## Friday, January 31, 2014

### Friday, January 31, 2014

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 Factoring ax2 + bx + c 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.

If you don't want to try Braingenie, here is some additional practice for various operations with Polynomials (including some we haven't covered yet).

## Wednesday, January 29, 2014

### Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Multiplying Polynomials assessment.

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

If you don't want to try Braingenie, here is some additional practice for various operations with Polynomials (including some we haven't covered yet).

## Tuesday, January 28, 2014

### Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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 Factoring Polynomials by Grouping 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. Complete the Multiplying Polynomials Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

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

If you don't want to try Braingenie, here is some additional practice for various operations with Polynomials (including some we haven't covered yet).

## Monday, January 27, 2014

### Monday, January 27, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Watch and complete the Factoring Polynomials using GCF 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 the Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Assessment.

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

If you don't want to try Braingenie, here is some additional practice for various operations with Polynomials (including some we haven't covered yet).

## Friday, January 24, 2014

### Friday, January 24, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Watch and complete the Multiplying Polynomials 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. Complete the Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

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

## Wednesday, January 22, 2014

### Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Watch and complete the Adding and Subtracting Polynomials 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. If you haven't yet, then by Friday, complete the Temperature Data Blog Post.

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

## Tuesday, January 21, 2014

### Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. By Friday, complete the Temperature Data Blog Post.

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

## Friday, January 17, 2014

### Friday, January 17, 2014

Data Graphs Assessment 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. By Tuesday, complete steps 1-8 of Temperature Data.
3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

## Thursday, January 16, 2014

### Correlation, Regression Lines, and Current Events

Thought you might find this story interesting for several reasons.
Despite the improvements we are seeing in Newark and Camden, I believe we need to take bigger and broader steps to adjust our approach to K-12 education to address the new competitive world we live in. Our school calendar is antiquated both educationally and culturally. Life in 2014 demands something more for our students. It is time to lengthen both the school day and school year in New Jersey.
First, it's talking about lengthening the school day and school year, which I'm guessing you might have an opinion on.

Second, take a look at how correlation and regression lines are being used to try to refute the assertion that a longer day/year would actually improve the schools.

This was part of what I was talking about yesterday. In order to be an informed citizen, in order to make good policy decisions, you have to have a decent grasp of statistics. Read the blog post and see what you think. Is that data compelling? Do you agree with Governor Christie or with the blogger? What assumptions is Governor Christie making? What assumptions is the blogger making?

## Wednesday, January 15, 2014

### Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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 Data Graphs assessment.

3. By Friday: Complete steps 1-3 only of Drive or Fly.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on Standard Deviation or Data Graphs.

## Tuesday, January 14, 2014

### Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Prepare for the Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion assessment.

2. Complete the Data Graphs Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

3. By Friday: Complete steps 1-3 only of Drive or Fly.

4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on Standard Deviation or Data Graphs.

## Monday, January 13, 2014

### Monday, January 13, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Complete the Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

2. By Friday: Complete steps 1-3 only of Drive or Fly.

3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice on Standard Deviation or Data Graphs.

## Friday, January 10, 2014

### Friday, January 10, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. Don't forget the Penalty Shoot-Out Blog Post due by Monday (if you haven't already completed it).

2. If you haven't yet, by Monday watch and complete the Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion video and this Standard Deviation 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. If you haven't yet, by Monday read and answer the questions for the Day 66: Charter School Article on the Moodle.

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

## Thursday, January 9, 2014

### Thursday, January 9, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

1. If you haven't yet, by Monday (but preferably earlier), watch and complete the Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion video and this Standard Deviation 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. If you haven't yet, by Monday (but preferably earlier), read and answer the questions for the Day 66: Charter School Article on the Moodle.

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

## Wednesday, January 8, 2014

### Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson - We worked through The Karl Fisch Story in class.

1. By Monday (but preferably earlier), watch and complete the Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion video and this Standard Deviation 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. By Monday (but preferably earlier), read and answer the questions for the Day 66: Charter School Article on the Moodle.

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

## Tuesday, January 7, 2014

### Tuesday, January 7, 2014

It was good to see all of you.

Lesson (pdf)

Homework:
1. Penalty Shoot-Out Blog Post due by next Monday, January 13th (but you're going to do it earlier, right?)
2. For more practice on Measures of Central Tendency, you can always head over to Braingenie.