Rube Goldberg Machine

The Gum Placer 3000

From step one to eight, we saw three energy transfers, starting with magnetic when the magnetic lamp hit the magnet on the tissue box. Second the mechanical energy with the roll of tape hit the books and they fell over. Last the gravitational energy when the gum ball rolls down the measuring tape.

It begins with Marwa dropping the ball onto the wedge, it rolling to hit the lamp, the lame will then move forward to connect to the magnet that is connected on the tissue box, the tissue box will be pushed over by the force of the lamp, causing to hit the roll of tape, the roll of tape then will hit the 4 books, they will fall in order and it hit tape measure, it move move slightly cause the ball to move down the measuring tape into the gum ball machine.

Week 11- Math 10

This week in Math 10…

I am going to show one of the many ways to take out the GCF in a polynomial expression.

When you see your initial expression, you wont to ask what is the biggest number I can take out of all of the numbers? You can take out 5x from all of them… Put it on the side of the box. Then what multiplied by 5x is going to give you the numbers inside… These you put directly over the number in the box. Once found you have all the factors of what is inside the box.

Week 10 – Math 10

Week 10 in Math 10…

This week was factoring polynomials and atbthe beginin it was a lot to take in but by the end I think i got the hang of it.

It really helped when Ms.Burton showed us we can factor usin an Area Model and it was a lot easier for me.

I have drawn out the steps to find the factors of an expression:

This shows the first step, you are given an expression…

(What i’m showing will only work if it looks like this; x to the power of 2/ squared and the middle is a number followed by x and then the last just a constant term or a number with no variable or degree.)

the next step is to list the factors of the constant (in yellow.) then find the one that fits best for the sum of the middle number. place the x squatted in the top left and the constant in the bottom right box then the two numbers that add to 21 in the remaining.

Solve for what the highest number or variable is that you can take out of each two boxes. I have shown arrows and then the answers.








Now the numbers on the outside is your answer, all the factors of the first expression. Therefore your answer is….












Week 9 Math 10

Week 9 Math 10….

This week we finished up polynomial expressions and began Factoring polynomials. There are different ways to find the answer to a polynomial expression.

If your expression was:







Then one of the many ways you can solve the answer is using an area model. This is a faster way to find a answer then using tiling models.Here how you would set it up:

In black I have show the expression.

In orange is the area  model diagram. 

In pink is your answers for going left and top. Each time.


Therefore your answer is in the pink.







“Rise Up” Andra Day

“Rise Up” Andra Day – Analyzation








Meaning: When life is not going your way finding someone or a group of people and climbing over that ladder to a better day or life can be helpful and motivate you more.

Theme Statement: When ones life is not going great, seeking companionship and help through other may result in overcoming bad times.

“Tell Tale Heart” -alternate ending in new point of view.

The point of view I chose was objective.

Knocking at the door he ran down the stairs, collected himself and opened the door. With a deep breath he invited the three police officer’s in to talk. He place three chairs in the exact room the fresh cut up body rested under the wooden planks. He acted cool with all of this. Slowly a sound grew louder in his head. It was the heartbeat, the heartbeat he claimed to be the old mans. Louder and louder he began to go insane. He began cursing, he raved and he foamed. He through the chair to the side ripped the wood planks up, yelled: “HERE, HERE!” The body was shown to the police officer’s and they knew, the knew the truth; this man was criminally insane. The three officer’s soon clenched cold, metallic and heavy handcuffs to the crazy man’s wrists. He would be locked up for the rest of is life.