09/18 Classwork & Homework
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Lessons-Part 1:   In your table group -

 Try to come up with an alogrithm (a set of rules or procedures) that explain how to get the answer when adding and subtracting integers.
  -Use construction paper on your table to create a "poster" (one per group) that would explain the algorithm to someone who doesn't know how.
 -Be as short and concise as you can... enough detail and clarity that people who follow your rules would always get the right answers.
For addition... it should work for ALL cases:            [+] + [+],   [+] + [-],   [-] + [+],   [-] + [-]         
For subtraction... it should work for ALL cases:       [+] - [+],   [+] - [-],   [-] - [+],   [-] - [-]

Classwork:   We created a table with the algorithm (set of rules) for adding and subtracting positive and negative integers [...see picture of table below].  We also began our assignment of A.T.N. -ACE pg.33: #6-8, 10-13.

Turned-in:   A.T.N. -ACE pg.32: #1-5

Homework:   Complete assignment of A.T.N. -ACE pg.33: #6-8, 10-13  if not completed in class today.

Homework NOTE: Students should spend from 20-30 minutes on any math homework assignment. If a student puts in a maximum of 30 minutes on the assigned homework, he/she should stop working, and come to class to get additional help. Students should not be putting in longer times on homework assignments... needing to do so is an indication of some additional skills reinforcement or re-teaching necessary, and the student should seek out such at school.]

Notes:      RE-DOs on Learning Target quizzes 1.1 and 1.2:  Students scoring below 6 on LT-1.1, or below 10 on LT-1.2, should make arrangements with Mr. Usem to RE-DO that particular Learning Target quiz in order to attain a passing score.  Re-dos need to be done outside of regular math class. Students should refer to Mr. Usem's availability schedule on his website (or posted in the room) for the available times. Suggestions are: Recess, Before-school, After-school, or during BEST class for students that have Mr. Usem / Mr. Leavitt for BEST.



Integer Algorithms
Students should have this table copied into their "notes" section of their binder!