Geometry - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 2.1 - 2.4 in class today. HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 2.5 - Algebraic Proof - and complete pgs. 107 - 109 #2-9, #12-15, #30-34, and #39-41.

Modern Math - We completed the Ch. 10 Test in class today. No HW for Tuesday.

## Monday, September 30, 2013

## Friday, September 27, 2013

### Friday, September 27

Geometry - We reviewed for Monday's quiz covering Sec. 2.1 - 2.4. HW for Monday - Complete the matrix logic worksheet distributed in class, complete pg. 103 #1-18, and complete pgs. 130 - 132 #1-33 odd.

Modern Math - We reviewed for Monday's test covering Ch. 10. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test distributed in class today and complete online Practice Quiz #1 for Ch. 10.

1) go to http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_tannenbaum_excursions_6/51/13160/3369067.cw/index.html

2) in the top menu, click on "10"

3) in the left-hand menu, click on "Quiz #1"

4) when finished w/ the MC quiz, click on "Submit Answers for Grading"

5) after reviewing your answers, submit your score to me via e-mail

- type your name in the "My name is ... " box

- click the "Instructor" box and enter the e-mail ... SGrothfam@aol.com

- click on the "Other" box and enter the e-mail ... masondg@ilstu.edu

- click on the "E-mail Results" button

6) If you are unhappy with your score on Quiz #1, complete the process using Quiz #2

Modern Math - We reviewed for Monday's test covering Ch. 10. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test distributed in class today and complete online Practice Quiz #1 for Ch. 10.

1) go to http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_tannenbaum_excursions_6/51/13160/3369067.cw/index.html

2) in the top menu, click on "10"

3) in the left-hand menu, click on "Quiz #1"

4) when finished w/ the MC quiz, click on "Submit Answers for Grading"

5) after reviewing your answers, submit your score to me via e-mail

- type your name in the "My name is ... " box

- click the "Instructor" box and enter the e-mail ... SGrothfam@aol.com

- click on the "Other" box and enter the e-mail ... masondg@ilstu.edu

- click on the "E-mail Results" button

6) If you are unhappy with your score on Quiz #1, complete the process using Quiz #2

## Thursday, September 26, 2013

### Thursday, September 26

Geometry - We continued our discussion of logical statements, reviewing the use of biconditionals in the writing of geometric definitions (Sec. 2.4). HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 99 - 101 #1-5, #10-19, #27-32, and #38-43.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of deferred annuities and installment loans, focusing on the calculation of monthly payments for a given loan (Sec. 10.6). HW for Friday - Complete pg. 396 #71-81 odd.

**Note: We will be completing a quiz covering Sec. 2.1 - 2.4 in class on Monday, September 30.**Modern Math - We continued our discussion of deferred annuities and installment loans, focusing on the calculation of monthly payments for a given loan (Sec. 10.6). HW for Friday - Complete pg. 396 #71-81 odd.

**Note: We will be completing the Ch. 10 Test in class on Monday, September 30.**## Wednesday, September 25, 2013

### Wednesday, September 25

Geometry - We continued our discussion of logical statements, focusing on Deductive Reasoning and the Law of Detachment (Sec. 2.3). HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 91 - 92 #1-13.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of finance, focusing on installment loans (Sec. 10.6). No HW for Thursday.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of finance, focusing on installment loans (Sec. 10.6). No HW for Thursday.

## Tuesday, September 24, 2013

### Tuesday, September 24

Geometry - After reviewing Sec. 2.2 (logical statements), we began our discussion of Syllogisms. HW for Wednesday - Complete this worksheet.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of finance, reviewing deferred annuities (Sec. 10.5). No HW for Wednesday, but we will take a quick quiz at the start of the hour.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of finance, reviewing deferred annuities (Sec. 10.5). No HW for Wednesday, but we will take a quick quiz at the start of the hour.

### Monday, September 23

Geometry - We continued our discussion of logical statements (Sec. 2.2), focusing on inverse, contrapositive and negation. HW for Tuesday - Complete this worksheet.

Modern Math - We spent the hour watching presentations given by the AP Stats class, using this opportunity to learn about survey construction and bias. No HW for Tuesday.

Modern Math - We spent the hour watching presentations given by the AP Stats class, using this opportunity to learn about survey construction and bias. No HW for Tuesday.

### Friday, September 20

Geometry - We continued our discussion of Sec. 2.1, focusing on the connections between conditionals and Venn Diagrams. HW for Monday - Complete this worksheet.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of finance (Ch. 10), focusing on deferred annuities (Sec. 10.5). HW for Monday - Complete the worksheet(s) distributed in class.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of finance (Ch. 10), focusing on deferred annuities (Sec. 10.5). HW for Monday - Complete the worksheet(s) distributed in class.

## Thursday, September 19, 2013

### Thursday, September 19

Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 2.2, focusing on conditional statements. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 84 - 85 #3-11, #13-21#31-35.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of Ch. 10, focusing on a review of Sec. 10.1 - 10.4 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. No HW for Friday, other than to prepare for the quiz.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of Ch. 10, focusing on a review of Sec. 10.1 - 10.4 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. No HW for Friday, other than to prepare for the quiz.

## Wednesday, September 18, 2013

### Wednesday, September 18

Geometry - We continued our discussion of inductive reasoning (Sec. 2.1) HW for Thursday - complete pgs 77-78 #16-27. Also read pg. 80 (Venn Diagrams) and complete #1-3.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of finance, looking some of the calculations used when working with deferred annuities (Sec. 10.5). HW for Thursday - complete pgs. 395 - 396 #63-71 odd.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of the mathematics of finance, looking some of the calculations used when working with deferred annuities (Sec. 10.5). HW for Thursday - complete pgs. 395 - 396 #63-71 odd.

**Note: We will take a short quiz in class on Friday covering Sec. 10.1 - 10.4.**## Tuesday, September 17, 2013

### Grading Update ...

I apologize for the delay in posting grades to Skyward. My eldest daughter was in the hospital over the weekend and I was unable to complete as much grading as I had hoped. Hopefully, everything will be up-to-date by the end of the day on Wednesday. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

### Tuesday, September 17

Geometry - We began our discussion of Ch. 2, focusing on the process of inductive reasoning (Sec. 2.1). HW for Wednesday - No new assignment. Please makes sure that Monday night's assignment is complete BEFORE coming to class.

Modern math - We returned to our discussion of arithmetic and geometric sequences, focusing on the sum of the first n terms of each (Sec. 10.5). No HW assignment for Wednesday.

Modern math - We returned to our discussion of arithmetic and geometric sequences, focusing on the sum of the first n terms of each (Sec. 10.5). No HW assignment for Wednesday.

## Monday, September 16, 2013

### Monday, September 16

Geometry - We completed our Ch. 1 Test in class today. HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 2.1 and complete pgs. 77-79 #1-13 and #37-39.

Modern Math -We continued our discussion of compound interest (10.3) and geometric sequences (10.4). HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 394-395 #51-55 odd

Modern Math -We continued our discussion of compound interest (10.3) and geometric sequences (10.4). HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 394-395 #51-55 odd

`.`*, go to www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/e-eulers-number.html***To learn more about the number e**## Friday, September 13, 2013

### Skyward Update ...

Grades have been entered into our updated Skyward system and should now be available for you to view.

Students - Check each score to make sure I have entered your grades correctly and that I have not omitted a grade for work you have completed.

Parents - We now have a solid base of grades from which to work with our students on eliciting extra assistance if needed. Common options include:

1) Setting up a time to meet with me during lunch hour or after school a couple of days a week

2) Contacting the U-Link to secure a Peer Mentor or work with a college volunteer

3) Hiring a tutor outside of the building (only as a last resort)

Please contact me at masondg@ilstu.edu. if you have questions regarding my grading procedures.

Students - Check each score to make sure I have entered your grades correctly and that I have not omitted a grade for work you have completed.

Parents - We now have a solid base of grades from which to work with our students on eliciting extra assistance if needed. Common options include:

1) Setting up a time to meet with me during lunch hour or after school a couple of days a week

2) Contacting the U-Link to secure a Peer Mentor or work with a college volunteer

3) Hiring a tutor outside of the building (only as a last resort)

Please contact me at masondg@ilstu.edu. if you have questions regarding my grading procedures.

### Friday, September 13

Geometry - We continued our preparation for Monday's Test over Ch. 1. HW for Monday - Prepare to take the Ch. 1 Test.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion involving interest calculations, focusing on compounding more than 1 time per year (Sec. 10.3). HW for Monday - Complete pg. 394 #37 - 40.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion involving interest calculations, focusing on compounding more than 1 time per year (Sec. 10.3). HW for Monday - Complete pg. 394 #37 - 40.

## Thursday, September 12, 2013

### Thursday, September 12

Geometry - We continued our review of Ch. 1 in preparation for Monday's summative assessment (chapter test). No new HW for Friday.

a) Students were allowed to retake the quiz covering Sec. 1.1, 1.2, 1.6 today. Approximately 50% of my Geometry chose not to take any part of the retake.

b) Students will be allowed to retake the Ch. 1.3-1.4 at 12:00 or 3:00.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of interest, introducing the basic concepts of compound interest (Sec. 10.3). HW for Friday - Complete #31, #33, 35 from the Ch 10 HW problems.

**Retake Update**a) Students were allowed to retake the quiz covering Sec. 1.1, 1.2, 1.6 today. Approximately 50% of my Geometry chose not to take any part of the retake.

b) Students will be allowed to retake the Ch. 1.3-1.4 at 12:00 or 3:00.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of interest, introducing the basic concepts of compound interest (Sec. 10.3). HW for Friday - Complete #31, #33, 35 from the Ch 10 HW problems.

## Wednesday, September 11, 2013

### Wednesday, September 11

Geometry - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 1.3 - 1.4 (angles) in class today. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 64 #1-14, #19-20 and pgs. 68-69 #1-24 (omit #9, 12, 15, 23).

Wed - Complete Sec. 1.3 - 1.4 quiz in class; NO retakes

Thu - Review both quizzes in class; retakes for 1st quiz (1.1, 1.2, 1.6) @ 12:00 or 3:00

Fri - Complete practice test(s) in class; retakes for 2nd quiz (1.3, 1.4) @ 12:00 or 3:00

Mon - Test Ch. 1

Modern Math -

**Upcoming Schedule**Wed - Complete Sec. 1.3 - 1.4 quiz in class; NO retakes

Thu - Review both quizzes in class; retakes for 1st quiz (1.1, 1.2, 1.6) @ 12:00 or 3:00

Fri - Complete practice test(s) in class; retakes for 2nd quiz (1.3, 1.4) @ 12:00 or 3:00

Mon - Test Ch. 1

Modern Math -

## Tuesday, September 10, 2013

### Tuesday, September 10

Geometry - We concluded our discussion of angles (Sec. 1.3, 1.4), reviewing the past two HW assignments. HW for Wednesday - Prepare for

Modern Math - We began our discussion of Ch. 10, looking at simple percentage problems (Sec. 10.1). HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 392-392 #13-20.

**tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 1.3 - 1.4.***Note to 1:00 class ... I failed to write down your quiz score before returning them to you in class today. Please bring your quiz to class with you tomorrow so I can record your score in Skyward.***Retake Procedures for Quiz 1.1-1.6 - Students make retake portions of our first quiz on Wednesday, September 11, during the 12:00 period or after school at 3:00. All students are eligible to retake the quiz and only have to retake those portin where they performed poorly on the original assessment.***We are tentatively scheduled to complete the the Ch. 1 Test in class on Friday, September 13.*Modern Math - We began our discussion of Ch. 10, looking at simple percentage problems (Sec. 10.1). HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 392-392 #13-20.

## Monday, September 9, 2013

### Monday, September 9

Geometry - We completed our discussion of Sec. 1.4, focusing on the relationships of various pairs of angles. HW for Tuesday - In addition to the problems that were assigned on Friday, complete pg. 35 #15-25 and pgs. 61 - 62 #16-24.

Modern Math - We completed the Ch. 9 test in class today. HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 10.1 (pgs. 360-366) and complete pg. 392 #1-12.

Modern Math - We completed the Ch. 9 test in class today. HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 10.1 (pgs. 360-366) and complete pg. 392 #1-12.

## Thursday, September 5, 2013

### Friday, September 6

Geometry - We continued our discussion of angles, focusing on angle pairs (Sec,. 1.4). HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 31 - 33 #1-13, #28-29, #32 - #44.

Modern Math - We postponed the Ch. 9 Test until Monday. HW for Monday - if you have not already done so, complete the online quiz for Ch. 9. See Thursday's assignment for directions. Remember ... if you did not like your score from Quiz #1, you may complete Quiz #2 and submit that score for posting.

Modern Math - We postponed the Ch. 9 Test until Monday. HW for Monday - if you have not already done so, complete the online quiz for Ch. 9. See Thursday's assignment for directions. Remember ... if you did not like your score from Quiz #1, you may complete Quiz #2 and submit that score for posting.

### Thursday, September 5

Geometry - We completed our first semi-summative assessment (quiz) in class today. The assessment covered Sec 1.1, 1.2, and 1.6. HW for Friday - Complete the assignment posted under Tuesday, Sept. 3.

Modern Math - We completed our in-class review for Ch. 9. HW for Friday - In addition to preparing to take the Ch. 9 Test in class tomorrow, please complete the following online activity ...

1) go to http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_tannenbaum_excursions_6/51/13160/3369067.cw/index.html

2) in the top menu, click on "9"

3) in the left-hand menu, click on "Quiz #1"

4) when finished w/ the MC quiz, click on "Submit Answers for Grading"

5) after reviewing your answers, submit your score to me via e-mail

- type your name in the "My name is ... " box

- click the "Instructor" box and enter the e-mail ... SGrothfam@aol.com

- click on the "Other" box and enter the e-mail ... masondg@ilstu.edu

- click on the "E-mail Results" button

6) If you are unhappy with your score on Quiz #1, complete the process using Quiz #2

Modern Math - We completed our in-class review for Ch. 9. HW for Friday - In addition to preparing to take the Ch. 9 Test in class tomorrow, please complete the following online activity ...

1) go to http://wps.prenhall.com/esm_tannenbaum_excursions_6/51/13160/3369067.cw/index.html

2) in the top menu, click on "9"

3) in the left-hand menu, click on "Quiz #1"

4) when finished w/ the MC quiz, click on "Submit Answers for Grading"

5) after reviewing your answers, submit your score to me via e-mail

- type your name in the "My name is ... " box

- click the "Instructor" box and enter the e-mail ... SGrothfam@aol.com

- click on the "Other" box and enter the e-mail ... masondg@ilstu.edu

- click on the "E-mail Results" button

6) If you are unhappy with your score on Quiz #1, complete the process using Quiz #2

## Tuesday, September 3, 2013

### Wednesday, September 4

We are on Schedule E today ... 1:00 dismissal.

Geometry - We completed our review for our first semi-summative assessment,

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of similarity and gnomons (Sec. 9.4). HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 355 - 356 #51-64.

Geometry - We completed our review for our first semi-summative assessment,

*. HW for Thursday - Prepare for the quiz.***a quiz covering Sec. 1.1, 1.2, and 1.6. We will complete the assessment in class on Thursday, Sept. 5**Modern Math - We continued our discussion of similarity and gnomons (Sec. 9.4). HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 355 - 356 #51-64.

**Note: We will take a test covering Ch. 9 in class on Friday, Sept. 6.**## Sunday, September 1, 2013

### Tuesday, Sept. 3

Geometry - We completed our review of midpoints and distance in the coordinate plane (Sec. 1.6) and began our discussion of angles (Sec. 1.3) HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 24 - 27 #1-10, #12-16, #34-37, and #41-46.

Modern Math - We continued our discussion of Ch. 9, focusing on similarity and gnomons. HW for Wednesday - Complete the Similarity/Gnomon Wksht that was distributed in class today.

**Note: We will take a quiz covering Sec. 1.1, 1.2, and 1.6 in class on THURSDAY, Sept. 5.**Modern Math - We continued our discussion of Ch. 9, focusing on similarity and gnomons. HW for Wednesday - Complete the Similarity/Gnomon Wksht that was distributed in class today.

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