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 .   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.