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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

Username: geometry296
Password: pioneers

Monday, August 23

Welcome back!!!!!