Welcome to all my new Algebra and Geometry students. This class page is open to everyone. Homework and assignments can be posted here along with other resources. There is a static page, which means it only changes when I update it. You cannot write on it. If you need to contact me, you can use the class blog.

THE CLASS BLOG

In the past, before we had Pupil Path, we had a class weblog.
I haven't updated it because students were not using it, and it was taking too much of my time to maintain it. If students want to participate in class in this manner, I will use it again.

If you have anything that you would like to post on this page, or if you would like to help redesign this site, let me know. I can use, and would appreciate, the assistance. Thank you.

Mr. Burke's Schedule

If you need to find me, this is my current schedule of classes for Spring 2012:

Unit Price Video You can make a video like this for extra credit, and I can help you film it and edit it. Take a look.

Wolfram Alpha This math site can answer a lot of questions you might have.
For example: 4x - 9 = 23.
Use it wisely, and learn how to solve the problems. Don't copy them.

Mathwords.com is an online dictionary of math terms.

Refdesk.com is an online reference desk, good for help with all of your subjects.

Send an email message to Mr. Burke. Please include your name and class in the message.

Classwork: This worksheet.
Rewrite equations in slope-intercept form. State the the slopes. Answer the question: are they parallel?

If the slopes are the same, then the lines are parallel. If the slopes are different (one positive, one negative or two different numbers, for example), then the lines are NOT parallel.

Don't forget to simplify fractions!

Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework.

Write a 100-word essay: Copy the problem below and explain in one hundred words the steps you have to take to combine and simplify the fractions.

If you are short and you need more words, pick another problem that we did in class and explain that one, too. You should be able to get to 100 words easily.
TEST THURSDAY

Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.

Homework: Finish the worksheet, if you didn't hand it in at the end of class.
Don't forget to hand it in. Classwork assignment are worth more than homework assignments!

Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.

Homework: Finish the worksheet, if you didn't hand it in at the end of class. Do the fraction problems. They are important.
Don't forget to hand it in. Classwork assignment are worth more than homework assignments!

In class, we started a worksheet, entitled "Practice 7-5: Proportions in Triangles". There was a lot of work, so part of it will count as a class grade and part will be graded as homework.

Get a copy of the Midsegment worksheet from Mr. Burke.
The front of the worksheet will be graded as classwork.
The back of the worksheet will be graded as homework.

This assignment cannot be uploaded. Please, pick up a copy.

Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.

All homework will receive one of the following grades:

E

5

EXCELLENT Exemplary work that goes above and beyond what was expected
Procedure is correct and all details are shown in work
All problems are completed, labeled correctly with page and problem numbers and no errors
Correct answers are circled, underlined or boxed
Solution is accompanied by a sentence

G

4

GOOD Majority of problems are solved correctly
Work is shown but missing minor details
Examples are not labeled with page and problem numbers

S

3

SATISFACTORY Procedure resembles solution
Contains 2 or more mistakes
Examples are not labeled with page and problem numbers

N

2

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT Attempted procedure resembles solution
Procedure contains many errors or is incomplete
Examples are not labeled with page and problem numbers

U

1

UNSATISFACTORY Directions not followed
Incomplete (not attempting some problems or problems are not finished)
Major mistakes
Sloppy or unclear