Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Assignments for Wednesday, 11/30

Discrete Math:
Today we learned about the difference between probability and odds, the complement formula, and the law of unions.
Do 13-1: 31-34
Do 13-1: 1-14

Algebra II:
Today we took the chapter 5 test on Quadratic Equations.
No assignment tonight.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Assignments for Monday, 11/28, and Tuesday, 11/29

Discrete Math:
Monday was the first day of our unit on Probability.
Monday's assignment is 13-1: 1-4, 9-12, 47-50, 53-56, 65-66
Tuesday's assignment is 13-1: 25-30, 37-38, 43-44, 57-60, 68

Algebra II:
Students are preparing for their Wednesday test on the topic of Quadratic Equations.  Links to the review packet answer key and the practice quiz problems are below:

Test Review Packet:

Practice Quiz:

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Assignments for Monday, 11/21, and Tuesday, 11/22

Discrete Math:
We finished our introduction to Probability.

Algebra II:
We learned how to use the quadratic formula and the discrimant to determine how many solutions a quadratic equation has, and what those solutions are.
Monday: 5-8: 2-30 even, 41-53 odd, 56
Tuesday: 5-8: 31-39 odd, 40, 57-59, 66-68

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Assignments for Thursday, 11/17, and Friday 11/18

Discrete Math:
Thursday and Friday are introductory activities to the subject of Probability.

Algebra II:
The topic for Thursday is imaginary and complex numbers, used when one has to take the square root of a negative number.
Assignment is 5-6:1-18, 29-46, 50-53, 59, 61-66, 68
The topic for Friday is "complete the square", a method used to convert a quadratic equation in standard form to vertex form.  Mr. Nieman, a math teacher colleague of mine, will be my substitute.  Please give him the same (or more) respect that you give me.
Assignment is the following worksheets:

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Assignments for Wednesday, 11/16

Discrete Math:
Today we took a test on C12 Counting Methods.  Tomorrow we begin our study of probability.

Algebra II:
Today we took a quiz on C5:3-4 Standard and Vertex forms of quadratic equations and factoring.
The assignment is the "Factoring Practice" worksheet.  The worksheet and answers are located at the link:

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Assignments for Tuesday, 11/15

Discrete Math:
We reviewed for our C12 Test on Counting Methods, you can find a practice test here:
The test is tomorrow - Wednesday!

Algebra II:
Today we solved quadratic equations.  To solve a quadratic equation requires we find the x-intercept (where the parabola crosses the x-axis), and there are many ways to do it, including graphing, factoring, and using the quadratic formula.
The assignment is 5-5:1-35 odds, 36-52 multiples of 4, 65 AND page 273: 4-12 even, 16

Monday, November 14, 2011

Assignments for Friday, 11/11

Discrete Math:
Today we learned about determining the number of ways that a scenario can occur when both Permutations and Combinations need to be considered.
The assignment is 12-3: 43-51, 55-56

Algebra II:
Today we began our study of factoring, which is one method we can use to find the x-intercepts of a parabola.
Do Simplifying Square Roots worksheet
Do Factoring worksheet section 1: 1-15

Assignments for Monday, 11/14

Discrete Math:
Today we used the Fundamental Counting Principle, Permutations and Combinations to determine how many possibilites exist for various winners in slot machines and poker hands.
Do 12-Of Further Interest: 1-15 and worksheet
C12 Test this coming Wednesday.

Algebra II:
Today we discovered the relationship between factored quadratics and the x-interecepts when graphed, and we learned to factor quadratics when…
·      the “a” value is a number different than 1 (Box Method)
·      there are perfect squares
·      there is a difference of two squares
·      there are four terms (grouping)
Do Factoring Worksheet 1-10, 1-15, 1-9
Quiz 5:3-4 this coming Wednesday

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Assignments for Thursday, 11/10

Discrete Math:
Today we compared the difference between Permutations (order matters) and Combinations (order doesn't matter), then we took an open book open note quiz on tree diagrams and the fundamental counting principle.
Assignment is 12-3: 1-19 odds, 23-33 odds, 35-36, 39-41

Algebra II:
Today we did a quick review of yesterday's lesson on the vertex form of quadratic equations (parabolas) then took an open book open quiz on the standard form of quadratic equations and practical applications thereof.
Assignment is Transformation Worksheet I and II, and Calculator Activity Worksheet.

Transformation Worksheet I
Key - Transformation Worksheet I
Transformation Worksheet II
Key - Transformation Worksheet II
Calculator Activity Worksheet

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Assignments for Wednesday, 11/9

Discrete Math:
Today we learned about factorials and permutations.
The assignment is 12-3: 1-10, 13-16
Quiz over 12-1 and 12-2 on Thursday (tomorrow).

Algebra II:
Today we learned about transforming the equations for parabolas between standard form and vertex form.  Each form provides different types of information, we’ll learn the advantages and disadvantages of each.
The assignment is 5-3: 8-34 evens, 42-44, 52, 56, 62-63, 74, 91-92, 94
Quiz over 5:1-2 tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Assignments for Tuesday, 11/8

Discrete Math:
Today we learned to apply the Fundamental Counting Principle.
Assignment 12-2: 1-4, 9-26

Algebra II:
Today we learned about Residuals, how to interpret the equation of a quadratic function, and Properties of Parabolas: minimums, maximums, axis of symmetry, coordinate of vertex.
Assignment 5-2: 3-27 M3, 28-31, 37-39, 41-45, 54-55, 80

Monday, November 7, 2011

Assignments for Monday, 11/7

Discrete Math:
Today we begin our study of Probability by first looking at Counting Methods.  My objective for this unit is to show you that investing your money in a mutual fund is the better way to earn your first million dollars versus challenging the laws of probability at the casino.
Do 12-1: 7-24, 27-32, 35-42, 51-53

We're halfway through the semester and many of you need a reminder about taking care of business.  For example, Friday was a Flex day – did you check Moodle and do your assignment???  (Hint: 22 of you didn’t…).  It’s still not too late to get partial credit for your project (7 of you) or your C11 Test (11 of you) or your C11:3-4 Quiz (5 of you) or your Graph Theory Test (4 of you) or your Graph Theory Matching Quiz (4 of you) or your Fair Division Follow-up Questions (5 of you).  All these missing assignments count as ZERO! 

Algebra II:
Today we begin our study of Quadratic Equations (They’re the ones with an x2). Quadratic Equations (like linear equations) model many aspects of the world around us – the first that comes to my mind is projectile motion – the free flight of objects through the air under the influence of gravity.
Do 5-1: 1-12, 16, 19, 21-22, 24, 27-29, 31, 34, 38, 54