Sunday, November 20, 2011

Similar Triangles Summative Project - Due Monday, November 21st

Similar Triangle Projects are due tomorrow!  Remember to include the following:

1.     Names of all group members, but you are EACH responsible for your own report.  Your   
         report should include the object’s height that was found using YOUR height. 
2.     A sketch or picture with accurately labeled data including all measurements and your  
        calculations. Be sure to use accurate measurements and do not round any values until you 
        get your final answer. 
3.     An explanation of how you found the height of your object.  Include what the object is,
        where it is located, what time you measured the shadow, and any problems you 
4.     Show pride in your work with high quality drawings and written work.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Triangle Exam Tomorrow: Things to Study!

  • Triangle Basics
    • Finding angle measures & side lengths using equations
    • Properties of altitudes (perpendicular lines, medians, and bisectors)
    • Properties of isosceles triangles
    • Finding length (on a graph, distance formula will be provided)
  • Congruent Triangles
    • Identify congruent triangles using SSS, SAS, ASA, and AAS
    • Proofs (be able to fill in missing "reasons" when given "statements"
  • Similar Triangles
    • Know the properties of ALL similar figures (angles are congruent, sides are proportional)
    • Identify similar triangles and solve for missing side lengths using proportions

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cognitive Tutor

·         Go to

·         Choose to log in as a student

·         Enter your School ID :  C E Ellison HS-76542

·         Click login

·         A launch page will open

·         Bookmark this page and you will no longer need the school ID to launch the software

·         Click on Launch Cognitive Tutor link to launch the Cognitive Tutor
·         User Name: firstname lastname (firstname space lastname)

The first assignment will be due October 7th.  This includes the entire unit (5 sections) that is currently loaded in the system. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Quiz Tomorrow!

There will be a short quiz tomorrow (Thursday, September 22nd) over writing equations of lines and finding midpoint and distance between two points.  Make sure you know how to:
1.  Write a line equation given 2 points
2.  Write  line equations for vertical and horizontal lines
3.  Write line equations for parallel and perpendicular lines
4.  Find the midpoint between 2 points
5.  Find the distance between 2 points

I will provide you with the formulas, you do NOT need to memorize them!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Weekly Schedule

Monday: Understanding Midpoint and Distance

Tuesday: Review of Linear Functions

Wednesday: Algebra Stations - slope, x and y intercepts, writing line equations, parallel and perpendicular lines, distance formula, and midpoint formula

Thursday: Finish stations
HW:  Complete any stations you are unable to finish during class

Friday:  Putting it all together

Monday, September 5, 2011

This week's agenda:

Tuesday:       Venn There, Done That!
                     Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Wednesday:  On One Condition
                     HW: Conditionals in Mathematics

Thursday:      Review of Unit 1
                    STUDY Unit 1

Friday:          Unit 1 Exam - Foundations of Geometry and Logic/Reasoning

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Open House

Thanks to everyone who came out for Open House tonight!  It was great meeting your families and I hope we continue to communicate throughout the year.  If your parents/guardians have any questions or concerns please email me at