## 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 27**, at^{th}**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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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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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

__task related to the Central Limit Theorem. Again, I will use the student focused approach.__**Skittles**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)

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

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

Ms. Harrell

## Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

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