out days in the trimester it seems like it just began.

We are just finishing up Chapter 11 in Algebra.  Students will take a test on Wednesday (early dismissal) over this chapter before we move on to Chapter 12, Rational Functions.  Students can expect a visit from their favorite concept in the next chapter....FRACTIONS!!  We will do a lot of practice and have a few graded homework assignments.  Students can also look forward to another problem packet with this chapter.

In Math class we have been studying systems of equations.  Students have been doing a great job understanding how to solve systems both graphically and algebraically.  I am really proud of how well they are doing with this concept and their hard work has shown in their recent quiz scores.  Good Work!