03/17 Classwork & Homework
Monday, March 17, 2014

Lessons-Part 1:  Copy and complete the following:

  1. In the equation A = 3d + 5, the "5" tells us that the graph of the line of the equation __________________________________________, and the "3" tells us that the graph ___________________________.
  2. In the equation y = 4x + 2, the "2" tells us that the graph of the line of the equation __________________________________________, and the "4" tells us that the graph ___________________________.

- (Students should be able to fill in the blanks with detailed,  clear, and concise statements.)

Classwork:    Completed and discussed "Moving Straight Ahead" Problem #1.4 (p.10)

Turned-in:   nothing

Homework:    ADD ON to yesterday's homework of "Moving Straight Ahead"  A.C.E. problems p.13:  #4-6, and #7-8, by ADDING #9-13, 15.  [This should all be one larger assignment now]

Notes:   During this new unit we will be doing quite a bit of graphing.  I suggest that students purchase a supply of graph-paper (the kind that has light blue, green, or peach colored lines for the grid) for use in their assignments in class and homework. Students might also want to have a small set of colored pencils with them to help with graphing. With these tools I have seen that students will do a much better job in their graphing, will accomplish it more easily, and the graphs will not only look better, but will also be more useful as a learning tool.

Quiz Re-Take policy: Any students who received a score of less than 75% can re-take that quiz. Re-take quizzes are somewhat shorter than the original.Students need to re-do any incorrect items from their quiz on a separate piece of paper, and show that to Mr. Usem (along with the original quiz) in order to be able to take the re-take.  Quiz re-takes are to be taken outside of class time, as arranged with Mr. Usem [Possible times are before/after school, during recess, during BEST (with permission of BEST teacher)