03/20 Classwork & Homework
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lessons-Part 1:  "Moving Straight Ahead" - Problem #2.1 (Page 25) - Bring your ideas for this problem (from the homework you did last night), and present your ideas to your table group. Table groups got together to combine ideas and determine the best solution for the group.

Classwork:    Discussed "Moving Straight Ahead" - Problem #2.1 (Page 25).  Also, began working on "Moving Straight Ahead" - Problem #2.2 (Page 26), utilizing data and strategies from  Problem 2.1.

Turned-in:   nothing

Homework:   Complete "Moving Straight Ahead" - Problem #2.2 (Page 26) -ALL parts

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)