Friday, February 28, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula Assessment Key (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess).

  2. Complete the Pre-Assessment over the Common Assessment: Solving Quadratic Equations on the Moodle.

  3. Sketch graphs of these two problems. Feel free to use Desmos to check them after you've sketched them.




  4. Due by Tuesday: Write an email to your parents (and copy me on it). Conferences are coming up next week and it's important for you to reflect on how you are doing.


    I want you to spend some time thinking about what you want your parents to know about this class and how you are doing. Here are some questions for you to think about and respond to:


    * What's going well for you?
    * What's challenging for you?
    * What could I do as your teacher that would help you be more successful?
    * What could you do as a student that would help you be more successful?
    * Is there anything your parents can do to help you be more successful?
    * How are you doing emotionally?
    * Is there anything else you think your parents should know about this class or about how you are doing in this class?


    Please be thoughtful and specific in your responses, and please don't wait until the last minute, as I want you to put some real thought into this. The more you put into it, the more valuable it will be for you, me and your parents. Thanks.

  5. Don't forget Braingenie for more practice.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).
Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Prepare for the Quadratic Formula Assessment on Friday.

  2. Don't forget Braingenie for more practice.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Assessment Key (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess).

  2. Memorize the Quadratic Formula. Don't tell me you can't.

  3. Complete the Quadratic Formula Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

  4. Optional (but highly recommended): Watch this video. And this video.

  5. Optional (but recommended): Watch this video.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Prepare for the Completing the Square Assessment tomorrow.

  2. Watch and complete the Solving Quadratic Equations by Using the Quadratic Formula video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

  3. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.

  4. Start memorizing the Quadratic Formula.

  5. Don't forget Braingenie for more practice.

  6. I will not be available tomorrow (Tuesday, February 25th) during second period or the first part of third.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Friday, February 21, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).
Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Check the portal to see how you did on the Common Assessment.
  2. Complete the Solving Quadratic Equations by Completing the Square Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.
  3. Optional (but recommended): Watch this video.

  4. Don't forget Braingenie for more practice.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Graphing ax^2 + bx + c Assessment Key (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).
Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess).

  2. Prepare for the Common Assessment over Multiplying and Factoring Polynomials on Friday.

  3. Optional (but recommended): Watch this video.


Ask yourself: Is what I am currently doing working?

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Prepare for the Graphing ax2 + bx + c assessment tomorrow.
  2. Complete the Multiplying and Factoring Polynomials Common Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

Note: I am not available periods 2, 4 and 5 or after school on Wednesday, or 6th or after school on Thursday.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday, February 14, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Complete problems #1, 2 and 9 on the worksheet. (Use Desmos to help you check.)
  2. Complete the Graphing ax2 + bx + c Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Solving Quadratic Equations by Factoring Assessment Key (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.
  2. Finish #5 on the worksheet we started in class. Try #6.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).
Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Prepare for the Solving by Factoring assessment tomorrow.

  2. Optional (but recommended): Watch this video.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Special Products and Factors Assessment Key (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.

  2. Complete the Solving by Factoring Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

  3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.
    If you don't want to try Braingenie, here is some 
    additional practice for various operations with Polynomials (including some we haven't covered yet).

Friday, February 7, 2014

Friday, February 7, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).


Your homework for tonight is:

  1. Prepare for Special Products and Factors Assessment on Monday.
  2. See the moodle for instructions on completing at least 3 problems in Braingenie.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Factoring ax^2 + bx + c Assessment Key (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:

  1. Check the portal for the results of your assessment and make a plan for retake (if necessary), including making an appointment online. You have to score at least a 4.5 out of 5 to be considered proficient. If you score less than a 4.5, then you'll need to come in and re-assess. (If you score a 4.5, you can also choose to come in and re-assess to try to get the 5 - I highly encourage that, but don't require it). If you score below a 3.5, then it will show in the grade book as "missing" (which counts like a 0) until you come in and re-assess at least one time. (It's really important to master these skills as we go along, which is why I put it as missing to make sure you come in and re-assess.

  2. Complete the Special Products and Factors Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

  3. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.

    If you don't want to try Braingenie, here is some 
    additional practice for various operations with Polynomials (including some we haven't covered yet).

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Opener (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:

  1. Watch and complete the Special Products and Factors video. As you watch it, please make sure you follow the directions/recommendations for how to watch and complete it. This should probably take about 20 minutes total, so plan accordingly.

  2. After you've completed watching the video, including working out the self-check problems in your notebook, then make sure you login to the Moodle and complete the free-response summary (sample) and submit your self-check answers (just the answers, you only need to show the work in your notebook). Please make a note of any questions you may still have and come to class ready to ask them and/or figure them out with your classmates.
  3. Prepare for the Factoring ax2 + bx + c assessment tomorrow.

  4. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.


    If you don't want to try Braingenie, here is some additional practice for various operations with Polynomials (including some we haven't covered yet).

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday, February 3, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).


Your homework for tonight is:

  1. Complete the Factoring ax2 + bx + c Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

  2. You can always head over to Braingenie for more practice.



    If you don't want to try Braingenie, here is some 
    additional practice for various operations with Polynomials (including some we haven't covered yet).