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MATH PRE-AP/GT November 25, 2014



Homework was assigned for all class periods.  All students have received a worksheet on Using ratios and rates to solve problems, and Solving problems with proportions (pp 139, 158)  (pink worksheet).

3rd period only:  Must complete Unit Rate Project –if not completed today.  Due on Monday, December 1st, 2014.

Have a safe-happy Thanksgiving Day!


In case you have lost your worksheets, here is another copy!  :-)

Math Homework Nov 25


Short Story Assignment and Due Dates

Short Story Assignment

Option One

Write a short story that is 750 – 1500 words in length. You should have a coversheet with your name, period, and artwork that pertains to the story. You must have well developed dialogue in your short story which either helps with characterization or carries the plot forward. There should also be a major conflict that is somehow resolved. Use sensory imagery to describe your setting, and include figurative language as you develop your plot. Make sure your protagonist is well characterized.

Option Two

Write three flash fiction stories that are 100 – 250 words in length each. You should have a coversheet with your name and period on it. For each story, include artwork. You must have well developed dialogue in your stories which either help with characterization or carries the plot forward. There should also be a major conflict that is somehow resolved. Use sensory imagery to describe your setting and include figurative language as you develop your plot. Make sure your protagonists are well characterized.

December 3/4 – First draft due.  We will revise and edit here. I will also hand out instructions for submitting your story.

December 8/9 – Final draft due.  In class we will discuss what I want with this.

This Week in Science ( December 1, 2014 )


1. Review Thermal Energy Transfer

2. Energy Sources:

  • Renewable
  • Nonrenewable


1. Review – Energy packet – Due Date : 12/3; 12/4, 2014.

2. Study for Common Assessment 3(  Test will be given on 12/10; 12/11, 2014) The test will cover the topics on density and energy. You should be able to:

  • Calculate density to identify an unknown substance.
  • Compare and contrast potential and kinetic energy.
  • Energy transformations.
  • Thermal energy transfer – conduction, convection, radiation
  • Renewable and nonrenewable energy resources.

(Covers TEKS 6.6B,  6.8A, 6.7A, 6.7B, 6.9 A,B, and  C.)

Use your lab book, I Science pages on energy, and your review sheet to study for the test. Review sheet will be available December 1, and 2 , 2014.

3. Continue to work on your Energy wise project. Due date is fast approaching !

December Book Club Assignment

Students are receiving their Book Club books on 11/24 or 11/25 and will complete the Reading Plan in class.  All I want students to do over break is to get about 1/4 of the way through their book.  Do not start on the tasks!  We will be going over examples of each task in class after Thanksgiving Break.  Students should think about which tasks they would like to do, but hold off on starting until after break.  Click here > December Book Club Documents to download copies of the documents.

Here are some important bullets of information about Book Club:

  • Most of the reading will be done at home, however students will still have the usual time to read during class.
  • Students will complete two individual tasks and two group tasks for their book.
  • We will work on the tasks in class, though they may have to be finished for homework.
  • Students should be finished reading their book by 12/15(B) or 12/16(G).
  • All tasks are due 12/19 before Winter Break.

Math PreAP/GT November 21, 2014

Notes to parents and students:

Topics for the week:

*Quiz on Ratio/rate/unit rate/proportion

*Project on Unit Rates:  Due on Monday/Tuesday:  Nov. 24-25.  (Except for 3rd period.)

*Objectives:  Determine if two ratios are proportional; Use ratio tables to solve equivalent ratios.

Stay focused on learning.  :-)


This Week in Science ( November 24, 2014)


1. Methods of Thermal Energy Transfer:

  • Conduction
  • Convection
  • Radiation

2. Density Test – Students need to understand how to calculate the density of a substance. They should also know how to calculate volume and mass.  Test – 11/24; 11/25,2014.


1. Energy  Transformations.  Due Date –  12/1; 12/2, 2014.

2. Continue to work on your project ( talk to me if you have a question) . Remember that the due date is around the corner.

Have  A   Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.


Map Test Monday and Tuesday

Students will need to be able to locate and label the following countries and capitals. Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel, Syria,  and Saudi Arabia.   They will also need to label the following countries.  Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, Egypt.  The following seas, Red Sea, Black Sea, Caspian Sea, Arabian Sea, Mediterranean Sea.


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