Q2 W10 
12/19/08 
Friday 
Class:
Half day of school. Period 2 takes the exam.
Homework:
(1.) Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Enjoy your break!!

Q2 W10 
12/18/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Practice for Semester Exam.
Homework:
(1.) Period 2: study for exam.

Q2 W10 
12/17/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Review homework: practice problems for Semester Exam. Period 7 takes the exam.
Homework:
(1.) Study for exam.

Q2 W10 
12/16/08 
Tuesday 
Class:
Worksheet  Practice Problems for Semester Exam 121608 Problems click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) WS Sem 1 Exam 121608 Practice  click here for copy.

Q2 W10 
12/15/08 
Monday 
Class:
Worksheet  Practice Problems for Semester Exam 121508 Problems click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) WS Sem 1 Exam 121508 Practice  click here for copy.

Q2 W9 
12/12/08 
Friday 
Class:
Worksheet  Practice Problems for Semester Exam  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) WS Sem 1 Exam Practice  click here for copy.

Q2 W9 
12/11/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Continue Matho (math bingo): review for semester exam.
Homework:
(1.) Study for semester exam.

Q2 W9 
12/10/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Matho (math bingo): review for semester exam.
Homework:
(1.) Study for semester exam.

Q2 W9 
12/9/08 
Tuesday 
Class:
Review graded Exam 2. Review for semester exam.
Homework:
(1.) Study for semester exam.

Q2 W9 
12/8/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Review for semester exam. Two special cases when solving systems of linear equations: Case 1 = No Solution  it means the lines are parallel, Case 2 = Infinite Solutions  it means the two lines are really the same line, that is, they are on top of each other.
Homework:
(1.) Study for semester exam.

Q2 W8 
12/5/08 
Friday 
Class:
Exam 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W8 
12/4/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 82 and 84, Exponent Rules and Polynomials  click here for copy.
Homework:
(1.) Finish WS 82 and 84  click here for copy.

Q2 W8 
12/3/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Homework review and practice: Ch. 82 and 84, Exponent Rules and Polynomials.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 2.

Q2 W8 
12/2/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Ch. 84, Polynomials, definition of polynomial, the degree of a monomial and polynomial.
Homework:
(1.) Page 434  435 #15  20, 25  33, 37, 45, Challenge: #24,
(2.) Memorize the Six Exponent Rules  click here for copy

Q2 W8 
12/1/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Ch. 82, the Division Rule for Exponents, the Zero Exponent Rule, and the Negative Exponent Rule.
Homework:
(1.) Page 421 #4  12,
(2.) Memorize the Six Exponent Rules  click here for copy

Q2 W7 
11/24 to 11/28/08 
Mon. to Fri. 
Thanksgiving Break  No School.

Q2 W6 
11/21/08 
Friday 
Class:
Quiz 5.
Homework:
(1.) Happy Thanksgiving! :)

Q2 W6 
11/20/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Finish worksheet. Lapboard practice  Ch. 81 and 74.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Quiz 5.

Q2 W6 
11/19/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Homework review. Classwork/Homework  Worksheet 81, Monomials.
Homework:
(1.) Finish WS 81  click here for copy.

Q2 W6 
11/18/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Continue Ch. 81, Monomials. The "Power to Power" Rule for Exponents and the "Group to a Power" Rule for Exponents.
Homework:
(1.) Page 413 #2734.

Q2 W6 
11/17/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Return/review graded Quiz 4. ACT Practice: using systems of linear equations. Introduction to Ch. 81, Monomials. The Multiplication Rule for Exponents ==> (a^{n})(a^{m}) = a^{n+m}.
Homework:
(1.) Page 413 #15 to 26.

Q2 W5 
11/14/08 
Friday 
Class:
Quiz 4.
Homework:
(1.) Go Dawgs!

Q2 W5 
11/13/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 74, Systems of Linear Equations.
Homework:
(1.) WS 74  click here for copy

Q2 W5 
11/12/08 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Ch. 71 to 74, Systems of Linear Equations. Solving systems of linear equations using "Elimination by Substitution" (EBS) and "Elimination by Addition" (EBA).
Homework:
(1.) Online Treasure Hunt
(2.) Page 390 #5 and #6 using both EBS and EBA.

Q2 W5 
11/11/08 
Tuesday 
Veteran's Day  No School.

Q2 W5 
11/10/08 
Monday 
Veteran's Day Celebration  No School.

Q2 W4 
11/7/08 
Friday 
Class:
Exam 1.
Homework:
(1.) Go Bulldogs!
(2.) Enjoy the holiday weekend!

Q2 W4 
11/6/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Lapboard practice: Multistep Inequalities.
Note: Period 7 takes Exam 1 today.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 1.

Q2 W4 
11/5/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Worksheet 63  Multistep Inequalities.
Homework:
(1.) Finish WS 63  click here for copy.

Q2 W4 
11/4/08 
Tuesday 
Class:
Practice/review, 9th grade on field trip to theater in Birmingham.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 1 on Thursday/Friday.

Q2 W4 
11/3/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Ch. 61 to 63, Solving Inequalities, the GRI ==> Golden Rule of Inequalities ==> Same as GRE plus if you multiply or divide by a negative, flip the inequality symbol.
Homework:
(1.) Page 335 #48, 1517.

Q2 W3 
10/31/08 
Friday 
Class:
Quarter 2 Quiz 3.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W3 
10/30/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 45 and 52  Standard Form of a Linear Equation and Direct Variations.
Homework:
(1.) WS 45 and 52  click here for copy.

Q2 W3 
10/29/08 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Ch. 45, The Standard Form of a Linear Equation (Ax + By = C) where A is positive and A, B, C are integers. The "Method of Intercepts" for graphing a linear equation (particularly easy if the linear equation is in Standard Form).
Homework:
(1.) Page 221 #4 7, 16  21.

Q2 W3 
10/28/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Ch. 52, Slope and Direct Variation.
Homework:
(1.) Read Ch. 52.
(2.) Page 268 #15, 18, 21, 22, 33  37.

Q2 W3 
10/27/08 
Monday 
Alabama Parenting Day  No School.

Q2 W2 
10/24/08 
Friday 
Class:
Quarter 2 Quiz 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W2 
10/23/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 54, Writing the Equation of a Line in SlopeIntercept Form.
Homework:
(1.) Finish Worksheet 54  click here for copy.

Q2 W2 
10/22/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Lapboard practice: finding the slope of the line given 2 points on the line and writing the equation of the line in slopeintercept form (y = mx + b) given 2 points on the line or given 1 point on the line and the slope.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W2 
10/21/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Ch. 54, writing the equation of a line in slopeintercept form if you know two points on the line or if you know one point and the slope (the "y = mx + b twice" method).
Homework:
(1.) Page 284 #16, 21 to 25.

Q2 W2 
10/20/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Return graded Quiz 1 and Homework 1. Finish Ch. 53, modeling real situations with linear equations.
Homework:
(1.) Worksheet 53 Page 36 #11 to 15. (Practice Workbook).

Q2 W1 
10/17/08 
Friday 
Class:
Quarter 2 Quiz 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W1 
10/16/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 51 and 53, Slope and the SlopeIntercept Form.
Homework:
(1.) Finish WS 51 and 53  click here for copy.

Q2 W1 
10/15/08 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
More properties of linear equations: the X and Y intercepts.
Ch. 53, SlopeIntercept Form of a Linear Equation:
y = mx + b where m is slope, b is the yintercept. Graphing equations in the slopeintercept form, memory aid is "begin at the b, move by the m."
Homework:
(1.) Read Ch. 53.
(2.) Page 275 #8 to 10.

Q2 W1 
10/14/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Summary of Quarter 1 Help Sessions (after school and Saturdays). Identifying linear equations (like reading animal tracks). Ch. 51 Slope, including the slope formula: m = y_{2}y_{1}/x_{2}x_{1}
Links of interest:
Homework:
(1.) Read Ch. 51.
(2.) Page 259 #5 to 10.

Q2 W1 
10/13/08 
Monday 
Columbus Day Holiday  No School.

END QUARTER 1  BEGIN QUARTER 2

Q1 W10 
10/10/08 :) 
Friday 
Class:
Review graded Exam 2. End of Quarter 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W10 
10/9/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Exam 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W10 
10/8/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Continue practice/review for Exam 2 (group practice with student assistants).
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 2.

Q1 W10 
10/7/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Using a TTable to graph 1/x. Practice/review for Exam2.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 2.

Q1 W10 
10/6/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Using TTables to graph any function. Using the online Graph Sketcher  click here.
Homework:
(1.) Use Graph Sketcher to explore y=x, y=x^2, y=x^3.
(2.) Study for Exam 2.

Q1 W9 
10/3/08 
Friday 
Class:
Review graded Quiz 7.
Note: Homecoming Parade at 2:00 p.m..
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W9 
10/2/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Quiz 7.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W9 
10/1/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Worksheets: Ch. 46 Functions.
Note: Powderpuff Football Game at 2:00 p.m.
Homework:
(1.) WS 46  click here for copy.

Q1 W9 
9/30/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Ch. 46, Functions, including function notation.
Homework:
(1.) Page 238239 #17 to 24, 29 to 34.

Q1 W9 
9/29/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Review graded Homework 7 and graded Quiz 6. Practice: graphing using the "Solve for y, TTable" method.
Note: half day of school today.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W8 
9/26/08 
Friday 
Class:
Quiz 6.
Homework:
(1.) Beat Oneonta!

Q1 W8 
9/25/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 45, Graphing Equations.
Homework:
(1.) Finish WS 45  click here for copy.

Q1 W8 
9/24/08 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Review homework: graphing equations.
Homework:
(1.) Page 215 # 1417 (graph, use domain of all Reals).

Q1 W8 
9/23/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Review homework (proportions). Ch. 43/44 Relations as lists, Ttables, mappings, graphs and equations. Steps for graphing an equation with two variables: (1) solve for y, (2) make Ttable, if no domain given assume all Real numbers & use 2, 1, 0, 1, 2 (3) graph the ordered pairs from the Ttable.
Homework:
(1.) Page 215 # 33 and 34 (use domain in problem), and # 35 and 36 (use domain of all Reals).

Q1 W8 
9/22/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Return/review graded Quiz 5 and Homework 6 (solving equations and solving equations for a variable). Volume of a cylinder problem, V = (pi)r^{2}h. Ch. 36, Ratios and Proportions. Property of Proportions ==> the crossproducts are equal. Example proportion problem from ACT practice test.
Homework:
(1.) Page 158159 #1924, 3135.

Q1 W7 
9/19/08 
Friday 
Class:
Quiz 5.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W7 
9/18/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 35 and 38 Solving Equations.
Homework:
(1.) Worksheet 35 and 38  click here for copy.

Q1 W7 
9/17/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Homework review. Lapboard practice: solving equations.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W7 
9/16/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Summary of sign and fraction rules. The "heart" division problem. Two special cases when solving equations: the "no solution" case and the "all real numbers" case. Chapter 28, solving formulas and equations for a particular variable.
Homework:
(1.) Page 152 #27, 28 and Page 168 #13 to 16.

Q1 W7 
9/15/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Definition of: integers, rational numbers, irrational numbers, and real numbers. Converting repeating decimals to fractions.
Homework:
(1.) Convert 0.8 (8 repeats), 0.24 (24 repeats) and 0.001 (1 repeats) to fractions.

Q1 W6 
9/12/08 
Friday 
Class:
Q1 Quiz 4.
Note: Morning activity schedule for homeroom, afternoon activity schedule for pep rally.
Progress Reports (Midterms) issued today.
Homework:
(1.) None (except Period 7  finish WS 35).

Q1 W6 
9/11/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 35 Solving equations with the variable "on both sides."
Note: Afternoon activity schedule for 2 p.m. inschool volleyball game.
Homework:
(1.) Finish Worksheet 35  click here for copy.
(Period 7 has until Monday to finish.)

Q1 W6 
9/10/08 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Practice: consecutive integer problems. Ch. 35: Solving equations with variables on both sides of the equals sign.
Homework:
(1.) Page 152 #16 to 20, 26.

Q1 W6 
9/9/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Continue practice with "multiundo" or "multistep" equations including simplifying the left side or right side by combining like terms or using the distributive property. Solving consecutive integer problems including definition of integer.
Homework:
(1.) Page 146 #43 to 46.

Q1 W6 
9/8/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Review graded Homework 4. Solving "singlestep undo" equations involving multiplication and division. Solving "multiundo" or "multistep" equations. TIP: do the simple add or subtract undo BEFORE the more complicated multiply or divide undo.
Homework:
(1.) Page 146 #22 to 26, 31 to 33, and 37 to 39.

Q1 W5 
9/5/08 
Friday 
Class:
Review graded Quarter 1 Exam 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W5 
9/4/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Quarter 1 Exam 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W5 
9/3/08 
Wednesday 
Class:
Worksheet 32 Solving Equations By Addition and Subtraction.
Homework:
(1.) WS 32  click here for copy.

Q1 W5 
9/2/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Review graded Homework 3 and Quiz 3. Review of "sign rules." Definition of absolute value. Symbol for absolute value. The GRE = Golden Rule of Equations. Solving and checking single undo equations where the undo is addition or subtraction.
Homework:
(1.) Page 101 #64 to 74, 81.
(2.) Page 132 #15 to 23 with checks.

Q1 W5 
9/1/08 
Monday 
Labor Day Holiday  No School.

Q1 W4 
8/29/08 
Friday 
Class:
Quarter 1 Quiz 3.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W4 
8/28/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 18 Graphs  Fractions  Like Terms.
Homework:
(1.) Finish Worksheet 18 click here for copy.

Q1 W4 
8/27/08 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Homework review. Practice: fraction addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, analyzing graphs.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W4 
8/26/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Fraction Add and Subtract Rules (common denominator). Summary of the add, subtract, multiply, and divide fraction rules. Practice graphing: "Sink the Sub" game. Definition: domain, range, independent variable, dependent variable. Analyzing graphs: Speed of Bus vs. Time (see example 3 on page 44 of textbook).
Homework:
(1.) Make a graph of your speed vs time for a typical school day from when you get up until you finish your math homework at the end of the day.

Q1 W4 
8/25/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here for copy)
Review graded Quiz 2. Definitions: equation, solution of an equation, set, set notation {braces}, solution set, XY coordinate plane, Cartesian coordinate plane, DesCartes  click here for more info., ordered pairs, origin, Quadrants I, II, III, and IV
Homework:
(1.) Organize notes.

Q1 W3 
8/22/08 
Friday 
Class:
Q1 Quiz 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W3 
8/21/08 
Thursday 
Class:
Worksheet 15 Like Terms and Distributive Property.
Homework:
(1.) WS 15 click here for copy.

Q1 W3 
8/20/08 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Practice with lapboards: Order of Operations, Combining Like Terms, the Distributive Property.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W3 
8/19/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Definition of "Like" terms ==> same variable(s) and variable(s) have same exponent. Note: you can only combine (add or subtract) "like" terms. Definition of the Distributive Property of Multiplication Over Addition. Use arrows as a memory aid when setting up the "DP". Simplifying algebraic expressions means getting all terms out of "parentheses jail" and combining all "like" terms.
Homework:
(1.) Organize notes.
(2.) Page 31 # 42 to 50.

Q1 W3 
8/18/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Graded homework review. Quarter 1 Quiz 1 review. Review of place value and using the definition of place value
to convert from decimals to fractions or from fractions to decimals.
Definition: 2 of 4 POE's (Property of Equality) => Substitution POE and Symmetric POE.
How to substitute values for a variable into an algebraic expression (Memory Aid: Parentheses are your friend!).
Homework:
(1.) Organize notes.
(2.) Page 13 #10 to 14.

Q1 W2 
8/15/08 
Friday 
Class:
Quarter 1 Quiz 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W2 
8/14/08 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Practice with exponents and order of operations.
Homework:
(1.) Skills Practice Worksheet 11 "Variables and Expressions (8 problems) and Order of Operations (18 problems)"  click here for copy.

Q1 W2 
8/13/08 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Finish Ch. 11, Variables and Expressions including going "backwards" from an algebraic expression to "words." Grouping symbols: (parentheses), [brackets], and {braces} and the "fraction bar". Nested grouping symbols. Definition of "convention". The convention used for "Order of Operations" ==> PE(MD)(AS). Chapter 12, "Order of Operations"  evaluating numerical expressions. Examples 1, 2, and 3 on pages 11 and 12.
Issue Textbooks.
Homework:
(1.) Lesson 12 problems # 1 to 12 on Page 820 of textbook in the "extra practice" section (finish if you didn't finish these in class).
(2.) Organize notes.

Q1 W2 
8/12/08 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Practice: converting fractions to decimals, decimals to percents and percents back to decimals. Definition: constants, variables, algebraic expression, coefficient, exponents, base. TIP: Use meaningful variable names. Practice: converting expressions in words to algebraic expressions. Memory aid: x in casual vs. formal dress. Meaning of squaring and cubing as powers.
Homework:
(1.) Study Guide and Intervention Workbook: Worksheet 11 Page 1 Expressions and Variables  click here for copy.

Q1 W2 
8/11/08 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Supply check. Definition of per cent. Converting decimals to percents and percents back to decimals. The ==> symbol. Number sense: multiplying by factors of 10. Issue "Study Guide and Intervention" workbook to each student to take home.
Homework:
(1.) Organize notes.

Q1 W1 
8/8/08 
Friday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Converting fractions to decimals using long division ==> "moon the fraction." Place values of decimal numbers. "Terminating" and "Repeating" decimals. Implied multiplication. How to organize and show your work: circle the problem number, write the original problem, show work neatly, box answer  click here for an example.
Homework:
(1.) Convert to decimal: 3/4, 14/16, 7/8, 24/36.
(2.) Math likes/dislikes, math class likes/dislikes.
(3.) Into. letter and contact forms returned (if not done already).

Q1 W1 
8/7/08 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Welcome back! Introductions.
Math Help and Redo Policy  click here.
Supplies  click here.
Note taking: 4 sections: *f = formulas, *ex = examples, *d = definitions, *m = memory aids.
AlKhwarizmi  author of the first book of algebra. Click here to see a picture of the USSR stamp issued in his honor. The title of his book included the words "aljabr" in Persian which became "algebra." The title of the book is "The Science of Reduction and Reunion". Reduction = taking things apart. Reunion = putting things back together.
Homework:
(1.) Intro. Letter and Contact Forms  click here
(2.) Organize class notes into 4 sections
(3.) Visit this web site :).  You are here!
