Word collage: Write the title of the book in the center of a sheet of paper. Then look through magazines for words, phrases, and sentences that illustrate or tell something about your book. As you look, think in terms of the theme, setting, plot line, as well as characters.Work to get fifty such words, phrases, or sentences so the whole sheet of
paper will be covered. The visual impact of the collage should tell a potential
reader a lot about the book.

Chat room conversations: Imagine that your character has found other people to talk with
while in a chat room he or she found while surfing the Internet. Describe the chat room your character was in and why your character would be drawn to the kind of group that operates the chat room. Then construct the conversation your character had
with others while in the chat room.


Everyone Loves Pi: 

Research Questions

  1. How was pi discovered?
  2. How are circles used in technology?

Terms and Concepts to Start Background Research

  • Circle
  • Circumference
  • Diameter
  • Euclidean Geometry
  • Pi
  • Radius

History of the Pythagorean Theorem and ways to use it

Uses: 30-60-90 triangle & 45-45-90 triangle

Equation: a^2+ b^2= C^2

Find the lengths of missing sides and for regular mathematical calculations

I am definitely going to incorporate the Pythagorean theorem idea into my final project because it will connect with what I am currently doing in geometry and it will be great helping tool.

To start of the class, we all took the star reading test.  I felt I did pretty good. Then we began to think of our  project one topics and ideas.


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