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

## Sunday, September 28, 2014

### 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

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