Finish reading Chapter 9, pages 242-246. From the exercises on pages 251-254, do 18, 19, and 30.

There will be a quiz on Chapter 9 in class tomorrow and, looking ahead, a test on all of Unit 2 on **Tuesday, November 1st**.

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Finish reading Chapter 9, pages 242-246. From the exercises on pages 251-254, do 18, 19, and 30.

There will be a quiz on Chapter 9 in class tomorrow and, looking ahead, a test on all of Unit 2 on **Tuesday, November 1st**.

Enter your data for the Richardson Plot in this spreadsheet.

From the Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos book you got in class yesterday, please read the section on Fractional Dimension found on pages 61-73. Jot down any ideas or questions you have as you read, or make a note of connections you notice to our previous readings. We will discuss briefly tomorrow.

Watch the PlayPosit video for Unit 2, Lesson 12 – Interval Notation and take the corresponding notes on pages 107-108. Note that we are **skipping** Lesson 11 entirely.

**Cumulative IXL Review Modules** (new additions are in **bold**)

- K.3 – Identify solutions to inequalities
- K.4 – Solve one-step linear inequalities: addition and subtraction
- K.5 – Solve one-step linear inequalities: multiplication and division
- K.6 – Solve one-step linear inequalities
- K.7 – Graph solutions to one-step linear inequalities
- K.8 – Solve two-step linear inequalities
- K.9 – Graph solutions to two-step linear inequalities
- K.10 – Solve advanced linear inequalities
- K.11 – Graph solutions to advanced linear inequalities
**K.12 – Graph compound inequalities****K.13 – Write compound inequalities from graphs**

From pages 248-250, work on exercises 6, 16, 17

Answers to today’s classwork sheet can be found below the cut.

Enter your data for the Richardson Plot in this spreadsheet.

From the Fractals: The Patterns of Chaos book you got in class today, please read the section on Fractional Dimension found on pages 61-73. Jot down any ideas or questions you have as you read, or make a note of connections you notice to our previous readings.

Watch the PlayPosit video for Unit 2, Lesson 10 – Compound Inequalities and take the corresponding notes on pages 99-100. **Note, I am aware that question 1d has its correct answer coded incorrectly. I apologize!**

**Cumulative IXL Review Modules** (new additions are in **bold**)

- K.3 – Identify solutions to inequalities
**K.4 – Solve one-step linear inequalities: addition and subtraction****K.5 – Solve one-step linear inequalities: multiplication and division****K.6 – Solve one-step linear inequalities****K.7 – Graph solutions to one-step linear inequalities****K.8 – Solve two-step linear inequalities****K.9 – Graph solutions to two-step linear inequalities****K.10 – Solve advanced linear inequalities****K.11 – Graph solutions to advanced linear inequalities**

Read pages 232-242 from Chapter 9, stopping when you get to “Plan B”

From pages 247-250, do exercises 3, 5, 11, 15

From pages 228-230, work on exercises 31, 33, and 37

We are starting the second half of Unit 2 today, so take a look at the Unit 2b Plan and Calendar for an overview of what we’ll be doing. We’re also starting to move to a Flipped Classroom model, the details of which can be found here: Flipped Classroom Information

We will be watching videos using PlayPosit. Log in using your ICSD Google account and join my Algebra 1 class with the code **rb9ee6**.

Your homework tonight is the following, ranked in order of priority:

- Finish the video and notes for Unit 2, Lesson 8 – Inequalities (Just Another True/False Question)
- Watch the video for Unit 2, Lesson 9 – Solving Linear Inequalities and take the notes in pages 95-96 in your text.
- Do HW 2.8 from pages 93-94
**(you may skip questions 2f and all of 3)**

**YOU MUST WATCH BOTH VIDEOS** and take both sets of notes by tomorrow. If you do not get to the practice problems on pages 93-94, that is fine. You can work on that on tomorrow. But you must watch both videos.

**Cumulative IXL Review Modules** (new additions are in **bold**, modules assigned for homework are *italicized*)

Convert the following numbers from decimal into binary (watch this video for tips!):

- 27
- 70
- 120

Convert the following numbers from binary into decimal

- 110011
- 1001110
- 1101000

Finally, take the number 167 and convert it into base 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, OR 9.

Read pages 214-222. There will be a reading quiz on Monday about the “Just Checking” question on page 217.

From the exercises (pages 225-227), do exercises 17, 19, 22, 25

You were given a two-sided Math with Pizzazz puzzle sheet after your test today: Equations Test HW Assignment (Ants & Autos).

Complete **one side** (your choice) tonight for homework. Complete **both sides** for extra credit!

Tomorrow in class we are going to spend the day learning about something completely different (primarily, how to read the time on the blinking blue lights clock in the front of my room!). We will start the second part of Chapter 2 on Monday.

Read pages 209-214 from Chapter 8 (stop at the section about Outliers)

From pages 222-225, do exercises 1, 3, 5, 15

Your test on the first part of the unit is **tomorrow**. It will include all parts of equation solving, including literal equations and word problems.

In class, you started the Equations Practice Test. Finish this for homework (refer to my solutions here). Any missing homework is due tomorrow as well.

**Cumulative IXL Review Modules** – Modules recommended for test review are in **bold**

- F.3 – Area and perimeter: word problems
- H.4 – Properties of equality
**I.5 – Does x satisfy the equation?**- I.6 – Which x satisfies an equation?
- J.3 – Solve one-step linear equations
- J.4 – Solve two-step linear equations
- J.5 – Solve advanced linear equations
- J.6 – Solve equations with variables on both sides
- J.7 – Find the number of solutions
- J.8 – Create equations with no solutions or infinitely many solutions
**J.9 – Solve linear equations: word problems****J.10 – Solve linear equations: mixed review****O.3 – Consecutive integer problems**- S.11 – Linear equations: solve for y

You got a puzzle after your test in class today; work on that tonight and turn it in tomorrow if you would like some extra credit. We will start with Chapter 8 tomorrow (we won’t be doing a group redo)

Work some more on the third “What’s My Dimension?” sheet that you got today, and read the Cornell Engineering Quarterly article Fractals in Geology.

Our art show will be delayed until Thursday due to the PSAT on Wednesday.

Your test on the first part of unit 2, on solving equations, will be on **Wednesday, October 19th.** We’ll spend tomorrow working on review, and any missing homework from the first part of the unit will be due on Wednesday before the test.

Today’s homework is for Unit 2, Lesson 6 – Consecutive Integer Games (pages 85-86).

- Blank notes/hw (pdf)
- Completed Notes Sheet (pdf)
- Lesson video (YouTube)

**Cumulative IXL Review Modules** (new additions are in **bold**)

- F.3 – Area and perimeter: word problems
- H.4 – Properties of equality
- I.5 – Does x satisfy the equation?
- I.6 – Which x satisfies an equation?
- J.3 – Solve one-step linear equations
- J.4 – Solve two-step linear equations
- J.5 – Solve advanced linear equations
- J.6 – Solve equations with variables on both sides
- J.7 – Find the number of solutions
- J.8 – Create equations with no solutions or infinitely many solutions
- J.9 – Solve linear equations: word problems
- J.10 – Solve linear equations: mixed review
**O.3 – Consecutive integer problems**- S.11 – Linear equations: solve for y

Your test on Chapters 6/7 is **tomorrow**. Tonight, I recommend reading the chapter summaries on pages 166 and 196/197, maybe doing some additional practice problems (feel free to post here with questions!) and complete the Chapter 6 and 7 Test Review Sheets.

Please be advised that the grade you get for my class on your progress report won’t necessarily be the same grade you see in SchoolTool. This is because the marking period grade that can be found in the SchoolTool portal is **not accurate**. I use letter grades for a lot of assignments/assessments, and the built-in numerical equivalencies on SchoolTool do not match the ones that I use. **I use the SchoolTool gradebook for reporting purposes only.** Not for grades. I calculate marking period grades separately and have entered them into your progress report.

A brief explanation on the Participation and Attendance grades in the comments of your progress report was in the course expectations from the beginning of the year. I’ve copied it below…

You will be graded on your participation in class, attendance, homework completion and achievement on class assessments. The first two items will appear as a 0-5 grade in the comments of the report card, and the **homework and class assessment grades will affect your marking period grade.**

Proper ** participation **and behavior is expected from all students on all class assignments. Expectations about participation will be discussed in class, and the exact details will vary depending on the class activity. The 0-5 participation grade will be given based on the following guidelines:

- 5 – Student’s participation and behavior is an example to others
- 4 – Participates well, but sometimes gets distracted by others or disengages from class
- 3 – Frequently requires direct instruction to participate OR does not complete Warmups/Cooldowns
- 2 – Will not participate in class activities, even when directly instructed to do so
- 1 – Frequent lack of proper participation causes distractions to other students
- 0 – Distracting behavior has required removal from class

** Attendance** and preparedness is a crucial part of your classroom success. It is not enough for you to be on time; you must also be prepared for class with pens/pencils, your textbook binder, warmup journal, calculator, and any due work. Due to the nature of the course, missing even one class—even as an excused absence—can put you at a serious disadvantage. You are expected to stay up to date with assignments and content while absent (see “Responsibilities After and Absence” below). The 0-5 attendance grade will be given based on the following guidelines:

- 5 – Present and prepared with class materials on time, every day
- 4 – Present every day, but is sometimes late or unprepared (no pencil/pen, no HW, etc.)
- 3 – Sometimes absent from class, but makes an effort to keep up with missed work while absent
- 2 – Sometimes absent from class; work not made up
- 1 – Absences or excessive/extreme tardiness are affecting abilities in class
- 0 – More than 6 unexcused absences (see IHS Attendance Policy)

For Monday, you should read Pollack’s Fractals, an article from Discover Magazine about the math underlying Jackson Pollack’s famous paintings. For some interesting follow-up reading, check out this article from the New York Times about the use of fractal analysis to examine the authenticity of supposed Pollack paintings and this article from the Science Daily blog suggesting that such an analysis is not scientifically valid.