Monthly Archives: September 2017

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.