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F 4/11 - math - No Homework

Friday, April 11, 2014

We finished the section with the section test today. No homework. Enjoy the weekend.

W 4/9 - math - test moved to Friday

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Exam has been moved to Friday

We had a practice test yesterday (T 4/8) & reviewed it today. We will review more tomorrow. (Answers are attached to this post.)

Key ideas in the section are:
    Conversions (one-step and multi-step)
    Conversions using the Chain Method
    Density - weight & volume

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T 4/8 - math - test on Thursday

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Exam on Thursday

We had a practice test today T 4/8 (it is linked to this post if you were absent) & will review it and any other questions on W 4/9.

Key ideas in the section are:

    Conversions (one-step and multi-step)
    Conversions using the Chain Method
    Density - weight & volume

Review the explanations...

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F 4/4 - math - study for exam

Friday, April 4, 2014

Exam moved to Thursday

We will have a practice test on T 4/8 & review some more on W 4/9.

Key ideas in the section are:

  • Proportion
  • Conversions (one-step and multi-step)
  • Conversions using the Chain Method
  • Density - weight & volume

Review the explanations in the handouts, look over the questions that you have done in...

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Th 4/3 - math - Practice test tomorrow

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The test on this section is on W 4/9. Start preparing now. We will have a practice test on Friday. Then more review on Tuesday.

T 4/1 - Math HW for W 4/2

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Finish HW #7.

Looking ahead: test on W 4/9. We will begin reviewing tomorrow.

T 3/25 - math for W 3/26

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Finish Homework sheet #5.

(A few students have been asked to do HW #5 from #1-8 & a metric stair diagram. Please, email me ( if you aren't sure.)


If you have not already finished this or handed it in incomplete today:
Group Worksheet #3 - Question #3 - Do this on a separate sheet of paper. Include the...

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F 3/21 - math for T 3/25

Friday, March 21, 2014

Group Worksheet #3 - Question #3 - Do this on a separate sheet of paper. Include the GIVEN, FIND, and CONVERSIONS/OTHER before showing all the steps of the solution. This will be collected at the beginning of class.
Correct Answer: ~14.3 acres/household
Key conversion you may need: 1 square mile = 640 acres


Homework #5 - #1-8 - be...

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Th 3/13 - Math - No homework

Thursday, March 13, 2014

No homework tonight. Study well for your physics test. Expect homework over the weekend.


W 3/12 - Group Worksheet #2 due tomorrow

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

You may not be able to do all the exercises, but I expect that you will have tried and have some preliminary steps finished on every question.

T 3/11 - Math - No homework, but…

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

You may work on Group Worksheet #2 on your own at home to get ahead a bit. There will be time to work on it in class tomorrow.



T 3/4 - Homework due on T 3/11

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Due to Senior Project presentations, math class will not meet on W, Th or F this week. Our next class will be T 3/11.

HW #2 and HW #3 are due on T 3/11. You have a whole week to finish these. If you have questions, find me during senior project breaks. I will answer as many questions as possible.


No new HW

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

No Homework

T 2/11 - Math - HW #1

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Finish HW #1. Use the example on the sheet and the conversion sheet to help you.

F 2/7 - Math - No HW

Friday, February 7, 2014

Today was a math puzzle day. We will be begin our new section on Tuesday.



Th 2/6 - Math - No HW

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Well done on the exam. Enjoy the evening of no math homework.

Math - Test on Percentages on Th 2/6

Friday, January 31, 2014

Percentages exam is on Thursday February 6. We will review on Tuesday and Wednesday. Study over the weekend and bring questions for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Th 1/16 - Math - Review percents

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Review all sheets for percents and growth. Be prepared to share ideas of what should be put into the study guide we are creating.

W 1/15 - math - no HW

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

We will continue on HW #5 in class on Thursday.



F 12/6 - Math - HW due on Tuesday 12/10

Friday, December 6, 2013

HW #2 is due on Tuesday. Try to do #1-5 in your head, as stated on the homework.

Also, ponder the interest questions (#5 & #6) on Group Worksheet #1. Try explaining it to someone else or ask someone to explain it to you. We will be returning to this idea next week.

T 12/3 - Math - HW due Wed.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Complete the homework dictated in class. Be prepared to share answers tomorrow.

Th 11/21 - Math - No HW

Thursday, November 21, 2013

No Homework. Good luck on the play; I look forward to seeing it on Friday. I'll see you in class on Tuesday.

F 11/15 - Math - Study for exam on Wednesday

Friday, November 15, 2013

Homework: study for the exam on Pythagorean Theorem (and square root algorithm) on Wednesday. Bring questions on Tuesday.

SUGGESTION FOR STUDYING: Re-do a variety of different exercises from the homework - from easy to challenging - without looking at what you did before or the answer until after you have completed it. Then compare...

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T 11/5 - Math - HW due W 11/6

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Finish Group Worksheet #1.
Pythagorean Theorem HW #1.

Both should be ready to be checked at the beginning of class tomorrow. We will go over in class and I will collect at the end.

T 10/29 - Math - HW due W 10/30

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Use the Square Root Algorithm to try the example on the handout as well as another pratice number of your own choosing. Be prepared to hand in your practice number.


Th 10/24 - Math - HW due T 10/29

Thursday, October 24, 2013

No Math Skills class on Friday. Have a good play rehearsal. Homework is due on T 10/29.


Write an algorithm for long division for a friend who knows addition, subtraction, multiplication, and simple division. Use remainders rather than decimals in the quotient.

Finish performing the Prime Number Algorithm to 500 or 100.

F 10/18 - Math - Puzzles

Friday, October 18, 2013

Work on the puzzles I gave you today. They will not be handed in, but we will share answers.

T 10/15 - Test on bases on Wednesday

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

At the beginning of the exam, you should turn in all your group work sheets and homework sheets, in order, stapled together.


You will only need a pencil and eraser for the exam. No calculator is allowed.

F 10/11 - Math - Test on Wednesday

Friday, October 11, 2013

Any missing homework assignments that were collected and any corrections that were required are due by Tuesday 10/15 at the latest. The list is posted in the classroom and here as an attached document. Please, check. No homework or art projects for the Bases section will be accepted after Tuesday.


If you were visiting the high...

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Th 10/10—looking ahead next couple days

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fri 10/11: We will finishing going over Group Worksheet #7 in class tomorrow. If you are not in class because you are visiting the high school, check answers with your classmates.

HW #7 - do as much of this as possible. We will begin going over in class.

Tue 10/15: finish going over HW #7 in class and review for bases test.


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W 10/9 - HW due for Th 10/10

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

HW #6 is due on Thursday (all students except those who visited the high school today should have handed this in today)

HW #5 corrections are due on Thursday

Group worksheet #7 should be finished and ready to discuss in class.


Looking ahead:

  • The final HW of this section (HW #7) will be handed out tomorrow.
  • Exam on bases...
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T 10/8 - math

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

No new homework - HW #6 should be complete. We will discuss/go over it on Wednesday. You may start working on Group Worksheet #7 if you would like.


EXAM NEXT WEEK: Due to 8th grade visiting the high school, the test on bases will be next week. I'm hoping for Tuesday, but not sure if that will work yet with three days this week with...

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F 10/4 - math HW due T 10/8

Friday, October 4, 2013

Corrections to HW #2 & #4 (if not already turned in)

Hexadecimal art project (if not already turned in)

HW #6 - to be handed in on Tuesday.


LOOKING AHEAD - Test on bases moved to Tuesday due to 8th grade visits to CWS high school this week.

Th 10/3 - Finish Group Worksheet #6

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Have Group Worksheet #6 finished and ready to compare answers at beginning of class. You may work on HW #6 also, but it will not be due until next week


Looking ahead - Exam on bases next Friday.

W 10/2 HW - due Th 10/3

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Finish Bases HW #4, if you have not done this already.

Finish Bases HW #5, be ready to hand in at beginning of class.

T 10/1 - HW

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Finish corrections to Bases HW #2, if you have not done this already.

Finish Bases HW #4, be ready to hand in on Wednesday.

Work on Bases HW #5, be ready to hand in later in the week, as early as Thursday.

Hexadecimal Art Project due on Tuesday 10/1

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Your hexadecimal art project is due on Tuesday, October 1. You should plan time to work on it over the weekend and have it finished or nearly finished by Sunday night. Monday night should be to polish it up and final details. You should not be finishing it late on Sunday - i.e. staying up all night. If you have questions as you are...

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8th Grade Math HW - W 9/25 - due F 9/27

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Group Worksheet #5 & Homework #5 are due on Friday.

Reminder: bring in your hexadecimal art project for a check-in. The final version is due on T 10/1.

Due for T 9/24

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Step 6 of the Hexadecimal Art Project should be completed. Bring the project to school on Tuesday.

Due for F 9/20

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Complete Step 5 of Hexadecimal Art Project. This does not have to be brought in to school on Friday.

HW W 9/18 - due on Th 9/19

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Step 4 of the Hexadecimal Art project should be completed. This does not have to be brought in to school on Thursday.

The hexadecimal times table on Group Worksheet #4 should be completed tonight.

HW T 9/17

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

  • If you did not do so over the weekend, finish Group Worksheet #3 and Homework #3. We will continue working on Group Worksheet #4 on Wednesday.
  • Work on Hexadecimal Art Project - Step #3 is due by tomorrow. You do not have to bring it in to show, but bring in if you are having any challenges or have any questions.

Hexadecimal Art Project

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Please, follow the link below to instructions for the Hexadecimal Art Project. Due dates are included in the instructions. The final due date is T 10/1.

Number Bases

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

We are currently working on different number bases. So far we have worked with decimal (base 10 - the modern system we use), octal (base 8), hexadecimal (base 16), pental (base 5), and binary (base 2). Students work regularly in groups and have homework sheets, regularly, but not every night.