## F 12/12 - Finish test on M

#### Friday, December 12, 2014

If you did not finish the test today, you may have more time after lunch on Monday. I will come to your classroom. Do not go to the library.

#### Rob Welcher

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If you did not finish the test today, you may have more time after lunch on Monday. I will come to your classroom. Do not go to the library.

Well done 8th grade! You are rocking the Pythagorean Theorem. Tonight and tomorrow work on a study guide for the Pythagorean Theorem section. We will have the exam on Friday.

On HW #4 complete up through #4. Ideally, try #5-7 also.

Reminder: we will have an exam on Pythagorean Theorem before break. Perhaps F 12/12 or T or W of the following week.

Finish HW #3 for Friday. You may begin HW #4 if you would like.

Finish Group Worksheet #3 if you haven't already, including the challenge.

Homework #3 - Questions #1-2

If you weren't in class today, work on Pythagorean Theorem Group Worksheet #3.

Finish Pythagorean Theorem Homework #2. I expect everyone to complete the challenge question - #7. You may work with your classmates to complete it. This problem will be collected as a separate homework.

Homework #2 - #1-4

On Group Worksheet #2 - complete #1, 2, 4, & 5. Save further work on #3 for class on Thursday.

Alternate assignment (Only do this if I assigned this to you specifically in class.)

Finish #4 on HW #1, complete #1 & 2 on Group Sheet #2.

Complete the homework we started in class today.

Complete Pythagorean Theorem Group Worksheet #1.

Part 1

Using the algorithm (method) we learned and practiced in class, find the square root of the following numbers:

0 a) 892.156

0 b) 643.1296

1 a) 613089

1 b) 1004.89

1 c) 71

If you do not find an exact answer round to three decimal places (this means, use the algorithm to determine 4 decimal places then round to three decimal places)....[read more]

Following the process we started in class, try to find the square root of 780.0849

Finish finding the square root of 7203856. In class we decide it had 4 digits, ends in a 4 or 6, and begins with 26. Using the method we did in class, find the final two digits and therefore the square root of 7203856.

Draw, label and cut two more 8 x 8 squares as we had done in class today. Use only whole number divisions.

From the work we did in class:

- Complete the table of X and X^2. Do this by hand - show your work - do not use a calculator.
- Then complete the 'n' and its square root digits table that we began in class.
- Then using the method we discussed and practiced in class, find the first digit of the square root of the following numbers. Show your...

Ponder the question below and try to come up with three ideas that could work for this. You must write it out, having it prepared to hand in, and you should be prepared to discuss in class.

- Given a certain number, how can we know exactly what the first digit of its square root is?

You did a great job on today's exam. Relax a bit tonight or catch up on other homework or class work.

You should be spending 15-30 min per day studying for the Number Bases test on Tuesday, November 4. Studying entails working through a variety of problems. The class created a list of areas and types of problems in class on Friday and Tuesday. Use that to guide your studying. You also created 4-6 example problems in class today and shared...

[read more]Bring in questions on areas or specific example problems for us to go over in class. You should be spending 20-30 minutes studying tonight.

Use the study guide we worked on in class today to start studying for our exam on number bases.

I will be in your classroom at 12:40 on Monday for anyone who needs extra time for Thursdays quiz and to answer questions.

What would you include in a study sheet?

Finish HW #7, if you have not already. If you have, start preparing for the Number Bases exam.

Finish Group Worksheet #7, if you didn't in class.

Finish #1-3 on HW #7. You may do more if you wish.

Group Worksheet #7: #1, 2, & 4 (You may try number 3 on your own, but we will work on it in class on Tuesday.)

Hexadecimal Art Project is due on Tuesday 10/21. Almost everyone had met our 2/3 goal for the check in on Thursday 10/16. So, I think you are looking good to finish the project on time. Remember, it doesn't have to be done in 2-3...

[read more]Finish Number Bases HW #6, if you haven't already. You MUST try the two challenges to get a full check on the assignment. Do the division in the base! It's the same process (algorithm) as for long division in decimal.

Keep working on your art project. The final version is due on Tu 10/21. 15 minutes at a time gets the job done.

Homework: HW #6 - first two columns. Finish all three columns for bonus points

Reminder: Last check in on art project is tomorrow. 2/3 of it should be colored for this check-in. Project is due on T 10/21.

Please, finish Number Bases Group Worksheet #6, which we you worked on in class today for 25 minutes, for class tomorrow.

Continue working on your art project. The next check-in is Thursday, when you should be finished with at least 2/3 of all coloring.

Complete Bases Homework #5 by Tuesday

Work on hexadecimal art project. Updated due dates:

- Th 10/16 - check in - at least 2/3 of coloring should be complete (how many squares is this? don't use a calculator)

- T 10/21 - turn in complete art project

Complete Homework #5 by Tuesday

Work on hexadecimal art project. Updated due dates:

- Th 10/16 - check in - at least 2/3 of coloring should be complete (how many squares is this? don't use a calculator)

- T 10/21 - turn in complete art project

If you are not visiting the high school on Friday, you should bring both HW #5 and art project...

[read more]If you were in class today - work on project. Your goal is to be finished coloring 1/4 of it by Thursday.

If you were NOT in class today (you were in the high school), do not start coloring unless you have shown me step #6 already. You may start working on HW #5.

If you were in class today - work on project. Your goal is to be finished coloring 1/4 of it by Thursday.

If you were NOT in class today (you were in the high school), do not start coloring unless you have shown me step #6 already. You may start working on HW #5.

for Tuesday:

- Finish Group Worksheet #5
- Finish the art project through step #6 - see your instructions for details or the file attached to previous posts

To help reduce stress levels, there is no math homework or a quiz tomorrow. If you need a block test study break, do some math - Group Worksheet #5.

Homework:

- Finish Homework #4 - due on Thursday
- Step #6 of the art project is now due on T 10/7

Homework - due tomorrow (W 10/1)

- Finish Group Worksheet #4, if you didn't finish it in class
- Finish the art project through step #5 - bring to class
- If you are finished with step #5, try to finish step #6
- Do NOT move on to step #7, but you may start considering the 16 colors you will use for this step
- If you don't have a copy of...

Homework: Work on Steps #5 & 6 of the Hexadecimal Art Project. Step #5 should be complete by Tuesday. It would be ideal if Step 6 is also completed by Tuesday. It will be ok if you only get one or two of the other 16 x 16 squares finished with their patterns.

Hexadecimal Art instructions:

5. Write the Hexadecimal Times Table in this 16 x...

ATTENTION: The art project task that is scheduled as due tomorrow is postponed a day.

Homework: Finish the hexadecimal times table. Make any adjustments or changes to your project that we discussed today when I looked at them.

Homework - due on T 9/23:

- Finish questions #9-14 on Group Worksheet #3
- Complete Step #4 (see instruction sheet - as handed out and as posted on messageboard (9/16)) of Hexadecimal Art Project - bring to class on Tuesday (If possible I will post an example of where things shouild be).

Homework:

- Finish question #15 from Group Worksheet #3
- Get your poster board for your art project - directions and due dates are in attached document (but don't do anything beyond step #3 until I meet with you on Friday)

Please, finish Number Bases Homework #1 over the weekend. Also, please, try to think of a way to explain to a friend who doesn't know number bases how to convert from octal to decimal and decimal to octal.

Wednesday 9/3: Homework - finish Group Worksheet #1 - question #5

Thursday 9/4: Homework - Homework #1 - questions 1-3 (except scientific notation on #1), you may try #4 & #5 if you want.