The Week Ahead

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Elizabeth Keleshian
Steven True

April 10, 2017


Mr. True



Elements of Math

This week we be using the power of percents to understand the history of computing. We will be preparing for our field trip to the Computer History Museum by doing background research on their website and building a Computer History Percent Clock covering the history of computing for the last two millennia!

Homework due Tuesday: Computer History Research and Clock making

Homework due Thursday: Percent Practice


Problem Solving and Reasoning:

This week we be using the power of percents to understand the history of computing. We will be preparing for our field trip to the Computer History Museum by doing background research on their website and building a Computer History Percent Clock covering the history of computing for the last two millennia!

Homework due Tuesday: Computer History Research and Clock making

Homework due Thursday: Percent or Probability Practice (depends on progress in class)


Algebraic Thinking:

This week we be using the power of logarithms and exponents to understand the history of computing. We will be preparing for our field trip to the Computer History Museum by doing background research on their website and building a Computer History Timeline covering the history of computing for the last two millennia! First we will use the standard linear scale, then we will will switch over to a much more useful way to represent the history of an accelerating field: logarithmic scale.

Homework due Tuesday: Computer History Research and Clock making

Homework due Thursday: TBD based on progress in class



Ms Keleshian


Logic, Sets, and Sequences

Last week, we went through a mix of review and new material, in which we started the Life and reviewed prior concepts, including solving equations and simplifying expressions. Next week, we will officially start our new round of Life, where characters’ fates will be determined by your algebraic and word problems. This game will last the entire week, so please make sure your chromebook is charged and ready. We will finish off the week with a discussion of each character’s net worth, in terms of their budget. Keep in mind the following questions: what makes a given financial situation realistic or unrealistic, what aspects of a budget can realistically be minimized or maximized? Based on our observations of each character’s spending behavior, we will create a plan to allocate a certain range of funds, through compound inequalities, to each component of the budget.

Homework: Sprints Round 1 and 2 due Tuesday and Sprints 3 and 4 due Thursday


Equality and Equivalence

Next week, we will officially start our new round of Life, where characters’ fates will be determined by your linear and exponential problems. This game will last the entire week, so please make sure your chromebook is charged and ready. We will finish off the week with a discussion of each character’s net worth, in terms of their budget. Keep in mind the following questions: what makes a given financial situation realistic or unrealistic, what aspects of a budget can realistically be minimized or maximized? Based on our observations of each character’s spending behavior, we will create a plan to allocate a certain range of funds, through compound inequalities, to each component of the budget.

Homework: Sprints Round 1 and 2 due Tuesday and Sprints 3 and 4 due Thursday


Forms and Functions

Last week, we started the parabolic satellite project. Your project group successfully submitted the first component, which was the information brochure of your company. Next week, your group will work through a series of building and testing. By mid week, I hope that your dishes will be completely built so that on Thursday and Friday, we can test the functionality of the dish, as well as present the prototype to the rest of your peers. Please keep in mind that the ‘receptor arm,’ (i.e. the rod that will hold the microphone in place) must be brought in from home. Each group needs to plan accordingly.

Homework: Sprints Round 1 and 2 due Tuesday and Sprints 3 and 4 due Thursday


Algebraic Thinking

Last week, you worked diligently on your blueprints and expense sheet of your dream house. Next week, you will finalize this project by completely filling out the expense sheet (which should include furniture items, construction expenses, and lot expenses), the scale drawing, and the dimensions sheet. On Thursday, you will present your model to the rest of the class, where you will talk about the layout of the house, the various components of your expenses, and what you used to scale your blueprint. Keep in mind the following questions: is your budget minimized, what is the value of this house compared to the others in the neighborhood, why should the San Francisco Association of Realtors invest in you to lead this project?

Homework: Sprints Round 1 and 2 due Tuesday and Sprints 3 and 4 due Thursday

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