__September 1, Thursday__

- I did a class vs. class competition with our quiz today. We re-did the Perfect Squares quiz. The class with the fastest completion time and best average gets candy tomorrow!
- We started a new I Can today. 1.3 Notes were all about turning rational decimals into fractions.
- The class got book work for 1.3 Homework.
- Math 8th: pg. 11 #8-13, 25-27
- Math 8th H: pg. 11 #8-16, 24-27

__September 2, Friday__

- The students took 1.3 Quiz on turning decimals into fractions.
- We then played a review Jeopardy game!
- No Homework for the three day weekend! :)

__September 6, Tuesday__

- We took a quiz on everything we've learned so far (1.1-1.3)!
- We finished up our last lesson for Unit 1! Test will be Friday.
- 1.4a Notes were on ordering rational and irrational numbers.
- The students were given 1.4a HW.

__September 7, Wednesday__

- The students were quizzed on 1.4.
- We spent class time working on Unit 1 Review (due tomorrow). Anything not finished in class was homework!

__September 8, Thursday__

- Trashketball review!
- The test is tomorrow. Study up!

__September 9, Friday__

- Unit 1 Test!
- Come before or after school to make up the test.
- To Retake the test you need:
- To have all Homework assignments related to the unit at a score of 4.
- For any question you missed points on, work the problem correctly on a separate sheet of paper.
- Come see Rigby before or after school.

__September 12, Monday__

- We started a new unit on Exponents today!
- No quiz today!
- The students took notes on 2.1a Notes Positive or Negative Exponents and were given 2.1a Hw.

__September 13, Tuesday__

- The students quizzed on 2.1a.
- We learned all about exponential rules today with 2.1b Notes Zero, Product, and Quotient Rule.
- The notes took awhile, so students were given the 2.1b HW only a few minutes before the bell rang. So make sure it was picked up!

__September 14, Wednesday__

- Took 2.1b Quiz today.
- We did some class board-work today over the material of 2.1b. Our focus was using our exponential rules with variables.
- Math 8th H: The class got 2.1b #2 HW today.
- Math 8th: 2.1b HW will be collected tomorrow!

__September 15, Thursday__

- We needed some extra practice on the different ways to use our Exponent Rules. We did an individual whiteboard activity! If you were gone, a review worksheet can be picked up in the missing binders.
- NO QUIZ!
- 8H: 2.1b #2 HW will be collected tomorrow.
- 8: The students were given 2.1b #2 HW (due tomorrow).
- Tomorrow's quiz will be over 2.1a and 2.1b material. Study up!

__September 16, Friday__

- We took notes on 2.1c Negative Exponents! Things just got a whole lot more complicated, but WE CAN DO IT.
- Took quiz 2.1ab Review.
- Received 2.1c SIDE A HW (due Tuesday).

__September 19, Monday__

- Half Day! No Math Classes! We Dropped Everything And Read.

__September 20, Tuesday__

- No quiz today! Instead we went over Unit 1 Test.
- Remember: To Retake the test you need:
- To have all Homework assignments related to the unit at a score of 4.
- For any question you missed points on, work the problem correctly on a separate sheet of paper (stapled to the back of your test).
- Come see Rigby before or after school.
- (You only have to Retake the section you want to improve. If you got a score of 4 on 1.2 Test, you don't need to redo those problems!)

- We went over a few example problems and finished our 2.1c Notes.
- Homework tonight is 2.1c #2 HW (due tomorrow).

__September 21, Wednesday__

- 8H:
- We started the next notes 2.1d on Power of a Power.
- We also took a quiz 2.1c on those negative exponents. Remember: quizzes can be made up before or after school!
- Students were given the 2.1d HW (due tomorrow)!
- DON'T FORGET! We will be testing on Unit 2.1 on MONDAY. Study up.

- 8:
- We took another day to practice on negative exponents. We had a small review then took 2.1ab Review #2 quiz.
- We spent the class period working on the homework for tonight: 2.1c #3 HW.
- Make sure to come in if you are having trouble! A little help with me goes a long way!
- ALSO, we will be testing sometime NEXT WEEK. Start studying!

__September 22, Thursday__

- 8H:
- The students were quizzed on 2.1d today.
- The rest of the class period, the students were given time to work on their homework: Unit 2.1 Review. Make sure the review is finished so we can play a review game tomorrow!

- 8:
- We started the next notes 2.1d on Power of a Power.
- We also took a quiz 2.1c on those negative exponents. Remember: quizzes can be made up before or after school!
- DON'T FORGET! We will be testing on Unit 2.1 WEDNESDAY. Study up.

__September 23, Friday__

- 8H:
- We played a review game today!
- Make sure that you are ready to test on MONDAY!

- 8:
- We finished the notes for 2.1d.
- Students were given the 2.1d HW (due Monday)!

__September 26, Monday__

- 8H:
- Unit 2.1 Test! Come make it up before or after school, if needed.

- 8:
- The students were quizzed on 2.1d today.
- The rest of the class period, the students were given time to work on their homework: Unit 2.1 Review. Make sure the review is finished so we can play a review game on Tuesday!

__September 27, Tuesday__

- 8H:
- We started using ALEKS today. ALEKS is a great tool to help fill in some of those knowledge gaps that we may have. It can also be a great tool to challenge ourselves! We will start doing ALEKS for 45 minutes per week. So if you miss ALEKS day, make sure that you finish it at home! This week we only need 20 minutes done since we were learning how to log on.

- 8:
- We played a review game today!
- Make sure that you are ready to test TOMORROW!

__September 28, Wednesday__

- 8H:
- We started our new unit on Scientific Notation! Today we learned all about it on our 2.2a Notes.
- The homework tonight is from their book. 2.2a HW is on page 55-57 #1-8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 18-23. If you didn't get a text book, come talk to me for a copy!

- 8:
- Unit 2.1 Test! Come make it up before or after school, if needed.

__September 29, Thursday__

- 8H:
- We took a quiz on 2.2a Scientific and Standard Notation.
- As a class we learned about 2.2b Ordering Scientific Notation Numbers. We shared different examples in class that student created. It started a couple good discussions as we decided if the ordering was done correctly. Super fun!
- The students got 2.2b HW today.

- 8:
- We started using ALEKS today. ALEKS is a great tool to help fill in some of those knowledge gaps that we may have. It can also be a great tool to challenge ourselves! We will start doing ALEKS for 45 minutes per week. So if you miss ALEKS day, make sure that you finish it at home! This week we only need 25 minutes done since we were learning how to log on.

__September 30, Friday__

- 8H:
- The class took a quiz on 2.2b Ordering Scientific Notation Numbers. Remember our strategies!
- We started our next I Can statement today by taking notes on 2.3a Multiplying Scientific Notation!
- Students received 2.3a HW (due Monday).

- 8:
- We started our new unit on Scientific Notation! Today we learned all about it on our 2.2a Notes.
- The homework tonight is from their book. 2.2a HW is on page 55-57 #1-8, 10, 11, 13, 18-23. If you didn't get a text book, come talk to me for a copy!

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