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Monday, November 29, 2010

Problem of The Week: Due Friday, December 3

Travis works at the Fantasy in Flight Factory.  He checks all the kites made in the factory.  One day, Travis discovered that for every 30 kites that passed inspection there were 7 kites that didn't pass:  4 kites with no tails and 3 kites with the wrong colors.  Of the 296 kites Travis examined, how many didn't have tails and how many had wrong colors?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving by the Numbers

Over the Thanksgiving Holiday create your own ‘Thanksgiving by the Numbers’

Display and illustrate your creation as a poster

Include at least 8 examples

Examples can be personal or national, like the examples presented in this presentation, but may not include any of the data presented in this presentation.

Project Value: 40 Points

Saturday, November 20, 2010

7 Math Weekend Homework

Please remember that you do not need to include the scoring information.  Additionally, please do outline your poster and make it 'display ready'.

Have a great Weekend!

Monday, November 15, 2010

PTW Due Friday, November 19

Bill, his sister Martha, and Ann are sitting down to learn a new game from Phil Hill.  Each player has a partner and the partners are seated across the table from each other.  Bill Dill is sitting to the right of Phil's sister.  Phil Hill is sitting to the right of Bill's sister's partner.  Where is each player seated at the table? (5 points)

Hint:  use your logic skills and draw a diagram.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Problem of The Week: Due Friday, November 12

Sandy is delivering pizza to the second floor of the apartment house at 645 Birch Street.  There are two outside stairways from the street to the building.  Then there are 4 doors into the building.  Once inside there are 2 elevators and two inside stairways that go to the second floor.  How many different ways can Sandy go from the street to the second floor and deliver the pizza?

(5 points)

Divisibility Rules Song

11/15 Guidance Assignment: Due 11/17

Handling Friendship Problems Politely

3 Paragraph Reflection

22 Points

-Write 3 paragraphs.

Paragraph 1: Describe a situation between friends. (5 points)

Paragraph 2: Determine and describe how the situation could be incorrectly handled, without the use of manners. (5 points)

Paragraph 3: Determine and describe how the situation could be handled, with the use of manners. (5 points)

Cursive Handwriting: 1 point

Name and Heading: 2 points

Spelling: 1 point

Grammar: 3 points (1 point per paragraph)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

8th Grade Guidance Weekend Extra Credit

Visit the following website:

  • View a webisode.
  • Write a 1 paragraph summary of the webisode.
  • Take the quiz associated with the webisode.
  • Write a 1 paragraph reflection based on your feelings and what you think about the webisode and quiz.
  • E-mail both paragraphs to Miss Granholm.

10 points:  5 points per paragraph

**You may view as many webisodes and write as many paragraphs as you wish.*** 

8 Guidance STD Venn Diagram Assignment

STD Venn Diagram
Due Monday
20 Points


-Minimum 5 entrees per circle:
15 Points- 1 point per entry, point will only be awarded if the entry is factual.

3 points

2 Points

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Weekend Extra Credit Problem Solving:

Due Monday, November 8, 2010

Amanda is running for a political office in her city.  A friend told her that the best way to get the votes she needs to win is to go out and shake some hands.  Amanda lives in a city of 150,000 people.  She wonders roughly how much time she would need to shake hands with everyone in her city.  She decides to find her answer.  She start with 10 people and finds that it takes about 8 seconds to shake hands with 10 people.  Find how long it would take Amanda to shake hands with every person in her city. 

5 Extra Credit Points!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Problem of The Week: Due Thursday, November 4 (5 Points)

This notice was posted:  Auditions next week for the school play! 
After reading a copy of the play, Betty, Hilda, Adam, and Renee have decided which parts to try out for.  Hilda wants a part that has twice as many lines as the part that Betty wants.  Adam has chosen a part with 3 more than twice as many lines as the part Hilda wants.  Renee is going to try out for a part with 4 more lines than Betty's part.  If they get the parts they want, together they have 47 speaking lines.  How many lines would each actor have?