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Friday, October 29, 2010

Rangers Will Win the World Series?



Go trick-or treating (or if you are too old for this, borrow some candy from a sibling or younger relative).  Create a data table and an appropriate graph displaying the frequency of each type of candy you received trick or treating.  Both data table and graph must be created on either graph paper or computer generated.  Remember to include all necessary labeling!

This extra credit is due Tuesday, November 2 for a total of 10 extra credit points (5 points for each the graph and the table).

Monday, October 25, 2010

Scientific Notation Practice

Scientific Notation

Problem of The Week: Due Friday, October 29

You have been hired to supervise 22 4th-graders who are visiting a haunted house at Halloween.  You have a diagram of the house showing the "control booth" where you will be sitting, hidden behind 4 2-way mirrors.  one mirror is one each wall and each mirror looks into 3 rooms.  Mirror 1 looks into rooms A, B, C; mirror 2 looks into rooms C, E, H; mirror 3 looks into rooms F, G, H; mirror 4 looks into rooms A, D, F.  What is a possible arrangement of 22 students within the rooms if you can see 9 students through each of the 4 mirrors?

(5 points)

Guidance Manners Assessment: Due 10/27/10

Instructions and Scoring Guide

Select a manner pertaining to friendships (2 points).

Draw an illustration of the manner (poster, comic, picture, etc.) (5 points).

Write the manner below the illustration (3 points).

Use color (2 points).

Use the appropriate paper (2 points).

Fill the paper (2 points).

Be neat (2 points).

Remove pencil markings (1 point).

Include a complete heading on the reverse side of the illustration (1 point).

Friday, October 22, 2010

Do you watch Mythbusters?! (Minute 6:45)


6 Math:  STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!  You have a test Monday.  For 11 points extra credit you may complete and turn in by Tuesday, October 26 textbook page 109, #1-11.

7 Math: For extra credit create your own set of algebra tiles (10 points)!  The set must include the following:
  • 10 positive ones
  • 10 negative ones
  • 8 positive x's
  • 8 negative x's
The tiles may be in color, they must be usable, and placed in a small plastic bag.

8 Algebra:  Due Monday, 25 points http://hotmath.com/help/gt/genericalg1/section_2_3.html

9 Algebra:  Play this game with a friend or parent.  Turn in your work from the game on Monday.  http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/AlgebraFour/

8 Guidance:  Take the STD Quiz found below.  Turn in yout answers on Monday!

Answer true or false or a) b) c) d) as appropriate.

Q1 You can have an STD without symptoms. - True or False

Q2 Chlamydia shows symptoms straight away. - True or False

Q3 Using a condom gives complete protection from STD's. - True or False

Q4 Being tested for an STD can be painful and embarrassing. - True or False

Q5 Gonorrhea left untreated can cause infertility. - True or False

Q6 Having Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) increases the risk of an ectopic pregnancy. - True or False

Q7 Gardasil is a vaccine that can help prevent a) HPV b) cervical cancer c) genital warts d) all of the above

Q8 STDs can be passed on from mother to child. - True or False

Q9 Hepatitis B affects a) the liver b) the heart c) the lungs d) the stomach

6th Grade Problem Solving: Computing with Decimals

Mean Median & Mode Song and Video

Mean Median & Mode From The Math Upgrade Online Course

President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

Monday, October 18, 2010

Problem of The Week: Due Friday, October 22

Look at the container of CANDY CORNS on display in the classroom.  Your job, this week, is to figure out how many candy corns are in the container.  You must apply skills of estimation, arithmetic, and measurements in completing this task.  These skills must be demonstrated in the work you turn-in on Friday in order to receive credit for the assignment.  A reasonable estimate falls within 20 candy corns of the correct answer, and a reasonable estimate, accompanied by correct work, will earn you a score of 5/5.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Obama Leads the Call to Serve

Problem of The Week: Due Friday, October 15

Darryl has a summer job with real ups and downs:  he delivers packages in the Sears Tower in Chicago.  Oh his first day, he is given a box of sandwiches to deliver during lunch time.  He takes the turkey sandwich to an office 3 floors above the basement.  He delivers the ham and cheese 13 floors above the turkey and 7 floors below the egg salad.  He delivers the pastrami 9 floors below the ham and cheese and 8 floors below the submarine sandwich.  He takes the tuna to an office 12 floors below the submarine sandwich.  What is the number of the floor to which Darryl delivered each sandwich?

5 Points

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

8th Grade Community Service Assignment

After watching video of President Obama giving a speech on service, read the article at the link below, and complete the assignment that follows.

The assignment is due Thursday, October 14.

Check out how what the President has to say about community service can relate to middle school students:

1.)  What that the President said can you relate to?  (2 points)

2.)  Is there anything that the President said that you cannot relate to?  Explain your reasoning.  (3 points)

3.)  Just as the students in the article were asked to, write a letter to the President describing your dreams for the country and how you plan to serve your community.

 SCORING:  30 Points
   Letter Format:  5 points
  3 Paragraphs:  3 points
  3 Distinct Examples with 3 Supporting Details Each:  15 points, 5 points each
  Spelling:  3 points
  Grammar:  3 points
  Typed:  2 points
  E-mailed:  2 points

Friday, October 1, 2010

Algebra Exam Practice

8th Grade:  Quiz yourself on chapters 1-4

9th Grade:  Quiz yourself on chapters 1-3


8 Pre-Algebra Exam Practice





7th Grade Exam Review!

Data and Statistics Review:







Integer Practice:






6th Grade Exam Review!

Probability Practice:




Integer Operations Practice:





8th and 9th Grade Explore Test Practice

Click and complete the chapter 1 test from the following link:
E-mail your results to me.

Copy and paste this link into your browser.  Record your results on paper and after each problem the next slide will immediately let you know if your response was a correct response!

http://jc-schools.net/test/ACT/explore-math-test.ppt#256,1,ACT Explore Math Practice Test