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CP12 – Reaction Types

Date Thursday, September 21st New Idea – Reaction Types Handout in GDrive Focus on four types Combination (synthesis) Decomposition Single Displacement Double Diplacement Examples Lab Next Class Explores Reaction Types … Continue reading

September 20, 2017

CP11- Reaction Balancing

Date Tuesday, September 19th Quiz naming quiz quick and easy! Recap – Balancing Strategies for balancing reactions? examples Balancing Practice Ch 8 P(3, 4) Write down equation (we will discuss … Continue reading

September 18, 2017

CP10 – Reactions

Date Monday, September 18th Recap Formulas to Names Names to Formulas Quiz on Tuesday covering all of this Lots of practice in Textbook Ch. 6 P(5 – 24) 10 Questions … Continue reading

September 17, 2017

BTSN – 2017

Welcome to Back-to-School Night 2017 I am always honored to meet the parents of the students I am lucky to have in my classes. This presentation is a brief overview … Continue reading

September 14, 2017

CP09 – More Naming

Date Thursday, September 14th Quiz – Nomenclature student given 10 formulas quiz asks for the names of the formulas only ionic substances on the quiz polyatomic ion names and charges … Continue reading

September 13, 2017

CP08 – Naming Mania!

Date Monday, September 11th Long Block (after lunch) Quiz Yahoo! Our first quiz! Q provides element name Student writes symbol and valence or valences Provided with PT only Quick – … Continue reading

September 9, 2017

CP07 – Naming

Date: Friday, September 8th Periodic Table Groups have names! Textbook section 3.2 (Please know these) Formula Basics subscripts / coefficients parentheses examples (book practice below) Naming Formulas there is a … Continue reading

September 7, 2017

CP06 – Charge!

Date Wednesday, September 6th Class Business Quizzes in Schoology quiz = quick Homework Review Questions? Did you compare with posted answers? New Idea – Charge & Oxidation State Shared Document … Continue reading

September 5, 2017

CP05 – Just Average

Date Tuesday, September 5th Continuation Atomic particles questions? Practice (Ch. 5 – 39) Easy Activity – Determine the Average of These New Idea – Average Atomic Mass Mass on the … Continue reading

September 4, 2017

CP04 – Our Friend

Date Friday, September 1st Class Business I am reorganizing the sequence of topics full revision completed by the end of the weekend New Idea – Periodic Table New docs in … Continue reading

August 31, 2017

CP03 – Black Boxes

Date Tuesday, August 29th Class Business Chapter Notes Thoughts? Questions? Recap Last Lessson Can I move from one box to another? What kind of process would do that? Activity: Black … Continue reading

August 28, 2017

CP02 – Matter

Date Monday, August 28th Class Business – Chapter Notes notes should focus on key terms / examples of problems (if appropriate) only review sections indicated bullet points / complete sentences not … Continue reading

August 27, 2017

CP01 – Welcome

Date Thursday, August 24th Welcome! Class approach Expectations Grades (Ugh) Syllabus Course vs Textbook Flow Measureables practice problems chapter notes How Does Class Work? Blog Schoology Google Drive In-class note … Continue reading

August 23, 2017


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