For our project, students will be constructing animals. In order to build the animals in appropriate proportions, it is necessary to geometrically map the animals, and use the proportions extrapolated from the mapping as a guide during the construction. Below are the links to the materials we used to map the front face of our animals. For Tuesday, March 12, students are expected to have the front face mapped according to the provided instructions, the sheet with plotted points for major facial features, and the sheet that details the sizing and positioning of major facial features.
Our next quiz will take place during the week before spring break, either on Thursday 21st, or Friday 22nd. There will be two concepts that we cover, and below is the worksheet and answer sheet for the first concept. This worksheet will be due on Tuesday, March 12th.
This week we will dive into one more set of concepts, Volume and Surface Area, before Friday's quiz. Below are the worksheets with notes and the answer sheet that is due by Friday. We will begin our review for the quiz on Wednesday.
Our next unit of math will focus on area and perimeter. The worksheet to practice and reinforce our understanding of these topics can be downloaded by clicking the link below. The answer sheet, also found below, is due by this Friday, February 22.
Last week we learned about different types of quadrilaterals, and also touched on the relationship between angles within shapes. This week we expanded on angle relationships, investigating the relationships between angles formed by transversals and parallel lines.
Below is the homework for the week, along with the answer sheet. The answer sheet is due on Friday February 1, and should be turned in to the Math bin in the front of the class.
We'll begin the new semester picking up where we left off. Attached is the homework and answer sheet.
As a reminder, only the answer sheet should be turned in on Friday. The Basic Skills sheet should be saved to serve as a record of the material we covered for reviewing purposes.
Good Luck, and please remember to ask questions if anything is confusing.
Today we covered our last topic for our upcoming quiz next Friday, November 9th. Continuing with triangle components, this week we will study the intersection of perpendicular bisectors within triangles, known as the circumcenter. Below is a copy of the homework for the week as well as the answer sheet that is due this Friday November 2nd.
This week we tried out a new approach to math. I am interested in hearing student feedback about their experience in math overall, and their impression about the changes. Students should reply to the reflection prompts below for Monday.
1. How did you experience math this week?
How do you feel about your performance?
What, if anything, worked well?
What, if anything, did not work so well?
2. How did you feel about the changes?
Did it feel any different from past weeks? Why?
Will it affect your work moving forward? Why?
3. What is your sense of how others experience math?
There is no requirement for the length of the reflection, but students should try to make thoughtful responses. The reflections will be collected on Monday, and they can be either typed or hand written. Below is a copy of the reflection sheet handed out in class.
This week is designed to focus on our quiz preparation. For the first quiz, there were a wide variety of topics that students were responsible to understand. In order to better pinpoint work habits that support better assessment preparation, this week's quiz covers three recently introduced topics (Congruent Triangles, Translations, and Reflections).
The premise is that if students can prepare and perform well for relatively few topics, then work habits can be adjusted to realize similar success when preparing for more comprehensive assessments.
The second quiz will take place this Thursday October 17th. In addition to reviewing our basic skills sheets, a study guide with practice problems is also available below.
Last week's quiz capped off the first section of our math class, and now we're onto the next.
This week begins our work with understanding shapes, with particular attention to the relationships between them. A few key concepts to understand are congruence and transformations, including translations and reflections.
Below are two worksheets that provide notes about these topics as well as some practice problems to help strengthen student skills. Because of the school-wide activities planned for Friday (Advisory Olympics), the worksheets will both be due by Monday October 4th. If needed, the worksheets are available below or in the Resource tab.