Pre-Algebra

This page will be used exclusively for the Pre-Algebra Classes.

You can access necessary vocabulary here: http://akronschools.com/dotAsset/39600.pdf

__Daily Assignments and Activities__

__Wed. Sept.1__: Intro to course, letter home; Bellwork 1; Intro to Goal Setting

__Thurs. Sept. 2__: Set Goals for course and personal; Bellwork 2

__Fri. Sept. 3__: Effort can = achievement; Bellwork 3; Inventory of Skills; letter home due today

__Tues. Sept. 7:__ Types of Graphs. Definitions and Examples. Powerpoint with definitions: http://www.lessonplanspage.com/MathGraphUnit(3)ApplyingGraphs7.htm Scroll down, click on the powerpoint icon. Assignment: Punchline Pg. 104

__Weds. Sept. 8:__ Measures of Central Tendency (Mean, Median, Mode, Range);Assignment: Punchline 103; Powerpoint Presentation:http://www.stelmo.org/Highschool/faculty/WalkL/Mean,%20Median,%20and%20Mode.ppt

__Thurs. Sept. 9:__ Frequency Tables and Histograms (Counting Data). Assignment: Punchline 106

__Fri. Sept. 10:__ Classwork on Mean, Median, Mode, Surveys, Reading Graphs. NO HW

__Mon. Sept. 13__: Surveys: Population, Sample, Sample Size, Bias. Assignment: Survey Activity

__Tues. Sept. 14:__ Complete Survey Activity in class; create graphs; video on sampling NO HW

__Weds. Sept. 15:__ Scatterplots. Video on types of data representation. Assignment: Punchline 1.13

__Thurs. Sept. 16:__ Box and Whisker Plots. Finding Quartiles, extremes, inter-quartile ranges. Assignment: Punchline 107

__Fri. Sept. 17:__ Stem and Leaf Plots. Finding stems and leaves. Classwork. NO HW

__Mon. Sept. 20:__ Parts of a Circle. Radius, Diameter, chords, central angles, inscribed angles. Finding measures of central angles. Assignment: WS 2-1

__Tues. Sept. 21:__ Area/Circumference of circles; go over formulas for each (formulas are also in student planner). Video on finding area of circles; Assignment: Begin Punchline 154 (Circumference) in class.

__Weds. Sept. 22:__ Area/Circumference continued. Finish Punchline 154 in class, and begin Punchline 155 (Area).

__Thurs. Sept. 23:__ Finish Area/Circumference. Finish Punchline 155 in class; Students receive study guide for test tomorrow.

__Fri. Sept. 24:__ Test on Data Analysis- Mean, surveys, graphs. NO HW

__Mon. Sept. 27:__ Categories of Polygons; Definition of polygons; Area of triangles and quadrilaterals; Assignment: Punchline 152

__Tues. Sept. 28:__ Area of Triangles and Trapezoids continued; Video review of area formulas; Assignment: Punchline 153

__Weds. Sept. 29:__ Angles-vertical, adjacent, etc.; parrallel line theorems; measuring angles; Video on angles; Assignment: Punchline 136

__Thurs. Sept. 30__: Triangle Types: scalene, equilateral, isosceles, acute, right and obtuse. Total measure of angles inside = 180 degrees. Assignment: Punchline 137.

__Fri. Oct. 1__: Computer Lab Activity: Shopping Spree

__Mon. Oct. 4__: Parallel Lines and Angles: interior, exterior and corresponding angles; corresponding angles are congruent; transversal- a line that crosses two or more other lines. Assignment: Punchline 139

__Tues. Oct. 5__: Angles of Polygons. Sum of the measures of the interior angles of polygons. Define regular polygon: a polygon with all congruent interior angles and congruent sides. Assignment: Punchline 143

__Weds. Oct. 6:__ Congruent Figures. Rules of Congruency. Triangles: SAS, SSS, ASA theorems. Finding congruent figures. Assignment: Punchline 145

__Thurs. Oct. 7__: Similar Figures: Set up proportions to determine whether or not 2 polygons are similar. Assignment: Punchline 142

__Fri. Oct. 8__: Similar Figures continued. Solve word problems using similar figure fundamentals and proportions. Assignment: Punchline 143

__Mon. Oct. 11:__ Translations: Rotations, Reflections and Slides. Demonstrate on Smartboard how to rotate and reflect polygons. Do examples together as class. Assignment: Punchline 146

__Tues. Oct. 12__: Squares and Square Roots. Perfect Squares. Between what two integers is the square root. Assignment: Punchline 113

__Weds. Oct. 13__: Pythagorean Theorem Part 1: Introduce Pythagorean Theorem; For right triangles only; Video; Assignment: Punchline 114

__Thurs. Oct. 14__: Pythagorean Theorem Part 2: Find the missing side of a right triangle. Use the squares and/or square roots of a number to find the missing side of a right triangle. Students receive review sheet for Friday test. Assignment: Study for test

__Fri. Oct. 15__: Test 2 on Geometry concepts, including area, perimeter, circumference (circles), radius, types of polygons.

__Mon. Oct. 18:__ Adding Integers and the integer number line; Definition of integer; Discovery Math video on integers; Assignment: Punchline 25 and 26

__Tues. Oct. 19__: Adding 3 or more integers; combining like terms using addition only; Examples in class; rules for addition; Assignment: Punchline 27

__Weds. Oct. 20__: Subtracting integers; combining like terms using subtraction only; Go over Punchline 27 from Tues. Examples of subtraction in class; rules for subtraction; Assignment: Punchline 28

__Thurs.Oct. 21__: Adding and Subtracting integers; Simplifying expressions using addition and subtraction; Go over assignment from Weds. Examples in class; Assignment: Puchline 29

__Fri. Oct. 22__: Combining Like Terms OR Mindtrap game for problem solving

__Mon. Oct. 25__: Review combining like terms. Multiplying and dividing integers, including using exponents. Present rules for multiplying and dividing integers. Any two numbers with same sign = positive; any two numbers with opposite signs = negative answer. Assignment: Punchline 32 & 35

__Tues. Oct. 26__: ACT Explore test

__Weds. Oct. 27__: Exponents and Powers of numbers. Review multiplying and dividing from Monday. Give examples of using variables and exponents. Multiply (add) and divide (subtract) exponents. Assignment: Punchline 63 & 64

__Thurs. Oct. 28__: Writing the variable expression when given the written sentence/phrase. Assignment: Punchline 21 & 22.

__Fri. Oct. 29__: Classwork on integers, expressions, combining like terms. Sub in room all day.