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Pre-Algebra 4/9 (4thQ)
Instructor: Wessler, Mike   
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Announcements
CMAS Practice Tests
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Exam #4 Information
Our final exam of the year will be worth 60 points.

Topics covered include:
- Pythagorean Theorem
- Transversals
- Larger Polygons
- Solving and Graphing Inequality Equations
- Data & Relationships
- Slope

Wrap Up #14 - Friday, May 9th (Last One!)
1,2) Inequalities

3,4,5) Data & Relationships
Wrap Up #13 - Friday, May 2nd
1) Pythagorean Thm (problem solving)

2,3,4,5) Inequalities (Graph, Solution Set, Negative Property, Problem Solving) 
Wrap Up #12 - Friday, April 25th
1 & 2 & 3) Pythagorean Theorem

4 & 5) Inequalities
Wrap Up #11 - Friday, April 11th
1 & 2) Polygon Angles

3 & 4 & 5) Transversal Angle Relationships 
4th Quarter Important Dates
Monday, April 7th: 4th Quarter Begins
Friday, April 11th: Wrap Up #11
Monday, April 14th: No Class (Teacher Workday)
Thursday, April 17th: No Class (Career Day Field Trips)
Friday, April 25th: Wrap Up #12 
Friday, May 2nd: Wrap Up #13
Monday, May 5th: Midterm Progress Reports Provided
Friday, May 9th: Wrap Up #14
Wednesday, May 21st - Thursday, May 22nd: Exam #4
Monday, May 26th: No Class (Memorial Day)
Tuesday, May 27th - Wednesday, May 28th: Spring Scantron Testing
Friday, May 30th - Friday, June 6th: 4th Quarter Project Work
Friday, June 6th: Last Class of the Year
Tuesday, June 10th: 8th Grade Continuation Ceremony at 6pm
Exam #3 Information
Concept - # of problems - Points for the section
True/False, Fill in the blank - 1 - 3
Statistical Outcomes - 3 - 9
Measuring Angles - 2 - 6
Classifying Triangles - 3 - 9
Solving for Missing Angles - 3 - 9
Similar Triangles - 3 - 10
TOTAL - 17 problems - 46 Points

Extra Help Sessions Cancelled until 4/1
With Mr. Mike on leave, extra help sessions are cancelled on 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, and 3/20.

We'll have our next session for Exam #3 final prep on Tuesday, April 1st.
Wrap Up #10 - Friday, February 21st
1) Geometric Basics

2, 3, 4) Statistical Outcomes

5) Probability
Wrap Up #9 - Thursday, February 6th
1 & 2 & 3) Geometric Building Blocks

4 & 5) Angle Diagram and Measurements

3rd Quarter Important Dates
Monday, January 27th: 3rd Quarter Begins
Friday, January 31st: No Class (Empathy Simulation)
Friday, February 7th: Wrap Up #9
Friday, February 14th: No Class (8th Grade Ski Day)
Monday, February 17th: No Class (President's Day)
Friday, February 21st: Wrap Up #10
Wednesday, February 26th: Mr. Mike's Baby is Due!
Friday, February 28th: Wrap Up #11
Tuesday, March 4th - Thursday, March 6th: TCAP Testing
Tuesday, March 11th - Thursday, March 13th: TCAP Testing
Wednesday, March 19th: 3rd Quarter Spring Break Project Announced (Various Due Dates Possible)
Monday, March 24th - Friday, March 28th: No Classes (Spring Break)
Monday, March 31st: Mr. Mike Returns from Leave
Tuesday, April 1st & Wednesday, April 2nd: Exam #3
Friday, April 4th: End of the 3rd Quarter
Extra Help Session for Exam #2
Instead of the normal Thursday time, extra help will meet after the long weekend on Tuesday morning, January 21st at 730am.

The following session will be back on the normal Thursday time on January 30th.
Exam #2 Information
Concept - Points for Section (Number of Questions)
True/False, Fill in the Blank - 6 (2)
Solving Equations - 16 (8)
Creating Equations - 9 (3)
Road Trip Rates - 12 (3)
Simplifying Expressions - 8 (4)
Surface Area & Volume - 9 (1)
TOTAL - 60 (22)
Wrap Up #8 - Friday, January 10th
1) Surface Area

2) Volume

3) Simplifying Expressions

4 & 5)  Solving Multi-Step Equations
Wrap Up #7 - Friday, December 20th
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5) Surface Area and Volume of Prisms and Non-Prisms
Wrap Up #6 - Friday, December 13th
1 & 2 & 3) Wacky Winter Weekend Project Style Math

4 & 5) Prisms
Extra Help Session Cancelled - Thursday, 12/5
Mr. Mike has knee surgery and will not make the session.

See you next Thursday. 
Wrap Up #5 - Friday, November 22nd
1, 2) Simplifying Variable Expressions

3, 4, 5) Creating Equations
Wrap Up #4 - Friday, November 15th
1) One Step Equation (Translate)

2,3)  Two Step Equations

4,5)  Simplify Variable Expressions
Wrap Up #3 - Friday, November 8th
1, 2, 3, 4, 5)  One and Two Step Equations!
2nd Quarter Important Dates
Tuesday, October 29th: 2nd Quarter Begins
Friday, November 8th: Wrap Up #3
Friday, November 15th: Wrap Up #4
Friday, November 22nd: Wrap Up #5
Monday - Friday, December 1st - 6th: Group Project
Friday, December 13th: Wrap Up #6
Friday, December 20th: Wrap Up #7
Friday, January 10th: Wrap Up #8
Tuesday - Wednesday, January 14th - 15th: Winter Scantron Testing
Tuesday - Wednesday, January 21st - 22nd: Exam #2
Thursdsay, January 23rd: End of 2nd Quarter

Exam #1 - Tuesday & Wednesday, 10/22 & 23
Concept (# of problems) = Points for Category
True False / Fill in the Blank (3) = 6
Order of Operations (3) = 6
Replace & Solve (4) = 12
Estimating & Rounding (4) = 8
Mathematical Expressions (2) = 6
Elevation Mapping (1) = 4
TOTAL (21) = 50 POINTS

A review worksheet will be handed out to students on or prior to the Monday Review.
Wrap Up #2 - Friday, October 11th
1 & 2) Multi-Form Order of Operations

3 & 4 & 5)  Solving Integer Expressions
Wrap Up #1 - Friday, October 4th
1 & 2) Estimating and Rounding

3 & 4 & 5) Order of Operations 
8th ODE Project Pictures
 https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0By0GPdcD1k4sS0FSdHRCQ1Q2Zlk&usp=sharing

Kiddos, use this link to access math project pictures
Extra Help Sessions - Every Thursday Morning!
Who doesn't like FREE TUTORING?  All students of Mr. Mike are able to attend his weekly extra help sessions to assist them in quiz and exam preparation, homework assistance, review of a previous topic, or enrichment towards a future topic.

When:  730am - 800am EVERY THURSDAY MORNING*

* On exam week (last week of the quarter), the extra help session will be moved to Tuesday morning *
1st Quarter Important Dates
Monday, August 26th - Friday, September 13th: 8th Grade Outdoor Education
Monday, September 16th: First Math Class of the Year
Wednesday, September 18th - Monday, September 23rd: ODE Mapping Group Project
Tuesday, September 24th & Wednesday, September 25th: Fall Scantron Testing
Friday, October 4th: Wrap Up #1
Friday, October 11th: Wrap Up #2
Wednesday, October 9th, 16th, 23rd: Fall Parent Teacher Conferences
Tuesday, October 22nd & Wednesday, October 23rd: 1st Quarter Exam
Thursday, October 24th: End of the 1st Quarter
Files
 Classroom Notes
Inside this folder you will find .pdf's of our classroom notes taken from the smartboard
 E4RevAns49.pdf
Exam #4 Review Worksheet Answers
Homework
No "Homework" exist(s)

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