Bon Lin Middle School

Classes / Homework

Math (Period 5)

Instructor
Renee Farrell
Department
Mathematics

Course Description

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Q2W5 (Nov 13-17)

Monday, November 13

I can create multiple representations of a linear function.

  • Complete project from Friday
  • Return graded papers and discuss, if needed

Tuesday, November 14

I can graph a linear equation using the slope and y-intercept

Flipchart – guided notes/graphs/whiteboards

Practice worksheet

Wednesday, November 15

Mid-Quarter 2 Test

Thursday, November 16

I can match a linear equation with a table and a graph

BW: Practice graphing an equation

Matching activity –

Friday, November 17

I can match a linear equation with a table and a graph

Graded assignment – matching activity

Canoeing the Missouri Discovering Lewis & Clark ®

Lewis and Clark – Canoeing the Missouri Expedition

  1. Read through the provided article (highlighted). Create an x/y table representing the days traveled (x) and miles (y).
  2. Plot the data from the table on the provided graph paper. Make sure to label all parts of the graph.
  3. Describe the relationship from the graph/article using complete sentences and vocabulary.
  4. Watch the following video clip on “line of best fit.” Draw a straight line through the center/middle of your dots. Write a linear equation for the straight line.

 

http://virtualnerd.com/pre-algebra/linear-functions-graphing/scatter-plot-best-fit-lines/scatter-plots-predictions/line-of-fit-scatter-plot

Q2W4 (Nov 6-10)

This week we are starting a STEM unit that will incorporate all content areas.  Our focus of study will center on the Lewis and Clarke Expedition.  In math, we will continue to focus on linear/non-linear equations, unit rate of change, and slope. We will use data from their expedition to develop charts, determine the type of equations, and graph.  This is our first STEM unit that we have attempted, and it will be a learning process.
 
Monday: Bellwork will briefly introduce Lewis and Clarke and review for unit quiz
Tuesday: Unit quiz, conversions from expedition, and begin to collect data
Wednesday: Slope intercept form guided notes and practice
Thursday: Homework due (must be complete and work shown) and begin project collecting and incorporating data
Friday: Work on project

Q2W3 (October 30-November 3)

Our plans for the week are below-remember these are tentative depending on how the week goes! Also, our 8thgrade math department decided that this quarter if your child misses weekly homework 2 or more times, they will be assigned before school detention for not being ready and prepared for class. Last nine weeks, a majority of students completed homework without any issues. This is great! We want students to be able to work on assignments and come to class prepared with materials. As always, please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Monday, October 30

 QUIZ - rate of change of a table//slope from 2 points//is the table linear or non-linear?

Tuesday, October 31

I can determine the slope of a line from a graph

Flichart – guided notes

Practice problems

Wednesday, November 1

I can determine the equation of a linear function using the slope and the y-intercept

Flipchart – guided notes

Practice problems - Deltamath

Thursday, November 2

I can determine the equation of a linear function using the slope and y-intercept.

HOMEWORK IS DUE

Rotation activity – students will travel around the room to match equations with the correct graph.

Friday, November 3

QUIZ – match the equation and the graph

Q2W2 (October 23-27)

Report cards will go home tomorrow with students, 8th grade does not do the signature cards like other grade levels, so make sure to ask your sweet to see the report card. Homework is due Wednesday this week.  Friday, I was out for STEM competitions and was disappointed to return to a note from the substitute teacher about the behavior of the class. This is unacceptable and I know that the students are capable of much more. We reviewed the expectations in class but please remind students of the importance of being responsible and respectful at all times.  I explained to students that they are a representative of themselves, loved ones, teachers, and school and should have the upmost respect from themselves. They really are a great bunch of young adults and I enjoy them daily.

Monday, October 23

I can investigate rate of change.

Students will work in pairs to complete “Tic Tock Toothpick” – Graded Assignment

Tuesday, October 24

I can determine the rate of change from a function table.

BW: Turn in Tic Toc Toothpick

Flipchart – guided notes and examples for Rate of Change/Slope

Practice problems on foldable

Wednesday, October 25

I can determine the slope from 2 ordered pairs.

Flipchart – guided notes and examples

Practice problems

Thursday, October 26

I can determine the slope of a line from a table or 2 ordered pairs. 

Independent work day: QUIZIZZ   

HOMEWORK DUE – no name no credit!  Must attempt every problem!

Friday, October 27

QUIZ  - rate of change of a table//slope from 2 points//is the table linear or non-linear?

Homework passed out

Q2W1 (Oct 16-20)

Welcome Back! Hopefully you each enjoyed a wonderful fall break.

Monday, October 16

I can determine if a relation is a function.

vocabulary

Flipchart:  notes on relation/function/multiple representations/x does not repeat

Tuesday, October 17

I can determine if a relation is a function.

BW: change from one representation to another

Flipchart:  notes on vertical line test

Practice worksheet packet

Wednesday, October 18

I can determine if a relation is a function.

Sorting Activity

DeltaMath Assignment – “Is a Relation a Function”

Quiz tomorrow

Thursday, October 19

QUIZ – Is a relation a function?

Friday, October 20

I can graph on the coordinate plane.

Graph pictures

Q1W9(October 2-6)

Wow, it is the end of quarter one and next week is fall break, meaning NO SCHOOL next week. This week is a busy one...we have the PTSA "bounce into fall break" fundraiser this Friday during the school day. Cost is $8.00 and concessions will also be sold. 

Monday, October 2, 2016

I can review all skills taught this quarter.

STUDY GUIDE – for Q1 test

Tuesday, October 3, 2016

I can review all skills taught this quarter.

Mixed DeltaMath Review for Q1 skills

Wednesday, October 4, 2016

Q1 TEST – all skills learned this Quarter

-rational/irrational numbers

-all equations

-number of solutions

-contextual graphs

Thursday, October 5

FIT Day- student must have a completed FIT ticket

Friday, October 6

Jr. Math Bits – equations for extra credit

Q1W7 (Sept 18-22)

Here is a look at the week:

Monday, September 18

I can solve multi-step equations

BW: return and check homework

Students will be grouped according to proficiency on Friday’s quiz on multi-step equations for additional reinforcement or enrichment.

Tuesday, September 19

I can solve multi-step equations

Re-do Quiz on multi-step equations with variables on both sides.

Independent: watch tutorial video “number of solutions” on ibook chapter 2 section 5

 

Wednesday, September 20

I can determine if an equation has one solution, no solution, or infinite solutions. (8.EE.7.a)

BW: review problem

Flipchart: notes/examples/practice problems

Kahoot (number of solutions)

 Thursday, September 21 

I can determine if an equation has one solution, no solution, or infinite solutions. (8.EE.7.a)

BW: Quizizz (number of solutions)

Homework Due  No name = no credit!   Must attempt all problems!

Independent practice: worksheet (equations that have either one solution, no solution, or infinite solutions)

Friday, September 22

I can determine if an equation has one solution, no solution, or infinite solutions.

Graded assignment – “Number of solutions sort”

Need: red, yellow, and blue crayons

Homework passed out – DUE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Q1W6 (Sept 11-15)

Standard: Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

Monday, September 11

I can solve equations with variables on both sides.

BW: review homework

-Return Tests from Friday

Flipchart – notes/practice problems

Tuesday, September 12

I can solve equations with variables on both sides.

BW: independently watch tutorial video on ibook/work problem on paper

Practice problems on white boards

Independent practice: work problems on ibook

Wednesday, September 13

I can solve equations with variables on both sides.

BW: solve equations

DeltaMath assignment – Solve Equations with variables on both sides

QUIZ tomorrow

Thursday, September 14

QUIZ - solve equations with variables on both sides

Friday, September 15

NO SCHOOL

TEACHER INSERVICE

Q1W5 (Sept 4-8)

Standard:  Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

Monday, September 4

LABOR DAY – no school

Tuesday, September 5

I can solve equations.

Review quiz from Friday

Students will be differentiated among teachers depending on quiz results for either enrichment or remediation.

Wednesday, September 6

I can solve equations.

Students will be differentiated among teachers depending on quiz results.

Thursday, September 7

I can solve equations.

Review all equations.

Station Activity to review for quiz tomorrow

HOMEWORK DUE!  NO NAME – NO CREDIT!  NO PARTIAL WORK ACCEPTED!

FIT for Rational/Irrational quiz and 2-step equations Quiz- students must ahve turned in a FIT ticket

Friday, September 8

QUIZ on all equations: 2-step, multi-step (combining like terms and distributive property)

 

Q1W4 (Aug 28-Sept 1)

Standard: Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

 

Monday, August 28

I can simplify an expression by combining like terms.

BW: Review the quiz from Friday

Sorting Activity

Flipchart: notes/practice problems

HW: watch the tutorial videos on the Ibook on Combining like terms and Distributive Property

Tuesday, August 29

I can simplify an expression by using the distributive property

Aimsweb  MCOMP – 8 minute timed test/ no calculator

BW: combining like terms

Flipchart on distributive property – notes/practice

Practice problems on white boards

DELTAMATH ASSIGNMENT DUE BY 7PM

Wednesday, August 30

I can solve equations that require combining like term and using the distributive property

AIMSWEB MCAP – 10 minute timed test/ no calculator

BW: distributive property

Flipchart: Practice problems on white boards

Thursday, August 31

I can solve equations that require combining like term and using the distributive property

BW: equations

Practice Problems on Ibook

Quizizz: combine like terms/distributive property

QUIZ tomorrow on solving equations that require combining like terms, using distributive property, or both

HOMEWORK DUE TODAY ! – NO LATE WORK//NO PARTIAL WORK ACCEPTED

Friday, September 1

QUIZ - solving equations that require combining like terms, using distributive property, or both

 Pass out homework for next week – Due on Thursday (September 7)

Q1W3 (Aug 21-25)

Monday, August 21

ECLIPSE DAY!

Students will work general math problems relating to the solar eclipse. 

Students will download the 8th grade math Ibook for their use.

Tuesday, August 22

Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

I can solve one and 2-step equations.

Tutorial videos from Ibook

Flipchart: notes and practice problems

Practice

Wednesday, August 23

. Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

I can solve 2-step equations.

BW: solve 1 and 2-step equations

Practice on whiteboards

Thursday, August 24

. Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

OPEN HOUSE TONIGHT

Homework is due!

I can solve 2-step equations

Aimsweb Practice

DeltaMath assignment – 2-step equations

Friday, August 25

. Solve linear equations with rational number coefficients, including equations whose solutions require expanding expressions using the distributive property and collecting like terms.

QUIZ – solve 2-step equations

Homework for next week will be passed out (due on Thursday)

Q1W2 (Aug 14-18)

       Wahoo, we have each survived week one of back to school.  If you are anything like me it is hard for you believe that your baby is an 8th grader and will be off to high school before you know it. This week has a been a wonderful week. Thank you so much to everyone that has signed up for my Remind text messages for Math (see attached), hopefully you saw this on the signed syllabus or your sweet told you about it.  If you have not, please do so, as I use this as a tool of communication to keep you informed of things happening in class.  Additionally, I strive to send weekly e-mails and update my website weekly as well. Do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns via email. 

Here is a brief look ahead but please remember it is subject to change:

Monday: Irrational/Rational Numbers Review and Ordering

Tuesday: Begin project (bring scissors)

Wednesday: Work on project

Thursday: Review and complete project *Homework due (this is given each Friday and due the following Thursday)*

Friday: Quiz

Standards Covered:

8.NS.A.1 Know that numbers that are not rational are called irrational. Understand informally that every number has a decimal expansion; for rational numbers show that the decimal expansion repeats eventually or terminates, and convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually or terminates into a rational number.

8.NS.A.2 Use rational approximations of irrational numbers to compare the size of irrational numbers locating them approximately on a number line diagram.

Learning Outcomes:

I can define rational and irrational numbers

I can show that the decimal expansion of rational numbers repeats eventually or terminates.

I can convert a decimal expansion which repeats eventually or terminates into a rational number.

I can show informally that every number has a decimal expansion.

I can approximate irrational numbers as rational numbers and locate on a number line.

 

Lastly, if you have not sent in $5.00 locker fee to the HR teacher and the $10 technology fee, please do so. Please remember if you send a check, the phone number must be on the check and it must be two separate checks.

Laptops will be issued in the near future, you may pay the insurance by visiting: https://www.localevelevents.com/events/details/3357

A message from BARTLETT CITY SCHOOLS

Parents,

On Monday, August 21, 2017, the moon will pass between the earth and the sun for the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918.  Millions of Americans in 12 states will be able to watch this solar spectacle that will turn day into night for a couple of minutes.  Tennessee is among the 12 states that have been declared to be the best place to experience this rare phenomenon.

Bartlett City Schools is planning for its students to participate in this event.  BCS has purchased and will supply solar eclipse viewing glasses for students.  Permission slips will be coming home next week. Parents of students in grades K-8 must sign and return all forms no later than Thursday, August 17, 2017.  If your student is in grades 9-12 you will only need to send a form back if you DO NOT want your child to participate.