Welcome to Algebra 2
Instructor: Ed Wheeler, Ed.D.
Assignment for November 28th
Prepare worsheet 11B and 11C for turn-in. Also begin reviewing the material in Lessons 12 and 13. These will be the last lessons covered before the Christmas break. Keep in mind that there will be a midterm test the last class meeting before the break, December 12th.
Assingment for November 14th
Tests will be returned from last week. There will be a quiz covering Pascal’s triangle and the Binomial theorem. Also prepare worksheet 11B for turn-in.
Assignment for November 7th
Finish the worksheet handed out in class last Tuesday (Binomial theorem). Test over lessons 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Assignment for October 31st
Prepare worksheets 9B and 9C for turn-in. Don’t forget that you should work each sheet in every Lesson not just those you are to turn-in!
Assignment for October 24th
Last week’s test will be returned and reviewed. Worksheet 8C is to be turned in for grading. We will be discussing Pascal’s Triangle, Lesson 9.
Assignment for October 17th
TEST over Lessons 1, 2, 4, 5, 6. Remember to bring the worksheets assigned last week, 7B and 7C to turn in this week.
Assignment for October 10th
Worksheets 7B and 7C will be taken up for grading.
Assignment for October 3rd
Bring your signed progress report to class. After I have made a copy, I will return it to you. Worksheets 6D and 6E will be taken up.
Assignment for September 24th
Finish the worksheet covering algebraic fractions handed out in class. This material is in section six of the text.
Dont’ forget that you should be working ALL worksheets from an assigned section, not just those which are assigned for turn in.
A progress report will be sent home this week. I want it signed and returned on October 3rd.
Assignment for September 19th
Prepare worksheets 5C and 5D for turn in.
Assignment for September 12th
Prepare worksheets 3B (problems 13, 14, 15, and 16), 3C (problems 9 – 20), and 4A for turn in.
Assignment for September 5th
Prepare worksheets 2A and 2C (expect problem 16) for turn-in.
Assignment for August 29th
Prepare worksheets 1B and 1E (except problems 12 and 14) for turn-in.
Welcome! I am looking forward to our year together in Algebra II. My name is Dr. Ed Wheeler. I am married, to Mrs. Ellen who works here at Faith, and have one daughter – a sophomore at USJ. Typically you will find me on the campus of UT Martin where I am a Professor of Engineering. This is my third year to teach at the tutorial and I thoroughly enjoy the experience. For this class, bring a good attitude, willingness to work hard and curiosity.
We will be using the Math-U-See curriculum which includes a Student Text and a Test Book. Please bring the Student Text with you to class every Tuesday. Generally we will go straight through the topics, although we will add a few things here and there that are not in the text. Bring the Test Book the first day of class; I will take them up and keep them during the year, distributing pages as necessary.
In order to succeed, do all your homework. Keep current with homework so you will not get behind! I strongly suggest that you work all pages, not just those assigned to be turned in for grading. Doing a homework page daily as repetition is a key to learning!
Each week I will discuss the topic of the homework for the following week. I will answer any remaining questions concerning the previous week’s topic.
In preparation for the first day of class, please download, print, and work the Algebra I review below. It is rather lengthy so start early! We will review material the first week of class and finish up the review the second week. You should also brush up on you multiplication, division and radical facts…..for example 4 • 8 = 32, 9 ÷ 3 = 3, and √16 = 4. (Multiplication up to 15)
I look forward to meeting each of you on August 15th.