Parabolas all have the same basic “U” shape.

1 There are only three colors, ten digits, and seven notes, it’s what we do with them that’s .

The Babylonians

It all started around 3000 BC with the Babylonians. They were one of the world’s first civilisations, and came up with some great ideas like agriculture, irrigation and writing. They plotted the paths of the Sun, the Moon and the planets, and recorded them on clay tablets (which you can still see in the British Museum). To the Babylonians we owe the modern ideas of angle, including the way that the circle is divided up into 360 degrees (owing to a small miscalculation, one per day). We also owe the Babylonians for the rather less pleasant invention of the (dreaded) taxman. And this was one of the reasons that the Babylonians needed to solve quadratic equations.

if $x$ is the length of the side of the field, $m$ is the amount of crop you can grow on a square field of sidelength 1, and $c$ is the amount of crop that you can grow, then

\[ c = m x^2. \]

 Quadratic equations and areas are linked together like brothers and sisters in the same family. However, at the moment we don’t have to solve anything – until the tax man arrives, that is! Cheerily he says to the farmer “I want you to give me $c$ crops to pay for the taxes on your farm.” The farmer now has a dilemma: how big a field does he need to grow that amount of crop? We can answer this question easily, in fact

\[ x = \sqrt { \frac{c}{m} }. \]

01 uses of a quadratic equation

 

5 Basic Needs (according to Glasser) o Fun o Freedom o Power o Belonging o Survival

 

Recognizing Factoring Patterns

Quadratic equations describe the motion of a baseball after it connects with a bat, and the acceleration of gravity at the Earth’s orbit.

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The numbers -15, -5, -3, -1, 1, 3, 5, and 15 are all factors of 15 because they divide 15 without a remainder.
Factoring is an important process in algebra which is used to simplify expressions, simplify fractions, and solve equations.

A composite expression is similar in that it can be written as the product of two or more expressions. For example: x2 + 3x + 2 is composite because it can be written as (x + 1)(x + 2). (Recall that the FOIL Method shows that (x + 1)(x + 2) is equivalent to x2 + 3x + 2.) Here, (x + 1) and (x + 2) are factors of x2 + 3x + 2.

In general, a number is a factor of another number if the first number can divide the second without a remainder. Similarly, an expression is a factor of another expression if the first can divide the second without a remainder.

Definition

A prime number is a number greater than 1 which has only two positive factors: 1 and itself. For example, 11 is a prime number because its only positive factors are 1 and 11.

Factoring is a process by which a the factors of a composite number or a composite expression are determined, and the number or expression is written as a product of these factors. For example, the number 15 can be factored into: 1 * 15, 3 * 5, -1 * -15, or -3 * -5. The numbers -15, -5, -3, -1, 1, 3, 5, and 15 are all factors of 15 because they divide 15 without a remainder.

Factoring is an important process in algebra which is used to simplify expressions, simplify fractions, and solve equations. The next few lessons explain how to factor numbers, expressions, and equations.

  1. Factoring Numbers — Start Here
  2. Finding a Greatest Common Factor
  3. Factoring a GCF from an expression
  4. Factoring a Difference Between Two Squares
  5. Factoring Trinomials
  6. Factoring Completely
  7. Solving Equations by Factoring

Introduction To Factoring

A composite number is a number that can be written as the product of two positive integers other than 1 and the number itself. For example: 14 is a composite number because it can be written as 7 times 2. In this case, 7 and 2 are called factors of 14.

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 What’s Your Angle
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Angle- The amount of turn between two straight lines that have a common end point (the vertex).

Children taken away too soon; Many times forever USA #PrisonIndustry

ALL WE NEED IS TO BRING CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING SKILLS INTO THE CLASSROOM

MEASURING TRIANGLES OUR FAVORITE THING

The Algebra Project

Marvin Gaye asked “What’s Going on”

 

Children in Prison Industry

 In the beginning stages of Vernon’s incarceration it was hard especially being only sixteen amongst grown men, murderers, gang bangers and robbers.  It wasn’t no Disneyland, but he made it and as they say “Only the Strong Survive” and he’s done just that…..Survive!

From Jr. High School to #PrisonIndustryFaking for stripes

Born in Los Angeles, California Vernon Steward was a young active go hard in the paint type of juvenile.  He started writing as a hobby, really just the lyrics of his own raps.  He always was inspired by 2Pac and his wisdom and his big cousin taught him a few things too.  After getting in some trouble and going to prison so young Vernon realized it was a major blow to himself and his family.  However while being incarcerated He grew up to be a man, a great man, an intelligent young black man at that!
Vernon’s writings didn’t begin until he started his struggle day in and day out using it as a form of positive release.  It wasn’t until later that he realized he could really do something with it, and being incarcerated did not always have to be the end.  Incarceration at an early age for most may have been the end of the road.  However Vernon used life’s lessons as inspiration and motivation to put a pen to a piece of paper and allow his own thoughts and experiences to flow making for incredible pieces of literary greatness.

CASH FOR KIDS

 

Children  taken away too soon; Many times forever USA #PrisonIndustry

Closing the PipeLine

The United States #PrisonIndustry stands alone worldwide in imposing sentences of life without parole on juveniles. The U.S. achieved this unique position by slowly and steadily dismantling founding principles of the juvenile justice system. Today a record number of people are serving juvenile life without parole (JLWOP) sentences in the U.S. for crimes committed before their 18th birthday. Sentences of life without parole are often erroneously believed to translate to a handful of years in prison followed by inevitable release. The reality is that a life sentence for a child without parole means that the Baby will die in prison. Copyright @ 2012 by The Sentencing Project. Reproduction of this document in full or in part, and in print or electronic format, only by permission of The Sentencing Project

Mississippi is a state long recognized for it’s systemic and systematic racism and bigotry, particularly towards Black Americans.

The findings by theMississippi Department of Justice expose this latest case of Jim and Jane Crow-ism to the world with its findings that Black students were being disproportionately targeted for a ‘School to Prison’ pipeline.

The Equal Justice Initiative reports:

Meridian police automatically arrest public school students when called by school officials, often without determining if there is probable cause. Students are then put on probation, sometimes without proper legal representation, and are required to serve any subsequent suspensions from school in the juvenile detention center.

The system has led to students being incarcerated in the detention center for dress code violations, flatulence, profanity, and disrespect.

“The students most severely affected by these practices are black children and children with disabilities in Meridian,” the Justice Department said in a letter to Mississippi’s governor, attorney general and various officials in Meridian and Lauderdale County.

“These entities, working in conjunction, help to operate a school-to-prison pipeline that routinely and repeatedly incarcerates children for school disciplinary infractions,” the letter alleged.

If the matter isn’t corrected soon, the Department has said it will sue the Lauderdale County Youth Court, the Meridian Police Department and the Mississippi Division of Youth Services, a division of the state Department of Human Services.

This article was written by JG Vibes and originally published at The Intel Hub

On Wednesday civil rights lawyers filed a lawsuit against the local government of Meridian, Mississippi, and other defendants for operating what has been called a school-to-prison pipeline in which students are denied basic constitutional rights, sent to court and incarcerated for minor school infractions.

The lawsuit says children who talk back to teachers, violate dress codes, and commit other minor infractions are handcuffed and sent to a youth court where they are denied their rights.

According to CNN:

“Also among the defendants were Lauderdale County, judges of the county’s Youth Court and the State of Mississippi Division of Youth Services.

About 6,000 mostly African-American students attend grades kindergarten through 12 in a dozen schools in the Lauderdale County School District.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Roy Austin said Wednesday that Mississippi officials had failed to cooperate with the eight-month investigation.

“We had no choice but to file suit,” Austin said, giving examples of what he alleged are unconstitutional actions taken by the school district and court which include:

• Children are handcuffed and arrested in school and incarcerated for days at a time without a probable cause hearing.

• Children detained wait more than 48 hours for a hearing, in violation of constitution requirements.

• Children make admissions to formal charges without being advised of their Miranda rights.

• Children are not routinely granted legal representation during the juvenile justice process.

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1.         Summary of the Recommendation 

This recommendation encourages the federal government, states, and school districts to pass laws and implement policies that will secure the right of every child to a high-quality education.   It also encourages attorneys and bar associations to help secure that right through improvements in state and federal law, representation of students, parents, and organizations, and community legal education.

2.         Summary of the Issue that the Resolution Addresses

Despite widely shared belief that every child deserves a high-quality education and ever growing recognition that a good education is essential both for individual opportunity and for societal well-being, fulfillment of that right remains out of reach for many, and disproportionately so for children of low-income families, children of color, children with disabilities, and other distinct groups.   And while some existing laws require that certain elements of a high-quality education be provided to at least some students, those provisions of law are often not well understood, implemented, or enforced.  The setting of standards for what students should achieve and for measuring whether students achieve it must be accompanied by actions to identify, and ensure that students get, the quality education that will enable them to achieve.  Without that, the goals remain unreached and the right unfulfilled.

3.         Please Explain How the Proposed Policy Position will Address the Issue

The recommendation seeks to address the barriers to making the right to a high-quality educational program a reality by calling upon state and federal legislative bodies and state, federal, and local education agencies to adopt and implement laws and policies that: (a) define the contours of that right, i.e., the core elements of a high-quality educational program to which every child is entitled; (b) ensure that schools provide those elements and have the resources to do so effectively; (c)  focus the functions of the agencies which oversee schools — federal Department of Education, state education departments, and school districts — on fostering schools’ provision of those elements of quality; (d) improve implementation and enforcement of existing provisions of law related to the provision of high-quality education; (e) enable students and their families to  and strengthen their voices in decisions that affect the quality of education they receive.   The recommendation calls upon attorneys and bar associations to help facilitate these efforts in seeking improved laws and policies, in representing children and their families to remedy denial of rights to high-quality education, and in community legal education and other assistance to help parents, students, schools, school systems and others understand and obtain improved implementation of laws advancing the right to high-quality education. Those very basic actions – defining the right and then aligning the programs of schools, the functioning of overseeing education agencies, implementation and enforcement of relevant existing laws, the voice of beneficiaries, and the active engagement and support of the bar – are necessary to attain that right.

Simple Bully Buster: Cooperative Learning

RED MARKS ON MY PAPER = Bullying

The classroom activity, not the teacher, is the focus of the classroom. Art supplies Motivate and build competency.  There is no right or wrong: Appropriate Learning is defining all terms and displaying: Communication skills (verbal and written); Honesty/Integrity; Teamwork skills; Strong Work ethic (Always YOUR Personal Best); Motivation/initiative; Flexibility/adaptability; Analytical skills; Computer skills; Organisational skills. RED MARKS ON MY PAPER ARE NOT HELPFUL AT ALL!

There is no right or wrong: Appropriate

Art supplies are a way to Motivate and build competency

Classroom Activities, not the teacher, is the focus of the Classroom.

WHO is violent, the Slaver or the Slave?

In the study, researchers gave surveys to 217 students in grades three through five, measuring how much the students liked to cooperate or compete with their peers, and how often they acted with aggression or kindness toward them. The students also reported how often their teachers put them in small groups to complete assignments together, a classroom strategy known as “cooperative learning” because the students have to collaborate with one another in order to get their work done.

Stamp Out Classroom Bullying Meeting Basic Needs Reality Therapy: Power; Love and Belonging; freedom and Fun; Safety

CLASSROOM STRUCTURE: REALITY THERAPY  As educators become increasingly aware of the prevalence and harm of bullying, there have been major conferences, school-wide programs, and legislation in 47 states intended to curtail it. But a recent study suggests how simple exercises in the classroom, involving just small groups of students at a time, may also have a positive impact.ImageAnchor Charts      Cooperative Learning Resources

Accountable Talk

Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

A Simple Bully Buster: Cooperative Learning

The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas

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Conflict arises from a discord of needs, drives, wishes, and/or demands. – Wm Glasser ATTENDING TO THE SOCIETAL EMOTIONAL INDIVIDUAL NEEDS FOR ONES OWN SENSE OF HAVING (1) POWER: (2) LOVE AND BELONGING; (3.) FREEDOM; (4) FUN; (5) SAFETY.

 When a Government seizes drug money, where does it go? Where does it end up. The Gov might as well sell the drugs directly–helping to ease the violence associated with dope sells. What’s the difference between the Gov seizing drug money and apportioning drug related property (BACK TO TAXPAYERS) and drug dealers making a living on the drug monies industry? WHICH NEEDS ARE/ARE NOT BEING MET AS CONFLICT EMMERGES?

 (1) POWER: (2)LOVE AND BELONGING; (3.) FREEDOM; (4) FUN; (5) SAFETY.

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