## Tuesday, October 18, 2011

### Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Today we took our midterm. Here's the key (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
1. Even though you can't re-assess on the midterm, check the portal for the results of your assessment and fill out your student checklist with your results. Identify which areas you need some help on and then come in and get that help. As you know, Algebra continues to build on these skills, so you must master them if you are going to be successful.

2.  Read this blurb from Fortune Magazine:

a. The chart states that the U.S. debt is 99% of our Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Using the numbers from the chart, what would the U.S.'s GDP be? (Hint: setup up a proportion, 99 over 100 equals debt over GDP, and you can find the debt figure from the chart. Then solve for GDP.)

b. Look at the chart to see how much of the debt the U.S. owes to China. What percent of the total debt is that? (setup another proportion, solve for percent)

c. Talk to your social studies teacher about these two facts and what they mean.