Geometry - We began our discussion of similar polygons (Sec. 7.2), focusing on the definition and its applications. HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 465 - 467 #2-6, #11-17, #19-20, #24-25, and #27-29.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our discussion of Sec. 6.6, focusing on the Fundamental Thm of Algebra. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 449 #25-35 (odd) and #41-47.

## Tuesday, January 31, 2012

## Monday, January 30, 2012

### Monday, January 30

Geometry - We began our discussion of Ch. 7 today, focusing on ratios and proportions (Sec. 7.1). HW for Monday - pg. 457-458 #1-16 and #28-34.

Algebra 2 / Trig -We discussed finding real roots of polynomial equations which is section 6.5 in the textbook. HW for tonight is to complete page 442 #9,22,31-34

Algebra 2 / Trig -We discussed finding real roots of polynomial equations which is section 6.5 in the textbook. HW for tonight is to complete page 442 #9,22,31-34

### Friday, January 27

Geometry - We completed our Ch. 5 Test in class today. If you retook the 5.5-5.8 in class today, then you need to make arrangements with Mr. Sondgeroth to take the ch. 5 Test during your free time on Monday. There is no HW for Monday.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed the Sec. 6.1-6.4 quiz in class today. No HW for Monday.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed the Sec. 6.1-6.4 quiz in class today. No HW for Monday.

## Thursday, January 26, 2012

### Thursday, January 26

Geometry - We completed in-class preparations for tomorrow's Ch. 5 Test. HW for Friday - to assist with your preparations for the test, I encourage you to ... 1) complete the online practice test ... and ... 2) look over the chapter review on pgs. 366 - 369 ... thses pages will review the major topics of each section and give you and idea of the types of problems you could see on the test.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We worked on #1-29 on page 437 to review for tomorrow's quiz over 6.1-6.4

Algebra 2 / Trig - We worked on #1-29 on page 437 to review for tomorrow's quiz over 6.1-6.4

## Wednesday, January 25, 2012

### Wednesday, January 25th

Geometry - We completed a quiz covering Sec. 5.5 - 5.8 in class today. HW for Thrusday - Complete the practice test that was distributed in class today. The multiple choice page will be collected tomorrow and graded for extra credit.

Algebra 2/Trig- Today in class we discussed section 6.4 focusing on factoring by grouping as well as factoring the sum and difference of cubes. Homework for Thursday - Coomplete page 433 #21-37 (odd) and #45-47.

Algebra 2/Trig- Today in class we discussed section 6.4 focusing on factoring by grouping as well as factoring the sum and difference of cubes. Homework for Thursday - Coomplete page 433 #21-37 (odd) and #45-47.

## Monday, January 23, 2012

### 2012-13 Recommendations

The following guidelines are RECOMMENDATIONS ... every student has the right to waive this recommendation by completing the override process. Contact your counselor for more information on this option. I will not sign off for any student going against these recommendations if the appropriate paperwork has not been correctly filed.

If you are currently enrolled in Algebra 2 / Trig and are a ...

... Sophomore and your 1st semester grade was greater than 85%, enroll in Pre-Calc.

... Sophomore and your 1st semester grade was less than 85%, see me to discuss your options.

... Junior and your first semester grade was greater than 85%, enroll in Pre-Calc.

... Junior and your first semester grade was less than 85%, enroll in College Algebra.

If you are currently enrolled in Geometry, you should enroll in ...

... Algebra 2 / Trig if your 1st semester grade was greater than 90% and you earned as score of 40 or better on the most recent ALEKS assessment.

... Algebra 1 if your 1st semester grade was less than 90% or you earned a score less than 40 on the most recent ALEKS assessment.

Note: No Sophomore should be enrolled in Algebra 2!

If you are currently enrolled in Algebra 2 / Trig and are a ...

... Sophomore and your 1st semester grade was greater than 85%, enroll in Pre-Calc.

... Sophomore and your 1st semester grade was less than 85%, see me to discuss your options.

... Junior and your first semester grade was greater than 85%, enroll in Pre-Calc.

... Junior and your first semester grade was less than 85%, enroll in College Algebra.

If you are currently enrolled in Geometry, you should enroll in ...

... Algebra 2 / Trig if your 1st semester grade was greater than 90% and you earned as score of 40 or better on the most recent ALEKS assessment.

... Algebra 1 if your 1st semester grade was less than 90% or you earned a score less than 40 on the most recent ALEKS assessment.

Note: No Sophomore should be enrolled in Algebra 2!

### Monday, January 23

Geometry - We completed the ALEKS assessment in class today. Students who did not finish in class should do so during their free time by the end of the day today. No new HW for Tuesday ... make sure that the assignment given on Friday is complete.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 6.3, focusing on long and synthetic division of polynomials. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg426 #13-29 (odd), #30, #37, #38, #39-45 (odd), #49. Because of the disruptions in today's class, we did not get through our discussion of synthetic division. As a result, you may omit these problems from today's assignment.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 6.3, focusing on long and synthetic division of polynomials. HW for Tuesday - Complete pg426 #13-29 (odd), #30, #37, #38, #39-45 (odd), #49. Because of the disruptions in today's class, we did not get through our discussion of synthetic division. As a result, you may omit these problems from today's assignment.

## Thursday, January 19, 2012

### Friday, January 20

Geometry - We completed a quick quiz covering simplification and operations with radicals (Alg 1 text). We then began our review for next week's Ch. 5 Test. HW for Monday - Complete the Sec. 5.8 Practice B worksheet that was distributed in class. Additionally, complete pg. 365 #2 - 17.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our discussion of Sec. 6.2, focusing on binomial expansion and Pascal's Triangle. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 418 - 419 #31 -35, #37.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed our discussion of Sec. 6.2, focusing on binomial expansion and Pascal's Triangle. HW for Monday - Complete pgs. 418 - 419 #31 -35, #37.

### Thursday, January 19

Geometry - We completed our discussion of Sec. 5.8, focusing on the relationships of the sides in a 30-60-90 triangle. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 360 - 362 #5-8, #13-16, #20-21, and #31-34.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 6.2, focusing on operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication) with polynomials. HW for Friday - Complete Pg. 418 - 419 #18-26, #39.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We discussed Sec. 6.2, focusing on operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication) with polynomials. HW for Friday - Complete Pg. 418 - 419 #18-26, #39.

## Wednesday, January 18, 2012

### Extra Help for 5.7 Quick Quiz

If you struggled on the Sec. 5.7 Quick Quiz, try watching the following videos from Sec. 5.7 of the online text:

* If you struggled with the 1st section of the quiz, watch "Lesson Tutorial Video - Example 1"

* If you struggled with the 2nd section of the quiz, watch "Lesson Tutorial Video - Example 4"

* If you struggled with the application problem, watch "Lesson Tutorial Video - Example 2"

* For additional assistance with the Pythagorean TRIPLES, watch "Lesson Tutorial Video - Example 3"

After watching these videos, complete the online "Interactive Practice Quiz - Lesson 5-7" and e-mail the results to me at masondg@ilstu.edu.

* If you struggled with the 1st section of the quiz, watch "Lesson Tutorial Video - Example 1"

* If you struggled with the 2nd section of the quiz, watch "Lesson Tutorial Video - Example 4"

* If you struggled with the application problem, watch "Lesson Tutorial Video - Example 2"

* For additional assistance with the Pythagorean TRIPLES, watch "Lesson Tutorial Video - Example 3"

After watching these videos, complete the online "Interactive Practice Quiz - Lesson 5-7" and e-mail the results to me at masondg@ilstu.edu.

### Wednesday, January 18

Geometry - We completed a quick quiz covering the Pythagorean Theorem (Sec. 5.7) and began our discussion of "special" right triangles (Sec. 5.8). HW for Thursday - Complete pg. 360 - 361 #1-4, #9-12, #17, and #19. Be prepared for a quick quiz covering simplification of radicals.

Algebra 2 / Trig - Ms. Wilkinson began the process of taking over this class today. I will post assignments here for the next couple of weeks. After that, Ms. Wilkinson will post them via her own methods. We discussed Sec. 6.1, focusing on the basic properties of polynomials. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 410 #27-30, #32-39, and #47-49.

Algebra 2 / Trig - Ms. Wilkinson began the process of taking over this class today. I will post assignments here for the next couple of weeks. After that, Ms. Wilkinson will post them via her own methods. We discussed Sec. 6.1, focusing on the basic properties of polynomials. HW for Thursday - Complete pg 410 #27-30, #32-39, and #47-49.

## Tuesday, January 17, 2012

### Tuesday, January 17

Geometry - We discussed ways to simplify radical expressions (Algebra 1 text, Sec. 11.6). HW for Wednesday - Complete pgs. 808-809 (in Algebra 1 text) #2-3, #5-8, #11-14, #17-20, #23, #54-59, #61.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our Ch. 5 test in class today. Due to Schedule B, many students were unable to complete the test during this hour. All students will be allowed 15 minutes at the start of class tomorrow (Wednesday) to complete the test. As a result, there is no HW for Wednesday.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We began our Ch. 5 test in class today. Due to Schedule B, many students were unable to complete the test during this hour. All students will be allowed 15 minutes at the start of class tomorrow (Wednesday) to complete the test. As a result, there is no HW for Wednesday.

## Friday, January 13, 2012

### Friday, January 13

Reminder: NO SCHOOL on Monday in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Geometry - We continued our discussion of inequalities in a triangle, using the Pythagorean Thm to identify a triangle according to its angles (Sec. 5.7). HW for Tuesday - Complete pg. 352 - 353 #2-11, #18, #22-24, and #30-32.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We finalized our preparations for Tuesday's Ch. 5 Test and began our discussion of Ch. 6. HW for WEDNESDAY - Complete pg. 403 #1-21.

Geometry - We continued our discussion of inequalities in a triangle, using the Pythagorean Thm to identify a triangle according to its angles (Sec. 5.7). HW for Tuesday - Complete pg. 352 - 353 #2-11, #18, #22-24, and #30-32.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We finalized our preparations for Tuesday's Ch. 5 Test and began our discussion of Ch. 6. HW for WEDNESDAY - Complete pg. 403 #1-21.

## Thursday, January 12, 2012

### Thursday, January 12

Geometry - We discussed inequalities in two triangles, focusing on the Hinge Thm (Sec. 5.6). HW for Friday – Complete pgs. 337 – 339 #42 – 54, #61, #63, #70 – 72 and pgs. 343 – 345 #1 – 5, #7, #18 – 23, #24 – 26, #31 – 33.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our review of Ch. 5 in preparation for TUESDAY'S chapter test.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our review of Ch. 5 in preparation for TUESDAY'S chapter test.

## Wednesday, January 11, 2012

### Wednesday, January 11

Geometry - We continued our discussion of inequalities in one triangle (Sec. 5.5). HW for Thursday - Complete Practice Worksheet B (available in the online text under the "Additional Practice" tab in Sec. 5.5).

Algebra 2 / Trig - We took a quiz today, covering the following topics:

- finding the discriminant of a quadratic polynomial

- finding the number an type of solutions of a quadratic equation

- finding EXACT zeros - including complex - for a given quadratic function

- solve an application using a quadratic function

- graphing quadratic inequalities

- solving quadratic inequalities

- simplify powers of i

- perform operations using complex numbers

- graph complex numbers

HW for Thursday - Complete the Ch. 5 practice test distributed in class today. The multiple choice portion will be collected and graded for extra credit. The show your work portion will be discussed in class tomorrow.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We took a quiz today, covering the following topics:

- finding the discriminant of a quadratic polynomial

- finding the number an type of solutions of a quadratic equation

- finding EXACT zeros - including complex - for a given quadratic function

- solve an application using a quadratic function

- graphing quadratic inequalities

- solving quadratic inequalities

- simplify powers of i

- perform operations using complex numbers

- graph complex numbers

HW for Thursday - Complete the Ch. 5 practice test distributed in class today. The multiple choice portion will be collected and graded for extra credit. The show your work portion will be discussed in class tomorrow.

## Monday, January 9, 2012

### Tuesday, January 10

Geometry - We discussed Sec. 5.5, focusing on the inequalities apparent in one triangle. HW for Wednesday - Complete pg 336-337 #4-8, #12-13, #15, #18-21, #32-35.

We used the following sketches in class to aid our discussions of the inequalities in one triangle:

Open this sketch or this sketch first.

Open this sketch second.

Note: Band students who need to make-up or retake the Geometry quick quizzes from last week should do so during their free time or after school on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed linear regression (Sec. 2.7) and discussed quadratic regression (Sec. 5.8). Additionally, we continued our review for Wednesday's quiz covering the 2nd part of Ch. 5. HW for THURSDAY - Complete pg. 377-380 #2-6, #19-26, and #39-40

We used the following sketches in class to aid our discussions of the inequalities in one triangle:

Open this sketch or this sketch first.

Open this sketch second.

Note: Band students who need to make-up or retake the Geometry quick quizzes from last week should do so during their free time or after school on Wednesday, Jan. 11.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed linear regression (Sec. 2.7) and discussed quadratic regression (Sec. 5.8). Additionally, we continued our review for Wednesday's quiz covering the 2nd part of Ch. 5. HW for THURSDAY - Complete pg. 377-380 #2-6, #19-26, and #39-40

### Monday, January 9

Geometry - We discussed Sec. 5.4, focusing on the properties of the midsegment of a triangle. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 324-325 #3-9, #11-17, #21-29 (odd).

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed Sec. 5.5, 5.6, and 5.9 in preparation for Wednesday's quiz covering the 2nd part of Ch. 5. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 394 - 395 #49-52, #53-55, #58-63, #64, #68-70, #79-95 (odd).

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed Sec. 5.5, 5.6, and 5.9 in preparation for Wednesday's quiz covering the 2nd part of Ch. 5. HW for Tuesday - Complete pgs. 394 - 395 #49-52, #53-55, #58-63, #64, #68-70, #79-95 (odd).

## Friday, January 6, 2012

### Friday, January 6

Geometry - We completed a quick quiz in class today covering Sec. 5.2-5.3, focusing on the relationships and properties of the special segments and centers of a triangle. No HW for Monday!

Special Assignement for 1:00 and 12:00 classes:

- Log into my.hrw.com

- Select the ALGEBRA 1 textbook

- Read Sec. 11.6 in the online text

- Watch Lesson Tutorial videos for Examples #1-5

- Come to class on Monday prepared to ask/answer questions

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed a quick quiz in class today covering complex solutions for quadratic equations. HW for Monday - complete pg. 391 #5-6 (all) and #15-24 (1st column). Note: We will take a test over all of Ch. 5 next Friday, January 13.

Special Assignement for 1:00 and 12:00 classes:

- Log into my.hrw.com

- Select the ALGEBRA 1 textbook

- Read Sec. 11.6 in the online text

- Watch Lesson Tutorial videos for Examples #1-5

- Come to class on Monday prepared to ask/answer questions

Algebra 2 / Trig - We completed a quick quiz in class today covering complex solutions for quadratic equations. HW for Monday - complete pg. 391 #5-6 (all) and #15-24 (1st column). Note: We will take a test over all of Ch. 5 next Friday, January 13.

**Have a great weekend!!!!!**## Wednesday, January 4, 2012

### Thursday, January 5

Geometry - We discussed theorems involving points on a perpendicular and angle bisectors, using this sketchpad file. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 304 #2-7 and #12-17 and print/complete this proof worksheet. Note: Be prepared for a quick quiz on Friday covering the special segments and centers of a triangle.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We finished our discussion of Sec. 5.5 and began our discussion of Sec. 5.9, focusing on complex numbers and operations with complex numbers. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 386 - 387 #40-41, #43-44, #44, #48, #55-56, #63-65, #70-74. Note: Be prepared for a quick quiz on Friday covering real and complex solutions for quadratic equations.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We finished our discussion of Sec. 5.5 and began our discussion of Sec. 5.9, focusing on complex numbers and operations with complex numbers. HW for Friday - Complete pgs. 386 - 387 #40-41, #43-44, #44, #48, #55-56, #63-65, #70-74. Note: Be prepared for a quick quiz on Friday covering real and complex solutions for quadratic equations.

### Wednesday, January 4

Geometry - We continued our review of the special segments and centers of a triangle. HW for Thursday - Complete the back side of the Sc. 5.2/5.3 worksheet distributed in class yesterday. Click here to get a copy of Mr. Sondgeroth's worksheet w/ answers.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of solutions to quadratic equations, focusing on complex solutions (Sec. 5.5). HW for Thursday - Complete the Sec. 5.6 Practice B worksheet that was distributed in class today (click here for copy of worksheet). Additionally, complete pg 353 #3-8.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We continued our discussion of solutions to quadratic equations, focusing on complex solutions (Sec. 5.5). HW for Thursday - Complete the Sec. 5.6 Practice B worksheet that was distributed in class today (click here for copy of worksheet). Additionally, complete pg 353 #3-8.

### Tuesday, January 3

Geometry - We continued our discussion of the special segments and centers of a triangle, focusing on the centroid and completing an activity in class (click here for a copy of the activity). HW for Wednesday - Complete the worksheet that was distributed in class today (click here for a blank copy).

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed the quadratic formula and other methods for solving quadratic equations (Sec. 5.6) HW for Wednesday - complete the Sec. 5.6 HW packet that was distributed in class today.

Algebra 2 / Trig - We reviewed the quadratic formula and other methods for solving quadratic equations (Sec. 5.6) HW for Wednesday - complete the Sec. 5.6 HW packet that was distributed in class today.

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