Friday, March 30, 2012

I am so proud of 8-1.

Everyone did so well on their math test, you should all be proud of yourselves. You did great.

Have a good weekend everyone and see you all on Monday. Make good choices.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Order of Operations with Integers.

It's a bit dry...but it gets the job done.

Sometimes, you just have to do it.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Multiplying and dividing integers.

I like this video. The music and lyrics stay with you.

Another way to look at integers.

I absolutely love this integer trick you can use when deciding on whether an answer will be negative or positve when multiplying or dividing.

Monday, March 19, 2012


  Integer ( a definition)

A -number with no fractional part.

Includes the counting numbers {1, 2, 3, ...}, zero {0}, and the negative of the counting numbers {-1, -2, -3, ...}

You can write them down like this: {..., -3, -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, 3, ...}

Examples of integers: -16, -3, 0, 1, 198

Here we go.

Adding integers using counters

Adding integers using a number line

Friday, March 9, 2012


iPad saves a life.

Three physicians at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Center in Rochester, Minn., have credited an iPad for helping to save a patient’s life.

According to The Post-Bulletin, Andy McMonigle, a 48-year-old male nurse at the clinic, felt a pounding sensation in his arm on Feb. 23 after cycling. With a history of heart trouble, McMonigle asked a nearby man for help. Fortunately for McMonigle, that man was Dr. Daniel Lueders, an internal medicine resident at the clinic, and he was joined minutes later by Dr. Christopher DeSimone and Dr. Daniel DeSimone.

Lueders was said to have grabbed his iPad from his rucksack and connected to the Mayo EMR to quickly review McMonigle’s medical history. The doctors compared his symptoms with his medical history, concluded that he had a blockage in his stent, and were able to quickly get hold of some Aspirin and a simple drug to thin the blood.

Using the iPad to view the EKG record in side-by-side format, and with a strip that the ambulance crew had printed, doctors were happy with their evaluation and sent the patient to the cardiac catherization lab for the clot to be removed. The team also activated an emergency code so that a medical team would be ready on McMonigle’s arrival, and it’s not known if this was done via the iPad.

The decision looks to have saved McMonigle’s life; the doctors say traditional tests for heart attacks can take up to three hours. “If we were to say, go to the ER, the first test would have come back negative. He would have waited at least three hours,” said Dr. Daniel DeSimone, when speaking to The Post-Bulletin.

Having been admitted on Thursday, McMonigle was discharged on Sunday.

A recent report stated that the iPad should not be used for clinical diagnosis. Do you think otherwise?

This article originally published at TabTimes here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

8-1 being silly. Sometimes silly is a good thing.

These are a few of the advertising posters students had to complete. Will post more as they come in.

The new IPad

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Tim Cook

Tim Cook has proven himself a capable leader thus far, steering Apple successfully through the death of their beloved leader and onward through to his first major product releases while at the helm. Wednesday’s event made no mention of Steve Jobs but yet his fingerprints were all over it.

Even beyond the format of the launch which included Cook delivering opening remarks, introductions and conclusions while handing off the microphone now and then to other senior executives to let them do their thing (all of which danced to a beat that Steve Jobs orchestrated), Cook ensured that Apple delivered the next generation of innovation just as Jobs envisioned.

So what of the products released today? Would Jobs have been pleased and proud? Can his signature still be seen and recognized?

It seems obvious that the latest Apple TV shows a product in transition. It feels very much like a stepping stone. By bringing a faster processor and upgraded interface to their television solution, Apple has kept their device current and evolved it to the point where it can hang on in the market long enough to wait for the elegant and remarkable something that Jobs had in mind when he told biographer Walter Isaacson that he “finally cracked it.”

Would Jobs have released the Apple TV now or waited until he had the full impact of whatever television revolution the company has coming? He likely would have, because he saw this device as a “hobby” that Apple can use to keep their feet inside the media streaming game while they mastermind and perfect the real deal. Think of this as the Apple TV-S.

The upgrades to the iPad are all rather significant. With double the resolution, huge increases in processing power and a fantastic new camera, the third generation iPad has stayed ahead of the curve; but yet the launch itself seemed a little bit hesitant and underwhelming somehow. There were no surprises. There was no jaw-dropping moment. The only excuse Jobs would accept for this lack of wow-factor is that this intermediate step is required to transition Apple into a product so different that stability and security require it.

Did Apple release the iPad before they were ready? Where is Jony Ives and what has he been doing lately behind the tinted windows of his Apple design studio?

Apple did well today. Apple provided solid upgrades to already solid products that ensured they will remain at the top, but they didn’t show any renewed vision or innovation. So if we give Cook a pass for now, the real trial will come soon… they are going to need game-changers with the iPhone 5 and iPad 4.

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