Course 3 - 8th grade

 

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Date

In Class Work Written Assignment
Wednesday

September 4

Classroom Rules and Procedures.

Introductions and Parent Letters.

Passing out of books.

"Trick Question Ice Breaker"

Get parent letter signed.

Acquire the required supplies.

Finish essay: "What you should know about me."

Thursday

September 5

Intro to the class website

and

Section 1-1 "Evaluating Algebraic Expressions" along with a discussion of what it means to show your work,

and

10 question pre-test just for me to see what you know.  It does not count for a grade...... yet.

Pg. 8-9 #1-18, 43-47, 53-55.
Friday

September 6

Chapter 1-2 "Writing Algebraic Expressions" on whiteboards.

and more on the online textbook resources.

Page 12-13 #1-8, 22, 24, 26, 28.
Monday

September 9
Ch. 1-4 "Integers and Absolute value"

and

Ch. 1-5 "Adding Integers"

a.k.a Good guys versus bad guys
Pg. 20-21 #2-14

and

Pg. 24-25 #17-28, 31-44, 48*
Tuesday

September 10
Ch. 1-6 "Subtracting Integers"

Worksheet 12
Pg. 28 #13-15, 25-28, 36.
Wednesday

September 11

Ch. 1-7 "Multiplying and Dividing Integers" Page 32-33 #1-8, 22-35
Thursday

September 12

Review of Integer Operations Worksheet 3.15
Friday

September 13

Intro the mental math activities,

Equation Preassessment (not for grade)

and

Quiz #1 on Integer Operations (for grade!)
None
Monday

September 16
THIS ENTIRE WEEK YOU WILL NOT NEED YOUR BOOK.

Two step equations
Worksheet 4.7
Tuesday

September 17
Combining like terms and the distributive property Worksheet 3.12
Wednesday

September 18

Multi-step equations with the distributive property Worksheet 4.16
Thursday

September 19


Review of equations on whiteboards
None
Friday

September 20

Equations with variables on both sides

walk around activity
Worksheet 4.19
Monday

September 23
One more review of solving equations and Quiz #2 (on equation solving)! Page 56-58 #7-11, 22-27  (11 questions....too much?  :))
Tuesday

September 24
Ch. 1 Pretest Study for the test as if your grade depended on it. 

Redo the pretest.  You may print out a copy here

Check your answers for the pretest.  You may find a copy here.

OR

Bring me a signed note that says: "I am confident that I know this so I do not need to redo this pretest."
Wednesday

September 25
Ch. 1 Test None
Thursday

September 26
Introduction to POWs:  the 10 problem solving methods. None
Friday

September 27
POW #1: Marsha's Pencils None
Monday

September 30
Ch. 2-1 "Rational Numbers" Page 70-71 #1-23, 29-38, 57-58, 64, 67-68.
Tuesday

October 1
Ch. 2-2 "Comparing and ordering rational numbers" Page 74-75 #1-13, 31-34, 38a, 44-53.
Wednesday

October 2
Ch. 2-4 "Multiplying rational numbers"

on whiteboards
Page 82-83 #1-13, 54.
Thursday

October 3
Counselor presentations and

Review of multiplying fractions
Worksheet C-56
Friday

October 4
Ch. 2-5 "Dividing rational numbers"

and

and "Two-minute" quiz on fraction-decimal equivalencies.
Page 87-88 #1-12, 17-20, 46, 47.
Monday

October 7

Ch. 2-6 "Adding and Subtracting with unlike denominators"

and

Quiz #2 on ch. 2-1 to 2-5

Page 91-92 #1-9, 17-22, 25**, 39-42.

** = important question / on test!
Tuesday

October 8
Ch. 2-7 "Solving equations with rational numbers"

and

Ch. 2-8  "Solving Two-step-equations"
Page 98 #1, 3, 9, 11, 12.

Page 104 #2, 11, 17, 21, 26.

and

Optional Quiz corrections:
1) Rewrite question.
2) Redo question correctly.
3) Have parent/guardian check and sign by each question you corrected.
Due Thursday.
Wednesday

October 9
Review of equation solving

Game day:  GREED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Optional Quiz corrections - see above.
Thursday

October 10
Problem of the Week #2: "Pesky Pipes" None.
Friday

October 11
Word Problems and equation solving: worksheet 3.11

and

Quiz #4 - on equation solving with rational numbers.
Finish worksheet 3.11
Tuesday

October 15
Problem of the Week #3:  Cole's Chocolate

and

Review of Quiz #4
Finish Cole's chocolate as needed.
Wednesday

October 16
Pretest for Ch. 2 Finish the pretest
Thursday

October 17
Final review of ch. 2 on whiteboards EITHER: 

Redo the pretest by printing one out here.  If you cannot print it out at home, print it out at school, or if necessary simply do your work on a separate paper.  Notice that I included the answers along with the pretest.  Check your answers and your work thoroughly.

90% of you ought to redo the pretest.

OR

Write this note to me word for word: "Mr. Peretti, I am 100% confident that I will get an A on this test.  I do not need to redo the pretest or study any more.  I have no doubt that I've mastered this material."  Sign the note.

10% of you have indeed mastered the material already and could consider writing me such a note.

Either way, attach either your pretest or your note to your test when you are done.  These tests will be included in your conferencing packets.
Friday

October 18
Ch. 2 Test Practice for Monday's Pass or Fail Equations Test.  You may find the practice test here
Monday

October 21
Ch. 3-1:"Ordered Pairs"

and

Pass or Fail Test Attempt #1.


Page 122-123 #1-9, 15, 16, 25, 26, 31-34.

Tuesday

October 22

Ch. 3-2: "Graphing on a coordinate plane."

and

Pass or Fail Test Attempt #2.
Page 126-127 #1-18, 37, 38, 41, 42.
Wednesday

October 23
Ch. 3-3 "Interpreting Graphs"

and

Pass or Fail Test Attempt #3 - last one we do during regular class time.
Page 131-132 #1-15
Thursday

October 24
Ch. 3-4 "Functions" Page 138-139 #1-7, 12-14, 17-19.
Friday

October 25
Relating graphs, tables and equations: intro to slopes and y-intercetps. None
Monday

October 28
Day 2 on relating graphs, tables and equations

and

Introduction to the wondeful world of the TI-84 graphing calculators: entering functions and making tables.
Page 142 #1-3
Tuesday

October 29
Day 3 on relating graphs, tables and equations

and

Quiz #6 on relating graphs, tables and equations
Page 142 #4-6.
Wednesday

October 30
Ch. 12-1 "Graphing linear equations" Page 635 #1-15.
Thursday

October 31
Game day:  "Oh Shoot!" None.  Just don't eat too much candy and miss school with a stomach ache tomorrow!
Friday

November 1
Ch. 12-2 "Slope of a line" Page 639-641 #1-12, 15-21, 24.
Monday

November 4
Ch. 12-3 "Using slopes and intercepts" Wksh 7.11 and 7.12
Tuesday

November 5
Review day:  the great "GREED" rematch. Graph the 5 equations given to you in your notebook.
Wednesday

November 6
More on y=mx+b: using it in context

Today in class you will receive a worksheet that will be like the quiz tomorrow.
Page 645 #9, 21
Thursday

November 7
Quiz on ch. 12-1 to 12-3 Finish the 8 graphs in your notebook
Friday

November 8
Problem of the Week - "Bob and Bobette."  ...... here ya go MGB! None
Tuesday

November 12
Vocabulary Review

and

Review of linear equations on whiteboards
4 graphs in notebook.  Do them well, do them with a ruler!
Wednesday

November 13
Ch. 3 and 12-1 to 12-3 Pretest Finish the pretest as needed
Thursday

November 14
Final review before the test:  correction of the pretest and vocab review. Redo the pretest from scratch to study.  The pretest and key can be found here.  If you cannot print it out at home, print it out at school, or if necessary simply do your work on a separate paper.  Notice that I included the answers along with the pretest.  Check your answers and your work thoroughly.

90% of you ought to redo the pretest.

OR

Write this note to me word for word: "Mr. Peretti, I am 100% confident that I will get an A on this test.  I do not need to redo the pretest or study any more.  I have no doubt that I've mastered this material."  Sign the note.

10% of you have indeed mastered the material already and could consider writing me such a note.

Either way, attach either your pretest or your note to your test when you are done.  These tests will be included in your conferencing packets.

Also, if you would like to try to practice a second and different problem solving task, click here to find a new one with the answer key attached. 
Friday

November 15
Ch. 3 and 12- to 12-3 test None
Monday

November 18
Ch. 4-1 "Exponents" Page 164-165 #1-61 odd, 12, 28.

Check ALL the odds by using the answer in back of the book (on page SA4 and SA5 for this specific assignment):
1) Mark all question right or wrong with a red pen.
2) Correct all mistakes with a red pen.
3) If you do not know how to correct a question, put a question mark by it to remind yourself to ask about it in class.
4) Put a score at the top of your paper with your red pen.
5) Mr. Peretti will check the 2 even numbered problems.
Tuesday

November 19
Ch. 4-2 "Integer exponents" Page 168-169 #1-57 odd, 10, 34.

Check your own answers.
Wednesday

November 20
Ch. 4-3 "Properties of exponents" day 1

Multiplication and division properties of exponents
Page 172-173 #1-7, 13-19, 25-29 odd, 6, 32.
Thursday

November 21
Ch. 4-3 "Properties of exponents" day 2

Power of power property and power of a product of quotient properies
Page 172-173 #9, 11, 21, 23, 31-45, 49-59 odd, 36, 40.
Friday

November 22
Half day for conferences:  Periods 1, 2, and 3 only:

Review of exponents: worksheet 11.3
Finish worksheet 11.3
Monday

November 25
Half day for conferences:  Periods 4, 5, and 6 only:

Review of exponents: worksheet 11.3
Finish worksheet 11.3
Tuesday

November 26
Half day for conferences:  Periods 1, 2, and 3 only:

Review of exponents: worksheets 11.4 and 11.5 only

and

Quiz on ch. 4-1 to 4-3
Finish worksheets 11.4 and 11.5
Wednesday

November 27
Half day for conferences:  Periods 4, 5, and 6 only:

Review of exponents: worksheets 11.4 and 11.5 only

and

Quiz on ch. 4-1 to 4-3
Finish worksheets 11.4 and 11.5
Monday

December 2
Ch. 4-4 "Scientific notation" Page 176-178 #1-43 odd, 47-55 odd

and

#10, 12.
Tuesday

December 3
Ch. 4-5 "Squares and square roots" Page 184-185 #1-59 odd, 12, 50.
Wednesday

December 4
Today you will have a guest teacher:

Review assignment: worksheets 5.16, 5.17, and 9.1
Finish the worksheet started in class.
Thursday

December 5
Ch. 4-6 "Estimating Square roots" Page 188-189 #1-15 odd, 33-45 odd,

and #40, 48.
Friday

December 6
Ch. 4-7 "The real numbers" Page 197-198 #1-39 odd

and #16, 48.
Monday

December 9
Ch. 4-8 "The Pythagorean Theorem" Page 202-203 #1-23 odd, 27, 31

and #14, 24.
Tuesday

December 10
Ch. 4-9 "Applying the Pythagorean Theorem and its converse" Page 206-207 #5, 7, 13, 15, 31, 33, and 28, *36 (*= ex. cr.)
Wednesday

December 11
POW: Coordinate geometry and the pythagorean theorem Finish the problem of the week as needed.
Thursday

December 12
POW #2:  Coordinate geometry and the pythagorean theorem Finish the problem of the week as needed.
Friday

December 13
Review of the Pythagorean Theorem on whiteboards

and

Quiz #10
None
Monday

December 16
Review for the chapter 4 test:  Pretest day Finish the pretest and study it.... test on Friday!!!  If you know that you will not be here on that day, make arrangements to take the test early.
Tuesday

December 17
Review for the problem solving portion of the test:  Guppy Mctuna's swim. Finish the problem started in class.

You may also wish to redo it to make sure that you've got it.  Click here for a copy of the key.

If you know that you will not be here on that day, make arrangements to take the test early.
Wednesday

December 18
Final Review for the test- game day:  "The great one-on-one challenge" Study the test as needed.

If you know that you will not be here on that day, make arrangements to take the test early.
Thursday

December 19
Test ch. 4:  Problem Solving section Complete this pretest.

Answers are here
Friday

December 20
Test ch. 4:  Non-calculator section None!    :)
Monday

January 6
Ch. 5-1 "Ratios and proportions"

and

Ch. 5-2 "Ratios, Rates, and Unit rates"
Page 224-225 #1-19 odd, 21, 10

and

Page 228-229 #1-17 odd, 21, 4.
Tuesday

January 7
Ch. 5-4 "Solving Proportions" Page 239-240 #1-19 odd, 27, 31, 6, 8.
Wednesday

January 8
Ch. 5-5 "Similar Figures" Page 248-249 #1-25 odd, 6, 10.
Thursday

January 9
Ch. 5-7 "Indirect Measurement" Page 258-259 #1-23 odd, 6, 8.
Friday

January 10
Ch. 5-8 "Scale Drawings and scale models"

and

Quiz on 5-1 to 5-8
Page 262-263 #1-19 odd, 29-37 odd, 6, 16.
Monday

January 13
Review of ch. 5 on whiteboards Page #270-272 #1-2, 12, 24-27, 31-32, 34-35 (11 questions).
Tuesday

January 14
Ch. 5 Pretest Study for tomorrow's test.

If you would like to redo the pretest or check out its key, click here.
Wednesday

January 15
Ch. 5 Test None
Thursday

January 16
Ch. 6-1 "Relating Decimals, Fractions, and Percents" Page 284-285 #1-25 odd, 29-39 odd, 18, 26.
Friday

January 17
Review for Semester 1 Exam: Day 1 - "Mom, look what I learned" worksheet Finish the worksheet we started in class

and

Optional but highly recommended study guide:  click here and here.  Elise, this is your ticket!

Click here for the answer key.
Tuesday

January 21
Review for Semester 1 Exam: Day 2 Study for the final.  See the links above.
Wednesday

January 22
Final Exam for Semester 1: Non-calculator part. None
Thursday

January 23
Final Exam for Semester 1: Calculator part.

None

Friday

January 24
Ch. 6-3 "Finding Percents" Page 293-294 #1-25 odd, 29, 31, 33, and 6, 30.
Tuesday

January 28
Ch. 6-4 "Finding a number when the percent is known" Page 298-299 #1-43 odd, 6, 16.
Wednesday

January 29
Ch. 6-5 "Percent Increase and decrease" Page 304-305 #1-31 odd, 4, 18.
Thursday

January 30
Ch. 6-6 "Using percents" Page 308-309 #1-9, 11, 13, 15, 19.
Friday

January 31
Review of ch. 6 and quiz #1 None because of Washington State holiday:  The Seahawks are in the Superbowl!!!!
Monday

February 3
Ch. 7-1 "Angle Relationships" day 1

Vocabulary sheet

Angles and Protractors - measurement estimation activity
Page 332-334 #1-25 odd, 31-36 odd, 4, 14.

DUE WEDNESDAY
Tuesday

February 4
Ch. 7-1 "Angle Relationships" day 2

Practice worksheets 11.3 and 119.
Page 332-334 #1-25 odd, 31-36 odd, 4, 14.
Wednesday

February 5
Ch. 7-2 "Parallel and Perpendicular lines" day 1

Worksheet 11.5
Page 338-339 #1-21 odd, 2, 20.

DUE FRIDAY
Thursday

February 6
Ch. 7-2 "Parallel and Perpendicular lines" day 2

Worksheets 123 and 124.
Page 338-339 #1-21 odd, 2, 20.
Friday

February 7
Review of ch. 7-1 and 7-2

and

Quiz #2.
None
Monday

February 10
POW:  The beastly angle problem Finish the POW as needed.
Tuesday

February 11
Ch. 7-3 "Triangles"

Worksheets 11.4 and 121
Finish worksheet 121
Wednesday

February 12
Ch. 7-4 "Polygons" Page 345 #1-9, 22-27

and

Page 349-351 #1-9, 22-25.

Click here for a practice version of the Pass of Fail test.
Thursday

February 13

Pass or Fail Equations Test attempt #1

None - Have a good four day weekend.
Tuesday

February 18
Ch. 7-5 "Coordinate Geometry"

and

Pass or Fail Equations Test attempt #2
Page 355-357 #1-19 odd, 8, 14, 24
Wednesday

February 19
Ch. 7-6 "Congruence"

and

Pass or Fail Equations Test attempt #3
Page 362-363 #1-29 odd, 2, 10.
Thursday

February 20
 Ch. 7-7 "Transformations" day 1 Page 366-368 #1-25 odd, 6, 16.
Friday

February 21

Ch. 7-7 "Transformations" day 2

and

Geometry vocab quiz

5 tasks worksheet
Monday

Febraury 24
Ch. 7-7 "Transformations" day 3

... adding dilations to the mix
4 tasks worksheet
Tuesday

February 25
POW: "Missing angle problem" Finish the POW as needed.
Wednesday

February 26
Pretest Finish the pretest and study for the test as if your grade depended on it.  Because it does.
Thursday

February 27
Final review for the test:  6 key questions Finish the 6 key questions worksheet

Redo the pretest as needed.  Here is a copy along with the key.
Friday

February 28
Ch. 7 test None
Monday

March 3
Ch. 9-1 "Samples and surveys"

and

Ch. 9-2 "Identifying sampling errors and bias"

(dress code survey)
Page 464-5 #1-7, 13, 15

and

Page 469-470 #1-11
Tuesday

March 4
Ch. 9-3 "Organizing data"

(focus on Venn diagrams - soccer, football, base/softball)
Page 473-475 #1-16.
Wednesday

March 5
Ch. 9-4 "Measures of central tendency"

(MMMR using top 40 music)
Page 479-480 #1-5, 12, 13, 16-18, 21-22.
Thursday

March 6
Review of ch. 9-1 to 9-4 on whiteboards Page 488 #1-8.
Friday

March 7
Ch. 9-5 "Variability" a.k.a. "Box and Whisker Plots"

(sports mascots experiment)
Page 484-486 #1-2, 5, 16, 22, 24.
Monday

March 10
Review of ch. 9-5

and

Quiz on ch. 9-1 to 9-5
Page 484-486 #3, 4, 9, 10, 23, 25, 26.
Tuesday

March 11
Ch. 9-6 "Display Data" Page 493-494 #2, 3, 5-12, 14.
Wednesday

March 12
Ch. 9-7 "Analysis Date Displays" Page 498-499 #1-11, 15-16.
Thursday

March 13
Ch. 9-8 "Misleading Graphs and Statistics" Page 502-503#1-14.
Monday

March 17
Ch. 9-9 "Scatter Plots" Finish the "grandma and money scatter plot"
Tuesday

March 18
Ch. 9-9 day 2:  The great latitude and temperature experiment Finish the scatter plot that we started in class.
Wednesday

March 19
Ch. 9-10 "Choosing the best representation of data"

and

Temperatures and latitude on TI-84 calcs.
Page 512-513#1-10, 12, 14, 15.
Thursday

March 20
Quiz #3 - scatter plots None
Friday

March 21
Review for the test: pretest Finish the pretest
Monday

March 24
Final review for test on whiteboards Study for the test
Tuesday

March 25
Test ch. 9 None
Wednesday

March 26
Ch. 10-1, 10-2, and 10-3: Review of basic probability concepts
Page 540 #6-9, 11-15.

Page 547 #1-6, 8-16, 19-24
Thursday

March 27
Review of area and perimeter in preparation for Geometric Probability Finish the area and perimeter worksheet passed out in class.
Friday

March 28
Problem of the week: "Aunt Matilda's back yard project" Finish the POW.
Monday

April 7
Ch. 10-4 "Independent and dependent events" Worksheet 8.12

and

Page 552 #1-10, 17.
Tuesday

April 8
Ch. 10-4 "Independent and dependent events" day 2

Probability experiments
Page 552-553 #12-16, 19.
Wednesday

April 9
Ch. 10-5 "Making decisions and predictions" Page 560-561 #1-16
Thursday

April 10
Ch. 10-6 "The fundamental counting principle" Page 566-568 #1-21, skip #5,11.
Friday

April 11
Review of chapters 10-1 to 10-6

and

Quiz on ch. 10

None

Monday

April 14
Probability and Venn diagrams Finish the "Theatrical masterpieces" Venn diagram we started in class.
Tuesday

April 15
More on Venn diagrams and probability and

the 9 key probability questions
Finish the Venn Diagram worksheet
Wednesday

April 16
15 minute quiz on probability and area

and

Game day:  Men v. Women challenge
None
Thursday

April 17
Pretest for ch. 10 on probability Finish the pretest
Friday

April 18
MSP Prep day in lab 12 part 1 None
Monday

April 21
MSP Prep day in lab 12 part 2 None
Tuesday

April 22
Final review for ch. 10 test on whiteboards Study for the test as needed - review the pretest
Wednesday

April 23
Game day:  Minute to win it! Study for the test as needed.
Thursday

April 24
Ch. 10 test None
Friday

April 25
Linear Inequalities: Introduction Worksheets 222 and 9-6

 

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The next quiz will be on : Friday 4/11 ch. 10-1 to 10-6
The next test will be on: Wednesday 4/23 ch. 10

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