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1/19 In Class: students turned in their test corrections and hwk from previous week. We then covered a lesson not in the book (relevant to Alg 2 and ACT prep). We talked about functions, vertical line tests, concept mapping, ordered pairs, 8 types of functions, the graphs of the 8 types of functions, and domain and range.
I handed out a notes sheet that we filled out in class together (guided notes), a handout on the 8 types of functions, and take home worksheets for hwk. We worked at least one or two problems per worksheet, too. In addition, I called on members of the class throughout the class time to work parts of the problems. Each student did a great job.
Hwk–follow the agenda.
1/12 In Class– students started the class by taking their exam. I allowed them as much time as necessary and planned for us to review lesson 14 (mark up and discount) with the remaining time.
Ms. Kim made exam copies so that students can make corrections at home and turn in next week. I will grade them today and email suggested test corrections to each student individually. Partial credit will be added back to the exam for each corrected problem. Work must be shown to receive credit (with the exception of the problems that specify calc use or the imaginary number problems that are applicable).
Hwk–follow the agenda.
1/5 Welcome back! We had a full day in class. We went over Lesson 13 on discriminants, talked about solving quadratics by the most efficient method, worked all of lesson 13A, learned how to find solutions/roots/zeros/x-intecepts (all the same thing) on the graphing calculator, turned in Lesson 12B for grading, and reviewed for Test 2.
For the test, students are allowed to make a 3″ x 5″ notecard with the following: sum of cubes formula, difference of cubes formula, Pascal’s triangle, steps to completing the square. They are also allowed to have the notes they took on graphing calculator steps. There should not be examples on the notecard or notes sheet.
Hwk–continue to study for Test 2 (handed out the study guide before Christmas break) and complete Lesson 13B,C and the graphing calculator worksheet. Part of their reviewing for the test is to work quadratic problems by factoring, square root method, completing the square, and quadratic formula. The graphing calculator worksheet can be used for test review and calculator review. Lesson 13C, I believe, is a systematic review sheet so it too will be a good test review.
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Algebra II List 22-23 Curriculum sheet