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Week of Oct 23, 2017
  • New unit this week on functions

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Buzz Math Class Code - Period 2: D255-CF2F Period 3: 3C22-37F5

Class Action Blog

Monday, Oct 23, 2017
New unit on functions . . . today we learned what a function is and how to identify it with different representations.

Friday, Oct 20, 2017
No class due to Holy Fire

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017
U3 Test

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017
Review day/shortened class due to Daily Show

Monday, Oct 16- Tues, Oct 17, 2017
Study Guide completion

Friday, Oct 13, 2017
Classwork for today:
1) Correct HW (answer key emailed to you)
2) p 59 #5-11, #35-39 on LL
HW: p61 #1-5 in book

Thursday, Oct 12, 2017
Review of student notes on solving absolute value inequalities . . . we solved some problems together on the board and then practiced on NearPod.
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Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017
Practice today on equations with absolute values . . . students completed p 52 in partners and then did an individual check in.

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017
We took a quiz today on solving inequalities and equations. Then students shared their notes on absolute value equations. We practiced on NearPod together before starting problems individually.
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Monday, Oct 9, 2017
No School

Friday, Oct 6, 2017
Students completed p 47 as a check in to get ready for their quiz on inequalities on Monday. (Students who shadowed--check your email for assignments.)

Thursday, Oct 5, 2017
After correcting our HW on solving word problems with inequalities, we worked on solving compound inequalities - conjunctions and disjunctions. Students took notes and then we practiced on NearPod.
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Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017
Work with solving word problems with inequalities . . . students worked on p 38 #1-9 in the book.

Tuesday, Oct 3, 2017
We reviewed how to solve single variable inequalities today. Students took notes and then completed practice problems on Buzz Math.
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Monday, Oct 2, 2017
U2 test today

Friday, Sept 29, 2017
No School

Thursday, Sept 28, 2017
Study Guide Answer Key

Extra Rate Problem Practice

Tuesday, Sept 26 - Wed, Sept 27, 2017
Study Guide completion

Monday, Sept 25. 2017
After reviewing our HW, we worked on p 38 #28-36 as a check in. Ms. Key also met with students in small groups to review their quizzes from last week.

Friday, Sept 22, 2017
For Period 3:
1) Take Quiz
2) Correct HW (pictures of solutions sent to your email)
3) Watch Literal Equations video + notes
4) p 29 Try These B and #1-10 in book (correct with Mr. Newman)

Thursday, Sept 21, 2017
We reviewed our quizzes from Wednesday and corrected our HW to get ready for the quiz tomorrow on equations with one, none, or infinite solutions. Then we worked on rate word problems.
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Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017
Student took their quiz on one solutions equations. We reviewed our word problems on consecutive integers before learning how to solve equations with infinite and all real solutions. We practiced a few problems on the board and then working on NearPod.
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Tuesday, Sept 19, 2017
We spent the first part of class getting ready for our quiz tomorrow on solving equations. Then we reviewed our word problem HW and learned how to set up equations for consecutive integer word problems.
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Monday, Sept 18, 2017
Today we learned how to solve equations with rations and/or fractions in them. We saw that if you multiply the entire equation by the same number (each term), you can eliminate the variable and make it easier to solve. After taking notes and practicing together on the board, students worked independently on Buzz Math "Solving Equations with Rationals" and "Challenging Equations II."
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Friday, Sept 15, 2017
More practice today with solving and writing equations with variables on both sides . . . students worked on p 19 #1-15 in the book.
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Thursday, Sept 14, 2017
Students completed a preassessment on U2 standards. Then we spent the class period reviewing methods for solving equations from last year on p 15 #1-17 in the book.
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Wednesday, Sept 13, 2017
U1 Test on real numbers and patterns

Monday, Sept 11-Tuesday, Sept 12, 2017
Study Guide completion for test on Wed, Sept 13

Friday, Sept 8, 2017
After our quiz students practiced more with increasing and decreasing functions.

Thursday, Sept 7, 2017
BW today was review for our quiz tomorrow on arithmetic sequences. Students completed also p 14 #1-13 on LL as a check in and then began looking at characteristics of functions using OneNote.
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Wednesday, Sept 6, 2017
Students practiced arithmetic sequences on NearPod. Then we shared what we know about linear and nonlinear relationships and began p 8 #1-20 writing equations for both types.
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Tuesday, Sept 5, 2017
More practice today with arithmetic sequences . . . students completed p 6 in their book and then worked in partners on a worksheet in the Class Notebook on OneNote.

Monday, Sept 4, 2017

Friday, Sept 1, 2017
After reviewing real numbers on a Desmos sorting activity and then reviewing our HW, we took our quiz on real numbers. Then we learned about arithmetic sequences.
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Thursday, Aug 31, 2017
More practice today with approximating square roots and identifying real numbers . . . after working in groups we played Kahoot to prepare for our quiz tomorrow on real numbers.

Wednesday, Aug 30, 2017
We reviewed our number sort activity and corrected our HW on real numbers. Students built a Venn Diagram to show the relationships between the different types of real numbers. We also learned how to approximate square roots of imperfect squares.
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Tues, Aug 29, 2017
After taking a brief preassessment on real numbers, students shared what they remembered from last year and then worked in groups to sort numbers into groups.
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Thursday, Aug 24, 2017
Supplies and book distribution! For HW, follow the steps below to activate your Buzz Math account.

1) Go to www.buzzmath.com/activate
2) Enter the code listed above in the "Links" section for your class.
3) Complete the information listed. If you are an old student, make sure you check the correct box.