# Second Semester Study Guide

The second semester study guide is attached to the bottom of this post.  Each student received his or her study guide today in class, and everyone will have today’s class and Friday’s class to complete the extensive review.  Some of the students wanted to work on it tonight, and some even mentioned having time to complete it on the weekend.

The study guide is due for a gold grade the day of your child’s semester exam.  I am taking it as a completion grade, and an answer key is posted in my room for each student to check his or her work.  I am also available to the students for individual help or questions.  Each student’s second semester notebook has all of the notes and examples from class.

The exam schedule is listed below:

Monday, May 21  1st and 2nd period

Tuesday, May 22  5th and 6th period

Wednesday, May 23  3rd and 4th period

Second Semester Study Guide

# HW Solving Inequalities

Today in math we began exploring our last topic for the year.  We discussed inequalities and how to solve them.  Your child has notes in his or her notebook to assist with tonight’s homework if they did not finish it in class.  The homework is attached below.

HW May 14 Solving Inequalities

# HW Discounts

We reviewed sales tax today in class as well as working out problems that involve finding a discounted price.  The homework is attached below with the classwork examples provided.

HW May 10 Discounts

# HW Calculating Sales Tax

We began discussing sales tax today and how it increases what you actually pay for items at a store.  We calculated sales tax by converting the percent to a decimal, multiplying, and then adding for a final cost.  The homework is attached below.

HW May 9 Sales Tax

# HW Surface Area/Project Grades Posted

We concluded our two week in-class projects yesterday with presentations and voting on class winners.  The students worked extremely hard to produce projects with clever designs, creativity, and excellent craftsmanship.  All project grades have been posted to INOW.

We picked back up today with surface area of nets.  Our homework is attached below.

HW May 8 Surface Area

# Important Dates – No HW This Week

Friday, May 4 – We are aiming to present our GeoBuild Projects in class on this date.

Monday, May 7 – Continue to present projects if needed/Vote on class winner

Week of May 21-24 – Semester/Nine Weeks Exams

# Geo Project Information and Rubric

We started the planning phase of our big geometry project that we will be working on in class for the next two weeks.  The students picked groups today and planned out details such as supplies they will need, what design they want to create, and who is bringing what supplies to school so that everyone contributes.

This is my absolute favorite time of the year because of this project.  The students really demonstrate collaboration and creativity in the final products.  The project will be completed at school, and if they pay attention to the requirements in the rubric, it is also an easy gold grade.  It will be worth 100 points.

The information sheet and rubric that I gave each child today is attached below.  We will not have any homework for the next two weeks except to bring in needed materials for their designs.

Geo Project Information and Rubric

# HW Line Plots/Gold Test Friday

Our homework is related to analyzing line plots and answering questions.  It is attached below.  We are having a Gold Assessment on Friday, and each child is receiving his or her study guide tomorrow in class.  The entire class period will be dedicated tomorrow to completing the study guide and checking the answers.

HW April 18 Line Plots

# Gold Assessment on Friday, April 20

We will have a gold assessment on mean, median, mode, and range as well as interpreting dot/line plots and statistical questions on Friday.  We will complete the study guide in class together on Thursday.