12/01 Classwork & Homework
Thursday, December 01, 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 the total amount of interest that he will earn?

b.)  How much interest would he have earned 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 #2 [PURPLE] - [...available as a downloadable and printable PDF document, below]

Turned-in:    nothing

Homework:   Complete classwork above, combined "simple-" and "compound"-interest practice worksheet #2 [PURPLE], ...if not completed in class today.

Notes:   Quiz on LT #3.3 (Simple & Compound Interest) will be TOMORROW, 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 #2   --  Simple & Compound Interest (combined) Practice Worksheet #2