## 8th grade math

May 23 and 27, 2014: semester test

May 22, 2014: First in Math

May 21, 2014: Review for semester test day 3 of 3. No assignment. You will find the review flipsnak here: http://droyer.flipsnackedu.com/browse/fcplv5mh#sthash.9WPOld5H

May 20, 2014: Review for semester test - day 2 of 3. No assignment. You will find the review flipsnack here: http://droyer.flipsnackedu.com/browse/fxmsd83u#sthash.y3DvcdQV

May 19, 2014; Review for semester test - day 1 of 3. No assignment. You will find the review flipsnack here: http://droyer.flipsnackedu.com/browse/fcmlv5mh#sthash.sQfVsuVb

May 16, 2014: First in Math

May 15, 2014: Algebra Aptitude testing

May 14, 2014: Paper/pencil benchmarking test

May 13, 2014: Plato Common Core test

May 15, 2014: Algebra Aptitude testing

May 14, 2014: Paper/pencil benchmarking test

May 13, 2014: Plato Common Core test

May 12, 2014: I have provided a list of topics that will definitely be included on your semester test.

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May 12, 2014: First in Math.

May 9, 2014: Chapter 10 Test

May 8, 2014: Review for test

May 9, 2014: Chapter 10 Test

May 8, 2014: Review for test

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May 7, 2014: Learning to construct and interpret two way tables. The lesson slidehow and assignment worksheet are available here.

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May 6, 2014: Modeling data with lines. Students will assess the fit of trendlines on a scatterplot and use trend lines to estimate and make predictions. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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modeling_data_with_lines_worksheet_10-3.pdf | |

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May 5, 2014: Learning to describe patterns in scatterplots such as clustering, outliers, and associations. Te lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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analyzing_scatterplots_worksheet_10-2_8th_grade_.pdf | |

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May 2, 2014: First in Math

May 1, 2014: Learning to interpret and make scatterplots of bivariate data. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

May 1, 2014: Learning to interpret and make scatterplots of bivariate data. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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scatterplots_worksheet_10-1.pdf | |

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April 30, 2014: Go over yesterday's test. No assignment

April 29, 2014: Test today. No assignment.

April 28, 2014: Review for tomorrow's test.

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April 25, 2014: First in Math day. Skillsets 4 and 5 are due today. May goal is What Do You Know 7/8 completed to a minimum of 85% proficient. Due May 23rd.

April 24, 2014: Learning to determine if two solids are similar using cross products today. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are attached.

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April 23, 2014: Quiz today. No assignment.

April 22, 2014: Welcome back after Easter Break! Today we learned to find surface area and volume of spheres. The lesson slideshow is attached. The assignment was on socrative. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer to find a time to make up this work.

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April 17, 2014: First in Math

April 16, 2014: Watched 4 video clips on volume of prisms, cylinders, pyramids and cones, then finished the TenMarks assignment on Finding Volume from yesterday.

April 15, 2014: Students took a socrative on solids, did three simulations (it is in your email - and the last one is taken for a grade) and then did a second socrative on volume of prisms and cylinders. If you were absent see Mrs. Royer for a time to make up these 2 socrative assignments. You can do the three simulations in your email at home, and screenshot me the 6 question quiz results from the third simulation.

April 14, 2014: Volume of pyramids and cones.

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volume_or_pyramids_and_cones_worksheet.pdf | |

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April 11, 2014: Volume of prisms and cylinders.

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volume_of_prisms_and_cylinders_worksheet.pdf | |

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April 10, 2014: First in Math

April 9, 2014: Students were learning about solids and skew lines. The lesson sildeshow with notes is available for download here.

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April 8, 2014: Students were working to identify sequences of transformations today in the lesson called transformations and similarity. The lesson slideshow is attached. Students had a socrative assignment. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to make up this assignment.

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April 7, 2014: Today's transformation topic is dilations. Students will graph dilations and determine scale factors of dilations. The lesson slideshow has notes; it is available for download here. The homework is on socrative. See Mrs. Royer if you were absent to make up a time to do this socrative.

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April 4, 2014: First in Math

April 3, 2014: Transformations and Congruence work today. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. The assignment in on Manga High, the TransStar game.

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April 2, 2014: Geometer's Sketchpad tessellation project today. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer upon your return.

April 1, 2014: Geometer's Sketchpad kaleidoscope project today. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer upon your return. Check out the photograph tab to see one in action.

March 31, 2014: Geometer's Sketchpad lab today. Create a polygon, animate it, rotate it, translate it, reflect it. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer upon your return. Check out the photograph tab to see one in action.

March 28, 2014: First in Math

March 28, 2014: First in Math

March 27, 2014: Learning to graph and rotate shapes throughout the coordinate plane. The lesson slideshow and the guided problem solving worksheet are available for download here.

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rotationguidedproblemsolvingworksheet8-3.pdf | |

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March 26, 2014: First in Math

March 25, 2014: Learning to graph reflections in the coordinate plane and identify lines of symmetry today. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. There is a worksheet assignment which also available for download here.

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March 24, 2014: Learning to graph and describe translations in the coordinate plane today. The lesson slideshow is available for download below and it contains the notes you need to capture into your Evernote. The assignment is on socrative, so if you are absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to make this assignment up.

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March 21, 2014: First in Math

March 20, 2014: Test

March 20, 2014: Test

March 19, 2014: Review for tomorrow's test. Slideshow is available here.

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March 18, 2014: FIrst in Math work day today

March 17, 2014: Learning about angles and polygons today, find the total angle measure in polygons, as well as how to find the individual measures in polygons. The lesson slideshow contains many notes, so if you are absent, be sure to get those into your Evernote. Also, the assignment today is on Evernote, so make a time to see Mrs. Royer to make this up if you are absent.

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March 14, 2014; Happy Pi Day! First in math today.

March 13, 2014: Learning about Angle-Angle Similarity proof today in the lesson called Proving Triangles are Similar. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here. If you were absent, be sure to capture the notes from the lesson into your evernote, and get the worksheet below.

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proving_triangles_similar_gps_worksheet.pdf | |

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March 12, 2014: First in Math work day - Just the Facts

March 11, 2014: Welcome back from break. Today we learned about similar figures, and how to identify similar figures and use proportions to find missing measures. The lesson slideshow is available for download below. The assignment was through socrative. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to make this up.

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March 6, 2014: First in Math

March 5, 2014: Students identified congruent figures and used the to solve problems. Triangle congruence proofs of side-side-side (SSS), side-angle-side (SAS) and angle-side-angle (ASA) were introduced. Notes were taken in Evernote, and an assignment was taken using socrative. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to make up this assignment. The lesson slideshow is available for download here.

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March 4, 2014: Students earned to identify parallel lines and the angles formed by transversals, including corresponding angles, and alternate interior angles. The lesson slideshow is available below. Use this to capture your notes into Evernote. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to make up your socrative assignment.

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March 3, 2014: Beginning geometry unit, Today's lesson is on pairs of angles. Students will be able to identify types of angles and find angle measures using the relationships between angles. The lesson slideshow and video are available below. The assignment is on socrative. If you were absent, you need to find a time to see Mrs. Royer to take this assignment online.

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February 28, 2014: First in Math

February 27, 2014: Working on digital portfolios for parent-teacher conferences. No assignment.

February 26, 2014: Hand back tests and go over them. Save them to study for second semester's tests in May. Then take a pre-test over 7th grade geometry topics in preparation for our next unit. The link for the google form is in your email. No assignment.

February 25, 2014: Test.

February 24, 2014: After reviewing the test results from last Friday, it seemed wise to do an additional review of concepts. All students need to log into their online textbook (www.pearsonsuccessnet.com). Your username is your first name initial, your last name, and the year you graduate so if you were John Smith, your username would be jsmith2018. Your password is most likely your gmail password. Go to student resources, choose chapter 6, then online resoucres, and scroll down to homework video tutor. Watch ALL of these videos. We will take a second version of this test on Tuesday.

February 21, 2014: Test, no assignment.

February 20, 2014: Snow day!

February 19, 2014: Review for tomorrow's test.

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February 18, 2014: First in Math

February 17, 2014: Snow Day

February 17, 2014: Snow Day

February 14, 2014: First in math decimal gym. Be end of today, half of the gym should be completed. If yours is not that far, you have homework to get at least two sections completely done.

February 13, 2014: Learning to divide numbers written in scientific notation and to compare numbers written in scientific notation today. The lesson slideshow is attached. The assignment was on socrative. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to make up this assignment.

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February 12, 2014: Working with exponents and division today. Students learned about positive and negative exponents. The lesson slideshow is attached. The homework was on socrative so if you were absent, see Mrs. Royer for a time to make up this assignment.

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February 11, 2014: Working with multiplying in scientific notation today. The lesson slideshow is attached. The assignment was a google form which was emailed to all students.

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February 10, 2014: Learning to multiply powers with the same base. The lesson slideshow is attached. The assignment was on socrative. If you were absent, you will need to make a time to see me to complete the assignment online.

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February 7, 2014: First in Math, decimal gym (day 1, due February 28th)

February 6, 2014: Learning to express very large and very small numbers in scientific notation, and move numbers from scientific notation to standard notation. The lesson slideshow is attached. There is an assignment on TenMarks, called Expressing Numbers in Scientific Notation.

February 5, 2014: No school.

February 6, 2014: Learning to express very large and very small numbers in scientific notation, and move numbers from scientific notation to standard notation. The lesson slideshow is attached. There is an assignment on TenMarks, called Expressing Numbers in Scientific Notation.

February 5, 2014: No school.

February 4, 2014: Add animations to your level two in your game.

February 3, 2014: Learning to make leveled/platform games in scratch today. No assignment. Scratch quiz tomorrow.

January 29 - 31, 2014: Learn how to make a game that keeps score on Wednesday. Create your own game on Thursday. Play each other's scratch games on Friday and make suggestions as to how games could be improved. Directions for making a basic game can be found here.

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January 28, 2014: Learn how to use the pen tool to draw polygons with rotational symmetry today. Assignment is to draw a polygonal flower with more than four sides using the pen tool. See the pdf below for further directions. Make interesting designs to adding flair to your pen size and color.

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January 27, 2014: Learn how to create costume changes for sprites, and how to import sound into Scratch. We used soundzabound through www.iowaaeaonline.org. The school username and password will let you into soundzabound - if you do not remember the password, see Mrs. Royer, or Mrs. Long in the Library. The pdf below will show you how to create costumes, and how to import sound.

Assignment: create a concert scene with at least one sprite who changes costumes, and import sound for your sprite. Add a background.

Assignment: create a concert scene with at least one sprite who changes costumes, and import sound for your sprite. Add a background.

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January 24, 2014:

Create a scratch animation that includes:

a school appropriate knock knock joke (see your gmail account for a link to over 300 jokes)

all 5 animal sprites you removed backgrounds from yesterday must be in the animation

two of your animal sprites must talk - the other three must watch

Joke dialogue must be timed

laughter must be included at the end

appropriate background

DUE MONDAY

Create a scratch animation that includes:

a school appropriate knock knock joke (see your gmail account for a link to over 300 jokes)

all 5 animal sprites you removed backgrounds from yesterday must be in the animation

two of your animal sprites must talk - the other three must watch

Joke dialogue must be timed

laughter must be included at the end

appropriate background

DUE MONDAY

January 23, 2014: Today, we are editing the images retrieved yesterday, removing backgrounds, and exporting them into Scratch in preparation for tomorrow's sequencing project.

January 22, 20114: After our gallery walk to view one another's animations, we learned to import modifiable images from the Internet, import them properly into Scratch, and edit out the unnecessary backgrounds. No assignment. If you were absent, the pdf below walks you through these steps.

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January 21, 2014: Today's learning focused on the XY Coordinate Plane and Degrees in a Circle. The pdf below gives all of the directions for today's activities. The homework is to create an animation of at least 2 sprites on an appropriate stage. Both sprites must turn, glide and at least one other motion from yeterday (move left, right, up, or down). Save your project as "Flying Objects"

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January 20, 2014: Beginning our unit on computer coding using the application Scratch. Today, we will learn to create an animation incorporating movement and images, problem solving and math skills of the x and y coordinate. If you were absent today, click on the pdf below and follow the steps.

ASSIGNMENT: Create an animation saved as "Under the Stars" using one or more sprites that move left, right, up and down, with an appropriate stage.

The video below gives a nice overview about what Scratch is all about.

ASSIGNMENT: Create an animation saved as "Under the Stars" using one or more sprites that move left, right, up and down, with an appropriate stage.

The video below gives a nice overview about what Scratch is all about.

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January 16 and 17: Evernote - setting up accounts, learning the tool, practicing the skills.

January 15: Adding math apps and extensions to Chrome, learning how to use the online Desmos Graphing Calculator, and learning a few Macbook Air keyboard shortcuts.

January 15: Adding math apps and extensions to Chrome, learning how to use the online Desmos Graphing Calculator, and learning a few Macbook Air keyboard shortcuts.

January 14, 2014: We reviewed the test in great detail today, giving students the opportunity to make their own study guide as this will be an item included on May's semester test. Students wishing to take a re-test were given options and times to sign up so allow this. Re-tests, if that option was chosen, are to be done by Thursday afternoon. No assignment.

January 13, 2014: classes do not meet today - semester test schedule.

January 10, 2014: Test, no assignment.

January 9, 2014: classes do not meet today - semester test schedule.

January 10, 2014: Test, no assignment.

January 9, 2014: classes do not meet today - semester test schedule.

January 8, 2014: Review for test. The review, with complete work-outs of the problems, is attached. Test is Friday.

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January 7, 2014: Systems of equations in the real world. Students took notes on when to use graphing, elimination and substitution. The assignment is one problem and you must show all of your work on this paper to get the points. The slideshow and assignment are attached.

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December 20, 2013: First in Math

December 19, 2013: Systems with Infinitely Many Solution, No Solution, or One Solution Lab. The lesson slideshow is attached. Note that the last page of the slideshow is your assignment. Lab is due during classtime today. If you are absent, you need to turn in the last page.

December 19, 2013: Systems with Infinitely Many Solution, No Solution, or One Solution Lab. The lesson slideshow is attached. Note that the last page of the slideshow is your assignment. Lab is due during classtime today. If you are absent, you need to turn in the last page.

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December 18, 2013: Practicing our Linear Equations on a prodigy and a game in Manga High. The prodigy is called Finding the equation of a line of a graph (required to pass with a bronze level status) and the game is for practice. The game is called Save Our Dumb Planet. Try to pass the first six levels.

December 17, 2013: First in Math, fraction gym.

December 16, 2013: Learning to solve a system of linear equations in two variables with elimination today. The lesson slideshow has many notes, so if you are absent, be sure to get those transferred into your notebook. There is also an assignment worksheet. Both are available for download here.

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December 13, 2013: First in Math

December 12, 2013: Continuing our work with solving systems of linear equations by substitution. Today, we worked through a lab sheet together, and then there is an assignment worksheet. All can be access here.

December 12, 2013: Continuing our work with solving systems of linear equations by substitution. Today, we worked through a lab sheet together, and then there is an assignment worksheet. All can be access here.

solve_systems_by_substitution_lab_lesson_slideshow_and_assignment.pdf | |

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system_of_equations_by_substitutione_1_problem_after_lab.pdf | |

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December 11, 2013: Benchmark testing

December 10, 2013: Plato benchmark testing

December 9, 2013: Learning to solve systems of linear equations by substitution today. The lesson slideshow has notes, clicker questions and the assignment (last page of slideshow) Download it all here.

December 10, 2013: Plato benchmark testing

December 9, 2013: Learning to solve systems of linear equations by substitution today. The lesson slideshow has notes, clicker questions and the assignment (last page of slideshow) Download it all here.

solving_systems_of_equations_by_substitution_lesson_slideshow.pdf | |

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solvingsystemsofequationsbysubstitutionworksheet_.pdf | |

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December 6, 2013: First in Math fraction gym work day

December 5, 2013: Lab today practicing graphing two linear equations in two variables and finding their solution. Lab sheet is attached.

December 5, 2013: Lab today practicing graphing two linear equations in two variables and finding their solution. Lab sheet is attached.

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December 4, 2013: Solving systems of two linear equations in two variables by graphing is the topic for today. The lesson slideshow with notes, examples and the assignment worksheet is available for download here.

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solving_systems_by_graphing_practice_5-1.pdf | |

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December 3, 2013: First in Math, day 1 of 4 for Fraction gym.

December 2, 2013: Welcome back from Thanksgiving break! To refresh your mind on all things slope, today, we are going to break into teams and play Jeopardy on Slope. If you were absent today, it would be a good idea to review the powerpoint attached below. No written assignment.

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November 27, 2013: Check your email for your geometer's sketchpad slope assignment. Complete the slope matching to line exercise and email your GSP file back to me.

November 26, 2013: Geometer's Sketchpad slope activity. If you were absent, see Mrs. Royer upon your return.

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November 22, 2013: First in Math

November 19 - 21 and 25, 2013: Glogster slope project. Students are to use their school glogster account to create a slope glogster that includes;

1. Slope-intercept form - what it is and what each letter means

2. Definition of slope, including the phrases rise over run, and changes in y over changes in x

3. Definition of y-intercept, including a copyright violation free image of a y-intercept

4. Definitions and copyright violation free images of the 4 types of slope (positive, negative, zero, & undefined)

5. Slope triangles - tell how you use them to find slope on a graph

Glogster due at end of class Monday. Below is an example of how yours might look.

November 19 - 21 and 25, 2013: Glogster slope project. Students are to use their school glogster account to create a slope glogster that includes;

1. Slope-intercept form - what it is and what each letter means

2. Definition of slope, including the phrases rise over run, and changes in y over changes in x

3. Definition of y-intercept, including a copyright violation free image of a y-intercept

4. Definitions and copyright violation free images of the 4 types of slope (positive, negative, zero, & undefined)

5. Slope triangles - tell how you use them to find slope on a graph

Glogster due at end of class Monday. Below is an example of how yours might look.

November 18, 2013: Students learned to compare properties of two functions represented in different ways today. The lesson slideshow and assignment practice worksheet can be downloaded here.

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compare_functions_practice_worksheet_4-4.pdf | |

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November 15, 2013: First in Math

November 14, 2013: Students taking practice tests in preparation for next week's Iowa Assessments. No assignment.

November 13, 2013: Google Form with branched logic preparing for next week's Iowa Assessments. If you were absent today, this form needs to be completed. It is in your email.

November 14, 2013: Students taking practice tests in preparation for next week's Iowa Assessments. No assignment.

November 13, 2013: Google Form with branched logic preparing for next week's Iowa Assessments. If you were absent today, this form needs to be completed. It is in your email.

November 12, 2013: Students learned to write function rules for linear equations from words, tables and graphs. The lesson slideshow and practice worksheet assignment can be downloaded here.

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writing_rules_for_linear_functions_practice_4-3__worksheet.pdf | |

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November 11, 2013: Google Form (in your email) with a practice test for Iowa Assessments. If you are absent, you need to complete this form.

November 7, 2013: First in Math. (Integer gym is November goal; Fractions gym is December goal.)

November 6, 2013: Google Form checking for understanding of slope and y-intercepts from graphs, tables and equations. No outside assignment.

November 5, 2013: Students learned to use tables and equations to graph linear functions today, as well as the meaning of the formula y=mx+b. The lesson slideshow is available for download here. No assignment.

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November 4, 2013: Students began a chapter about slope. Today's lesson, understanding slope, asked students to find the slope of a line from a graph or a table. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are attached. The movie clip we watched in class is available here as well.

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November 1, 2013: First in Math

October 31, 2013: First quarter reflections and artifact gathering for parent-teacher conferences. No assignment.

October 31, 2013: First quarter reflections and artifact gathering for parent-teacher conferences. No assignment.

October 30, 2013: No school

October 29, 2013: Chapter 3 test today

October 28, 2013: Review for chapter test, and then work on first in math, just the facts, whole numbers, timed tests. The review slideshow with answers is available for download here.

October 29, 2013: Chapter 3 test today

October 28, 2013: Review for chapter test, and then work on first in math, just the facts, whole numbers, timed tests. The review slideshow with answers is available for download here.

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October 25, 2013: First in Math

October 24, 2013: Students learned to identify nonlinear functions, and the definitions of the quadratic function and parabolas. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be found here.

October 24, 2013: Students learned to identify nonlinear functions, and the definitions of the quadratic function and parabolas. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be found here.

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October 23, 2013: Quiz today.

October 22, 2013: Students learned to recognize linear functions and use tables and equations to graph discrete and continuous date. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are attached.

October 22, 2013: Students learned to recognize linear functions and use tables and equations to graph discrete and continuous date. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are attached.

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October 21, 2013: Students learned to determine if relationships are proportional today. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be downloaded here. (The worksheet is the last page of the slideshow.)

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October 18, 2013: First in Math

October 17, 2013: Learning to evaluate and complete input/out tables today using functions and functions rules. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here (the assignment worksheet is the last page of the slideshow)

October 17, 2013: Learning to evaluate and complete input/out tables today using functions and functions rules. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet can be downloaded here (the assignment worksheet is the last page of the slideshow)

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October 16, 2013: Students practiced interpreting and creating graphs today. The powerpoint attached below has examples and answers for each kind of graph. The last slide of the powerpoint is the assignment. Print the last page and create the graph as your assignment.

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October 15, 2013: Mrs. Royer is out of the building today. The substitute teacher will teach a lesson on relating graphs to events. The class will complete a notetaking guide as a whole group. This guide will prove very helpful on the assignment which is due tomorrow. If you were absent today, see Mrs. Royer upon your return to get caught up.

October 14, 2013: Mrs. Royer is out of the building today. The substitute teacher will review combining like terms and simplifying algebraic expressions, and the class will complete a notetaking packet. The assignment is a google form which is already in your gmail.

October 11, 2013: First in Math.

October 10, 2013: Test today, no assignment.

October 9, 2013: Chapter review for tomorrow's test. The slideshow review is here showing all of the correct answers. If you can work out these kinds of problems, you will perform well on tomorrow's test.

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October 7 and 8, 2013: Identifying whether a linear equation in one variable has one solution, infinitely many solutions, or no solution in today's lesson of types of solutions of linear equations. There are many notes in the lesson so if you are absent, be sure and pick them out of the lesson and get them in your notebook. The lesson slideshow is available here. On Tuessday, the assignment will be handed out - it too is available for download here. On the homework, 5 problems are one solution, 3 problems are no solution, and 4 problems are infinitely many solutions. Good luck!

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types_of_equations_worksheet_8th_grade_1.pdf | |

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October 4, 2013: First in Math

October 3, 2013: Integer review packet.

October 3, 2013: Integer review packet.

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October 1 and 2, 2013: We are working on solving equations with variables on both sides. It is a long lesson that we will work on Tuesday and Wednesday. No assignment Tuesday. Assignment Wednesday. The slideshow and assignment worksheet can be downloaded here. (The worksheet is the last page of the slideshow.)

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September 30, 2013: After reviewing some of the errors made on last week's quiz, it seemed apparent that many students are having issues with combining like terms, and working with integers. Today, we will review several problems with these attributes, and students will be asked to copy these samples into their notes. The lesson slideshow is attached. If you are absent, there is an exit ticket question in the slideshow that you must turn in, and the assignment worksheet is the last page of the slideshow. Both are assigned.

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September 27, 2013: First in Math

September 26, 2013: Quiz today. No assignment.

September 25, 2013: Solving multi-step equations today by combing like terms and simplifying before solving, The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here. Remember too, quiz tomorrow.

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September 24, 2013: Simplifying algebraic expressions today by combining like terms. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available here.

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September 23, 2013: Continuing our work solving two step equations, standards 8EE7 and 8EE7b. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet can be downloaded from here.

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solving_two_step_equations_activity_worksheet.pdf | |

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September 20, 2013: First in Math

September 19, 2013: Solving two step equations today. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

September 19, 2013: Solving two step equations today. The lesson slideshow and assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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September 18, 2013: Reviewing solving one-step equations in all four operations today. Practiced these skills on Manga High were the assignment was Introducing Equations, earning at least a silver medal. If you were absent, you must complete this Manga High assignment.

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September 17, 2013: Test today. No assignment.

September 16, 2013: Review for tomorrow's test.

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September 13, 2013: After reviewing yesterday's assignment, students completed a set of Pythagorean Theorem questions on TenMarks (they have their own usernames and passwords), and when completed, students were directed to my blog (ipodmath.blogspot.com) and were asked to try to complete as many levels as possible on Hooda Math Rotate and Roll. The TenMarks is an assignment, so if you were absent, this is required.

September 12, 2013: Working in the coordinate plane today with coordinate pairs. Finding distance between points utilizing the Pythagorean Theorem (standards 8G7 and 8G8). We had many notes (get them from the slideshow below), we did the guided problem solving sheet together in class as a lab, and then there is an assignment worksheet, due tomorrow. You can download everything here. If you are absent, you will want to do both the lab and the worksheet and turn them in for points. Make sure to also get all the terms in your notes.

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distance_in_the_coordinate_plane_guided_problem_solving_worksheet.pdf | |

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September 10 and 11, 2013: Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem day two. Lesson slideshow with Geometer's Sketchpad project (due Wednesday) is attached.

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September 9, 2013: Reviewing the Triangle Inequality Theorem and working with the Converse of the Pythagorean Theorem today. The assignment can be downloaded here.

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September 6, 2013: Computer benchmarking test today (first of three). No assignment.

September 5, 2013: Learning about the Triangle Inequality Theorem today. Students took notes on the definition of the theorem, the logistics behind it, and learned a "shortcut" to apply the theorem. Students then practiced the theorem in a variety of examples. Lastly, students crafted a journal entry and emailed it in detailing their learning take-aways from the day, complete with definitions, examples and explanations. The lesson slideshow (with assignment shown on the last page) is available for download here.

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September 4, 2013: Paper/pencil benchmarking test today. No assignment.

September 3, 2013: Students did an in-class lab today measuring their half-height indirectly with the Pythagorean Theorem. The lab sheet is attached for your information. If you were absent today, you do not need to attempt this lab as it was a partner activity.

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August 30, 2013: Students were introduced to the Sifteo Cubes today, a new technology in Mrs. Royer's room (received through a grant Mrs. Royer wrote through the Iowa Council of Teachers of Mathematics). Students made sense of problems and persevered in solving them through a task called Chroma Splash. No assignment.

August 29, 2013 Using to use the Pythagorean Theorem today - finding a leg when the hypotenuse and one leg of a right triangle are known. The lesson slideshow can be downloaded here, and the assignment is an exit ticket journal entry via email. I sent you an email with the heading "exit ticket". Please reply to that email as your assignment.

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August 28, 2013: Pythagorean Theorem was re-introduced today (we began our studies on the Pythagorean Theorem last year). After reacquainting themselves with the theorem and the terminology, students completed a google form (on your email) showing their proficiency in find the length of the hypotenuse when leg measures are given. No other assignment. The lesson slideshow can be downloaded here.

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August 27, 2013: Cube roots was the topic of math today. The first ten cube roots and vocabulary were added to students' notebooks. There is an assignment worksheet, due tomorrow. The lesson slideshow and the assignment worksheet are available for download here.

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August 26, 2013: Irrational numbers and square roots were the focus of today's lesson. Students added vocabulary to their notebooks, and then answers a math gizmo through their online textbook. If you were absent, log onto pearsonsuccessnet.org, go to the first section of student resources, click on chapter one, click on online resources, and then active math exploration. Do the 1-2 gizmo for your assignment. The lesson slideshow is attached for your convenience here.

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August 23, 2013: Students registered for their online textbook and learned what tools are available to them to aid them with their math studies. Then each student did one problem accurately proving they can turn fractions into their equivalent decimal form. Period 6 also completed their google form assignment.

August 22, 2013: Working with rational numbers today. Students took notes over three vocabulary terms, (Rational number, terminating decimal, and repeating decimal) and worked through writing equivalent fractions and decimals. In class period 5, a google form was completed (check your email). In class period 6, we did not get quite as far, so the google form will be completed in class on Friday. Here is a copy of the lesson slideshow if you were absent so you can take your notes.

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August 21, 2013: Whiteboard readiness check of skills from last year as we begin our studies on real numbers and the coordinate plane. No assignment.

August 20, 2013: Welcome back. Today we will learn the success criteria for math, then build a wondersay and finish up with a gallery walk.