Geometry - We discussed similar figures (7.2) in class today. HW for Friday - Read Sec. 7.2 and complete pgs. 465 - 467 #6-19, #24-25, and #27-29.

Modern Math - We continued our review of scheduling in preparation for Monday's Ch. 8 test. HW for Friday - complete pgs.

## Thursday, January 31, 2013

## Wednesday, January 30, 2013

### Wednesday, January 30

Geometry - We discussed ratios and proportions (7.1) in class today (8:00 and 2:00 only). HW for Thursday ...

- Read Sec. 7.1 (Ratio and Proportion) and complete the guided notes sheet (

- Watch the five lesson videos provided with the online text (

- Complete pgs. 457-459 #1-11, #14-16, #44-47

Modern Math - We completed our discussion of scheduling w/ independent events (8.7). HW for Thursday - Complete #51-57 odd in the Ch. 8 HW section.

- Read Sec. 7.1 (Ratio and Proportion) and complete the guided notes sheet (

*)***1:00 only**- Watch the five lesson videos provided with the online text (

*)***1:00 only**- Complete pgs. 457-459 #1-11, #14-16, #44-47

Modern Math - We completed our discussion of scheduling w/ independent events (8.7). HW for Thursday - Complete #51-57 odd in the Ch. 8 HW section.

**Note: We will complete the Ch. 8 Test in****class on Monday, Feb. 4.**## Tuesday, January 29, 2013

### Internet Issues ...

... it appears that we are still having internet issues with the U-High netbooks. Apparently, students can access the internet only when connected to the ISU network (at school or on the ISU campus). When you try to connect from a internet provider other than ISU, you are blocked from any page other than the U-High homepage and possibly Blackboard.

I will attempt to correct this issue in the next hour or so. Please check back after 6:00 pm to see if we have been able to correct the problem.

**You should, however, be able to access the online textbook from your home computer, etc.**I will attempt to correct this issue in the next hour or so. Please check back after 6:00 pm to see if we have been able to correct the problem.

### Tuesday, January 29

Geometry - We completed our Ch. 5 Test in class today. HW for Wednesday - Complete the following ...

- Read Sec. 7.1 (Ratio and Proportion) and take notes

- Watch the five lesson videos provided with the online text (especially Ex. 2 and Ex. 4)

- Complete pgs. 457-459 #1-11, #14-16, #44-47

Modern Math - We continued our discussions of Ch. 8, focusing on the inclusion of independent events in the scheduling process (8.7). HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 8.7.

- Read Sec. 7.1 (Ratio and Proportion) and take notes

- Watch the five lesson videos provided with the online text (especially Ex. 2 and Ex. 4)

- Complete pgs. 457-459 #1-11, #14-16, #44-47

Modern Math - We continued our discussions of Ch. 8, focusing on the inclusion of independent events in the scheduling process (8.7). HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 8.7.

### Absences ...

A quick reminder to my students ... being absent the day BEFORE a test does not excuse you from taking the test on the assigned day. Chapter tests are announced at least 2 days ahead of time both in class on on the HW blog. In nearly every case, we spend the day before in class reviewing for the test. If you are absent, you should still be able to review on your own ... take the online interactive practice tests/quizzes, review old quizzes from the chapter, etc.

If you miss the day before a test and you do not feel prepared to take the test in class the day you return, you need to be prepared to take the test at one of the following times ...

- free hour or after school later that day

- in class the next day

- free hour or after school the next day

The longer it takes you to make up the test, the longer I have to wait to return the graded tests to everyone else in the class.

If you miss the day before a test and you do not feel prepared to take the test in class the day you return, you need to be prepared to take the test at one of the following times ...

- free hour or after school later that day

- in class the next day

- free hour or after school the next day

The longer it takes you to make up the test, the longer I have to wait to return the graded tests to everyone else in the class.

## Monday, January 28, 2013

### Monday, January 28

Geometry - We concluded our review for tomorrow's Ch. 5 Test. No HW for Tuesday, other than to prepare for tomorrow's test.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of Ch. 8, focusing on critical paths in a scheduling project (8.5, 8.6). HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 310 - 312 #29-33 (odd), #37-41 (odd), and #45-49 (odd).

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of Ch. 8, focusing on critical paths in a scheduling project (8.5, 8.6). HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 310 - 312 #29-33 (odd), #37-41 (odd), and #45-49 (odd).

## Friday, January 25, 2013

### All make-up quizzes for Ch. 5 ...

... need to be completed by the end of the day on Friday, January 25. Students not completing their initial quiz(zes) by the end of TODAY will be assigned Saturday School on Saturday, Feb. 2, where they will complete the necessary assessment(s).

All retakes for Ch. 5 quizzes should be completed by the end of the day on MONDAY, Jan. 28. Students do not need to complete the "Relearning Plan for Action" for either of the Ch. 5 quizzes. Simply spend time over the weekend reviewing the material in question and e-mail me with the time you intend to complete the retake on Monday.

All retakes for Ch. 5 quizzes should be completed by the end of the day on MONDAY, Jan. 28. Students do not need to complete the "Relearning Plan for Action" for either of the Ch. 5 quizzes. Simply spend time over the weekend reviewing the material in question and e-mail me with the time you intend to complete the retake on Monday.

## Thursday, January 24, 2013

### The Geometry Calendar has been updated ...

... and now reflects our

Please note that we are scheduled to take the Ch. 6 Test the Friday before Spring Break. If you will not be here that day, it is YOUR responsibility to get the test completed BEFORE you leave!

*tentative*schedule for the remainder of the 3rd quarter.Please note that we are scheduled to take the Ch. 6 Test the Friday before Spring Break. If you will not be here that day, it is YOUR responsibility to get the test completed BEFORE you leave!

### Friday, January 25

Geometry - We began our review of Ch. 5. HW for Monday - Complete pgs 366-369 #1-9, #11-19, #21-25, #37-41, #43-62.

Modern math - We continued our discussion of Sec. 8.3 - 8.5. HW for Monday -

**Note: We will complete our Ch. 5 Test in class on Tuesday, January 29.**Modern math - We continued our discussion of Sec. 8.3 - 8.5. HW for Monday -

## Wednesday, January 23, 2013

### Thursday, January 24

Geometry - We continued our discussion of the relationships present in "special" right triangles, focusing on the 30-60-90 triangle. HW for Friday - Complete the HW packet that was distributed in class today.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of scheduling, focusing on priority lists (Sec. 8.3, 8.4). HW for Friday - Read Sec. 8.3 - 8.5 and come to class prepared to apply the techniques covered in each section.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of scheduling, focusing on priority lists (Sec. 8.3, 8.4). HW for Friday - Read Sec. 8.3 - 8.5 and come to class prepared to apply the techniques covered in each section.

### Wednesday, January 23

Geometry - We continued our discussion of radicals (Algebra - Sec. 11.6) and applied that understanding to "special" right triangles (Geom - 5.8). HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 360 #1-4 and #9-12.

Modern Math - Review Sec. 8.3 - Schedules and Priority Lists. Complete pgs. 309-310 #17, #19-21, and #23-28.

Modern Math - Review Sec. 8.3 - Schedules and Priority Lists. Complete pgs. 309-310 #17, #19-21, and #23-28.

## Tuesday, January 22, 2013

### Tuesday, January 22

Geometry - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 5.5 - 5.7 in class today. HW for Wednesday - In the online ALGEBRA book, read Sec. 11.6 (Radical Expressions), watch all lesson videos, and complete pgs 808 - 809 #2-3, #4-8, #11-13, #17-19, #24-27, #45-46, #53-61 (odd).

Modern Math -We began our discussion of Ch. 8, focusing on the basic terminology associated with the mathematics of scheduling (8.1 - 8.3). HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 8.1 - 8.3 and complete the guided notes sheet distributed in class. Then complete #1 - 15 (odd) in the Ch. 8 HW section.

Modern Math -We began our discussion of Ch. 8, focusing on the basic terminology associated with the mathematics of scheduling (8.1 - 8.3). HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 8.1 - 8.3 and complete the guided notes sheet distributed in class. Then complete #1 - 15 (odd) in the Ch. 8 HW section.

## Monday, January 21, 2013

### Monday, January 21

No school today in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

One of my favorite MLK, Jr quotes ...

Geometry - Remember to prepare for tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 5.5 - 5.7

Modern Math - Remember to complete your online quizzes. Check Friday's post for details.

One of my favorite MLK, Jr quotes ...

**"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."**Geometry - Remember to prepare for tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 5.5 - 5.7

Modern Math - Remember to complete your online quizzes. Check Friday's post for details.

## Friday, January 18, 2013

### Grading Changes in Geometry for 2nd Semester

In an attempt to better communicate with parents and to hold my students more accountable for their daily work, I have changed the way that grades will be posted in Skyward.

You will now see only two categories of assignments ...

- Assessments, which includes all GRADED assignments (quizzes, tests, projects, etc)

- Homework, which includes daily assignments that I check for completeness only

The assignments in the Homework category will count 0% towards a students grade. Scores are posted in this category to provide parents with more information on the student's daily work. Remember, these assignments are NOT graded - the posted score simply reflects the amount of work the student completed for that assignment. It is the student's responsibility to secure additional answers not provided in class and to ask questions (or seek additional assistance) for problems/topics they do not fully understand.

If you have questions regarding this chance in my grading procedures, feel free to contact me via e-mail - masondg@ilstu.edu.

You will now see only two categories of assignments ...

- Assessments, which includes all GRADED assignments (quizzes, tests, projects, etc)

- Homework, which includes daily assignments that I check for completeness only

The assignments in the Homework category will count 0% towards a students grade. Scores are posted in this category to provide parents with more information on the student's daily work. Remember, these assignments are NOT graded - the posted score simply reflects the amount of work the student completed for that assignment. It is the student's responsibility to secure additional answers not provided in class and to ask questions (or seek additional assistance) for problems/topics they do not fully understand.

If you have questions regarding this chance in my grading procedures, feel free to contact me via e-mail - masondg@ilstu.edu.

### Friday, January 18

**Reminder ... No school on Monday in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.**Geometry - We continued our discussion of Sec. 5.7, combining the Pythagorean Thm and the Hinge Thm to develop a method for classifying a triangle by it angles when only the sides of a triangle are known. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 352-353 #9-11, #15-16, #20-23, #31-33 and pg. 365 #1-9.

**Note: Be prepared for a short quiz covering Sec. 5.5 - 5.7 on Tuesday.**Modern Math - We completed our Ch. 7 Test in class today. HW for Tuesday: Complete the following tasks:

1) Go to the online version for the 6th edition of this text.

2) Select Chapter 7.

3) Complete Quiz #1 and Quiz #2 online.

4) Submit your answers to me via e-mail at SGrothfam@aol.com.

Note: Feel free to use you notes, book, etc.

Do not get assistance from any human other than me.

## Thursday, January 17, 2013

### Thursday, January 17

Geometry - We spent the hour clarifying the inequalities in one triangle (5.5), investigating the inequalities in two triangles (5.6), and reviewing the Pythagorean Thm (5.7) HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 343-345 #9-14, #18-26, #31-32 and pg. 352 #1-8.

Modern Math - We completed a practice test in class in preparation for tomorrow's Ch. 7 Test.

Modern Math - We completed a practice test in class in preparation for tomorrow's Ch. 7 Test.

## Wednesday, January 16, 2013

### Wednesday, January 16

Geometry - We discussed inequalities that exist in one triangle (Sec. 5.5). HW for Thrusday - Read Sec. 5.5 and complete pgs. 336-337 #18-22, #26-27 (use Activity 2 below), #34-39, and #42-53.

Note: We used the following sketches during class today:

Triangle Inequalities - Activity 1

Triangle Inequalities - Activity 2

Triangle Inequalities - Activity 3

Modern Math - We began our preparation for Friday's test covering Ch. 7. HW for Thursday -

Note: We used the following sketches during class today:

Triangle Inequalities - Activity 1

Triangle Inequalities - Activity 2

Triangle Inequalities - Activity 3

Modern Math - We began our preparation for Friday's test covering Ch. 7. HW for Thursday -

## Tuesday, January 15, 2013

### Tuesday, January 15

Geometry -

8:00 - We completed our review Sec. 5.1-5.3, focusing on the segments and centers of a triangle. HW for Wednesday - Complete the TAKE HOME Quiz that was distributed in class today.

NOTE: On a take home assessment, students may use their notes, book, and computers. They may NOT receive assistance from another human other than Mr. Sondgeroth. If the quiz is not submitted at the start of the period tomorrow, then it will be completed during Saturday school on Sat, Jan. 22.

1:00/2:00 - Students completed their Sec. 5.1-5.3 quiz in class today. No HW for Wednesday.

Modern Math - We discussed Sec. 7.5, focusing on finding minimum networks in a graph with 4 points. HW for Wednesday - Read the conclusion to Ch. 7 in the textbook.

8:00 - We completed our review Sec. 5.1-5.3, focusing on the segments and centers of a triangle. HW for Wednesday - Complete the TAKE HOME Quiz that was distributed in class today.

NOTE: On a take home assessment, students may use their notes, book, and computers. They may NOT receive assistance from another human other than Mr. Sondgeroth. If the quiz is not submitted at the start of the period tomorrow, then it will be completed during Saturday school on Sat, Jan. 22.

1:00/2:00 - Students completed their Sec. 5.1-5.3 quiz in class today. No HW for Wednesday.

Modern Math - We discussed Sec. 7.5, focusing on finding minimum networks in a graph with 4 points. HW for Wednesday - Read the conclusion to Ch. 7 in the textbook.

### Monday, January 14

Geometry -

8:00 - We continued our review of the segments and centers of a triangle (5.1-5.3). No HW for Tuesday.

1:00/2:00 - We completed our review Sec. 5.1-5.3, focusing on the segments and centers of a triangle. HW for Tuesday - Complete the worksheet packet that was distributed in class yesterday.

Modern Math - We continued our study of networks (Ch. 7). HW for Monday - Complete the assignment that was given in class on Friday and submit to the sub by the end of the class period.

8:00 - We continued our review of the segments and centers of a triangle (5.1-5.3). No HW for Tuesday.

1:00/2:00 - We completed our review Sec. 5.1-5.3, focusing on the segments and centers of a triangle. HW for Tuesday - Complete the worksheet packet that was distributed in class yesterday.

Modern Math - We continued our study of networks (Ch. 7). HW for Monday - Complete the assignment that was given in class on Friday and submit to the sub by the end of the class period.

## Sunday, January 13, 2013

### Friday, January 11

Geometry - We completed our discussion of the segments of a triangle (Sec. 5.1, 5.3). HW for Monday - Complete the worksheet that was distributed in class today.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of networks (Ch. 7). HW for Monday - Complete #20-24 (even) and #25-37 (odd) in the Ch. 7 HW section.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of networks (Ch. 7). HW for Monday - Complete #20-24 (even) and #25-37 (odd) in the Ch. 7 HW section.

## Thursday, January 10, 2013

### Thursday, January 10

Geometry - We continued our discussion of the special segments of a
triangle (5.1-5.3), focusing on the concurrency of the different special
segments. HW for Friday - Complete the entire packet that was
distributed in class on Wednesday/Thursday.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of networks, focusing on the idenification of the MST for a network w/ 3 vertices (7.5). HW for Wednesday - Complete #11 - 21 (odd) in the Ch. 7 HW section.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of networks, focusing on the idenification of the MST for a network w/ 3 vertices (7.5). HW for Wednesday - Complete #11 - 21 (odd) in the Ch. 7 HW section.

### Wednesday, January 9

Geometry - We continued our discussion of the special segments of a
triangle (5.1-5.3), focusing on the concurrency of the different special segments. HW for Wednesday - Complete the 1st page of the packet distributed in class today.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of networks, focusing on specific methods for identifying the minimal spanning tree for a given network (7.3-7.4). HW for Wednesday - Complete #1 - 4 in the Ch. 7 HW section.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of networks, focusing on specific methods for identifying the minimal spanning tree for a given network (7.3-7.4). HW for Wednesday - Complete #1 - 4 in the Ch. 7 HW section.

## Tuesday, January 8, 2013

### Tuesday, January 8

Geometry - We continued our discussion of the special segments of a triangle (5.1-5.3), focusing on theorems involving the perpendicular bisector and the angle bisector (Sec. 5.1). HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 304-305 #1-7, #12-17, #35-37 and pg. 311 #12-15, #18-19.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of networks (Ch. 7). HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 7.3 and 7.4 and take notes.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of networks (Ch. 7). HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 7.3 and 7.4 and take notes.

### Monday, January 7

Geometry - We began our discussion of Ch. 5, focusing on the "special" segments of a triangle - median, altitude, triangle bisector, and perpendicular bisector (Sec. 5.1-5.3). HW for Tuesday - Using the sketchpad file that we created in class, create a page that shows the median, altitude, and triangle bisector all drawn to the same side of a triangle.

Modern Math - We began our discussion of mathematical networks (Ch. 7). HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 7.1 - 7.2 and take notes.

Modern Math - We began our discussion of mathematical networks (Ch. 7). HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 7.1 - 7.2 and take notes.

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