9/17 Before Tutorial–Ms. Dula worked with students on prior quiz questions.
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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
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.
8/20–In class–we covered lesson 4 (mostly) on radicals. I worked several problems from lesson 4B. Hwk is to follow the agenda.
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.
First Class: Tuesday, August 13 at 8:30 am. Meet in D220 and bring your homework (summer packet).