Nice work this semester, everyone!

Enjoy a much-deserved three week break. Spend some time with your family, eat great food, sleep in a bit, hang out with your friends, and recharge those batteries. I'll see you all in a few weeks!

## Thursday, December 15, 2016

## Tuesday, December 13, 2016

## Monday, December 12, 2016

### Monday 12/12

We did a little bit of review for tomorrow's First Semester Exam in class today. Be sure to continue on your own tonight.

Looking for resources? You can find a study guide in the Document Locker, and here's a link to the quizizz.com review (class code: 791007) we did in class today, as well as a link to another review and all the solutions.

Please make sure you do all in your power tonight to set yourself up for success tomorrow. That includes getting a great night sleep and eating a nutritious breakfast. You need to be prepared to demonstrate your best.

Looking for resources? You can find a study guide in the Document Locker, and here's a link to the quizizz.com review (class code: 791007) we did in class today, as well as a link to another review and all the solutions.

Please make sure you do all in your power tonight to set yourself up for success tomorrow. That includes getting a great night sleep and eating a nutritious breakfast. You need to be prepared to demonstrate your best.

**Homework:**Study for the Final Exam## Friday, December 9, 2016

### Friday 12/9

The only thing left is our

**Final Exam**, which we'll begin on

**Tuesday**. A study guide for the final has been uploaded to the Document Locker.

If you missed class today, please be sure to complete this class work self assessment.

Here is this week's extra credit:

## Thursday, December 8, 2016

### Thursday 12/8

Today we wrapped up our look at three dimensional diagonals (which was the focus of Lesson 6.6). Great thinking all around, everyone!

**Homework:**Textbook pages 370-371 (#4-6)## Wednesday, December 7, 2016

### Wednesday 12/7

We investigated three dimensional diagonals today by finding the diagonal distance from the top corner of our classroom to the opposite bottom corner. We'll share back our solutions tomorrow.

**Homework:**Textbook pages 369-370 (#1-3)## Tuesday, December 6, 2016

### Tuesday 12/6

Today we examined diagonals in two dimensional shapes (Lesson 6.5) with an awesome Desmos activity!

Class code:

*TNU8E*
We learned that you can use the Pythagorean Theorem to find unknown diagonal lengths, as long as you can find a (sometimes hidden) right triangle to help you.

**Homework:**Textbook pages 361-362 (#2a-g)

## Monday, December 5, 2016

### Monday 12/5

We worked in MATHia today, and are (hopefully!) nearing completion of the Right Triangles module.

This last module is

I also shared that I'd be offering partial credit to any student that goes back and finishes any incomplete modules before the end of the semester. Does your grade need a boost? It's not too late.

This last module is

__due next week on Thursday__. Are you on track to finish by the due date?I also shared that I'd be offering partial credit to any student that goes back and finishes any incomplete modules before the end of the semester. Does your grade need a boost? It's not too late.

**Homework:**MATHia practice## Friday, December 2, 2016

### Friday 12/2

We took Common Assessment #3 in class today. Those that studied, concentrated during our review yesterday, and arrived prepared did

Common Assessment scores have been added into the grade book.

Here is this week's extra credit:

*very*well. Congratulations!Common Assessment scores have been added into the grade book.

Here is this week's extra credit:

## Thursday, December 1, 2016

### Thursday 12/1

Today we spent some time reviewing for

Here's the activity we did in class today. We worked through a few of these in class. You're welcome to finish the others on your own as part of your preparation.

**Common Assessment #3**, which we'll take**tomorrow**. A study guide is available in the Document Locker.Here's the activity we did in class today. We worked through a few of these in class. You're welcome to finish the others on your own as part of your preparation.

**Homework:**Study for Common Assessment #3## Wednesday, November 30, 2016

### Wednesday 11/30

We continued our investigation of the powers of the Pythagorean Theorem today with Lesson 6.3.

**Homework:**Finish textbook pages 344-348 (all)## Tuesday, November 29, 2016

### Tuesday 11/29

Today we investigated the Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem with Lesson 6.2.

We'll be taking

We'll be taking

*Common Assessment #3*on**Friday**. A study guide has been uploaded to the Document Locker.**Homework:**Textbook pages 339-342 (#4-6 & #-11-12)## Monday, November 28, 2016

### Monday 11/28

Welcome back!

Today was a MATHia day were you made a bunch more progress with our Right Triangles module.

Today was a MATHia day were you made a bunch more progress with our Right Triangles module.

**Homework:**MATHia practice## Friday, November 18, 2016

### Friday 11/18

Enjoy some time with family and friends, give thanks for all the wonderful things in your life, and take a break from school and academics. You've earned it!

For those that didn't complete their MATHia modules by the due dates, this would be a

Here is this week's extra credit:

For those that didn't complete their MATHia modules by the due dates, this would be a

**great time**to go back and get those old modules complete. Students that go back and finish old modules by the end of the semester will earn back some partial credit.Here is this week's extra credit:

## Thursday, November 17, 2016

### Thursday 11/17

We participated in a math lab today where we investigated the Pythagorean Theorem with a few GeoGebra applets and discovered why it works and from where it comes with parts of Lesson 6.1.

We'll continue our work with the Pythagorean Theorem when we return from Thanksgiving Break.

**Homework:**None**Wednesday HW Solutions:**Chapter 6 Pre-Test answer keyWe'll continue our work with the Pythagorean Theorem when we return from Thanksgiving Break.

*Here's what Pythagoras is trying to show you with this theorem:*

## Wednesday, November 16, 2016

### Wednesday 11/16

I was away today with our orchestra and jazz band, but in my absence you took the Chapter 4 test. I hope you crushed it!

**Homework:**Chapter 6 Pre-Test## Tuesday, November 15, 2016

### Tuesday 11/15

Today we took a look at the real number system with a clothesline activity. Please be sure to answer the questions at the bottom of the page if you haven't already.

We'll be taking our Chapter 4 test tomorrow. I'd recommend using the Chapter 4 Pre-Test as one of your best study tools.

**Homework:**Number Systems worksheet## Monday, November 14, 2016

### Monday 11/14

Today we began a new module in MATHia X (Right Triangles). The due date for this module is December 15th.

We also went over the Piecewise Activity packet from last week and the Functions practice test.

As a reminder, we'll be taking our Chapter 4 test on Wednesday this week. Happy studying!

We also went over the Piecewise Activity packet from last week and the Functions practice test.

As a reminder, we'll be taking our Chapter 4 test on Wednesday this week. Happy studying!

**Homework:**MATHia practice (at least 30 minutes)## Thursday, November 10, 2016

### Thursday 11/10

Since we've now wrapped up our main work with functions for the year, we put our new-found knowledge to the test with a practice CAASPP Functions test today. We'll go over your solutions on Monday.

Your only

Since there's no school tomorrow, you have a perfect opportunity to earn the grade you really want.

Here is this week's extra credit:

Your only

**homework for tonight**is to__complete__the Functions and Linear Models MATHia X module. The deadline for completion is**tomorrow at midnight**, so if you've not yet wrapped it up, get in there!Since there's no school tomorrow, you have a perfect opportunity to earn the grade you really want.

Here is this week's extra credit:

## Wednesday, November 9, 2016

### Wednesday 11/9

**Homework:**Finish the piecewise function activity

## Tuesday, November 8, 2016

### Tuesday 11/8

Today we talked about converting from slope-intercept form to standard form and vice versa. We also went over your homework from last week.

Tonight is a great night to practice mastering some of the things that have been tricky for you recently.

Also, those that earned lower than a C on the Chapter 3 test are encouraged to study their work at home, learn from mistakes they made, and retake the test any day this week at lunch. You can improve your grade up to a 75% by showing you've mastered the skills on a retake.

Tomorrow's focus will be on the awesome Function Carnival activity from Desmos! Wanna get a sneak peak ahead of the rest of the class? Head to student.desmos.com and enter your class code.

*Period 4: ZNXGH***Homework:**Equations & Graphs Review worksheet

Tonight is a great night to practice mastering some of the things that have been tricky for you recently.

Also, those that earned lower than a C on the Chapter 3 test are encouraged to study their work at home, learn from mistakes they made, and retake the test any day this week at lunch. You can improve your grade up to a 75% by showing you've mastered the skills on a retake.

## Monday, November 7, 2016

### Monday 11/7

I was at a math meeting all day today, but in my absence you worked in MATHia X.

The deadline for the Functions and Linear Models module is Friday at midnight. Have you completed the module yet? If not, do you have a plan in place to get it done this week?

Remember, there's no school on Friday - use that to your advantage if needed!

The deadline for the Functions and Linear Models module is Friday at midnight. Have you completed the module yet? If not, do you have a plan in place to get it done this week?

Remember, there's no school on Friday - use that to your advantage if needed!

**Homework:**MATHia practice (whatever it takes to meet your goals)## Friday, November 4, 2016

### Friday 11/4

Today I was away at a math conference, but in my absence you worked in MATHia X.

Here is this week's extra credit:

**Reminder:**The deadline for the Functions and Linear Models module is one week from today. Have you completed it yet?Here is this week's extra credit:

## Thursday, November 3, 2016

### Thursday 11/3

I had jury duty today, but in my absence you finished Lesson 4.3 with Mr. Simpson and are now proficient with both the standard form and the slope-intercept form for linear equations, including converting from one form to the other.

Tonight's homework is really important and is worth double credit. Please be sure to do your very best work!

**Homework:**Rates of Change worksheetTonight's homework is really important and is worth double credit. Please be sure to do your very best work!

**Tuesday HW Solutions:**Lesson 4.1 Problem 2 answer key## Wednesday, November 2, 2016

### Wednesday 11/2

Today we worked with equations written in standard form in the first half of Lesson 4.3. More on this tomorrow!

**Homework:**Textbook page 240 (#6a); Don't forget to use what you learned on #1-4 to help you!## Tuesday, November 1, 2016

### Tuesday 11/1

We jumped into Chapter 4 today with Lesson 4.1 in class. We did problem 1 in groups and went over solutions together in class today.

Your homework is to do the Problem 2 worksheet to determine . . . will he catch him?

Your homework is to do the Problem 2 worksheet to determine . . . will he catch him?

Here is the correct solutions for #4 on your homework tonight (in slope-intercept form):

You'll need #4 to be correct in order to successfully complete the rest of the assignment.

**y = 4/5x - 8**

You'll need #4 to be correct in order to successfully complete the rest of the assignment.

**Homework:**Finish the Problem 2 worksheet## Monday, October 31, 2016

### Monday 10/31

**Happy Halloween everyone!**

My gift to you: Pumpkin Pi!

We worked in MATHia today. Don't forget that the current Functions & Linear Models module is due next Friday.

Be safe tonight!

**Homework:**MATHia practice

## Friday, October 28, 2016

### Friday 10/28

I was out today, but in my absence you worked in MATHia X, and are hopefully nearing the finish line on this current module. Two weeks to go!

Here is this week's extra credit:

Here is this week's extra credit:

## Thursday, October 27, 2016

### Thursday 10/27

Today we took a quick look at perfect squares.

After that, many of you finished your Chapter 3 test. Those that were already done spent the rest of the period doing more work with Marblesides (see Monday's post) or working to catch-up in MATHia X.

Speaking of MATHia, are you on pace to finish the

After that, many of you finished your Chapter 3 test. Those that were already done spent the rest of the period doing more work with Marblesides (see Monday's post) or working to catch-up in MATHia X.

Speaking of MATHia, are you on pace to finish the

**Functions & Linear Models**module by**November 11th**? Since today is a minimum day it's a perfect opportunity to spend some extra time with MATHia X at home if you're a bit behind. You should have 14 or more workspaces complete by tomorrow.**Homework:**Perfect Squares worksheet**Wednesday HW Solutions:**Chapter 4 Pre-Test answer key## Wednesday, October 26, 2016

### Wednesday 10/26

We took our Chapter 3 test in class today. I hope it went really well for you, perhaps even so well that you exited the classroom dancing!!

**Homework**: Chapter 4 Pre-Test## Tuesday, October 25, 2016

### Tuesday 10/25

Today we finished the second half of Lesson 3.6, which focused on equations in standard form.

We'll be taking our Chapter 3 test tomorrow. Happy studying!!

**Homework:**Equations in Slope-Intercept Form worksheet (all the even problems tonight)

## Monday, October 24, 2016

### Monday 10/24

We worked through an awesome Desmos Marbleslides activity today to experiment with slopes and intercepts of linear equations. If you'd like to spend a bit more time on the challenge problems tonight, feel free to jump right in at student.desmos.com.

Also, a reminder that we'll be taking our Chapter 3 test on Wednesday. Happy studying!

*Period 4: 2NM88*

Also, a reminder that we'll be taking our Chapter 3 test on Wednesday. Happy studying!

**Homework:**MATHia practice

## Friday, October 21, 2016

### Friday 10/21

Don't forget next week is Red Ribbon Week! Don't forget to show your drug-free pride by participating in our spirit week activities.

Here is this week's extra credit:

- Monday: Sweats Day
- Tuesday: Crazy Day
- Wednesday: College & Career Day
- Thursday: Decade Day
- Friday: Wear Red Day

**Thursday HW Solutions:**Slope-Intercept Equations answer key (odd)Here is this week's extra credit:

## Thursday, October 20, 2016

### Thursday 10/20

We learned three major things in the first half of Lesson 3.6 today:

Only begin tonight's homework after reviewing the classwork from today. These skills definitely take

- How to graph a function using slope-intercept form,
- How to write an equation in slope-intercept form given only the slope and a point, and
- How to write an equation in slope-intercept form given only two points

__If you need some help on tonight's homework__, check out the examples on pages 198 and 199 and the videos above! They'll show you exactly what to do with the info you have to determine the y-intercept and the slope.

*Parents: Have your child explain to you the process to find the equation of a line 1) given the slope and a point, and 2) given only two points. If they can explain their strategy in their own words, you know they're ready for their homework.*

Only begin tonight's homework after reviewing the classwork from today. These skills definitely take

__practice__!## Wednesday, October 19, 2016

### Wednesday 10/19

Today we finished Lesson 3.5 and can now determine the y-intercept from a graph, a table, a context, and an equation.

*Parents: Ask your child to explain to you how to find the y-intercept in each of the four representations above. Have them show you an example of each in their textbook. If they can explain their process and their thinking, you know they've got it!*

**Homework:**Textbook pages 192-194 (Problem 6)

**Tuesday HW Solutions:**Determining Y-Intercepts answer key

## Tuesday, October 18, 2016

### Tuesday 10/18

Today we learned how to find the y-intercept in a graph, table, context, and equation in Lesson 3.5. We did the first half of the lesson, and will finish the rest tomorrow.

**Homework:**Determining Y-Intercepts worksheet## Monday, October 17, 2016

### Monday 10/17

Today we worked in MATHia X and went over one of the more challenging problems from last week's common assessment.

**Homework:**MATHia practice## Friday, October 14, 2016

### Friday 10/14

Ten weeks and two common assessments down! Have a great weekend, everyone.

Here is this week's extra credit:

Here is this week's extra credit:

## Thursday, October 13, 2016

### Thursday 10/13

We prepped for tomorrow's

If you didn't finish the activity in class today, be sure to do so tonight at home. Head to student.desmos.com, then type in your class code: S3PHS

**Common Assessment #2**today with a rather involved warm-up, then spent the rest of the class period investigating the rate of change from an equation with an awesome Desmos activity!If you didn't finish the activity in class today, be sure to do so tonight at home. Head to student.desmos.com, then type in your class code: S3PHS

*A study guide for tomorrow's common assessment is available in the Document Locker.*

**Homework:**Textbook pages 179-180 (#3, 4, 5, 7)**Wednesday HW Solutions:**Slope from Equations worksheet answer key## Wednesday, October 12, 2016

### Wednesday 10/12

Today we learned how to find the slope (also known as rate of change) from an equation in Lesson 3.4. We learned that when an equation is written in

Don't forget to check your class work with the answers linked above.

**slope-intercept form**, the coefficient in front of the variable x represents the slope. To find the slope, all we have to do is rewrite any equation in slope-intercept form!Don't forget to check your class work with the answers linked above.

**Homework:**Slope from Equations Worksheet**Tuesday HW Solutions:**Rate of Change worksheet answer key## Tuesday, October 11, 2016

### Tuesday 10/11

Today we tackled Lesson 3.3, which focused our attention on finding the rate of change and unit rate from a context.

We learned that there's not a set formula or method to solving these - it's all about thinking critically, evaluating what you'd need to know to answer the question, and using the clues given to determine the rate.

We learned that there's not a set formula or method to solving these - it's all about thinking critically, evaluating what you'd need to know to answer the question, and using the clues given to determine the rate.

**Homework:**Rates of Change worksheet (Problems B & D)## Monday, October 10, 2016

### Monday 10/10

We worked today in MATHia X.

I also shared that we'll be taking

I also shared that we'll be taking

**Common Assessment #2**on Friday. A study guide has been uploaded to the Document Locker.**Homework:**MATHia practice## Friday, October 7, 2016

### Friday 10/7

Here is this week's extra credit:

## Thursday, October 6, 2016

### Thursday 10/6

We finished our look at rates of change from a table today with the last part of Lesson 3.2. The focus today was on tables that

*may*or*may not*represent linear functions, and what it takes to tell the difference.**Homework:**Textbook pages 160-161## Wednesday, October 5, 2016

### Wednesday 10/5

Today we continued our look at finding the rate of change and unit rate from a table with Lesson 3.2. We're now proficient with both informal and formal methods.

Sometimes, some students get tripped up not with the rate of change methods, but in adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers. If you need to brush up on those skills, use the daily practice links at the side to become an integer master!

Sometimes, some students get tripped up not with the rate of change methods, but in adding and subtracting positive and negative numbers. If you need to brush up on those skills, use the daily practice links at the side to become an integer master!

**Homework:**Textbook pages 148-149## Tuesday, October 4, 2016

### Tuesday 10/4

Today we learned how to find the rate of change from a table with Lesson 3.2. We learned both an informal method (arrows) and a formal method (y2 - y1) / (x2 - x1).

Be sure to practice the formal method on your homework tonight, as it's a more powerful way to determine a correct answer without error!

Be sure to practice the formal method on your homework tonight, as it's a more powerful way to determine a correct answer without error!

**Homework:**Textbook pages 153-154## Monday, October 3, 2016

### Monday 10/3

You spent today working in MATHia X. The entire Functions and Linear Models module is due in a little over a month. Are you making good progress?

**Homework:**MATHia practice## Friday, September 30, 2016

## Thursday, September 29, 2016

### Thursday 9/28

I was not here today, but in my absence you finished Lesson 3.1 with Mr. Simpson. All students should now be experts in determining the rate of change and unit rate from a graph. Please remember to use the solutions linked above to check and correct your classwork and homework.

Be sure you understand and can use the key terms from this lesson:

Be sure you understand and can use the key terms from this lesson:

- rate
- rate of change
- per
- unit rate
- rise
- run

**Homework:**Textbook page 143

## Wednesday, September 28, 2016

### Wednesday 9/28

Today we took a look at Lesson 3.1 in more detail, learning the four-step process to determine the rate of change from a graph.

*Parents: Ask your child to describe the four-step process for finding the rate of change from a graph.***Homework:**Finish textbook pages 137-139## Tuesday, September 27, 2016

### Tuesday 9/27

Today we dove into Chapter 3 with the first part of Lesson 3.1, where we learned how to find the rate of change from a graph.

We'll get into "rise" and "run" tomorrow! Today was a good warm-up.

We also passed back our second MATHia X grades of the year.

We'll get into "rise" and "run" tomorrow! Today was a good warm-up.

We also passed back our second MATHia X grades of the year.

**Homework:**Finish textbook pages 132-133 (#9-15)## Monday, September 26, 2016

### Monday 9/26

We took our Chapter 2 Test today in class and will be moving on to Chapter 3 tomorrow.

Interested in looking ahead? Here's the Chapter 3 Pre-Test. Totally optional, but a good idea to use as a study guide in a couple weeks.

Interested in looking ahead? Here's the Chapter 3 Pre-Test. Totally optional, but a good idea to use as a study guide in a couple weeks.

**Homework:**MATHia Practice## Thursday, September 22, 2016

### Thursday 9/22

We spend today working deeper into MATHia X and also talked a bit about the

Enjoy your three day weekend, but don't forget to study!

Here is this week's extra credit:

**Chapter 2 Test**we'll be taking**on Monday**.Enjoy your three day weekend, but don't forget to study!

Here is this week's extra credit:

## Wednesday, September 21, 2016

### Wednesday 9/21

I was away at a meeting today, but in my absence you worked in MATHia X.

Since the Linear Equations module wrapped up last week, you began working on the

Since the Linear Equations module wrapped up last week, you began working on the

**Linear Functions**module today.
This is our largest module of the year, and features 18 different workspaces. The Linear Functions module will be due on November 11th. To ensure you're on track to finish on time,

__you should be completing 2-3 workspaces per week__. Use both your in-class time and MATHia homework time to be sure you're on pace.

**Homework:**MATHia practice

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