Course Description

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Thursday, March 12

discussed/analyzed hyperbolas;
worked in class on homework assignment;
p.645 #4-10, 18-24, 40 even (we’ll work on this in class tomorrow)

Wednesday, March 11

discussed quiz 9.1;
briefly discussed offset conics;
discussed/analyzed hyperbolas;
start looking at p.645 #4-10, 18-24, 40 even (we’ll work on this in class tomorrow)

Tuesday, March 10

quiz 9.1;
read:  pp. 642-644 (hyperbolas)

Monday, March 9

reviewed parabolas, circles, and ellipses;
quiz over parabolas, circles, and ellipses tomorrow


Friday, March 6

reviewed ellipses and their equations;
quiz over parabolas, circles, and ellipses on Tuesday

Thursday, March 5

defined/discussed ellipses and their equations;
p.637 #4-12, 18-26 even

Wednesday, March 4

defined/discussed circles and their equations;
p.629 #4-16, 22-26 even

Tuesday, March 3

defined/discussed parabolas and their properties;
p.623 #4-16, 26-32 even

Monday, March 2

discussed the distance and midpoint formulas;
p.617 #4-12, 22-26, 32, 34 even


Friday, February 28

discussed test 8;
briefly discussed the relevance of conic sections;
read:  pp.614-616 (intro to conic sections)

Thursday, February 27

test 8

Wednesday, February 26

discussed quiz 8.2;
test 8 on Thursday

Tuesday, February 25

quiz 8.2;
test 8 on Thursday

Monday, February 24

discussed p.593;
quiz 8.2 tomorrow;
test 8 on Thursday


Friday, February 21

discussed quiz 8.1;
discussed rational equations;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.593 #4-10, 14-22 even

Thursday, February 20

quiz 8.1;
read:  pp.589-592 (rational equations)

Wednesday, February 19

discussed adding and subtracting rational functions;
reviewed the first half of chapter 8;
quiz 8.1 tomorrow

Tuesday, February 18

discussed adding and subtracting rational functions;
worked examples from the problem set;
p. 586 #4-12, 16-22, 28-34 even even

Monday, February 17

discussed multiplying, dividing, and simplifying rational functions;
worked examples from the problem set;
p. 577 #6-16, 24-40 even


Friday, February 14

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

Thursday, February 13

discussed reciprocal functions;
worked examples from the problem set;
p. 561 #4-18 even

Wednesday, February 12

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

Tuesday, February 11

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

Monday, February 10

reviewed chapter 7;
test 7 tomorrow


Friday, January 31

reviewed chapter 7;
test 7 on Tuesday after the break

Thursday, January 30

discussed quiz 7.2 on logarithms;
started reviewing chapter 7;
test 7 on Tuesday after the break

Wednesday, January 29

quiz 7.2 on logarithms;
test 7 on Tuesday after the break

Tuesday, January 28

discussed/demonstrated using Excel to place best-fit exponential and logarithmic curves through scatter plots;
reviewed the second half of chapter 7;
quiz 7.2 tomorrow on logarithms

Monday, January 27

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


Friday, January 24

discussed questions from the problem set;
discussed logarithm identities;
p. 510 #8-28, 34-40, 46-52 even

Thursday, January 23

discussed quiz on exponentials;
discussed logarithms;
worked examples from the problem set;
p. 503 #4-16, 20-34, 38-42 even

Wednesday, January 22

quiz on exponentials;
read:  pp.  499-503 (logarithms)

Tuesday, January 21

reviewed what we’ve done so far with exponentials;
quiz 7.1 tomorrow

Monday, January 20

discussed investment interest and compounding;
introduced e;
examined exponential growth and exponential decay;
p. 495 #4-12, 20-28, 42-48 even


Friday, January 17

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

Thursday, January 16

discussed test 6;
discussed/compared various exponential functions;
p. 482 #6-10, 16-20 even

Wednesday, January 15

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

Tuesday, January 14

discussed quiz 6.2;
reviewed chapter 6;
test 6 tomorrow

Monday, January 13

quiz 6.2;
test 6 on Wednesday


Friday, January 10

reviewed lessons 6.4, 6.5, & 6.6;
quiz over the second half of chapter 6 on Monday

Thursday, January 9

no class, due to community service day

Wednesday, January 8

discussed/demonstrated solving radical equations;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.456 #4-10, 14-20, 24-30 even

Tuesday, January 7

discussed/demonstrated graphing and analyzing radical functions;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.449 #4-20 even

Monday, January 6

defined/discussed inverse functions;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.442 #4-10, 16-26 even


Tuesday, December 17

reviewed chapters 2 & 3;
continue reviewing for semester exam, chapters 1-5 (12:30 on Wednesday)

Monday, December 16

discussed quiz 6.1;
began reviewing for semester exam, chapters 1-5 (12:30 on Wednesday)


Friday, December 13

quiz 6.1

Thursday, December 12

discussed yesterday’s homework;
reviewed the first 3 lessons of chapter 6;
quiz 6.1 tomorrow

Wednesday, December 11

discussed yesterday’s homework;
discussed function arithmetic and function composition;
p.432 #2-32 even

Tuesday, December 10

discussed properties of exponents;
worked problems from the homework set;
p.424 #4-12, 16-20, 24-28, 32-36 even

Monday, December 9

discussed roots and rational exponents;
worked problems from the homework set;
p.417 #4-32 even


Friday, December 6

discussed test 5;
read:  pp. 414-416 (nth roots and rational expressions)

Thursday, December 5

test 5

Wednesday, December 4

discussed quiz 5.2;
reviewed chapter 5;
test 5 tomorrow

Tuesday, December 3

quiz 5.2;
test 5 on Thursday

Monday, December 2

reviewed sections 5.4-5.7;
quiz over 2nd half of chapter 5 tomorrow


Thursday, November 21

worked examples from yesterday’s homework set;
quiz over 2nd half of chapter 5 on Tuesday after break

Wednesday, November 20

discussed/demonstrated finding all zeros of polynomials;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.383 #4, 6, 10-16, 20-26 even

Tuesday, November 19

discussed quiz 5.1;
discussed/demonstrated finding zeros of polynomials;
worked examples from the homework set;
p.374 #4, 6, 12-16, 24-28 even

Monday, November 18

quiz 5.1;
read:  pp.370-373 (finding zeros of polynomials)


Friday, November 15

worked examples from yesterday’s homework set;
reviewed the first half of chapter 5;
quiz 5.1 on Monday

Thursday, November 14

reviewed factoring polynomials;
discussed/demonstrated polynomial division;
worked examples from the homework set;
p. 366 #4-18, 22-28 even

Wednesday, November 13

discussed factoring polynomials;
worked examples from the homework set;
p. 356 #4-28 even

Tuesday, November 12

discussed arithmetic with polynomials;
worked examples from the homework set;
p. 349 #4-24, 28-32 even

Monday, November 11

discussed properties of polynomials;
worked examples from the homework set;
p. 341 #4-22, 28-36 even


Friday, November 8

discussed properties of exponents;
p. 333 #16-34 even

Thursday, November 7

discussed test 4;
if you haven’t already, read:  pp.330-332 (exponents)

Wednesday, November 6

test 4;
read:  pp.330-332 (exponents)

Tuesday, November 5

discussed quiz 4.2;
reviewed chapter 4;
test 4 tomorrow

Monday, November 4

quiz 4.2;
test 4 on Wednesday


Friday, November 1

discussed examples from the problem set;
reviewed the last few lessons;
quiz 4.2 on Monday;
test 4 on Wednesday

Thursday, October 31

discussed quadratic inequalities;
worked examples from the problem set;
pp.304-305 #6-12, 20-24, 36-40, 46-50 even

Wednesday, October 30

all juniors were absent, due to the PSAT;
worked examples from yesterday’s problem set

Tuesday, October 29

used completing the square to derive the quadratic formula;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.296 #4-10, 14-20, 32-36 even

Monday, October 28

discussed/demonstrated completing the square;
worked examples from the problem set;
p.288 #4-10, 14-32 even


Friday, October 25

discussed imaginary and complex numbers;
worked examples from the problem set;
finish working on p.279 #4-32, 42-48 even (due Monday)

Thursday, October 24

reviewed everything that had been discussed while the juniors were gone on the Junior History Trip;
continued working on p.279 #4-32, 42-48 even (due Friday)

Wednesday, October 23

reviewed imaginary and complex numbers;
demonstrated arithmetic with complex numbers;
began working on p.279 #4-32, 42-48 even (due Friday)

Tuesday, October 22

discussed imaginary and complex numbers;
discussed the complex plane and fractal images;
messed around some with Xaos, a fractal drawing application

Monday, October 21

discussed p. 263 & 269;
discussed imaginary numbers;
read:  pp. 275-279 (imaginary and complex numbers)


Tuesday, October 15

discussed p. 269

Monday, October 14

discussed p. 263;
discussed simplifying expression involving perfect squares;
p.269 #4-16, 22-30  even


Friday, October 11

discussed/demonstrated factoring quadratics when the leading coefficient is not 1;
p.263 #4-10, 14-26, 32-36  even

Thursday, October 10

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

Wednesday, October 9

discussed the homework set over properties of quadratics;
p.249 #4-8, 14-18, 24-28, 34, 36  even

Tuesday, October 8

discussed test 3;
discussed properties of quadratics;
p.240 #8-14, 22-28 even

Monday, October 7

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


Friday, October 4

no class, due to Alumni day and Fall Festival preparations;
test 3 on Monday

Thursday, October 3

quiz 3.2;
test 3 on Monday

Wednesday, October 2

reviewed working with matrices;
quiz 3.2 tomorrow

Tuesday, October 1

discussed/demonstrated working with inverse matrices;
discussed/demonstrated solving systems of equations with inverse matrices;
p.214   #4-8, 14-16, 26-30 even

Monday, September 30

reviewed calculating a determinant;
discussed/demonstrated Cramer’s rule;
p.207   #30-36


Friday, September 27

further discussed/demonstrated matrix multiplication;
discussed/demonstrated calculating a determinant;
p.207#4-10, 12-18 even      #30-36, soon to follow

Thursday, September 26

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

Wednesday, September 25

discussed quiz 3.1 over systems of equations;
discussed/demonstrated matrix arithmetic;
p.191 #4-18, 24, 26 even

Tuesday, September 24

quiz 3.1 over systems of equations;
read:  pp. 187-190 (matrix arithmetic)

Monday, September 23

further discussed/demonstrated solving 3 x 3 systems with Gaussian elimination;
quiz tomorrow over solving systems of equations


Friday, September 20

further discussed/demonstrated solving 3 x 3 systems with Gaussian elimination;
most of the class was absent due to ITED testing with the juniors

Thursday, September 19

further discussed/demonstrated solving 3 x 3 systems with Gaussian elimination;
most of the class was absent due to ITED testing with the juniors

Wednesday, September 18

discussed/demonstrated solving 3 x 3 systems with Gaussian elimination;
p.182 #4, 6, 10-20 even

Tuesday, September 17

ASVAB testing for juniors;
worked on yesterday’s homework assignment with sophomores

Monday, September 16

reviewed solving systems of equations by substitution and by Gaussian elimination;
p.164 #4-12, 16-24, 28-32 even


Tuesday, September 10

discussed solving systems of equations by substitution;
discussed solving systems of equations by Gaussian elimination

Monday, September 9

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


Friday, September 6

test over chapter 2;
read:  pp. 152-155 (systems of equations)

Thursday, September 5

discussed quiz 2.2;
reviewed chapter 2;
test over chapter 2 tomorrow

Wednesday, September 4

quiz 2.2;
test over chapter 2 on Friday

Tuesday, September 3

reviewed the last two lessons;
quiz 2.2 tomorrow;
test over chapter 2 on Friday

Monday, September 2

discussed inequalities in two dimensions;
p. 135 #8-16, 22, 24, 30, 32 even


Friday, August 30

discussed the quiz over the first half of chapter 2;
discussed function translations and transformations;
p. 127 #4-8, 16-22 even

Thursday, August 29

quiz over the first half of chapter 2;
read:  pp.123-126 (transformations and translations)

Wednesday, August 28

discussed scatter plots and correlation;
reviewed the first half of chapter 2;
quiz tomorrow over the first half of chapter 2

Tuesday, August 27

discussed scatter plots and correlation;
worked examples from the problem set using a spreadsheet;
pp. 117-118 #4-18 even

Monday, August 26

discussed direct variations;
worked examples from the problem