Pg. 319-322 - What's My Inequality? - Due 4/17
Graphing Practice - Due 4/16 (Will be graded for correctness)
Graphing the Time Constraint - Due 4/15 (Will be collected and Graded, no late work accepted)
POW 5- Let's Get Logical - Due 4/19
Pg. 304 - A simpler cookie - Due 4/4
Bees Test score waiver:
At the end of the Cookies unit, each student is welcome to have any one grade of their choosing exempted from the gradebook. The following conditions must be bet to earn this:
Graphing Tax Brackets
Curiosity Project Handout
Intersection Analysis - Due 2/28
Bees Checkpoint Study Guide - Due 2/14
Bees Portfolio - Due 2/19
Tesselation Templates - Due 2/6
Shape Comparison Table - Due 2/8
Pg. 243: More Fencing, Bigger Corrals - Due 1/29
POW 4 - Due 1/24
Solving Right Triangles - Due 1/17 (Answer key)
A Right Triangle Painting - Due 1/11 (only drawing the triangle and measuring sides)
Probability Chart from pg. 152
POW 3: Drug Dragnet
Pg. 163-4 - Dr. Pine's Patients - Due 12/13
Pg. 161 - Who's Absent - Due Wednesday 12/5 (not Tuesday, check the date!!!!)
Pg. 157 - Late in the Day - Due 12/4
Pg. 147 - Does Age Matter (1-3 only) - Due 12/3 on separate page of paper
Pg. 146 - Chi-Squared for Dice - Due 11/30 (use link on the right for full textbook)
Pg. 143 - Finding Chi-Squared - Due 11/29
Pg. 137 #2 & 3 - Due Friday 11/16
POW 2 - Comparing wierdness - Due 11/16
Due Monday 11/5 - For your upcoming biology experiment:
Questions Without Answers - p. 121: Due Wednesday 10/31
Spreadsheet Workshop: Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4 due Monday 10/29
Solve using the quadratic formula: -2x^2+12x-14=0
Fireworks Portfolio - Due Wednesday 10/17
Fireworks Checkpoint Skill List - Answer Key
Applying Vertex Form: Due Thursday 10/11
Vertex Form Begun - p. 30: Due Tuesday 10/9 Checkpoint Make-Up
The Same but Different - p. 28: Due Monday 10/8
More About Perfection - p. 26: Due Tuesday 10/2
POW 1 - A Timely Phone Tree - Due Monday 10/1 (Alternate POW)
Factoring Begun - pg. 24: Due Friday 9/28 Checkpoint Make-Up
Revisiting a Mystery - pg. 22-23: Due Tuesday 9/25
Make Your Own Intercepts - pg. 21: Due Friday 9/21
Product Equations - pg. 17: Due Wednesday 9/19
Exploring Equations - Due Wednesday 9/19
A Corral Variation - pg. 8: Due Thursday 9/13
Friday 8/31: Driving Distances by Graphing - Due Tuesday 9/4
Monday 8/27: Use this mapping tool to find some place in town that you appreciate. This could be a store, house, restaurant, movie theater, etc. Click on the location on the map to drop a pin, then record the coordinates in UTM format (from the green box) and write them in your comp book. (Due Tuesday 8/28)
Thursday 8/23: Using a stopwatch, determine how much time it takes for you to drive to school
Graph lines on the cookie dough graph that show all combinations of cookies with each of the following profits: $80, $100, $120, $140
Review 3 problems from the Graphing Practice worksheet. Independent work time on pg. 319-322.
Discuss time constraint graph and collect homework. Brief lesson on graphing linear equations in Slope-Intercept and General forms. Work time on Graphing Practice worksheet and POW 5
Create a class-wide master graph of all point that satisfy the cookie dough constraint and all points that do not. Determine exactly where the boundary exists that separates the two regions on the graph. For weekend homework, students must complete the same exercise (graphing the feasible region) considering the time constraint.
Determine inequalities for cookie dough and time constraints. Choose 20 different combinations of cookies (e.g. 20 plain, 120 iced) and determine how much cookie dough each will consume. Create a graph and plot each combination. Mark combinations that are possible with a dot and combinations that are not possible with an X.
In two groups, act out a logic puzzle as presented by Coleman and Dan. Introduce POW 5.
Simplifying Inequalities. Work through 1 (a-d) on pg. 308 and 3 (a-c) on pg. 309. Check that each simplified version is correct by selecting a number that fits the second inequality and also works for the first inequality.
Turn in A Simpler Cookie. In table groups, develop mathematical expressions to represent the oven space constraint and the icing constraint. On page 308, simplify all inequalities from Part I problem 1.
Review Bees Checkpoint
Read Pg. 302-303 in table groups, try to come up with one combination of cookies that is possible to make, given all constraints.
All students complete the PSAT pre-administration paperwork. If absent, please connect with Dusty ASAP
In pairs, work on the Graphing Tax Brackets worksheet. The first page should be done by the end of the day.
Tues/Wed 2/26 & 27
In partners or alone, work on the intersection analysis worksheet. Students will receive the Curiosity Project Handout and are expected to read through the entire document and fill out the third page before class on Thursday, February 28.
Day 1 of Curiosity Project - Asking Questions. Students come to class with three potential questions to investigate regarding driving, cars, traffic, or other facets of transportation. During class, we study the products other students have produced and critique their questions. A "good" question should be clea r, specific, and answerable.
Furthermore, one should be able to apply the findings to make an informed decision in the future.
Homework: Settle on one question, and write down a plan for answering it: What type of mathematical framework will you apply? What format of an answer will you be pursuing?
Bees Checkpoint. Open notes and calculators, no phones or computers
Work time on Bees Portfolio and Checkpoint Study Guide. Checkpoint is tomorrow.
Work time on the Bees Portfolio. Hand out the study guide for the Trigonometry Checkpoint on Thursday
Testing out shapes to observe the difference between strength (has to do with materials) and rigidity (has to do with the shape). Introduce the Bees Portfolio, which will be due next Tuesday.
Explore how scale factors change when converting units of area and volume. There are 3 feet in one yard. How many square feet are in one square yard? How many cubic feet are in a cubic yard?
Formalize the formula for volume of a prism: Volume = Area of base x Depth.
Find the storage capacity of a barn with an octagonal floor plan, a 500 ft perimeter, and 15 ft tall walls. The shape comparison table will get filled out with areas of each corral in the top cell, and barn volumes in the bottom cell. For each barn, the wall height will be 3 ft tall for every 100 feet of perimeter.
Review answers to Tesselation Templates and formalize conclusions.
In table groups, construct regular prisms for each of our four essential polygons: Triangle, Rectangle, Pentagon, Hexagon.
If you missed today, please make it up by answering the following question: Exactly how many materials must be used to create all four prisms? An example of the pentagon prism is pictured here. (Note: each side length is one full toothpick, the height of the prism is a half toothpick)
Each table gets a copy of the Tesselation Templates document, and each student fills out their own copy of page 3.
Continue work on the Shape Comparison Table. Find the area of one of each shape (P=500), then look for patterns in the ratios and use your patterns to find the areas of the other sizes of each shape.
Learn how to fill out the Shape Comparison Table, compute some ratios to fill in lines 4, 5, and 6 on the back
Hand out the Shape Comparison table, students work on calculating the area of a hexagon with a perimeter of 500
Calculate the area of a corral built as an equilateral triangle with 500 feet of fencing. Refine pg. 240 homework if necessary.
Complete the exercise on pg. 240 - Don't Fence Me In
What does it mean for a shape to be "the best?"
Introduce the bees problem. Absent students must conference with Dan to make up their absence.
Lesson on finding the angles of right triangles when you know the side lengths. For the Solving Right Triangles worksheet, find angles of the triangles in problem 1 and 2 and all missing sides for 5-10.
Work on incorporating statistical mathematics into the biology plant project. Choose one of the 8 questions to present on.
Exhibition dry run, critique 4 projects of peers
Introduce POW 4: a Drilling Dillemma
Use trig ratios to find the missing side lengths of right triangles. Complete Trigonomety Worksheet
Find the ratio of side lengths for our triangles and compare with classmates. Take notes on SOH-CAH-TOA
Show that the area formula for triangles still works for oblique triangles. Start on homework from pg. 216: draw and measure a 55-degree right triangle.
Find the area of each triangle. Assume the formula for the area of a triangle only applies to right triangles.
Using a single sheet of 8.5" x 11" paper, construct the largest container possible. It does not need to have a lid.