Math 2017/18

**PLEASE SEE LAST 2 POSTS FOR EMERGENCY CLOSING ASSIGNMENTS**
**8A & 8B ASSIGNMENTS ARE ON SEPARATE POSTS**
Assignments can be printed from the computer & completed OR completed on loose leaf paper - notebooks are NOT needed to complete assignment

8A: EMERGENCY CLOSING ASSIGNMENT

posted Jan 9, 2018, 9:40 AM by Alyssa Becker

This assignment will require you to have internet access & loose leaf paper. This paper does NOT need to be in your notebook. Follow the steps to complete. Bring your assignment in upon our return to school.

STEP 1: Research what exponential growth & exponential decay is. Find complete definitions that makes sense to you! It does not help to have a definition that confuses you. You can watch a video, use a dictionary or even ask a parent. Write these definitions down.

STEP 2: Follow the link & watch the 4 minute Ted Talk on exponential growth. We've been learning about exponents these last few weeks & now it's time to take a look at how we can use exponential knowledge in real life.

STEP 3: On the left hand side of the website, click the word: "THINK." There are 8 questions (some short answer & some multiple choice). Write the question down & answer it on loose leaf. YES, WRITE THE QUESTION DOWN ON YOUR LOOSE LEAF.  

STEP 4: Apply your knowledge! Research 3 different examples of exponential growth & decay. You must have at least 1 example of each (the third example is your choice). Write 3-5 sentences on each example. How does this example apply to the idea of exponential growth/decay? Explain in your own words.

GOOD LUCK & see you when we get back to school :-)

8B: EMERGENCY CLOSING ASSIGNMENT

posted Jan 9, 2018, 8:45 AM by Alyssa Becker

Read the following article on snow fall & math! Watch the 1 minute clip that can be found in the article. 


In the article, you learn about the ratio that can be used to calculate snow fall and rain fall equivalencies. Over the past 2 weeks, our country has been slammed with snow - especially the east coast! Research 15 cities across the US that had snowfall since Christmas. Be sure you are using reliable websites. Record the city & snow fall total in INCHES using the chart attached to this post (or recreated on loose leaf). 

When research is complete, use the ratio of 15 inches of snow to 1 inch of rain to calculate the equivalent amount of rain fall in  your 15 cities. You MAY NOT use a calculator - SHOW YOUR WORK & do NOT "accidentally leave at home."

GOOD LUCK! See you when we get back :-) 

Snow Fall Chart


Wednesday, January 3

posted Jan 3, 2018, 12:11 PM by Alyssa Becker

8A: Page 1 of packet (front & back) due tomorrow

8B: Page 3 of packet (constant rate of proportionality - tables) due tomorrow

Tuesday, January 2

posted Jan 2, 2018, 12:27 PM by Alyssa Becker

8A: Christmas Sweater mini-project due tomorrow!

8B: Christmas Sweater mini-project due tomorrow!

Monday, December 4

posted Dec 4, 2017, 10:38 AM by Alyssa Becker

8A:  Finish board games, cards & rules due THURSDAY 12/7

8B:  Finish board games, cards & rules due THURSDAY 12/7

Monday, November 13

posted Nov 13, 2017, 12:01 PM by Alyssa Becker

8A: **TEST TUESDAY (comparing integers, adding/subtracting intgers, multiplying/dividing integers, integer word problems)
**EXTRA HELP: MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4PM

8B: Skills Worksheet (simplifying expressions/factoring expressions) if not COMPLETE!
**TEST THURSDAY (orders of operations, simplifying expressions, factoring expressions & writing expressions)
**EXTRA HELP: WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4PM

**EXTRA CREDIT FOR ALL 8TH GRADERS: DIVIDING INTEGERS & GRAPHING - by Friday, November 17!

Thursday, November 9

posted Nov 9, 2017, 11:19 AM by Alyssa Becker

GOOD LUCK ON THE HSPT!!!

8A: **TEST TUESDAY (comparing integers, adding/subtracting intgers, multiplying/dividing integers, integer word problems)
**EXTRA HELP: MONDAY AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4PM

8B: Skills Worksheet (simplifying expressions/factoring expressions) due Monday
**TEST THURSDAY (orders of operations, simplifying expressions, factoring expressions & writing expressions)
**EXTRA HELP: WEDNESDAY AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4PM

**EXTRA CREDIT FOR ALL 8TH GRADERS: DIVIDING INTEGERS & GRAPHING - by Friday, November 17!

Tuesday, November 7

posted Nov 7, 2017, 1:22 PM by Alyssa Becker

8A: Finish integer graphing by Wednesday (outline & color)
- Worksheet on multiplying & dividing integers due Thursday

8B: Skills Worksheet (simplifying expressions/factoring expressions) due Thursday

**EXTRA CREDIT FOR ALL 8TH GRADERS: DIVIDING INTEGERS & GRAPHING - by Friday, November 17!

Monday, October 30

posted Oct 30, 2017, 11:37 AM by Alyssa Becker

No homework :-)
Happy Halloween Eve!!

REMINDER: HSPT is in 12 days - use your notes & packets to study. You should be practicing on nights when you have little homework - tonight is a perfect night!!! There are tons of awesome resources online, you just have to look. 
--> Bring HSPT folders on Wednesday

Thursday, October 26

posted Oct 26, 2017, 12:11 PM by Alyssa Becker

8A: Skills HW due Monday (finish Quantitative Reasoning section of packet)  

8B: Skills HW due Monday (order of operations/evaluating expressions) (finish Quantitative Reasoning section of packet) 

**ALL 8TH GRADERS: BRING HSPT FOLDER FRIDAY. COMPLETE QUANTITATIVE REASONING QUESTIONS BY FRIDAY. We will be taking a practice HSPT on Friday!!

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