### Exam Week Schedule, 10/29 - 11/2/2012

__Algebra II:__M – C3 Test Review

__Statistics:__

M – C3 Test Review

T – C3 Test, Exam Review

W – Exam Review

Th – Mid-Semester Exams (1st, 2nd, 3rd hours)

F – Mid-Semester Exams (4th, 5th, 6th hours)

M – C3 Take-Home Test Due, Experiment Project, Exam Review

Th – Mid-semester Exam

F – Experiment Project Due

Do C3:1-2 review sheet.

Notes 3-3: Solving Systems of Inequalities

Do 3-3: 6-16 evens, 17, 20, 23, 30-40 evens, 57-58, 60

Optional helps:

· On-line tutor: phschool.com, age-0303

· On-line practice quiz: phschool.com, aga-0303

F – Quiz 3:1-2

M – C3 Test Review

T – C3 Test, exam review

W – exam review

Th – mid-semester exams (1,2,3)

F – mid-semester exams (4,5,6)

Students learned about the ethical issues surrounding human experimentation and discussed their beliefs related to various scenarios.

· Read pg. 174-182

· Do pg. 180: 3.44, 3.47

· pg. 184: 3.49-3.52

F – 3-3 Data Ethics (cont’d), C3 Take-home Test

M – Test Due, Experiment Project

T – Experiment Project

W – Experiment Project

Th – Mid-semester Exam

F – Experiment Project Due

Today we applied the substitution and elimination methods of solving systems of equations to story problems.

· Story Problem Worksheet

· Complete story problems in 3-2 assignments that you were unable to complete previously.

Optional helps:

· On-line tutor: phschool.com, age-0303

· On-line practice quiz: phschool.com, aga-0303

Notes 3-2: From "Experiments in the Real World" we learned how to apply to methods of block design.

Read pg. 164-171

Do pg. 168: 3.32-3.35

pg. 171: 3.36-3.39, 3.42-3.43

My dog Percy after his bath!

Today we reviewed the second method of solving systems of equation which is

Do 3-2:1-9, 12-17, 61, 73, 77, 79, 81

Today students learned statistical significance of experiments and when to use observational studies instead of experiments.

• Read pg. 144-150

• Do pg. 147: 3.11 – 3.14

• Do pg. 150: 3.15-3.21

Students used class time today to prepare for their Chapter 2 test tomorrow.

Those students who'd like extra credit may take a practice test and e-mail it to me (or print and turn it in) before the test.

www.phschool.com, code aga-0252

Students used class time today to work on their Sample Survey project and to prepare for their Chapter 2 test tomorrow.

The due date and time for the Sample Survey project has been extended to Tuesday, 10/16, at midnight, to allow students to finish up last minute details after their test or after school tomorrow.

Let me begin with an apology for my dearth of blogging this week. Advising the Juniors and Freshman classes for Homecoming totally killed me, what with building and tearing down two floats. But, Homecoming is over and we're all back at it!

Fun Pens help make math MORE FUN!

Students finished their study of chapter two covering linear and absolute value equations. The Chapter 2 test is scheduled for Tuesday. Those students wishing extra credit may take a practice test and e-mail it to me (or print and turn it in) before the test.

--> www.phschool.com, code aga-0252

Students also took their first ACT practice test this week. The objective was to give everyone a first glimpse of what the test is like: designed not to be finished with easy questions first and getting harder through the end, requiring lots of concentration and mental effort, requiring recall of geometry and other math from years past, etc. Now that students know what to expect, we'll be working on test-taking techniques and refreshing of past-learned-math-knowledge.

Students finished their study of chapter two covering sampling and surveys. The Chapter 2 test is scheduled for Tuesday. Students also created and administered a sample survey. A summary report detailing their process and results is due Tuesday.

Students worked in groups to revise their quizzes from yesterday.

No assignments, enjoy Homecoming weekend.

Students evaluated their knowledge of functions, linear equations, direct variation, and using linear regression to model real life problems by taking a 9 question

· No Assignment (it’s Homecoming week after all!)

Students evaluated their knowledge of sampling and surveys with 8 questions worth of quizzes.

· No Assignment (it’s Homecoming week after all!)

-->optional practice: phschool.com, code aga-0201, -0202, -0203, -0204

Quiz 2:1-4 Thursday

Feature Presentation (cont’d) “Freakonomics”

We also watched Steven Levitt (author of Freakonomics) speak about at a Ted conference.

-->Please listen for statistical vocabulary, definitions and ideas related to real life examples presented in the film. Expect to see a quiz question or two!

· 2-1, 2-2, 2-3 plus Vocabulary, plus movie

Today students explored the creation and application of linear models to real world examples by analyzing data from real-life problems to determine correlation, create a line of best fit, and use the line of best fit to make a prediction.

Check out these Bumble Bees!

Speaking of Bumble Bees, here's a real life problem that we can model using linear equations.

-->2-4:12-13, 21, 26 (challenge)

-->optional practice: phschool.com, code aga-0204

Quiz 2:1-4 Thursday

Feature Presentation (cont’d) “Freakonomics”

-->Please listen for statistical vocabulary, definitions and ideas related to real life examples presented in the film. Expect to see a quiz question or two!

· 2-1, 2-2, 2-3 plus Vocabulary plus movie