Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011

Here's the opener (pdf) where we discussed how we determine how fast an object is moving and practiced some direct variations.

Our lesson (pdf) explored speed and some aspects of physics. If you're interested, here's the full clip of Rich Eisen, Tim Tebow, Jacoby Ford and others.

Your homework for this weekend (due Tuesday since Monday is Labor Day) is:
  1. Organize your notebook. It should have all your openers, classwork, and homework (self-check problems, pre-assessment problems, etc.), as well as your returned assessments (Math Skills Assessment, Proportions and Percents Assessment).

  2. Write a blog post on your personal blog. Title it "Direct and Inverse Variation". Then, with a combination of words and examples (or video, or audio - be creative), demonstrate your understanding of what direct and inverse variation mean. This should be an explanation that makes sense to someone that doesn't know anything about direct and inverse variation and could be used as a teaching tool in a first year algebra class. Be creative, but make sure you achieve your objective.

    You can reference your notes, the openers and lessons on this blog, resources on the web, and anything else you can find to help you, but the final words and work should be uniquely yours. This should be completed before you go to bed on Monday night (and I would highly recommend at least starting it no later than Saturday so if you have questions you have time to ask). (You may need to use some mathematics notation in your post, use the option you explored for Wednesday's homework to help you create that.)

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