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)

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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)

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)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/11

Our redo quiz for factoring will be on Friday, October 13. Yesterday, we went over the first version of the quiz in great detail. Today, we spent some time doing individual practice on IXL.

IXL is an online math skill practice website, especially useful for improving your abilities in some of the very fundamental skills that are essential to some of the things we will do later in the course. In order to use the website, you must log in. Everybody’s login information works the same way:

  • Your username is your first initial and complete last name, followed by 1@ithaca. My username, for example, would be bkirk1@ithaca.
    • Note that for some students, your username is followed by a 2 instead of a 1. So if the 1 doesn’t work, try the 2.
  • Your password is simply abc123 (everybody has the same password)

In class today, you started working on a set of four review modules. Your homework is to finish them to the directed scores. They are as follows (from the Algebra 2 page):

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/4

We reviewed the Splitting the Middle method for factoring in class today, which you can use to factor any trinomial (even those that start with a number other than 1). Tonight’s homework is HW 1.18 – Trinomial Factoring (Day 2). You can find the notes posted here, and a few more examples in this video (starting yours truly!).

Our last quiz for Unit 1 will be on Friday, October 6th. We’ll move on to Unit 2 after the three day weekend!

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/3, plus Quiz Warning

More work with factoring today, this time factoring trinomials. Tonight’s homework is HW 1.17 – Trinomial Factoring (Day 1). You can find the notes posted here, and a few more examples in this video.

Our last quiz for Unit 1 will be on Friday, October 6th. We’ll move on to Unit 2 after the three day weekend!

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 10/2

We spent the day doing quiz corrections, so tonight’s homework is HW 1.16 – More Work with Polynomials. Pay particular attention to the last two questions of the assignment. I’ll be asking you to share your answers to those questions tomorrow in class.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/29

We are in the home stretch of our review of Algebra skills, and the last big portion of this unit is a review of factoring. Today’s homework is HW 1.15 – GCF Factoring, and you can find the notes for this assignment here, and watch some videos with some more examples here.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 9/27

Your second quiz of Unit 1 is tomorrow! This quiz will cover word problems and adding/subtracting/multiplying polynomials. You got the Quiz 2 Review in class today, so finish that for homework (and see the answers here).

You may also want to work on some IXL practice problems for additional practice. I’ve linked the list below.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to tomorrow’s quiz are in bold)

 

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 9/26

Don’t forget, you have a quiz on Thursday!

In class today, we will work on our first project: The Global Perimeter Project. Follow the instructions posted in the link to create a well-written perimeter word problem and submit it to me with the filename LastName.FirstName.Global Perimeter Project. Particularly well-written word problems will be used in upcoming review assignments, and even quizzes/tests!

Tonight, continue to think about perimeter word problems with HW 1.12. This is an optional assignment. Finish it and turn it in tomorrow for a free homework credit (either future of retroactive). If solving these problems is still giving you trouble, please check out these two videos.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 9/25, plus Quiz Warning

Today’s homework is HW 1.11 – More Work with Word Problems. There were no notes for today’s class, but you may want to refer to the answers to the weekend’s homework posted here.

Our second quiz, about adding/subtracting/multiplying polynomials and word problems, will be on Thursday, September 28

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra Assignment for 9/22

Today’s homework is HW 1.10 – Translating Expressions. You can find the lesson notes uploaded here. Math is a language like any other, with its own syntax and vocabulary. A big part of communicating in math is understanding its notation and how to read/say an expression. You can find some more examples here.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 9/21

Today’s homework is HW 1.9 – Multiplying Polynomials. You can find the lesson notes uploaded here. There are many, many videos online with examples of multiplying polynomials, so do a quick YouTube search and take your pick. Or, you can just watch Khan Academy’s video here.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 9/20

Enter answers to today’s warmup here!

Today’s homework is HW 1.8 – Adding/Subtracting Polynomials. You can find the lesson notes uploaded here. For some more examples of adding and subtracting polynomials, watch this video.

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)

Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 9/18

You have a quiz tomorrow, so in class we worked on a review sheet. You can find that review sheet here and the answers here.

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Intermediate Algebra 2 Assignment for 9/15

The homework for this weekend is some more practice with absolute value equations: HW 1.5. If you need more time to finish HW 1.4, I am accepting that on Monday also with no late penalty.

I also recommend you do some additional practice on the IXL practice modules listed below. Remember that our quiz on the first part of the unit will be on Tuesday!

Cumulative IXL Review Modules (modules relevant to today’s lesson are in bold)