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Question of the Day 4/7/2020

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Solution to QOTD 4/6/2020

The tables that represent linear functions in the questions are A and E. In order to be a linear function, the rate of change (or the slope) between each point must be the same, or constant. In table A, the rate of change is -3. In table E, the rate of change is 1.5.

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Day 12: u.school At Home

It’s Tuesday. Tacos for Everyone!

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We are supposed to hit 80 degrees today. Take a walk. Shoot some hoops. Do some yard work. Read a book outside. Just keep up your proper social distance precautions. 


If you have any sewing skills and you want to help out the community, CoxHealth is accepting home sewn masks using the CDC pattern. I can send you more info if you and/or your family wants to start making masks. 


In other news, there is lots of stuff going on in the group Learning Opportunities. Don’t forget to check in on Discord and Headrush to see the latest. Yesterday we learned that whales used to be dog-like, land-based creatures who hunted in the water. Give it enough time and things change, right? 


Go on now, y’all. Get out there and keep learning.

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Question of the Day 4/6/2020

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Solution to QOTD 4/3/2020

To solve this, we need to remember that the square root of a negative number is an imaginary number. (no number, multiplied by itself, can result in a negative…) So, this needs to be broken down into parts:

This was our beginning function.
Separate the negative square root.
The square root of 16 is 4, and the square root of -1 is i, (for imaginary).
Multiply 2×4 x i. This is the final solution.

The final answer would be C, by the commutative property.

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Day 11: u.school At Home

Good Morning u.schoolers,

This is probably about the time that being home like this is getting very old. The excitement of the unusual is worn off by now. Missouri is now officially under a Stay at Home order until at least April 24th.

One strategy is to maintain a routine.

Here is one approach to “a quarantine routine” that I found on Twitter. 

My Quarantine Routine
I just wanted to share what works for me. This is just to give me structure and a sense of stability
9 am – 2 am: wake up & stare at my phone

Now this strategy might not work for everyone.

You might choose the go to bed and wake up at a regular time. You might have a morning routine of getting ready, making breakfast.

You might decide to read your book out on the deck when the weather is nice.

You might have a planned movie watching time with family. You might start the week off by creating a DS Tracker and sharing it with Pat and Sandy.

You might end the week by completing your DS Tracker and updating everything in Headrush.

That’s a different strategy.


It’s Monday. Hop on Discord and see what it is new in your Learning Opportunities. There is new stuff happening in these things all week. But you gotta show up to see it. And you gotta participate for it to have meaning.  So go out there and do some stuff this week if for no other reason than to help you keep your sanity during this time. 

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Day 10: u.school At Home

Happy Friday Everyone,

Thank you to all who came out for #communitas-text yesterday. We managed to get some business accomplished.

If you weren’t there and haven’t heard, Sandy is going to lead a new Art learning opportunity called #art-helps-the-heart . Contact Sandy if you would like to be added to this learning opportunity.

In other news, the letter writing group, #youve-got-mail-text , is about to start a new prompt and send each other some mail. If you would like to get on board this one, let me know. We would love to have ya.

We would also love to have more people join us for #movie-club-text . We used Netflix Party to watch Spiderman: Into the SpiderVerse together and it was a lot of fun.

Speaking of fun. Karlee is starting up her science classes, #science-labs-text and #critical-thinking . Let us know if you want be involved.

It’s Friday which means there is a new Poetry Unbound posted. It is in appreciation to all the health care working fighting the virus on the front lines https://poetry-unbound.simplecast.com/episodes/a-poem-in-gratitude-for-health-care-workers-jU1gf_md

Also, since it is Friday, don’t forget to update your DS Trackers with what you did this week. And, even more importantly, update https://uschool.headrushapp.com/ with your work.

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Question of the Day 4/3/2020

Use your imaginations! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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Solution for QOTD 4/2/2020

Point D is equidistant from both B and C, so ray AD would be and angle bisector. The answer is A.

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Question of the Day 4/2/2020