06/08 Classwork & Homework
Thursday, June 08, 2017

Lessons-Part 1:   Copy the equation below, solve it, and graph the solution on a number line..

1)   |x| = 4

Classwork:    Our lessons now through the end-of-the-year are without text books.  Materials willl be presented in class each day... most utilizing the Promethean Front Board and notes taken from it... Watch for handouts.

  • Corrected "Solving 2-step inequalities worksheet "F" and additional word problems #8 & 13"
  • worked on...
    • PERIODS 3 & 4 ONLY:  "At The Movies" practice inequiality word problems + practice problems on graphing absolute value equation solutions  (...available as a downloadable and printable PDF document below) [NOTE: Studdents DO NOT have to complete the absolute value problems on the back of the worksheet... They will NOT be on the LT Quiz (#6.3 & 6.4) tomorrow!] 
    • PERIODS 5 & 6 ONLY:  "At The Movies" practice inequiality word problems  (...available as a downloadable and printable PDF document below

Turned-in:   nothing 

Homework:   Pre-Algebra with Pizzazz worksheet (pg. 225) on solving inequalities.  (...available as a downloadable and printable PDF document below

[STUDENTS IN PERIOD 3 MIGHT NOT HAVE RECEIVED THIS HOMEWORK WORKSHEET.  Due to the difficuties with the "absolute value" material, I decided after period 3 to NOT INCLUDE it on the quiz tomorrow (Friday), and decided that they would be better of spending their time practing solving inequalities Students should NOT spend time on the "abolsute value" material handed out in periods 3 & 4 today, but should, rather, work on this "Pizzazz" worksheet to help them study for the quiz.]

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


  • LT QUIZ TOMORROW, FRIDAY June 9, on LT #6.3 & 6.4 -Linear inequalities
  • FINAL DEADLINE for submission of ALL "Late" or "Missing" assignments is Friday, June 9.


  • 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 #7.5/7.6 - [Pythagorean Theorem & finding distance between points on a grid] - A score of 11 out of possible 13 pts
    • ...for LT #7.4 - [Pythagorean Theorem application] - A score of 13.5 out of possible 16 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 #7.5/7.6 is: TODAY, Thursday, June 8)
  • (Deadline for LT #7.4 is: Tuesday, June 13)


PDF "At The Movies" practice inequality word problems + problems on graphing absolute value   --  "At The Movies" practice inequality word problems + practice problems on graphing absolute value equation solutions
PDF Pizzazz (pg. 225) worksheet - Solving Inequalities   --  Pizzazz (pg. 225) worksheet - Solving Inequalities