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Friday, May 30, 2014


Good job in class today!  If you get a chance, play 2048 to keep your mind sharp.  Click here to play online or download the app for your phone.  Post high scores in the comment section!  Mine's 17,204!!!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


From Purple Math:

Exponents are shorthand for repeated multiplication of the same thing by itself. For instance, the shorthand for multiplying three copies of the number 5 is shown on the right-hand side of the "equals" sign in (5)(5)(5) = 53. The "exponent", being 3 in this example, stands for however many times the value is being multiplied. The thing that's being multiplied, being5 in this example, is called the "base".

This process of using exponents is called "raising to a power", where the exponent is the "power". The expression "53" is pronounced as "five, raised to the third power" or "five to the third". There are two specially-named powers: "to the second power" is generally pronounced as "squared", and "to the third power" is generally pronounced as "cubed". So "53" is commonly pronounced as "five cubed".

When we deal with numbers, we usually just simplify; we'd rather deal with "27" than with "33". But with variables, we need the exponents, because we'd rather deal with "x6" than with "xxxxxx".

From Math is Fun:


8 to the Power 2
The exponent of a number says how many times to use the number in a multiplication.
In 82 the "2" says to use 8 twice in a multiplication,
so 82 = 8 × 8 = 64
In words: 82 could be called "8 to the power 2" or "8 to the second power", or simply "8 squared"
Exponents are also called Powers or Indices.
Some more examples:

Example: 53 = 5 × 5 × 5 = 125

  • In words: 53 could be called "5 to the third power", "5 to the power 3" or simply "5 cubed"

Example: 24 = 2 × 2 × 2 × 2 = 16

  • In words: 24 could be called "2 to the fourth power" or "2 to the power 4" or simply "2 to the 4th"
Exponents make it easier to write and use many multiplications
Example: 96 is easier to write and read than 9 × 9 × 9 × 9 × 9 × 9
You can multiply any number by itself as many times as you want using exponents.
Tonight's homework is worksheet 2-4.  Feel free to use a calculator!
-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fun times today!

Thanks for being so great as we finished our 100 box reward!  Back to learning tomorrow!  We're going to do exponents!  Interested in exponents right now?  Watch the video below!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, May 23, 2014

No Homework

Enjoy the long weekend!  Have fun!!!!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Nice Job!

I'll grade the quizzes tomorrow!  Homework is to bring in a quiet snack.  Feel free to read into that however you would like!  ;)

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Study for your quiz!

Quiz tomorrow!!!

Study, study!

What you need to know:
  • Determine what value would work in an equation
  • Identify parts of an expression
  • Solve Equations
  • Write and Graph Inequalities
  • Justify short answers
  • Write and Solve equations
  • Write a function (equation/expression from a chart)
  • Identify Independent and Dependent variables
  • Combine like terms
  • Determine what doesn't work
Problems from class:

Good luck and aim for a 100!!!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Some more review!

More review again today!!!  You should really know what you're doing by now!  If not, you have "targeted" studying for homework.  Focus on the topics you had difficulty with as you study tonight!  Some of you asked for another copy of the study guide.  You can find printable images of the assignment below the answers to today's work in this blog post.

Study Guide

Keep reviewing for the quiz on Thursday!  Come with questions tomorrow if there's anything you need to know!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, May 19, 2014

Review for Thursday's quiz

Study guide due tomorrow!

Here are the answers from today's review!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, May 16, 2014

Great job on your inequality drawings!

Great job today! Study guide due Tuesday! Quiz on Thursday! Have a great weekend!

-Miss K  :)

Thursday, May 15, 2014

More Inequalities

We continued to work on inequalities today in class and will finish up tomorrow!  I handed out the study guide for our Quiz next Thursday.  The study guide is due Tuesday, May 20th.  Tonight's homework is the super short inequality worksheet.

Examples from the homework:

 Study Guide Topics and Questions:  (get your study guide from me if you were out today!)

Please review the following concepts to prepare for the Expressions & Equations Quiz. 
You should be able to:
  •    identify the correct solution for an equation when given choices.
  •    identify the parts of an expression (constants, coefficients, variables, and terms).
  •    solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division equations with variables and decimal numbers.
  •    explain why an answer is correct or incorrect using mathematical language.
  •    write and solve an equation using x as the variable.
  •    combine like terms to simplify an expression.
  •    identify dependent and independent variables.
  •    write, solve, and graph inequalities.
  •    write an expression that states what the rule is using a function table.

Have a great night!  Be sure to start on your study guide since the homework is super short!!!

-Miss K  :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Today we began working with inequalities.

Homework is due Thursday because we will complete a shorter activity in class tomorrow as we will be visiting Polson tomorrow!  Please see me if you missed class and need to get the homework!

-Miss K  :)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Solving Equations

Thanks for all of your hard work solving these equations!  Now that you are done, complete the riddle below to see what all of this dining out means!

I like to go out to eat and can't cook, so...

Ha ha!

Have a great night!

-Miss K  :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Snack Shop

Today we solved some basic equations using a food menu from the Hammonasset Snack Shop!

No Homework!  Enjoy your weekend!

-Miss K  :)

Wednesday, May 7, 2014


We began working on functions in class today and it seemed like everyone was pretty good and solving input/output tables, though determining the equations to match was a bit more challenging.  Notes and examples from class are below and there are links to games here and here to help you feel more comfortable with the concept.  Homework is to complete the packet.  We'll do more tomorrow!

-Miss K  :)