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.
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.
Period 4: 2NM88
Also, a reminder that we'll be taking our Chapter 3 test on Wednesday. Happy studying!
Tonight's homework focuses on the second two skills.
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!
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!
We prepped for tomorrow's 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)
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!