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Homework Grading Policy
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.
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Algebra
Homework: Rewrite equations in slopeintercept form.State the slopes of each line AND whether lines are parallel, perpendicular or NEITHER.
1. y = x + 5 x + y = 2
2. y = 2x + 2 x  2y = 10
3. y = 3x  5 3x + y = 7
4. y = x + 4 8x + 4y = 12
Do all three parts for each problem!
Classwork: This worksheet.
Rewrite equations in slopeintercept 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.
Classwork: This worksheet was a review of writing linear equations in slopeintercept form from the information given.
Homework: This worksheet on parallel lines. Fill in the tables and graph the lines on the same graph.
Homework: Rewrite equations in slopeintercept form. State the slopes of each line AND whether or not the lines are parallel.
1. y = x + 3
x + y = 2
2. y = x + 5
2x + 2y = 10
3. y = 3x  2
y  3x = 2
4. y = 2x + 4
8x + 4y = 12
Classwork: This worksheet
Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework.
Classwork: This worksheet
Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework.
Classwork: This worksheet
Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework, but that should not have been necesary.
Homework:
Homework: STUDY for tomorrow's exam.
Homework: Homework: Find the slope of the lines containing these pairs of points:
1. (3, 2) and (4, 6)
2. (5, 1) and (7, 7)
3. (2, 2) and (5, 5)
4. (1, 2) and (5, 4)
Classwork: This worksheet with six linear equations to graph.
Homework: Extra Credit:
Classwork: Fill in Tables of Values for each of these equations and graph them on graph paper.
2x + y = 10
y = x  6
2x + 3y = 12
Homework: Fill in the tables and GRAPH them on your paper.
Include the Tables on your homework paper.
x + y = 6
y = 1/2 x
2x + y = 8
Classwork: This worksheet.
Homework: For each linear equation, come up with 4 ordered pairs, which are solutions.
ex. 2x + y = 10 ans (0, 10), (1, 8), (2, 6), (3, 4)
1. x + 2y = 12
2. y = 2x
3. x = 3
4. y = x + 1
Ask Mr. Burke for copies of these worksheets.
Classwork: Glencoe Practice Worksheet 83: Ordered Pairs, p 73.
Homework: Glencoe Practice Worksheet 84: The Coordinate System, p 74.
Ask Mr. Burke for copies of these worksheets.
Students received a small sheet of paper with the following two questions:
1. If pencils are 10 cents and pens are 25 cents, what are all the possible combinations of pencils and pens you can buy for EXACTLY $1.00.�@
2. Together, Sam and Janet are nine years old. What are the possible ages for each child?
Study for tomorrow's test.
Worksheet with six problems: Division of Algebraic Fractions.
If you didn't get a copy, see Mr. Burke.
Algebra
Literacy Across the Curriculum:
Write a 100word 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
TEST THURSDAY
Topics: Quadratic equations and algebraic fractions
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
ENJOY YOUR VACATION!
And don't forget to do your assignment and have it ready when we get back!
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Wednesday: Study for the TEST on Thursday!
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
First Day of Class!
Tell me that you came to this webpage, or write a message on the blog, for your first extra credit assignment.
Assignments are NEVER this easy, so take advantage of it.

Geometry
Homework: Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf:
 Under translation T4, 3, where is the image P' of P(1, 2)?
 Under translation T5, 4, where is the image Q' of Q(3, 3)?
 Under what translation is R'(5, 1) the image of R(1, 2).
 What is the reflection of the point (1, 5) in the xaxis?
 What is the reflection of the point (3, 4) in the yaxis?
 What is the reflection of the point (2, 3) in the origin?
 What is the reflection of the point (6, 2) in the line y=x?
Classwork: This worksheet on Reflections in Geometry.
Homework: This Regents worksheet on Reflections in Geometry.
Classwork: This worksheet on Reflections in Geometry.
Homework: This Regents worksheet on Reflections in Geometry.
Classwork: This worksheet on locus of points.
Classwork: This worksheet on locus of points.
Homework:
Classwork: This review worksheet for tomorrow's exam.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.
Homework: STUDY for tomorrow's test.
Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.
Homework:
Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.
Homework:Finish the worksheet if it wasn't finished in class. (And it should have been.)
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!
Classwork: This worksheet.
If you have problems opening the file, please, see Mr. Burke for a copy.
Homework: Extra Credit
Classwork: This worksheet.
Students were allowed to finish the worksheet for homework.
Study for tomorrow's test.
Print out this worksheet.
GG 72: Equations of Circles. Worksheet with four Regents exam questions, identifying the equation of a circle from a picture of its graph.
1. Identify the center and the radius of the circle with the equation
(x + 3)^{2} + (y  1)^{2} = 81
2. Identify the center and the radius of the circle with the equation
(x  7)^{2} + (y  2)^{2} = 25
3. Write the equation of the circle with a radius of 4 and its center at (2, 4)
4. Write the equation of the circle with a radius of 2 and its center at (3, 5)
In class, we started a worksheet, entitled "Practice 75: 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.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
TEST THURSDAY
Topics: Similar triangles, midsegments, proportions, right triangle altitude theorem.
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.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
ENJOY YOUR VACATION!
And don't forget to do your assignment and have it ready when we get back!
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Wednesday: Study for the TEST on Thursday!
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
Copy the questions and answer them on loose leaf, or write them on the
Class blog.
First Day of Class!
Tell me that you came to this webpage, or write a message on the blog, for your first extra credit assignment.
Assignments are NEVER this easy, so take advantage of it.

Homework Grading Rubric
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

0 
0 
Homework was not done at all

