Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 7.1, focusing on exponential growth and decay. HW for Monday - Complete the packet distributed in class today.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig identities, focusing on the half and double angle formulae in Sec. 7.4. HW for Monday - Complete pg. 454 #14-16, #21-24, #28-30.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Sec. 8.2, focusing on the basic trigonometric ratios. HW for Monday - Complete the two worksheets linked below:

Radical Review - Pt. 1

Radical Review - Pt. 2

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## Thursday, February 24, 2011

### Thursday, February 24

Algebra 2 / Trig - We took a test covering Ch. 6. No HW for Friday.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig identities, focusing on the sum/difference formulae in Sec. 7.3. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 442-443 #15-22.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion in Sec. 8.1, focusing on the inclusion of geometric means in a right triangle. HW for Friday - Complete pg. 362 #30-35 and pgs. 521-522 #16-20, #24-26, #30-37.

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College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig identities, focusing on the sum/difference formulae in Sec. 7.3. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 442-443 #15-22.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion in Sec. 8.1, focusing on the inclusion of geometric means in a right triangle. HW for Friday - Complete pg. 362 #30-35 and pgs. 521-522 #16-20, #24-26, #30-37.

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## Wednesday, February 23, 2011

### Wednesday, February 23

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our review for Thursday's test over Ch. 6. No HW for Thursday, other than to prepare for the test. Students were encouraged to "look over" the review materials on pgs. 474 - 477.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig identities, focusing on sum and difference identities in Sec. 7.3. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 459-460 #17-18, #27-28, #30-32, and #37-40 and pgs. 442-443 #15-25 odd.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Ch. 8, focusing on geometric means and their existence in a right triangle. No HW for Thursday. However, students should prepare for a short quiz on Thursday covering Sec. 5.8.

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College Algebra - We continued our discussion of trig identities, focusing on sum and difference identities in Sec. 7.3. HW for Thursday - Complete pgs. 459-460 #17-18, #27-28, #30-32, and #37-40 and pgs. 442-443 #15-25 odd.

Frosh Geometry - We began our discussion of Ch. 8, focusing on geometric means and their existence in a right triangle. No HW for Thursday. However, students should prepare for a short quiz on Thursday covering Sec. 5.8.

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## Tuesday, February 22, 2011

### Tuesday, February 22

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed our Sec. 6.5. 6.7 quiz and began reviewing for Thursday's Ch. 6 Test. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 478 all problems in the first (left-hand) column and #14, #19, and #22.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 7.5, focusing on methods that can be used to solve basic trig equations. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 434 #20and #20-25; pg. 435 #29-31; and pg. 459 #19-26.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed the 2nd part of Sec. 5.8, focusing on the relationships that exist in a 30-60-90 triangle. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 360-361 #5-8, #13-16, and #20-23.

College Algebra - We discussed Sec. 7.5, focusing on methods that can be used to solve basic trig equations. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg. 434 #20and #20-25; pg. 435 #29-31; and pg. 459 #19-26.

Frosh Geometry - We discussed the 2nd part of Sec. 5.8, focusing on the relationships that exist in a 30-60-90 triangle. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 360-361 #5-8, #13-16, and #20-23.

## Friday, February 18, 2011

### Friday, February 18

Reminder ... NO SCHOOL on Monday, February 21 - Presidents' Day!

Algebra 2 / Trig - We covered Sec. 6.9 in class today, focusing on polynomial regression for degrees 2 and larger. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 469-470 #6-11.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of basic trig relationships in Sec. 7.1 and 7.2, focusing on trig identity proofs. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 428 #35-36, #44-45, and #50-53 and pg. 434 #14-18.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of the Pythagorean Thm in Sec. 5.7 and 5.8, focusing on the special relationships that exist in a 45-45-90 / isosceles, right triangle. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 360-361 #1-4, and #17-21 (odd).

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Algebra 2 / Trig - We covered Sec. 6.9 in class today, focusing on polynomial regression for degrees 2 and larger. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 469-470 #6-11.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of basic trig relationships in Sec. 7.1 and 7.2, focusing on trig identity proofs. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg 428 #35-36, #44-45, and #50-53 and pg. 434 #14-18.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of the Pythagorean Thm in Sec. 5.7 and 5.8, focusing on the special relationships that exist in a 45-45-90 / isosceles, right triangle. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 360-361 #1-4, and #17-21 (odd).

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## Wednesday, February 16, 2011

### Thursday, February 17

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our quiz covering Sec. 6.5 - 6.7. No new HW for Friday - Complete the assignment that was given on Tuesday.

College Algebra - We completed our quiz covering Sec. 6.6 - 6.8 and began our discussion of Sec. 7.1, focusing on basic trig identities. HW for Friday - Read Sec. 7.1 and complete pgs. 427-428 #18-20, #25-30, #37, and #42-49.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of the Pythagorean Thm, using the sides of a triangle to classify the triangle according to its angles. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 353-354 #22-27, #32-34, #39.

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College Algebra - We completed our quiz covering Sec. 6.6 - 6.8 and began our discussion of Sec. 7.1, focusing on basic trig identities. HW for Friday - Read Sec. 7.1 and complete pgs. 427-428 #18-20, #25-30, #37, and #42-49.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of the Pythagorean Thm, using the sides of a triangle to classify the triangle according to its angles. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 353-354 #22-27, #32-34, #39.

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## Tuesday, February 15, 2011

### Wednesday, February 16

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 6.5 - 6.7. The quiz took most of the hour, so we did not have time to continue our discussion of Sec. 6.8. HW for Thursday - complete the assignment that was made in class on Tuesday.

College Algebra - We worked on a quiz covering Sec. 6.6 - 6.8 for the entire hour. Since many students needed extra time, we will complete the quiz at the start of the hour tomorrow. Therefore,we have no HW for Thursday.

Frosh Geometry - We concluded our discussion of inequalities in triangles and began our discussion of Sec. 5.7 - The Pythagorean Thm. Follow this link to see the sketch file we used in class today. HW for Thursday -Complete pgs. 352 - 354 #15-17, #19-21, #31-34, and #38-39

College Algebra - We worked on a quiz covering Sec. 6.6 - 6.8 for the entire hour. Since many students needed extra time, we will complete the quiz at the start of the hour tomorrow. Therefore,we have no HW for Thursday.

Frosh Geometry - We concluded our discussion of inequalities in triangles and began our discussion of Sec. 5.7 - The Pythagorean Thm. Follow this link to see the sketch file we used in class today. HW for Thursday -Complete pgs. 352 - 354 #15-17, #19-21, #31-34, and #38-39

## Monday, February 14, 2011

### Tuesday, February 15

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our review of Sec. 6.5 - 6.7 and began our discussion of Sec. 6.8, focusing on the transformation of the equations/graphs of polynomial functions. HW for Wed - Complete pgs 463 - 464 #15-18 and #20-23.

College Algebra - We completed our review of trig graphing. No HW for Wednesday, other than to prepare for tomorrow's quiz.

Frosh Geometry -We completed our review of Sec. 5.6, focusing on the Hinge Thms. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 343 - 344 #8 (paragraph proof), #10-13, #17-23, and #24-25.

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*Note: We will take a short quiz on Wednesday covering Sec. 6.5 - 6.7.*College Algebra - We completed our review of trig graphing. No HW for Wednesday, other than to prepare for tomorrow's quiz.

Frosh Geometry -We completed our review of Sec. 5.6, focusing on the Hinge Thms. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 343 - 344 #8 (paragraph proof), #10-13, #17-23, and #24-25.

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### Monday, February 14

**Happy Valentine's Day!**

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed Sec. 6.6 and 6.7, focusing on the Fundamental Thm of Algebra and graphs of polynomial functions. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 476 - 477 #41-44, #46-48, #51-52, and #57-60.

College Algebra - We reviewed Sec. 6.8, focusing on principle values of the inverses of the basic trig functions. No HW for Tuesday, though students should begin preparing for a quiz on Wednesday covering trig graphing.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed Sec. 5.5, focusing on the Triangle Inequality Thm and the relationships between the angles and sides in a given triangle. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 336 - 337 #16-22 (all), #26-28 (all), and #43-53 (odd).

## Friday, February 11, 2011

### Friday, February 11

"Good" News ... I was excused from serving on the 4-week jury! I think it may have had something to do with my opinions on conspiracies ... aliens building the pyramids, etc.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed Sec. 6.5 - 6.7, focusing on methods that we can use to roots of polynomials functions. HW for Monday - pg 449 #11-21 odd, #22, #25-31 odd and pg 457 #16-25.

College Algebra - We began our discussion of Sec. 6.8, focusing on inverse trig functions. Now new HW for Monday - students should complete all assignments from Tue - Thu. Mr. Sondgeroth will be checking these assignments for completeness on Monday.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed our Chapter 7 Test. No HW for Monday.

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Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed Sec. 6.5 - 6.7, focusing on methods that we can use to roots of polynomials functions. HW for Monday - pg 449 #11-21 odd, #22, #25-31 odd and pg 457 #16-25.

College Algebra - We began our discussion of Sec. 6.8, focusing on inverse trig functions. Now new HW for Monday - students should complete all assignments from Tue - Thu. Mr. Sondgeroth will be checking these assignments for completeness on Monday.

Frosh Geometry - We reviewed our Chapter 7 Test. No HW for Monday.

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### Thursday, February 10

Uh oh ... I have to go back to the courthouse for more jury questioning ... four weeks seems like an awful long time for this trial to run.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 6.6 and 6.7, focusing on solving and graphing polynomial functions. No HW for Friday.

College Algebra - Students were given the entire hour to investigate Sec. 6.8 and to begin their review for next week's quiz on Trig graphing. HW for Friday - Read Sec. .68 and complete pg. 411 #22-37 and pg. 415 #29-44.

Frosh Geometry - Students were given the entire hour to work on Thursday's HW - Complete pgs.

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Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 6.6 and 6.7, focusing on solving and graphing polynomial functions. No HW for Friday.

College Algebra - Students were given the entire hour to investigate Sec. 6.8 and to begin their review for next week's quiz on Trig graphing. HW for Friday - Read Sec. .68 and complete pg. 411 #22-37 and pg. 415 #29-44.

Frosh Geometry - Students were given the entire hour to work on Thursday's HW - Complete pgs.

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### Wednesday, February 9

Reporting for jury duty today ... woo hoo!

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 6.5 today, focusing on the rational root thm. HW for Thrusday - Complete pg 442 #11-20.

College Algebra - Students were given the entire hour to continue our discussion of Sec. 6.6 - Sine Regression. HW for Thursday - Complete the worksheet distributed in class and pg. 391 #7-10 and #12-15.

Frosh Geometry - We continued our discussion of Sec. 5.5, focusing on inequalities in a single triangle. HW for Thursday - Complete the worksheet packet distributed in class today.

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## Monday, February 7, 2011

### Tuesday, February 8

Algebra 2 / Trig - No class today. Report to your assigned area of Bone Student Center (Frosh - 3rd floor West Lounge, Sophs - 3rd floor East Lounge, and Jrs/Srs - 1st floor West Lounge) by 8:00 am. Be sure to bring #2 pencils. You may not use a calculator, but you may use rulers, protractors and compasses. Good Luck!

College Algebra - We will finish our review of graphing basic trig functions. HW for Wednesday - Complete the trig graphing worksheet that was distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - We completed the Ch. 7 Test in class today. HW for Wednesday - Experiment with the following two sketches: Triangle Inequalities - Pt 1 and Triangles Inequalities - Pt 2. You may also access these files from my U-High Math web page. Answer all questions contained in the files and come to class prepared to share at least one conjecture that you developed.

College Algebra - We will finish our review of graphing basic trig functions. HW for Wednesday - Complete the trig graphing worksheet that was distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - We completed the Ch. 7 Test in class today. HW for Wednesday - Experiment with the following two sketches: Triangle Inequalities - Pt 1 and Triangles Inequalities - Pt 2. You may also access these files from my U-High Math web page. Answer all questions contained in the files and come to class prepared to share at least one conjecture that you developed.

### Monday, February 7

Algebra 2 / Trig -We continued our discussion of factoring in Sec. 6.4, focusing on the sum and difference of squares. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 433 #10-15, #17-19, and #22-25.

College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 6.6, reviewing the graphs for the tangent and cotangent functions. No HW for Tuesday, though students should be prepared to take a HW quiz covering all material from Sec. 6.6.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our review in preparation of the Ch. 7 Test. No HW for Tuesday, other than to continue reviewing/preparing for tomorrow's test covering Ch. 7.

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*Note: We will not meet on Tuesday, Feb. 8, as a majority of the class is taking the AMC exam at Bone Student Center from 8:00 - 10:00 am.*College Algebra - We continued our discussion of Sec. 6.6, reviewing the graphs for the tangent and cotangent functions. No HW for Tuesday, though students should be prepared to take a HW quiz covering all material from Sec. 6.6.

Frosh Geometry - We completed our review in preparation of the Ch. 7 Test. No HW for Tuesday, other than to continue reviewing/preparing for tomorrow's test covering Ch. 7.

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### Friday, February 4

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 6.6, focusing on various methods for factoring quadratic polynomials. HW for Monday - Complete pg 433 #1-9 and #22-25.

College Algebra - We continued our review of graphing the basic trig functions, completing and submitting a graphing worksheet by the end of the hour. HW for Monday - Complete the graphing worksheet(focusing on the tangent function) that was distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - We began our review for the Ch. 7 Test by reviewing the Sec. 7.4-7.5 quiz that was completed last week. HW for Monday - Complete pg 508 #1-10 and pg 509 #1-5.

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College Algebra - We continued our review of graphing the basic trig functions, completing and submitting a graphing worksheet by the end of the hour. HW for Monday - Complete the graphing worksheet(focusing on the tangent function) that was distributed in class.

Frosh Geometry - We began our review for the Ch. 7 Test by reviewing the Sec. 7.4-7.5 quiz that was completed last week. HW for Monday - Complete pg 508 #1-10 and pg 509 #1-5.

*Note: We will complete the Ch. 7 in class on Tuesday, Feb. 8.*.

### Wednesday, February 2

SNOW DAY #2 ... I don't need a groundhog to tell me its still winter out there!

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