Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Graphing Linear Equations by Using a Table Assessment Key (pdf).

Lesson (pdf). (Just got started on this lesson - will link it when we get a bit further in.)

Your homework for tonight is:
  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 Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts 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. Due Next Wednesday (September 25th): On your Algebra Reflective Blog, create a new post called "Graphing Story." Then create your own graphing story like the ones we've done in class (Journey to the Bus Stop, walking the dog, the videos we watched, etc.). Your blog post should contain three things:

    1) The story itself.
    2) The graph to accompany the story. (lots of ways to create and upload this, probably easiest is to draw it on graph paper, take a picture, and upload, but up to you.)
    3) An explanation of how the graph matches the story.

    Please do quality work. This is part of your digital footprint, you want it to be good.

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