8th Gr. Assignment #22

Learning Goals:

*Make, crop and use screen shots.

*Use the presentation program to make a non standard document.

Directions:

1. Download the presentation template, open it and read it to see what you are going to need to know to answer the assignment. Minimize it when you are done. Presentation template download click here.

2. Make a function table on a new spreadsheet yourself, just like you did in Assignment #19 and #20. Use the formula y=I-xI (y equals the absolute value of negative x). Make 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, -1, -2, -3, -4, -5 the x values. Look at the second image on this blog entry for the absolute value spreadsheet formula.

Note: There are guides on assignments #19 and #20, if you need. #19 has the guide on how to format the spreadsheet. #20 has the guide on how to take a screenshot selection (so you do not have to crop the image).

3. Graph the equation on the Cool Math online graphing calculator. Cool Math graphing calculator site, click here. The image on this entry shows how to graph y=I-xI. After you’ve graphed it, take a screenshot, and insert it into the spreadsheet.

4. Once you’ve done that, take a screenshot of the spreadsheet with the graph, save it, and insert it into your presentation template as the answer to the first question. If you are confused look at the third image on this blog entry, it will give you a visual guide.

5. Save your presentation on email or Ubuntu one, (some kind of “cloud” storage)This is important because we will be putting together a portfolio of three of these for a project grade.

8th Gr. Assignment #21

Learning Goals:

*Make, crop and use screen shots.

*Use the presentation program to make a non standard document.

Directions:

1. Download the presentation template, open it and read it to see what you are going to need to know to answer the assignment. Minimize it when you are done. Presentation template download click here.

2. Make a function table on a new spreadsheet yourself, just like you did in Assignment #19 and #20. Use the formula y=x squared (I cant write the exponent on this blog).

Note: There are guides on both assignments, if you need. #19 has the guide on how to format the spreadsheet. #20 has the guide on how to take a screenshot selection (so you do not have to crop the image).

3. Graph the equation on the Cool Math online graphing calculator. The image on this entry shows how to graph y=x squared. After you’ve graphed it, take a screenshot, and insert it into the spreadsheet.

4. Once you’ve done that, take a screenshot of the spreadsheet with the graph, save it, and insert it into your presentation template as the answer to the first question. If you are confused look at the second image on this blog entry, it will give you a visual guide.

5. Save your presentation on email or Ubuntu one, (some kind of “cloud” storage).

8th Gr. Assignment #20

Learning Goals:

*Read and follow directions. Read them more than one time!

*Use a guide to achieve a new task.

*Apply spreadsheet math to simple Algebra equations.

Directions:

We are going to practice making the function table one more time.

Assignment # 19 has the guide.

1. Open a new spreadsheet and format the spreadsheet. Use the equation -4x-2=y for today’s function table. The image on this entry can guide you on how to write the formula.

2. After the function table is complete go to Cool Math’s graphing calculator , put in the equation and take a screenshot. A guide on how to take the screenshot click here. Graphing calculator website click here.

3. Insert the screenshot into the spreadsheet. The image at the beginning of this blog entry has an image to show you how it should look.

8th Gr. Assignment #19

Learning Goals:

*Read and follow directions. Read them more than one time!

*Use a guide to achieve a new task.

*Apply spreadsheet math to simple Algebra equations.

Directions:

1. Read this to understand the task:

We are going to make function tables on spreadsheets. Look at the image posted on this entry and see if you remember them from math class. They are simply a table of x and y values possible for an equation.

2. Download the guide here, minimize it so it is ready. Guide click here.

3. Open a new spreadsheet. Using the guide make a function table for the equation

2x +7 = y. Make the x values, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, -1, -2, -3, -4, -5.

4. Show it to Mr. Litt when you are done.

5. Save it to an online source.

6th Grade Assignment #3

Learning Goals:

*Read introduction paragraphs for a summary.

*Find simple information from the introduction paragraph

*Make a basic presentation

Directions:

1. Download the presentation template.Open it, then minimize it so it is ready  Download presentation template here.

2. Go to the website linked here to finish the sentence prompts in the presentation template.You will find the answers in the first three sentences of the introduction paragraph. This is how you can use introduction paragraphs to find information on webpages quickly. Website click here.

3. Once you have finished all the sentence prompts, make your presentation look professional. Make the words bigger. Change the background color, remember to use color as a tool. Use sans serif fonts like Arial or Liberty sans.

4. Find images on google image, download them to your computer and insert them into your presentation.

5. Save your work to your cloud storage or email.

8th Gr. Assignment #18

Learning Goals:

*Advance presentation skills through practice

*Summarize facts in a creative writing form

Directions:

1. Have a paper copy of the “Presentation Planner” I give you. Here’s a digital copy in case you don’t have access.

2. Get clear on the product assigned: You are going to use the presentation program to make a kids book on High Fructose Corn Syrup or Food Colorings (Food Dyes). The book can be a story or some straight non fiction writing to inform children.

Be clear on this:

Your Audience: Children age 6 to 10

Your Purpose: Educate them about HFCS of Food Colorings. Talk about what they are, the dangers, and the alternatives.

3. Use the presentation planner to write a rough draft. Read the summaries I put together of your research to inform yourself of the topic again.Summary of HFCS click here. Summary of Food Coloring click here. Take a moment to inform yourself of the topic again. Click on the links on the summary pages to re-read some of the websites you found.

4. Show your rough draft to Mr. Litt. Writing is not always easy. Let’s have a conversation if you are stuck.

5. When Mr. Litt says so, start making a presentation out of your rough draft.

8th Gr. Assignment #17

Learning Goals:

*Learn two methods for finding and understanding information you need on websites.

*Write a summary from a model.

Directions:

1. Continue the web search you started in assignment #15. The goal today is to learn more about your topic (high fructose corn syrup, mechanically separated meat or food dyes). Push yourself to find out more! Try different key words in  your search. Example: food dyes study, food dyes behavior, food dyes what they won’t tell you, food dyes lead to…..

2. Save your information sheet to an email. I want some kind of internet storage.

3. Write a letter to me about what you learned. Look at the image on this post. I want the first sentences to list a summary of what you learned. I want the paragraph after that to state what you learned in more detail.

4. Print that letter and save it to an email when you are done.

Ironically, this article was posted while i was writing this assignment