Intermediate Algebra Assignment for rest of week

In class, you are to finish your poster, showing clear and neat lines, triangles, and calculations for the angles and lengths of each segment of each triangle.

Your poster will be graded on neatness, presentation/color, and accuracy and organization of your calculations based on the rubric found here. Send the video you recorded to me at bkirk@icsd.k12.ny.us. Include the names of all members of your group in the email.

Did you forget to take a video? Instead, created a Google Document and write a reflection that includes a discussion of what each person did for each phase of the project and what you learned from each portion. Make sure everybody’s names are included, and email that to me instead.

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Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 2/13

Everybody should complete the Right Triangle Trig Review sheet, posted yesterday, for tomorrow. The rest of your assignment depends on whether you participated in today’s field trip. If you did, you’ll be spending the next three days working on your poster. If you didn’t, you’ll be working on the assignments and worksheets I emailed you.

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 2/12

Tomorrow is our field trip! Please meet at the bus lane (by activities) by 9:15 so that we can leave promptly. Bring your lunch if you weren’t ordering your lunch from the cafeteria (no peanuts or sesame seeds, remember!). You should also bring a pencil and your calculator, plus any medications you need to bring with you.

If you are not attending the field trip, check your email for instructions on what you should be doing.

For everybody, complete the Right Triangle Trig Review for Thursday.

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 2/9

Those of you who have been working in class should be reflecting on the various phases of the project using the Project Reflection form.

Those of you who have not been in class should watch the following eMathInstruction videos and take appropriate notes. Note sheets can be found on this page (and yes, some of these notes pages may look familiar).

After watching these videos, you have a choice:

  1. Complete the corresponding homework assignment sheets that correspond to these lessons from Kirk Weiler’s eMathInstruction website (Lessons 4 and 5), or
  2. Complete the following IXL modules up to a score of at least 80

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 2/8

We have started our next unit with a project. You have been tasked with examining a miniature golf hole and finding a path that would lead to a hole-in-one. Eventually, you’ll be making some observations about and taking some measurements of the right triangles you can draw using this path. This is essentially a practice version of the project we will do in Syracuse next Tuesday.

If you were not in class today, you should be able to catch up tomorrow. If you’re not in class either day, look for an email with instructions.

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 2/5

Your quiz on Unit 5 is tomorrow! You got the Unit 5 Review in class today, and you should definitely finish that tonight if you didn’t in class (check your answers here). The other suggestion I would have is to work some more on the IXL modules listed below. You should of course finish the modules that were assigned to you on Friday if you haven’t done that yet!

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules assigned for homework are italicized)

 

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 2/2

Our cumulative quiz on Unit 6 will be on Tuesday, February 6th. We worked on some IXL review modules to practice some of the essential skills from the unit today, and your homework is to finish them. You can find them below, in bold, and your assignment is to complete each of them up to a score of at least 80. Extra credit is possible for scores beyond 80!

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 2/1

The last topic from this unit is an introduction to the concept of logarithms, which is a pretty big part of the full Algebra 2 curriculum, but not one that has a lot of focus for us in Intermediate Algebra.

Today’s Links:

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 1/31

Today’s lesson was about solving equations when the variable is in the exponent. The trick is to get both sides of the equation to be in terms of the same base, which is why having a good familiarity with various powers of bases 2-10 is so useful (and why I’ve been quizzing you on these daily).

Today’s Links:

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 1/30

More work with rational exponents today, with a focus on using them to solve equations. Your homework is HW 5.3 – More Evaluating Rational Exponents. The notes can be found here, and check out this video for more examples on using rational exponents to solve radical equations (though you can stop at around the 5-minute mark, the examples past that are beyond what we do in this class).

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 1/29

We spent some more time evaluating rational exponents today. The homework is HW 5.2 – Evaluating Rational Exponents. You can find the notes from today’s lesson here, and check out this video for some more examples.

Finally, because I want you to be able to work through this chapter without relying on the calculator, we will have a daily Powers Quiz. I will choose 10 powers from the warmup reference sheet you made on Friday. I will ask you to evaluate them without using the calculator in a brief, timed quiz. We will do this every day this week, and only  your highest grade on any one quiz will be the one used in your Unit 5 grade.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 1/26

We’ve started a new unit, this one on rules of exponents. Today was a review of pre-existing rules, along with an introduction of some new ones. Your homework is HW 5.1 – Review of Exponent Rules. Review the list of rules here, or check out these videos:

Finally, because I want you to be able to work through this chapter without relying on the calculator, we will have a daily Powers Quiz. I will choose 10 powers from the warmup reference sheet you made today. I will ask you to evaluate them without using the calculator in a brief, timed quiz. We will do this every day next week, and only  your highest grade on any one quiz will be the one used in your Unit 5 grade.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 1/18

Your test is tomorrow, Friday. Please do not be absent from this test! If you know you’re not going to be in class tomorrow, please arrange to make up the test earlier in the day. Otherwise, you will have to come in during the following exam week to make up the test.

The final review sheet is here: HW 4.15 – Test Review 2. This will be collected tomorrow. Answers to both review sheets (yesterday’s and today’s) can be found here: Test Review Answers.

Complete this review, read over your notes, and do some IXL work from the modules below, and you should be fine.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 1/17

Your Unit 4 test is on Friday, January 19th. This test will be cumulative for the entire chapter, including the work we did with radical expressions in the first half. Today’s homework is HW 4.14 – Test Review 1. Finish this tonight, and work on some of the IXL modules below!

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 1/16, plus test warning

Our test on Unit 4 will be on Friday, January 19th. Please do not be absent on that day! If you know for some reason that you will be absent on that day, please arrange a time before the 19th to take the test! Otherwise, we will have to schedule a time for you to take the test during exam week!

Our last “new” topic from Unit 4 was a revisitation to the solving of quadratic equations. Recall that the decision to permit the square root of negative numbers was motivated partly by allowing all quadratic equations to have solutions, so today we spent some time talking about how to write/solve these equations. Your homework is HW 4.13 – Solving Quadratics with Nonreal Roots. You can find the notes here and some more examples in this video.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 11/12

Just a few more topics before our Unit 4 test on Friday, January 19th. Today’s assignment is HW 4.12 – Rationalizing Imaginary Denominators. As usual, you can find the notes here and a video with some additional examples here (note: you can stop watching this video at the 8-minute mark. The examples he does beyond that point are beyond what we will do in this class).

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 11/11

Continuing our work with complex numbers, today’s assignment is HW 4.11 – Multiplying Complex Numbers. Find the notes here and some additional examples in this video (and see this video for more about powers of i).

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 1/10

Today’s homework is HW 4.10 – Simplifying Square Roots of Negatives, and in particular how imaginary numbers are used to accomplish this goal. You can find the notes here and see some more examples in this videoPLEASE REMEMBER: negative radicands do not multiply. Pull out the i first, before you multiply.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (newly added modules are in bold)