Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Multiplying Integers

Here is today's sheet. Remember to ask yourselves the correct questions.

Illustrate all questions that have a product less than 20.  Write the math statement for all questions.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Monday Quiz Practice

Here are two practice quizzes for Monday.  Yours will look similar

Practice 1

Practice 2

Practice well.  See you Monday.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

QUIZ tomorrow

Hello Grade 8.  We are having a quiz tomorrow.  The quiz will have both combining and removing integers (AKA adding and subtracting.

Here is a practice quiz. By the way it will look just like this!!!!!

Good luck

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Friday, November 30, 2012

Integers Day 3

Here is a link to today's questions.

Write in standard form and solve

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Pay it Forward 2012

Welcome to your first 2 Minutes to make a Difference  and We Day 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 Forward...to 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, 2minutes2013, 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?

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

There is some practice for tomorrows quiz.

Multiply Fractions

Adding Fractions

Subtracting Fractions

Good luck tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Creating your Fraction Post

Sorry for the late post.  Here are the details about your Fraction Post.

Title Everything ***** knows about Fractions
Label Fraction Post, Username

In the body embed the fraction presentation from Google Drive

To do this you have to do the following

1. Make your presentation public. Click Share
Then choose public instead of Private.  If you are already private and you have embeded you need to click the hyperlinked word change. You then will see the following pop up and be able to choose public.

Now under File you can chose publish to web.
Copy the Embed code.  Go to blogger and paste into your post.

Thank you for your time.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fractions are Delicious

Please add the pictorial representation of fractions created in class today to your Fraction Alphabet Book.  YOu now should have a Word, symbolic and pictorial definition of each word. 

Here is the rest of today's homework.

Ordering Fractions 2

Ordering Fractions 3

Adding Fractions

Subtracting Fractions

Monday, October 22, 2012

Monday Morning Fractions

We are in a Real FAI-TO this week.  Our challenge is to stay ahead of a very tough school from Brazil.  They will make you work.  Please work on Sensi work and the fraction challenges I have set out for you.

Today's Fraction sheets can be found at the following links:

Converting Mixed Fractions C

Simplifying Improper Fractions D

Adding Fractions D

Subtracting Fractions C

Ordering Fractions B

Please do as much as possible.  The Krypto is as follows:

6,8,3,-2,-4 = 28

Here is a video for you to think about. We Day approaches and you should be aware

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Fraction Alphabet Book

Your first Fraction assignment for me this term is to make a Fraction Alphabet book. It will start with the 16 words we defined in class.  Here is how it is supposed to be done.

Go to Google Drive. It is found at https://drive.google.com .   Use your Google Password to sign up for access.  Once you are in you chose CREATE.

A drop down menu will appear and you now will have many choices.  You want Presentation. This is just like a power point. 

Title your Presentation ******'s Fraction Alphabet Book. 
New Slide First Word will be defined and a symbolic image will also be on the slide.
Repeat for all of your words. 

This is due on Monday.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Proportion Post Assessment

Here is the form you will use to mark the Proportion Post.  This will be done on Monday and Tuesday.  If you are reading this use it to make your post better.  Max marks are easy if your work hard.

Please mark your own and one other person's post.

Here is the LINK to get to the for.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Weekend Proportion Post update

I erred in class when I told you this was due today.  It is due Sunday at midnight.  On Monday morning I would like to have all of them done and ready to mark.  Here is a link to the assignment if you still are having difficulties.

Please read the instructions carefully.  You will receive marks for each part of the assignment.  It is recommended that you complete as many parts as you can to get the best mark.  I am going to assign a BONUS question.

I want you to use one of these pictures and insert it at your post.

Once the picture is in at the post you are going to write your own proportion question and answer it.

 Think of all the picture questions you have been answering in comment form over the last few weeks.

Here are the photos.
Peaches on a Traffic Box IMG_4531

Kid in the Woods IMG_4416 Woodpile Woodpile 2

We will be marking these together so you will have to have something published.  If your computer goes boom or there are issues you can receive partial marks for having the assignment done on paper.  Remember to back up your posts often.  Save frequently so that you do not have a catastrophic OOPS my post is missing.

See y'all on Monday.  Work hard this weekend.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday Proportion Test Preparation

On Friday you will have your first test of the year.  Tests are longer and more difficult than quizzes.  Please study hard.  Your test will have 2 parts, Multiply Divide and Fraction Warmup NO CALCULATOR, then a Ratio, Rate Proportion Test where you can use a calculator.  Please make sure you are playing Manga High and studying for this test.

Today's Warmup

We will continue to review tomorrow.

Monday, October 08, 2012

Greetings from Kelowna

Yesterday I ran the BMO Kelowna Marathon. It was a beautiful day and my time was 3:17.41(3 hours 17 minutes and 41 seconds).

If a Marathon is 42 kilometres, what was my average pace per kilometre?

A marathon is also 26.2 miles. What was my average pace per mile?

A cross country loop is approximately 1.2 kilometres. How many loops make up a marathon?

What pace would I hold for each of those x-country loops?

See you all on Wednesday. Ratio,rate and Proportion Test on Friday or Monday depending on interruptions.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Thanksgiving Proportion

Happy long weekend everyone.  Enjoy the feasts and try this problem.  Oh YEAH do not forget to get your Manga High done.

How long and how tall is this plane?
Huge Plane
by 8lettersuk

How many cars would it take to measure this plane's height and width?

How many would fit inside the plane?
How many turkeys fit inside this plane?
Do turkeys fly?

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Has winter arrived? Proportion Homework

Here are your warm up questions today.

How tall is this snowbank? What other questions can be answered in this picture?

Big Bank-1
By Endlisnis

 Have fun. Study for your quiz tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

A cold October's Nights Homework!

How long is this train. Use proportional thinking to help you find your answer.

Trains de Genova Casella (Italie)
 By trams aux fils.
Here is your warmup
Questions from your Mathlinks book are due at the end of tomorrows class.  You are expected to complete all questions 3-28 on pages 67 to 69 of your text.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Tuesday's Blustery Proportion homework

Today we corrected yesterday's work.  Today you were assigned pages 18 and 19 in your homework book.  Here is your warmup

Casey and Mary on the Ferris wheel 1467    By marymactavish

How tall is the Ferris wheel? How much taller are the trees behind the Ferris Wheel? 


Leave a comment:)

Monday, October 01, 2012

Ratio Rate and Proportion Post

Welcome to your blogs.  Your first post will be a wrap up of your proportion unit.  You need to have a review of all the work you have done.  None of this will be new.  Consider it the first chapter in your exam review!! Yep I said the "E" word EXAM!! It will also remind you of all the fantastic things you can do to make a blog post pop instead of being boring.

Setting up the post
Title your post _______'s Proportion Post
Label your post username817 (Bif817, Mortimer814 etc) and proportion post (two words lower case)

In the body of your post please include the following parts:

Part 1 

Please define
  • ratio
  • rate
  • proportion
Good definitions have pictures, words and examples.

Part 2 
Copy these questions into your post.  Answer them using proportion statements.
  1. 5 hours to travel 360 kilometers is about _____km/h.
  2. Emma saves 28 cents of every dollar that she earns.  Emma earned $75 last week.  How much money did Emma save last week?
Part 3
What are the three ways you can prove that equivalent ratio statements are true?
3/4 = 12/16  or 4/9 = 16/32

Part 4
Find a video about using proportion and embed it in your post.  Make sure you select the small size of the video. (Bonus Marks if you make your own video about proportion and embed it)

Task 5

We are starting to engage in discussions about social justice.  What do you think about this image below.  Use the link to copy it into your post.  Then answer the questions

  1. Does this seem fair? 
  2. With what you know about proportion look and read what is in the image above.  Does it seem just and fair? 
  3. Why have you made this choice? 
  4. What would you have done if you were the judge?

Due Date Friday October 14th

Monday Proportion Homework

Here is your warm up and Proportion Questions.  Please solve each question 2 different ways.  Do not forget Manga High and your first blog post will be posted tomorrow.


Bonus Question!! How tall is this statue. 

Proportion by By Shemer

Leave your answers in the comments and bring them to class tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rate Homework for tuesday

Here is the multiply divide and Krypto for today.  Remember the numbers in the Krypto can have positive or negative values now. 

The Numbers in the Krypto are the quesitons that need to be completed on pages 59 and 60. 

Do not forget this weeks Manga High.  Lets get in the 1op 10 for September  after only 10 Days.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Ratio and Rate for a long weekend

Here is your homework for the long weekend.

Please do pages 12 to 16 in your homework book.  Manga High will be over for this week midnight on Sunday.  Please make sure you have done your 3 assignments.

Enjoy your 3 days.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quiz tomorrow Homework today!!

Here is your homework today.  Study for you   quiz tomorrow, multiply divide, multiply with decimals, Krypto, rate and ratio.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ratio and Rate Homework

Here is your homework for today.  You will have to do some searching to figure out what rate means.  Good luck.

Calculate the unit rate for each

What is the best buy for OJ? (Julius better get this one right:)

Remember your decimal rules here.  Good luck and get this all done.  Quiz on Thursday.


Monday, September 17, 2012

Monday Homework

Welcome back. There will be a quiz on Thursday.  Multiply, divide, Krypto and Ratio question. Please be prepared.

You also need to complete the questions from over the weekend.  No's 14 and 20 are very important.  Please also do question 21.  It deals with the golden ratio.

Mangahigh started today.  There are 3 challenges set for this week.  The Sensii will make sure you are on track.

Remember to use your e-book.  All the login and user information is in your agenda.


Leave a comment here of your solved Krypto if you are successful.  You do not need to solve it in the comment just use the math statement as your response.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Homework for September 13th and the Weekend!

Here is you multiply, divide and Krypto

You also have to log into your Math textbook.  It can be found here. Please go to Chapter 2, section 2.1 and complete questions 7,8,10,14,15 and 20.  If you are unable to use the textbook due to your browser please email me and I can get a pdf file to you.

Have a good weekend.... and a dunktank experience.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11 Homework

Here are today's homework questions

Monday, September 10, 2012

September 10 Homework Introduction

Welcome to the Sargent Park Mathzone.  You will find everything you need to be successful this year at this site.  Today's homework is below.  Please ensure you try your best and compete it for tomorrows class.  Enjoy the year.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Last Years Mosaics

Here are the slides from last years mosaics. See you tomorrow

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Manitoba Marathon Relay Information

Welcome to the 2012 Manitoba Marathon Relay

It is fantastic that you have completed the journey of becoming a relay participant.  Now it is time for your parents to get you to the race on time.  Here are some helpful parent hints:
  • Do a practice run of where the starting point of your relay leg is.  Drive to this spot and time it from your house.  Expect delays as traffic will be detoured on Race Day.  The maps below are linked to the map in your race package.  
  • READ the race package.  It has excellent ideas about where to park and how to get to the exchange zones.
  • I have erred on the side of being to fast in my time estimates.  As the race progresses my times may be very fast.  Expect to wait up to an hour if the weather is hot and the runners run slower than expected.
  • Our relays all are between 5066 and 5072.  In each exchange zone there will be signs with numbers (0-200, 1000 to 2000 etc) Please have the Sargent Park Students standing in between the sign markers that are appropriate for numbers 5066 and 5072).
  • Pin the relay number to the front of a singlet or cool t-shirt.  Make sure it is in a position that does not cause rubbing or discomfort.
  •  Make sure that they drink lots of fluid on a hot day.
  • If one relay member does not show up the entire team is unable to race.  Have a cell number of the member ahead and behind you in the relay. If you wait and no one shows up you either run an extra leg or call ahead and tell them that the team has been disqualified.
  • There is lots of food and refreshments after the relay leg. Take advantage of these snacks and drinks.

Here are the relay teams and their expected finishing times. Click on the image for a larger view.
The purple times are very important.  That is when you NEED to be at the start of your relay leg. This time should give you plenty of time to be there before the previous runner arrives.  Please be at the relay exchange by that time.


Relay Team Numbers
5066 Sargent Park Girls 1
5067 Sargent Park Girls 2
5068 Sargent Park Coed 1
5069 Sargent Park Coed 2
5070 Sargent Park Boys 2
5071 Sargent Park Boys 3
5072 Sargent Park Boys 1

Timing Chip 
The first runner receives a timing chip.  It is a number attached to a belt.  This belt must be passed to each relay runner.  Without this belt the time will not register and we will not receive a time.  It is very important that each runner continue with the belt.  It is simple to wear and goes around their waist.  At the relay exchange zone please ensure that the belt gets passed from one relay member to the next.

Relay Legs

I have included maps on where the start and finish is for each relay leg.  Please look at them carefully. I will include all runners doing that leg in the information.

5066 Sargent Park Girls 1 Marysa
5067 Sargent Park Girls 2 Janessa
5068 Sargent Park Coed 1 Riley
5069 Sargent Park Coed 2 Jason
5070 Sargent Park Boys 2 Eli
5071 Sargent Park Boys 3 Mark
5072 Sargent Park Boys 1 Karl

Distance(5.63 MILES or 9.06 km) 
Start Manitoba Marathon Start Line
Finish: Relay Exchange #1 on Point Road between Lyon St. & North Drive.

5066 Sargent Park Girls 1Angel
5067 Sargent Park Girls 2 Jasmine
5068 Sargent Park Coed 1 Julibella
5069 Sargent Park Coed 2 Diorella
5070 Sargent Park Boys 2 Mac
5071 Sargent Park Boys 3 Cameron
5072 Sargent Park Boys 1 Ryan
Distance (4.74 MILES or 7.63 km)
Start: Point Rd. between Lyon St. & North Dr.
Finish: Relay Exchange #2 on Wellington Cres, between Chataway Blvd & Grenfell Blvd. Zone #1
Need info? Look for the iTeam at each Exchange Zone*

5066 Sargent Park Girls 1 Emily
5067 Sargent Park Girls 2 Jessica H
5068 Sargent Park Coed 1 Romiel
5069 Sargent Park Coed 2 Joel
5070 Sargent Park Boys 2 Dom
5071 Sargent Park Boys 3 Meldryk
5072 Sargent Park Boys 1 Sam
Distance (4.38 MILES or 7.06 km)
Start: Relay Exchange #2 on Wellington Cres. between Chataway Blvd & Grenfell Blvd.
Finish: Relay Exchange #3 on Wolseley Ave. between Ruby St and Lenore St. (Laura Secord School) Need info? Look for the iTeam at each Exchange Zone*

5066 Sargent Park Girls 1 Jessica T
5067 Sargent Park Girls 2 Bennette
5068 Sargent Park Coed 1 Christian
5069 Sargent Park Coed 2 Oliver
5070 Sargent Park Boys 2 Isaac
5071 Sargent Park Boys 3 Patrick
5072 Sargent Park Boys 1 Ishaka
Distance (5.5 MILES or 8.89 km)
Start: Relay Exchange #3 on Wolseley Ave. between Ruby St. and Lenore St. (Laura Secord School)
Finish: Relay Exchange #4 on Kingston Row near Carey Park at Killarney St.
Need info? Look for the iTeam at each Exchange Zone*

5066 Sargent Park Girls 1 Liyanah
5067 Sargent Park Girls 2 Mary
5068 Sargent Park Coed 1 Patricia
5069 Sargent Park Coed 2 Melvin
5070 Sargent Park Boys 2 Jomari
5071 Sargent Park Boys 3 Jomer
5072 Sargent Park Boys 1 Kris
Distance (5.45 MILES or 8.77 km)
Start: Relay Exchange #4 on Kingston Row at Carey Park (corner of Killarney St).
Finish: University of Manitoba Stadium Finish Line.
After you cross the Finish Line hand in the team race belt.
Lotteries Hospitality Square. Continues until 2:00pm.
Need info? Look for the iTeam at each Exchange Zone*

I will be situated on the median on Chancellor Matheson where the runners turn to enter University Stadium.   I will have an iTeam shirt on helping others finish the race.  This is a great spot to view the finishing runners and to meet the 5th place runner after the race.

I will be updating this post during the week.

Run well, leave comments behind if there are issues.  Students know how to text or email me.
Thanks for your support.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Patterns Algebra and Graphing

Here are the questions you need for today's Algebra.

  1. Draw the first five figures of the pattern
  2. Create a chart or table to show the pattern
  3. Find the recursive pattern for both x and y
  4. Describe how the pattern grows or changes in words.
  5. Complete the table to the 10th figure
  6. What is the functional pattern to the table.(what do you do to x to make y?)
  7. What would the 50th figure look like?
  8. Graph each pattern to the 10th figure.