The Djinni’s Offer: see below…

Lesson Plan, Day 17

In our Learning Toolbox:

San Diego Public Library system (*was there a public library in 1838 Baltimore?*)

(1. ordering books, 2. InterLibrary Loan, 3. Reference Librarians)

Vocabulary:

Copy into your notes, and Mind Map each word:

Reading Comp. Vocab. Grammar Vocabulary Math Vocabulary Test-taking Skills

Identifying the

author’s conclusion

Capitalization, part

two of three:

Exponents, part 2 of

2:

Reading comp. lecture

sentences

Contemplate Proper noun repeated addition Diagonal on times table

Reflect upon Noun repeated multiplication Squares

Consider Specific Exponential form Cubes

Nationalism Particular perfect squares Consecutive, even

Turn of the century individual Square numbers context

6pm: Spend one minute contemplating nationalism.

Write one or two sentences explaining why you think nationalism is either

important, or dangerous, or both.

6:02 Continue on work from your folder (on Reading/Literature/Science/Social Studies).

7pm: Stand up & Stretch, if you wish…

7:00 to 7:07 Reading Comprehension

7:07 to 7:15 we will have our Grammar lecture, using this passage

7:15 to 7:25 we will have our math lecture, also using this same passage.

7:25-7:30 We will do the first question/problem from each online worksheet together, then

you finish the online activities from all three lectures individually on the classroom computers,

on your laptop or, on your smart phone.

7:00-7:07 Reading Comprehension: What conclusion has the author drawn and

why?

“Nationalism sparked intense competition between European nations. by the turn of the

twentieth century. a fierce rivalry had developed among Europe’s most powerful countries.

Those countries were Germany, Austria-Hungary, Great britain, Russia, Italy, and France. In

June 1914, World war I began.” (Today’s reading comes from P. 285 of Peterson’s Master the HiSET, 2nd Edition …)

Where are the proper nouns in this passage?

Is there any lack of capitalization in this passage?

Where are the missing capital letters in this passage?

Where are the other Grammatical errors?

7:07 Grammar lecture: Capitalizing proper nouns

Rules:

Capitalize the titles of

high-ranking government

officials when used with or

before their names. Do not

capitalize the civil title if it is

used instead of the name.

Examples:

The president will address Congress.

All senators are expected to attend.

The governors, lieutenant governors,

and attorneys general called for a

special task force.

Governor Connelly, Lieutenant

Governor Martinez, and Senators

James and Hennessy will attend the

meeting.

Capitalize a title when used

as a direct address even

when the person is not

named.

Examples:

Will you be holding a press

conference, Madame President?

Please give us your opinion of this

latest development, Senator.

We need your response quickly, Mr.

President.

We need your response quickly,

President Obama.

Will you help me with my homework,

Dad?

When you use the

complete names of

departments, capitalize. You

may also capitalize a

shortened form of a

department. Do not

capitalize when these words

are used as adjectives or

Examples:

the United Nations General

Assembly

the General Assembly

Congress

a congressional committee

generically.

Capitalize civil titles only

when used with the name

following or when

addressing someone

directly.

Examples:

Councilman James Harris

the councilman

James Harris, councilman

How are you voting, Councilman?

President Obama

the president

If you are working on

government documents or

you are representing a

government agency, then

you may capitalize words

like City, County,

and District when they stand

alone.

Example: The County will implement

the plan approved by the voters last

June.

When you refer back to a

proper noun using a

shortened version of the

original name, you may

capitalize it.

Examples:

The District Water Plan allocates …

The Plan calls for …

The Federal Bureau of Investigation

has taken the case. The Bureau has

sent out a bulletin to other federal

departments to enlist their help in

capturing the fugitive.

However, if you are not

working on government

documents or are not

representing a government

agency, do not capitalize

generic or shortened terms.

Examples:

The county will implement the plan …

The plan calls for …

The bureau has sent out a bulletin …

sources: https://data.grammarbook.com/blog/capitaliza

tion/when-to-capitalize-peoples-titles/

https://data.grammarbook.com/blog/capitaliz

ation/capitalization-of-departments-offices-an

d-government-titles/

Please write one sentence using a proper noun (i.e. “Lincoln wrote The Emancipation

Proclamation on the back of an envelope.”)

7:15 Mathematics: Exponents, part 2/2: Anything to the 0

th & 1

st, Pwrs of 0,

Exponent expressions

Review:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/a/introduction-to-exponents

What was my SmartAlec answer to “Express 100 in exponential form?”

So what is any # raised to the 1st power?

What might any # raised to the 0

th

power be?

How might we evaluate 23

+ 2

0

?

How about .2*.2*.2? How would we do this in fractional form? In decimal

form?

What is .2*.2*.2 in exponential form?

What do you notice about the exponent and the number of decimal places?

Let’s summarize on a chart: Arithmetic form, Fractional form, decimal form,

exponential form

Continuing from yesterday for a fun group activity: If you want to partner up

with a classmate, work together for 7 minutes to take a crack at:

The Djinni’s Offer:

“After opening an ancient bottle you find on the beach, a Djinni

appears. In payment for his freedom, he gives you a choice of either

50,000 gold coins or one magical gold coin. The magic coin will turn

into two gold coins on the first day. The two coins will turn into four

coins total at the end of two days. By the end or the third day there will

be eight gold coins total. The Djinni explains that the magic coins will

continue this pattern of doubling each day for one moon cycle, 28

days. Which prize do you choose?

When you have made your choice, answer these questions:

The number of coins on the third day will be 2×2×2. Can you write

another expression using exponents for the number of coins there will be on the third day?

Write an expression for the number of coins there will be on the

28th day. Is this more or less than a million coins?”

(from: https://www.illustrativemathematics.org/content-standards/tasks/532)

.

Now, let’s do the first online Grammar worksheet question together:

https://www.grammarbook.com/grammar_quiz/capitalization_2.asp

and

Now let’s do the first online math worksheet problem together:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/exponents

7:30

1.) Please do the rest of our online grammar worksheet:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/exponents

and

2.) Please do the remainder of online math worksheet:

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-exponents-radicals/pre-algebra-exp

onents/e/exponents

Mathematics work online and/or in books from 7:45 until 8:45.

8:40 Exit Questions: Tuesday, day 17

1. Write one sentence explaining the difference between the four

forms we used today.

2. What is nationalism?

3. Write one fourth as a fraction, decimal and a percent and in some

exponential form (i.e. 9/10*9/10=.9*.9=.81=81%)

4. Please write one sentence explaining how many decimal places an

exponent gives when multiplying decimals.

8:45 Turn in Exit Slip, Dismissal

some *Action Items* in support of literacy (and Gold!) that you can take right now:

**1.**) Download some public domain version of a classic story about djinn,

**2.**) Make a bet with some friends that you’ll have more gold after 30 days than they could ask for in one lump sum from the tricky Djinni!

**3.**) Share how the bet went: who won?

**4.**) Write a novel that references a classic book, tells a good story, and makes a difference. I’m working on that through my historical fantasy #WiP, #WhoByFireIWill. Once published, donate one or more copies to your local public library, as I intend to do.

Other ideas welcome on how to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness, & #EndMoneyBail, starting with improving these four parts of our good #PublicDomainInfrastructure:

1. #libraries,

2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,

3. #UniversalHealthCare, and

4. good #publictransport

Read, Write, Ranked Choice Voting and Housing for ALL!!!!, Walk !

#PublicDomainInfrastructure #StopSmoking for CCOVID-19

ShiraDest

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