Friday, November 30, 2007
Report cards just went home, if you have questions or concerns email me to set up an appointment and we can sit down and go through the grade more closely. The best time for me is before school, any day and anytime between 7:15-7:45 am.
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Here are the GLCE's (What are GLCE's?) for our Every Day Math Unit 3 Geometry Unit. Use these as a guide to study for our test on Tues 12/4 (see We Have a Class Calendar for other test). Remember if you find a good online resources (game, video, or website) post in the comments to share with other classmates.
G.GS.05.02 Measure angles with a protractor and classify them as acute, right, obtuse or straight.
G.GS.05.03 Identify and name angles on a straight line and vertical angles.
G.GS.05.04 Find unknown angles in problems involving angles on a straight line, angles surrounding a point and vertical angles.
G.GS.05.05 Know that angles on a straight line add up to 180° and angles surrounding a point add up to 360°; justify informally by “surrounding” a point with angles.
G.GS.05.06 Understand why the sum of the interior angles of a triangle is 180° and the sum of the interior angles of a quadrilateral is 360°, and use these properties to solve problems.
G.GS.05.07 Find unknown angles and sides using the properties of: triangles, including right,
isosceles, equilateral triangles; parallelograms, including rectangles and rhombuses; and
Our Wiki Chapter 3 Geometry Notes
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Thursday, November 29, 2007
1.Podcast welcoming by Mjw0708
2.Class news by Nl 0708
3.Movie review by Jl 0708
4.Book review by Sl 0708
5.Math fact of the week by DD 0708
6.Science fact of the week by RU0708
7.Jokes of the week by Df/JJ0708
8.Current Events by LN0708
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Wednesday, November 28, 2007
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Friday, November 2, 2007
First, what comes on top of every good burger? That’s right the top bun. This bun means "What do I need to find?” When that question is asked you should highlight, underline, circle or box keywords. Example: How many apples go in each bucket? (I underline many, apples, and each.)
Second, is that crunchy and green lettuce, Mmmm. “Reread and find the givens” is what that’s all about. Figure out what do I already know? Look at the sample problem and see what it tells you. Example: Sam has 10 apples and 5 buckets is what I know.
Third, is that red skinny tomato. That red tomato means “Plan and strategize.” Choose a problem solving strategy. The strategies are look for a pattern, make a chart, draw a picture, guess and check, work backwards, solve a simpler problem, or act it out. Example: I have to choose a strategy. It will be draw a picture.
Next, is the best part of a hamburger, that juicy burger. The burger is solve and check. Here we do the math and use answer checking strategies like estimate reasonableness, plug in original equation, and fact triangle check. Example: Draw 5 buckets, split all the apples into each bucket. To check your answer you can do 5*2=10.
Lastly on that bottom bun. This holds the burger together. Now you “Restate” your answer, in a complete sentence. Example: Only 2 apples will fit in each bucket equally.
In conclusion, I have told you that tasty Hamburger Method. I explained every step. The steps were the top bun, the lettuce, the tomato, the burger and the bottom bun. This is a great method and easy to remember. Use the Hamburger Method for an A+.