Thursday, January 29, 2009

Algebra Word Problems

Here is 817's homework. The rest of you see this tomorrow!!



  1. A certain number plus 26 equals 51. What is the Number?
  2. Three more than twice a number is nineteen. Find the number.
  3. Six times a certain number minus eight is forty. What is the number?
  4. Terry has a certain amount of money and Rick has three times as much. If together they have $2.60, how much did each boy have?
  5. David is 8 years younger than Robert. If the sum of their ages is 34, How old is each boy?
  6. When the sum of a certain number and four is dived by five the quotient is eleven. find the number.
  7. find the number if the sum of the number and three times the number is -32.
  8. The perimeter of a square is 48 cm. Find its dimensions, length and width.
  9. The perimeter of a rectangle is 30 cm and its length is 9 cm longer than its width. What is the width and length of the rectangle.?
  10. The sum of a certain number and five is multiplied by eight to give a product of 72. Find the number.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Outsiders Newsletter Project

You need to create this newsletter using Letterpop. I have shown you how to use the app in class. When you are done creating your newsletter you need to publish it and make it public. Once you have done that you will get a URL.

Take a screencapture of the newsletter and upload it to your class e-portfolio. You must name it Yournameoutsiders.png.

At your e-portfolio you will link the picture to your URL.

Here is a movie about how to create a letterpop.



THE OUTSIDERS NEWSLETTER - Final Assignment

You are going to create a newsletter based on the novel, The Outsiders. You will need to give your newsletter a name. Don’t forget to include the date…and it’s not 2009! Keep in mind the setting (Tulsa, Oklahoma and it’s the 1960s.)

PART A: Newspaper Article (25 marks)
You must write one main newspaper article. Choose one of the following topics:
• The murder of Bob
• The rescue of the children from the burning church / the boys being heroes
• The police murder of Dallas Winston
• Other – please see me first with your suggestion

Your newspaper article must have:
• A catchy headline
• A strong lead (opening sentence to grab the reader’s attention)
• The body of your article needs to provide information that answers who, what, when, where, why and how.
• Your information needs to correspond with the events that occurred in the novel but feel free to add more detail and get creative!
• Include a picture

Brainstorm your ideas (pre-writing – use the handout titled Visual Organizer), write a draft, show signs of editing and revision, and publish your article.
Your article should be approximately 200 words in length.

PART B: The Extras (2x10=20 marks)
Your newsletter must include 2 of the following:
• 1 want ad
• 1 advertisement (keep in mind the time period)
• 1 obituary
• 1 comic strip with a message based on the theme of the novel (violence, friendship, dreams and hopes, outsiders, stay gold, etc.)
• Dear Abby advice column (see me for a list of samples)
• Other – please see me first for approval
EVALUATION:

Part A: Newsletter Article (25 marks)
• Headline 2 marks
• Opening/Lead sentence 2 marks
• Body (5Ws, H) 10 marks
• Mechanics 6 marks
• Accurate Information/Informative 5 marks

Part B: Extras (2x10 marks each = 20 marks)
• Accurate Information
• Mechanics
• Creativity

Overall Presentation (15 marks)
• Layout, Neatness, and Effort
• Title, Date
• Use Publisher
• Pictures included
• No white space – use ‘fillers’

Process: (5 marks)
• Visual Organizer handout
• Rough draft(s)
• Signs of editing

TOTAL: 50 MARKS

2 Minutes to Make a Difference Google Doc

Here is what you need to have done so far for your movie project.
  1. Choose a group
  2. Fill out the first form
  3. Chosen a topic.
Now you need to start collaborating with your group members. You need to create a google presentation. How do I do that you ask. Following these steps there will be a video.

ONLY ONE PERSON PER GROUP DO THIS.
  1. Log in to Google
  2. Go to My Account
  3. Select Docs
  4. You now should be in Google Docs.
  5. Under NEW choose presentation.
  6. On the first slide put your group name and then list the other group members.
  7. When you have created the slide share it. Top right hand corner.
  8. You need to add collaborators. Type in your other group members emails. SEPARATE WITH A COMMA. You also have to add you LA Teacher, Homeroom teacher and Harbeck to the group as a collaborator.
  9. Ms. Lee micheledlee@gmail.com
  10. Mr. Harbeck chris.harbeck@gmail.com
  11. Mr. Penner rpenner@wsd1.org
  12. Mr. Vidruk spscience@gmail.com
This presentation will be your work site for most of the video that you will be creating.

Here is a movie on how to set up the presentation

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Interesting Idea

Could you make a movie just using your cellphone? And have it pack a punch like this one does?

Problem Solving and Algebra

Here is the stream of today's class.




Here are the slides

Monday, January 26, 2009

Hmm lets take one of those sidetrips

Here is a small little sidetrip to pass the time tonight. Remember to do your math problems.

Friday, January 23, 2009

REpost for 2 Minutes to Make a Difference



Welcome to your new project. Even though it seems like there is tons of time there isn't. Your project is to create a movie that makes a difference. You need to choose a topic that you can become passionate about. In your two minutes you will need to enlighten an audience of your peers and others around the world about the topic that is your passion.



Remember, you will be getting marks for completing parts of this project on time. Each subject Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies will be giving you a mark. This Project is an important part of your third term mark. Please take it seriously.

Here is the site that will be your home base. 2 Minutes to Make a Difference. On the side you will see many topics that can be chosen for this project. These are not the "ONLY" topics but are some interesting topics that you can choose for this project.


You need to complete this form to start the project,


The project runs from January 19th to April 9th (The Monday after Spring Break).
Please use the tag 2minutes when creating posts about the Movie Project.

Enjoy and be creative when you are learning.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Pre Quiz help

Here are a few videos created by 817 and 873 to help you with your quiz tomorrow.



Here is Bird's group doing a 2 step



Your quiz is right out of your homework. I have placed 4 questions at 2 different posts. YOu will find them in the comment section of each post. Please complete the forms at both posts to help me out.

Go to post, fill out form, go to comments to get questions. Do it at the next post as well. Good luck tomorrow.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dividing 2 Step Equations

Here are the slides from today.

2step Division
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Here are links to 2 videos about doing 2 step multiplying questions.
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Monday, January 19, 2009

2 Minutes to Make a Difference


Welcome to your new project. Even though it seems like there is tons of time there isn't. Your project is to create a movie that makes a difference. You need to choose a topic that you can become passionate about. In your two minutes you will need to enlighten an audience of your peers and others around the world about the topic that is your passion.



Remember, you will be getting marks for completing parts of this project on time. Each subject Math, Language Arts, Science and Social Studies will be giving you a mark. This Project is an important part of your third term mark. Please take it seriously.

Here is the site that will be your home base. 2 Minutes to Make a Difference. On the side you will see many topics that can be chosen for this project. These are not the "ONLY" topics but are some interesting topics that you can choose for this project.


You need to complete this form to start the project,


The project runs from January 19th to April 9th (The Monday after Spring Break).
Please use the tag 2minutes when creating posts about the Movie Project.

Enjoy and be creative when you are learning.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Never say bored

Someone said they were bored last night on Facebook. Hmm you could do your math.... or you could do what this artist does.


To The End Of The Pencil And The Edge Of The Page from Green Thing on Vimeo.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Algebra Quiz 2 Corrections

Here are the corrections from today's quiz. Please answer the form at the bottom of the post.

GBBOA up to chapter 4 needs to be done by Monday. Chapter 3 is 4 pictures explaining 1 step and chapter 4 is your algetile movie. Please add labels of chapter3 and chapter4
Algquiz2 Corrections
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Answer this form please

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Lets do a test prediction.



Fill in the form and see if you are correct.

I get by with a little help from my friends

Spread the news. Here are 4 questions from tomorrows quiz.

60= n + 47

n - (-5)=17

n -3+5 =10

48=-6n

It is up to you how many people you show this information too. You came and found it. Good for you!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sorry I am late to post this

Here are your slides from the test correction day.


Algtest13
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Great Big Book of Algebra Chapter 3

Welcome to the third chapter in your Great Big Book of Algebra.

  • Add the label onestep
  • Add a title Chapter 3 One step Equation Solving
You are going to add 4 pictures under your xtranormal chapter. Do not start a new post. This is a continuation of the previous 2 chapters.

Your 4 pictures need to have an explanation about how to solve each. You can have the explanation in your picture or in your post.

Your four pictures must show an equation that is additive, subtractive, multiplicative and divisive. Do not use algetiles for this chapter. You will use them in chapter 4.

Your pictures can be done in paint or using a camera. Chapter 3 will be due MONDAY the 19th of January.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Multiplying and dividing one step algebra

Here are the slides from today

Mult And Divide 1 Step Algebra
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Here is a link to todays lesson on ustream

Thursday, January 08, 2009