Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/16

We reviewed multiplying rational expressions today (remember: you must simplify before you multiply) and then introduced dividing rational expressions, which is really just more multiplying.

Today’s Files

Cumulative IXL Modules

 

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/15

In today’s class we discussed how to multiply rational expressions.  It is important that you always simplify the rational expressions that you are multiplying before you multiply.  A copy of today’s class notes are linked below as well as tonights homework assignment.  In addition, there is are practice IXL links that you are encouraged to work on if you have a difficult time with the homework.

Copy of class notes: Multiplying Rational Expressions

HW 2.2- Multiplying Rational Expressions

IXL Practice
N.4- Simplifying Rational Expressions
N.5 – Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/12

Today was the first day of Unit 2, rational expressions.  In class we discussed how to simplify rational expressions, and how to find the “reducing agent”.  Remember NO TERM CHOPPING.  This weekends homework is HW 2.1- Simplifying Rational Expressions, which is attached below.  A copy of todays notes as well as the IXL from today is also attached below.

Class Notes- Simplifying Rational Expressions

HW 2.1- Simplifying Rational Expressions

IXL Practice- Simplifying Rational Expressions

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/10

Tomorrow we will be having our Unit 1 Exam.  Therefore, today in class we continued to review for the exam.  Tonights homework is to complete Unit 1 Exam Review #2, which is attached below.
IMPORTANT: 2nd Period
If you missed today’s class due to the PSAT, please stop by Mr. Kirk’s classroom in order to get a copy of the review sheet and the answer key.

Please feel free to work on any of the linked IXL from yesterday’s post for additional practice.

HW 1.20- Unit 1 Exam Review #2

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/9

We will be having our unit 1 exam this Thursday, October 11.  Today in class we started reviewing for the exam.  Tonights homework is to complete the review packet that was given in class, and is attached below.

HW 1.19- Unit 1 Exam Review 1

Unit 1 Exam Information:

This exam will cover everything from the first day of school.  The unit was broken down into 3 sections, each section ending with a quiz. It is highly recommended you look over your old quizzes and homework.

Quiz 1 Included:
Evaluating expressions (PEMDAS), solving linear equations, solving linear inequalities, and solving absolute value equations.
Quiz 1 Cumulative IXL
A.2 Evaluate variable expressions involving rational numbers
B.1 Solve linear equations
B.4 Solv absolute value equations
C.2 Write inequalities from graphs
C.4 Solve linear inequalities
C.5 Graph solutions to linear inequalities

Quiz 2 Included:
Polynomial Vocabulary, Polynomial operations, Translating Expressions and word problems.
Quiz 2 Cumulative IXL
Z.1- Polynomial vocab
Z.4- Add and subtract polynomials
Z.6- Multiply a monomial by a polynomial
Z.8- Multiply two binomials
F.1- Perimeter problems
F.3- Perimeter and area word problems

Quiz 3 Included:
Factoring a Greatest Common Factor, Factoring the difference of two perfect squares, factoring trinomials with the leading coefficient as a=1, and factoring trinomials with the leading coefficient a≠1.
Quiz 3 Cumulative IXL
AA.2- Factoring out a monomial
AA.3: Factoring Quadratics Using Algebra Tiles
AA.4- Factor quadratics with leading coefficient as 1
AA.5- Factor quadratics with other leading coefficients
AA.6- Difference of perfect squares (special cases)

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/4

Today we reviewed factoring quadratic expression.  Tomorrow we will be having our partner quiz on factoring.  Attached below is a copy of tonights homework as well some additional IXL practice.

HW 1.17- Factoring Review

Cumulative IXL Practice

AA.2- Factoring out a monomial

AA.3: Factoring Quadratics Using Algebra Tiles

AA.4- Factor quadratics with leading coefficient as 1

AA.5- Factor quadratics with other leading coefficients

AA.6- Difference of perfect squares (special cases)

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/2

Today’s lesson we discussed factoring trinomials using the product sum method, and making educated guesses and checks to find the factors of more difficult quadratics.  A copy of the lesson notes are attached below.  As well as, the homework and practice IXL work.

Class notes: Factoring Trinomials

Here is tonights homework, HW 1.15- Factoring Trinomials (Day 2)

Cumulative IXL Additional Practice

AA.2- Factoring out a monomial

AA.3: Factoring Quadratics Using Algebra Tiles

AA.4- Factor quadratics with leading coefficient as 1

AA.5- Factor quadratics with other leading coefficients

AA.6- Difference of perfect squares (special cases)

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/1

Today we did more work with representing quadratic expressions as quadrilaterals using algebra tiles.  Tonights homework is attached below.  If you did not complete the IXL homework from this weekend please do so, remember you must score at least 80%.

HW 1.14- Factoring Quadratics

Weekend IXL Assignment:  IXL AA.3: Factoring Quadratics Using Algebra Tiles

Cumulative IXL Additional Practice

AA.2- Factoring out a monomial

AA.6- Difference of perfect squares (special cases)

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/27

Today was the first day of our factoring topic.  We discussed factoring a GCF and the difference of two perfect squares.  A copy of todays notes are attached below as well as the homework and some additional practice on IXL.

Class Notes- Factoring GCF and Difference of Perfect Squares

HW 1.12- Factoring GCF and difference of perfect squares

IXL- Additional Practice

AA.2- Factoring out a monomial

AA.6- Difference of perfect squares (special cases)

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/25

Today in class we did our Quiz 2 Review since we will be having our second quiz tomorrow.  The quiz will cover polynomial vocabulary, polynomial operations, translating expressions or equations, and word problems including perimeter word problems.  Attached below is a copy of the review sheet which you are to complete for homework as well as a cumulative list of IXL links that you may use for additional practice.  Tomorrow is the last day to hand in quiz 1 corrections as well.

HW 1.11- Quiz 2 Review

IXL: Additional Practice

Z.1- Polynomial vocab

Z.4- Add and subtract polynomials

Z.6- Multiply a monomial by a polynomial

Z.8- Multiply two binomials

F.1- Perimeter problems

F.3- Perimeter and area word problems

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/24

Today we we did some more practice with perimeter word problems, and other word problems.  A copy of the class notes is attached below as well as the homework and additional practice.

We will also be having our second quiz on Wednesday.  The quiz will cover polynomial vocabulary, polynomial operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication), and translating expression including perimeter problems.

Class notes: More practice word problems and perimeter problems

HW 1.10: More Translating Expressions/ Perimeter problems

IXL: Additional Practice

Z.1- Polynomial vocab

Z.4- Add and subtract polynomials

Z.6- Multiply a monomial by a polynomial

Z.8- Multiply two binomials

F.1- Perimeter problems

F.3- Perimeter and area word problems

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/21

In class today we did an activity where in groups you found the area and perimeter of different classroom items.  You then created your own word problems and added them to a google doc. Your homework is to answer the questions created by your classmates.  Please make sure you do the right set of questions for your period.

Period 2 HW 1.9- Perimeter Word Problems

Period 8 HW 1.9- Perimeter Word Problems

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/20

We did a fun activity today on creating list of words that imply the different operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.  We later discussed translating expressions and equations to and from written sentences and algebraic representations.  Attached below is a copy of the class notes from today, and tonights homework.

Operations vocabulary list

Copy of class notes

HW 1.8- Translating Expressions/Equations

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/19

Today we covered a lot of material during class.  We went over polynomial vocabulary, adding polynomials, subtracting polynomials, and multiplying polynomials.  Attached below is a copy of todays lessons notes as well as a copy of the homework assignment and additional practice problems from ixl.

Copy of notes: Polynomial vocab and operations

HW 1.7- Polynomial operations

IXL: Additional Practice

Z.1- Polynomial vocab

Z.4- Add and subtract polynomials

Z.6- Multiply a monomial by a polynomial

Z.8- Multiply two binomials

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/17

Today we reviewed for quiz 1, which will be tomorrow Tuesday 9/18.  Quiz 1 will include the following topics: Order of operations, solving linear equations, solving linear inequalities, evaluating and solving absolute value expressions and equations. The homework assignment is to complete HW 1.6- Quiz 1 Review. You can find the answers to this review here!

Cumulative IXL Models

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/14

Due to the complexity of solving absolute value equations, we took today to do some more practice with this particular skill. So there are no new notes, but there is a new homework assignment: HW 1.5 – More Solving Absolute Value Equations.

Cumulative IXL Modules