Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Today we began with this scintillating opener (pdf).

We then spent some time talking about direct variation (lesson, pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Watch the Solving One-Step Equations video (choosing to watch it full screen is probably best).

  2. Recall that there are three main parts to the video: an examples and explanation part, a Guided Practice part, and a Self-Check part. Examples and Explanation: Just what it sounds like. I explain how to do the problems and work through some examples. You don't need to write anything down (unless you want to), just watch, listen and learn. Pause the video and replay parts if you need to. Guided Practice: I give you a problem, then ask you a series of questions with about 5 second pauses between questions for you to think about it and answer it for yourself. If you need to, pause the video to give yourself more time. Again, you don't have to write anything down here (although you can and it's often a good idea to). Self-Check: I give you a problem, ask you to pause the video, write the problem down in your notebook and solve it, then play the video again to check your work. You may need to pause the video again to view the solution if you need more time. These problems you definitely need to write down in your notebook - I'll be checking to make sure tomorrow.
  3. Can you find a direct variation in your own life? 10,000,000 points of extra credit if you do*
    (*extra credit valid only on days that don't end in a 'y').

  4. Remember that Wednesday is a PLC Day - late start. Our class begins promptly at 9:21.

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