Tuesday, September 30, 2008


Sorry its late.

For Periods 1,2,3
Do Page 32, #1-13

For period 4
Finish Handcuff worksheet

Periods 6,7
Do page 72, #29-40

All of the problems are using the distributive property to find an answer.
8(x + 3) = 8x + (3x8) = 8x + 24

5(3x + 4y) = 15x + 20y

Tomorrow we will do all the other properties.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Fridays Work

Today we finished with a test. Many of you did poorly on it. it is a combination of having the classes mixed up, along with me not preparing you as well as I should. the classes who have been mine since the beginning of the year did well. Average score was 9/14. The classes that started with me this week, the scores were lower, about 7/14 was the average.

I am still trying to figure out how to curve the scores on GRADEBOOK, so give me some time to adjust your scores like I told you I would. So the grade you see now has NOT been adjusted.

the homework for all classes is
"Daffynition decoder" Worksheet.

Remember that a fraction is just division.

Turn in all your homework next Monday. late work not accepted from this week if it is turned in AFTER Monday.

mr. B


OK, so the sub made it confusing on what the homework was.

For most classes it was the "Where is your nose" multiplication sheet. I counted it as extra credit becuase many of you did not know it was homework. So, if you did it, good. If you did not do it, don't worry, its only extra credit.

Homework for today:
Period 1
Page 75
#25-32 do not write the problems

Period 2,3
Multiplication Sheet

Period 4, 6, 7
Multiplication sheet

This is a lot of problems, but practice makes us perfect. There will not be so many next week when we are learning properties.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


The homework for Period 1
Subtraction Worksheet

Period 2,3
Its Fun, Sum-Times sheet

Period 4
Finish the Multiplication/Division, skill 6 and 7

Monday, September 22, 2008

Mondays Homework is a little confusing

OK, so almost everyone has a different homework assignment.

Period 1
Bring the MATH COMPANION book

Period 2,3
Bring the MATH COMPANION nook
Finish the multiplication/Division Worksheet

Period 4,6
Finish Subtraction Worksheet

Period 7
Finish multiplication/Division Worksheet

PLEASE remember to show up before the bell rings, and have all your work out and ready to go. I have had many talks with students about these first two rules of the classroom. They are the most important, and I urge you to follow them

1) Be in your seat working when the bell rings
2) Get ready for the warm-up and wok on it quietly

I have two new puzzles in the room, stop by my desk to check them out.

Mr. B.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Homework for today varies for each class but one thing is constant, BRING YOUR ALGEBRA READINESS MATH COMPANION book tomorrow.

In addition to this, some of you also have the subtraction worksheet to finish.

Check the grades today after 5:00pm to see your grades, arranged by student ID number.

Welcome to the new 7th graders. I hope you will enjoy my class. It is difficult but very rewarding. Do not ever give up.

Have a good weekend and see you Monday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wednesday and the Calendar

I am sorry those of you who are trying to see the calendar, there is nothing for this week or next week. I will try to fix this by tomorrow.

I will not be in class tomorrow (Thursday), you will havea substitute. Remember, treat her as you would treat me. It reflects on both of us how you behave with the sub. It will be an easy day, just relax, enjoy it, and don't mess up.

Period 1,7
Page 31
#20 - 37

Period 2,3,4,6
Page 60
#2-19, and 31-37
Do not write the question for #31-37, just put the answer.

Thanks, and see you Friday.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Be sure that you have turned in your homework tracking sheet. There are many f you who have not, and that is a lot of points you are missing out on.

Homework for Periods 1,7
Page 26, #17-39

Homework for Periods 2,3,4,6
Page 54
You don't have to write the question for numbers 23-27 (the word problems)

The problems are a combination of what we did yesterday and today.

Tomorrow we will relearn subtraction and do more of those types of problems, more complicated than the basic addition.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Fridays and Homework

For periods 1,7
Homework is page 15, #12-30 the evens, out of your math book

For all other periods
Page 10, #11-20, read the example on page 9 if you need help understanding what the problem is asking you. These are all just different ways of asking the same problems we did yesterday (substitution)

We will grade the tests on Monday when you come back, and I will hand back your notebook quizzes. You can see your grade for them tonight. Click on your period, and look for your student ID number to see your grade.

Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


The homework for today is the backside of the worksheet from class "Simeons Wrench". Be sure to write your answers next to the problems.

Starting tomorrow for period 1 and later for periods 2-7, we will be taking another assessment test. Be sure you try your best on this, as this one might move you up into an honors class. So many of you did well on the previous test that thy are considering making more honors classes.

Do your best.

Mr. b.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Please be sure you bring your homework tomorrow. It is very important to start the week off correctly.

We will be getting books (if you have not already received them)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Monday new

Today we went over the tracking sheet. On the side of this page, there is a link to the tracking sheet, if you want to print out your own.

Books will hopefully come in tomorrow.

I will post the grades for this class on Friday, and they will be posted by your birthday in each class (Your student ID number).

Mr. B

Saturday, September 6, 2008


The calendar has been updated with the next weeks activities. It will be a little off because you will have class 4 times a week, not 5, so take the days into account when you see what we are going to be doing. If there is no class for you on Tuesday, just assume what we do on Tuesday when you are not there is what we are doing on Wednesday.

Monday we will get books, and I will go over how we are going to keep track of homework, and some other small details about the classroom. Since it is a short day, we might have to push or schedule back for everything 1 day.

See you Monday.
Mr. B.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wednesdays Stuff

Todays homework is to finish the adding and subtracting worksheet you recieved in class. Tomorrow we are going to do some graphing.

Those of you who have not turned in your letter or you multiplication chart need to do so tomorrow or risk the consequences of not turning in homework.

See you tomorrow.

Mr. B.