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Course Description

Monday May 14

reviewed for final exam;
semester exam will be over chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, & 13;
semester exam will occur tomorrow at 8:35


Friday May 11

reviewed for final exam;
semester exam will be over chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, & 13

Thursday May 10

discussed p.806;
discussed geometric sequences and series
p.814#4-34, 40-44, 48-52 even
semester exam will be over chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, & 13

Wednesday May 9

discussed p.798;
discussed arithmetic sequences and series
p.806#4-20, 30, 32, 40-44 even
semester exam will be over chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, & 13

Tuesday May 8

discussed quiz 10.2;
discussed sequences and series
p.798 #4-22, 38-52 even
semester exam will be over chapters 6, 7, 8, 9, & 13

Monday May 7

quiz 10.2;
there will be no test over chapter 10;
read:  pp.794-797 (sequences and series)


Friday May 4

discussed p.727;
reviewed the 2nd half of chapter 10;
quiz 10.2 on Monday

Thursday May 3

discussed p.721;
discussed probabilities of a binomial distribution;
p.727 #4-24, 28, 30 even

Wednesday May 2

discussed p.710;
discussed independent and dependent probabilities;
p.721 #4-30 even

Tuesday May 1

discussed quiz 10.1;
discussed disjoint and overlapping probabilities;
p.710 #4-24, 28-32 even

Monday April 30

quiz 10.1;
read:  707-709 (disjoint and overlapping probabilities)


Friday April 27

reviewed the first 3 lessons of chapter 10;
quiz 10.1 on Monday

Thursday April 26

discussed probability and odds;
worked examples from the homework set;
pp701-702 #4-16, 20, 22, 28, 30 even

Wednesday April 25

discussed combinations and the binomial theorem;
worked examples from the p.694 homework set;
finish up p.694 #4-10, 14-28 even

Tuesday April 24

discussed combinations and the binomial theorem;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.694 #4-10, 14-28 even

Monday April 23

discussed test 13;
discussed permutations;
p.686-687 #4-36, 44-50 even

Sunday April 22

continued working on test 13;
read: 682-686 (permutations)


Friday April 20

test 13;
we’ll finish the test on Sunday

Thursday April 19

discussed quiz 13.2;
reviewed chapter 13;
test 13 tomorrow

Wednesday April 18

quiz 13.2;
test 13 on Friday

Tuesday April 17

reviewed the second half of chapter 13;
quiz 13.2 tomorrow

Monday April 16

discussed the law of cosines and Heron’s formula;
worked problems from the homework set;
p.892 #8-14, 22-28 even


Friday April 13

no class, due to Academy Days

Thursday April 12

discussed Tuesday’s quiz;
discussed p.886 (due Monday);
read pp.889-891 (the law of cosines)
p.892 #8-14, 22-28 even (due Tuesday)

Wednesday April 11

discussed the law of sines;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.886 #12-16, 20-24, 30-36 even

Tuesday April 10

quiz 13.1;
read:  pp.882-885 (the law of sines)

Monday April 9

reviewed what we’ve done so far in chapter 13;
quiz 13.1 tomorrow


Wednesday April 4

no class; beginning of home leave

Tuesday April 3

discussed p.878

Monday April 2

discussed p.870;
discussed multiple descriptions of angles using the unit circle;
began discussing inverse trigonometric functions;
get started on p.878 #4-24 even (due next Monday)


Friday March 30

discussed p.862 (due Monday);
discussed the unit circle;
read:  pp. 866-870;
p.870 #4-3o even (due Tuesday)

Thursday March 29

discussed test 9;
discussed p.856;
briefly discussed radians vs. degrees;
p.862 #6-12, 16, 18, 24-30, 40-46 even

Wednesday March 28

discussed right-triangle trigonometry;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.856 #4-14, 18, 22-28 even

Tuesday March 27

test 9;
read:  pp.852-855 (right-angle trigonometry)

Monday March 26

discussed quiz 9.2;
reviewed chapter 9;
test 9 tomorrow


Friday March 23

quiz 9.2;
test 9 on Tuesday

Thursday March 22

discussed p.666;
quiz 9.2 tomorrow over translated conics and eccentricity

Wednesday March 21

discussed eccentricity;
p.666 #2-14 even

Tuesday March 20

discussed translations with conics p.645;
finish up p.655 #4-10, 14-34 even

Monday March 19

discussed p.645;
discussed translations with conics
p.655 #4-10, 14-34 even


Friday March 16

discussed p.645;
continue with p.645 #4-10, 18-24, 40 even

Thursday March 15

briefly discussed quiz 9.1;
discussed hyperbolas;
p.645 #4-10, 18-24, 40 even (due Monday, due to Music festival)

Wednesday March 14

quiz 9.1;
read:  pp. 642-644 (hyperbolas)

Tuesday March 13

discussed 637;
reviewed parabolas, circles, and ellipses;
quiz tomorrow over parabolas, circles, and ellipses centered at the origin

Monday March 12

reviewed parabolas and circles;
discussed ellipses;
p.637#4-12, 18-26 even


Friday March 2

no class; beginning of Spring Break!

Thursday March 1

defined/discussed circles;
worked examples from the problem set
p.629#4-16, 22-26 even

Wednesday February 28

discussed p.617;
defined/discussed parabolas;
worked examples from the problem set
p.623#4-16, 26-32 even

Tuesday February 27

discussed test 8;
intro to conic sections;
discussed the distance formula and calculating midpoints on a connecting line;
p.617 #4-12, 22-26, 32, 34 even

Monday February 26

2nd half of test 8;
read:  pp.614-616 (intro to conic sections)


Friday February 23

1st half of test 8;
2nd half of test 8 on Monday

Thursday February 22

discussed quiz 8.2;
reviewed chapter 8;
test 8 postponed until tomorrow and Monday

Wednesday February 21

quiz 8.2;
test 8 tomorrow

Tuesday February 20

discussed p.593;
worked many examples of solving rational equations;
quiz tomorrow over solving rational equations

Monday February 19

discussed Friday’s quiz over what we’ve done so far in chapter 8;
discussed solving rational equations;
p.593 #4-10, 14-22 even


Friday February 16

quiz over what we’ve done so far in chapter 8;
read:  589-592 (solving rational equations)

Thursday February 15

discussed 586 and what we’ve done so far;
quiz 8.1 tomorrow over what we’ve done so far

Wednesday February 14

discussed adding and subtracting rational functions;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.586#4-12, 16-22, 28-34 even

Tuesday February 13

discussed multiplying and dividing rational functions;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.577 #6-16, 24-40 even

Monday February 12

discussed rational functions;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.568 #8-12, 16-22 even


Friday February 9

discussed p.555;
discussed reciprocal functions;
p.561 #4-18 even

Thursday February 8

discussed test 7;
discussed direct, inverse, and joint variations;
p.555 #4-18, 24, 26 even

Wednesday February 7

test 7;
read 551-554 (direct and inverse variations)

Tuesday February 6

discussed yesterday’s quiz over logarithms;
reviewed exponentials;
test 7 tomorrow

Monday February 5

quiz over logarithms;
test 7 on Wednesday


Friday January 26

discussed/worked examples of solving logarithmic equations;
quiz 7-2 over logarithms on Monday after home leave;
test 7 on Wednesday after home leave

Thursday January 25

discussed p. 519 and worked examples;
used Excel to put some best-fit exponential and logarithmic curves through scatter plots;
quiz 7-2 over logarithms on Monday after home leave;
test 7 on Wednesday after home leave

Wednesday January 24

discussed p. 510;
discussed solving equations involving exponentials and logarithms;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.519 #4-20, 24-38 even;

Tuesday January 23

quiz over exponentials;
discussed properties of logarithms;
p.510 #8-28, 34-40, 46-52 even;

Monday January 22

reviewed exponentials;
discussed logarithms;
worked a few examples from the problem set;
p.503 #4-16, 20-34, 38-42 even;
quiz tomorrow over exponentials


Friday January 19

discussed investment interest and compounding;
discussed continuous compounding, Leonhard Euler, and e;
worked a few examples from the problem set;
p.459-496 #4-12, 20-28, 42-48 even

Thursday January 18

discussed/graphed exponential decay;
p.489 #4-12, 16-20 even

Wednesday January 17

discussed test 6;
discussed/graphed various exponential functions;
p.482 #6-10, 16-20 even

Tuesday January 16

test 6;
read:  478-481 (exponentials)

Monday January 15

quiz 6.2;
test 6 tomorrow


Friday January 12

reviewed chapter 6;
quiz on the 2nd half of chapter 6 on Monday;
test 6 on Tuesday

Thursday January 11

discussed solving radical equations;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.456#4-10, 14-20, 24-30 even

Wednesday January 10

discussed p.442;
discussed graphing radical functions;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.449#4-20 even

Tuesday January 9

discussed yesterday’s quiz over first half of chapter 6;
discussed inverse functions;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.442 #4-10, 16-20, 22-26 even

Monday January 8

quiz over first half of chapter 6


Friday January 5

discussed p.432;
read:  438-442 (inverse functions);
quiz Monday over what we’ve done so far in chapter 6

Thursday January 4

discussed p.424;
reviewed conceptual ideas behind functions;
discussed function arithmetic and composition;
p.432 #4-32 even

Wednesday January 3

discussed p.417;
discussed rules for exponents;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.424 #4-12, 16-20, 24-28, 32-36 even

Tuesday January 2

briefly discussed the 1st semester exam;
discussed fractional exponents and roots;
p.417 #4-32 even


Wednesday December 13

semester exam

Tuesday December 12

discussed test 5;
continue reviewing chapters 1-5 for the semester exam, 1:35 tomorrow

Monday December 11

test 5;
begin reviewing chapters 1-5 for the semester exam;
semester exam is at 1:35 on Wednesday


Friday December 8

discussed yesterday’s quiz over finding the zeros of polynomials;
test 5 on Monday

Thursday December 7

quiz over finding the zeros of polynomials;
test 5 on Monday

Wednesday December 6

discussed p. 383;
quiz tomorrow over the 2nd half of chapter 5

Tuesday December 5

discussed p. 374;
discussed finding all zeros of polynomials;
pp.383 #4, 6, 10-16, 20-26 even

Monday December 4

discussed finding all rational zeros of polynomials;
pp.374-375 #4, 6, 12-16, 24-28 even


Friday December 1

discussed yesterday’s quiz;
start looking at pp.374-375 #4, 6, 12-16, 24-28 even  (due Tuesday)

Thursday November 30

quiz what we’ve done so far in chapter 5

Wednesday November 29

discussed p. 366;
reviewed what we’ve done so far in chapter 5;
quiz tomorrow over the 1st half of chapter 5

Tuesday November 28

demonstrated long division and synthetic division with polynomials;
demonstrated factoring polynomials;
worked examples from the problem set;
p. 366#4-18, 22-28 even

Monday November 27

demonstrated long division with polynomials;
discussed factoring polynomials;
worked examples from the problem set;
p. 356#4-28 even


Friday November 17

no class, due to Thanksgiving break

Thursday November 16

discussed problems on p.349;
demonstrated long division with polynomials;
discussed factoring polynomials;
worked examples from the problem set;
p. 356#4-28 even (due Tuesday, 11-28)

Wednesday November 15

discussed problems on p.341;
discussed arithmetic with polynomials;
worked examples from the problem set;
p. 349#4-24, 28-32 even

Tuesday November 14

discussed problems on p.313;
discussed traits of polynomials;
demonstrated synthetic substitution;
worked examples from the problem set;
p. 341 #4-22, 28-36 even

Monday November 13

discussed test 4;
briefly discussed exponents;
get started on p. 333 #16-34 even


Friday November 10

test 4;
read 330-332 (exponents)

Thursday November 9

discussed yesterday’s quiz over the 2nd half of chapter 4;
reviewed chapter 4;
test 4 tomorrow

Wednesday November 8

quiz over the 2nd half of chapter 4;
test 4 on Friday

Tuesday November 7

discussed p.304-305;
reviewed the 2nd half of chapter 4;
quiz tomorrow;
test 4 on Friday

Monday November 6

discussed p.296;
discussed/demonstrated working with quadratic inequalities;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.304-305 #6-12, 20-24, 36-40, 46-50 even


Friday November 3

discussed p.288;
derived/discussed the quadratic formula;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.296 #4-10, 14-20, 32-36 even

Thursday November 2

discussed p.279;
discussed completing the square;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.288 #4-10, 14-32 even

Wednesday November 1

discussed quiz 4.1;
discussed imaginary and complex numbers;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.279 #4-32, 42-48 even

Tuesday October 31

quiz 4.1;
read: pp.275-279 (imaginary and complex numbers)

Monday October 30

reviewed the first half of chapter 4;
quiz tomorrow 


Friday October 27

tried to bring the Juniors up to speed on what was missed while on Junior History Trip;
quiz postponed until Tuesday

Thursday October 26

worked on an optional review sheet, while waiting the return of the Juniors;
quiz over the first half of chapter 4 on Monday

Wednesday October 25

discussed p.263;
discussed simplifying expressions containing perfect squares;
worked samples from the problem set;
p. 269 #4-16, 22-30 even

Tuesday October 24

discussed factoring quadratics where a isn’t 1;
worked samples from the problem set;
p. 263 #4-10, 14-26, 32-36 even

Monday October 23

discussed factoring simple quadratics;
p. 255 #4-20, 24-32 even


Tuesday October 17

discussed more attributes of quadratic equations, writing them in different forms;
p. 249 #4-8, 14-18, 24-28, 34, 36 even

Monday October 16

discussed test 3;
discussed attributes of quadratic equations;
p.240 #8-14, 22-28 even


Friday October 13

test 3;
read:  pp.236-239 (quadratics)

Thursday October 12

no class today, due to college fair;
test 3 on Friday

Wednesday October 11

quiz 3.2;
test 3 on Friday

Tuesday October 10

discussed p.214; worked multiple examples ;
quiz tomorrow

Monday October 9

discussed inverse matrices and solving systems with them;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.214 #4-8, 14-16, 26-30 even


Friday October 6

no class, due to Fall Festival preparations

Thursday October 5

discussed determinants and Cramer’s rule;
worked examples from the homework set;
p. 207 #4-10, 12-18, 30-36 even

Wednesday October 4

discussed matrix multiplication;
p. 199 #4-18, 22-26 even

Tuesday October 3

no class because of ASVAB testing

Monday, October 2

discussed matrix arithmetic;
p. 191 #4-18, 24, 26 even (due Wednesday);
no class tomorrow because of ASVAB testing


Friday, September 29

quiz on solving systems of equations;
read:  187-190 (matrix arithmetic)

Thursday, September 28

worked more examples of  3 equations & 3 unknowns;
quiz tomorrow

Wednesday, September 27

worked more examples of  3 equations & 3 unknowns;
finish working on p.182 #4, 6, 10-20 even

Tuesday, September 26

no class, due to Iowa Assessments testing

Monday, September 25

no class, due to Iowa Assessments testing


Friday, September 22

no class, due to Field Day

Thursday, September 21

briefly discussed solving a linear system of inequalities by graphing;
began discussing solving a 3 equation, 3 unknown system by elimination;
start working on p.182 #4, 6, 10-20 even (due next Thursday);
next class period is Wednesday, due to Field Day and Testing

Wednesday, September 20

discussed solving a linear system by substitution and by elimination;
p.164#4-12, 16-24, 28-32 even

Tuesday, September 19

discussed test over chapter 2;
discussed solving a linear system graphically;
p.156 #4-8, 18-26 even

Monday, September 18

test over chapter 2;
read:  152-155


Friday, September 8

no class, due to Community Outreach Day

Thursday, September 7

quiz 2.2;
test 2 on Monday; BWCA participants need to take it before leaving Sunday

Wednesday, September 6

discussed p. 135;
reviewed for quiz;
quiz 2.2 tomorrow;
test 2 on Monday; BWCA participants need to take it before leaving Sunday

Tuesday, September 5

discussed p. 127;
discussed/demonstrated working with 2-variable inequalities;
p.135 #8-16, 22, 24, 30, 32 even

Monday, September 4

discussed Friday’s quiz;
discussed translations and transformations;
p. 127 #4-8, 16-22 even


Friday, September 1

quiz over the first part of chapter 2;
read:  pp. 123-126 (transformations and translations)

Thursday, August 31

reviewed what we’ve done so far in chapter 2;
quiz tomorrow

Wednesday, August 30

discussed scatter plots, line of best fit, and correlation;
p.117-118 #4-18 even

Tuesday, August 29

discussed direct variations;
p.109 #4-28 even

Monday, August 28

discussed writing a linear equation, given the slope and a point, or given two points;
p.101-102 #4-16, 20, 22, 30-36 even


Friday, August 25

discussed standard form and slope-intercept form of linear functions;
p.93 #4-16, 24-28, 32-36 even

Thursday, August 24

did % grade activity;
read:  pp. 89-92

Wednesday, August 23

discussed yesterday’s HW;
discussed linear functions;
p.86 #4-14, 18-26 even

Tuesday, August 22

discussed Friday’s quiz;
discussed the concept of a mathematical function;
pp. 76-79 #16-38 even

Monday, August 21

no class, due to solar eclipse


Friday, August 18

quiz over chapter 1
read pp. 72-72 (functions)

Thursday, August 17

discussed homework;
reviewed chapter 1
quiz tomorrow over chapter 1

 Wednesday, August 16

discussed homework;
discussed the absolute value function;
worked sample problems;
p. 55-56 #4-20, 44-50 even

 Tuesday, August 15

discussed homework;
discussed graphing linear inequalities;
worked sample problems;
p. 44-47 #4-32, 62-72 even

 Monday, August 14

discussed homework;
reviewed solving for unknowns;
worked sample problems;
p. 30-32 #4-14, 18-26 even


Friday, August 11

discussed homework;
reviewed solving equations
p. 21-22 #4-12, 20-28, 34-38, 44-48, 56-60 even

Thursday, August 10

reviewed working powers and variables;
p. 13-15 #4-48, 60 even

Wednesday, August 9

discussed pretest;
briefly discussed properties of real numbers;
p. 9-5 #64-80 even

Tuesday, August 8

pretest;
read pp. 2-5

Monday, August 7

explained course content;
reviewed Algebra I concepts;
pretest tomorrow