September 22nd, 2017

H Algebra II
Today was the unit 4A test.

Homework Friday 9/22: finish the unit 2 optional assignment by midnight tonight. The unit 3 optional assignment will be available over break and due by midnight on Sunday, October 8th.

H Algebra I
Today we looked at transformations of quadratics.
Notes – Quadratic Transformations (honors)

Homework Friday 9/22: Homework – Transformations and finish the HW – Factoring by MA Chart

AP Calculus
Today we worked on the 1st derivative test.
Notes – How Derivatives Affect the Shape of a Graph

Homework Friday 9/22: p.297-299, #5, 6, 53. and WS – First Derivative Test

September 21st, 2017

H Algebra II
Today was the review day for unit 4A.

Homework Thursday 9/21: finish the HAII – Unit 4A Review Guide. Remember the unit 2 optional assignment is also due tomorrow by midnight.

Answers: AK – HAII – Unit 4A Study Guide. Corrections: Part IVb should have an additional +1, so the final answer is 2x^3 – 24x^2 + 91x – 106.

H Algebra I
Today we started discussing quadratic functions with more factoring techniques and the characteristicsof their graphs.
Notes – Factoring Trinomials
Notes – Characteristics of Quadratics

Homework Thursday 9/21: HW – Factoring by MA Chart, #1-8. HW – Characteristics of Quadratic

AP Calculus
Today we discussed Rolle’s Theorem and the Mean Value Theorem.
Notes – Rolles and MVT-2mcsuun

Homework Thursday 9/21: p288-289, #2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23.

September 20th, 2017

H Algebra II
Today was your 2nd quiz for graphs of polynomial functions.

Homework Wednesday 9/20: Applications of Polynomials work. You also received the HAII – Unit 4A Review Guide
Answers: AK – HAII – Unit 4A Study Guide

Also, you have a decision to make about your unit test. It is scheduled for Friday, which is a pep rally day. As a result, the class will be shortened by 23 minutes, a substantial enough amount that it will cause problems for most of you.

You have 3 options:
1) You can take the non-calculator part of the test during the last 25 minutes of class tomorrow. We will have already gone over all of the quizzes/skills checks/homework and the non-calculator part is mostly stuff from the first quiz.
2) You can start the test when you get to class on Friday. I will be here by 8 and start tests as early as 8:05. That will give a full 90 minute block to complete the test.
3) You can try to finish the test in the 77 minutes. This is not recommended. If you cannot get to class until 8:20 because of buses, you should plan to start the test tomorrow.

Finally, the unit 2 optional assignment is due Friday by midnight. Remember, you must do the entire assignment first and then take the benchmark. The benchmark code for unit 2 is GUNEPODONE.

H Algebra I
Today was the unit 2B test.

Homework Wednesday 9/20: none.

AP Calculus
Today we started part B of unit 3 with a discussion of relative and absolute extrema.
Notes – Extreme Values

Homework Wednesday 9/20: p280-281, #3, 5, 31, 35, 39, 47, 49, 57.

September 19th, 2017

H Algebra II
Today we continued our work on transformations of polynomials by working on how the transformations would affect the characteristics of a graph.

Homework Tuesday 9/19: Finish the Transformations of Polynomials and Transformations Characteristics WS2. Study for tomorrow’s quiz that covers all topics from writing equations from a polynomial graph and on. Remember that the Unit 2 optional assignment is due by Friday at midnight.

Answers: AK – HW – Transformations of Polynomials-1b9ssze
AK – Polynomial Transformations 2
AK – HAII – Transformations from Graphs WS

H Algebra I
Today was the review day for unit 2B. You got your quizzes back and we went over all of the mistakes. Please go back and study from your mistakes.

Homework Tuesday 9/19: Study for the unit 2B test by completing the study guide and CHECKING YOUR ANSWERS! Unit 2B Review Sheet for Honors Algebra I

Answers: AK – GSE Algebra I – Unit 2B Review Sheet for the first 3 pages.
AK – HAI – Unit 2B Study Guide Part 2 for page 4.

AP Calculus
Today was your quiz on related rates.

Homework Tuesday 9/19: none.

September 18th, 2017

H Algebra II
Today we worked on transformations of polynomials, both of parent cubic and quartic functions and of more complex polynomials from their graphs. We will finish discussing tomorrow, but all of the examples are completed below.
Notes – Graphing Transformations of Polynomials day 1
Notes – Graphing Transformations of Polynomials day 2

Homework Monday 9/18: HW – Transformations from Graphs

H Algebra I
Today we finished the content for Unit 2B with a discussion of graphing systems of inequalities. Then, you took your 3rd and final quiz for this unit.

Homework Monday 9/18: Summer Job Task (revised)

Answers from Friday’s homework: AK – HW – Arithmetic Sequences

AP Calculus
Today was the review day for related rates.

Homework Monday 9/18: Finish the WS – Related Rates Review and study for tomorrow’s test.

Answers: WS – Related Rates Review ANSWERS

September 15th, 2017

H Algebra II
Today you had a quiz on graphing polynomials and their characteristics. At the end of class, we covered how to solve systems of polynomials graphically.
Notes – Solving Systems of Polynomials Graphically

Homework Friday 9/15: Solving Systems of Polynomials Graphically WS and HW – Function Symmetry Practice

H Algebra I
Today we finished discussing recursive rules for sequences. Then, we worked on writing inequalities from word problems.
Notes – Recursive Rules (honors)
Notes – Writing Inequalities (honors)

Homework Friday 9/15: Study for Monday’s quiz on arithmetic sequences and writing inequalities. Arithmetic Sequences WS2 and Writing Inequalities WS, front only. We will use 15 minutes of class time on Monday to do the back.

AP Calculus
Today we worked on the related rates groupwork. Many of you finished.

Homework Friday 9/15: Finish yesterday’s homework if you have not already.

September 14th, 2017

H Algebra II
Today we covered writing equations for polynomials from graphs and function symmetry.
Notes – Writing Polynomials from Graphs
Notes – Symmetry of Polynomial Functions

Homework Thursday 9/14: Finish the HW – Graphing Polynomials Practice 2 and HW – Writing Polynomials Practice.

H Algebra I
Today we started discussing arithmetic sequences with a discussion of closed/explicit rules for them. Then we started talking about how to write a recursive rule for the same sequence.
Notes – Arithmetic Sequences closed formulas (honors)

Homework Thursday 9/14: Arithmetic Sequences WS1, #1-18.

AP Calculus
Today I was gone for a magnet retreat, but you were working on your related rates classwork.

Homework Thursday 9/14: p. 248, #13-18, 21, 39.

September 13th, 2017

H Algebra II
Today we graphed polynomials from their factored form.
Notes – Polynomial Graphs

Homework Wednesday 9/13: 2 – Graphing Polynomial Functions. Also, start working on the 2nd practice, HW – Graphing Polynomials Practice 2 that is due Friday. Finally, your quiz has been moved to Friday. It covers the content that was taught Friday and today.

H Algebra I
Today we did a quick lesson on isolating a variable before we took our 2nd quiz of the unit.
Notes – Isolating a Variable

Homework Wednesday 9/13: Literal Equations from Word Problems WS

AP Calculus
Today we finished the related rates examples and started the classwork.
Notes – Related Rates day 2

Homework Wednesday 9/13: p. 248 # 13-18, 21, 39.

Answers: AK – Calc HW – p248

September 8th, 2017

H Algebra II
Today we started our unit on polynomial graphs with a discovery activity to find the relationship between their equations and their graphs.
Notes – Characteristics of Polynomial Graphs
AK – Exploring Polynomial Functions

Homework Friday 9/8: HW – Characteristics of Polynomials WS. Also, work on the Unit 2 optional assignment if you need the grade. The information is in yesterday’s post.

H Algebra I
Today we worked on writing harder systems of equations.
Notes – Writing Systems of Equations (honors)

Homework Friday 9/8: Solving Systems Word Problems (honors). Setup all 8 problems and solve the even ones. Also, study for Monday’s quiz. The skills check today should give you an idea of how much you need to study. It covers all of the subjects we’ve covered since domain and range. Finally, finish your comparing project. It needs to be emailed to me by Sunday night with both the original task and a worked answer key. All parts must be typed.

Answer Keys: AK – Function Transformations WS
AK – Comparing Linear Equations Task (2)
AK – Linear Characteristics
AK – Writing Linear Equations

AP Calculus
Today we started our unit on related rates.
Notes – Related Rates day 1

Homework Friday 9/8: p. 248 #3, 5, 11, 27, 28, 31.

September 7th, 2017

H Algebra II
Today was your unit 3 test.

Homework Thursday 9/7: none. If you want to do the unit 2 optional assignment, it is now available on usatestprep. Remember, you must do the entire assignment first and then take the benchmark. The benchmark code for unit 2 is GUNEPODONE. The assignment is due by 11:59pm on Friday, September 22nd.

H Algebra I
Today we started word problems that need a system of equations to solve.
Notes – Writing Simple Systems

Homework Thursday 9/7: Lucy Task. Also, finish your comparing project. It needs to be emailed to me by Sunday night with both the original task and a worked answer key. All parts must be typed.

AP Calculus
Today was your unit 2b test.

Homework Thursday 9/7: none.

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