Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately \$6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive \$7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

Wayne County Regional Enhancement Education Millage Proposal

School districts in Wayne County have placed a proposal on the November 8th ballot to provide added funding for our schools. It is the “Regional Enhancement Millage Proposal.”

If approved by the entire county, the 2 mil proposal will generate approximately \$6.2 million from Dearborn but the District will receive \$7.8 million in additional funding for our schools.  Money would go to local schools starting this year and the millage expires after six years.  Continue reading

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4/4/2016

Welcome back from break!

Here is the project assignment sheet: Geometry Fractal Project Assignment Sheet, in case you lost yours!  If you were absent, you have the same number of days to turn it in as you missed before break.  Otherwise, it’s late and will receive 75% credit.

Today, we discovered how to prove triangles are similar using Angle-Angle, Side-Side-Side, or Side-Angle-Side.  The guided notes are here: Guided Notes Proving Triangles Similar with answers here: Guided Notes Proving Triangles Similar Key.

3/23/2016

I can explain the use of fractals in science and math.  I can create my own fractal!

We’ve spent this week investigating the mathematical concept of a fractal.  Fractals can be a way to describe natural phenomena – coastlines, trees, mountains.  These things were all off limits to classical mathematics, but with the introduction of the concept of a fractal, a new world of mathematical modeling opened up.  Check out the video we watched here.

In addition to learning about fractals in nature, we’re creating our own Fractal.  So far, we’ve created the first few iterations of the Cantor Set (handout here: The Cantor Set) and Sierpinski Triangle.  Tomorrow and over break (if they don’t finish tomorrow), students will design and create their very own fractals.  Project sheet is here: Geometry Fractal Project Assignment Sheet.

3/16/2016

Starting on Similar Figures today!  I can use properties of similar figures to solve for missing information.

Similar Figures guided notes are here: Similar Figures Notes Intro.  Get notes from a classmate or from me after school.

Tutoring is after school on Wednesdays!  Test makeup for the Quadrilateral Unit Test is today (3/16) after school.  And I hope to see your parents at conferences!

3/14/2016

Happy pi day!  Some fun pi facts for you (though I don’t endorse their accuracy…)

Today, we reviewed the Quadrilateral Unit test, went over progress reports, and developed a plan for success for the remainder of the semester.

In addition, we practiced/reviewed solving proportions.  This will be very important as we begin our unit on Similarity!  The worksheet (that includes directions) is here: Solving Proportions Review

3/7/2016

I can review content from Quadrilateral Unit in order to succeed on test tomorrow.

Reviewed for test today (see post from 3/4).  Test tomorrow.  Study!