Monday, October 4, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Today we completed this opener (pdf). Please note that these problems are very, very, very (did I mention "very"?) similar to the problems you'll see on the assessment on Wednesday. Please make sure you understand how to do them and you'll do spectacular on Wednesday's assessment.

Then for our lesson (pdf) we derived the point-slope form of a linear equation.

Your homework for Wednesday is:
  1. Finish the lesson (pdf) by writing the equations for line b and line c in point-slope form.

  2. Complete problem #7 from last Monday's lesson (pdf). Please note a couple of corrections in the instructions at the bottom of #7. Parts b) and d) should read as follows:

    b. For each “section” of the walk (domain), identify the starting value (a point) for that section.

    d. Write an equation in point-slope form for each “section” (domain) of each walk.

  3. Prepare for the Writing Linear Equations in Slope-Intercept Form Assessment. There are a variety of ways to do that including, but not limited to: review the online pre-assessment; review your notebook and/or the openers and lessons posted on the blog; review the video, work some practice problems in your textbook or that you find online. You can, of course, also get help from me, another math teacher, a teacher in the Study Center, a peer tutor in the Study Center, or a parent, sibling or friend. Do whatever works best for you, but make sure you're prepared. The expectation is that you should all be able to do very well on this assessment.

  4. Begin working on your Parent/Teacher Conference reflection in Google Docs. This is not due until Friday, but I would strongly suggest you complete it by Wednesday. Here are the instructions (pdf). If you need help with this, please get some help from me (or someone else), and please don't wait until the last minute, as I want you to put some real thought into this. The more you put into it, the more valuable it will be for you, me and your parents. Thanks.

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