Sunday, December 14, 2014

CCGPS Advanced Algebra week of 12/15/2014


Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon

Assessments : Final exams: 2nd is Thursday
                                               4th is Friday

Monday to Wednesday
The class is focused on review for the final exam
Monday, Groups work on a set unit and prepare a presentation.

Tuesday, The presentations are given by groups and students ask questions if needed

Wednesday Teacher will wrap up any missing topics and any student questions from the final exam review packet

HW: Study for the final exam
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnldefs2.htm

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/statistics-inferential/normal_distribution/e/empirical_rule

http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html


Thursday and Friday
It is finals days for the class, the final day of my class. I wish you good luck on your final exam.

HW: None, class is over

Thank you for the opportunity to have you in class this semester, I hope you have learned lots of mathematics and real life lessons too.

Ms. Harrell


GPS Adv. Algebra week of 12/15/2014

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon

Assessments Final Exam is Thursday

Monday
Today, you will take the unit 5 conics test, show me what you know. I will allow you to use the formula sheet from class and all your notes :)))).

You shall come prepared for this test.

HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/conics.htm

Tuesday and Wednesday
Both days are review for the final exam. We will review the first two and half units on Tuesday and the other 2.5 units on Wednesday. I will have the class working in groups  and some whiteboard practice to keep all active during class.  You can come to class with your questions from the study guide.
HW: Study for the final exam
Help:https://www.google.com/search?q=exponentials&oq=exponentials&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i59l2.2088j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8

Thursday
This is your final day in my class, good luck on your final exam.

HW: None, course is over

Enjoy the holidays and have a nice 2nd semester. I have enjoyed the class on a daily basis and I am honored to have the chance to teach each one of you.  Feel free to stop by to say hello.

Ms. Harrell

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Week of 12/8/2014-12/12/2014 Advanced Algebra

Tutoring: Thursday afternoon and Friday morning.

Assessments: Unit 5 test is Friday

Monday
We are 10 days away from the break. Today, we explore the sine and cosine graphs using paper.
You will discover the shape of the sine and cosine graphs.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trig-function-graphs/trig_graphs_tutorial/e/graphs_of_sine_and_cosine
HW: Select problems

Tuesday
Today, we are looking at a cosine graph, similar to the sine graph. I  will allow some practice time in class today.

Help:https://www.google.com/search?q=sine+graphs&oq=sine+graphs&aqs=chrome.0.69i59j69i60.6713j0j4&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=122&ie=UTF-8
HW:  Teacher selected problems

Wednesday\
We we move onto the parabola today. this conic is different from the original conic. There is lots of application for this ride.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/parabola.html
HW; None

Thursday
Final day before the test, we will review uint 5 material with stations. I hope you are able to join class for this review.

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/triggrph.htm
HW; Study for the unit test

Friday
It is test day today!

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trig-function-graphs/trig_graphs_tutorial/e/graphs_of_sine_and_cosine
HW None, test day!

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell




Week of December 12/ 8/2014-12/12/2014

Tutoring : Thursday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Unit 5 test is Friday

Monday
Here are the final 10 days of first semester. Today, you will study ellipses, very similar to a circle. The class will cover the graphing and writing the equation of the ellipse. Pairs Practice will be included in class with individual student help. We will adjust seating during class today.
Help:http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algtrig/att7/sinusoidal.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
And we move to the hyperbola today, again similar to the ellipse.  I will provide a notes sheet to help with the graphing of the hyperbola

Help:http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algtrig/att7/sinusoidal.htm
HW:None

Wednesday
today, we move to the 4th conic, the parabola today. The graphing will be assisted with quick sketches of the graph at home.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/parabola.html
HW: None

Thursday
Review day for conics, I will have a review sheet for your review. You need to study a lot for this class.
Help: http://math2.org/math/algebra/conics.htm
HW Study for the review sheet

Friday
It is test day, hope you are prepared for this assessment.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/conics_precalc
HW:  None

Have a great week!
Ms. Harrell



Monday, December 1, 2014

SAT preparation for all Classes !!!

Attention all classes!
You can prepare for the SAT with Khan Academy ( www.khanacademy.org). This site  has a full length practice test and practice modules.

Good luck in your preparations!

Ms. Harrell

CCGPS Advanced Algebra 12/1-12/5/2014

Welcome back from the week off! I was out of town most of the week, so I was not able to grade any tests. I will work on these tests this week. due to some other priority items upon my return.

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Quiz on Friday and test next Friday,the 12/12.

Monday
We will start class with time to finish unit test and write prior unit reflections.
Today, we start the trig unit with the conversion of radians and degrees and a look at the 3 main trig functions ( sine, cosine and tangent).

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/unit-circle-trig-func/radians_tutorial/v/radians-and-degrees
HW: Study the trig definitions and the side labels

Tuesday
I will spend more time on the trig values to find missing angles and sides.
Also, we fill in the unit circle for use during the unit.

Help:http://www.mathwords.com/s/sohcahtoa.htm ( looks good with diagrams)
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, you look at the trig identity of sin^2 and cos^2 equals one after you practice using the unit circle.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/less-basic-trigonometry
HW; None

Thursday
Today, we review for the unit quiz with a focus on radians / degrees, using trig functions and the unit circle.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/unit-circle.html
HW: Study for the quiz

Friday
Yes, we are one week closer to the next break. The class will have a quiz  on trig functions.  You can use your unit circle on the quiz and your trig diagram.

Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/unit-circle.html
HW: None, enjoy the weekend!

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell


GPS Advanced Algebra 12/1-12/5/2014

Welcome back from the holidays, I hope you had a restful week off. I was out of town most of the holiday, so I will grade your tests this week as I have other priority items to do upon my return.

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Quiz on Thursday or Friday this week

Monday
Today, we start the conics unit, with the circles as the highlighted conic of the day. I think you find this lesson the easiest of all lessons this week.
Help:http://www.webmath.com/gcircle.html
HW: None

Tuesday
We are on circles again today with a focus on equations of tangent lines and practice on circles. I will allow plenty of practice time in class to ensure mastery. I have an activity I created named, What is my Equation? ( I have a circular answer sheet too)
Help;https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/conics_precalc/circles-tutorial-precalc/e/graphing_circles
HW: None

Wednesday
Moving along on the conics unit, it is the ellipse of the day. These conics are very similar to a circle, so if you know a circle, you can graph an ellipse. The hardest part is the distinction of the vertices and the co-vertices.
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nxT6LQhXLM
HW: Study for the quiz

Thursday
Day two of the ellipse is here.  We focus on writing the equation of an ellipse. I will review writing coordinates of points.
Help:http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/Ellipses.aspx
HW: none

Friday
Yes, we made it, one less week until the end of the semester and one week closer to the next holiday! We work on a translated ellipse worksheet, and a White house application. I also will allow time to work on some missing work from the semester.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/ellipse2.htm
HW: none

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell