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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Bullying Reflection Questions 3/30/2011

Reflection: Answer in complete sentences, restating the question in the answer.

1.) What are some bullying behaviors you have witnessed? 2pts

2.) Is it possible for a person to be a victim, a bystander, and a bully in the same day? 2pts

3.) What are some bullying behaviors you have contributed to? 2pts

4.) Why is it tempting to act as a bully? 2pts
Due:  Thursday, March 31, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Sketchpad Products!

Graphing Functions in Sketchpad

  1. View and take notes on the following video:  http://www.mcgrawhill.ca/school/secondary/math_videos/se_f11u/GSPFunc.swf
  2. Open a new sketch in sketchpad.
  3. Show a grid.
  4. Graph all of the functions assigned to you in the same coordinate grid.
  5. Assign each function a different color.
  6. Next to each function label how many solutions the function has.
  7. Check with Miss Granholm.
  8. Print your sketch, fitting the contents to one page.

PTW Due Friday, April 1

Gonzalo sits down on the steps in front of his house with his clipboard and pencil and begins counting pickup trucks that go past.  Gonzalo has to make a graph for his math class.  Out of 18 pickup trucks, 17 have camper shells, 8 have CB antennas, and 7 have both.  When he sits down to draw the graph, how many pickups belong in the group that has only camper shells, and how many belong in the group that has only CB antennas?

5 Points

Friday, March 25, 2011

Algebra I Sketchpad Activity: Perfect Squares and Square Roots

  1. Open a new sketch.
  2. Construct 3 squares. 8 points: 2 points each 
  3. Prove that the squares are squares using anlge and distance measurements. 8 points
  4. Calculate and label the measurement of the sides, the square area, and the square root of the square area. 6 points:  2 points each
  5. Label the sketch with your name.
  6. Raise your ahnd for permission to print.
22 Points

7th Grade Math On Geometry SketchPad: Congruent Triangles

  1. Open the file:  showing that Triangles are Congruent
  2. Use tick marks and angle measurements to show that the triangles are congruent for each of the 3 pairs of triangles.
  3. Label the sketch with your names.
  4. Save the sketch to your h-drive.
  5. Raise your hand to print
9 Points

7th Grade Math On Geometry SketchPad: Congruent Angles

  1. Open a new sketch.
  2. Construct any angle and label it ABC. 2pts
  3. Measure the angle.  1pt
  4. Create an angle congruent to angle ABC and label the angle DEF. 2pts
  5. Prove that the angles are congruent with measurements.  1pt
  6. Label the sketch with your names.
  7. Ask permission to print.
6 Points

7th Grade Math On Geometry SketchPad: Create and Bisect a Line Segment

  1. Open a new sketch.
  2. Create a line segment. 1pt
  3. Bisect the line segment and prove with measurements that both sides of the segment are congruent. 3pts
  4. Create a line parallel to the bisected line segment and prove that the lines are parallel with slope measurements. 3pts
  5. Construct a line perpendicular to your bisected line segment, intersecting at the midpoint of the segment where the line is bisected.  Prove the line is perpendicular using angle measurements. 6pts
  6. Type your names the document and ask permission to print.
13 Points

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Endangered Species Project Websites

You are required to use at least one print source and one of the below websites.  You may not seek out information from additional, unapproved sources.

You will be required to submit a work cited page, created in MLA Format, on the day of your presentation.





Visit the LRC website and use Encyclopedia Britannica On-line as a great resource!

6th Grade Math Endangered Species Project

  1. Begin by browsing the books in the classroom and selecting an endangered species that you would like to research.  *There is a limit of 2 students per any one endangered species.
  2. Your task is to use both print and electronic resources to collect, organize, and present information on the endangered species of your choosing. *Take notes!
    1. common name
    2. scientific name
    3. habitats
    4. reasons for the decline of the species
    5. estimated populations for various years and periods of time
  3. Organize your data in a spreadsheet using Microsoft Excel.
  4. Create a Graph to demonstrate the decline of the species.
  5. Present your findings to the class, along with a a self created visual of your species.  *Visuals may include, but are not limited to the following:  painting, sketch, drawing, diorama, 3-D model, poster, etc.
  6. Complete an assessment rubric on your project.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

7th Grade Math On Geometry SketchPad: Angle Relationships

Open and spend 7 minutes exploring and playing with Geometry Sketchpad.

When instructed to, open a new document in the program.

Create a sketch showing the relationships among the angles formed when a pair of
parallel lines is cut by a transversal: corresponding angles, alternate interior angles,
and so on.

Include in your sketch all angle measurements (8 points) and slope measurements (2 points), proving that the two lines intersected by the transversal are parallel (4 points).

You should use color to make your sketch easy to read and understand (2 points).

When you believe you are finished, show your sketch to Miss Granholm.

When your sketch has been approved, print it in color on the 407 Lab Color Printer.

16 Points


Rachel & Desiree
Jeremiah & Aaron
Khadijah & Arena
Trent & Anton
Chris & Cameron
Andrew & Kasen
Lauryn & Angelique
Christian & Charles
Bobbie & Elijah
Marcaja & Sania
Taylor & Bryonne
Walter & Emanuel
Skylar & Nia
Sultan & Emanuel

Monday, March 21, 2011

8 Algebra 3-21-2011

  • Take notes in your notebook on the example problems.  You are responsible for ALL example problems.  Feel free to pause and go back as needed.

  • Update your Player Data Tables OR Work on this week's Problem of the Week.

Problem of The Week: Due Friday, March 25, 2011

At a recent convention of millipedes and centipedes held at the hotel Fleeflee, the desk clerk registered 293 guests.  He noticed that each millipede had 16 legs and that each centipede had 14 legs.  Seth, the shoeshine spider, reported that there were 4,408 legs in total at the convention.  He had to shine all their shoes!  Can you help the desk clerk at the Hotel Fleeflea figure out how many of the registered guests were millipedes and how many were centipedes?

5 Points

Friday, March 18, 2011

Algebra Independent Reading Project

Assignment 1:
  • Visit Amazon.com and find 5 age appropriate fiction books that have a math connection in their theme or plot.
  • Read a summary of the book.
  • Write 1-2 sentences, for each book, summarizing the book in your own words.
  • Then, write 1-2 sentences ranking these books in the order you would prefer to read them.
  • Paste the 5 summaries into the body of an e-mail and send to Miss. Granholm by Monday, March 21.
Grading:  12 points, 2 points each

March Madness Research Project