09/03 Classwork & Homework
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Lessons-Part 1: Copy the following lists in order from  lowest to highest

  1. 200, -1/2, -20, -30, 1/2, 1/4, 20
  2. 0.275, 1.275, -0.5, -1.5, -1.55, 1.28
  3. -37.5, 3.75, -0.375, 1/4, -3/4, 3/4, -0.75

Classwork:  Accentuate The Negative (ATN) Page 11, Problem #1.2 -Began with discussion about how to develop a proper scale on a number line, prior to using them in the problem to explain student thinking.   [see the LINK BELOW for a downloadable "number lines" sheet for use with Problem #1.2] .

Turned-in:   ATN - A.C.E. Problems, pg. 16: #1-8

Homework:  Homework differs by period today...

  • Periods 1 & 4:  Complete problem #1.2 (pg. 11) started in class today [ALL parts]
  • Period 6: none
  • Period 7:  Complete problem #1.2 (pg. 11) started in class today [Parts A & B]

Notes:    Please note that sometimes different classes will have different assignments for homework each day; it depends on how far each particular class was able to get on the day's classwork, and on what I feel that particular class is ready to handle.  This can happen for a variety of reasons, and usually occurs because one class or another has gotten into an interesting deeper discussion of a math topic during their regular lesson that led us astray for a short time (these "side-trips" can be very valuable math discussions, and are seen as positive interaction amongst the students that can help to deepen their understanding). Of course, it is also possible that a class has gotten a bit behind another due to the students in that class not working as hard as they should have. In any case, please be assured that all students will eventually complete all of the same assignments, even though their pace may differ temporarily.