Sunday, December 14, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra week of 12/15/2014


Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon

Assessments : Final exams: 2nd is Thursday
                                               4th is Friday

Monday to Wednesday
The class is focused on review for the final exam
Monday, Groups work on a set unit and prepare a presentation.

Tuesday, The presentations are given by groups and students ask questions if needed

Wednesday Teacher will wrap up any missing topics and any student questions from the final exam review packet

HW: Study for the final exam
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnldefs2.htm

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/statistics-inferential/normal_distribution/e/empirical_rule

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html


Thursday and Friday
It is finals days for the class, the final day of my class. I wish you good luck on your final exam.

HW: None, class is over

Thank you for the opportunity to have you in class this semester, I hope you have learned lots of mathematics and real life lessons too.

Ms. Harrell


GPS Adv. Algebra week of 12/15/2014

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon

Assessments Final Exam is Thursday

Monday
Today, you will take the unit 5 conics test, show me what you know. I will allow you to use the formula sheet from class and all your notes :)))).

You shall come prepared for this test.

HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/conics.htm

Tuesday and Wednesday
Both days are review for the final exam. We will review the first two and half units on Tuesday and the other 2.5 units on Wednesday. I will have the class working in groups  and some whiteboard practice to keep all active during class.  You can come to class with your questions from the study guide.
HW: Study for the final exam
Help:https://www.google.com/search?q=exponentials&oq=exponentials&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i59l2.2088j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

Thursday
This is your final day in my class, good luck on your final exam.

HW: None, course is over

Enjoy the holidays and have a nice 2nd semester. I have enjoyed the class on a daily basis and I am honored to have the chance to teach each one of you.  Feel free to stop by to say hello.

Ms. Harrell

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Week of 12/8/2014-12/12/2014 Advanced Algebra

Tutoring: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

Assessments: Unit 5 test is Friday

Monday
We are 10 days away from the break. Today, we explore the sine and cosine graphs using paper.
You will discover the shape of the sine and cosine graphs.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trig-function-graphs/trig_graphs_tutorial/e/graphs_of_sine_and_cosine
HW: Select problems

Tuesday
Today, we are looking at a cosine graph, similar to the sine graph. I  will allow some practice time in class today.

Help:https://www.google.com/search?q=sine+graphs&oq=sine+graphs&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i60.6713j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8
HW:  Teacher selected problems

Wednesday\
We we move onto the parabola today. this conic is different from the original conic. There is lots of application for this ride.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/parabola.html
HW; None

Thursday
Final day before the test, we will review uint 5 material with stations. I hope you are able to join class for this review.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/triggrph.htm
HW; Study for the unit test

Friday
It is test day today!

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trig-function-graphs/trig_graphs_tutorial/e/graphs_of_sine_and_cosine
HW None, test day!

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell




Week of December 12/ 8/2014-12/12/2014

Tutoring : Thursday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Unit 5 test is Friday

Monday
Here are the final 10 days of first semester. Today, you will study ellipses, very similar to a circle. The class will cover the graphing and writing the equation of the ellipse. Pairs Practice will be included in class with individual student help. We will adjust seating during class today.
Help:http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algtrig/att7/sinusoidal.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
And we move to the hyperbola today, again similar to the ellipse.  I will provide a notes sheet to help with the graphing of the hyperbola

Help:http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algtrig/att7/sinusoidal.htm
HW:None

Wednesday
today, we move to the 4th conic, the parabola today. The graphing will be assisted with quick sketches of the graph at home.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/parabola.html
HW: None

Thursday
Review day for conics, I will have a review sheet for your review. You need to study a lot for this class.
Help: http://math2.org/math/algebra/conics.htm
HW Study for the review sheet

Friday
It is test day, hope you are prepared for this assessment.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/conics_precalc
HW:  None

Have a great week!
Ms. Harrell



Monday, December 1, 2014

SAT preparation for all Classes !!!

Attention all classes!
You can prepare for the SAT with Khan Academy ( www.khanacademy.org). This site  has a full length practice test and practice modules.

Good luck in your preparations!

Ms. Harrell

CCGPS Advanced Algebra 12/1-12/5/2014

Welcome back from the week off! I was out of town most of the week, so I was not able to grade any tests. I will work on these tests this week. due to some other priority items upon my return.

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Quiz on Friday and test next Friday,the 12/12.

Monday
We will start class with time to finish unit test and write prior unit reflections.
Today, we start the trig unit with the conversion of radians and degrees and a look at the 3 main trig functions ( sine, cosine and tangent).

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/unit-circle-trig-func/radians_tutorial/v/radians-and-degrees
HW: Study the trig definitions and the side labels

Tuesday
I will spend more time on the trig values to find missing angles and sides.
Also, we fill in the unit circle for use during the unit.

Help:http://www.mathwords.com/s/sohcahtoa.htm ( looks good with diagrams)
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, you look at the trig identity of sin^2 and cos^2 equals one after you practice using the unit circle.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/less-basic-trigonometry
HW; None

Thursday
Today, we review for the unit quiz with a focus on radians / degrees, using trig functions and the unit circle.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/unit-circle.html
HW: Study for the quiz

Friday
Yes, we are one week closer to the next break. The class will have a quiz  on trig functions.  You can use your unit circle on the quiz and your trig diagram.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/unit-circle.html
HW: None, enjoy the weekend!

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell


GPS Advanced Algebra 12/1-12/5/2014

Welcome back from the holidays, I hope you had a restful week off. I was out of town most of the holiday, so I will grade your tests this week as I have other priority items to do upon my return.

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Quiz on Thursday or Friday this week

Monday
Today, we start the conics unit, with the circles as the highlighted conic of the day. I think you find this lesson the easiest of all lessons this week.
Help:http://www.webmath.com/gcircle.html
HW: None

Tuesday
We are on circles again today with a focus on equations of tangent lines and practice on circles. I will allow plenty of practice time in class to ensure mastery. I have an activity I created named, What is my Equation? ( I have a circular answer sheet too)
Help;https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/conics_precalc/circles-tutorial-precalc/e/graphing_circles
HW: None

Wednesday
Moving along on the conics unit, it is the ellipse of the day. These conics are very similar to a circle, so if you know a circle, you can graph an ellipse. The hardest part is the distinction of the vertices and the co-vertices.
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nxT6LQhXLM
HW: Study for the quiz

Thursday
Day two of the ellipse is here.  We focus on writing the equation of an ellipse. I will review writing coordinates of points.
Help:http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/Ellipses.aspx
HW: none

Friday
Yes, we made it, one less week until the end of the semester and one week closer to the next holiday! We work on a translated ellipse worksheet, and a White house application. I also will allow time to work on some missing work from the semester.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/ellipse2.htm
HW: none

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, November 16, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra Week of November 17th

Tutoring: I have a meeting Tuesday afternoon this week, so I will be in tutoring Monday afternoon, Wednesday morning and Wednesday afternoon after 4:30. I will not have Friday morning tutoring as I will be out of school.

Assessments; Thursday is a test on unit 4B and test will begin immediately as test is only one day.

Monday
Today, you take notes on log properties and solve logarithmic equations. I will lead the class in a discovery of the properties.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/logarithms-tutorial/logarithm_properties/v/logarithmic-equations
HW: None

Tuesday
We are off to solve exponential equations today, a slightly harder concept to master than log equations. You need to bring your knowledge of logarithmic and exponential rewriting.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/exponential_and_logarithmic_func/exponential-modeling/v/solve-exponentials
HW: None

Wednesday
It is review day and I will have stations set up with varying problems of the unit. You shall bring your notes of the lessons to use.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/logrules.htm
HW: Finish review sheet and study for the unit test

Thursday
It is test day, so bring along your brain, and motivation to work hard today. I will collect review sheets today.

Help:http://dl.uncw.edu/digilib/mathematics/algebra/mat111hb/eandl/logprop/logprop.html
HW: None

Friday
You have a sub today as I have left a day early for my Thanksgiving break. I am on a special trip out of state. I will leave math  and math related holiday sheets for you to do in my absence.

HW: None

Have a great Thanksgiving break!
Ms. Harrell

GPS Advanced Algebra week of November 17th, 2014

Tutoring:I will tutor at the following times the week of November 17th ( the classes have a test on Thursday, November 20th)
Monday afternoon
Wednesday morning at 7:45  and afternoon after 4:30.
Possibly on Thursday morning at 7:45

 I have a meeting Tuesday afternoon and a meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

Assessments: Test on Thursday


Monday
Today, I will return your properties of logs quizzes and unit 3B tests to you. Feel free to check Synergy for your updated average.  In class, we study logarithmic  and exponential equations, the log equations are easier to master.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvexpo2.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
On to the radical equations today, with a kickoff related to new fire hoses for the fire department. You will need your prerequisite skills of solving linear equations for today's lesson.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solverad.htm
HW: None

Wednesday
We are review day of logarithms and exponential equations. I will have stations set up for each type of question on the test. As always, I am available to help you on any questions. I hope you are here today for review

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/logrules.htm
HW: Study for the unit test

Thursday
It is test day, show me what you know and bring along your review sheet and notes, I will likely allow this resource to be used on the test.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/logarithms-tutorial/logarithm_properties/v/introduction-to-logarithm-properties
HW: None,

Friday
You have a sub day as I am starting my Thanksgiving break a day early with a special trip out of town. I will have fun sheets for you to work on in my absence.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/logarithms-tutorial/logarithm_properties/v/logarithmic-equations
HW: None

Enjoy the week off and see you in December

Ms. Harrell

Monday, November 10, 2014

Tutoring week of November 17th

I will tutor at the following times the week of November 17th ( the classes have a test on Thursday, November 20th)
Monday afternoon
Wednesday morning at 7:45  and afternoon after 4:30.
Possibly on Thursday morning at 7:45

 I have a meeting Tuesday afternoon and a meeting on Wednesday afternoon.

thanks
Ms. Harrell

CCGPS Advanced Algebra 11/10/2014-11/14/2014

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Wrap up of the unit 3B test is Monday and a quiz early next week

Monday
Today, the main goal is to finish the unit 3B test after review questions.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/grphrtnl.htm ( book is great for examples too)
HW: None

Tuesday
Today, we start unit 4 with compound interest, Most of the class is mastery of the unit for a project on Wednesday.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/compound-interest-tutorial/v/introduction-to-compound-interest
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, you can put the interest knowledge into action. I will have  a quick review of the concept in the warmup and then whiteboard practice. Then, you will do a special project involving interest, topic to be revealed in class.
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/money/compound-interest.html
HW: None

Thursday
Today, you learn about other interest types and the number "e".  You will know why e is on the calculator!
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/e-eulers-number.html
HW: None

Friday
Today, it is transformations of the exponential graphs. Iwill run some discovery on the transformations.
Help:http://www.algebralab.org/lessons/lesson.aspx?file=Algebra_ExponentialTransformations.xml
HW: None

Have a great weekend and the Thanksgiving break is near.

Ms. Harrell

GPS 11/10/2014-14/2014

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Quiz on Friday or next Monday

Monday
Today, we learn how to condense logarithms and review expanding logarithms. I will give you lots of practice on this concept with a tic tac toe board.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/logrules.htm
HW: none

Tuesday and Wednesday
On these two days, we will go back to do an application on exponential growth in relation to the purchase of a new car. I will teach a lesson the formula Tuesday and I will allow you time to work with a partner on the new car purchase and to create a presentation.
Help:http://math2.org/math/general/interest.htm
HW; None

Thursday
Today, we look at solving logarithmic equations using the rewriting of the equation to exponential form. I will show all the types of log equations If time allows, you will solve exponential equations.
Help:http://hotmath.com/help/gt/genericalg1/section_9_6.html
HW: None

Friday
Today, you solve exponential inequalities and apply the problems to the real world once the class has mastered the concept.
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUI0guz4od4
HW: none

Have a great weekend, one week to the Thanksgiving break

Ms. Harrell

Sunday, November 2, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra 11/3-11/7/2014

Tutoring Thursday morning and Friday afternoon due to no school on Tuesday and GHP interviews on Thursday afternoon

Assessments: Test on Friday

Unit 3A tests are graded yet I note some room for improvement. I will note the ways to earn some additional points on the unit test.

Monday
Today, the class learns how to graph rational functions noting characteristics. Also, you will look at the unit 3A test and learn about the extra points opportunity.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/grphrtnl.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
Enjoy the day off!

Wednesday
We take another look at rational functions graphing, noting the holes on the graphs. We will have the IPAD cart to explore the rational functions using an online graphing tool.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/polynomial_and_rational/asymptotes-graphing-rational/v/another-rational-function-graph-example
HW: None

Thursday
We review all of the graphing of square root, cube root, rational functions and how to solve radical functions. I will have the review sheet for all to complete in pairs and also I will run some whiteboard practice. I  hope all are present for this review.

Help:http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/GraphRationalFcns.aspx
HW: Finish review sheet and study for the unit test


Friday
Test day is here, show me what you know about graphing functions and noting characteristics. I hope all of you do well on this assessment.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/functions_and_graphs/shifting-reflecting-functions/e/graphs-of-radical-functions
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

GPS Advanced Algebra 11/3-11/7

Tutoring: Thursday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Test on Monday

Monday
Today, you can show me what you know about exponentials and logarithms. I highly recommend you do the review sheet to prepare for the unit test. I will allow use of the formula sheet and the review sheet.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/logs.htm

Tuesday
Enjoy the day off

Wednesday
Today, the class takes notes on exponential growth and interest, I will allow lots of time for practice in class and I will review prerequisite skills for the interest formula.
Help:http://math2.org/math/general/interest.htm
HW: None

Thursday
We practice interest problems and start an application of interest and car purchase. I will allow you time to search the web for a car to purchase and current loan rates.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/expofcns4.htm

Friday
We finish the car project and present the project to the class. I will grade the presentation  on a rubric.
 I expect to see wonderful projects with technology.

HW: None
Help:http://www.carsdirect.com/auto-loans/how-car-loan-interest-works

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, October 26, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra 10/ 27-10/31/2014

Tutoring: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning ( I will be at Lassiter on Tuesday afternoon)

Assessments: Quiz is likely  Friday this week

Monday
Today, we look at radical equations after a review of perfect radicals and how to simplify radicals. I will use the knowledge of linear equations in solving the radical equations and radical inequalities
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solverad.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
Today, we look at graphing radical equations. I will use x/y tables for graphing these radical equations.  We will analyze characteristics of the graphs.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/graphrad.htm
HW: None

Wednesday
It is time to graph a cubed root function using a table and an exploration of graphing rational functions. I will challenge you to think in the task exploration.
Help:http://www.classzone.com/eservices/home/pdf/teacher/LA207EAD.pdf  ( from your textbook)
HW:  None

Thursday
Today, we graph rational functions and look at key features: zeros, asymptotes ( vertical, horizontal and slant) and end behavior.  This lesson will continue to the next day too.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/polynomial_and_rational/asymptotes-graphing-rational/v/another-rational-function-graph-example
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/asymtote3.htm
HW: Study for the unit quiz on Friday ( topics include Monday to Wednesday material and a bonus from Thursday's lesson0

Friday ( Happy Halloween)
I will give you a little quiz today to see if you have mastered the material in unit three B. Also, we continue with the graphing of rational functions.
Help:http://www.math.brown.edu/utra/rationals.html
HW: None

Have a great weekend
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, October 25, 2014

GPS Advanced Algebra 10/27-10/31/2014

Tutoring: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning ( I have a meeting on Tuesday afternoon)

Assessments: Test on Thursday or Friday this week

Monday
Today, we review how to find the inverse of an exponential function, and transformations of exponentials( including the "e" function. I will add some exploratory into the transformations, you should make the connections quickly from the polynomial exploratory.

Help:http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algtrig/ATP8b/exponentialfunction.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
Today, we look at characteristics of exponential functions with discovery within the notes. Characteristics include domain, range, intervals of increase and decrease, intercepts, extrema, asymptotes and growth/ decay.
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGFkuiiYyQY
HW: None

Wednesday
We are ready for the review of the unit, likely set up in stations around the room. I will assist each student as needed, you shall come ready to work hard today.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/expofcns.htm
HW: Finish review sheet and study for the unit test

Thursday
Show me what you know, it is test day! I am sure all of you will do a great job on this assessment, the review sheet is your best study guide.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/exponential_and_logarithmic_func
HW: None, test day

Friday ( Happy Halloween!) 
We go real world today with notes on interest. I will use two formulas for interest in class today and you will work on a real world car project next week to show your knowledge of interest.
Help:http://www.mathwarehouse.com/compound-interest/continuously-compounded-interest.php
HW: none

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Friday, October 24, 2014

Parent Informational Meeting

Parent Math & Literacy Workshop

Do you want more strategies and tools to help your students with their homework? Do you want to know more about what your child is learning at Pebblebrook High School? Then join us October 27th, at 8:30am in the Academic Coaches’ Classroom. For any questions, please contact Mr. T.J. Perry.

Monday, October 20, 2014

All Classes ( Opportunity for high school ladies)

Here's a great opportunity for High School girls to learn about and be exposed to STEM subjects/fields.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgia-tech-society-of-women-engineers-high-school-outreach-event-tickets-13656108789?aff=efbnen

Week of 10/20/2014-1/024/2014 GPS Advanced Algebra

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

I will not tutor on Tuesday, 10/ 28 due to a meeting at Lassiter.

Monday
Today,  we look at nth roots and rational exponents. We will use calculators to find the value of some numbers with rational exponents.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnladd.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
today, we look at simplifying radicals, and convert logarithmic and exponential functions. there is a formula for the conversion, yet the easiest way to remember is to see the conversion of a function with numbers.
Help:http://www.themathpage.com/aprecalc/logarithmic-exponential-functions.htm
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, we learn how to find the inverse of a function after exploring the inverse function and the relation of a function to its inverse.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/invrsfcn3.htm
HW: None

Thursday
It is quiz day so prepare for a quick assessment. If time allows, you will investigate transformations of exponential functions.
Help:http://www.algebralab.org/lessons/lesson.aspx?file=Algebra_ExponentialTransformations.xml
HW: none

Friday
It is characteristics day with a look at domain, range, intervals of increase and decrease, end behavior, etc..

Help;http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polyends.htm
HW: none

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Week of 10/20-10/24/2014 CCGPS Advanced Algebra

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning
I will not tutor on Tuesday afternoon, 10/ 28 due to a meeting at Lassiter. I will tutor Friday afternoon, 10/31.

Assessments: Test on Friday

Monday
Today, we look at adding and subtracting rational expressions and how to solve rational equations. I will review finding the LCD for the examples. The quizzes will strive to be returned on Tuesday.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnldefs2.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
We will apply the rational equations to real world applications in class today. You will need a strong foundation of LCD for the applications.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/rational-expressions
HW: none

Wednesday
Today, you learn how to solve radical equations, by squaring both sides of the equation.  You will need to remember your knowledge of linear equations.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solverad.htm
HW: None

Thursday
Today, we take an almost there test on the material and review for the unit test.

Help:http://www.wtamu.edu/academic/anns/mps/math/mathlab/col_algebra/col_alg_tut19_radeq.htm
HW: Study for the unit test

Friday
It is test day, so show me what you know about rational and radical equations.

HW: none

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Week of 10.13.2014-10.17.2014 CCGPS Advanced Algebra

Tutoring- Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning
Assessments: Quiz on Thursday

It is homecoming week and I would love to see you participate in the dress up days, I will definitely participate in Disney day, I love Disney World.  Also, I would love to see you at the homecoming dance.

Monday
Today, the class applies the knowledge of polynomial roots to a box task. I will allow the students to work the task as much as possible. Also, we review the types of factoring so the students know how to factor any given polynomial to prepare for the Tuesday lesson
Help:http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/factor/fac02/fac02.html ( not too much on this task on the web)
HW: None

Tuesday
Today, we multiply rational expressions with a huge emphasis on factoring the given expressions. I will again break down each problem noting the type of factoring type.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/rational-expressions/multi-div-rational-exp/v/multiplying-and-dividing-rational-expressions-1
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, we build on the Tuesday lesson, adding in the division of rational expressions, with one step  to convert to multiply rational expressions.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/rational-expressions/multi-div-rational-exp/v/multiplying-and-dividing-rational-expressions-1
http://www.mathportal.org/algebra/rational-expressions/multiplying-dividing-rational.php
HW: None

Thursday
Today, I will see what you know about rational expressions with a quiz.  I hope you will do a fantastic job on this quiz. My best suggestion is to study the factoring types from class examples.
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUaIdqhCyTU
HW: none

Friday
We have a pep rally today, yet we still work. The class will be review of the topics covered this week, rational expressions.  I may run an extra credit activity to earn points on the rational expressions quiz.
Help:http://hotmath.com/help/gt/genericalg1/section_7_2.html
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, October 11, 2014

GPS Advanced Algebra week of 10/13-10/17/2014

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: unit 2 test is Monday, 10/13/2014

Monday
Today, you can show me what you know about polynomials, it is test day. I hope you study for the test by doing all of the review sheet, the two documents are similar.
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html
HW: None

Tuesday
It is the day to start unit three, a look at exponentials and logarithms. We will look the rules of exponents and a partner activity.. It is Tacky Day, dress up for homecoming.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/expofcns.htm
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, we look at rational exponents, nth roots and to simplify radicals. We also will wrap up any questions  on exponets.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/exponent5.htm
HW: None

Thursday
We will simplify radicals and rewrite exponential as logarithmic functions.  The latter is based on a
formula.
https:/https://www.lhup.edu/~dsimanek/scenario/errorman/exponent.htm
HW: Study for unit quiz

Friday
Today, we explore inverse and take notes on inverses.
Help;
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell 

Sunday, October 5, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra 10/6/2014-10/10/2014

Tutoring: Friday morning and Thursday afternoon

Assessments: Test is Thursday

Monday
Today, you will work on a circle problem of solving a polynomial for roots and then writing the equation of the polynomial from the roots, a complete circle! I created this process so I will take credit for the activity.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm

Tuesday
Today, we learn how to graph a polynomial from roots or from characteristics.
Also, we look at solving a system of equations graphically and algebraically.
In addition, we work on a box project, an exploration of roots, area/ perimeter and maximizing volume.
HW: None
Help:http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/factor/fac03/fac03.html ( not a great fit, yet you will see the roots and the graph)

Wednesday
It is review day, filled with practice at desks and outside the classroom. Some students will work in small groups with a teacher led assistance and other students work independently.
HW: Study for the unit test and finish 75% of the test
Help:http://sites.csn.edu/istewart/mathweb/Math126/poly_func/intro_poly.htm

Thursday
Today, you show me what you know, I wish you luck on the assessment. Also, you will answer some survey questions on the unit.
HW: None
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html
http://www.themathpage.com/aprecalc/roots-zeros-polynomial.htm

Friday
It is the start of unit three, we will look at a review of the exponents and rules. You will need  this skill for the unit.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/exponent.htm

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell



GPS Advanced Algebra 10/6-10/10/2014

Tutoring: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Unit test is Thursday

Monday
Today, we look at transformation, multiplicity and max and minimum. Also, I will run an exploration of end behavior and then the class will create a chart of the rules for end behavior. Another exploration for multiplicity.
HW: none
Help:http://www.mathwords.com/m/multiplicity.htm

Tuesday
We continue with characterisitics of polynomials  ( intervals of increase and decrease), intercepts and then all characteristics of graphs. This last step can be challenging with all characteristics together.
HW: None
Help:http://coolmath.com/precalculus-review-calculus-intro/precalculus-algebra/11-graphing-increasing-decreasing-01.htm

Wednesday
Today, we review matrices for the review portion of the test. Also, we will review for the unit test, I will likely have review questions on the desks in the room and some in the hallway.
HW: Finish Review sheet, test tomorrow
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/precalculus/precalc-matrices

Thursday
It is test day today, so show me what you know. I highly recommend you do all problems on the sheet b/c the review sheet is similar to the test.
HW: None
Help:http://sites.csn.edu/istewart/mathweb/Math126/poly_func/intro_poly.htm

Friday
We start on unit three today with a review of exponent rules. You may remember some of the rules, yet I will give an overview of all rules to a great depth.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/exponent.htm

Have a great weekend, I  will attend a Greek Festival near my house.

Ms. Harrell

Sunday, September 28, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra- week of 9/29-10/3/2014

Tutoring Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning
I will not tutor the following Tuesday afternoons due to meetings off campus
10/7, 10/28 and 12/9

Assessments : quiz on Tuesday 9/30 and Test next Tuesday 10/7

Monday
Today, we will review the intervals of increase and decrease. Also you will explore transformations of polynomials.
HW: study for unit quiz
Help:http://coolmath.com/precalculus-review-calculus-intro/precalculus-algebra/11-graphing-increasing-decreasing-01.htm:

Tuesday
Today, you have a quiz on polynomials and learn how to divide polynomials using synthetic division. Also, you will find other roots of a polynomial.

HW: None
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/polynomial_and_rational/synthetic-division/v/synthetic-division

Wednesday
Today, we look at the Rational Root Theorem, find all roots of a polynomial, and write the equation given the roots.  We will do a circle problem to put all the steps of finding roots are complete. You will go in a circle!!
HW: None
Help:http://www.mathwords.com/r/rational_root_theorem.htm

Thursday
Another circle problem is completed in class. We also solve a system of a linear and quadratic graphically and algebraically.
Finally, you will create a graph given the characteristics of a polynomial.
HW: None
Help:http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/AE6/LLinQuad2.htm

Friday
Today, 4th block will have a sub due to my attedance at a memorial service. The classes will work on a review sheet for the upcoming test.
HW: None
Help:(CHECK ANY OF THE OTHER DAYS)

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

GPS Advanced Algebra week of 9/29-10/3/2014

Tutoring-- Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning
Assessments: quiz on Tuesday and unit test is next Tuesday

Monday
today, we learn how to divide polynomials using synthetic division and how to find roots of a polynomial. Also, you will finish the Snoopy puzzle ( factoring practice).
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm

Tuesday
Today, we look at the Rational Root Theorem and find all roots of a polynomial. I will give you a hint on the first root. Also, you will learn how to write the equation of a polynomial given the roots.
You will take a quiz today on factoring and synthetic division
HW: none
Help:  http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnlroot.htm

Wednesday
Today, we start the class with a circle problem  with  all the steps and you will go in a complete circle. We also look at multiplicity and transformations.
HW: None
Help:http://www.mathwords.com/m/multiplicity.htm

Thursday
Today, we investigate end behavior and look at the max and minimum, intervals of increase and decrease and intercepts. A look at characteristics of polynomials is on the agenda today.
HW: none
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/polynomial_and_rational/polynomial-end-behavior/v/polynomial-end-behavior-example

Friday
Today, you will look at graphs and name all characteristics  ( end behavior, zeros/ intercepts, max/min, intervals of increase and decrease)
HW: None
Help:http://coolmath.com/precalculus-review-calculus-intro/precalculus-algebra/11-graphing-increasing-decreasing-01.htm

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Friday, September 26, 2014

Week of 9/22-9/26/2014 GPS Advanced Algebra

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Assessments: Quiz possible on Friday

Monday
Welcome back from the break, I hope you enjoyed this time off. It is 9 weeks to the Thanksgiving break.
I will return the unit one B tests and we will begin the polynomials unit with some exploratory to kick off the unit.
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html
HW: none

Tuesday and Wednesday
These two days include a review of factoring and the procedure for synthetic division. I will review factoring to mastery as it is vital for finding roots of a given polynomial.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm
HW: none

Thursday
Today, you learn how to find all roots and how to write the equation of a polynomial given the roots. The class will complete the circle problem for a given polynomial.
Help:http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=synthetic+divsion+videos&FORM=VIRE2#view=detail&mid=92728684B6E2D70308E292728684B6E2D70308E2
HW: Study for the quiz

Friday
Today, you take a quiz on polynomials ( How to classify, finding all roots of a polynomial, Rational Root Theorem). If time allows, we explore multiplicity and number or turns in relation to the degree.

Help:http://www.themathpage.com/aprecalc/factor-theorem.htm
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

week of 9/22/2014-9/26/2014 CCGPS Advanced Algebra

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon.
Note: no PM tutoring on 10/7, 10/28 and 12/9 due to meetings, other dates will be posted on the blog

Assessments: Quiz on Friday

Monday
Welcome back from a week long break, I enjoyed my time off at the beach.
Today, the class finishes the unit two A polynomials test and then notes on complex numbers. I will relate the complex numbers to like terms.
Help:http://www.analyzemath.com/complex/complex_numbers.html#definition
HW: None

Tuesday
Today, you will investigate the characteristics of polynomials ( max/ min, intervals of increase and decrease,end behavior, domain and range, and intercepts). I will teach each characteristic to mastery.

Help:http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/characteristics-of-polynomials
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, the class is likely in the writing test, so the class will be practice on characteristics of polynomials or other concepts can be reviewed as needed.

Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEdK4NAy4sw
HW: none

Thursday
Today, we learn how to graph polynomials given the roots and then given the characteristics. You will need to think on this day, the characteristics of polynomials can be intense. Be ready to think!

Help:http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/polynomial-function-equation.html
HW: Study for unit quiz

Friday
Today, I will give you an assessment on polynomial characteristics and complex numbers and graphing a described polynomial.

Help:http://www.docstoc.com/docs/97396772/Characteristics-of-Polynomial-Functions
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Week of September 8-12, 2014

Tutoring: Afternoon: Friday due to a dental appt on Tuesday afternoon and meetings on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. I  may have some time on Thursday afternoon, feel free to check with me on my schedule
Morning: Friday morning at 7:45

Assessment: Unit test on Friday ( Polynomials)

Monday
Today, the class takes notes on sum and difference of cubes and on Pascal's triangle. I will add some discovery into the notes today, be ready to think.
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/pascals-triangle.html
HW: None

Tuesday
 I am out of 2nd block due to an inservice, so you will work on some practice problems related to factoring and Pascal's triangle.I will be present in class for 4th block and you will work on the same concepts.

Help:http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=pascal's+triangle&qpvt=Pascal%27s+triangle&FORM=IGRE#view=detail&id=C85187B1CBD2DEA89D884A9C797AD2AF0BB8CB15&selectedIndex=0
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, we will learn about imaginary numbers and add, subtract and multiply the numbers. This process is similar to polynomial addition, subtraction and multiplication. It is a packed day, so come ready to learn about this new concept.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/imaginary-numbers.html
http://www.purplemath.com/modules/complex.htm
HW: None

Thursday
We will wrap up the imaginary numbers lesson and answer any questions related to the numbers. Also, you will review for the unit test in groups  or individually.

Help:http://www.mathwarehouse.com/algebra/complex-number/imaginary-number-lesson.php
HW: Finish the review sheet

Friday
It is time for you to shine, show me your knowledge on polynomials with the unit test, All of you can perform well on this assessment.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html
HW: none, enjoy the week off!

Have a great week off, I am headed to the beach for a week!

Ms. Harrell

Week of September 8-12, 2014 GPS Advanced Algebra

Tutoring- I am not able to tutor Tuesday afternoon this week  due to a dental appointment and I have  meetings Monday and Wednesday afternoons. I will be available on Friday afternoon and Friday morning for tutoring. There is a possibility some time Thursday afternoon, feel free to check with me.

Assessments: Unit test on Linear Programming on Wednesday.

Monday
Today, you will work on the linear programming poster of one of the three selected linear programming problems. I am available as a support, yet I will challenge you to do most of the work on your own or work with a partner.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/linprog3.htm
HW: none

Tuesday
I am out of class today due to an on campus inservice. You will work on a review sheet for the linear programming unit. I will leave a key for the review sheet for your reference during class. I will answer questions in class on Wednesday before the test
Help:http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=linear+programming&qpvt=linear+programming&FORM=VDRE#view=detail&mid=E6C7BF3A3E56556C7912E6C7BF3A3E56556C7912
HW: Study for the unit test

Wednesday
You can show me your expertise on linear programming. The class takes a paper and pencil test on the topic, yet I will likely allow you some notes for the test.You shall make sure to bring all of your notes to class.
Help:http://math.tutorvista.com/algebra/linear-programing.html
http://www.amphimath.com/ve_new.html
HW: none

Thursday
It is test wrap up day to finish your unit 1B test.  Also, I will present notes on vertex edge graphs, a way to organize a word problem into the various options of a scenario. I expect the topic to be new to you.
Help:http://www.ehow.com/info_8583348_vertex-edge-graphing-activities.html
HW: None

Friday
The class continues with the instruction on vertex edge graphs and a possible mini-assessment.  If time allows, we will explore the Zarrah's Boutique task.
Help:http://www.slideshare.net/emteacher/vertex-edge-graphs-11863747
HW: None, enjoy the week off!

Have a great week off, I am headed to the beach for a week!
Ms. Harrell

Monday, September 1, 2014

Week of September 1st- CCGPS Advanced Algebra

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. I will not tutor Tuesday, September 9th due to a dental appt. You can check next week's blog for another possible afternoon.

Assessments: Unit test on Polynomials is Friday, 9/12 and  a possible quiz sometime this week

Monday
Enjoy the day off!

Tuesday
 I will hand back your quizzes on polynomials. The class covers how to factor x^2 trinomials, a very important skill needed for this unit. I will provide the easiest way to factor that I know.

HW: None
Help:http://www.gradeamathhelp.com/how-to-factor-polynomials.html

Wednesday
Today, the class moves forwards to the ax^2 trinomials, similar to the x^2 trinomials. However,you have to consider the a in the factoring now. Another important skill to have for some future lessons in unit two.
HW: Study over the notes provided in class
Help:http://www.gradeamathhelp.com/how-to-factor-polynomials.html

Thursday
It is almost Friday, yes!! Today, we will do a combination of trinomials and sum and difference of cubes. I will have a Snoopy puzzle to go with the trinomial factoring.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/specfact2.htm

Friday
We have made it to the end of the 4 day week. Today, we will run a combination of factoring. A key in the factoring is to distinguish the various factoring types.
HW: none, enjoy the weekend
Help:http://www.factoring-polynomials.com/

Have a great weekend and one week to the September break!
Ms. Harrell

Week of September 1st GPS Advanced Algebra

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Test next week, date TBA

Monday
Holiday, enjoy the day off!

Tuesday
Welcome to the 4 day week.
Today, the class starts with a  look at the graphing of a linear programming problem from the given constraints, objective function. Then, we move into a full word problem and we do all steps of the problem from the writing of the constraints and the objective function and then graphing to find the max and minimum.  Most of the problem will be teacher led and
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/linprog.htm

Wednesday
We are working on the linear programming problems again today with more student focused work on the problems.
HW: None
Help:http://math.tutorvista.com/algebra/linear-programing.html


Thursday
Today, the class works on linear programming posters, students choose a problem or two  to solve and  display on poster paper all steps.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/linprog3.htm


Friday
There is no class today due to a pep rally first block, I will see you on Monday
HW: none, enjoy the weekend!

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, August 23, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra week of 8/25

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning
Assessments:quiz on Wednesday
Open house is Thursday night at 6:30 pm, hope to see you there.

Monday
Today, we take a look at multiplying polynomials take two and applications of polynomial side lengths.
HW: None
Help:http://www.basic-mathematics.com/multiplying-binomials.html

Tuesday
Today, the class is split with a senior class meeting 2nd block and junior class meeting 4th block. You will work on polynomial operations. If time allows, I will show polynomial long divison, an intensive skill
HW: Dinner Project due tomorrow
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv2.htm

Wednesday
Today, your dinner menu is due to me.  Also, you have a quiz on polynomials. Finally, I will show more examples of  polynomial long divison.
HW: None
Help:http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/factor/fac01/fac01.html


Thursday
the 3 day weekend is almost here. We will work on factoring today, starting with grouping and basic trinomials.
HW: None
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/factoring.html

Friday
Yes, it is Friday, we factor some more today ( focus is trinomials , difference of squares and sum/ difference of cubes)
HW: None
Help:http:/http://www.purplemath.com/modules/specfact.htm
/www.purplemath.com/modules/factquad.htm

Have a great 3 day weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Friday, August 22, 2014

GPS Advanced Algebra week of 8/25

Tutoring:  Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning
Assessments:  Quiz on  Thursday
Reminder: Open House is Thursday night at 6:30 pm

Monday
Today, you can finish the matrices test and write according to a writing prompt. Then, the class will start the linear programming unit, a real world application unit.   You find intercepts algebraically and graph system of linear inequalities.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/syslneq.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
Today, you do a matching activity of a system of linear inequalities and the graph.  Also,solve applications of inequalities with a snack bar problem.
Help:http://www.mathwarehouse.com/algebra/linear_equation/systems-of-equation/system-linear-inequality.php
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, you complete an inequality application ( forms a star) and then work two of three given systems of inequalitites.
Help:http://math.tutorvista.com/algebra/linear-programing.html
HW: none


Thursday
 Today, you will take a quiz on systems of linear inequalities and the set up of a word problem. Also, we will work some of the steps for a linear programming.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/linprog.htm
HW: None

Friday
Today, you work linear programming problems with all steps.
Help:http://wps.prenhall.com/wps/media/objects/2234/2288589/ModB.pdf
HW: none

Have a great 3 day weekend!
Ms. Harrell


Sunday, August 17, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra week of 8/18

Tutoring- Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning. See me if you need another time so I can check my calendar.

Assessments- Dinner Menu is due Thursday this week ( details given in class this week)

Reminder: Open house is Thursday, August 28th  at 6:30 pm. I hope you can make it.


Monday
Today, you can finish the unit one test, so study your review sheet. Also, I will give you time to finish the Normal task, the questions related to z scores. In additon, I discuss the difference between an experiment and an observation.
Help:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_difference_between_an_experiment_and_an_observation
http://www.differencebetween.net/science/difference-between-observational-study-and-experiments/
HW: Finish task at home if needed

Tuesday and Wednesday
These two days include notes on sampling types with practice. Then, I provide a dinner menu for you to choose courses and to apply knowledge of sampling and experiments/ observations. I will allow you to work with a partner on the dinner menu.
Help:http://freespace.virgin.net/liam.mullan/maths/samples.html ( not quota)
HW: Finish dinner menu if needed ( due date is Friday)

Thursday
The new unit on polynomials starts today and we start with addition and subtraction of polynomials. I think you will note this lesson is basic, yet  I will explain every step. You will want a calculator with you today.
HW: None
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html

Friday
Yes, we made it to the end of the week.  We look at multiplcation of polynomials, the wonderful FOIL method is  reviewed and more advanced products are explored too.
HW:  None
Help:http://jamesbrennan.org/algebra/polynomials/multiplication_of_polynomials.htm

Have a great weekend and only 3 weeks to the September break!
Ms. Harrell


GPS Adv. Algebra- week of 8/18

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessment: Unit test is Thursday or Friday this week

Reminder: Open House is Thursday, August 28th at 6:30 pm

Monday
Today, you learn how to apply the 3 by 3 determinant to the area of a triangle.  Also, you explore the identity and inverse matrices. If time allows, I will explain how to find the inverse of  a 2 by 2 matrix.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/determs2.htm
http://www.mathwords.com/i/inverse_of_a_matrix.htm
HW: none

Tuesday and Wednesday
Today, you are solving a system of matrices using matrices. The process to do this item is multistep as I work backwards first for you to see how the matrix is set up. You will need to know how to find the inverse of a matrix to solve for x and y. Finally, we set up word problems using a system of equations and then solve using inverse matrices and multiplication of matrices. We will do all of this in two days.
HW: None
Help:http://www.bing.com/search?q=system+of+equations+and+matrices&src=ie9tr

Thursday
Today, you review for the unit test with review problems. I will promote groupwork on the review sheet, yet individual work is also fine if you prefer ( your choice).
HW: Finish Review sheet
Help:http://www.onlinemathlearning.com/matrices-lessons.html

Friday
It is test day, so I hope you are ready for the unit one test. I am sure all of you will do wonderful on this assessment.
HW:None, test day

Have a great weekend, it is only 3 weeks to the September break!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, August 10, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra ( week of 8/11)

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Test is  early next week. common assessment is midweek, you do not study for the Common Assessment

Monday

Today, you receive your quiz back from Friday ( 2nd only) and 4th block will take the quiz missed on Friday due to the weather. Then, you will work on a task, Are You Normal?, an exploration of Empirical Rule, standard deviation, mean and z scores. I will allow the task to be a partner activity, with some teacher assistance as needed.
HW: none
Help:http://www.measuringusability.com/zcalc.htm

Tuesday and Wednesday
Today, we learn how to calculate a z score and finish the Normal task. Also, you will take the common assessment ( you do not study for this test). Also, you will compare data sets graphically, by a table and by a description.
HW: none
Help:http://www.measuringusability.com/zcalc.htm

Thursday
Today, you work on a Skittles task related to the Central Limit Theorem. Again, I will use the student focused  approach.
HW:None
Help:http://statistics.about.com/od/ProbHelpandTutorials/a/Importance-of-central-limit-theorem.htm

Friday
Today, the class studies margin of error and confidence intervals.  I will give the formulas for the calculation and allow time for analysis too.
HW:None
Help:http://www.ehow.com/how_4500487_calculate-margin-error.html

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell






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GPS Advanced Algebra ( week of 8/11/14)


Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Unit test is  next Wednesday and Quiz is Monday ( 8/11)

Monday
Today, you will take a quiz on matrices with a focus on adding, subtracting, multiplying with scalar and equal matrices. I think all of you will make an A on this quiz :)). Afterwards, you will work on the Ice Cream Task, a discovery activity to multiplying matrices.
HW: none
Help:http://www.mathwarehouse.com/algebra/matrix/multiply-matrix.php

Tuesday
Today, you finish the Ice Cream Task and get ready to be creative as you will display all of the task components on a poster. Also, we will begin to learn how to multiply matrices by looking at the tasks. The operation of multiplying matrices is more advanced than scalar multiplication.
HW: none
Help:http://www.intmath.com/matrices-determinants/4-multiplying-matrices.php

Wednesday
We are halfway through the week :)). We continue with matrix multiplication with a look at the commutative properties of matrix multiplication. I will create a problem for you to solve and to make the decision  on the commutative properties. Practice is the key for matrix multiplication. Class starts with combo cards for matrix operations.  I will allow you to work with a partner on the problems. Also we start on the 2 by 2 determinants, a basic formula to use.
HW: none
Help: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/determs.htm


Thursday
We learn how to calculate 3 by 3 determinants and how to find the area of a triangle using a 3 by 3 determinant. I will use colored pencils in class today and I will have a set for you in class.

HW: none
Help: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/determs2.htm

Friday
Tday, we explore the identiy and inverse functions and how to find the inverse of a 2X2 matrix. Also, you learn how to set up a system of equations using matrices.
HW: None
Help: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/MatrixInverse.html


Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, August 2, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra ( week of 8/4)

Blog: I post weekly by Sunday midnight.

Tutoring (no changes): Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning ( these are my typical tutoring times), changes will be posted on the  weekly blog.

Assessments: Quiz  this Friday and Test next Thursday.  Common Assessment is Monday, 8/11.

Monday
Welcome to class, I will give information on the course, check transcripts and you will create in class today.
HW: Purchase the needed materials

Tuesday
Today, we begin with unit one, the statistics unit. We gather data and find the sample  standard deviation and create a box and whisker plot of the data ( both topics should be review).
HW: None
Help:http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-standard-deviation.htm

Wednesday
It is day two of the unit and day three of school, hope all is well with you. We calculate variance and discuss normal distributions. We will also explore the Empirical Rule.
HW: none
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/standard-deviation.html

Thursday
Today, we review Empirical Rule and find z scores. Also, we review for a quick quiz on Friday.
HW: Study for quiz
Help:http://www.isixsigma.com/dictionary/empirical-rule/

Friday
Today, we have made it to the end of week one :). You will take a quiz today on standard deviation, variance, normal distributions and z scores.
HW: none, enjoy the weekend!


Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

GPS Advanced Algebra ( week of 8/4)

Blog: I post weekly by Sunday midnight.

Tutoring (no changes): Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning ( these are my typical tutoring times), changes will be posted on the  weekly blog.

Assessments: Quiz  this Friday and Test Wednesday 08/20.  Common Assessment is Thursday, 08/07.

Monday
Welcome to the class! I will share information on the course, check transcripts and you will create a pictorial representation. I start teaching on Tuesday, be here and be ready.
HW:  Purchase needed materials

Tuesday
Today, we start unit one ( Matrices), one of the easier units for many students. We will learn add, subtract and scalar multiplication today.
HW: Study notes from class
Help: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/mtrxadd.htm

Wednesday
Today, we move along to a combination of operations ( add, subtract and scalar) and solve equal matrices. You can use your equation solving skills today. 
HW: Practice problems
Help: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/matrices3.htm

Thursday
Yes, it is day three of the unit and day four of school. You will take a common assessment today, to show me information you know about Advanced Algebra.
HW: Quiz tomorrow

Friday
We will review matrices and you will take a quiz on matrices.   Also, I will introduce the ice cream task, a self discovery on multiplying matrices.
HW: None
Help:  http://www.purplemath.com/modules/matrices2.htm

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell 


Fall Open House

The fall open house is Thursday evening, August 28 at 6:30 in the theater. I would love to meet parents, share information and address any questions or concerns. Hope you can make it!
Ms. Harrell

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Welcome to the 2014-2015 School Year
Hello all Advanced Algebra students:
 I look forward to a  wonderful  semester with you! All  students can have success in my class, a couple of key items:
1 ) Great attendance
2) Listen to all instruction
3) Do all assigned work
4) Study outside the classroom ( if needed)

Let's have a great semester!

Ms. Harrell