Saturday, December 17, 2016

week of 12.19.2016 College Readiness Math

Tutoring: Monday afternoon only

Assessments; Final exam 2nd is Tuesday and 3rd is Wednesday

Monday
Final regular day of class and we will review for the final exam and I will have a key for your use too.

HW: Study for the final exam

It is always a pleasure to teach a group of seniors the fourth math  and this math is a new one filled with lots of review and thinking too. Hope you had  a great semester, hope I was able to expand your math knowledge and hope you have a great 2nd semester, feel free to stop by room 911 to say hello.

Ms. Harrell


Week of 12.19.2016 PreCalculus

Tutoring: Monday afternoon

Assessments: Final Exam is Tuesday

Monday
It is the last day of review and you will take a very short quiz on vectors. I will have the rest of the review sheet and hopefully a key.

HW; Study for final exam

It is a pleasure to teach a wonderful group of juniors and seniors and all of you are a great class. This is my first time to teach PreCalculus and we all made it. Hope you have a great second semester, feel free to stop by room 911 to say hello.

Ms. Harrell

Friday, December 9, 2016

Week of 12.12.2016 College Readiness Math

Tutoring: Please see Ms. Harrell for days this week due to a changing schedule

Assessments: Test on systems of equations on Wednesday or Thursday


Some websites:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/alg-basics-systems-of-equations
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-system-of-equations/alg-equivalent-systems-of-equations/v/solving-systems-of-equations-by-elimination
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/alg-basics-systems-of-equations/alg-basics-intro-to-systems-of-equations/e/graphing_systems_of_equations

Monday
We look at systems of equations today ( graphing) and substitution
HW: None

Tuesday
Take two on systems of equations ( elimination today) and we look at a combo of all methods on one system of equations
HW: None

Wednesday
It is a mini test today on systems of equations
HW: None

Thursday
We look at some probability topics today
HW; None

Friday
Review for the final exam
Hw: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell


Week of 12.12.2016 PreCalculus

Tutoring: Please see Ms. Harrell for the times this week due to a changing schedule.

Assessments: Wrap up of the unit test on Trig Identities

Monday
You will finish the unit test on trig identities and I will allow class converstations today. I will give some hints today.
HW; None

Tuesday
We start on vectors today, add, subtract and multiply
HW; None

Wednesday
Day two of vectors and  some probability
HW: None

Thursday
Review day for the SLO and final exam too.
HW: Review for the SLO

Friday
SLO today, be ready to think!

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pre Calculus week of 12.5.2016


tutoring: Monday afternoon, morning to be determined, see me in class

Assessments: Test on Thursday

Monday
It is trig identities take three today ( simplify by factoring and like denominators)
Hw; None

Tuesday
We solve trig identities today.
HW: None

Wednesday
Review of trig identities is the focus today.
HW; None

Thursday
A day to shine on the unit assessment ( open note and maybe partner :))
HW; None

Friday]
We start vectors today!
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

CRM- week of 12.5.2016

tutoring: Monday afternoon for sure, morning to be determined, see me in class

Assessments: Unit test on Thursday

Monday
It is time to review graphing lines.
HW: None

Tuesday
And we write equations of lines today.
HW: None

Wednesday
A combination of graphing lines and writing equations of lines from the graph. also, we review for a unit test.
HW; Test tomorrow, finish review

Thursday
The day to shine!
HW; None

Friday
New unit today with systems of equations ( focus is elimination)
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Week of 11.28.2016 College Readiness Math

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: quiz likely on Friday

Monday
Welcome back from the break! today, we look over the area and perimeter quizzes and make any needed changes. Also, we look at rational equations and isolating a variable.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvrtnl.htm
HW; None

Tuesday
We are moving to unit 4 and we solve linear systems of equations.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/alg-basics-systems-of-equations
HW; None


Wednesday
It is day two of systems of equations and we look at elimination
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/systems-of-linear-equations/solving-any-system-of-linear-equations/e/systems_of_equations
HW; None

Thursday
Day 3 of systems of equations, look at word problems today
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-system-of-equations/alg-equivalent-systems-of-equations/v/solving-systems-of-equations-by-elimination
HW; None

Friday
It is your day to shine, quiz on systems of equations.
Help:http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algebra/AE3/AlgSysAdd.htm
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

PreCalculus week of 11.28.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Quick wrap up to unit 3 ( Law of Sines and Cosines on Tuesday)

Monday
Welcome back from the break! Today, we learn how to find the area of a triangle using Heron's formula and another area formula using trig functions
Help: https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/herons-formula.html
HW; None

Tuesday
Today, you take a little quiz part two on area of a triangle and I will add this part to parte one of the quiz to make one unit test grade. In terms of a quiz grade, I will use the test grade as a quiz grade too.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry-home/geometry-volume-surface-area/heron-formula-tutorial/v/heron-s-formula
HW: None

Wednesday
It is the day to start trig identies, be ready to use the reciprocal identities for the most part.
Help:http://www.sosmath.com/trig/Trig5/trig5/trig5.html
HW; None

Thursday
It is trig identities part two today, be ready to think :))
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trig-equations-and-identities
HW; None

Friday
We run trig equations today, and we use our identities to rewrite the expressions.
Help:https://www.symbolab.com/solver/trigonometric-identity-calculator
HW; None

Have a great weekend! Dance Concert Friday night and Saturday night.
Ms. Harrell

Friday, November 11, 2016

Week of 11.14.2016--College Readiness Math

Tutoring: Friday afternoon and Wednesday morning

Assessments:  Test wrap up on Monday and mini quiz on Friday

Monday
We are finishing the unit 3 test and looking at area and perimeter of irregular shapes
Help:http://www.mathplayground.com/area_perimeter.html
HW; None


Tuesday
We look at area and perimeter of shapes again today, creating some unique shapes on graph paper
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqqtumES-rQ
HW: None

Wednesday
It is plotting points and determining the type of figure graphed using the distance formula
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/quadrilaterals.html ( general information here, yet you can see the various types of figures)
HW; Study for the quiz

Thursday
Review of area and perimeter of irregular shapes and shape determination.
Help:http://www.skillsyouneed.com/num/polygons.html
HW; None

Friday
Your day to shine on area and perimeter.  We will review the concepts via a warmup and whiteboards and then quiz time
Help:http://www.coolmath.com/reference/perimeters
HW; None

Have a good break!
Ms. Harrell

Week of 11.14.2016 PreCalculus

Tutoring:  Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Wrap up of test on Monday and mini quiz on Friday

Monday
Today, you finish the test on trig functions and inverse trig functions. Then, we move into the law of sines
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry-home/right-triangles-topic/law-of-sines-geo/e/law_of_sines
HW:None

Tuesday
It is law of sines today, be ready to use the formula.
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/trig-sine-law.html
HW; None

Wednesday
It is law of cosines today and area of a triangle.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry-home/right-triangles-topic/law-of-sines-geo/v/law-of-sines
HW; None

Thursday
It is combo day to solve real world problems using law of sines or cosines.
Help:http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/lcos.html
HW: Review for the quiz

Friday
You have a mini quiz on law of sines and cosines.
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/trig-cosine-law.html
HW; None

Have a great break!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, November 5, 2016

College Readiness Week of 11.7.2016

Tutoring: Thursday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessment:  Test part on Thursday and part two of test on Friday

Monday
Today, we look at area of two televisions and area/ perimeter of a figure
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/geometry/hs-geo-foundations/hs-geo-area/v/perimeter-and-area-basics
HW; None


Tuesday
Holiday, enjoy the day off!

Wednesday
It is day one of review for unit three , you will need to think in class.
Help: http://www.montereyinstitute.org/courses/DevelopmentalMath/COURSE_TEXT2_RESOURCE/U07_L2_T2_text_final.html
HW; None

Thursday
Day two of review for unit three, be ready to think again
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqqtumES-rQ
HW; Finish review sheet

Friday
Test day, you shall shine!
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

PreCalculus week of 11.7.2016

Tutoring: Thursday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Test on Friday

Monday
today, we look at inverse trig functions and use unit circle to simplify
Help:http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Extras/AlgebraTrigReview/InverseTrig.aspx
HW; None


Tuesday
Holiday, enjoy the day off!

Wednesday
It is some more practice of the unit, graphing and inverse trig functions
Help:http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Extras/AlgebraTrigReview/InverseTrig.aspx
http://www.themathpage.com/atrig/inversetrig.htm
HW; None


Thursday
It is review day, so I will facilitate the class only, no new material :))
Help:http://www.regentsprep.org/regents/math/algtrig/att7/othergraphs.htm
HW: Finish Review sheet


Friday
Test day, be ready to shine!

Have a great weekend, one week to a break!

Ms Harrell

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Week of 10.31.2016-11.4.2016 College Readiness Math

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon
Assessment: Quiz late in the week

No homework all week!

Monday
Happy Halloween1
Today, we finish up the questions with the scale drawing and look at other conversion problems.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-seventh-grade-math/cc-7th-geometry/cc-7th-scale-drawings/v/constructing-scale-drawings

Tuesday
It is the day to look at the conversion with height and weight of the students
Help:http://www.metric-conversions.org/length/feet-to-inches.htm


Wednesday
The day to look  at area, surface area and volume of figures and a review for the unit.
Help:http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/surfareas.htm


Thursday
 A prefinal exam assessment, you do not study for this assessment. We continue with volume today
Help:http://www.math.com/tables/geometry/volumes.htm


Friday
A little quiz to wrap up the measurement unit is today, I will run a quiz preview before the quiz.
Help: ( check any previous websites for the unit)

Have a great weekend!

Week of 10.31.2016-11.4.2016 PreCalculus

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Testing: Assessment on Wednesday or Thursday

Monday
Happy Halloween!
Today, we look at cotangent graphs and a combo of all trig graphs. It is a graphing frenzy.
HW; None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/triggrph3.htm

Tuesday
We are off to the inverse trig function today, and the composition of trig functions. Be ready to use  the unit circle
HW; None
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trig-equations-and-identities/inverse-trig-functions/v/inverse-trig-functions-arcsin

Wednesday
And it is more inverse trig today with a look at the creation of a triangle in the correct quadrant to find another trig function. This lesson will take some thinking
HW; none
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGU74wbZMLg


Thursday
It is a pre final assessment on the CTLS program and an assessment on the inverse trig graphs and trig functions.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/grphtrig.htm

Friday
yes, it is Friday and we look at trig identities. You will have to think today!
HW: None
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trig-equations-and-identities

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Week of 10.24.2016 College Readiness Math

Tutoring Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon


Assessement : TBA

Monday
It is time to review the conversions via the cards and to create a real world word problem

HW; None

Tuesday
We look at scale drawings
HW; None

Wednesday
You create a scale drawing of a marked off picture
HW; None


Thursday
It is meaasurement day, be ready to use a ruler
HW: Assessment in class on Friday


Friday
It is a mini test today on the conversion units and the scale drawing.
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Week of 10.24.2016 ( PreCalculus)

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Take home test on Monday and quiz on Friday

Monday
It is timhttp://www.purplemath.com/modules/grphtrig3.htme to write equation of the graphed function and the take home test will be given.
Help:
HW: Take Home test is due Wednesday


Tuesday
Today, you learn the tangent and cotangent graphs.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/triggrph2.htm
HW: Take  home test is due tomorrow.

Wednesday
It is the secant and cosecant graphs today.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trig-function-graphs
HW; None

Thursday
Combo day of trig graphs
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trig-function-graphs
HW; Study for assessement


Friday
In class assessment
HW; none

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, October 16, 2016

College Readiness Math

Tutoring: Thursday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Quiz on Friday ( likely)

Monday
Today, you finish the unit two test and explore units with heart rates.
HW; None


Tuesday ( picture day)
We look at miles per gallon versus gas cosumption and the creation of a mathematical model.
HW: None

Wednesday ( PSAT)
We only have 2nd today, so the class will be a continuation of the gas consumption and modeling
HW: None

Thursday
A look at ratios and proportions to solve problems
HW: None

Friday
A quick quiz is possible today and a look at the Golden Ratio and measurements of objects in terms of varying units
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/golden-ratio.html
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

PreCalculus week of 10.17.2016

Tutoring: Friday afternoon and Thursday morning

Assessments: unit test on Friday

Monday
Today, we look at how to graph sine and cosine graphs with vertical shift and/ or phase shifts
Help:  http://www.purplemath.com/modules/grphtrig3.htm
HW; none


Tuesday
( Short class due to picture day)
Today, we look at the writing the equation of a graphed sine or cosine function
Help: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-trig-functions/alg-constructing-sinusoids/v/trig-function-equation
HW; none

Wednesday
No class today ( PSAT day)

Thursday
It is the wrap up of sine and cosine graphs and review for a test
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/unit-circle-trig-func/graphs-of-sine-cosine-tangent/v/we-graph-domain-and-range-of-sine-function
HW; Study for test


Friday
I hope you can test on graphing sine and cosine functions
HW; None

Have a great weekend
Ms. Harrell

Friday, October 7, 2016

PreCalculus week of 10.10.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Monday
It is test day, your day to shine.
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/unit-circle.html
HW; None

Tuesday
Today, we start with the graphing of the trig function, ( sin is the feature of the day)
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/unit-circle-trig-func/graphs-of-sine-cosine-tangent/v/we-graph-domain-and-range-of-sine-function
HW; None

Wednesday
The graph of cosine is showcased today
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/trig-sin-cos-tan-graphs.html
HW; None

Thursday
It is combo day, sine and cosine together and the start of tangent
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/trig-sin-cos-tan-graphs.html
HW; none

Friday
Tangent is the continued feature of the day and a combo of all 3 funcctions.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/unit-circle-trig-func/graphs-of-sine-cosine-tangent/v/tangent-graph
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
I hope to see you at the homecoming dance.

Ms. Harrell

College Readiness week of 10.10.2016

Tutoring: Friday afternoon and Wednesday morning

Assessments: Quiz on Monday and test on Thursday  and  Friday

Homecoming Week, hope to see you dressed up with the Spirit Days.

Monday
It is the day for you to shine, quiz day, You shall look over tasks 1 to 4 for unit two.
Help;http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/SolveLinearEqns.aspx
HW: None

Tuesday
We move along to linear inequalities today, you can use your linear equation solving skills.
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/linear-equations.html
HW; none

Wednesday
We are working on linear inequalities again today and I hope you have great success. Also, you will isolate variables in an equation. Finally, you will review for the unit test.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/ineqlin.htm
HW; Study for test

Thursday
It is part one of the test today after review time
Help:http://www.virtualnerd.com/middle-math/equations-functions/expressions/equation-solution-definition
HW; Study for part two of the test

Friday *( Pep Rally today)
It is part two of the test today with review ahead of the assessment.
Help:http://www.icoachmath.com/math_dictionary/equivalent_equations.html
HW; none

Have a great weekend, hope to see many of you at the homecoming dance,.

Ms. Harrell

Saturday, October 1, 2016

College Readiness Math week of 10.3.2016

Tutoring: Thursday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessment: Quiz  on Friday

Monday
It is review day of all concepts learned before the break. Also, we look at interpretation of equations.
HW; None
Help: ( minimal on the web)


Tuesday
It is the interpretation of equations today with minimal teacher assistance.
HW: None


Wednesday
Today, we move on to the quadratic equations
Help: https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/quadratic-equation.html
Hw; None



Thursday
Equation day again as we study equations in unit two. The focus will be quadratic equations again today.
Help: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/quadratics
HW ; Study for the unit test by completing review sheet


Friday
It is quiz day, so I hope you are ready for the assessment. I will give a detailed quiz preview in class.

HW; None


Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

PreCalculus week of 10.3.2016

Tutoring: Thursday  morning and Friday afternoon and Ms. Keller has tutoring on Wednesday afternoons.

Assessment: Test is likely on Friday

Monday
Welcome back from the week off, hope you are rested and ready to learn more of the trig unit.

I will not have your quizzes graded today as I took a full week off from the school work. I will do my best to have the quizzes on Tuesday.

Today, we review the 4 items from the quiz ( solve the triangle, trig values and quadrants, degrees, minutes, seconds and   finding trig values given a point).  Then, we look at to switch between degrees and radians and the unit circle.
HW; None
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/unit-circle-trig-func/unit-circle-definition-of-trig-functions/v/unit-circle-definition-of-trig-functions-1

Tuesday
Today, you finish up the unit circle and learn how to read the unit circle.
HW; Memorize the unit circle
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/unit-circle.html

Wednesday
It is reference angles and coterminal angles day, all are based on a formula, that I will allow you to discover :))
HW: None
Help:http://www.mathwarehouse.com/trigonometry/reference-angle/finding-reference-angle.php

Thursday
It is review day, be ready to review all concepts
HW: Review sheet
Help:http://hotmath.com/hotmath_help/topics/coterminal-angles.html

Friday
Test day, shine !!
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, September 17, 2016

College Readiness Math week of 09.19.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: A quiz is on Tuesday and unit test is TBA

Monday
today, we look the most in depth linear equations with some practice for you! Also, we look at the second dice trick. 
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-basic-eq-ineq/alg-old-school-equations/v/algebra-linear-equations-1
HW; Study for quiz 


Tuesday
You shall shine on the unit two quiz and we explore the equations and the story behind the equation.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/one-variable-linear-equations/alg1-linear-eq-word-probs/v/basic-linear-equation-word-problem ( there is minimal information available in relation the writing of a story for the linear equation) 
HW; None

Wednesday
Today, you look writing stories for equations and solving word problems related to linear equations. 
Help:http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol7/equations.html
HW; None

Thursday
We look at linear inequalities today and the relation to the linear equation.  Also, we look at rearranging equations for a specified variable.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/one-variable-linear-inequalities/alg1-two-step-inequalities/v/solving-inequalities
HW: Study for unit mid assessment 

Friday
It is time for a mid unit assessment with a reflection of the unit thus far.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat/sat-math-practice/new-sat-heart-of-algebra/v/sat-math-h6-easier
HW: None 


Enjoy the week off !

Ms. Harrell


PreCalculus week of 09.19.2016

tutoring:  Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon. Also, Ms. Keller runs tutoring on Wednesday afternoons in her room

Assessments: Quiz this week ( maybe Tuesday)

Monday
Today, we look at solve the triangle, change degrees to degrees, minutes and seconds.
Help:http://www.augustatech.edu/math/molik/DegreesTransparency.pdf
HW; Study for quiz

Tuesday
Today, we change degrees to radians, find trig function values given an ordered pair, find varying trig values given a trig value and the sign of another trig value.
Help: http://www.purplemath.com/modules/radians.htm
HW: None

Wednesday
We look at reference angles and coterminal angles today. Also, a look at  the unit circle with the values of the sine and cosine functions.
Help:http://www.coolmath.com/reference/circles-trigonometry
HW; Study the unit circle


Thursday
Moving along in the unit, we look at arc lengths and review for the half unit assessment with a focus on the unit circle.
Help:http://www.coolmath.com/reference/circles-trigonometry
HW Study for assessment


Friday
It will be a mid unit assessment on types of angles, right triangle trig and the unit circle
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/trigonometry-right-triangles/trig-solve-for-a-side/v/example-trig-to-solve-the-sides-and-angles-of-a-right-triangle
HW; None

Enjoy the week off!

Ms. Harrell

Saturday, September 10, 2016

College Readiness Math week of 09.12.2016

Tutoring: Tuesday morning and Friday afternoon ( I have a morning meeting on Wednesday)

Assessments: Possible quiz on Friday

Monday
We finish the unit test and work word problems with algebraic expressions. We will run a dice trick in class and analyze why it works.

Help:http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol7/expressions.html
HW; None

Tuesday
Day one of the new unit, Linear equations, today the equations have  a  coefficient of one.. I want to ensure all students have the foundation for equations.
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/linear-equations.html
HW; none

Wednesday
Day two of equations, moving to coefficient not equal to one  equations to ensure all students master the concept.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-home/alg-basic-eq-ineq/alg-old-school-equations/v/algebra-linear-equations-1
HW; None

Thursday

We move along to the variables on both sides equations using all of the foundational skills of equation solving.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/cc-eighth-grade-math/cc-8th-linear-equations-functions
HW; Study for quiz

Friday
Today, you will have a quiz on equations, of varying degrees of difficulty. I am sure all of you will do a fantastic job. AFter the quiz, you will solve equations with distributive property and/or variables on both sides

Help:http://www.studygs.net/equations.htm ( explore the site, some good materials in there and some material is more advanced than needed)
HW; None

Enjoy the weekend, one week to the September break!
Ms. Harrell

PreCalculus Week of 09.12.2016

Tutoring:   Tuesday  morning and Friday afternoon  ( I have a meeting on Wednesday morning)

Assessments: Unit Test on Conics is Tuesday, I will have the review sheet ready with a key in class on Monday

Monday
Today, it is review day, take two with the review sheet ready with a key. I will  have a key for the Think/Tac/Toe sheet.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/conics.htm
HW: Study for the unit test

Tuesday
It is the day to shine! Test day is here, you will do a great job on the assessment, bring your blue sheet to class.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/precalculus/conics-precalc
HW; None

Wednesday
We kick off the new unit of intro to trig with the unit circle ( I will make you think) , reference angles and degrees/ radians. I hope you enjoy this new unit.

Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/unit-circle.html
HW; None

Thursday
Day two of the new unit with a focus on reference angles today.
Help:http://www.mathwarehouse.com/trigonometry/reference-angle/finding-reference-angle.php
HW: Study for unit quiz on unit circle

Friday
 A quick quiz on the unit circle today, be ready and use the pattern taught in class to help you. Also, we look at to use the trig functions on a right triangle.

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/trigonometry/unit-circle-trig-func/unit-circle-definition-of-trig-functions/v/unit-circle-definition-of-trig-functions-1
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
One week to September break!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, September 3, 2016

College Readiness Math week of 09.05.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments; Test on Thursday and Friday

Monday
Holiday, enjoy !!!

Tuesday
 A return of quiz two for unit one is conducted and I will allow you to make corrections ( no points gained) and a matching activity of  expressions in verbal form and algebraic form.
Help:https://www.palmbeachstate.edu/prepmathlw/Documents/translatingkeywords.pdf
HW; None

Wednesday
We continue with the cards activity and review the unit
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/translat2.htm
HW; Study for part opne of the test

Thursday
It is part one of the test today, you shall shine !!!
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/alg-basics-algebraic-expressions
HW; Study for part two of the test

Friday
It is part two of the unit one test, be ready to shine again!
HW: None

Enjoy the weekend!
Ms. Harrell



PreCalculus week of 09.05.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Possible test on Friday

Monday
Holiday, enjoy !!!

Tuesday
It is time to graph parabolas and there are lots of little details for this conic. I would love to see who read this entry and to share with me an example of a parabola in the real world. Share with me and you will win a reward.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/parabola.htm
HW: None

Wednesday
We tranform equations into graphing form, it is best to be present as it will involve some intense notes.
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5rBFTVYCa0
HW: None

Thursday
Review day, with some fun activities.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/conics.htm
HW: None

Friday
It is test day, a day to shine!!!
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Sunday, August 28, 2016

College Readiness Math week of 08.29.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessment: Quiz on Tuesday or Wednesday

Helpful Websites with the current material

https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/inequality.html

https://www.khanacademy.org/math/pre-algebra/pre-algebra-arith-prop/pre-algebra-ditributive-property/a/distributive-property-explained




Monday
We look at patterns in sidewalks to predict the size and pattern of a future triangle. 
HW: None 
http://www.algebrahelp.com/lessons/simplifying/distribution/( Brink may cover, not sure)


Tuesday
Today, you look at Expressions and how to apply the rules of Pascal's Triangle to new problems.  
HW; None 

Wednesday
Focus: Distributive Property ( Day one) 
HW: None


Thursday
Focus: Distributive Property ( Day two) 
HW; None 

Friday 
Focus: Alternate ways to identify an expression
We will have lots of color in class today

HW; None

Have a  great 3 day weekend!

PreCalculus week of 08.29.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Quiz on Tuesday

Helpful Websites:

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/conics.htm

http://math2.org/math/algebra/conics.htm

http://hotmath.com/hotmath_help/topics/conic-sections-and-standard-forms-of-equations.html


Monday
Today, we look at ellipses and how to graph them. It is similar to a circle.
HW: Study for quiz

Tuesday
Quiz day and a look at the combination of circles and ellipses.
HW; None

Wednesday
And we are off to the hyperbola, very similar to the Ellipse.
HW; None

Thursday
Parabola day,  a unique conic to master. You may have graphed parabolas in Algebra One or Geometry
HW; None


Friday
We are off to the identification of a conic by the general form, ( not the graphed form) and rewriting conics for graphing.

Have a great 3 day weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, August 20, 2016

College Readiness Math week of 08.22.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: quiz late in the week and a unit test early next week

Monday
You will receive results on the quiz and an extension of writing expressions with a miles to KM problem and a movie problem
HW; None

Tuesday
today, we study comparing Equivalent Expressions with a pool expansion
HW;; None


Wednesday
It is constructing equivalent expressions with sidewalk patterns
HW; None

Thursday
A look at sidewalk patterns again today
HW; None


Friday
A look at kitchen floor tiles and the total number of tiles.
HW ; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell


Precalculus week of 08.22.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Unit Test on Matrices is Monday and common assessment ( state test) is Tuesday

Monday
Test day, you shall shine!
HW: none

Tuesday
First is the state mandated test, followed by a wrap up of the test and a beginning of the conics unit. ( circles today)
HW; None

Wednesday
Take two on circles today, some time spend at a class meeting.
HW; None

Thursday
Ellipses are the topic of the day!
HW: None

Friday
Yes, it is Friday and the study will be  quiz and a combo of circles and ellipses.

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, August 13, 2016

College Readiness week of 08.15.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Quiz  is late in the week

Monday
Today, we look at simplifying expressions with a math trick, Can you figure out how it works?
HW: None

Tuesday
Day 2 of simplifying expressions and writing expressions is the agenda. I hope you are able to write your own math magic trick by the end of the day.
HW: None

Wednesday
Today, we rewrite expressions  using a matching game, I have, who has??
HW: None

Thursday
Day 2 of lesson 3 with an emphasis on evaluating expressions. I will make the lesson very detailed and you shall have great success
HW: None

Friday
It is quiz preview day and quiz day! If time allows, a preview to comparing equivalent expressions.
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

PreCalculus week of 08.15.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon, see me for other times. 

Assessments:  Unit test is Friday

Monday
We wrap up multiplying matrices and learn about determinants. 
HW: None 

Tuesday
And we are off to the area  of a triangle using matrices today and inverse matrices
HW: None

Wednesday
It is word problems today with matrices. This is one of my favorite lessons to teach. 
HW: None 

Thursday
Review day, so you   are 100% ready for the test
HW; Study for the unit test

Friday 
Test day, your day to shine, Good luck!
HW; None


Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell 

Saturday, August 6, 2016

College Readiness, week of 08.08.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and  Friday afternoon, room 911

Assessments: Quick quiz on Monday

Monday
We kick off the unit with a video on estimating and a discovery of an expression for the total number of pushups.

HW: None

Tuesday and Wednesday
We summarize the pushup lesson and look at  equations.
HW: None

Thursday
A look at the distributive property.
HW: None

Friday
 yes, the end of another week and last day for schedule changes.
The lesson is a look at measurement.

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

PreCalculus Week of 08.08.2016-8.12.2016

Tutoring: Wednesday morning and Friday afternoon

Assessments: Quiz likely on Thursday or Friday

Monday
Today, we kick off matrices with addition and subtraction and scalar multiplication

HW: none

Tuesday and Wednesday
And we are off to multiply matrices today with a discovery of the process with the ice cream task, the class will understand by watching me carefully on the process.
HW: none


Thursday
A combination of add, subract and multiply matrices. We also  look at determinants. A possible quiz today.
HW; None

Friday
Yes, the end of another week. You will have a quiz possibly  and we look at  inverses , you must be , ready to apply the formula.

HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell


Saturday, July 30, 2016

College Readiness Mathematics week of 8.1.2016-8.5.2016

Tutoring: Friday afternoon only this week due to classroom move on Tuesday through Thursday

Assessments: None this week

Monday
Welcome to class, second is less than 30 minutes and 3rd will be the full 90 minutes. My main goal today is to ensure you are in the correct class.

Tuesday- Thursday
2nd --room Unit 2
3rd--- room 104

We will move classrooms for 3 days due to 9th grade small groups, the topics will be review of Algebra 2.

Friday
And we are back in my room 911 for class today. Topic will be a continued review of Algebra 2 topics.

Have a great weekend! ( Summer Olympics Opening ceremonies are Friday night!)

Ms. Harrell

PreCalculus week of 8.1.2016-8.5.2016

Tutoring: Friday afternoon only this week, none on Wednesday morning due to classroom move

Assessments: None this week

( No websites this week as it is  review, ask me in class if you need additional resources)

Monday
Welcome to day one of the course. You will have class for less than 30 minutes. My main goal is to make sure you are in the correct math class.
HW: supplies for the class

Tuesday -- Thursday
We will be in room 1009 for class all 3 days this week  due to 9th grade small group classes. The goal of class is review of some Algebra 2 topics needed for PreCalculus.
HW: Supplies for class, review classwork


Friday
We are back in my room 911 today. Class will be the first part of the Matrices unit.
HW; none, enjoy the weekend


Have a great weekend, Olympic Opening Ceremonies are Friday, 8.5.2016!

Ms. Harrell



Welcome to PreCalculus Fall 2016.2017

This blog is posted weekly by midnight on Sunday.  Each post includes  any tutoring updates  for the week, upcoming assessments, plan for the week and websites to help with the topic each day.

Hello all Precalculus 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
6) Stay on task ( no phones)
7) Synergy Awareness- let me know of any issues via the grade discussion  protocol

Let's have a great semester!

Ms. Harrell ( Tour Guide)

Friday, May 20, 2016

Week of 05.23.2016-05.25.2016

Tutoring: Monday afternoon only

Assessments:

Final Exam 1st is Tuesday and 3rd/ 4th are on Wednesday

Monday
Final Day to review, be ready to ask questions of the review sheet.
Help: ( any of the websites given this semester)
HW: Study for final exam


Tuesday and Wednesday
Good luck on your final exams!

What a treat to teach you math this year,  I  hope you had a fantastic semester in mathematics!  Have a safe summer and good luck in math next year!

Ms. Harrell


Friday, May 13, 2016

Week of May 23-25, 2016

Tutoring: Monday afternoon

Assessments
Final exam 1st is Tuesday
Final exam 3rd and 4th are Wednesday

Monday
Review day, bring your questions to class.

HW: Study for final exam

Tuesday / Wednesday

Final exam!

It was a great semester, good luck next year.


thanks
Ms. Harrell

Week of May 16-20, 2016

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Unit test is Thursday, Senior final for 3rd and 4th is Thursday and Senior final for 1st is Friday. A possible quiz on Tuesday.

Monday
Today, we will learn Empirical Rule with an exploratory of the percentages.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/statistics-inferential/normal-distribution/e/empirical_rule
HW;  study for quiz

Tuesday
We move on to the z scores today with real world problems of the SAT and ACT test results and other word problems too.
Help: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/statistics-inferential/normal-distribution/v/ck12-org-normal-distribution-problems-z-score
HW; None

Wednesday
Today, we are looking at sample types and the difference of an experiment and an observation. Also, we review for the unit test.
Help:http://psc.dss.ucdavis.edu/sommerb/sommerdemo/sampling/types.htm
HW; none

Thursday
It is the day to shine, you will do a great job on your test.
Help: http://stattrek.com/survey-research/sampling-methods.aspx
HW; none

Friday
Review day for the final exam, bring your brain, ready to think about all the material from the first week of the semester
Help: Khan academy, Purple math, etc.. are great sites to  use
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
3 days to go :))))
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Week of May 9, 2016- May 13, 2016

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Unit test on Tuesday and finish on Wednesday

Monday
Today, we learn compound interest and review for the test
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/money/compound-interest.html
HW: study for test

Tuesday
We take questions on the review sheet and take the test. Your turn to shine!
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/logs.htm
HW; Study review sheet

Wednesday
Test wrap up today and applications of logs and exponential equations.
Help:http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/logs/log5/log5.html
HW: None

Thursday
We start on the data unit, mean, median and mode and box/ whisker plot.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/descriptive-statistics/box-and-whisker-plots/v/constructing-a-box-and-whisker-plot
HW; None

Friday
We move on to the Empirical rule today, with discovery of the percentages first. You will think!
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/probability/statistics-inferential/normal-distribution/e/empirical_rule
HW;None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, April 30, 2016

week of 05.02.2016-05.06.2016

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon after a conference ( around 4:30) and Friday morning at 7:45

Assessments: Quiz on Tuesday and unit test early next week


Monday- condense logs and preview for quiz
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/logrules3.htm
HW: Study for Quiz

Tuesday- Quiz in class and log equations
Help:http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/logs/log4/log47/log47.html
HW: None


Wednesday- Exponential Equations
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/exponential-and-logarithmic-functions/solving-exponential-equations-with-logarithms/v/solve-exponentials
HW: None

Thursday-Exponential Equations and combo equations
Help:http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/logs/log4/log46/log46.html
HW; None

Friday-- compound interest
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/compound-interest-tutorial/v/introduction-to-compound-interest
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Week of 4.25.2016-4.29.2016

 Prom week: We survived!!!

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning.

Assessments: Quiz possible on Friday

Monday
Today, you will learn to switch expressions between logarithmic form and exponential form. Also, we will do an informal graphing rationals assessment ( you can use notes and classmates).
Help:http://www.coolmath.com/algebra/23-graphing-rational-functions
HW; None


Tuesday
It is time to solve log cards and to learn inverse of exponential and logarithmic functions.
Help:http://www.virtualnerd.com/algebra-2/exponential-logarithmic-functions/logarithms-logarithmic-functions/logarithms-introduction/convert-log-to-exponential
HW; None

Wednesday
We work on inverse again and explore the properties of logarithms. Also, we will expand logs.
Help:http://www.coolmath.com/algebra/16-inverse-functions/05-how-to-find-the-inverse-of-a-function-01
HW; None

Thursday
Time to look at expanding logarithms and practice with tic/ tac/toe.
Help:http://www.mesacc.edu/~scotz47781/mat120/notes/expand_logs/expanding_logs_intro.pdf
HW; None

Friday
Moving on to condensing logs today, you will find  today is easier than expanding.
Help:http://www.mesacc.edu/~scotz47781/mat120/notes/expand_logs/expanding_logs_intro.pdf
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Week of 4.18.2016-4.22.2016

Tutoring: None this week due to prom preparations and Senior week activities. You can check Mr. Gill's tutoring schedule.

Assessments: none this week

Prom Week, a very busy room 422!!!

Monday
Today, the class will take notes on graphing rationals involving factoring and the class practices graphing
HW: none
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/grphrtnl.htm

Tuesday
Today, the class works as pairs in graphing rational functions.
HW: None
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/rational-expressions-equations-and-functions/graphs-of-rational-functions/v/another-rational-function-graph-example

Wednesday
Today, the class continues to work on graphing rational functions with holes  by creating posters of some problems.
HW: None
Help:http://tutorial.math.lamar.edu/Classes/Alg/GraphRationalFcns.aspx

Thursday
Class works on the work task, an application of rational equations.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvrtnl.htm

Friday
I have a sub today, so the work is puzzles and the car task.
HW: None
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/economics-finance-domain/core-finance/interest-tutorial/compound-interest-tutorial/v/introduction-to-compound-interest

Have a great weekend!! Ms. Harrell will recover from prom!

Ms. Harrell

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Week of 4/11/2016-4/15/2016

Welcome back from Spring Break!
Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: None this week.

Monday
Today, we will extend the rational and radical unit with a study of radical  equations. I hope to have your unit 4 test graded, as of Thursday evening, they are not graded.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/radical-equations-and-functions/solving-square-root-equations/v/solving-radical-equations
HW: none

Tuesday
It is time to work on radical equations 2.0, the skid sheet and work task.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/radical-equations-and-functions
HW: None

Wednesday
And it is on to graphing rationals today with guided practice, I will have a hint sheet to help with graphing.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/grphrtnl.htm
HW; None

Thursday
It is time to look at rational graphs 2.0 ( holes) and how to switch logarithmic forms and exponential forms.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/rational-expressions-equations-and-functions/graphs-of-rational-functions/v/another-rational-function-graph-example
HW: None

Friday
Yes, it is Friday! We work on log cards and exponential applications.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/logs.htm
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Week of 03.28.2016-04.01.2016

Tutoring: Monday afternoon  and Friday morning, no Tuesday afternoon tutoring due to a commitment

Assessments: Unit test on Friday

Monday
Today, it is rational equations 2.0, a more advanced lesson with common denominators
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvrtnl.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
We are off to radical equations with a connection to fire hoses

Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/radical-equations-and-functions/solving-square-root-equations/v/solving-radical-equations
HW; None

Wednesday
Today, it is one of the toughest lessons of the unit, add and subract rational expressions.

Help:
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/rational-expressions-equations-and-functions/adding-and-subtracting-rational-expressions/v/adding-and-subtracting-rational-expressions-3
HW; None

Thursday
Review day!
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnldefs2.htm
HW; Study for unit test

Friday
Test day, a day for you to shine! I highly encourage you to be present in class, otherwise a long wait to make up the unit 4 test.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnlmult2.htm
HW; None

It is a week off, enjoy!

Ms. Harrell

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Algebra 2 week of 3.21.2016-3.25.2016

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Unit 4 quiz on Wednesday and unit 4 test is tentatively 3.31.2016

Monday
Today, you will simplify and multiply Rational Expressions.  A mandatory item is factoring any given polynomial.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnldefs2.htm
HW; None

Tuesday
We move along to dividing rational expressions today, very similar to multiply rational expressions other than the reciprocal of the second fraction. Also, you will review for the unit quiz.
Help:http://www.mesacc.edu/~scotz47781/mat120/notes/rational/dividing/dividing.html
HW; quiz is tomorrow

Wednesday
It is quiz day, a day to shine brightly. Also, you will do some combo mutitply and divide rational exrpressions.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/rational-expressions-equations-and-functions/multiplying-and-dividing-rational-expressions/v/multiplying-and-dividing-rational-expressions-3
HW; None

Thursday
Moving along to radical equations today, you will need to know how to find LCD.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/radical-equations-and-functions/solving-square-root-equations/v/solving-radical-equations
HW: None

Friday
Yes, it is Friday!  it is rational equations 2.0 today, a step up in the complexity of the LCD
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/radical-equations-and-functions
HW: None

Have a great weekend,
One week to Spring Break!

Ms. Harrell

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Algebra 2 week of 03.14.2016-03.18.2016

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments; Alternate Assessment for unit 3B is Wednesday and likely due on Thursday or Friday

Monday
Today, we look at characteristics of polynomials: End Behavior, intervals of increase and decrease, zeros, roots, intercepts and extrema.
Happy Pi Day!
Help:https://www.sophia.org/tutorials/characteristics-of-polynomials
HW; None

Tuesday
Today, we look at a mixture of characteristics of polynomials with a tic tac toe board. I will have two levels of the board.
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEdK4NAy4sw
HW; None

Wednesday
It is alternate assessment day with given characteristics  to be identified for various graphs. I will give you three graphs to analyze, distinguished by level.
This will be a test grade.
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9oFOBThQzc
HW; Finish the alternate  assessment, due on Friday

Thursday
We start the new unit of radicals and rationals today. Today, we look at factoring distinction cards and simplfiy rational expressions.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnldefs2.htm
HW:  Graph Analysis is due on Friday ( tomorrow)

Friday
Today, we look at multiply rational expressions, factoring is key to this lesson.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/rtnlmult.htm
HW; None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell




Saturday, March 5, 2016

Algebra 2 week of 3/7-3/11/2016

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Unit 3A test is Wednesday

Monday
Today, we learn how to write equations of polynomials with imaginary roots and how to find roots of polynomials with imaginary roots. The process is similar to the all real roots, just a slight change in the solving of the depressed polynomial and the FOILing of the roots.
Helphttp://hotmath.com/hotmath_help/topics/polynomials-with-complex-roots.html:
HW; None

Tuesday
It is review day of the unit, class will be a review sheet in the form of cards and some polynomial cards.
Help:http://www.themathpage.com/aprecalc/factor-theorem.htm
HW: Finish Review sheet and study for unit test

Wednesday
A day to shine, test day! If you do my review sheet, you are ready for the assessment, the review and test are very similar.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvpoly.htm
HW; None

Thursday
We start the second part of unit three today, characteristics of polynomials. Class will be an exploration of polynomial graphs and a look at domain/ range and max/ min.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/fcns2.htm
HW: None

Friday
Yes, it is Friday! We look at zeros, intercepts and end behavior with a discovery activity for end behavior.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/polynomial-functions/polynomial-end-behavior/v/polynomial-end-behavior
HW: None

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Algebra 2 week of 2/29/2016-3/4/2016

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments; Quiz on Tuesday and unit test likely next Tuesday 03/08/2016

Monday
We continue with synthetic division, focus on 4th degree polynomials and the Rational Root Theorem
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvpoly.htm
HW; study for quiz

Tuesday
A day to shine brightly with a quiz on long division and synthetic division.  Also, you will work on finding all roots of a given polynomial.
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials-division-long.html
HW: None

Wednesday
We work on writing roots as factors and then writing the equation of a polynomial.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/fromzero2.htm
HW; None

Thursday
We have a guest today in first block, the director of the Cobb County Safety Center. Also, we look at a circle problem.
Help:http://www.augustatech.edu/math/molik/PolynomialFunctions.pdf
HW: None

Friday
Yes, it is Friday!!  We work on circle problems again and polynomials with imaginary roots.
Help:http://www.sparknotes.com/math/algebra2/polynomials/section5.rhtml
HW; none

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Week of 2/22-2/26/2016

Tutoring:   Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Quiz likely next Wednesday and test the following week.

Welcome back from the break!

Monday
Today, we move along to unit 3, solving polynomials. The focus today is dividing polynomials using long division. I will review the process of long division with numbers and apply to polynomials.
HW; None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polydiv2.htm

Tuesday
We work on long division for day two, the concept is intense and you will need time to master the concept.
HW: None
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/arithmetic-with-polynomials/long-division-of-polynomials/v/polynomial-division

Wednesday
Today, we move to dividing polynomials using synthetic division, this method is great and so basic. I I will teach the process very slowly and you will have the process down in a few examples.
HW: None
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/arithmetic-with-polynomials/synthetic-division-of-polynomials/v/synthetic-division

Thursday
We have a guest coming to class today, as a shadow to a high school teacher's day. The class will work on the placemat activity, solving for the roots of a polynomial.
HW: None
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/synthdiv.htm

Friday
Yes, it is Friday! Class will be a wrap up of the placemat activity and a card activity of finding roots of a polynomial, identifiying if a given number is a root and solving using Quadratic Formula ( if depressed polynomial does not factor).
HW; None
Help:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZoMz1Cy1T4

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell


Saturday, February 6, 2016

Algebra 2 week of 2/8/2016-2/12/2016

Tutoring: Monday  afternoon and Friday morning. I have a conference on Tuesday afternoon. Other times may be possible, just ask me in class.

Assessments; Unit 2 test is Thursday.

Monday
Today, you will explore binomial distribution with the use of Pascal's Triangle and the formula discovered in class on Friday
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/polynomial-functions/binomial-theorem/v/binomial-theorem
HW: None

Tuesday
Today!, you will practice the expansino of binomials with graduated levels of the binomials. If time allows, you will also look at composition of functions.
Help:http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/alg3.html
HW; None


Wednesday
Today, we wrap up composition of functions and review for the unit test.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/fcncomp3.htm
HW; Unit test is tomorrow, do the review sheet

Thursday
Test day, time to shine! You take a test on polynomial operations today.
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/sets/functions-composition.html
https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/quadratics-polynomials-topic/multiplying-binomials-core-algebra/e/multiplying_expressions_0.5
HW; None

Friday
Extension day for polynomials, main goal is application of polynomials to the remodeling of a house. Also, you can finish the unit two test. ( Black History program today, some students absent)
HW; none, enjoy the time off !

Enjoy the week break and I will see you on 02/22. I will grade tests near the end of the break, so grades will not be updated for a while, in fact, grades may be locked over the break.

KHarrell

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Algebra 2 Week of 2/1/2016-2/5/2016

tutoring: Tuesday afternoon and Friday morning

Assessments: Quiz on Wednesday, 2/3


Thanks to all parents and students in attendance for Open House.

Monday
Today, we practice add and subtract polynomials and explore mulitiplication of polynomials.  I will put all concepts together in a card activity.Also, I will enrich the knowledge with area and perimeter of a given figure with polynomial sides.
HW: None
Help:https://www.mathsisfun.com/algebra/polynomials-multiplying.html

Tuesday
More exploration of the area and perimeter of a given figure and  preview quiz items
HW:  study for quiz
Help:http://www.rhstitans.com/cms/lib4/MS01001041/Centricity/Domain/2529/Enrichment%20Plus%20Chapter%2012%20Polynomial%20Application.pdf

Wednesday
It is quiz day, so you shall shine brightly. After the quiz, more practice on area and perimeter. The early finishers will expand given binomials in a search for the formula.
HW; None
Help;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q2htATOIik

Thursday
Pascal's triangle and The Binomial Theorem are the topics today.  Explorations of the patterns of the Triangle will be given, a check on area and perimeter. I wil also run formula derivation of the Binomial Theorem.
HW: None
Help:http://www.mathsisfun.com/pascals-triangle.html

Friday
Yes, it is Friday! It is more binomial expansion, more advanced in the monomials. I will challenge you to write the formula each time.
HW: None
Help;http://www.purplemath.com/modules/binomial.htm

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell


Saturday, January 23, 2016

Algebra 2 week of 1/25/2016-1/29/2016

Tutoring: Tuesday afternoon until 4:45 pm  ( I have a private tutoring session at 5:00) and Friday morning. Other times may be available, you can speak to me in class.

Assessments: Unit one test is Tuesday

OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, 1/28 at 6pm, I love to meet the parent(s) of my students and my students are welcome too.

Monday
You will take notes on solving quadratics using square roots and review for the unit test
HW: Finish review sheet and study for unit one test
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvquad2.htm

Tuesday
It is test day, so you can shine. The review sheet is very similar to the test, so study the sheet and study my answer key.
HW; None
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/quadratics

Wednesday
We start the day off with applications of quadratics, yes, you will explore with classmates. You will need to think!
It is the new unit today, we will study polynomials ( add, subtract and multiply).
HW: None
Help: http://www.webmath.com/polymult.html

Thursday
It is more practice on add and subtract and multiply polynomials.  I will give various scenarios with polynomial multiplication.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/polymult.htm
HW; None

Friday
Yes, it is Friday  and only two weeks to a break. We run a card activity on polynomial operations, two levels available.

HW: None,
Help: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra2/arithmetic-with-polynomials/multiplying-polynomials-review/v/more-multiplying-polynomials

Have a great weekend!
Ms. Harrell



Sunday, January 17, 2016

Week of January 18-22, 2016

Tutoring: No afternoons this week due to a course extension special case. Mornings will be Wednesday and Friday. Normal schedule shall return next week, you are always welcome to email me about tutoring times for the week.

Assessment: Unit test is Friday 1/22 and pretest is Tuesday, 1/19 ( you do not study for the pretest)

OPEN HOUSE is Thursday, 1/28 at 6pm, I love to meet the parent(s) of my students and my students are welcome too. 

Monday
Enjoy the day off!

Tuesday
Today, you will start with a pretest, quiz return and notes on solving a quadratic using GCF and Square Root.  the quizzes are graded and some are good and some are not so good. I will address the major issues noted during grading
HW: None
Help: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra/quadratics/quadratics-square-root/e/solving_quadratics_by_taking_the_square_root

Wednesday
Today, we investigate Quadratic Formula with a puzzle. You saw this material in Geometry, yet I will review the concept in great detail.

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

Thursday
It is the day to do one quadratic using factoring and the Quadratic Formula ( the solutions must match). Also, you will review  for the unit test.
HW: Study for the unit test and do the review sheet
Help:
http://www.sosmath.com/algebra/quadraticeq/quadraformula/quadraformula.html

Friday
It is test day, so you shall shine!
HW: None


Have a great weekend!

Ms. Harrell

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Week of 01/11/16-1/15/2016

Tutoring: Tuesday and Friday mornings only, no afternoons due to course extension every afternoon this week

Assessments: Quiz on Wednesday and Unit test next Wednesday

Monday
Today, we factor by GCF and look at complex numbers.( add, subtract and multiply).
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/complex.htm
HW: None

Tuesday
We continue with multiplication of complex numbers and difference of squares factoring.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/specfact.htm
HW:  Study for quiz 

Wednesday
It is quiz day, so you shall shine on this assessment. The quiz covers factoring trinomials, complex numbers and factor by GCF. Also, we will solve quadratics by factoring.
Help:https://www.khanacademy.org/math/algebra-basics/quadratics-polynomials-topic/solving-quadratics-factoring/v/example-1-solving-a-quadratic-equation-by-factoring
 ( video)
HW; None

Thursday
Today, you solve quadratics using GCF, square roots and Quadratic Formula
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/solvquad2.htm
HW; None

Friday
Yes, it is Friday  and a 3 day weekend! You will solve quadratics using Quadratic Formula.
Help:http://www.purplemath.com/modules/quadform.htm
HW; None

Enjoy the 3 day weekend!
Ms. Harrell 

Friday, January 1, 2016

Week of 1/4-1/8/2016

Tutoring- I have course extension for the next two weeks, so no  afternoon tutoring until the week of 01/19.  Typical tutoring times will be posted the week of January 18th. I am finalizing my afternoon schedule currently.
Mornings this week will be Thursday and  Friday.

Assessments: None this week, first unit quiz is next Tuesday 1/12  and first unit test is the following Wednesday or Thursday ( depends on the mastery of the concepts)

All factoring this week is very important, this skill is used all semester long!!!

Monday
Holiday for you, enjoy the freedom!

Tuesday
Your first day in my class and I look forward to meeting you.  The focus of class will be informational on the course, how to be successful and to ensure you are in the correct course.

HW: Supplies needed for my class

Wednesday
Today, we are ready to review quadratics from the Geometry course. If you do not remember some topics, no worries as I will teach all topics to depth.  Focus today is how to multiply binomials and factor a = one trinomials.

Help:http://www.algebrahelp.com/lessons/simplifying/foilmethod/
HW: Study the FOIL Method, you must know it for my class!

Thursday
Today, we are focused on factoring trinomials ( a equals  and not equal to one).

Help:http://www.themathpage.com/alg/factoring-trinomials.htm ( I use a slightly different approach in class, yet it is good information here)
HW:  None

Friday
Yes, week one is done and we will study factoring trinomials and difference of squares

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

Have a great weekend!

Ms. Harrell

Welcome to Algebra II!

This blog is posted weekly by midnight on Sunday.  Each post includes  any tutoring updates  for the week, upcoming assessments, plan for the week and websites to help with the topic each day.

Hello all  Algebra 2 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
6) Stay on task ( no phones)
7) Synergy Awareness- let me know of any issues via the grade discussion  protocol

Let's have a great semester!

Ms. Harrell ( Tour Guide)