Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Math MSA Study Guide

Unit Test May 29th.

Preparation Guide for
Moving Straight Ahead Unit Test

Essential Learnings - students should know how to:
• Translate information about linear relationships given a table, a graph, or an equation to one of the other forms.
• Solve problems and make decisions about linear relationships using information given in tables, graphs, and equations.

Additionally students should be able to:
  • Construct tables, graphs and symbolic equations.
  • Recognize linear relationships
  • Solve an equation for an unknown.
  • Find x or y when you substitute in the other value in an equation.
  • Find the slope of a line given two points on a line or given an equation.
  • Find point of intersection of two lines given a graph, a table or two equations.
  • Find y-intercept when given an equation.
  • Be able to use and understand the vocabulary terms we have learned in class such as linear relationship, point of intersection, y-intercept, slope, coefficient, rise, run, horizontal, vertical, coordinate pair, etc.

Focus questions/ problems - students should study by reviewing & redoing the following:
  • The packet with 20 practice problems solving for x.
  • These specific sections from the Moving Straight Ahead book; Problem 1.2, Problem 1.3, Problem 3.4, Problem 3.5 & Problem 4.2.
  • The test prep practice sheets from class, Click here to access

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Investigation #3 - Working on Solving Linear Equations

Here is a 20 problem work packet on solving linear equations.  Students should work their way through this and complete it by Monday May 11th.  

Skills #1-20 Review Packet

Here is the link to the #1-20 Review Packet.  You do not have to complete every problem, but be sure to complete problems and check them in sections where you are having trouble.  

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Investigation 3 - Solving Equations

In this Investigation the students are looking at working with and solving linear equations.

Essential Questions:
1. How are the coordinates of a point on a line or table related to the equation of a line?
2. What does equality mean?
3. How can the properties of equality be used to solve linear equations?

Here are the notes from Inv 3.2 showing the exploration of equalities.  In the notes we show two methods to solve for an unknown variable (visual and mathematical).

Click here to access the notes.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Inv 2.4 Warm-up

This focus is on patterns that linear relationships show and what the parts of a linear equation show.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Review Sheets for Investigation 2.

Here are a sample of entry slips we completed this week.  
It is a good reflection if you know the content or not. 
Click here to access the entry slips.

The Essential Question was: 
How does a pattern for a linear relationship show up in a graph, table, or equation?

Friday, April 3, 2015

Inv 1.3 and 1.4 Class notes

New Unit - Moving Straight Ahead

The primary goal of this Unit is for students to develop an understanding of linear relationships. Students recognize linear relationships by the constant rate of change between two variables in a contextual situation, a table, a graph, or an equation.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Study Guide and Packet for Friday's Unit Test

Essential Learning
  • Understands and uses ratios, fractions, differences and percents to solve problems.
  • Applies concepts of ratios and proportion in mathematical situations.

  • Write comparison statements using ratios, fractions, differences and percents.
  • Find unit rates for given situations
  • Work with proportional reasoning and create proportions for given problems
  • Write equations from word problems
  • Complete rate tables.
  • Understand percents in forms of tax, raises, commissions and mark-ups.
  • Understand the constant of proportionality
  • Find scale factors between given proportions

Vocabulary use
Be specific, use the terms we have learned – see the list in your vocabulary notebook.

As a way to study, review and redo the following:
  • The two check-ins in the Unit and entry slips.
  • Additional Practice Sheet - especially “Finding Unit Rates”
  • Looking Back p. 87-88 # 1 and 2
  • Question Bank packet
  • Important questions to look at in your math binder:
    • ACE Inv 1 #1-3 p. 19
    • ACE Inv 1 #22 p. 25
    • Problem 2.2 p. 46 1a and ACE Inv 2 # 10 p. 53
    • Definition and example of constant of proportionality p. 47
    • ACE Inv 3 # 27-30 and 35 p. 76 and 77.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

Comparing and Scaling Inv. 2 Check-in Study Guide

Essential Learnings to Understand:
  • Compute a unit rate.
  • Solve problems by scaling up or down a unit rate.
  • Use unit rate to find the best deal (more favorable).
  • Be able match an equation to a graph.
  • Use graphs and equations to solve problems.

For Review:

  • Look at Inv 2.3 specifically B and C p. 49-50.
  • Comparing and Scaling Inv 2 Math Reflection Worksheet

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Helpful Site - Divisibility Rules

Click here to link to a helpful site on the Divisibility Rule.

Also here is a nice Khan Academy Video Reviewing Division Rules.

New Unit Comparing and Scaling

Welcome to our new unit focusing on ratios, rates, percents and proportions.

Investigation 1: Ways of Comparing: Ratios and Proportions
Investigation 1 focuses on different strategies for comparing quantities—using ratios, fractions, percents. Students learn what different types of comparative statements say about data given. They are asked to write comparative statements using ratios and differences that describe data. 

We have completed Investigation 1.1 -1.2 in the new Comparing and Scaling Book.
We focused on the ability to make comparisons of quantitative data. 
We focused on making comparisons through:
1. ratios
2. differences
3. percents
4. simplified ratios

Further we stressed the importance of making comparisons between part-to-part or part-to-whole.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Skills Test Practice Tests #1-12

Strectching and Shrinking Study Guide

Today's Check-in on Scale Factor and Ratios.
Click here to find today's check-in.  This focuses on the following essential questions:
1. Can you find the scale factor given to similar shapes?
2. Can you find an unknown side length when given similar shapes?
3. Can you provide the relationship of scale factor to perimeter between two similar shapes?
4. Can you provide the relationship of scale factor to area between two similar shapes?

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Similar Triangle Review Sheet

Attached here is a great review sheet for similar triangles.  
Click here to access.

On it are questions posed around:

  • Scale Factor
  • How to tell if two figures are similar
  • How side lengths change with scale factor
  • How area changes with scale factor.

Please check your understanding and come to Mr. Hagerty and Mr. Cuthbert with any questions.