Wednesday, May 20, 2015

POW 8 - On Your Own

The POW is due on Friday in class. There is no rough/final drafts, just one draft. Please see me or email me if you have questions or need help. 

Here are the instructions that I handed out in class today, with the added notes. Please note the MINIMUM number of sentences for #1, 4 and 5.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Monday May 18 - HOMEWORK

** If you did not hand in the final draft of the ship POW, it is due tomorrow (Tuesday) After that you lose a point each day it is late**

Assignment: Fill in Gross Income, Rent, Food, and Utilities on the budget page I handed out in class.


  • You must find a job to know your monthly income. 
  • You have to find a job that is actually available right now (check job listing websites or company websites) and that you are qualified for (high school diploma, little/no experience).
  • If the job listing does not say what it pays, check and search for the salary. 
  • You need to write your MONTHLY pay. If the salary is listed per week you have to multiply by 4, if it is listed per year you have to divide by 12. 
  • You must find an apartment to know your monthly rent.
  • Your apartment should be reasonably close to your job. 
  • Check if the rent includes: parking, utilities, cable/internet
  • If you want to lower rent costs, you can find a 2 bedroom and assume that you can find a roommate. This allows you to only pay half the rent. 
  • You should interview an adult about cost of food and utilities. 
  •  Ask an adult how much he/she pays each month for food. Then compare your needs to theirs. How many people are they buying for? You are only buying for yourself. 
  • Ask an adult how much he/she pays for utilities (electricity, water/sewer, gas, trash) each month. Then compare your needs to theirs. Do they run air conditioning a lot? Will you? If they have 10 people living in their house, your bills will be a lot lower. 
Due: Tomorrow (Tuesday) in class

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Thursday May 14 - HOMEWORK

Assignment: #2 and #3 of the package we worked on today in class
(the first page says Homework 12, #2 and #3 are on the last 2 pages)

For each question, read the points off of the graph for a, b, and c.
Then make an in-out table using those points (be sure to put the x-axis/independent in the IN column and the y-axis/dependent in the OUT column).
Then find the rule (see example below)
Then, using that rule, add 2 more rows to the table (see example below)
Due: Tomorrow in class

^^ In the example above, I subtracted on both sides, then divided the right side by the left side. That allows us to find the rule. Then, I used this rule to make 2 more rows (in bold).  This example uses made up numbers and is NOT the answer to the homework.

**Important** the final draft of your POW (the ship one) is due on Monday**

Monday, May 11, 2015

Monday May 11 - HOMEWORK

Assignment: Worksheet on independent and dependent variables

Details: Fill in the missing independent and dependent variables in the chart. Look at the graph for #5-7. Choose which variable (number of toppings or cost of pizza) is independent and which is dependent.

Extra help: For a refresher on independent vs dependent, check out this video

Due: Tomorrow (Tuesday) in class

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Tuesday May 5 - HOMEWORK

Assignment: POW7: Hawaii to Tahiti to Hawaii


1. Problem statement: re-word the question. "Ships leave once a week from Tahiti and Hawaii. The trip takes 42 days. We want to figure out..."

2. Process: How did you solve this? Show your work

3. Solution: What is your answer?

4. Extensions
a) Did you include the ships you saw right as you were leaving Hawaii and right as you were arriving in Tahiti? (yes or no)
b) What if the ships just started sailing today and you were on the first boat? How many ships would you pass on your way to Tahiti? (hint: You won't pass one until you're halfway there)

5. Evaluation: Did you like this problem? Why/why not? Ask a question
Do the evaluation of your own work, as described on the POW sheet.

Due: Thursday morning in class

Monday, May 4, 2015

Monday May 4 - HOMEWORK

Assignment: Homework 9: Paddle Expressions at Home

When it says to "write a summary phrase" that means to write what the expression means.
When it says to "write an algebraic expression" that means to write the expression with letters
For #8 make sure your expression is meaningful for the situation

Due: Tomorrow (Tuesday) in class

**As always, I am here at 7am if anybody needs help**