05/12 Classwork & Homework
Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lessons-Part 1:  Write the squares of all the numbers from 0-15.     02 = ____,    12 = ____,    22 = ____,    32 = ____ ,   etc........

Classwork:   discussed "Looking for Pythagoras" (LFP) - Problem 1.3 (pg.11); Also worked on  LFP Problem 2.1 (pg.19)  [we used LABSHEET 2.1 ...available as a downloadable PDF document below]

Turned-in:     nothing

Homework:  LFP  - A.C.E.  pg.13: #15-25   (H/W Pass, do... all ODD # problems)  -dot-grid paper available on the "downloadable worksheets" section of my webpage]


  • 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


Notes:   Students who did not complete the LT QUIZ #6.2 they took on Tuesday need to arrange time to finish the quiz outside of class by the end of the day on Friday, May 13, or the quiz will be scored "as is", even though not completed, in order to allow quizzes to be returned on Monday.



  • Students who received a score of 70% or below on Learning Target quizzes need to re-take them to improve their score and to receive a passing grade showing that they understand the learning target. The cut-offs for re-takes are:
    • ​​LT QUIZ #5.4/5.5 - students who received a score of 20 or less (out of possible 28 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 a time specially arranged with Mr. Usem (B.E.S.T. class is no longer available). Students should make arrangements with Mr. Usem to do the re-takes. Students will have 2 weeks from when the quizzes are handed back to complete the re-take.

  • (Deadline for LT #5.4/5.5 is:  Monday, May 16)


PDF LFP -Labsheet 2.1 (5Dotx5Dot grids)   --  LFP -Labsheet 2.1 (5Dotx5Dot grids)