Lezlie Haynes

11/19   In class–we followed the adjusted agenda mentioned below.  We reviewed completing the square and how it leads to Lesson 12/13–Quadratic Formula.  We worked several problems in class from lesson 12 worksheets.  Hwk is to follow the agenda.

Study Block–students were to rework problems on the exam that they missed the first time.  Then, when/if they finished that, they began work on a practice ACT exam.

11/12   Since we missed today, I will have to make adjustments to the next 3 or so class days.

Agenda Adjusted due to SNOW DAY

11/12   “Snow” Day

            Turn in—Quadratic Equations packet to Ms Kim on THURSDAY 11/14

            Quiz—Solving Quad Eq by factoring and square root method Take Home Get on 11/14 Thursday

            Lesson—Lesson 11 (completing the square)

                        Watch the video(s) sent via email and take notes!  The first one is about 30 minutes long.  Watch the video, take notes, attempt the hwk.  If you still need more instruction, watch the second video.  You can also come in Thursday and Tuesday before Tutorial for tutoring.

            Hwk—lesson practice 11A, 11B, Quad Eq Test (factoring and square root method) and Take Home Quiz

11/14—come by my room D204 before 8:30 and D203 after 12:15 pm to turn in your hwk!!!   

11/19   Lesson 12 & Lesson 13

            Turn in—Quad Eq Test, Take Home Quiz

            Return—Quadratic Eq packet

            In class—review Completing Square, quadratic formula, discriminant, types of solutions,

                        number of solutions

            Study Block—Retake Test and /or practice ACT


·         12C,D (1-10, 17-20), 13C,E (1-11, 17-20)

11/26   Thanksgiving Break


11/5     In class–we went over how to solve quadratic equations by factoring and square root method.  I handed out a worksheet packet (with answers) for hwk.  Hwk–follow the agenda.  This material is review.  Next week we start new content.


10/29–In class–students took exam 1 then went over test questions afterwards with Ms. Dula.  Hwk is to follow agenda.  Students will retest to correct problems missed on the test.  Any tests not retaken before 11/12 will be taken on 11/12 during class.

10/22–In class–we went over lesson 14 on percents and learned how to work % problems using the box method.  We applied this to increase and decrease percent problems, too.  Hwk is to follow the agenda and study for the test next week.  Students were given a study guide and an answer key a few weeks ago.

The students will have 80 minutes to complete the exam, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 9:50 am.  If a student would like more time, he or she can come in and begin the exam at 8 am in D220 with Ms. Dula.
Don’t forget–the test will be comprised of problems just like the ones on the study guide AND the formulas you have been studying with Ms. Dula.


Before Class:  I (Ms Lezlie) tutored students by working conjugate problems with radicals and imaginary numbers.
In Class:  We covered Lesson 9 on perfect square trinomials and binomials that are cubed.  We worked most of Lesson Sheet 9A, too.  Hwk is to follow the agenda.  Continue to study for exam in two weeks.
Study Block:  Students went over formulas, took Quiz 8 and reviewed for the upcoming exam.

10/8    Before Tutorial–Ms. Dula was available to tutor/requiz.  Our morning tutoring numbers are shrinking…take advantage of this free tutoring time.

In class–we covered lesson 8 on conjugates and completed most of Lesson Sheet A.

Hwk–follow the agenda.  Prep for Lesson Quiz 8–questions come directly from your lesson sheets.  Do the homework, rework the problems to prepare.  The quiz will not have ‘review’ questions, only questions on the current lesson.

10/1     Before Tutorial–Ms. Dula was available to tutor students and give students quiz retakes.

In class–we covered lesson 7 on imaginary numbers.

Hwk–Follow the agenda.  Prepare for Quiz 7 over the notes and problems from the lesson sheets.  Remember, the questions on the quizzes come directly from your lesson sheets!

9/24    Before Tutorial–Ms. Dula tutored students and administered some make up factoring quizzes.  Only about 5 or so came for early tutoring.

In class–we covered the next lesson, 6, on fractional exponents.  We worked a lot of the problems from Lesson 6B.

Hwk–follow the agenda.  Prepare for Quiz on Lesson 6 next week.  You may come in for help Thursday before Tutorial with me or Tuesday before Tutorial with either myself or Ms. Dula.

Again, if you want to retake a quiz (which is what I want every student to do every time until mastery is achieved) please let me know in advance so that I can have the quizzes made, printed and ready.

ACT–students have Practice Test A that can be used for practice.  We learned a new method today called PITA that students need to practice at home.


9/17  Before Tutorial–Ms. Dula worked with students on prior quiz questions.

In class–we went over the rest of Lesson 5:  Complex fractions.  I worked several problems from the lesson sheet B1 (or B2) and reworked a lot of the examples in the textbook.  Students are to finish Lessons 2,5 and Test 2 at home for hwk.
Hwk–follow the agenda.  You will quiz over Lesson 5B1 and 5B2 content in class next week. Remember, the questions on the quizzes are directly from the lesson sheets.  If you complete the lesson sheets and work and rework those problems, then you have worked the quiz problems in advance.
Students that want to retake quizzes should do so before or after Tutorial.  We will not take them in class (retakes).  Don’t settle for low scores–strive for mastery of the material.  Quiz and requiz until you understand the material.  The grade book will show all quiz scores, but the only score you used for your class grade will be the highest grade on that quiz.
ACT–we worked on using the GC to work quadratic equations.

Before Tutorial:  Ms. Dula went over simplifying radicals.

Lecture:  I handed out a notes sheet for Lesson 2 and Lesson 5 on Rational expressions and Complex Fractions.  Ms. Kim returned prior work and we handed out Test 5A on factoring.  Students turned in Lesson Sheet 5A-1 and Test 4.  I then went over how to factor using the BOX method and worked problems from Lesson Sheet 5B-1 and Lesson 2.

Study Block:  Students took the retake Radical quiz and the factoring quiz.  I think they went over their formulas and worked problems until class ended.

Hwk–follow the agenda for hwk except complete Test 5A instead of Test 2. We still need some work to finish Rational Expressions and Mod 5.



9/3–In class, we reviewed some more on exponents, then finished factoring review and started simplifying rational expressions (which applies the factoring).  We did not finish the lesson on rational expressions, so we will work on it more next week.

I did NOT take up a lesson sheet from Mod 5 since we had to finish reviewing factoring today.  I forgot to take up Test Lesson 4.  My bad.  And, we took Quiz 4 today so it was NOT returned in class.  
  • 9/3
    • In Class–finished factoring review and part of lesson 2 on rational expressions
    • Hwk—2C, 2D, 2E, 3D (15,16), 3E (15,16), 4C (16), 4D (16), finish lesson 5 worksheets
  • 9/10
    • Turn in–Worksheet Lesson 5 (tbd), Lesson 4 Test
    • Return–Quiz 1/3 Retake #3, Quiz 4
    • In Class–Finish Lesson 2, 5B1 and 5B2 if possible
    • Handout–Rational Expression Handout, Test 5A
    • Quiz–Factoring
    • Study Block—Quiz Factoring, review formulas, work 3 Solver problems, work on hwk
    • Hwk–finish lesson 2 from last week, 5B1, 5B2, 5C (11-14,20), Test Factoring
Student grades on the last retake of exponent quiz improved, but we cannot spend any more class time reviewing this concept.  Students MUST master exponents so I would suggest watching Youtube videos (Khan Academy, The Organic Chemistry guy,etc).  Student grades on radicals (quiz 4) were very poor.  We will requiz on Radicals next week.  Students should plan to come early Tuesday for Tutoring from Ms. Dula as she will be reviewing Radicals.
I will email each student/parent individually with the Quiz 4 results and a picture of their quiz so that it can be corrected and used for study.

8/27–In class–we began to review factoring expressions.  We did not make it all the way through the lesson-we did not solve equations by factoring.  We went over how to factor out the GCF and then the 3 types of factoring problems they will see: binomial (difference of two squares), trinomial and polynomial with 4 terms.

Study Block–students continued to work on factoring.  Ms. Jenna had students come to the white board to work problems.  Students also took the make up quiz for Quiz 1/3.  Students did NOT take Quiz Mod 4 on radicals today so I am going to have them take it next week.

8/20–In class–we covered lesson 4 (mostly) on radicals. I worked several problems from lesson 4B.  Hwk is to follow the agenda.

Study Session–Students met Miss Dula, took quiz 1 & 3, worked on homework and with the tutor.  They also should have 3 new formulas to begin to memorize.
Please make sure that your student is studying the math formulas every week.
ACT–we discussed how to set a realistic goal, what to do to get that score, how the subscores work together, and the need to go to potential college websites and find out the entrance requirements and general scholarship requirements and how ACT ties into them both.


8/13–In class, we followed the agenda. We covered/reviewed exponent rules and scientific notation.  We worked most of the problems from Lesson 1A and Lesson 3A.  Students then had time in class to work on homework and ask for help.  We began our formula memorization today, too.  Students will be required to memorize math formulas that are helpful on the ACT.  We will review these every week in class and add 2 – 3 per class.  Students will be familiar with, and should know, most of these formulas.

I also handed out several notes sheets for students to use as review and reinforcement.  Reviewing these and knowing the terms will help on the ACT for sure.

Lastly, we started the day with an overview of how the classes would work and began to discuss the ACT–what is it, what does it cover, why is it important, when we will take it, who needs to take it, etc.  They have a handout that they need to complete for ACT homework.  And, so hwk is to complete the ACT handout and follow the agenda.  Call/text or email if you need help.  Tutor will be available starting next week from 8 am- 8:25 am in D220.

Agenda Fall



First Class:  Tuesday, August 13 at 8:30 am.  Meet in D220 and bring your homework (summer packet).