I’m trying something new this trimester. I’m going to be using my website as a go-to place for resources and daily agendas, like I have tried in the past, but I’m also going to try to incorporate the blog part of the website. Right now the plan for the blog portion is a little rough, so it’ll be kind of growing as we go through the trimester, but I see it being a place for discussion, a place for you to put your thoughts about an idea, and a place for learning to happen. Sometimes I’ll have blog posts for you to read and respond to, like today, and other times there may be a video or picture but I want to try and give another option for you to share your ideas and let your voice be heard.

I also plan to add a page of additional resources for each unit. Those resources would include videos (not just Khan Academy) and other websites that might help you if you need a little extra instruction and you can’t get in to meet with me outside of class time. I wish I could say I would be able to talk to each and every one of you everyday in class, but sometimes that just isn’t the case!

#### Now, lets get into the actual class material and things we will do during class time.

In class, there will be times that we do work in groups or pairs and there will be times when you can work individually. In general, groups are usually your table groups but there will be times that I assign random groups and even a few times where I may allow you to choose your own groups.

You will also need to have a notebook or binder with paper for this class. When we take notes in class I expect you to use those as a resource to help you with assignments and to study for the test. If it is important enough for me to write on the board or put on a slide, then it is probably important enough for you to put in your notes.

Your performance grades that show up in PowerSchool will be standards based, so I believe it is important for you to know what those standards are before we start. (See list below for unit 1) Pay specific attention to the statements in blue!

### Unit 1: Relationships and Reasoning with Equations

- Standard A.SSE.1: Interpret expressions that represent a quantity in terms of its context.
- a) Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.
- I can identify the different parts of the expression and explain their meaning in the context of a situation.

- b) Interpret complicated expressions by viewing one or more of their parts as a single entity.
- I can define, explain, and describe the components of a complicated expression using decomposition.

- a) Interpret parts of an expression, such as terms, factors, and coefficients.
- Standard A.REI.1: Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution.
- I can explain each step in solving a simple equation/inequality in one variable
- I can construct a viable argument to justify a situation.

- Standard A.REI.3: Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.
- I can solve linear equations/inequalities in one variable algebraically.
- I can solve linear equations/inequalities in one variable using a table or a graph.

- Standard A.CED.1: Create equations and inequalities in one variable including ones with absolute value and use them to solve problems.
- I can create linear equations/inequalities in one variable and use them in a contextual situation to solve problems.

- Standard A.CED.3: Represent constraints by equations or inequalities … and interpret solutions as viable or nonviable options in a modeling context.
- I can interpret a solution as a viable or nonviable option.
- I can represent constrains an equation or inequality.
- I can talk about the domain and range of a function or inequality

#### Hopefully this gives you a little idea of what to expect from me in class and what you can expect to study for the first unit.

#### As always if you have questions or concerns please let me know!!

Now, your assignment. In a comment below, tell me:

- What are you thoughts/feeling about using my website as a place for you to respond to blog posts/class discussions/videos/etc?
- Were there any words or phrases in my post that you don’t know or understand? What are they? (Be specific!)
- When you look at the list of topics that will be covered in unit 1, which ones do you feel like you might already know something about? What do know about those things?
- When you look at the list of topics that will be covered in unit 1, which ones do you feel are brand new ideas that you haven’t studied before?
- After reading this post, what are you most concerned about? Least concerned about?
- Do you have any questions for me? (About class or about me personally)

1.I think using your website is helpful for looking for assignments i missed.

2.All of the standard things i don’t know about

3.defining rational exponent

4.rewriting expressions

5.i am most concerned about all of math because i struggle in math a lot and its not the best for me. I am least concerned about doing things i like .

6.i don’t have any questions.

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1. I don’t like it that much I like google classroom

2. I don’t know what inequality means

3. I feel like I know most of the first ones

4. The end ones

5. If the class is going to be boring

6. Is this class going to be boring?

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1: I usually like websites better than google classroom so I like it.

2. No, I understand it

3. I know who to solve linear stuff. We did a lot of it last year.

4. None of them really. I remember at least a little for all of them

5. Well, Im not good at math so I’m concerned about that, but I’m good at the linear equations

6. No questions

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Brandon C.

1. I feel like it will be easy to use because it is all organized.

2. What is Khan Academy. And other than that I really understood the document.

3. I feel like I can already, Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. And Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.

4. Every single one except the ones I said above.

5. I’m most concerned about almost everything just because I never really like math because I was never good at it. But i’m least concerned about Solving linear equations.

6. What are the food and drink policy’s in the classroom.

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1.I find it very resourceful and a simple way to reply.

2.No, there were not any.

3.Solving linear equations on a graph or table. How to set p the equation and how to solve questions about the linear equation.

4. talking about the domain and range of a function or inequality.

5.Failing the class (I seem to be very inadequate at mathematics.)

6.I do not.

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I think it would be a good idea to use your website for things like that. There were no words or phrases that I didn’t understand. I think I know a little bit about interpreting parts of an expression, and solving linear equations. I feel like I have studied these all before but i’m not for sure. I’m not really concerned at all. I have no questions.

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1. I think the website is a good idea because then if we were gone we can see what we missed and what we have to get done. It could also help us if we didn’t understand something in class and we didn’t have chance to ask about it.

2. I understood everything.

3. I know about solving equations with x and y variables. I also know about linear equations.

4. Creating equations to solve problems and solve them.

5. I’m not concerned about not understanding things because I can go back and re-look things.

6. No questions.

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1) I feel like a website for your students is a great idea, so if people are sick or miss your class they can come here and to google classroom to see what they missed.

2) I understood this post very well.

3) I feel like we learned a lot of this in 8th grade but we may need to go more into depth with those topics.

4) We did not do modeling a lot.

5) I don’t have any concerns at the moment.

6) I don’t have any questions at the moment.

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1. I think its a great way to communicate!

2. Their were no things I didnt understand.

3. I think I know some abot Linear and Unlinear equations, and how to solve them.

4. I can talk about domain and range of a function or inequality is the one that is new to me.

5. Im most concern of keeping my work finished.

6. No I dont have any questions at all.

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Mac

1.Not going to lie i like paper and pencil better due to the internet problems and its more simple

2.In the last paragraph it mentions power school will be “Standard Based”

3.I think I heard of the 4th one

4.1 and 2

5.Not being able to redo an assignment and get an A

6.No.

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