Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Assignments for Wednesday, 9/26/2012

Algebra II:
Have you ever been told you can't do something because "It's impossible."?  Then maybe you'll like this video: http://vimeo.com/m/37584656


Today was an ACT Prep day.  Students worked on linear equation/parallel/perpendicular problems taken from past ACT tests.

Statistics:



Assignment:
Read pg. 82-99 
Do pg. 86: 2.25-2.29
·            pg. 90: 2.30-2.32, 2.34
·            pg. 95: 2.35-2.39
·            pg. 97: 2.40-2.44
·            pg. 99: 2.45-2.46
C2 Answers

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Assignments for Tuesday, 9/25/2012

Algebra II:
Students worked in small groups to evaluate and categorize equations by attribute: parallel, perpendicular, y-intercept, x-intercept, intersecting a point in space.  Students applied their learning to write equations for a geometric shape (rectangle).

Assignment:
Complete the "Parallel and Perpendicular Lines" problem sheet.
Due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

Statistics:
Students began their study of Sampling and Surveying by identifying what make a sample good or bad.

Assignment:
·      Read pg. 63-79
·      Do pg. 67: 2.1, 2.3-2.4
     74: 2.7-2.11
     78: 2.12-2.14
·      C2 Answers

Monday, September 24, 2012

Assignments for Monday, 9/24/2012

Algebra II:
Today, students reviewed Friday's Quiz Prep 2-2 to reinforce their learnings of the slope-intercept, standard form, and point-slope forms of linear equations.
Chapter 1 tests were returned, grades are posted in PowerSchool.

Assignment:
Complete assignments from previous two days:
·       Do 2-2: 1-10, 15-18, 45-47, 51-53, 91-93, 98
·       Do 2-2: 20-25, 27-37 odds, 42-44, 54-59
Additional practice:
o  On-line tutor: phschool.com, age-0202
o  On-line practice quiz: phschool.com, aga-0202

Statistics:
Today, students took their Chapter 1 test.  Results forthcoming.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Assdignments for Friday, 9/21/2012

Algebra II:
Students continued reviewing graphs of straight lines: Slope, Slope-Intercept Form, Standard Form, Point-Slope From, Graphing using tables, slope and intercept, and calculator.  Students also began their review of parallel and perpendicular lines.
Assignment:
·       Do 2-2: 20-25, 27-37 odds, 42-44, 54-59
2-2 AnswersOptional practice:
o  On-line tutor: phschool.com, age-0202
o  On-line practice quiz: phschool.com, aga-0202

C1 Tests will be returned Monday! 

Statistics:
Students continued reviewing for their Chapter 1 test on Monday.
·      Read pg. 59
·      Do pg. 1.70 – 1.79
·      Answers

Schedule
Fri:
    ·      Article Analysis (due at 2:30pm)
    ·      Crazy Claims in Advertising project (due at 2:30pm)
Mon: Media Center Computer Lab (meet in classroom)
Chapter 1 Test

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Assignments for Thursday, 9/20/2012

Algebra II:
Students reviewed graphs of straight lines: Slope, Slope-Intercept Form, Standard Form, Point-Slope From, Graphing using tables, slope and intercept, and calculator.

Assignment:
Do 2-2: 1-10, 15-18, 45-47, 51-53, 91-93, 98
o  On-line tutor: phschool.com, age-0202
o  On-line practice quiz: phschool.com, aga-0202

Sorry, I still don’t have all your tests completely graded yet…. But I’m making progress! 

Statistics:
Students began reviewing for their Chapter 1 test on Monday.
·      Read pg. 59
·      Do pg. 1.70 – 1.79
·      Answers

Schedule
Fri: classroom
·      C1 Test Review
·      Article Analysis (due at 2:30pm)
·      Crazy Claims in Advertising project (due at 2:30pm)
Mon: Media Center Computer Lab (meet in classroom)
Chapter 1 Test

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Assignments for Wednesday, 9/19/2012

Algebra II:
Today we began our study of Functions, Equations, and Graphs:  “Three Views of a Function”
   
Assignment:
Do 2-1: 12-21, 30-31, 36, 38, 39, 43-47, 50-57, 63, 73, 75
 (and 2-1: 5-11, 32-35 if you didn’t do it yesterday)

Statistics:
Students took Quiz 1.3 and a Vocabulary Quiz  in the computer lab today.

Assignment: 
-->Article Analysis (Moodle, due Friday)
-->Crazy Claims in Advertising project (Moodle, due Friday)

Schedule
Thur - Fri: classroom
·      C1 Test Review
Mon: Media Center Computer Lab
·      C1 Test

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Assignments for Tuesday, 9/18/2012

Algebra II:
Students checked their knowledge of Chapter 1 today by taking their first test.  Some students may have felt like this...
But most felt like this...
That's my goal - getting all my students to feel victorious over math!

Assignment:
-->read pages 55-56
-->Do 2-1: 5-11, 32-35.

Statistics:
Students took Quiz 1.2 in the computer lab today.

Assignment: 
-->Article Analysis (Moodle, due Friday)
-->Crazy Claims in Advertising project (Moodle, due Friday)

Schedule
Wed: Computer Lab D109
·      Quiz 1.3
·      Vocabulary Quiz
·      Article Analysis/Crazy Claims in Advertising (Moodle, due Friday)
Thur - Fri: classroom
·      C1 Test Review
Mon: Media Center Computer Lab
·      C1 Test

Monday, September 17, 2012

Assignments for Monday, 9/17/2012

Statistics:
Today was our second review day for the chapter test on Tuesday (tomorrow!).
"Extra Practice for C.1 in Class" review packet answers.
C1:2-4 quizzes were returned.  Grades are posted on PowerTeacher.
Optional additional practice:
-->Chapter 1 Test, phschool.com, code aga-0152
   -->Extra Credit: print off or e-mail to me (due Tuesday prior to the test).

Statistics:
It's very important to know where your data is coming from and that it is from a reputable sourceCheck out these slides to understand why some extra credit answers I received are no good...

Assignment:
Review for Q1.3.
--> Read pg. 57
--> Do pg. 57: 1.62 - 1.68
--> Answers

C1.1 Quizzes are graded.  Scores and comments are posted in Moodle, scores only are posted in PowerSchool.

Schedule for this week:
Mon: Review 1.3
Tue: Computer Lab B112 (assignments below, meet in classroom)
Wed: Computer Lab D109 (assignments below, meet in classroom)
-->Quiz 1.2
-->Quiz 1.3
-->Vocabulary Quiz
-->Article Analysis
-->Crazy Claims in Advertising project

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Assignments for Friday, 9/14/2012

Algebra II:
Today was a review day for the chapter test on Tuesday.
C.1 review packet with worked-out answers here.
We’ll review C1:2-4 quizzes on Monday, answer questions about the packet, and take a practice test.
Optional additional practice:
-->Chapter 1 Test, phschool.com, code aga-0152
-->Extra Credit: print off or e-mail to me (due Tuesday prior to the test).

Statistics:
Notes 1.3 - "Do the numbers make sense?"

Assignment:
--> Read pg. 45-54
--> Do pg. 49: 1.50, 1.53-1.54
      Do pg. 55: 1.55-1.60
--> Answers

Quizzes not graded yet.

Schedule for next week:
Mon: Review 1.3
Tue: Computer Lab B112 (assignments listed below)
Wed: Computer Lab D109 (assignments listed below)
-->Quiz 1.2
-->Quiz 1.3
-->Vocabulary Quiz
-->Article Analysis
-->Crazy Claims in Advertising project

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Assignments for Thursday, 9/13/2012

Algebra II:
Today students solved absolute value inequalities.

Assignment:
Do 1-5: 17-27 odds, 28-32 evens, 44-47, 54-56, 58-60, 68-69
Answers

Optional Helps:
o  On-line tutor: phschool.com, age-0105
o  On-line practice quiz: phschool.com, aga-0105
After today, we will have completed our first unit, so the C1 Test will be Tuesday.

I now have calculator batteries, four AAA’s for $2.
I also have my engraver if you’d like your name engraved in your calculator.

Statistics:
Today students reviewed C1.2 “Measuring Data” in preparation for a quiz next Tuesday.

Assignment:
Read page 42 (Summary)
Do 1.42-1.46, 1.48
Read pg. 45-54 for tomorrow.

Computer Lab B112 on Tuesday for various quizzes and assignments TBA.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Assignments for Wednesday, 9/12/2012

Algebra II:
Students tested their knowledge of equation solving today by taking their first quiz over sections 2-4 of Chapter 1.  Prior to, students solved equations containing absolute values (notes below).


Assignment:
Do 1-5: 3-9 odds, 10-15, 35-39 odds, 61, 67, 70, 74, 78-79

I now have calculator batteries.  $2 for four AAA’s.
I also have my engraver for engraving your name in your calculator.

Statistics:
Today we discussed errors in measurement, bias and random error, as well as how to improve reliability. 
Click below for the PowerPoint presentations shown in class.
Assignment:
o  Read pg. 34-39
o  Do pg. 39: 1.35-1.40

Last Friday I collected data using a survey on Moodle.  Here are the results.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Assignments for Tuesday, 9/11/2012

Algebra II:

Students are preparing for their first quiz tomorrow.  For solutions to the review packet we did in class today, see below.
Page 1

Page 2


Page 3
Page 4
Statistics:
Today we began talking about measuring data.

Assignment:
Read pg. 24-34
Do pg. 27:1.25-1.27, pg. 33:1.29-1.33
Answers

Monday, September 10, 2012

Assignments for Monday, 9/10/2012

Algebra II:
Today students solved and graphed inequalities with single, zero and infinite solutions (see example below).



Assignment
Do 1-4: 3-17odds, 18-24evens, 27, 31, 41, 44, 47, 50, 62, 64, 67
Answers 1-4

Optional helps:
On-line tutor: phschool.com, age-0103
On-line practice quiz: phschool.com, aga-0103

QUIZ on Wednesday over 1:2-4!

Statistics:
Today students took their first quiz over Chapter 1 Section 1 "Where Do Data Come From?"

Assignment
Read pg. 24-34



Friday, September 7, 2012

Assignments for Friday, 9/7/2012

Great first week in Algebra II and Statistics.  Thanks, students, for getting us started on a super year in math!

Algebra II:
Today we interpreted story problems to write and solve equations.

Assignment:
Do 1-3: 29-35, 48-54
Answers


Statistics:
Today students enrolled in my Statistics Moodle class and took a survey.

Assignment:
Review for Monday Quiz over section 1.1.
--> Read page 20 (Summary)
--> Do 1.18 (skip c) - 1.23
Answers

Here's my puppy.  His name is Percy!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Assignments for Thursday, 9/6/2012

Algebra II:
Today we reviewed the process of solving equations with variables on both sides, using the distributive property, and solving formulas and equations for one of its variables.

Assignment
Do 1-3: 2, 8, 10, 14, 16-28, 38, 40

Optional:
On-line tutor: phschool.com, age-0103
On-line practice quiz: phschool.com, aga-0103

Statistics:
Today we discussed the question "Where does data come from?"

Assignment:
Read Pg. 8-17
Do pg. 12:  1.7-1.9
Do pg. 17-18: 1.12-1.16

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Assignments for Wednesday, 9/5/2012

Great first day with ALL my math students today!  I predict an outstanding year with lots of math success!

Algebra II:
Class Intro and Syllabus Review
Today we reviewed basic Algebraic properties like Order of Operations, Distributive Property, and Combining Like Terms. Notes below:


Do Assignment 1-2: 4-5, 8, 15, 20, 32, 35-46, 48-50
Answers 1-2
On-line tutor: phschool.com, age-0102
On-line practice quiz: phschool.com, aga-0102

Statistics:
Class intro and syllabus review
What is Statistics Class going to be like?

Where does good data come from?
·      Read pg. 1-7
·      Do Assignment:
o  pg. 7: 1.1 - 1.4