Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 11/8, plus test warning

Our test in Unit 2 will be on Tuesday, November 14. This will be a cumulative test of the whole of Unit 2, and your first review sheet (and tonight’s homework) can be found here: HW 2.17 – Test Review 1.

Also, if you did not finish your quiz corrections in class today, please finish them tonight. I’ll be collecting them in class tomorrow.

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

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Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 11/7

The last topic of Unit 2 is about solving equations with Rational Expressions. This particular section has importance to the fields of circuitry and optics, where the total resistance of a parallel circuit and the calculation of the focal length of a lens can both rely on solving equations rational expressions in them.

Your homework is HW 2.16 – Solving Rational Equations and you can find today’s notes posted here. You might also want to check out this video or this video for some examples of worked out solutions to such equations.

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 11/3

Your second quiz of the unit is on Monday. It will be cumulative for the full unit so far, so expect to see complex fractions and operations with rational expressions.

Your final review is HW 2.14 – Quiz 2 Review (Day 2). You can find the answers here. This will be collected on Monday, as usual.

Work on that, review your notes, and work on some IXL modules for some additional practice!

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 11/2 (and Quiz Warning)

Our second quiz of the unit (and last quiz of the first marking period!) is on Monday, November 6. Your homework tonight is the first day of quiz review: HW 2.13 – Quiz 2 Review (Day 1).

You’ll get answers to this review, plus more practice to work on, tomorrow in class.

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 11/1

It turns out that yesterday’s assignment wasn’t printed correctly, so HW 2.11 is officially tossed.

We reviewed the method of simplifying a complex fraction (notes can be found here), and your homework is HW 2.12 – More Work with Complex Fractions.

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/31

I’m not in today, so hopefully you were able to successfully get through Complex Fractions and are able to work on HW 2.11 – Complex Fractions. Remember the basic method:

  1. Combine fractions in the numerator (finding a lowest common denominator and so on) so you have one single rational expression
  2. Combine fractions in the denominator (LCD, etc.)
  3. Keep the top fraction, flip the bottom fraction, and change the operation to multiplication (KFC)

There are several videos online you could watch with more examples. I recommend this one and its follow-up here. The video posted here is also good. If you want more, search for “Simplifying Complex Fractions”

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

 

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/25

Our first quiz of the second unit is tomorrow. Don’t miss it!

Today, we worked on the Quiz Review, and your homework is to finish it (it will be collected tomorrow). I would also recommend you spend some time practicing with the IXL modules posted below, and/or rewatch some of the lesson videos linked in prior posts.

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/24, plus Quiz Warning

We had a mastery quiz in class today, serving as practice for our upcoming “real” quiz on Thursday, October 26th. The homework is HW 2.7 – More Adding/Subtracting (Polynomial Denominators). If you’re still having trouble with this content, I recommend you take a look at the example videos starting here.

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/23

More with adding and subtracting rational expressions today, specifically with polynomial denominators. The homework is HW 2.6 – Adding and Subtracting. Find the lesson notes here.

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/20

No new content today, just some practice on what we’ve done so far. The homework is HW 2.5 – More Practice with Rational Expressions

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

Greetings IHS Parents/Caregivers!

Hello and welcome to my website!  As I mentioned during the open house, I use this site to communicate with students, parents, and whomever else might be interested outside of class.  On this site, you can find assignments, announcements, links to instructional videos and online review, copies of handouts I distribute in class, and the occasional mathematical musing.

Please take some time to check out this website.  If you’re looking for course information, you can find it under “IHS Student Quicklinks” in the column to the right.  If you’re wondering about how to obtain some extra help for your student, I recommend checking the “Class Information and Getting Help” link at the top.  For more general information about what you can find on this site, check out the welcome post from the beginning of the year.  Thanks for stopping by!

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/19

Today, we moved on to adding and subtracting rational expressions, using monomial denominators (for now!). Your homework is HW 2.4 – Adding and Subtracting. You can find the classnotes here and some more videos with examples here (apologies for the audio quality)

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/18

We spent some time reviewing multiplying/dividing rational expressions today. Our brief review notes are posted here. For homework, you have a choice. You can work on HW 2.3 – Multiplying and Dividing Practice, or you can work on IXL modules N.4 and N.5, posted below, both to a score of 90.

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/17

Today’s homework is HW 2.2 – Multiplying and Dividing Rational Expressions. You can find the notes from class here, and Kirk Weiler’s video with more examples here (or some shorter videos posted here).

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

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/16

We’re back into the usual routine this week as we start Unit 2. Unit 2 is about Rational Expressions, which are just fractions that have polynomials in the numerator and/or denominator. These fractions can be simplified and multiplied/divided/added/subtracted in just the same way that regular numerical fractions can, so this unit will primarily be a combination of a practice of factoring skills and working with fractions.

The first homework assignment for today is HW 2.1 – Simplifying Rational Expressions (note that questions 11, 12, and 13 were decided to be optional questions). The notes can be found here, and an instructional video (starring your old friend Kirk Weiler) can be found here.

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

A quick note about grades in SchoolTool

To all Students and Parents/Caregivers

Please be advised that the grade you get for my class on your progress report won’t necessarily be the same grade you see calculated by 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.