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

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

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 27th, at 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

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

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

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 

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



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