Thursday 9/27/15

We looked at our benchmark scores and set December goals.  See me if you were absent to set your goal.

We visited 7 stations to graph predictions of what we thought the graphs of scoops vs water height might look like.

On your paper #1-7 and sketch your graphs.

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Today, Monday 9/22/15 we worked in small groups to dip water, collect data.

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Graphing Stories

We began our Functions Unit with this Pre-Activity.

Using 2 colored pencils – you will graph what you think the Graphing Story is, then check your graph and sketch the actual answer onto the same graph.

Here is the file for the graphs.GraphingStories

You can choose 8 videos from Graphing Stories Website to complete this task.

Think about something you would like to video on your own to create your own Graphing Story.

TI-84s & Problem Sets 11, 12, 13

In class, we were introduced to TI-84s – menus, keystrokes, homescreen calculattions.  Each day this week, we will intro another aspect of the graphing calculators for in class use.

Problem Sets 11, 12, 13 were passed out for this week’s assignments.

Functions and Sequences problem sets 11 12 13 Click to download if you were absent or misplaced your copy.

11 is due Tuesday.

12 is due Wednesday.

13 is due Thursday.

More Practice Sequences.

After our self-check quiz today, several students indicated they wanted more practice with the Algebraic Models for Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences.

Explicit Models require the first terms and common difference or ratio to define the sequence.

  1. I can identify arithmetic (repeated adding/subtracting) or geometric sequences (repeated multiplication/division).
  2. I can identify starting value and common difference/ratio.
  3. I can create an algebraic model for the sequence.  He should have these models listed on INB pages 12 and 13.  If not, he can find sample notes at Scroll Down the Class Blog to 8/28 and 8/30 posts for class notes on these models.
  4. I can find the nth term.

(No Recursive formulas on the quiz tomorrow like #1 and 2 of Problem Set #9)

Kuta Software has skills practice, see links below.

Arithmetic Sequence Practice  #1-14  http://cdn.kutasoftware.com/Worksheets/Alg2/Arithmetic%20Sequences.pdf

Geometric Sequence Practice #1-10 http://cdn.kutasoftware.com/Worksheets/Alg2/Geometric%20Sequences.pdf

Geometric Sequences Notes 8/31/15 INB 13

Homework for the week 8/31/15 to 9/4/15, click this link: Problem Sets #5 – 8

Do Now:  To begin class this week, we’ll be looking at non-linear visual patterns.

Visual Patterns 2 INB 11

For each VP  Describe the pattern.  Draw the next step.  Create a table for steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 10 and how many blocks needed to create the concrete model.  Either in words or using an algebraic equation, show how to find how many blocks are needed for Step 43.

visual patterns 2 inb 11

Geometric Sequences INB 13  

Copy the following notes…

geometric sequences inb 13