Q2 W10 
12/18/09 
Friday 
Class:
Periods 1 and 2 = Semester 1 Exam.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Homework:
(1.) Enjoy your break you crazy kids :) Mr. C.

Q2 W10 
12/17/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Semester 1 Exam.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W10 
12/16/09 
Wednesday 
Class:
Review for Semester 1 Exam ==> Practice Worksheet  Logarithms, Trigonometry.
Click here for copy of worksheet with answers (use as study guide).
Homework:
(1.) Study for Semester 1 Exam.

Q2 W10 
12/15/09 
Tuesday 
Class:
Review for Semester 1 Exam ==> Practice Worksheet  Quadratics, Exponents, Matrices, and Radicals.
Click here for copy of worksheet with answers (use as study guide).
Homework:
(1.) Study for Semester 1 Exam.

Q2 W10 
12/14/09 
Monday 
Class:
Review for Semester 1 Exam ==> Practice Worksheet  Functions and Linear Topics.
Click here for copy of worksheet with answers (use as study guide).
Homework:
(1.) Study for Semester 1 Exam.

Q2 W9 
12/11/09 
Friday 
Class:
Continue Group Practice: Worksheet of Semester 1 Exam Review Problems.
Click here for copy of worksheet with answers (use as study guide).
Homework:
(1.) Study for Semester 1 Exam.

Q2 W9 
12/10/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Group Practice: Worksheet of Semester 1 Exam Review Problems.
Click here for copy of worksheet with answers (use as study guide).
Homework:
(1.) Study for Semester 1 Exam.

Q2 W9 
12/9/09 
Wednesday 
Class:
ACT 20072008 Practice Test  Problems 33 to 60.
Homework:
(1.) ACT 20072008 Practice Test  Problems 33 to 60.
(2.) ACT 20072008 Practice Test Scoring Sheet  All Problems.
(3.) ACT 20072008 Practice Test Worked Out Solutions  Problems 33 to 60.

Q2 W9 
12/8/09 
Tuesday 
Class:
Return/review graded Exam 2.
ACT 20072008 Practice Test  Problems 1 to 32.
Homework:
(1.) ACT 20072008 Practice Test  Problems 1 to 32.
(2.) ACT 20072008 Practice Test Scoring Sheet  Problems 1 to 32.
(3.) ACT 20072008 Practice Test Worked Out Solutions  Problems 1 to 32.

Q2 W9 
12/7/09 
Monday 
Class:
Q2 Exam 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W8 
12/4/09 
Friday 
Class:
Continue Individual Graded Work ==> Q2 Homework 7 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q2HW7  click here for copy.

Q2 W8 
12/3/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Individual Graded Work ==> Q2 Homework 7 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q2HW7  click here for copy.

Q2 W8 
12/2/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Review and practice Ch. 115 and 116 ==> common and natural logarithms.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 2.

Q2 W8 
12/1/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 116, Natural Logarithms.
Homework:
(1.) Page 735, #5, 7, 9, 15.

Q2 W8 
11/30/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Return/review graded work (as time permits).
Ch. 115, Common Logarithms.
Homework:
(1.) Page 730, #57, 8, 9, 1114.

Q2 W7 
11/25 to 11/27/09 
Wednesday to Friday 
No School  Thanksgiving Break

Q2 W7 
11/24/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Homework review.
Practice with logarithmic functions.
Homework:
(1.) Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
(2.) Memorize the three (3) Logarithmic Rules (Page 720 or class notes).

Q2 W7 
11/23/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Return/review graded Q2 HW6 and Q2 Quiz5 (time permitting).
Ch. 114, Logarithmic Functions.
Homework:
(1.) Page 722723, #715 odd.

Q2 W6 
11/20/09 
Friday 
Class:
Q2 Quiz5.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W6 
11/19/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Individual Graded Work  Q2 Homework 6 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q2 HW6  click here for copy.

Q2 W6 
11/18/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Spreadsheet exercise ==> finding the limit as n goes to infinity of (1 + 1/n)^{n} = e.
Ch. 113, The Number e ~ 2.718281828
Using "e" in the formulas for exponential growth and decay and in the formula for the continuous compounding of interest.
Homework:
(1.) Page 714, #7, 8.
(2.) Optional: read "e  The Story of a Number" by Eli Maor  Amazon.com Link

Q2 W6 
11/17/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Finish Ch. 112, Exponential Functions ==> compound interest problems.
Homework:
(1.) Page 710, #31.
(2.) Answer to homework Pg. 710 #31  click here.

Q2 W6 
11/16/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Return/review graded Homework 5 and Quiz 4.
Ch. 112, Exponential Functions.
Homework:
(1.) Page 708, #8, 9.

Q2 W5 
11/13/09 
Friday 
Class:
Q2 Quiz 4.
Homework:
(1.) Go Dawgs!.

Q2 W5 
11/12/09 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Individual Graded Work  Q2 Homework 5 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q2 HW5  click here for copy.

Q2 W5 
11/11/09 
Wednesday 
No School  Veteran's Day Holiday.

Q2 W5 
11/10/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Finish Ch. 111, Real Exponents. Expressing radicals using the radical symbol and using fractional exponents. Simplifying radicals with variables.
Homework:
(1.) Page 700701, #417, 6566.

Q2 W5 
11/9/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Return/review graded HW4.
Intro. Ch. 111, Real Exponents. Review of Exponent Rules #1 to 6. Exponent Rule #7 ==> Fractional Exponent Rule. Simplifying radicals with numbers. Expressing radicals using the radical symbol and using fractional exponents.
Homework:
(1.) Practice simplifying radicals.

Q2 W4 
11/6/09 
Friday 
Class:
Return/review graded Q2 Exam 1.
Homework:
(1.) Go Dawgs!

Q2 W4 
11/5/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Q2 Exam 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W4 
11/4/09 
Wednesday 
Class:
Individual Graded Work  Q2 Homework 4 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q2 HW4  click here for copy.

Q2 W4 
11/3/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 105, Parabolas ==> introduction, finding the vertex and axis of symmetry, the geometric definition (equal distance from a line called the directrix and a point, called the focus).
Individual Graded Work  Q2 HW4 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q2 HW4  click here for copy.

Q2 W4 
11/2/09 
Monday 
Class:
Collect Q2 HW3.
Take Q2 Quiz3.
Homework:
(1.) Begin reviewing for Exam 1 on Thursday.

Q2 W3 
10/30/09 
Friday 
Class:
Individual Graded Work  Quarter 2 Homework 3 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q2 HW3 Page 1  click here for copy.
(2.) Q2 HW3 Page 2  click here for copy.

Q2 W3 
10/29/09 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 102, Circles.
Note: this class was originally planned for Wednesday.
Homework:
(1.) Page 627628, #15, 17, 19, 23.

Q2 W3 
10/28/09 
Wednesday 
Class:
Note: class cancelled due to mechanical problems in the lunchroom. Class postponed to Thursday.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W3 
10/27/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Return/review graded Homework 2 and Quiz 2.
Ch. 101, Introduction to Analytic Geometry ==> the distance and midpoint formulas.
Homework:
(1.) Page 620, #1217, 21.

Q2 W3 
10/26/09 
Monday 
No School  Alabama ParentTeacher Day.

Q2 W2 
10/23/09 
Friday 
Class:
Quarter 2 Quiz 2.
Quarter 1 Report Cards issued in Homeroom to all students.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W2 
10/22/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Individual Graded Work  Quarter 2 Homework 2 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q2 HW2  click here for copy.

Q2 W2 
10/21/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 58, The Law of Cosines. Graphs of the sine and cosine functions.
Homework:
(1.) Practice ACT Problems.

Q2 W2 
10/20/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 56, The Law of Sines and an area of a triangle formula involving the sine.
Homework:
(1.) Page 316, #11, 12, 19, 22.

Q2 W2 
10/19/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Return review graded Homework 1 and Quiz 1.
Ch. 53, Trig. Functions On The Unit Circle. Definition of Radian.
Mini review: key points of Ch. 51 to Ch. 55 ==> Angle and Degree Measure, Trig. Ratios in Right Triangles, Trig. Functions On the Unit Circle, Applying Trig. Functions, and Solving Right Triangles.
Homework:
(1.) Page 296297, #5, 7, 8, 1416, 23,
(1.) Page 303, #25, 26,
(1.) Page 310, #47.

Q2 W1 
10/16/09 
Friday 
Class:
Q2 Quiz1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q2 W1 
10/15/09 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Individual Graded Work  Q2 HW1 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Finish Q2 HW1  click here for copy.
(2.) Memorize the Six Exponent Rules  click here for copy.
(3.) Trig. Table  Sin  Cos  Tan  click here for copy

Q2 W1 
10/14/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 54, Appying the trigonometric functions. Example: solving a right triangle for a missing side.
Homework:
(1.) Page 302303, #10 to 15, 22.

Q2 W1 
10/13/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Exponent Rules  click here for copy.
Ch. 52, The Trigonometric Ratios in Right Triangles. Define sine, cosine, and tangent. Finding the sine, cosine, and tangent by calculation, using a table (click here for a table of sin, cos, and tan) and using a calculator (bring the calculator you will use for the ACT).
More help: below are some nice explanations of the "trig" ratios for you to explore:
Homework:
(1.) Memorize the exponent rules  click here for copy,
(2.) Page 288, #1013, 2022,
(3.) Use a trig. table to find sin and arcsin (or sin^{1})  click here for copy of table.

Q2 W1 
10/12/09 
Monday 
No School  Columbus Day Holiday.
BEGIN QUARTER 2

Q1 W9 
10/9/09 
Friday 
Class:
Return/review graded Exam 2.
END QUARTER 1
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W9 
10/8/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Q1 Exam 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W9 
10/7/09 
Wednesday 
Class:
Practice for Exam 2.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 2.

Q1 W9 
10/6/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Homework review.
Practice: solving radical equations.
Homework:
(1.) Study for Exam 2.

Q1 W9 
10/5/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Graphing parabolas ==> y = f(x) = ax^2 + bx + c.
Ch. 47, Solving Radical Equations.
Homework:
(1.) Page 254255, #46, 1214.
(2.) Study for Exam 2. (Quiz 16 & Exam 1)

Q1 W8 
10/2/09 
Friday 
Class:
Q1 Quiz 6.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W8 
10/1/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Q1 HW7 Worksheet  click here for copy with answers.
Homework:
(1.) Finish Q1 HW7  click here for copy.

Q1 W8 
9/30/09 
Wednesday 
Class:
No Class  Stead State Community College Field Trip.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W8 
9/29/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Finish Ch. 42, The Quadratic Formula.
Homework:
(1.) Finish solving using the quadratic formula: Page 219, #9, 10, 12, 16, 19.

Q1 W8 
9/28/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Return/review graded HW6 and Quiz 5 (time permitting).
Continue Ch. 42, definition of the discriminant d = (b^24ac), solving for the discriminant, what the discriminant tells you about the solution of the quadratic equation.
Homework:
(1.) For each equation find d, explain what the value of the discriminant tells you about the solution (don't solve, just find d and explain): Page 219, #5 to 10, 12, 16, 19.

Q1 W7 
9/25/09 
Friday 
Class:
Q1 Quiz 5.
Homework:
(1.) Beat the Redskins!

Q1 W7 
9/24/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Individual Graded Work  Homework 6 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Finish Q1 HW6 Worksheet  click here for copy.

Q1 W7 
9/23/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Continue Practice: solving quadratic equations by factoring.
Homework:
(1.) Finish Practice Worksheet  20 Problems with Answers  click here for copy.

Q1 W7 
9/22/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Practice: solving quadratic equations by factoring.
Homework:
(1.) Practice Worksheet  20 Problems with Answers  click here for copy.

Q1 W7 
9/21/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Retrurn/review graded Homework 5 and Quiz 4 (if time permits).
Ch. 41, Polynomial Functions.
Ch. 42, Quadratic Functions, using the "magic number" method to solve quadratic equations by factoring.
Homework:
(1.) Solve By Factoring: Page 219, #5, 9, 12, 13, 14.

Q1 W6 
9/18/09 
Friday 
Class:
Q1 Quiz 4.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W6 
9/17/09 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Individual graded work  Q1 Homework 5 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q1 HW5 Worksheet  click here for copy.

Q1 W6 
9/16/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Homework review and practice solving systems of equations using EBS and EBA. Linear programming practice, finding the maximum and minimum values of a function of x and y, f(x,y), after finding the vertices of a polygon formed by a system of linear inequalities.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W6 
9/15/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 26, Solving Systems of Linear Inequalities by Graphing. Linear programming. The Vertex Theorem.
Homework:
(1.) Page 109, #7.

Q1 W6 
9/14/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Note: Progress Reports issued today in homeroom.
Review graded Homework 4 (time permitting).
Ch. 23 & 25, Introduction to Matrices and Finding the Determinant of 2x2 and 3x3 Matrices.
Homework:
(1.) Page 102, #1521.

Q1 W5 
9/11/09 
Friday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Review graded Quarter 1 Exam 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W5 
9/10/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Quarter 1 Exam 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W5 
9/9/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Individual Graded Worksheet  Quarter 1 Homework 4.
Homework:
(1.) Finish Q1 HW4  click here for copy.

Q1 W5 
9/8/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Return/review graded HW 3 and Quiz 3 (time permitting).
Ch. 24, Systems of Linear Equations, solving by graphing, elimination by substitution (EBS), and elimination by addition (EBA). The two special cases ==> No Solution (lines are parallel) and Infinite Solutions (lines are the same i.e., on top of each other).
Homework:
(1.) Page 71, #15, 16, 18, 19, 22, 25, 26.

Q1 W5 
9/7/09 
Monday 
No School  Labor Day Holiday

Q1 W4 
9/4/09 
Friday 
Class:
Quarter 1 Quiz 3.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W4 
9/3/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Individual Graded Work  Q1 HW3 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Finish Q1 HW3 Worksheet  click here for copy.

Q1 W4 
9/2/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 17, Piecewise Functions (overview).
Ch. 18, Graphing Linear Inequalities.
Homework:
(1.) Page 55, #4, 5, 9, 11.

Q1 W4 
9/1/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 16, Modeling Real World Data With Linear Functions. Lines of "best fit". A measure of best fit = "R". Positive and negative relationships.
For an example of a linear curve fit (regression) using Google Docs  click here.
For an example of a linear curve fit (regression) using Excel  click here.
Homework:
(1.) Page 44, #15 to 19 (review problems).

Q1 W4 
8/31/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Return/review graded HW2/Quiz 2.
Ch. 15, Equations of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines.
Homework:
(1.) Page 36, #22, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30.

Q1 W3 
8/28/09 
Friday 
Class:
Q1 Quiz 2.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W3 
8/27/09 
Thursday 
Class:
Individual Graded Work  Q1 HW2 Worksheet.
Homework:
(1.) Q1 HW2 Worksheet  click here for copy.
(2.) Go Dawgs!

Q1 W3 
8/26/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Lapboard practice: Writing and Graphing Linear Equations.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W3 
8/25/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 15, Writing Linear Equations. The "y=mx+b twice" method.
Homework:
(1.) Page 30 #11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23.

Q1 W3 
8/24/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Review graded HW1 & Quiz 1.
Ch. 13, Graphing Linear Equations. Standard and SlopeIntercept Forms of Linear Equations.
Quick brushup on sign rules and fraction rules.
Homework:
(1.) Read Ch. 13.
(2.) Page 2324, #11 to 17, 24 to 26.

Q1 W2 
8/21/09 
Friday 
Class:
Quarter 1 Quiz 1.
Homework:
(1.) None.

Q1 W2 
8/20/09 
Thursday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Quarter 1 Homework 1  Worksheet Ch. 11.
Homework:
(1.) Precalculus Q1 HW1  click here for copy.

Q1 W2 
8/19/09 
Wednesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Finish Ch. 12, Composition of Functions. Special notation for composition of functions. Finding f(g(x)) and g(f(x)). Review of fraction rules for add., subtract, multiply, and divide.
Review list of "things to improve" marked on your first homework submittal. Return marked up work after review.
Homework:
(1.) Page 18 #15, 16, 23.

Q1 W2 
8/18/09 
Tuesday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Continue Ch. 12, Relations and Functions. Finding the domain of a function given its graph or its equation. Performing the basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division on functions of the same variable.
Homework:
(1.) Page 17 #1114.
(2.) Click here for solutions.

Q1 W2 
8/17/09 
Monday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Continue Ch. 11 Relations and Functions. Homework review  spreadsheet application demonstration. Finding the domain and range of functions using a graph of the function. Finding the domain of a function using its equation, for example, finding values of the variable when the denominator of a fraction is 0 or where the square root of a real number is negative. Books issued.
Homework:
(1.) Page 1011, #32, 34, 38, 40, 42, 48, Challenge: #46.

Q1 W1 
8/14/09 
Friday 
Class: (today's class notes  click here)
Ch. 11 Relations and Functions.
Define relation, function, ordered pair, domain, range. Use function notation.
OpenOffice is a free alternative to Microsoft Office. The spreadsheet application in OpenOffice is called "Calc" and is very comparable to Microsoft Office. The OpenOffice package of programs is by Sun and can be downloaded at www.openoffice.org.
Another free option you might like is "Google Docs". The software (which includes a spreadsheet) stays online instead of on your computer. Because of that you, or your friends, can access the programs and files from any computer at any time. Visit docs.google.com.
This Google Doc I created may interest you  click here.
The Excel Worksheet view FYI  click here.
The Excel Worksheet formula view FYI  click here.
Homework:
(1.) Spreadsheet Activity  Ch. 11  click here.
(2.) Math likes/dislikes, math class likes/dislikes.
(3.) Into. letter and contact forms returned (if not done already).

Q1 W1 
8/13/09 
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  click here.
(2.) Contact Form  click here.
(3.) Organize class notes
(4.) Visit/explore this web site :).  You are here!
