Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Homework for Wednesday, November 30th

Homework for Wednesday, November 30th: The Code of Hammurabi

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Homework for Tuesday, November 29th

Homework for Tuesday, November 29th: Hammurabi Sets Down the Laws

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Homework for Monday, November 21st

Homework for Monday, November 21st: Cracking the Code

Monday, November 7, 2011

Homework for Monday, November 7th thru Wednesday, November 16th

Homework for Monday, November 7th thru Wednesday, November 16th: Stone Age Project

The project is due Wednesday, November 16th and should include:
  1) Diorama
  2) Essay describing the diorama
  3) Rubric which is signed by parent and the self-assessment portion has been filled out by student.

The students should spend their Social Studies homework time working on the diorama for the Stone Age Project. Examples are shown below:

Old Stone Age:

New Stone Age:

Question for research/essay writing:

1.)   Where did they live?
2.)   What did they eat? How did they get     their food?
3.)   What did they look like?
4.)   Did they practice a form of religion? What did they do with their dead?
5.)   What tools did they use? What materials were the tools made of?
6.)   How did they adapt to their environment?  Clothing- shelter
7.)   Was fire useful to them?  How?
8.)   How did they migrate?
9.)   What did they do for entertainment?

Math Extra Credit

Miss McGrath is offering extra credit for any student with a current B or below.  Instructions and IB rubric are provided for you.  Due:  Thursday, November 10th.  No late projects will be accepted.

The Area of Interaction focus for our Prime Time unit has been Environments.  Your task now is to research a “real life” example of a mathematical cycle in our world, and present your findings to your classmates and your teacher.  

Explain the cycle that you have chosen in detail and include any mathematical and environmental relevance.  Your explanation should include multiple forms of mathematical representation where appropriate, (ex. Tables, charts, graphs, formulae, etc..)

For example, if you were to choose the life cycle of the cicada, you would do the following: 

  1. Explain what a cicada is in detail.
  2. Explain the life cycle of a cicada, how it relates to the survival of the species, and how mathematics plays a role. 
  3. You will include any and all information necessary to communicate your knowledge of the concept chosen and of the area of interaction focus.)


·  Where do we live?
·  What resources do we have or need?
·  What are my responsibilities?

This area of interaction aims to develop students' awareness of their interdependence with the environment so that they understand and accept their responsibilities. It deals with:
·  the importance of the local and global environment
·  the concepts of sustainable development in a context of increasing environmental threats
·  related problems of a socio-economic nature.

The study of environments assists students in:

·  understanding the links between economic, political and social issues, and how these affect the environment
·  developing positive and responsible attitudes towards their environments
·  gaining the skills and commitment to contribute to their environments.

Through coursework and activities, teachers can help students to gain an understanding of related concepts and issues at the personal, local and global levels by guiding their investigations through the perspectives of:
·  awareness
·  responsibility
·  action
·  reflection

                                                 Criterion C  Communication in Mathematics
                                                          Prime time Project Task Specific


· The student shows good use of mathematical language and forms of mathematical representation.
· The lines of reasoning are concise, logical and complete.
· The student moves effectively between different forms of representation.
You have chosen an environmental cycle to report on.  You have used different forms of mathematical representation to communicate your findings.  You were clear and complete.


· The student shows sufficient use of mathematical language and forms of mathematical representation.
· The lines of reasoning are clear though not always logical or complete.
· The student moves between different forms of representation with some success.

You have chosen and environmental cycle to report on.  You may be missing some aspects of your findings.


· The student shows basic use of mathematical language and/or forms of mathematical representation.
· The lines of reasoning are difficult to follow.

Not an acceptable level of communication or use of mathematical language.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Homework for Friday, November 4th

Homework for Friday, November 4th:  Rough Draft for Stone Age Diorama.

Students should work on their Rough Draft over the weekend.

I had intended to send home a Gradekeeper today but had a computer glitch. I will send them home on Monday.


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Homework for Thursday, November 3rd

Homework for Thursday, November 3rd:   Students should be working on their Stone Age Diorama project.

The Timeline and Rubric are below.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Stone Age Diorama Rubric and Timeline

Stone Age Project Timeline

Wednesday, November 2nd- Get rubric signed

Friday, November 4th- All research should be completed and have a shoebox for Diorama

Monday, November 7th- Rough Draft of essay

Thursday, November 10th- Diorama constructed
Monday, November 14th-Final Copy of essay completed

Tuesday & Wednesday, November 15th & 16th – Go over Rubric
                       Add finishing details
                       Grade yourself using rubric

Wednesday, November 16th- Don’t forget you bring your finished project to school  

Homework for Wednesday, November 2nd

Homework for Wednesday, November 2nd: Achievements of the Stone Age

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Homework for Tuesday, November 1st

Homework for Tuesday, November 1st: Comparing the Old and New Stone Ages

Homework for Monday, October 31st

Homework for Monday, October 31st: Agriculture & Animals