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Posted: October 30, 2013

Sorry for the late note, we had a late staff meeting! L/A - Fill in your heart map to the point of busting! If you have one full heart, start another.  Write down everything you love.  Don't worry if it's too narrow or specific,we'll fix that later. Math - expand all of these expressions using the distributive property: (the first four are done for you) 2(x + 10) = 2x + 205(a + 1) = 5a + 510(f + 2) = 10f + 206(12 + g) = 72 + 6g8(8 + y)5(s + 6)3(9 + p)4(11 + r)7(g + 15)9(7 + h)

Posted: October 29, 2013

Finish the sheet on connotations and denotations. Complete the sheet on the distributive property.  Refer to the top of the sheet as a refresher for today's lesson.

Posted: October 28, 2013

Finish your reading comprehension passages - there are four in total.  Each has 5 multiple choice questions. Complete the sheet on using the distributive property in algebraic expressions. Remember to multiply the number outside the parentheses by both values inside. EX -6(a + 8)-6a - 48 4(1 + 9x)4 + 36x 6(-5n + 7)-30n + 42 (9m + 10) x 2 (it doesn't matter if the two is on the right side, this is the same as 2(9m + 10)18m + 20   

Posted: October 28, 2013

all students had their math tests returned to them today.  They have until Thursday to correct any errors and resubmit the test to me.  The test will be regraded and the average of the two marks will be kept. For example, if your original score was 80% and you corrected all your errors and resubmitted your test, your new score would be 100%.  The average of these two marks is 90%, this is the final mark in the grade book.   Don't miss this opportunity to improve your grade!

Posted: October 28, 2013

  in honor of Halloween, we have two spooky words! phantasm - a ghost or something that only exists in the mind macabre - dwelling on the gruesome

Posted: October 22, 2013

Finish the worksheet on sequencing. Prepare for the practice test tomorrow. Reminder - classes begin at 12:45.

Posted: October 21, 2013

Mon - Mid Unit Review Tue - Practice Test Wed - Review Practice test Thur - Test!

Posted: October 21, 2013

phenomena - an unusual occurrence that can be studied

Posted: October 17, 2013

Math - Complete the homework sheet on equations.  You must attempt every problem.  Corrections can be made in class. Social Studies - Complete the pros/cons list and opinion question on the article "Quebec's Charter of Values".

Posted: October 15, 2013

Math - complete the following problems: 6. For each sentence, write an equation.  Solve the equation to find the number. a. A number divided by 6 is 9b. A number divided by -4 is -3.c. A number divided by -5 is 7. 7. Solve each equation.  Verify the solution. a. n/4 + 3 = 10b. m/3 - 2 = 9c. 13 + x/2 = 25d. -9 + s/2 = 2 8. Solve each equation.  Verify the solution. a. p/-3 + 9 = 3b. t/-6 +12 = 18c. -24 + w/5 = -29d. -17 + e/-7 = -8 9. For each sentence, write an equation.  Solve the equation to verify the number. a. Add 1 to a number divided by -3 and the sum is 6b. Subtract a number divided by 9 from 3 and the difference is 0.c. Add 4 to a number divided by -2 and the sum is -3. L/A - Complete the writing piece you are currently working on for Thursday.   We will revise on Thursday and type them on the laptops.  If you have a flash drive to save your work on, bring it with you.  This will be a major mark for your writing this term.

Posted: October 9, 2013

There is no new homework for the long weekend, but if you have fallen behind in any of our assignments over the past two weeks, please use Thursday and Friday to catch up.  You should have a complete draft of your current essay ready for editing next week.  We will review proofreader marks. We will also be having a math test in the near future.  Do your best as the end of the first marking period is quickly approaching.

Posted: October 8, 2013

Math - complete the worksheet with algebra word problems.  Be sure to write the equation and solve it using algebra.  Show your work for every step. Bonus points for verifying you sollution. Language Arts - Continue working on your essays.  I like what I was seeing in class today.  Make sure each paragraph has its own main idea!

Posted: October 7, 2013

crotchety - cranky

Posted: October 7, 2013

Math - Finish the equations we were working on today in class.  Make sure you verify your solution. 11.a) -8x + 11 = 59b) 11c + 21 = -34c) 23 = -5b +3d) -45 = 6a - 15e) 52 = 25 - 9ff) -13 + 4d = 31 12.a) 3n + 7 = 8b) 6x + 6 = 15c) -23 = 5p - 27d) 5p + 6 = 7e) 8e - 9 = -3f) -17 + 10g = -9 Language Arts The complete draft of your writing needs to be completed for Wednesday.  This should include and introductory paragraph, 4-5 body paragraphs, and a concluding paragraph.  That totals 6-7 paragraphs, each with their own main idea.  You will be working on this in class again Tuesday.

Posted: October 3, 2013

Math - Complete the sheet on solving equations. L/A - Draft another two paragraphs for the body of your current writing piece.