My deepest sympathy, I'm sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family can pull through. Always remember your second family is in Sargent waiting for you to come home. We got you :) through thick and thin. Hang your head high, not low. People come and go, just remember its part of life. I know how hard it is to lose someone so close to your heart. I've had it happen several times already. But what i learned is no matter what happens they'll still be here with us. Living in our hearts. Smile Backee :) It's what your brother and father in law would want. I know this is a bad time but Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family! Love you Backee :) ♥

- Aly Banana

### To Mr. Backe

i know you've been going through the worst days of your life but we're all here to make you feel better. I know how bad it is to lose people that really meant everything to you. We're always here for you, just put your head up. Hope to see you back at school soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all your family.

God Bless,

Ronnie

Mr. Backe,

My deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that everyone from Sargent park are here for you. Please accept my condolences on the loss of your brother and father in law. With deepest sympathy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. From Sierra.

dear mr. backe,

just wanted to let you know that me and the rest of the students in sargent park, support you and want to help you cope with your loss. i give you my condolences and prayers.

with deepest sympathy,

joysie [joyful ceilings]

p.s. hoping to bring joy to your daays. :] wishing you a MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Dear Mr.Backe,

I’m sorry to hear about the loss. I know it hurts to lose the ones who are really close to you. You have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your love ones. You know I’m for you anytime Mr.Backe. I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Love,

Karen C :)

Dear Mr. Backe,

I know you’re going through some hard times right now, and you have my sympathy. I really hope it all gets better for you and that you’ll be able to return to Sargent Park to continue teaching. I know how it is to lose loved ones too, and it’s not easy. When I lost my grandpa in 2007 from cancer it took me a while to get over it, but in the end everything got better. All of the students from Sargent Park, current and former, are there for you.

I hope everything works out for the best,

Shawn Magierowski

### Merry Christmas to All

### To Mr. Backe

Here is a picture I drew for you!

### Mr. B

**We**( I mean "The Class")

**really miss you**.

**Thank you**for helping us excel in Math and continue to be "The Class".

**You're really one of the best teachers we ever had.**

**come back soon**Mr. B. Math class is not the same without you. Also all the mornings spent in 9-05, just finishing our math homework, isn't the same either. I know that

**life isn't all that wonderful, but what comes are challenges**. And

**we'll always be there for you.**

**there's always**

**hope**.

**Happy Holidays.**

### Blogging for Mr. B :)

PS: Your mission for the holly days is to smile at least TEN times a day even if you aren't happy. Your smile makes someone else smile, and if you see someone smile,

*you'll*smile, too :)

### Mr. Backe

Like everyone else, we all miss you and hope you come back soon. You're an awesome teacher and everyone wishes you'd come back.

Haha, no seriously. You're the first teacher to actually praise us and keep praising us. You made us "The Class". I think other teachers thought we were bad students and they only think we're good students now because you said so. So come back soon!

Well for now, MERRY CHRISTMAS and HAPPY NEW YEAR! XD

### For Mr. Backe

I miss you

**TTTTTTTTTHHHHHHHHHHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS**

much. Math just isn't the same without you ^-^. Well, we barely did any math, but it still wasn't the same. Anyway, I know things may be, different this year, but I hope we can hear you joking around once again. I know we all miss your jokes

Well sorry there's no picture (let's just focus on the care that went into this post). Well I wish you a merry christmaaaaaasss, and a haaappyyyy neeewww yeeaaaarr!!! (I tried to make it sound like the song.....)

** \(>_<\) \(^_^)/ (/-_-)/**

### Mr.B

Please come back, we miss you! I'm very sorry, and hopefully you are able to come back next year. I know your going through emotional changes, but that's life.

Math just doesn't work with out you so you have to come back. The CLASS needs you to succeed. Your an awesome teacher and we can get through this together (A message from the class). So when your back we'll be here for you.

**Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!**

Your best student Zerlina!

### To Mr. Backe

As you must already know by our many posts, we miss you. No doubt, even I miss you! We've all learned to look at you closer than a teacher. It's hard to not see you in class anymore, with all the jokes, the fooling around, the laughter that we enjoy when your teaching. We're the class, and to all of us, you are part of the class. We all stand strong as one family and no less. We know your going through tough times, but don't forget, we have your back 100%. No matter what life throws at us, we'll handle it together Mr. Backe, promise.

I remember the time near my lockers when you talked to me about my test. I know I told you I was going to get 100%, so I tried. Yet, the test was hard, especially for me. That being said, I know I can do better, with your teachings, with all your help, I want you to be there. I want you to be the one that grades my test, not a substitute. You see, your the one that teaches the class, there is no other. One day Mr. Backe, I will get that 100% like I promised you. But please, just be there to see it. (:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Mr. Backe, you deserve it.

### Mr.Backe

**I hope you have a merry christmas!^^**### Mr bakkeee

your favourite student Simran (:

### Mr. B

We are missing you at at school. Without you we are learning about bites and bytes.

Math is no fun without you.

I am writing this post because everyone else has, and i don't want to be left out :( , no just kidding. Anyways I hope you are doing okay, we saw you the other day, just remember when you come back, "the class" will be waiting!

So I hope you will come to school tomorrow because " The class" has to wish you a merry Christmas! If you don't, we understand. So ya I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.

Thanks for being a GREAT teacher. MERRY CHRISTMAS!

### Mr. Backe

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

"Cheer Up"

By: SaintJ

It gets tough to hang on.

You often feel like letting go.

You dont give a damn about the future,

And all the more tortures it holds.

But if you think about it a little,

Life also makes the pain worth living it.

So instead of cursing at life, I hope you can try forgiving it.

With every sunset,

Comes a sunrise.

A new ray of hope, Pleasing to the eyes.

You can only truly appreciate happiness,

By feeling some sadness and pain. Therefore you should live life,

With your mind with an open frame.

It's never going to be easy.

It's never going to go the way you like.

But that shouldn't stop you.

Give the bad times a little more fight.

Coz when its all over, You can claim your gift.

I gurantee whatever it is,

It'll give your spirit a lift.

Everyone wants the same thing.

They all want to live the good life.

With all the joy and happiness you'll ever want.

Isn't that worth a little sacrifice?

So keep your head up, And look straight ahead of you.

### HI MR.Backe

P.S Merry Christmas to all the teachers and Sargent park students

And you deserve this song from you tube Its a Tagalog but don't worry its just a Christmas song with English sub for you:

WE SALUTE YOU MR BACKE

### Mr.Backe !

I'm here like everyone else, I want to say happy holidays and a happy new year !

I really miss you, its only been a few days but the day isn't the same. Math isn't the same without you Backe either, whats math without the teacher?All I see is numbers but with you I see numbers in a different way. You showed us how to use numbers, and how they're friendly. Thanks for being a great teacher. (:

See you next year! Happy Holidays Backe !

### HEY MR. BACKE

HEY !! Class is different now a days. Without you teaching and having the sub in. Well just thought i would say HAPPY CHRISTMAS and MERRY NEW YEAR.... wait wrong way MERRY CHRISTMAS and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR. Hope to see you in January have fun and relax during the holidays :D

WE (the class) WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

### For Mr. Backe. Math just isn't the same!

Its Brendan or (Less), Wanting to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Hope these post will make you happy and we all miss you a lot.

Just remember sub = boring math, but You Mr. Backe = a Very fun, exciting Math teacher.

Even though math can be boring at times, you always seem to spice it up and make it your own, that's why we like you as our Math teacher.

We hope to see you soon, but if that's not possible then that's ok.

We know that you need some time, I hope that you get better soon.

Don't forget that we are your second family as Melanie said, even though that might be weird to other but you aren't a boring teacher and that's why we think of you and our whole class as on big happy family.

One final thing is that you have made a difference in "The Classes" mind, and here is an example for how good you teaching, right before our first report cards when we were in rm.6, Mrs. Mota came in an told us that 9-05 ("The Class") had all passed Math. But before that she said that she wan't suppose to tell us this yet, but she did. When she did Everyone was very pleased.

We couldn't of done it without you Mr. Backe

Thank you so far and I hope you liked my post.

Hope you are feeling better soon.

Here's a video.

Even though its about aids in africa, it shows what people can do when they all come together.

Just like us "The Class", everybody needs love in there life when they are down, even if its just a hug.

### For Mr.Backe (;

You've always been here for us, so now it's our turn to be here for you. You're a great teacher, so you deserve to have students that care for you. We miss you a lot, and math would never be the same with out you. You are the reason why we're "THE CLASS."

I hope you'll come to school tomorrow, because we all want to wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year. I'm bringing chocolates again, and I'm hoping that you'll be there when I'm giving them out.

Just remember, Sargent Park School is your second family, and we'll always be here for you.

Especially ME (;

Before you know it, I'll be right behind you, following you wherever you go.

TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

### To: Mr. Backe :]

I hope that you like these posts made just for YOU Mr.Backe!

### Hello Mr. Backe (:

*(:*MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. BACKE! and a happy new year (: We all know that you have been away for quite a while, and we missed you very much and we hope you are doing well. Thank you for being such a great teacher. For teaching us how to do math so that we can become brilliant students at different schools in the future. Thank you so much for being so kind to us and giving us chocolate (: Thank you for spending your lunch breaks, mornings and after school just to help us if we needed anything. We are all very grateful to have you as a teacher! (: We "THE CLASS" wish you a merry merry christmas (:

### Merry Christmas and We Miss You

HEY LOOK ITS MEE!!! ->

Watch this video.

Are you done? Ok then here we go!

What do you call a group of students that really misses Mr. Backe?

THE CLASS (=

What happens if you are away for too long?

Our school days become boring =(

What do you get when you mix school with Mr. Backe?

A school of happy students (=

### Dear Mr. Backe (:

### Scribe Post Dec 17

So I'm not sure if I am supposed to be scribing, but I will anyways.

So for the past few days, we really haven't done anything (:

On Tuesday we evaluated the games again. And got a million sheets for the new unit.

Sorry my scanner is not working so I couldn't put pictures of them.

On Wednesday we started to learn about bites and bytes. Then we had to go to Choir.

And Today we studied for law. I mean no we didn't Mr.B.....

Then we learned some more about bits and bytes.

Well tomorrow is the Dance, make sure you have your work in by tomorrow morning.

Yes, this scribe isn't very good, but comment anyways!

### Re-Made Rational Number Video

PLEASE comment. Constructive criticism is always welcome. I'm pretty sure we also had some mistakes in there, but hey, nothing is ever perfect.

### Scribe Post for December 14, 2009

**Hello, 9-05**. Today in class, we handed in our stash- it's. What should have been in it are your:

**What you're suppose to write:**

**communication pieces**- the name of the game, and the name of the person who owns the game

**peer evaluator**- write your name there (also on the spot that says "name:")

**strengths (2nd column):**

**accuracy**- if the math part on the game is accurate

**logic**- if the game makes sense (eg. if their rules makes sense)

**clarity**- is it clear

**format**- is it good (is it well made?)

**other**- any comments, or anything else you found special about the game.

**suggestions (3rd cloumn):**

**Shaneille**.

**Please comment! :D**

### Scribe Post for December 9, 2009

The first thing we did in class today was look over our tests! One question that a lot of us got wrong was question 25, c.

c) With a denominator of 14 and a numerator that makes a rational number in lowest terms.

For my answer I put 7/14, and I got it wrong.

What it really asked us was to find a number that you can't simplify, like 1/14 or 5/14. I thought you had to find a number that you can make into lowest terms, like making 7/14 into 1/2. But I was wrong.

A few other things that Backe said, was never make a train when finding out an answer and to also put the unit of what your measuring ( cm, m).

The other thing we did in class was our foldables, if you didn't do it here's the link to the instructions:

/view.php?p=0f1911a03fa96daf0d930711fa50cfa85f453a1e&c=2">

We also had to do a three point approach, here are the words:

power

base

exponent

exponential form

difference between

x x

(-5) -5

( the x's are suppose to be shown as squared)

Here's what homework has to be down by monday:

(next chapter)

definitions

3.1 foldable

Here's what you have to hand in your stash it:

number line

definitions chapter 2

self evaluation (completed)

journal, with one squared for Backe to read

2 tests, with parent signatures

For extra work:

sheets

* Game done by monday

That's my scribe! For the next scribe I choose Angela . Please comment!!!

### Scribe Post for December 8, 2009

I don't remember exactly what the questions were on the test, so I'll put some questions that are similar.

**1)**2/7 + 1/9 =

**2)**√1.96=

√196= -Remove the decimal for now to make square rooting easier.

14 -Find the square root.

√ 1.96= 1.4 -Add the decimal back in where it belongs.

**3)**√ 7, to the nearest hundredth.

I'll estimate first to help me make sure that the answer is close.

√9 is 3, and the √4 is 2, so the answer must be between 2 and 3.

√ 7 is closer to 9, so the answer might be 2.6.

√ 7=2.65

Look on page 90 in the textbook for how to make the second foldable. It should look like this:

I hope that my scribe was okay, but if something is wrong, please feel free to COMMENT :)

### Scribe for December 7, 2009

**OR**Chapter 2 Practice Test pg 84 and 85

### Scribe for December 4,2009

### Scribe Post for December 2, 2009

*CLICK TO MAKE IMAGE BIGGER*

So Mr. B gave us 3 numbers. After those numbers we put the prime numbers that are below 10. Next we figured out how many times each prime number goes into each number. For example the number 3. The prime numbers below 10 are 2,3,5 and 7. So 2 goes into 3 no times so you put and exponent of 0 on the number 2. Then you do that for the next number which is 3, so 3 goes into 3 one time so you put an exponent of 1. Then 5 goes into 3 no times so you put an exponent of 0 for the number 5. Lastly 7 goes into 3 no times so you put an exponent of 0 on the number 7.

Then you do that for the next number which is 5. Which will give you 2^0, 3^0, 5^1, and 7^0

Now for the number 21 its different if you break down 21 into 2 numbers that multiply, you would get 3x7. Then you see put your prime numbers into that. Which would get you 2^0, 3^1, 5^0, and 7^1. So for bigger numbers its easier to break it down then to put the prime numbers into the multiples.

Well that's pretty much what we did in math today. Mr B just gave us more examples and explained it more clear. Well that's my scribe, sorry if their are any mistakes and if it is confusing. For the next scribe it will be FRANCIS M.

### Multiplying Decimals

So let's work with these numbers:

So first of all, you have to multiply 5 by each individual number in 13.33.

Then, you multiply 6 by each individual number in 13.33. You have to add a zero at the end because you're actually multiplying by tenths.

Next, you multiply the 7 by each individual number in 13.33. Then, add two zeros to the end.

Now, what you have to do is add the answers up.

Oh! But we're not done yet! Since each factor contains a decimal, then the product must contain a decimal too! But how do we know where to put it? All you have to do is count how many numbers there are behind the decimals.

So since there are 4 numbers behind the decimals, we change the place value of the decimal 4 place values to the left.

So 13.33 multiplied by 7.65 gives a product of.. 101.9745!

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So that's my post about multiplying decimals! I hope I explained this well! If there are any errors, or you don't understand anything, please feel free to comment! Thanks for reading guys! Have a good evening 9-05!