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March 28, 2002

  • Share and Compare
  • Reflections, page 42
  • Dividing Land, 4.1 and 4.1 Follow-up.
  • Redrawing the Map, 4.2 and 4.2 Follow-up
  • Enjoy Spring Break!

March 26, 2002

  • Turn in photocopies.
  • Introduction and new floors.
  • Share and Compare
  • B&P II Check-up 1
  • Start ACE 16-18, 24-34, 38-43 (Page 36, 37)
  • Reflections, page 42
  • Dividing Land, 4.1 and 4.1 Follow-up.
  • Grade summary sheet.
  • ACE 16-18, 24-34, 38-43 (Page 36, 37)
  • Challenge: 45-48. Explain why.
  • Reflections, page 42.
  • Euclid's algorithm, anyone? Go to WebCrossing and write about it if you like a challenge and have the time. Or do another challenge.

March 22, 2002

  • Write Reflections on the board and share and compare.
  • Getting Close 3.1 and 3.1 Follow-up
  • Getting even closer 3.2 and 3.2 Follow-up
  • Finish 3.1 Follow-up and 3.2 Follow-up.
  • Checkup through Investigation 2 on Tuesday.
  • ACE 4, 15, 19, 20-23, 37, 44. Be sure to EXPLAIN where necessary. (Use the computer for the writing if you wish and paste into your book. But do not use a calculator for your explanations.)
  • It's time for you to evaluate your progress over the quarter. Next class please bring in:
    • Two photocopied pages from your journal, one from B&P I and one from B&P II giving examples of the quality of your work.
    • Make sure your best work in the CoWeb is obvious on your own page.
  • Fill in your quarter comments here.
  • Euclid's algorithm, anyone?

March 20, 2002

  • CoWeb and Discussion group summary?
  • Share and Compare
  • Clipping Coupons 2.3 and 2.3 Follow-up
  • Going Round, 2.4 and 2.4.
  • Reflections, page 23.
  • Finish 2.4 and 2.4 follow-up.
  • ACE 5-10, 23-25. If you don't explain, you won't understand.
  • Reflections, page 23. Draft and be ready to finalize in class Friday
  • Possible Checkup on Tuesday.
  • Continue the discussions in Webcrossing and continue with your CoWeb. Part of Monday's assignment will be for you to highlight your contributions.
  • Continue the challenges if you wish or post your own challenges. We have not yet brought closure to Fenland nor have we seen much discussion on Euclid's Algorithm.

 

March 18, 2002

  • Our CoWeb
  • Cat Halitosis 2.1 and 2.1 Follow-up
  • Finding a general strategy 2.2 and 2.2 follow-up.
  • ACE 1-4 Discussion.
  • Finish 2.2-F and 2.2 follow-up.
  • ACE 1-4, 12, 14, 15, 21.
  • Continue the discussions in Webcrossing and continue with your CoWeb.
  • Continue the challenges if you wish or post your own challenges. We have not yet brought closure to Fenland.

 

March 14, 2002 (Pi Day)

  • Our CoWeb
  • Cat Halitosis 2.1 and 2.1 Follow-up
  • Finding a general strategy 2.2 and 2.2 follow-up.
  • ACE 1-4 Discussion.
  • Based on our class discussions, your homework is:
    • Clean up your own Co-web pages and remove links from public pages.
    • People who have signed up to do so will try to collect links or come in with other suggestions.
    • If your CoWeb is already clean, please participate in the discussions on WebCrossing.
    • Continue on challenges

March 12, 2002

  • Share and Compare
  • Quiz Return
  • Finding Bargains 1.3 and 1.3 follow-up
  • Spending Money, 1.4 and 1.4 Follow-up
  • Start Reflections, page 17
  • Discussions.
  • Finish 1.4 and 1.4 Follow-up
  • ACE 9-13, 18, 23-28. Make sure you show your equations where necessary.
  • Organize your CoWeb area. If your contributions are not obvious, they don't count.
  •  Please go to the discussion about Coweb and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.
  • Continue the challenges if you wish.  If you finished your homework quickly, or wish an "A", you should be doing the challenges.

March 8, 2002

  • Turn in B&P I books
  • Discuss, then turn in articles
  • Larry's Place 1.2 and 1.2 follow-up.
  • Finding Bargains 1.3 and 1.3 follow-up
  • New discussion software.
  • We have a new place for discussions on Webcrossing. Please go to the discussion about Coweb and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.
  • Finish 1.3 and 1.3 Follow-up
  • ACE 2-4, 6, 7, 15-17, 29-33. Make sure you show your equations where necessary.
  • Continue the challenges if you wish.  If you finished your homework quickly, or wish an "A", you should be doing the challenges.

March 6, 2002

  • Share and Compare
  • Unit Test for B&P I
  • Larry's Place 1.2 and 1.2 follow-up.
  • New discussion software?
  • Find two articles in the newspaper or magazine that have to do with fractions, decimals, or percents. Photocopy the articles and write one or two paragraphs each that explain how they are used.
  • Continue the challenges if you wish. If you finished your homework quickly, or wish an "A", you should be doing the challenges.

March 4, 2002

  • New Seats
  • Show me your corrected checkup and homework as each group shares and compares.
  • CoWeb?
  • Bits and Pieces II!
  • Using Percent. 1.1 and 1.1 follow-up.
  • Larry's Place 1.2 and 1.2 follow-up.
  • Unit Test for B&P I next class.
  • Finish 1.1 and 1.1 Follow-up
  • ACE 1, 5, 10 and 19-22
  • Have you created links from your page on the CoWeb to your pages that showcase your contributions?
  • Continue the challenges if you wish. If you finished your homework quickly, or wish an "A", you should be doing the challenges.

February 28, 2002

  • Each group--share and compare, then write your answers to 6.3 follow-up on the board.
  • 6.4 and 6.4 Follow-up
  • Begin reflections
  • Check-up return and discussion.
  • Unit Quiz probably on Wednesday
  • If I asked you to see me, please do so.
  • Finish 6.4 and 6.4 Follow-up
  • ACE 21, 26-28
  • Reflections, page 83.
  • Correct your check-up.
  • Create links from your page on the CoWeb to your pages that showcase your contributions.
  • Continue the challenges from last class if you wish. If you finished your homework quickly, or wish an "A", you should be doing the challenges.

February 26, 2002

  • Warm-up on board
  • 6.2 and 6.2 Follow-up
  • 6.3 and 6.3 Follow-up
  • Co-Web and discussion group usage discussion and clean-up
  • Finish 6.2 Follow-up (You may do it in the CoWeb)
  • Finish 6.3 and 6.3 Follow-up
  • ACE 13-19, 22-25
  • Challenge: Finish your Fenlandian Multiplication in the Co-Web.
  • Challenge: Find Euclid's algorithm for finding the greatest common factor for two numbers.
  • Challenge: Figure out Fenlandian Fractions and decimals

February 20, 2002

  • Share and compare
  • Checkup 2
  • 6.2 and 6.2 Follow-up
  • Check in on the class discussions on the Internet.
  • Enjoy Mid-Winter break!

February 18, 2002

  • Warm-up--Discussion Group Guidelines and ettiquette.
  • It's Raining Cats and Cats 6.1 and 6.1 Follow-up
  • Fenlandian Multiplication redux.
  • TRC
  • Checkup Next Class
  • Finish 6.1 and 6.1 Follow-up
  • ACE 1-8, 12 (pg 77-78)
  • Continue writing how you would teach someone to multiply in Fenland. I can't give you credit for participation if you name isn't on your writing.
  • Read and discuss in the discussion group what the others write. Remember, this is a professional discussion. Start a new thread if you wish.

February 14, 2002

  • Number line Warm-up
  • Share and Compare
  • Fenlandian Multiplication
  • TRC
  • Begin writing how you would teach someone to multiply in Fenland. (Hmm, could the discussion group or your CoWeb help?)
  • Read and discuss in the discussion group what the others write. Remember, this is a professional discussion. Start a new thread if you wish.
  • If you haven't done the homework from last time, do it.

February 12, 2002

  • Reflections, Page 66
  • Explore your Collaborative Web. Create your home page if you haven't done so, then edit the SLO page where you put your comments and put your name below your writing in asterisks.
  • Contribute to the discussion group thread on "Is Math a Language?"

February 8, 2002

  • Share and compare: Write your results on the board.
  • Usernames--passwords
  • 5.2 Follow-up D
  • Hurricane Help, 5.3 and 5.3 Follow-up (Start alone, then in pairs)
  • Fenland multiplication
  • ACE 25-31, 33-34, 40-50 even numbered problems (Investigation 5)
  • Enjoy the Dance/Social tonight!
  • Challenge--Neatly draw each of your Fenlandian digits so that they each fit in a 8 cm tall by 6 cm wide area.

February 6, 2002

  • Turn in test corrections.
  • Share your 4.4 Follow-up with your table.
  • Share and compare
  • Start Reflections, page 52
  • Shooting free throws! 5.1 and 5.1 Follow-up.
  • Fractions as decimals? 5.2 and 5.2 Follow-up.
  • Reflections, page 52
  • ACE 1-6, 8-16, 35 (Investigation 5)
  • Challenge 37--note that the reference should be to question 36.

 

February 4, 2002

  • Share and Compare
  • Using Decimal Benchmarks 4.3 and 4.3 Follow-up.
  • Distinguishing Digits 4.4 and 4.4 Follow-up
  • Finish 4.3 Follow-up and have 4.4 Follow-up ready for class next time.
  • Test Corrections due next time
  • ACE 10-35, 36, 39, 40
  • Challenge--43, 44

January 29, 2002

  • Krypto
  • Share and Compare
  • Checkup Marking
  • Making Smaller Parts 4.2 and 4.2 Follow-up
  • Using Decimal Benchmarks 4.3 and 4.3 Follow-up.
  • ACE 1-9
  • Enjoy Chofu-Daiichi!

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