11/30 Classwork & Homework
Thursday, November 30, 2017

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

 1) Bobo saves $400 at 3% simple interest for 5 years... What is his ending balance in his account?

 2) Allison saves $525 at 5.5% simple interest for 10 years... What is her ending balance in her account?

 3) Billy-Sue-Bob saves $1350 at 7.25% simple interest for 12 years... What is the amount of interest he earned over the 12 years? 

Classwork:   Direct instruction and notes on "Compound Interest" - handout: "Compound Interest Task Card" [...available as a downloadable and printable PDF document below.]

Turned-in:   nothing

Homework:  complete the handout above (both sides) if not completed in class today.



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


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.

  • 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 #2.6 - [Translations & Reflections] - A score of out of possible 8 pts.
    • ...for LT #2.8 - [Order of Operations] - A score of out of possible 8 pts.
    • ...for LT #2.9 - [Properties: Commutative, Associative, & Distributive] - A score of out of possible 8 pts.
  • (DEADLINE for LT #2.6, 2.8, and 2.9 RE-TAKES is: Friday, Dec 8)
PDF Compound Interest Task Card   --  Compound Interest Task Card