Welcome to Miss Granholm's blog! Here you will find information for the classes I teach. Please use this blog to help you be a successful math or guidance student and let me know via e-mail if you have any questions. Enjoy the blog and feel free to appropriately comment on any of the posts!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Problem of The Week: Due Friday, September 3

Senta and Maurice are lab partners in science class.  Today they have to weigh liquid.  They have a tray of 80 weights which they can use.  The weights are of 4 different kinds:  50g, 25g, 15g, and 5g.  The first liquid weighs 85g.  How many different combinations of weights will balance the scale for the first liquid?

Thursday, August 26, 2010


Miss Granholm will be at Saturday Tutoring this Saturday from 9:00 -12:00.  If you need math help, or just want to make sure you are completing your homework correctly, please stop by and see her on Saturday.  Extra credit for the weekend is available both at school on Saturday and on the blog.  All extra credit is due on Monday at the start of class.

Practice Game!

Did you struggle with this week's Problem of the Week? 
If you answered yes, check out this fun space themed game for extra practice:

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Problem of The Week: Due Friday, August 27 (5 Points)

It's here!  The hottest item of the season, Rodney the Talking Robot!  Rodney can keep anyone company, including the cat or dog.  When the robots are made at the robot factory, every 8th robot gets a blue control panel, every 3rd gets green blinking eyes, and 4th gets a square head.  If 150 robots are made, how many will have a blue control panel, with blinking eyes, and a square head?  

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fields Medal 2010 - Prof. Elon Lindenstrauss

Guidance Weekend Extra Credit

This week in our Daily Devotions we discussed and reflected on PROCRASTINATION.  Your assignment is to read the article found at this link: http://www.causesofprocrastination.com/avoid-teen-procrastination.html and then e-mail to me a reflection following the criteria outlined below.  Please send your reflection as an attached Word document to granholmm@psmnow.com.  Please include your name and heading at the top of the document.  All e-mails must be received by 10pm Sunday night to be eligible for this extra credit.  The total points available are 10 bonus points added to your Homework Grade.  Please e-mail me with any questions regarding the assignment and have a great weekend.  I look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday.

  1. Describe in 5 complete sentences 5 helpful procrastination tips, key ideas, or facts from the article. (5 points)
  2. Complete Quick Tip #1. (2 points)
  3. Complete Quick Tip #3. (3 points)

Weekend Math Extra Practice and Extra Credit!

  1. Try out this link to practice your times tables!  http://www.mathsisfun.com/quiz/mixtimes.html
  2. f you did not do so hot, click here:  http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/math-trainer-multiply.html  to train your mind to be GREAT at times tables! 
  3. Finally, try this timed test, check your score, and print the page to turn in MONDAY, AUGUST 23 for 10 EXTRA CREDIT POINTS!  http://www.mrmyers.org/Math_Mania/ttmult.html

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

6 Math Cyber Solver Q's

Due Monday, August 23
Answer the following questions in a complete sentence.  Send your responces to Miss Granholm (granholmm@psmnow.com) in an e-mail.  Include the PSM heading at teh top of your e-mail.  Use the provided links to find your answers.  Each responce is worth 5 points, 3 points for your responce and 2 points for telling me which website you gained your information from.  This assignment is worth a total of 15 points and is a project grade.

1.)  What is gold used for today, other than jewelry and forms of decoration?
2.)  How much does gold cost?
3.)  How has the value of gold changed in the last 100 years?



8th Grade Guidance and 9th Grade Algebra:  You have a syllabus & blog quiz on Thursday!

6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Math Classes:  You have a syllabus & blog quiz on Friday!


Monday, August 16, 2010

Problem of The Week: Due Friday, August 20

A mother and her son are working in a field in India.  A tiger leaps out of the long grasses and pins the boy to the ground with his claws.  "Let him go!" cries the woman.  "I will," says the tiger, "provided you can correctly predict the fate of your child- either that I eat him or that I let him go."  What should the woman predict?  Explain your reasoning.  (5 points)