I had a great season, including winning his age group at the 5430 Boulder Peak Triathlon, and placing fourth in his age group at the ITU World Triathlon Championship in Budapest, Hungary. I would like to thank Runners Roost, Power Bar, and Saucony for their sponsorship and support this season.

## Friday, December 31, 2010

## Thursday, December 16, 2010

## Tuesday, December 14, 2010

### Chapter 5 test form b answers updated 12/16

## Saturday, December 11, 2010

### FFPC Unit Review

ffpc unit review 1 to 3

ffpc unit review 4 to 7

ffpc unit review 8 and 9

ffpc unit review 10 to 12

ffpc unit review 13

ffpc unit review 14 graph

ffpc unit review 14 table

ffpc unit review 15 and 16

ffpc unit review 17

ffpc unit review 18 and 18

ffpc unit review 20 to 25

ffpc unit review 26 to 33

ffpc unit review 35 to 41

ffpc unit review 4 to 7

ffpc unit review 8 and 9

ffpc unit review 10 to 12

ffpc unit review 13

ffpc unit review 14 graph

ffpc unit review 14 table

ffpc unit review 15 and 16

ffpc unit review 17

ffpc unit review 18 and 18

ffpc unit review 20 to 25

ffpc unit review 26 to 33

ffpc unit review 35 to 41

## Tuesday, December 7, 2010

### Homework tonight

The homework for the rest of the week will be due one day after it was original due date. For Homework tonight do...THERE IS NONE! Enjoy

## Monday, December 6, 2010

### algebra sheet 5-12 help

These videos are from a different sheet from the same chapter section, so they should be helpful.

alg 5 12 38

alg 5 12 6 18 part 1

alg 5 12 16 finish 30

alg 5 12 38

alg 5 12 6 18 part 1

alg 5 12 16 finish 30

## Thursday, December 2, 2010

### FFPC inv 3 ace help Plus Algevra help on 5-11

## Sunday, November 28, 2010

## Monday, November 22, 2010

## Monday, November 15, 2010

## Sunday, November 7, 2010

### Missing folders and change in extra help and the schedule for the week

These students are missing there Growing, Growing, Growing folders and grades are due. If I don't have them by the end of the day Monday, they will be counted as missing.

Austin B, Olivia F, Dietrich, Max, Elizabeth Rothrock, Austin S., Aidan

Wednesday will the Benchmark two in the computer room. The written portion will be done on Tuesday s warm-up.

Austin B, Olivia F, Dietrich, Max, Elizabeth Rothrock, Austin S., Aidan

Wednesday will the Benchmark two in the computer room. The written portion will be done on Tuesday s warm-up.

**Extra help will be on Tuesday. I have a docters appointment on Wednesday after school**## Thursday, November 4, 2010

## Tuesday, November 2, 2010

## Tuesday, October 26, 2010

## Monday, October 25, 2010

## Wednesday, October 20, 2010

### Wednesdays class videos

Here is what we were going to work on today, but didn't get to because of the field trip. It's called polynumial multiplication.

alg 4-6 polynomial mult part 1

alg 4-6 polynomial mult part 2

Also, after a quick 8th grade prefernce poll, the unit test will be on FRIDAY, not tomorrow.

alg 4-6 polynomial mult part 1

alg 4-6 polynomial mult part 2

Also, after a quick 8th grade prefernce poll, the unit test will be on FRIDAY, not tomorrow.

## Tuesday, October 19, 2010

## Sunday, October 17, 2010

## Sunday, October 10, 2010

## Thursday, October 7, 2010

## Tuesday, October 5, 2010

## Monday, October 4, 2010

### Homework assignment sheet and news from Lake Victoria and the killer weed

## Friday, October 1, 2010

### sea camp day 4 (84 photos), by kirk framke

I'd like to share my Snapfish photos with you. Once you have checked out my photos you can order prints and upload your own photos to share.

Click here to view photos

## Thursday, September 30, 2010

### Sea Camp Day 4

After yesterday’s bright sunshine and warm temperatures, the morning greeted us with a scene more out of a Wes Craven movie then the Endless Summer. The city and Fiesta island were completely overrun with pea-soup fog that promised to hide all the treasures that yesterday’s boat trip got to see. Luckily the ominous beginning to the day didn’t foreshadow what was to come.

Breakfast was the usual delicious affair with trays full of Danish, sausage, eggs, and pancakes. Dietrich again defended his title as this year’s biggest eater. A lesser man would have been doubled over the gunnels of the Sea Watch at the first swell coming out of the marina. Once the bags were packed, team A shoehorned themselves into the familiar white and silver Sea Camp vans for the ten minute drive to the marina. In that time we discovered that the only song allowed to play on San Diego’s air waves is the Eminem tune with Rhianna singing the chorus, but that’s alright ‘cause I like the way it hurts. I think that at one point three different stations had it playing at the same time. And still the fog shrouded our vision like a vale.

As we emptied onto the dock, gear bags in hand, the storm clouds concealed by the fog let loose causing everyone to utilize the often neglected hood of our brand new Sea Camp hooded sweatshirts and hope that the rain would soon stop or produce a rainbow with a pot of gold in the water surrounding Mexico’s Coronado Islands. A rainy two and a half hours each way on the boat with no cover would test even the most avid sea camper. Once all seat backs and tray tables were in there up right and lock positions and all carry-on luggage was securely stowed in the overhead bins or under the seat in front of us, the Sea Camp crew explained where all of the emergency exits were located (over the side of the boat once donning a life vest) and that should the oxygen masks be deployed that you should place the mask your own face before assisting a small child, or someone acting like a small child. Hum, I guess that would mean I would be the last one on the boat to get an oxygen mask. The safety instructions were so interesting that a huge male sea lion came and popped his head out of the water to listen, pose for photos, wish us well, and remind us to write our parents frequently.

The first thirty minutes of motoring was dry, yet we were unable to see anything around us. I felt like I was in the middle of Pirates of the Caribbean. Max and I actually broke out in song.

Yo ho, all together

Hoist the colours high

Heave ho, thieves and begers

Never shall we die!

Avast matey what is it that I see off the port side bow? Dolphins, yes dolphins it is, 30 at least. And look over yonder, could it be? It is, two blue whales with so much creole that the sea runs an angrey frothing red and the squids are jumping out of the water like the Kracken has just been summoned to send our boat to Davey Jones’s Locker! Oh no here it comes, Abandon ship!

Oops, I got a bit to into the mood. Seriously, the massive amounts of creel had coaxed the normally nocturnal squid to the surface to feed. We watched for a quarter hour as the squid would dart in and out of their prey while shooting jets of water out of the surface that made to ocean look like the DIA’s fountain of old. This event is so rare that Whitney, the program director who has been here for eight years, has never seen this behavior on all the boat trips she has worked!

Once we arrived at the four islands that compose the Coronado Islands we were treated to an unexpected phenomenon. The islands were bathed in sunlight with a foggy clouded halo surrounding it. The extra sunlight made it possible for us to see a ton of sea life. We saw so many things that in my short four years of coming to Sea Camp, today was my favorite day of snorkeling. Are you ready for this? Everyone got to see Orange ochre sea stars, orange, purple ochre sea stars. Bat sea stars, knobby sea stars, sea hares, Purple sea urchins, red sea urchins, octopus, brittle stars, lighting whelks, sea snails, chitons, sea lions, harbor seal, (take a breath) garibaldi, opal eye, senorita, kelp bass, sheep heads, blacksmith (blue), navanax, and Hermit crabs. What a snorkel! To finish our stay at the islands, the students challenged the staff (including me) to a contest of king/queen of the raft. Honorable mention has to be given to Tara DeBolt and Livy Fore for their queen of the raft prowess. However, in the end as always, the campers couldn’t match the staff despite outnumbering us 25 to 3. Perhaps next year’s class can do better.

As soon as everyone got back on the boat and changed, they were treated to chicken noodle soup and hot chocolate. Once the anchor was aboard we set off for home. Unfortunately, as I am writing this in the boat’s protected cabin, we are witnessing another first in Whitney’s career. It is raining on our motor back to the States and the kids are getting very cold. Thankfully for us all, we will only remember the epic day that was had on the team A’s boat trip.

Kirk and Kathy

Breakfast was the usual delicious affair with trays full of Danish, sausage, eggs, and pancakes. Dietrich again defended his title as this year’s biggest eater. A lesser man would have been doubled over the gunnels of the Sea Watch at the first swell coming out of the marina. Once the bags were packed, team A shoehorned themselves into the familiar white and silver Sea Camp vans for the ten minute drive to the marina. In that time we discovered that the only song allowed to play on San Diego’s air waves is the Eminem tune with Rhianna singing the chorus, but that’s alright ‘cause I like the way it hurts. I think that at one point three different stations had it playing at the same time. And still the fog shrouded our vision like a vale.

As we emptied onto the dock, gear bags in hand, the storm clouds concealed by the fog let loose causing everyone to utilize the often neglected hood of our brand new Sea Camp hooded sweatshirts and hope that the rain would soon stop or produce a rainbow with a pot of gold in the water surrounding Mexico’s Coronado Islands. A rainy two and a half hours each way on the boat with no cover would test even the most avid sea camper. Once all seat backs and tray tables were in there up right and lock positions and all carry-on luggage was securely stowed in the overhead bins or under the seat in front of us, the Sea Camp crew explained where all of the emergency exits were located (over the side of the boat once donning a life vest) and that should the oxygen masks be deployed that you should place the mask your own face before assisting a small child, or someone acting like a small child. Hum, I guess that would mean I would be the last one on the boat to get an oxygen mask. The safety instructions were so interesting that a huge male sea lion came and popped his head out of the water to listen, pose for photos, wish us well, and remind us to write our parents frequently.

The first thirty minutes of motoring was dry, yet we were unable to see anything around us. I felt like I was in the middle of Pirates of the Caribbean. Max and I actually broke out in song.

Yo ho, all together

Hoist the colours high

Heave ho, thieves and begers

Never shall we die!

Avast matey what is it that I see off the port side bow? Dolphins, yes dolphins it is, 30 at least. And look over yonder, could it be? It is, two blue whales with so much creole that the sea runs an angrey frothing red and the squids are jumping out of the water like the Kracken has just been summoned to send our boat to Davey Jones’s Locker! Oh no here it comes, Abandon ship!

Oops, I got a bit to into the mood. Seriously, the massive amounts of creel had coaxed the normally nocturnal squid to the surface to feed. We watched for a quarter hour as the squid would dart in and out of their prey while shooting jets of water out of the surface that made to ocean look like the DIA’s fountain of old. This event is so rare that Whitney, the program director who has been here for eight years, has never seen this behavior on all the boat trips she has worked!

Once we arrived at the four islands that compose the Coronado Islands we were treated to an unexpected phenomenon. The islands were bathed in sunlight with a foggy clouded halo surrounding it. The extra sunlight made it possible for us to see a ton of sea life. We saw so many things that in my short four years of coming to Sea Camp, today was my favorite day of snorkeling. Are you ready for this? Everyone got to see Orange ochre sea stars, orange, purple ochre sea stars. Bat sea stars, knobby sea stars, sea hares, Purple sea urchins, red sea urchins, octopus, brittle stars, lighting whelks, sea snails, chitons, sea lions, harbor seal, (take a breath) garibaldi, opal eye, senorita, kelp bass, sheep heads, blacksmith (blue), navanax, and Hermit crabs. What a snorkel! To finish our stay at the islands, the students challenged the staff (including me) to a contest of king/queen of the raft. Honorable mention has to be given to Tara DeBolt and Livy Fore for their queen of the raft prowess. However, in the end as always, the campers couldn’t match the staff despite outnumbering us 25 to 3. Perhaps next year’s class can do better.

As soon as everyone got back on the boat and changed, they were treated to chicken noodle soup and hot chocolate. Once the anchor was aboard we set off for home. Unfortunately, as I am writing this in the boat’s protected cabin, we are witnessing another first in Whitney’s career. It is raining on our motor back to the States and the kids are getting very cold. Thankfully for us all, we will only remember the epic day that was had on the team A’s boat trip.

Kirk and Kathy

### sea camp day 3 (190 photos), by kirk framke

I'd like to share my Snapfish photos with you. Once you have checked out my photos you can order prints and upload your own photos to share.

Click here to view photos

## Wednesday, September 29, 2010

### Viewing the photo albums

To view the photo albums you must have a snapfish.com account. It's free so I would suggest signing up. If you don't want to sign up,

### album 09\27\2010 (66 photos), by kirk framke

I'd like to share my Snapfish photos with you. Once you have checked out my photos you can order prints and upload your own photos to share.

Click here to view photos

### Sea Camp day 2 (71 photos), by kirk framke

I'd like to share my Snapfish photos with you. Once you have checked out my photos you can order prints and upload your own photos to share.

Click here to view photos

## Tuesday, September 28, 2010

### 2010 Sea Camp Day 2

Sea Camp Day 2

Pictures URL:

http://www5.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=2150295028/a=3841102028_3841102028/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

On our second day on Fiesta Island, famous for being the site of the first every triathlon, we awoke to the smells of eggs and breakfast burritos with gray, cloudy, and calm skis. Little did we know just how much local sea food we all would get to sample. All the kids ate their fill including Dietrich whose heaping plate of seconds defied belief (see picture). Once the tables were cleared and cleaned team A readied themselves for the invertebrates lab while team B and I grabbed our slightly odoriferous neoprene suits and piled into the vans.

After a short trip to Mission Point we divided into two groups, while one group snorkeled, the other seined in the shallows. Seining is an ancient method of catching fish. Two people hold a wooden stake that is attached to a net. The net has one side that is held at the top of the water by floats while the other end weighted side of the net scraps the sea floor. While the net is held taught, the rest of the group links arms and methodically marches through the water towards the net. Frightened fish try to escape the chorus line by swimming … right into the net. There was quite an income. We netted dozens of smelt and one juvenile halibut that was so unsightly that students thought that eating him would be gross.

The snorkeling group had the opportunity to see, touch, and even taste the local sea life that calls the rocky Mission Point home. Some of the highlights were an octopus, brittle stars, sea stars, sea hares (although they move more like a tortoise), and flitting Garibaldi’s. Alana swears that the giant Limpet or whale’s eye does in fact taste like sweet potato, while Elizabeth was just happy to get the seven years of good luck that comes when you lick the mollusk. Yummy and good for you too! To bad the same can’t be said of Brussels sprouts. All the snorkeling was just a tease for what is to come on the boat trips which start tomorrow.

In the afternoon, team B entered the classrooms for the fish lab. The lesson started around the shark tank where the sea camp staff unveiled the future Sea World star Leopold the leopard shark who they have taught to do tricks. When the trainer commands it, Leopold will jumps out of the water near the side of the tank and splash the student who the trainer is pointing at. I was dubious at first, but as several students said, seeing is believing. After the short performance, Leopold allowed several eager students to touch his dermal denticles (skin). After the discussing sharks, students were treated to a fish dissection where they ventured into the fishes stomachs, heart, and swim bladder which makes a sound like bubble wrap when it is squeezed. The highlight of the lab was when Aiden and Maya tasted the slime from the Liker Limpet and the staff description of how the primitive agnatha fish would coat a fictional dead whale, named Brooke, on the bottom of the ocean with a slime that it secrets from its scale and then eat the entire carcass with nothing other than it’s rough tongue. Yikes!

In the end, our second day in not-so-sunny San Diego was tremendous fun and it has wetted our appetite for the adventures that are still to come. Check back tomorrow for a detailed account of marine life that team B encounters. Check the 8th grade blogsite for the url for pictures from the day.

Kirk and Kathy

Pictures URL:

http://www5.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=2150295028/a=3841102028_3841102028/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

On our second day on Fiesta Island, famous for being the site of the first every triathlon, we awoke to the smells of eggs and breakfast burritos with gray, cloudy, and calm skis. Little did we know just how much local sea food we all would get to sample. All the kids ate their fill including Dietrich whose heaping plate of seconds defied belief (see picture). Once the tables were cleared and cleaned team A readied themselves for the invertebrates lab while team B and I grabbed our slightly odoriferous neoprene suits and piled into the vans.

After a short trip to Mission Point we divided into two groups, while one group snorkeled, the other seined in the shallows. Seining is an ancient method of catching fish. Two people hold a wooden stake that is attached to a net. The net has one side that is held at the top of the water by floats while the other end weighted side of the net scraps the sea floor. While the net is held taught, the rest of the group links arms and methodically marches through the water towards the net. Frightened fish try to escape the chorus line by swimming … right into the net. There was quite an income. We netted dozens of smelt and one juvenile halibut that was so unsightly that students thought that eating him would be gross.

The snorkeling group had the opportunity to see, touch, and even taste the local sea life that calls the rocky Mission Point home. Some of the highlights were an octopus, brittle stars, sea stars, sea hares (although they move more like a tortoise), and flitting Garibaldi’s. Alana swears that the giant Limpet or whale’s eye does in fact taste like sweet potato, while Elizabeth was just happy to get the seven years of good luck that comes when you lick the mollusk. Yummy and good for you too! To bad the same can’t be said of Brussels sprouts. All the snorkeling was just a tease for what is to come on the boat trips which start tomorrow.

In the afternoon, team B entered the classrooms for the fish lab. The lesson started around the shark tank where the sea camp staff unveiled the future Sea World star Leopold the leopard shark who they have taught to do tricks. When the trainer commands it, Leopold will jumps out of the water near the side of the tank and splash the student who the trainer is pointing at. I was dubious at first, but as several students said, seeing is believing. After the short performance, Leopold allowed several eager students to touch his dermal denticles (skin). After the discussing sharks, students were treated to a fish dissection where they ventured into the fishes stomachs, heart, and swim bladder which makes a sound like bubble wrap when it is squeezed. The highlight of the lab was when Aiden and Maya tasted the slime from the Liker Limpet and the staff description of how the primitive agnatha fish would coat a fictional dead whale, named Brooke, on the bottom of the ocean with a slime that it secrets from its scale and then eat the entire carcass with nothing other than it’s rough tongue. Yikes!

In the end, our second day in not-so-sunny San Diego was tremendous fun and it has wetted our appetite for the adventures that are still to come. Check back tomorrow for a detailed account of marine life that team B encounters. Check the 8th grade blogsite for the url for pictures from the day.

Kirk and Kathy

## Monday, September 27, 2010

### Pictures from Sea Camp Day 1

Copy and paste the URL below for Pictures from Day 1:

If you need a password, it is seacamp

http://www5.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=2145474028/a=3841102028_3841102028/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

-Sea Camp

Orientation

Dorm set up

-Birch Aquarium

Sea horse exhibit (photography restrictions)

Global warming exhibit (with examples of the exponential relationships we are currently studying, sorry for the graphs)

Tidal pool touch tank

Kelp Forest tank

-La Jolla Beach views

-Lunch games

-Boogie boarding (no pictures)

Check back for pictures from day two, snorkeling at Mission Point and the invertebrates lab.

Kirk Framke

If you need a password, it is seacamp

http://www5.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=2145474028/a=3841102028_3841102028/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

-Sea Camp

Orientation

Dorm set up

-Birch Aquarium

Sea horse exhibit (photography restrictions)

Global warming exhibit (with examples of the exponential relationships we are currently studying, sorry for the graphs)

Tidal pool touch tank

Kelp Forest tank

-La Jolla Beach views

-Lunch games

-Boogie boarding (no pictures)

Check back for pictures from day two, snorkeling at Mission Point and the invertebrates lab.

Kirk Framke

## Thursday, September 23, 2010

## Wednesday, September 22, 2010

## Monday, September 20, 2010

## Wednesday, September 15, 2010

### TWMM review sheet answers

Remember to do the problems FIRST and then check your answer.

twmm_unit_review_1

twmm_unit_review_2

twmm_unit_review_3\

twmm_unit_review_4

twmm_unit_review_5

twmm_unit_review_6

twmm_unit_review_7

twmm_unit_review_8

twmm_unit_review_9

twmm_unit_review_1

twmm_unit_review_2

twmm_unit_review_3\

twmm_unit_review_4

twmm_unit_review_5

twmm_unit_review_6

twmm_unit_review_7

twmm_unit_review_8

twmm_unit_review_9

## Friday, September 10, 2010

### 146 of the best pictures of Budapest ever!

You will need to copy and paste this link into your browser.

http://www1.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=2970319016/a=7951212_7951212/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

http://www1.snapfish.com/snapfish/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=2970319016/a=7951212_7951212/otsc=SHR/otsi=SALBlink/COBRAND_NAME=snapfish/

## Saturday, September 4, 2010

### Budapest Sub Plans

Thank you Ms. Ferrell for taking my place this week while I compete in the ITU Triathlon World Championships.

Here's how things should work, I am giving a list of work to be done in chronological order and the students should work through as much as possible. There is a benchmark on Thursday that will take place in the computer room with Mrs. Hatchett. There is a paper and pencil portion of the test which should be given as a warm-up on Friday. Each investigation has launch and summary videos which must be viewed. At some points, the videos ask you to stop them and let students work before you continue the video. Launch videos are seen before the investigation and summary videos come after all students have finished and students are given an opportunity to present their work. Simple.

Homework is on the blog. The new algebra sheets are on the desk and should be passed out. The old algebra sheets are in the turn in bins and should be returned.

Work:

Launch

twmm inv 3.2 launch part 1

twmm inv 3.2 launch part 2

Summary

twmm inv 3.2 summary a and b

twmm inv 3 2 summary c

Launch

twmm inv 33 launch

Summary

twmm inv 33 summary all

In the student books after the ace questions

Students write discuss with partners for 5 min, then write at the quality that Mrs. Degi would accept. Then have 2 students read answers for each question.

Launch

twmm looking back looing ahead

There is no summary

If students finish an investigation early and are needing things to do, they they can do the algebra sheet or their homework. If everyone in the class is behaved and on task, then you may play mummy ball at your discretion.

Thanks,

Kirk

Here's how things should work, I am giving a list of work to be done in chronological order and the students should work through as much as possible. There is a benchmark on Thursday that will take place in the computer room with Mrs. Hatchett. There is a paper and pencil portion of the test which should be given as a warm-up on Friday. Each investigation has launch and summary videos which must be viewed. At some points, the videos ask you to stop them and let students work before you continue the video. Launch videos are seen before the investigation and summary videos come after all students have finished and students are given an opportunity to present their work. Simple.

Homework is on the blog. The new algebra sheets are on the desk and should be passed out. The old algebra sheets are in the turn in bins and should be returned.

Work:

**Investigation 3.2**(may take a day and a half)Launch

twmm inv 3.2 launch part 1

twmm inv 3.2 launch part 2

Summary

twmm inv 3.2 summary a and b

twmm inv 3 2 summary c

**Investigation 3.3**(one day)Launch

twmm inv 33 launch

Summary

twmm inv 33 summary all

**Mathematical reflections investigation 3**(1/2 day)In the student books after the ace questions

Students write discuss with partners for 5 min, then write at the quality that Mrs. Degi would accept. Then have 2 students read answers for each question.

**Looking Back / Looking ahead**(1 to 3/2 of a day)Launch

twmm looking back looing ahead

There is no summary

If students finish an investigation early and are needing things to do, they they can do the algebra sheet or their homework. If everyone in the class is behaved and on task, then you may play mummy ball at your discretion.

Thanks,

Kirk

### algebra sheet 8-4 practice masters help

This link is for the sheet if you need it printed

alg_sheet_8-4

Videos:

alg_sheet_8-4_ex_11

algebra_sheet_8-4_example_17

Similar examples from a different assignment:

algebra sheet 8 4 prob 22 and 26 (not graphed)

alg 84 problem 34

alg_sheet_8-4

Videos:

alg_sheet_8-4_ex_11

algebra_sheet_8-4_example_17

Similar examples from a different assignment:

algebra sheet 8 4 prob 22 and 26 (not graphed)

alg 84 problem 34

## Thursday, September 2, 2010

## Tuesday, August 31, 2010

### No homework 8/31

There is a mistake on the assignment sheet! Since the error is mine, there is no homework tonight. Enjoy!

## Monday, August 30, 2010

## Tuesday, August 24, 2010

## Monday, August 23, 2010

## Thursday, August 19, 2010

## Wednesday, August 18, 2010

## Wednesday, May 26, 2010

## Thursday, May 20, 2010

## Wednesday, May 19, 2010

## Tuesday, May 18, 2010

### Interlocking Squares

I have two sets of videos, one with sound and one without. The ones with sound are a bit longer.

Sound:

cd interlocking squares with sound

cd interlocking squares part 2 with sound

cd interlocking squares part 3 with sound

No sound:

constructed_drawings_interlocking_squares_part_1

constructed_drawings_interlovking_squares_part_2

Have fun

Sound:

cd interlocking squares with sound

cd interlocking squares part 2 with sound

cd interlocking squares part 3 with sound

No sound:

constructed_drawings_interlocking_squares_part_1

constructed_drawings_interlovking_squares_part_2

Have fun

## Monday, May 17, 2010

## Monday, May 10, 2010

## Sunday, May 9, 2010

## Tuesday, May 4, 2010

## Monday, May 3, 2010

pyth theorem

radicals still

Quadratic formula:

quadratic formula 8a 2009

quadratic formula

discriminent

## Thursday, April 29, 2010

## Wednesday, April 28, 2010

## Tuesday, April 27, 2010

### Linear/exponetial review

Warm-up quiz:

wu part 1 graphing a quadratic

wuq graphing quad 2

(please review the previous nights posts. You only have yourselve to blame if we are doing algebra in late May!)

Linear review:

name the relationship part 1

name the relationship part 2 plus box plots

wu part 1 graphing a quadratic

wuq graphing quad 2

(please review the previous nights posts. You only have yourselve to blame if we are doing algebra in late May!)

Linear review:

name the relationship part 1

name the relationship part 2 plus box plots

Labels:
linear equations,
quadratic graphing

## Monday, April 26, 2010

## Saturday, April 24, 2010

## Friday, April 23, 2010

### Factoring review part 2 + Homework quiz answers

HW Quiz:

alg_5_8_16_32

alg 58 12 and 36 factoring review 2

Factoring class notes:

factoring 3

factoring 4

Examples:

factoring by grouping

solving a quadratic (a must see)

alg_5_8_16_32

alg 58 12 and 36 factoring review 2

Factoring class notes:

factoring 3

factoring 4

Examples:

factoring by grouping

solving a quadratic (a must see)

## Thursday, April 22, 2010

## Wednesday, April 21, 2010

## Tuesday, April 20, 2010

## Monday, April 19, 2010

## Wednesday, April 14, 2010

### SOA unit review answers

soa ur 1 to 5

The link will take you to the first page of answers. All of the answers are below the pict of the first page. Just hover the curser over each page on the bottom for the problem numbers.

Screencast.com is experiencing some issues, so I only have # 10 up.

shape_of_algebra_inv_5_ace_10

shapes_of_algebra_inv_5_ace_10_part_2

shapes_of_algebra_inv_5_ace_10_part_3

The link will take you to the first page of answers. All of the answers are below the pict of the first page. Just hover the curser over each page on the bottom for the problem numbers.

Screencast.com is experiencing some issues, so I only have # 10 up.

shape_of_algebra_inv_5_ace_10

shapes_of_algebra_inv_5_ace_10_part_2

shapes_of_algebra_inv_5_ace_10_part_3

## Tuesday, April 13, 2010

## Thursday, April 8, 2010

### algebra sheet 9-5 help

examples:

alg 9 5 prob 17 and 23

The answer I get in 23 should be negative

mixed review

alg 9 5 mr 7 and 9

alg 9 5 prob 17 and 23

The answer I get in 23 should be negative

mixed review

alg 9 5 mr 7 and 9

## Wednesday, April 7, 2010

### Homework help inv 4

Ace 51-55

soa inv 4 prob 51-55

ace

59

soa inv 4 prob 59

65 & 66

soa inv 4 65 and 66

I started 66 but it isn't finish. you should be able to figure it out from the little bit in the video.

soa inv 4 prob 51-55

ace

59

soa inv 4 prob 59

65 & 66

soa inv 4 65 and 66

I started 66 but it isn't finish. you should be able to figure it out from the little bit in the video.

## Monday, April 5, 2010

### sub plans 4/6

Good Morning,

I have told both classes what they must finish.

1) Yesterday students finished investigation 4.4 a-c. The first half of class, they must finish the rest of the investigation. After 20 to 25 minutes, ask for three volunteers to work d2, e2, and e4 on the dry-erase board

2) Once those three problems are done, students should turn to investigation 5.1, and read the text.

3) Once everyone has read the text, play this video

soa gr 5 1

4) Students should work in pair groups on the investigation.

6) While students are working, have a student check homework (7a:Caitlin 7b:Grady)

7) Whith 7-10 minutes left, play this video

soa inv 5 1 summary

8) If there is time remaining, the class can play heads up 7 up or you can have a student(s) play the pyramid panic game from the blog site

The eighth grade has some added insentive, so please let me know how well they work today.

I have told both classes what they must finish.

1) Yesterday students finished investigation 4.4 a-c. The first half of class, they must finish the rest of the investigation. After 20 to 25 minutes, ask for three volunteers to work d2, e2, and e4 on the dry-erase board

2) Once those three problems are done, students should turn to investigation 5.1, and read the text.

3) Once everyone has read the text, play this video

soa gr 5 1

4) Students should work in pair groups on the investigation.

6) While students are working, have a student check homework (7a:Caitlin 7b:Grady)

7) Whith 7-10 minutes left, play this video

soa inv 5 1 summary

8) If there is time remaining, the class can play heads up 7 up or you can have a student(s) play the pyramid panic game from the blog site

The eighth grade has some added insentive, so please let me know how well they work today.

## Sunday, April 4, 2010

## Sunday, March 21, 2010

### sub plans 3/22

It's amazing how the best laid plans can be unraveled. On Thursday our custodian ran over my microphone cord with the vacuum cleaner and it broke. As a result, I could not record what I was originally planning for the day and unfortunately you will have a more traditional substitute day. I am sorry.

1) Have a volunteer from each class check the homework.

2) On my desk there are two piles, one for 8th grade and one for seventh. Pass out the partner quiz (one per group). Students will take the partner quiz with the person that they normally sit next to. Students have as much time to finish the quiz as they need, although I doubt it will take the whole period. Once the group is done, they should turn in the quiz to the turn in slot (they know where that it)

3) After groups turn in the quiz, give each student the riddle work sheet that is under the quiz. Students can work in groups of two to finish it. Students should turn in the work sheets (even if they do not finish) at the end of class for grading.

1) Have a volunteer from each class check the homework.

2) On my desk there are two piles, one for 8th grade and one for seventh. Pass out the partner quiz (one per group). Students will take the partner quiz with the person that they normally sit next to. Students have as much time to finish the quiz as they need, although I doubt it will take the whole period. Once the group is done, they should turn in the quiz to the turn in slot (they know where that it)

3) After groups turn in the quiz, give each student the riddle work sheet that is under the quiz. Students can work in groups of two to finish it. Students should turn in the work sheets (even if they do not finish) at the end of class for grading.

## Thursday, March 18, 2010

## Wednesday, March 17, 2010

## Tuesday, March 16, 2010

## Monday, March 8, 2010

### Homework due Tuesday

graph and find the equation

Table 1

x 1 3 5 7

y 4.4 3.2 2 0.8

Table 2

x 1 3 5 7

y -2.33 1 4.33 7.66

There are no videos. Rember that in math you follow the pattern. Don't just plot the four points, extend the line so that it crosses both the x and y axis. That way, you are better able to find the y-intercept. For the slope, draw the slope triangle and label the rise and run. Slope is rise over the run (a fraction). Don't convert the slope to a decimal, just substitiute the slope for m in the equation y=mx+b.

Table 1

x 1 3 5 7

y 4.4 3.2 2 0.8

Table 2

x 1 3 5 7

y -2.33 1 4.33 7.66

There are no videos. Rember that in math you follow the pattern. Don't just plot the four points, extend the line so that it crosses both the x and y axis. That way, you are better able to find the y-intercept. For the slope, draw the slope triangle and label the rise and run. Slope is rise over the run (a fraction). Don't convert the slope to a decimal, just substitiute the slope for m in the equation y=mx+b.

## Friday, March 5, 2010

## Thursday, March 4, 2010

### Homework due 3/5

View the videos (no sound)

linear review equation from a graph

solving system of equations add_mult

I will talk about the second problem in class.

## Wednesday, March 3, 2010

### Homework due 3/4

Check yesterdays homework

linear review 8th

linear review 8th part 2

These two links are for the Thinking with Math Models investigation 1.3. Read both. Complete both tables, find the equation for each table (if it is linear) and graph the tables on the same grind.

twmm inv 1 3

ttwmm inv 1 3 part 2

linear review 8th

linear review 8th part 2

These two links are for the Thinking with Math Models investigation 1.3. Read both. Complete both tables, find the equation for each table (if it is linear) and graph the tables on the same grind.

twmm inv 1 3

ttwmm inv 1 3 part 2

## Tuesday, March 2, 2010

## Friday, February 26, 2010

## Thursday, February 25, 2010

## Wednesday, February 24, 2010

## Tuesday, February 23, 2010

### Have something to say?

Feel like you have something to say, but you don't have a chance to say it and have it heard? There is a global web magazine that is being started to air the voice of students. An example of an earlier addition can be brought up by clicking on the link below:

http://ginnopaoli.com/bluedge.html

Let me know if you would like to be heard

http://ginnopaoli.com/bluedge.html

Let me know if you would like to be heard

## Monday, February 22, 2010

### sub plans feb 23

To play the videos, please unplug the microphone from the computer and turn the volume up on the board.

1)Warm-up: Copy one of the riddle worksheets and pass it out. Students should do one side for their warm-up.

2) Investigation 1.2:

Students will read investigation 1.2 and then do the investigation. They should remember that slope can be found by (y2-y1)/(x2-x1). Caitlin, Claire, Sara, Paige, and Katie can be useful in 8a for helping the class. If needed, they should find the equation of one line on one of then white dry erase boards that can be saved for the next class.

3)Pass out the algebra sheet for the week (it's on the front table and it's one page)

Students should do the multiples of three.

4)Pass out the CSAP packet. It is due tomorrow. I have some originals that are not stapled on top. If you are having troubles reading, those should be better. Mrs. Degi's printer is needing a new cartridge desperately. I have one problem on the blog that you can view if you need to fill time.

csap wood stack

Here are other videos you can play to fill time.

pythagortean_theorem_word_problems_page_533__9

pythagorean_theorem_word_problem_page_533_10_part_1

pythagorean_theorem_word_problem_page_533_10_part_2

1)Warm-up: Copy one of the riddle worksheets and pass it out. Students should do one side for their warm-up.

2) Investigation 1.2:

Students will read investigation 1.2 and then do the investigation. They should remember that slope can be found by (y2-y1)/(x2-x1). Caitlin, Claire, Sara, Paige, and Katie can be useful in 8a for helping the class. If needed, they should find the equation of one line on one of then white dry erase boards that can be saved for the next class.

3)Pass out the algebra sheet for the week (it's on the front table and it's one page)

Students should do the multiples of three.

4)Pass out the CSAP packet. It is due tomorrow. I have some originals that are not stapled on top. If you are having troubles reading, those should be better. Mrs. Degi's printer is needing a new cartridge desperately. I have one problem on the blog that you can view if you need to fill time.

csap wood stack

Here are other videos you can play to fill time.

pythagortean_theorem_word_problems_page_533__9

pythagorean_theorem_word_problem_page_533_10_part_1

pythagorean_theorem_word_problem_page_533_10_part_2

## Sunday, February 21, 2010

### Slavens Mathletics update

This Saturday the math team competed in the MathCounts Regional championships which had teams from public and private schools from Denver, Douglas, and Arapaho Counties. The Slavens Math team qualified 5 mathletes for the state championships which is more then any other school! Delainey, Sara, Caitlin, Claire and Joe all will have a chance to compete for a state championships. Also in the competitions, Brian finished in the top 25%, CJ finished in the top 30%, and Sophie Knauf finished in the top 50%. A special note, Delainey had the highest score of all 300 competitors in the second round of the competition! These results represent a real accomplishment that we sould all celebrate.

I would also like to thank Sarah Graff and Sarah Armstrong for coming and cheering for our team with green and white pom poms in hand.

Please let these students know how proud we are them when you see them.

I would also like to thank Sarah Graff and Sarah Armstrong for coming and cheering for our team with green and white pom poms in hand.

Please let these students know how proud we are them when you see them.

## Thursday, February 18, 2010

## Tuesday, February 16, 2010

### Wednesday alert

I am a bit disappointed that there were so many issues with the csap pockets last week. I know the copies were the best, but they were definitly readable and since the all the questions are explained on the blog, there should be no problems getting them done.

So here's the deal. On Wednesday there will be an open book/notes timed test on the csap packet. Any notes you take tonight on the blog videos will be usable tomorrow.

Mr. Framke

So here's the deal. On Wednesday there will be an open book/notes timed test on the csap packet. Any notes you take tonight on the blog videos will be usable tomorrow.

Mr. Framke

## Wednesday, February 10, 2010

## Tuesday, February 9, 2010

## Monday, February 8, 2010

## Sunday, February 7, 2010

### Homework due Monday

You will need either a paper or you could also use an online source.

Your assignment is to create two sets of two box-and-whisker plots.

1) The first set will have a box plot for the points the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts have scored in the in the previous 18 games. (Each team is a seperate box plot on the same axis)

2) The second box plot will have the points allowed for both these teams in the previous 18 games. Each team is a seperate box plot on the same axis)

3) Judging by these box plots, who do you think will win todays super bowl?

If you forget how to make a box plot here is a refresher

sp inv 1 3 how to make a box and whisker plot

Your assignment is to create two sets of two box-and-whisker plots.

1) The first set will have a box plot for the points the New Orleans Saints and the Indianapolis Colts have scored in the in the previous 18 games. (Each team is a seperate box plot on the same axis)

2) The second box plot will have the points allowed for both these teams in the previous 18 games. Each team is a seperate box plot on the same axis)

3) Judging by these box plots, who do you think will win todays super bowl?

If you forget how to make a box plot here is a refresher

sp inv 1 3 how to make a box and whisker plot

## Wednesday, February 3, 2010

## Monday, January 25, 2010

## Sunday, January 24, 2010

## Thursday, January 21, 2010

### 4-7 transforming equations algebra sheet

Mini lesson review

transforming_equations_lesson

transforming_equations_lesson_part_2_(short)

problems 13 - 19 (odds)

algebra 47 13 - 19 odds

problems 19 - 27 (odds) + mr 3 {note: I solve 19 for a different variable so it is similar to problem 26}

algebra 4 7 prob 23 to 27 mr 3

Note:

There are other examples that will show up below the movie frame that you can look at if you need more help.

transforming_equations_lesson

transforming_equations_lesson_part_2_(short)

problems 13 - 19 (odds)

algebra 47 13 - 19 odds

problems 19 - 27 (odds) + mr 3 {note: I solve 19 for a different variable so it is similar to problem 26}

algebra 4 7 prob 23 to 27 mr 3

Note:

There are other examples that will show up below the movie frame that you can look at if you need more help.

## Thursday, January 14, 2010

## Wednesday, January 13, 2010

## Tuesday, January 12, 2010

## Sunday, January 10, 2010

### Tanner Bell

Here are two videos showing how to graph a parabola. If you would like another either email (kirk_framke@dpsk12.org) or you can come in after school one of these days.

Part 1

ffpc_graphing_a_quad_equation

Part 2

graphing_a_quad_part_2

Part 1

ffpc_graphing_a_quad_equation

Part 2

graphing_a_quad_part_2

## Wednesday, January 6, 2010

### sub plans 1/07 - s&p inv 1.3

Barb, I forgot to say that the last period mathletics class should do the mock competition that is on the desk. They should do the individual round. This round is with calculators and each page takes 6 min. The kids know what to do. After, check the answers and have volunteers explain problems that several people got wrong.

There is a competition on Wednesday. Those who are on the official traveling team need to get permission slips from me tomorrow. Please remind me.

1) play warm up video. pause to allow kids to work, then play the explination

sp inv 1 3 wu

2) I launched the investigation 1.2 yesterday. Students should work in pairs to finish. Make sure that everyone actually makes the graphs as described in investigation 1.3

3) Before students start the investigation, play this video

sp inv 1 3 how to make a box and whisker plot

4) There is no homework tonight.

5) during the investigation, have someone check homework (clipboards are on the low grey file cab)

6) Students in mathletics need to work on correcting their competitions from Tuesday. They may use the binder to check their work. If someone has completed their corrections, then you can give them one of the competitions on the desk to work on.

7)we will summarize the investigation on Friday

Thanks,

Kirk

There is a competition on Wednesday. Those who are on the official traveling team need to get permission slips from me tomorrow. Please remind me.

1) play warm up video. pause to allow kids to work, then play the explination

sp inv 1 3 wu

2) I launched the investigation 1.2 yesterday. Students should work in pairs to finish. Make sure that everyone actually makes the graphs as described in investigation 1.3

3) Before students start the investigation, play this video

sp inv 1 3 how to make a box and whisker plot

4) There is no homework tonight.

5) during the investigation, have someone check homework (clipboards are on the low grey file cab)

6) Students in mathletics need to work on correcting their competitions from Tuesday. They may use the binder to check their work. If someone has completed their corrections, then you can give them one of the competitions on the desk to work on.

7)we will summarize the investigation on Friday

Thanks,

Kirk

## Tuesday, January 5, 2010

### sub plans 1/06 - inv 1.2

1) play warm up video. pause to allow kids to work, then play the explination

sp inv 1.2 wu

2) I launched the investigation 1.2 yesterday. Students should work in pairs to finish. Make sure that everyone actually makes the graphs as described in investigation 1.2

3) if time allows and EVERYONE finishes and is behaved, then you can play mummyball. Otherwise they can work on homework (on blog)

4) during the investigation, have someone check homework (clipboards are on the low grey file cab)

Thanks,

Kirk

sp inv 1.2 wu

2) I launched the investigation 1.2 yesterday. Students should work in pairs to finish. Make sure that everyone actually makes the graphs as described in investigation 1.2

3) if time allows and EVERYONE finishes and is behaved, then you can play mummyball. Otherwise they can work on homework (on blog)

4) during the investigation, have someone check homework (clipboards are on the low grey file cab)

Thanks,

Kirk

## Monday, January 4, 2010

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