Sunday, September 28, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Friday, September 26, 2014

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

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning.

Assessments: Quiz possible on Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

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

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

Assessments: Quiz on Friday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Week of September 8-12, 2014

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

Assessment: Unit test on Friday ( Polynomials)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ms. Harrell

Week of September 8-12, 2014 GPS Advanced Algebra

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

Assessments: Unit test on Linear Programming on Wednesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Monday, September 1, 2014

Week of September 1st- CCGPS Advanced Algebra

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

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

Monday
Enjoy the day off!

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

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

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

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

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

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

Week of September 1st GPS Advanced Algebra

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Test next week, date TBA

Monday
Holiday, enjoy the day off!

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

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


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


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

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell