## Thursday, September 30, 2010

## Wednesday, September 29, 2010

## Tuesday, September 28, 2010

## Monday, September 27, 2010

### Simplifying an Expression (After 2-58)

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algebra,
chapter 2,
combining like terms

### Combining Like Terms - (After 2-51)

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algebra,
chapter 2,
combining like terms

### Helpful Resource

All activities to be completed in a day are posted on the whiteboard on the front wall of our classroom.

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helpful resource

## Sunday, September 26, 2010

### Combining Like Terms

An outstanding technology resource that works with your iPod Touch. Use it to check your work!

Go To Site

Go To Site

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algebra,
chapter 2,
combining like terms

### Graphing Points On An XY-Coordinate Grid

An outstanding web resource for learning and reviewing where a point will be placed on a coordinate grid. Simply type in the Coordinate Point with parenthesis (EXAMPLE: (2,3))

GO TO SITE

GO TO SITE

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coordinate grid,
graphing points,
prealgebra 2

## Friday, September 24, 2010

### Learning Log 2-40

Type two expressions that equal zero.

You must include at least two different terms. Example: 3x + 4 - (-2) + -3x - 6

You must include at least two different terms. Example: 3x + 4 - (-2) + -3x - 6

**COMPLETE MONDAY!**
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algebra,
chapter 2,
learninglog

## Thursday, September 23, 2010

### Learning Log 2-22

What does "

List as many ways you can to describe this symbol.

Title this entry "Meanings of Minus".

**-**" mean?List as many ways you can to describe this symbol.

Title this entry "Meanings of Minus".

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algebra,
chapter 2,
learninglog

### Order Of Operations

A short video describing the order of operations in mathematics. This could be a helpful, additional tool describing the "Math Notes" section and for problem 2-30.

Skill Review Week 2 - Order of Operations from Trent Tormoehlen on Vimeo.

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algebra,
chapter 2,
order of operations,
prealgebra 2

## Wednesday, September 22, 2010

### Learning Log 2-16

Leave A Comment! Create a shape in your notebook using three different-shaped tiles. Draw the shape and leave a comment that shows how to write a simplified expression for its perimeter. Label this entry "Finding Perimeter and Combining Like Terms".

**THANK YOU to all that commented. Remember that finding the perimeter of an object is finding the distance around that object. In addition, only terms that have similar variables can be combined.****Example 1: y + y + y = 3y.**

Example 2: xy + xy + y^2 + xy + 1 + 1 + 1 + y^2 = 2y^2 + 3xy + 3Example 2: xy + xy + y^2 + xy + 1 + 1 + 1 + y^2 = 2y^2 + 3xy + 3

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algebra,
algebra tiles,
chapter 2

## Tuesday, September 21, 2010

### Learning Log 2-5

In a reply, explain what a variable is in your own words. Describe each type of tile with words that include dimensions and an area. Explain when tiles can and cannot be combined. Be sure to include examples to support your statements.

**Title the entry "Variables".**
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algebra,
chapter 2,
learninglog

### Virtual Algebra Tiles

A picture of the EXACT Algebra Tiles that we used in class.

Algebra Tiles that can be used on a desktop or laptop computer. (Will not work on iPod touch)

Algebra Tiles that can be used on a desktop or laptop computer. (Will not work on iPod touch)

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algebra,
algebra tiles,
chapter 2

## Monday, September 20, 2010

### Algebra Tile Introduction Video

Introduction to Algebra Tiles

If you have any questions about Algebra Tiles, please leave a comment with your question. It will be answered!

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algebra,
algebra tiles,
chapter 2

## Friday, September 17, 2010

## Thursday, September 16, 2010

## Wednesday, September 15, 2010

## Tuesday, September 14, 2010

## Monday, September 13, 2010

### Learning Log 1-64

What questions do you still have about the Guess and Check solution process? In your Learning Log (comment), write some questions you have about how to solve a word problem using Guess and Check. Title this comment

Please respond to a comment with a comment if you can answer someone's question. Please create a professional conversation!

**"Questions about Guess and Check"**and label it with today's date.Please respond to a comment with a comment if you can answer someone's question. Please create a professional conversation!

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algebra,
chapter1,
learninglog

## Friday, September 10, 2010

### Learning Log 1-53

How can you use the results of a guess to choose your next guess? How can you tell if you should make your next guess much diferent than or very close to your last guess? Title your comment: "

**Choosing Good Guesses**" and include today's date.
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algebra,
chapter1,
learninglog

## Thursday, September 9, 2010

## Wednesday, September 8, 2010

### Learning Log 1-43

Describe what you know about the

**Guess and Check**-solving method. For example, what does a**Guess and Check**problem look like? What does the solution look like? How does the method work? Title your comment**Guess and Check**and include today's date.Remember you are leaving a comment and it becomes a part of the "

**Professional You**".
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algebra,
chapter1,
learninglog

## Tuesday, September 7, 2010

## Friday, September 3, 2010

### The Beginning

Our Algebra Connections book requires a number of "Learning Logs" or reflections on mathematical concepts that you have learned from our book. Your "Learning Log" responses will become a class blog instead of a piece of paper in a notebook. Throughout this year, we will create a classroom blog that allows us to reflect on great math concepts! It is important to write each entry of the "Learning Log" in your own words so that later you can use your "Learning Log" as a resource to refresh your memory.

As always, this is the

As always, this is the

**Professional You**that will be placed on the web.**THINK**about the question.**QUESTION**how you may answer (what resources do you need to use).**CREATE**your comment.
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learninglog

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