Thursday, January 29, 2015

Thursday Jan 29 - HOMEWORK

Assignment: p. 419 in the textbook

Hints: Draw out the original triangle (with side lengths 2, 3, and 4) then draw 3 more triangles. One will have a bottom side = 6, one will have the left side = 6 and the last triangle will have the right side = 6. For each of the 3 triangles, use ratios to figure out the lengths of the other sides.

Due: Tomorrow in class (Friday Jan 30)

**If you need help, you can email me or come in to see me before homeroom.

Thursday January 29 - CLASS NOTES

Here are the class notes from today's class. The homework will be in a separate post.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Tuesday January 27 - NOTES


Here are the notes we used in class, in case you didn't get the important stuff copied down. Mostly you just need to have the colored text (red and green) copied down, not the black text. You can just print this out, if you prefer. 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Monday January 26 HOMEWORK

Assignment: Homework 7 p.418

Details: Complete all parts of the homework. You do not need to write out full sentences, just make notes for yourself so you will be prepared to discuss your answers in class.

Hint: The nose in the book is 0.5" and the nose in real life in 54". What did you multiply 0.5 by to get 54?

Due: Tomorrow in class (Tuesday)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Thursday January 22 HOMEWORK

Assignment: Textbook p. 415 #1 and p.416 #3

#1 - draw a picture on grid or regular paper and then copy it, exactly the same but a different size.

#3- are the pairs of shapes the same?

Due: Monday Jan 26 in class

To earn an extra 5 points, complete level 10 on "Playing with Angles" Here is the link to the game.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Tuesday January 20 HOMEWORK

Assignment: Complete the final draft of POW 16 (p.402 in your textbook)

Details: Finish all sections of the POW that we have been working on.

1. Problem Statement - include a definition of a spiralateral (can be found on p. 400)

2. Process - explain how to draw a spiralateral (if not already explained in #1)
                 - explain our process as a class (you drew spiralaterals at school and at home, we looked for patterns as a class, etc)

3. a) attach at least one sheet of spiralaterals (on graph or dot paper) to your final draft
    b) mention the patterns we found in class (sequences of 4 numbers do not return to start point, bigger numbers make bigger rectangles)
    c) justify the patterns from b (all of my spiralaterals followed this pattern...)
    d) come up with at least one new question you have

4. Evaluate the experiment. Did you like it? Why or why not? Was it hard or easy?


Due: Thursday Jan 22 in class

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Tuesday January 13 Homework

ASSIGNMENT: Today's homework is to complete a rough draft of your POW16 (p.400-p.402 in your textbook).

  DETAILS: This POW is based on the Spiralaterals we have been working on in class and at home. You need to answer all parts of the POW. Answers can be in point form for the rough draft. The rough draft is graded on effort, so as long as I see you have made a good effort on all parts of the POW you will get 10/10. We will work together on your POW before I assign the final draft. Don't forget to use the notes we took in class, which point out some patterns you found with your classmates.

  DUE: Tuesday January 20

  Please email me ( if you have any questions or if you're having trouble.