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Below are pdf's of both the large group presentation and the information shared at the 8th grade breakout session.

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- From what I understand, these are not available at normal stores. If you find one, please let me know!
- Schoolmart also offers the TI-Nspire CX CAS for $137.45 + s/h.
- Amazon also offers the CX CAS for $140.34 and free Amazon Prime shipping.
- In the fall, the calculator will be available at the NT bookstore. Their prices are always higher than SchoolMart.
- Please make sure that your calculator is black, says CAS, and has the touchpad.
- Gray, dark-blue, and gray-blue calculators are not good.
- A calculator with a Clickpad is also not ideal.

If anyone finds a better price, or a better website, please let me know. I'd love to share it with everyone.

**Here is a link to some fun colorful protectors, in case you are clumsy: **Guerilla

**Please do not open your calculator before the first day of school. **Every year, some unfortunate student purchases the wrong calculator by accident, throws away the packaging, and is unable to return it to the retailer. Then they have to spend their money all over again and purchase the correct calculator. This is a frustrating experience for everyone.

Instead, show Mr. Minsley your calculator before opening the package. This is a fail-safe method of making sure that you won't be stuck with the wrong calculator.

**If you choose to ignore my warning and open the calculator up before the first day of school, then please do not throw away the packaging from your calculator. **If you look very carefully, you will find **"50 TI Technology Points."** The school can trade in these points for free products from Texas Instruments. They are very valuable. Please bring them in to Mr. Minsley.

Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any further questions,

--Josh Minsley

8th Grade Math Teacher

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Pg 12: 5

Pg 13: 13

Pg 14: 14

Pg 28: 3

For the problem on page 28, try to create a *weighted tree diagram.* (This might be tricky.) Please let me know if you get stuck with this problem.

I had a lot of fun working with you today! Thank you for all of your participation.

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If you took good notes today (and I know that you did) then you left knowing how to describe the size of matrix. You should also be able to add, subtract, and perform both scalar and matrix multiplication.

This packet looks big, but it is only 10 problems.

Page 112) 29 and 30

Page 118) 38

Page 119) 58

Page 123) 20 and 21

Page 125) 66

Page 128) 9 and 10

Page 129) 42

These will all be due next THURSDAY since there is no school on Friday.

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Please complete the following problems on the following pages:

Page 70:

Study the sequence patterns a - j. Label each one as **arithmetic**, **geometric**,or neither.

Page 73:

2 - 53 part b only

Page 75:

2 - 61 a - f

Page 76:

ALL

Page 77:

2 - 67 and 2 - 68

Page 78:

2 - 71 a - e