Course Description

Tuesday, May 16

took semester exam

Monday, May 15

reviewed for semester exam;
semester exam will be at 12:30 tomorrow


Friday, May 12

reviewed for semester exam;
semester exam will be at 12:30 on Tuesday, 5/16/17

Thursday, May 11

reviewed for semester exam;
semester exam will be at 12:30 on Tuesday, 5/16/17

Wednesday, May 10

discussed p.760;
began reviewing for the semester exam, over chapters 6-9, & 13;
semester exam will be at 12:30 on Tuesday, 5/16/17

Tuesday, May 9

discussed p.747;
discussed normal distributions;
p.760 #4-16  even

Monday, May 8

discussed p.823;
discussed mean, median, mode, and standard deviation;
p.747 #4-8, 12-20  even


Friday, May 5

discussed p.814;
discussed infinite geometric series;
worked examples from the homework set;
823#8-16, 24-28  even

Thursday, May 4

discussed p.806;
discussed geometric sequences and series;
814#4-34, 40-44, 48-52  even

Wednesday, May 3

discussed p.798;
discussed arithmetic sequences and series;
806#4-20, 30, 32, 40-44  even

Tuesday, May 2

discussed test 10;
discussed sequences and series;
798 #4-22, 38-52 even

Monday, May 1

test 10;
read:  794-797 (sequences and series)


Friday, April 28

discussed quiz 10.2;
test 10 on Monday

Thursday, April 27

quiz 10.2;
test 10 on Monday

Wednesday, April 26

discussed p.727;
reviewed the last couple of lessons;
quiz 10.2 tomorrow

Tuesday, April 25

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

Monday, April 24

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


Friday, April 21

no class, due to Academy Days

Thursday, April 20

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

Wednesday, April 19

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

Tuesday, April 18

discussed questions on 701;
quiz 10.1 tomorrow

Monday, April 17

discussed questions on 694;
discussed probability and odds;
pp. 701-702 #4-16, 20, 22, 28, 30 even


Friday, April 14

discussed combinations, Pascal’s triangle, and the binomial theorem;
p.694 #4-10, 14-28 even

Thursday, April 13

discussed/demonstrated counting principles and permutations;
p.686-687 #4-36, 44-50 even

Wednesday, April 12

discussed test 13;
read: 682-686 (permutations)

Tuesday, April 11

test 13

Monday, April 10

reviewed last week’s quiz over Law of Sines, Cosines, and area formulas;
reviewed chapter 13;
test tomorrow over chapter 13


Tuesday, April 4

quiz over Law of Sines, Cosines, and area formulas

Monday, April 3

discussed p.892;
reviewed the 2nd half of chapter 13;
quiz tomorrow over Law of Sines, Cosines, and area formulas


Friday, March 31

discussed law of cosines; worked examples;
discussed Heron’s formula;
p.892 #8-14, 22-28 even

Thursday, March 30

discussed quiz on trigonometric functions;
discussed the law of sines; worked examples;
p.886 #12-16, 20-24, 30-36 even

Wednesday, March 29

quiz on trigonometric functions;
read:  882-885 (the law of sines)

Tuesday, March 28

discussed p.870;
discussed inverse trigonometric functions;
p.878 #4-24 even;
quiz tomorrow

Monday, March 27

discussed multiple descriptions of angles;
p.870 #4-30 even


Friday, March 24

discussed radians and the unit circle;
p.862 #6-12, 16, 18, 24-30, 40-46 even

Thursday, March 23

discussed test 9;
discussed examples p.856;
Read:  859-862 (radians)

Wednesday, March 22

intro to trigonometry;
discussed examples from the problem set;
p.856 #4-14, 18, 22-28 even

Tuesday, March 21

test 9

Monday, March 20

discussed a practice test;
test 9 tomorrow over conic sections


Friday, March 17

discussed p.666;
quiz Monday;
test 9 Tuesday over conic sections

Thursday, March 16

discussed eccentricity;
worked examples from p.666;
p.666 #2-14 even

Wednesday, March 15

discussed examples from p.655

Tuesday, March 14

discussed translating circles, ellipses, parabolas, & hyperbolas;
p.655 #4-10, 14-34 even

Monday, March 13

reviewed quiz on circles, ellipses, & parabolas;
discussed hyperbolas;
p.645 #4-10, 18-24, 40 even


Thursday, March 2

quiz on circles, ellipses, & parabolas

Wednesday, March 1

discussed p.629;
defined/discussed ellipses;
worked examples from the HW set;
p.637#4-12, 18-26 even;
quiz tomorrow on circles, ellipses, & parabolas

Tuesday, February 28

discussed p.623;
defined/discussed circles;
worked examples from the HW set;
p.629 #4-16, 22-26 even

Monday, February 27

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


Friday, February 24

discussed test 8;
discussed the distance formula and calculating midpoints between coordinates;
p.617 #4-12, 22-26, 32, 34 even

Thursday, February 23

test 8;
read:  614-616 (intro to conic sections)

Wednesday, February 22

discussed yesterday’s quiz on the second half of chapter 8;
reviewed chapter 8;
test 8 tomorrow

Tuesday, February 21

quiz on the second half of chapter 8;
test 8 postponed until Thursday

Monday, February 20

discussed p.586;
reviewed the second half of chapter 8;
quiz 8.2 tomorrow;
test 8 on Wednesday


Friday, February 17

discussed p.586;
discussed solving rational equations;
p.593 #4-10, 14-22 even

Thursday, February 16

discussed yesterday’s quiz;
discussed addition and subtraction of rational expressions
p.586 #4-12, 16-22, 28-34 even

Wednesday, February 15

quiz 8.1;
read:  pp.582-585 (adding and subtracting rational expressions)

Tuesday, February 14

discussed items on p. 577;
reviewed what we’ve done so far in chapter 8;
quiz tomorrow

Monday, February 13

discussed items on p. 568;
discussed multiplying and dividing rational expressions;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.577 #6-16, 24-40 even


Friday, February 10

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

Thursday, February 9

discussed graphing inverse functions;
p.561 #4-18 even

Wednesday, February 8

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

Tuesday, February 7

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

Monday, February 6

quiz 7.2;
review for test 7 tomorrow on p.543


Friday, January 27

(all on the gymnastics team were gone to Acrofest);
some took quiz 7.2;
worked through some exponential & logarithmic equations;
test 7 on Tuesday, 2-7

Thursday, January 26

further discussed logarithm and exponential equations;
worked examples from the p.519;
quiz tomorrow  (or Monday, 2-6, if you’re in gymnastics);
test 7 on Tuesday, 2-7

Wednesday, January 25

discussed rules for logarithm and exponential equations;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.519 #4-20, 24-38 even

Tuesday, January 24

quiz 7.1;
discussed logarithm rules;
p.510 #8-28, 34-40, 46-52 even

Monday, January 23

defined & discussed logarithms;
p.503 #4-16, 20-34, 38-42 even
quiz tomorrow over exponentials 


Friday, January 20

discussed compound interest formulas;
discussed e;
p.495-496 #4-12, 20-28, 42-48 even

Thursday, January 19

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

Wednesday, January 18

discussed test 6;
discussed/graphed exponentials, exponential growth, and exponential decay;
p.482 #6-10, 16-20 even

Tuesday, January 17

test 6;
read: pp.478-481 (exponentials)

Monday, January 16

quiz on 2nd half of chapter 6;
review for test using p.469;
test tomorrow


Friday, January 13

discussed p.469 in preparation for the quiz on Monday;
test on Tuesday

Thursday, January 12

discussed p.456;
reviewed for quiz on Monday, & test on Tuesday

Wednesday, January 11

discussed p.449;
discussed solving radical equations;
p.456 #4-10, 14-20, 24-30 even

Tuesday, January 10

discussed p.442;
discussed graphing radical functions;
p.449 #4-20 even

Monday, January 9

discussed Friday’s quiz on exponents and roots;
discussed inverse functions;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.442 #4-10, 16-20, 22-26 even


Friday, January 6

quiz on exponents and roots;
read 438-442 (inverse functions)

Thursday, January 5

further discussed functions, function arithmetic, and function composition;
p.432 #4-32 even

Wednesday, January 4

discussed p.424;
discussed functions, function arithmetic, and function composition;
read: pp 428-431 (composition of functions)

Tuesday, January 3

discussed p.417;
discussed rules of exponents and roots;
p.424 #4-12, 16-20, 24-28, 32-36  even

Monday, January 2

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


Friday, December 16

no class today

Thursday, December 15

no class today

Wednesday, December 14

semester exam

Tuesday, December 13

reviewed for semester exam;
review for semester exam, 1:35 pm tomorrow, covering chapters 1-5

Monday, December 12

test 5;
review for semester exam, covering chapters 1-5


Friday, December 9

discussed quiz on finding zeros of polynomials;
reviewed chapter 5;
test 5 on Monday

Thursday, December 8

quiz on finding zeros of polynomials;
test 5 on Monday

Wednesday, December 7

further discussed finding zeros that are complex and irrational;
discussed p. 383 homework;
finish up p. 383 #4, 6, 10-16, 20-26 even;
quiz tomorrow over finding zeros of polynomials

Tuesday, December 6

discussed yesterday’s quiz on polynomial arithmetic;
discussed p. 374 homework;
briefly discussed finding zeros that are complex;
begin working on p. 383 #4, 6, 10-16, 20-26 even

Monday, December 5

quiz on polynomial arithmetic;;
further discussed factoring polynomials using graphing calculators and synthetic division;
pp. 374-375 #4, 6, 12-16, 24-28 even


Friday, December 2

discussed p.366;
discussed factoring polynomials using graphing calculators and synthetic division;
quiz Monday over arithmetic with polynomials

Thursday, December 1

reviewed long division of polynomials;
reviewed synthetic division;
discussed factoring of cubic polynomials;
p.366 #4-18, 22-28 even

Wednesday, November 30

discussed p. 356;
discussed long division of polynomials

Tuesday, November 29

discussed p. 349;
discussed factoring polynomials;
p.356 #4-28 even

Monday, November 28

discussed p. 341;
discussed arithmetic with polynomials;
p.349 #4-24, 28-32 even


Friday, November 18

no class today; beginning Thanksgiving break

Thursday, November 17

discussed polynomials and synthetic substitution;
p.341 #4-22, 28-36 even (due Tuesday after Thanksgiving)

Wednesday, November 16

discussed rules of exponents;
p.333 #4-34 even

Tuesday, November 15

discussed test over chapter 4;
read 330-332 (exponents), if you didn’t already

Monday, November 14

test over chapter 4;
read 330-332 (exponents)


Friday, November 11

reviewed for Monday’s test over chapter 4;
test 4 on Monday

Thursday, November 10

discussed yesterday’s assignment;
demonstrated finding a quadratic to go through specified points;
test 4 on Monday

Wednesday, November 9

discussed yesterday’s quiz on using the quadratic formula;
discussed/demonstrated working with quadratic inequalities;
pp. 304-305 #6-12, 20-24, 36-40, 46-50 even

Tuesday, November 8

quiz on using the quadratic formula;
read:  pp. 300-303 (quadratic inequalities)

Monday, November 7

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


Friday, November 4

discussed 279;
discussed completing the square;
p.288 #4-10, 14-32 even

Thursday, November 3

discussed Tuesday’s quiz over factoring quadratics;
discussed imaginary and complex numbers; worked examples;
p.279 #4-32, 42-48 even

Wednesday, November 2

(most of the class was taking the PSAT);
discussed yesterday’s quiz over factoring quadratics;
if you haven’t already, read:  pp. 275-279 (imaginary and complex numbers)

Tuesday, November 1

quiz over factoring quadratics;
read:  pp. 275-279 (imaginary and complex numbers)

Monday, October 31

discussed simplifying square roots containing perfect squares;
p.269 #4-16, 22-30 even;
quiz tomorrow over factoring quadratics


Friday, October 28

discussed p. 263;
worked examples of simplifying square roots containing perfect squares;
read: pp.266-269 

Thursday, October 27

discussed p. 255;
demonstrated factoring quadratics where a isn’t 1;
p. 263 #4-10, 14-26, 32-36 even

Wednesday, October 26

no class, due to Junior History Trip

Tuesday, October 25

no class, due to Junior History Trip

Monday, October 24

no class, due to Junior History Trip


Wednesday, October 19

no class, due to home leave

Tuesday, October 18

no class, due to Junior History Trip and Senior Class Trip

Monday, October 17

no class, due to Junior History Trip and Senior Class Trip


Friday, October 14

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

Thursday, October 13

no class, due to college fair

Wednesday, October 12

discussed vertex form and intercept form of a quadratic;
demonstrated how to switch between the different forms;
p. 249 #4-8, 14-18,  24-28, 34, 36 even

Tuesday, October 11

discussed test 3;
reviewed quadratics from Algebra I;
p. 240 #8-14, 22-28 even

Monday, October 10

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


Friday, October 7

discussed yesterday’s quiz over matrix techniques of solving systems of equations;
test Monday

Thursday, October 6

quiz over matrix techniques of solving systems of equations;
test Monday

Wednesday, October 5

discussed solving systems using an inverse matrix;
p.214 #4-8, 14-16, 26-30 even;
quiz tomorrow

Tuesday, October 4

no class, due to ASVAB testing

Monday, October 3

discussed determinants and Cramer’s rule;
p.207 #4-10, 12-18, 30-36 even


Friday, September 30

discussed HW 199;
discussed determinants and Cramer’s rule;
read 203-206

Thursday, September 29

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

Wednesday, September 28

discussed matrix arithmetic;
p. 191 #4-18, 24, 26 even

Tuesday, September 27

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

Monday, September 26

discussed p. 182; worked many examples
quiz tomorrow over what we’ve done so far in chapter 3 


Friday, September 23

worked more examples of solving systems of 3 equations and 3 unknowns;
p.182 #4, 6, 10-20 even 

Thursday, September 22

discussed systems of inequalities;
worked an example of 3 equations and 3 unknowns;
read 178-181 

Wednesday, September 21

discussed/demonstrated using elimination to solve a system of equations;
p.164 #4-12, 16-24, 28-32 even

Tuesday, September 20

no class, due to ITED and CogAT testing

Monday, September 19

no class, due to ITED testing


Tuesday, September 13

discussed HW on p.156;
discussed/demonstrated solving systems of linear equations algebraically

Monday, September 12

discussed test over chapter 2;
discussed/demonstrated solving systems of linear equations graphically;
p.156 #4-8, 18-26 even


Friday, September 9

test over chapter 2

Thursday, September 8

discussed quiz over latter part of chapter 2;
reviewed chapter 2;
test 2 tomorrow

Wednesday, September 7

quiz over latter part of chapter 2;
test 2 Friday

Tuesday, September 6

discussed/graphed linear inequalities in two variables;
p. 135 #8-16, 22, 24, 30, 32 even;
quiz likely tomorrow

Monday, September 5

discussed p. 127 HW;
discussed piecewise functions;
discussed linear inequalities in two variables;
demonstrated graphing linear inequalities in two variables;
read 132-135 (linear inequalities in 2 variables)


Friday, September 2

discussed yesterday’s quiz on what we’ve done so far in chapter 2;
discussed translations and transformations;
p. 127 #4-8, 16-22 even

Thursday, September 1

quiz on what we’ve done so far in chapter 2;
read pp. 123-126 (transformations and translations)

Wednesday, August 31

reviewed what we’ve done so far in chapter 2 with practice quiz on p. 120;
quiz tomorrow

Tuesday, August 30

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

Monday, August 29

discussed direct variations; illustrated with Ohm’s law;
p.109 #4-28 even


Friday, August 26

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

Thursday, August 25

discussed slope-intercept form and standard form of linear equations;
pp.93-94 #4-16, 24-28, 32-36 even

Wednesday, August 24

did slope (% grade) activity out on campus;
read 89-92

Tuesday, August 23

discussed HW on p. 76-79;
discussed finding slopes of linear functions
p. 86 #4-14, 18-26 even

Monday, August 22

discussed Friday’s quiz;
discussed the concept of functions;
worked examples from the homework set;
pp.76-79 #16-38 even


Friday, August 19

quiz on recent chapter 1 topics;
read 72-76

Thursday, August 18

discussed pp. 55-56 HW ;
discussed learning styles and 4MAT;
chapter 1 quiz tomorrow

Wednesday, August 17

discussed pp. 44-47 HW ;
discussed the absolute function;
worked sample from the homework set;
pp.55-56 #4-20, 44-50 even

Tuesday, August 16

discussed pp. 30-32 HW ;
discussed solving linear inequalities;
worked sample from the homework set;
pp.44-47 #4-32, 62-72 even

Monday, August 15

discussed pp. 21-22 HW ;
discussed solving formulas for unknowns;
pp.30-32 #4-14, 18-26 even


Friday, August 12

discussed pp. 13-15 HW ;
discussed/demonstrated solving equations;
pp.21-22 #4-12, 20-28, 34-38, 44-48, 56-60 even

Thursday, August 11

discussed real number properties;
discussed expressions with powers;
pp. 13-15 #4-48, 60 even

Wednesday, August 10

discussed pretest;
read:  pp. 10-13 (powers and variables)

Tuesday, August 9

did pretest;
read:  pp. 2-5 (properties of real numbers)

Monday, August 8

passed out textbooks; explained course content;
Why math, science and engineering? S.T.E.M
pretest tomorrow