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)