05/31 Classwork & Homework
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Lessons-Part 1:  Write down definitions for the following math symbols:   1)  <    ,   2)  >   ,  3)     ,   4)  


  1. Inequality Lesson: Writing & Graphing inequalities (handout text - Lesson 8.1 - pg.330-333)    ...available as a downloadable PDF document below.
  2.  "Writing Inequalities [A]" worksheet -(BOTH SIDES)   ...available as a downloadable PDF document below.
Turned-in:    Nothing

Homework:     If not completed in class today...

  1. Complete ALL exercises #5-20 on page 333 of the Writing & Graphing inequalities handout text (Lesson 8.1 - pg.330-333), PLUS...
  2. Complete the "Writing Inequalities [A]" worksheet -(BOTH SIDES)


  • 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:   DEADLINE for submission of all "Late/Missing" work for math class is Friday, June 3rd.


  • 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 #6.2 - students who received a score of 19 or less (out of possible 27pts.)

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 #6.2 is:  Wednesday, June 1)



PDF Writing & Graphing inequalities (handout text - Lesson 8.1 - pg.330-335)   --  Writing & Graphing inequalities (handout text - Lesson 8.1 - pg.330-335)
PDF "Writing Inequalities [A]" worksheet   --  "Writing Inequalities [A]" worksheet