11/30 Classwork & Homework
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Lessons-Part 1:  Copy the important data, and use your calculator to solve the following...       **WRITE THE EQUATION YOU USE, & SHOW YOUR WORK! 

1)  Billy-Sue-Bob saves $525 at 5.5% simple-interest for 14 years.  

a)  What is his ending balance in his account?

b.)  How much would he have had if he would have invested it at a bank that gave him compound-interest? 


  1. Corrected the homework assignment
  2. Began working on a combined "simple-" and "compound"-interest practice worksheet [GREEN] - [...available as a downloadable and printable PDF document, below]

Turned-in:    nothing

Homework:   Complete classwork above, combined "simple-" and "compound"-interest practice worksheet [GREEN], ...if not completed in class today.

Notes:   Quiz on LT #3.3 (Simple & Compound Interest) will be on Friday, Dec. 2


  • Students who received a score of 70% or below on Learning Target quizzes may 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 #2.6 - [Translations & Reflections] - students who received a score of 5 or less (out of possible 8 pts.)
    • LT #2.8 - [Order of operations] - students who received a score of 5 or less (out of possible 8 pts.)
    • LT #2.9 - [Commutative, Associative, & Distributive properties] - students who received a score of 11.5 or less (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 #2.6, 2.8 & 2.9 is: EXTENDED to Friday, Dec 9)


PDF Simple & Compound Interest (combined) Practice Worksheet #1   --  Simple & Compound Interest (combined) Practice Worksheet #1