## Thursday, December 18, 2008

### Challenges!!!!!

Challenge #1
Beat Mr. B.'s high score at this game.
The highest score will win a Rubics Cube

Challenge #2
Click here and beat Mr. B. high score of 99% correct in 1 minute 59 seconds. Read the instructions to see how to play. Print out your proof, to bring back to Mr. B. The winner will get some sort of cool t-shirt.

### Wednesday/Thursday 12/18/2008

Homework for Periods 1-7
There is no homework for the next two days, as some are preparing for the exponent test.

Next up, I'll explain the two challenges that I set for you for the winter break.

## Tuesday, December 16, 2008

### Tuesday 12/16/2008

Homework for Period 1 and 2
Page 127-129 Answer the review problems

Period 3
Finish the simplifying worksheet

Period 4
Finish the scientific notation practice quiz

For periods 4,6,7
There will be a quiz on exponents on Thursday. Be sure to practice.

## Monday, December 15, 2008

### Mr. B. owns the high score

After a long night, I own the high score for Arithmetick.

Go HERE to see me at the top.

### Monday 12/15/2008

Homework for Periods 1,2,3
Page 22, #11-14, 19-22, 24-28. You don't have to write the question if it is a word problem.

Period 4,6,7
Finish the worksheet on scientific Notation.

### TUTORING

Tutoring for Pre-algebra and Algebra will start on Tuesday 12-16-2008 and continue every Tuesday and Thursday until the end of the year.

It will be from 2:20 - 3:30.

## Friday, December 12, 2008

### Friday 12/12/2008

Homework for Periods 2,3

Finish page 74, adding and subtracting fractions with variables.

For Periods 4,6,7
Finish page 76, "Why are babies like hinges". For dividing exponents, you subtract the exponents from each other. The answer goes on the part that had the bigger exponent, numerator, or the denominator.

### Thursday 12/11/2008

Homework for period 4 is page 76, dividing with exponents

Periods 6,7, homework is page 200, #1-33. Be careful when deciding to add exponents or multiply them.

Period 1, homework is page 74, combining algebraic fractions.

## Thursday, December 11, 2008

### Calendar

Why didn't anyone tell me the calendar was not up. Its fixed now, so you can see everything we are going to do until break.

### Wednesday and the SUB

I was out Wednesday, and left you in the hands of a substitute teacher. Let me say, I received one of the BEST reports from a sub ever. Comments of "Well - Behaved", "Wonderful class", "Good class"... and of course, "Overall, your classes were lovely".

I was thinking of doing work even until the last day before break, but now, since everyone was so good, Friday, 19th, will be movie or cartoon day. No work, just relaxing.

My thank you to being so well behaved.

## Tuesday, December 9, 2008

### Tuesday 12/9/2008

Homework for Periods 1,2,3

Page 198 #8 - 20. To solve the equations you multiply both sides by the recipricol, the upside down fraction.

For Periods 4,5,6
Page 200, #1-33. Add the exponents when they are multiplying each other. MULTIPLY THE EXPONENTS when it is the power of a power.

Example: (33)2 = 36. The 3's are multiplied by two.

Example: (34)x(34) = 38. Add the exponents

## Monday, December 8, 2008

### Monday 12/8/2008

Homework for periods 1,2,3
Finish the 16 problems you were given on the board about adding and multiplying rational numbers (fractions and decimals) Here is a link to the fraction - decimal chart if you need a new one.

Homework for periods 4,6,7
Finish the exponent problems that were on the board in class. If you need help, there are examples in the book on page 198 and 199.

## Friday, December 5, 2008

### Friday 12/5/08

No homework for the classes today!! Yeah!!!!

The grades to the side are as of today. This is the grade that will appear on your progress report.

## Thursday, December 4, 2008

### 12/4/2008

For Period 1
No homework for the weekend. Yeah!!!

For periods 4,6,7
Finish page c-56. Multiply straight across and then simplify, OR, simplify first, by cross canceling, then multiply.

Remember tomorrow there will be a notebook quiz and there will be a test on adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions.

## Wednesday, December 3, 2008

### Wednseday 12/3/2008

Homework for periods 1,2,3

Finish the multiplication page we started in class. There will be 2 tests on Friday. 1 is the notebook quiz, the second is a test on adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions. We have done over 300, so everyone should do pretty well.

Homework for periods 6,7

Worksheet #3, do the 1st, 2nd, 5th and 6th rows on the sheet. Subtracting is just like adding, you have to find a common denominator.

I have given some progress reports out. For period 1, I have corrected the missing assignment that show on your reports. Homework Tracking sheet #2 will still show because some students were in my other classes, so they have it. Do not worry, if you have no points listed, it is not counted in your overall for the grade.

## Tuesday, December 2, 2008

### Tuesday 12/2/08

Homework for Periods 1,2,3
Backside of the worksheet from class. Do the first four rows. It is just like the front side. Finda common denominator, and then subtract. Simplify if you can

For period 4
Do worksheet #3, the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th rows. Find a common denominator and subtract.

### Monday 12/1/08

Homework for all periods
C-40.

Find a common denominator before subtracting or adding the problems.

If you can't find one, multiply the two denominators together. Its not the easiest, but it will always work.