## Monday, September 17, 2012

### Monday, September 17, 2012

Graphing Linear Equations by Using a Table Assessment Key (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

As you can see from the picture below, Mr. Fisch once again enthralled the class with his amazing wit.

1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment, fill out your student checklist with your results, and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.)

2. Watch and complete the Graphing Linear Equations Using Intercepts video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

3. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

4. Don't forget your blog post that's due Friday. Some of you may be wondering the best way to get an image of your graph onto your blog. There are lots of ways to do that, here are three (although you're welcome to use a different way):

1) Graph it (neatly) on graph paper, take a picture with your digital camera, laptop or cell phone, and then upload it to the blog.

2) Use Geogebra to create the graph and save it as an image (or take as screenshot), and then upload it to the blog.

3) Go to the spreadsheet we used in class on Friday and, as long as you are already logged into your Google Docs, you'll see a choice in the File Menu of "Make a Copy." Once you've made a copy, you'll have a fully editable version of the spreadsheet. Just use one of the columns (say Kolasa 1) and change the numbers - that will automatically update the graph on the associated tab along the bottom. (You might want to Edit the Chart and change the name from Kolasa 1.) Click Save Image and then upload it to the blog.