Fractals & Chaos Assignment for 11/15

Continue working on the Iterated Functions sheet from Tuesday, this time finishing part 1 (f and g) and doing 3a, b, and c. Identify the value of the fixed point, and classify it as Attracting/Repelling/Neutral and Direct/Alternating. In addition, for 3a, create both a time diagram and a cobweb diagram, but you can just do a cobweb diagram for 3b and 3c. Try to pay attention to the patterns of the cobweb diagram and how these patterns line up with the classifications of the fixed point.


Fractals & Chaos Assignment for 11/14

We have started down the path of understanding the mathematics of chaos. Today for homework, please continue your work with the Iterated Functions sheet you got in class. Specifically, you should do 1d, 1e, and all of 2. Find the value of the fixed point and classify it as an attractor or a repeller. Pay attention to any patterns you might observe in the expression you are iterating and the behavior of its iterations.

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 11/13

Your Unit 2 test is tomorrow! You should be well prepared at this point. Use the Study Guide you made over the weekend and the second Test Review sheet you got in class today (answers can be found here). And do some more practice with IXL!

Cumulative IXL Review Modules

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 11/9

Our test for Unit 2 is on Tuesday, November 14. Your homework this weekend is to complete the study guide with answers to the exercises and additional notes as you need them. Also, consider doing some IXL review as practice!

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

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)

AP Statistics Assignment for 11/8

Complete the Chapter 10 Investigative Task. As usual, your response should be completed in a Google Document and submitted to me ( by the beginning of class tomorrow. Please name your file appropriately.  The file name should have the format “LastName.FirstName.Ch10InvTask”.  For example, mine would be “Kirk.Benjamin.Ch10InvTask“.

Also, read the first few pages of Chapter 11 (pages 280-285, up to the section on Simple Random Samples). We will start class tomorrow with a reading quiz using the Just Checking questions on page 285.

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)

Fractals & Chaos Assignment for 11/6

Finish reading Chaos Hits Wall Street (if you haven’t yet!).

Also, create a diagram showing the relationship between the following variables for a “damped” pendulum (a pendulum that slows down over time)

  • Y-position as a function of x-position
  • Y-position as a function of time
  • X-velocity as a function of time
  • X-velocity as a function of x-position

For a more modern take on Chaos Theory in the financial investment industry, check out this 2010 blog post from What We Can Learn from the Stock Market Genius That Wall Street Loves to Ignore.

Keep in mind, however, that this “technical analysis” approach is not without its detractors. For a counterpoint, see this bluntly-titled post from The Motley Fool, also from 2010: Technical Analysis is Stupid

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)