Monday 8/15/11

Practice with CPS Remotes Entered responses from Algebra I Course Pre-Test Averages were around 35% – but don’t give up – we’ve got a place to begin! Tuesday 8/16/11 Substitute gave examples / notes based on Lesson 1.4 Arithmetic a& Geometric Sequences of the blue workbook. Assignment was #1-32. For extra help, see Cool Math Sequences Lessons 1, 2, 5, 7 Wednesday 8/17/11 Spent much of the class answering student questions from previous days assignment. Clarifying confusing parts. More Practicewith Arithmetic Sequences.**WCYDWT? Bouncy Ball**Students brainstormed: volume, circumference, diameter, measure how high it rebounds, measure the time it takes to bounce, count the number of bounces… Students were asked to think about the bouncy ball more – specifically,

- How is the drop height related to the rebound height?
- How is the drop height related to the number of bounces?
- Does the ball really quit bouncing?
- Look up Zeno’s Paradox.

- Create your own arithmetic sequence and model it with an equation.
- Create your own geometric sequence and model it with an equation.
- Find other mathematical sequences.
- Find a really famous sequence!

Thursday 8/18/11

- I can determine if a sequence is arithmetic or geometric.
- I can find the common difference, d, or ratio, r.
- I can extend the sequence.
- I can model the sequence with an equation.
- I can find the nth term of a sequence.

Students were asked to self-assess on the target (practice) quiz.

3 – No help, no questions…I’ve got it!!! 2 – Looked at my notes, asked a question – I’ve almost got it!! 1 – I need a little more help. Discussion of fun quizzes – focus on Fibonacci! Fibonaccigoldenratio worksheet- Connecting Fibonacci to Golden Ratio! Find human ratios…anything interesting?Friday 8/18/11

– Airthmetic / Geometric Sequences

Targets from Thursday quiz + I can use/apply sequences to model real life scenarios.

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