## Thursday, August 26, 2010

### Thursday, August 26, 2010

We began with this opener (pdf). We talked about re-assessing over Solving Proportions and Percents if you need to (below a 4.5), and stressed how critical it is that you take ownership over this if you're going to be successful in Algebra (and beyond).

We then learned about quantities that are directly proportional and how we call them direct variations (lesson, pdf).

1. Prepare for a re-assessment on Solving Proportions and Percents if necessary (and make an appointment to re-assess).
2. Complete page 2 of the lesson (pdf), parts b through f.

3. Watch the Solving One-Step Equations video (also embedded below, but use the link if at school). Just a reminder that it will probably be easier to view if you choose full screen. Recall that there are three main sections to these videos:

Examples and Explanation: Just what it sounds like. I explain how to do the problems and work through some examples. You don't need to write anything down (unless you want to), just watch, listen and learn. Pause the video and replay parts if you need to.

Guided Practice: I give you a problem, then ask you a series of questions with about 5 second pauses between questions for you to think about it and answer it for yourself. If you need to, pause the video to give yourself more time. Again, you don't have to write anything down here (although you can).

Self-Check: I give you a problem, ask you to write it down in your notebook and solve it, then I show you the solution in the video. Once the problem is on the screen you need to pause the video, write it down and solve it, then play the video again to check your work. You may need to pause the video again to view the solution if you need more time. These problems you definitely need to write down in your notebook.

Remember, you can always replay any part of the video you need to go back over something.