Thursday, February 14, 2019

Finishing Their Big Boards and Nova Documentary

Today the students will be finishing their Big Boards in class.  If they finish they may turn it in at the end of the period.  If not they will all be due on Wednesday.

For the students who have finished their Big Board they have the opportunity to earn an additional $15 Robby Dollars by completing the Worksheet that goes with the documentary.  The NOVA documentary will be playing in the background while the students are finishing their Big Boards!

The Big Board - Due end of Class on Friday

This week the students have been reviewing Solving Equations with One, None, or Infinite Solutions and Solving Systems of Equations using Substitution.

They are working through 18 problems of their choice from their worksheets.  Below are examples we went through in class together.  They are allowed to use the examples as part of their 18 problems.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Charlies Delightful Lights - Putting our new knowledge to work finding Equations!

Today the students are going to be finding the equations of lines based upon the patterns created to light up different colors of lights.  They are going to be using their Slope Equations, Intuition, and Math Skills in this task.

Click Here to go to Charlies Delightful Light Machine

Thursday, January 31, 2019

This week in lab Unit 4 Lesson 2 and Numbers of Solutions

This Weeks Target:  I can use equations and graphs to identify if a system has 1, 0, or Infinite solutions.

Tuesday Notes 

Wednesday and Thursday Notes Below

Friday, January 25, 2019

LID Day - Flipped Learning

Today the instructors will be viewing an example lesson and overview of the Flipped Learning model that I implement in my classroom.

Below is a link to a Sample Lab day in my classroom.

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Project Mars Examples and Overview

This week the students had the opportunity to begin Project Mars.  Below is the welcome letter introducing the project that will be due on February 1st.

Dear Student,

You have been assigned the task of creating and promoting a Record by some of the Hottest Math
Artists of the Day!  Your Album is going to help generate funds for the Global Epidemic referred to
as MARS. Mathematics Anti Retrieval Syndrome.  This disease is causing Humans all over the
planet to have a failure when they are trying to retrieve Math related information.  

The United States has a long history of finding creative solutions to problems similar to MARS.  
In the 1980’s to help combat the famine in Ethiopa the world’s best Pop Artist formed Band Aid
and their charity Album helped to raise funds that helped end this crisis.  The Robinson Mathletic
Group has decided to take on the MARS pandemic by creating a studio album with the hottest Math
Artists of the Day.

Your role, in conjecture with the Robinson Mathletic Group, is to design the Album Cover for the
project according to the guidelines below.

  1. Front Cover
    1. Design, Name, Designed by (Your Name) and Color the Album Cover
    2. Your cover must include all relevant equations used by the artist who contributed to
    3. the album in order to avoid copyright and licensing issues.  

    4. It also has to have a “unique” tagline that helps explain the MARS epidemic in 140
    5. characters or less.

  2. Back cover
    1. The Back Cover Must be divided into 5 sections.  Each section must include the lyrics
    2. and title of each song.  The artist included are Sloper Boy, Slope B., Dr. Slope,
    3. Florida Georgia Slope Line, and _____________________ (The Artist and Lyrics you
    4. Create).
  3. Contents of the Album.
    1. Each album must have a completed Recordagraphy of Works that inspired the
    2. songs from each artist!

Your will be paid $45 Robby Dollars upon completion of this project and you will also be graded up to
50 points for your work!

Thank you in advance for your creativity and hard work on this project!  It will be due by the end of
the period on February 1st, 2019.


Michael B. Robinson
Instructor and President of Robinson Mathletic Group

Below are the lyric sheets and work samples.  Students should have the majority of their back cover complete, except the lyrics from their own song.  They should have all three worksheets mainly completed from their lyrics and inspiration.

Monday, January 14, 2019

This Week in Math - Slope Review and Unit 3 Wrap Up!

This week the students are working through Lesson 12 and 13 of their Open Up Resource Workbooks.  We are also reviewing all the strategies we have learned to help us get to the Slope Intercept Equation.  Below are the review notes we will be utilizing all week long as well as the Lyrics/Dance Moves for the first song the students will be learning.