## Saturday, December 14, 2013

### Review for Final 22: Scientific Notation

Watch the Scientific Notation video.

## Friday, December 13, 2013

### Friday, December 13, 2013

We reviewed for the final.

Lesson (pdf)

Homework:
1. Prepare for the final exam. Watch videos, review notes and/or assessments, work problems on braingenie, study with a family member or friend.

2. Please take 5 minutes and fill out this evaluation of me.

3. Go back and look at your goals for this year (should be in a blog post on your Algebra Reflective Blog during the last week of August if you did it on time.) How are you doing toward achieving those goals? Are there any of them you want to adjust for second semester? Are there any of them you need to revisit what you are doing to try to achieve them?

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### Review for Final 21: Define and Use Zero and Negative Exponents

Watch the Define and Use Zero and Negative Exponents video.

## Thursday, December 12, 2013

### Review for Final 20: Exponent Properties Involving Quotients

Watch the Exponent Properties Involving Quotients video.

## Wednesday, December 11, 2013

### Wednesday, December 11, 2013

We reviewed for the final.

Lesson (pdf)

Homework:
1. Finish the last problem (Free Response #4) on Final Review #1.
2. Prepare for the final exam. Watch videos, review notes and/or assessments, work problems on braingenie, study with a family member or friend.

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### Review for Final 19: Exponent Properties Involving Products

Watch the Exponent Properties Involving Products video.

## Tuesday, December 10, 2013

### Tuesday, December 10, 2013

We reviewed for the final.

Lesson (pdf)

Homework:
1. Prepare for the final exam. Watch videos, review notes and/or assessments, work problems on braingenie, study with a family member or friend.

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### Review for Final 18: Solving a System of Linear Inequalities

Watch the Solving a System of Linear Inequalities video.

## Monday, December 9, 2013

### Monday, December 9, 2013

We reviewed for the final.

Lesson (pdf)

Homework:

1. Prepare for the final exam. Watch videos, review notes and/or assessments, work problems on braingenie, study with a family member or friend.

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### Review for Final 17: Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables

Watch the Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables video.

## Sunday, December 8, 2013

### Review for Final 16: Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities in One Variable

Watch the Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities in One Variable video.

## Saturday, December 7, 2013

### Review for Final 15: Solving a System of Equations by Elimination

Watch the Solving a System of Equations by Elimination video.

## Friday, December 6, 2013

### Friday, December 6, 2013

Lesson (pdf).

1. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

2. Spend at least 15 minutes learning more about the life of Nelson Mandela.

3. Ask yourself, "Am I giving my best effort?" If the answer is no, what are you going to do about it?

4. Prepare for the Final Exam.
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### Review for Final 14: Solving a System of Equations by Substitution

Watch the Solving a System of Equations by Substitution video.

## Thursday, December 5, 2013

### Review for Final 13: Solving a System of Equations by Graphing

Watch the Solving a System of Equations by Graphing video.

## Wednesday, December 4, 2013

### Wednesday, December 4, 2013

1. Complete step 5 of the Sleeping Pills activity.
2. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)
3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.
4. Continue preparing for the Final Exam.
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### Review for Final 12: Writing Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines

Watch the Writing Linear Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines video.

## Tuesday, December 3, 2013

### Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Zero and Negative Exponents Key  (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Prepare for the Scientific Notation Assessment tomorrow.

3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

4. Continuing preparing for the Final Exam.
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### Review for Final 11: Writing Linear Equations in Standard Form

Watch the Writing Linear Equations in Standard Form video.

## Monday, December 2, 2013

### Monday, December 2, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Zero and Negative Exponents Assessment tomorrow.

2. Complete the Scientific Notation Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

3. Due Wednesday: Having Kittens

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

5. Continue studying for the final exam. Seriously.
As I mentioned previously, one video per day will be appearing on the blog. Obviously you can double-up on some days if you miss a day, but if you're willing to spend 8-10 minutes a day over the next three plus weeks you'll be well-prepared for the final. You don't have to work the problems (unless you want to), just sit back, watch and listen to help you review (you will need to focus, don't try to multi-task while doing this.)

It's up to you.
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### Review for Final 10: Writing Linear Equations in Point-Slope Form

Watch the Writing Linear Equations in Point-Slope Form video.

## Sunday, December 1, 2013

### Review for Final 9: Writing Linear Equations in Slope-Intercept Form

Watch the Writing Linear Equations in Slope-Intercept Form video.

## Saturday, November 30, 2013

### Review for Final 8: Graphing Linear Equations by Using Slope-Intercept Form

Watch the Graphing Linear Equations by Using Slope-Intercept Form video.

## Friday, November 29, 2013

### Review for Final 7: Slope

Watch the Slope video.

## Thursday, November 28, 2013

### Review for Final 6: Graphing Linear Equations by Using Intercepts

Watch the Graphing Linear Equations by Using Intercepts video.

## Wednesday, November 27, 2013

### Review for Final 5: Graphing Linear Equations by Using a Table of Values

Watch the Graphing Linear Equations by Using a Table of Values video.

## Tuesday, November 26, 2013

### Thanksgiving Turduckenen-duckenen

Share this with your family - you'll definitely be the hit of the party. As Vi says, at least mathematics is always there for you.

### Review for Final 4: Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides

Watch the Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides video.

## Monday, November 25, 2013

### Review for Final 3: Solving Two-Step Equations

Watch the Solving Two-Step Equations video.

## Sunday, November 24, 2013

### Review for Final 2: Solving One-Step Equations

Watch the Solving One-Step Equations Video.

## Saturday, November 23, 2013

### Review for Final 1: Proportions and Percents

Watch the Solving Proportions and Percents Video.

## Friday, November 22, 2013

### Friday, November 22, 2013

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Complete the Define and Use Zero and Negative Exponents Pre-Assessment on the Moodle. I would recommend perhaps doing this on the weekend before we come back so that you can refresh your memory after a week off.

3. Look back at your Exponents Blog Post and revise it if you need to (got it wrong, didn't explain, etc.). Please email me after you've revised it so that I can grade it.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

5. Start studying for the final exam. Seriously.

As I mentioned in class, an excellent way to study for the final is to watch one Algebra video a day starting tomorrow, then every day until just before finals week (yes, that includes next week when you're off, and includes weekends). Obviously you can double-up on some days if you miss a day, but if you're willing to spend 8-10 minutes a day over the next three plus weeks you'll be well-prepared for the final. You don't have to work the problems (unless you want to), just sit back, watch and listen to help you review (you will need to focus, don't try to multi-task while doing this.)

I'll post one video a day on the blog, in the order we did them, starting tomorrow. Look for them. This is completely optional, but highly recommended. Or you can wait, try to cram a couple of hours the night before, and take your chances.

It's up to you.
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## Wednesday, November 20, 2013

### Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Exponent Properties Involving Products Key  (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Prepare for the Exponent Properties Involving Quotients Assessment on Friday.

3. Watch and complete the Scientific Notation video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

4. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

5. Don't forget your Musical Notes Blog Post due Friday.

6. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

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## Tuesday, November 19, 2013

### Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Exponent Properties Involving Products Assessment tomorrow.

2. Complete the Exponent Properties Involving Quotients Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

3. Watch and complete the Define and Use Zero and Negative Exponents video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

4. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

5. Don't forget your Exponents Blog Post - due tomorrow.

6. Read through the Musical Notes Blog Post - due Friday, November 22nd. Don't start on it yet (unless you want to) until we finish the caffeine problem tomorrow in class.

7. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

8. Don't forget about bringing in change (if you want) for Kiva.

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## Monday, November 18, 2013

### Monday, November 18, 2013

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Complete the Exponent Properties Involving Products Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

2. Complete the Exponents Blog Post - due Wednesday, November 20th.

3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

4. Don't forget about bringing in change (if you want) for Kiva.

## Sunday, November 17, 2013

### Priceless

Arapahoe, as you know, puts our collective might behind several causes throughout the year. Currently we are asking students and staff to bring in a toy for Toys for Tots. I encourage you to participate in that, not just by bringing in a toy, but also attending the wrapping party and going to Valverde Elementary on December 18th to help distribute the toys.

But I also want you to think more globally in this class. If you happen to read my blog, then you read about Kiva and Team Shift Happens. Here’s a brief description of Kiva:
Kiva's mission is to connect people through lending for the sake of alleviating poverty.

Kiva is the world's first person-to-person micro-lending website, empowering individuals to lend directly to unique entrepreneurs in the developing world.
And here’s part of what I wrote on my blog about Team Shift Happens:
I lend \$25 to an entrepreneur (\$25 is the minimum they accept). But I also purchase two \$25 gift certificates that I then email to two members of my PLN. I’m asking those folks to then do two things.

First, they can choose which entrepreneur to loan the \$25 to. Then I’m asking them to consider doing the same thing – purchasing two \$25 gift certificates and emailing them to two members of their PLN (with the same request that those folks continue the cycle, sending two Kiva gift certificates to folks in their network - a Kiva Pay It Forward plan).
The last three years I've challenged my Algebra class to bring in \$0.25 a day for each day class met between Thanksgiving break and the end of the semester. I'm going to challenge you guys with the same this year. Conveniently, our class meets ten times between Thanksgiving and the end of the semester, so that’s challenging you to donate a total of \$2.50. (You can bring change in this week - before Thanksgiving - as well if you wish - I'll certainly take it!)

I want to be clear – this is not a requirement. This has no effect on your grade. There’s no extra credit, nor will I berate anyone who doesn’t participate. This isn’t about you. Or about me. This is about helping empower people who haven’t had the same opportunities that we enjoy. Some folks think teenagers won’t do this kind of thing if there’s not a payoff for them in it – we’ll see if they’re right.

I wrote a couple of years ago:
Poor people in impoverished communities often don’t have access to financial institutions and capital, and microfinancing addresses this problem. It is especially helpful to women, who often are the key to raising families – and communities – out of poverty. It’s also my opinion that this is one of the best ways to help achieve peace in the world.
So I challenge you to bring in what you can. If that’s a quarter a day (or \$2.50 total), that’s great. If it’s less, or more, that’s great as well. You can bring money to class each day expressly to donate, or you can simply find me during the day when you perhaps have some change in your pocket (after lunch?) and donate (no amount is too small – or too large). You can choose to participate yourself, or you can cajole your family and friends to donate some change as well if you want – it’s up to you.

Then I’ll match whatever you donate (up to \$100 – I’m not completely crazy). So I’ll take the total of whatever you guys bring in by the last day we meet (our final is on Tuesday, December 17th), and match it with an equal amount, then I’ll take the total and lend it out on Kiva. (If you’d like to help me pick which entrepreneur to lend to, start looking around Kiva and let me know who you think we should fund.)

So, if you occasionally visit Starbucks, consider skipping it once in the next couple of weeks. Or perhaps you could skip that overpriced, not-really-very-healthy-for-you “energy” drink I see some of you drink in the morning. Or if you go out for lunch, skip the soft drink a couple of times. Not only will you be doing your body a favor by skipping one or all of these, but a minor deprivation for you could turn into a possibly life-changing loan for someone else.  (You could even gently bug your parents - nicely - if you're out and about and they get change from a purchase.)

It might only be a fraction of a dollar to you, but to someone in the developing world – it’s priceless.

## Friday, November 15, 2013

### Friday, November 15, 2013

Solving Systems of Inequalities Key  (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Watch and complete the Exponent Properties Involving Quotients video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

3. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

## Wednesday, November 13, 2013

### Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Solving Systems of Inequalities Assessment.

2. Watch and complete the Exponent Properties Involving Products video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

3. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

5. Note: I will not be available for help or to re-assess periods 1 through 3 on Thursday this week.

## Tuesday, November 12, 2013

### Tuesday, November 12, 2013

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Complete the Solving Systems of Inequalities Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

4. Note: I will not be available for help or to re-assess periods 1 through 3 on Thursday this week.

## Monday, November 11, 2013

### Monday, November 11, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Watch and complete the Solving Systems of Inequalities video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

2. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

3. Prepare for your assessment on Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

## Friday, November 8, 2013

### Friday, November 8, 2013

1. Complete the Solving and Graphing Linear Inequalities in Two Variables Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

2. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

## Wednesday, November 6, 2013

### Wednesday, November 6, 2013

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Watch and complete the Solving and Graphing Inequalities in Two Variables video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

3. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

5. Note: I will not be available for help/re-assessment on Thursday after period 4 or any time on Friday. If you need help during any of these times, please stop by the Math Office and they will be glad to help you.

## Tuesday, November 5, 2013

### Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination Assessment.

2. I highly recommend you complete the Error Analysis and Multiple Representations Google Doc.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

5. Note: I will not be available for help/re-assessment on Thursday after period 4 or any time on Friday. If you need help during any of these times, please stop by the Math Office and they will be glad to help you.

## Monday, November 4, 2013

### Monday, November 4, 2013

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Do as many of the Which Method Makes Sense problems as you need to to understand.

3. Complete the Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

4. Don't forget the Stacking Cups Blog Post on your Algebra Reflective Blog that's due by Wednesday.

5. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

6. Note: I will not be available for help/re-assessment on Thursday after period 4 or any time on Friday. If you need help during any of these times, please stop by the Math Office and they will be glad to help you.

## Friday, November 1, 2013

### Friday, November 1, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution assessment.

2. Watch and complete the Solving Systems of Equations by Elimination video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

3. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

5. Don't forget your Stacking Cups blog post due next Wednesday. Please don't wait until the last minute.

## Wednesday, October 30, 2013

### Wednesday, October 30, 2013

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Do as many of the 12 problems we started in class as you feel you need to to understand solving systems of equations by substitution.

3. Complete the Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

4. Due by Wednesday, November 6th: Complete the Stacking Cups Blog Post on your Algebra Reflective Blog.

5. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far.

## Tuesday, October 29, 2013

### Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing Assessment.

2. Watch and complete the Solving Systems of Equations by Substitution video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

3. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

## Monday, October 28, 2013

### Monday, October 28, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf). Again, sorry about the confusion today. I'll do better tomorrow. Promise.

1. Complete the Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

2. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

## Friday, October 25, 2013

### Friday, October 25, 2013

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Key  (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. We'll finish the toilet problem on Monday, but you might have a conversation with your parents about water needs in Colorado and ways you might be able to conserve.

3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

## Wednesday, October 23, 2013

### Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Assessment on Friday.

2. Spend a few minutes reading through On the Road Again (again) and reminding yourself of what that problem entailed.

3. Watch and complete the Solving Systems of Equations by Graphing video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

4. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

5. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

## Tuesday, October 22, 2013

### Tuesday, October 22, 2013

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Complete the Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on anything we've done so far. Also, there were review problems on today's lesson we didn't get to - perhaps pick a few of those to try as well.

## Monday, October 21, 2013

### Monday, October 21, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Writing Linear Equations in Standard Form assessment tomorrow.

2. Watch and complete the Parallel and Perpendicular Lines video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

3. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

## Wednesday, October 16, 2013

### Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Complete the Writing Linear Equations in Standard Form Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

2. Play around with How Does the Graph Change on Desmos if you want.

3. Relax.

## Tuesday, October 15, 2013

### Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Today we took our Midterm. Check the portal to see how you did.

1. Watch and complete the Writing Linear Equations in Standard Form video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

2. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

## Monday, October 14, 2013

### Monday, October 14, 2013

Writing and Graphing Linear Equations Key  (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).