Monday, December 20, 2010

Last chance for Scribes

For all the students who have not scribed yet.... there is still hope.  In the textbook on pages 142 and 143 you will find 16 questions.  You need to choose any 3 of them.  One of your three questions must be a word problem. 

This post is due by Wednesday Morning 9:00. Make sure you have it labeled correctly.  percents, scribepost and your user name.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Finding Percents with a Ratio Table and Decimals

Hi everyone.  Please do not forget that you have;
Here are some examples of finding percents using ratio tables and decimals.

1/5% of 15

450% of 250

6% of 50 in Tagalog

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 15th Homework Assignments

Hi everyone.  Please do not forget that you have;
Due on Monday.  Please get this work done.  Tonight your math work is the Homework Book Pages 42 and 43.  Please have this work done by tomorrow.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

More Percent Homework

Once again I will ask you to solve you classwork at home.  In tomorrows class we will correct this homework and continue to watch Stolen Childhoods. Do not forget to finish your Pay it Forward Post \and your 2 minutes to make a Difference Gallery Walk.

Here are today's questions. Please solve them 2 different ways.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tonight you will do your math work for tomorrow:)

Here is a link to get to the Gallery Walk Site for 2 Minutes to make a Difference.

We are going to do some new percent work tonight.  If you use the 100 grid and a ratio table everything will fall into place.... you choose do it your way or a way it will work :p

Here are your 3 questions

 Here is a video of how to find the percent of a number

Friday, December 10, 2010

Pay it Forward 2011

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, 2minutes2011, 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?

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Spread the gift of Comments

I am always impressed with your comments.  You do it frequently and each comment means that the scribes have an audience.  We need to spread the gift of commenting.  I am leaving some links for you to go visit.  Please leave some comments there.  You will make their day and perhaps they will leave you a comment too.  It would be great if you left a URL in their comment box so that they could return the favour.

Please include in the comment that you are a student at Sargent Park School in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada. Remember that some of the blogs you will be looking at are done by young students.  Leave appropriate messages behind.  Most importantly please be an audience for these students.

Here are the links to blogs that would love you to leave comments.  Remember to not leave a comment at the first blog only.  Explore the blog and leave comments at different posts.

Remember the more you comment the more comments you will receive.  Give unto others..... I know you will do a great job.  Thanks in advance.


Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Percent Day 2

Here are the 3 Percent Problems for today.

1. Mary has a monthly salary of $1200. She spends $280 per month on food. What percent of her monthly salary does she spend on food? 

2. Your restaurant can seat 150 guests. If 6 tables of 6 are seated, what percent of the restaurant seating is full?

3. My new golf club was $139.50 but it’s last year’s model so I got a 60% discount. What will it cost me?

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Some Math Percent Problems

Wednesday Percent Problems.  Complete these three problems and then work on your 2 Minutes to Make a Difference Gallery Walk.

Question 1
You just hired a new baker to work in your bakeshop. In one hour the baker burned 250 chocolate chip cookies. If this represented 21% of the day’s production, how many cookies had you planned on producing that day?

Question 2
A serving of ice cream contains 240 calories. One hundred forty-four calories come from fat. What percent of the total calories come from fat?

Question 3
A store that sells snowboards buys them from a manufacturer at a wholesale price of $57. The store markup is 150%. What is the retail price?