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  • A stroll through the Common Core (Part 1: 7.RP.A.1) This is the first year of official Common Core Mathematics standards in Illinois. There is much debate as to their merits. Here at PVO, we've covered most, if not ...
    Posted Apr 10, 2014, 10:31 AM by Bryan Hartman
  • Beware the Ides of March It's time to stir the pot on the "Flipped Classroom." The idea of flipping the classroom has reached the point where nearly all educators have heard of it, and ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2014, 11:30 AM by Bryan Hartman
  • APM - Marketplace makes for a great day in Pre-Algebra Every day at 7:50am I hear APM - Marketplace Morning report on WILL (90.9 FM - Urbana) then I listen to the Marketplace podcast in the evening - I'm a ...
    Posted Feb 12, 2014, 7:56 AM by Bryan Hartman
  • Math Corrections This post was inspired by the radio story, "Why We Care More About Losses Than Gains" via NPR Morning Edition. Here's a two sentence recap of a 4 minute ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2014, 1:37 PM by Bryan Hartman
  • Hour of Code Part 2 This week Prairieview-Ogden Jr. High Participated in the semi-famous Hour of Code sponsored by some tech giants. My 8th grade students have been programming using etoys software all ...
    Posted Dec 13, 2013, 1:36 PM by Bryan Hartman
  • Hour of Code 7th Grade Math Lab go here.
    Posted Dec 9, 2013, 12:05 PM by Bryan Hartman
  • Searching for the LCM A student asked for help finding the least common multiple of 52 and 64. I reached for my phone instead of using the computer. Was it the correct decision? Bing ...
    Posted Aug 30, 2013, 11:01 AM by Bryan Hartman
  • Parents - Go tech with me I received an email from a parent tonight which contained a picture of the question to which they were referring. What a great idea. I would love for a student ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2013, 6:30 PM by Bryan Hartman
  • Chromebook Follow Up Just found out my Chromebook project made the New Gazette in January. The 8th grade class has used the Chromebooks frequently for math review and programming and the 7th grade ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2013, 3:30 PM by Bryan Hartman
  • iPhone vs. Samsung This commercial is pretty funny.  
    Posted Apr 29, 2013, 7:57 PM by Bryan Hartman
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Grade Calculator by Andrew Epperson
My Course 2, Pre Algebra, and Algebra classes all have the same grading scale. Homework 10%, Particpation 10%, Quizzes 30%, and Tests 50%

To find your grade...

H = HW Avg x .1
P = Participation x .1
Q = Quiz Avg x .3
T = Test Avg x .5
Grade= H+P+Q+T
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