College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1.7 - piecewise functions. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Sec. 1.7 worksheet distributed in class. Note: We will take a quiz on Thursday covering Sec. 1.5 - 1.8.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 1.4 - polygons. HW for Tuesday - pgs. 56 - 58 #1-28.

## Monday, August 31, 2009

### Friday, August 28

College Algebra - We discussed how to use scatter plots and graphing calculators to calculate the best-fit line for a given data set. HW for Monday - Complete the linear regression packet distributed in class.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed finished our discussion of Sec. 1.3 and began our discussion of Sec. 1.4 - Polygons. HW for Monday - pg. 52 #15 - 24, read Sec. 1.4 and create a note sheet, and pgs. 56 - 57 #1 - 14.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed finished our discussion of Sec. 1.3 and began our discussion of Sec. 1.4 - Polygons. HW for Monday - pg. 52 #15 - 24, read Sec. 1.4 and create a note sheet, and pgs. 56 - 57 #1 - 14.

## Thursday, August 27, 2009

### Thursday, August 27

College Algebra - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 1.5 - Parallel, Perpendicular and Coinciding Lines. HW for Friday - pg 36 #12 - 20 (even) and #28.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 1.3 - Writing Good Definitions - and then created several cefinitions for terms relating to pairs of lines and angles. HW for Friday - pgs 44 - 45 #23 - 37 and pgs. 51 - 52 #1 - 14.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 1.3 - Writing Good Definitions - and then created several cefinitions for terms relating to pairs of lines and angles. HW for Friday - pgs 44 - 45 #23 - 37 and pgs. 51 - 52 #1 - 14.

## Wednesday, August 26, 2009

### Wednesday, August 26

College Algebra - We completed our quiz covering Sec. 1.1 - 1.4. HW for Thursday - Read Sec. 1.5 and complete pg. 36 #13 - 21 (odd), #23 - 26, and #29 - 30.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 1.1 B (Midpoints on the Coordinate Plane) and Sec. 1.2 (Angles). HW for Thursday - pgs. 42 - 43 #1 - 20.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 1.1 B (Midpoints on the Coordinate Plane) and Sec. 1.2 (Angles). HW for Thursday - pgs. 42 - 43 #1 - 20.

### Tuesday, August 25

College Algebra - We reviewed for tomorrow's quiz over Sec. 1.1 - 1.4, completing a worksheet packet in class. HW for Wednesday - prepare for tomorrow's quiz.

Accl. Geometry - We conintued our discussion of Section 1.1, focusing on the subsets of a line (points, segments, and rays). HW for Wednesday - Complete the back side of the Sec. 1.1 Notes sheet. Read Sec. 1.2 in the book and complete as much of the Sec. 1.2 Notes sheet as possible.

Accl. Geometry - We conintued our discussion of Section 1.1, focusing on the subsets of a line (points, segments, and rays). HW for Wednesday - Complete the back side of the Sec. 1.1 Notes sheet. Read Sec. 1.2 in the book and complete as much of the Sec. 1.2 Notes sheet as possible.

### Monday, August 24

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1.4 - Linear Equations. HW for Tuesday - pg. 30 #12 - 22 (even) and #23 - 25 (odd). We will take a quiz on Wednesday covering Sections 1.1 - 1.4.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 1.1. - The Basic Terms of Geometry. HW for Tuesday - pgs. 33 - 34 #1 - 27. We collected the "Art of Geometry" individual projects.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 1.1. - The Basic Terms of Geometry. HW for Tuesday - pgs. 33 - 34 #1 - 27. We collected the "Art of Geometry" individual projects.

## Friday, August 21, 2009

### Friday, August 21

Don't forget the U-High Senate Back-to-School Carnival tomorrow - Saturday, August 22 - from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on the U-High Practice Fields. Your $7 admission fee ($6 for Freshmen) gets you lots of game, food and fun. Don't miss it!

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1.3 - Linear Equations. HW for Monday - pg. 18 #25 - 26 and pg. 24 #17 - 29 odd.

Accl. Geometry - We concluded our discussion of Chapter 0 and began working on our "Geometry in Art" project. Copies of the project requirements and grading rubric are available on my U-High web page under "Current Handouts". HW for Monday - complete the "Geometry in Art" project.

Note: A blurb discussing self symmetry (or scale symmetry) is posted on my U-High web page under "Current Handouts".

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1.3 - Linear Equations. HW for Monday - pg. 18 #25 - 26 and pg. 24 #17 - 29 odd.

Accl. Geometry - We concluded our discussion of Chapter 0 and began working on our "Geometry in Art" project. Copies of the project requirements and grading rubric are available on my U-High web page under "Current Handouts". HW for Monday - complete the "Geometry in Art" project.

Note: A blurb discussing self symmetry (or scale symmetry) is posted on my U-High web page under "Current Handouts".

## Thursday, August 20, 2009

### Thursday, August 20

College Algebra - We discusses Sec. 1.2 - Functions and Compositions. HW for Friday: pgs 17 - 18 #11 - 23 odd.

Accl. Geometry - We continued our introduction to Geometry by focusing on various ways that art and geometry are connected (Sec. 0.4 - 0.6). HW for Friday - pg 15 #1 - 2; pg 18 #1 - 3; and pg 21 #1 - 4.

Accl. Geometry - We continued our introduction to Geometry by focusing on various ways that art and geometry are connected (Sec. 0.4 - 0.6). HW for Friday - pg 15 #1 - 2; pg 18 #1 - 3; and pg 21 #1 - 4.

## Wednesday, August 19, 2009

### Wednesday, August 19

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1.1 - Relations and Function. HW for Thursday - Pgs. 10 - 11 #17 - 49 odd.

Accl. Geometry - We reviewed Sec. 0.1 and experimented with various Sketchpad files. HW for Thursday - Read Sec. 0.2 and 0.3 - Line and Circle Designs. Complete the appropriate entries on the Ch. 0 Vocab Sheet and pg. 8 #1 - 4 and pg. 12 #1 - 2.

Accl. Geometry - We reviewed Sec. 0.1 and experimented with various Sketchpad files. HW for Thursday - Read Sec. 0.2 and 0.3 - Line and Circle Designs. Complete the appropriate entries on the Ch. 0 Vocab Sheet and pg. 8 #1 - 4 and pg. 12 #1 - 2.

## Tuesday, August 18, 2009

### Accl. Geometry Online Textbook

Go to my U-High webpage and click on the link "Accl. Geometry Online Text and Resources" located in the upper left side of the page. After this page opens, look for the "Enter your Classpass" option located on the right side of the page.

Students in Period 6 should use the Classpass "12pmsondy".

Students in Period 8 should use the Classpass "2pmsondy".

You now have access to your entire textbook online.

Students in Period 6 should use the Classpass "12pmsondy".

Students in Period 8 should use the Classpass "2pmsondy".

You now have access to your entire textbook online.

### Accl. Geometry Videos and Pictures

Check out these short video clips online ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFRTgr7MfWw (Math is Everywhere)

http://www.plugged.tv/video/channels/nova_podcast_pbs (Nature's Hidden Geometry)

http://photo.net/no-words-forum/007jbW (Photo set - Math in Nature)

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/tlc/29149-understanding-math-and-nature-video.htm

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/tlc/29328-understanding-geometry-of-life-video.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdHv6hyawJ0 (Cymatics, Nature, and Geometry)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7tWRGzLXWc (Sacred Geometry)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGvHlYCI0Xs (Sacred Geometry)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFRTgr7MfWw (Math is Everywhere)

http://www.plugged.tv/video/channels/nova_podcast_pbs (Nature's Hidden Geometry)

http://photo.net/no-words-forum/007jbW (Photo set - Math in Nature)

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/tlc/29149-understanding-math-and-nature-video.htm

http://videos.howstuffworks.com/tlc/29328-understanding-geometry-of-life-video.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdHv6hyawJ0 (Cymatics, Nature, and Geometry)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7tWRGzLXWc (Sacred Geometry)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGvHlYCI0Xs (Sacred Geometry)

### Tuesday, August 18

College Algebra - We competed an algebra assessment. The purpose of this assessment is to give me an idea as to the mathematical strengths and/or weaknesses of these classes. An nominal grade (5 - 10 points) will be assigned. HW for Wed - Read Sec. 1.1 and complete pgs. 8 - 9 #1 - 15.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed rules/procedures for working on the laptop computers in our classroom. We began our discussion of Chapter 0 and completed several activities online. HW for Wed - Read Sec. 0.1 and complete pg. 4 - 6 #1 - 8.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed rules/procedures for working on the laptop computers in our classroom. We began our discussion of Chapter 0 and completed several activities online. HW for Wed - Read Sec. 0.1 and complete pg. 4 - 6 #1 - 8.

### Monday, August 17

College Algebra and Accl. Geometry - We distributed and discussed the class syllabus, highlighting some of the most important items. Additionally, students completed a information form. No HW was assigned in either class.

## Tuesday, August 11, 2009

### Tuesday, August 11

Welcome back to another year of school. We are looking forward to a great year!

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