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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:

Image result for chart of square numbers

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

Homework Due 11/7 and 11/8

We’ve just passed halfway through the semester!  If you are wondering about your child’s grade, check trackmygrades.com.  Access information was emailed early in the semester.  If you don’t have it, please email me and I’ll resend.

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!

No new videos were added to the Educreations class.  Pick one or two to review.

No new flashcard sets have been added to the Quizlet class.  Keep practicing the ones that are there.  Go for accuracy, then speed.

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 “Method 2: Use known subtraction facts”.   The page number is 71.   After the clear tab, finish the lesson titled “Multiplication Table of 10”.  Remember, when multiplying by 10, move the decimal point one place to the right!

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:

Image result for chart of square numbers

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 28-31.  Lesson 30 is optional.  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 10.  Look in the homework section (“H”) in your binder and find the sheet or sheets marked “10”. Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.

Math 76 – Lessons 35-38, and Test 5.  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.

Algebra 1/2 – Lesson 36-40.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 1  – Lessons 41-45 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 41, 43-45 and Test 8.  We did the practice problems in class. Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Geometry -.
Finish Unit 5  Complete all non-proof problems.  Complete the following proofs:  2.1, 2.13, 2.21, 2.23, 2.24, 2.60, 2.88.  The remaining proofs are optional.

All index cards through Unit 5.

On 11/8 there will be a short quiz at the beginning of class.   Be sure to bring your index cards.  You’ll need them for the quiz.

Homework Due 10/31 and 11/1

Some stress is necessary for learning.  Too much stress prevents learning.  If your student struggling, stressing, or spending too much time on math, please let me know.  Maybe some adjustments can be made. Learning math isn’t always pleasant or fun, but it shouldn’t be torment and misery.

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!

No new videos were added to the Educreations class.  Pick one or two to review.

No new flashcard sets have been added to the Quizlet class.  Keep practicing the ones that are there.  Go for accuracy, then speed.

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.  I don’t have my binder in front of me, so take a look at yours to find tab 2.  After tab 2, complete the lessons through the page that has a title something like “Subtraction Strategy One”.

Also, after tab 3, the lessons about multiplication by 2, 4, and 8 may be worked on.  We have practiced doubling numbers.  Multiplying by 2 is doubling.  Multiplying by 4 is doubling, and doubling again.  Multiplying by 8 is double, double, double.

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:

Image result for chart of square numbers

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 24, 25, 26, 27.  The lesson about balances is optional.  We tried a few of the problems in class, so most students understand the concept, but it can be challenging.  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 9.  Look in the homework section (“H”) in your binder and find the sheet or sheets marked “9”. Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.

Math 76 – Lessons 30-34, and Test 4.  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.

Algebra 1/2 – Lesson 32-35.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  If you haven’t turned in test 6, that’s due also.

Algebra 1  – Lessons 36-40.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  If you haven’t turned in test 6, that’s due also.

Algebra 2 – Lessons 36-40.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  If you haven’t turned in test 6, that’s due also.

Geometry
Unit 5, sections 1 and 2, just the parts we worked on in class.  Complete all non-proof problems.  Complete the following proofs:  2.1, 2.13, 2.21, 2.23, 2.24, 2.60.  The remaining proofs are optional.

All index cards through Unit 5.

Unit 7, constructions 10, 11.

On 11/1 there will be a short quiz at the beginning of class.   Be sure to bring your index cards.  You’ll need them for the quiz.

Homework Due 10/24 and 10/25

Some stress is necessary for learning.  Too much stress prevents learning.  If your student struggling, stressing, or spending too much time on math, please let me know.  Maybe some adjustments can be made. Learning math isn’t always pleasant or fun, but it shouldn’t be torment and misery.

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 about two weeks ago.  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!

No new videos were added to the Educreations class.  Pick one or two to review.

New flashcard sets have been added to the Quizlet class.

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 these lessons in your binder, and other items:

  • “Adding with Whole Tens” which is the first lesson in section 2 of your binder.  In class, we extended this to hundreds and thousands.  We played Farkle, which is a great way to explore probability and to practice adding left-to-right by place value.
  • In section 3 of your binder, fill in the square numbers on the “Multiplication Tables Grid”.
  • Skip the fact family pages.  We’ll work on those in class.
  • We previously completed the pages between the fact family sheets and “Square Numbers”.  This week we worked on the “Square Numbers” in class.   If you have not completed those pages, please work on them.  Remember that multiplication by 2 is the same as doubling a number, multiplication by 4 is double double, and multiplication by 8 is double double double.
  • Last thing:  start 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:

    Image result for chart of square numbers

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 21, 22, and 23.  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 8.  Look in the homework section (“H”) in your binder and find the sheet or sheets marked “8”. Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.

Math 76 – Lessons 23-25, 29, and Test 3.  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.

Algebra 1/2 – Lesson 27-31.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 1  – Lessons 31-35.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 2 – Lessons 31-35.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Geometry
Unit 4, section 4.  Complete all non-proof problems.  Complete the following proofs: 4.10, 4.11, 4.40, 4.41, 4.42, 4.43.  The remaining proofs are optional.

All index cards through Unit 4

Unit 7, constructions 10, 11

On 10/25 I’ll be checking index cards and there will be a quiz.  The quiz will include the proof of Theorem 4-14.  This proof is in unit 4 on page 57.  The given, prove, and diagram will be projected.  You will complete the proof on notebook paper.  You will not be using your index cards.  There might be more questions on the quiz.

Homework Due 10/17 and 10/18

Some stress is necessary for learning.  Too much stress prevents learning.  If your student struggling, stressing, or spending too much time on math, please let me know.  Maybe some adjustments can be made. Learning math isn’t always pleasant or fun, but it shouldn’t be torment and misery.

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 about two weeks ago.  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!

No new videos were added to the Educreations class.  Pick one or two to review.

New flashcard sets have been added to the Quizlet class.

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 these:

  • Remaining pages in section 1.

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 18, 19, and 20.  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 7.  Look in the homework section (“H”) in your binder and find the sheet or sheets marked “7”. Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.

Math 76 – Lessons 21, 22, 26, Investigation 1, and Test 3.  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.  For the investigation, we completed some of it in class.  Finish the remaining questions in the “Surveys” section.  The “Extensions” are optional.

Bring some colored pencils, highlighters, or light colored markers to class next week.  We’ll be playing with fractions.

Algebra 1/2 – Lesson 26 and previously due lessons and tests.  We completed the practice and odds in class.  Students should score and correct errors.  Students were also reminded of lessons and tests that were previously due but not turned in.  If you need to know what assignments you are missing, please email me.

Algebra 1  – Lessons 26-30.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 2 – Lessons 26-29.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  For lesson 30, read the lesson and complete the practice problems.  Skip the odds.

Geometry – LifePac 4, part 3, “Inequalities”.  Take on one proof, work through it as many times as needed to master that proof.  Then start another proof.  If you can finish all the proofs, that’s great.  However, if proofs are a struggle, it is more important to really learn a few proofs.

Work in LifePac 7, starting on page five and ending with the top part of page 18.  Upcoming constructions are based on the constructions we’ve worked on. We will continue with construction for many more weeks.  Bring your compass, protractor, ruler, and sharp pencils to class every week!  Be sure to complete any index cards for theorems, definitions, postulates, etc. introduced this week.

Homework Due 10/10 and 10/11

Some stress is necessary for learning.  Too much stress prevents learning.  If your student struggling, stressing, or spending too much time on math, please let me know.  Maybe some adjustments can be made. Learning math isn’t always pleasant or fun, but it shouldn’t be torment and misery.

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 about two weeks ago.  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!

No new videos were added to the Educreations class.  Pick one or two to review.

New flashcard sets have been added to the Quizlet class.

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 these:

  • the rest of the lesson titled “A “Trick” with Nine and Eight” which is marked page 9
  • “Add Using “Just One More””  marked page 7
  • “Adding within 20” marked page 12, which follows.

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 15, 16, and 17.  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 6.  Look in the homework section (“H”) in your binder and find the sheet or sheets marked “6”. Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.

Math 76 – Lessons 17-20 and Test 2.  We did the practice problems for lessons 17-20 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.

Algebra 1/2 – Lessons 21-25 and Test 4.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 1  – Lessons 21-25 and Test 4.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 2 – Lessons 21-25 and Test 4.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Geometry – LifePac 4, part 1, “Triangles”, and part 2, “Corresponding Parts”.  Complete Test 3.  If you can, work in LifePac 7, pages 11-13. We will continue with construction for many more weeks.  Bring your compass, protractor, ruler, and sharp pencils to class every week!  Be sure to complete any index cards for theorems, definitions, postulates, etc. introduced this week.

Homework Due 10/3 and 10/4, this time with a title!

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 about two weeks ago.  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!

Some new videos were added to the Educreations class.

New flashcard sets have been added to the Quizlet class.

We continued doubling numbers.  We also worked on the “double plus one” strategy.  For example,  6 + 7 can be thought of as double 6 plus 1 more.

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 these pages:

  • Complete the rest of the lesson titled “Subtract Using Addition” which is marked page 18, and “Difference and How Many More” which follows.
  • Complete the lesson “Multiplying by Zero” which is the first lesson after the clear tab marked “3”.

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 11, 12, and 13.  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 5.  Look in the homework section (“H”) in your binder and find the sheet or sheets marked “5”. Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.  Here’s a link to a video to help with this week’s homeowork:  Squares

Math 76 – Lessons 13-16 and Test 1.  We did the practice problems for lessons 13-16 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.

Algebra 1/2 – Lessons 16-20.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 1  – Lessons 16-20.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 2 – Lessons 16-20.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Geometry – Finish LifePac 3.  Complete Test 2.  If you can, work in LifePac 7, pages 5-10. We will continue with construction for many more weeks.  Bring your compass, protractor, ruler, and sharp pencils to class every week!  Be sure to complete any index cards for theorems, definitions, postulates, etc. introduced this week.

Homework Due 9/26 or 9/27

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.

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 about two weeks ago.  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!

Some new videos were added to the Educreations class.  I’ll leave last week’s videos there for a while.

New flashcard sets have been added to the Quizlet class.  I’ll leave the previous weeks’ sets there for a while.

We continued doubling numbers.  We also worked on the “double plus one” strategy.  For example,  6 + 7 can be thought of as double 6 plus 1 more.

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 these pages:

  • The page that starts with a box containing the words “Double of something means two times that thing”.  The page number at the bottom is 8.Complete fact families close to the beginning of the book.  Students wrote numbers in small boxes above each fact family.  Use only those three numbers in each fact family.
  • “Subtract Using Addition” which is marked page 18 should also be completed.  Complete fact families close to the beginning of the book.  Students wrote numbers in small boxes above each fact family.  Use only those three numbers in each fact family.

Complete fact families close to the beginning of the book.  Students wrote numbers in small boxes above each fact family.  Use only those three numbers in each fact family.

In each lesson, be sure to aim for accuracy, then speed.  Also, when answering a work problem or story problem be sure to write the expression or equation you solved to find the answer.

Example of writing expression or equation:  On the “Sums with 7” lesson, on page 32, problem 7a says “Lisa has three goldfish and Lauren has six.  How many goldfish do they have together?” The student should write

3 + 6 = 9

Another example:  On the same page, 7d says “Paul has nine toy cars.  Six of them are in the living room.  The rest of them Paul cannot find.  How many cars are missing?”  The student could write

6 + ___ = 9, so 3 cars are missing.    OR     9 – 6 = 3

Math for the Middle Grades – Daily work as listed on the blue sheet in your student’s binder: Complete lessons 8, 9, and 10.  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 4.  Look in the homework section (“H”) in your binder and find the sheet marked “4”. Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.

Math 76 – finish lessons 8-12.  We did the practice problems 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.

Algebra 1/2 – finish lessons 11-15.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  Take test 2.  Complete the test on notebook paper the same way you do lessons.  Do not score your test.  Turn it in without scoring.

Algebra 1 – finish lessons 11-15.  We did the practice problems in class. Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  Take test 2.  Complete the test on notebook paper the same way you do lessons.  Do not score your test.  Turn it in without scoring.

Algebra 2 – finish lessons 11-15.  We did the practice problems in class. Complete the odd-numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  Take test 2.  Complete the test on notebook paper the same way you do lessons.  Do not score your test.  Turn it in without scoring.

Geometry – Finish LifePac 2, complete sections 1 and 2 of LifePac 3.  Be sure to complete any index cards for theorems, definitions, postulates, etc. introduced this week.  I’ll email some notes from class that include some things we didn’t get to in class.

WEST Homework Due 9/19 and 9/20

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.

Here’s the homework for this week:

Foundations in Math

Some new videos were added to the Educreations class.  I’ll leave last week’s videos there for a while.

New flashcard sets have been added to the Quizlet class.  I’ll leave last week’s sets there for a while.

In class we started making fact families with the addition facts we covered last week.

We started doubling numbers.  When a number is doubled it’s added to itself. For example, double 4 is 4 + 4. Doubling is the same as multiplying by 2.  For example, double 5 is 5 x 2. Doubling is very useful in many computations. Multiplying by 4 can be thought of as doubling and doubling again. For example, 6 x 4 is the same as 6 x 2 x 2. And multiplying by 8 can be thought of as doubling three times. For example, 7 x 8 is the same as 7 x 2 x 2 x 2.

Finally, we added two-digit numbers mentally by adding the tens, then the ones.

Finally, 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 fact families close to the beginning of the book.  Students wrote numbers in small boxes above each fact family.  Use only those three numbers in each fact family.

In each of the following lessons, do two things:
1) practice using the “Drill” section on the first page of each lesson.  If you know these facts, aim for speed while maintaining accuracy.
2) last week the homework was the first page of each of these lessons.  This week, work on the remaining pages of each lesson.  For story or word problems, be sure to write the expression or equation you solved in order to get your answer.  See example below.
“Sums with 5”
“Sums with 6”
“Sums with 7”
“Sums with 8”
“Sums with 9”
“Sums with 10”

Example of writing expression or equation:  On the “Sums with 7” lesson, on page 32, problem 7a says “Lisa has three goldfish and Lauren has six.  How many goldfish do they have together?” The student should write

3 + 6 = 9

Another example:  On the same page, 7d says “Paul has nine toy cars.  Six of them are in the living room.  The rest of them Paul cannot find.  How many cars are missing?”  The student could write

6 + ___ = 9, so 3 cars are missing.    OR     9 – 6 = 3

“Doubling” is the lesson following the Sums lessons.  Complete this lesson.  Be sure to write an expression or equation for each word or story problem.

Math for the Middle Grades – Daily work as listed on the blue sheet in your student’s binder: Complete lessons 4, 5, and 7. Lesson 6 is optional. For lesson 6, students should at least read the first page of the lesson. Sometimes interest is piqued and optional turns out to be fun. 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.

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 3.  In the “homework” section of your binder are three sheets that have a “3” handwritten at the top.  All three of those are the homework. Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.

Math 76 – finish lessons 4-7.  We did the practice problems 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. I brought the score keys to WEST and forgot to hand them out. Students, please remind me next week! I’ll email a key for this week.

Algebra 1/2 – finish lessons 6-10.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 1 – finish lessons 6-10.  We did the practice problems in class. Complete the odd numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 2 – finish lessons 6-10.  We did the practice problems in class. Complete the odd numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Geometry – Take LifePac test 1.  Do not score it.  You may use your note cards during the test. Complete Unit 2 parts 1 and 2.  Be sure to score your work and correct any errors. Complete each lesson before working on the self-test for that section.

Complete Unit 2 parts 1 and 2. Be sure to score your work and correct any errors. Complete each lesson before working on the self-test for that section.

Be sure to write any definitions, postulates, and theorems from each section we study on index cards.

WEST Homework Due 9/12 and 9/13

Welcome to Math at WEST!  Classes went well and I’m excited to help such wonderful students succeed with math!!!

On Thursdays, I will post homework reminders and other information here.  Today I keep thinking I’m forgetting something, so feel free to email with questions.

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.

Here’s the homework for this week:

Foundations in Math – This class started with basic addition skills.  We talked about how to add 0, 1, and 2 to any number.  We found different ways to add to 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.  We also talked about triangular numbers.  Remember to look at groups of objects and see if you are able to figure out how many objects are in the group without counting each one.  And we talked about this guy: click here

I will email the links to the Quizlet practice and Educreations videos shortly.

Finally, in your 3-ring binder, there are some pages to complete.  I will note the titles and page numbers of the pages 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
“Sums with 5” just page 22
“Sums with 6” just page 24
“Sums with 7” just page 30
“Sums with 8” just page 33
“Sums with 9” just page 41
“Sums with 10” just page 45

We will complete most of the rest of the pages in those lessons in class, or they will be assigned next week.

Math for the Middle Grades – Complete lessons 1-3.  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.  Also, complete Homework number 2.  Do not score Homework.  Hand it in unscored.  There is no Homework number 1.

Math 76 – finish lessons 1-3.  We did the practice problems 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.  I will email a score key for these lessons later on Thursday, September 7.

Algebra 1/2 – finish lessons 1-5.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Algebra 1 – finish lessons 1-5.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.  Exception:  for lesson 5, complete the practice problems and omit the odd numbered problems in the problem set.

Algebra 2 – finish lessons 1-5.  We did the practice problems in class.  Complete the odd numbered problems in the problem set for each lesson.

Geometry – Complete Unit 1.  Be sure to score your work and correct any errors. Complete each lesson before working on the self-test for that section.