# Honors Algebra I August 15-19

Monday 8/15/11

Practice with CPS Remotes
Entered responses from Algebra I Course Pre-Test
Averages were around 35% – but don’t give up – we’ve got a place to begin!

Tuesday 8/16/11
Substitute gave examples / notes based on Lesson 1.4 Arithmetic a& Geometric Sequences of the blue workbook.  Assignment was #1-32.
For extra help, see Cool Math Sequences Lessons 1, 2, 5, 7

Wednesday 8/17/11
Spent much of the class answering student questions from previous days assignment.  Clarifying confusing parts.
More Practicewith Arithmetic Sequences.

WCYDWT?  Bouncy Ball
Students brainstormed: volume, circumference, diameter, measure how high it rebounds, measure the time it takes to bounce, count the number of bounces…

Students were asked to think about the bouncy ball more – specifically,
1. How is the drop height related to the rebound height?
2. How is the drop height related to the number of bounces?
3. Does the ball really quit bouncing?
Assignment:
• Create your own arithmetic sequence and model it with an equation.
• Create your own geometric sequence and model it with an equation.
• Find other mathematical sequences.
• Find a really famous sequence!

Thursday 8/18/11

• I can determine if a sequence is arithmetic or geometric.
• I can find the common difference, d, or ratio, r.
• I can extend the sequence.
• I can model the sequence with an equation.
• I can find the nth term of a sequence.

Students were asked to self-assess on the target (practice) quiz.

3 – No help, no questions…I’ve got it!!!
2 – Looked at my notes, asked a question – I’ve almost got it!!
1 – I need a little more help.

Discussion of fun quizzes – focus on Fibonacci!
Fibonaccigoldenratio worksheet- Connecting Fibonacci to Golden Ratio!  Find human ratios…anything interesting?

Friday 8/18/11

– Airthmetic / Geometric Sequences

Targets from Thursday quiz + I can use/apply sequences to model real life scenarios.