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

## Saturday, August 23, 2014

## 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

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