03/30 Classwork & Homework
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Lessons-Part 1:    Complete Labsheet 2.1 (Function Junction) - doing ONLY the first 2 bullet-points in the instructions  (...available as a downloadable & printable PDF document below.)

Classwork:    "Arithmetic Sequences"...  Worked on "Practice #1" Worksheet  [PINK].  (...available as a downloadable & printable PDF document below.)

‚ÄčTurned-in:    "Working Backward" Worksheets (pages 31-32) [GREEN]

Homework:  Complete classwork above... Arithmetic Sequences Practice #1 Worksheet  [PINK]  ...if not completed in class today.  (Have this complete and ready to turn-in after Spring Break.)

REMINDER:  At most, homework is designed such that students should spend 30-40 minutes maximum of focused effort on their homework assignments on any night. (*Please note that not all assignments are designed to take 30-40 minutes, that is only the maximum time... most homework assignments should be able to be accomplished in less time.) If an assignment is taking longer than that, students should stop working, and come in with the work, as completed, for class the next day to discuss with the teacher the issues the student may be having that is making it difficult for him/her to complete the assignment



  • Any students may re-take Learning Target quizzes to try to improve their score and to receive a passing grade showing that they understand the learning target. The top grade possible on a quiz "re-take" is an 85% score (a solid "B" grade)The highest grades possible for re-takes are:
    • ...for LT #5.1 & 5.2 - [Linear relationships] - A score of 14.5 out of possible 17 pts.

In order to do a re-take, students need to KEEP their old quiz, and BRING it in, with the correct answers (with explanations) on a SEPARATE FORM on the items they missed. [RETAKE FORMS AVAILABLE IN MR. USEM'S ROOM, or are available as a downloadable PDF document on his WEBPAGE] This will qualify them "ready to re-take" the quiz. Re-takes are to be done outside of regular class time, and can be done before-school, after-school, during recess, or during study-hall in Advisories on Thursdays. Students should make arrangements with Mr. Usem to do the re-takes. Students will have at least 2 weeks from when the quizzes are handed back to complete the re-take.

  • (Deadline for LT #5.1 & 5.2 is: TODAY, Thursday, Mar 30)


PDF LABSHEET 2.1 (Function Junction)   --  LABSHEET 2.1 (Function Junction) -Do ONLY the first 2 Bullet-points in the instructions.
PDF Arithmetic Sequence Practice #1 worksheet   --  Arithmetic Sequence Practice #1 worksheet [PINK]