Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday 1/30/09

For all periods
Finish page E-29. Find the percents any way you can. I showed you how to find 10% and 5% and use those in different ways to find the given percent.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thursday 1/29/09

Homework for periods 4,6,7
Find 5%, 15%, and 25% of 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, and 70

Find 10% first, then you can find 5%, and use that to find 15%, and 25%.

Homework for period 1,

Finish the page E-29, finding the discounts.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Wednesday 1/28/09

Homework for Period 6,7
No homework because we were doing the benchmark.

Homework for Periods 1,2,3
On page 258 #8-17. Find 15%. You can do this by finding 10%, then taking half of that for 5%, then adding them together.

Final grades will be the grades reflected in ParentConnect as of tonight.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tuesday 1/27/09

There is NO HOMEWORK for periods 1-4, because we were doing benchmark testing. Thanks you to all classes for trying your hardest on the problems.

I will try to go over some of the problems tomorrow or the day after in class.

Thursday and Friday we will be auditing our folders and making sure all the appropriate grades are in each of our reports. I will print progress reports and you will check them with work you have in your folders to make sure I have put the correct grade in. With 6 classes, and 40 assignments, and 180 students, I probably made SOME mistake in those 5000 grades. So we will check to find them.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday 1/26/09

Hello to all. Just a reminder, the grades will be done by the end of WEDNESDAY. Please have any late work or extra credit done by that time.

Homework for Periods 1,2,3
Page 198 #6-9
Page 192 #2-5
Page 114 #1-4
Page 109 #1-6

Homework for Periods 4,6,7
Page 200 #3-13
Page 206 #1-9

We are doing review for the benchmark tomorrow (or Wednesday for some of you).

Friday, January 23, 2009

Grade changes

The grades are posted and are current for 1/23/09. The format is different. I was unable to put up the full spreadsheets because each class was approaching 1MB and that was too much for people to have to download. So now there is just your ID number, your grade, and how many points you have in the class.

If you want more detailed info, come see me after school and I can print out your entire grade.

The grading scale is as follows.

A > 90%
B > 80%
C > 70%
D > 60%
F < 60%

citizenship varies, but A/E, B/G, C/S, D/N, F/U. This can go higher for extra effort, or lower for excessive tardies (see tardy policy).

Friday 1/23/09

Homework for periods 1,2,3
Finish the page E-33, changing fractions to percents, and percents back into fractions

For periods 4,6,7
Finish the T-charts.
To find 10%, move the decimal 1 place to the left. Then use that 10% to find 20%, 30%... and so on

For 80
10% = 8
20% = 16
30% = 24
40% = 32......

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wednesday 1/21/09

Homework for periods 1,2,3
Finish page E-20 on changing decimals to percents. Some students finished in class, so they will have a stamp showing that they finished.

Homework for Periods 6,7
Finish page E-33, finding the percent of numbers.

Use "IS"/"OF" = %/100

Sorry for lagging behind in the posts and grades and the calendar but my son has been sick at home and my wife has been working more, so I am swamped when I get home. Hopefully this week I can catch up and make everything up to date.

Mr. B

Tuesday 1/20/09

Homework for periods 1,2
There was none. We watched the inaguration of Obama and there was no homework for those two classes.

Homework for period 3
Page 247 #1-15. Do not write the questions but show your work.

For periods 1 and 2
There will only be 2 days of homework this week for those classes.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Friday 1/16/09

Homework for periods 2,3
Finish page E-10, make sure you do your work on a separate sheet of paper. I want to see how you set up your proportions.

Homework for periods 4,6,7
Finish page E-33. Do your work on the back or a separate sheet of paper. The proportion to use is

"IS/OF = %/100" Which number is next to "IS", which is next to "OF".

If that doesn't work, decide which one is closest to each word.


Confusing as some of you were here and some where on a field trip.

For periods 4,6,7
Finish E-16 and E-19.

For Period 1
Finish page E-10. Please be sure you show all your work on a seperate sheet of paper.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wednesday 1/14/09

Homework for periods 6,7
Finish page E-20 about changing decimals to percents.

Homework for period 3
Finsih set 2 and set 3 on the graphing of unit rates. Put them on the back of your graph paper.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tuesday 1/13/09

Homework for periods 1,2,3
Finish the page on ratios that you started in class. You do not have to do SECTION 2!!! It is worded funny and really doesn't apply to anything else we will do.

Homework for period 4
Finish page E-20, changing a decimal to a percent and back again. Tomorrow we will go over changing a fraction to a percent, then you should be ble to convert all of them from fraction, to decimal, to percent.

Monday 1/12/09

Homework for period 1,2,3
Finish page d-74, the right triangle worksheet. Remember tomorrow we have a quiz on right triangles and finding the missing side.

For period 4
Finish page 145. yes its hard, so I won't mark you off if you do not finish every single problem, but please still try them.

For period 6,7
Finish page E-12. All the proportions are given to you in the form of similar figures. Just set up proportions relating one shape to the other.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Friday 1/9/09

Homework for periods 2,3
Finish the page d-71 and the right triangles. As a note for parents, many students finished in class. If they finished, they have a stamp on their tracking sheet for the last day of homework.

For Periods 4,6,7
Finish page 89. Be sure to show your work on the back or a separate sheet of paper.

For parents, many of the students finished in class. Check their tracking sheet and they should have a stamp on the last day if they finished the assignment in class.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thursday 1/8/09

Homework for periods 4,6,7
Finish page E-10. Think about what is being compared in the word problem. Write the ratio first.
For example, like "apples / oranges", then write the proportion, keeping the "apples" on top and the "oranges" on the bottom, then cross multiply to solve for the missing amount.

For period 1
If you didn't finish in class, finish the page D-73. For parents, most students finished in class and do not have homework over the weekend.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wednesday 1/7/09

Homework for Periods 1,2,3
Finish page 115. Do not forget to bring page 114 back to class tomorrow or Friday, so we can do it in class.

REMEMBER, a2 + b2 = c2. Find out what side is "C", then decide where everything else goes.

For periods 4,6,7
Finish the graph you started in class, then do Set #2 and Set #3 on the BACK of your graph. Be sure you make the axis with an appropriate scale so you can fit things like 800 miles on the graph.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Tuesday 1/6/08

Homework for Periods 1,2,3

Finish page 114, deciding if the given measures are for a right triangle.

Use the formula a2 + b2 = c2

For period 4
Finish the three graphs on unit rate. You don't have to do set 4. If you need more graph paper, click the link to the right to print yourself out another sheet.


Winner for Challenge #1
Akira A. from Period 4
Prize: Rubik's Cube

Winner for Challenge #2

No one has given me any printouts of there scores, so no winner yet.
I'll extend this until Thursday for those of you who have them.

Monday, January 5, 2009


Welcome back
Homework for periods 1,2,3
Page #204, do #2-27. If it has an exponent of zero, it equals "1", if the exponent is negative, pretend its positive, solve it, then flip the answer.

Homework for periods 4,6,7
Finsih page e-7 and e-8 on ratios. remember to simplify your answers