Archive for March, 2013

March 22, 2013

F Block Algebra 2 (Day 4) Fri., Mar. 22 — Polynomials Test (Chapter 6)

Today: We took a test on Chapter 6 (Polynomials).

Homework: Enjoy your Spring Break.

Next Class: We will begin learning about all the fun things we can do with exponents!  Yay!

March 22, 2013

A Block Geometry (Day 4) Fri., Mar. 22 — Similarity and Dilations

Today: You spent some time reviewing your homework or working on it, and then we talked about dilations very briefly.  We will work a little more with them and review the chapter after the break.  There will be a test the week you come back.

Homework: Finish one of the drawings.  Complete the similarity worksheet if you did not already.  Rest.

Next Class: We will do a little more math with the dialtions and review for the test on similar figures.

March 22, 2013

D Block Algebra 1B (Day 4) Fri., Mat. 22 — Graphing Quadratics

Today: What a bitter-sweet day: Happy Spring Break and farewell.  I love you guys so much.  I hope the rest of the course goes well for you.  We talked about graphing quadratics today — the axis of symmetry, the vertex, and having a table of values.  We took note that quadratics are symmetric and they curve — two important things to keep in mind as you make your sketches and your tables.

Homework: You need to complete the worksheet that I gave you in class:  Three problems, guys, you can do this!

Next Class: You will be joining Mrs. Yoo in her room, which is two down from mine.

March 21, 2013

B Block Algbera 1 (Day 3) Thurs., Mar. 21 — Solving Systems of Equations Using Substitution

Today: We reviewed our graphing and instituted the one-minute graphing at the beginning of each class.  Should be interesting.  We also learned about how substitution can be used to find the solution to a system.  We crammed it in at the end of class, but we managed to look at what it looks like when there is one solution, no solution, and infinitely many solutions.  That was how you got

Homework: none!

Next Class: We will review substitution, so you can put it on your posters and learn about elimination.  Elimination is easiest, so it shouldn’t take too long.

March 21, 2013

H Block Geometry (Day 3) Thurs., Mar. 21 — Dilations

Today: We talked about my eyes and how they relate to dilations.  We talked about how dilations relate to similar triangles, and we looked at a couple of examples of dilations in our text.  We found out that dilations can be enlargements or reductions.  We also went over the homework.  We might have talked quite a bit about other things, too…  maybe…  And we drew drawings that were similar to make enlargements of complicated (in my opinion) drawings.

Homework: Bring those drawings to class after Spring Break.

Next Class: We will review for our Chapter 7 test that you will be taking upon our return from the break.

March 21, 2013

F Block Algebra 2 (Day 3) Thurs., Mar. 21 — Root Theorems and Study Guides

Today: We worked on the study guides after listening to the chapel song.  You asked good questions.  You’re gonna do OK on the test!  The perfect cube formulas and quadratic formula will be provided on the test.  You do not need to memorize them.  Sorry.  I should have mentioned that in class today.

Homework: Study.

Next Class: The test on Chapter 6.

March 21, 2013

I Block Algbera 1 (Day 3) Thurs., Mar. 21 — Practice with More Powers to Powers

Today: We practiced with more powers to powers.

Homework: p. 450/ 17-22; p. 456/ 21-28

Next Class: We will have a quiz on powers to powers.

March 20, 2013

A block Geoemtry (Day 2) Wed., Mar. 20 — Similar Triangles Practice

Today: You had a worksheet of practice problems that were all about using proportions and similar triangles to solve problems.  Hopefully, you were able to check your homework and answer each others’ questions.

Homework: Finish the worksheet.  Complete the homework if you did not do it from last class.

Next Class: We will finish similar triangles and discuss how this concept can be used to find the height of your chosen structure.

March 20, 2013

D Block (Day 2) Wed., Mar. 20 — Graphing Quadratic Equations

Today: You (hopefully) did some prerequisite work with the skills before this chapter and started looking at what it will take to graph quadratic equations.  Make sure you are able to show me what you tried and what your questions are.

Homework: If you did not finish the classwork and the worksheet, you need to complete those for homework.

Next Class: We will work on the details of graphing the quadratics and set up how we can know how to graph them.  We’ll use a fold-able, so it will be FUN!  Whoo-hoo!

March 20, 2013

B Block Algebra 1 (Day 2) Wed., Mar. 20 — Systems of Equations — Graphing; Poster

Today: You were able to ask questions about graphing and solving systems by graphing.  You began your poster on solving systems of equations.  We will add to it as we learn all three methods of solving systems.  at the end of class, we listened to the devo song, and we began talking about how to use substitution.

Homework: None

Next Class: We will continue our work with solving systems of equations using substitution.