Math Class Activities

Week of 6/5

6/9: Complete your”Cookies Portfolio” Cover Letter” p175 and your final exam.
6/7: Review homework: Spend 20 minutes on “Continued Portfolio Selection” p174 (ContinuingPortSelection). Complete your”Cookies Portfolio” Cover Letter” p175. or your Personal Growth p176. Or begin working on the final exam.
6/6: Review homework: Spend 20 minutes on “Continued Portfolio Selection” p174 (ContinuingPortSelection). Complete that assignment and begin your”Cookies Portfolio” Cover Letter” p175.
6/5: Review final week schedule. Complete “State U” p165.

Week of 5/29

6/2: Check homework: “Back on the Trail” Part I p 164. Complete “Back on the Trail” Parts I & II. Begin “State U” p165.
6/1: Review sub report, homework and progress on yesterday’s assignments: “Beginning Portfolio Selection” p171 and “A Charity Rock: Part II: Rocking Pebbles” p163. Complete those assignments and begin “Back on the Trail” p164.
5/31: Complete “Beginning Portfolio Selection” p171. Type your answers and share them with me.  Begin “A Charity Rock: Part II Rocking Pebbles” p163.

Week of 5/22

5/26: Check homework: Spend 20 minutes on”How Many of Each Kind? Revisited” pp161-162. Review pre-quizzes. Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line (Problem Solving Process Linear Equations). Read “Cookies and the University” and complete “How Many of Each Kind? Revisited” pp161-162. Class Notes: 
5/25: Check homework: spend 20 minutes on ”How Many of Each Kind? Revisited” pp161-162. Complete pre-quizzes. If done continue working on”How Many of Each Kind? Revisited” pp161-162.
5/24: Check and review homework: complete”A Reflection on Money” p156. Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line (Problem Solving Process Linear Equations). Prep for Translation Pre-Quiz? Take Pre-Quiz? Read “Cookies and the University” and begin “How Many of Each Kind? Revisited” pp161-162.
5/23: Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line (Problem Solving Process Linear Equations). Complete “Set It Up” p 155 and “A Reflection on Money” p156Class Notes: 

Week of 5/15

5/19: Show homework:”Get the Point” p153. Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line (Problem Solving Process Linear Equations). Complete “Get the Point” p153 and share alternate strategies. Complete “Only One Variable” p154. and begin “Set It Up” p 155.
5/18: Show homework:”Going Out for Lunch” p151. Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line (Problem Solving Process Linear Equations). Complete”Going Out for Lunch” p151 and “Getting on Good Terms” p150. Read “Points of Intersection” and begin “Get the Point” p153. Class Notes: 
5/16: Review returned quizzes. Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line (Problem Solving Process Linear Equations). Complete “A Rock ‘n’ Rap Variation” p149. Complete “Getting on Good Terms” p150 and begin “Going Out for Lunch” p151.

Week of 5/8

5/12:Review homework: begin “A Rock ‘n’ Rap Variation” p149. Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line. Complete the Cookies Graphing Quiz. Review strategies to translate a situation into an equation or inequality and complete “A Rock ‘n’ Rap Variation” p149.

5/10: Review homework: begin “Rock ‘n’ Rap” p148. Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line. Review strategies to translate a situation into an equation or inequality and complete “Rock ‘n’ Rap” p147. Begin “A Rock ‘n’ Rap variation” p149.  Quiz tomorrow on graphing and finding solution steps. Class Notes: 

5/9: Review homework: write your cereal recommendation. Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line.Review strategies to translate a situation into an equation or inequality and complete “Changing What You Eat” p146. Begin Rock ‘n’ Rap” p148. Class Notes: 
5/8: Review strategies (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) for generating solutions sets to create a feasible region and/or a solution line Review “Hassan’s a Hit!” p145 and find the most profitable combination. (Hint: It’s one of the corners of the feasible region.) Review strategies to translate a situation into an equation or inequality and complete “You are What You Eat” p146. Hint: corner.) Class Notes: 

Week of 5/1

5/5: Review sub report and POW 5: “Kick It!” p143 write-ups. Review the Cookies unit and the steps (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) to turn constraints problems into solutions. Review strategies for generating solutions sets to create a solution line. Complete “Hassan’s a Hit!” p145.
5/4: Complete POW 5: “Kick It!” p143 as a class, in groups or individually. Write-up the problem, process, etc – one per group.
5/3: Check homework: twenty minutes on”Finding Linear Graphs” p142.  Review the Cookies unit and the steps (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) to turn constraints problems into solutions. Review strategies for generating solutions sets to create a solution line and complete “Finding Linear Graphs” p142 by hand or using Desmos. Begin “Hassan’s a Hit!” p145. Class Notes:

5/2: Review the Cookies unit and the steps (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) to turn constraints problems into solutions. Complete #2 of “Curtis and Hassan Make Choices” p141. Remember to a) translate the situation into equations, b) simplify the equations) c) graph (Desmos) and d) interpret the graphs. Begin “Finding Linear Graphs” p142. Class Notes: “Hassan Makes Choices”

Week of 4/24

4/28: Check the homework: 20 minutes on What’s My Inequality?” pp133-134. Review the Cookies unit and the steps (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) to turn constraints problems into solutions. Read “Using the Feasible Region” p 138 and complete “Profitable Pictures” p139-140. Begin “Curtis and Hassan Make Choices” p141. Remember to a) translating the situation into equations, b) simplifying the equations) c) graphing (or Desmos) and d) interpreting the graphs.  Class Notes: “Curtis Makes Choices”
4/27: Review the Cookies unit and the steps (translate, simplify, graph and interpret) to turn constraints problems into solutions. Complete “Picturing Pictures” p137 by a) translating the situation into equations, b) simplifying the equations) c) graphing (or Desmos) and d) interpreting the graphs.  Look at “What’s My Inequality?” pp133-134. Class Notes: 
4/25: Review the homework: spend 20 minutes graphing the equations from “Healthy Animals” p131. Review the Cookies problem and reasons for learning translating, simplifying, graphing (or Desmos) and interpreting strategies. Complete the graphs for”Healthy Animals”(Healthy Foods PCII) and look at how they simplify and create a visual means to solve the problem. Review “Picturing Cookies–Part I (PicturingCookiesPartI) and begin graphing “Picturing Cookies–Part II” p132. Begin POW 4 “A Hat of a Different Color” pp129-130.   

4/24: Review Cookies problem and reasons for learning translating, simplifying, graphing (or Desmos) and interpreting strategies. Look at a simpler problem: “Healthy Animals” p131. Review “Picturing Cookies–Part I (PicturingCookiesPartI) and begin “Picturing Cookies–Part II” p132. Is there a way to let technology do the work for you? Class Notes:

 

Week of 4/17

4/21: Check homework: 20 more minutes on”Inequality Stories” p128. Review unit skills so far: translating into math equations/ inequalities, simplifying inequalities, graphing strategies, interpreting graphs (PicturingCookiesPartI). Complete “Inequality Stories” p128. Class Notes: 

4/20: Check homework: 20 more minutes on “Picturing Cookies–Part I” pp126-127. Share solutions. Create graphs of points that work in one color and points that don’t in another color for the remaining equations. Begin  “Inequality Stories” p128. Class Notes: 
4/19: Go to Poetry Day. Read a poem and enjoy the show.
4/18: Check homework: 20 minutes on “Picturing Cookies–Part I” pp126-127. Share solutions for I ≤. 140 – P. Create graphs of points that work in one color and points that don’t in another color. Repeat with the other equations. Class Notes: 
4/17: Review the introduction to the Cookies unit and our notes from “How Many of Each Cookie?” “A Simpler Cookie” p118 and “Investigating Inequalities” pp119-120. Complete “Simplifying Cookies” p124. Read “Picturing Cookies” p125 and begin “Picturing Cookies–Part I” pp126-127. Class Notes: 

Week of 4/3

4/ 7: Review the homework: spend 20 minutes on “My Simplest Inequality” pp121-123. Complete that assignment and begin “Simplifying Cookies” p124.
4/6: Hand in the completed Bees unit tests and review returned Bees Portfolio rubrics (Bees Portfolio Rubric). Review the homework: spend 20 minutes on “Investigating Inequalities” pp119-120. Complete “Investigating Inequalities” pp119-120 and begin “My Simplest Inequality” pp121-123.
4/4: Hand in the completed Bees unit tests and review returned Bees Portfolio rubrics (Bees Portfolio Rubric). Review the introduction to the Cookies unit and our notes from “How Many of Each Cookie?” pp116-117. Complete “A Simpler Cookie” p118. Begin “Investigating Inequalities” pp119-120.  Friday’s Class Notes: 

Week of 3/27

3/31: Hand in complete Bees unit tests. Begin the Cookies unit. Read “Cookies and Inequalities” p115 and complete “How Many of Each Cookie?” pp116-117. Class Notes: 
3/30: Review the formulas and continue the Bees unit test. Class Notes: 
3/29: Review the homework: Complete #2 & #3 of the Final Assessment Practice (BeesAssessmentPractice). Continue reviewing for Thursday’s unit test or begin the test today. Class Notes: 
3/28: Review the homework: Complete #1 of the Final Assessment Practice (BeesAssessmentPractice). Continue reviewing for Thursday’s unit test.
3/27: Review the Final Assessment Practice (BeesAssessmentPractice) to prepare for tonight’s homework. Review the feedback on your submitted Bees portfolio cover letter. Review our cover letter brainstorm and “A Portfolio of Formulas” (BeesBrmstmPortofFormlas) Revise/complete your cover letter: Describe the central problem of the unit? what are the main mathematical ideas in the unit? What assignments helped you best understand these ideas and/or solve the central problem?

Week of 3/20

3/24: Review the homework: work for 15-20 minutes on your Bees portfolio letter p77. Review the Bees portfolio brainstorm and the “Portfolio of Formulas (BeesBrmstmPortofFormlas). Complete and share your drafts of portfolio cover letters.
3/22: Review the homework: “A Portfolio of Formulas” p76. Add to our lists (PortfolioOfFormulas) and brainstorm a list of the ideas for your cover letter: Describe the central problem of the unit? what are the main mathematical ideas in the unit? What assignments helped you best understand these ideas and/or solve the central problem? Begin drafting your Bees portfolio letter. Class Notes: 
3/21: Review formulas for finding volume and surface area of a rectangular prism (like a cereal box) by looking at”Cereal Box Sizes” p71 and “More about Cereal Boxes” p72. Complete the “Volume and Surface Area Pre-Quiz.” Begin at “A Portfolio of Formulas” p76. Class Notes: 

Week of 3/13

3/17: Review homework:  spend 15  minutes on “More about Cereal Boxes” p72. Prepare for Tuesday’s volume and surface area quiz by completing “MACB” p72 and “A Size Summary” p73. Read “Back to the Bees” p74 and begin “A-Tessellating We Go” p75. Class Notes: 

3/16: Review sub report, classwork, and homework: complete  “What Holds More?” p70. and “Cereal Box Sizes” p71. Complete “More about Cereal Boxes” p72. Class Notes: 

Week of 3/6

3/9: Complete  “What Holds More?” p70. Begin “Cereal Box Sizes” p71.
3/8: Check homework: Write down your answers to #2 of “Back on the Farm” p69. Complete  “What Holds More?” p70 and “Cereal Box Sizes” p71.
3/7: Check homework: Spend 15 minutes on “Pythagoras and the Box.” Complete “Back on the Farm” p69 and “What Holds More?” p70. Class Notes: 
3/6: Complete #1 of “Put Your Fist into It” p61. Complete “The Ins and Outs of Boxes” p62. Begin ” A Sculpture Garden” p63. Class Notes: 

Week of 2/27

3/3: Check and review homework: Finish “Flat Boxes p56. Complete “Not a Sound” p58. Begin “Put Your Fist into It” p61.
3/2: Check homework: Spend 15 minutes on “Leslie’s Floral Angles” p52. Read “From Two Dimensions to Three: p53 and complete “Flat Cubes” p56. Begin “Flat Boxes p56.
2/28: Check homework: “Simple Square Roots. p49. Complete”Falling Bridges” p51. Begin “Leslie’s Floral Angles” p52. Class Notes: 
2/27: Review areas of equilateral triangles (4325 sq. ft.) and squares (5625 sq. ft.) with perimeters of 300 feet. Complete “More Opinions About Corrals” p48 and “Building the Best Fence” p50. Regular Pentagon: A = ¼ √5(5 +2√5)s2  Regular Hexagon: A = ((3√3)/2)s2 (Google the formula and use the online calculator.)  Begin “Simple Square Roots. p49.

Week of 2/22

2/24: Check and review the homework: complete “Don’t Fence Me In” p45. Complete “Rectangles are Boring!” p46 and”More Fencing, Bigger Corrals” p47. 
2/23: Review for and complete the Pythagorean Theorem quiz. Read “The Corral Problem” p44 and begin “Don’t Fence Me In” p45.
2/22: Review the Pythagorean Theory (a2 + b2 = c2) and the most recent assignments (“The Power of Pythagoras” p37, “Leslie’s Fertile Flowers” p42 and “Flowers from Different Sides p43) to prepare for a quiz tomorrow.

Week of 2/13

2/16: Review the sub plans and the homework: Complete “Leslie’s Fertile Flowers” p42. Review yesterday’s assignments “The Power of Pythagoras” p37 and “Leslie’s Fertile Flowers” p42. Begin “Flowers from Different Sides” p43.
2/15: Complete “The Power of Pythagoras” p37. Begin “Leslie’s Fertile Flowers” p42.
2/14: Review the homework:  Complete”Any Two Sides Work” p33. Complete “Impossible Rugs” p34 in pairs using the cut-out squares. Begin “Make the Lines Count” p35.
2/13: Complete #1-3 of “Any Two Sides Work” p33.

Week of 2/6

2/7: Review homework: “How Big Is It?” p32. Begin “Any Two Sides Work” p33.
2/6: Complete “Tri-Square Rug Games” p31 and begin “How Big Is It?” p32.

Week of 1/31

2/3: Review the homework: write the correct ratio and solve part A of #2 of “Sailboats and Shadows” p29. Complete #2 and share answers to “Sailboats and Shadows.”  Read “A Special Property of Right Triangles” p30 and complete”Tri-Square Rug Games” p31.
2/2: Review the homework: write the correct ratio for #1 of “Sailboats and Shadows” p29. Complete “More Gallery Measurements” p28 and #1 of “Sailboats and Shadows” by solving for h using the trig functions on the graphing calculators. Write the correct ratio for #2 of “Sailboats and Shadows.”
2/1:Review the homework: write the correct ratios for “More Gallery Measurements” p28. Review the terms tangent, sine, cosine, hypotenuse, opposite and adjacent as well as the defined ratios. Share ratios for “More Gallery Measurements.”  Find the correct trig formula for #1 of “Sailboats and Shadows” p29.  Class Notes: 
1/31: Review the magic of triangles, the Pythagorean Theorem, the tangent, sine and cosine ratios of trigonometry and practice identifying them. Begin writing the correct ratios for “More Gallery Measurements” p28.

Week of 1/24

1/27: Review the homework:  Write the correct ratios for “More Gallery Measurements” p28. Review the magic of triangles, the pythagorean Theorem, the tangent, sine and cosine ratios of trigonometry and practice identifying them.
Class Notes: 

1/26: Finish reviewing “Forming Formulas” p20 and “A Right-Triangle Painting” p21. Review “A Trigonometric Summary” pp22-23. Begin”More Gallery Measurements” p28. Class Notes:
1/25: Review the final exam: Bees Quiz #1, Math Attitude Surveys, “Going into the Gallery” pp18-19, “Forming Formulas” p20 and “A Right-Triangle Painting” p21.  Review the Grading Criteria and class procedures (IntMathProcedures).