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LSW Adv Alg 2011-12

Wed 8/17 Introduction, expectations, and perspective; Border problem
Thur 8/18 Handed out books; Clicker formative assessment with algebra 1 topics (e.g., 1.1-1.2 including evaluating expressions); Individual work–students posted answers; ended with four 4’s; OP: Read 1.1 and 1.2, do page 15 #3, 4, 8, 25, 27, 30, 36, 39, 40, 70, 72, 75 (answers provided on 1/2 sheet); Parent information handed out
Fri 8/19 Collected hmwk; Four 4’s at the board; showed several solutions (remind about perspectives); Rotation activity with solving word problems using equations; Board work (solving equations); addressed solving equations with fractions and solving for a variable; OP: Read 1.3, do page 21 #2, 5, 10, 13, 18, 20, 31, 38, 39, 48; Fill out the inventory sheet (including a request for a picture)
Mon 8/22 Warm up (new warm up sheet) on evaluating and solving; Review of expectations (e.g., tardies, phones, fire drills, etc); answered questions on the OP; looked at formulat to determine a car loan; turned in OP and the inventory; talked about the chapter 1 notes; Link for Chapter 1 notes: (click here); partner coach for solving inequalities; notes and examples for compound inequalities; board work; OP: Read 1.4; do 5, 8, 11, 17, 21, 22, 24, 38, 41, 44
Tue 8/23 Warm up (inequalties and abs. value); questions on the hmwk; turned in the OP; 1.5 notes on solving abs. val equations and abs. val inequalitites; partner practice; TEST is tomorrow; OP: Read 1.5; do 1, 4, 5, 7, 16, 20, 22, 26, 46
Wed 8/24 Warm up (abs. value inequalities); final questions; did not turn in the OP; Chapter 1 exam; OP: preview of 2.1 (worksheet)
Thur 8/25 Warm up (piecewise function in the front of the room; various function related question); discussion related to the 2.1 packet; use of CBR to examine a line; reviewed slope intercept form (practiced graphing); reviewed & taught point-slopt form (practiced graphing); examined writing equations given a line; OP: Pg 59 #12, 13, 16-22, 36, 38, 53; and Pg 67 #1, 4, 6, 16, 20, 26, 66, and graph  y+3 = -2(x-2)
Fri 8/26 No warm up; turned in warm up sheet; used Thursday’s headline in newspaper to show how to use two points to write the equation of a line (in point slope, slope intercept, and standard form) and then predict using it; Also addressed parallel and perpendicular lines; Tests back; packet for students to work on during the 60 minutes after lunch (and the weekend!) Next Test is Wednesday
Mon 8/29 Warm up (tuition costs; review of finding slope, writing the 3 forms of the equation, predicting); Review of topics on last test; Abs value calculator activity; worksheet for out of class practice; Test is Wednesday; Review notes are “here
Tue 8/30 Warm up (graphing and parallel/perp lines); “is / is not” for graphing inqualities on a 2-D plane; discussion of boundary point method; rotation activity; answered questions on yesterday’s out of class work; picked up the packet from two days ago. New out of class practice: pg 104 #1, 5, 15, 42, 48 and the REVIEW SHEET; test is tomorrow
Wed 8/31 No warm-up; Answered questions to review before lunch; After lunch: turned in the pg 104 work and handed out the test; Out of class work: 3.1 preview sheet and 3.1 #1, 2, 4, 5, 13, 14, 16, 19, 37
Thur 9/1 Warm up stats problem; doggy dodo problem; talked about the 3 methods of solving a system; discussed terminology; No out of class practice today
Fri  9/2 Warm up (Stats box plot problem); Test results; partner coach w/ systems; time to work pg 840 #1, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 38, 39, 40; Chapter 3 test is next Wed; Review notes are “here
Tue 9/6 Warm up (Nesa problem and Give equation in point-slope, slope intercept, and standard form…from a given point and given a line perpendicular); Discussed graphing a system of inequalities; Smoothies problem; Time to ask about the homework; time to work on pg 136 #7, 10, 13, 16, 17, 31, 35 and time to begin working on the review sheet (Test is tomorrow)
Wed 9/7 Warm up (Nesa problem); answered questions off the review; TEST; out of class work: Read 5.1 and 5.2 and do pg 241 #1, 2, 3, 11, 45, 46, 47 and do pg 248 #1, 3, 10, 28
Thur 9/8 Finished the test; filled out the answer key; began talking about chapter 5…quadratic functions!  Tonight: revise last night’s hmwk and make sure you know how to graph a parabola!
Fri 9/9 Talked about my expectations; Handed back tests and grade sheets; get grade sheet signed; Talked about graphing quadratics; Board work; Worksheet for hmwk (here); Cumulative Review for hwmk (here)
Mon 9/12 Warm up (college prep 1: clicker); final discussion about graphing quadratics, board work; work on worksheet and add pg 255 #14, 27, 43.  (Students turned in their hmwk from last Wed and the parent signed sheet)
Tue 9/13 Warm up (NeSA problem, graphing a system of linear inequalities, writing the equation of lines, graphing parabolas); allowed students to look over the first 3 tests; wrapped up graphing quadratics, started looking at factoring; READ 5.4 and review for the chap 1-3 cumulative exam
Wed 9/14 Factoring at the board; cumulative test; do pg 263 #3-45 by 3’s and 51-63 by 3’s
Thur 9/15 Warm up (NeSA problem); posted factoring problems for students to put up their answers; Act 1: review of graphing quadratics; Act 2: zero product property; Act 3: square roots; Act 4: connections to graphing/solving lines and abs value; Act 5: solving quadratics using factorings, square roots, and graphing on the calc; Practice: Read 5.5 do pg 270 #1, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, 13, 31, 48, 51, 65
Fri 9/16 Warm up (NeSA problem; 5 simplifying expressions with i as the variable); 5-1 through 5-3 1/2 sheet quiz; Went over the quiz; went over the hmwk; cumulative tests handed back; introduced the imaginary number “i” and connected it back to the warmup  as well as solving; partner coach at the end; Do 5-5 pg 278 #1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 14, 29, 34, 36, 40, 41, 44, 46
Mon 9/19 Warm up (NeSA problem); went over the hmwk; Review partner rotation activity; Finish the review activity at home!
Tue 9/20 Warm up (NeSA problem); went over the packet (esp. last page); intro completing the square; board practice; Read 5-7 and do pg 285 #7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 18, 28, 31 (refer to ex 6)
Wed 9/21 Warm up (NeSA problem); video “Do the Quad Solve;” Reviewed solving by CTS and led to the quadratic formula; video “Teach me how to factor;” practiced the quadratic formula; started looking at applications: cliff diving and old adv alg book pg 319; do section 5-8 #4, 8, 13, 24, 31-33
Thur 9/22 Warm up (NeSA problem); went over the past 2 days out of class practice; Levels to review; Click “here” for notes to help you review; click “here” for the answers to the level review
Fri 9/23 Warm up (College prep 2); Chapter 5 exam; Bonus opportunity for your formative grade: take quality notes from sections 6.1, 6.2, and 6.4  (don’t just copy….make connections, write new examples, shoot to understand as much as you can)….worth up to 2.5 points per section to be added to your formative grade.
Mon 9/26 Notes on polynomials, standard form, classifying based on terms and based on degree; Quiz Quiz Trade activity; use of geogebra to introduce end behavior; used end behavior notesheet; do pg 309 #1-7 odd, 33, 35, 41, 50, 56 and do pg 312 #1-9 odd
Tue 9/27 Warm up (polynomial subtraction, multiplication, classification, and end behavior); answered a few hmwk questions; tests back; book video from 6.2; notes and examples on how to graph given a polynomial in factored form; worksheet for out of class practice
Wed 9/28 Answer key out for packet out; answered questions; looked at factoring x^4 polynomials; looked at solving x^4 polynomials; board work; 30 min to work: 6.4 pg 330 #21, 22, 25, 27, 30, 47, 48, 52, 56 and 6.2 #2, 10, 18, 26, 34
Thur 9/29 Hartman gone; work on probability; 1.6 pg 42 #1, 6-14, 28-37
Fri 9/30 Hartman gone; work on probability; 9.7 pg 534 #1-2, 5, 6, 9-15, 18-21, 36-37
Mon 10/3 Hartman gone; work on probability; 6.7 pg 348 #1, 5, 9, 12, 19, 20, 21, 29-32, 40
Tue 10/4 Answered a few questions on probability; turned in the last 4 assignments; Notes on long division; do pg 324 #1-7 odd, 9-12, 37, 39
Wed 10/5 Warm up (NeSA: probability); book video on long division; board work on long division; introduced synthetic division; 6.3 pg 324 #13, 15, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 42, 43
Thur 10/6 Warm up (NeSA: probability); 6.5 and 6.5 powerpoint and examples (click here); test is tomorrow; do 6.5 pg 339 #4, 7, 12, 13, 17, 19, 21, 38; do 6.6 pg 343 #10-12; download notes to study (here); review solving quadratics (pg 300 #24, 27, 31, 38); prepare for the chapter 6 exam (probability test will be next week along with 5-6 cumulative test and final)
Fri 10/7 Warm up (solving polynomials); test; handed out a cumulative 5-6 set of review problems and notes to review for the probability test.
Mon 10/10 Warm up (NeSA probability ); tests back, gradesheet handed out, study time! Big cumulative test is on Tuesday!!!
Tue 10/11 Cumulative test; reivew and review answers handed out
Wed 10/12 Review for final and probability test
Fri 10/14 Final
Start of term 2
Tue 10/18 Get to know you activity; College prep 3; began to review exponent properiest; worksheet for hmwk (alg 1 quiz)
Wed 10/19 Warm up (NeSA chap 7 problem); went over the worksheet (used this as the instruction for the day); Board work; individually did pg 368 Examples a, b, c; Assignment: pg 368 #1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 11, 13, 14, 18, 22, 23, 24
Thur 10/20 Warm up (3 NeSA chap 7 problems); reviewed the seven exponent properties; looked at lists of perfect squares, perfect cubes, ect… notes and examples of simplifying radical expressions (keys: only focus on principal roots and real roots; thus all variables will be positive); board work; do 7.1 pg 372 #13-21, 23-38, 44-47
Fri 10/21 Warm up (2 NeSA chap 7 problems); looked at simplifying radicals (7.2); went over the warm up; answered hwmk questions; board work; do 7.2 pg 377 #11,12,15,19, 21, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29
Mon 10/24 Warm up (simplify boxes and triangles expressions); connections of warm up with simplifying expressions with “x” and with “i” and then with square roots; discussed rationalizing; activity after lunch (partner switch) on a worksheet; finish worksheet, finish friday’s assignment and add pg 382 #1-21 odd
Tues 10/25 Warm up (Nesa problem: simplify exponents); finished discussing yesterday’s worksheet; answered questions on hmwk; began to address 7.4; board work for 7.3; do pg 848 #1-19 odd and READ 7.4 (quiz Thursday)
Wed 10/26 Warm up (NeSA problem and 7.4 problem); answers out for the pg 848 hmwk; turned in 7.2 and 7.3 hmwk; went over questions; addressed rationalizing; book videos; notes on 7.4; time to work on pg 388 #1, 2, 6, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 36, 38, 42, 44, 45, 47, 48, 65, 71, 88 and pg 848 #21-28 all; Quiz is tomorrow
Thur 10/27 No warm up; answers out for the hwmk; notes on 7.5 solving equations; Quiz; do 7.5 pg 394 #4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 21 24, 27, 36
Fri 10/28 Warm up (NeSA); board work practice w/ solving equations; time to work on a) quiz corrections; b) 7.5 work; c) 7.8 graphing exploration
Mon 10/31 Warm up (NeSA); board work review of 7.1-7.4; three more equations after lunch; review of graphing abs val and quadratics using transformations; began to discuss transformations with radical functions; worksheet for out of class practice
Tue 11/1 Started with lesson right away; looked at function operations and composition; 2nd perspective on graphing radical functions (three tables: parent, w/a, and w/ h,k); card sorting activity; do 7.6 pg 400 #1, 2, 4, 6, 46, 48, 53, 55, 63, 65
Wed 11/2 Warm up (spherical tank volume); card matching activity; discussed inverses (switch x and y around, looked at table, graph, and equation, notesheet to help); answered question on hmwk; turned in graphing exploration, graphing worksheet, and 7.6; Test is Friday; do 7.7 #1, 5, 9, 11, 14, 17, 23, 25, 27, 41, 48
Thur 11/3 Warm up (finding inverses); review sheet; answer key is here; review notes are here
Fri 11/4 Went over last 3 questions of the review sheet; answer final questions before the test; Test; statistics sheet for hmwk
Mon 11/7 Warm up (sheet w/ mean, median, mode); time for students to compare hmwk with each other and ask questions; lead in worksheet for box and whisker plots; used box and whisker plots to analyze test scores; tests back; do pg 664 #5, 6, 10-15, 19c, 20
Tue 11/8 Warm up (NeSA statistics); time for students to compare hmwk; hmwk questions; ppt for stats: review of central tendency and box plots; discussion of the normal distribution curve; more with the ppt; do pg 672 #1, 2, and pg 695 #6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 27ab
Wed 11/9 Partner coach (7.1-7.4) before lunch; questions on hmwk; standard deviation with heights activity; review sheet for the stats test which is on Thursday
Thur 11/10 Partner coach (solving) before lunch; stats test; discovery sheet for using the calc to do stats
Fri 11/11 Partner coach (graphing) before lunch; activity to discover transformations on exp. functions; notesheet; worksheet for hmwk. Click here and here for class information / hmwk
Mon 11/14 Partner coach (groups of 3 with function operations and inverses) before lunch; went over the graphing hmwk; board work; began looking at applications (front side of the worksheet); Review sheet for the cumulative handed out
Tue 11/15 Warm up with graphing exponentials and solving an exponential application problem; questions on the review sheet? Cumulative test; add to (pg 435 #16-23, 60, 62) pg 435 #35-41, 56-58 and pg 442 #12, 14, 51, 52
Wed 11/16 Warm up lead into exponential applications; developed “e;” looked at the formula for continuously compounded interest; answered questions on the hmwk; turned in the hmwk; back side of the worksheet (from Monday); do pg 435 #10, 12, 14, 33; do pg 442 #15, 19, 20, 21, 24, 36, 42-47, 53
Thur 11/17 Warm up (solving using tangent); questions on hmwk; board work practice (8.1-8.2); results of the cumulative test; began looking at logarithms (QQT) how to say, how to rewrite, and how to evaluate; READ 8.3 do pg 450 #6-25
Fri 11/18 Warm up (solve and “advil” problem for time….(can’t do yet!);” short quiz; time for students to compare; went over the answers; notes on finding the inverse of a log (exponential) and graphing logs; worksheet for hmwk
Mon 11/21 Warm up (connections with graphing exponentials and graphing logs); answers to the hmwk given out; board work with writing inverses; practice with graphing; ppt to introduce 8.4: properties of logs; looked at condensing logs; do the worksheet; big quiz on Wednesday
Tue 11/22 Warm up (3 condensing problems); went over the worksheet and talked about the expanding problems; work time in class pg 457 #11, 12, 15, 18, 19, 20, 23, 27, 29, 44, 48, 52, 53, 75, 76, 79, 81, 91, 92, 93; and the review sheet
Wed 11/23 Warm up (learned about change of base); answered questions on the review sheet; quiz…time for students to work together….some took it home!  Learn everything by Monday!
Mon 11/28 Warm up (college prep 4 ppt); notesheet on 8.5; do 8.5 pg 464 #1, 5, 12, 23, 24, 25, 29, 35, 37, 44, 45
Tues 11/29 Warm up (compare answers to hmwk); went over questions on 8.6; notesheet on 8.6; discussed “e” and natural log; pg 472 #7, 9, 14, 16, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 55, 59; quizzes back and answers back
Wed 11/30 Posted answers to the hmwk; review partner activity; answer key is here; additional notes are here
Thur 12/1 Finished going over the review; answered other questions; Chap 8 exam; fraction/factoring worksheet for hmwk
Fri 12/2 Warm up (2 NeSA problems); partner coach with graphing exponentials and logs; “is” “is not” for introducing direct variation, discussed inverse variation; gave out the chapter note packet; took notes on inverse and direct variation; book videos; do pg 74 #19-21, 24, 25 and pg 491 13, 14, 24
Mon 12/5 Warm up (worksheet with variation); notes on joint variation; exploration with reciprocal function graphing; finish last night’s work add pg 491 #25, 26, 50, 52 and read page 3 of the notesheet, do example 1ab on page 4 of the notesheet, and do example 2 on page 5 of the notesheet
Tue 12/6 Warm up (solving 3 exponential problems); board work practice with variation; notes on graphing reciprocal functions; practice (front side) with graphing; hmwk: do the backside of the sheet and pg 498 #17, 19
Wed 12/7 Warm up (solving 3 log problems); board work practice with graphing; notes on simplifying and mult/div fractions. do pg 511 #1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 43-45
Thur 12/8 Warm up (answers sitting out); turned in variation and graphing hmwk; notes on add/subt fractions; board work; do pg 517 #10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 26, 29
Fri 12/9 Finished complex fractions; quiz rotation; finish quiz and revisit last night’s hmwk. Test next Wed. and cumulative test next Fri
Mon 12/12 First 15 min: compared last page of take home quiz; turned in take home quiz; notes and examples on 9.6 solving rational equations; hmwk:   (20 min to work in class)
Tue 12/13 Warm up (NeSA-m); Students posted the answers around the room; Review for final; key for the review is here
Wed 12/14 Chapter 9 exam
Thur 12/15 Review for the cumulative
Fri 12/16 8/9 Cumluative exam; handed out final review
Mon 12/19 Review using mult choice and clickers
Tue 12/20 Review using mult choice and clickers; answers to the final review are here
Thurs 12/22 Final
1/9/12 Day 1; name tents; ppt with border problem, perspective, and expectations; “Find someone who;” perspective sheets; checked out books; assignment 1 on a 1/2 sheet (read 1.1 and 1.2 and do pg 15 #3, 4, 8, 25, 27, 30, 36, 39, 40, 70, 72); get half sheet signed
1/10 New warm up sheet; warm-up: Four 4’s; discussed the back of last night’s hwmk sheet; answer questions on the hmwk; turned the hmwk in; Partner rotation activity with solving equations; board practice with solving equations; hwmk 1/2 sheet (read 1.3 and do pg 21 #2, 5, 10, 13, 18, 20, 31, 38, 39, 48); collected 1/2 sheets
1/11 Multiple warm-ups (including NeSA); review of inequalities; partner coach with inequalities; notes on compound inequalities; questions on hwmk / turned in hmwk; Handed back Monday’s work to revise; board work; assigned: read 1.4 do pg 29 #5, 8, 11, 17, 21, 22, 24, 38, 41, 44. Test is Friday
1/12 NeSA warm-up; answered questions on the hmwk; turned in; notes and examples on solving absolute value equations and inequalities; partner work on solving abs val problems; hmwk: read 1.5 and do pg 36 #1, 4, 5, 7, 16, 20, 22, 26, 46. optional review sheet (click here). Answers to optional review (click here). Extra notes that “some” students picked up in class (click here).
1/13 Abs value warm-up; book video; answer sheet out of the hmwk; final questions; TEST; 2.1 preview activity to complete by Tuesday
1/17 No warm up; went over the 2.1 preview activity; board work with f(x) notation; CMA; tests back; tonight: Read 2.1 do pg 59 #12, 13, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 36, 38, 53 and Read 2.2; do pg 67 #1, 4, 6, 16
1/18 Warm up (problems related to 2.1); Demonstrated a line using the CBR; notes on graphing linear equations using slope-intercept, point slope, and standard form; Discussed writing linear equations in each of the forms; looked at special cases: horizontal/vertical lines, parallel/perpendicular lines; began to talk about applications; Assignment: Re-read 2.2 and read 2.4; do pg 67 #2, 3, 15, 20, 26, 38-41, 53, 66 and graph:  y+3=-2(x-2) and x-3y=-6
1/19 Warm up (NeSA); information on parallel and perpendicular lines, vertical and horizontal lines, application problem (UNL costs); questions over the past 2 hwmk assignments; turned in past 2 hmwk assignments; Packet for class time (a lot of work time!); Test is next Wednesday…
1/20 Warm up (NeSA clicker problems); calculator activity with absolute value; worksheet on absolute value; turned in worksheet from Thursday; Test is next Wednesday…
1/23 Warm up (NeSA; graphing of linear and abs value); notes on graphing linear inequalities and absolute value inequalities “boundary point method: graph the “=” case, decide if it should be connected or dashed line, test a point to decide where to shade;” rotation activity (2.7 ppt); work time: pg 104 #1, 2, 4, 5, 15, 20-22, 37, 41, 43, 48; Some needed to turn in work from last Thursday (packet)
1/24 Warm up (NeSA); Review time; answered questions on the last 2 assignments. Turned in last Thurs packet, abs value worksheet and pg 104 work; Test is tomorrow; Extra resource is here
1/25 Warm up (NeSA); Questions before the test; Test; chapter 3 preview activity for hmwk (systems of equations)
1/26 no warm up; went over the notes; worksheet in class; do pg 120 #2, 3, 5, 13-16, 37, 59 and pg 136 #5, 7, 9, 16, 20, 30, 45
1/27 Warm up (matching betw graphs, systems, words); questions on hmwk; notes on solving systems using subs and elim; partner rotation activity; tests back; pg 128 #1,2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 18, 20, 21, 24, 36, 37, 30, 35
1/30 3 warm ups (chap 2, chap 3, and systems with a rectangle); ans keys out for the last 2 major assignments; 3 corners activity (decide which method to use); review sheet
1/31 Went over the review sheet; test; read 5.1/5.2 and do pg 241 #1-3, 11, 45-47 and do pg 248 #1, 3, 10, 28
2/1 Warm up (NeSA); introduction of quadratics…notes on the board…CBR ranger…talked about “changing” rate of change, vertex, symmetry, etc. Activity at the end of class w/ graphing ax^2+bx+c
2/2 Hartman Gone; Went over hmwk (except pg 248 10, 28), tests back, learned how to graph a quadratic in standard form using -b/2a, front side of worksheet
2/3 Warm up (graphing a quadratic); finalized notes for grahing quadratics; more with the cumulative review; examined vertex form of quadratics and how to graph, back side of worksheet; cumulative retest will now be next Tuesday
2/6 Warm up (NeSA clicker practice); book video for writing equation of a parabola; Finished answering any questions on the cumulative review; time to look over the first 3 tests; practice graphing quadratics in standard and vertex form; some board work; time to compare Friday’s hmwk worksheet (and book work); Add pg 255 #9, 10, 14, 23, 27, 43
2/7 Final questions before the cumulative exam; Cumulative exam; by tomorrow be prepared to turn in assignments from 2/2, 2/3, and 2/6. Also a new assignment: (1/2 sheet…some review of operations on quadratics as well as some factoring…)
2/8 Warm up (NeSA CMA problems); answered questions on the last 3 night’s assignments (few questions asked); turned in the hmwk; Teach me how to factor video; looked at last night’s work; board work; do pg 263 #3-45 by 3’s and 51-63 by 3’s
2/9 Warm up (NeSA CMA problems); video again; time to compare factoring; questions on hmwk; factoring levels in class (level 7 for hmwk); graphing quiz (self graded); tests back, grade sheets back, hmwk: 1. finish old hmwk, 2. do level 7, and 3. read 5.5
2/10 Warm up (NeSA CMA); What you know about math; act 1: factoring; act 2: zero product property; act 3: square roots; act 4: connections between graphing and the “zeros” (x-int); iPad notes: 5.5;  Read 5.5 do pg 270 #1, 4, 6, 8 10, 11, 13, 31, 48, 51, 65
Mon 2/13 Warm up (non NeSA…i operations); board work with factoring; finished Friday’s discussion (connected w/ the graph); graphing calc sheet # 1, notes on “i”; hmwk: 5.6 pg 278 #1, 3, 5, 11, 13, 14, 29, 34, 36, 40, 41, 44, 46
Tue 2/14 Warm up clickers; board work; quiz
Wed 2/15 Warm up; went over hmwk; time for packet; revise quiz for homework
Thur 2/16 Warm up (NeSA); picked up the quizzes; board work; connections; completing the square (ipad); pg 285 #7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 28, 31  ipad link:
Fri 2/17 Warm up (graphing calc problem #2); went over the hmwk (students posted answers around the room; notes on quadratic formula, roundtable activity; much board work; slips of paper for review this weekend (answers: click here); review notes to study (click here); worked out solutions for Wednesday’s packet (click here); Finish the quiz!; do 5-8 pg 293 #4, 8, 13, 24, 31-33; ipad video link from yesterday’s lesson on completing the square (click here); ipad video link from last Friday’s lesson (click here)….clearly…prepare for Monday’s chapter 5 exam!
Mon 2/20 Warm up (quick review of solving); turned in the quiz; Chapter 5 exam; Bonus opportunity for your formative grade: take quality notes from sections 6.1, 6.2, and 6.4  (don’t just copy….make connections, write new examples, shoot to understand as much as you can)….worth up to 2.5 points per section to be added to your formative grade.
Tue 2/21 Warm up (NeSA probability); turned in bonus notes; “is/is not” work with polynomials; notes and sorting….QQT….some subtraction and multiplication; End behavior notes and examples including geogebra and notesheet. do pg 309 #1-7 odd, 33, 35, 41, 48, 56 and do pg 312 #1-9 odd
Wed 2/22 No warm up; more time with end behavior (answers out for 1-9 odd and geogebra/graphing calc practice to look at it); notesheet for end behavior; moved on to 6.4; notes and examples with identifying zeroes, roots, factors, x-intercepts….actual notesheet for 6.4 topics. Practice 1 sheet (started in class); Practice 2 sheet (hmwk)
Thurs 2/23 Warm up (NeSA geometry question); went over hmwk; discussed using the calculator to solve polynomial equations (2 methods); discussed factoring x^4 problems (using a= substitution as well as “just knowing”); board work; do 6.4 pg 330 #2, 6, 21, 22, 25, 27, 30, 47, 48, 52, 56 and 6.2 #2, 10, 18, 26, 34
Fri 2/24 video on long division part 1; part 2 video on synthetic division part 1 hmwk: pg 324 long div: 1, 3, 5, 9, 10, 37; synth div: 13, 15, 22;  both types 38  also do 23, 26
Mon 2/27 Collected last 4 night’s of hmwk; Warm up (NeSA geometry problem); Factor theorem, Board work review with long and synthetic division; overview of chapter 6 (cards); moved onto finding all zeros of a polynomial using a given zero and then NO given zeros (use of rational root theorem and the use of a calc to find one!); board work with finding all zeros, practice sheet in class; Hmwk: Due on WED: 6.5 pg 339 #3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 19, 21, 37, 38 and 6.6 pg 343 #1, 2, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 22, 42
Tue 2/28 Warm up: take zeros and work backwards to find the original polynomial; addressed a few questions on older hmwk; added to yesterday’s notes on 6.5-6.6; finished all theorems and types of problems with 6.5, 6.6, finish hmwk assigned last night
Wed 2/29 No warm up; Answers out for the big 6.5-6.6 hwmk; time for students to look over the answers; Other hmwk handed back; a few questions on those….Went back and looked at the chapter 5 solving section again; STATION review!; Hmkw: do the review worksheet and watch the answer video (click here). Big test on Friday ….more study material (click here for Geist’s notes)
Thur 3/1 No school girls state bks
Fri 3/2 Warm up (chp 6 hmwk weaknesses); final questions before the test; Chapter 6 exam; work on cumulative 5-6 review sheet
Mon 3/5 Review for the cumulative; chap 5 and 6 tests back; much time at the boards; finish review sheet for tomorrow
Tue 3/6 A few questions…Cumulative 5-6 test; begin to study for the final
Wed 3/7 Review for the final
Fri 3/9 Finals
Start of term 4
Mon 3/19 Clicker warm-up with top 10 missed problems on the last DCA, review of the properties of exponents, tornado drill, worksheet for hmwk (actually a quiz from algebra 1!)
Tue 3/20 Warm up (10 exp problems); Two round of quiz, quiz, trade; Went over the warm up and over the hmwk; 7.1 notes (simplifying roots and radicals); do pg 372 #13-21, 23-28, 29, 43-49
Wed 3/21 Warm up (two more rounds of quiz, quiz, trade); turned in the Monday assignment (quiz); students posted answers for last night’s work; worksheet to introduce 7.2; some board work; do pg 377 #2, 8, 11, 12, 15, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25
Thur 3/22 No warm up; video on rationalizing; practice rationalizing; notes on adding/subtracting/multiplying radicals; some board work; do pg 382 #1-21 odd
Fri 3/23 Students posted work/answers to last night’s hmwk (for the warm up); went over the problems; discussed how to rationalize denominators when there is a binomial with a radical; practiced; answered questions on Wed night’s hmwk and turned it in; showdown practice; small packet (with levels) for hmwk
Mon 3/26 Warm up (7.3 items); went over the “levels” hmwk; lesson on rational exponents: recognition, conversion, properties and simplifying… many notes; practice in class; do pg 388 #1, 2, 6, 11, 12, 14, 17, 19, 20, 21, 36, 38, 42, 44, 45, 47, 48, 65, 71, 88; 7.1-7.4 quiz is tomorrow; chapter 7 exam is next Wednesday
Tue 3/27 No warm up, as Hartman’s worked out solutions were sitting out for the hmwk; quiz over 7.1-7.4
Wed 3/28 NeSA warm-up; Notes/examples on solving radical equations (7.5) in the book; video from class is here (Hartman’s examples on solving radical equations); do 7.5 #4, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24, 27, 36; Quizzes handed back….quiz corrections are due soon: write a sentence or two explaining what your error was and then fix it on the right hand side of the sheet…I made a video to help you with corrections!  Click here.
Thurs 3/29 Warm up;
Fri 3/30 Warm up; activity with graphing; notes on 7.6 “operations on poynomials;” worksheet is here; video from class today is here; do 7.6 pg 400 #1, 2, 4, 6, 22, 24, 29, 31, 32, 46, 48, 53, 55, 63, 65
Mon 4/2 Warm up (review of solving); Finsihed Friday’s lesson with f(g(x)); discussed 7.7 “inverses;” Video link for today’s lesson is here; Do pg 410 #1, 5, 9, 11, 14, 17, 23, 25, 27, 41, 48 ….. The test is on Wednesday!
Tues 4/3 Warm up (answer keys out for the past 2 assignments…click here); finished discussing inverses; board work practice; TEST is tomorrow; Review information is here; Review sheet is here; Hartman’s ipad answers to the review are here (part 1) and here (part 2).
Wed 4/4 Questions before the test; Test; sheet with probability and fractions along with 1.6 pg 43 #15-16 and 24-27
Thur 4/5 Warm up (NeSA); bears probabilitiy (pass the pigs); notes and info on probability; board work; went over hmwk; pg 42#1, 6-14, 28-37
Easter Weekend
Tues 4/10 Warm up (probability); notes and information on 9.7: independ vs depend events; mutually exclusive…board work; do 9.7 pg 534 #1, 2, 5, 7, 9-16, 18-25, 30-33, 36….tests back at the end of class (retest will be after the prob/stats test)
Wed 4/11 Warm up (review of probability concepts…partner check); went over hwmk; turned in hmwk; notesheet on counting principle, permutations and combinations, do pg 348 #1, 5, 9, 12, 15, 19-21, 25, 29-32, 40, 46-49, 56
Thur 4/12 No warm up; answers out for last night’s work; PPT lead us through measures of central tendency (mean, median, mode), finding quartiles, and box plots; do pg 664 #1, 4, 6, 10-15, 19c, 20 and challenges: 28, 29
Fri 4/13 Warm up (statistics w/ 4 sets of data; off ppt); used ppt to lead through normal distributions and standard deviation; do pg 672 #1, 2, 5; pg 695 #6, 7, 9-13, 16, 27ab
Mon 4/16 No school due to the district music competition
Tues 4/17 Warm up comparing box plots for our last test; fire drill; answered NO questions from the last 2 hmwk assignments because NONE were asked???; showed how to approximate the normal curve on the calculator (brief talk about z-scores); board work; Prob/Stat test if Friday; Cumulative retest is next Wed; 9 page review packet handed out (click here); ipad videos are listed on the next day of information (below)
Wed 4/18 and Thurs 4/19 Several students took NeSA-M testing in the computer labs with Hartman; the rest were in another math room with “time” to work on the review and get help from one another and the teacher; Ipad review videos are here: Click for Probability review; Click for Statistics review; Click for 7.1-7.4 / 7.5 review; Click for 7.6 / 7.7 review. The prob and stats test is Friday; we will look at the results and reteach things on Monday (start chapter 8 as well); Tuesday is the ACT day; Wed will be the cumulative retest!!!
4/20 Probability test; statistics test; 7.1-7.4 retest
4/23 Warm-up: “some of the key words/phrases for 8.1;” set the stage for exponential functions (F-G-T; comparison with other functions from this year); notes on graphing; Graphing sheet for hmwk (also: pg 435 #16-23, 36, 38, 60, 62); Also addressed a few mistakes on the stats test; Cumulative retest for chapter 7 and statistics is planned for Wednesday!
4/24 No school b/c juniors take the ACT
Wed 4/25 Talked more about 8.1…graphing exp functions and all the related details; Cumulative test; finish hwmk from Monday(book work too)
Thur 4/26 Answered several graphing (8.1) related questions; Notes on applications; notesheet is here; ipad video 1 is here; ipad video 2 is here; hmwk sheet is here
Fri 4/27 Finished discussion on 8.1-8.2; 1/2 sheet (hmwk quiz) for hmwk; Assembly
Mon 4/30 Warm up to review solving a half life and bank account problem (as well as set the stage as to why we need logarithms. Notes, QQT, Notes, QQT, Notes…on logs!  Worksheet for hmwk is here; ipad videos are here (part 1) and here (part 2)
Tue 5/1 Went over yesterday’s worksheet; some board work, talked about graphing logs (started…I made a video but ipad crashed on me!…here is another’s teacher’s perspective on graphing logs…click here); began to look at 8.4; 8.4 worksheet
Wed 5/2 More time with expanding and condensing; review sheet for 8.1-8.4 handed out; click HERE and HERE for the 2 parts to the review sheet video; students were given a take home quiz to complete by Friday.
Thur 5/3 Warm up expanding and condensing logs and solving exponential functions (Tiger Beetle); talked about the change of base; notes and examples over solving exponentials and solving logs; click here for the video for solving exponentials; click here for the video for solving logs; assignment pg 464 #1, 5, 12, 23, 24, 25, 29, 35, 37, 44, 45
Fri 5/4 Warm up (post answers to hmwk); Quizzes turned in; Used 8.6 to review the major concepts of chapter 8 (discussed “e” and natural log); notesheet on 8.6; pg 472 #7, 9, 14, 16, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 55, 59; Test is next Tuesday
Mon 5/7 Ans posted from the weekend (on desks); extra set of notes handed out; graded last week’s quiz togetter; Board work; test is tomorrow; review sheet; link for the video for the review is here
Tue 5/8 Final questions before the test; Chap 8 test; review of fractions & factoring following the test
Wed 5/9 Warm-up (went over the fraction/factoring review); notes on 2.3/9.1 direct, inverse, joint, and combined variations (note sheet is here; video for the notesheet is here); Hmwk worksheet (is here)
Thurs 5/10 Partner coach review of graphing exp/logs; discussed a, h, k with reciprocal functions; notesheet; worksheet for hmkw; tests back
Fri 5/11 Right away to the boards; lesson at the boards (mult/div fractions and algebra “rationals”); worked out board problems are here; do pg 511 #1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 12, 17, 18, 43-45  Take home quiz is here. Quiz due Monday
Mon 5/14 1. Graded the take home quiz together (although only 7 students were prepared for this); 2. Answered questions on the book work; 3. Reviewed adding/subtracting middle level fractions; 4. Notes and examples with adding/subtracting rational expressions from the algebra perspective (also complex fractions). go pg 517 #10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 26, 29
Tue 5/15 1. Warm-up (review of complex fractions; exp. clearing out the fraction by using the LCD). 2. Ans keys out for Monday’s hmwk; 3. Last lesson of the year: solving rational equations using (a) cross multiplication and (b) multiplying by the LCD. Video for today is HERE. Hmwk: pg 524 #1, 4, 5, 14, 39, 41, 43, 46
Wed 5/16 Partner coach activity for solving exp/log equations; went over the partner coach activity; questions on the hmkw???; time to work on review sheet. Ans for review are here  (note #3b should be 60)
Thur 5/17 Chap 9 test; start to review for the 8-9 cumulative
Fri 5/18 Review time for the 8-9 cumulative videos here and here.
Mon 5/21 Cumulative 8-9 exam; review for the sem 2 final handed out; answers for the review are here
Tue 5/22 “groups of 3” clicker review for the final
Thur 5/24 Final exam