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Friday, January 28, 2011

Week 23

The juniors will be preoccupied with more midterms (due to the snow days) and finalizing their internship presentations. Good luck with both of them.

Algebra II Honors will complete the brief adventure into conic sections and be examined on them Friday. The final conic section to be explored is the Hyperbola. The powerpoint and hyperbola problem set can be found below.


Hyperbola Problem Set:

Precalculus will continue their exploration of exponential and logarithmic functions and move toward applications of them in real-world contexts. Banking and biology will be our primary focus for applications of these two functions.

Applications Problem Set:

Friday, January 21, 2011

Week 22

Precalculus Quiz

Algebra II

Snow everywhere and no Saturday School, except for those who checked here! Please find both Precalculus Saturday school work as well as Algebra II work for those qualifying for normal Saturday School--Turn it in Monday!!!
Precalculus Saturday School Work:
Algebra II Saturday School Work:

As for those of you who have stopped in for a midterm review of sorts, I haven't got too much yet for my precalc humans, but you can start with visiting the Saturday school work above. For the Algebra II students, I have a couple things to help you below. Good Luck, and remember you always have your books to study as well!

I hope to have more up tomorrow, but Clara and Gwen are calling.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Week 21

Honors Algebra 2 will continue their exploration of conic sections and branch out to include both the ellipse and the hyperbola. It will be important to develop a critical eye to the differences and similarities between the conic sections.

Ellipse Powerpoint:

Ellipse Examples:

Hyperbola Powerpoint:

Hyperbola Examples:

Problem Sets:

Precalculus will continue with logarithms and begin solving exponential equations using logarithms and vice versa. We will continue to review basic properties and continual return to the graphs of both of these functions.

Solving Powerpoint:

Problem Set:

Problem Set Solutions:

Friday, January 14, 2011

Weekend Quiz

Below is the quiz that I have assigned for 12th grade and 9th grade over the weekend of January 15 and 16th. Enjoy.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Week 20

Due to the snow day on Thursday, Janurary 13th, the following will happen:
Friday, 1/14: English and Math midterms (dismissal 2:00)
Internships for two weeks
Monday, 1/31: A day of review
Tuesday, 2/1: History and French midterms (dismissal at 2:00)
Wednesday, 2/2: NO school (conferences)
Thursday, 2/3: Biology midterm in the morning, normal classes following

Junior Midterms is the big ticket item for the week!
Below are some video links to help you review some old or forgotten concepts as well as some old midterms for your perusal. The first embedded midterm file has answers at the end! Study, study, study!

Three old midterms (remember, they have some differences so focus on the linear and quadratic equations!):

Linear Equations Overview
Systems of Linear Equations
Quadratic Equations

Don't forget the links to the right titled "Math Links for Students" they are all websites that explain all the mathematical content we have covered!

Algebra II Honors is exploring conic sections and is struggling through the linkage between coordinate geometry and algebraic representations. Nevertheless, parabolas will continue on Thursday and Ellipses will emerge on Friday!

Here is a link to videos on conic sections.

Here is another link to parabolas (they are proving difficulty, eh?).

Precalculus is exploring the properties of logarithms and are working toward mastery of evaluating, condensing, and expanding them.
Here is a link to videos on exponential and logarithmic functions.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Week 19

Professional Development Day:
The start of our first week back from break begins with all your fantastic teachers preparing for the second half of the year. Unbeknown to many students is the fact that we, teachers, are constantly trying to improve what we do everyday, and here is the kicker, we are trying to improve to help you! So, on Monday, each teacher will try to improve, edit, and/or ponder what they do for YOU.

One group of teachers are going to look at blogs, clickers, and bloom's digital taxonomy. Here is the blogging powerpoint to be shared with teachers, but blogs are also a tool for students as well. Maybe one of you will start a blog?

Here is the link to a glogster version of bloom's taxonomy.

Lastly, here is a "pipe" I constructed to sort feeds on charter news (still a work in progress). Click here.

Algebra II CP will be preparing for midterms next week and will focus on function notation for the early part of this week and transition to our set of familiar functions.

The best and easiest review is to return to the previous mammoth homework! Here it is again for you!

Honors Algebra II will be heading into conics in a fast and furious fashion and will start with the most fundamental of the conics, the circle. This will be an entirely new conceptual space given that circles (and nearly all the other conics) are not functional relationships.

Distance and Midpoint Powerpoint:

Circles Powerpoint:

Precalculus will be returning to and expanding upon their ability to interpret the relationship between the formal eqaution of an exponential function and its graph. After firming up our basic understanding of exponential behavior we will redefine exponents using logarithms.

Exponential Functions Powerpoint:

Classwork Exponential Functions Problem Set:

Logarithms Powerpoint:

Logarithms Problem Set due January 14th: