This is what is planned for the coming weeks.  Events in class may cause these plans to be adjusted.  Whenever
possible, I will post downloadable versions of homework along with weblinks for tutorials and other helpful information.
 Please email me at
this email address if you have questions.  Best, Mr. Ward
Also, you can always
"Ask a Giant Robot" if you are really stuck.

OLD ASSIGNMENTS
3rd Period: See Below
for the Current Week

Link to January-February Homework
4th Period:  See below
for the Current Week

Link to January-February Homework
Week of March 16-20, 2009
Link to Pi Mini Investigation document
Link to Polygons and Circle Graphing and Writeup

Monday: Continue Polygon to Circle Investigation
Classwork, Finish Polygon Drawings and Radius and
Apothem measurements
Homework:  Graph ratios of Perimeter:DoubleApothem and
Perimeter:DoubleRadius vs. Number of sides of the polygon

Tuesday:  Discuss Graphs and analyze patterns.
Start First Draft of Polygon-Pi Investigation Writeup
Homework: Change: Finish Polygon Graphs and First
Draft by first thing Thursday.

Wednesday: New England Math Challenge Test
When done, work on Final Draft of Polygon Pi Investigation
Writeup
Homework: Change: Finish Polygon Graphs and First
Draft by first thing Thursday.

Thursday: Turn in Polygon Pi Investigation Writeup
Circle area and circumference review + 3D challenge -- How
much wrapping paper do you need?
Homework: Finish Polygon-Pi Writeup

Friday: Short Circle Quiz and More 3D Investigation
Week of March 16-20, 2009
Link to Pi Circle Investigation
Link to Pi Circle Graphing and Writing Assignment

Monday: Continue Pi Circle Investigation.
Classwork:  Finish circles and measurements of
circumferences and diameters; record data from
classmates  (
Here is a link to the data gathered from
class Monday)
Homework:  Graph Circumferences vs. Diameters for
data gathered in class.

Tuesday:  Analyze Graphs and begin writeup
Homework:  First Draft on Writeup

Wednesday: Peer Edit Writeup Drafts.  
In Class: Some Circle Practice
Homework:  Finish Writing about Pi and Circles

Thursday:  Benchmark Assessment
Circle Practice.  Deciphering Circle Areas
Homework: To Be Announced

Friday: More Circle Practice
Week of March 9-13, 2009

2D Geometry and Pi Day Eve this week (Bring pie
on Friday!)  

Monday:  Properties of Polygons
Finding areas of irregular shapes

Tuesday: TBA

Wednesday: Quiz on Polygon Areas and
Properties

Friday:  Pi Day Eve (Bring Pie)
Week of March 9-13, 2009

2D Geometry and Pi Day Eve this week (Bring
pie on Friday!)

Monday: Quadrilaterals:  Prisms, Rhombuses
and Trapezoids

Tuesday: TBA

Wednesday: Quiz on Polygon Areas and
Properties

Friday:  Pi Day Eve (Bring Pie)
   
   
   
   
May-June
Link will soon appear here
May & June
Link will soon appear here
Welcome to Math at Planet Ward!
    New to Planet Ward:  Bonus Challenges.  (under construction) These will count as
    extra homework points!  That's right!  Do these problems, show your work, and if you
    get them right, you get credit for an extra homework assignment.  You can revise
    your work as many times as it takes to get the problems right and I'll be available to
    help.

    Each week, I'll have one or more Bonus Challenges in this homework page.  Click
    the link for Bonus Challenges and go for it!