## Welcome.

It is my honor always to serve my students and parents as an educator. My continuing obligation is providing every student the content, expectation, opportunity, and commitment to learn and grow through the knowledge, skills, use, and reasoning of mathematics.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Content: What we learned Thursday, 07 September 2017
Content: What we did today! Homework: All Periods Opportunity: Study Guide questions Tuesday, 05 September 2017
Expectation: "The Playbook" Content: What we learned today! Homework: All Periods Friday, 28 April 2017Expectation: Extra Credit Details!Monday, 24 April 2017Expectation: Lesson Plan for 24 - 28 April 2017Monday, 17 April 2017SPRING BREAK EXTRA CREDIT: - Go to the Opportunity tab, and scroll down to 28 October 2015. Watch the video on 'square roots without a calculator', and practice that on as many irrational square roots as you can. When I return from NYC, each person in class will get a different number. You must calculate the square root of that number by hand, pencil and paper only, out to 5 decimal places! If you are currently failing Math and complete this successfully you no longer will be failing! Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Opportunity: Aircraft Intercept corrections Periods 1-3-5: The Aircraft Intercept Graph is extended until this evening at 2000hrsThe Algebraic Solution is extended to tomorrow, 30 March, at 0755 hrs.Sunday, 19 March 2017
Opportunity: ALEKS Extra Credit! Friday, 17 March 2017Homework: Martian!: All Periods Opportunity: Spacecraft Interception Spreadsheet and Graph! Friday, 24 February 2017
Opportunity: Go-Kart World Attendees Quiz Access Homework: All periods: ALEKS!!! Expectation: "Why all this homework?" Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Homework: All Periods Monday, 02 January 2017
Expectation: Periods 1,3,5: S**t You Supposed to Know Topics, Part 2! NOTE THE ADDENDUM: 4 TYPES OF BULLYING!Tuesday 29 November 2016
Homework: All Periods Friday, 28 October 2016
Homework: Periods 1,3,5 Content: Periods 1,3,5: New Checklist Periods 4,6: Multiple Solutions Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Homework: All periods Periods Content: Periods 4,6 Opportunity: TODAY'S QUIZ!!! Sunday, 16 October 2016
Content: Periods 1,3,5 Friday, 07 October 2016
Homework: Periods 1,3,5 Tuesday, 27September 2016
Homework: Periods 4-6 Friday, 16 September 2016Content & Homework: Objectives & HomeworkWednesday, 14 September 2016Content & Homework: Objectives & HomeworkTuesday, 13 September 2016Content and Homework: Objectives & Homework (Per 4,6)Monday, 12 September 2016Content & Homework: Objectives & Homework (Per 1-3-5)Saturday, 10 September 2016Expectations: Clarify Homework!Friday, 02 September 2016Content & Homework: The "Playbook"Wednesday, 31 August 2016Math 8 'Frequently Asked Questions' (FAQ)On ParentSquare I've posed and responded to some FAQ's about 8th grade math! Dispel rumors or confirm innuendo, hopefully this will both quell some fears and heighten your anticipation! 😃👍🏾 Monday, 22 August 2016MAD #30Today is our last MAD for the summer!Submit Friday, 02 September 2016, 0755 hrs! I will be outside to collect your exercises. Remember to show your work for each exercise, complete in pencil, number them ascending order (from #1 to #30). Staple the pages, head each page with your name and period. Yes, you will know your period because you'll get your schedule 01 September! And here it is: If you spend 12 minutes solving each MAD problem, what percent of your Summer has been spent doing math problems? - Assume that you sleep 8 hours a day. - We started on July 5th. - Express your solution as a percent, rounded to the nearest 10th of a percent, and a fraction, reduced if possible. Friday, 19 August 2016MAD #29My son and I went to see 'Suicide Squad' yesterday (I give it 2 stars). After the movie we went to Jon & Vinny's restaurant, and had some of the BEST PIZZA I've had in LA!Below is our receipt; Jon & Vinny's adds automatically an 18% gratuity, also known as a tip to the bill. How much more money would I have to add to the service charge amount to make the tip 20%? Round your answer to the nearest penny. Thursday, 18 August 2016MAD #28Mr. Ford's bowling ball has a diameter of 21.6cm; it weighs 5.44 kg. What is the density of the material used in Mr. Ford's bowling ball? Density is the ratio of an object's mass to its volume (m/V). Round your solution to the nearest 10th, and express your result in grams per cubic centimeter. Wednesday, 17 August 2016MAD #27According to this article, there are photos of Usain Bolt striking the pose you see below in the 100m Final! Each photographer used a different shutter speed to record this iconic image. Shutter speed is a measure of time the lens stays open to take in light when taking a photograph. One photographer used a shutter speed of 1/40th of a second, the other a shutter speed of 1/50th of a second. twoa) Which shuttle speed is faster? (hint: distance is the product of speed and time) b) What is the difference in their shutter speeds, in seconds? Express your result as a decimal and a fraction. Tuesday, 16 August 2016MAD #26Usain Bolt ran the 100m in the 2016 Olympics final in 9.81s. What was his average speed, in miles per hour? Round your result to the nearest 10th of a mile per hour.Monday, 15 August 2016MAD #26Make the paper airplane in the figure below. Look at step 12; calculate the area of that shape of your paper airplane, in square centimeters( do not cut out the flaps!). Round your solution to the nearest 10th of a centimeter. If you need help following the instructions, see this video!
Friday, 12 August 2016MAD #25An 8th grader gets on Instagram and spreads a rumor that "Mr. Ford isn't assigning homework this year!" That student tells two friends; each of those friends tell two friends. If there are 155 8th graders at CCCS in 2016-17, how many times each person telling two friends must happen for all the 8th graders to hear this rumor?Thursday, 11 August 2016MAD #24It takes me 13 minutes to walk to CCCS from my home. Using my walking speed from MAD #21, what is the distance I walk to school? Round your solution to the nearest hundredth of a mile.Wednesday, 10 August 2016MAD #23I got the coupon below from Office Depot-Office Max™ in the mail over the past weekend.The closest Office Depot is in Westchester CA, where the sales tax rate is 9.0%. Using this coupon, what is the minimum I would pay at Office Depot for buying ink? Round your answer to the nearest cent, or hundredth of a dollar. p.s.: For my 8th graders, Office Max has a better selection of quad-ruled (graph paper) notebooks! The closest one I know of, though, is on Venice Ave. in Culver City. There's a Starbucks nearby, so don't feel too bad 😂 Tuesday, 09 August 2016MAD #22I am posting this problem at 9:35pm PST. What percent of the day remains for you to complete this problem before Wednesday, 10 August 2016? Round your answer to the nearest 10th of a percent.Monday, 08 August 2016 MAD #21Last night I rode the 207 MTA bus to the corner of Western and Manchester. The website nexbus said the next 115 bus would arrive in 44 minutes. I decided to walk home.The distance from Western & Manchester to my home is 2.2 miles. I started walking at 11:10pm and got home at 11:53pm. a) What was my average walking speed? Express your result in miles per hour and feet per minute, rounded to the nearest 10th. b) Did I beat the bus to the corner of Prairie and Manchester? Justify your response. Friday, 05 August 2016MAD #20Cristiano Renaldo is currently the highest paid athlete of 2016. Using the figures in the photo below, what percent of his earnings do not come from salary/bonuses? Round your result to the nearest 10th of a percent.Thursday, 04 August 2016MAD #20Determine the area of the shape in the figure, in square centimeters. Round your result to the nearest 10th of a centimeter. Yes, you need a ruler! To download the file see the file below.
Wednesday, 03 August 2016MAD #19I went to California Pizza Kitchen™ last night; it was delicious!In the photo below you see the suggested tip; while you SHOULD be able to do this in your head 🤔, what was the cost of my meal? Tuesday, 02 August 2016MAD #18Using the predicted weather chart below, for what percent of the day (using hours) will Inglewood reach its highest temperature?Monday, 01 August 2016MAD #17The National Football League is upon us!The figure below shows the 1st week's games, and the ticket prices (lowest) at each stadium in the NFL. Using the average ticket price, what would be the average cost of a 4-ticket season ticket package? A team plays 8 home games. Thursday, 28, July 2016MAD #16During our Summer School aircraft observation activity, one period observed 7 aircraft pass over CCCS in 11 minutes and 56 seconds.a. At that rate how many aircraft would pass over head in one hour? b. What is the (unit) rate of aircraft landing? Wednesday, 27 July 2016MAD #15Carlos, Mark, Jeremy, and Alan all collect Yugio cards. Mark has twice as many cards as Jeremy. Carlos has 3 times as many cards as Jeremy, and Alan has collected 12 less than 3 times as many cards as Jeremy. Together the four players have collected 456 cards. How many does each person have?Tuesday, 26 July 2016MAD #14Resolve the image!Monday, 25 July 2016MAD #13Camren and Bryan decide to count butterflies for their science project. They counted 83 butterflies. There were 17 more swallowtails than fritillaries and 3 more mourning cloaks than fritillaries. How many of each kind did they see?Friday, 22 July 2016MAD #12As of 19 July 2016 30 million people have downloaded Pokemon Go!, which has generated $35 million in revenue for The Pokemon Company and the game developer, Niantic.How much money has each download earned for these companies? Express your result rounded to the nearest penny. Thursday, 21 July 2016MAD #11The Power to weight ratio (W/P) of a vehicle is a measure of its motor's efficiency.The 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R weighs 3,710 lbs, and it's engine puts out 526 horsepower (hp). An F-16C/D weighs 48,000 lbs at take-off, and it's F110-GE-129 engine produces 29,400 lbs of thrust. Which vehicle has the higher Power to Weight Ratio? Wednesday, 20 July 2016MAD #10On Monday, the first day of Summer School, 17 of the 33 students in our group did NOT have their field trip slips!What percent of our group did come prepared with their field trip slips? Round your solution to the nearest 10th of a percent. Tuesday, 19 July 2016MAD #9:Yesterday we took our Summer School class to In-N-Out!A #2 Meal costs $5.60; a #3 meal costs $5.80. We collected $7 from each from 33 students. a) How many extra #2 meals could we have purchased with the money we collected? Express your result to the nearest whole number of meals. b) How many extra #3 meals could we have purchased with the money we collected? Express your result to the nearest whole number of meals. Monday, 18 July 2016MAD #8:CCCS Summer School starts today!The team of Ms. Hamilton, Mrs. Marsh, and Mr. Ford created a schedule where each period is 53 minutes. Summer school starts at 9am, ends at 12pm, and occurs Monday through Thursday for the next 3 weeks. How many hours will the students in the Ms. Hamilton-Mrs. Marsh-Mr Ford's team be in class for summer school? Express your solution in hours and minutes, rounded to the nearest whole minute. Friday, 15 July 2016MAD #7:My flight from Washington, DC (BWI) to Los Angeles (LAX) is 2,022 nautical miles in distance. My aircraft (Boeing 737-800) lifted off at 3:38pm PST, and touched down at 8:50pm PST. What was our average speed over the entire trip? Express your result in miles per hour and feet per second, and round your results to the nearest hundredth. Thursday, 14 July 2016MAD #6:Using the Euro 2016 Championship game box score, how many minutes did Portugal possess the ball? State your solution in minutes and seconds. If Portugal and France maintained the same ratio of shots ON GOAL and Portugal had 8 shots on goal, how many shots on goal would France have had? Round your solution to the nearest whole shot. Tuesday, 12 July 2016
I am suspending posting problems until I return to California; the first new exercise will be on Thursday, 14 July 2016. The mobile weebly app has proved to be very sensitive to internet connection speeds, and very 'buggy.' I will suspend posting exercises until I can get access to my laptop when I return to California tomorrow. Monday, 11 July 2016:
MAD #5: The image below is a model I almost bought 😂 at the National Air & Space Museum here in Washington, D.C. The scale factor you see on the side of the box is the ratio of the model size to the actual size. If the SR-71's actual wingspan is 55'7"(16.95m), what is the wingspan of the model? Express your solution in English units (inches, as a mixed number in 16th's of an inch), and in Metric Units (centimeters, rounded to the nearest 10th). Friday, 08 July 2016:MAD #4: I am reading currently "The Awakened Kingdom" by N.K. Jemisin. I am reading it on my Kindle™, which shows a location vs. a page. Currently I am at location 317, which represents 17% of the book. What is the final location number of the book? Round your result to the nearest whole number location. Thursday, 07 July 2016:Math-A-Day (MAD) #3: The Juno spacecraft reached Jupiter July 4, 2016; it was launched August 5, 2011. At its closest point Jupiter is 365 million miles from Earth. a) Convert 365 million miles to kilometers b) What was Juno's average speed to Jupiter from Earth, in miles per hour, feet per second, and kilometers per hour? Wednesday, 06 July 2016:Math-A-Day # 2:At CCCS I use ¾ cup of ground coffee for 64 oz. of water to cook up one pot of coffee. Here in Washington, DC our coffee pot holds 32 oz. of water. At the same rate, how much ground coffee should I use? Express your result in ounces (rounded to the nearest 10th) and a fraction of a cup, reduced if possible. Tuesday 05 July 2016: 'Math-A-Day' #1: In game 5 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored 41 point each. Cleveland won game 5 112 - 97 versus Golden State. a) What fraction (reduced if possible) of the team's total points did the rest of the Cavaliers score? b) What percentage (rounded to the nearest 10th) of the Cavalier's total points did LeBron and Kyrie score combined? Expectations: - Complete each exercise in pencil - Show your work - Place your name in the upper right hand corner of each page. - staple all 45 problems before entering class. - I will collect the exercises the 2nd day of class, 02 September 2016 "The summer is fun, But it won't last long, Here's a lil' sum'thin each day, To keep your math game STRONG!" 👍🏾😎 Friday, 27 May 2016
Content: Final Exam Topics/Questions! Friday, 13 May 2016
Expectation: Car Analysis Notes Monday, 09 May 2016
Opportunity: SBAC practice - extra credit Sunday, 08 May 2016
Opportunity: Video: Tables, mean, median, ratios and graphs Friday, 06 May 2016
Content: Car Performance Analysis Tuesday, 03 May 2016
Content: Homework Tuesday, 25 April 2016
Content: Objectives & Homework Wednesday, 06 March 2016
Content: Objectives & Homework, Aircraft Investigation Document format (see 24 March 2016) Expectation: Aircraft Intercept Filenames Content: Objectives and Homework
Content: Objectives & Homework
Opportunity:
videos: 1) Convert the Standard Form to Slope-Intercept form 2) Graph using the Slope-Intercept form 3) Create a graph in Google Sheets! Rhyme: Write an amount given a rate! Monday, 07 March 2016
Opportunity: Rhyme: Graph using the slope-intercept form Monday 29 Feb 16
Content: Homework, periods 1,3,5 Sunday, 28 Feb 16
Expectation: Substitute's Lesson Plan for Monday! Opportunity: H/W 04 solutions (Periods 1,3,5,6) Saturday, 27 Feb 16
Opportunity: 1. video: Write equations in all forms: point-slope, slope intercept, standard form! 2. Period 4: Homework # 3 solutions Friday, 19 Feb 16
Content: Objectives & Homework Expectation: Class Activity, 22-23 Feb 16 (Periods 1,3,5,6) Opportunity: Homework Solutions Tuesday, 16 Feb 2016
Content: Objectives and Homework Thursday, 11 Feb 2016
Content: Objectives & Homework Thursday, 14 January 2016
Content: Objectives & Homework Thursday, 10 December 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework (period 4) Opportunity: videos: a. Solve equations with unknowns on both sides b. Simplify expressions by combining like terms and the distributive property Wednesday, 09 December 2015
Opportunity: Quiz for Wednesday and Thursday. (periods 1,3,5,6) Friday, 04 December 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework (all Periods) Thursday, 03 December 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework (Period 4) Wednesday, 02 December 2015Content: Objectives & HomeworkFriday, 27 November 2015Opportunity: Extra CreditFriday, 13 November 2015
Expectation: Real Number Essay Submission Requirements Thursday, 12 November 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Wednesday, 11 November 2015
Opportunity: Real Number Essay Questions (Periods 1,3,5,6) Monday, 09 November 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework (Periods 1,3,5,6) Opportunity: Assignment re-submit dates Video: Solve equations with rational coefficients Thursday, 05 November 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Tuesday, 03 November 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Friday, 06 November 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework (Periods 1,3,5,6) Sunday, 01 October 2015
Opportunity: Quiz #4 Red Alert! Thursday, 29 October 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Wednesday, 28 October 2015
Opportunity: Square Root Video! Tuesday, 27 October 2015
Opportunity: Quiz questions, Periods 1,3,5,6! Monday, 26 October 2015
Content: Objectives & homework Wednesday, 21 October 2015
Content: Homework Friday, 16 October 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework (period 4) Opportunity: Flightcrew Responsibilities! Thursday, 15 October 2015
Content: Objectives and Homework Tuesday, 13 October 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Friday 09 October 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Wednesday 07 October 2015
Content: Homework Wednesday, 30 September 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Thursday, 24 September 2015
Content: Objectives and Homework Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Content: Objectives and Homework Monday, 14 September 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Thursday, 10 September 2015
Content: Homework Friday, 04 September 2015
Content: Homework Thursday, 03 September 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Wednesday 02 September 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Monday, 31 August 2015
Content: Objectives & Homework Friday, 22 May 2015Content: Scale Wing Labeling Opportunity: Final Exam Practice Questions Expectation: Final Exam Procedures Friday, 15 May 2015Expectations: My Scale Model Sketch!Tuesday, 24 March 2015
Content: Objectives & HomeworkWednesday, 11 March 2015
Content: Objectives & HomeworkTuesday, 03 March 2015
Content: Objectives and Homework Thursday, 05 February 2015: Semester 2 "Halftime Adjustments"Expectation: Objectives & HomeworkContentTuesday, 23 December 2014: Missing Skateboard InvestigationExpectationSunday, 21 December 2014: Warm-up questions!OpportunityWednesday, 17 December 2014: Objectives and HomeworkContentMonday, 15 December 2014Content: Objectives and HomeworkWednesday 10 December 2014: Objectives and HomeworkContentMonday, 08 December 2014: Objectives and HomeworkContent |