Thursday, April 20, 2017

PARCC Prep Questions Welcome

The links below are to pdfs, or paper documents... it is also important that you attempt the on-line PARCC Practice Test (click on the link and scroll to Algebra 1) so that you familiarize yourself with the graphing calculator and other tools (i.e. equation editor) that you will need to use in order to answer some of the questions on the actual PARCC test.

2016 Algebra 1 "Released Items" (i.e. this is the actual PARCC test)

You are free to prepare as much on your own as you would like... I will make recommendations over the next two weeks for areas of focus, and also try to provide some video solutions as well.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

hw #9-R2 Quadratics Review

Due Thurs(B)-Fri(A)
hw #9-R2
pg 603-605 #6,12,22,24,26,28,30,34,38,40,42,46

If you did not do the hand-in the assignment from over the break, you should also do #1-4 "fill-in-the-blank" - write the COMPLETE SENTENCES - not just the one-word answer.

The above assignment is a 15-point REQUIRED hand-in homework assignment. SHOW ALL WORK (a few of you were very weak in showing work on the previous assignment).

The mini-quiz on Thurs-Friday will basically consist of questions from the Chapter 9 Review pg 603-605.

Monday, April 17, 2017

hw #9-R1 Chapter 9 Review

hw #9-R1 Due Tues 4/18(B)/ Weds 4/19(A)
pg 603-605
#1-4 ALL You must write the full sentence (not just the answer) for full credit.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

hw #9-3 Solve Quadratics; Sing me a SONG!!

hw #9-3
Due Friday 4/7(B); Monday 4/17(A)
Problem Set 9B #1-8 (Save 9 & 10 for later)
See the methods/techniques reviewed on the cover page of the Problem Set (formerly 9A, now 9B titled "The STANDARD FORM of a QUADRATIC EQUATION/FUNCTION")
YOU WILL CHOOSE the appropriate method  for each problem
Hint: Only use the "Quadratic Formula" or "Complete the Square" if it is not possible to factor...use C-T-Sq for #7!!

You do not need to manually graph the following problems, but you should check your answer with Desmos. Substitute "x" for any of the other variables, i.e. 
you will need to "convert" a^2 = 324  to y = x^2 - 384 in order to graph it.
pg 564 #11-27 ODD (Practice with Square rooting)

pg 571 #23,25

pg 579 #7,9,11,13,15

pg 586 #9,11

Monday, April 3, 2017

hw #9-2 More Factoring and Some Vertex Finding

pg 571 #9-21 ODD Due Weds (B); Thurs (A)

Find the vertex of the quadratic function for:
1) f(x) = x^2 - 6x + 8
2) f(x) = x^2 + 8x + 12

Saturday, April 1, 2017

hw #9-1 Graphing, Factoring, Zeros and Quadratics

hw #9-1: Due Mon(B); Tues(A)

Complete the ProbSet 9A packet... then, on the graphing sheets I gave to you in class (or the "Extra Worksheets" doc attached) graph the functions that have been provided on the attached worksheet, titled "Alg Chap 9 Problem Set A Addendum."

You will find "Absolute Value" and "Exponential" functions in the addendum. This is also by design - USE DESMOS as an assistant, but also calculate some TOV's​ on your own.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

hw #8-R2 Chapter 8 Review 2

hw #8-R2 Chapter 8 Review 2

Complete Problem Sets 8A & 8B
Complete the viewing of all videos for Chapter 8
pg 526 #9, 13, 17, 21, 25, 29, 33, 37, 51, 53, 55
HINT: #51, 53, 55 are GREAT examples of using quadratic factoring techniques to FACTOR NON-QUADRATIC polynomials!!
Watch the 8-8 Gooru Video prior to the next few problems
pg 531 #13,15,17,19