Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Snow Days are here!

Hello all students:
I hope all of you are enjoying the days off. You shall enjoy the time off, do not stress about the class. I will let you know on Friday the rest of the plan for the current unit.
I expect a unit  test Wednesday, as we have a few more lessons in the unit and we need to review the current material.

Enjoy the time off!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Advanced Algebra weeks of 2/23- 3/6/15

 Here is an update of the events for the past week and then this week, all in one past with 3 snow days last week:

Tutoring:   Tuesday and Thursday  afternoons and Friday morning.

Assessments: Unit test is Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Monday
Today, we will look at finding all roots of a polynomial and how to find the roots of a 4th degree polynomial. Also, we write the equation of a polynomial given the roots. You will receive your unit 2B quiz back.
Help:http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/factor/fac02/fac02.html
HW: none

2/24-2/26 Snow Days

Friday and Monday
Today, we review the material learned thus far in the past few days ( roots of polynomials and writing equations of polynomials from roots).   We write the equation of a polynomial with imaginary roots. Also, you will complete a circle problem of all the steps of finding roots and then writing the equation of a polynomial. In addition, we solve a system of equations graphically and algebraically.
Help:http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=x%5E2%2By%5E2%3D1%2C+(x-2)%5E2%2B(y-1)%5E2%3D4&lk=3
HW; None

Tuesday
It is sketching the graph of a polynomial given characteristics and review for the unit test.

Help:http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/factor/fac03/fac03.html
HW: Finish review sheet and study for unit test

Wednesday
Test day!! I hope you are ready to show me what you know and to score an A on the test. The review sheet is very similar to the test, so the review sheet is a practice test.
Help:http://www.themathpage.com/aprecalc/roots-zeros-polynomial.htm
HW: None, test day

Thursday
You can wrap up the test if needed and work on a circle problem. If time allows, the class works on a box task, an application of polynomials.
Help:http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/GraphingPolynomials.aspxf ( not much on the web, here is a quick sketch of some polynomial graphs)
HW; None

Friday
Today, we finish up  the box task.

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Special Announcements for Parents



--Parents of 9th, 10th and 11th graders - Plan to attend the “College Credit Now” Summit on Thursday, March 12th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Campbell High School.  Meet college representatives from Georgia State University, Georgia Highlands, Georgia Perimeter and Chattahoochee Technical College as well as representatives from the DOE.  LEARN ABOUT 100% PAID TUITION AND EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL

                      --Parent Power Presentation- March 3 at 6:30 in the Media Center 




Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Advanced Algebra week of February 16-20, 2015

Tutoring: Thursday afternoon and  Friday morning

Assessments: Quiz will be Thursday this week and Unit 2B test is next  Wednesday

Monday and Tuesday
 I hope you enjoyed the days off!  I spent time resting, grading your unit 2A tests and exercising at the gym. You do not have to review any material for my class, just relax for a few days.

Wednesday
We will review the characteristics of polynomials today and synthetic division. I will likely run a quick review of factoring. Also, you will receive your unit 2A test back for review, I highly recommend a retest of the unit test.
Go Faclons on round one of the state tournament!

Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm
HW: Unit quiz is Thursday

Thursday
Today, you take a quiz on complex numbers and characteristics of polynomial graphs. Also, we will find other roots of polynomials.

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


Friday
Today, you find all roots of a polynomial using synthetic division and how to find the equation of a polynomial from the roots. Also, you will work a circle problem.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/fromzero2.htm
HW: None

Next week:
Monday
systems of polynomials by graphing
systems of polynomials by solving equations

Tuesday
Review sheet

Wednesday
Unit 2A test

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Friday, February 6, 2015

CCGPS Advanced Algebra February 9-13, 2015


Check out new videos at the top of the blog. 

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Thursday  morning. I am unable to tutor Friday morning due to a parent teacher conference.

Assessments: Unit Two test is Monday and unit 2B quiz is tentative for Friday or Monday.

Monday
Today, you shall shine, as you take the unit 2A test. I have provided the review sheet and key for you to study. The review sheet is a GREAT prep guide for the test.
Help:http://www.themathpage.com/alg/factoring-trinomials.htm ( Ok, I highly recommend the notes given in class)
HW: The house worksheet is due by Friday


Tuesday
Today, we start unit 2A, with factoring by grouping and complex numbers. The class will work on a puzzle for imaginary numbers, you can have 4 answer choices, a great way to check your work.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/multiplying-factoring-expression/factoring-by-grouping/v/factor-by-grouping-and-factoring-completely
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, we are  exploring end behavior  and creating a chart for end behavior. In addition, we move into domain and range. I promise domain and range is easier as practice increases.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polyends.htm
HW:  None

Thursday
Today, we explore max and min and the intervals of increase and decrease. I will use lots of color in class today.
Help: http://coolmath.com/precalculus-review-calculus-intro/precalculus-algebra/11-graphing-increasing-decreasing-01.htm
HW: None

Friday
Today, we are looking at all characteristics of a polynomial graph. You must focus on the characterisitics to keep each one clear in your mathematical mastery of polynomials.
Help:http://www.sophia.org/tutorials/characteristics-of-polynomials
HW: Quiz on Monday

We made it another week! Have a great weekend!

Ms. Harrell


 Next Monday
Today, we continue with unit 2B by finding roots of polynomials using synthetic division and factoring. The focus today is synthetic division.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm
HW: None




Sunday, February 1, 2015

Week of February 2nd - 6th, 2015

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon  ( 3:45 to 5:00) and Friday morning ( 7:45)

Assessments: Unit test is Monday, 2/9.

Monday
Today, we review Pascal's Triangle to ensure all can use the formula. Also, I will give you practice on writing the formula from Pascal's Triangle. Notes will include difference of squares and sum/ difference of cubes.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/specfact.htm
HW: none

Tuesday
We are  moving on to factoring trinomials today, with a equal to one and then not equal to one. I will likely use a method similar to previous years.  It is vital for you to understand this lesson for a future lesson. I will provide a factoring sheet to help you.
Help:http://www.mathwarehouse.com/algebra/factor/how-to-factor-trinomials-step-by-step.php
HW: None

Wednesday
And we factor some more trinomials today and you will put together a Snoopy Puzzle with factoring. Also, I will a factoring frenzy for all to note the differences between the types of factoring
Help:http://www.mesacc.edu/~scotz47781/mat120/notes/factoring/trinomials/a_is_not_1/trinomials_a_is_not_1.html
HW: None

Thursday
Today, we run an almost there test to see if you understand the material. Also, I will run a review using Kahoot.
Help:http://how-to-factor-quadratics-6a.wikispaces.com/Trinomials+where+A+does+not+Equal+One
HW: None.

Friday
One class will not meet today due to the pep rally. The other two classes will do a review sheet in class to prepare for the unit test on Monday
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials.html
HW: study for unit test and complete review sheet

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell