Saturday, August 23, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra week of 8/25

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

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

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

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


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

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

Have a great 3 day weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Friday, August 22, 2014

GPS Advanced Algebra week of 8/25

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

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

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

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


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

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

Have a great 3 day weekend!
Ms. Harrell


Sunday, August 17, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra week of 8/18

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


GPS Adv. Algebra- week of 8/18

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessment: Unit test is Thursday or Friday this week

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunday, August 10, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra ( week of 8/11)

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

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

Monday

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

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

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

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

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell






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


Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, August 2, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra ( week of 8/4)

Blog: I post weekly by Sunday midnight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

GPS Advanced Algebra ( week of 8/4)

Blog: I post weekly by Sunday midnight.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell 


Fall Open House

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