Week of January 21-25

Welcome back after your long weekend! We’ve got a long stretch ahead of us until Spring Break but I know Green Team students are up to the challenge! Make sure to stay healthy and come to school each day! We have tons of new material to explore together!

Because of our late start last Friday, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd period did not have an opportunity to take our big Ratios, Rates, and Measurements Test. Many students in 7th and 8th periods did not finish the test so Tuesday will be spent wrapping up our test. Wednesday will bring the beginning of a new unit on Percents, Sales Tax and Tips. This is always a fun unit for the students as they can directly apply the math to things they deal with everyday.

Monday, January 21st……..No School; Martin Luther King Jr. Bday
Tuesday, January 22nd…….no homework due to test
Wednesday, January 23rd……Lesson 8-7 Percents Top & Bottom worksheet
Lesson 8-7 Top & Bottom HW for 1-23-2013
Thursday, January 24th…….Skills Practice Percents t-chart; convert percents into decimals & fractions on a t-chart for each problem
Skills Practice Percents t-chart HW for 1-24-2013
Friday, January 25th………none

The parade in Tuscaloosa last weekend was awesome!!! Enjoy your weekend and Roll Tide!!!!

Week of January 14-18

Green Team math classes have worked with ratios & unit rates since returning from the holiday break. Students took a short pop quiz on Friday to assess where they are with their learning and I was pleased with their results.

This week classes will learn how to convert customary measurements using ratios. The end of the week will bring us a test on ratios, unit rates, and measurement conversions.

Monday, January 14th……Problem Solving Practice “Rates”; all problems
Problem Solving Practice – Rates HW for 1-14-20130001
Tuesday, January 15th……Textbook pg. 789 #1-8; use this handout to help you!!! We will grade for PROCESS not for the correct answer so you MUST SHOW THE PROCESS OF HOW YOU CALCULATED YOUR ANSWER!!!
Notes for Converting Measurements Using Ratios
Wednesday, January 16th…..Textbook pg. 790, #9-20; grade will be given for SHOWING THE PROCESS and for the correct answer
Thursday, January 17th……Study Guide for Ratios, Rates, and Converting Measurements using Ratios; completed Study Guide due in class before test
Study Guide for Rates Ratios Measurement Conversio
Friday, January 18th……Test on Rates, Ratios, and Converting Measurements using Ratios

Have a terrific weekend!! Enjoy the Crimson Celebration Parade in Tuscaloosa!! See you there!!!

Welcome Back!!!!!!

How wonderful to see everyone again after our Christmas Break! Students were excited to be back at school this morning and it was good to see everyone smiling and anxious to get back into a routine!

Ratios, proportions, and unit rates will be our focus in math for the next two weeks. The week of January 14th we will calculate unit rates, including rates of regular grocery items such as juice, laundry detergent, canned soup, cereal, etc. I may ask students to bring in some of these items in order to provide a hands-on approach to our learning.

No homework for Thursday night or Friday night.

Roll Tide!!!!!!