Mr. Houser's
Staunton River Algebra I & Algebra I, Part II Page For 2010-2011


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My great concern is not whether you have failed to meet your goals,
but whether you are content with that failure.      ~ Abraham Lincoln

Please contact me anytime at thouser@bedford.k12.va.us


What's Happening In Class:


Thursday 4/7 and Monday  4/11
Test Review #13 due.
Test #13.  HW Pack #13 due.

Tuesday 4/12 and Wednesday 4/13
III L33B worksheet due.
Captain's Quiz on 2010 SOL Test

Thursday 4/14 and Friday  4/15
All three L34 WS's due.
Quiz on L33B/L34


Monday 4/25 and Tuesday 4/26
Captain's Quiz on Test #14
All three L35 WS's due.

Wednesday 4/27 and Thur 4/28
Test Review #14 due; Test #14;
HW Pack #14 due

Friday 4/29 and Monday 5/2
L36 WS due.  Quiz L35/L36

Tuesday 5/3 and Wednesday 5/4
L37 and L38 WS's due.
Quiz L36/L37

Thursday 5/5 and Friday 5/6
L39 and L40 WS's due.
Quiz L39/L40

Monday 5/9 and Tuesday 5/10
III L43/L44 Quiz
L43 and L44 WS due.

Wednesday 5/11 and Thur 5/12
Test Review #15 due; Test #15;
HW Pack #15 due

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The following students had an A or a B in Algebra I, Part II second quarter of 2010-2011!!!


#1 Ronald Atkins
#2 Sara Quesenberry
#3 Josh Coins
#4 Whitney Mullins
#5 Quintrel Broertjes
#6 Cayla HAnscom
#7 Samantha Lowe
#8 Skylar McArdle
#9 Cathryn Saunders
#10 Alonee Crutchfield
#11 Billy Albertson
#12 Michael Plucker
#13 Nathan Hale
#14 Stevie Morrison
#15 Candice Rogers
#16 Bryan Carlson
#17 Jacob Moore
#18 Christa Harper
#19 Zane Callahan
#20 Chris Brown
#21 Corey Johnson
#22 Alexis Williams
#23 Brandon Cumby
#24 Austin Reid
#25 J.D. Spradlin
#26 Deven Cappelo
#27 Brittany Coleman
#28 Devin Poff
#29 Justin McFall
#30 Stevie Breeden
#31 Kris Whorley
#32 Leah Williams
#33 Calvin Martin
#34 Shayla Woods
#35 Kristina Persinger
#36 Shadara Bonds

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The following students had an A or a B in Algebra I, Part II first SEMESTER of 2010-2011!!!


#1 Ronald Atkins
#2 Sara Quesenberry
#3 Josh Coins
#4 Whitney Mullins
#5 Quintrel Broertjes
#6 Cayla HAnscom
#7 Samantha Lowe
#8 Skylar McArdle
#9 Cathryn Saunders
#10 Alonee Crutchfield
#11 Billy Albertson
#12 Michael Plucker
#13 Nathan Hale
#14 Stevie Morrison
#15 Candice Rogers
#16 Bryan Carlson
#17 Jacob Moore
#18 Christa Harper
#19 Zane Callahan
#20 Chris Brown
#21 Corey Johnson
#22 Alexis Williams
#23 Brandon Cumby
#24 Austin Reid
#25 J.D. Spradlin
#26 Deven Cappelo
#27 Brittany Coleman
#28 Devin Poff
#29 Justin McFall
#30 Stevie Breeden
#31 Kris Whorley
#32 Leah Williams
#33 Calvin Martin
#34 Shayla Woods
#35 Kristina Persinger
#36 Shadara Bonds

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The folowing students made an A or a B for the year for 2009- 2010!!!  YOU GO!!!
A1:  Mary Arbogast, Sam Arney, Logan Smith
A4:  Linsey Hobbs
B1: Zach Brown, Quinten Broertjes, Candice Justice, Sami Wooten,
Chase Nelson

B2: Kristin Cole, Cianna Craighead, Chelsey Harless, Mariah Harper, Kayla Wheeler
B4:  Justin Davis, Ryne Bower, Krista Johnson, Ben Proffitt, Ryan Robertson.
NEW YORK  Danica Keller has a message for girls: Cute and smart is better than cute and dumb.

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McKellar, who played Winnie on the 1990s TV show "The Wonder Years," is coming out with a book, "Math Doesn't Suck," to encourage girls to get into math.

Danica says, "When girls see the antics of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, they think that having fun being attractive also means being dumb and irresponsible," the 32-year-old McKellar.

"But I want to show them that being smart is cool," she said. "Being good at math is cool. And not only that, it can help them get what they want out of life."

McKellar should know. The actress once struggled with the subject around the seventh grade, but a teacher helped her through. McKellar eventually majored in math in college.

The book includes tips to avoid mistakes on homework, ways to overcome test-day anxiety and profiles of three beautiful mathematicians.


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I receive the following email on Wed March 31, 2010

"I also love your class I feel like a family and I team player in there. And also helping the other players get great grades in the class."

Classroom Rules

Before doing or saying anything in class, students will expected to do one thing:  Think of the other students in the classroom before thinking of themselves.  In other words, their team is more important than they are!

If students follow this rule, then there will be no issues and the will have a great school year in my class! 

But if there are students who think they are top priority, then they won't last in my classroom very long.   

A more specific list will be posted next week!

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The Quadratic Formula can be seen on YouTube here or here or here and another great one is  here!   These teachers sing it like I do!  Some students are singing it here.
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AWESOME!
Mrs. Kardian is starting to put her notes online and you can see and HEAR her notes here

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Lesson Plans for Mr. Houser


Wednesday 4/27 and Thursday 4/28
Obj:  Students will understand how to find the range if given the domain, to solve for y, and to determine if a set of ordered pairs solve a linear equation.
Activities:  Notes on Unit I, Lesson 3. Go over homework on Unit II, Lesson 1.  Review for Unit I, Lesson 6/Lesson 7 Quiz.
Practice:  Time in class to work on HW.
Assessment:  Class questions and Unit I, Lesson 6/Lesson7 Quiz

Friday 4/29 and Monday 5/2
Obj:  Students will complete understanding of domain & range, mappings, tables, quadrants.
Activities:   Continue review of Test Review #2.  Go over homework Unit II, Lesson 2.  Prepare for Unit II, Lesson1/Lesson 2 quiz. 
Practice:  Time in class to work on HW.
Assessment:  Class questions and Unit II Lesson 1/Lesson 2Quiz. 

Tuesday 5/3 and Wednesday 5/4
Obj:  Students will complete their understanding on how to find the range if the domain is given.
Activities:  Go over HW on Unit II, Lesson 3.  Continue to review Test Review #2.  Prepare for Unit II, Lesson 3 quiz.
Practice:  Time in class to work on HW.
Assessment:  Class questions and Quiz on Lesson 3 in Unit II.  

Thursday 5/5 and Friday 5/6
Obj:  Students will understand Test #2
Activities:  Go over Test Review.  Go over Quiz Unit II, Lesson 3
Practice:  Time in class to review Test Review #2.
Assessment:  Take Test #2 in class.  Turn in HW Pack #2  

Monday 5/9 and Tuesday 5/10
Obj:  Students will learn how to graph a linear equation by creating ordered pairs. 
Activities:  Notes on Unit II, Lesson 4.  Go over the "Meech Worksheet".
Practice:  Time in class to work on HW.
Assessment:  Quiz on "Meech". 

Wednesday 5/11 and Thurs 5/12
Obj:  Students will understand functions.
Activities:  Notes on Unit II, Lesson 5.  Go over homework Unit II, Lesson 4.  Prepare for Unit II, Lesson 4 Quiz.
Practice:  Time in class to work on HW.
Assessment:  Class questions and Quiz Unit II, Lesson 4. 

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What Do You Want To Do
This School Year?


If you want try and retry until you learn how to do your math, work in groups so that you understand, be in a class where no one disrupts you or is obnoxious, then my class is for you!

if you want to be in charge of your grade, if you want to be a part of a team and not get in any trouble, if you want to pass the Algebra I SOL b/c you worked so hard that you beat it.......then I'd love for you to be in my class!! 

If you want those things and you have me for a teachers, then  you're going to have a lot of fun this coming school year!!!!!

But if you're looking for the easy way out, shortcuts, a passing grade by doing very little, if you want to sleep in class, if you like to put your own entertainment ahead of your classmates' grades, if hard work is something that you cannot tolerate, if you're expecting the teacher to pass you if you get close ........then my class isn't for you.  I recommend you get your schedule changed ASAP! 

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October 18, 2008.
The progress report you send us is wonderful!  I don't know what you are doing...but please continue.  My daughter seems eager to do well in your class...this is something that we haven't seen from her in a while.





 

Announcements

Announcement #1: 
My Classes' SOL Schedule:
Monday May 16:  B1 in the a.m.
Tuesday May 17:  A1 in the a.m.
Wed May 18:  B2 in the a.m., then
B4 in the p.m.
Thurs May 19:  A4 in the p.m.


Announcement #2: 
Fourth Quarter Progress Reports.

Students will be given these progress reports on pink  paper.  Please bring these back signed for bonus points!

Announcement #3: 
After School Math Tutoring.

Every day except Friday
3:30 to 4:30,


Announcement #4:
THE SRHS EXAM SCHEDULE:
Friday June 3 A1.  The rest of the day will be normal.
Monday June 6:  B1 and 3rd. 
Tuesday June 7:  A2 and A4.
Wednesday June 8:  B2 and B4.
Mon, Tues & Wed are 2-hour early dismissals!


Announcement #5:
If a  baby could answer the question, "Do you want to be raised by a mom who's a teenager?", what would it say?  It would say, "NO!  ARE YOU CRAZY?  PLEASE DON'T DO THIS TO ME!"

Announcement #6:
Mr. Houser's formula
for making life easier:

a) stay in school until you have some way of making a living
b) THEN get a job & save $
c) THEN get married
d) THEN have babies

When you do these things out of order, life is much harder!  And how do you think rich people got rich and stay rich?  They and their parents followed the formula above! 

 
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How Students Will Be Graded In '10 - '11!!

Homework: Homework will be assigned every day. I'm saying, students will have HW due every day. There will be very little time to do any work in class. When it is completed, I will mark it "on time," or "one day late," or "two days late," etc. However, students get 5 points EC for each school day HW is done early. HW will be gone over in class. I will work any problems that students have questions on. All the HW that a student does will be turned in on test day as a package. HW counts as 10% of a student's 9-weeks grade.

Quizzes: Students will have a quiz on all non-test days (except for 3rd period, which will have quiz every other day). Quizzes will cover the HW that we just went over in class. I will grade quizzes and return them to the students THE NEXT DAY, guaranteed! If a student is unhappy with a quiz grade, he may take it over as many times as he wishes.........and the final grade will be the average of the best two! There is a one week deadline to take quizzes over, so students can't procrastinate.

Tests: Students will have a test approximately every 2 weeks. Therefore, students will probably have four tests every 9-weeks. Tests are long and hard! They will take about an hour or more. But, if a student is unhappy with a test grade, the same rules apply as with a quiz........he/she may take it over and the final test grade will be the average of the two.

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CONGRATS for passing the SOL Test with ADVANCED PROFICIENCY!!  WOW!!!!
A1:  Sam Arney
A4:  Lindsey Hobbs
B1: Zach Brown, Zach Miller,
Chase Nelson

B2: Travis McDaniel
B4:  Justin Davis 
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CONGRATS for passing the 2010 SOL!  You're a math BEAST!!!
A1:  
Mary Arbogast, Sam Arney, Logan Smith, Barriesha Cheatwood, Troy Eakin, Taylor Farmer, Casey Groves, John Lyle, Matt Newman, Lauren Woollard.
A4:  Arista Crowder, Devona Dubhorn, Lindsey Hobbs, Sammy Jennings, Chase Lawhorn, Ray McDilda, Sam Nichols, Wesley Orfield, Daniel Rogers, Richard Turman, Trevion White.
B1:  Shadara Bonds, Quinten Broertjes, Aaron Brown, Zach Brown, Malik Claytor, Christian Craig, Dakota Ellis, Jarvis Goggins, Candice Justice, Zach Miller, Colton Noble, Kim Pickering, Gabe Wheeler, Caleb Witt, Sami Wooten.

B2:  Chris Brown, Kristen Cole, Montae Combs, Cianna Craghead, Tyller Crowder, Rachel Cuellar, Christian Dickinson, Sean Fariss, Taylor Farmer, Chelsey Harless, Mariah Harper, Sean Hogan, David Howell, Alex Jones, Keith Legans, Travis McDaniel, Cody Thomas, Kayla Wheeler
B4:   Ryan Bower, Kyler Creech, Justin Davis, Euniqua Foxx, Stefan LaBrie, Jody Mills, Jacob Moore, Johnathan Niday, Dustin Overstreet, Ben Proffitt, Austin Reed, Ryan Robertson,


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Mr. Houser:
T
hank you for everything you have done for [my daughter] this year! You helped her understand and enjoy Math this year and have truly made a HUGE difference in her life. YOUR PATIENCE AND YOUR ABILITY TO CONNECT WITH THE STUDENTS ARE JUST A COUPLE OF THE REASONS SHE HAS DONE SO
WELL IN MATH THIS YEAR.....THANK YOU!

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Prepare to receive a lot of bonus points.....No, you can't spend them, but they are a lot of fun!!!


 



NOTES TO MR. HOUSER ON THE FINAL DAY OF SCHOOL!
Touch here to read the notes from June of 2006,
here to see June of 2009 and here to see June 2010

CLASS PICTURES!!
Touch here to see exam day in June 2010, here June of 2009,
here for pics of 2008, here for 2007, here to see 2006 pics.


 




 

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Jan 2, 2011
I wanted to thank you for being such an amazing teacher. You were by far my most favorite and most memorable. You were not only were a wonderful math teacher who explained things well and really took the time and cared, but you were a great life mentor. Many of your "life's insights" and "life talks" in class have really stuck with me! You are someone who could never be forgotten! I really want to thank you for your time and dedication while I was in school as well as all of the great "life insight"! Hope you are doing well and hope to hear back soon!