Saturday, 6 May 2017

Friday, May 5

In class: we worked on a review and practice set of problems and students received the Module 7 assessment (which is a problem set) due no later than next Friday. They will have Monday's class time to work on the problems and I will review the rubric and expectations.

Assignment:

(1) Module 7 Review w/s

(2) Module 7 Asssessment, MYP Criteria C — due by Friday, May 12.

Upcoming

Monday: work time

Tuesday: SBAC Prep

Wednesday/Thursday: SBAC

Friday: Begin Module 8.

Friday, May 5

In class: we worked on a review and practice set of problems and students received the Module 7 assessment (which is a problem set) due no later than next Friday. They will have Monday’s class time to work on the problems and I will review the rubric and expectations.

Assignment:

(1) Module 7 Review w/s

(2) Module 7 Asssessment, MYP Criteria C — due by Friday, May 12.

Upcoming

Monday: work time

Tuesday: SBAC Prep

Wednesday/Thursday: SBAC

Friday: Begin Module 8.

Friday, 5 May 2017

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Monday, 1 May 2017

Monday, May 1

In class we completed some example proofs and practiced writing proofs of triangle congruence which will be used soon as essential pieces in proving other geometric relationships and the validity of our constructions.

Assignment: Complete "Proofs Practice" packet + mathcounts handout (included)

Heads up: We are scheduled to complete SBAC testing soon.

May 11, May 12 — SBAC Math Performance Task (PT)
May 24, May 25 — SBAC Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)

For the testing period students will be assign
ed a chromebook and the testing will happen in P-4 (our normal classroom in the portables). Students will need only to bring a pencil/pen. Other resources will be provided: calculators, protractors, paper, etc. Here is a link to the SBAC practice portal if you are interested.

Students should also plan to bring a quiet, non-disruptive activity with them for when they finish. No use of internet devices will be allowed during test days – so cell phones etc. will need to be off and away for the entirety of the testing session. Once testing is complete, working on a puzzle, reading an SSR book, or drawing are the main options.

Let me know if you have any questions about testing.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Wednesday/Thursday, April 26-27

Wednesday in class  we took notes on logic and proof. Students learned how to determine the truth of a conditional statement which has the form if p, then q. And took notes on a geometric proof that a quadrilateral with 4 right angles must have congruent opposite sides (aka, the opposite sides of a rectangle are congruent).

There was no HW yesterday, but we started 7.5 Set/Go. Today we reviewed some explanations/geometric proofs and took some notes on triangle congruence. Students should be in the habit of drawing diagrams to represent information (when there is not a diagram present)

Assignment: Complete 7.5 Task + RSG.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Tuesday, April 25

In class: we worked on testing hypotheses, writing and proving conjectures about the center of circles and also the angles in a cyclic quadrilateral.

Assignment: Create 3 test cases, write a conjecture and prove it — aka complete the "Cyclic Quadrilaterals" investigation (from handout)

Monday, 24 April 2017

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Thursday, April 20

In class students worked to complete two packets —

1. How many ways can you make a unique triangle

2. Constructions

I was away with my Advisory on a field trip to the Oregon Food Bank.