Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our 1st semester individual final exam in class today. See you agin in January - enjoy your break!

College Algebra - We completed our 1st semester group final exam in class today. HW for Monday/Tuesday - Prepare for your individual final!

Frosh Geometry - We completed our 1st semester group final exam in class today. HW for Monday - Prepare for your individual final!

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## Thursday, December 16, 2010

### Thursday, December 16

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began working on our 1st semester individual final exams in class today. We will finish these exams in class tomorrow.

College Algebra - We began working on our 1st semester group final exams in class today. We will finish these exams in class tomorrow.

Frosh Geometry - We began working on our 1st semester group final exams in class today. We will finish these exams in class tomorrow.

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College Algebra - We began working on our 1st semester group final exams in class today. We will finish these exams in class tomorrow.

Frosh Geometry - We began working on our 1st semester group final exams in class today. We will finish these exams in class tomorrow.

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### Wednesday, December 15

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed Chapter 3 and 4 in preparation for tomorrow's individual final exam. No HW for Thursday. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on the individual final exam.

College Algebra - We reviewed Chapter 3 and 4 in preparation for tomorrow's individual final exam. No HW for Thursday. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on both the group and individual final exam.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed Chapter 3 and 4 in preparation for tomorrow's individual final exam. No HW for Thursday. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on both the group and individual final exam.

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College Algebra - We reviewed Chapter 3 and 4 in preparation for tomorrow's individual final exam. No HW for Thursday. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on both the group and individual final exam.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed Chapter 3 and 4 in preparation for tomorrow's individual final exam. No HW for Thursday. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on both the group and individual final exam.

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### Tuesday, December 14

Mr. Sondgeroth is home sick today.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed Chapter 1 and 2 in preparation for this week's individual final exam. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on the individual final exam. No HW for Wednesday.

College Algebra - We turned in the Ch. 5 Take Home Quiz, which covered right triangle trig and solving triangles. We then began our review of Chapter 1 and 2 in preparation for this week's group final exam. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on both the group and individual final exam. No HW for Wednesday.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed Chapter 1 and 2 in preparation for this week's group final exam. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on both the group and individual final exam. No HW for Wednesday.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed Chapter 1 and 2 in preparation for this week's individual final exam. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on the individual final exam. No HW for Wednesday.

College Algebra - We turned in the Ch. 5 Take Home Quiz, which covered right triangle trig and solving triangles. We then began our review of Chapter 1 and 2 in preparation for this week's group final exam. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on both the group and individual final exam. No HW for Wednesday.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed Chapter 1 and 2 in preparation for this week's group final exam. Click on the appropriate link at the top of this page for more information on both the group and individual final exam. No HW for Wednesday.

### Monday, December 13

Algebra 2 / Trig - We took a short quiz covering Sec. 5.1 - 5.4 in class today. No HW for Tuesday.

College Algebra - We began working on the Ch. 5 quiz, covering right triangle trig and solving triangles. HW for Tuesday - Complete the quiz at home and be prepared to turn it in to Mr. Sondgeroth at the start of the hour.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of special segments and centers in a triangle, focusing on the centroid (medians) and orthocenter (altitudes). HW for Tuesday - Complete the "Centers of a Triangle" review worksheet that was distributed in class today.

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College Algebra - We began working on the Ch. 5 quiz, covering right triangle trig and solving triangles. HW for Tuesday - Complete the quiz at home and be prepared to turn it in to Mr. Sondgeroth at the start of the hour.

*Reminder: You may use your, notes, books, and/or computers to complete a take-home assessment. You may NOT receive assistance from any other human!*Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of special segments and centers in a triangle, focusing on the centroid (medians) and orthocenter (altitudes). HW for Tuesday - Complete the "Centers of a Triangle" review worksheet that was distributed in class today.

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## Thursday, December 9, 2010

### Friday, December 10

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 5.3 and Sec. 5.4, identifying four methods that can be employed when asked to solve a quadratic equation - graphing, factoring, completing the square, and quadratic formula. No HW for Monday, other than to begin preparing for your final exam.

College Algebra - We Discussed Sec. 5.8, focusing on the Law of Cosines. HW for Monday - Complete pg. 324 #21-23 and pg. 331 #11-12. Be prepared to take an open notes quiz on Monday solving triangles (Right Triangle Trig, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, etc.)

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 5.3, focusing on additional special segments of a triangle and their associated centers - medians/centroid and altitudes/orthocenter. HW for Monday - Complete the centers of a triangle worksheet that was distributed in class.

Note: If you have trouble creating the necessary sketch(es), you can download them from my U-High blog :

*Note: The Algebra 2 /Trig 1st Semester Exam Review Sheet has now been posted on my U-High webpage under "Algebra 2 w/ Trig" on the bottom of the left-hand column. http://www.uhigh.ilstu.edu/math/sondgeroth/biogroth.html*College Algebra - We Discussed Sec. 5.8, focusing on the Law of Cosines. HW for Monday - Complete pg. 324 #21-23 and pg. 331 #11-12. Be prepared to take an open notes quiz on Monday solving triangles (Right Triangle Trig, Law of Sines, Law of Cosines, etc.)

*Note: Updated information regarding the College Algebra group final is available thru the "Col Alg Exam Info" link located at the top of this page.*Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 5.3, focusing on additional special segments of a triangle and their associated centers - medians/centroid and altitudes/orthocenter. HW for Monday - Complete the centers of a triangle worksheet that was distributed in class.

Note: If you have trouble creating the necessary sketch(es), you can download them from my U-High blog :

*www.uhigh.ilstu.edu/math/sondgeroth/biogroth.html*### Thursday, December 9

Best of Luck to all of our students performing in the Band, Chorus, and Orchestra concert this evening!

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 5.2, focusing on graphing an quadratic function without completing the square. We also began our review of methods to employ when factoring a quadratic polynomial. HW for Friday - Complete pg. 328 #12-18 and #24-25 and pg. 331 #12-17.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 5.6, analyzing the ambiguous case of Law of Sines and determining when a given "triangle" can have two, one, or no solution(s). HW for Friday - Complete pg. 324 #11-16 and #18-20.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 5.2, focusing on the incenter (angle bisectors) and circumcenter (perpendicular bisectors) of a triangle. HW for Friday - Complete pg. 311 #1-6, #12-15, and #18-19.

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Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 5.2, focusing on graphing an quadratic function without completing the square. We also began our review of methods to employ when factoring a quadratic polynomial. HW for Friday - Complete pg. 328 #12-18 and #24-25 and pg. 331 #12-17.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 5.6, analyzing the ambiguous case of Law of Sines and determining when a given "triangle" can have two, one, or no solution(s). HW for Friday - Complete pg. 324 #11-16 and #18-20.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 5.2, focusing on the incenter (angle bisectors) and circumcenter (perpendicular bisectors) of a triangle. HW for Friday - Complete pg. 311 #1-6, #12-15, and #18-19.

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## Wednesday, December 8, 2010

### Wednesday, December 8

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed the 2nd part of Sec. 5.4, focusing on converting a quadratic equation from standard to vertex/graphing form by employing the process of completing the square. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 345 #32-37.

College Algebra - We briefly discussed solving right triangles in Sec. 55. We then moved into Sec. 5.6, were we developed the Law of Sines, a process which allows us to solve SOME non-right triangles. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 310 #30-32, 340-42, and #44 and pg. 316 #11-13.

Frosh Geometry - We used two sketchpad files to verify conjectures regarding points that lie an equal distance from the sides of an angle (angle bisector) and points that lie an equal distance from the endpoints of a segment (perpendicular bisector). HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 304 #1-6 and #12-16.

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College Algebra - We briefly discussed solving right triangles in Sec. 55. We then moved into Sec. 5.6, were we developed the Law of Sines, a process which allows us to solve SOME non-right triangles. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 310 #30-32, 340-42, and #44 and pg. 316 #11-13.

Frosh Geometry - We used two sketchpad files to verify conjectures regarding points that lie an equal distance from the sides of an angle (angle bisector) and points that lie an equal distance from the endpoints of a segment (perpendicular bisector). HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 304 #1-6 and #12-16.

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## Tuesday, December 7, 2010

### Tuesday, December 7

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 5.1, focusing on basic quadratics functions and their parabolic graphs. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 266 #17-23.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 5.2 and 5.4, focusing on the 6 basic trig functions as they apply to right triangles. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 288 #11-20, #22-23 and pg. 302 #10-15, #19-20.

Frosh Geometry - We completed the Ch. 4 Test in class today. No HW for Wednesday.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 5.2 and 5.4, focusing on the 6 basic trig functions as they apply to right triangles. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 288 #11-20, #22-23 and pg. 302 #10-15, #19-20.

Frosh Geometry - We completed the Ch. 4 Test in class today. No HW for Wednesday.

## Monday, December 6, 2010

### Monday, December 6

Algebra 2 / Trig - We finished our Ch. 4 Test in class and began our discussion of Sec. 4.3, focusing on transformational matrices. HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 4.3 and complete pg 266 #17-23.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 4.8, focusing on non-linear polynomial regressions. HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 4.8 and complete pg 262 #8-14.

Frosh Geometry - We concluded our preparations for tomorrow's Ch. 4 Test. HW for Tuesday - Prepare for the Ch. 4 Test, including completion of the review worksheet distributed in class today. Be sure to look over the sections covering two-column proofs and congruent triangles.

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College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 4.8, focusing on non-linear polynomial regressions. HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 4.8 and complete pg 262 #8-14.

Frosh Geometry - We concluded our preparations for tomorrow's Ch. 4 Test. HW for Tuesday - Prepare for the Ch. 4 Test, including completion of the review worksheet distributed in class today. Be sure to look over the sections covering two-column proofs and congruent triangles.

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## Friday, December 3, 2010

## Monday, November 29, 2010

### Friday, December 3

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our Chapter 4 Test in class today. No HW for Monday.

College Algebra - Students completed the Sec. 4.6 - 4.7 Quiz in class today. HW for Monday - Read Sec. 4.8 and complete the worksheet distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - Students spent the hour completing a Ch. 4 Practice Test. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test distributed in class.

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*Note: Since several students did not complete the test in the allotted time, EVERYONE will be allowed an additional 15 minutes at the start of Monday's class period to complete/review Part 2 of the Ch. 4 Test.*College Algebra - Students completed the Sec. 4.6 - 4.7 Quiz in class today. HW for Monday - Read Sec. 4.8 and complete the worksheet distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - Students spent the hour completing a Ch. 4 Practice Test. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test distributed in class.

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### Thursday, December 2

*We will follow Schedule A today.*Algebra 2 / Trig - No class today! Continue preparing for tomorrow's Ch. 4 Test!

College Algebra - We completed our review of Sec. 4.6 - 4.7, solving both rational and radical equations and inequalities. HW for Friday - Review Sec. 4.6 and 4.7 in preparations for tomorrow's quiz.

Frosh Geometry - We completed a short quiz over Sec. 4.8 and began our review of Chapter 4 in preparation for Monday's quiz covering Chapter 4. HW for Friday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class.

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### Wednesday, December 1

Remember ... we are on Schedule A tomorrow ... no 7:00 classes!

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our review for the Ch. 4 Test in class today. No HW for Friday.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 4.6 - 4.7, focusing on radical equations and inequalities. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 270 #45-52.

Frosh Geometry - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 4.8, focusing on the properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs 276-277 #1-8, #13-16, and #22-26.

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Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our review for the Ch. 4 Test in class today. No HW for Friday.

*Note: We will take the Ch. 4 Test in class on Friday, Dec. 3.*College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 4.6 - 4.7, focusing on radical equations and inequalities. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 270 #45-52.

Frosh Geometry - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 4.8, focusing on the properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs 276-277 #1-8, #13-16, and #22-26.

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### Tuesday, November 30

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our in-class review of Chapter 4. No HW for Wednesday, other than preparing for Friday's test.

College Algebra - We began our discussion of Sec. 4.7, solving equations and inequalities involving radicals. HW for Wednesday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class and return to the substitute before the end of the hour.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 4.8, focusing on the properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles. HW for Wednesday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class and return to the substitute before the end of the hour.

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College Algebra - We began our discussion of Sec. 4.7, solving equations and inequalities involving radicals. HW for Wednesday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class and return to the substitute before the end of the hour.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 4.8, focusing on the properties of isosceles and equilateral triangles. HW for Wednesday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class and return to the substitute before the end of the hour.

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## Monday, November 22, 2010

### Monday, November 29

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began reviewing for Wednesday's Chapter 4 Test. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 298-300 #4-10, #13-16, #18, #24-26, #29-31 odd, #36, #38-40, #44-45, #47-48, #50-51.

* complete w/ graphing calculator: perform basic operations (multiply) using matrices, calculate determinant and inverse of 3x3 matrix, solve 2x2 and 3x3 systems (matrix equations, Cramer's Rule, augmented matrix and reduced row-echelon form)

College Algebra - We began our discussion of Sec. 4.6, focusing on solving rational equations and inequalities. HW for Tuesday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - We completed the Sec. 4.4-4.6 quiz in class today, assessing our understanding of proving triangles congruent. No HW for Tuesday.

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*** complete by hand: perform basic operations (add, subtract, multiply) using matrices, calculate determinant and inverse of a 2x2 matrix, solve 2x2 and 3x3 systems (substitution, elimination)***Note: Students should be prepared to discuss/perform the following on Wednesday's test:*

* complete w/ graphing calculator: perform basic operations (multiply) using matrices, calculate determinant and inverse of 3x3 matrix, solve 2x2 and 3x3 systems (matrix equations, Cramer's Rule, augmented matrix and reduced row-echelon form)

College Algebra - We began our discussion of Sec. 4.6, focusing on solving rational equations and inequalities. HW for Tuesday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - We completed the Sec. 4.4-4.6 quiz in class today, assessing our understanding of proving triangles congruent. No HW for Tuesday.

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## Wednesday, November 17, 2010

### Tuesday, November 23

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed Chapter 4, learning how to use our calculators to perform many of the matrix operations (determinants, inverse matrices, augmented matrices, etc.) we have learned to do by hand. No HW for Monday.

College Algebra - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.5, focusing on Sec. 4.3 - 4.4. No HW for Monday.

Frosh Geometry - We will take a quiz covering Sec. 4.4 - 4.6 (w/ focus on triangle congruence and proofs).

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College Algebra - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.5, focusing on Sec. 4.3 - 4.4. No HW for Monday.

Frosh Geometry - We will take a quiz covering Sec. 4.4 - 4.6 (w/ focus on triangle congruence and proofs).

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### Monday, November 22

Algebra 2 / Trig - We covered Sec. 4.6, focusing on augmented matrices and row operations. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 291-292 #2-3, #18-20, and #23-25.

College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 4.1 - 4.5 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 234 #13-18 and #23-25 and pgs 268-269 #14-18, #22-24, #29-30 and #43.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed Sec. 4.4 - 4.6, focusing on proving and using congruent triangles. Note: We will take a quiz tomorrow (Tuesday) covering Sec. 4.4-4.6. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Triangle Congruence Worksheet distributed in class today and from the book complete pgs. 285-286 #13-14 (Sec. 4.4 proofs), #16-18 (Sec. 4.5 proofs), and #19-20 (Sec. 4.6 proofs).

College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 4.1 - 4.5 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 234 #13-18 and #23-25 and pgs 268-269 #14-18, #22-24, #29-30 and #43.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed Sec. 4.4 - 4.6, focusing on proving and using congruent triangles. Note: We will take a quiz tomorrow (Tuesday) covering Sec. 4.4-4.6. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Triangle Congruence Worksheet distributed in class today and from the book complete pgs. 285-286 #13-14 (Sec. 4.4 proofs), #16-18 (Sec. 4.5 proofs), and #19-20 (Sec. 4.6 proofs).

*.***Note: Good luck to all freshmen participating in the Greek Olympics tomorrow!**## Sunday, November 14, 2010

### Friday, November 19

Algebra 2 / Trig - We are taking a quiz covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.5 (omit 4.3). No HW for Monday.

College Algebra - We will cover Sec. 4.4, focusing on the Rational Root Theorem and the Location Principle to help us determine the roots of a polynomial. HW for Monday - Complete pgs 240-241 #12-13, #18-22, and #32.

Frosh Geometry - We will discuss Sec. 4.5 and 4.6, using congruent triangles to complete proofs. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 256-258 #4-8, #11-17, and #22 and pgs. 262-263 #3-4, #8-9, and #11.

College Algebra - We will cover Sec. 4.4, focusing on the Rational Root Theorem and the Location Principle to help us determine the roots of a polynomial. HW for Monday - Complete pgs 240-241 #12-13, #18-22, and #32.

Frosh Geometry - We will discuss Sec. 4.5 and 4.6, using congruent triangles to complete proofs. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 256-258 #4-8, #11-17, and #22 and pgs. 262-263 #3-4, #8-9, and #11.

### Thursday, November 18

Algebra 2 / Trig - We will review Sec. 4.1 - 4.5 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 298 - 301 #4, #6, #7 (Sec. 4.1), #13-15, #18 (Sec. 4.2), #24-26, #29-30 (Sec. 4.4), #38-39, #43-44 (Sec. 4.5).

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 4.3 and the first part of Sec. 4.4, focusing on the Remainder and Factor Theorems and determining possible real roots of a polynomial function. HW for Friday - Complete the assignment from Wednesday (pg. 226 #1-12) and pgs. 226-227 #26-30 and #37 and pg. 234 #10-11.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 4.4 and 4.5, focusing on "shortcuts" for proving two triangles congruent. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 245-246 #5-9 and #13-18.

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College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 4.3 and the first part of Sec. 4.4, focusing on the Remainder and Factor Theorems and determining possible real roots of a polynomial function. HW for Friday - Complete the assignment from Wednesday (pg. 226 #1-12) and pgs. 226-227 #26-30 and #37 and pg. 234 #10-11.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 4.4 and 4.5, focusing on "shortcuts" for proving two triangles congruent. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 245-246 #5-9 and #13-18.

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### Wednesday, November 17

Alg 2 / Trig - We finished our discussion of Sec. 4.5, focusing on using inverse matrices to solve a (2x2) system of equations. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 282-283 #10-12, #17-19, #31 and #33.

College Algebra - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.2 in class today. HW for Thursday - Read Sec. 4.3 and complete pg. 226 #1-12.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed our quiz from Sec. 4.1-4.3 and said goodbye to our ISU pre-student teacher Ms. Dundek. In her honor, we don't have any HW for Thursday.

*Note: We will take a quiz on Friday covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.5 (excluding Sec. 4.3).*College Algebra - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.2 in class today. HW for Thursday - Read Sec. 4.3 and complete pg. 226 #1-12.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed our quiz from Sec. 4.1-4.3 and said goodbye to our ISU pre-student teacher Ms. Dundek. In her honor, we don't have any HW for Thursday.

### Tuesday, November 16

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed the first portion of Sec. 4.5, finding the inverse of a 2x2 matrix. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 272 #2, #4-9, #16.

College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 4.1 - 4.2 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 219-220 #13-14, #18, #20-21, #25-29, and #32.

Frosh Geometry - We took a quiz covereing Sec. 4.1 - 4.3.

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College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 4.1 - 4.2 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 219-220 #13-14, #18, #20-21, #25-29, and #32.

Frosh Geometry - We took a quiz covereing Sec. 4.1 - 4.3.

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### Monday, November 15

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed our discussion of Sec. 4.4, focusing on the use of Cramer's Rule to solve a 2x2 system of equations. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 274-275 #5-9, #11, #31, and #33.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 4.2, discussing various methods for solving a quadratic equation. No new HW for Tuesday - Please complete the assignments that were made on Wednesday and Friday (pg 219 #3-11) of last week. We will take a quiz on Wednesday covering Sec. 4.1 and 4.2.

Frosh Geometry - We spent the day reviewing Sec. 4.1 - 4.3 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Tuesday - OPTIONAL - Complete the Study Guide distributed in class today covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.3. Students who complete the study guide and show appropriate work will receive 2 extra credit points on tomorrow's quiz.

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College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 4.2, discussing various methods for solving a quadratic equation. No new HW for Tuesday - Please complete the assignments that were made on Wednesday and Friday (pg 219 #3-11) of last week. We will take a quiz on Wednesday covering Sec. 4.1 and 4.2.

Frosh Geometry - We spent the day reviewing Sec. 4.1 - 4.3 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Tuesday - OPTIONAL - Complete the Study Guide distributed in class today covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.3. Students who complete the study guide and show appropriate work will receive 2 extra credit points on tomorrow's quiz.

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### Friday, November 12

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed the firlst portion of Sec. 4.4, focusing on the determinant of a square matrix. HW for Monday - Complete pgs 274-275 #1-4, #10, and #30.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 4.2, completing a worksheet that reviewed the process of completing the square. HW for Monday - Read Sec. 4.2 and complete pg 219 #3-11.

Frosh Geometry - Ms. Dundek covered Sec. 4.3 in class today.

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College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 4.2, completing a worksheet that reviewed the process of completing the square. HW for Monday - Read Sec. 4.2 and complete pg 219 #3-11.

Frosh Geometry - Ms. Dundek covered Sec. 4.3 in class today.

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### Tuesday, November 9

Alg 2 / Trig - HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 250-251 #8-16 and #24-27.

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## Monday, November 1, 2010

### Friday, November 5

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed the Chapter 3 Test in class today. No HW for Monday.

College Algebra - We completed the Chapter 3 Test in class today. No HW for Monday.

Frosh Geometry - We spent the class period reviewing Sec. 3.3 - 3.6. HW for Monday - Complete the Sec. 3.3 - 3.6 Take Home Quiz. It will be collected at the start of the hour on Monday.

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College Algebra - We completed the Chapter 3 Test in class today. No HW for Monday.

Frosh Geometry - We spent the class period reviewing Sec. 3.3 - 3.6. HW for Monday - Complete the Sec. 3.3 - 3.6 Take Home Quiz. It will be collected at the start of the hour on Monday.

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### Thursday, November 4

We are following Schedule A today, to allow departments time for planning.

DON'T FORGET - TODAY IS NATIONAL SWEATER VEST DAY. Wear a sweater vest to school and receive extra credit ; )

Algebra 2 / Trig - No class today. Continue preparing for the Chapter 3 Test.

College Algebra - We spent the class period reviewing Sec.3.8, focusing on direct, inverse, and joint variation. HW for Friday - Complete pg 194 #15-21 and #25-26.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 3.6, focusing on the equation of a line. HW for Friday -

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DON'T FORGET - TODAY IS NATIONAL SWEATER VEST DAY. Wear a sweater vest to school and receive extra credit ; )

Algebra 2 / Trig - No class today. Continue preparing for the Chapter 3 Test.

*Note: We will take the Chapter 3 Test on Monday, Nov. 8!*College Algebra - We spent the class period reviewing Sec.3.8, focusing on direct, inverse, and joint variation. HW for Friday - Complete pg 194 #15-21 and #25-26.

*Note: We will take our Chapter 3 Test on Monday, Nov. 8!*Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 3.6, focusing on the equation of a line. HW for Friday -

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### Wednesday, November 3

We are following Schedule E today - 1:00 dismissal for Parent/Teacher Conferences.

DON'T FORGET - TOMORROW, THU, NOV. 4 - IS NATIONAL SWEATER VEST DAY. Wear a sweater vest to school and receive extra credit ; )

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our review of Chapter 3, in preparation for Monday's chapter test. No class on Thursday (Schedule A), so no HW for Thursday. HW for Friday - Complete the Ch. 3 Practice Test distributed in class today.

College Algebra - We worked in Sec. 3.8, reviewing on various types of variation - direct, indirect, and joint. HW for Thursday - Complete the Sec. 3.8 worksheet in class and the Chapter 3 Practice Test that was distributed in class for HW.

Frosh Geometry - Ms. Dundek led a discussion of Sec. 3.5 and 3.6, focusing on slope and the equation of a line. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 185 #2-5 and #19-22.

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DON'T FORGET - TOMORROW, THU, NOV. 4 - IS NATIONAL SWEATER VEST DAY. Wear a sweater vest to school and receive extra credit ; )

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our review of Chapter 3, in preparation for Monday's chapter test. No class on Thursday (Schedule A), so no HW for Thursday. HW for Friday - Complete the Ch. 3 Practice Test distributed in class today.

College Algebra - We worked in Sec. 3.8, reviewing on various types of variation - direct, indirect, and joint. HW for Thursday - Complete the Sec. 3.8 worksheet in class and the Chapter 3 Practice Test that was distributed in class for HW.

Frosh Geometry - Ms. Dundek led a discussion of Sec. 3.5 and 3.6, focusing on slope and the equation of a line. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 185 #2-5 and #19-22.

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### Tuesday, November 2

Alg 2 / Trig - We took a quiz covering Sec. 3.4 - 3.6 in class today. HW for Wedneday - Complete the Ch. 3 Pratice Test in the book on pg 236 #1-20.

College Algebra - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 3.4 - 3.7 in class today. HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 3.8 and complete pg 193-194 #1-12.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 3.5 today, focusing on the slope of a line. HW for Wednesday - Complete the first page (front and back) of the worksheet packet distributed in class today. Also complete the second proof from today's proof worksheet.

College Algebra - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 3.4 - 3.7 in class today. HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 3.8 and complete pg 193-194 #1-12.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 3.5 today, focusing on the slope of a line. HW for Wednesday - Complete the first page (front and back) of the worksheet packet distributed in class today. Also complete the second proof from today's proof worksheet.

### Monday, November 1

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed review problems in class today in preparation for tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 3.4-3.6. HW for Tuesday - Prepare for quiz.

College Algebra - We completed our discussion of Sec. 3.7, reviewing methods for finding the equations of asymptotes in rational (polynomial) functions. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 198-200 #29, #32034, #36-40, #42-43, #44-46, #49-53, #55. Please note that this HW assignment is optional. However, if you do complete the assignment, then I will allow you to use your notes on your quiz tomorrow.

Topics that may be covered on tomorrow's College Algebra quiz:

Sec. 3.4 - graph a function and its inverse; find the inverse of a relation/function using any method

Sec. 3.5 - determine continuity of a function; determine if a function has gap, jump, point, or infinite discontinuity; describe the end behavior of a function; determine intervals over which a function is increasing or decreasing

Sec. 3.6 - locate critical points (abs max, rel max, abs min, rel min, inflection pt) in a graph

Sec. 3.7 - identify transformations in rational functions; determine the equations of vertical, horizontal, and/or slant asymptotes in rational (polynomial) functions

Frosh Geometry - Ms. Dundek lead our discussion of Sec. 3.4 today. HW for Tuesday - fill in the packet with the definitions, theorems, postulates or properties from section 3.4 and complete #s 8-13, 24 and 27.

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College Algebra - We completed our discussion of Sec. 3.7, reviewing methods for finding the equations of asymptotes in rational (polynomial) functions. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 198-200 #29, #32034, #36-40, #42-43, #44-46, #49-53, #55. Please note that this HW assignment is optional. However, if you do complete the assignment, then I will allow you to use your notes on your quiz tomorrow.

Topics that may be covered on tomorrow's College Algebra quiz:

Sec. 3.4 - graph a function and its inverse; find the inverse of a relation/function using any method

Sec. 3.5 - determine continuity of a function; determine if a function has gap, jump, point, or infinite discontinuity; describe the end behavior of a function; determine intervals over which a function is increasing or decreasing

Sec. 3.6 - locate critical points (abs max, rel max, abs min, rel min, inflection pt) in a graph

Sec. 3.7 - identify transformations in rational functions; determine the equations of vertical, horizontal, and/or slant asymptotes in rational (polynomial) functions

Frosh Geometry - Ms. Dundek lead our discussion of Sec. 3.4 today. HW for Tuesday - fill in the packet with the definitions, theorems, postulates or properties from section 3.4 and complete #s 8-13, 24 and 27.

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## Friday, October 29, 2010

### Algebra 2 / Trig Worksheet

Posted on my U-High Webpage in the lower left-hand column:

http://www.uhigh.ilstu.edu/math/sondgeroth/biogroth.html

http://www.uhigh.ilstu.edu/math/sondgeroth/biogroth.html

## Friday, October 22, 2010

### Friday, October 29

Alg 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of Sec. 3.6 - Solving Systems in 3 Variables- and began our discussion of Sec. 3.5 - Graphing in 3-D. HW for Monday - Complete pg 224-225 #8, #9, #14 and complete the attached worksheet.

3-D Graphing Simulators:

http://houseof3d.com/pete/applets/graph/index.html

http://graph.seriesmathstudy.com/

http://www.algebrahelp.com/calculators/equation/3dgraphing/pg2.htm

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.7, focusing on identifying the asymptotes in the graphs of rational functions. HW for Monday - Complete pg 186 #14-22.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of Sec. 3.3, focusing on ways to prove to lines are parallel. HW for Monday - Complete proofs 3) and 4) on the back of the worksheet distributed in class and complete the proofs on the last two pages of the note packet distributed in class.

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3-D Graphing Simulators:

http://houseof3d.com/pete/applets/graph/index.html

http://graph.seriesmathstudy.com/

*Click on "Start GraphFunc" in the middle of the page to bring up graphing applet.**Change "View 2D" to "View 3D"**and "Single Graphs" to "Multiple Graphs" .**Equations must be entered in the form "z = ax + by + c"*http://www.algebrahelp.com/calculators/equation/3dgraphing/pg2.htm

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.7, focusing on identifying the asymptotes in the graphs of rational functions. HW for Monday - Complete pg 186 #14-22.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of Sec. 3.3, focusing on ways to prove to lines are parallel. HW for Monday - Complete proofs 3) and 4) on the back of the worksheet distributed in class and complete the proofs on the last two pages of the note packet distributed in class.

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### Thursday, October 28

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 3.6, using the elimination method to solve systems of 3 equations w/ 3 unknowns. HW for Friday - Complete pg 224 #1-3.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.6, focusing on extrema and critical points in a graph using a Geometer's Sketchpad file. HW for Friday - Complete the packet distributed in class today.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 3.2, focusing on proofs involving parallel lines. HW for Friday - Complete pg 149 #14-17, #22-25, #27-29 and 158-159 #3, #6, #8, #9, #13-19.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.6, focusing on extrema and critical points in a graph using a Geometer's Sketchpad file. HW for Friday - Complete the packet distributed in class today.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 3.2, focusing on proofs involving parallel lines. HW for Friday - Complete pg 149 #14-17, #22-25, #27-29 and 158-159 #3, #6, #8, #9, #13-19.

### Wednesday, October 27

Alg 2 / Trig - Sophs at PLAN Test; independent work - Be in the classroom by 7:30. Complete HW assigned in class on Tuesday.

College Algebra - We finished our discussion of Sec. 3.5, focusing on the end behavior of graphs. Complete the HW assignment from the book found on the last page of the handout.

Frosh Geometry - We finished our discussion of Sec. 3.1, focusing on perpendicular, skew and parallel lines. No HW for Thursday.

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College Algebra - We finished our discussion of Sec. 3.5, focusing on the end behavior of graphs. Complete the HW assignment from the book found on the last page of the handout.

Frosh Geometry - We finished our discussion of Sec. 3.1, focusing on perpendicular, skew and parallel lines. No HW for Thursday.

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### Tuesday, October 26

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed the Sec. 3.1 - 3.4 quiz in class today. Sophomores will not be in class tomorrow, as they have the PLAN Test from 8 - 12 @ Bone Student Center. HW for THURSDAY - Complete pg 198 #1-6 and pg 219 #1-5. You may need isometric dot paper to complete this assignment; download copies at: http://www.vertex42.com/Files/pdfs/isometric-graph-paper_portrait.pdf

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.5 in class today, focusing on continuity of graphs. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 166 #12-14, #16-19, #21-24, and #30.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed part of Sec. 3.1 in class today, focusing on angles formed by lines cut by a transversal. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 148 #6-13.

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College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.5 in class today, focusing on continuity of graphs. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 166 #12-14, #16-19, #21-24, and #30.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed part of Sec. 3.1 in class today, focusing on angles formed by lines cut by a transversal. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 148 #6-13.

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### Monday, October 25

Alg 2 / Trig - We reviewed Sec. 3.1 - 3.4 ahead of tomorrow's quiz over these sections. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 213 #1-19 of "Ready To Go On?"

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.4, focusing on ways to determine the inverse of a function. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 156 #15-18, #22-23, #25, #29-32.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed proofs in class and then began our Chapter 2 Test in class. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Chapter 2 Test. You may use your notes/book/computer, but you may NOT receive assistance form another human being except Ms. Dundek or Mr. Sondgeroth.

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College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.4, focusing on ways to determine the inverse of a function. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 156 #15-18, #22-23, #25, #29-32.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed proofs in class and then began our Chapter 2 Test in class. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Chapter 2 Test. You may use your notes/book/computer, but you may NOT receive assistance form another human being except Ms. Dundek or Mr. Sondgeroth.

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## Monday, October 18, 2010

### Friday, October 22

**We are on a modified class schedule today to accommodate an all-school assembly in the Large Gym at 2:00.**

Alg 2 / Trig - We concluded our discussion of Linear Programming in Sec. 3.4. HW for Monday - Complete pg 209-211 #8, #21, #23, #27-30. Note: We will take a quiz covering Sec. 3.1-3.4 on Tuesday, October 26.

College Algebra - We finished our discussions of Sec. 3.1 - 3.3 and/or took a quiz over those sections. No HW for Monday.

Frosh Geometry - We moved from 2-column proofs to flow chart proofs. HW for Monday - complete the worksheets distributed in class today. In addition, complete pg 127 #8-10 and pg 134 #1-15, #21-23.

*Note: Today marks the end of the First Quarter.*.

### Thursday, October 22

Alg 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of Sec. 2.4, reviewing the process employed to solve Linear Programming problems. HW for Friday - Complete problnes 4) - 6) in the HW packet distributed in class today.

College Algebra -

9:00 - We spent the first part of the hour reviewing Sec. 3.1 - 3.3. We then took a short quiz created by our ISU 216 students. No HW for Friday.

10:00 - We covered Sec. 3.3 in class today, focusing on graphing non-linear inequalities. HW for Friday - Complete the review paket distributed in class today in preparation for tomorrow's quiz over section 3.1 - 3.4.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of 2-column proofs. HW for Friday - Complete the last page of the proof packet distibuted in class today.

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College Algebra -

9:00 - We spent the first part of the hour reviewing Sec. 3.1 - 3.3. We then took a short quiz created by our ISU 216 students. No HW for Friday.

10:00 - We covered Sec. 3.3 in class today, focusing on graphing non-linear inequalities. HW for Friday - Complete the review paket distributed in class today in preparation for tomorrow's quiz over section 3.1 - 3.4.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of 2-column proofs. HW for Friday - Complete the last page of the proof packet distibuted in class today.

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### Wednesday, October 20

Alg 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 3.4, beginning the process for solving Linear Programming problems. HW for Thursday - Complete the HW packet distributed in class.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.3 in class today. HW for Thursday -

Geometry - We concluded our discussion of Syllogisms, and began our discussion of 2-column proofs (Sec. 3.4). HW for Thursday - Complete the HW packet distributed in class today.

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College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.3 in class today. HW for Thursday -

Geometry - We concluded our discussion of Syllogisms, and began our discussion of 2-column proofs (Sec. 3.4). HW for Thursday - Complete the HW packet distributed in class today.

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### Tuesday, October 19

We are on Schedule B today to allow us to have upper class meetings from 9:50-10:20.

Alg 2/ Trig - We moved from solving systems of linear equalities (Sec. 3.1 and 3.2) to solving systems of linear inequalities (Sec. 3.3). HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 202 #13-15, #18-20, and #23-24.

College Algebra - Mr. Gross (9:00) and Ms. Anzalone (10:00) led us in a discussion of Sec. 3.2, focusing on families of graphs and transformations of parent equations. HW for Wednesday - 9:00 was assigned in class. 10:00 - Complete pg 143 #14-24 even and #28-34 even.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of logic, focusing on the Syllogisms, Venn Diagrams, and the Laws of Detachment and Syllogism. HW for Wednesday - Complete the HW packet distributed in class.

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Alg 2/ Trig - We moved from solving systems of linear equalities (Sec. 3.1 and 3.2) to solving systems of linear inequalities (Sec. 3.3). HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 202 #13-15, #18-20, and #23-24.

College Algebra - Mr. Gross (9:00) and Ms. Anzalone (10:00) led us in a discussion of Sec. 3.2, focusing on families of graphs and transformations of parent equations. HW for Wednesday - 9:00 was assigned in class. 10:00 - Complete pg 143 #14-24 even and #28-34 even.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of logic, focusing on the Syllogisms, Venn Diagrams, and the Laws of Detachment and Syllogism. HW for Wednesday - Complete the HW packet distributed in class.

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### Monday, October 18

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 3.1 and 3.2 in class today, focusing on various ways to classify and solve a 2x2 system of equations. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 186 #8-13 and pg 194 #17-21.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.1 in class today, focusing on line and point symmetry and odd/even functions. Classes were taught by ISU 216 students - Mr. Gorss at 9:00 and Ms. Anzalone at 10:00. They will be leading our classes all week. HW for Tuesday - 9:00 pg 133 #1-11 and #15-35 in Sec. 3.1.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of logic, focusing on table and circle logic problems. HW for Tuesday - complete the matrix, table and circle logic worksheets distributed in class today.

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College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 3.1 in class today, focusing on line and point symmetry and odd/even functions. Classes were taught by ISU 216 students - Mr. Gorss at 9:00 and Ms. Anzalone at 10:00. They will be leading our classes all week. HW for Tuesday - 9:00 pg 133 #1-11 and #15-35 in Sec. 3.1.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of logic, focusing on table and circle logic problems. HW for Tuesday - complete the matrix, table and circle logic worksheets distributed in class today.

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### Friday, October 15

We had a substitute teacher today, as Mr. Sondgeroth was in Springfield presenting at the state math teachers' convention.

Alg 2 / Trig - We attempted to complete the Ch. 2 Test in class today, but not everyone was able to finish. Those that could, where asked to come into the Math Office during a free hour to finish. Those that could not will be given a chance to do so in class on Monday. HW for Monday - Complete the "Are You Ready?" section on pg 179 #1-24.

College Algebra - We completed the Linear Programming portion of our Chapter 2 Test in class today. HW for Monday - Complete the Enrichment packet that was distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - Students worked on a Matrix Logic packet that was collected at the end of the hour. HW for Monday - Complete the Table/Circle Logic worksheet packet that was distributed in class.

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Alg 2 / Trig - We attempted to complete the Ch. 2 Test in class today, but not everyone was able to finish. Those that could, where asked to come into the Math Office during a free hour to finish. Those that could not will be given a chance to do so in class on Monday. HW for Monday - Complete the "Are You Ready?" section on pg 179 #1-24.

College Algebra - We completed the Linear Programming portion of our Chapter 2 Test in class today. HW for Monday - Complete the Enrichment packet that was distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - Students worked on a Matrix Logic packet that was collected at the end of the hour. HW for Monday - Complete the Table/Circle Logic worksheet packet that was distributed in class.

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## Wednesday, October 13, 2010

### Thursday, October 14

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed our in-class preparations for the Ch. 2 Test that we will complete in class on Friday, October 15. There is no HW for Friday, other than to continue preparing for the Ch. 2 Test.

College Algebra - We completed the Chapter 2 Test in class today. HW for Friday - Complete the extra credit worksheet packet that was distributed in class on Wednesday.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our discussion of Sec. 1.3 in class today, focusing on the Laws of Detachment and Syllogism. HW for Friday -

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College Algebra - We completed the Chapter 2 Test in class today. HW for Friday - Complete the extra credit worksheet packet that was distributed in class on Wednesday.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our discussion of Sec. 1.3 in class today, focusing on the Laws of Detachment and Syllogism. HW for Friday -

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### Wednesday, October 13

Alg 2 / Trig - We continued our preparations for the Ch. 2 Test that we will take in class on Friday. HW for Thursday - Complete BOTH pages of the practice test packet distributed in class today. The multiple choice page will be collected and graded. The short answer page will be checked for completeness and serve as the basis for our in class review for Friday's Ch. 2 Test.

College Algebra - We completed our in-class preparations for the Ch. 2 Test. There is no HW for Thursday, other than to continue preparing for the Chapter 2 Test that we will take in class tomorrow. However, we dis distribute an extra credit worksheet packet in class today. That packet is due at the start of the hour on Friday.

Frosh Geometry - We spent a good portion of the hour reviewing the Sec. 2.1 - 2.4 quiz that we took in class yesterday. We also began our discussion of Sec. 2.3, focusing on analogies. HW for Thursday - Complete the Analogies Worksheet that was distributed in class today.

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College Algebra - We completed our in-class preparations for the Ch. 2 Test. There is no HW for Thursday, other than to continue preparing for the Chapter 2 Test that we will take in class tomorrow. However, we dis distribute an extra credit worksheet packet in class today. That packet is due at the start of the hour on Friday.

Frosh Geometry - We spent a good portion of the hour reviewing the Sec. 2.1 - 2.4 quiz that we took in class yesterday. We also began our discussion of Sec. 2.3, focusing on analogies. HW for Thursday - Complete the Analogies Worksheet that was distributed in class today.

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### Tuesday, October 12

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed the Sec. 2.7 - 2.9 quiz in class today. HW for Monday - Complete the Ch. 2 Practice Test in our book, pg 170 #1-25.

College Algebra - We began reviewing for the Ch. 2 Test which we will take in class on Thursday, October 14. We completed a multiple choice practice test in class. HW for Wednesday - Complete the short answer practice test distributed in class today.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our Sec. 2.1 - 2.4 Quiz in class today. HW for Wednesday - Complete the Sec. 2.3 packet of worksheets that was distributed in class today.

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College Algebra - We began reviewing for the Ch. 2 Test which we will take in class on Thursday, October 14. We completed a multiple choice practice test in class. HW for Wednesday - Complete the short answer practice test distributed in class today.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our Sec. 2.1 - 2.4 Quiz in class today. HW for Wednesday - Complete the Sec. 2.3 packet of worksheets that was distributed in class today.

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### Friday, October 8

Alg 2 / Trig - Rather than take the Sec. 2.5 - 2.7 quiz, we spent the hour answering review questions and preparing for the quiz. We have postponed the quiz until Tuesday, October 12. No HW for Tuesday, other than to prepare for the quiz.

College Algebra - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 2.5 - 2.7 in class today. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Ch. 2 Practice Test in the book - pg. A57 #1-20.

Geometry - We began our quiz covering Sec. 2.1 - 2.4. Due to the short period, many students did not finish. We will complete the quiz in class on Tuesday. No HW for Tuesday, other than to continue preparing for the quiz.

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College Algebra - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 2.5 - 2.7 in class today. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Ch. 2 Practice Test in the book - pg. A57 #1-20.

Geometry - We began our quiz covering Sec. 2.1 - 2.4. Due to the short period, many students did not finish. We will complete the quiz in class on Tuesday. No HW for Tuesday, other than to continue preparing for the quiz.

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## Thursday, October 7, 2010

### Thursday, October 7

Alg 2 / Trig - We are on Schedule A today, so we did not meet today!

College Algebra - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 2.7, reviewing procedures that can be employed to solve linear programming problems. HW for Friday: Complete pg 122 #47 and #49-51.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of conditional statements, focusing on the relationship between biconditional statements and geometric definitions. HW for Friday - Complete pg 130 # 6-12 even, pg 131 #16-20 even, and pg 132 # 28 and #30-34.

*Note: We will take a short quiz in class on Friday covering Sec. 2.7 - 2.9.*College Algebra - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 2.7, reviewing procedures that can be employed to solve linear programming problems. HW for Friday: Complete pg 122 #47 and #49-51.

*Note: We will take a short quiz in class on Friday covering Sec. 2.6 - 2.7.*Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of conditional statements, focusing on the relationship between biconditional statements and geometric definitions. HW for Friday - Complete pg 130 # 6-12 even, pg 131 #16-20 even, and pg 132 # 28 and #30-34.

*Note: We will take a short quiz in class on Friday covering Sec. 2.1-2.2 and 2.4.**.*## Wednesday, October 6, 2010

### Wednesday, October 6

**Remember - We are on Schedule A tomorrow, October 7.!**

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed our discussion of Sec. 2.9 today, focusing on transformations of absolute value graphs and discussing graphs of absolute value inequalities.

**We are on Schedule A tomorrow, so our 7:00 class does not meet again until Friday.**HW for Friday - pg 165 #5-17 and pg 169 #46 and #49-51.

*Note: On Friday, we will take a quiz covering Sec. 2.7 - 2.9 AFTER we review the HW from today.*College Algebra - We continued our discussion of linear programming, working through a couple of sample problems. HW for Thursday - 9:00 class should complete Problems 5 and 6; 10:00 class should complete Problems 3, 5, and 6.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 2.2, focuing on conditional statements and "modifications." HW for Thursday - Complete pgs 84-85 #12-18 and #24-34.

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## Tuesday, October 5, 2010

### Tuesday, October 5

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 2-9 in class today, focusing on graphing and solving absolute value equations in two variables. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 161-162 #9-13 odd, #20-23, and #26-28.

College Algebra - We had a sub in class today, so we spent the hour working on linear programming problems. Students should have completed Problems 2 and 3 in class today and submitted their completed worksheets to the sub. HW for Wednesday - Complete the Sec. 2.7 Practice worksheet that was distributed in class today.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 2-2 in class today, focusing on conditional statements. HW for Wednesday -

College Algebra - We had a sub in class today, so we spent the hour working on linear programming problems. Students should have completed Problems 2 and 3 in class today and submitted their completed worksheets to the sub. HW for Wednesday - Complete the Sec. 2.7 Practice worksheet that was distributed in class today.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 2-2 in class today, focusing on conditional statements. HW for Wednesday -

*(assigned by Ms. Dendek)**.*## Monday, October 4, 2010

### Monday, October 4

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 2.8, focusing on soutions to absolute value equations in one variable. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 154-155 #15-31 and #37. Be sure to SHOW WORK to receive full credit.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 2.7, focusing on an 8-step procedure that can be used to solve linear programming problems. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 115-116 #5 and #12.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 2.1 in class today, focusing on iuning iductive reasoning to make conjectures. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Sec. 2-1 Lesson B and C worksheets distributed today in class.

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College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 2.7, focusing on an 8-step procedure that can be used to solve linear programming problems. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 115-116 #5 and #12.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 2.1 in class today, focusing on iuning iductive reasoning to make conjectures. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Sec. 2-1 Lesson B and C worksheets distributed today in class.

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### Friday, October 1

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 2.7, focusing on ways to determine the best-fit line for a given set of data. We discussed how to estimate this line using slope and/or points and how to use the calculator to determine the regression line for the data set. HW for Monday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class today.

College Algebra - We completed the 2nd part of the Sec. 2.1-2.5 quiz, this time with the aid of a graphing calculator. HW for Monday - Complete the system of linear inequalities worksheet distributed in class today.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our Chapter 1 Test in class today. No HW for Monday.

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College Algebra - We completed the 2nd part of the Sec. 2.1-2.5 quiz, this time with the aid of a graphing calculator. HW for Monday - Complete the system of linear inequalities worksheet distributed in class today.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our Chapter 1 Test in class today. No HW for Monday.

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### Thursday, September 30

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 2.1 - 2.5 in class today. HW for Friday -

College Algebra - We completed the non-calculator portion of the Sec. 2.1 - 2.5 quiz in class today. We will complete the "w/ calculator" portion in class on Friday. No HW for Friday, other than to study for the 2nd portion of the Sec. 2.1 - 2.5 quiz.

Frosh Geometry - Due to the length of the Explore testing, our class was cancelled today. No HW for Friday, other than to prepare for the Chapter 1 Test we will take in class tomorrow.

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College Algebra - We completed the non-calculator portion of the Sec. 2.1 - 2.5 quiz in class today. We will complete the "w/ calculator" portion in class on Friday. No HW for Friday, other than to study for the 2nd portion of the Sec. 2.1 - 2.5 quiz.

Frosh Geometry - Due to the length of the Explore testing, our class was cancelled today. No HW for Friday, other than to prepare for the Chapter 1 Test we will take in class tomorrow.

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## Wednesday, September 29, 2010

### Wednesday, September 29

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed our of Sec. 2-5, and began reviewing for tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 2-1 thru 2-5. We worked in pairs to submit completed worksheets reviewing Sec. 2-4 and 2-5. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs 166-168 #5-11 odd, #12-13, #16-18, #19-27 odd, #30-37, #39-40. This assignment is OPTIONAL! Use these problems to guide your review for tomorrow's quiz.

College Algebra - We spent time in class reviewing for tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 2-1 thru 2-3 and 2.5. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 120 - 121 #12-16 even, #17-23 odd, #24-26, #34-42. even. The worksheets that were distributed in class will be collected and graded for extra credit.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed the quiz covering Sec. 1-5 thru 1-9 and completed our in-class preparation for the Chapter 1 Test that we will complete in class tomorrow. We also began our discussion of Sec. 2-1. HW for Wednesday - Review for tomorrow's Chapter 12 Test. HW for Thursday -

*Note: We will take a quiz in class TOMORROW, SEPT.30, covering Sec. 2-1 thru 2-5.*College Algebra - We spent time in class reviewing for tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 2-1 thru 2-3 and 2.5. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 120 - 121 #12-16 even, #17-23 odd, #24-26, #34-42. even. The worksheets that were distributed in class will be collected and graded for extra credit.

*Note: We will take a quiz on Thursday, Sept. 30, covering Sec. 2-1 thru 2-3 and 2-5.**The quiz will have two parts: one part using a calculator and one part without a calculator.*Frosh Geometry - We reviewed the quiz covering Sec. 1-5 thru 1-9 and completed our in-class preparation for the Chapter 1 Test that we will complete in class tomorrow. We also began our discussion of Sec. 2-1. HW for Wednesday - Review for tomorrow's Chapter 12 Test. HW for Thursday -

*Complete pg. 71 #1-25. Note: We will take the Chapter 1 Test on TOMORROW, Sept. 30.*## Tuesday, September 28, 2010

### Tuesday, September 28

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 2-5, focusing on graphing the solution(s) of linear inequalities. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs 128-129 #14-18, #20, #23-26. Note: We will take a quiz on Thursday covering Sec. 2-1 thru 2-5.

College Algebra - We concluded out discussion of Sec. 2-5, focusing on various methods we can employ to solve matrix equations and systems of linear equations. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs 102-103 #21-23, #40-41, #43-45. Note: We will take a quiz on Thursday covering Sec. 2-1 thru 2-3 and 2-5.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our review for the Chapter 1 Test by discussing the HW problems from the Standardized Test Practice at the end of the chapter. HW for Wednesday - Review the Sec. 1-5 thru 1-7 quiz that was returned at the end of the hour. Come to class prepared to ask questions. Note: We will take the Chapter 1 Test on THURSDAY, September 29.

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College Algebra - We concluded out discussion of Sec. 2-5, focusing on various methods we can employ to solve matrix equations and systems of linear equations. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs 102-103 #21-23, #40-41, #43-45. Note: We will take a quiz on Thursday covering Sec. 2-1 thru 2-3 and 2-5.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our review for the Chapter 1 Test by discussing the HW problems from the Standardized Test Practice at the end of the chapter. HW for Wednesday - Review the Sec. 1-5 thru 1-7 quiz that was returned at the end of the hour. Come to class prepared to ask questions. Note: We will take the Chapter 1 Test on THURSDAY, September 29.

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## Friday, September 24, 2010

### Monday, September 27

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 2.4, writing the equation of a line in various forms (point/slope, slope/intercept, and standard) and discussing the slopes of parallel and perpendicular lines. HW for Tuesday - pgs 121-123 #24-27, #29-37 odd, and #44-47.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 2.5, focusing on using matrices to solve systems of equations. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 102-103 #14-18 even, #28-32 even, #35-37.

Frosh Geometry - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 1.5 - 1.7 in class today. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 68-69, #1-26, omit #12 and #25.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 2.5, focusing on using matrices to solve systems of equations. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 102-103 #14-18 even, #28-32 even, #35-37.

Frosh Geometry - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 1.5 - 1.7 in class today. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs 68-69, #1-26, omit #12 and #25.

**.***Reminder - We will take the Chapter 1 Test on Wednesday, September 29.*

## Thursday, September 23, 2010

### Friday, September 24

**Happy 18th Birthdy to my wonderful daughter Morgan!**

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 2-3, focuing on linear functions and slope of a line. HW for Monday - Complete pg. 110 #22-25, #30-33, #38-43.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 2-3, focusing on the basic properties and operations of matrices. HW for Monday - Complete pg. 83 #15-16, #25, #29 - 45 odd.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed Sec. 1-5 thr 1-7 in perparation for our quiz on Monday. HW for Monday - Complete the reteaching worksheets distributed in class today and review for the upcoming quiz.

### Thursday, September 23

Alg 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Chapter 2 today, focusing on Sec. 2-1 (linear equations) and Sec. 2-2 (proportions). HW for Friday - Complete the Sec. 2-1 and 2-2 worksheets distributed in class today.

College Algebra - We covered Sec. 2-2, using the process of elimination to solve systems of 3 equations with 3 variables. HW for Friday - Completes pgs 71-72 #32, #36, #38 and pg 76 #9-15 odd.

Frosh Geometry - We finished our discussion of Sec. 1-7, focusing on the properties of rotations and translations. HW for Friday - Complete pgs 53-55 #8-10, #13-17, #25-32.

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College Algebra - We covered Sec. 2-2, using the process of elimination to solve systems of 3 equations with 3 variables. HW for Friday - Completes pgs 71-72 #32, #36, #38 and pg 76 #9-15 odd.

Frosh Geometry - We finished our discussion of Sec. 1-7, focusing on the properties of rotations and translations. HW for Friday - Complete pgs 53-55 #8-10, #13-17, #25-32.

**Schedule for next week - We will take a quiz on Monday covering Sec. 1-5 thru 1-7 and a test on Wednesday covering all of Chapter 1.**.

## Tuesday, September 21, 2010

### Wednesday, September 22

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed the Ch. 1 Test in class today. No HW for Thursday.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 2-1, focusing on methods that can be used to solve a system of two equations with two variables. We also discussed ways to classify a system of equations (inconsistent, consistent/independent, consistent/dependent). HW for Thursday - Complete pg 71 #11-13, #15-25 odd.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 1.7, focusing on basic transformations in the coordinate plane - reflection, translation and rotation. No HW for Thursday.

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College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 2-1, focusing on methods that can be used to solve a system of two equations with two variables. We also discussed ways to classify a system of equations (inconsistent, consistent/independent, consistent/dependent). HW for Thursday - Complete pg 71 #11-13, #15-25 odd.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed Sec. 1.7, focusing on basic transformations in the coordinate plane - reflection, translation and rotation. No HW for Thursday.

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### Tuesday, September 21

Alg 2 / Trig - We reviewed the Sec. 1-5 thru 1-9 in preparation for tomorrow's test covering Chapter 1. HW for Wednesday - Prepare to take the Chapter 1 Test.

College Algebra - We completed the Chapter 1 Test in class today. No HW for Wednesday.

Frosh Geometry - We finished our discussion of Sec. 1-6, focusing on the derivation and application of the Distance Formula. A copy of my sketchpad file is available on my U-High webpage. HW for Wednesday - Complete the extra practice problems for Sec. 1-6 on pg 63 #32 – 37.

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College Algebra - We completed the Chapter 1 Test in class today. No HW for Wednesday.

Frosh Geometry - We finished our discussion of Sec. 1-6, focusing on the derivation and application of the Distance Formula. A copy of my sketchpad file is available on my U-High webpage. HW for Wednesday - Complete the extra practice problems for Sec. 1-6 on pg 63 #32 – 37.

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## Sunday, September 19, 2010

### Monday, September 20

Alg 2 - Trig - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 1-6 thru 1-9. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Chapter 1 Practice Test on pg 80 of your textbook. Note: We are planning to take the Chapter 1 Test on Wednesday, September 22.

College Algebra - We completed our review in preparation for our Chpater 1 Test on Tuesday. HW for Tuesday - Prepare for the Chapter 1 Test.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our discussion of Sec. 1-6, focusing on calculating distances in the coordinate plane. HW for Tuesday - You were given two worksheets in class today. On the Pythagorean Theorem Worksheet, complete #7-10. On the Distance Formula Worksheet, complete #1-3 in the top section.

College Algebra - We completed our review in preparation for our Chpater 1 Test on Tuesday. HW for Tuesday - Prepare for the Chapter 1 Test.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our discussion of Sec. 1-6, focusing on calculating distances in the coordinate plane. HW for Tuesday - You were given two worksheets in class today. On the Pythagorean Theorem Worksheet, complete #7-10. On the Distance Formula Worksheet, complete #1-3 in the top section.

## Saturday, September 18, 2010

### Friday, September 17

Alg 2 / Trig - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 1-9, reviewing the families of graphs for linear, quadratic, cubic, and square root functions. We discussed how the parent graphs can slide horizontally and vertically, reflect over the x-axis and y-axis, stretch and compress both vertically and horizontally. HW for Monday - Complete the "Ready To Go On" on pg 75 #1-13.

College Algebra - We reviewed our Sec. 1-1 thru 1-4 quiz and began working on a practice test for Chapter 1. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test that was distributed in class. Note: We will take the Chapter 1 Test in class on Tuesday.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of Sec. 1-9, focusing on finding midpoints in the coordinate plane. We also took a mini-quiz covering finding midpoints along a number line. HW for Monday - Complete the Coordinate Plane Guided Notes worksheet that was distributed in class.

College Algebra - We reviewed our Sec. 1-1 thru 1-4 quiz and began working on a practice test for Chapter 1. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test that was distributed in class. Note: We will take the Chapter 1 Test in class on Tuesday.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of Sec. 1-9, focusing on finding midpoints in the coordinate plane. We also took a mini-quiz covering finding midpoints along a number line. HW for Monday - Complete the Coordinate Plane Guided Notes worksheet that was distributed in class.

## Thursday, September 16, 2010

### Thursday, September 16

Alg 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of Sec. 1.9, focusing on transformations (reflections, translations, stretches/compressions) can be used to sketch families of graphs in the coordinate plane. HW for Friday - Complete the Sec. 1-9 Practice B worksheet.

College Algebra - We continued preparing for the Chapter 1 Test by completing the Chapter 1 Form 1B multiple choice practice test in class. No HW for Friday.

Frsoh Geometry - Ms. Dundek, our MAT 323 student, presented a lesson on finding the coordinates for the midpoint of a segment in the coordinate plane. The Sec. 1-6 Enrichment worksheet distributed last week was collected today. It will be graded for and posted. HW for Friday - Complete pg 47-48 #11-13, #24, and #28.

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College Algebra - We continued preparing for the Chapter 1 Test by completing the Chapter 1 Form 1B multiple choice practice test in class. No HW for Friday.

Frsoh Geometry - Ms. Dundek, our MAT 323 student, presented a lesson on finding the coordinates for the midpoint of a segment in the coordinate plane. The Sec. 1-6 Enrichment worksheet distributed last week was collected today. It will be graded for and posted. HW for Friday - Complete pg 47-48 #11-13, #24, and #28.

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## Wednesday, September 15, 2010

### Wednesday, September 15

Alg 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 1-9, focusing on families of graphs and vertical/horizontal translations of a parent graph. No HW for Thursday.

College Algebra - We finished our Sec. 1-5 thru 1-8 quiz in class today and began reviewing for Friday's test covering Chapter 1. HW for Thursday - Complete the Chapter 1 Practice Test on pg A56.

Frosh Geometry - We will take the Sec. 1-1 thru 1-4 re-quiz in class today. HW for Thursday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class today, covering the perimeter of rectangles and squares and the area of rectangles, squares and triangles.

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College Algebra - We finished our Sec. 1-5 thru 1-8 quiz in class today and began reviewing for Friday's test covering Chapter 1. HW for Thursday - Complete the Chapter 1 Practice Test on pg A56.

Frosh Geometry - We will take the Sec. 1-1 thru 1-4 re-quiz in class today. HW for Thursday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class today, covering the perimeter of rectangles and squares and the area of rectangles, squares and triangles.

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## Monday, September 13, 2010

### Tuesday, September 14

Alg 2 / Trig - We finished our discussion of Sec. 1-8, focusing on translations known as dilations. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs 63-64 #21-24 and #28-35.

College Algebra - We took a quiz covering Sec. 1-5 thru 1-8. No HW for Wednesday.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed our first quiz covering Sec. 1-1 thru 1-4. We will take a make-up quiz in class on Wednesday.

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College Algebra - We took a quiz covering Sec. 1-5 thru 1-8. No HW for Wednesday.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed our first quiz covering Sec. 1-1 thru 1-4. We will take a make-up quiz in class on Wednesday.

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### Monday, September 13

Alg 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of transformation in Sec. 1.8, reviewing reflections and rotations and discussing translations. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 63 #2-7 and #15-20.

College Algebra - We began preparing for tomorrow's quiz covering Sections 1.5 - 1.8. HW for Tuesday - Complete the extra practice problems for Lessons 1-5 thru 1-8 on pg A27.

Frosh Geometry - We returned the quizzes from Sec. 1.1 - 1.4. Since the scores were not very good, we are going to have a retake on Wednesday of this week. The better score of the two will be posted. We spent the remainder of the hour reviewing one of the worksheets from our HW, focusing on congruent, complementary, supplementary, vertical and linear pairs of angles. HW for Tuesday - Review your quiz and come to class prepared to ask questions. Make sure that the Sec. 1.6 enrichment sheet is completed.

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College Algebra - We began preparing for tomorrow's quiz covering Sections 1.5 - 1.8. HW for Tuesday - Complete the extra practice problems for Lessons 1-5 thru 1-8 on pg A27.

Frosh Geometry - We returned the quizzes from Sec. 1.1 - 1.4. Since the scores were not very good, we are going to have a retake on Wednesday of this week. The better score of the two will be posted. We spent the remainder of the hour reviewing one of the worksheets from our HW, focusing on congruent, complementary, supplementary, vertical and linear pairs of angles. HW for Tuesday - Review your quiz and come to class prepared to ask questions. Make sure that the Sec. 1.6 enrichment sheet is completed.

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## Friday, September 10, 2010

### Friday, September 10

Alg 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 1.8, focusing on transformations. Today, we covered reflections and rotations. We will cover translations and dialtions on Monday. As a result, there is no HW for Monday. Students should use this time to review/complete the HW assignment that was due today. We will review this assignment in class on Monday, as well.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1.7 - Piecewise Functions - and focused on graphing piece functions, absolute value functions, and greatest integer functions. HW for Monday - Complete pg 49 #12-22 even and #23-25.

Frosh Geometry - We used the class period to finish our quiz covering Sec. 1.1 - 1.4. Following the quiz, students were given time to work on review worksheets covering calculating the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles and reviewing angle pairs. HW for Monday - Complete the review worksheets distributed in class today.

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College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1.7 - Piecewise Functions - and focused on graphing piece functions, absolute value functions, and greatest integer functions. HW for Monday - Complete pg 49 #12-22 even and #23-25.

Frosh Geometry - We used the class period to finish our quiz covering Sec. 1.1 - 1.4. Following the quiz, students were given time to work on review worksheets covering calculating the area and perimeter of squares and rectangles and reviewing angle pairs. HW for Monday - Complete the review worksheets distributed in class today.

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## Thursday, September 9, 2010

### Thursday, September 9

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 1.7, focusing on function notation and identifying restrictions to the domain of functions that have fractions or square roots. A link to the notes from today's lesson can be found in the lower left-hand column of my U-High webpage. HW for Friday - Complete pgs 54-56 #12-13, #15-16, #18-19, #21-33 odd, #39-41, and #44-48.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1-8, focusing on the methods used for graphing linear inequalities. A link to a brief set of notes from today's lesson can be found in the lower left-hand column of my U-High webpage. We also discussed the graphs of basic absolute value functions. HW for Friday - Complete the Sec. 1-8 Practice Worksheet. The worksheet will be collected at the start of the hour and graded for correctness.

Note: We will take a quiz in College Algebra next Tuesday, Sept. 14, covering Sec. 1-5 to 1-8.

Frosh Geometry -We began our quiz covering Sec. 1.1 - 1.4. Since many of the students did not finish the quiz, they will be given time in class on Friday to finsih. As a result, there is no HW for Friday.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1-8, focusing on the methods used for graphing linear inequalities. A link to a brief set of notes from today's lesson can be found in the lower left-hand column of my U-High webpage. We also discussed the graphs of basic absolute value functions. HW for Friday - Complete the Sec. 1-8 Practice Worksheet. The worksheet will be collected at the start of the hour and graded for correctness.

Note: We will take a quiz in College Algebra next Tuesday, Sept. 14, covering Sec. 1-5 to 1-8.

Frosh Geometry -We began our quiz covering Sec. 1.1 - 1.4. Since many of the students did not finish the quiz, they will be given time in class on Friday to finsih. As a result, there is no HW for Friday.

## Tuesday, September 7, 2010

### Wednesday, September 8

We are following Schedule E today!!!!!

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 1-6 today, focusing on relations and functions. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs 47-48 #11-20 and #28-29. Reminder: A link to the notes from today's lesson can be found in the lower left-hand column of my U-High webpage.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 1-6, focusing on the process needed to perform linear regression on the TI-83 or TI-84. A link to these procedures can be found in the lower left-hand column of my U-High webpage. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 43 #8-10.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of angle pairs, focusing on complementary and supplementary angles. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 35 #1-25 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz over Sec. 1-1 to 1-4..

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 1-6 today, focusing on relations and functions. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs 47-48 #11-20 and #28-29. Reminder: A link to the notes from today's lesson can be found in the lower left-hand column of my U-High webpage.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 1-6, focusing on the process needed to perform linear regression on the TI-83 or TI-84. A link to these procedures can be found in the lower left-hand column of my U-High webpage. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 43 #8-10.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of angle pairs, focusing on complementary and supplementary angles. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 35 #1-25 in preparation for tomorrow's quiz over Sec. 1-1 to 1-4..

## Monday, September 6, 2010

### Tuesday, September 7

Note: We are hosting our Parent Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 8 from 6:30 - 9:00. If your parents attend and return a completed Parent Info Sheet, you receive 5 EC points.

Alg 2 / Trig - We returned and reviewed our quizzes from Sec. 1-1 to 1-4. We also completed our discussion of Sec. 1-5, properties of exponents. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 39 #24-33 columns 3-4 and #45-47; pg 40 #56-60 and 70-73; and pg 43 #2-22 even.

College Algebra - We began our discussion of Sec. 1-6, focusing on writing linear functions to represent data given in a scatter plot. HW for Wednesday - Comoplete pg 42 #6 - 7, parts a and b only.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 1-4, focusing on pairs of angles (adjacent, linear pair, vertical, congruent, complementary, supplementary). HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 32-33 #14-26, #29, and #34-40.

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Alg 2 / Trig - We returned and reviewed our quizzes from Sec. 1-1 to 1-4. We also completed our discussion of Sec. 1-5, properties of exponents. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 39 #24-33 columns 3-4 and #45-47; pg 40 #56-60 and 70-73; and pg 43 #2-22 even.

College Algebra - We began our discussion of Sec. 1-6, focusing on writing linear functions to represent data given in a scatter plot. HW for Wednesday - Comoplete pg 42 #6 - 7, parts a and b only.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 1-4, focusing on pairs of angles (adjacent, linear pair, vertical, congruent, complementary, supplementary). HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 32-33 #14-26, #29, and #34-40.

**Note: We will take a quiz in Geometry on Thursday, Sept. 9, covering Sec. 1-1 to 1-4.**.

## Thursday, September 2, 2010

### Friday, September 3

Reminder - The Intercity Footbal Game vs Central Catholic starts at 4:00 this afternoon @ historic Hancock Stadium.

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 1-5 in class today, focusing on the properties of exponents. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 39 Col 1-2 #22-35, #40-44 and #48-54.

College Algebra - We took a quiz in class covering Sec. 1-1 to 1-4. HW for Monday - Complete the extra credit worksheet distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - We finished our discussion of angles and continued our discussion of intersection and union of sets. HW for Monday - Complete pgs 25-26 #12-17, #19-22, #27-29, #34-37.

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 1-5 in class today, focusing on the properties of exponents. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 39 Col 1-2 #22-35, #40-44 and #48-54.

College Algebra - We took a quiz in class covering Sec. 1-1 to 1-4. HW for Monday - Complete the extra credit worksheet distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - We finished our discussion of angles and continued our discussion of intersection and union of sets. HW for Monday - Complete pgs 25-26 #12-17, #19-22, #27-29, #34-37.

## Wednesday, September 1, 2010

### Thursday, September 2

We are on Schedule A today. NO 7:00 CLASSES!

Alg 2 / Trig - Schedule A = No Class = No HW!

College Algebra - We reviewed the HW from Sec. 1-5 and began reviewing for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Friday - Complete the review worksheets from Sec. 1-1 to 1-4.

Note: We will take a quiz on Friday covering Sec. 1-1 to Sec. 1-5.

Frosh Geometry - We covered the first part of Sec. 1-3, focusing on naming angles and identifying parts of angles. Class notes are available online. HW for Friday - Conplete pg 24 #1-8.

Alg 2 / Trig - Schedule A = No Class = No HW!

College Algebra - We reviewed the HW from Sec. 1-5 and began reviewing for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Friday - Complete the review worksheets from Sec. 1-1 to 1-4.

Note: We will take a quiz on Friday covering Sec. 1-1 to Sec. 1-5.

Frosh Geometry - We covered the first part of Sec. 1-3, focusing on naming angles and identifying parts of angles. Class notes are available online. HW for Friday - Conplete pg 24 #1-8.

### Wednesday, September 1

REMINDER: We are on Schedule A tomorrow! 8:00 classes begin at 9:10.

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed our first quiz of the year, covering Sec. 1-1 to 1-4. HW for FRIDAY - Complete pg 33 #1-7. Read Sec. 1-5 and complete pg 38 #1-21 odd.

Note: We do not have 7:00 class on Thursday, as we will be "enjoying" our first Schedule A day of the year.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1-5 in class today, focusing on parallel and perpendicular lines. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 36 col 1-2 #12-19, #21-23, #25-26, #28-30.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of Sec. 1-2, focusing on segments, parts of segments and the length of segments. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 17 #1-11.

Alg 2 / Trig - We completed our first quiz of the year, covering Sec. 1-1 to 1-4. HW for FRIDAY - Complete pg 33 #1-7. Read Sec. 1-5 and complete pg 38 #1-21 odd.

Note: We do not have 7:00 class on Thursday, as we will be "enjoying" our first Schedule A day of the year.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1-5 in class today, focusing on parallel and perpendicular lines. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 36 col 1-2 #12-19, #21-23, #25-26, #28-30.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of Sec. 1-2, focusing on segments, parts of segments and the length of segments. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 17 #1-11.

## Tuesday, August 31, 2010

### Tuesday, August 31

Alg 2 / Trig - We covered Sec. 1-4 in class today, focusing on writing and simplifying algebraic expressions. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 24 col 4 #17-41 and pg 30-31, #9-21, #23-24.

Note #1: We will take a short quiz covering Sec. 1.1 - 1.4 in class tomorrow.

Note #2: We have Schedule A on Thursday, so this class WILL NOT MEET. Enjoy the extra sleep!

College Algebra - We covered Sec. 1-4 in class today, reviewing graphs of linear functions and forms used to write the equation of a line - point/slope, slope/intercept, and true standard form. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 30 #12-24 even and #23.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed the Technology Lab for Sec. 1-2, learning how to us Sketchpad to draw, label and measure segments; how to animate points, and how to create tables of data. We finished the lesson by discussing Sec. 1-2, focusing on segments, parts of segments and the length of segments. HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 1.2 and complete pgs 17-19 #11-26 and #36-43.

Note #1: We will take a short quiz covering Sec. 1.1 - 1.4 in class tomorrow.

Note #2: We have Schedule A on Thursday, so this class WILL NOT MEET. Enjoy the extra sleep!

College Algebra - We covered Sec. 1-4 in class today, reviewing graphs of linear functions and forms used to write the equation of a line - point/slope, slope/intercept, and true standard form. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 30 #12-24 even and #23.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed the Technology Lab for Sec. 1-2, learning how to us Sketchpad to draw, label and measure segments; how to animate points, and how to create tables of data. We finished the lesson by discussing Sec. 1-2, focusing on segments, parts of segments and the length of segments. HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 1.2 and complete pgs 17-19 #11-26 and #36-43.

## Monday, August 30, 2010

### Monday, August 30

Alg 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 1-3 in class today, focusing on properties and operations that allow us to simplify simple radicals. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 24 Columns 2 and 3 #19-40 and pg 25 #55-56.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1-3, highlighting the three forms that can be used to write the equation of a line and the specifics surrounding slope of a line. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 24 Column 1 and 2 #12-28 and #30-31.

Frosh Geometry - We covered the HW from Sec. 1-1 and reviewed many of the basic properties of Geometry. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Lesson 1-2 Tech Lab on pag 12.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 1-3, highlighting the three forms that can be used to write the equation of a line and the specifics surrounding slope of a line. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 24 Column 1 and 2 #12-28 and #30-31.

Frosh Geometry - We covered the HW from Sec. 1-1 and reviewed many of the basic properties of Geometry. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Lesson 1-2 Tech Lab on pag 12.

## Saturday, August 28, 2010

### Problems with Sketchpad?

It appears that some of our students have been having difficulty opening Geometer's Sketchpad files on their netbooks. This has caused various netbook problems - locking up, automatically shutting down the browser, etc. Mr. Kurz and Dr. Thompson have developed a solution to address this problem.

Starting Monday, you should go to the help desk and ask the student worker to help you resolve the issue with Sketchpad. It will take about 5-10 minutes to complete the update.

Students in ALL of my classes - Geometry, Alg 2/Trig, AND College Algebra - should stop by the Help Desk to load these updates as soon as possible.

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Starting Monday, you should go to the help desk and ask the student worker to help you resolve the issue with Sketchpad. It will take about 5-10 minutes to complete the update.

Students in ALL of my classes - Geometry, Alg 2/Trig, AND College Algebra - should stop by the Help Desk to load these updates as soon as possible.

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## Thursday, August 26, 2010

### Friday, August 27

Alg 2 / Trig - We finshed our discussion of Sec. 1-2 and began our discuss of Sec. 1-3, focusing on the Pyhtagorean Theorem and Square Roots. HW for Monday - Complete pg. 19 #53-65 and pg. 20 #1-7.

College Algebra - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 1-2, focusing on the composition of functions. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 17-18 #13-16, #20-24, #27-28.

Geometry - We completed our discussion of Sec. 1-1, focusing on the basic rules of geometry. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 9-11 #13-37, #39-45.

College Algebra - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 1-2, focusing on the composition of functions. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 17-18 #13-16, #20-24, #27-28.

Geometry - We completed our discussion of Sec. 1-1, focusing on the basic rules of geometry. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 9-11 #13-37, #39-45.

### Thursday, August 26

Alg 2 / Trig - We reviewed Sec. 1-1 in class today and introduced Sec. 1-2, focusing on the basic properties of algebra. HW for Friday - Pg. 17-18 #19-25, #35-40, and #44-49.

College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 1-1 in class, reviewing the Guided Notes sheet and Practice Worksheet completed in class yesterday. HW for Friday - Read Sec. 1-2 and complete the Guided Notes sheet distributed in class today.

Geometry - We spent the hour discussing the first half of Sec. 1-1, focusing on the basic terms of geometry. There was no HW assignment for Friday.

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College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 1-1 in class, reviewing the Guided Notes sheet and Practice Worksheet completed in class yesterday. HW for Friday - Read Sec. 1-2 and complete the Guided Notes sheet distributed in class today.

Geometry - We spent the hour discussing the first half of Sec. 1-1, focusing on the basic terms of geometry. There was no HW assignment for Friday.

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## Wednesday, August 25, 2010

### Wednesday, August 25

Alg 2 / Trig - We spent the day reviewing the HW assignment from pg 3 of the text. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs 10-11 #18-39.

College Algebra - As I was not in class today, students had several activities to complete in class today: 1) complete yesterday's algebra assessment, 2)complete yesterday's HW assignment from the book, 3) complete the Sec. 1-1 Guided Notes sheet and Practice Worksheet distributed by the sub in class today. HW for Thursday - Complete the problems from Sec. 1-1 that were assigned in class yesterday.

Geometry - We spent the day reviewing the HE assignment from pgs 3-5 of the text. There was no HW assignment for Thursday!

College Algebra - As I was not in class today, students had several activities to complete in class today: 1) complete yesterday's algebra assessment, 2)complete yesterday's HW assignment from the book, 3) complete the Sec. 1-1 Guided Notes sheet and Practice Worksheet distributed by the sub in class today. HW for Thursday - Complete the problems from Sec. 1-1 that were assigned in class yesterday.

Geometry - We spent the day reviewing the HE assignment from pgs 3-5 of the text. There was no HW assignment for Thursday!

## Tuesday, August 24, 2010

### Tuesday, August 24

Alg 2 / Trig - As this was OUR first day of class, we spent time getting to know each other and reviewing the class syllabus. We also made an attempt to locate the online textbook (see login information below). HW for Wednesday - Complete pg.3 "Are You Ready?" #1 - 24.

College Algebra - We completed an algebra assessment, including problems from both a pre-test and a post-test from a recently used Algebra 2 text. HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 1.1 and complete pgs. 10-11 #17-19, #23-25, #26-36 (even), #38-42, and #46-51.

Geometry - We spent time in class reviewing the syllabus and exploring the online textbook. HW for Wednesday - Read pgs 3 - 5 and complete pg 3 #1-24 and pg 5 #1-4.

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College Algebra - We completed an algebra assessment, including problems from both a pre-test and a post-test from a recently used Algebra 2 text. HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 1.1 and complete pgs. 10-11 #17-19, #23-25, #26-36 (even), #38-42, and #46-51.

Geometry - We spent time in class reviewing the syllabus and exploring the online textbook. HW for Wednesday - Read pgs 3 - 5 and complete pg 3 #1-24 and pg 5 #1-4.

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## Monday, August 23, 2010

### Online Texts

Use the following information to access your online textbook:

Log into the website: my.hrw.com

Algebra 2

Username: algebra2158

Password: pioneers

Geometry

Username: geometry296

Password: pioneers

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Log into the website: my.hrw.com

Algebra 2

Username: algebra2158

Password: pioneers

Geometry

Username: geometry296

Password: pioneers

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## Wednesday, March 17, 2010

### Wednesday, March 17

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!!!

College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 11.1 and 11.2 and took a short group assesment in class over these two sections. We then continued our discussion of Sec. 11.2, focusing on exponential growth and decay and compound interest. HW for Thursday - Complete the odd problems only on both sides of the 11/5 worksheet distributed in class today.

Accl. Geometry -

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College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 11.1 and 11.2 and took a short group assesment in class over these two sections. We then continued our discussion of Sec. 11.2, focusing on exponential growth and decay and compound interest. HW for Thursday - Complete the odd problems only on both sides of the 11/5 worksheet distributed in class today.

Accl. Geometry -

**to go to Mr. Reiman's web page for additional information.***Click here*.

### Tuesday, March 16

College Algebra - We continued our discssion of the graphs of eqponential equations (Sec. 11.2). HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 708 - 709 #10 - 14, #16 - 21, #23 - 25.

Accl. Geometry -

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Accl. Geometry -

**to go to Mr. Reiman's web page for additional information.***Click here*.

### Monday, March 15

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of propertied of exponenets (Sec. 11.1) and began our discussion of graphs of exponential equations (Sec. 11.2). HW for Tuesday - Nothing new, complete pgs. 700 - 701 #20 - 64.

Accl. Geometry -

Accl. Geometry -

**to go to Mr. Reiman's web page for additional information.***Click here*### Friday, March 5

College Algebra - We began our discussion of the properties of exponents - Sec. 11.1. HW for Monday (March 15) - Complete pgs 700 - 701 #20 - 64 even.

Accl. Geometry -

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Accl. Geometry -

**to go to Mr. Reiman's web page for additional information.***Click here*.

### Thursday, March 4

College Algebra - We completed our Trig Assessment (Ch. 5, 6, 7) in class. No HW for Friday.

Accl. Geometry -

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Accl. Geometry -

**to go to Mr. Reiman's web page for additional information.***Click here*.

## Wednesday, March 3, 2010

### Wednesday, March 3

I hope all of our Costa Rica travelers have a safe and memorable trip.

College Algebra - We completed the Unit Assessment on Trigonometry in class today. No HW for Thursday!

Accl. Geometry -

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College Algebra - We completed the Unit Assessment on Trigonometry in class today. No HW for Thursday!

Accl. Geometry -

**to go to Mr. Reiman's web page for additional information.***Click here*.

## Tuesday, March 2, 2010

### Tuesday, March 2

College Algebra - We concluded our discussion of trigonometry in preparation for Wednesday's unit test over Ch. 5 - 7. HW for Wednesday - organize notes for use on the test. Copies of most of the major note sheets have been linked below.

Accl. Geometry - We completed the Ch. 9 Test in class today.

Accl. Geometry - We completed the Ch. 9 Test in class today.

**to go to Mr. Reiman's web page for additional information.***Click here*### Monday, March 1

College Algebra - We continued our preparation for this week's Unit Test over trigonometry. HW for Tuesday (same assignment as Friday -

Pg. A60 - Ch. 5 Practice Test - #5, #13 - 16, and #22 - 25

Pg. A61 - Ch. 6 Practice Test - #2 - 4, #8 - 13, #16 - 17, #19

Pg. A62 - Ch. 7 Practice Test - #6 - 9, #12 - 15, #16 - 19

Accl. Geometry - We continued our review of Ch. 9 in preparation for Tuesday's assessment. No HW for Tuesday.

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Pg. A60 - Ch. 5 Practice Test - #5, #13 - 16, and #22 - 25

Pg. A61 - Ch. 6 Practice Test - #2 - 4, #8 - 13, #16 - 17, #19

Pg. A62 - Ch. 7 Practice Test - #6 - 9, #12 - 15, #16 - 19

Accl. Geometry - We continued our review of Ch. 9 in preparation for Tuesday's assessment. No HW for Tuesday.

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### General Trig Graphing Notes

Click here for information for setting windows on the calculator for graphing and solving trig functions and for general information on the Principle Value of the basic inverse trig functions:

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*Notes: General Graphing and Principle Values of Inverse Trig Functions*.

### The Unit Circle

Click here to obtain a clean copy of the Unit Circle worksheet we referred to in Ch. 5 - 7:

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*Notes: Unit Circle*.

### Guidelines for Solving the Ambiguous Case

Click here for a note sheet explaining the process for solving a triangle involving the Ambiguous Case:

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**Notes: Solving the Ambiguous Case**.

### Procedures for Sine Regression

Use the following procedures when asked to use a sine function/equation/graph to model a set of data:

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**Notes: Modeling Data Using Sine Regression**.

## Friday, February 26, 2010

### Friday, February 26

College Algebra - We completed a quiz in class today, focusing on solving trig equations (Sec. 7.5). HW for Monday (will be collected at the END of the hour)-

Pg. A60 - Ch. 5 Practice Test - #5, #13 - 16, and #22 - 25

Pg. A61 - Ch. 6 Practice Test - #2 - 4, #8 - 13, #16 - 17, #19

Pg. A62 - Ch. 7 Practice Test - #6 - 9, #12 - 15, #16 - 19

Accl. Geometry - We had a substitute today - some guy named Sondgeroth. We worked on a Ch. 9 practice test in class today. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test and come prepared to ask questions of the practice test and the HW packet from Thursday.

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Pg. A60 - Ch. 5 Practice Test - #5, #13 - 16, and #22 - 25

Pg. A61 - Ch. 6 Practice Test - #2 - 4, #8 - 13, #16 - 17, #19

Pg. A62 - Ch. 7 Practice Test - #6 - 9, #12 - 15, #16 - 19

**Note: We are on pace to take an assessment over all trig topics we have discussed this quarter (Ch. 5 - 7) on Tuesday, March 2.**Accl. Geometry - We had a substitute today - some guy named Sondgeroth. We worked on a Ch. 9 practice test in class today. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test and come prepared to ask questions of the practice test and the HW packet from Thursday.

*Note: We are on pace to take the Ch. 9 Test on Tuesday, March 2.*.

## Wednesday, February 24, 2010

### Wednesday, February 24

College Algebra - We continued our review of solving trig equations. HW for Thursday - Complete Pg A39 Lesson 7.5 #1 - 4 on a separate piece of paper that will be turned in at the start of the hour on Thursday. 11:00 should also complete pg 460 #38 - 52 even.

Note: We will take some type of an assessment of the middle part of Chapter 7 in class on Friday.

Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of applications of the Pythagorean Thm, focusing on focusing on right angles in a circle. For HW assignments, click here for Mr. Reiman's page.

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Note: We will take some type of an assessment of the middle part of Chapter 7 in class on Friday.

Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of applications of the Pythagorean Thm, focusing on focusing on right angles in a circle. For HW assignments, click here for Mr. Reiman's page.

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## Tuesday, February 23, 2010

### Tuesday, February 23

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig equations, reviewing the worksheet that was completed in class on Monday. HW for Wednesday – Complete pgs. 459 – 460 #17 – 35 (same assignment as Monday).

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 9.5, focusing on application of the Pythagorean Thm. For HW assignments, click here for Mr. Reiman's page.

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Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 9.5, focusing on application of the Pythagorean Thm. For HW assignments, click here for Mr. Reiman's page.

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### Monday, February 22

College Algebra - We had a sub today, as Mr. Sondgeroth was out of town attending a conference. We completed a worksheet in class, focusing on solving trig equations. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 459 – 460 #17 – 35.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 9.4, focusing on application of the Pythagorean Thm. For HW assignments, click here for Mr. Reiman's page.

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Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 9.4, focusing on application of the Pythagorean Thm. For HW assignments, click here for Mr. Reiman's page.

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### Friday, February 19

College Algebra -

Accl. Geometry - We worked on the Sec. 9.1 - 9.3 quiz in class today. No HW for Monday. For more information on Mr. Reiman's class, click here.

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Accl. Geometry - We worked on the Sec. 9.1 - 9.3 quiz in class today. No HW for Monday. For more information on Mr. Reiman's class, click here.

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## Thursday, February 18, 2010

### Thursday, February 18

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig identities, reviewing the sum and difference identities. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 442 - 443 #18 - 25 and #28 - 29.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 9.3, focusing on special right triangles (30-60-90 and 45-45-90). For HW assignments,

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Accl. Geometry - We discussed Sec. 9.3, focusing on special right triangles (30-60-90 and 45-45-90). For HW assignments,

*(click here to go to Mr. Reiman's page)*..

## Wednesday, February 17, 2010

### Wednesday, February 17

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig identities, focusing on the Sum and Difference Identities. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 434 - 435 #14 - 26 even and #30 - 34 even and pgs. 442 - 443 #14 - 14 and #26 - 27.

Accl. Geometry -

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Accl. Geometry -

*(Click here to get to Mr. Reiman's page)*.

### Tuesday, February 16

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Trig Identities, focuing on their use in the solving of trig equations. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 434 - 435 #13 - 21 odd and #29 - 33 odd.

Accl. Geometry -

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Accl. Geometry -

*(Click here to get to Mr. Reiman's page)*.

### Friday, February 12

We will have a sub today for College Algebra as I am attending the Freshmen field trip to Chicago.

College Algebra - We completed the Sec. 7.1 - 7.2 quiz in class today. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Trig Identity worksheet distributed in class today.

Accl. Geometry - No class today - Freshmen field trip to Chicago.

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College Algebra - We completed the Sec. 7.1 - 7.2 quiz in class today. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Trig Identity worksheet distributed in class today.

Accl. Geometry - No class today - Freshmen field trip to Chicago.

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### Thursday, February 11

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Basic and Pythagorean Trig Identities. HW for Friday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class; A2 Sec. 14.3.

Accl. Geometry - Mr. Reiman began his student teaching assignment in class today, covering simplification of radicals. For the next 8 weeks, he will be posting the HW assignment on his webpage.

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Accl. Geometry - Mr. Reiman began his student teaching assignment in class today, covering simplification of radicals. For the next 8 weeks, he will be posting the HW assignment on his webpage.

*(Click here to get to Mr. Reiman's page)*.

### Wednesday, February 10

College Algebra - We began our discussion of trig identities, focusing on the development of the Basic Identities and the Pythagorean Identities. HW for Thursday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class, A2 Sec. 14.2.

Accl. Geometry - We completed the second part of our Chapte 8 Test. No HW for Thursday.

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Accl. Geometry - We completed the second part of our Chapte 8 Test. No HW for Thursday.

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## Tuesday, February 9, 2010

### Tuesday, February 9

I really wanted that snow day ...

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of principle values and inverse functions (Sec. 6.8). HW for Wednesday - Complete the worksheet discussed in class today (Sec. 13.7 Practice).

Accl. Geometry - We completed the first portion of the Ch. 8 Test. HW for Wednesday - Study for Part 2 of the Ch. 8 Test.

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College Algebra - We continued our discussion of principle values and inverse functions (Sec. 6.8). HW for Wednesday - Complete the worksheet discussed in class today (Sec. 13.7 Practice).

Accl. Geometry - We completed the first portion of the Ch. 8 Test. HW for Wednesday - Study for Part 2 of the Ch. 8 Test.

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## Monday, February 8, 2010

### Monday, February 8

College Algebra - We discussed the principle values of the inverse trig functions (Arcsin, Arccos, Arctan). No HW for Tuesday.

Accl. Geometry - We began our review for Wednesday's Ch. 8 Test. We also returned/reviewed the Sec. 8.1 - 8.3 Quiz. HW for Tuesday - Complete the practice test / review packet distributed in class today.

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Accl. Geometry - We began our review for Wednesday's Ch. 8 Test. We also returned/reviewed the Sec. 8.1 - 8.3 Quiz. HW for Tuesday - Complete the practice test / review packet distributed in class today.

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### Never mind ...

... my prediction is incorrect. I can now confidently say that we will NOT have a snow day and will, in fact, be in school on Tuesday, February 9.

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## Sunday, February 7, 2010

### Prediction ...

... remember - you heard it here first - Snow Day on Tuesday, Feb. 9!

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING... SNOW SHOULD BEGIN TO MOVE INTO AREAS WEST OF I-55 MONDAY MORNING... SPREADING EAST THROUGH THE DAY. MOST OF THE ACCUMULATION SHOULD OCCUR MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. THE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS... IN AREAS NORTH OF I-72... 5 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS EVENT. TOTALS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED SOUTH OF I-72.

* WIND... NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY AFTERNOON... AND WILL GUST TO AROUND 30 MPH THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS... ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND SLIPPERY MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE PERIOD. THE STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO CREATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE SNOW ADDING TO THE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW... SLEET... OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

A WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE TUESDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING... SNOW SHOULD BEGIN TO MOVE INTO AREAS WEST OF I-55 MONDAY MORNING... SPREADING EAST THROUGH THE DAY. MOST OF THE ACCUMULATION SHOULD OCCUR MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING. THE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE SNOW WILL BEGIN TUESDAY AFTERNOON AND CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* ACCUMULATIONS... IN AREAS NORTH OF I-72... 5 TO 7 INCHES OF SNOW ARE POSSIBLE DURING THIS EVENT. TOTALS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES ARE EXPECTED SOUTH OF I-72.

* WIND... NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TUESDAY AFTERNOON... AND WILL GUST TO AROUND 30 MPH THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT.

* IMPACTS... ROADS WILL BECOME SNOW PACKED AND SLIPPERY MAKING TRAVEL HAZARDOUS THROUGH THE PERIOD. THE STRONG GUSTY WINDS WILL ALSO CREATE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF THE SNOW ADDING TO THE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW... SLEET... OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

## Friday, February 5, 2010

### Friday, February 5

College Algebra - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 6.6 and 6.7 in class today. HW for Monday - Review the examples on pg. 408 and complete pg. 411 #22 - 30.

Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of the area of circles, focusing on the area of sectors of a circle (Sec. 8.6). HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 455 - 456 #1 - 13, #15, #17 - 18.

Note: We will test Chapter 8 on Wednesday, February 10.

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Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of the area of circles, focusing on the area of sectors of a circle (Sec. 8.6). HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 455 - 456 #1 - 13, #15, #17 - 18.

Note: We will test Chapter 8 on Wednesday, February 10.

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## Thursday, February 4, 2010

### Thursday, February 4

We are on Schedule A today. All of my classes are 45 minutes.

College Algebra - We reviewed graphs of tangent and cotangent function ahead of tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 6.6 - 6.7. HW for Friday - Complete pg. A37 #1 - 2 in Sec. 6.6 and #1 - 3 in Sec. 6.7 and pg. 416 #39 - 44.

Accl. Geometry - We developed the formula for the area of a circle in class today. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 451 - 452 #1 - 10, #12 - 14, #16 - 18.

Note: We anticipate taking a test covering Chapter 8 on Wednesday, February 10.

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College Algebra - We reviewed graphs of tangent and cotangent function ahead of tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 6.6 - 6.7. HW for Friday - Complete pg. A37 #1 - 2 in Sec. 6.6 and #1 - 3 in Sec. 6.7 and pg. 416 #39 - 44.

Accl. Geometry - We developed the formula for the area of a circle in class today. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 451 - 452 #1 - 10, #12 - 14, #16 - 18.

Note: We anticipate taking a test covering Chapter 8 on Wednesday, February 10.

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### Wednesday, February 3

We are on Schedule E today! 40 minutes classes in all of my sections.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig graphing, reviewing secant and cosecant graphs and introducing tangent and cotangent graphs. HW for Thursday - Complete the graphing worksheet (067 B) distributed in class today.

Accl. Geometry - We developed a formula for finding the area of a regular polygon. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 443 - 444 #1 - 8, #13 - 14.

Reminder - We are on Schedule A tomorrow - 9:00 start and no 7:00 classes!

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College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig graphing, reviewing secant and cosecant graphs and introducing tangent and cotangent graphs. HW for Thursday - Complete the graphing worksheet (067 B) distributed in class today.

Accl. Geometry - We developed a formula for finding the area of a regular polygon. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 443 - 444 #1 - 8, #13 - 14.

Reminder - We are on Schedule A tomorrow - 9:00 start and no 7:00 classes!

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### Tuesday, February 2

College Algebra - We completed the Sec. 6.3 - 6.5 requiz in class today. HW for Wednesday - Complete the secant/cosecant graphing worksheet (066 B) distributed in class today.

Accl. Geometry - We completed the Sec. 8.1 - 8.3 quiz in class today. HW for Wednesday - Complete the quadratics worksheet distributed in class today.

Reminder: We are on Schedule E tomorrow - 1:00 dismissal!

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Accl. Geometry - We completed the Sec. 8.1 - 8.3 quiz in class today. HW for Wednesday - Complete the quadratics worksheet distributed in class today.

Reminder: We are on Schedule E tomorrow - 1:00 dismissal!

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## Monday, February 1, 2010

### Monday, February 1

College Algebra - We reviewed the quiz covering graphing the sine and cosine functions. No HW for Tuesday. Note: Students will be allowed to retake the Sec. 6.3 - 6.5 quiz tomorrow in class. If the grade is better, it will replace one half of the grade from the original quiz.

Accl. Geometry - We began our quiz covering Sec. 8.1 - 8.3. We will complete the quiz in class on Tuesday. No HW for Tuesday.

Accl. Geometry - We began our quiz covering Sec. 8.1 - 8.3. We will complete the quiz in class on Tuesday. No HW for Tuesday.

## Friday, January 29, 2010

### Friday, January 29

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of the procedures employed for graphing the secant and cosecant functions. HW for Monday - Graph the following equations on the graph paper provided in class (also available online):

9:00

y = -2 csc (x - pi/4) - 1

y = 3 sec 1/2 (x + pi/2)

11:00

y = 1/2 sec 4(x) - 2

y = -2 csc (x - pi/4)

Note: These graphs will be collected in class on Monday.

Accl. Geometry - We concluded our discussion of basic area formulas, focusing on Heron's Formula for finding the area of a triangle. HW for Monday - Complete the Heron' Formula worksheet distributed in class and the area review packet distributed in class.

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9:00

y = -2 csc (x - pi/4) - 1

y = 3 sec 1/2 (x + pi/2)

11:00

y = 1/2 sec 4(x) - 2

y = -2 csc (x - pi/4)

Note: These graphs will be collected in class on Monday.

Accl. Geometry - We concluded our discussion of basic area formulas, focusing on Heron's Formula for finding the area of a triangle. HW for Monday - Complete the Heron' Formula worksheet distributed in class and the area review packet distributed in class.

**Review for Monday's quiz covering Sec. 8.1 - 8.3.**.

### Thursday, January 28

College Algebra - We began our dsicussion of precedures employed when graphing the secant and cosecant functions. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 400 - 401 #15 - 17, #22 - 23, #30 - 34 (omit #33).

Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of area formulas, focusing on Pick's Formula for finding the area of a figure on a square grid. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 435 - 437 #1 - 8.

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Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of area formulas, focusing on Pick's Formula for finding the area of a figure on a square grid. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 435 - 437 #1 - 8.

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### Wednesday, January 27

College Algebra - We completed our discussion of modeling data using sinusoidal graphs and sine regression on the graphing calculator. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 393 #13 and #16.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed methids for deriving the area formulas for triangles, kites, and trapezoids. HW for Thrusday - Complete pgs. 430 - 431 #1 - 16.

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Accl. Geometry - We discussed methids for deriving the area formulas for triangles, kites, and trapezoids. HW for Thrusday - Complete pgs. 430 - 431 #1 - 16.

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## Monday, January 25, 2010

### Monday, Janauary 25

College Algebra - We completed our review of graphing the sine and cosine functions in preparation for Tuesday's quiz covering Sec. 6.3 - 6.5. HW for Tuesday - study for quiz.

Accl. Geometry - We completed our review of circles in preparation for Tuesday's Chapter 6 Test. HW for Tuesday - study fo test.

Accl. Geometry - We completed our review of circles in preparation for Tuesday's Chapter 6 Test. HW for Tuesday - study fo test.

## Sunday, January 24, 2010

## Saturday, January 23, 2010

### Friday, January 22

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of graphing the sine and cosine functions. HW for Monday - Complete the graphing wok sheet distributed in class.

Accl. Geometry - We began reviewing for the Ch. 6 Test. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test distributed in class.

Accl. Geometry - We began reviewing for the Ch. 6 Test. HW for Monday - Complete the practice test distributed in class.

### Thursday, January 21

Mrs. Will was our sub again today.

College Algebra - Students continued working in small groups, focusing on graphing the sine and cosine functions. Students should have completed the 6.4 - 6.5 worksheet in class and returned to Mrs. Will before the end of the hour. HW for Friday - Pg. 384 #28 - 35.

Accl. Geometry - Students will begin their review of Ch. 6 in preparation for a test early next week. Students should complete the worksheet distributed in class and return to Mrs. Will before the end of the hour. HW for Friday - pgs. 359 - 362 #1 - 20, #27 - 33.

College Algebra - Students continued working in small groups, focusing on graphing the sine and cosine functions. Students should have completed the 6.4 - 6.5 worksheet in class and returned to Mrs. Will before the end of the hour. HW for Friday - Pg. 384 #28 - 35.

Accl. Geometry - Students will begin their review of Ch. 6 in preparation for a test early next week. Students should complete the worksheet distributed in class and return to Mrs. Will before the end of the hour. HW for Friday - pgs. 359 - 362 #1 - 20, #27 - 33.

## Wednesday, January 20, 2010

### Wednesday, January 20

Accl. Geometry - In class, complete the worksheet below and return to Mrs. Will before the end of the hour. For HW, complete the assignment Mrs. Will writes on the board.

To get a copy of the worksheet ...

1) click on the image of the worksheet below

2) print a copy of the enlarged image on the printer in Rm. 216

3) e-mail me (SGrothfam@aol.com) if you have questions.

Check back before the end of the hour for answers to last night's HW.

To get a copy of the worksheet ...

1) click on the image of the worksheet below

2) print a copy of the enlarged image on the printer in Rm. 216

3) e-mail me (SGrothfam@aol.com) if you have questions.

Check back before the end of the hour for answers to last night's HW.

### Tuesday, January 19

College Algebra - We began our discussion of graphing basic trig functions, focusing on the sine and cosine functions. HW for Wednesday - pgs. 363 - 364 #13 - 30.

Accl. Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 6.5 - 6.6 by completing a Sketchpad activity in class involving circumference of a circle. HW for Wednesday - pgs. 337 - 338 #1 - 13 and page 342 #1 - 5.

Accl. Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 6.5 - 6.6 by completing a Sketchpad activity in class involving circumference of a circle. HW for Wednesday - pgs. 337 - 338 #1 - 13 and page 342 #1 - 5.

### Friday, January 15

College Algebra - We took a quiz covering Sec. 5.1 - 5.3 and Sec. 6.1. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Extra Credit worksheet (Sec. 6.2) distributed in class after the quiz.

Accl. Geometry - We took a quiz covering Sec. 6.1 - 6.4. No HW for Tuesday.

Accl. Geometry - We took a quiz covering Sec. 6.1 - 6.4. No HW for Tuesday.

### Thursday, January 14

College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 5.1 - 5.3 and Sec. 6.1 (angle measures in radians) in preparation for tomorrow's quiz. HW for Friday - Complete the review worksheets (pg. 97 - 98) distributed in class.

Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of tangents and secants, focusing on common tangents. HW for Friday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class.

Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of tangents and secants, focusing on common tangents. HW for Friday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class.

### Wednesday, January 13

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 6.1. HW for Thursday - complete pg 348 #11 - 14, #17 - 27 odd, and #28 - 30.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed interior and exterior angles of a circle. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 328 #15 - 17, pg. 334 #11 - 19, and pg. 340 #19.

Accl. Geometry - We discussed interior and exterior angles of a circle. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 328 #15 - 17, pg. 334 #11 - 19, and pg. 340 #19.

## Tuesday, January 12, 2010

### Tuesday, January 12

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of basic trig functions and the unit circle (Sec. 5.3). HW for Wednesday - Complete the worksheet assigned in class.

Accl. Geometry - We concluded our dicsussion of angles in a circle, focusing on interior and exterior angles of a circle. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 333 #8, pg. 339 #16, and pg. 346 #9.

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Accl. Geometry - We concluded our dicsussion of angles in a circle, focusing on interior and exterior angles of a circle. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 333 #8, pg. 339 #16, and pg. 346 #9.

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## Sunday, January 10, 2010

### Monday, January 11

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of the unit circle, Sec. 5.3. HW for Tuesday - Complete #15 - 21 in Sec. 5.5.

Accl. Geometry - We dicussed Sec. 6.3, focusing on conjectures involving hords and arcs on a circle. HW for Tuesday - Complete #1 - 14 in Sec. 6.3.

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Accl. Geometry - We dicussed Sec. 6.3, focusing on conjectures involving hords and arcs on a circle. HW for Tuesday - Complete #1 - 14 in Sec. 6.3.

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## Friday, January 8, 2010

### Friday, January 8

College Algebra - We began our discussion of the Unit Circle (Sec. 5.3). HW for Monday - Complete the Unit Circle wksht distributed in class and complete pgs. 296 - 297 #14 - 29.

Accl. Geometry - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 6.2, focusing on proofs of the various conjectures made in this section. HW for Monday - complete pg. 321 #13, 14, 16, 18.

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Accl. Geometry - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 6.2, focusing on proofs of the various conjectures made in this section. HW for Monday - complete pg. 321 #13, 14, 16, 18.

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### Thursday, January 7

SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks you to all of the Accl. Geometry students who checked the site to see if we in fact had HW. Based on the large number of inquiries that I received, I now know that you are a very responsible group of students and that you do, in fact, know hwo to locate my HW blog!!!! Kudos ...

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Thanks you to all of the Accl. Geometry students who checked the site to see if we in fact had HW. Based on the large number of inquiries that I received, I now know that you are a very responsible group of students and that you do, in fact, know hwo to locate my HW blog!!!! Kudos ...

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## Wednesday, January 6, 2010

### Wednesday, January 6

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 5.1, focusing on rotational angles. HW for Thursday - pg. 282 - 283 #51 - 61 and #68 - 73.

Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of circles focusing on the properties of chords in a circle (Sec. 6.2). HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 320 - 321 #1 - 12.

IN CASE OF A SNOW DAY ON THURSDAY ... check back to this blog for your HW assignment for Friday ;)

Accl. Geometry - We continued our discussion of circles focusing on the properties of chords in a circle (Sec. 6.2). HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 320 - 321 #1 - 12.

IN CASE OF A SNOW DAY ON THURSDAY ... check back to this blog for your HW assignment for Friday ;)

### Tuesday, January 5

College Algebra - We reviewed solving triangles using the Law of Sines and the Law of Cosines. We completed an in-class group assessment covering Sec. 5.7 - 5.8. HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 5.1 and complete pg 281 # 27 - 42 and #45 - 50.

Accl. Geometry - We comcluded the ALEKS online algebra assessment. The purpose of this assessment was two-fold ... 1) to assist with the placement of students into math classes for the 2010-11 school year and 2) to assist us with making changes to the geometry curriculum as needed. HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 6.1 and complete the review worksheets distributed in class. Note: Several files have been added to my webpage to assist with the completion of these worksheets ...

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http://www.uhigh.ilstu.edu/math/sondgeroth/biogroth.html

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Accl. Geometry - We comcluded the ALEKS online algebra assessment. The purpose of this assessment was two-fold ... 1) to assist with the placement of students into math classes for the 2010-11 school year and 2) to assist us with making changes to the geometry curriculum as needed. HW for Wednesday - Read Sec. 6.1 and complete the review worksheets distributed in class. Note: Several files have been added to my webpage to assist with the completion of these worksheets ...

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http://www.uhigh.ilstu.edu/math/sondgeroth/biogroth.html

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## Monday, January 4, 2010

### Monday, January 4

WELCOME BACK!!!!!

College Algebra - We reviewed the last new content covered in the fall - Law of Sines and Law of Cosines (Sec. 5.7 - 5.8). HW for Tuesday - pg. A35 (back of book) Lesson 5-7 #1 - 4 and Lesson 5-8 #1 - 2.

Accl. Geometry - We completed the ALEKS online assessment. When finished, you should read Sec. 6.1. To assist with your understanding of the section, refer to the sketchpad files available on my webpage. HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 6.1 and complete pgs. 313 - 316 #1 - 6, #16 - 18.

College Algebra - We reviewed the last new content covered in the fall - Law of Sines and Law of Cosines (Sec. 5.7 - 5.8). HW for Tuesday - pg. A35 (back of book) Lesson 5-7 #1 - 4 and Lesson 5-8 #1 - 2.

Accl. Geometry - We completed the ALEKS online assessment. When finished, you should read Sec. 6.1. To assist with your understanding of the section, refer to the sketchpad files available on my webpage. HW for Tuesday - Read Sec. 6.1 and complete pgs. 313 - 316 #1 - 6, #16 - 18.

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