## Sunday, February 20, 2011

### Week 26

Algebra II will continue to dig deeper into polynomials and head directly in to synthetic division and an introduction to both the Factor Theorem and the Remainder Theorem. While this will seem "difficult" and "new" it is only a restatement of how division fundamentally works only with variables. So, consider it a return to 5th and 6th grade when you first explored division and apply what you learned then to what you are learning now! I have included reference sheets that summarize much of the concepts in order to focus your attention on the most important skills.

Polynomial Guided Notes:

Completed Polynomial Notes in the previous week:

Polynomial Note Guide, part 7

Polynomial Note Guide, part 8

Reference Sheets:
Factoring

Quadratic Formula and Completing the Square:

Friday HW CP:

Friday HW H:

Precalculus will continue to lay the foundations of trigonometry by returning to special right triangles and the six trigonometric ratios they learned in Geometry. We will begin to build the unit circle by the end of the week. Here are the notes that will enable you to engage the homework and which we will review at the beginning of the week.

Special Right Triangls and the Six Trigonometric Ratios:

Radians Arc Length, and the Area of a Sector

Homework:

## Friday, February 11, 2011

### Week 25

Algebra II has started to delve into the vast topic of polynomials and have been reviewing the basic skills associated with them (operations, substitution, and classification). We will start to move into more unchartered waters as we look at their behavior graphically as well as continue to emphasize and develop the skill of factoring. It is crucial during our investigation of polynomials that students become increasingly comfortable with their graphing calculators and its capabilities. Please find the guided notes we started last week below as well as the portions we have already completed below. Reference sheets and homework are also found below--become comfortable with those reference sheets and how you can use them to help you navigate this topic.

Guided Notes:

Complete Guided Notes:
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Reference Sheets:
Factoring, Completing the Square, and the Quadratic Formula

Factoring Flow Diagram:

Polynomial Graphical and Algebraic Behavior:

Homework:

Videos:
Polynomial Videos

Precalculus is heading into Trigonometry! We will start with trigonometry as you have already engaged it in Geometry and begin to extend into the arena of functions and periodic behavior. It will be a long road that will extend across the entire third quarter so it is important to get the foundational concepts early so that as the develop and become more complex you will find it much easier! Please find notes, homework, and videos below!

Notes:

Homework:

Videos:
Trigonometric Functions

## Friday, February 4, 2011

### Week 24

Everyone is back! Third quarter is in full swing and you all currently have a clean slate.

Please find the lengthy Algebra II guided notes attached below. I will, as we complete it in class, post the completed version online as well. These notes will serve as the backbone of the coming weeks and hopefully will give you the ability to both review what we are doing as well as preview what is coming up (The guided notes come from Mrs. Brown at Carmel High School--Thank you!) I will also post a link to videos that deal with all aspects of polynomials so that you can progress through the next few weeks with other voices on these topics.

Guided Notes:

Complete Guided Notes:
Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Homework:

Polynomial Videos

Algebra II Honors is wrapping up conic sections! I'm sure everyone is happy about that. Please find next weeks homework below:

Homework:

Precalculus is wrapping up exponential and Logarithmic functions! Please find the application problem set and test review below. We will be doing a great deal of application problems over the next few weeks, so get prepared.

Application Problem Packet:

Test Review Packet:

Exponential and Logarithmic Functions Videos