Friday, January 28, 2011

Thursday, January 27, 2011

PreAlgebra II Chapter 5 Team Quiz

Solving Systems by Substitution Worksheet

Since it is your class, you decide what questions are discussed in class.  To vote for a problem already submitted or to submit a problem that you want discussed CLICK HERE!!!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

MC 44, 47-51 Assessment

Assessment Analysis

Algebra 6.2.1 Substitution Video

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If you are in need of a video tutorial on "Solving Systems of Equations Using Substitution click on the video link found HERE!  There are three parts.  You will do well to watch the first two parts.

Real World Math-Did The Government Get It Wrong?

Proportions!  We have been looking at how to use them since Chapter 5.  Did the creator of this graphic from the President's State of the Union from January 25 get it wrong.  Is the United States circle too big?

How would we use a proportion to determine if the size of the presumed circle is correct for the United States?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

MC 30-35 Pre-Algebra II


Algebra Used In Real Life

Jim Cramer "Mad Money" explains how (very quickly, you must catch it at 5:30 of the video) ALGEBRA is used in predicting where the price of a stock is going to go!  He states that the Multiple times the Earnings Estimate = Where the stock price is going to go.

You may not care about the stock market or have any plans to be a business person, but once again ALGEBRA is present in every day life.  Watch the video from the beginning or skip to 5:30 to hear Jim talk about this!

So what happened:  Kimberly Clark posted a 14.47 earnings per share or multiple.  We multiple that by the Earnings Estimate of 4.42 and obtain an answer of 63.9574 which is the "Where the price is going to go"  The price right now is $64.14 which means that the price has exceeded the algebraic formula.  However, this could be a quick reaction to good news as there was a slight increase in revenue.  See picture below...

Bottom Line:  Algebra is present and STATED by a person in business!!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

10 Billionth App Downloaded

Get the information on who won!

Great job on calculating the time fairly close to the actual time using a proportion!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

10 Billion App Follow Up

See original article!

We were correct.  According to this site, as of 2:30 P.M. January 19, the prediction is that on Saturday, January 22 around 4:00 P.M. will be the exact time.

Our class predicted using a proportion last Friday that the 10 billionth app would be downloaded on Saturday, January 22 around midnight.  Only 8 hours off.

Real Math.  Real Life.  Real Fun...More fun than counting the number of black beans among white beans!

MC 6-10 Assessment Analysis

PreAlgebra II

Friday, January 14, 2011

Apple's 10 Billion App Download

After viewing this counter

One class predicted that it would reach 10 billion on Saturday January 22 around midnight.  A later class noticed that the speed at which the downloads was occurring were increasing.  We timed per 1000 downloads.  If this is the case, the 10 billionth download should occur around Friday January 21 at roughly 2 in the morning.

Real problems using real proportions!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

HOUR 5 & 9 January 6

Today's complete lesson can be found HERE.  You'll need your iPod!

PLEASE compete the form HERE AFTER today's lesson!!!

NOTE:  turn your iPod on its side - the video will display better!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

GC 84-89 Assessment

Professional Website: 5-14

On your professional website, describe the Distributive Property.  Make up your own example and show the pattern in as many ways as you can.

Please title your entry "The Distributive Property" and label it with today's date.