Thank you to fellow teacher Andrew Busch for sharing your awesomeness!

Here are 10 time-lapse photos of people being awesome while someone with a camera is freezing:

SECTION 1:

1) Choose 2 of the pictures of skiers in Section 1.
2) Click on either the heading or the picture to go to the attached Desmos file.
3) Using the sliders, find ‘a’, ‘h’, and ‘k’ values to fit a quadratic equation onto the skier/snowboarder’s path while they are in the air.

4) Describe how you got your function to match the path of the athlete.
5) What relationships can you find between the graph and your ‘a’, ‘h’, and ‘k’ values?

SECTION 2:

 1) Choose 2 pictures of skiers/snowboarders from section 2. 2) Click on either the heading or the picture to go to the attached Desmos file. 3) Describe what happens to the graph as the a-value gets larger? What about when ‘a’ is negative? 4) How does the graph change when you change the h-value? Be specific. 5) How does the graph change when you change the k-value? Be specific. 6) Given a graph, how would you find the values for ‘h’ and ‘k’ without sliders?

SECTION 3:

 1) Now, only choose 1 of the pictures of snowboarders from section 3. 2) Click on either the heading or the picture to go to the attached Desmos file. 3) This time there will be one difference between these pictures and the previous section–I will have the vertex point plotted on the graph. 4) Revisit your explanation to #6 in section 2: “Given a graph, how would you find the values for ‘h’ and ‘k’ without sliders?” How would you change your explanation (if at all)? 5) After you find the ‘h’ and ‘k’ values for a graph, how can you find the ‘a’ value?

CP Algebra Review for Final

I strongly suggest you print 2 pages per sheet!

CPAlgebraIReview2011

Actual test will consist of 50 questions.  This will be a timed test!

April 11 – April 15 CP Algebra

Monday 4/11/11 Cognitive Tutor Lab

Tuesday 4/12/11 Review / More practice factoring quadratic trinomials with lead coefficient of 1.

Thursday 4/14/11 Cognitive Tutor Lab

Friday 4/15/11

Target Quiz #4 – add, subtract, multiply expressions.
Target Quiz #4 – Factoring GCF Monomials, Factoring x^2 + bx + c.

More Practice with ax^2 + bx + c; zero product property.

Change in Layout

Students and Parents!  I am attempting to create a page – for each class unit…look at the top right hand corner of the blog…

For example, anything pertaining to CP Algebra – I will post in their current unit “Mission Possible.”

Anything pertaining to Algebra I – I will post in their current unit “The Crow & the Pitcher.”

I am experimenting to try and find the most efficient / organized method to make our class blog more user friendly.  I will post unit organizers / class notes etc. on those pages.

Thank you for your patience and please continue to share feedback and suggestions to make this a better resource for you!

March 28 – April 1 CP Algebra

Monday 3/28/11 Cognitive Tutor Lab

Tuesday 3/29/11 Multiplying Polynomials

I can multiply a monomial by a polynomial using area model or distributive property.
I can muliply binomials using double-distribute or FOIL method.
Skills Practice 649-652 odds

Target #1 & #2 Quiz
I can classify a polynomial by degree & number of terms.
I can write a polynomial in descending powers for Standard Form.

Wednesday 3/30/11 Factoring Polynomials.

I can factor using GCF Monomial.
I can factor quadratic trinomials of the form x^2=bx+c.
Skills Practice 653+ #1-32

Target #4 Quiz
I can add, subtract and multiply polynomials.

Thursday 3/31/11 Cognitive Tutor Lab

Optional Projects are Due!!!

Friday 4/1/11

Target #1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Summative Assessment
More Factoring with Coefficient >1.  In Class work only.

March 21 – March 25 CP Algebra

Tuesday 3/22/11

Polynomials & Polynomial Functions / Operations with Polynomials

I can classify a polynomial by its degree & number of terms.
I can write a polynomial in standard form using descending powers.
Skills Practice 637 – vocabulary
Skills Practice 638-640 odds
I can add and subtract polynomials by combining like terms.
Skills Practice 646-647 odds

Wednesday 3/23/11

Operations with Polynomials – continued

I can multiply polynomials.
Skills Practice 646-647 all

Friday 3/25/11

Numb3rs video…rapid spread of a toxin.

Thursday 3/17/11 & Friday 3/18/11

Students attended RCHS Drama Class presentation of “Until We Meet Again.”

Algebra I – Took PreTest for Linear Equations / Functions (CH. 5 Resources)

Completed our data collection on Look Out Below and learned to create a scatterplot, choose a line/curve of best fit and find the regression equation on our graphing calcultators.

CP Algebra  – Took PreTest for Polynomials (CH 10 Resources)

Began class notes for polynomials.