August 15th, 2018

H Algebra II
Today we worked on factoring polynomial expressions including a new method for difference and sum of cubes.
Notes – Factoring Polynomials

Homework Wednesday 8/15: p. 109, #20-22, 27-30, 32-38. Also work on the practice problems from the Mixed Factoring Practice WS. We’ll do some for warm-up tomorrow.

H Algebra I
Today we started unit 2A with a review of 1 and 2-step equations and inequalities. We also went over algebraic properties and began to talk about how to use them in algebraic proofs.
Notes – 1 and 2 Step Equations and Inequalities
Notes – Algebraic Properties

Homework Wednesday 8/15: finish the GCF worksheet from yesterday and complete the Algebraic Properties Practice

AP Calculus AB
Today was the unit 1 test.

August 14th, 2018

H Algebra II
Today we covered binomial expansion using Pascal’s triangle. After, we began our discussion of polynomial factoring to reduce the amount we will have to cover tomorrow. That should give us more time for questions and practice.
Notes – Binomial Expansion

Homework Tuesday 8/14: p.94-95, #2-5, 9-12, 19, 20.

Also, the unit 1 optional assignment is now available on usatestprep. To get credit, you need to do the following things by midnight on June 3rd.
1. Create an account if you don’t have one. The schoolid is “wheeler” and the activation code is “newton74”.
2. Join my class. “Fall 2018 – H Algebra II”
3. Add the assignments when it asks you if you want to add all assignments. If it doesn’t ask you, email me and I’ll add them manually.
4. Complete the unit 1 assignment IN ITS ENTIRETY.
5. Take the unit 1 benchmark. The code is CABOBUBAYA. This is the grade that will go into the gradebook as a 50-point grade in unit 1.

H Algebra I
Today was the unit 1 test. After the test, we tried to start our discussion about factoring GCF but struggled because of technology. We will finish the notes tomorrow, but I do want you to attempt part of the practice tonight.
Notes – Factoring GCF

Homework Tuesday 8/14: GCF practice, the 12 problems on the front and the first 8 problems on the back.

AP Calculus AB
Today was the 2nd review day for the unit 1 test.

Homework Tuesday 8/14: Study for tomorrow’s test. You should focus on all topics covered in the notes and homework and use the review packet for practice. Focus on topics that made the least sense when covered in class. Add questions to the test questions document on the AP Calc page if you have them.

August 13th, 2018

H Algebra II
Today we started unit 2 with polynomial vocabulary and operations.
Notes – Classifying Polynomials and Polynomial Operations

Also, the unit 1 optional assignment is now available on usatestprep. To get credit, you need to do the following things.
1. Create an account if you don’t have one. The schoolid is “wheeler” and the activation code is “newton74”.
2. Join my class. “Fall 2018 – H Algebra II”
3. Add the assignments when it asks you if you want to add all assignments. If it doesn’t ask you, email me and I’ll add them manually.
4. Complete the unit 1 assignment IN ITS ENTIRETY.
5. Take the unit 1 benchmark. The code is CABOBUBAYA. This is the grade that will go into the gradebook as a 50-point grade in unit 1.

Homework Monday 8/13: pg 80 #23-31, 41-45; pg 88 #10, 22-25.

H Algebra I
Today was our review day for unit 1. You had the chance to recover some of the points that you lost on the last quiz. The test is tomorrow.

Homework Monday 8/13: finish the Unit 1 Review for Honors Algebra I-294yg3q and study for tomorrow’s test. This should include checking your answers to the study guide on the answer key below, reworking missed problems from quizzes and skills checks, and looking through your interactive notebook. The notebooks will be collected and graded, so make sure everything is glued in and labeled before tomorrow.

AK – HAI – Unit 1 Review

AP Calculus AB
Today was the 1st of two review days for the first unit test.

Homework Monday 8/13: work on the review packet. Focus on topics that made the least sense when covered in class. Add questions to the test questions document on the AP Calc page or bring them with you to class tomorrow.

August 10th, 2018

H Algebra II
Today was the unit 1 test.

Homework Friday 8/10: none

H Algebra I
Today we spent the first half of the class reviewing conversions by dimensional analysis. Then, you took your 2nd quiz.

Homework Friday 8/10: finish the Take Home Assignment – Leaky Faucet & Yogurt Task that is DUE MONDAY. It is being graded entirely for accuracy, so make sure you show all your work and check your answers.

You also received the Unit 1 Review for Honors Algebra I-294yg3q. You will have some time to work on it in class on Monday for Tuesday’s test, but you should go ahead and start working on it. The answers are below.
AK – HAI – Unit 1 Review

AP Calculus AB
Today was the last topic of unit 1. We covered the Calculus definition of vertical and horizontal asymptotes.
Notes – Limits at Infinity and Asymptotes

Homework Friday 8/10: p.140-142, #1, 3, 7, 9, 15, 19, 21, 29, 31, 32, 45, 47. Also, do p.1 of the review packet on sketching a graph from limits.
Last night’s homework answers: AK – Calc HW – p129

August 9th, 2018

H Algebra II
Today was the review day for unit 1.

Homework Thursday 8/9: study for the unit 1 test by completing the study guide (p.6-9 of the homework packet) and reworking missed problems from the homework and review packet. Answers are below.

AK – H Algebra II Review Packet – Fall 2017
AK – Simplifying Rational Exponents Practice
AK – HAII – Unit 1 Review

H Algebra I
Today we finished the last topic of unit 1: rate conversions.
Notes – Rate Conversions (honors)

Homework Thursday 8/9: Practice – Advanced Unit and Rate Conversions and study for tomorrow’s quiz. It will cover unit and rate conversions and applications of polynomials.

AP Calculus AB
Today was the second day we spent talking about continuity. We focused on the intermediate value theorem.
Notes – Continuity Day 2 – IVT

Homework Thursday 8/9: p.129, #49-52. You will need to use your graphing calculator to find integers for your intervals when it doesn’t give you an interval. The answer key from last night’s assignment is below.

AK – Calc HW – p127-129

August 8th, 2018

H Algebra II
Today we covered the last topic of unit 1: rational exponents.
Notes – Rational Exponents

Homework Wednesday 8/8: finish page 4 and 5 of the homework packet. WS – Rational Exponents Practice

H Algebra I
Today was your 1st quiz. We started covering the last topic of unit 1: unit conversions by dimensional analysis.
Notes – Dimensional Analysis

Homework Wednesday 8/8: Unit Conversions Practice 1-2he4ug3

AP Calculus AB
Today we began our discussion of continuity.
Notes – Continuity Day 1

Homework Wednesday 8/8: p. 127-129 #3 (also state type of discontinuity), 5, 7, 18, 20, 23, 41, 43, 45, 46.

August 7th, 2018

H Algebra II
Today we reviewed the last of the topics on quadratics: graphing.
Notes – Graphing Quadratics and their Characteristics

Homework Tuesday 8/7: Finish the Review Packet – Quadratics Review. It is due tomorrow at the beginning of class and will not be accepted late. Also, do part VII of page 3 of the homework packet.

H Algebra I
Today we covered multiplying polynomial expressions and applications of polynomial and radical expressions.
Notes – Multiplying Polynomials – Honors
Notes – Applications of Expressions – Honors

Homework Tuesday 8/7: Applications of Multiplying Polynomials WS1

AP Calculus AB
Today was the groupwork for limits and limit laws.

Homework Tuesday 8/7: p.107-108, #35, 37, 38, 43, 49 and finish the limits worksheet.
Last night’s answers: AK – Calc HW – p106-107

August 6th, 2018

H Algebra II
Today we reviewed solving quadratic inequalities.
Notes – Solving Quadratics with Imaginary Numbers

Homework Monday 8/6: Part V and VI of p.3 of the homework packet. WS – Quadratic Functions Practice. The review packet is due Wednesday. You should now be able to complete the first 20 problems.

H Algebra I
Today we finished simplifying and multiplying radicals. We also worked on adding and subtracting radical and polynomial expressions.
Notes – Simplifying and Multiplying Radicals
Notes – Adding and Subtracting Radicals and Polynomials

Homework Monday 8/6: Adding and Subtracting Polynomials Practice and
Adding and Subtracting Radicals Practice

AP Calculus AB
Today we began working on evaluating limits using algebraic means.
Notes – Calculating Limits using Limit Laws

Homework Monday 8/6: p.106-107, #1, 2, 3, 5, 9 (do not justify), 11-17 (odd), 21-27 (odd)
WS – Limits 2.2, 2.3

August 3rd, 2018

H Algebra II
Today we looked at our 4 methods for solving quadratic equations. Remember that you will be responsible to show mastery of all 4 methods on the test.
Notes – Solving Quadratics with Imaginary Numbers

Homework Friday 8/3: p.3 of the homework packet, parts I-IV. WS – Quadratic Functions Practice
You should also be able to do problems 1-17 on the review packet with confidence. Remember that it is due next Wednesday.
AK – HW – HAII Quadratic Functions

H Algebra I
Today we looked at operations with rational and irrational numbers and began simplifying radical expressions. I know we had to rush through the radicals, but look through the notes and attempt the problems. We will go over it Monday.
Notes – Rational and Irrational Operations
Notes – Simplifying and Multiplying Radicals

Homework Friday 8/3: 3 – Homework – Rational and Irrational Operations WS (ALL) and Radical Operations WS 1 (#1-20)

AP Calculus AB
Today we started looking at limits from graphs. We will extend this concept on Monday to looking at ways we can evaluate limits algebraically.
Notes – The Limit of a Function

Homework Friday 8/3: p.96, #3-21 (odd), 31-37 (odd), 38.

August 2nd, 2018

H Algebra II
Today we extended our understanding of imaginary numbers to complex numbers and their operations.
Notes – Complex Numbers

Homework Thursday 8/2: page 2 of the homework packet. Complex Numbers Homework Also, start working on problems 1-10 of the review packet. These are factoring problems that you should already know how to do. If you need any review, see the Honors Algebra II review page on my blog for videos and notes.
AK – HAII – Complex Numbers

H Algebra I
Today we began unit 1 with a discussion of vocabulary used to describe algebraic expressions.
Notes – Algebraic Expressions Vocabulary

Homework Thursday 8/2: Writing an Expression HW

AP Calculus AB
Today we began the Calculus content with a discussion of average vs instantaneous rate of change.
Notes – Intro to Instantaneous Rate of Change

Homework Thursday 8/2: p.86, #1, 5, 7, 8 and WS – Exploration 1 IROC

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