Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Fraction Growing Post

Growing post is going to be a little different that the last one on geometry. The last growing post you were expected to add material to your post on a daily basis. This will remain the same. A difference this time is that you will be expected to participate on other peoples posts by leaving comments. The questions below are just an outline of what is needed in this post. Feel free to add other information about fractions.

Fraction Growing Post Instructions Part 1

1. Use a picture and text to show that you understand what expressing fractions in lowest terms means.

2. How are improper fractions and mixed numbers the same?

3. Find a website or blog that explains how to create equivalent fractions or write fractions in lowest terms. Create a link to it and a brief description of what the site has to offer.

4. a)Write a word problem that involves adding these two fractions with denominators of fourths and thirds and your answer is an improper fraction.
b) Write a word problem that involves subtracting two mixed numbers.

5. Go to three peoples growing posts and answer their fraction problems by leaving comments. One of the three people cannot be from your homeroom!!

6. Find a website or blog that explains how to add or subtract fractions. Create a link to it and a brief description of what the site has to offer.

Check out other students growing posts. If you like what you see leave a comment telling them what they are doing well. If you notice a mistake leave a comment on how to fix or improve the post.

End of Part 1

Due Thursday May 4th




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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Some easy fraction games

Some easy Fraction Games for You

Play Fraction Jeopardy

Fraction Quiz

Fractions and Mixed Numbers Jeopardy

Equivalent Fraction Matching

This is just a warm up!!

Harbeck




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Its coming.........

The next growing post is coming. It will deal with fractions. When it starts the post will take on average 10 minutes a night. Please take the time. Those of you who do not do the post online will only receive a mark of 60%. Make it a fun and exciting project.


The second growing post starts in 24 hours.....
Harbeck




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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Extra Test Marks

Don't forget to do your extra test questions.

Bonus A Go to Taking you math to the next Level and answer 2 questions. You also need to create a post called Blogging about Blogging (BAB). Here you can tell the world why blogging is helpful to you in math class. If it is not helpful you can mention why you are not liking blogging. In your BAB you can also list what parts of the geometry unit you understood and what made you pull your hair out.

Enjoy

Harbeck




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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Geometry Pretest

There is a test on Tuesday. You will be expected to know the total surface area and volume of prisms. Here is the worksheet that you had in class today. Study well. Use your growing posts and scribe posts to help you solve some of the questions.

Helpful links to guide you...

Take a online cylinder quiz
Play Geometric Shapes Battleships

Surface area

Sp8mathzonelinks

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5


Question 6



Answer these questions and add comments if you are confused with the information. I will be checking the shout box often this long weekend. If you feel inspired you can answer the test at your class blog. Use pictures to help explain any thoughts. Enjoy.

Harbeck

Harbeck




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Sunday, April 09, 2006

Surface Area of Cylinders

Here are some helpful sites to help you with your work on Cylinders.

Area of a circle Quiz 1

Lessons on how to calculate the surface area of cylinders Lesson 1 Lesson 2 Lesson 3

Surface Area of a Cylinder Quiz 1 Quiz 2

Difficult Surface Area Questions

Leave comments behind on how these sites helped you understand Cylinders




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Good Ideas need to be borrowed and some need to be restarted!

After the hard work you put into your growing posts you now need to use the blog as a means of studying and getting ready for your final exam. The scribe posts will begin again on Monday. Everyday the scribe will be responsible for explaining what happened in class including diagrams and easy to understand notes. We are going to have a second list starting up. It is called the Research Director. Ms Armstorng at DMCI created this idea.

Here is how Ms Armstrong their teacher describes the job.



"Research Director". That person's job will be to search the net for a great new math site that helps to explain, reinforce, or extend a topic that we have covered in class. The Research Director will post a brief summary of the site, and share it with the class by creating a link.

Since most people prefer to learn from visuals, try looking for videos, diagrams, or java applets that demonstrate a topic really well. Maybe you can find a neat cartoon or powerpoint. You never know what you might find. Don't forget to credit the author of any material that you borrow. Just because it is on the internet, does not make it yours to take. One day someone may borrow intellectual property that you created - wouldn't you want them to at least recognize the efforts that you made???
The grade eight classes will be doing the same thing. With 40 School days left before your exam the time has come to shift gears and get going!! There will be a research director and scribe list posted on sp8mathzone. Work hard and scribe well. This will become a powerful exam study guide. You will be responsible for one scribe and one research directors job before the year is finished. Feel free to add posts or comments at anytime.

Harbeck




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Sunday, April 02, 2006

Welcome Back Happy April




Mr, Kuropatwa over at DMCI has this game posted on his blog. It is really cool and harder than it looks. Good Luck.

Your growing posts should be done up to question 7 by Wednesday.
There will be more instructions soon. Growing Post Instructions

Mr. Harbeck




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