Welcome to Algebra 2!
9/22–In Class–today we went over multiplying and dividing radicals. I did not work problems from the student book (there aren’t enough) but worked a lot of examples that mirror those in the book. After lecture, students took their quiz over complex fractions (remember–we quiz 2 weeks behind so that students have a lesson introduced, have the next week to answer questions and get help, then quiz over that material the week after) and added notes and problems to their IN.
We also went over how to use the graphing calculator to find LCM and GCD. Very helpful when finding common denominators and simplifying fractions.
Hwk is to follow the agenda. We will quiz next week on simplifying radicals and adding and subtracting radicals (last week’s lesson). If you need help, please let me know. I am happy to review with students before Tutorial on Tuesday mornings. Text or email me and I will let you in at 8 am.
9/15–In Class: We covered radicals–simplifying, adding and subtracting. I taught students the square root method. They have a notes sheet in their IN to follow and a handout that lists the perfect squares (1,4,9,16, etc).
Study Block–students quizzed and then worked more radical problems with the tutor.
Hwk–follow the agenda AND work the two worksheets on GC. The answers are included.
I am going to ask Ms Ramona if I can tutor students before class Thursday–I will review the radicals we just covered.
In class–we covered complex fractions. While doing so, we reviewed factoring b/c you have to factor before you can deal with the fraction. I have noticed some students really struggling, so please contact me if your student needs more help.
Study block–took quiz over factoring and then the Tutor worked with students that needed extra help on factoring and finding common denominators.
Hwk–follow agenda. Study for quiz of 5B1 front side.
In Class–we went over adding and subtracting rational expressions (fractions with letters on the bottom). We worked several problems from lesson 2A and lesson 5B-1.
Study block–students took their quiz and continued to work on hwk. Hwk is to follow the agenda. Upload work to GC.
In Class–we went over how to find a GCF and worked problems from 2A to apply the skill. Then we moved to lesson 5a-1 to work on factoring binomials (diff of 2 squares) and trinomials (box method). Hwk is to follow the agenda.
Study block–students took quiz 1, learned how to enter fractions on their calculators and worked on factoring trinomials.
In Class–we finished lesson 1 and lesson 3. Students should follow the agenda for hwk and check Google Classroom for what to upload.
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In Class–we followed the agenda and reviewed PEMDAS, zero and negative exponents and reviewed algebra 1 concepts and terminology. We also worked for a few minutes using our graphing calculators. Hwk is to follow the agenda. Please join our Google Classroom asap and upload your student profile. If you need me to walk you through how to upload the assignment, just call me or facetime me and I wall talk you thru it.
Study Block–students worked with Mr. Burgin on a domino activity for exponents and some ACT problems. Students should finish the problems in their red composition notebook.
HANDOUTS TO PRINT AND PLACE IN BINDER:
Fall Agenda 2020 **Our class location will be different. I will email that info before our class meets.**
Syllabus 2020 2021
Below are some helpful links:
Curriculum Sheet 20-21
Academic Calendar 20-21
Secondary Schedule 20-21