Thursday, October 26, 2017

Interactive Periodic Table

Teaching chemistry, physics, or a math class doing problems on exponential decay? Check out this spectacular interactive periodic table created by Michael Dayah. Among the awesome features:
  1. pop-up windows showing Wikipedia entry for each element
  2. temperature slider showing physical state of all elements at a given temperature
  3. half-lives for every element (data for exponential decay problems in pre-calc!)
  4. option to display every element's abundance in the universal, solar system, meteors, crust, oceans, and humans (uranium's abundance in humans: 1.0×10-7%!)
  5. electron orbitals with 3-D visualization
  6. a useful About page telling students, among other things, how to cite the table in MLA and APA.

Friday, September 8, 2017

8th Grade Math Chapter 1 Test Preview

For the first 8th Grade Math test, you need to be able to...
  • 1.1: Convert fractions to decimals, convert decimals to fractions.
  • 1.2: Multiply fractions.
  • 1.3: Divide fractions.
  • 1.4: Add and subtract fractions.
  • 1.5: Solve one-step equations involving fractions (3/4 + x = 1/2; 2/5*y = 1/4).
  • 1.6: Solve two-step equations involving fractions (2/5*w + 1/2 = 3/2).
The test will give more problems focused solving equations.

You will complete this test without using a calculator.

Algebra 2: Chapter 1 Test Review

For the first Algebra 2 test, you need to be able to...
  • Sec. 1.1: Use < and > to compare numbers.
  • Sec. 1.2: Name the squares, cubes, & powers of from 1 through 10 without a calculator.
  • Sec. 1.2: Use the order of operations to calculate answers.
  • Sec. 1.3: Simplify algebraic expressions (distribute, combine like terms).
  • Sec. 1.4: Solve equations (get x by itself!).
  • Sec. 1.5: Rewrite formulas (turn d = rt into t = d/r).
  • Sec. 1.6: Turn story problems into algebraic equations and solve.
The test will give more problems focused on simplifying expressions, solving equations, and rewriting formulas. The test will include one story problem.

You will complete this test without using a calculator.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Mounds View French 1: Friday, September 26, 2014

DUE: rien!

[40 minutes] Prepare Class Demonstration for Mme. Guyer! On Monday, students will demonstrate en masse what they have learned this month.
  1. Introductions [split class in half, two large groups talk to each other]
    1. Bonjour! 
    2. Comment tu t’appelles? 
    3. Je m'appelle.... 
    4. Enchanté(e).
  2. Greetings and small talk. [again, half on half]
    1. Bonjour / Salut!
    2. Comment ça va / Ça va bien?  
    3. Bien / Très bien / Pas mal / Mal / Comme ci comme ça. Et toi? 
    4. Bien / Très bien / Pas mal / Mal / Comme ci comme ça, merci!  
    5. Au revoir! / À bientot! / À demain! / Bonne journée!
  3. Numbers 1-100 
    1. First count 1-20.
    2. Then count 10-100 by tens.
    3. Then count 50-100 by fives.
    4. Then count 10 to 0.
  4. Classroom Objects: Small group of leaders in center hold up objects (or in case of humans, respects their dignity by gesturing politely toward them); one asks "Qu'est-ce que c'est?" Class responds in unison.
    Qu’est-ce que c’est? un copain une fille un homme
    une salle de classe une copine un garçon une femme
    un(e) camarade de classe un(e) élève un professeur
    un sac à dos
    un livre un crayon une horloge une chaise
    un dictionnaire un stylo une montre une carte
    un cahier une calculatrice un tableau
    une feuille de papier une fenêtre un bureau
    un résultat
    une porte une corbeille à papier
  5. Verb Conjugations: New group of student leaders in center: one leader calls out infinitive, class calls out six-part conjugation.

avoir = « to have »
I have
nous avons
we have
tu as
you have
vous avez
y’all have
 il/elle a 
he/she has
 ils/elles ont 
they have

être = « to be »
je suis
I am
nous sommes
we are
tu es
you are
vous êtes
you are
il/elle est
he/she is
ils/elles sont
they are

aller = « to go »
je vais
I go
nous allons
we go
tu vas
you go
vous allez
you go
il/elle va
he/she goes
ils/elles vont
they go

faire = « to make/do »
je fais
I make/do
nous faisons
we make/do
tu fais
you make/do
vous faites
you make/do
il/elle fait
he/she makes/does
ils/elles font
they make/do

vouloir = « to want »
je veux
I want
nous voulons
we want
tu veux
you want
vous voulez
you want
il/elle veut
he/she wants
ils/elles veulent
they want