## Science Friday

Students finished their first set of SST’s: motion, speed, velocity, resultant velocity, acceleration, and centripetal acceleration. DUE Monday!

Students also worked on a speed/speedometer worksheet due Monday

Students finished their first set of SST’s: motion, speed, velocity, resultant velocity, acceleration, and centripetal acceleration. DUE Monday!

Students also worked on a speed/speedometer worksheet due Monday

All students who were here used the link in the previous post (mathxl) to log into mathxl and to start their first mathxl assignment (not due unit 9/25, but VERY helpful )the upcoming quiz). Students also worked on practice problems from TWMM ACE chapter 1: numbers 14-17 and 21-28 and from Chapter 2: 6, 8-11, 13-20. ACE will be due before the quiz on Tuesday. Students will have Monday to continue work on ACE and mathxl.

New Weekly Review was handed out to classes today. (I forgot period 1!…so I passed them out to my science students and am making it available here:

QUIZ Tuesday!

Log into your google account if you are not already in it.

Click on your class and find the TWMM Unit 1 Assignment.

Students completed the first round of MAP growth tests. Many students were able to use extra class time to work on this week’s Weekly Review or to revise their WR from last week. I also informed all math students that I would be in during lunch today to further support any students with their Weekly Reviews or other work.

Due Friday: Weekly Review 9/8.

Quiz Tuesday. Learning Targets:

- I can identify linear and non-linear patterns in data.
- Given a set of linear data, or a graph, or an equation, I can write the equation, draw the graph or identify a set of data.
- I can identify the variables for a problem situation, including what the variable stands for and the units used to measure.
- I can solve multi-step equations for one variable and CHECK my answer.
- I can correctly simplify expressions by combining like terms and by applying the order of operations.

Today I returned the graded tower engineering design papers and their Mystery Box (observations and inferences) papers. I stressed the importance of precision and correct usage of science terms and of details when possible. Students are expected to spell **experiment** and **science **and any other vocabulary words correctly throughout the year. They are welcome to have a word list to refer to throughout the year, if necessary.

Students then continued to work on defining and illustrating their SSTs. We were able to talk about what is important in a definition so that the illustration shows the full meaning of the term. Students will continue work with the first set of SSTs on Friday with the work due on Monday. Students are encouraged to either come in to work at lunch or to check out a book through the library if they are absent or need extra time.

Students were introduced to the Physics textbooks. I introduced the SST’s (Scientifically Speaking Terms) to support students with learning and applying science terms. Students have guidelines as to what is expected for each science term. Generally students will use their textbooks to complete the SST’s. When a student wants to use the internet, they should utilize education websites (usually attached to universities), NOT wikipedia.

We reviewed unit 2.4. Students also received their first graded Weekly Review. Students who scored less than a 7/10 should revise (on pink revision sheets) to earn a 7/10.

Students then started the MAP test for the beginning of the year. We will complete the MAP test on Thursday.

Due Friday: Weekly Review 9/11 ; QUIZ Tuesday 9/19

We reviewed equation practice. Students who did not complete checks need to do AT LEAST 5 checks and turn in the work on Wednesday.

Students put notes in their notebooks on how to rewrite linear equations from standard form to slope-intercept form (numbers 1 and 2 from the WR).

Students then worked in TWMM unit 2.4. Due Wednesday: 2.4 A, B, C, and E.

WR DUE FRIDAY!

**Quiz on Tuesday, 9/19**

Learning Targets:

- I can identify linear and non-linear patterns in data.
- Given a set of linear data, or a graph, or an equation, I can write the equation, draw the graph or identify a set of data.
- I can identify the variables for a problem situation, including what the variable stands for and the units used to measure.
- I can solve multi-step equations for one variable and CHECK my answer.
- I can correctly simplify expressions by combining like terms and by applying the order of operations.

Students started work with “Mystery Boxes” to practice recording qualitative and quantitative observations and making inferences.

Students practiced solving multi-step equations with one variable and their CHECKS.

Students did not need to work on this at home. However, many students did not read the instructions and did not check their work.