Betsy Stara

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Betsy Stara

A graduate of Midland University, Betsy Stara has

taught algebra and pre-algebra at Lakeview since 2009.  

She previously worked for the Schuyler school district

and for Aquinas HS in David City.  

  • Monday March 23     Hello Algebra and Pre-Algebra Students!!!!

    Thanks for checking in on my page!!  Each of you should have received 

    an email or a packet with information about what to do this week for math!!!!!

     

    If you have not, please email me as soon as possible so that I can get it to you!!!!!

    Also, please tell your friends to make sure they are checking their emails!!!!!

     

    Don't forget to send your work back to me so I can look it over and get  back to you with how you did!!!!!

    HAVE A GREAT WEEK AND LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!!

    MRS. STARA

     

    Tues March 17 

    To all Algebra and Pre-Algebra Students:

     I will post things here, but would also like to make use of emails as a way

    to communicate with all of you.  Please check your email and respond as soon

    as possible that you have received it.  We will start on Monday, March 30 with 

    the review that I sent home with you last week.   I will give more detailed instructions

    as to what we are doing soon.  I will also include some notes that might help if you have questions.

    Thanks!

    Mrs. Stara

     

     

    March 9-13

    Algebra

    Mon  9.6 Solving Quadratic Equations using the Quadratic Formula

            p. 539 #7-12 all

    Tues  12.2 Addition/Subtraction w/ Radicals p. 701 #2-52 all
       

    Wed  1:30 Dismissal   12.3 Solving Radical Equations p. 707 #4-10 all, 18-24 evens, #40-54 evens
     

    Thurs  1:30 Dismissal  Ch 9/12 Wkst

    Fri  No School

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  Review  Intercepts;  8.4  The Slope of a Line  p. 423 #12-32 evens, #52

    Tues  8.5  Slope-Intercept Form  p. 433   #10-18 evens, 22-30 evens

    Wed  Parallel Lines       Mid Chapter Quiz  p. 438 #1, 3-5 all, 7, 11

    Thurs  8.6  Writing Linear Equations  p. 442   #8-22 evens, 38, 48

    Fri  No School

     

    March 2-6

    Algebra

    Mon  Square Roots  p. 502 #4-14, 90-92;  28-80 x4's

    Tues 9.1Wkst A/B practice
            9.2 Solving Quadratic Equations by Finding Square Roots  p. 508 #4-14 evens, 18-28 evens;  

    Wed  Work day---finish p. 508 assignment  add #30-54 evens

    Thurs  9.3Simplifying Radicals cont. p. 514 #38-58 evens

    Fri  Quiz  9.1-9.3

          12.2 Addition/Subtraction w/ Radicals p. 701 #2-52 all

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  8.1  Relations & Functions  p. 403   #8-22 evens, 28-36 evens

    Tues  8.2  Linear Equations in 2 Variables  p. 410  #12-32 evens, 48-56 evens

    Wed  Solving Equtiona to Function Form  Wkst

    Thurs  8.3  Using Intercepts  p. 416   #10-18 all, 24, 34

    Fri    8.3 Wkst

            8.4  The Slope of a Line  p. 423 #12-32 evens, #52

     

     

    Feb 17-21

    Algebra

    Mon  8.3 Graphing Exponential Functions  p. 458 #8-16 evens, 18, 20, 22, 36, 38, 54

    Tues 8.4 Divsion Properties of Exponents  p. 465 #3-18 all, 19-46 all

    Wed  Review 8.1-8.4  Multiple Choice Wkst

    Thurs  8.5 Scientific Notation  p. 472 #2-46 evens, 48, 50, 70

    Fri  No School

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  7.5 Percent of Change  Wkst Packet

    Tues  Complete Packet over 7.1-7.5

    Wed    quiz over Packet

    Thurs  7.6 Percent Applications  p. 375 #4-24 evens

    Fri  No School

     

     

    Feb 10-14

    Algebra

    Mon   Ch 7 Review   

    Tues   Ch7 Test

    Wed  8.1 Multiplication Properties of Exponents p. 446 #4-44 evens

    Thurs  8.2 Zero and Negative Exponents  p. 452 #22-40 evens

    Fri  8.1/8.2 review p. 448 #52-60 all and p. 454 #51-62 all

          8.4 Division Properties of Exponents  p, 465 #4-38 evens

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  7.2  Percents & Proportions  p. 353  #9-19 all, #42

    Tues  7.3  Percents & Decimals  p. 358  #14-32 evens, 36-46 evens

    Wed  1:30 Dismissal  7.4  The Percent Equation  p. 363  #8-22a/b evens, #42

    Thurs  Mid Chapter Quiz  p. 366 #1-21 odds, 22

    Fri  7.5  Percent of Change  p. 370 #1, 4-18 evens, 24, 34

          7.6  Percent Applications  p. 375 #4-24 evens

     

    Feb 3-7

    Algebra

    Mon  Review Wksts:  7.2  Solve Systems by Substitution;  7.1 Solve Systems by Graphing

    Tues  7.3 Solve Systems by Combintations p. 405 #10-16 evens

    Wed  7.3 Practice Wkst #4-21 all

    Thurs  7.4 Story Problems  

    Fri   7.5 Special Types of Systems Wkst 7.5 cont p. 789 #21-28 all, 31, 32

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  Quiz Corrections/Retake Quiz

    Tues  Ch 6 Review

    Wed  Ch 6 Test

    Thurs  7.0  Prerequisite Skills  p. 344 #3, 4, 6, 7

              7.1  Percents & Fractions  p. 347   #8-42 evens

    Fri  7.2  Percents & Proportions  p. 353  #9-19 all, #42

     

    Jan 27-31

    Algebra

    Mon  1:30 Dismissal  Parent-Teacher Conferences

            Ch 6 Review  Class "Walk-Around"--answer on "clipboards"

    Tues  Ch 6 Test

    Wed   7.1 Solve Systems by Graphing p. 392 #7-14 all, 16/17, 22/24
     

    Thurs  7.2. Solve Systems by Substitution p. 399 #16-24 evens

    Fri  12:00 Dismissal   7.3 Solve Systems by Combintations p. 405 #10-16 evens

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  1:30 Dismissal  Parent-Teacher Conference

            6.6 Scale-Model Wkst

    Tues  6.7  Probability & Odds  p. 321 #1-12 all                                            

    Wed   Fair Games  p. 325-326

    Thurs  6.8  The Multiplication Principle  p. 329 #3-6 all, 8, 11-14 all, 20, 30

    Fri  12:00 Dismissal  Ch 6 Review 



     

     

    Jan 20-24

    Algebra

    Mon  No School  MLK  Day

    Tues 6.6 Solving Absolute-Value Equations  Review
           6.7 Solving Absolute-Value Inequalities p. 364 #10-24 evens

    Wed  1:30 Dismissal     6.7 cont p. 364 #32-42 evens, 50-66 evens

    Thurs  6.8 Graphing LInear Inequalities in 2 Variables p. 370 #8-30 evens

    Fri  6.8 cont. Graphing LInear Inequalitiesp. 788 #16/18, 22/26, 34/44, 46-52 evens (10 problems) 

          6.5-6.8 Quiz        Ch 6 Test  Tues

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  No School  MLK Day  

    Tues  6.4  Similar & Congruent Figures  p. 302 #3-5 all, 7-14 all, #26, 30

    Wed  1:30 Dismissal  6.5  Similarity & Measurement  p. 307 #3-12 all, 20, 24

    Thurs  Mid Chapter Quiz  p. 310 #1-16 all

    Fri  The Addition Principle p. 333  #1-14 

           6.8 The Multiplication Principle  p. 329 #3-6, 8, 11-14, 20, 30

     

     

     

    Jan 13-17

    Algebra

    Mon  6.4 Solving Compound Inequalities involving "AND"   Wkst A/B

    Tues  6.5 Solving compound Inequalities  "OR" p. 351 #22-40 evens
    Wed  6.1-6.4 Quiz     

            6.6 Solving Absolute Value Equations p. 358 #10-26 evens
    Thurs  6.6 cont add #32-42 evens, 50-66 evens

              6.7  Solving Absolute-Value Equations p. 358 #10-24 evens
    Fri  6.7 cont. Challenge Problems......Classwork



    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  6.1  Ratios & Probability  p. 278 #10-28 evens, #48

    Tues  6.2  Writing & Solving Proportions  p. 287  #10-28 evens, #32, #40

    Wed  6.3  Solving Proportions using Cross Products  p. 294 #12-30evens, #38, 48, 50, 54

    Thurs  6.4  Similar & Congruent Figures  p. 302 #3-5 all, 7-14 all, #26, 30

    Fri   6.5  Similarity & Measurement  p. 307 #3-12 all, 20, 24

     

     

    Jan 6 - 10

    Algebra

    Mon   6.1 Solving Inequalities using Addition/Subtraction p. 326 #4-54 evens

    Tues  6.2 Solving Inequalities using Multiplication/Division p. 334 #36-48 all

    Wed  1:30 dismissal   6.3 Solving Multi-Step Inequalities p. 339 #20-40 evens

    Thurs  6.1-6.3 Review using whiteboards   

           6.4 Solving Compound Inequalities involving "AND" p. 345 #3, 4, 8-10, 16, 30, 32

    Fri    Solving Compound Inequalities involving "AND"      Wkst

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  5.6  Using Mult Inverses to Solve Equations  p. 255  #12-18 evens,  #22-28 evens

    Tues  5.7  Equations/Inequalities w/ Rational Numbers  p. 261 #14-36 evens, #56

    Wed 1:30 Dismissal   Quiz  5.6/5.7

    Thurs  Prerequisite Skills   6.0  p. 274 (#2-12 all)

               6.1  Ratios & Probability  p. 278 #10-28 evens, #48

    Fri  6.2  Writing & Solving Proportions  p. 287  #10-28 evens, #32, #40

     

     

     

     

     

    Dec 2-6

    Algebra

    Mon 5.2 Continued  Point-Slope Formula

    Tues  5.3 Writing Equations given 2 Points p. 288 #4-30 evens, 41, 42

    Wed  5.1-5.3 Quiz  

    Thurs  5.4 Writing Equations in Standard Form p. 294 #4-26 evens, 30-44 evens, 62

     Fri 1:30 Dismissal  5.5 Solving Story Problems using Standard Form p. 301-304

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  5.1  Rational Numbers  p. 224 #2-42 evens, #58, 60 evens, 74

     

    Tues  5.2  Add/Subtract Like Fractions  p. 231 #4-22 evens, 30-42 evens, 46,  48, 64

     

    Wed  5.3  Adding/ Subtracting Unlike Fractions  p. 237   #4-26 evens, #36-42 evens, 62

     

    Thurs  Mid Chapter Quiz  p. 240 #1-25 odds

     

    Fri  1:30 Dismissal 5.4  Multiplying Fractions  p. 244   #8-18 evens, #24-32 evens, 43, 44,  #52

     

     

    Nov 25-27

    Algebra

    Mon   5.1 Write Equations: Slope-Intercept Form p. 272 #14-38 evens, 54, 55, 56, 60, 62

    Tues  5.2 Writing Equations in Point-Slope Form p. 281 #14-44 evens , 49, 50, 51

     Wed  Snow Day

    Thurs  Thanksgiving Break

    Fri  Thanksgiving Break

     

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  Ch 1-4 Cumulative Review Packet

    Tues  finish packet

    Wed Snow Day

    Thurs  Thanksgiving Break

    Fri  Thanksgiving Break

     

    Nov 11-15--Algebra

    Mon 4.4 Graphing Lines Using Intercepts p. 225 #4-38 evens

    Tues  4.5 The Slope of a Line p. 233 #2-20 evens, 28, 30, 32
     

    Wed  1:30 Dismissal   4.4/4.5 Review Hmwk: Wkst
     

    Thurs  4.7 Graphing Lines using Slope-Intercept Form p. 246 #18-42 evens

    Fri  add  #44-52 evens; Wkst -- graphing lines using slope-intercept

     

    Nov 18-22--Algebra

    Mon  4.6   Direct Variation  p. 237 #6-32 evens

    Tues 4.8 Functions p. 255 #8-44 evens

    Wed  Quiz over 4.4-4.8  

    Thurs  Ch 4 Review

    Fri  Ch 4 Test

     

    Nov 11-15--Pre-Algebra

    Mon  4.3  Equivalent Fractions  p. 186   #12-42 evens

    Tues  4.4  Least Common Multiple  p. 191 #4-34 evens, 40-44 evens

    Wed  1:30 Dismissal  Mid Chapter Quiz  p. 194 #1, 2, 10, 14, 16, 18, 22

    Thurs  4.5  Rules of Exponents  p. 198 #4-34 evens, #46-56 evens

    Fri  4.6  Negative/Zero Exponents  p. 203 #16-36 evens, #44-50 evens

     

    Nov 18-22--Pre-Algebra

    Mon  4.7  Scientific Notation  p. 208   #16-36 evens

    Tues  4.5-4.7 Quiz 

             Ch 4 Review

    Wed    Ch 4 Test

    Thurs  5.0  Prerequisite Skills  p. 220 #4, 8, 12, 14

              5.1  Rational Numbers  p. 224 #2-42 evens, #50-60 evens

     Fri  5.2  Adding/Subtracting Like Fractions  p. 231 #10-40 evens, #48

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    Nov 4-8

    Algebra

    Mon   4.1 The Coordinate Plane p. 206 #10-26 evens, 36-39 all
     

    Tues   4.2 Graphing Linear Equations p. 213 #4-48 evens, # 58, 60, 68, 74, 80
     

    Wed     4.3 Graphing Horizontal and Vertical Lines p. 219 #4-32 all, #36-46 evens

    Thurs   4.4 Graphing Lines Using Intercepts p. 225 #4-38 evens, 56, 60, 72, 74

    Fri  $.1-4.4 Quiz

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  Ch 1-3 Review

    Tues   4.0  Prerequisite Skills  p. 172 #4, #8

             4.1  Factors & Prime Factorization  p. 176 #4-40 evens

    Wed   4.2  Greatest Common Factor  p. 181 #12-28 x4’s,  #36-42 evens

    Thurs  4.3  Equivalent Fractions  p. 186   #12-42 evens

    Fri      4.4  Least Common Multiple  p. 191 #4-34 evens, 40-44 evens

     

     

    Oct 28 - Nov 1

    Algebra

    Mon  No School

    Tues  3.8 Rates and Ratios p. 180 #6-38 evens, 39-46 all, 54, 56, 60

             3.9 Percents p. 186 #3-10 all, #16-26 evens

    Wed  Review ratios, rates and percents 3.8/3.9 Wkst

    Thurs  Ch 3 Review

    Fri  Ch 3 Test

     

    Pre-Algebra 

    Mon  No School

    Tues  Ch 3 Review

    Wed  Ch 3 Test

    Thurs  4.0  Prerequisite Skills  p. 172 #4, #8

              4.1  Factors & Prime Factorization  p. 176 #4-40 evens

    Fri  4.2  Greatest Common Factor  p. 181 #12-28 x4’s,  #36-42 evens


     

     

    Oct 21-25

     Algebra

    Mon  No School

    Tues  3.7 Formulas Wkst

             Solving Equations Practice  p. 147 #21, 27, 33, 35, 39, 47

                                                     p. 154 #23, 29, 33, 41, 43

    Wed   1:30 Dismissal    p. 169 #1-21 odds, 22

    Thurs  Ch 3 Story Problems  p. 161 #40-43,   p. 167 #36-38,    p. 175 #18-23, 25, 26

              Notes over  3.8 Ratios/Rates

    Fri  3.8 Wkst and p. 161 #25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 49

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  No School

    Tues  3.4  Solving  Inequalities  p. 142  #4-22 all,  49, 50  skip #11 #22-36 evens,

    Wed  3.5  Solving Inequalities using Mult/Div  p. 148 #12-34 evens, #54,  #60

    Thurs  3.6  Solving Multi-Step Inequalities  p. 153 #4-30 evens

    Fri  3.4-3.6 Review, then Quiz

     

    Oct 14-18

    Algebra

    Mon 3.5 More on Linear Equations p. 160 #8-48 x4's

    Tues  3.6 Solving Decimal Equations p. 166 #8-28 evens, 30, 34, 40

    Wed  3.4-3.6 Quiz

    Thurs  3.7 Formulas p. 174 #3-8 all, 15, 16, 20-23 all

    Fri   3.5-3.7 Review Worksheet

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  3.1  Solving 2-Step Equations  p. 122 #4-18 evens, #24-32 evens

    Tues  3.2  Solving Equations w/ Like Terms & (  )  p. 127 #4-36 evens, #40-54 evens

    Wed Review  p. 139 #4-10, p. 781 #1-22

    Thurs  3.3  Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides  p. 133 #4-30 evens

    Fri  3.4  Solving  Inequalities  p. 142  #4-22 all,  49, 50  skip #11 #22-36 evens


     

     

    Oct 7-11

    Algebra

    Mon 3.0/3.1 Solving Equations using Addition/Subtraction p.  135 #26-52 evens, 58-78 evens

    Tues 3.2 Solving Equations Using Multiplication and Div p. 141 #22-44 evens, 48-56 evens

    Wed  3.3 Solving Multi-Step Equations p. 147 #8-38 evens
    Thurs 3.3 cont.. Practice with whiteboards....... p. 785 #1-22 all
    Fri     3.1-3.3 Quiz

             3.4 Solving Equations with Variables on Both Sides p. 154 #22-48 evens, 54, 56

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  Ch 2 Review

    Tues  Ch 2 Test

    Wed  Test Corrections / 3.0 Prerequisite Skills   p. 118 (#2-13 all)

    Thurs  3.1  Solving 2-Step Equations  p. 122 #4-18 evens, #24-32 evens

    Fri  3.2  Solving Equations w/ Like Terms & (  )  p. 127 #4-36 evens, #40-54 evens

     

     

    Sept  30 - Oct 4

    Algebra

    Mpn  2.7 Combining Like Terms p.110 #4-36 evens

    Tues   2.8 Dividing Real Numbers p. 116 #4-52 evens

    Wed  Quiz 2.5-2.8 /  Ch 2 Review  p. 125 #2-36 evens, 40, 42

    Thurs  Ch 2 Test
     

    Fri  3.1 p. 135 #26-52 evens, 58-78 evens

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  2.6  Solving Equations using Mult/Div  p. 99 #8-24 evens, 28-34 evens

    Tues  2.7  Decimal Operations & Equations with Decimals  p. 105 #4-34 evens

    Wed  Ch 2 Review                            

    Thurs  Ch 2 Test

    Fri  3.0 Prerequisite Skills   p. 118 (#2-13 all)

          3.1  Solving 2-Step Equations  p. 122 #4-18 evens, #24-32 evens

     

     

    Sept 23-27

    Algebra

    Mon  2.6  The Distributive Property p. 104 #20-52 evens  #80-92 evens (in class)

    Tues  2.7 Combining Like Terms p.110 #4-36 evens

    Wed 2.8 Dividing Real Numbers p. 116 #4-52 evens

    Thurs  College Access Day No Algebra Class

    Fri  No School

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  2.4  Variables and Equations     p. 87 #4-18 evens, 20-30 evens

    Tues  2.5  Solving Equations Using Add/Subtract  p. 93 #12-26 evens, 32-40 evens

    Wed  2.6  Solving Equations using Mult/Div  p. 99 #8-24 evens, 28-34 evens

    Thurs  College Access Day  No Pre-Algebra Class

    Fri  No School

     

    Sept 20-24

    Algebra

    Mon    2.1 The Real Number Line p. 68 #14-40 x4's, #60-62 all


    Tues   2.2 Absolute Value p. 74 #4-40 multiples of 4’s, #56-59

    Wed    2.3 Adding Real Numbers p. 81 #1-17 all; 18-48 evens

    Thurs 2.4 Subtracting Real Numbers p. 89 #10, 16-44 multiples of 4’s

    Fri      2.1-2.4 Quiz  

     Pre-Algebra

    Mon  Test Corrections

    Tues  2.0  Pre-Requisite Skills   p.  62  (#2-11 all)

            2.1  Properties and Operations   p. 66  #16-38 evens

    Wed  2.2  The Distributive Property   p. 75 #8-26 evens, 56-60 evens

    Thurs  2.3  Simplifying Variable Expressions p. 8 #16-30 evens, 44-52 evens

    Fri  Mid Chapter Quiz  p. 84 #1-22 all

     

    Sept 9-13

    Algebra

    Mon  1.8 An Introduction to Functions p. 51 #8-24 evens

    Tues 1.4-1.8 Quiz/Review

    Wed  Chapter 1 Review

    Thurs  Chapter 1 Test

    Fri   2.0

           2.1 The Real Number Line p. 68 #14-42 evens, #60-70 evens, #80 
     


    Pre-Algebra

    Mon 1.7  Multiplying/Dividing Integers on white boards/5 Question Quiz

    Tues  1.8  The Coordinate Plane  p. 49 #17-24 all, 27, 28

    Wed  Mean/Median/Mode/Range  p. 40 #1-8    

    Thurs  Ch 1 Review

    Fri   Ch 1 Test  

     

     

    Sept 2-6 

    Algebra

    Mon  Labor Day   No School

    Tues  1.4/1.5 Wkst in class; 1.4/1.5 Quiz
     

    Wed  1.6  A Problem Solving Plan Using Models p. 39 #4, 10, 14, 16, 22, 24-32 evens
     

    Thurs   1.7  Tables and Graphs p. 45 #6-22 all, #24
     

    Fri   1.8   An Introduction to Functions p. 51 #8-24 evens

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  Labor Day   No School

    Tues   1.5  Adding Integers          p. 31  #16-38 evens, #48, #68

    Wed   1.6  Subtracting Integers  p. 36 #12-30 evens, 36-46 evens

    Thurs   Mean/Median/Mode/Range  p. 40 #1-8

    Fri      1.7  Multiplying and Dividing Integers  p. 44 #4-24 evens, 30-42 evens

     

    Aug 26-30   

    Algebra

    Mon  1.1 Variables in Algebra  p.  #10-66 evens

    Tues 1.2 Exponents and Powers p. 12 #14-58 evens, #66 
     

    Wed   1.3 Order of Operations p. 18 #4-40 evens, #54-57 all, 68
     

    Thurs  1.1-1.3 Story Problems     1.1-1.3 Quiz

    Fri       1.4 Equations and Inequalities p. 27 #26-62 evens

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon  1.1  Expressions and Variables  p. 7  #4-36 evens, #42-48 evens

    Tues  1.2  Powers and Exponents   p. 12  #4-32 evens, #36, #48

    Wed  1.3  Order of Operations   p. 18 #4-34 evens

    Thurs  1.4  Comparing and Ordering Integers  p. 24 #18-40 evens, #44-50 evens

    Fri     Mid-Chapter Quiz  

     

    August 19-23   

    Algebra

    Mon---No School

    Tues---Meet and Greet Students/Introductions/Seating Chart

    Wed---Skills Test/Computation Review

    Thurs---Interest Inventory/Computation Review/Class Rules and Procedures

    Fri---Book Scavenger Hunt/Vocabulary

     

    Pre-Algebra

    Mon---No School

    Tues---Meet and Greet Students/Introductions/Seating Chart

    Wed---Skills Test/Computation Review

    Thurs---Interest Inventory/Computation Review/Class Rules and Procedures

    Fri---Book Scavenger Hunt/1.1 Pre-Requisite Skills 4  (#1-10 all)

     

     

     

     

     

Lesson Plans

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