Monday, December 14, 2009

Here are your slides from today.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Here are your slides from today.
Your homework is to finish the show you know boxes on page 90 and 91 and to do questions 1-4 on pages 26 and 27 in your homework book.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Here are you slides from today.
Your homework is to find two more right triangles.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Here are your slides from today. Your test is tomorrow.

Monday, December 07, 2009

Here are your slides from today.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Here are your slides from today with your homework.
Your test will be Wednesday next week.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Squares Day 10

Here is your homework for today.
All rooms except 841 have to complete the homework from the textbook and the number line on their foldable. Here is some information about the foldable.

Make sure to use to do the questions. Reminder that your password is **ovemath and your username is the gmail address.(** put the proper letters in there.)

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Here are your slides.

Homework: Finish revising quiz and finish your number line (with fractions, with decimals and with your calculator).

Pay It Forward

Welcome to your first 2 Minutes to make a Difference Assignment.  This will start you on your journey to make a 2 minute movie by the end of March.  Here is your assignment.

Excerpt from the movie:
"You see, I do something real good for three people. And then when they ask how
they can pay it back, I say they have to Pay It three more people. Each. So, nine people get helped. Then those people have to do twenty-seven." He turned on the calculator, punched in a few numbers. "Then it sort of spreads out, see, to eighty-one, then two hundred forty-three, then seven hundred twenty-nine, then two thousand, one hundred eighty-seven. See how big it gets?"

Some possible ideas include:
·        Volunteer at a soup kitchen, hospital, care home
·        Clean up your community/school yard/park
·        Donate Food/Clothing/Toys/Books/Christmas gifts
·        Collect new and used toys and donate them to a hospital
·        Help deliver Christmas hampers
·        Make and deliver treat bags for children in hospitals (include pens, notepads, stickers, puzzles, candy, etc)
·        Send care packages for soldiers / write letters to soldiers
·        Become a pen pal with a senior citizen
·        Volunteer to baby-sit for free
·        Write ‘Thank you’ notes to people who have helped you
·        Leave cards or notes in mailboxes, on windshields, or hanging from doorknobs
·        AND LOTS, LOTS MORE!!

These are just possibilities. Students are asked to be creative and try to make a difference in someone’s life.


Title (Your Name)'s Pay it Forward
Labels payitforward, 2minutes2010, username

Your blog post is broken down into 4 parts.
Part 1
What is "Pay it Forward". To complete this part please edit and revise the paragraphs that you wrote after watching the movie. 

Part 2
What was your Pay It Forward act of kindness?
Why did you choose this activity?

Who did you help?
What did you do?
When did you do you act of kindness?

You need to document your act of kindness.  Please make sure you have a photo or video of you "Paying It forward".

Part 3
How did your act of kindness go?
What Happened?
How did you feel?
How did the person or people react?
Did you ask the person or people to "Pay It Forward"?
How did they react to your request?
If you did not ask the person to "Pay It Forward" how come?

Part 4
Why is the idea of "Pay it Forward" important?
Has your act of kindness made a difference?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Squares Day 8

Finish the number line for homework!!!

Here are the slides

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Here is the ustream

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Here are your slides. This is your homework:

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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Squares Day 5 Another Foldable

Here are the slides for todays class on Squares.  They can be used to complete your foldable.

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Here is the ustream of the lesson.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Squares and your foldable

Here are your slides for today

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Here is the lesson

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Squares Day 3

Here are your slides.

Your homework is on pages 24 and 25, questions 1-10.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Squares Day 2

Here are the slides for todays class

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

OMG the Second Term has arrived!! and so have the Aliens

Welcome to the first blog post of the second term.  It will serve as your wrap up of chapter 2 in the textbook.

Proportion and Ratio and Rate

An alien has landed from another planet.  He is a scout for his planet.  They plan on taking over the earth.

cc licensed flickr photo shared by kenyee

His computer will send a signal back to his home planet unless you type in how to solve 3 proportional reasoning questions.

To help you out use 3 problems from pages 67, 68 or 69 in your textbook.

You need to explain how you solved the questions using pictures and diagrams (show the ratio tables or equivalent fractions you used).

The assignment one more time.

  1. title it How I stopped an Alien Invasion using  Proportion  (make a better title if you want)
  2. Label it alienstory, proportion
  3. Include 3 problems from pages67, 68, 69 in your textbook.
  4. Have fun creating a great story but it is secondary to the math knowledge you need to show. 
  5. If you want to include pictures you can use this site to look for interesting images.  Remember when you use images to cite them properly and only use images you are allowed to. (cc or creative commons)
  6. Flickrcc or you can try compfight but make sure you have the creative commons search on.

Have fun finding pictures that make your story better.  Some of the best searches happen when you search for pictures of adjectives or adverbs.

This is due Monday.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Last Chance for Marks

This weekend is your last chance to complete any blogging assignments you owe me. Please make sure that you have done as many assignments as possible. The blog is a great way to show your understanding of what is being taught. Here is a list of what is owed. Have a great weekend and stay healthy..... not like me!

Graphing Unit
1. Sign up to the blog
3. Bob Graphing

5. Coin Math 1 and 2 

One thing that many of you do is to label your posts incorrectly.  Please make sure to label all posts with your display name, and the other labels described at the posts above.


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Sorry that I am sick but here is your introductionto Proportion.

I am still sick so you need to listen to these videos and figure out what you need to do.  All the work will happen in part 2.3 of your textbook on pages 63 to 67.  I have 2 short videos for you and then one video explaining your homework.  In case they do not work here is what you need to do.

Read Pages 63 to 66.  Understand that a proportion shows 2 equivalent ratios

Next you have to be able to write your proportion in different ways, fraction from, ratio form or decimal form.  This is not hard you have done it all before.

You need to use the two did you know activities in your work today as examples for your foldable.

  1. Finish your foldable.  Use the information on page 66 do help you define proportion.  Then use the two Show you know examples to add to your knowledge on the foldable.
  2. Complete Questions 1 to 5 in your notebook on page 66.

Here are the 3 videos.  Watch one then do the work.  Start the second video only when most of you are done your "show you know."
Finally watch the third video to have the homework explained.

Proportion Video 1

Proportion Video 2

Proportion Assignment Video

All of this is due on Monday. 

Monday, November 02, 2009

Rate Growing Post Instructions Part 2

First things first.  You have a test tomorrow.  Please make sure you study and have completed pages 16 and 17 in your homework book.  This growing post counts as a BOB for this unit.

A growing post is named growing for a reason.  You will now add to your last post to complete the growing post.

These are the Grade 8 ingredients for Spaghetti Sauce.  This recipe serves 4 people. 
1)  What would the recipe look like if it had to serve 10 people?  Show your calculations.
2)  What would the recipe look like if you had to only serve 1 person? Show your calculations.

When you are done your post please publish it.  Make sure you have the correct labels, title and you have checked your answers.

Study hard.



Friday, October 30, 2009

Rate Growing Post Instructions

Welcome to your first Growing Post.  A Growing Post is a post where you will do 2 to 3 edits and add information every time.  Please return to this post to see the next set of instructions.

  • Title your Post %%%%%'s Rate Growing Post
  • Label your post growingpost, rate, user name
  • Define ratio
  • Define rate
  • What is the difference between ratio and rate?
  • Choose one of the questions page 60 and answer it.   (be sure to copy out the question before you answer it.)
  • Choose one of the questions on page 61 and answer it. (be sure to copy out the question before you answer it.)
  • Look at the coin question again from the ratio unit.  Create a question that can be answered using rate.  Answer that question.
This is the end of Part 1

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Some Questions about Rate

Do them in your notebook.  We will see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

All the work you could owe.... but are to lazy to find :)

Many of you are asking about the "no dance" list.  Here is what must be completed before you arrive at the Halloween Dance.

cc licensed flickr photo by 顔なし:

Graphing Unit
1. Sign up to the blog
3. Bob Graphing

5. Coin Math 1 and 2 

One thing that many of you do is to label your posts incorrectly.  Please make sure to label all posts with your display name, and the other labels described at the posts above.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Time to BOB again

Hey everyone. So that test was not the best test on record. Let's make Monday's test better. Please re BOB and talk about your mistakes.

  1. Edit your BOB post.
  2. Add a label BOB2
  3. What were the mistakes you made on your test. Show examples of answers that were wrong. What was your mistake. How will you remember what to do in future tests.
  4. Rewrite 2 questions that gave you difficulty with different numbers. Answer the questions correctly in the comments to your blog. Encourage others to participate at your blog by getting them to answer your questions.
  5. Use the slides provided to understand the questions better.
Ratio 6
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I posted this to the wrong blog. Sorry it is late

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Bob for Ratio

Here are the instructions to complete your BOB on ratios.  Remember this is a way of preparing for a test.  Please take time to do a good job on understanding your ratio unit.

  1. Title Must include BOB and RATIO.
  2. labels, displayname, bob, ratio
  3. You must include one of the pictures from today's lesson.  The easiest way to include it is to use its location address.  Click the picture link provided, right click the picture, copy location.  Once you have copied the location add image to the blog but use add url not browse my computer.  Paste the url into the window and click ok.  Your picture should be there.  (Just get the picture on the post)
  4. Once the picture is at your blog you must create the following.  3 part to part ratios, 2 part to total ratios and 2 three part ratios.  Please for each have a word ratio and ratio notation.
  5. Choose one ratio that you have done and show how to write that ratio in ratio notation, fraction, decimal and percent form.
  6. Choose one ratio that you have written and show how to create equivalent ratios.
  7. Finally create 3 questions that you want people to answer in the comments. Do not make them to hard or too easy. 
  8. Answer your questions in the comment section of your post.  
  9. Go and answer as many questions as you can about ratio at other posts in your room and the other rooms in grade 8.
  10. Look for cheats in comments.  I will post helping hints and questions in comments around the blogs. 
 biG miNiaTURe wOrLd


 Handy Candy

Crayon Lineup

The Alte Ratio

Bo ho ho hokeh


Friday, October 16, 2009

Ratio Weekend posts and homework.

Here are the slides. The labels are on the second slide.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Ratio Day three

Hey everyone.  There will only be one scribe per room today.  You can get ready to scribe over the weekend.  Here are todays slides. 

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Here are the slides of today's class.

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Here is the ustream of the lesson

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Coin Math Part 2

Remember today we went over one possible solution for your coin problems.  Please make sure you answer your questions in the same post as yesterday.

Tags need to be coinmath, ratio and displayname.

Here are the slides

Thanks and work hard

Friday, October 09, 2009

Coin Math

Hey here is your homework for the long weekend.  Choose 2 questions from the slides below.  The questions must be one purple and one red or blue.  You can choose the questions from any slide.  You must explain the question using math.  If you are smart you collaborate with a friend to get these questions done.  2 heads are better than one.

Labels, coinmath, ratio, displayname

Coin Ratio
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Eat turkey and be merry!!


Coins, Questions, Where do we go from here.

What can you tell me about this jar of coins?  As a table group come up with 10 questions.  From your 10 questions choose your favorite 5.

Monday, October 05, 2009

The four4's

Here is the homework for today.  Make sure to convince an audience that you are correct.

Thanks for blogging.  Remember to label the post four4s and your display name

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Graphing Assessment

Today in class you are going to play a game, create some graphs and then..... hand in an assessment.

  1. Find a partner.
  2. Roll the dice 15 times and your partner rolls the dice 15 times.
  3. Record the sum of the dice each time (2 to 12)
  4. Organize your data.
  5. Place your data on a graph. Be sure to title it, label it and follow all the conventions of graphing.
  6. What conclusion can you draw from your experiment.
  7. Use the same data and find a way to Misrepresent the information that you have gathered.  
  8. Remake the graph showing the same data in different ways (draw our attention to a different piece of information)
  9. Write a few sentences explaining what you did to the graph and WHY you did what you did.So here is what needs to be handed in on one piece of graph paper,
  • Organized Data
  • Graph 1 showing the data and 2 to 3 sentences explaining conclusions that can be made.
  • Graph 2 Misrepresent the data and redraw the graph.  2 to 3 sentences explaining what you have done.
  • Bonus Make a Circle Graph for the same information.

Everything is on One piece of paper or......... You can post it online for bonus marks. It is due on Monday no ifs ands or ...buts :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Graphing Day 12

Here are your slides from today. If you are unable to get access to mytextbook... use the slides to add images to your graphs.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Graphing Lesson 10

Here are the slides from todays class.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Graphs and other interesting things

I found this graph on the web.  Are you impressed? What does it say about technology!!

Leave me a comment

Misrepresenting Data OR Graphing 9

Here is a stream of the lesson.  To finish your lesson use and work on question 1 and 2.  Please fill out the foldable section 2 (see the slides).  Also your homework book page 6 has been assigned.

Rooms 16 and 17 did not get a class today but they are still due for tomorrow.  Sorry but use the video and the notes to help you.

Here are the slides for today.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Math Games to try

I have just found out this new math game site.  You should try it out and tell me what you think.


Hey you can even  challenge your friends on Facebook!! Really you can so ......... try it?

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Graphing Day 5

Here is your homework for Tuesday.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Graphing Day 4

Here is your homework for today.  Please try to use the etextbook if you are having difficulty.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Graphing Day 3

Here are the slides from today's class. Please have your graph completed by Monday. Do not forget your $1 for Terry Fox Tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Introduction to Graphing

Here are the slides and a stream of 817's lesson.  Please get your homework done!!

Here is the video


Monday, September 14, 2009

This is why I ask you to blog

2009 Version of Did You Know

2008 Version of Did You Know

2007 Version of Did you Know

What do you think. Leave a comment

Friday, September 11, 2009

What do YOU think about math?

Monday, September 07, 2009

Welcome to Blogging

A Colleague of mine Mr. Kuropatwa created this post for his students. Since it is Internet Safety Week please pay attention to the videos below.

Blogging is a very public activity. Anything that gets posted on the internet stays there. Forever. Deleting a post simply removes it from the blog it was posted to. Copies of the post may exist scattered all over the internet. I have come across posts from my students on blogs as far away as Sweden! That is why we are being so careful to respect your privacy and using first names only. We do not use pictures of ourselves. If you really want a graphic image associated with your posting use an avatar -- a picture of something that represents you but IS NOT of you.

Here are a few videos that illustrate some of what I want you to think about:

Two teachers in the U.S.A. worked with their classes to come up with a list of guidelines for student bloggers.

One of them, Bud Hunt, has these suggestions, among others:
  1. Students using blogs are expected to treat blogspaces as classroom spaces. Speech that is inappropriate for class is not appropriate for our blog. While we encourage you to engage in debate and conversation with other bloggers, we also expect that you will conduct yourself in a manner reflective of a representative of this school.
  2. Never EVER EVER give out or record personal information on our blog. Our blog exists as a public space on the Internet. Don’t share anything that you don’t want the world to know. For your safety, be careful what you say, too. Don’t give out your phone number or home address. This is particularly important to remember if you have a personal online journal or blog elsewhere.
  3. Again, your blog is a public space. And if you put it on the Internet, odds are really good that it will stay on the Internet. Always. That means ten years from now when you are looking for a job, it might be possible for an employer to discover some really hateful and immature things you said when you were younger and more prone to foolish things. Be sure that anything you write you are proud of. It can come back to haunt you if you don’t.
  4. Never link to something you haven’t read. While it isn’t your job to police the Internet, when you link to something, you should make sure it is something that you really want to be associated with. If a link contains material that might be creepy or make some people uncomfortable, you should probably try a different source.

Another teacher, Steve Lazar, developed a set of guidelines in consultation with his students. You can read them here.

Look over the guidelines and add the ones you like in the comments section below this post; either from one of Steve's students or one of your own. I think Bud's suggestions are excellent. We'll be using the one's I highlighted above as a basis for how we will use our blog.

Mr. K.

I could not have written it any better. Enjoy blogging and use your head. Thanks

Mr. Harbeck

Friday, May 29, 2009

Your Percent Post

You need to do all the questions from part A and choose 2 from Part B

Part A

1) 245% of $356.80
2) 68 3/4% of 730
3) 360% of $129.95

Part B

1) The commission for the sale of a house was 6 3/4%. If the house sold for $345 000, how much was the commission. Show your thinking.

2. Table Salt is a chemical compound of sodium and chlorine. recommended daily intake is about 1700 mg. If Canadians consume 182% of this amount on average, how much sodium is one person eating daily?

3)Miguel bought a car for $4700. He made a down payment of 19 1/2%. How much was the down payment?

4)About 5.6% of Canadians have Type 2 Diabetes. If Canada's population is 32 Million, about how many Canadians have this condition?

5) The 4900 seat hockey arenas was 63% full. How many people were at the game?

6) The Nile River is about 209% the length of the Yukon River. If the Yukon River is 3168 km, how long is the Nile river to the Nearest KM? Show your work.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Learning is about passion.
Flickr attribution by Tyla'75

You need to have this passion to succeed in life. In recent weeks I have seen many of you get spring fever and lose your will to learn. Many of you are going goldfish,

not asking questions and just wanting answers. This passiveness needs to disappear and you need to rekindle your passion to learn.

We only have a few weeks left in school. Take everyday as an opportunity to find new things to learn and use this knowledge to succeed on your final assignments and exams.

Watch this video and listen to these Grade 5 students. They are part of a noon hour club in New York City. These kids have passion. They want to sing, learn be active in society. Watch their faces as they sing and the passion in their voices. The students have sung onstage with many performers and will be singing with Fleetwood Mac at Madison Square Gardens infront of 18 000 fans on June 11th.

Find your passion and succeed.


Exam Preparation

Push for Help
The Joy Of The Mundane

Some of you have been asking about help for your exam. I created a wiki for you. At the wiki you will find problems that can be solved. This is for extra marks. Hope you find it helpful.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Percent Lesson 1

Here are the instructions

Here are the slides for today's lesson on Percents!! Show the first 3 slides before showing the first movie....

Mr. Percent Does Percent

Complete the rest of the slides. With 5 minutes remaining in class show the second video.

8 % of My Love