Sunday, January 25, 2015

CCGPS Advanced Algebra January 26-30, 2015

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Quiz on Tuesday and Test the week of February 9th. ( likely on Tuesday the 10th)

Monday
We are starting a long stretch of full 5 day weeks of school. Today, you multiply polynomials and apply polynomial sides and area/ perimeter. You will do a walking tour of problems to solve in preparation of the quiz.
Help:http://www.webmath.com/polymult.html
HW: Study for the unit quiz

Tuesday
It is quiz day, hope you have prepared for this assessment. After the quiz, you will work on more applications of polynomials. You will not receive any new material today.
Help:http://www.algebra.com/algebra/homework/Polynomials-and-rational-expressions.faq.question.132158.html ( not much on the web, this site is OK)
HW: None

Wednesday
 I am out of class for 3rd and 4th, so 1st will run like a sub day. I like to keep all of my classes on the same page if possible, The day will be filled with practice of current topics. I will give you an extra day on the dinner menu project due to my absence.
Help:http://www.webmath.com/polymult.html
HW: None

Thursday
The dinner menu project is due today! In class, you factor difference of squares and sum/ difference of cubes.  You will need to be present if possible to learn how to factor, very important for the second part of unit two.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/specfact2.htm
HW: None

Friday
 In class, we will start on factoring trinomials.   We start with the basics and go forwards with more advanced factoring in the next few classes.
Help:http://www.mathwarehouse.com/algebra/factor/how-to-factor-trinomials-step-by-step.php
HW: None

Have a great weekend and enjoy the Superbowl if you like football!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, January 18, 2015

CCGPS Advanced Algebra week of 1/20/2015

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning.

Assessments: Quiz early next week

Monday
Holiday, hope you enjoyed the day off! I hope to get some much needed rest!

Tuesday
We will wrap up the let's be normal task with a focus on the SAT and ACT problem. Also, notes are given on sampling types  and a matching activity of the type of sampling and the description of the sampling.
Help:https://www.statpac.com/surveys/sampling.htm
HW: None

Wednesday
You are working on an individual project with  partner assistance if needed. I will have a menu project for you to complete for a test grade.
Help: (not much on the web here)
HW: Menu is due next Monday

Thursday
We start unit two today, the polynomials unit. Today, we look at how to classify polynomials and how to add and subtract polynomials. I hope you know this material thus far and a review for you.
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html
HW; None

Friday
Today, we multiply polynomials, with a review of FOIL, binomial times a trinomial. Again, you will need to know your rules of exponents for the lesson today.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/multiplying-factoring-expression/multiplying_polynomials/v/multiplying-polynomials
HW: Review notes from class and research the topic if needed or ask in next class

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell


Monday, January 12, 2015

Open House 1/29/2015

Spring Semester 2015 Open House will be held Thursday,January 29th at 6:30.   I hope you are able to attend this event to meet the teachers, to see recent work/ activities and to see classrooms. 
Looking forward to meeting you!
Ms. Harrell 




Sunday, January 11, 2015

Advanced Algebra week of 1/12/2015

Tutoring: Thursday and Friday morning.  No Afternoon tutoring due to course extension all week.

Assessments: Quiz on Monday and Test is tentative for next Wednesday.

Monday
Today, you take a quiz on Empirical rule and box/ whisker plot. Afterwards, you will work on some Empirical rule word problems.
Help:http://www.nku.edu/~statistics/212_Using_the_Empirical_Rule.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
Today, the class starts with an exploratory of finding percentages and then a comparision of the mean and median of various normal data distributions. You will look at graphs with varying standard deviation.
Help:https://controls.engin.umich.edu/wiki/index.php/Basic_statistics:_mean,_median,_average,_standard_deviation,_z-scores,_and_p-value
HW: none

Wednesday
You will work on the exploratory  packet some more today and learn about z scores.
Help:http://stattrek.com/statistics/dictionary.aspx?definition=z_score
HW: None


Thursday
Today, you will take the SLO for a baseline grade. You do not study for this test, as the test is based on topics in the course.
Help:
HW: None

Friday
Today, you work on a combination of Empirical rule and Z score word problems.
Help:https://statistics.laerd.com/statistical-guides/standard-score.php
HW: None

Have a great 3  day weekend! See you Tuesday
Ms. Harrell



Sunday, January 4, 2015

CCGPS Advanced Algebra week of 01/06/2015

Welcome to Advanced Algebra! I will post each week by Sunday midnight tutoring times for the week , upcoming assessments and planned topics each day.

Tutoring: Friday at 7:45. Next week's tutoring may be different from my typical tutoring times due to course extension instruction.

Assessment: Quiz on Tuesday, 01/13 and test is tentative for Wednesday 01/21.

Tuesday
Welcome to 2nd semester! I hope you have a successful semester in math class, I will give some tips for success. I will spend time looking over your transcript to ensure you qualify for my class and if you are a senior, to make sure all 4 math credits will be met. The class will spend time sharing with me words, pictures, images to describe them. I like to get to know  a student  first before we enter the math curriculum.
HW: Purchase needed materials ( writing utensils, paper, calculator and notebook)

Wednesday
We will start the curriculum today, come ready to learn new material. we will start class with poster presentations, followed by mean, median, mode and range using data collected with height. Also, if time allows, we will create a dotplot and a histogram of the data.
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/data/histograms.html
HW;  Secure materials needed for class

Thursday
It is day two of the unit, we will review the box and whisker plot and extend to comparision of box plots and histograms. I will review all parts of the box and whisker plot in case you forgot some parts of this topic. The comparison of the graphs is likely new for you.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/descriptive-statistics/box-and-whisker-plots/v/box-and-whisker-plots
HW: Secure needed materials

Friday
Yes, we made it to the end of the week. Today, you will look at a normal distribution model and note the skewness, mean, median. Also, we will apply the Empirical  Rule and answer questions of a normal distributed model.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/statistics-inferential/normal_distribution/e/empirical_rule
HW: Quiz on Monday

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

CCGPS Advanced Algebra Welcome to 2nd semester ! 2014-2015

Welcome to Second Semester  2014-2015 School Year
Hello all Advanced Algebra students:
 I look forward to a  wonderful  semester with you! All  students can have success in my class, a  list of key items:
1 )Great attendance
2) Listen to all instruction and ask questions as needed
3) Do all assigned work
4) Study outside the classroom ( if needed).
5) Positive Attitude

Let's have a great semester!

Ms. Harrell