AP Calculus — Week of 8/14 – 8/18

A Day/B Day (Monday /Tuesday) – We will cover continuity.  Assignment from book.  Quiz announced on Wed/Thur.  Reminder that the problem set is due on Wed/Thur.

A Day/B Day (Wednesday/Thursday) – Quiz over visual/numeric/algebraic limits and continuity.  Problem sets are due.

A Day/B Day (Friday/Monday) – Go over quizzes.  New Topic – Rates of Change and Tangent Lines.  This is not on the unit test.

A Day/B Day (Tuesday/Wednesday) – Chapter 2 Test (Limits and Continuity)–NO Calculators.

Acc PreCalculus – Week of 8/14 – 8/18

This week we continue with conic sections.  On Monday we finish up ellipses.  Tuesday we will have a short quiz covering ellipses and we will cover hyperbolas.  Wednesday will be spent reviewing and firming up concepts on ellipses and hyperbolas.  On Thursday we will have a short quiz on hyperbolas and cover parabolas.  On Friday we will solve systems of equations involving conic sections.  It appears our Unit test will be on Tuesday August 22nd.

Welcome to the 2017/2018 School Year

I would like to welcome all students and parents to the blog for the 2017/18 school year.

We have finished week one and all went very well.

Accelerated PreCalculus students began a unit on matrices that will conclude this week with a unit test on Thursday.  This is one of the more straight forward units and gives students a chance to get off to a good start.

AP Calculus students began the year learning how to determine limits visually.  Today we had a quiz over the material.  Next up we will be finding limits algebraically.  After limits we will begin to look at continuity of functions.

As a school we are going to be moving towards a new blog site.  I will update students once I have it set up for my classes.

Acc PreCalculus – Week of 4/24 – 4/28

We spent last week working on vectors.  The unit test on vectors will be tomorrow  Monday April 24th.  The rest of the week we will be spent working on series and sequences.  We will cover arithmetic and geometric sequences, as well as, other series and sequences.  We will cover notation, factorials and basic probability.

Honors Algebra 2 – Week of 4/24 – 4/28

Last week we started a new unit that covers Exponential and Logarithmic functions.  We covered exponential functions on Wednesday through Friday of last week.  This week we will begin focusing on logarithms.  We will start with logarithm basics, then move into properties, graphing and analyzing, solving equations and finally application problems.  It currently appears as though the unit test will be Tuesday May 2nd.

Honors Alg 2 – Week of 4/17 – 4/21

This week we finish up our unit on Rational Functions.  Monday we will review and go over Friday’s quizzes.  On Tuesday we will have a test covering graphing and analyzing rational functions and solving rational inequalities.  Wednesday we will begin a unit on Logarithmic and Exponential functions.  We will spend Wednesday through Friday on the basics of logarithms.

Honors Alg 2 – Week of 4/10 – 4/14

This week we will focus on the second half of Rational functions.  We will graph and analyze rational functions as well as solve rational inequalities.  On Friday we will have a quiz covering these topics and on Tuesday April 18 we will follow with a test covering the last of the Rational functions unit.

Honors Alg 2 – Week of 3/27 – 3/31

This week we continue with a unit on rational equations and expressions.  Students spent last week performing operations and simplifying rational expressions.  This week we will move into solving rational equations and inequalities.  We will have a quiz on Tuesday covering simplifying and operations.  We will have a test on Friday that will include operations, simplifying and solving.