Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday - Thursday 12/16 - 12/17

All classes: We are still finishing the interim assessments.  There is no homework.  Take the break to make up any work that has low grades or a "0", which indicates it is missing.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Monday 12/13

Periods 3, 4,5,6,7: We started the SDUSD Interim Assessment.  There is no homework for the rest of the week.  The interim assessment will take place over the next 3 days.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thursday 12/11

We turned in the Graphing Calculator packets.

Period 3: We did Code Combat.  See below for other websites that teach basic coding.

Coding Websites

Code Combat

Khan Academy


Anna and Elsa Drawing

Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday 12/9-11

Periods 3,5,6,7: we are finishing the Graphing Calculator packet from last Tuesday.  It is due on Wednesday or Thursday, depending on your rotation.

Period 4: We did coding on Monday and Tuesday, and are continuing equations Wednesday and Friday.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Thusday 12/4

Period 6,7: We started the calculator packet.  Check the post from 2 days ago for the links if you are absent or lose the packet.

Period 3: We continued with the packet.  You needed to be done with the first 2 pages before the end of the day.  There is a stamp in the packet to indicate you finished on time.

Wednesday 12/3

All Classes: WE took Notebook Quiz #3 from sections 3.1 - 4.2

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tuesday 12/2

Periods 3,5: We started the graphing calculator intro packet.  It is due next week.  There are links to the pages below.
Graphing Calculator 1
Graphing Calculator 2

Period 4: We learned about like terms.  Finish page 5 and 6

Monday, December 1, 2014

Monday 12/1

Periods 3,5,6,7: Graph the six linear equations below
y = -x + 2
y = x + 5
y = -3x + 2
y = 2x - 4
y = -4x
y = x - 6

Period 4: Simplify the 6 Distributive Problems below:
1)  2(3x + 4)
2) -4(6x - 3)
3) 2(5x + 6y + 3)
4) 3(a + b)
5) -7(2a - 5b)
6) z(3x + 2y)

Friday, November 21, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Monday 11/17


Period 3,5,6,7: We learned how to solve linear equations.  Check below for notes and the 3 extra problems to graph.  You can use the graph paper links on the right to graph these.

3 extras to graph.  Make little tables.
#3  y = -2x
#4  y = 3x - 3
#5  y = x

Period 4: We learned about properties.  See notes below.  Worksheet 4 is due tomorrow.

ALL CLASSES: We will be taking a benchmark for the rest of the week. There will be no homework.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday 11/10

Homework for periods 3,5: Do the Chapter 3 Study Guide.  There will be a test next time I see you.  See below for notes and review page.
Period 4: Redo the problems you missed from the test.  It is due on Friday

Monday 11/3

Period 3: Bring back the graphing shapes and measuring angles
Period 5,6,7: Measuring vertical angles worksheet
Period 4: Fraction-Decimal chart.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Thursday 10/30

Homework for period 6,7: Finish the protractor page.  Check below for the notes.
Period 3: Finish D-35, finding missing angles.  No protractor needed.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday 11/3

Period 3: Bring the graphing assignment back
Period 4: Finish the fraction - Decimal chart
Period 5-7: No homework, you turned in the finding angles classwork.

Friday 10/31

All periods: No homework.  We graphed Batman, kinda.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Thursday 10/30

Periods 6,7: Finish the protractor worksheet.
Period 3: Finish D-35 finding missing angles.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tuesday 10/28

Periods 3,5: Finish both sides of D-26 and D-28. Do the Citizenship Rubric
Period 4: Finish changing fractions to decimals - C-72

Monday, October 27, 2014

Monday 1027

Periods 3,5,6,7: Are your two lines parallel? Yes, no, and why? Bring it back tomorrow.

Period 4: Bring back the division worksheet.  Flip and Multiply

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday 10/22

All Periods: We took Notebook Quiz #2.  See me to redo or take if you are absent today.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Period 3,5: Transtar.
Period 4: The backside form yesterday, C-56.  See below for notes.

Monday, October 20, 2014


Period 3: Transtar on
Period 4: Multiplying Fractions Page c-54
Period 5-7: Dilations.  3 we do together, 3 on your own.  Here are the tables to fill out

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thursday 10/14

Period 6,7: We learned about similar figures and did page E-12.  See Tuesdays post for the notes.  Period 3; You have the six graphs, and you are supposed to draw me 3 shapes on the graphs, and then dilate them 2x, 3x, 0.5x, 1.5x.  Bring the pictures back Monday for homework.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Tuesday 10/14

Periods 3,5: we learned about similar figures.  You got page E-12 to do.

Period 4: Do the two challenges on Manga High.  You have until Friday to finish them.

Notes Below for Algebra

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday 10/13/14

Period 3,5,6,7: Finish workbook pages 27,28.  You can skip problems 5,6 on page 27.

Period 4: No homework.  We played Flower Power on  Tomorrow we will try for two medals.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Thursday 10/8

Period 6,7: Finish SD graphs.  Check yesterdays post for the link.

Period 3: Get a medal in TRANSTAR on  I can print the list of who completes this out, and will stamp you when you come back Monday.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Tuesday 10/7

Periods 3,5: Finish graphing the SD reflections.

Period 4: Fraction worksheet.  I don't have a digital copy, so ask me at school if you need one.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Monday 10/6

No homework for all classes.  We went on  There is a link at the top of this page to the login screen.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday 10/1

Period 6,7: We will work on the cryptic quiz tomorrow.
All others: There will be a test next class meeting, bring your review pages.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tuesday 9/30

Period 3,5: Finish the Cryptic Quiz worksheet, variables on both sides.  The back is a sample from the test on Thursday/Friday.

Period 4: Finish the integer review page.  Test on Friday.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Monday 9/29

Periods 3,5,6,7: No homework.  Next class we will review for the test.

Period 4: Division and multiplication worksheet #16.  See me in class if you need another copy.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday 9/26

Homework for period 4: Workbook pages 15-18.  Bring back Monday

Period 5: Finish the 6 fraction equations, check yesterdays post for the problems.

Period 6,7: Change x=2, x=4, x=1 to make them complicated.  Solve the problem you exchanged with your partner.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday 9/25

Periods 6,7,3: Finish the 6 fraction equations.  The ones with stars by them work out to be whole numbers

The notes are also below.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Wednesday 9/24

No homework.  All periods did a notebook quiz.  If you got a bad grade or where not here, see me any day to retake it.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Monday 9/22

Homework for period 3,5,6,7: Do nine of the 14 problems.  Your choice.  All multi-step equations
Period 4: finish the adding and subtracting pages.  All of them.  Circle the terms on the subtracting side.

All Classes
Notebook quiz on Wednesday.  Bring your journal.

Notes - 8th grade

Notes - 7th Grade

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday 9/18

Period 4: Finsih the 12 problems below
Periods 3,5,6,7: No homework.  We learned about like terms and distributive property.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wednesday 9/17

Today we turned in the POW.  There was no homework assigned.  Bring the workbook pages back tomorrow.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday 9/15

Periods 2,4,5,6,7: Finish page 6 you ripped from the workbook.
Period 3: Finish page 5 from the workbook.  The stuff on absolute value.

I am working on getting the worksheets up online, but it will take some time.

Short day tomorrow.  Dismissal is at 2:00.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday 9/12

Homework for periods 4-7:
Finish the six equations below.  be sure to show your steps.

1) x/7 + 3 = 6

2) 6x - 5 = 19

3) 2y + 8 = -6

4) k/3 - 4 = 0

5) 24 - 4x = -8

6) 2A + 14 = 6

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thursday 9/11

Period 6,7: Finish graphing the triangles, and make two on the back.
Period 3: Finish the six 2-step equations from class.  I will post them here tomorrow when I remember what they are.

1) x/7 + 3 = 6

2) 6x - 5 = 19

3) 2y + 8 = -6

4) k/3 - 4 = 0

5) 24 - 4x = -8

6) 2A + 14 = 6

Remember, the POW is due next Wednesday.  Make your explanation really good.  Make sure I know EVERYTHING from how you started to how you finished.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wednesday 9/10

All Classes: The POW was given out today.  Check the tab at the top if you need to write it down, and the template is available on the right hand side.  Or see below.

POW #1

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Tuesday 9/9

Periods 3,4,5: Homework is to bring back the triangles graphed, and measured with a protractor if possible.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday 9/8

There was no homework for any classes.  We finished a test (practice!) we started on Friday

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

First Day of School 9/2

3D Printing: You have a syllabus and tardy policy to get signed and bring back to me.

Periods 3-7: Finish the wabbit graph, and bring back the syllabus and tardy policies signed to me tomorrow.  If you need another copy, see the links on the right hand side, scroll down a little bit, and select the appropriate syllabus link.

Please remember to bring a spiral notebook and pencils tomorrow, for our first real work assignments.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

List for School - CPMA Math and 3D Design and Printing

So many ask what they should buy for school.  While this list is not for all subjects, it could be a dream-list of what your student (or I) need for class.

Math Class

Mechanical Pencils - Lots

Pencils (I Don't have a sharpener)



Hand Sanitizer

Notebook - Spiral or Composition Book (At least 3 just for me)

For 3D Design:

A Mouse, cordless, with a tilt/scroll wheel

Flash Drive - size doesn't matter

3D Printing Filament - Red, blue, yellow, white, black, orange, green, neon

I have to buy this stuff, usually, so anything you decide you want to bring the first few days would be super sweet.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Period 6,7 - Bring your books tomorrow, Friday.

Periods 2,3,4,5 - bring your books Monday!

And don't forget the abc project is due tomorrow.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Monday 6/2

Periods 2-6: The ABC Project.

HERE is the template.  Make sure to put the first letter of your word in the upper left corener, your word in the right, and resize the box.  You can print in color, or print black and white and color with markers. 

And please, use your OWN definitions.  I know most of what you know.  If you try define linear equations with heteroskedasticity, I am going to think something is up.

Period 7: We learned about box and whisker graphs, and started making none for the Padres.  Bring it Thursday so we can finish.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday 5/14

Period 2-5:
WE kept working on the workbook section 11-2, and added problems  30,32,33, and 35.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday 5/12

Period 2-6: We started Section 11-2.  You can download a copy of the worksheet HERE.  Do problems 5,6,9,13,16,18,22,23,29

Period 7: We stated finding surface area, and discussed what surface meant.  You are doing page D-67, finding the surface area of all those shapes.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Thursday/Friday 5/9

Periods 2-5: We continued on the same page as last time, Practice 11-1, and added problems 13,15,17,19,21, and 25

Pre-Algebra: Last worksheet on perimeter and area of polygons.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednseday 5/8

POW for Algebra:

 Keri was trapped in her bedroom with a broken leg, and her baby brother had taken the ruler she was using for math.
She needed to draw a 6-inch line but did not want to go downstairs on her crutches to find her ruler.
Luckily, she had notebook paper that was 8½ × 11 inches and was able to use some sheets to get the measurement she needed.
How did she do it?

POW For Pre-Algebra:  CLICK HERE

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday 5/6

Period 2,4,5: Do page 391 in the workbook, 4-24 the even #s, and #27
 Period 3: MangaHigh has a challenge set on wrecks factor, factoring quadratics.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Tuesday 4/29

Period 2-5: We took the placement test for next year.

Notebook quiz tomorrow for everybody.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Monday 4/28

Period 2-6: We did a review for the placement test.  7th graders: Tomorrow you take the SB test, 8th graders take the Placement Test.

Period 7: We figured out the area of a triangle.  Homework is to cut out the last triangle and bring it back showing me it is 1/2 the area of the rectangle.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday 4/21

Periods 2-6: We started the Angry Birds project, where you model a level from Angry Birds and then figure out an equation that makes the birdies hit where you want them too.

HERE is a link to the description and grading.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wednesday 4/16

Periods 2-6: We watched a video and figured out the time. You need to figure out Vi (initial velocity) and how high it goes.
Direct Link on YouTube
Period 7: Keep working on packet 1.2-1.3

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday 4/16

Periods 2-5: Period 5 needs to turn in the 3 vertical motion problems tomorrow. All others, we started the introduction to the angry birds project. We started getting used to the graphing calculator on this website. Click the blue tab above for it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday 4/14

Period 2-6: Do the first two problems on the three problem worksheet. Tomorrow we will learn graphing on a computer and how this applies to stuff. 

Period 7: We turned in the 1.1 perimeter packet, you receved 1.2.  You do not have to do anything until Wednesday.

Algebra: These are the problems

1. You toss a rock into the air with an initial velocity of 20 ft/s.  H
A. How long until it hits the ground?

B. How high is it after 1 second?

2. Jesus threw a tennis ball to Dina, who was on a balcony 24 feet above him, with an initial velocity of 44 ft/s.  He threw it from an initial height of 4 feet.  Dina missed the ball on the way up, but caught it on the way down.
            A. How long was the ball in the air?

                B. If she missed it, how long would it take to reach
                Jesus again? (hint: his hand is 4 ft from the ground)
3. A gun fires a bullet into the air with an initial velocity of 1220 ft/s. 
            A. How long until it hits the ground?

            B. What is the maximum height of the bullet (axis of symmetry)?

            C. How long did it take to get to the highest point?

Friday 4/11

Period 7: We started a little packet on perimeter.  Do up to question #3 (The cost question)

Notes 8.8 Algebra

And the three problems that go with it

1) If a rock is dropped off a bridge that is 36 feet above a river, how long will it take for the rock
to hit the water?

2) A tennis player hits a ball 1 foot above the
ground with an initial velocity of 20
feet per second. How long will it
take to hit the ground?

3) You throw a water balloon up off a building 200
feet in the air with initial velocity of 10 ft/s. How
high off the ground is it after:  2 seconds?
3 seconds?
4 seconds?
What does that last one mean?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Thursday 4/10

Period 6: Check Tuesday for the notes and problem.
Period 7: We did a practice test, no homework.

Period 2,3: I showed you where the equation came from, and we did 3 more problems.  I will post tomorrow, and they need to be done by Monday.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Wednseday 4/9

All Periods: We watched James May's Speed s2e4.  We wrote down some stuff we learned and turned it in.
 My Big Campus Link

1) List two facts from the movie (Facts, tidbits, little pieces of knowledge)

2) Define "Terminal Velocity"

3) Write a three sentence summary of the movie

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Tuesday 4/8

Period 2-5: We learned about vertical and projectile motion.  We took some notes, did two problems, and I gave you a third to bring back Thursday or Friday. (Notes 8.7)

Problem #3: You drop a water balloon off a building 202 feet in the air. How long until it hits your friends head who is 6 feet tall?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday 3/25/14

Periods 2-5: We finished the calculating part of the packet, and I recorded scores for it.  You are finishing the graphing portion, which is due Friday.
Here are links to the whole packet.

Graphing Calculator 1
Graphing Calculator 2 

Graphing Calculator
This site only lets you do four at a time, but still nice.  If you cannot see anything, make sure your browser is not blocking anything (little icons at the top).  Sometimes the flash is blocked.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday 3/24/14

Period 2-5: We started the final page of the packet, graphing.

Period 7: Draw 8 triangles on your graph paper to finish measuring on Wednesday.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Tuesday 3/18

Period 2-5: We started a packet about the graphing calculator.  You will be given time in class to work on it.

EVERYONE:: A retake of the Quadratic test will be on Thursday or Friday (depending on what period you are in)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Monday 3/17

Period 2-6: We learned graphing with 3 points, and how to find the vertex of a parabola.

Period 7: We took notes on the different kinds of angles, and how they add together.  We did worksheet

Friday, March 14, 2014

Friday 3/14

Period 4-6: We took a test.  No homework.

Period 7: we did some circle activities for Pi Day.  The protractor worksheet is due for homework.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Thursday 3/13

Period 6: We reviewed how to solve quadratic equations, and started graphing.  Check Tuesday for graphing questions and some review questions.

Period 7: We learned about points, rays, and angles, and started measuring.

Period 2-3: We took a test.  No homework.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tuesday 3/11/14

Periods 2-5: Graph and solve the 5 problems on the back.  This is review for the test we will take on Thursday/Friday.

Notebook quiz for all on Wednesday.  Bring your journals.

The 5 Problems

1) 4x2+7x-9=0
2) 4x2-3x+6=0
3) 9x2-81
4) t2-10t-39=0
5) 6x2-x-15=0

Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday 3/10

Period 2-5: Graph all the functions on the first side, and four on the back side.

Period 6: Solve the four equation I gave you in class. See below for the problems
1) 2x2+4x-6=0
2) 22+5x+3=0
3) 4x2-12x+9=0
4) 3x2+4x-10=0

Period 7: We turned in the sub packets and did MONDAY on the stock worksheet.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Thursday/Friday 2/28

For periods 2-6: Do thew 14 problems you see below.  There are two ways of doing them, you decide which way is best and solve it.

Period 7: The stock pages were turned in today.  You found 3 stocks to buy, and will see how much money they have made on Monday.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday 2/25

Homework for periods 2-5: Do #12-6 and #10-20 on page 357.  solving quadratics equations.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday 2/18/14

For periods 2-6: We are doing 3 radical assignments and a test.  they are available by clicking on the radical tab at the top of the page.  All 3 are due on Monday, when we will take the test, officially.  You can of course do it before then, and turn it in on Monday.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Factor - Multiplying Polynomials Project

Today, Thursday, was the day to turn in your projects.  A bunch of you did not turn it in.  If there is no grade, it means I don't have it.

Please make sure you turn it in.

Period 3: Give me a day to put your grades in :)

Friday, February 7, 2014

Thursday/Friday 2/7

Homework for periods 2-6: Technically it is page 333, the 84 problems.  Today, we did 4-13 on page 335.

Period 7: We took a test on percents.  Good job!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Donors Choose for a printer

Trying to get a 3-D printer for the class.  Tell your friends to use the code "INSPIRE" to get the donation doubled.

Wednesday 2/5

All Classes: We took a notebook quiz today.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Monday 2/3/14

So I am not there, but you guys are learning how to multiply polynomials and we are going to learn how to go backwards and factor them.  Check these two videos out, and we will learn tomorrow, where there will also be a sub, so try to watch the videos.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday 1/31 Multiplying Polynomials

Homework for Period 2-6: Do problems 30-44 on page 321 from the workbook.  At least seven of the problems are done using the box method.

Check this and other videos for how to multiply with boxes.

Period 7: Complete one of the challenges on Manga High.  Use the link at the top of the page.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Wednesday 1/29

we turned in POW #5 today.  If you did not turn it in, make sure you turn it in tomorrow.  It is the first assignment for the semester.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tuesday 1/28

Period 2-5: we did page 321 out of the workbook, #1-21.  we learned how to multiply polynomials.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Thursday/Friday 1/24

Period 2-6: No homework, we took a test.  Your grade will be the final grade for the semester, barring any huge errors you see.  If there is an error, and an error only, I will change it Monday

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tuesday 1/21/14

Homework for periods 2-5:  Do # 3,8,9 from page 293 in your workbook.  We will do a short review tomorrow, and take a quiz on systems on Thursday or Friday.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Friday 1/17/14

Homework for Period 4-6:  Check yesterday for notes and homework.  It was to pick 8 systems from page 291 and do them

Period 7: Yeah! Everyone finished in class, so there was no homework.  We learned about discounts and percents.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Thursday 1/16/14

Period 6: We did Manga High, you were supposed to get a medal in Dave our Dumb Planet.
Period 7: we learned multiplying is how you find percents.  You are to finish both sides of the "% of" worksheet I gave you.

Period 2-3: Page 291 from your workbook, do any 8 problems you want.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Wednesday 1/15/14

Advanced Algebra: POW
Pre-Algebra: POW

Check the POW page for the problems and a template if you were not here.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tuesday 1/14/14

All classes.  Yesterday, there was no homework.  There was a sub and you were supposed to finish the worksheet in class.

Today.  Period 2-3 was not in class. Period 4-5 had an assignment on "Save this Dumb Planet".

Tomorrow, we will have a new problem of the week, and you will get two weeks to do it.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Thursday /9/14

Period 6: Check Tuesdays post for the notes and homework.
Period 7: WE did t-charts for the following numbers.  10,20,40,50,70,80,90,100,200,250,500,25,75,13,3

Period 2-3: We learned about systems and did 8 problems.  See below for notes and systems.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Wednesday 1/8/14

All Classes : we watched Donald in Mathemagic Land.  And answered the questions below.  It is due when I see you again.
donald in mathemagic land
  1. Pythagoras was a Greek mathematician. What are some of the mathematical contributions he made?
  2. What is a Golden Rectangle? Why is it important in architecture and art? Look around you right now. Do you see anything that looks like a Golden Rectangle in your classroom? 
  3. Pythagoras wrote, “Everything is arranged according to number and mathematical shape.” What do you think he meant by this? Do you agree with him? Why or why not?
  4. What are some ways that math is a part of your daily life? What about the lives of the people in your community? The government?
  5. Can you suggest some ways that math is present in nature?
  6. The video refers to a number of games that rely on geometric or other math principles in order to be played. What were some of these games and how is math used in them? What other games do you know of that use math principles in some way? 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tuesday 1/7/14

Period 2-5: We learned about Systems of Inequalities, and graphed some.  See yesterday for the notes, and below for the worksheet. (Backside not allowed - copyright things...)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Monday 1/6/14

Period 1-6: Homework is to finish the worksheet on graphing inequalities (pg 197-198).

Period 7: We did percents.  There was no homework.