Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 11/13

Your Unit 2 Test is tomorrow. Here are some ideas on how to prepare:

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 11/8

We did some more review with solving rational equations today, focusing especially on dealing with equations that require us to factor denominators to find a common denominator.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 11/7

We spent some time reviewing and going over our past quizzes today. Take tonight to work on quiz corrections (the end of the marking period is on Friday, after all!)

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 11/6

For the last major lesson of the unit, we are looking at solving rational equations. I made a notes sheet for today’s lesson and a custom video for reviewing it here.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/31

We spent some more time working with complex fractions today, and your homework is more of the same (with some more rational operations mixed in!)

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/30

We’ve moved on to the next phase of the rational expressions unit: Complex Fractions. Don’t be intimidated by their name! These are expressions that involve “nested fractions,” meaning the numerator and denominator of the expression are both fractions (or a sum/difference of fractions) themselves.

Remember the basic process for simplifying these beastly expressions:

  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)
  4. Simplify.

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”

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/29

There is no formal homework after today’s quiz, but I do have an extra credit puzzle for you. Complete this puzzle and turn it in tomorrow for an extra point on your quiz.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/26

We spent some more time in class today reviewing the procedures we have discussed in class these past two weeks. The study guide we created can be found linked below.

This weekend, you should study for your quiz on Monday. It will cover all of what we’ve done in this unit so far. Some suggestions:

  • Read over your notes and the examples we did in class. Redo the examples and check them against your notes.
  • Work on the quiz review sheet and check your answers (links below)
  • Work on IXL review modules N.4, N.5, and N.6
  • Watch the videos with additional examples linked below.
  • Ask me questions! I’ve gotten a lot of complaints of “I don’t understand this,” but part of ownership is taking the initiative on your own to demand help to understand. Don’t wallow in self-pity of “Oh I just don’t get it.” Get mad! Say “No, this will not do! I am not satisfied with not understanding! Mr. Kirk, I demand you help me get this!” This will require your time and your effort, but that must come from you!

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/24

We started a mastery quiz in class today, and we will spend some more time finishing it tomorrow. This will end up pushing our traditional quiz to Monday, October 29. Make a note.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/23

We did some more work with adding/subtracting rational expressions today, this time with polynomial denominators. The key thing to remember with these is that we can only obtain a common denominator through multiplying. We cannot add/subtract denominators. See the notes and the video below for examples.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/18

We worked with adding and subtracting rational expressions today, modifying the usual “lowest common denominator” process to accommodate monomial denominators. We’ll do some more practice with this on Monday.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 10/17

We spent today reviewing simplifying, multiplying, and dividing rational expressions. We made a one-page study guide, a copy of which you can find here. For your homework, you have a choice:

  1. Complete the two IXL modules linked below (N.4 and N.5) to a level of 90 or better
  2. Complete HW 2.4 – Multiplying/Dividing Extra Practice

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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.

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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.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/13

Our first day of new content! Today we looked at solving absolute value equations, and noticing how they always have two solutions. Check the links below for the notes, today’s homework assignment, and a video with a few more examples.

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Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/10

Our first lesson of the first unit was on the Order of Operations, and how it can go wrong if you’re not careful! See below for links to today’s notes and homework assignments, as well as a short video discussing the proper order of operations

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