### Course Description

### 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

### Monday, August 7

explained course content;

reviewed Algebra I concepts;

pretest tomorrow