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September 2014
Welcome Back! Hope you are ready to train hard and grow as a thinker as a problem solver!

Here's an electronic copy of the first HW Assignment sheet and the course overview for your reference.
(Remember, adjustments in assignments may be made in class.)




Friday Sept.12th - Quiz on 11.1 and class work thus far.



Sept. 24-26- TVM Quiz in class.

Thursday Oct. 9th- Test in class on all Sequence and Finance work thus far. Learning goals are posted below and were given in class.



Wednesday Oct. 22nd- Quiz on unit conversion work.


Friday Oct. 31st- TEST on all of term 1 with an emphasis on unit conversion work and logical reasoning. Learning goals will be posted below and given in class.


Friday Nov. 7th : Sorry to be out today. Please do the following assignment to continue our work with the language of logic and logical reasoning:

UUM Text Pg. 35 # 89, 93, 101, 102. Pg. 48 5-10, 47-54 (Use pages 39-47 as a reference if you are not familiar with Venn diagrams.)
And have a nice weekend!

Thursday/Friday Nov. 20-21st- Test on Logic and Fallacies. Learning goals are below and will be given in class.


Monday Dec. 8th- Analysis Tan class- Sorry, I forgot to give you the packet including the pages the HW for tonight is on. (Pg. 90 #2,3) Below is the pdf. of the text so that you can get it done. Spread the word with your other classmates. Thanks!




Thursday/Friday Dec. 11-12 - Quiz on Business Algebra unit thus far. Learning goals will be posted below and given in class.



HW January 6th-
In Green Precalculus book: Pg 218 #65. Pg. 232 #64, 65 (Solve each by graphing on your calculator). Pg. 116 #49- use tax table to find tax for a married couple, filing jointly that made $160,000 in taxable income in 2004.

Note Change due to some classes having US History thesis drafts due and needing more time with this material.

Tuesday January 13th (Yellow Class)Test
Wednesday January 14th(Tan Class) Test on Business Algebra unit and Piecewise Functions. Learning goals will be posted below and given in class. Be sure to review your quizzes from this unit, I'll also post my quiz solutions in a pdf. below.









Wednesday/Thursday Jan 14/15th- HW-Green Precalc Text- Pg. 78-79 #37-40, 42 (On graphs of functions, especially distance-rate (speed or velocity) - time graphs.)

Thursday Feb. 5th (for YELLOW class- MOVED due to snow and half day Wednesday!)- Functions Quiz
Friday Feb. 6th (for TAN class MOVED again due to snow days and half day!) - See the learning goals below to guide your study. And be sure to review class work on the distance-velocity-time graphs and all of your classwork and homework since the business unit.


Thursday/Friday Feb. 5th - Class work/homework for after the quiz. See the file below for the assignment. Some of you may have done some of this in class.




Tuesday March 3rd- Quiz- See the learning goals given in class and posted below in case they flew out of your notebook, to guide your study.


Tuesday March 3rd. After the quiz: HW- In Pre.Calc Text- Pg. 297#37-40, 93-96, 99 100. Pg. 300 #131 (a-d) use a graph, table, or guess and check for part a.

Friday March 13th TEST- Learning goals were given in class, but I'll post them here again too just in case you want to see this resource in the future.


Friday March 13th AFTER test HW-
UUM book Pg. 600 #59- Do part a and b. Then spend a little time on c. you don't have to spend a lot of time on this. Be ready to share what you found with the class.

Wednesday March 25th
See a pdf. of your class SLIDES for our Exponential Function and Scientific Notation class work below (Mar. 16th-25th). Use them to help you review what we've been working on. But remember, the slides are NOT a substitute for class, there's much that we discuss, think about and work that you do on the other white boards and in your notebooks in class that you don't see in the slides.





Thursday March 26th
See a pdf. below of the solutions to the NO Calculator review sheet and the Tylenol class work.


Monday March 30th- Test #2 Learning goals that you were given in class are also posted below. Remember there will be a calculator and a NO Calculator section. Be sure to bring your calculator to the test! Take time to prepare- think in the context of the problem- make sense- enjoy the thinking :)


Monday March 30th- HW (after test)- Read UUM pages 526-527 and 529-530 about the "Rule of 70" for approximate doubling time and approximate half-life formulas. Read Pages 536-541 on population growth, exponential and logistic. Then Do Pg. 543 #3-8, 18-23.

April 6th
Carbon Dating in the news! Read the article below to hear about the human skull found last year that gives us insight into the first Americans and more. Pay special note to the carbon-dating and radioactive minerals dating- these scientists are using exponential equations, just like the ones that YOU have been solving in class, to piece together facts about a person and our earth a LONG time ago. Anyone up for swimming around in undersea tunnels?
12,000 Year-Old Skeleton!

Here are the class slides from the last few weeks for those that have been missing classes or if you just want to look over stuff.
But remember, the slides are NOT a substitute for class, there's much that we discuss, think about and work that you do on the other white boards and in your notebooks in class that you don't see in the slides.


Wednesday April 8th-See my solutions to the review sheets given in class below. And remember, the sheets don't cover everything.


Friday April 10th- Cumulative Term 3 Test
Learning goals are below. You have a hard copy of the ones that you have not been tested on yet. Remember there will be a calculator and a NO Calculator section. Be sure to bring your calculator to the test! Take time to prepare- think in the context of the problem- make sense- enjoy the thinking :)


FYI Term 4 Grading and Dates
Pop Quiz- 8% of term 4 grade
May 13- Test #1- 30% of your term 4 grade
Note- date pushed back 1 class: May 26-27- Quiz- 15% of your term 4 grade.
Note- date pushed back: June 3rd- Test #2- 30% of your term 4 grade.
June 5th-9th- Quiz/Project Problem (with group or a partner)- 7% of your term 4 grade.
Everyday- Class Participation and Homework- 10% of your term 4 grade.
Pop quizzes will be given during warm-up time only if too many are not keeping up with the homework and learning. Those would count as quiz grades and make the other quizzes count less. Quizzes will carry a weight of 30% of your term 4 grade no matter what. Just like last term, there is no correction work for credit this term, seek extra help from me, Delaney, the math lab, or others before the quiz and tests!

Final Exam
16% of your year grade.

Monday May 11th- Below are the yellow class slides from this unit for those that have been missing classes or if you just want to look over stuff.
But remember, the slides are NOT a substitute for class, there's much that we discuss, think about and work that you do on the other white boards and in your notebooks in class that you don't see in the slides.


Wednesday May 13th- Test on Trigonometry and Vectors (thus far)- See your learning goals to guide your study. A hard copy was given in class and I have posted them below in case yours went missing.


Wednesday/Thursday May 20-21 HW
UUM book Pg. 99 #93, 94. Read Pg. 108-110. Do Pg. 116 #93, 95

Tuesday/Wednesday May 26-27- Quiz on unit problem solving, conversions and net force and equilibrium problems-
See the learning goals below to guide your study. And be sure to review your trig. and vector quiz and test.



Homework Tuesday May 26th Yellow class (Wednesday May 27th Tan class)- UUM Text. Pg. 375 #23-25, Pg. 116 #103-106., Pg. 598 #26-28

June 3rd- Test #2 - Covers our work with Unit Conversion/Problem Solving and Trig Applications. See the learning goals below to guide your review. Study so that you can do your best!! (Summer is close J )



Final Exam Learning Goals
Use the following goals to guide your study. You'll see that you will not be tested on all of the topics that we have studied this year. You have worked hard this year, a little more time studying and you'll be ready. Have confidence in your abilities and make sense mathletes!


Final Exam Review Packet Solutions









June 11th- Please complete the 10-question survey below. THANKS for your honest feedback!!
Term 4 Reflection and Feedback