04/24 - Today we took a vocabulary quiz at first. Afterwards we talked about the triangle sum theorem and the remote exterior angle theorem. We went through examples of each and then finished up with a kahoot. We will be quizzing on Wednesday. Their homework was 7-3

04/24 - Today we began with a warmup finding all angles in a parallel line diagram. They had to give reasons and measures. Afterwards we began talking about the triangle sum theorem and the remote exterior angle theorem. We went through many examples and then I gave them time to work on test corrections. We will have a vocab quiz tomorrow and a normal quiz on Wednesday.

]]>04/17 - Today was our introduction back to math after a long break. We began with a review of the material from before break and then immediately took a quiz. This was to get them back in the zone and ready to work again. Afterwards they were allowed to work on their projects due tomorrow.

04/18 - Today was review day. They began by turning in their projects and then we completed a talking day review. They received a couple review sheets at the end of class.

04/19 - Today was test day. We began by answering a couple questions about the test and then they took it. Tomorrow we will start our new unit.

Academic Math II

04/17 - Today was our introduction back to math after a long break. We began by reviewing a bit before talking about composition of transformations. We talked about translations, reflections, rotations, and dilations as well as how to combine them.

04/18 - Today was review day and quiz. They began with the quiz and then immediately moved to the review. They worked out in the hall on a scavenger hunt solving problems and finding answers. At the end they grabbed their reviews and worked on them or their projects that are due Thursday.

04/19 - Today was test day. We began by answering a couple questions about the test and then they took it. Tomorrow we will start our new unit.

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04/18 - Today was review day and quiz. They began with the quiz and then immediately moved to the review. They worked out in the hall on a scavenger hunt solving problems and finding answers. At the end they grabbed their reviews and worked on them or their projects that are due Thursday.

04/19 - Today was test day. We began by answering a couple questions about the test and then they took it. Tomorrow we will start our new unit.

04/03 - Today we began with a kahoot. After that we discussed the tests and looked over the grades. We discussed that the retest would be Thursday and they need to work on test corrections before then to be able to take the retest. We then moved onto our topic for the day, translations. This whole unit is on transformations, but today was all on translations. We discussed how to do it graphically and practiced. We then discussed how to do it algebraically. Their homework is 6-1.

04/04 - Today we began with a warmup on translations. We then moved on to talking about today's topic, reflections. We went through reflections across the x-axis, y-axis, y=x, and other lines. Each type had a different rule, so we discussed them all and then they practiced them. I also handed out their project that will be due on 04/18.

Academic Math II

04/03 - Today we began with a review warm up. Afterwards, I told them that our unit would be on transformations. It would be on all types and today we would begin with translations. We discussed how to do it graphically and practiced. We then discussed how to do it algebraically. Their homework is 6-1.

04/04 - Today we began with a warmup on translations and discussing the test grades and common mistakes. We then moved on to talking about today's topic, reflections. We went through reflections across the x-axis, y-axis, y=x, and other lines. Each type had a different rule, so we discussed them all and then they practiced them. I also handed out their project that will be due on 04/18.

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03/27 - Today we talked about the quizzes after a kahoot warmup. We discussed the problems on it and how they can do better on them come test time. Afterwards we went into more examples of angle of elevation and depression. We went over multiple exmples and they had to solve them and come up with the answer as well as the diagram. Tomorrow they will create their own examples of angle of elevation and depression and work through them.

03/28 - Today we warmed up on an angle of elevation / depression problem. We went through some examples and built up a deeper understanding before I gave them their group project to work on. They were put in their table groupings and asked to create an angle of elevation or depression question based on their random noun I gave them. They had to come up with the problem as well as draw a well done and thorough diagram of the situation. They then need to create an answer key for it and make sure it is correct. Tomorrow they will be working through other people's problems.

03/29 - Today we warmed up by grabbing our student made problems and combining them with the diagrams. They turned in their answer keys to me and then set their problem and diagram on their table. After that, they gathered in their groups and went to the next group's problem. They worked through each other group's problems and compared to the answer key. If they found errors they would correct the errors. In the end they are going to complete the problems they do not finish for homework tonight. We will review tomorrow and test on Friday.

03/30 - Today we went through a talking day review and afterwards went through and answered questions concerning some problems.

03/31 - Today was the Unit 5 Exam.

Academic Math II

03/27 - Today we talked about the quiz at first. I was very disappointed in the quiz grades as nearly every student expressed the opinion that it was an easy topic, but their grades did not reflect this. We discussed how they can improve and get a better grade in the future. Afterwards we went through some angle of elevation and depression problems and I helped them make diagrams and solve. They will practice these tonight and we will continue them tomorrow.

03/28 - Today we warmed up on an angle of elevation / depression problem. We focused mainly on getting the diagram and picture drawn. Afterwards, we went through some notes on waht angle of elevation and depression was and how to do it. We spent some time on understanding it at a deeper level and then went over examples of each type. We built up from being given the diagram, then just a part of the diagram, to making the diagram ourselves. Tomorrow will be our last lesson on angle of elevation and depression and then we will review on Thursday and test on Friday.

03/29 - Today we began with a review question finding all missing parts of a triangle. This used pythagorean theorem, trigonometry, and the angle sum of a triangle. Afterwards we worked through a bunch of examples of word problems and angle of elevation and depression. I would give them a problem and ask them to sketch the diagram and solve it. Afterwards we would go over it and I would have a student walk us through how they solved the problem. Tomorrow we will review and Friday we will test.

03/30 - Today the class went out in the hall and completed a review activity. They worked in groups and asked me questions to make sure they were ready for the exam.

03/31 - Today was the Unit 5 Exam.

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03/13 - Today we began with our IQ question. Afterwards, we went over problems that would be on the quiz and then I answered questions they had about the quiz. They took the quiz and had a review assignment for homework 4-5.

03/14 - Today we began with our IQ problem and a graphing quadratic inequality warmup. We went over the homework and then began our lesson on radical equations. We discussed translations and all other transformations. We discussed increasing, decreasing, domain, range, etc... We went over many examples and then they began their homework.

03/15 - Today we reviewd radical equations. We finished up with cube root equations. I answered lingering questions they had and then we moved on to reciprocal equations. We discussed how they are very similar to the others we have been dealing with in the procedure, but very different in look. We went over how to graph, find asymptotes, domain, range, increasing, decreasing, and end behavior. After some time they completed some problems on their own and then we left off with them going home to work on 4-7 homework.

03/16 - Today was a talking day reviewing the material for the test on Friday. Students led discussion on problems of every type from this unit. I jumped in to correct mistakes and offer advice, but mostly they led the way. They then received their review to work on for homework.

03/17 - Today we took the Unit 4 Exam.

Academic Math II

03/13 - Today we began with our IQ warmup. Afterwards we went right into graphing systems of linear and quadratic equations. We went over many examples and students walked us through some. Afterwards we moved into inequalities and finding the intersections of shading. Similarly we went through many examples and had students walk us through and then they began homework.

03/14 - Today we began with our IQ question. Afterwards, we went over problems that would be on the quiz and then I answered questions they had about the quiz. They took the quiz and had a review assignment for homework 4-5.

03/15 - Today we began with our IQ problem. Afterwards we went over our lesson on radical equations and how to graph them. Today we only really got through square roots. We went over how to graph and how to find all necessary information (domain, range, increasing, decreasing, vertex, tranformations, end behavior.) We will finish it tomorrow.

03/16 - Today we finished with cube roots and all of their properties. Afterwards we went into reciprocal functions. Similarly we graphed them a lot and then talked about translations. We discussed how these don't have a vertex, but do have asymptotes. We then went through domain, range, end behavior, increasing, and decreasing. They received a review assignment for the test tomorrow.

03/17 Today we took the Unit 4 Exam.

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03/06 - Today we began with a warmup reviewing solving by factoring. Afterwards we discussed the placemat. I then told them about the test and we discussed that the official retest date would be Tuesday 03/14. This will be the only day to retake the exam. After talking about the exam, we began our new unit by going over graphing quadratics and all the important characteristics of them.

03/07 - Today we began with our IQ question and then moved onto asking questions about the placemat as well as the homework. Afterwards we finished a discussion on the day 1 notes and moved on to transformations. We discovered what arithmetic operations caused what types of transformations and practiced a lot of problems.

03/08 - Today we began with an IQ question and a warmup on transformations. We discussed the homework and notes and then moved on to graphing quadratic inequalities. we went over many examples, but did not have time to get to our next topic so I assigned the class finishing the notes for homework.

03/09 - We began with our IQ warmup like always and then discussed the first 2 days of homework. I went over it and they asked questions. Afterwards we went through the notes they finished for homework and then moved on to word problems and applications. We went over many examples and then I gave them time to work on their homework in class.

Academic Math II

03/06 - Today was an exam. They took the exam and tomorrow we will start the new unit.

03/07 - Today we talked about the test. I told them the retest date was Tuesday 03/14. We then began our unit on graphing quadratics. We went over many examples and practiced them a lot.

03/08 - Today we had our IQ question and then talked about the homework. Afterwards we moved on to reviewing our topic from yesterday and went over many examples again. I gave them problems to do and walked around the room. Afterwords we introduced word problems.

03/09 - IQ warmup. We then finished up our questions about graphing quadratics and completed word problems and practiced them all class.

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2/27 - Today we began with a warmup and reviewed our radical equations. Afterwards we introduced variation. We talked about direct, joint and inverse. We wrote them, saw them in a table as well as an equation. They did a lot of practice with it.

02/28 - Today we practiced variation more. They worked on some examples and asked questions about them.

Academic Math II

02/27 - Today we began witha warmup on radical equations and spent a lot of time on them. They looked at all possible examples and completed examples of each. they had to finish the rest for homework.

02/28 - Today was the ACT so we just practiced the radical equations some more. They worked in the hallway on many different examples and asked questions if necessary.

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02/13 - Today we began with a warm up reviewing completing the square. We went over some examples of how the problem could look different. We learned how to solve and what to do if there is a leading coefficient other than 1. We then attempted completing the square in general to create the quadratic formula. Afterwards we went to the lockers and worked on a completing the square activity. Tomorrow will be the review for the Unit 2 Exam.

02/14 - Today was a talking day. This is a review day where I force the students to become leaders and work through problems on a powerpoint together as a class. Their job is to complete each problem and explain it and write it down effectively. Each student is responsible for different things depending on their title. After the talking day I gave them critiques as well as going over some of the problems with them. They will have the test tomorrow.

02/15 - Today we took the Unit 2 Test. Afterwards they received their Unit 3 Placemats which we will discuss in class tomorrow.

02/16 - Today we began the unit by going over the placemats. I asked it they had questions and we went over the foundational topics from the unit. Afterwards we began learning monomial rules and how to add, subtract, and multiply polynomials.

Academic Math II

02/13 - Today we began with a warm up reviewing completing the square. We went over some examples of how the problem could look different. We talked about how to solve and what to do if there is a leading coefficient other than 1. Afterwards we went to the lockers and worked on a completing the square activity. Tomorrow will be the review for the Unit 2 Exam.

02/14 - Today we began with a warm up on completing the square and quadratic formula. After that they worked in groups on a review worksheet. I expected them to spend the first half of the time working without asking me questions. They had to look at their notes to figure out how to complete the problems. After that I allowed them to ask questions and they worked through the rest of the worksheet. Tomorrow will be our formal test review day.

02/15 - Today we began with a warmup reviewing some important topics from the unit. Afterwards we began a review activity where they wrote answers on their white boards and held it up. We went through each topic a few times and I answered questions throughout. They received a review at the end for them to prepare for the exam.

02/16 - We took the Unit 2 exam today.

02/17 - Today we began by discussing the test. Afterwards we began talking about what it means to be a monomial. We learned monomial rules for multiplication, division, and exponents. Afterwards we moved on to adding polynomials and did a lot of practice with it. Last we learned multiplying polynomials and then ended with telling them the homework was 3-1.

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02/06 - Today we began with talking about our placemat and the test. We handed back the tests and then I told everyone that we would be retesting soon and explained what they needed to do to retest. Afterwards we began talking about the number system. We filled in a graphic organizer about all the different types of numbers and how to recognize them. We went over many examples of this. After that we went into the basics of imaginary numbers. I explained what they were, where they come from, and a little about their use.

02/07 - Today we began by finishing up our talk about the placemat. After that we talked about the homework and I answered questions about it. We then began by finishing up our notes on imaginary numbers. I then introduced complex numbers and we completed all mathematical operations with them. They then worked on a review worksheet from the first 2 days.

Academic Math II

02/06 - Today we began with talking about our placemat and the test. We handed back the tests and then I told everyone that we would be retesting soon and explained what they needed to do to retest. Afterwards we began talking about the number system. We filled in a graphic organizer about all the different types of numbers and how to recognize them. We went over many examples of this. After that we went into the basics of imaginary numbers. I explained what they were, where they come from, and a little about their use.

02/07 - Today we began by finishing up our talk about the placemat. After that we talked about the homework and I answered questions about it. We then began by finishing up our notes on imaginary numbers. We went over many examples of it and then moved on to complex numbers. We went through every mathematical operation with them and went over numerous examples with everyone participating.

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Monday

We began with a warmup on Halloween. Afterwards we began our lesson on adding and subtracting polynomials. We had started this on Friday, but were finishing it today. I went over many examples and then gave them some examples to complete. We discussed the next lesson about complex rational expressions.

Tuesday

We worked on complex rational expressions. These were a combination of adding / subtracting as well as dividing rational expressions. This made them combine all strategies into the one topic. After many examples I began equations.

Wednesday

We began with a warmup on complex rational expressions. After going over it, we talked about the homework. We then began with rational equations and practiced many examples. Afterwards we discussed rational inequalities and a sign table. This concludes the unit so after practice we discussed the review tomorrow.

Thursday

We started off with a warmup on solving rational equations and then moved on to explaining rational inequalities. We went through many examples and and broke down the process step by step. We will be reviewing tomorrow for the test on Monday.

Academic Math III

Monday

We began with a warmup on Halloween. Afterwards we went into multiplying rational expressions. After much practice with that we talked about division. We defined it and went over many examples.

Tuesday

We went over an example of multiplication to begin and then began discussing adding and subtracting rational expressions. After consistent disruptions, I decided to make a new seating chart to change things up. After that we ended with some examples of adding rational expressions.

Wednesday

Today we went through a whiteboard quiz. I gave the students questions to work on and they had to complete them on a whiteboard correctly. I gave them points for each correct answer. This will end up as a quiz grade.

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We began with a warmup on Halloween. Afterwards we went into multiplying rational expressions. After much practice with that we talked about division. We defined it and went over many examples.

Tuesday

We went over an example of multiplication to begin and then began discussing adding and subtracting rational expressions. After consistent disruptions, I decided to make a new seating chart to change things up. After that we ended with some examples of adding rational expressions.

Wednesday

Today we went through a whiteboard quiz. I gave the students questions to work on and they had to complete them on a whiteboard correctly. I gave them points for each correct answer. This will end up as a quiz grade.