Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ANAOLOGY WEBQUEST
You are about to go on a quest through the internet to become an expert on analogies. Copy the text below and paste it into word. Complete the the questions at the top and the analogies at the bottom. When you are finished, please BE SURE YOUR NAME IS AT THE TOP and print it to the MS 200 level WR copier server08. Have fun!!



Copy and paste this information:


What is an analogy?____________________________________________________________

http://www.bing.com/Dictionary/search?q=define+analogy&FORM=DTPDIA


Analogies game: finish the analogy in this fast-paced game

http://www.sadlier-oxford.com/phonics/analogies/analogiesx.htm

Give an example of an analogy: ______________________________________________________

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060924195114AABXd3i

Look at the following website that makes comparisons between Metric and English measuring systems:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/mw/table/metricsy.htm

Fill in the following analogies using the word bank below
Word Bank
Sol Length Vertical Width
South Centimeter Pounds Yard
Counterclockwise distance

1. Meter : foot :: ___________ : inch

2. Longitude : latitude :: horizontal : ____________

3. North : __________ :: east : west

4. _________: clockwise :: left : right

5. Height : vertical :: __________: horizontal

6. Foot : inch :: meter : __________

7. Weight : ________ :: time : hours

8. _________: millimeter :: time : seconds

9. Diameter : width :: radius : ½ ___________

10. _________: ≈24.5 hours :: day 24 hours

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pre Algebra!!!!

Here is your homework for tonight (with the answers) use them to study for the QUIZ tomorrow!! (Sorry, in3, represents inches cubed )

2512 in3 512 in3

240 in3

ALGEBRA!!!!

Homework for tonight:
3.4 Practice B
2, 4--15, and 20

Have a great night!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pre Algebra!!!!

REMEMBER!!!
Quiz Tomorrow over surface area of:
Rectangular Prism
Cube
Cylinder
Study your homework from last night and look at the resources I have given you.

ALGEBRA!!!!

Homework for tonight:
3.3 practice A
5,7,9,10-20 even
3.3 practice B
1-15 odd
ALSO either do #25 (on A) or #19 (on B)
NEED HELP?????

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pre Algebra!!!!

Here are a few sites to help with surface area and volume:
Please look at these if you are struggling with these concepts!!
This week
Monday and Tuesday: presentations
Wednesday and Thursday: Surface area and volume put to use
Friday: QUIZ!!!

ALGEBRA!!!!

Hey!!
Back to the grind again!!
Homework for tonight:

3.1 Practice A
#1,2,3,5,7,9,11,13,14,15,18-23
3.1 Practice B
#1-17 odd

Here is some practice on adding and subtracting negative numbers:
http://www.cimt.plymouth.ac.uk/projects/mepres/book7/bk7i15/bk7_15i1.htm
http://www.mathsisfun.com/positive-negative-integers.html
http://www.mathleague.com/help/posandneg/posandneg.htm

Have a good night!

Friday, October 2, 2009

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

ALGEBRA!!!!

Here is the explaination for the framing problem: Thanks Mckenna!

video

IF YOU ARE STILL STRUGGLING ON THE # OF BLOCKS YOU RUN YOU NEED TO LOOK AT EXAMPLE 2 ON PAGE 29 IN YOUR BOOK....IT EXPLAINS IT IN DETAIL!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

REMEMBER: You have a quiz tomorrow!!
The video below is of your fellow classmates going over the questions in class...
GOOD LUCK!!!

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Pre Algebra

These are the things we were talking about in class today!! Let me know if you have any questions...

video

Algebra homework for tonight!!

Here is the problem for tonight, also I posted the example that we did in class together!!

video

Thursday, August 27, 2009

ALGEBRA!!!!

Algebra notes for Wed. August 27, 2009

When doing algebraic expressions you always need to:



1. DO ONE STEP AT A TIME



2. DO ONE STEP PER LINE



3. USE A INSTEAD OF A X


4. GO LEFT TO RIGHT USING ORDER OF OPERATIONS


Example 1:

when n=3

evaluate - solve the expression
13 n
1st: substitute the number value in for the variable
2nd: going left to right and use order of operations
3rd do the math
Homework tonight:
Pages 5-7
#'s 3-15, 16-22 even, 24, 25, 26-42 even, 45, 51-53, 56, and 57!!
Have a great evening!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First time for Homework!!!


ALGEBRA HOMEWORK:


Section 1.1

Page 5

# 2, and 3-14

you need to put the expressions into the chart that is on page #2!!

Good Luck!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

WELCOME BACK!!!

HI!!
I am so excited to get a new year started!!!
As you will soon learn, this blog will be a very important part of your math class.

Here are some things to do on it:

**get notes if absent
**extra help and practice if you are struggling
**BONUS
**project rubrics and details
**homework answers
**test prep
**AND MANY MORE THINGS!!!
**student of the month

Monday, May 11, 2009


Finance Park!!
We have been working on Finance park in class. It is a financial planning unit from Junior Achievement that gets the students ready for real life. The will learn how to complete a check register, budget for everyday expenses, and invest and plan for their future. If you would like to learn more about the program, please visit their website. Permission slips are due back by May 20th and my classes will be traveling to finance park on Wednesday May 27, 2009.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


GOOD LUCK ON THE OAT!!


Things to remember:

1. UNDERLINE WHAT THE QUESTION IS

2. Circle tricky words

3. make educated guesses... do the math and eliminate "bad" answers

4. Check your work

5. work on easy questions first

6.Stay relaxed and confident...YOU CAN DO IT!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009




Remember your actions that go along with these concepts!!!

OTHER TOPICS FROM TODAY:


Wednesday, April 8, 2009



Here are the answers to the homework for tonight!!!


Use the notes that are with the answers to help you understand the


process of Scientific Notation.....


DON'T JUST LOOK AT THE ANSWERS!


Also, I am linking the video that we watched in class, look at it again if you are still confused.


Lastly, there are some internet links with more information.

http://www.nyu.edu/pages/mathmol/textbook/scinot.html

http://janus.astro.umd.edu/astro/scinote/

http://www.aaamath.com/dec71i-dec2sci.html

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/exponent3.htm

Have a good break!! Mrs. Werts

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Today we started talking about Scientific Notation... Here are some of the notes that we looked at in class today.




















AND... Here is some practice, we will be doing these in class !!!




















































































Tuesday, March 24, 2009


HAVE A WONDERFUL

SPRING BREAK!!!!
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

EQUATIONS OF LINES!!!


HERE ARE SOME THOUGHTS AND IDEAS TO GET YOU THINKING ABOUT WAYS THAT WORK FOR YOU!!!










Wednesday, March 11, 2009

TRIMESTER TEST ON THURSDAY 3-12-09


Just a reminder that Thursday is our Trimester test!



STUDY your handouts from the presentations and notes that you have.






YOU MAY USE YOUR SALMON COLORED FORMULA SHEET ON THE TEST!!!



I know that some of you are still struggling with surface area of a cylinder, so... here is a visual of why you use Circumference for the lenghth of the rectangle when you piece it out.



Also, I am attaching the claymation from Teacher tube, it is really good!!













Good Luck and let me know if you have any questions!!




Friday, February 27, 2009

More about the projects!!

I have included the guidelines just in case you forgot them at school!!!

Here is a smartboard orientation(just for you Antin!!) Go through this and learn something new....Remember that you are responsible to come to class on Monday with ideas for your group!!



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!




Wednesday, February 25, 2009

PROJECTS!!

Here are some websites and examples of good smartborad lessons


www.smarttech.com

http://technology.usd259.org/resources/whiteboards/smartlessons.htm

http://teach.fcps.net/trt27/smart_board_lessons.htm

REMEMBER to have fun with this project!! We are all going to be learning a lot!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Quiz overview!!

Here are the answers to the quiz that we took on Friday. If you still have questions about anything, let me know!!































































Friday, February 20, 2009

NEGATIVE NUMBERS.....WHAT DO I DO????

I know that a couple of you are not quite ready to start negative numbers again....but here are some sites to help you out!



HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!!



http://www.mcwdn.org/Algebra/PosNeg.html


http://cs.gmu.edu/cne/modules/dau/algebra/basicarith/arith1_frm.html



http://www.funbrain.com/linejump/

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

O,O,O ORDER OF OPERATIONS

Today in class we connected the idea of order of operations with easy ways to remember the phrase:


Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally




Some of you preferred the cheerleaders, but most of you liked the RAP!!

I have linked them below!!






ORDER OF OPERATIONS


I know that some of this is review for a lot of you, but.....

I wanted to refresh your memory since you will be using this

A LOT in the next couple of years.
Here are the notes that we took!!
Click on the image, it will be clear.

Monday, February 16, 2009

ALGEBRA!!!!


I know that some of you are struggling to bring what you learned from hands-on algebra to 8th grade so I thought that this would be some help! I know it is a lot of reading, but it has a lot of info in it. Also follow the link for some more pracitce!


ALGEBRA HELP:



MORE PRACTICE (with the answers)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009



This is a review of what we did in class today! Remember that the slope-intercept form is

y=mx+b

m= slope

b= y-intercept

WOW!!! check this out!

Well today is the very first day of our new classroom blog!! We will try to keep everything up to date and as accurate as possible. Please be patient as we start on this techy journey!!