Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/26

We will have a quiz on the first part of the unit (including simplifying expressions with exponents and on sketching the graphs of exponential functions) on Tuesday, April 30. We started reviewing for this quiz with a game of survivor.

Today’s links

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/25

Today, we revisited the exponential growth and decay functions we first saw with the M&Ms activity on Wednesday, and we formalized our notation and vocabulary a bit.

If you’re here to watch a lesson video in class, you can find it here.

Today’s links

  • Homework: HW 9.3 – Exponential Growth and Decay
  • Notes
  • Lesson video – This video refers to a specialized version of the exponential function formula we discussed on the notes, where there is a specific % increase or decrease, but the overall content is the same. You can also stop watching at around the 7-minute mark, as it goes on to examples we will not do.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 4/24

Today, we reviewed the various shortcuts for simplifying expressions with exponents, and tonight is some practice of them.

Today’s links

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 2/4

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:

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 2/1

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).

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 1/30

We expanded on the use of rational exponents today, this time in the context of using them to solve equations.

A reminder: 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 table you made on HW 5.1 and ask you to evaluate them without using the calculator in a brief, timed quiz. We will do this every day through the unit, and only  your highest grade on any one quiz will be the one used in your Unit 5 grade.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 1/29

More work with rational exponents today, including evaluating expressions that include them.

A reminder: 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 table you made on HW 5.1 and ask you to evaluate them without using the calculator in a brief, timed quiz. We will do this every day through the unit, and only  your highest grade on any one quiz will be the one used in your Unit 5 grade.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 1/28

We’ve started a new unit, this one on rules of exponents. Today was a review of pre-existing shortcuts, along with an introduction of some new ones.

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 powers reference sheet you make in today’s homework. I will ask you to evaluate them without using the calculator in a brief, timed quiz. We will do this every day through the rest of the unit, and only your highest grade on any one quiz will be the one used in your Unit 5 grade.

Today’s Files

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