### Course Description

### Thursday, March 21

defined/discussed parabolas and their properties;

p.623 #4-16, 26-32 even

### Wednesday, March 20

discussed the distance formula and calculating midpoints;

p.617 #4-12, 22-26, 32, 43 even

### Tuesday, March 19

discussed test 8;

described what’s behind the term “conic sections”

if you didn’t already, read: pp.614-616 (intro to conic sections)

### Monday, March 18

test 8;

read: pp.614-616 (intro to conic sections)

### Friday, March 15

(over half the class was absent, due to Music Festival)

cleaned the classroom;

test 8 on Monday

### Thursday, March 14

worked more problems from chapter 8;

test 8 on Monday

### Wednesday, March 13

discussed quiz 8.2;

test 8 postponed until Monday

### Tuesday, March 12

quiz 8.2;

test 8 postponed until Monday

### Monday, March 11

worked examples from 593 and the end-of-chapter review section;

quiz 8.2 tomorrow

### Thursday, February 28

worked examples from 593;

quiz 8.2 on Tuesday when we return

### Wednesday, February 27

discussed quiz 8;

discussed rational equations;

worked examples from the homework set;

p.593 #4-10, 14-22 even

### Tuesday, February 26

quiz 8;

read: pp. 589-592 (rational equations)

### Monday, February 25

discussed p.586;

reviewed working with rational functions;

quiz 8.1 tomorrow

### Friday, February 22

discussed p.577;

discussed adding and subtracting rational expressions;

worked examples form the problem set;

p.586 #4-12, 16-22, 28-34 even

### Thursday, February 21

discussed p.568;

discussed multiplying, dividing, and simplifying rational expressions;

worked examples form the problem set;

p.577 #6-16, 24-40 even

### Wednesday, February 20

discussed rational functions;

worked examples form the problem set;

p.568 #8-12, 16-22 even

### Tuesday, February 19

discussed reciprocal functions;

worked examples form the problem set;

p.561 #4-18 even

### Monday, February 18

discussed test 7;

discussed direct, inverse, and joint variations;

worked examples form the problem set;

p.555 #4-18, 24, 26 even

### Friday, February 15

test 7;

read: pp.551-554 (direct and inverse variations)

### Thursday, February 14

discussed quiz 7.2;

reviewed chapter 7;

shorter-than-usual test 7 tomorrow

### Wednesday, February 13

quiz 7.2;

test 7 on Friday

### Tuesday, February 12

discussed questions on p.519 homework;

used Excel to put best-fit exponential and logarithmic curves to scatter plots;

reviewed the second half of chapter 7;

quiz 7.2 tomorrow

### Monday, February 11

discussed questions on p.510 homework;

discussed solving exponential and logarithmic equations;

p.519#4-20, 24-38 even

### Friday, February 8

discussed questions on p.503 homework;

discussed logarithm properties;

worked sample questions from the homework set;

p.510 #8-28, 34-40, 46-52 even

### Thursday, February 7

discussed Tuesday’s quiz;

discussed logarithms as the inverse function of an exponential;

worked examples from the homework set;

p.503 #4-16, 20-34, 38-42 even

### Wednesday, February 6

no class, due to SAT

### Tuesday, February 5

quiz on exponentials;

read: pp. 499-503 (logarithms)

### Monday, February 4

reviewed exponentials;

quiz 7.1 over exponentials tomorrow

### Friday, January 25

many absent, due to Acrofest;

discussed p. 495

### Thursday, January 24

discussed investment interest and compounding;

discussed continuous compounding, Leonhard Euler, and** e**;

p. 495 #4-12, 20-28, 42-48 even

### Wednesday, January 23

discussed exponential decay;

p. 489 #4-12, 16-20 even

### Tuesday, January 22

discussed properties of exponentials;

p. 482 #6-10, 16-20 even

### Monday, January 21

test 6;

read: pp.478-481 (exponentials)

### Friday, January 18

discussed yesterday’s quiz;

reviewed chapter 6;

test 6 on Monday

### Thursday, January 17

quiz 6.2;

test 6 on Monday

### Wednesday, January 16

discussed p. 456;

reviewed lessons 6.4, 6.5, & 6.6

quiz tomorrow over the 2nd half of chapter 6;

test 6 on Monday

### Tuesday, January 15

discussed/demonstrated solving radical equations;

p.456 #4-10, 14-20, 24-30 even

### Monday, January 14

discussed 442;

discussed/demonstrated graphing radical functions;

p.449 #4-20 even

### Friday, January 11

no class, due to community service day

### Thursday, January 10

discussed inverse functions;

worked examples from the homework set;

p.442 #4-10, 16-20, 22-26 even

### Wednesday, January 9

discussed yesterday’s quiz over what we’ve done in chapter 6;

if you haven’t already, read: pp. 438-442 (inverse functions)

### Tuesday, January 8

quiz over what we’ve done in chapter 6;

read: pp. 438-442 (inverse functions)

### Monday, January 7

discuss p.432;

reviewed what we’ve done in chapter 6;

quiz tomorrow over what we’ve done so far in chapter 6

### Friday, January 4

discussed p.424;

discussed function arithmetic and composition;

p. 432 #4-32 even

### Thursday, January 3

discussed rules for rational exponents and radicals;

p. 424 #4-12, 16-20, 24-28, 32-36 even

### Wednesday, January 2

briefly discussed 1st semester exam;

discussed our rationale for studying math;

discussed rational exponents and radicals;

p. 417 #4-32 even

### Friday, December 14

reviewed more for the semester exam;

continue reviewing chapters 1-5 for the semester exam

### Thursday, December 13

reviewed chapter 1, 2 & 3;

continue reviewing chapters 1-5 for the semester exam

### Wednesday, December 12

reviewed chapter 4 & 5;

continue reviewing chapters 1-5 for the semester exam

### Tuesday, December 11

discussed test 5;

begin reviewing chapters 1-5 for the semester exam

### Monday, December 10

test 5;

begin reviewing chapters 1-5 for the semester exam

### Friday, December 7

discussed quiz 5.2;

reviewed chapter 5;

test 5 on Monday

### Thursday, December 6

quiz 5.2;

test 5 on Monday

### Wednesday, December 5

discussed p.383;

reviewed the 2nd half of chapter 5;

quiz 5.2 tomorrow

### Tuesday, December 4

discussed finding all zeros of polynomials;

p.383 #4, 6, 10-16, 20-26 even

### Monday, December 3

discussed Thursday’s quiz

discussed finding rational zeros of polynomials;

p.374-375 #4, 6, 12-16, 24-28 even

### Friday, November 30

discussed/demonstrated finding roots of polynomials;

start on p.374-375 #4, 6, 12-16, 24-28 even

### Thursday, November 29

quiz 5.1;

read: pp. 370-373 (finding roots of polynomials)

### Wednesday, November 28

reviewed the first part (lessons 1-5) of chapter 5;

quiz 5.1 tomorrow

### Tuesday, November 27

discussed division of polynomials;

worked examples from the homework set;

p.366 #4-18, 22-28 even

### Monday, November 26

discussed factoring polynomials;

worked examples from the homework set;

p.356 #4-28 even

### Thursday, November 15

discussed arithmetic with polynomials;

worked examples from the homework set;

p.349 #4-24, 28-32 even

### Wednesday, November 14

discussed properties of polynomials;

worked examples from the homework set;

p.341 #4-22, 28-36 even

### Tuesday, November 13

discussed test 4;

discussed laws of exponents;

p.333 #16-34 even

### Monday, November 12

test 4;

read: pp. 330-332 (exponents)

### Friday, November 9

reviewed chapter 4;

test 4 on Monday

### Thursday, November 8

discussed quiz 4.2;

reviewed chapter 4;

test 4 on Monday

### Wednesday, November 7

quiz 4.2;

test 4 on Monday

### Tuesday, November 6

discussed the second half of chapter 4;

quiz 4.2 tomorrow

### Monday, November 5

discussed quadratic inequalities;

worked sample problems from the homework set;

p.304-305 #6-12, 20-24, 36-40, 46-50 even

### Friday, November 2

derived/discussed the quadratic formula;

worked sample problems from the homework set;

p.296#4-10, 14-20, 32-36 even

### Thursday, November 1

discussed p.279;

discussed completing the square;

worked sample problems from the homework set;

p.288 #4-10, 14-32 even

### Wednesday, October 31

discussed quiz 4.1;

defined/discussed complex numbers;

worked sample problems from the homework set;

p.279 #4-32, 42-48 even

### Tuesday, October 30

quiz 4.1;

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

### Monday, October 29

reviewed the first half of chapter 4;

quiz 4.1 tomorrow

### Friday, October 26

discussed simplifying expressions with perfect squares;

p. 269 #4-16, 22-30 even

### Thursday, October 25

discussed factoring;

got caught up on missed homework

### Wednesday, October 24

worked on a community service project

### Tuesday, October 23

worked on a community service project

### Monday, October 22

finished up p. 263;

discussed the slide & multiply method of factoring when **a** is not 1

### Tuesday, October 16

factoring quadratics when **a** is not 1;

p. 263 #4-10, 14-26, 32-36 even

### Monday, October 15

factoring quadratics;

p. 255 #4-20, 24-32 even

### Friday, October 12

discussed vertex form and intercept form of quadratics;

p.249 #4-8, 14-18, 24-28, 34, 36 even

### Thursday, October 11

no class, due to the college fair

### Wednesday, October 10

discussed properties of quadratics;

worked examples from the homework set;

p.240 #8-14, 22-28 even

### Tuesday, October 9

test 3;

read: pp.236-239 (quadratics)

### Monday, October 8

discussed quiz 3.2;

reviewed chapter 3 concepts;

test 3 tomorrow

### Friday, October 5

no class, due to juniors preparing for Fall Festival;

test 3 Monday

### Thursday, October 4

quiz 3.2;

test 3 Monday

### Wednesday, October 3

discussed p.214;

quiz tomorrow over Cramer’s rule and inverse matrices

### Tuesday, October 2

discussed/demonstrated inverse matrices;

solved systems using inverse matrices;

p.214 #4-8, 14-16, 26-30 even

### Monday, October 1

discussed/demonstrated determinants and Cramer’s rule;

p.207 #4-10, 12-18, 30-36 even

### Friday, September 28

discussed/demonstrated matrix multiplication;

p.199 #4-18, 22-26 even

### Thursday, September 27

discussed yesterday’s quiz over systems of equations;

discussed/demonstrated matrix addition, subtraction, and scalar multiplication;

worked examples from the homework set;

p.191 #4-18, 24, 26 even

### Wednesday, September 26

quiz over systems of equations;

read: pp.187-190 (matrix arithmetic)

### Tuesday, September 25

Juniors testing;

briefly discussed determinants and Cramer’s rule;

quiz on systems of equations tomorrow

### Monday, September 24

Juniors testing;

quiz on systems of equations next time we meet

### Friday, September 21

further discussed solving 3×3 systems of linear equations by substitution and elimination;

quiz on systems of equations next time we meet

### Thursday, September 20

discussed solving 3×3 systems of linear equations by substitution and elimination;

p.182 #4, 6, 10-20 even

### Wednesday, September 19

further discussed solving systems of linear equations by substitution and elimination;

p.164 #4-12, 16-24, 28-32 even (due tomorrow)

### Tuesday, September 18

most of the class was absent due to ASVAB testing;

discussed solving systems of linear equations by substitution and elimination;

p.164 #4-12, 16-24, 28-32 even (due Thursday)

### Monday, September 17

discussed solving systems of linear equations graphically;

p.156 #4-8, 18-26 even

### Tuesday, September 11

discussed test 2;

briefly discussed/demonstrated Gaussian elimination

### Monday, September 10

test 2;

read: 152-155 (systems of equations)

### Friday, September 7

discussed quiz 2.2;

reviewed chapter 2;

test 2 on Monday; Boundary Waters participants need to do this before leaving Sunday

### Thursday, September 6

quiz 2.2;

reviewed chapter 2;

test 2 on Monday; Boundary Waters participants need to do this before leaving Sunday

### Wednesday, September 5

reviewed the last 2 lessons;

quiz 2.2 tomorrow

test 2 on Monday; Boundary Waters participants need to do this before leaving Sunday

### Tuesday, September 4

discussed inequalities in 2 variables;

p.135 #8-16, 22, 24, 30, 32 even

### Monday, September 3

discussed quiz over the first part of chapter 2;

discussed translations and transformations;

p.127 #4-8, 16-22 even

### Friday, August 31

quiz over the first part of chapter 2;

read: 123-126 (transformations and translations)

### Thursday, August 30

reviewed the first part of chapter 2;

quiz tomorrow over the first part of chapter 2

### Wednesday, August 29

discussed scatter plots, line of best fit, and correlation;

demonstrated how to determine these using a spreadsheet;

p.117-118 #4-18 even

### Tuesday, August 28

discussed direct variations;

p.109 #4-28 even

### Monday, August 27

discussed point-slope form of linear functions;

p.101-102 #4-16, 20, 22, 30-36 even

### Friday, August 24

discussed slope-intercept form and standard form of linear functions;

p.93 #4-16, 24-28, 32-36 even

### Thursday, August 23

did % grade activity around campus;

discussed yesterday’s HW;

read: pp. 89-92

### Wednesday, August 22

discussed yesterday’s HW;

discussed linear functions and slope;

pp. 86 #4-14, 18-26 even

### Tuesday, August 21

discussed yesterday’s test over chapter 1;

discussed functions and their properties;

pp. 76-79 #16-38 even

### Monday, August 20

test over chapter 1;

read: 72-76 (functions)

### Friday, August 17

reviewed chapter 1;

test over chapter 1 on Monday

### Thursday, August 16

discussed yesterday’s quiz;

discussed homework on the absolute value function;

test over chapter 1 on Monday

### Wednesday, August 15

quiz over chapter 1 topics;

discussed the absolute value function;

p.55-56 #4-20, 44-50 even

### Tuesday, August 14

discussed graphing linear inequalities;

worked examples from the problem set;

p.44-47 #4-32, 62-72 even

### Monday, August 13

discussed solving multi-variable equations for unknowns;

worked examples from the problem set;

p.30-32 #4-14, 18-26 even

### Friday, August 10

discussed solving linear equations;

worked examples from the problem set;

p.21-22 #4-12, 20-28, 34-38, 44-48, 56-60 even

### Thursday, August 9

discussed order of operations;

discussed simplifying algebraic expressions;

worked examples from the problem set;

p.13-15 #4-48, 60 even

### Wednesday, August 8

discussed Pretest over Algebra I+ concepts;

discussed number theory and subsets;

p.9 #64-80 even

### Tueday, August 7

Pretest over Algebra I+ concepts;

read: pp. 2-5

### Monday, August 6

explained course content;

reviewed Algebra I concepts;

pretest tomorrow