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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.

Homework Due 3/7 and 3/8

Go to trackmygrades.com to check on your student’s progress.  The final percentage might include assignments your child has not turned in and will be lower than your student’s actual grade.  Focus on whether or not everything has been turned in.  Saxon students should prioritize completing the current week’s lessons.  Saxon students should also complete any missing tests in the order they were assigned.

Math for the Middle Grades – Lessons 73-75 and homework 24.

Math 76 – Lessons 94-98 and test 17.

Algebra 1/2 and Algebra 2 – Lessons 100-103 and test 22.

Algebra 1 – Lessons 96-99.

Personal Finance – homework has been emailed.  Please skim through all the documents even if you aren’t planning on completing all of them.  If you want to do more than what you’ve signed up for, go for it!

Homework Due 2/28 and 3/1

It’s almost March!  Classes met for the seventh time this semester, eight weeks to go.  Be sure to check trackmygrades.com for your child’s progress.  If you no longer have the access information for trackmygrades, email me and I’ll resend it.The total percentage is not necessarily accurate, especially if it seems low.  Do check for missing work and take a look at grades on individual assignments. Remember, tests in any Saxon class can be corrected for full credit.

On trackmygrades.com, the total percentage is not necessarily accurate, especially if it seems low.  Check for missing work and take a look at grades on individual assignments.  Remember, tests in any Saxon class can be corrected for full credit.

Math for the Middle Grades – lessons 70-72, homework 23.

Math 76 – lessons 92-93, test 16.  This is not a lot of homework, so do your best, neatest, completest work.  Also, I forgot we were supposed to have a quiz on fraction, decimal, and percent equivalents today. We’ll aim for next week.  Here’s  a link to the info you’ll need to know to do well on that quiz:  percent-decimal-fraction-equivalents-to-memorize  (Some typos on the previous version have been corrected.)

Algebra 1/2 – lessons 96-99 and, if you haven’t turned it in yet, test 20.

Algebra 1 – lessons 92-95 and, if you haven’t turned it in yet, test 20.

Algebra 2 – practice for lessons 96-97, practice and odds for 98-99.  If you have already done the odds of 96 or 97, use that instead of 98. Everyone must complete lesson 99.  Also, complete the next test.

Personal Finance – Your activities and chapter test will be emailed.

Homework Due 2/21 and 2/22

Parents and Students, please email any time!  Students, I love to help you with your homework by email.  Over the years I’ve seen many students do significantly better in math once they started emailing lots of questions.  Parents, if your student is young or you’d rather do the emailing, please email for homework help.

Math for the Middle Grades –

  • Lessons 67-69 and homework 22.
  • Lesson 62 – students are to read carefully, then make a document, poster, or three-dimensional representation of the information on that page.  Minimum size is 8 1/2 x 11″.  Aim for clearly presented information with some color and creativity.  Due 2/22.

We had a blast in class this week. Each student made a bingo card by coloring a variety of fractions, then arranging the fraction pictures on a bingo card.  Every student had a uniquely arranged bingo card.  I called out fractions and students had to find them on their cards.  Ask your student about it.

Math 76 – For lesson 90:  On page 433 there is a chart with some formulas for perimeter and area.  On page 434 there are drawings of the shapes listed on the chart.  Do this:  On a sheet of filler paper write out all of that information and copy the drawings.  Your page may be set up in two parts like the information in the book, or you may put the formulas and drawings together.  For example, draw a square and write the formulas for area and perimeter of a square near the square.  Do the same for the rest of the shapes.

For lesson 91:  Complete the activity on page 440.  Keep track of your flips in sets of ten as shown in the book.  Do as many sets of 10 flips as you want to, then try to answer the questions.  Be sure you bring all this info to class and we’ll try to compile everyone’s results.

We did most of Investigation 3 in class.  For some, making 3-D models was fun.  For others, it was a struggle.  I was impressed with everyone’s effort.  Later this year we’ll try some more 3-D models.

Algebra 1/2 and Algebra 2 – Lesson 92-95 and test 20.

Algebra 1 – lessons 88-91 and test 20.

Personal Finance – The activities and test for chapter 10 were emailed.

 

 

 

 

Homework Due 1/31 and 2/1

Math for the Middle Grades –

  • lesson 55, 56, and 58
  • Homework 19
  • Lesson 57 is optional
  • Also, there is one problem in one of the lessons marked optional

Math 76 –

  • lessons 74 – 77, practice and odds
  • lesson 78 – copy the chart of quadrilaterals at the beginning of this lesson.  Nothing fancy, just a write a copy.  Think and talk about the names and definitions of the quadrilaterals.
  • Supplemental Practice for lesson 65, found on page 700.  You don’t have a key for this.  Hand it in unscored.  Finally, test 14.
  • Supplemental Practice for lesson 65, found on page 700.  You don’t have a key for this.  Hand it in unscored.
  • Test 14

Algebra 1/2 and Algebra 2 – Lessons 80-83 and if you haven’t done it yet test 16.

Algebra 1 – Lessons 76-79.  You may do the odds for a second time, or do the evens.  I emailed a key.

Personal Finance – be sure you are using a budget.  Goodbudget.com is my favorite.  It’s easy to use and is similar to using the ever-dependable envelope method of budgeting.  Activities have been emailed to you.

 

 

Homework Due 11/1 and 11/2

And the winners are…

Keep reading!

Math for the Middle Grades – Lessons 10, 23, 28.  Lesson 22 is optional.  We’ll work on lessons 24-27 in class.  Also due on 11/2 is Homework #9:  Mixed Review, to be turned in without scoring.

Lesson 28 is the start of our work on decimals – just tenths and hundredths for now.  Students were encouraged to think in terms of money.

Math 76  – Lessons 29-32 and Test 4.

Algebra 1/2 – Lessons 36-40

Algebra 1 – Lessons 36-40

Algebra 2 – Lesson 36-40

Geometry – Section 5:3

The winners have been chosen.  To claim your prize, valued at somewhere between zero and a million dollars, email Mrs. Sands and let her know you saw your name on the list of winners!  You must email to claim your prize.  Prizes not claimed by midnight on Sunday, 10/30, will be awarded to someone else.  Check back on Monday to see if any new awards were made!

If you were not able to turn in your tickets, email and tell a good story about why your tickets didn’t make it into the drawing.  Your efforts might be rewarded.

 

 

Homework Due 10/18 and 10/19

For the past couple of weeks, I have handed out tickets to be entered in a drawing mid-semester.  Each week each student gets a raffle ticket if he or she has everything turned in. About mid-semester the tickets will be collected and there will be a drawing for prizes valued somewhere between zero and million dollars (probably closer to zero).  Winners will be announced here!

Math for the Middle Grades:  Lessons 16-18.  Also due on 10/19 is “Chapter 1 Review” in the Homework (HW) section of your binder.   It’s two sheets of paper.  The first sheet is printed on both sides, and the second sheet is printed on one side.  This assignment is to be completed at home, but not scored.  Turn in the Chapter 1 Review unscored.

This week we talked about square numbers. Knowing square numbers is useful, especially in algebra.

  • Practice by squaring 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. For example, I say “7” and you say “49”.
  • Practice by saying a square number, then giving the number that was squared to get it (square root).  For example, I say “81” and you say “9”.
  • Practice listing the square numbers.  Say, “1, 4, 9, 16, 25…” up to 400.

1 x 1 = 1            5 x 5 = 25             9 x 9 = 81                       13 x 13 = 169             17 x 17 = 289
2 x 2 = 4            6 x 6 = 36             10 x 10 = 100                 14 x 14 = 196             18 x 18 = 324
3 x 3 = 9            7 x 7 = 49             11 x 11 = 121                 15 x 15 = 225             19 x 19 = 361
4 x 4 = 16          8 x 8 = 64             12 x 12 = 144                 16 x 16 = 256             20 x 20 = 400

Math 76:  

  • Lesson 20 only the practice problems (done in class)
  • Lesson 21 only the practice problems (done in class)
  • Lesson 23 fraction activity questions a-p
  • Lesson 24 practice (done in class) and odd numbered problems
  • Lesson 25 fraction activity questions a-r and odd numbered problems
  • Lesson 26 practice (done in class) and odd numbered problems
  • Test 2

The fraction manipulatives needed for lessons 23 and 25 were handed out today.  Cut them out and keep them in a bag in your math binder so we can continue to use them.  Also, a score key for lessons 1- 67 was handed out today.

Be sure to email Mrs. Sands if you have any questions about your homework.

Algebra 1/2:  Lessons 26-30

Algebra 1:  Lessons 26-30

Algebra 2:  Lessons 26-30, Test 4

Geometry:  Sections 4:3 and 4:4, and test 3 if you haven’t already turned it in.

Homework Due 10/11 and 10/12

Math for the Middle Grades – Lessons 13-15.

Be sure to continue practicing the multiplication facts assigned each week.  This week we’re finishing up by looking at the last 15 facts.  Work on the ones you can’t answer instantly. Try focusing on three facts per day.  Write the day’s multiplication facts on an index card and keep it in your pocket.  Look at it many times throughout the day.

3 x 3 = 9                     6 x 6 = 36                     7 x 7 = 49                 8 x 8 = 64
3 x 6 = 18                   6 x 7 = 42                     7 x 8 = 56                 8 x 9 = 72
3 x 7 = 21                   6 x 8 = 48                     7 x 9 = 63                 9 x 9 = 81
3 x 8 = 24                   6 x 9 = 54
3 x 9 = 27

Math 76 – Lessons 17-19.  To maximize learning, be sure you complete one lesson at a time. That means do the problems, score the lesson, correct all errors, email Mrs. Sands for help if you need it, write your score at the top of the first page of the lesson, then move on to the next lesson.  If you are waiting for a response from Mrs. Sands move on to the next lesson.

There are 20 points possible on each lesson. Five points are for the practice problems we do in class.  The other 15 are for the odd-numbered problems in the problem set.  A problem is correct if you got it right the first time, or if you got it wrong then corrected it, or if you had to get help with a problem to correct it.  Write your score as a fraction:  number correct over 20.

Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 – Lessons 21-25 and test 4.  Algebra 2 students may turn in test 4 on 10/12 or 10/19.

Algebra 1/2 and Algebra 1 students got their scored tests back this week.  If you want a higher score on a test, check for the procedure on the blue sheet.

To maximize learning, be sure you complete one lesson at a time. That means do the problems, score the lesson, correct all errors, email Mrs. Sands for help if you need it, write your score at the top of the first page of the lesson, then move on to the next lesson.  If you are waiting for a response from Mrs. Sands move on to the next lesson.

There are 20 points possible on each lesson. Five points are for the practice problems we do in class.  The other 15 are for the odd-numbered problems in the problem set.  A problem is correct if you got it right the first time, or if you got it wrong then corrected it, or if you had to get help with a problem to correct it.  Write your score as a fraction:  number correct over 20.

Geometry – Lessons 4:1, 4:2 and test 3.

Homework Due 10/4 and 10/5

Math for the Middle Grades – Lessons 9, 11, and 12.  Lesson 10 is NOT assigned this week. We might do lesson 10 next week, or we might save it for later.

Be sure to continue practicing the multiplication facts assigned each week.  This week we’re focusing on 5’s and 10’s.  To multiply a number by 10 move the decimal point to the right one place.  To multiply by 5 you could count by 5, but there are faster ways.  One way is to remember two 5’s make a ten.  8 x 5 is the same as 4 x 10; 9 x 5 is 4 x 10 and one more 5. Think: [some number] of 5’s is half of [some number] of tens.

Math 76 – Lessons 13-16.  For lessons 13-15 complete the odd-numbered problems.  For lesson 16 complete the practice problems (do not complete the odds).  We did practice problems n and o in class; do practice problems a-m.

Be sure you complete one lesson at a time.  That means do the problems, score the lesson, correct all errors, email Mrs. Sands for help if you need it, write your score at the top of the first page of each lesson.  There are 20 points possible on each lesson. Five points are for the practice problems we do in class.  The other 15 are for the odd-numbered problems in the problem set.  A problem is correct if you got it right the first time, or if you got it wrong then corrected it, or if you had to get help with a problem to correct it.  Write your score as a fraction: number correct over 20.

Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 – Lessons 16-20.  To maximize learning, be sure you complete one lesson at a time. That means do the problems, score the lesson, correct all errors, email Mrs. Sands for help if you need it, write your score at the top of the first page of each lesson.  There are 20 points possible on each lesson. Five points are for the practice problems we do in class.  The other 15 are for the odd-numbered problems in the problem set.  A problem is correct if you got it right the first time, or if you got it wrong then corrected it, or if you had to get help with a problem to correct it.  Write your score as a fraction:  number correct over 20.

Geometry – Lessons 3:2, 3:3, and 3:4 and Test 2.  That’s a lot of work.  If necessary, you may finish 3:4 by 10/12.

Homework Due 9/20 and 9/21

This post will be the routine each Thursday.  Each WEST Math class and the homework assigned for this week is listed.  Before we get to that, a reminder: Parents and Students, please email me with any questions about assignments, supplies, etc.  Students, email me when you need help with homework.  Students, if you want me to have your email address email me and I’ll add you to the list.

Math for the Middle Grades – For daily work, students should complete Lessons 4-6.  We stopped just before the last part of lesson 6.  Students wrote “Stop” at the top of the page.  If your student is able to finish lesson 6 they may.  If your student wants to wait until our next class to work on that page that’s fine, too.

Parents, please score this work every day if possible.  If your student is mature and responsible and you are busy, let your student score his or her own work.

Homework this week is working on 0 and 1 multiplication facts.  We’ve begun reviewing the basic multiplication facts.  Students were given a multiplication table and a list of activities to practice this week’s facts:  multiplication by zero and multiplication by one. These are relatively easy.  We’re working on speed and accuracy.

We played a game called Greedy Pig.   I love this game.  No prep, and everyone seems to enjoy it.  We started with everyone standing.  I rolled a die, called out the number, and everyone added that number to their score.  If a student chose to sit down the current sum was their score for that round.  If I rolled a six any student still standing got a score of zero for that round and the round was over.  It was great to have some time to move around a bit in class!  I have games lined up so we’ll have one almost every week!

Math 76 This week’s homework is lessons 4-7.  We completed the practice problems in class. Students should complete each lesson by working the odd numbered problems for each lesson, scoring the problems, and correcting any errors.

Algebra 1/2, Algebra 1, Algebra 2 – This week’s homework is lessons 6-10.

Geometry –  The first two parts of Lifepac 2 are due next week along with the final test for Lifepac 1.