Here is the document that will be distributed on Back to School night. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, concerns or comments.

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As you work through finishing your flowchart, imagine your audience is a second grade student that doesn't have the same background that you do. Would that second grader know how to add fractions with unlike denominators based on your instructions? You will know that your flowchart is done when the answer is 'yes.'

]]>You've received a paper copy of the table and graph to use in class and I've also included a copy below. If you need to print from the .pdf, you only need to print page 1, not all 4.

This answer and at least one type of supporting work (table, graph, or equation) are due Tuesday, April 26th.

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1 lesson during PSSA testing (M, T, W) on solving quadratics using both graphing and square roots. This should be a one day lesson.

1 lesson on Thursday where you get time to practice the previously taught skill in class and continue that practice at home.

1/2 day lesson on factoring and solving quadratics with factorindg.

Second, the video for the weekend homework is below.

A student, Jay, then came in the next day with a $1.99 app he purchased for his iPod that gave him all the tools of a graphing calculator for under $2. That's just awesome. I pulled out my Droid, went to the Android Market and found dozens of free and inexpensive options. I downloaded the highest rated free graphing calculator app that I saw and it seems to work very well. Keep in mind, you get what you pay for and you still can't use 'em in class, but at home, you've got access on your computer and on your portable devices...

This isn't your parents math class anymore. ]]>