# Remember, students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

Homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – 1) Work through page 77 in your book.   2) Practice math facts using your flashcards every day.  Pick out 15-20 cards to work on.  Set aside the ones that are easy and work on the rest for a few minutes.  The next day, start with the ones that weren’t easy and add a few more.  Again, set aside the cards that are easy and work on the ones that aren’t instant.  3) Page 50 of your book is about fraction terminology.  Make a poster or other colorful, crafty object that includes the information on page 50.

Math for the Middle Grades 1) Finish lessons 73-75.  2) If you can, do page 65.  3) We started lesson 79 in class.  Try a few problems in lesson 79.  4) Work on Homework 22.

Math 76 1) Lessons 80-84.  2) For second semester, tests 8-13 were already collected.  Tests 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 will be the tests for the rest of the semester.  You may turn them in when you are ready, but the sooner the better.   Also, you may skip one test this semester by turning in a note stating your plan to skip a particular test.  3)  In class we learned how to make change.  We’ll continue to practice this skill in class.

Algebra 1/2 – 1) Students completed a packet of problems in class.  This is due on 2/20.   2)  Student were given a packet of problems to complete at home.   3) For second semester, tests 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, and 28 are assigned.  You may turn them in when you are ready, but the sooner the better.  Also, you may skip one test this semester by turning in a note stating your plan to skip a particular test.

Algebra 1 –  1) Lessons 92-95.  2)  For second semester, tests 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, and 28 are assigned.  You may turn them in when you are ready, but the sooner the better.  Also, you may skip one test this semester by turning in a note stating your plan to skip a particular test.

Algebra 2  –  1) Lessons 88-91.  2)  For second semester, tests 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, and 28 are assigned.  You may turn them in when you are ready, but the sooner the better.  Also, you may skip one test this semester by turning in a note stating your plan to skip a particular test.

Personal Finance1) Chapter 5.  2) Continue using a budget.  Record every bit of income and every expense.  3) Activities were emailed on 2/15.

# Remember, students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

Homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – 1) Work through page 68 in your book.   2) Practice math facts using your flashcards every day.  Pick out 15-20 cards to work on.  Set aside the ones that are easy and work on the rest for a few minutes.  The next day, start with the ones that weren’t easy and add a few more.  Again, set aside the cards that are easy and work on the ones that aren’t instant.  3) Page 50 of your book is about fraction terminology.  Make a poster or other colorful, crafty object that includes the information on page 50.

Math for the Middle Grades 1) Finish lessons 69-72.  Lesson 71 is optional.  2) Work on Homework 21.  We’ll go over it during class.

Math 76 1) Lessons 76-79.  2) For second semester, tests 8-13 were already collected.  Tests 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 will be the tests for the rest of the semester.  You may turn them in when you are ready, but the sooner the better.   Also, you may skip one test this semester by turning in a note stating your plan to skip a particular test.

Algebra 1/2 – 1) Lessons 85-87.  2)  For second semester, tests 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, and 28 are assigned.  You may turn them in when you are ready, but the sooner the better.  Also, you may skip one test this semester by turning in a note stating your plan to skip a particular test.

Algebra 1 –  1) Lessons 87-91.  2)  For second semester, tests 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, and 28 are assigned.  You may turn them in when you are ready, but the sooner the better.  Also, you may skip one test this semester by turning in a note stating your plan to skip a particular test.

Algebra 2  –  1) Lessons 84-87

Personal Finance1) Finish Chapter 4.  2) Continue using a budget.  Record every bit of income and every expense.  3) Activities were emailed on 2/1.

# Remember, students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

Homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – 1) Work on pages 60-61 in your book.   2) Practice math facts using your flashcards every day.  Pick out 15-20 cards to work on.  Set aside the ones that are easy and work on the rest for a few minutes.  The next day, start with the ones that weren’t easy and add a few more.  Again, set aside the cards that are easy and work on the ones that aren’t instant.  3) Page 50 of your book is about fraction terminology.  Make a poster or other colorful, crafty object that includes the information on page 50.  4) Finishing assembling you fraction bingo card.

Math for the Middle Grades 1) Finish lessons 66-68.  2) Work on Homework 20.  We’ll go over it during class.

Math 76 1) Lesson 71 includes a chart of operations with fractions.  Make your own chart to show this information.  For lesson 71, also complete practice b and c.  No odds on Lesson 71.  2) Lessons 72-73 practice and odds.  3) Investigation 2.  4) Lessons 74-75 practice and odds.

Algebra 1/2 – 1) Lessons 81-84.

Algebra 1 –  1) Lessons 84-87.

Algebra 2  –  1) Lessons 80-83

Personal Finance1) Work on Chapter 4.  2) Continue using a budget.  3) Activities will be in your email today (2/1).  Since this chapter will take two weeks, all homework and activities for this chapter are due on 2/14.

# REMEMBER:  All students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

All math students should know the square numbers through 400.  Focus on one or a few each day.  The goal is to know all of these by the end of the semester.  Here they are, plus a few extra:

Homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – 1) Work on pages 58-59 in your book.   2) Practice math facts using your flashcards every day.  Pick out 15-20 cards to work on.  Set aside the ones that are easy and work on the rest for a few minutes.  The next day, start with the ones that weren’t easy and add a few more.  Again, set aside the cards that are easy and work on the ones that aren’t instant.  3) Page 50 of your book is about fraction terminology.  Make a poster or other colorful, crafty object that includes the information on page 50.  4) Finishing coloring the fraction pieces for Fraction Bingo.  Just color.  Don’t cut.

Math for the Middle Grades 1) Finish lessons 63-65.  2) Complete Homework 19.

Math 76 1) Lessons 66-68 practice and odds, Lesson 69 practice only, Lesson 70 practice and odds, and 2) Test 11.

Algebra 1/2 – 1) Lessons 76-80, and 2) Test 14.

Algebra 1 –  1) Lessons 80-83, and 2) Test  14.

Algebra 2  –  1) Lessons 76-79 practice and odd-numbered problems from lessons 76-79.  2) With parental permission, watch “Sahara”.  It’s on Netflix.  2) Test 14.  [Note: In the textbook, immediately under each problem number is a tiny number in parentheses.  That number indicates which lesson that type of problem was taught in.  Complete only the odd-numbered problems that do have 76, 77, 78, or 79 below them.]

Personal Finance1) Complete chapter 2 and “Before You Begin” for chapter 4.

2) Start using a budget:  Each of you will be writing and living on a budget this semester.  You have two choices:  1) budget on paper, or 2) use goodbudget.  Goodbudget is an online budget tool available at their website, goodbudget.com, and as an app for iOs and Android.

Last week you wrote down, or recorded in Goodbudget, every bit of money you got and every bit you spent.  This week, set up categories of spending, decide how much of your income is going into each category, and every time you spend record the expense in its category.

Some students do not have their own money.  I highly recommend either running a fictional budget, or assisting in managing the family budget.

3) Activities will be in your email today (1/25).

# REMEMBER:  All students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

All math students should know the square numbers through 400.  Focus on one or a few each day.  The goal is to know all of these by the end of the semester.  Here they are, plus a few extra:

Homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – 1) We started working on a few pages in our book.  Finish those pages.  Between last week and this week, homework is pages 51-57.  2) Use your flashcards daily.  Pick out 15-20 cards to work on.  Set aside the ones that are easy and work on the rest for a few minutes.  The next day, start with the ones that weren’t easy and add a few more.  Again, set aside the cards that are easy and work on the ones that aren’t instant.  3) Page 50 of your book is about fraction terminology.  Make a poster or other colorful, crafty object that includes the information on page 50.

Math for the Middle Grades 1) Finish lessons 60-62.  2) Complete Homework 18.

Math 76 1) Lessons 61-67, and 2) Test 10.

Algebra 1/2 – 1) Lessons 71-75, and 2) Test 14.

Algebra 1 –  1) Lessons 75-79, and 2) Test  14.

Algebra 2  –  1) Lessons 76-79 the odds that are not from lessons 76-79, and
2) Test 14.  [Note: In the textbook, immediately under each problem number is a tiny number in parentheses.  That number indicates which lesson that type of problem was taught in.  Complete only the odd-numbered problems that do not have 76, 77, 78, or 79 below them.]

Personal Finance1) Complete chapter 2 and “Before You Begin” for chapter 3.

2) Start using a budget:  Each of you will be writing and living on a budget this semester.  You have two choices:  1) budget on paper, or 2) use goodbudget.  Goodbudget is an online budget tool available at their website, goodbudget.com, and as an app for iOs and Android.

Last week you wrote down, or recorded in Goodbudget, every bit of money you got and every bit you spent.  This week, set up categories of spending, decide how much of your income is going into each category, and every time you spend record the expense in its category.

Some students do not have their own money.  I highly recommend either running a fictional budget, or assisting in managing the family budget.

3) Activities will be in your email today (1/18).

# REMEMBER:  All students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

All math students should know the square numbers through 400.  Focus on one or a few each day.  The goal is to know all of these by the end of the semester.  Here they are, plus a few extra:

Homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – 1) We started working on a few pages in our book.  Finish those pages.  2) Finish taking apart your flashcards.

Math for the Middle Grades 1) Finish lessons 57-59.  2) Complete Homework 17.

Math 76 1) Lessons 51-55, practice.  If you have time, complete odds on lesson 55.  Lessons 51-55 were covered in a webinar class last week.  If you did not attend that class, please watch the recording.  A link was emailed.  If you need the link, email me.
2) Lessons 56-60 practice and odds
3) Test 9

Algebra 1/2 – 1) Lessons 66-70 practice and odds, and 2) Test 12

Algebra 1 –  1) Lessons 71-75, and 2) Test 12 was due on 1/9.  Test 14 may be turned in on 1/16 or 1/23.

Algebra 2  –  1) Lessons 66-70, practice.  If you have time, complete odds on lesson 70.  Lessons 66-70 were covered in a webinar class last week.  If you did not attend that class, please watch the recording.  A link was emailed.  If you need the link, email me.  2) Lessons 71-75,  and  3) Test 12.  Test 14 may be turned in on 1/17 or 1/24.

Personal Finance1) Complete chapter 1 and “Before You Begin” for chapter 2.  Read all handouts.  Discuss with a parent and complete the “Activities Agreement” form.

2) Start a budget:  Each of you will be writing and living on a budget this semester.  You have two choices:  1) budget on paper, or 2) use goodbudget.  Goodbudget is an online budget tool available at their website, goodbudget.com, and as an app for iOs and Android.

This week write down, or record in Goodbudget, every bit of money you get and every bit you spend.  You don’t need to categorize your expenses, just be sure to have a complete record.

3) Activities will be in your email today (1/11).  The Parent Interview is required for all students.

# REMEMBER:  All students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

All students should know the square numbers through 400.  Focus on one or a few each day.  The goal is to know all of these by the end of the semester.  Here they are, plus a few extra:

Homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – Finish any unworked pages in your book.  Be prepared for a quick quiz on basic facts and square numbers.  Besides a quiz, class on 12/13 will be math games.  Bring a snack, or a snack to share, if you want to.

Math for the Middle Grades – Daily work as listed on the blue sheet in your student’s binder.  Work on lessons 40-42. Read the directions for each section carefully.  We worked on all of these lessons in class.   Also complete Homework 15.

Math 76 – Lessons 47-50 and Test 8.  If you have previous tests that have problems to rework, be sure to complete the new work on new paper.  NEVER write on or erase from a test once it’s graded.

Algebra 1/2 – Lessons 56-60 practice and odds. Tests 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 are due before the end of the semester.  Tests may be reworked through the end of the semester.  Test 12 will be counted toward second semester’s grade.

Algebra 1 –  Lessons 61-65 .  Tests may be reworked through the end of the semester.

Algebra 2  – Lessons 59-61 practice, Lessons 62-65 practice and odds.  Tests may be reworked through the end of the semester.

Geometry – Unit 8, section 3 and Unit 9, section 1.  See quiz topics below.  The next quiz will include all three proofs listed.

12/13     proof of Theorem 5-1, Unit 5, pages 21-22 -AND-
proof of Corollary 1 to Theorem 5-1 -AND-
proof of Corollary 2 to Theorem 5-1

# REMEMBER:  All students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

All students should know the square numbers through 400.  Focus on one or a few each day.  The goal is to know all of these by the end of the semester.  Here they are, plus a few extra:

Homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – Continue to use Quizlet for daily practice.  Practice all the multiplication facts.  Take a look at Educreations to see if there is anything there you need to brush up on, or that you missed.

Math for the Middle Grades – Daily work as listed on the blue sheet in your student’s binder.  Work on lessons 36-39. Read the directions for each section carefully.  We worked on all of these lessons in class.   Lesson 39 was a bit confusing for some of the students.  The multiplication method in lesson 39 is not the quickest or most efficient, but it is a building block for some skills in algebra.  Do what you can with it.  Also complete Homework 14.

Math 76 – Lessons 43-46 and Test 7.  If you have previous tests that have problems to rework, be sure to complete the new work on new paper.  NEVER write on or erase from a test once it’s graded.

Algebra 1/2 – Lessons 51-54 practice and odds.  Complete the worksheet handed out of lesson 55.  The worksheet and the problems we wrote on it in class are the only homework for lesson 55.   Tests 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 are due before the end of the semester.  Tests may be reworked through the end of the semester.

Algebra 1 –  Lessons 56-60 and Test 10.  Tests may be reworked through the end of the semester.

Algebra 2  – Lessons 51-55 practice, Lessons 56-58 practice and odds, and Test 10.  Tests may be reworked through the end of the semester.

Geometry – Unit 8, sections 1 and 2.  Next week turn in Unit 6 and Test 6.  Quizzes will be pushed out to the last two weeks of class.  See schedule below.

Updated list of upcoming in-class quizzes, for which you may use your index cards:

12/6       proof of Theorem 4-5, Unit 4, pages 34-35 -AND-
proof of Theorem 3-13, Unit 3, page 44   -AND-
proof of Theorem 3-17, Unit 3, page 65
12/13     proof of Theorem 5-1, Unit 5, pages 21-22 -AND-
proof of Corollary 1 to Theorem 5-1 -AND-
proof of Corollary 2 to Theorem 5-1

# REMEMBER:  All students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

All students should know the square numbers through 400.  Focus on one or a few each day.  The goal is to know all of these by the end of the semester.  Here they are, plus a few extra:

Homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – Continue to use Quizlet for daily practice.  Take a look at Educreations to see if there is anything there you need to brush up on, or that you missed.

Math for the Middle Grades – Daily work as listed on the blue sheet in your student’s binder.   Work on lessons 35-37. Read the directions for each section carefully and do what you can.  Focus on the parts of those lessons that are relatively easy for you.  We’ll go over the lessons in class.  Also complete Homework 13.

Math 76 – Complete the odd-numbered problems on Lessons 39 and 40.  If I send a video for the practice problems for those lessons, then include the practice in your homework.  If I do not send you a video for the practice problems on those lessons, then complete only the odd-numbered problems for each lesson.  Continue to work on your tests.  If you have previous tests that have problems to rework, be sure to complete the new work on new paper.  NEVER write on or erase from a test once it’s graded.  If you want to turn in test 6 before our next class, scan or photograph and email it to me.  I’ll try to get it scored and back to you before we meet again.

Algebra 1/2 – Complete the odd-numbered problems on Lessons 46-50.  If I send a video for the practice problems for those lessons, then include the practice in your homework.  If I do not send you a video for the practice problems on those lessons, then complete only the odd-numbered problems for each lesson.  Continue to work on your tests.  If you have previous tests that have problems to rework, be sure to complete the new work on new paper.  NEVER write on or erase from a test once it’s graded.  If you haven’t turned in test 8 and want to before our next class, scan or photograph and email it to me.  I’ll try to get it scored and back to you before we meet again.  Be sure to check on previous tests and rework if necessary.

Algebra 1 and Algebra 2  – Complete the odd-numbered problems on Lessons 51-55.  If I send a video for the practice problems for those lessons, then include the practice in your homework.  If I do not send you a video for the practice problems on those lessons, then complete only the odd-numbered problems for each lesson.  Continue to work on your tests.  If you have previous tests that have problems to rework, be sure to complete the new work on new paper.  NEVER write on or erase from a test once it’s graded.  If you want to turn in a test before our next class scan or photograph and email it to me.  I’ll try to get it scored and back to you before we meet again.  Be sure to check on previous tests and rework if necessary.

Geometry -. Spend some quality time with unit 6 and finish it.  There are two proofs in section 3 of unit 6.
Do them both.  Think hard.  Email me if you have questions.

Updated list of upcoming in-class quizzes, for which you may use your index cards:

11/22     no class   -HAPPY THANKSGIVING-
11/29     proof of Theorem 3-13, Unit 3, page 44   -AND-  proof of Theorem 3-17, Unit 3, page 65
12/6       proof of Theorem 4-5, Unit 4, pages 34-35
12/13     proof of Theorem 5-1, Unit 5, pages 21-22; Corollary 1 to Theorem 5-1; Corollary 2 to Theorem 5-1

# Homework Due 11/14 and 11/15

What are square numbers?  The product of a number times itself is a square number.  For example, 3 x 3 = 9, so 9 is a square number.  Square numbers can also be described as the area of a square with side lengths that are natural numbers.  Below is a list of square numbers.  All math students should memorize the squares through 400, and be somewhat familiar with the rest of the squares on the list.  Familiarity with square numbers is very useful in algebra and other higher math classes.

REMEMBER:  All students should email me if they have any questions about the assignment, how to do their homework, or if they are struggling with a particular problem.  Be sure to include your name and which class you are in when you email.

Here’s the homework for this week:

Foundations in Math

Most important thing to do this week:  Be sure you have signed up for our class on Quizlet. The link and code were emailed.  Let me know if you would like them emailed again.  A few students have not yet joined our class on Quizlet.  They are missing out on lots of important practice which is most of the homework for this class!

Check out Educreations and Quizlet for new practice.

We’ve finished with addition and subtraction facts.  We’ll continue to mentally add and subtract larger numbers as we move into multiplication and division.

In your 3-ring binder, there are some pages to complete.  I will note the titles of the lessons I want you to complete.  Keep in mind the page numbers have nothing to do with the order of the pages are in your binder.

Complete some lessons in your binder.  After the blue tab, finish the lesson titled “Mental Subtraction, Part 2”.   It’s page 72.  After the clear tab, finish the lesson titled “Multiplication Table of 5”.  Remember, each 10 is two 5’s.

Continue to add and subtract two digit numbers mentally using the strategies we’ve learned.  For individual practice, or as a game, roll two pairs of dice.  Use each pair to form a two-digit number.  Add the numbers, then subtract the numbers.

Continue memorizing the square numbers through 400.  The goal is to know all of these by the end of the semester.  Here they are, plus a few extra:

In each lesson, be sure to aim for accuracy, then speed.  Read the directions and try to think about the problems as the lesson asks you to.  Also, when answering a work problem or story problem be sure to write the expression or equation you solved to find the answer.

Math for the Middle Grades – Daily work as listed on the blue sheet in your student’s binder: Complete lessons 32-34. Parents, please score your student’s work each day, even if the student has not completed the lesson. Students, correct any errors and email me if you need help.

Homework as listed on the yellow sheet in your student’s binder: Complete homework number 11.  Look in the homework section (“H”) in your binder and find the sheet or sheets marked “11”.  Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.

Math 76 – Lessons 41-42, and Test 6.  We did the practice problems for these lessons in class. Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problems set for each lesson. Score your work as shown in class, and as described in one of your handouts. Score keys were distributed in class. Take the time to rework previously finished tests.  See handouts in your binder to find out how.  Be sure to email for help with any problem, even test problems.

Algebra 1/2 – Lesson 41-45.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  Be sure to check on previous tests and rework if necessary.

Algebra 1  – Lessons 46-50 and Test 8.  We did the practice problems in class. Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 2 – Lessons 46-50 and Test 8.  We did the practice problems in class. Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  Videos for lesson 50 will be sent out shortly.  For lesson 50, do not complete the odds.  Complete any completing the square problems in the video.  That’s the only work assigned for lesson 50.

Geometry -.
Unit 6, sections 1 and 2.  Do all non-proof problems and all even-numbered proofs.  The remaining proofs are optional.

Upcoming in-class quizzes, for which you may use your index cards:

11/15     proof of Theorem 3-13, Unit 3, page 44
11/22     no class
11/29     proof of Theorem 3-17, Unit 3, page 65
12/6       proof of Theorem 4-5, Unit 4, pages 34-35
12/13     proof of Theorem 5-1, Unit 5, pages 21-22
Corollary 1 to Theorem 5-1
Corollary 2 to Theorem 5-1