Please do a self assessment and a peer assessment for your Pythagoras post.

Thanks

## Friday, February 27, 2009

## Monday, February 23, 2009

### Pythagoras Problems and the lesson Part 2

Homework questions for today. Complete these 4 questions. Then work on the word problems below. Do your best and show all of your work.

These are the other problems you need to use for your Pythagoras post. You must solve 2 of them in your notebook and then post one solution to your post. Please use the images that I have provided in your post. You should be able to cut and paste them easily.

Problem 1

This diagram shows the game plans for a game designed by Harbeck Toys INC. The board is made up of a square and four identical right triangles.

If the central square has an area of 225 square centimetres what is the perimeter of the board game?

Show how you know.

Problem 2

Problem 3

### Pythagoras Problems and the lesson Part 1.

Here are the 3 problems I gave you today. You need to choose 1 of them to be in your Pythagoras Post.

What is the perimeter of the orange triangle

Here is today's Lesson

Here are today's slides

What is the perimeter of the orange triangle

Here is today's Lesson

Here are today's slides

## Friday, February 20, 2009

### Squares, Triangles and Pyrhagoras oh my

Here are the notes from the past 2 days. Your Pythagoras post is due Friday February 27th.

## Wednesday, February 18, 2009

## Monday, February 16, 2009

### Help I have Amnesia

I was supposed to start a new unit with you this week. I had a tragic accident on the ice yesterday. I slipped and bumped my head. I do not remember what I was supposed to teach you. Although I do remember my name, where I live and who all of you are (aliens I think!!)

All I have left are a few artifacts in my backpack and these movies had put into a blog post. Help me out. Can you figure out what I was going to teach you and teach me before I regain my memory.

The Artifacts

Some important vocabulary was left on a piece of paper too.

Your Assignment

Here are 3 Possible Problems you can use for this post. You need to use one of them. I will post the other word problem soon.

Find the missing side length or side lengths. Show all of your work.

What is the perimeter of the orange triangle?

More to follow......

Here are the next problems. Choose only one of them to solve at your post.

Problem 1

This diagram shows the game plans for a game designed by Harbeck Toys INC. The board is made up of a square and four identical right triangles.

If the central square has an area of 225 square centimetres what is the perimeter of the board game?

Show how you know.

Problem 2

Problem 3

This is the ustream of the lesson

Here are some videos that might help you understand your topic.

The Movies

What else did Pythagoras do?

Pythagoras?

The Theorem

Don't try this at home!!

In 60 Seconds?

Can you remake this video and make it better or easier to understand?

All I have left are a few artifacts in my backpack and these movies had put into a blog post. Help me out. Can you figure out what I was going to teach you and teach me before I regain my memory.

The Artifacts

Some important vocabulary was left on a piece of paper too.

- legs
- hypotenuse
- R.A.T
- Greek
- theorem

Your Assignment

- Create a blog post that explains how these artifacts are linked.
- How can you use the vocabulary to help explain the artifacts?
- You must explain what the shapes are, what is that formula, and who is that guy and why do I care in Grade 8 Math.
- You need to label your post with the mystery man's name.
- You will need to embed a video that explains all of your work after you have figured out what you will be doing.
- You will need to answer a word problem by Thursday. It will be posted on Wednesday night.
- This is all due by the end of your math class on Friday February 27.

Here are 3 Possible Problems you can use for this post. You need to use one of them. I will post the other word problem soon.

Find the missing side length or side lengths. Show all of your work.

What is the perimeter of the orange triangle?

More to follow......

Here are the next problems. Choose only one of them to solve at your post.

Problem 1

This diagram shows the game plans for a game designed by Harbeck Toys INC. The board is made up of a square and four identical right triangles.

If the central square has an area of 225 square centimetres what is the perimeter of the board game?

Show how you know.

Problem 2

Problem 3

This is the ustream of the lesson

Here are some videos that might help you understand your topic.

The Movies

What else did Pythagoras do?

Pythagoras?

The Theorem

Don't try this at home!!

In 60 Seconds?

Can you remake this video and make it better or easier to understand?

## Thursday, February 12, 2009

### Use of text in movies

This is an interesting video concept. Look at how they pull the ideas together using pictures and text.

## Tuesday, February 10, 2009

### Marking your GBBOA

You are now ready to mark your GBBOA. You will use the form found at this post to mark your post. After you mark your own post you need to mark one other persons post that will be assigned to you. After you fill in the form be sure to hit submit to enter the data. You then will have a chance to mark the other persons post. Here are some helpful links to the instructions for the GBBOA.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

### 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Schedule Form

Please complete this form before Thursday. Thank You. You need to have all your questions posted at your Google Presentation.

First marks will be given out on Tuesday.

## Monday, February 09, 2009

### Graphing and Algebraic Expressions

## Sunday, February 08, 2009

## Friday, February 06, 2009

### Friday Homework and Sub work

Dear students. You need to correct your transposing if you haven't yet and to do the work on patterns. There are 2 ustreams here. The first one is on transposing. These questions will be on your test on Tuesday. The second ustream is on Patterns. Please watch the Patterns ustream in class. Follow along and complete the work. The slides for that work will also be posted.

Transposing

Patterns and Relations

Here are the slides from that homework. Please complete the 7 tables and find their algebraic expressions.

Transposing

Patterns and Relations

Here are the slides from that homework. Please complete the 7 tables and find their algebraic expressions.

## Thursday, February 05, 2009

### Stolen Childhood

This is a google presentation that we will use to add our questions to. Please add your questions to the presentation.

## Wednesday, February 04, 2009

### Distributive Property and Transposing

That is the lesson on Distributive Property and Transposing.

Please complete pages 50 and 52. You also have 2 Minutes to make a Difference Homework and a quiz on Tuesday.

Please complete pages 50 and 52. You also have 2 Minutes to make a Difference Homework and a quiz on Tuesday.

Labels:
2minutes,
algebra,
distributive property,
transposing

## Monday, February 02, 2009

### 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Schedule

Here is a timeline for your movie project. It is for the next 2 weeks. Please adhere to the schedule. You will have to fill out a Google Form every week. All of your work for this stage of the project will take place in your Google Presentation. Please stick to the deadlines. Part of your make is having parts of your project completed on time.

Week 1 January 26-30

Choose Groups

Think about topics of interest

Week 2 February 2 to 9

Choose topic.

Every group member is in charge of creating 10 questions.

Create 10 questions about your topic.

In your Google presentation you need to list your 10 questions on a slide. From your 10 questions you need to create 4 "big" questions to research.

Find Images

Week 3 February 9-16

From your question you need to select 4 "big" questions to research. One for each person.

That person is responsible for coming up with 1 page of information dealing with the question. You will use a google doc to create the page of information. YOU must cite all sources that you use.

While you are looking for information you need to be thinking about powerful images that will get your message across. You can save and store them at your google presentation.

Week 1 January 26-30

Choose Groups

Think about topics of interest

Week 2 February 2 to 9

Choose topic.

Every group member is in charge of creating 10 questions.

Create 10 questions about your topic.

In your Google presentation you need to list your 10 questions on a slide. From your 10 questions you need to create 4 "big" questions to research.

Find Images

Week 3 February 9-16

From your question you need to select 4 "big" questions to research. One for each person.

That person is responsible for coming up with 1 page of information dealing with the question. You will use a google doc to create the page of information. YOU must cite all sources that you use.

While you are looking for information you need to be thinking about powerful images that will get your message across. You can save and store them at your google presentation.

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