Monday, May 19, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday, May 16, 2014

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Review for the final.

    Recommendation: At a minimum, spend 45 minutes on Saturday and 45 minutes on Sunday reviewing. If you need to, spend more time.

    Then spend 10 minutes on Monday morning before the final (either at home or after you get to school if you get here early) looking over the review packets. This is not a time to "cram", just a time to remind yourself of the types of problems you're going to see and how to approach them. It will help make you more relaxed once you start the final.

    Remember: You can start at 7:15 if you want. Bring pencils, erasers and calculators. If you want, bring a note card, graph paper, ruler and extra paper.

  2. Don't forget the review for the final videos.

  3. Read through the Algebra 1 Second Semester Final Exam Topics.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Complete Review Worksheet 2 (Key, pdf)
  2. Don't forget the review for the final videos I posted last week.
  3. Read through the Algebra 1 Second Semester Final Exam Topics.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Complete Review Worksheet 1, #14-17, 19, 20, 24-28

  2. Don't forget the review for the final videos I posted last week.

  3. Read through the Algebra 1 Second Semester Final Exam Topics.

  4. Key for all of Review Worksheet 1 (pdf)

Monday, May 12, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Complete Review Worksheet 1, #1-13, 18, 21-23

  2. Don't forget the review for the final videos I posted last week.

  3. Read through the Algebra 1 Second Semester Final Exam Topics.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Friday, May 9, 2014

Distance and Midpoint 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. Finish the First Semester Review Worksheet we worked on in class.

  3. Don't forget the review for the final videos I posted last week.

  4. Read through the Algebra 1 Second Semester Final Exam Topics before Monday.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:

  1. Prepare for the Distance and Midpoint Formula Assessment on Friday.

  2. Don't forget the review for the final videos I posted last week.

  3. Hey, did you hear that Katie got her permit?

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Pythagorean Theorem 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 Distance and Midpoint Formula Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

  3. Don't forget the review for the final videos I posted last week.

  4. Tired of 2048 yet? Try this.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Monday, May 5, 2014

Openers (pdf).

Lesson (pdf).

Your homework for tonight is:
  1. Prepare for the Pythagorean Theorem Assessment tomorrow.

  2. Don't forget the review for the final videos I posted last week.

  3. You might be interested in this video:

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday, May 2, 2014

Solving Radical Equations 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. Do at least one problem (that we didn't do in class) from each of sections 1 through 4 in the Google Doc.

  3. Complete the Pythagorean Theorem Pre-Assessment on the Moodle.

  4. Check out the review videos I posted on the blog yesterday.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

What Does It Take to be an Elite Athlete?

Watch the video below to find out, but basically innovation, democratization and imagination. More specifically, math, science, technology and mindset.



Huh. Math. Science. Technology. Mindset. Kinda sounds familiar . . .

Review Videos for Second Semester Final Exam

While we didn't have a video for every topic this semester, we did have quite a few of them. Spending some time in the next few weeks watching these will help you prepare for your final exam.

  1. Measures of Central Tendency and Dispersion
  2. Standard Deviation
  3. Adding and Subtracting Polynomials
  4. Multiplying Polynomials
  5. Factoring Polynomials Using GCF
  6. Factoring Polynomials by Grouping
  7. Factoring ax^2 + bx + c
  8. Special Products and Factors
  9. Graphing Quadratics Made Ridiculously Easy
  10. Solving Quadratic Equations Using the Quadratic Formula
  11. Solving Absolute Value Equations
  12. Solving and Graphing Absolute Value Inequalities
  13. Simplifying Radicals
  14. Solving Radical Equations
  15. Pythagorean Theorem
Our final exam is on Monday, May 19th. I would suggest trying to watch all fourteen of these by Monday, May 12th, so that as we review that week you know what you need to focus on. So if you watched one a day between now and then, you'd be in good shape. Up to you, of course.