## Wednesday, September 26, 2012

### Integer Games

To practice operations with integers, try some of these games.

Math Racing
Integer Football
Integer Tilt
Orbit Integers

Math Racing
Walk the Plank

Integer Warp

XP Math

### Challenge - All Operations

Integers Jeopardy
Math Fighter

## Monday, September 24, 2012

### Challenge Problem 9/25-9/27

Here's this week's challenge problem! Solve this problem with family or friends and bring your answer to class. Remember to turn it in (with your NAME) to the clear box in the classroom. All answers are due by the end of the school day on Friday. Good Luck and Happy Solving!!

### Course 2 Update:

Last week we worked a lot with adding and subtracting integers. For adding, we learned a new song (ask your student to sing it). Look here for a review of adding integers.  We also learned there are three important letters for subtracting (L.C.O.).

### Pre-Algebra Update:

Last week we continued working with integers as well. We've adding, subtracted, multiplied, and divided them. Hopefully we can keep all the different rules straight in our heads!

## This Week's Homework Calendar:

No School

#### Tuesday, September 25

C2: Retake Mid-Chapter Quiz

PA: Chapter 2 Project

#### Wednesday, September 26

C2: 3C Multiply and 3D Divide Integers
HW: Pg EP6 Part BC #2-20 even, Part D #2-16 even

PA: Chapter 2 Project

#### Thursday, September 27

C2: Catch-up/Quia Activitiy
HW: Corrections and Missing Work

PA: Chapter 2 Project - Present
HW: Corrections and Missing Work

#### Friday, September 28

No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences

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## Wednesday, September 19, 2012

### Course 2: (Hour 2, 7, 8) Review of Adding and Subtracting Integers

Watch these videos before beginning your assignment.

Remember, sing along with this video!

Lesson Video:

### Pre-Algebra: (Hour 3) Multiplying Integers

Watch this video for your lesson today. Take notes for the rules used to multiply as you watch the video. Please pause the video when mentioned and work out problems on your own. Check your work with the video.

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## Tuesday, September 18, 2012

### Pre-Algebra Mid-Chapter Check 9/19

Use the following link to access the Mid-Chapter Check for Chapter 2.

## Monday, September 17, 2012

### Lessons for 9/18

Remember our song/poem for adding integers:
Different signs subtract,
Keep the sign of the higher number,
Then it will be exact."

Here's another way of writing the Rules:
When the integers have the SAME signs:
2. Keep the same sign.

When the integers have DIFFERENT signs.
1. Ignore the signs.
2. Subtract the 2 numbers.
3. Give the answer the sign of the larger number (number with greater absolute value).

Here's are a couple Khan Academy videos explaining this concept:

### Pre-Algebra: Subtracting Integers

Remember, to subtract simply "add the opposite."

Think LCO:
1. Leave the first number.
2. Change subtraction sign to addition sign.
3. Change the second number to it's opposite.

Here's a Khan Academy video to guide you:
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## Sunday, September 16, 2012

### Course 2: Lesson 1C: Coordinate Plane

Remember today we plotted points on a coordinate plane.
We always write a point with like this: (x-coordinate, y-coordinate).
The coordinate plane is broken up into 4 quadrants and they are labeled as follows:

### Pre-Algebra: Lesson 2-2: Adding Integers

Remember our song/poem for adding integers:
Different signs subtract,
Keep the sign of the higher number,
Then it will be exact."

Here's another way of writing the Rules:
When the integers have the SAME signs:
2. Keep the same sign.

When the integers have DIFFERENT signs.
1. Ignore the signs.
2. Subtract the 2 numbers.
3. Give the answer the sign of the larger number (number with greater absolute value).

Here's a Khan Academy video explaining this concept:

### EXTRA CREDIT OPPORTUNITY!!

We are going to be spending some time working with integers.  I have a song that I like to use to help us remember the rules for adding integers.  Last year I had a wonderful YouTube video that I used, unfortunately it has been removed.

This is where I need YOUR help!

Get together with your friends and make a video for me to use in the classroom! If you need help taping, I can use the iPad one day after school.

Here's a video I found on YouTube (I know you all can do MUCH better!):

Here are the lyrics to the song. Remember it's sung to the tune of "Row, Row, Row your Boat."

#### Then you'll be exact

(These are the words I would like to use, I know they are different from the video.)

Please let me know if you're going to try to create a video! I am excited to see what you all come up with!

## Friday, September 14, 2012

### Weekly Update and Homework Calendar 9/17-9/21

Wow! We had a busy week! We had our first test (and everyone did wonderful!!) and started Chapter 2.  Chapter 2 is about integers (positive and negative numbers); Thursday we took a pretest on the computer. Today we learned about Absolute Value; find an overview of the lesson here.

Find the Challenge Problem here.

Here's a few pictures and videos to show you what we've been up to in class!

Used our online textbook (here) to fill out the Chapter 2 Glossary.

Used Quia (here) to practice Chapter 2 Vocabulary.

The online textbook (link above) is a great resource when you have a full backpack!

Worked with partners to practice Absolute Value.

## Homework Calendar:

#### Monday, September 17

C2: Lesson 1C: Coordinate Plane
HW: Pg 84 #10-32 even, 38, 41

HW: Pg 64 #16-54 even

#### Tuesday, September 18

HW: Pg 91 #12-28 even, 36

PA: 2-3 Subtracting Integers
HW: Pg 72 #10-32 even

#### Wednesday, September 19

C2: 2D: Subtracting Integers
HW: PG 97 #14-36 even

PA: Mid-Chapter Quiz
HW: None! (Corrections)

#### Thursday, September 20 - Miss Dees Gone

HW: Worksheet

PA: 2-4: Multiplying Integers
HW: Pg 88 #12-36 even, 49

#### Friday, September 21

C2: Mid-Chapter Quiz
HW: None! (Corrections)

PA: 2-5 Dividing Integers
HW: Pg 95 #14-32 even
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### Challenge Problem 9/17-9/21

Here's this week's challenge problem! Solve this problem with family or friends and bring your answer to class. Remember to turn it in (with your NAME) to the clear box in the classroom. All answers are due by the end of the school day on Friday. Good Luck and Happy Solving!!

### Absolute Value Videos - Lesson 9/14

Today in class we began our chapter on Absolute Value!  In both class, Chapter 2 is about Integers and begins the same way.

Here's a recap of today's lessons:

Integers are the positive and negative whole numbers on a number line.
Absolute Value is the distance a number is from zero on a number line.

Here are a couple Khan Academy videos about Integers and Absolute Value for your viewing pleasure. If you have homework that you're working on this weekend and need a little brain refresh, these should do the trick!

Here's one I took in class of one of your brave classmates demonstrating how to "walk to the number line," remember this is a great strategy to use when finding the absolute value. We can imagine a number line in our heads and "walk it" or you can draw one out and use your finger!

Here's a reminder for how to graph points!

## Thursday, September 13, 2012

### Quia Pre-Test

We are going to take a pre-test over Chapter 2 today. I want you to try your very best, just so I can see what you know already before we start the chapter.

Click on this link to get to the Quia Website: Quia

Enter the code given in class for your hour.

Take the Pre-Test.

After the test, use your online textbook to work on your chapter 2 glossary (this is due tomorrow).
Online Textbook

## Sunday, September 9, 2012

### Homework Calendar 9/10-9/14

#### Monday, September 10

C2: Problem Solving in Animal Conservation
HW: Finish Worksheet

PA: Share Chapter Projects
HW: None!

#### Tuesday, September 11

C2: Test Review
HW: Study (Corrections due tomorrow!!)

PA: Test Review
HW: Study (Corrections due tomorrow!!)

#### Wednesday, September 12

C2: Chapter 1 Celebration (TEST!)
HW: None!

PA: Chapter 1 Celebration (TEST!)
HW: None!

#### Thursday, September 13

C2: Chapter 2 PreTest/Introduction
HW: Glossary

PA: Chapter 2 PreTest/Introduction
HW: Glossary

#### Friday, September 14

C2: Lesson 1B: Integers and Absolute Value
HW: Page 79 #12-34 even, 38

PA: Lesson 2-1: Integers and Absolute Value
HW: Page 64 #16-54 even

### Challenge Problem 9/10-9/14

Here's this week's challenge problem! Solve this problem with family or friends and bring your answer to class. Remember to turn it in (with your NAME) to the clear box in the classroom. All answers are due by the end of the school day on Friday. Good Luck and Happy Solving!!

## Monday, September 3, 2012

### Challenge Problem 9/4-9/7

Here's this week's challenge problem! Solve this problem with family or friends and bring your answer to class. Remember to turn it in (with your NAME) to the clear box in the classroom. All answers are due by the end of the school day on Friday. Good Luck and Happy Solving!!

### Homework Calendar 9/4-9/7

No School

#### Tuesday, September 4

C2: 2B: Sequences
HW: Pg 47 #6-18 even, 28, 41
Enrichment Opportunity Given

PA: 1-5 Words, Equations, Tables Graphs
HW: Pg 35 #4-10 even, 12-14 Enrichment Opportunity Given

#### Wednesday, September 5

C2: Mid-Chapter Check (Quiz)
HW: None!

PA: Introduce Chapter 1 Project

#### Thursday, September 6

C2: 3B Squares and Square Roots
HW: Pg 55 #10-28 even

PA: Chapter 1 Project (In class, with group)
HW: Anything given by group to work on project

#### Friday, September 7

C2: The Five Dog Night Activity
HW: Finish

PA: Chapter 1 Project (Work in class to finish)
HW: None, Corrections