We finished our review of sequences today, and if you missed any part of it you can find the completed notes here. I would also recommend you watch this video to catch up on some of the important parts of what you missed.
Your homework is Topical Review – Sequences (HW). This is a collection of actual Regents questions that have come up about arithmetic and geometric sequences, so it should give you a good idea of what you need to be able to do. Remember that this homework assignment is worth two credits!
Unfortunately, we ran out of time in class to finish the Sequences Review (not a great start!) but we will adjust.
Look ahead on the notes from class and see what you can do on your own. We’ll do the rest together tomorrow.
The Algebra I (Common Core) Regents examination, given Tuesday, June 13, will be your final exam for the course, worth 20% of your overall final grade. For more information about the exam itself, logistics for taking it, and advice, please see the Final Exam Information handout given/emailed on the first day of review. Check the Exam Review Calendar for a breakdown of what we will be doing to review for the exam.
Completion of daily review assignments will be crucial to your success on the test. As a result, all review homework assignments count double towards your 4th marking period HW grade. The first credit will count as a new HW credit, and the second will be used to replace a missed HW from earlier in the marking period (or, if there are none, as an extra HW credit for the review).
Today, we completed a field test as required by New York State. If you were not in class, you do not have to make this up. We will start to review for the Regents exam on Tuesday.
Tonight, please finish the Pre-Review HW Assignment (Are You an Algebra Ace?) that you got in class on Friday. Note that all of the answers you find should add up to exactly 100. I’ll also tell you that the answer to the last question, number 14, is 27.
Now that we’re done with Unit 11, we’re going to start reviewing for the final exam. We’ll get started in earnest on Monday, but over the weekend please work on the Review Preview found here.
From now until the end of the school year, students taking classes that end in a regents exam (like Algebra 1!) can go to H217 after school on Mondays and Thursdays to ask questions, work on review, and generally prepare for the exam.
While the sessions are supposed to be for preparing for the exam directly, the teachers involved have stated they would be willing to help students with other work relevant to their class. This could include homework help or test corrections. Keep in mind, though, that they will need to prioritize their attention to students looking for help for their Regents exam directly.
Please take advantage of this opportunity!
This weekend, complete questions 1, 5, 6 or 2, 3, 4 from the 2015 Free Response as you were assigned in class. If you weren’t in class, flip a coin and complete 1,5,6 on a heads and 2,3,4 on a tails.
Complete the multiple choice questions of the Practice Exam found at the end of Unit 4, pages 439-443. We will start class on Friday with a brief discussion of these cumulative review questions.