## Friday, December 16, 2011

### First Semester Final Exam Schedule

8:00 - 9:30 Period 2 (8:00) - Geometry

9:40 - 11:10 Period 4 (10:00)

12:00 - 1:30 Period 6 (12:00) - Geometry

1:40 - 3:10 Period 8 (2:00)

Tuesday, December 20

8:00 - 9:30 Period 1 (7:00)

9:40 - 11:10 Period 3 (9:00) - Algebra 2 / Trig

12:00 - 1:30 Period 5 (11:00)

1:40 - 3:10 Period 7 (1:00) - Geometry

### Friday, December 16

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed the group portion of the final exam in class today. No HW over the weekend, other than to study for next week's final exams. For more information on the final, click on the "Alg 2 / Trig Exam Info" link at the top of this page.

## Thursday, December 15, 2011

### Thursday, December 15

Algebra 2 / Trig - Students worked on their group finals. Groups consist of 5 students. Students will complete the group portion of their final exam in class on Friday.

### Wednesday, December 14

Algebra 2 / Trig - Students were given the day to review for their group and individual final exams. The exam will cover Chapters 1 - 5. See the link above for more information on the final exams.

## Tuesday, December 13, 2011

### Tuesday, December 13

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our preparation for our final exams, reviewing all of Ch. 1 and most of Ch. 2. HW for Wednesday - Continue reviewing for the exam, reviewing the chapter summary and practice problems at the end of Ch. 3 and Ch. 4.

## Monday, December 12, 2011

### Monday, December 12

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our discussion of quadratic inequalities (Sec. 5.7) . HW for Tuesday - REVIEW the end of chapter problems for Ch. 1 and Ch. 2. Begin working on your "cheat sheet" for the final exam.

## Friday, December 9, 2011

### Friday, December 9

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of graphing/solving quadratic inequalities (Sec. 5.7) as we reviewed the HW assn from last night. No new HW for Monday; complete any part of today's HW that was not already complete.

## Thursday, December 8, 2011

### Thursday, December 8

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of Sec. 5.7, solving quadratic inequalities graphically and algebraically. Additionally, we reviewed simplification of square roots (Sec. 1.3). HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 370 - 373 #2-5, #8-9, #27, #34, #35-37, #48-50, #54-55, #58-59, #62-65 and pg. 24 #22-26 and #32-36.

### Wednesday, December 7

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 5.7, focusing on the graphs and solutions of quadratic inequalities. No HW for Thursday.

## Tuesday, December 6, 2011

### Tuesday, December 6

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began the Sec. 5.3 - 5.6 quiz in class today. We will complete the quiz at the start of class on Wednesday. No HW for Wednesday.

## Monday, December 5, 2011

### Monday, December 5

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our review of methods for solving quadratic equations - Sec. 5.3, 5.4, and 5.6. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 393 - 394 #29-34, #42-44, and #55-60.

NOTE: We will take a quiz on Tuesday, December 6, covering Sec. 5.1-5.4 and 5.6.

## Friday, December 2, 2011

### Friday, December 2

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed a short quiz in class today covering Sec. 5.1 - 5.4. HW for Monday - Complete the 5.4 Practice B worksheet that was distributed in class. Note on worksheet - for #7-8, solve the equation using the quadratic formula and skip #11-12.

Have a great weekend!!!!!

## Wednesday, November 30, 2011

### Thursday, December 1

Geometry - We began our review of Ch. 4. HW for Friday - Complete pg. 286 - 287 #19-20 and #28-30 and pg. 288 #1-13 and #15-16.

Note: We will take a quiz covering Sec. 4.6 and 4.8 in class on Friday and the Chapter 4 Test in class on Tuesday.

Algebra 2 / Trig - HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 345 - 348 #1-3, #6-8, #11-19 (odd), #42-46, #51-55 (odd), #65-66, and #73-77.

## Tuesday, November 29, 2011

### Wednesday, November 30

Note: We will take a quiz on Friday covering Sec. 5.1 - 5.4.

## Monday, November 28, 2011

### Tuesday, November 29

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of quadratic functions, focusing on various methods (graphing, factoring, completing the square) that can be used to solve quadratic equations (Sec. 5.3 and 5.4). HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs 338 #4-13 and #15-17.

### Monday, November 28

Note: Click here to access lesson notes from today's Geometry class.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of graphing quadratic functions by comparing vertex and standards forms of quadratic functions (Sec. 5.2). HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs.

328 - 330 #3-9, #11, #30, and #42-48.

## Tuesday, November 22, 2011

### Tuesday, November 22

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of Sec. 5.1, clarifying the similarities/differences in vertical vs horizontal stretches and compressions. No HW over the Thanksgiving Break!

Note: I posted the GSP file tat we used in class today to aid in graphing functions. The link to this file is located in the left-hand column under "Google Docs ..."

## Monday, November 21, 2011

### Monday, November 21

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 5.1, focusing on transformation of the graphs of quadratic functions (parabolas). HW for Tuesday - Rework the book problems that were assigned on Friday of last week. Be prepared for a quick quiz covering Sec. 5.1!

## Friday, November 18, 2011

### Final Exam Information - Geometry

### End of Semester Calendars

## Thursday, November 17, 2011

### Friday, November 18

Algebra 2 / Trig - Read Sec. 5.1 in the textbook, watch the associated video lessons (headphones located in the bins to the right to the right of the classroom door), and complete/return the worksheet packet distributed in class. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 320-322 #14-16, #29-31, #33-41, and #46-50.

### Thursday, November 17

8:00 - 3 tasks ... 1) review for tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 4.1-4.3, 2) complete the 4.4/4.5 Quick Quiz distributed in class today (it will be collected at the start of the hour tomorrow), and 3) complete pgs. 246 - 248 #8-9, #13-18, and #28-31 (probably won't review this assn until Monday).

12:00/1:00 - Review for tomorrow's quiz covering Sec. 4.1-4.3.

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

## Wednesday, November 16, 2011

### Wednesday, November 16

Note: We will take a quiz covering at least Sec. 4.1-4.3 on Friday, November 18. Other sections may be covered, depending on the progress we make in class on Thursday.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our preparations for the Ch. 4 Test. No HW for Thursday, other than preparing for tomorrow's test.

Note: We will take the Ch. 4 Test in class on Thursday, November 17.

## Tuesday, November 15, 2011

### Tuesday, November 15

8:00 - Check Ms. Mayberry's blog

12:00/1:00 - Complete pg. 239 #1-16.

Note: All sections of Geometry will have a quiz 0n Friday, November 18, covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.4.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our preparations for the Ch. 4 Test, looking at the review test at the end of the chapter. Additionally, we reviewed how matrix addition and/or multiplication can be used to transform a set of points on the coordinate plane (Sec. 4.3). HW for Wednesday - Complete the Ch. 4 Practice Tests distributed in class today. The multiple choice page will be collected at the start of class on Wednesday, will be graded, and extra credit points will be assigned for correctness.

Note: We will complete the Chapter 4 Test in class on Thursday, November 17.

## Monday, November 14, 2011

### Monday, November 14

8:00 - Complete pg 4 of the sketchpad activity we discussed in class today. Additional HW problems are posted on Ms. Mayberry's blog.

12:00/1:00 - Complete pgs. 234 - 236 #1-10, #17-18, #21-24, and #31-34.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our review of Ch. 4. HW for Tuesday - (same as Thursday) Complete pg. 302 #1-29 ... for #19, do NOT use Cramer's Rule to solve - use either a matrix equation or an augmented matrix.

### Friday, November 11

## Wednesday, November 9, 2011

### Thursday, November 10

Geometry - We concluded our discussion of classification and angles of a triangle. completing a proof/review worksheet in class today.

8:00 - HW for Monday - Go to Ms. Mayberry's blog to see today's assignment.

12:00 / 1:00 - HW for Monday - Complete the worksheet packet distributed in class on Wednesday. Note: This packet will be collected at the start of class on Monday and will be graded.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We concluded our discussion of Chapter 4 today, reviewing ways to solve systems of equations using matrices. HW for Monday - Complete pg. 302 #1-29.

### CANNED FOOD DRIVE

Boxes were placed in each math classroom today, with a sign-up sheet located inside. When you bring in an item, fill out your name, class, and how many items you placed in the box. The contest will continue thru Friday, Nov. 18.

Additionally, Mr. Sondgeroth will award 1 point of extra credit for each item you submit ... up to a total of 10 points. If we don't win, but finish in the top 5, then I will provide the treats for the class. Sounds like a win-win situation to me!

## Tuesday, November 8, 2011

### Wednesday, November 9

8:00 - Ms. Mayberry wrapped up our discussion of Sec. 4.1-4.2 (angles of a triangle and classifying triangles) and moved into Sec. 4.3, focusing on congruent polygons. HW for Thursday -

12:00/1:00 - We concluded our discussion of Sec. 4.1-4.2, focusing on theorems relating to the Triangle Sum Theorem. HW for Thursday - Complete the worksheets that were distributed in class today.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of ways to use matrices to solve systems of equations, focusing on augmented matrices (Sec. 4.6). HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 291 - 293 #1-4, #19-20, #23-24, #28-30, and #35-39.

### Tuesday, November 8

8:00 -Ms. Mayberry continued our discussion of the angles in a triangle (Sec. 4.2) and the classification of triangles (Sec. 4.1).

12:00/1:00 - We continued our discussion of the angles in a triangle (Sec. 4.2) and the classification of triangles (Sec. 4.1) . Click here to access the sketchpad files that aided our discussions. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 219-220 #1-10, #23-31, and #34-37 and pgs. 228-229 #17-20 and 29-35.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed ways to solve 3x3 systems of linear equations. There is no HW for Wednesday.

## Monday, November 7, 2011

### Monday, November 7

8:00 - Small groups shared their "research" on the different types of triangles. We began a proof of the Triangle Sum Thm, but were interrupted by a fire alarm. HW for Tuesday - Complete the quilting worksheet distributed in class on Friday. See the link from Friday if you need another copy.

12:00 / 1:00 - We completed our Sec. 3.5-3.6 quiz in class today. HW for Tuesday - Complete the back side of the Sec. 4.1 worksheet distributed in class Friday.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed Ms. Mora's quiz covering Sec. 4.4 - 4.5. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Sec. 4.5 Problem Solving Worksheet. Click here to load the worksheet.

## Friday, November 4, 2011

### Friday, November 4

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## Thursday, November 3, 2011

### Thursday, Novemer 3

Geometry -

8:00 - We completed our Sec. 3.5-3.6 quiz in class today. Ms. Mayberry then began our introduction to Sec. 4.1, focusing on the different types of triangles and the measures of their angles. HW for Friday - Complete the activity the we started in class and be prepared to report your findings to the entire class.

12:00/1:00 - We continued our review of the equations of a line. We then completed quick quizzes covering Sec. 3.5 and 3.6. HW for Friday - Complete pg. 205 #26-35.

Algebra 2 / Trig - Ms. Mora continued our discussion of matrices, focusing on the solving a 2x2 system of equations using matrix equations and inverse matrices (Sec. 4.5). HW for Friday - Complete pg.s. 282-283 #10-12 and #22-24.

## Wednesday, November 2, 2011

### Wednesday, November 2

HW for Thursday -

8:00 - Complete the review packet distributed in class today

12:00/1:00 - Complete pg. 201 #3-6, #9-12, #14-17, and #20-24

NOTE: All Geometry sections should be prepared for a quiz on Thursday covering Sec. 3.5 - 3.6.

Algebra 2 / Trig - Ms. Mora continued our discussion of matrices, focusing on inverse matrices. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 282 #2-3, #5-7, #14-15, and #17-19.

## Tuesday, November 1, 2011

### Tuesday, November 1

Geometry - We discussed Sec. 3.6, focusing on different forms of equations for lines. HW for Wednesday:

8:00 - Write the equations for 5 different lines in slope intercept form and the equations for another 5 lines in point slope form.

12:00/1:00 - Complete pgs. 194 - 195 #24-28, and #34-36

Algebra 2 - Trig - Ms. Mora discussed Sec. 4.4, focusing on finding the determinant of 2x2 and 3x3 matrices. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 274 - 276 #14-16, #18-19 and #22-24.

## Monday, October 31, 2011

### Monday, October 31

Geometry - We discussed Sec. 3.5, focusing on the slope of a line and the relationships that exist between the slopes of parallel (equal) and perpendicular (opposite reciprocals) lines. HW for Tuesday -

8:00 - Complete pgs. 185 - 187 #1-9 odd, #26, #29-30

12:00/1:00 - Complete pgs. 185 - 187 #1-5, #7-8, #21-23, and #26-30

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our quiz covering Sec. 4.1 - 4.3. HW for Tuesday - Complete the Linear Programming worksheet distributed at the end of class today.

## Thursday, October 27, 2011

### Notes from St. Louis ...

## Tuesday, October 25, 2011

### Friday, October 28

### Thursday, October 27

**NOTE: All Geometry classes - 8:00, 12:00 and 1:00 - will have a quiz covering Sec. 3.1 - 3.3 on Friday, October 28. A couple of questions from Sec. 3.4 may appear on the quiz, as well.**

**Note: We will take a quiz covering the material taught by Ms. Kickert on Friday, October. 28.**

### Wednesday, October 26

8:00 - Ms. Schumacher taught Sec. 3.4, focusing on the relationships involving perpendicular and parallel lines. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 166 #4-10 even and pg. 175 #6-8, #12, #15, #16-20 even, and #40-45.

12:00/1:00 - Mr. Sondgeroth reviewed Sec. 3.1 and 3.2 and began Sec. 3.3. HW for Thursday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class. This worksheet will be collected at the start of the hour and will be graded. There is no book assignment for Thursday.

GSP - Parallels and Transversals

GSP - Parallels and Perpendiculars

Algebra 2 / Trig - Ms. Kickert discussed Sec. 3.6 today, focusing on matrix multiplication. HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 257 #25-30, #31-39 odd, and #50.

### Algebra 2 / Trig Ch. 2 Test RETAKE

### Tuesday, October 25

### Monday, October 24

**Additionally, students should be prepared to take a quiz over Sec. 2.5 - 2.7 in class on Tuesday.**

## Friday, October 21, 2011

### Friday, October 21

Geometry - In the 8:00 class, Ms. Schumacher, one of our ISU student assistants, taught today's lesson (Sec. 3.1). She focused on parallel lines/planes and the types of angles formed by a transversal. HW for Monday - pg. 148 - 150 #14-26, # 44-48, and #60-62.

In the 12:00 and 1:00 classes, Mr. Sondgeroth continued our discussion of geometric proofs. HW for Monday - Complete pg. 132 - 133 #36-42 and #44-48 and pg. 134 #23.

Note: The 12:00 and 1:00 Geometry classes will take a quiz on Monday, Oct. 24, covering Sec. 2.5 - 2.7.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of linear programming (Sec. 3.4) HW for Monday - Complete problems #2 and #3 in the packet that was distributed in class today.

## Thursday, October 20, 2011

### Thursday, October 20

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of linear programming, focusing on solution to systems of linear inequalities (Sec. 3.3). HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 202 - 203 #4-8, #22-23, #30, and #32 - 34.

## Wednesday, October 19, 2011

### Wednesday, October 19

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of Sec. 3.1 and 3.2, focusing on different "types" of systems and the corresponding number of solutions. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 194 - 195 #15 - 31 odd.

## Tuesday, October 18, 2011

### Tuesday, October 18

Algebra 2 / Trig - We Began our discussion of Sec. 3.1 and 3.2, focusing on various methods that can be used to solve a system of 2equations/2unknowns - graphing, substitution, elimination. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 186 - #4-7 and pg. 194 #4-8.

## Monday, October 17, 2011

### Monday, October 17

### Friday, October 14

## Wednesday, October 12, 2011

### Wednesday, October 12

Note: We will take a quiz on Friday, October 14, covering Sec. 2.1 - 2.4.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our preparation for Friday's test over Ch. 2 by working in small groups during class to complete practice tests. HW for Thursday - Those students in class today should submit the multiple choice portion of the practice test before leaving class. Those not in class today should complete it as part of their HW for Thursday and submit it at the start of the hour. The multiple choice portion will be graded and extra credit will be assigned. All students should complete the show your work portion of the test as HW for Thursday. This will serve as the basis for our review in class on Thursday.

Note: We will take the Chapter 2 Test in class on Friday, October 14.

## Tuesday, October 11, 2011

### Tuesday, October 11

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our preparation for the Chapter 2 Test which we will complete this Friday, October 14. We reviewed the Sec. 2.7 - 2.9 quiz. Any student wishing to retake this quiz can do so in class tomorrow. We had no HW for Wednesday.

## Thursday, October 6, 2011

### Monday, October 10

Geometry - Be prepared for a quick quiz on Tuesday covering logical statements and syllogisms.

Algebra 2 / Trig - Begin preparing the Ch. 2 Test which we will take in class this Thursday, October 13.

### Friday, October 7

Geometry - Be prepared for a quick quiz on Tuesday covering logical statements and syllogisms.

Algebra 2 / Trig - Begin preparing the Ch. 2 Test which we will take in class next Thursday, October 13.

### Thursday, October 6

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed a quiz over Sec. 2.7 - 2.9 in class today. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg. 170 #1-25 and pg. 171 #1-6.

Note: We will test Ch. 2 next Thursday, Oct. 13.

## Wednesday, October 5, 2011

### Wednesday, October 5

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of absolute value functions, focusing on translation of the graph of y =|x| (Sec. 2.9). HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 165 #5-16.

Note: We will take a quiz in class on Tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 6) covering Sec. 2.7 - 2.9.

## Tuesday, October 4, 2011

### Tuesday, October 4

## Monday, October 3, 2011

### Monday, October 3

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 2.8, focuing on methods for solving absolute value equations and inequalities. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg. 146 #1-4 (Sec. 2.7) and pgs. 154 - 156 #3-6, #9-13, #44-45, #47-50, and #55-60.

## Friday, September 30, 2011

### Friday, September 30

### Thursday, September 29

## Wednesday, September 28, 2011

### Wednesday, September 28

*Note: Since the 8:00 section missed class today due to EXPLORE testing, they will complete the Ch. 1 Test in class on THURSDAY!*## Tuesday, September 27, 2011

### Tuesday, September 27

## Monday, September 26, 2011

### Monday, September 26

Note: We will take a quiz covering Sec. 2.1 - 2.5 on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

## Friday, September 23, 2011

### Alg 2 / Trig Test Retake Criteria

1) Over the weekend, take a close look at your test and identify specific reason(s) for losing points on this test. Submit your written explanations(s) to Mr. Sondgeroth at the start of class on Monday. Include your e-mail address somewhere on this paper.

2) Mr. Sondgeroth will review your explanations and determine the proper course of action for your retake - options include oral exam, partial retake, or complete retake. He will e-mail you individually with his prescribed course of action.

3) In most cases, students back approximately 1/2 of the points they lost on the test.

### Friday, September 23

Note: We are scheduled to take a quick quiz covering Sec. 1.7 on Monday, Sept. 26 and a test covering all of Ch. 1 on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 2.4, focusing on the writing of linear functions. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 120 -123 #1-11, #19, #24-26, #29-35 (odd), #44-49.

Note: We will take a quiz covering Sec. 2.1 - 2.5 on Wednesday, Sept. 28.

## Thursday, September 22, 2011

### Thursday, September 22

## Wednesday, September 21, 2011

### Wednesday, September 21

## Tuesday, September 20, 2011

### Retake Update - Sec. 1.3 - 1.5 Quiz

**MANDATORY**that you retake this assessment.

### Extra Help - Geometry

*Please e-mail the appropriate instructor to let them know which session(s) you intend to attend.*Their e-mail addresses are located in the left-hand column.

### Tuesday, September 20

## Monday, September 19, 2011

### Monday, September 19

## Friday, September 16, 2011

### Friday, September 16

Note: We will take a quiz in class on Monday, September 19, covering Sec. 1.3 - 1.5. Students will NOT be allowed to use their notes or books for this quiz, only their calculators.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our review of Ch. 1, allowing students to retake one of the two prior quizzes from Ch. 1 (Sec. 1.1 - 1.5 or Sec. 1.6 - 1.9). No HW for Monday, other than to prepare for the Ch. 1 Test.

Note: Only 6 students chose to retake one of the quizzes in class today.

## Thursday, September 15, 2011

### Thursday, September 15

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our preparation for the upcoming Ch. 1 Test (Monday, Sept. 19) by reviewing the quizzes from this chapter and working on an extra credit practice test. HW for Friday - Complete the practice test distributed in class.

Note: Students will be allowed to retake one of the Ch. 1 quizzes during class time on Friday, Sept. 16.

### Need Extra Help!!!!!

## Wednesday, September 14, 2011

### Wednesday, September 14

## Tuesday, September 13, 2011

### Solving Equations Retake Update ...

### Tuesday, September 13

## Monday, September 12, 2011

### Monday, September 12

**Retake Update:**The Take Home retakes should have been submitted by the start of class TODAY. Contact Mr. Sondgeroth IMMEDIATELY if you have not yet completed the Take Home retake. The Equation Solving retake should be completed on a free period or after school by the end of the day on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

**Assessment update for Algebra 2 / Trig:**

## Friday, September 9, 2011

### Friday - September 9

Please check out the following sites and links to learn more about basic constructions:

**Whistler Alley (Instructions)**

**HS Tutorials (Videos)**

**Teacher Tube (Videos)**

Algebra 2 / Trig - Ms. Wilkinson lead today's discussion of Sec. 1.8, focusing on basic transformations in the coordinate plane - reflection (flip), translation (slide), rotation (spin), and dilation (stretch/compress). HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 63 - 66 #18, #20-21, #23, #29-37 (odd), #49-52.

### Geometry Retakes ...

Students who have met the criteria for retaking the "Solving Simple, Single-Variable Equations" assessment may retake this assessment in the Math Office (Rm. 223) during a free hour or after school on Monday, Sept. 12, or Tuesday, Sept. 13. Students should not need more than 30 minutes to complete this retake.

## Thursday, September 8, 2011

### Thursday, September 8

## Wednesday, September 7, 2011

### Wednesday, September 7

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 1.6, focusing on relations and functions. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 48 - 50 #24-36 (even) and #47-49.

### Retaking the Geometry Take Home Quiz

1) We spent a good portion of Wednesday's class reviewing the quiz and answering questions. Students were asked to take notes and reminded of topics that should have already been in their notes. Students should spend time on their own reviewing the material covered on this quiz and identifying topics with for which they may need additional instruction.

2) Students are encouraged to spend their Freshman Block lunch time (bring your lunch with you) in the Math Office on Thursday and/or Friday working with Ms. Mayberry, one of our pre-service teachers from the ISU Math Dept. Students who can not meet with Ms. Mayberry at this time, so go to the online Geometry text and watch the tutorial videos and complete the online quizzes in Sec. 1.1 and 1.2.

## Tuesday, September 6, 2011

### Retaking the Solving Equations Quiz

### Tuesday, September 6

*Note: In both classes, our new assessment policy affords students an opportunity to retake an assessment which either they, or the teacher, feel did not fully represent the student's understanding of the content being assessed. Students have the option to get assistance from me, one of our college assistants, or from another source before retaking any assessment. At least initially, the new score will replace the old score.*### Friday, September 2

*Note: When completing a take home assessment, students are allowed to use their notes, textbooks, and netbooks (for research of a topic). They are not allowed to get assistance form another person or to copy the work of another person.*## Thursday, September 1, 2011

### Thursday, September 1

Note: Hints for solving simple, single-variable equations:

Addition Property for = ... If a = b, then a + c = b + c

- It is OK to add equal quantities to both sides of an equation

- This also applies to subtraction

Multiplication Property for = ... If a = b, then a * c = b * c (where * means multiply)

- It is OK to multiply equal quantities to both sides of an equation

- This also applies to division

Distributive Property for Multiplication over Addition

a * ( b + c ) = a * b + a * c

Similarly, we Combine Like Terms in much the same way ...

x * z + y * z = ( x + y ) * z

Algebra 2 / Trig - We spent the day reviewing for Friday's quiz covering Sections 1.1 - 1.5. HW for Friday - Complete pgs 38 - 39 #3-19 (odd), #23-33 (odd), and #43-47 and pg 43 #1-17.

For additional practice for Friday's quiz, review problems on pgs. 76 - 77 and/or pg. S4 in your text.

## Wednesday, August 31, 2011

### Wednesday, August 31

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 1.5, focusing on the properties of exponents. HW for Thursday -

Note: We will take a quiz in Alg 2 / Trig on Friday covering Sec. 1.1 - 1.5.

## Tuesday, August 30, 2011

### Tuesday, August 30

## Monday, August 29, 2011

### Monday, August 29

## Friday, August 26, 2011

### Friday, August 26

### Thursday, August 25

## Wednesday, August 24, 2011

### Wednesday, August 24

Note: Scores for the Geometry Placement Test have been posted in Skyward. We will return the tests (with an answer key) to you in class tomorrow.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our Algebra 2 Placement Test in class. HW for Thursday - See post below.

### Trig HW for Wednesday, August 24

Using either the hard copy or online version of your textbook, explore the section entitled “Textbook Introduction.”

Focus on the following topics in this section:

- Contents in Brief

- Author Biographies

- Who Uses Mathematics?

- Why Learn Mathematics?

- How to Study Algebra 2

- Focus on Problem Solving

Come to class on Thursday prepared to discuss and/or take a short “assessment” on the material presented on these pages.